Just Cause 4 patch aims to fix crashes and major performance problems

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More fixes to come. Got to be said, Just Cause 4 is a fun playground for physics mayhem—but a slew of performance problems, including random crashes and texture pop-in, have left it with “mostly negative” user reviews on Steam. Yesterday, Avalanche Studios and Square Enix released a patch that aimed to fix the worst of the issues, and [….]

Five new Steam games you probably missed (December 10, 2018)

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Sorting through every new game on Steam so you don’t have to. On an average day, about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new [….]

Offworld Trading Company is free to try this weekend

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With 50 percent off thereafter. Offworld Trading Company bills itself as “an economic real-time strategy game set on Mars”. Which, admittedly, might not be the most enticing sell for everyone.  Bukhtiar’s review—which compares the sci-fi RTS to everything from FTL to Street Fighter—is a more convincing endorsement, which may tempt you to sample its free [….]

For The King – Review (Steam/PC/Mac/Linux)

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A trio of misfit fantasy adventurers set off into a fairytale world to right the wrongs that have befallen their kingdom, lest the forces of darkness and chaos claim their world. For the King’s typical setup belies a charming, tough, tactical game with a bunch of painful ways to die. Taking lessons from the best [….]

9 things I wish I knew before playing Frostpunk

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There are resources you can’t dig up, there’s trouble with robotic coal miners, and long term planning beats short term fixes. Frostpunk, the city-building survival management game from 11 Bit Studios, puts you in charge of building a city in a frozen crater and keeping a handful of citizens warm, fed, healthy, and hopeful. It’s [….]

Upcoming PUBG weapons patch aims to stop players using assault rifles all the time

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Bluehole wants to make sure “no one gun will feel objectively better than the others”. Assault rifles rule the roost in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and developer Bluehole wants to change that. In a Steam post, it said that an upcoming weapons balance patch will ensure that weapon choice is down to personal preference and the situation [….]

Battle royale game Darwin Project is now free to play

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In-game loot for anyone that’s paid for it already. Wintry Early Access battle royale game Darwin Project went free to play yesterday in an effort to boost player numbers and cut down the time it takes to queue for a round. “Lately, members of our community have reported longer queue times and difficulty finding matches [….]

Snowy battle royale game Darwin Project sweeps into Early Access

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Full game out in the summer. Ten-player battle royale game Darwin Project has arrived on Steam Early Access, and developer Scavengers Studio plans to have the final game ready to go for the summer. The game, which is set in a snowy Canadian arena, leans heavily on social features, including a “show director” that watches [….]

Terraria spin-off Otherworld has been cancelled

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The game fell too far behind schedule. Terraria: Otherworld has had a rough old time since developer Re-Logic announced it in 2015. A year later it was revamped, and last year co-developer Engine Software was dropped from the project. So it’s not entirely surprising that the game—which was a more focused, strategic spin-off of Terraria—has [….]