All aboard. Next stop: The Final Station. Actually, there's no stopping this train. You're the conductor on an iron horse cutting through the post-apocalypse. Survive as long as you can, ride the rails, find fuel. There are dark-bodied infected all along the way; get out your gun. Pick up survivors, see to their comfort and safety—though people can oftentimes be more trouble than they're worth. That's like real life, right? And keep moving forward—even though the world is over.
This little game looks awesome. Like a more hopeful, but still grim, Snowpiercer, if you've seen that movie.
The Final Station is on Steam today, August 30.
In Fallout 4: Nuka-World, raiders rule the roost. But not all of it. They start off with only one section of Nuka-World, which has many themepark themes. There are even three different raider clans running around, each with their own aesthetic.
And don't worry, being the bad guy may not be your bag. Yes, you can be the bad guy, but developer Bethesda went to great lengths ensuring you could be a not-so-bad bad guy, too. You can be what they jokingly call a "kind-hearted raider." The three raider factions run from the classically ultra violent, to the downlow and technologically stealthy, to the off-their-meds crazy.
I'm seeing lots of raggedly cool new armor sets, some sharp edged, some psychologically unstable, some even debonair—in that wasteland-y kinda way.
New weapons incoming, too. There's a paddle ball which you can mod with spikes. I mean, what? Nuka Cola itself has been weaponized in a variety of kooky ways, too, making the weapon-modding scene weirder than ever.
This is the capstone project to a year-long run of Fallout 4 downloadable content. It's Bethesda's way of saying, Hey, take a break from your usual save-'em-all schedule, visit Fallout's happiest place on earth, and blow some stuff up while you're there.
Nuka-World is available Tuesday, August 30, as part of the season pass content. Or you can purchase it separately for $19.99. It's on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
I liked the first Watch Dogs just fine, but like most other people, I was disappointed by how bland and lifeless it felt after not long at all. Fortunately, Watch Dogs 2 looks to be making a lot of steps to correct that course, and this most recent gameplay walkthrough from Ubisoft has my hopes higher than before.
The world itself looks much more varied and alive, and not to mention massive. It does seem like maybe not the best idea to make a world even bigger when your last world felt so empty, but there do seem to be many more points of interest and activities populating San Francisco than Chicago.
The seamless co-op gameplay also seems promising, but we all know how that went last time as well. Basically, everything in this video looks good, but we should probably all try to maintain our reservations until closer to release day this November.
Watch the video for yourself below.
August is closing out with a major bang! Regardless of the type of games that you like, there is surely something for you in this week’s titles. Racing fans are getting one of the PC’s more beautiful sim racers with Assetto Corso on the Xbox One and PS4. This is the type of game that PC players love so it remains to be seen how it will fair on the consoles.
One of the best chapters in the Resident Evil franchise is getting the HD treatment as RE4 lands on modern consoles. This was the game that really changed the direction of the series. The series really made a drastic shift to be more action focused with this entry, which really split a lot of the fanbase in later titles. Even though they split on opinions later, most of them agreed that this chapter was fantastic.
The big game this week, and the one that everyone should check out is Attack on Titan on Sony’s various systems. Despite the fact that this is coming from the same team that has created the various Dynasty Warriors games, this one doesn’t play like the rest of the games. This isn’t about taking down hundreds or thousands of enemies, instead you’re looking at smaller quantities but much larger sizes. You will be playing the role of mankinds last hope as you help fend of some incredibly creepy, giant abominations that will pick up and eat anything that moves. It is weird. It is dark. It is incredible!
This week’s menu:
It's time to go all hands on deck for FIFA 17 as player ratings are finally coming out with a month to go. As is tradition with EA Sports the ratings are being revealed over the course of the next week in groups of ten. We're here to discuss the next ten players on the list, numbers 40-31, and the excerpts included from EA's website.
It's time to go all hands on deck for FIFA 17 as player ratings are finally coming out with a month to go. As is tradition with EA Sports the ratings are being revealed over the course of the next week in groups of ten. We start this countdown out with numbers 50-41 and the excerpts taken from the site on the player:
FIFA 17 is right around the corner, and with EA Sports beginning their countdown of the top players in the world that will almost certainly culminate with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the top two spots, some of the best players in the world had some fun in predicting their ratings for themselves and teammates. Check out the video below and see a few of the player reveals ahead of us counting down the ratings with EA Sports. There's only one month to go until the beautiful game returns to our systems.
Tomorrow, August 30th CD Projekt red will release patch 1.3 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. While its not the largest patch we've seen for The Witcher 3 it will address a ton of quest issues and difficulty adjustments. It will also deliver Playstion controller prompt icons and fix steam controller issues. HERE is a link to the complete list of patch notes. I'm curious as to what "fresh look" our dwarven friend Vimme Vivaldi will be sporting after the patch.
Also being released tomorrow is The Witcher 3 GOTY. The GOTY edition includes the full base game, both paid DLCs, the 16 free DLC's AND comes with patch 1.3 install. CD Projekt Red got you covered. For anyone whom hasn't purchased the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt you should seriously consider picking up the GOTY edition.
Debuting at Gamescom 2016, DontNod, released 15 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay footage for their upcoming action-RPG, Vampyr. The video picks up in the streets of London, where the protagonist, Dr. Jonathan Reid, is getting a handle on his new life as a vampire. While it does derive from an early build, the video does show some of the early combat mechanics, gives a nice glimpse into the tone and feeling of the world the game will inhabit, and hints at some of the interesting moral choices to be made about who to feed on and the repercussions of those decisions. The game promises a butterfly effect from these actions that will effect the other NPCs significantly.
Vampyr will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but no firm release date has been set.
NBA 2K17 releases at the end of September. But fans will get a chance to start their MyCareer's two weeks early starting with The Prelude, a free downloadable sample of the action to come. The Prelude starts your career journey off as a college phenom trying to raise your draft stock before starting off your professional journey in the main game. There appears from the trailer to be about a dozen of the traditional college powerhouses for you to choose from, and The Prelude will integrate the face simulation technology from the mobile app. So, scan your face with your smartphone's camera and upload the image right into your MyCareer. That app is expected to be released the day before The Prelude. The Prelude will also feature a new tutorial mode, 2KU, featuring Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski of USA Basketball, to get everyone up to speed.
The Prelude is a free download and will be available September 9th, ahead of the September 20th full release of NBA 2K17. It's a great chance to get a taste of what has long been though as the best Basketball game out there.