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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Dec, 2017 At 06:28 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom has detailed the changes they will be making to fight money with Street Fighter Arcade Edition

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 10:46 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Developer Reikon Games and publisher Devolver Digital have released a metallic fistful of RUINER holiday treats for the virtual citizens of Rengkok. The festive RUINER Winter Cringe update is now live on Steam and GOG alongside the release of a collector’s vinyl set by Laced Records and a limited-edition figurine by Special Reserve Games. RUINER is also 33 percent off on Steam from December 12 – 14 and includes the Winter Cringe update for free [http://store.steampowered.com/app/464060/RUINER/].

RUINER’s Winter Cringe update is available on Steam and GOG and features all the holiday cheer that one would come to expect in a dreary cyberpunk dystopia. From brutal candy cane weapons and festive lighting to Santa outfits and Grinch-themed Creep enemies, the world of RUINER has transformed into a winter wonderland.

Special Reserve Games has crafted a custom 7-inch figure of the RUINER hero that is limited to 250 pieces and comes with a 56-page art book and Steam code for the game. The figures are available now until they run out at specialreservegames.com.

Devolver Digital has once again partnered up with Laced Records to release a two-disc collector’s edition vinyl set of the RUINER soundtrack with 16 hand-picked tracks from the game. The set is pressed on 180 gram black and red vinyl and presented in a premium gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. Available now at lacedrecords.com.

If you or someone you love is looking to become an unstoppable psychopath with a super sweet video helmet strapped to their face, please visit ruinergame.com and follow @RuinerGame on Twitter.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 10:54 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Indie game developer FeelThere is proud to announce the development of SteamCity, a new era in PC gaming. Based on the popular Magic Reality figurines of the same name, SteamCity is rich with Japanese culture, East versus the West in a full-on steampunk environment promising to captivate a global audience.

SteamCity is a turn-based game taking the player to a new world filled with a blending of values and the clash of power versus tradition. Both sides can be played; you can be on the side of the heroic Sophie von Eschenbach and the rebels, or you can side with the powerful but faceless Yamagami Corporation. Sophie is right on target with the changing heroes we see today. The refreshing and innovative blend of culture does not yet exist in the gaming world, until now. Exciting new civilizations and colorful characters offers a new and unique perspective on many traditional cultures and traditions, which will appeal to the mass gaming community.

SteamCity takes place in a stunning beautiful 3D-world. Your turn takes you through incredibly realistic terrain, rife with adventure, fire and explosions, while the sky moves lazily above you. Richly detailed graphics transport you to the world of SteamCity, where danger lurks at every corner and amazing characters go about their business all around you. You position each character carefully to give you the greatest strategic advantage and the ultimate goal is the win against the Yamagami machine or to crush the uprising rebellion.

KEY FEATURES

  • Steampunk overdosed with Asian subculture

  • Story-Mode

  • Multi-Player

  • 8 levels

  • 20 playable characters

  • Classic tabletop gaming reinvented

This is an interesting looking game. The attempts at doing something new come off as interesting and this is one to keep an eye on.

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 11:28 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Trailmakers, the vehicle-building adventure from the Press Play, Rare, and IO Interactive veterans at Flashbulb Games, will speed to Steam Early Access on Jan. 31 ahead of its full release on PC next year. A free open beta weekend, taking place Jan. 11-14, will give gamers the chance to experience Trailmakers before the Early Access release.

Daring adventurers are flocking to an abandoned planet that was once a holiday paradise. Now, harsh weather and dangerous wildlife scourge the land. But silly things like “hazards” and “unsafe terrain” just need ramps, checkpoints, and goal posts to become a bona-fide off-world rally expedition! Intrepid explorers require only courage, curiosity, and creativity to participate.

Two distinct single-player modes will be available in Steam Early Access: Creative and Expedition. Creative Mode provides infinite resources so tinkerers can construct the craziest vehicles they envision. In Expedition Mode, a challenging campaign tasks explorers with charting this alien planet and reaching the other end of a giant island. Finding the ultimate destination is the easy part; getting there, however, is a different matter entirely. Both modes will expand in the coming months so friends can play together.

