Turtle Rock Studios is very quietly seeking participants for an alpha test of its upcoming online shooter Evolve. There are some relatively tight restrictions on who will be let in but if you have a PC that can run the game and live in mainland North America, you might be one of the lucky ones.
On the last day of E3, our boots on the ground lined up to talk about the best games they played and saw at the biggest games convention of them all. From left to right, UK Editor Samuel Roberts, US Features Editor Wesley Fenlon, and US Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti talk Rainbow Six Siege, Dragon Age Inquisition, Batman: Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, and stay standing despite three days of tireless reporting.
Evan and Wes are back from E3, joining Tyler and Cory to discuss the best games they saw. The list goes Far Cry 4, No Man's Sky, Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, Dragon Age Inquisition, Assassin's Creed Unity, Evolve, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Oculus Rift DK2, and a game designed just for Evan, Rainbow Six Siege. Read up on all of them in our Best of E3 Awards.
We made it. E3 2014 is over, and we survived the onslaught of Mario and Nathan Drake and Master Chief, pushing our way past the console exclusives to find the best PC games hidden within the massive LA convention center. Surprisingly, the search wasn't too hard. We saw and played more amazing PC games than we expected, from promising indies to big-budget stunners. It wasn't easy to narrow down our best-in-show, but here it is: our list of the 10 best PC games of E3 2014.
I'm old enough to remember a time when alpha and beta testing was something game makers did before they released their creations to the paying public, and so I find "Early Access" to be a particularly interesting phenomenon. It was initially promoted as a way for indie developers to maintain themselves through much-needed infusions of funds, but now the big boys are giving it a look and they seem to like what they see. DICE recently said that it's looking at Early Access for upcoming Battlefield games, and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios would like to do the same thing.
Turtle Rock Studios unveiled an all-new Evolve gameplay trailer at Microsoft's E3 presser, complete with a never-before-seen glowing-eyed electro-squid monster that could have come straight out the Lovecraft mythos.
It's been a while, hasn't it? Evan, Tyler, Cory, and Wes finally return to the podcast studio to discuss the many games they've been playing since our last episode: Watch Dogs, Transistor, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Hearthstone, and more. Plus, we've all played Turtle Rock's upcoming asymmetrical shooter, Evolve, and have a lot to say about it—read Evan's most recent hands-on impressions, too.
24 Evolve: Evan went hands-on with Turtle Rock's Hunters-v-Monster game and left impressed, but with a few concerns; and Phil discovered the game's release date down the back of his sofa. (It's releasing October 21st.) (Evolve, not Phil's sofa.) Now: I bring you five minutes of new gameplay footage narrated by various hirsute developers from Turtle Rock. You can find it - where else? - after the break.
When fiction implies that humans are the real monsters, it rarely means it this literally. Evolve, the asymmetrical online shooter from Turtle Rock, pits four players against one hulking, monstrous friend—an evolving beast of destructive force. If you want to exercise your inner weird-jawed, growling colossus, you'll have the chance later this year. 2K have just announced the game's release date, revealing it will be available to clawed paws all around the world on 21 October.
This is a clever use for YouTube's annotations feature. Rather than a giant, unavoidable "oh please, why won't you just subscribe" box, this new Evolve trailer lets you jump between the perspectives of the four humans and one monster fighting it out across a single round. Can't handle that much choice? Just pop it in Commentary mode, and watch eight minutes of action from Turtle Rock's upcoming co-op shooter.
What is it with aliens and weird mouths? You can probably tell a lot about the potential aggression of an unknown species by the size and shape of their maw. In this new set of screenshots for 4-player co-op shooter Evolve, there are some classic examples of Danger Mouth: from the weird glowing tentacle faces, to the multi-pronged jaw claws. All the better to eat you with.
Every week, the PC Gamer team pick their most and least favourite happenings from the last seven days. Here you'll find the week's soaring highs and stagnant lows, picked from the news, the games we've played, the culture at large. The only thing that's guaranteed is there'll be no neutral opinions.
We talk about the Titanfall beta—jetpacks, mechs, magic guns, and all—while Wes sits in the corner for being the only one who hasn't played it. Then Evan fills us in on his experience playing Evolve, the new asymmetrical shooter from the Left 4 Dead developers, and Wes emerges to guide us into a world of pure imagination in the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod.
Who's the real monster? The huge vicious creature that can consume nearby wildlife to become huger and more vicious, or the four well-equipped hunters that want to bring it down. The creature, obviously, but how did developers, Turtle Rock, come up with the idea for this unusual co-op vs. lone wolf game mode? How do the classes work? How has working with Valve on Left 4 Dead informed the development process? We caught up with Turtle Rock founder and art director, Phil Robb to get some answers.
Deep in the bowels of Turtle Rock studio, a new co-op shooter is forming. Only announced last month, Evolve has already consumed enough veteran Left 4 Dead co-creators to burst into a playable state. We sent Ben Griffin, arguably PC Gamer's most monstrous writer, to hunt down the details and tame the open jungles of the game's multiplayer. Watch him now, as he gives you a round-up of the game's classes, monsters, and memorable moments.
There's a lot riding on Turtle Rock Studios' upcoming first-person shooter Evolve. As its first project after Left 4 Dead, Evolve needs to prove not only that the studio can capture lightning in a bottle once again, but that it can do it without the help of Valve. But, as a recent interview reveals, Turtle Rock hasn't ruled out coming back to Valve and Left 4 Dead in the future.
For me, Turtle Rock Studios’ Left 4 Dead is about as close as you can get to a perfect game. Simple in concept, infinitely replayable, easy to learn, and impossible to master. I’m not sure how you top it, but I can’t wait to see Turtle Rock try with Evolve, its upcoming sci-fi shooter that pits a team of four hunters against one gigantic, overpowered, player-controlled monster.