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.
One of the first things you’re going to want to do when you start playing No Man’s Sky is upgrade to a new ship. As you’d expect, buying a brand new spaceship isn’t cheap, so you’re going to have to save up units (the in-game currency) before you can make an extravagant purchase. Normally, this would take hours of resource gathering and trading on the galactic market, but some clever players have found an exploit that allows them to duplicate the game’s most valuable items.
Over the weekend, I, like several other impatient gamers, got my hands on a copy of No Man’s Sky. In spite of my best judgment, I had to know what the game looked like before developer Hello Games had a chance to release the day one patch, which they repeatedly insisted would noticeably change the game.
I had my doubts, but after reading the patch notes for Update 1.03, I can assure you that this is the most significant day one patch ever released.
For many gamers, No Man’s Sky is not only the most exciting release of August, but one of the most anticipated releases of the entire console generation so far.
Originally unveiled at the VGX awards in 2013, No Man’s Sky is an ambitious space game set in a universe made up of over 18 quintillion planets, all of which you can visit and explore. And these aren’t the game worlds you’re used to either — these are actual planet-sized planets, some the size of Earth itself.
There are few games that receive as much attention from the modding community as The Elder Scrolls series. Creative fans have designed new clothes, tweaked the combat system and even built entirely new landmasses inside of Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim over the past decade or so, but the most impressive mods of all are the ones that require the most work: total conversions.