Steam News announces
the opportunity is now underway to check out Call of Duty: WWII
for free. This free weekend will run until 4:00 pm EDT on Sunday, and the game
is also on sale for those who want to re-enlist in the World War II shooter
after that and continue playing.
PC Free Access Multiplayer Weekend for Call
of Duty: WWII is now live until 1PM PDT Sunday, July 22 on PC-only.
- Only Multiplayer is available
- MP Soldier progress carries over when you purchase
the game (this includes loot/unlockables earned in MP)
- Players who took part in past WWII Free Weekends
but did not purchase WWII will be able to play again, with their MP progress
- Valve is running COD Game/Season Pass discounts on
If you've already got Call of Duty: WWII on PC, but have some friends who
don't, this is a great weekend for you all to jump in and play together!
Ubisoft announces details about Special Operations 2
, a major update coming for
free on July 24th to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
on all platforms. This
will bring a new PvE experience and a PvP update to the tactical shooter. It
will also add a new permadeath PvE game mode called Ghost Mode which will come
first to Year 2 Pass owners, and to everyone else a week later.
off some of what to expect, and the announcement has more details:
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Ubisoft announced Special Operation 2 for Tom Clancys Ghost Recon® Wildlands,
the second free major update for the second year of post-launch content. Special
Operation 2 will be released on July 24 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. The
update will contain a brand-new PvE experience, a new Ghost War PvP update, as
well as another highly requested feature from the community, a permadeath PvE
game mode called Ghost Mode.
Ghost Mode will expand on the games PvE experience by introducing a new mode,
for both solo and co-op, which raises the stakes with thrilling conditions such
as permadeath and real reloading. Available on July 24 for Year 2 pass owners,
Ghost Mode will truly put players skills to the test by tasking them with
taking down the Santa Blanca Cartel under new conditions for exclusive rewards.
The full list of new Ghost Mode conditions are:
- Permadeath: If players are not revived when
down, their game is over and progression is reset.
- New Loadout: Players will only be able to
use one main weapon and one handgun.
- Real Reloading: When players reload with a
partially full clip, remaining bullets will be lost.
- Friendly Fire: Players shots and actions
can cause damage to teammates.
- Gear Management: Players can only switch
weapons at ammo boxes or by looting enemies.
- Teammate Removal: For a true solo
experience, players can now choose to play without AI teammates (also
available in the main campaign of the game).
In addition to Ghost Mode, Special Operation 2 will also have a wealth of new
Ghost War PvPfocused features, including a brand-new free-roam camera tool to
make matches more spectator- and tournament-friendly. These features include:
- Two New PvP Classes will be introduced
(available starting July 24 for Year 2 Pass owners)
- Two New PvP Maps, including a highly
requested snow-terrain map.
- Observer Mode: A new spectate feature that
can be used to watch and showcase custom PvP matches through specific tools
and a free-roam camera.
- New Ranked Features: Introduction of a new
Progression Bar that tracks Ranked progress, showing players their position
in the current league.
- Post-Match Celebration Screen: A new
post-match screen where the winning team is showcased.
- Social Items: A new feature consisting of
emotes, voice lines and victory poses to further personalize players
experiences (also available in the main campaign of the game).
For players looking to try out all these new features early, the Ghost Recon
Wildlands Year 2 Pass offers seven-day early access to Ghost Mode and the two
new Ghost War classes, along with exclusive customization packs. Non-owners of
the Year 2 Pass will be able to access these features for free on July 31. The
Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 Pass is available digitally for $29.99. For further
information, please visit ghostrecon.com.
is now available
offering a Windows first-person shooter with platformer and speed-running
elements. The release
shows this fast-paced mash-up in action and the announcement looks
to get us up-to-speed:
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Nothing is impossible when you can manipulate time
ad space. Global game publisher Playdius announced today that the first-person
platformer Impulsion, is now available on PC via Steam. Winner of the Ping
Awards 2017 and Best Student Game nominee at Games Awards 2017 and BIG Festival
2018, Impulsion is a mind-bending first-person platformer where every second
counts. Master the art of time and space manipulation, dual-wielding force field
guns and breaking the rules of physics. Challenge yourself, friends, and players
around the world in Impulsions Speedrun and Competitive Modes and climb the
Developed by Driving Force Games, an independent game development studio founded
by three passionate students from the Institute of the Internet and Multimedia
in Paris, Impulsion aims to bring new and innovative physics-based gameplay
ideas to the first-person platformer space.
In Impulsion, players find themselves in station HMR-1, a mysterious station
designed to calibrate robotic units such as yourself. Guided by the sassy
artificial intelligence Archie, players will be charged with navigating through
a wide array of devious challenges to prove their worth outside of the station.
Armed with two force field pistols, players can dual-wield their weapons,
manipulating time, gravity, and speed to overcome obstacles and avoid traps in
each environment. With sharp wits, fast reflexes, and imagination, players must
show off their skills and find the right balance between bold moves and caution
as they take on 25 levels of increasing difficulty.
Impulsion key features include:
- Fast-paced platformer in first-person experience!
