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Copyright Copyright 2017, Stephen Heaslip. All rights reserved.
Updated 2017-12-11 04:00
Sunday Metaverse
The FCC literally doesn't know how the internet works. Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming.' 6-year-old YouTube star makes $11 million a year. Controversial YouTube Star PewDiePie No Longer...
Sunday Mobilization
Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology. Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus.
Sunday Consolidation
How today's games could look and run better on future consoles. Killing Floor: Incursion Heading to PS VR. PlayStation Experience 2017: More Announcements and Updates.
Gatherings & Competitions
Doomworld -- The 2017 Cacowards. Thanks Ant. Dota 2 Team Mounts Incredible Last-Ditch Comeback.
Sunday Patches
Tiberium Secrets Open Alpha Release news. Thanks reddit via Ant.
Steam Top 10
Here's Valve's recap of last week's 10 bestselling titles on Steam: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Grand Theft Auto V SpellForce 3 Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Italia Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy...
Until None Remain: Battle Royale Beta Testing
Developer D.W.S. is seeking beta testers for Until None Remain: Battle Royale PC Edition, the upcoming non-VR edition of Until None Remain: Battle Royale VR, which, as the title explains, is a VR...
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
A new Mech_Con 2017 trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries offers a look at Piranha Games' upcoming continuation of the mech combat series. They use the occasion to say to expect a release by the end...
Saturday Metaverse
Netflix's "Witcher" TV Series Sets Producer. FX Develops Welcome To Night Vale Podcast For TV; Two New Books Set. Stranger Things Season 3 Premiere Date. Thanks Ant. Twitter Roasts New Movie...
Saturday Consolidation
Sony Exec Hints That Well Be Able To Change PSN Names Within The Year. PS1 Action Game MediEvil Getting 4K Remaster On PS4. Sir Daniel returns in 4K in MediEvil Remaster for PlayStation 4. Monster...
On Sale
With over $3,500,000 raised for charity, the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017 jingles and jams on. Save Big on Games and More With the Ubisoft Store's 12 Deals of Christmas. Save 66% on Banished on Steam.
Overwatch Competitive Changes
A Blizzard post to the Overwatch Forums discusses planned changes for competitive Season 8 in the multiplayer shooter. Principle designer Scott Mercer says they are removing personal performance...
Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Begins
Activision announces the Winter Siege event for Call of Duty: WWII is now underway as promised. There are patch notes on Steam with all the details on how this comes with an update for the military...
Saturday Interviews
Q&A: UEE Land Claim Licenses Part 2 - Roberts Space Industries.
Gatherings & Competitions
League of Legends All-Star 2017 Day 3 Tease.
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches
Grinding Gear Games announces the release of War for the Atlas, a new expansion for Path of Exile, their action RPG. This is available now for PC, while an Xbox One version is coming later this month....
Gatherings & Competitions
Call of Duty World League (CWL) Competition Begins in Dallas Today. Top Hearthstone Players - November 2017. Bethesda donates $100K to ESA Foundation to foster diversity.
Op Ed
WIRED - Videogames Are Award-WorthyBut They Don't Need Award Shows. "The problem is that videogames are inherently an unstable medium. What it means to "create" a videogame is constantly in flux,...
GTFO Trailer
(Updated to reflect the game's previous announcement.) The GTFO website is online for GTFO, a survival game in the works at 10 Chambers Collective that was announced at E3. The site offers this...
On Sale
Save 50% on Conarium on Steam.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Jungle Storm Update Next Week
UbiBlog announces a free Jungle Storm update is coming on December 14th to Ghost Recon Wildlands, offering a batch of free PvP content for the tactical shooter. This includes a new trailer...
Hello Neighbor Released
Hello Neighbor is now available for Windows and Xbox One, offering "a Stealth Horror Game about sneaking into your neighbor's house and figuring out what he's hiding in the basement." The PC edition...
The Evil Within 2 Free Trial
The Evil Within 2 now has a playable demo on Steam, offering Windows users the chance to the evil within the survival horror game. For those who enjoy it, there is currently a 50% off sale for The...
New GeForce Drivers
The GeForce website offers new GeForce Game Ready 388.59 WHQL drivers, saying these are game-ready for Fallout 4 VR. They accompany the new drivers with this article on Fallout 4 and what it's like...
GTFO Announced
The GTFO website is online for GTFO, a survival game in the works at 10 Chambers Collective that was unveiled at The Game Awards. The site offers this trailer, which notes that this is from the game...
Fade to Silence Announcement and Trailer
THQ Nordic officially announces Fade to Silence, the just-revealed survival game that will enter early access next week. An announcement trailer narrated by not-Vin Diesel that shows off gameplay,...
