First off, I need to give a disclaimer that everything I say in this article comes from my time playing around in the Rainbow Six: Siege beta. Lots of things are bound to change in the two months before release, including the addition of more Operators and maps, so take this with a grain of salt. That said, I’m in love.
A new adventure awaits you in the realm of Tamriel, as Zenimax Online Studios sent their newest addition to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to public test servers October 5. This new DLC titled Orsinium will be the second official downloadable add-on to come to the subscription-free version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
In Maschinen-Mensch's latest creation The Curious Expedition, you find yourself in the shoes of a 19th century explorer competing in a race of global fame or prestige. Maintain your sanity as you spelunk caves and jungles, uncover ancient tombs, and fight jaguars, all while trying to stay on good terms with the locals and their pagan gods.
Of all the predictions of trends I thought I'd see in gaming, never did I think "pretty post-apocalypse" would be an up-and-coming genre. Mind you, I'm not complaining; I'm actually pleasantly surprised. The Flame in the Flood, made by The Molasses Flood, has you in the rain slickers of a lone female protagonist trying to survive as she makes her way down a massive river formed by--you guessed it--a flood.
Last Friday the gaming world got its first look into the next chapter of the cult Dark Souls series. Developer From Software hasn't been keeping everything related to their latest project Dark Souls III very hush-hush as the folks over at The Know (Rooter Teeth's outlet for gaming news) posted a video claiming to have received information from an anonymous source about the game.
Germans over the course of history have invented some pretty neat things: airbags, beer, gummi bears, the MP3, and ShamWoW, to name a few. However, there are few video games that come from good old Deutschland (at least that I can name), but Hamburg-based Overhype Studios seeks to challenge that.
Before FarmVille and Candy Crush Saga were even things, there were the virtual arcades of yesteryear that stole many an hour of my (adolescent) youth. I’m sure there are many of you who know of domains whose names are long-forgotten, though evoked with such a reverence that not only 90s kids remember, but arguably all true gamers with a stable Internet connection: EBaum’s World, Kongregate, Newgrounds, and Armor Games, to name but a few. However, it is within Kongregate that our tale begins, like so many others of this millenium: you and a group of survivors must Rebuild society amid a zombie apocalypse.
A year and some change ago, I wrote with great enthusiasm about an upcoming Kickstarter project from Hinterland, a new independent video game developer with a star-studded roster. That video game is none other than The Long Dark, a post-apocalyptic survival game that has you making a stand against the frigid elements of the Canadian Northwest. Since its Early Access release on Steam this past September, I've finally had the chance to try my hand at eeking out a miserable existence. With the full release still being a ways off, I'm curious to see how the game progresses development, but so far so good.
When I heard that Creative Assembly was announcing a new Total War game earlier this past month, I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe they were going to revisit Empire as that would've been the next logical step in revamping existing titles. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that the late 4th century AD was going to be our next stop with Total War: Attila.
There seems to be a lot of survival games out lately, though rightly so. I mean, that is the most base of all human extincts. There's something about pitting oneself against nature to truly test one's mettle. However, throw yourself in a cryotank for who knows how long only to wake up in a world that's all but destroyed and running rampant with marauders and mutant dogmen and survivalism becomes less a hobby and more a necessity.