Evolve's Open Beta Will Be Running Between January 15-19 On The Xbox One

Video: Evolve’s open beta will be running between January 15-19 on the Xbox One, accessible to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Two monsters, the Goliath and the Kraken, and eight hunters will be available to play across 12 maps. There will also be smaller, invite-only closed tests on the PC and PS4 around that time.


Enhanced Version Of PC Cult Classic Suddenly Pops Up On Steam

Outcast came out in 1999. It was pretty great. Then, this year, its original creators launched a Kickstarter campaign for a HD remake of the game, which, sadly, failed to meet its goal. And now, it looks like they are settling for the next best thing: releasing the original game, with new features, on Steam. Today.


This Shot Of An Alien Alpaca In A Car Has Little Do With Starbound's Big Upcoming Update

Dayshot: This shot of an alien alpaca in a car has little do with Starbound’s big upcoming Winter update, but it’s still amusing. Speaking of the update, it’s scheduled to come out in January, packed with content like tons of new items, a new playable race, ship upgrades and more biomes. There’s a trailer for it below.


Cheating eSports Team Now Officially Called 'We Are Sorry'

An esports team formerly known as Arrow Gaming, successful in South-East Asian DOTA 2 tournaments before a match-fixing and betting scandal undid them in October, is returning to competition. Only with a more repentant name.


You Can't Gift Steam Games Wherever You Want Anymore

Region-locking, the act of making games non-functional if used outside particular parts of the world, is not an uncommon thing in games. It is, however, a big deal for Steam — especially the PC gaming service’s trading/gifting market. With widespread region locks now in place, change seems inevitable.


What's Wrong With Assassin's Creed: Unity?

Assassin’s Creed Unity is a game as big as it is broken, as divisive as it is lavish. So our three biggest Assassin’s Creed fans figured they’d sit down and get to the bottom of this conundrum.


A Small Change Just Made Building In The Sims 4 A Lot More Fun

The Sims 4 got an update yesterday that, among others things, added the two new careers to the game. But we already knew about that — the developers had promised they were coming back in November. Buried within EA’s announcement was something far more exciting for many Sims fans: the return of a beloved cheat code.


The Most Ridiculous PC Monitor I Have Ever Used

I got not one, but two monitors from LG for review last week. One was a specialised gaming monitor. The other was a lot more fun.


10 Awesome Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Plays Of 2014

YouTuber Peter Vallsten’s video and the CS:GO highlights he features is proof that the game is about far more than just about opening cases. It had a crazy year, and it will probably grow even bigger as an eSport in 2015.


The Hidden Origins Of Two Warlords Of Draenor Followers

Yulon on Tumblr found a really nice easter egg in Warlords of Draenor. The first followers — NPCs we can send out on missions for some extra loot — we can hire for our Garrisons both on the Alliance and the Horde side actually match characters from World of Wacraft‘s very first cinematic trailer that came out a decade ago.