After failing to live up to the unreasonable hype upon release back in August, No Man’s Sky quickly faded from view. Now, nearly four months later, Hello Games has returned with a massive update that it hopes will reignite interest in the sandbox game and lay the foundation for a game that can meet the initial expectations.
While many shoppers will spend this weekend stocking up on furniture, appliances, clothing and electronics, millions of gamers around the world will be scouring the internet for the best deals they can find on games, consoles and a wide variety of video game paraphernalia. There are simply too many deals to include them all in one post, but below, we’ve collected some of the best that we could find in our endless search for savings over the Thanksgiving holiday.
With just hours to go until Thanksgiving Day, Steam has finally kicked off its annual Autumn Sale. From now until November 29th, over 12,000 games will be on sale, with some major franchises and 2016 blockbusters receiving steep discounts.
On Tuesday morning, GOG.com kicked off its annual Black Friday sales event, which will last until Sunday, November 27th at 5:59PM ET. The sale offers significant discounts on 16 individual PC games, as well as four bundles.
We’re nearly midway through November, which means it’s time for yet another free PC game from Ubisoft. The video game company is giving away one free game every month through the end of the year, and for rest of the month of November, Ubisoft will be giving away Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon as a free download.
Every month from June through December, game developer and publisher Ubisoft is offering a free digital title from its vast catalog to PC gamers. The company started with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in June, gave away The Crew last month and is now giving everyone a chance to pick up Beyond Good & Evil for free.
This might be the best holiday for video games since the new generation kicked off in 2013. Not only are we getting new entries in many of our favorite franchises, but we’re also getting new hardware in the form of the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 Pro, and in all likelihood, an announcement regarding Nintendo’s NX.
Not only is Destiny getting a sequel in 2017, but that sequel is coming to PC. That’s according to a new report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who has led the charge in Destiny leaks over the past few years. Sources close to Bungie tell Schreier that Destiny 2 will be available on PC as well as PS4 and Xbox One, and that it should feel like a totally different game, rather than a massive expansion.
As of this week, fall has officially begun. That means a whole lot of things—changing colors, cooler temperatures, the weirdest presidential election of all time—but more importantly, it means that a truckload of video games are coming out.
And by truckload, I means dozens and dozens for each and every platform (save for the Wii U). But rather than list all of the titles, we’ve decided to round up the best of the best; the ones you really need to be looking out for this fall.
Another month, another free game from Ubisoft.
Back in June, video game developer and publisher Ubisoft celebrated its 30th anniversary by launching UBI30, a promotion which would bring seven free games to PC gamers in 2016 — one for each month left in the year.
All the hype in the world couldn’t save No Man’s Sky from the inevitable backlash. In fact, the hype is exactly why many gamers are disappointed in the final product — a game that somehow manages to become repetitive despite the fact that it offers a nearly limitless universe with 18 quintillion planets to explore.
Thankfully, the developers aren’t done with it yet.
Just one week after Sony accidentally revealed it was bringing PlayStation Now to PC, the streaming service has gone live in the United States. That means that you can play over 400 PlayStation 3 games on your computer right this very instant by heading to PSNow.com and clicking the button to download the app.
Sony might not have any surprises left for its upcoming PlayStation Meeting by the time September 7th rolls around. Over the weekend, someone got their hands on the unannounced PS4 Slim. Hours later, video footage of a new DualShock 4 controller began making the rounds. And now it appears that Sony itself has accidentally spoiled another announcement on the PlayStation Blog.