- Challenging levels providing hours of gameplay
- Story Mode with an intriguing science-fiction
story filled with funny dialogues
- Competitive Mode with Steam leaderboards to
challenge the world... and your friends
- Speed-run Mode with an in-game timer for players
looking for the hardest of challenges!
Developer Dodge Roll Games and publisher Devolver Digital now offer Advanced Gungeons & Draguns
, a massive free expansion for
Enter the Gungeon
bullet-hell gungeon crawler. To celebrate the free add-on, the game is on sale
through all its outlets on all platforms. Here's
, and here's the dad joke-filled announcement:
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developer Dodge Roll Games, bullet hell worshippers Devolver Digital, and
thousands of Gungeoneers are excited to announce that Enter the Gungeons
massive free expansion Advanced Gungeons & Draguns is now available. Celebrating
the long-awaited release, Enter the Gungeon is 50 percent off for a limited time
on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 [North America], Xbox One, Steam, GOG, and
maybe even pirate game sites.
Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns is a massive new expansion that
extends and refines the original game with new features and incredible variety.
Master Gungeoneers will face new challenges with hundreds of new rooms, new
enemies, new bosses and a reflex-testing Turbo Mode. And of course, a shot at
revenge against everyones favorite thief, the Resourceful Rat.
Getting started with Enter the Gungeon has never been easier with more generous
drop rates, hundreds of new gun and item synergies, and dozens of totally new
weapons and items that will have new players feeling more powerful, more often.
Learn more about Enter the Gungeon at
enterthegungeon.com and introduce yourself to Dodge Roll at @dodgerollgames
Rockstar Newswire announces GTA Online: After Hours
, a new content
update that will get the party started on July 24th in the multiplayer mode in
Grand Theft Auto V. The post includes a video showing this features the return
of Gay Tony, a popular character from his own Grand Theft Auto IV expansion, and
the chance to be a partner in your night spot. We're not fronting, but word is
this is a front: "Partner with legendary impresario Tony Prince to open and
operate a top shelf Nightclub featuring world-class DJ acts Solomun, Tale Of Us,
Dixon and The Black Madonna, and use it as a front for the most concentrated
network of criminal enterprise ever to hit San Andreas." They remind everyone
that added opportunities for additional ill-gotten gains remain in place between
now and then:
This week in GTA Online, hustle major untaxed returns and
take advantage of steep discounts on a trove of high-end Properties, Vehicles &
Upgrades. Career criminals gearing up for Nightclubs and laundering
opportunities through illegal businesses can make your moves now through July
23rd to profit from this week's kingmaker bonuses and advantageous property
Iceberg Interactive announces that Circle Empires
is circling the runway,
and the real-time strategy game will touch down on August 8th
and elsewhere for Windows and macOS.
covers the news, and offers
a new launch trailer
showing off what to expect as you round up your forces and attempt to expand
your sphere of influence. Here's word:
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Publisher Iceberg Interactive and
developer Luminous announce that their PC and MacOS RTS game Circle Empires will
release August 8th through Steam and major digital retailers, at an impulse
price of $7.99.
The Circle Empires universe consists of interconnected circles, each containing
loot to plunder and foes to be defeated. Players take the role of the god-like
leader of a tiny kingdom, hungry for power. Using guile and strategic prowess,
gamers must hunt down increasingly powerful foes and expand their territory.
Circle Empires features 18 playable factions, 12 enemy boss monsters, and 150+
different creatures, buildings and resources. The game is procedurally
generated, meaning no two playthroughs are ever the same.
Circle Empires started life as a small demo on Game Jolt, which was picked up by
over 165,000 strategy fans since then it has blossomed into a fully-fledged
Real-Time Strategy game, with completely overhauled art and countless new
WBIE unveils the new
they are showing this week at San Diego Comic-Con to promote LEGO
, the next installment in the toy/comic videogame crossover
series. The clip shows off the game's character creation system, and the
accompanying announcement has more on the game and plans to show it off to show
Continue here to read the full story
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO
Group and DC Entertainment today revealed a new character customization trailer
for LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of
a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from
across the DC universe, prior to the official start of San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
The trailer focuses on the character creator feature and provides players with
an extended look at how they can create and play as their own DC Super-Villain
character, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc throughout the
action-packed game. A players character becomes the center of the story, while
teaming up with an iconic variety of villains to adventure through the hilarious
and original story written in collaboration with DC Comics.
Fans interested in checking out the character creator feature will have an
opportunity this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, where a hands-on demo of the
game will be playable at the LEGO booth (#2829), DC Comics booth (#1915) and the
Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during normal show hours.
