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Updated 2017-05-24 23:15
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Plans
An Early Access Month 2 Update for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has details on the next patch for the battle royale game (thanks Blahman). They say this will go live on the test server at some point...
Dota 2 Client Improvements
The Dota 2 blog announces today's release of more fixes that cap a spate of improvements in client performance in Valve's MOBA. Here's the explanation: No matter which aspect of Dota captures your...
DiRT 4 Rallycross Trailer
A new trailer from DiRT 4 shows off some on-road racing for off-road sequel, "showcasing the games incredible rallycross content across various classes and circuits." Here's word on this game mode:...
TrackMania 2 Lagoon Demo on Steam
The TrackMania 2 Lagoon demo is also now offered on Steam (thanks Frans). This is also ManiaPlanet as mentioned in yesterday's news of Lagoon's release, but this will make it easier for some to check...
Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai for Linux
The promised release of the Linux editions of Total War: SHOGUN 2 and the Fall of the Samurai expansion are now available. These are available on the Feral Interactive website where they offer these...
Gold Rush! 2 for Linux and macOS
The Linux and macOS editions of Gold Rush! 2 are now available on Steam along with the previously release Windows version of the adventure sequel. Sunlight Games also announces that a boxed retail...
Tekken 7 Intro Video
Here's the opening cinematic for Tekken 7, paving the way for next week's release of the fighting sequel. The introduction to this is short and sweet: "The blood feud intensified, and the world was...
Bus Simulator 16 DLC and Gold Edition
Steam now offers a new MAN Lion's City CNG DLC pack for Bus Simulator 16 as well as a new Gold edition of the transportation sim that includes all its current DLC. This post has the details: Great...
Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Bobby Prince Medical Fund. "It is May 18th, and Bobby is doing well. In the last surgery, they were unable to remove the part of the colon that they wanted to due to a large amount of scar tissue....
Geneshift Early Access
Early access to Geneshift is now available on Steam, offering the chance to experience this genre-crossing action game. This features top-down GTA2-style driving in a variety of offbeat vehicles and...
Steel Division: Normandy 44 Launches
Publisher Paradox and developer Eugen Systems now offer Steel Division: Normandy 44, a real-time strategy game set during World War II. You can get a look at this in the release trailer and pick up a...
TrackMania2 Lagoon Released
UbiBlog announces the release of TrackMania2 Lagoon for Windows, the latest expansion for Nadeo's driving game (thanks Frans). The TrackMania series has always featured wild stunts, so it says...
Starpoint Gemini Warlords Released
Starpoint Gemini Warlords has officially launched after about one year of early access for the Windows sci-fi action/strategy game. This is available at retail and via digital distribution from GOG.co...
Portal Knights Released
The Portal Knights website announces this sandbox action/RPG is out of early access and now officially available for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Windows edition is available on Steam,...
Mirage: Arcane Warfare Released
Steam now offers Mirage: Arcane Warfare, a new multiplayer FPS featuring melee combat from Torn Banner Studios, developer of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. This cinematic trailer features an animated...
Keystone Announced
Digital Extremes announces Keystone, an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that looks for a new take on the concept with a deck-building strategy component. If you're interested, you can sign...
Morning Consolidation
Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour. Shadow Warrior 2 is fine on consoles but lacks key features. Portal Knights Is Now Available For Xbox One.
Gatherings & Competitions
Blizzard Announces Official Overwatch Developmental League. Facebook's E-Sports Ambition Has More Potential Than You Might Guess.
Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
GamigoVIPParty @ GAMESCOM 2017. Overwatch gets a minor league in the form of Overwatch Contenders.
Morning Patches
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 3.14.0 Patch Notes.
Overwatch One Year Anniversary Event
Overwatch website announces the one-year anniversary event for Blizzard's multiplayer shooter is now underway. They have details on the new Arena maps and loot this brings showing off all the emotes...
IO Interactive Layoffs
IO Interactive tweets that they've laid off some staff (thanks Eurogamer). Under two weeks ago Square Enix announced plans to sell the Hitman developer, so this belt-tightening had some warning. Here'...
Battlefield 1 Recruits Female Soldiers
A tweet from Battlefield teases In the Name of the Tsar, the upcoming Russian expansion for Battlefield 1 (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). The clip shows Sinead O'Connor in full battle dress, and in...
2K Financial Results - GTA5 Passes 80M Sales
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Year 2017, showing increases in net revenue and net income. Word is: "Net revenue grew 52% to $571.6 million, as compared to $37...
Morning Mobilization
Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option. T-Mobile Fees are Going Up, Unless You're on T-Mobile One. This Weeks Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale + Microsoft...
