Dauntless, Phoenix Labs' free-to-play, Behemoth hunting action-RPG, is "Early Access" no more and rolls over to version 1.0 today. The title has seen a number of improvements and updates since its first alpha back in 2017 - including cross-save/cross-platform play, new weapons, new Behemoths to hunt, UI improvements, saved loadouts, a Hunt Pass, etc. - and there's plenty more to come.There's an interactive roadmap over on the official website that goes through what's coming with version 1.0 and a few things that will be added in the near future, but the big ticket items are a new weapon (the "aether strikers," which are fist weapons with a unique combo/mantra system), a new Behemoth (Tempestborne Stormclaw), and a new bounty system that will replace the old weekly challenges. There's also a new Hunt Pass to kick off a the "Aether Unbound" season, which means you'll earn some cosmetic and crafting material rewards for playing the game and progressing through the pass.We've checked out the game a number of times over the past couple years, and it's absolutely fair to say that if you like the concepts of Monster Hunter, but want something that cuts out a lot of the nitty-gritty mechanics and gets you right into the action, then Dauntless may just be the game for you.
Sid Meier's Civilization series has resided for most of its lifespan on the home computer. Occasional dips into the console world were made here and there, but it really wasn't until Civilization VI arrived that the folks at Firaxis made a full effort at bringing their expansive civilization simulator to the non-PC realm.In November of last year, Civilization VI arrived on the Nintendo Switch, and presumably, that went well enough that the decision was made to pursue the rest of the console market. As such, the game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 22nd of this year. You'll finally be able to experience a nation's millenia-spanning story from the comfort of your couch!Since Civilization VI first arrived on PC in 2016, it's received numerous batches of additional content, ranging from small civilization packs to full, game-changing expansions. Once it arrives on consoles, both the base game and a bundle containing the two expansions will be available for purchase.
Some of us just can't get enough of Remnant: From the Ashes, so we decided to dive once more into Gunfire Games' action-RPG for our weekly "Let's Play Co-Op" stream. Mike, Locke, and Jason try to convince Nick that this really is the Dark Souls game for him. His response is above.I talked a lot about what makes this Remnant work for me the last time we streamed it, and we rehash a bit of that this time around, but the addition of "Adventures" and the idea that the developer can just keep adding more to this world (like the new "Leto's Lab" dungeon) for everyone to discover just makes it that much better. We run through an Adventure on Earth before we jump back into Mike's campaign, which is about three-quarters of the way through.Remnant: From the Ashes is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Three player online co-op is supported throughout.
World War Z’s first season of content just ended last month and already developer Saber Interactive has released their roadmap for the second season of free content with a simple, easy to read image, which can be found below. There's no specific timeline provided for all this, just "Q4 2019,” so it will not be long to wait before hordes of new content comes crashing into World War Z across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.Even though Saber Interactive has remained vague about what exactly the Season Two additions will bring, their post has stated, “Season 2 is bursting with new features and community-requested content: Two challenging new PvE missions set in Moscow and New York, The highly anticipated introduction of a wave-based horde mode – Horde Mode Z, A volatile new zombie type ,PvE crossplay support,The ability to prestige rank up for new weapon skins and perks, A fiery new weapon and new cosmetic items” Oh how sweet that vague content sounds.Have you gotten through Season One yet, or are you still trying to unlock all of the cosmetic items added now before Season Two drops? Let us know in the comments below!
Let’s have a moment of transparency. I don’t write in a formal office nor do I play games in a special gaming room built and arranged for just such a purpose; both of these things can happen in coffee shops, at friends’ places, or, most often, at home. Knowing that my work, pleasure, and daily life may bleed into one another at any given moment has kept me aware of the aesthetic that my dedicated work/gaming/living space has, even when I’m not using it. To that end, Woo-dy delivers a sleek, very sharp-looking keyboard that adds a no-frills aesthetic to whatever area in which the work may be getting done.Out of the box, you’ll get the Woo-dy 67 Keys RGB Mechanical Keyboard, a USB-C to USB-A cord, and a key removal tool that is typical for mechanical keyboards. The keyboard itself is good-looking; the underside is a sharp wood design that feels strong and smooth, and the sole USB-C port on the left side maintains the minimalistic aesthetic. I received a walnut version, but there is also a lighter, cherry wood version available for purchase if you prefer a different wood. Regardless of wood tone, once the keyboard is plugged in and powered on all 67 keys are backlit as waves of different colored light move across them by default.