Additionally, the team behind LEGO® DC Super-Villains, including Arthur Parsons
(head of design, TT Games) and Ames Kirshen (VP, Interactive & Animation, DC
Entertainment), and voice actors Kevin Conroy (Batman), Tara Strong (Harley
Quinn), Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee) and Fred Tatasciore (Solomon Grundy,
Clayface, Black Adam, Killer Croc), will give Comic-Con attendees an inside look
at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric
adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC
Universe on Friday, July 20 at 2:15pm in Room 6A. This celebration of villainy
will provide fans with exciting character reveals and details about the story.
now offers a playable demo for Middle-earth: Shadow of War
following the recent
that removed the last of the marketplace for the Tolkienesque
action/RPG (thanks Frans). This trailer
celebrates the news with a look at what this involves, and word is progress in
the demo will carry over to the full game for those who choose to buy it:
Continue here to read the full story
Middle-earth: Shadow of War for FREE! Download the demo now and build your
army to conquer the region of Nurn in a massive fortress assault. Take down the
overlord and replace him with your own ally! Your new overlord will follow you
into the full version of the game once you purchase. Your journey into Mordor
begins - download the demo today!
1C Game Studios is now offering Early Access to two of the three new games in
the IL-2 Sturmovik "Great Battles" series that
they announced late last year
They are now offering sales of beta versions of both
and Tank Crew Clash at
Prokhorovka, saying "By buying the game here, youre making sure that
100% of your investment go to the IL-2 development team." These are not cheap at
$69.99, which is a $10.00 discount off their list price, and they are also
offering further loyalty discounts to their previous customers, explaining, "We
have chosen to give those ROF users who supported us in our darkest, most
difficult days some special recognition with an additional discount. Without
this support we would not be here today and is a small way to say thanks to
those that supported us when it mattered most. Some customers really went above
and beyond in their financial support and that is reflected in the discounts
below. We only wish economic reality would allow for it to be more." Here's how
they introduce the two releases:
After months of preparation and planning
following our big announcement this past Fall, we are proud to announce the
Release of version 3.005 and launch of Early Access for both Flying Circus-
Volume One and Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka. They are now both available for
purchase in the IL-2 webstore and making a purchase gives you access to new
content as we roll it out and before the product is final.
This post on Steam
announces that closed beta testing of Beholder 2
is now underway. Those who own the original Beholder will be pleased to learn
they are automatically enrolled in the closed beta. For those interested in the
sequel in spite of not owning the original for some reason are not out of luck,
as they are accepting signups for testing on the
. The most recent
offers a look, and the announcement has more details:
Continue here to read the full story
Warm Lamp Games and
Alawar Premium officially released their closed beta demo of Beholder 2. The
Beholder 2 CBT has been sent out to original Beholder game owners first
Beholder 2, is set to release on Steam 2H of 2018. The game, set to release
in 3D this time, and takes place in the same grim and hopeless dystopian
Beholder universe where privacy is dead and a totalitarian State controls every
aspect of life ruled by the same Wise Leader. The game will feature an
expansive world filled with new scenes, rooms, floors inside the actual
With its strong Orwellian theme, the first original
Beholder game garnered the attention of multiple publications and gaming
communities and was featured on Metacritics 100 Most Talked About Games of 2016
list. It was also awarded IGN Russias Best Adventure Game of 2016, one of 8
finalists of GDCs
Best in Play 2017 and was recognized in numerous categories at Moscows
DevGamm Awards. Beholder 2 intends to deliver the same award-winning
experience to players.
Slitherine now offers
a first developer diary
for Panzer Corps 2
, offering the first update
on the turn-based strategy sequel since it was announced
over a year ago
. Word is: "The initial
announcement of Panzer Corps 2 was a little while ago now, and we understand
that it left many people waiting for more information. In this issue we will try
to provide a general overview of where we are going with this project and what
to expect from it. We will provide much more information on each individual
aspect of the game in future diaries." The article includes a couple of
screenshots, and details on gameplay changes they introduce thusly:
Corps was intended as a spiritual sequel to the classic Panzer General series,
and we were very careful to preserve the traditions of that series that made it
so great for its day. We are taking the same very careful approach to game
design in Panzer Corps 2. We are not trying to fix things which are not broken
in the first place. Many aspects of the game, including the list of unit classes
and unit stats, remain unchanged, and Panzer Corps veterans will feel themselves
instantly at home with the new game. At the same time, we are giving the player
a number of new tactical options, which will make the playing experience even
more interesting and engaging.
about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we
clearly messed up here."
has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image
for Postal 2
which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games
journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was
highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself
over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping
coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of
responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many
posts critical of the apology as well.
offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to
the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate
headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:
- The intention behind our tweet was to inform about
a release known for controversial content.
- Unfortunately, we've failed to make the
association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
- Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.
- The Best Gaming Chairs on
- Biostar X470GTN Gaming (AMD X470) Motherboard on
- Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE Keyboard on
- Toshiba OCZ RC100 480 GB SSD on
The power outage here yesterday was close to five hours, but was timed so it was
easy enough to work around. That timing was certainly odd though. We had
severe thunderstorms Monday, and the cable TV was out almost all day Tuesday due
to power outages, but the lights stayed on here and the Internet remained
accessible (because we don't access it through our cable provider). But then yesterday
morning the power dropped out of the clear blue sky, literally, as the last of
the storms had passed 48 hours before. The power went out anyway, though, and I
haven't seen any specific explanation. Oh well, as along as it stays on, I guess
that's all that matters.