Sources: This year's COD is called Call of Duty: WW2

about X hours ago from
Sources: This year's COD is called Call of Duty: WW2

This year's Call of Duty game is titled Call of Duty: WW2, sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.

Developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind 2014's COD: Advanced Warfare, this new COD will be the first to venture back to the series' World War roots since 2008's World at War.

Images published on YouTube channel The Family Video Gamers last weekend showed logos and box art for "Call of Duty: WW2". Eurogamer has since verified this does indeed relate to this year's game.

Learn how to build a PC without electrocuting yourself in PC Building Simulator

about X hours ago from
Learn how to build a PC without electrocuting yourself in PC Building Simulator

Ever wanted to build your own PC, but worried about electrocuting yourself, or breaking the components with your clumsy, greasy hands? There is a digital solution: PC Building Simulator.

Amazing. Get a digital taste of other amazing experiences with the best simulation games on PC.

Obviously, this is a game in which you build your own PC. You can walk around the case and rotate it, pick components according to your budget, slot them in the case, and run cables between them.

Steam hit Punch Club launches on consoles this Friday

about X hours ago from
Steam hit Punch Club launches on consoles this Friday

Punch Club comes out on consoles this Friday.

The boxing management sim was a hit on Steam when it launched on Valve's platform last year, selling over 300,000 copies.

Now, it's coming out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 28th March 2017.

Valkyria Revolution is coming out in June

about X hours ago from
Valkyria Revolution is coming out in June

Valkyria Revolution, the latest instalment in the Valkyria series that was briefly placed on hiatus in the west, is coming to Europe this June.

Sega has confirmed the final release date, with Valkyria Revolution coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita on June 30th.

It marks the first western release for the series since 2010's Valkyria Chronicles 2 on the PSP, with its follow-up never making it outside of Japan. Sega has recently given the original Valkyria Chronicles the remaster treatment, though, and no matter what platform you play it on you're likely to enjoy one of the finest games of its generation.

Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

about X hours ago from
Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

To be frank, Mass Effect Andromeda's trans representation is bad.

BioWare's games have a reputation, well earned or not, of being progressive and inclusive. These are games that allow players to create characters that aren't just white men and offer romantic relationships beyond heterosexual ones. Regardless of how far they go in making these inclusions meaningful, BioWare's games are among the few to do so. Which makes it a disappointment that Andromeda's inclusion of a trans character is fumbled.

Andromeda's backdrop, far from the Milky Way of the original trilogy, is a clean break that promises a rich new setting to explore. You've come to find new worlds to colonise and settle. Once a colony has been established you, in the role of Ryder, are then tasked with helping the people there, responding to the needs of numerous quest-givers. Among these is Hainly Abrams.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free right now on Steam

about X hours ago from
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free right now on Steam

Comical first-person hack-'n-slash Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free today on Steam.

Developer Torn Banner Studios tweeted this offer about 10 hours ago, meaning there's probably another 14 hours that this will still be valid.

Those who own Chivalry: Medieval Warfare on Steam, even if they snag it for free in this promotion, will save 10 per cent on pre-orders for Torn Banners' next game Mirage: Arcane Warfare.

Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Above the Law

about X hours ago from
Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Above the Law

As a multi-media franchise, The Walking Dead is at its best when the overarching tale of survival against the undead and/or the murderous community de jour is working in conjunction with smaller, compelling stories of regular people in an irregular situation. That's why a lot of The Walking Dead –  again, as a whole –  doesn't really work: either the macro story is rote and overpowering or the micro story follows a group of unlikable pests.

(See also: the second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead)

So far, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has done a great job of subverting the pitfalls you'd normally expect from this series. But even if this was another Carver situation, with another evil settlement lead by a guy who doesn't shut up about "what it takes to survive," A New Frontier would still manage to succeed on the strength of its characters. These people have a depth and consistency you don't often see from horror protagonists, let alone video game characters.