Dethroned Mode, an entertaining fusion of capture-the-flag and king-of-the-hill, will be available upon Steam Early Access release. Making use of Flashbulb’s “Physics-Over-Network” technology, Trailmakers’ multiplayer allows up to four daring adventurers to build and crash intricately-built vehicles into one another and watch the parts fly everywhere, all synchronized perfectly between players.

Starting with just the basics for making a vehicle — a frame, wheels, a seat, and an engine — players are given the tools and an intuitive interface to build their very first car. The only limit is a finite amount of resources that can only be bolstered through exploration. Roadblocks occur naturally in this world. The next checkpoint might be atop a steep hill, or across a large jump. Maybe it’s time to strap six different engines on to the body of the vehicle? Or maybe the solution is adding wings?

There’s never only one way to solve a problem. With more than 40 vehicle parts, including helicopter blades and suspension for off-roading, if players can dream it, they can build it. A transformer part even enables vehicles to convert into other forms. Vehicle blueprints can be drafted and shared with friends, and Trailmakers is built to support player-made content at full release. Early Access is just the beginning — new skins, vehicle parts, and multiplayer modes are already in the pipeline and will continue to debut as robust, frequent post-launch support.

“With Trailmakers, we aimed to create an experience evoking the nostalgia and wonder of building with LEGO,” said Mikkel Thorsted, creative director, Flashbulb Games. “It captures the childlike capacity to be curious and creative, bringing us back to a time in our lives when we were encouraged to experiment endlessly on our own terms.”

Trailmakers will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Danish, and Polish for $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99 on Jan. 31, 2018.

 

This game certainly sounds intriguing, and the trailer shows a lot of promise. This will definitely be one to watch next year.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 02:00 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

id Software has continued to update and improve Quake Champions throughout Early Access based on the feedback and requests of the player community. This Thursday, Dec. 14, Quake Champions will receive one of its largest updates to date, delivering new content and features including a new Champion, Keel, who returns from Quake 3 Arena and Quake Live; a new arena for Duel and 2v2, Vale of Pnath; Ranked Play and Leaderboards; and a ton of festive, holiday-themed gear and maps for a limited time.

The December Update will include:

· NEW CHAMPION – Keel is Back! Quake 3 Arena’s resurrected war machine Keel will join the roster of heroes next week, bringing a Grenade Swarm active ability that allows him launch a barrage of grenades and the Stockpile passive ability, which reduces the cooldown on Grenade Swarm with every ammo box he picks up. Keel will be free for players who own the full Champions Pack and available for purchase using Platinum via the in-game store for everyone else.

· NEW DUEL MAP – Vale of Pnath – Duel mode’s pure test of skill has ignited competition in Early Access, and next week players will get another arena dedicated to 1v1 and 2v2. Vale of Pnath is a wickedly vertical shrine to the Elder God Ithagnal built atop treacherous acid-filled caverns. This new map is free for all players of the game – get in there and face off with your friends!

· RANKED PLAY AND LEADERBOARDS – Quake Champions is the most intense FPS competition on any platform, and now Early Access players will be able to take their skills to the next level and easily see where they rank against the best in the world.

· HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Celebrate the holidays with specially themed items including animated Champion shaders and festive weapons shaders, holiday decorations on Burial Chamber and Corrupted Keep, holiday hat vanities for Champions, and limited edition profile icons and nameplates.

· CROSSHAIR CUSTOMIZATION – One of the most requested features from the community will go live with the December update, allowing players to choose from 40 different crosshair options and use a slider to select the color of their choice.

Quake Champions is available now in Early Access on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/611500 and via Bethesda.net https://checkout.bethesda.net/store/bethesda/pd/productID.5106755800. Players can jump in immediately by purchasing the Champions Pack, which unlocks all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for only $29.99. A free-to-play version of the game will launch in the future.

For additional information, please visit www.Quake.com.

Bethesda has done a great job with Quake Champions since its release. Have you been playing the game?

Source: Bethesda PR

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Dec, 2017 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Piranha Games announced tonight at Mech_Con that the upcoming and highly anticipated MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature four-player co-op and full modding and Steam Workshop support, and during the keynote speech at the event revealed all-new gameplay footage showcasing a variety of ‘Mechs in combat on a selection of biomes to be featured in the final game, set to launch in late 2018 (www.mw5mercs.com). 
 
