Queuing for a specific role in Overwatch could 'hurt spirit of the game', says Jeff Kaplan

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Queuing for a specific role in Overwatch could 'hurt spirit of the game', says Jeff Kaplan

Putting together a balanced team in Overwatch has always been a problem. No matter how many times you plead for two supports, two tanks and two damage dealers, someone will always upset the apple cart by stubbornly picking their favourite hero no matter what. That's led some to propose a system whereby players pick a specific role—tank, healer or DPS—before queuing up for a game, guaranteeing a reasonable team composition. In an interview this week, game director Jeff Kaplan said that the idea is a "good starting point", but that he isn't keen on putting it into the game.

Tail whip killer robots in 2D 'motorbike combat game' Steel Rats

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Tail whip killer robots in 2D 'motorbike combat game' Steel Rats

Nearest I can tell, a very peculiar apocalypse has befallen the world of Steel Rats. I'm not sure what happened, but whatever it was, only bikers survived it, apparently along with legions of death machines. I'm assuming the death machines were in some way responsible for whatever happened to everyone else, because the bikers are fond of turning them into roadkill in all kinds of extravagant ways. 

The Forest will leave Early Access on April 30

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The Forest will leave Early Access on April 30

After nearly four years in Early Access, survival game The Forest finally has a release date: April 30. As previously announced, the full 1.0 release will be accompanied by a price increase, from $14.99 to $19.99. The full release will also bring with it controller support, new buildings and a long list of performance fixes. Read all about those changes here.

Rust's first player-controlled vehicle has arrived, and it's a boat

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Rust's first player-controlled vehicle has arrived, and it's a boat

Rust, the multiplayer survival game from Facepunch Studios, left Early Access back in February but is still receiving updates and additions (which makes sense since creator Garry Newman still considers Rust to be in alpha). Chugging into Rust in an update this week is its first player-controlled vehicle, a motorized rowboat. Boats are not craftable, so you'll have to go out and find one: they will spawn along the coastlines of the island map. The boat has room for a driver and up to three passengers.