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Version 1.0 This Month; New Miramar Trailer
A Game Awards 2017 trailer from PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS shows off Miramar, the new desert map coming to the battle royale game. The clip also includes a launch date for PC version 1.0, saying...
Two Worlds II: Echoes of the Dark Past DLC Released
TopWare Interactive announces the release of Echoes of the Dark Past, new DLC expansion for Two Worlds II, Reality Pump's RPG. This is available through the TopWare shop, where you can also still opt...
Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches
The Fortnite website announces a 50v50 mode is available for a limited time in the survival game's battle royale mode. They offer this trailer showing this off, and provide the following details on...
Witchfire Announced
The Astronauts announce Witchfire an Unreal Engine 4 shooter. This sounds like a departure from the developer behind The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, so the studio's three cofounders remind us of their...
In The Valley of Gods Announced
A new website announces In the Valley of Gods, a new upcoming game from Campo Santo, developer walking simulator Firewatch. A stylized announcement trailer shows off, well, walking, as well as a...
SOULCALIBUR VI Announced
BANDAI NAMCO offers this trailer showing off SOULCALIBUR VI, a new installment in the fighting game series coming next year to PC and consoles. This comes with this announcement with details on what...
World War Z Game Announced
Indie developer Saber Interactive announces World War Z, a four-player co-op game based on the zombie infested film franchise. They plan this for release in 2018, well behind the 2013 release of the...
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Released
Blizzard announces that the Kobolds & Catacombs expansion is now available in Hearthstone, and that new card packs are now available for purchase. They also promise a free Legendary Weapon card and...
Devil May Cry HD Collection in March
CapCom Unity announces a Devil May Cry HD Collection is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 13, 2018. They offer a retrospective on the DMC trilogy, introduced thusly: Since his debut...
Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return
Ars Technica reports on remarks made by Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen this week at a NASDAQ investor conference indicating microtransactions may not necessarily return to Star Wars Battlefront...
Fade to Silence Revealed; Early Access Next Week
A Steam page is now up for Fade to Silence, a survival game from Black Forest Games and THQ Nordic set to hit early access on December 14th (thanks Polygon). Here's a chunk of the description: As the...
New Tomb Raider Tease
A tweet from Tomb Raider shares the news that a new Tomb Raider game is coming, saying "our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018." There also appears to be a simple coded message in...
Ubisoft Delays Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and a Third Game
A post on UbiBlog indicates neither Far Cry 5 nor The Crew 2 will come out on time. The next Far Cry game was expected on February 27th, but is now due exactly a month later on March 27th. They urge...
X-Series and The Division Free Weekends
Valve announces two different free-to-play game promotions running this weekend. Everyone with a Steam account can play any game in the X Franchise until Sunday afternoon, and the entire space game...
Get Homefront for Free
Humble Store is offering Homefront for free to anyone who picks up the insurgent shooter from them over the next two days. Here's a refresher: The year is 2027. The world as we know it is unraveling...
Morning Patches
Black Desert Online Patch Notes - 6th December 2017. Thanks MP1ST. Dota 2 Update - December 6th 2017. Fortnite - Battle Royale Mode New Limited-Time Mode: V.1.10 Patch Notes. Thanks DSOGaming.
Total War: ARENA Video Diary
A new video Developer Diary #6 for Total War: ARENA assumes the form of a talk show to discuss the upcoming free-to-play multiplayer installment in the Total War series of strategy games. Here's word:...
Dimension Drive Released
Dimension Drive is now available on Steam, offering a vertical bullet hell shooter that challenges players to play two games at once. This game has been in early access for several months after a...
SpellForce 3 Released
THQ Nordic announces the release of SpellForce 3, the latest installment in this fantasy RTS/RPG hybrid series. This is a PC exclusive, available for Windows through GOG.com and Steam, while a...
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Steam now offers Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, described as "a punishing climbing game" and an "homage to Jazzuo's 2002 B-Game classic 'Sexy Hiking'." The Windows and macOS game is quite...
Dungeons & Dragons Online Mists of Ravenloft Launches
The Dungeons & Dragons Online website announces that update 37 is now live, adding the Mists of Ravenloft expansion to the fantasy MMORPG (thanks Dave). The post includes lengthy release notes for...
Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released
Paradox Interactive now offers a Humanoids Species Pack for Stellaris, adding new portraits, ship models, and voiceover sets for VIR to the 4X space strategy game, as well as remixed music tracks....
Dying Light: Bad Blood Battle Royale Expansion
Polish developer Techland announces Bad Blood, a new expansion coming to Dying Light which gets in on the Battle Royale bandwagon with online matches that combine PvP and PvE gameplay (musical...
Morning Interviews
Gamasutra - Q&A- How Brawlhalla built a fighting game. Q&A: Aegis Hammerhead - Roberts Space Industries. Q&A: Anvil Hawk - Roberts Space Industries.
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