And lookit, we're not ragging on anyone's studded chord, but these trailers featuring a news team reporting on the things you can do in the game do dabble on the shoulder of cringe, but hey, it's LEGO and there is a brand mandate in terms of its representation (BIG fan of LEGO Masters), so we can forgive its cheesiness.
So, with that disclaimer out of the way, here's a fresh, new look at LEGO 2K Drive.
Aussie-based Playside Studios and Team17 have combined to drop the biggest update yet for the hardcore old-school RTS Age of Darkness: Final Stand. The update, titled Flames of Retribution, introduces Acts I and II of the much-desired Campaign mode for the game alongside a number of other additions and quality of life fixes.
Cult of the Lamb is set to get its first bout of expansion-style content, which is to say we'll be jumping back into it in a post-game sense, with new characters, new crusades and a host of new aspects to both the game's roguelike and farming/sim mechanics.
The hallmark of any good tycoon or theme park builder is the management system and its depth. How layered and complex is it, how does the UI and UX play out and what features are there that separate the game in question from the myriad others in the dense space? Today many of those questions were answered in trailer form for the upcoming Park Beyod from Bandai Namco.
Which is some mighty big chops. Mimimi Games was also behind the equally excellent Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, so this new venture definitely has some lineage.
Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew looks to play in a similar fashion: isometric game-world, stealth and tactical play, only in this new adventure you're a cursed crew of pirates sailing aboard an actual ghost ship with a living soul in an alternate history in the Caribbean.
There, we reckon that got your attention.
It's not often we see a developer make substantial changes to a game based on feedback received during an open beta weekend, and that's partly because most "open beta" weekends arrive just before a game launches and aren't betas at all. That's not the case with Diablo IV, one of the most anticipated releases for 2023.
Today comes word that Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady's latest superhero outing, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, has been delayed to February 2, 2024. Recently we got our first in-depth look at gameplay, and the reaction was lukewarm in how the game looked more like a looter shooter with microtransactions versus a successor to the Arkham trilogy.
"What if Call of Duty had spells and magic and fantasy?". That was a question that set veteran game designer, Bret Robbins, who worked at Sledgehammer Games on the Call of Duty franchise, on a quest to find out. But that's just one part of the game's overall makeup.
Immortals of Aveum is also much more than a 'run-and-gun' shooter with spells. It has all of the bombast and heavy storytelling of a CoD-like, but one look at its innovative and deeply-layered magic system tells an entirely different tale.
Console releases these days usually arrive with two visual modes, Quality, and Performance. The former offers a native or close-to-native 4K resolution with additional visual settings running at 30fps. Performance is the 60 frames-per-second modes rendered at a lower resolution to maintain smooth performance. Arkane's co-op vampire-slaying Redfall is set to launch on Xbox Series X|S with its Quality Mode only.
Utilising Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione as the competitive gaming platforms for qualifying, the Ferrari Esports Series is, for the first time, inviting players from Australia and New Zealand to get behind the digital wheel in a bid to pit their driving skills against those of the rest of the world.
SEGA and developer Amplitude Studios SAS have announced that Endless Dungeon will now be launching in October of this year after having originally been slated for release this coming May 18. The game, which has been in development for awhile now, has been pushed back to "better incorporate community feedback", the pair disclosed.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 is here, and we've got a full review of the stylish, sleek, and tiny Founders Edition, at least when you compare its physical size to the GeForce RTX 4090 or RTX 4080. So then, how does it perform? Well, the follow-up to one of the most popular GPUs from the GeForce RTX 30 Series (the RTX 3070) performs like the most talked about flagship GPU in recent history (the GeForce RTX 3080).
It's also proceduraly-generated, though it also has a tailored narrative, and will debut on Steam in the Early Access program, where it will be available from April 24. You can Wishlist it now and ready yourself to "think like a detective" where you'll use gadgets, stealth and more to solve crimes in a stunning sandbox world.