Minecraft may be experiencing a resurgence of sorts in pop culture, but that doesn't mean the developers ever stopped plugging along on updates for the game. All sorts of new features, items, and biomes have been added over the years, and now, at long last, a character creator is on the way.There's only one way to access the character creator as of right now, and that's by opting into the game's beta build on Windows 10, Xbox One, or Android. If you're interested in doing so, instructions can be found here. Once the beta concludes, though, the ability to customize your avatar will be available for all "Bedrock" versions of Minecraft.It's worth noting, of course, that the modding community for the PC version of Minecraft has made custom skins available for quite some time, and "official" skins of all types can be purchased as DLC. However, this is the first time players can adjust their avatar's hairstyle, body size, and skin tone at whim. The patch notes also indicate players can engage in "limb replacement", which... sounds much more menacing than it probably is.
The Red Solstice 2: Survivors still doesn't have a set release date, but that doesn't mean you can't play the game now; Ironward has announced that alpha sign-ups are available. If you head over to the registration site and provide an email address, then you can experience the action strategy game for yourself ahead of its impending release.As a quick refresher to what Red Solstice 2 is, it's an isometric, "real-time tactical combat game." To break that down, you're pointing-and-clicking your way around a map as you use cover and special abilities to shoot your way through enemies (you can watch us play the original Red Solstice to get some idea of how this looks/plays). The sequel offers a number of improvements/changes over the first one, such as a new system where you can research, build, and upgrade new tech for your in-game protagonist, but it still features eight player online co-op.Alongside the alpha sign-up announcement, there's a new trailer that shows off some gameplay and asks "what is the price failure?" (spoiler: it's getting eaten by aliens)
Video game trailers that take a comedic approach can be hit or miss, but the new trailer for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint featuring Lil’ Wayne and directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) is a complete success. Not only does the trailer show off nothing but co-op action, but it pokes fun at the celebrity involved on a personal level, rather than just having him playing (or lack thereof) Breakpoint. You can check out the trailer below.With Ghost Recon: Breakpoint’s open beta coming Sept 26th-29th, the additional attention of this trailer will hopefully get more people involved in said beta, ensuring closer to accurate stress testing and a better launch. The official launch is set for October 4th, meaning if you like the trailer and enjoy the upcoming beta you will not have long to wait between your time in the world’s beta and your time in the fully realized game. Did you enjoy the trailer, or do you prefer not to have celebrities creeping into the marketing of games? Let us know in the comments below!
BioWare has officially ditched their post-launch plans for their ever-in-a-downward-spiral game, Anthem. Instead of delivering “Acts” that contained a few large content updates, they will now focus on addressing “core issues” while providing smaller “seasonal updates.” What this means for the community is that rather than continuing to roll out varied, monumental events, the team will be working to improve the core game and “deliver challenges and chases” similar to what was released a couple of months after its initial release, at least for this year. Unfortunately this is not the first time that Anthem has had issues. In the same blog post that announced this change to content plans, BioWare’s Head of Live Service, Chad Robertson, also stated, “As I’ve said previously, we want to be transparent with you that we know more work needs to be done to make Anthem better. We also want to ensure we’re backing up our words with a great game you can play. So I don’t have any news today to share about the long-term changes we are bringing to Anthem.“ Will Anthem reevaluating their method of keeping up with the game keep you coming back, or has Anthem already been replaced, as far as you’re concerned? Let us know in the comments below!