Published by Aussie upstart PlaySide Studios through its newly-minted PlaySide Publishing label and developed by UK-based Rocket Flair Studios, this is a city builder designed to promote a genuine long-game that centres around creativity and town and city management. And it looks Ra levels of good in its presentation this early.
Some fans have been screaming out for expanded content from within the League of Legends gaming universe for a long time, which led Riot Games to, err... forge Riot Forge -- a developer-publisher within the overall Riot label with the single mission to bring in more traditional games beyond the MOBA experience.
And today one such game, Convergence: A League of Legends Story, has been made available on pretty much all platforms.
People want co-op and multiplayer in their favourite shared worlds and universes with their like-minded peeps (personally I am all-in on SP over MP). So it's no surprise that speculation around the possibility of co-op in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 from developer Insomniac would at least be somewhere among the masses, but in considering how 'multi' all of the comic book worlds are at the moment, we totally get it.
Unfortunately for all the would-be Miles and Peter partnerships-in-waiting, there's no such luck, despite Miles himself making an odd gaff that it was actually a thing.
Some of you may not know, but long before we were slaying zombies in the fictional realms of Haran and Villedor in Techland's Dying Light series, the studio also released a first-person Western titled Call of Juarez. That was also a series unto itself and was pretty damn good. (Maybe bring it back, Techland.)
This year marks 10 years since the last entry in that franchise, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, and to celebrate the fine folk at Techers are preparing an in-game event in Dying Light 2 Stay Human later this month you won't want to miss.
EON Gaming has been known to review retro hardware with its add-on accessories that often bring the past into the now. The company's latest project has been the XBHD -- an all-in-one plug-and-play adaptor for the original Xbox that features "perfectly translated HD visuals with no lag", among a host of other features.
As an outright Souls-like, Lords of the Fallen from developer Hexworks has all the chops to take on FromSoftware literally at its own game(s). And today's gameplay reveal trailer which also comes neatly packaged with a release date showcases just what fans have been so eagerly anticipating. Oh, and it has Iron Maiden in it too.
NVIDIA has formally announced the GeForce RTX 4060 Family of graphics cards (and yeah, it’s a family when there are three of them!), with the new GeForce RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, and RTX 4060 Ti 16GB launching in the next few months. Starting with the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB next week on May 24, with the RTX 460 Ti 16GB model and the baseline GeForce RTX 4060 arriving in July.
EA Sports' last outing with the FIFA license in FIFA 23 leads the way as a handful of new games have been revealed as coming to Microsoft's subscription service throughout the rest of May. Most others included are games you might not know or have heard anything about, but hey, that's what Game Pass is all about, right?
As Age of Empires continues to enjoy a resurgence of late, Microsoft has seen fit to deliver even more of the classic RTS, today releasing Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome to the retail landscape. On top of a re-release of the classic game this expansion also features loads of new content.
That's Diablo IV game director Joe Shelly talking about the story of the game, which is set many years after the events of Diablo III, covering a new conflict between Lilith and Inarius - two forces from the High Heavens and the Burning Hells that created Sanctuary. If you've played Diablo 4 during any of the recent Beta weekends, you would have got a taste of what to expect and an early look at the dark and gothic tone of Diablo 4's narrative.
Coming to both PC and Xbox this month, Evil Villain is a game that flips the script, literally. You play as a defeated final boss. Your abode has been claimed by the heroic err... 'hero' of the piece, and you want to get it back and regain your position as a person of extreme power and importance. And you're more than willing to tell the player about this again and again.
Games come and games go. To be an IP of stature in the crowded gaming industry is a feat unto itself. But few IP carry the weight and gravity of anything with the name "Zelda" attached. So what does the latest foray into that world spell for the greater world of gaming? Ummm... lots of work and school sickies, we reckon.
Ahh, Shadowman, the iconic action-adventure game from the N64 era holds a special place in our hearts here at AusGamers. So the news of its return is very welcome. Shadowman: Darque Legacy from Syndey-based Blowfish Studios is described as a "heart-pounding single-player action horror game" coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2024.
Mouse is a new first-person shooter that channels the spirit of cartoons from the 1920s, ala Cuphead and its black-and-white visuals and presentation look impressive in motion. A mix of old-timey animation and modern 3D visuals, Mouse is something we didn't know we needed - and we now can't wait to see more.
Diablo IV Server Slam Beta kicks off this weekend; it's your final chance to play before launch and earn that sweet Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item and the brand-new Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy that looks awesome. Today comes word that the Server Slam will support NVIDIA's new groundbreaking DLSS 3 rendering tech, and if you're in the market for a new graphics card, now's the time to consider something from the GeForce RTX 40 Series.
Starfield is easily one of the year's most anticipated releases, the long-awaited next massive RPG from the team behind Skyrim and Fallout 4. Out September 6, 2023, for Xbox Series X|S and PC, it's also a brand-new IP for the studio and arguably the biggest first-party Xbox Game Studios launch for the latest generation of consoles.
Today a new patch for the rocky (yet very good) Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was made available across all platforms with various fixes for each. As noted in our review experience, we had some dips in frame-rate but overall it was a solid and bug-free run, however, we and EA and Respawn are aware that it hasn't been all gravy for everyone.
With the success of Netflix's Drive to Survive series as well as the on-the-track battle for dominance in the ultra-competitive world of F1, it makes sense that the next chapter in Codemasters' F1 series, now published through the EA Sports label, would tap into that sort of energy. And this reveal trailer is full of energy.