It's next month. This is not a drill. Next month, Mass Effect: Andromeda will finally grace us with its presence—and boy, is it an imposing presence.
If you're going to be playing on a PS4 or an Xbox one, you'll need somewhere between 45 GB to 60 GB of free space (though it shouldn't extend past either of those extremes). If you're a PC player, the file size is looking to be about 55 GB. It's hefty either way, but we can't really be surprised what with all the bragging about 4k BioWare has been doing lately.
BiOWare also confirmed that while a good part of the team is still working hard on the Day One patch, the game very recently went gold—which, if you're unfamiliar, means that the initial development of the game has completed.
I'm going to say that again. Completed.
Of course, nothing is set in stone yet, but we're getting closer and closer to the game's March 21 release date. (That's for all platforms.) And if you hear muffled screaming in the distance, it may or may not be me.
Razer just announced that it has been targeted by scammers (because some people just have nothing better to do than scam, apparently). There's a false email circulating that offers a free streamer sponsorship from Razer; this email hides a malware attack just waiting to go to town on all of your personal information.
Read the official media alert below - and be careful. If you get this email, don't click any of the links, and delete it as soon as possible.
Just what the title says, everyone. If your gaming experience is restricted to a Playstation 4 (whether you've been jealous of Xbox Van Helsing players for ages or have just now discovered that the game even exists), this is your chance to enjoy The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition.
The PS4 version of the game comes with DualShock 4 controller features and, of course, Trophies. NeocoreGames has also announced that the game will take full advantage of PS4 Pro's advanced hardware, promising to give more information in the near future.
If you're not familiar with The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, here's the SparkNotes version. It's an action RPG set in a gothic steampunk world that is naturally packed with monsters, strange science, humor, and pop culture references (which, let's face it, are a form of humor all their own).
The game releases for PS4 on February 28 in the United States and March 1 in Europe.
The latest details are emerging on Pillars of Eternity 2 after it's crowdfunding campaign has closed at over 400% of it's initial goal. The biggest news is that the sequel will be taking to the high seas, adding ships to the formula that created the wildly successful original. Ships are customizable and upgradable, and not just pretty things to move about the world, as they will engage in combat encounters as well. So it looks like its time to trim the mainsail and head of in search of hidden riches only rumored about in illegible scrawls on old, worn maps.
Other details are included are in the press release after the video below, including the stretch goals met for hitting the $4 million mark and a promise for early bird DLC at some point after the main game is complete.
Activision is opening the full multiplayer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this weekend. There are no level caps in place and all progress will carry over to a full purchase of the game. The free weekend is through Steam and runs until 1pm PST on Sunday, February 26th. In addition to the free weekend, the game itself is 50% on steam. Seeing as the longevity of most FPS games is in the multiplayer, it's a great chance to try before you buy.
More details can be found on Activision's blog. You'll note there that this free multiplayer weekend does not include the main story or co-op (so no Zombies).
Titanfall 2's latest update, the Live Fire update, is now live. Within, you'll find the new game mode Live Fire as well as two new mode specific maps, a new execution, a new Colosseum map, Featured Playlists, and a whole bevy of other things you can read in the patch notes here.
The new mode is pilots only, 6 vs 6 and has no respawns, focusing on quick matches and close quarters combat. You can watch the trailer for the new mode below.
The Nintendo Switch launch lineup could charitably be called "thin." Aside from the new Zelda, one of the few shining jewels of the lineup is Fast RMX, an updated re-release of the Wii U exclusive racer Fast Racing Neo. Nintendolife recently sat down with German developer Shin'en Multimedia to discuss the title, and they confirmed a number of tantalizing details.
While we previously announced that Fast RMX will indeed be a launch title, Nintendolife got Shin'en to confirm that the price is a mere $20 on the eShop. Considering Fast RMX essentially doubles the roster and track list of Fast Racing Neo, with half again as many new courses and vehicles, that's an amazing deal. It sounds even better when you consider that Nintendo is charging an eye-watering $50 for 1-2-Switch, when the 30-microgame collection should be a free pack-in or $5 at most.
In any case, I'm excited to get my hands on Fast RMX. The Wii U version naturally didn't get the playerbase it deserved because of the Wii U's tiny install base, so I'm glad a much bigger, improved version is launching with Switch. I've been a fan of Shin'en ever since their underrated shmup Nanostray launched for the original DS, so I'm very happy that they're still plugging away and producing beautiful, challenging games for the loyal Nintendo audience.
2016 was a rough year, but it was particularly rough for the space survival genre. Star Citizen got delayed even farther into crowdfunded oblivion, and I think it's safe to say that No Man's Sky didn't meet anyone's expectations.
It's cool to see then that there are still developers like Zero Gravity Games, who are going forward with their project Hellion. The game is a multiplayer survival sim set in humanity's first ruined colony in a distant star system. The cinematic trailer below gives me serious "The Expanse" vibes, as the sequence of events almost completely mirrors the events of the show's first couple of episodes.
Hellion has been in development for nearly 2 years and is out now on Steam Early Access for $24.99. After being burned so badly last year I might wait until I see some hard gameplay, but it's nice to see there's still a promising future for space survival games.
Indie studio Vector Unit previously released Riptide GP: Renegade on PS4 and Steam, and now they've announced that the game has hit the digital marketplace on Xbox One and Windows 10 via Xbox Play Anywhere. A single $9.99 purchase unlocks the game for both platforms. Riptide GP: Renegade is a futuristic watercraft rocket racing game where you compete against other racers and the cops to achieve the craziest stunts. The game garnered a very positive response on Steam so it's great that gamers partial to Microsoft's flagship platforms can pick up the title now.
Just what the heck is Trajectory? According to developer Sky Trail's Steam page, Trajectory is a "first person scifi adventure game that takes place in Earth's orbit, with a dystopian yet whimsical setting." Supposedly the title has multiple endings but the trailer is pretty out there, featuring Earth-orbit peril, wireframe simulation and an apparently mischievous physics engine. I'm still not exactly sure what Sky Trail is going for, as Trajectory looks like some kind of cross between Solaris and Gravity, but maybe we'll get more concrete details when the title arrives next month.