Evening Interviews
Lawbreakers PC is getting better thanks to the PS4 port - PCGamesN. League of Legends client update Q&A now live.
On Sale
Best of Indie Legends Bundle on Bundle Stars. League of Legends Champion and skin sale- 05.23 - 05.26. Renowned Explorers: International Society on Steam. Save 50%. Role-Playing Sale on GOG.com....
TEKKEN 7 Specs
If you're specin' TEKKEN 7, look no further than the GeForce website where they have system specs for the brawler sequel with a headline saying "GeForce GTX 1060 & 1080 Ti Recommended For The...
Impact Winter Released
BANDAI NAMCO BADGER SNAKE announces the release of the Windows edition of Impact Winter on Steam, saying the console editions of the survival game are coming later this year. The release trailer...
Sudden Strike 4 Beta Begins
Kalypso Media announces that closed beta testing is now underway for Sudden Strike 4, the next installment in the World War II strategy series. This is available to all who pre-purchase the game on...
Far Cry 5's Montana Setting Revealed
UbiBlog promises more details about Far Cry 5 on Friday, and in the meantime, offer a new teaser trailer showing off the game's setting of Hope County, Montana. This runs about 41 seconds, but there's...
Starpoint Gemini 2 Giveaway
Steam News has word that Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently free on Steam, and that anyone who adds it to their library over the next two days will get to keep it: Get Starpoint Gemini 2 for FREE...
New GeForce Drivers
Though neither noted nor available on the GeForce website, the more general NVIDIA Website now offers new version 382.33 WHQL-certified drivers for GeForce graphics cards (thanks Hypothermia). These...
Morning Consolidation
Xbox boss reiterates that Scorpio games won't be held back by Xbox One. Xbox One S Now Offers 4K Streaming Through Amazon's Video App. Nintendo's Thoughtful Reply To A Blind Fan.
Morning Previews
Destiny 2 on Eurogamer.
Morning Patches
Dota 2 Update - May 21st 2017. Dota 2 Update - May 21st 2017 #2.
U.K. Sales Charts
Football Manager 2017 remains number one on the GFK Chart-Track chart of the 30 bestselling PC games in the U.K. for last week. This chart is pretty slow, as there a lot of reentries throughout. The...
The Silver Case Free Content and Sequel Plans
Grasshopper Manufacture reveals an update coming next week to The Silver Case next week adding new content to the remastered edition of this "adventure novel." These free additions are already...
PlatinumGames Teases New IP
DualShockers reports that PlatinumGames producer Atsushi Inaba revealed a new IP during a keynote address in Japan (thanks GameSpot). This is especially vague, as the Bayonetta studio currently...
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Finale Next Week
Telltale Games announces A New Frontier will be released on May 30th, offering a fifth and final chapter for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, the episodic zombie adventure. They promise a...
Next Dragon Age Discussion
An interview on Eurogamer chats with Alexis Kennedy, talking with the Sunless Sea writer about the next Dragon Age. Kennedy's move to BioWare last year inspired speculation that he'd be working on...
Morning Mobilization
Useful or Little Known Android Features. Luxury Pokémon Watch Will Set You Back $258,000. Make your kid promise not to lose it. HPs Surface competitors are getting even better. Microsoft teases new...
Hardware Reviews
Biostar RACING X370GT5 Motherboard on Play3r. FSP Dagger 600W PSU on APH Networks.
Sunday Legal Briefs
All the Second Life rabbits are doomed, thanks to DRM. Thanks Ant.
Sunday Safety Dance
Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last weeks WCry worm spread so widely. Panasonic Recalls 280,000 Tablet Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard.
Sunday Tech Bits
Japan Display and NHK Media Technology To Showcase a Light Field 3D Display Based on 8K LCD. Thanks Rhialto. Tesla retroactively extends free unlimited Supercharging to all current vehicles. Thanks...
Sunday Mobilization
The Week in Apple News and Rumors- OS updates, new laptops at WWDC, glucose monitoring on the Apple Watch, and more. Thanks Ant.
Sunday Patches
Expeditions: Viking patch 1.0.4 is now live. Thanks Ant. Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch 1.07. World of Warcraft Hotfixes.
Steam Top 10
Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling titles on Steam for last week: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Dead Cells Counter-Strike: Global Offensive The Surge Prey Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit Grand...
11 Million Paladins and Counting
A post on reddit by Hi-Rez Studios from a couple of days ago about Paladins says the free-to-play shooter has attracted more than 11 million players since it launched about eight months ago (thanks...
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