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries features intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Featuring an advancing timeline starting in the year 3015, players will adopt the role of a new MechWarrior mercenary thrust into leadership of a mercenary squad as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere; the vast region of colonized space surrounding Earth. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the maintenance and enhancement of your BattleMechs.
 
The game’s newly-announced co-op functionality will enable players to host up to three friends inside their campaign universe, running missions together as a coordinated lance under the banner of the host’s mercenary unit.
 
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will also receive full mod support, empowering fans to customize their own missions, contracts, planetary systems, biomes, and much more, via powerful toolsets and Steam Workshop integration.
 
The feature announcements and new gameplay footage were unveiled at Mech_Con 2017, an annual celebration of all things MechWarrior and BattleTech. Hosted by Piranha Games and featuring a variety of partners – each with a deep history of involvement in the beloved franchise – and attended by fans from around the world, the evening was capped off by an exciting conclusion to the first-ever MechWarrior Online World Championship Finals, where two teams of eight duked it out on the battlefield for their shot at the World Championship title and a share of the prize pool.
 
For more information about MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, and to keep up to date with Piranha Games and MechWarrior Online, make sure to visit the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (https://mw5mercs.com/) and MechWarrior Online (https://mwomercs.com/) websites, or follow Piranha Games on Twitter through @PiranhaGames (https://twitter.com/piranhagames) and @MechWarriorF2P (https://twitter.com/Mechwarriorf2p).

This is great news for MechWarrior 5. There is so much that will be able to be done with the game now, and this author is excited to see what gets made.
Will you be checking this out?
Source: PR Email
By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Dec, 2017 At 10:13 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

Starting right now, you can download The Evil Within 2 Free Trial on PS4, Xbox One and PC and play through the terrifying opening chapters of the game. At the end of the trial, if you choose to upgrade to the full game, all of your save data will carry over, allowing you to pick up right where you left off. In these first chapters you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the game’s tight, nightmare-riddled, linear experiences, as well as the more open streets of Union. You’ll also have full access to Sebastian’s customization options, so you can start building the best Sebastian for your playstyle.

The Evil Within 2 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. As Sebastian Castellanos, you’ll have to dive into hell once more in the sequel to the hit 2014 survival horror game from the mind of Shinji Mikami. Take on twisted creatures in horrifying domains and face off against your own worst nightmares as you race to save your daughter.

The Evil Within 2  has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about the game, visit www.TheEvilWithin.com.

The Evil within 2 is a truly amazing horror experience. If you have not seen it yet, our review is here.

Source: Bethesda PR

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A remaster of the classic SNES JRPG Romancing SaGa 2 is coming Dec 15 for PS4/Switch/PC/XB1/Vita and will launch worldwide on December 15th. This is based off of the mobile version that released last year, where the game received an English localization for the first time.

You can see a trailer below.

This was unexpected but welcome news. Will you be getting this?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Dec, 2017 At 11:37 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The Game Awards has just wrapped and there were announcements abounding during the show.  Let’s recap what new content was announced.

 

World War Z

The show began with an announcement trailer for World War Z, which will be coming fromSaber Interactive. The game is coming for  PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. and will be an intense zombie experience.

 

Vacation Simulator

Accounting VR

 

Next we got 2 new VR games. Vacation Simulator, is a new game from the creators of Job Simulator, while  Accounting VR+ was announced for PlayStation VR.

FromSoftware New Project

 

Next we have a new game announcement from FromSoftware. Just a short teaser but fans are already excited with just the tagline Shadows Die Twice.

 

In the Valley of the Gods

 

The creators of Firewatch then revealed a new game set in Egypt based on exploring pyramids and ancient tombs. Releases 2019

 

 

Fortnite 50 vs. 50 Mode

Fortnite Battle Royale also had a reveal, namely that of a new 50 versus 50 mode featuring the fort-building we know and love.  Thus is a limited time event  through December 17.

