Observer is a cyberpunk horror game that explores the world of hackable nightmares

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Observer is a cyberpunk horror game that explores the world of hackable nightmares

"What would you do if your fears got hacked and used against you?"

Rafal Basaj, with developer Bloober Team, describes Observer, the latest game from his studio, as something horrific that takes place in a Eastern European cyberpunk universe

"We are focusing on deep narrative and environmental storytelling," he said. "You play as a detective and observer and use your skills to scan the environment and hack player's fears."

Twisted Pixel bringing Wilson's Heart to Oculus starring Peter Weller and Rosario Dawson

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Twisted Pixel is back, and if Wilson's Heart is any indication, the crew behind 'Splosion Man and Comic Jumper has developed a bit of an edge since breaking apart from Microsoft. The studio's new Oculus game was just announced on YouTube's live E3 stream and the black-and-white horror mystery looks darker than any of its previous projects.

Twisted Pixel CCO Josh Bear said that the idea for Wilson's Heart (which the studio used to casually refer to as "The Hands Game") is one the studio had ruminated on for quite some time. But it really took shape when the team began experimenting with the Oculus Touch controller to let the player use their own hands to explore a richly-detailed world. The player's goal? To recover the heart of their avatar Robert Wilson whose ticker has been replaced by a mysterious gadget that's incorporated into the gameplay.

Peter Weller (most notably from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension but also, yes, RoboCop) leads the cast as Wilson, and will be joined by Rosario Dawson (Netflix's Daredevil) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Though it was not explicitly announced during the reveal, we figure it's safe to assume Wilson's Heart bears no connection to the House episode of the same name.

Killing Floor 2's newest content pack is available now

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Killing Floor 2's newest content pack is available now

Will be part of the main game when it comes out of Early Access

Killing Floor 2 showed off video of a new content pack for the game, available beginning today on PC, where the game is still in Steam Early Access.

The pack, called Bulls-Eye includes new weapons, a new perk, and the ability to play as zombies. The content will be part of the full game, planning on it leaving Early Access this fall. Killing Floor 2 will also launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Killing Floor is coming to Oculus Rift

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Killing Floor is coming to Oculus Rift

Horror game will require motion controls

<p>TripWire Interactive was on hand at E3's PC Gaming Show to unveil Killing Floor: Incursion, a new virtual reality game compatible with the Oculus Rift.</p>

<p>The game takes the Killing Floor franchise into VR for the first time, and features the universe's trademark version of gory, horrific gunplay. The game is only compatible with Oculus motion controls, and showed off the ability to toss weapons from hand to hand or take cover behind walls.</p>

Elder Scrolls 6 is ‘a very long ways off’

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Elder Scrolls 6 is ‘a very long ways off’

“Release date for TE6 will be 22/22/22”

Skyrim may be getting an updated Special Edition, but the next full Elder Scrolls game — the sixth in the series — is still "a very long ways off," according to Bethesda Game Studios designer Todd Howard.

"I think that’s kind of the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything," Howard told host Geoff Keighley on the YouTube Gaming live stream. "I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans, 'Yes, of course we are [working on Elder Scrolls 6].' It’s something we love. But I have to be careful what I say. It’s a very long ways off. I can sit here and explain the game to you and you’d say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology, how long is that going to take?’"

LawBreakers gets a closed alpha this weekend

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LawBreakers gets a closed alpha this weekend

Check out the new map

LawBreakers developer Boss Key Productions is launching the game's alpha to a small audience starting June 18, studio head Cliff Bleszinski announced today at the 2016 PC Gaming Show.

Boss Key is offering 5,000 spots in the alpha, and interested parties can apply for access in PC Gamer's giveaway. The alpha will run from June 18-19.

See Dark Souls reimagined as sci-fi in the latest trailer for The Surge

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See Dark Souls reimagined as sci-fi in the latest trailer for The Surge

The team that created Lords of the Fallen brings us a new take on brutal, third-person combat

Developer Deck13 has never been shy about its intentions with The Surge: This is Dark Souls-style, super-challenging third-person melee combat, but through the lens of a sci-fi setting. So how does that work exactly?

At today's PC Gaming Show for E3 2016, a short, new trailer for The Surge was unveiled to clarify that question. You can see that video for yourself above.

You can play Dishonored 2 without using any powers at all

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You can play Dishonored 2 without using any powers at all

It's called Flesh and Steel mode

Dishonored 2 will allow players to complete the game without using any special powers. The new "no powers" option is called "Flesh and Steel" mode, director Harvey Smith revealed during the YouTube Gaming E3 live show.

Both Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano can deny "the gift" offered to them at the start of the game, he explained, which will cause them to not receive any of their trademark supernatural abilities. This option is meant to allow for the two main styles of play: killing everyone or using stealth to avoid fighting enemies directly.

Your first look at Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

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Your first look at Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

The cult classic returns with impressive castle sieges

The PC Gaming Show unveiled the first ever gameplay footage of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, the sequel to the cult classic. The pre-recorded demo focused on the single-player game's siege gameplay, and promised battles with more than 500 troops at release.

Bannerlord is developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment, a studio based in Turkey that burst onto the scene in 2008 with the release of the original Mount & Blade. Originally published by Paradox, the title was in many ways ahead of its time combining a sophisticated first-person melee combat system with a strategic layer.

Alienware's latest tech shows VR is now as important to it as gaming is

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Alienware's latest tech shows VR is now as important to it as gaming is

"As important as PC gaming was to our history, virtual reality is to our future. Virtual reality is a factor for every system that we’re designing moving forward and it has been for awhile."

Formed 20 years ago by a pair of friends who loved games and were big fans of The X-Files, Alienware remains a powerful player in the world of PC gaming. Ten years ago, the company was purchased by Dell, but general manager Frank Azor says all that did was allow the company to reach a broader audience and empower its innovation and ability to take chances.

Today, those chief among those experiments are laptops and desktops designed with virtual reality in mind.