It's here! The first Halo game to make its way to the hallowed PC platform since Halo 2! Well, to the PCs-running-Windows-8 platform, that is. Halo: Spartan Assault is now available, exclusively to Windows 8 gamers, to purchase via the Windows store. Since Vista exclusivity worked so well with Halo 2, we can only imagine that sales of Windows 8 are now gonna go through the freakin' roof.
"Yoink!" That's the imaginary sound we hear when a long-planned feature in PlanetSide 2 gets yanked from an upcoming patch to the game. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley tweeted yesterday that following community feedback, consumable, class-boosting implants would not be part of the free-to-play MMO shooter's next update.
There aren’t many games that can be described as beautiful, but Dyad is one of them. Spinning together a mesmerising blend of music and image with tight and ever-shifting game rules, it’s one of the most beguiling and uplifting games I’ve experienced. And that’s speaking as a Rez obsessive.
To describe it risks stripping some of the magic away, so bear with me. A way to start understanding Dyad would be to think of Tempest, in the sense that you’re a ship that runs around the inner wall of a tube, and you kind of shoot enemies as you speed towards them.
BioShock Infinite will uncover its plans for a new set of DLC later this month, according to a report at IGN. We already know from the Season Pass bundle that we should be expecting at least three additional DLC expansions for the first-person shooter, and IGN hints in its story that a late July announcement could mark the first narrative-extending content from developer Irrational Games.
Even though it's set to feature giant mechanized robots, Titanfall found its origins in some decidedly "old-school" development techniques, according to Respawn Entertainment lead artist Joel Emslie. Emslie details this process and more in a two-part interview about the upcoming first-person shooter.
Indie shooter Strike Vector has released a new Steam Greenlight trailer, giving us a substantial look at gameplay footage from the in-progress, multiplayer air-combat title. Building on what we have already seen, the new video shows more of the gritty world that serves as a backdrop for multiplayer dogfights between agile mercenary jet fighters.
Now here's something to add to your Guncraft calendar, right next to the recently revealed release date—Guncraft's "officially" opening preorders in the lead-up to its "official" release. I put that word in quotes because though Guncraft is already sort of technically out there in the world of playability and preorders have been going for a good while, this is the first time any kind of preorder bonus has been revealed.
While we have a sense of Wolfenstein: The New Order's visual style, we're still collecting snippets of information about the gameplay in Machine Games' re-imagination of the Wolfenstein universe. The single-player shooter is intended to offer a tough, but balanced experience, according to Andreas Öjerfors, a senior gameplay designer working on the title, who told Gamespot that we will "cry blood" on the hardest difficulty.
As we saw in the teaser for DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront, the frigid ice planet Hoth will appear in the recently-announced reboot. The game already made our list as the biggest surprise of E3 this year, but how exactly the shooter will refashion such a well-known setting remains an open question. EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has addressed this topic and more in a new interview with IGN.
Mystery, survival, and action titles feature in the latest batch of games to find approval through Steam's Greenlight program. Thanks to community support and Valve's judgment, the following games should see release on Steam as development finishes and they are brought into agreement with the Steamworks apparatus...
A director's cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming soon to PC, according to a new report by Gamespot. Although it had previously been announced as a Nintendo Wii U release, the new multi-platform edition will integrate previously released DLC as well as offer updated boss fights, altered combat, and "enhanced visuals," according to the title's official website.
If you've already worked yourself into a state of frothy excitement over the latest Battlefield 4 news, why not let out some of that stress with something almost as good—free content. During E3, DICE and EA are making the Battlefield 3 DLC Close Quarters available as a free download (via PCGamesN).
Guncraft's been kinda-out for awhile now, with players cheerfully escaping rising pits of lava and walling themselves in to keep from adding to another player's killstreak. Now, though, it's got a formal release date—so if you've been wanting to try the Minecraft-crossed-with-CoD shenanigans, you've got a month left to be able to do so for free.
Vulnerability is an underused tool of FPS developers. Plenty of shooters empower us—by stamping experience points across the screen when we bag a kill, by handing us exaggerated guns or an array of increasingly fancy hats—but what pervades Rising Storm is the feeling that you aren’t a soldier-superman. You’re a set of fatigues wrapped around fragile humanity, ready to lose your dogtags.
Vanguard Games and 343 Industries have announced the July release of Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down shooter which takes place in the always-evolving Halo universe. Although the developer is highlighting the game's functionality on touch-based tablets and phones, it should work on any machine that runs Windows 8, including PCs.
MechWarrior Online has been releasing new content and updates likeclockwork over the past several weeks, which is great for a game still in the beta stage. Now a new canyon map has been released along with a new sniper-style mech of the month.
Could Battlefield 4 get any more human, dramatic, or believable than it did by using "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in a gameplay trailer? I know, I didn't think so either—but they've done it again! EA is getting in touch with our soft sides by appealing to our heartrending desire to own all of the DLC, and they're doing it by offering the first for free. Provided you pre-order, that is.
Nothing bad could come of chugging a bottle of oddly glowing green liquid labeled "Miracle Tonic of the Ancients," right? I mean, according to this Battlefield Heroes trailer, it's capable of curing everything from rocket-induced toothaches to male pattern baldness! So this stuff can't be half bad. I'm sure it won't turn anybody into a mutant zombie at all.
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series (and its excessive period use) has remained regretfully dead, despite whatever internet voodoo tricks its fans have tried in attempting to revive the series. Meanwhile, the developers' new project, Survarium, has become something more and more myth-like over the months, with its initial news fading into obscurity. But no more! Survarium's finally burst out of the fog with details on its alpha phase, which has just begun, and there are a couple of sweet screenshots to match.
A new Hawken patch introduces your latest glimpse of mechs banging around gracefully in the desertscape. According to level designer Tyler Buser in this map overview video, Facility is a map carefully crafted so that "no capture point is ever too far to engage, nor too safe to leave undefended." Sounds like a good source of drama between our favorite giant robot buddies! This is the patch's biggest feature, which also comes with a slew of new customizations, as well as balancing and interface improvements.