 

The Champions’ Ballad Reveal

 

Nintendo made their first reveal at the show, with a trailer for The Champions’ Ballad releasing tonight. This will be a prequel story and takes place before the events 100 years ago.  There are new dungeons, costumes, and best of all the Master Cycle Zero, a motorcycle described as Link’s own divine beast.

 

SoulCalibur VI

 

The next big reveal was of SoulCalibur VI for PS4 XB1 and PC. We were shown an early tease, with more information coming soon.

 

Fade to Silence

THQ Nordic next revealed their new game Fade to Silence. This is a winter survival game, and you mist battle the elements and strange enemies. The game goes into early access Dec 14 and will release on all next gen consoles soon.

 

Bayonetta News

 

Nintendo’s second big announcement was the reveal that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be coming to the Switch in February. More importantly, they also gave us a brief teaser of Bayonneta 3.

Death Stranding

Next up was the strange trailer for Death Stranding. No words can describe it. Just watch.

 

 

Witchfire

 

A standout announcement was Witchfire, a dark fantasy FPS that looks truly amazing and is coming to PC. There is no release date yet.

 

PUBG Desert Map Reveal 

PUBG revealed their new map tonight. This map transports players into the desert and goes live tonight.

 

GTFO

The creators of Payday have made new team based horror FPS game called GTFO. It will involve heavy amounts of teamwork and puzzle solving when it releases in 2018.

 

All in all a night of good new reveals!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Dec, 2017 At 11:08 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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THQ Nordic sent out the following

 

The critically acclaimed RTS/RPG-series SpellForce returns today with a new installment: SpellForce 3 is available as a Windows PC-exclusive title.

By combining real-time-strategy and role-playing, SpellForce 3 takes the best from both and blends them together in a unique way. Players will create their own hero and meet others along their epic journey through over 30 hours of campaign gameplay. They will construct large bases and muster powerful armies, command three different factions, clash together in multiplayer matches, or join forces in the co-operative campaign.

The story of SpellForce 3 takes place before the events of its predecessors, telling the tale of the aftermath of the Mage Wars – an exciting experience for players of the former SpellForce games and players who are new to the franchise alike.

 

SpellForce 3 is available now for an SRP of $49.99 // €49.99 // £34.99 as a digital download and at retail:
Steam: http://n.thq.com/mHki30etPid
GOG.com: http://n.thq.com/87ig30gUGW6
Collector’s Edition (SRP: $129.99 // €129.99 // £119.99)

About SpellForce 3
SpellForce 3 returns to the roots of the SpellForce saga. Taking place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn, players will unravel a deep and epic story in the SpellForce universe with over 30 hours of a single-player campaign, that is also playable in co-op. Additional multiplayer modes offer competitive battles for up to six players. Create your own heroes, develop your skillset and build your army to fight in legendary battles with gameplay that expertly blends the RTS and top-down RPG genres together.
SpellForce 3 is out now on Windows PC and will be available with English and German voice over plus full text localization in French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian and simplified Chinese. For more information, please visit the official website, like the game on Facebook or follow THQ Nordic on Twitter.
RTS/RPG mix: Unique gameplay that combines the genres of real-time strategy and top-down roleplaying games.
Create and customize: Create your group of heroes and choose a number of different combos with a range of skill structures.
Boost and command your army: Prepare your troops and fight the greatest of all battles. You can also exploit numerous strategic aspects (e.g., terrain, troop formations, visibility, exploration, etc.) that would make Sun Tzu proud!
Epic storyline: Unravel a deep and complex plot that eventually leads up to the events that trigger the convocation ritual, which will change the whole world.
Extensive universe and lots of loot: Explore the world of Eo, discover intrigues and secrets and collect a whole load of loot for your hero.
Complex single-player campaign: Over 30 hours of gameplay time, and even more if you’re able to discover everything Grimlore Games has incorporated into the game world.
Multiplayer: Strong multiplayer component with various modes – play in versus battles with up to six players or master the single-player campaign with a friend in co-op mode.

Spellforce III looks absolutely amazing. RTS games went into a down period for a while but are starting to re-emerge, and Spellforce III will no doubt lead the charge. Will you be getting it?

Source: THQ Nordic PR