There was a time when the you had little choice when it came to playing a sci-fi 4X. These days? Between Endless Space, Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3, Sword of the Stars, the new Master of Orion... you're spoilt for choice. But I can understand if nothing has quite scratched your itch for intergalactic politics, ship building and inevitably, planet conquering. Well, there's a new alien on the block called Stars in Shadow.
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In terms of preserving gaming history, we live in a fortunate era of the internet and cheap, expansive storage. 20, 30 years ago that wasn't the case and if no one had the presence of mind to make loads of backups, it was easy for the original source code and assets of a game to disappear forever. We get lucky sometimes though, as is the case with one recent discovery by YouTube channel SiliconClassics.
Not an unexpected announcement, considering Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile locked in a late February release in December last year. As a celebration of sorts, inXile has created an "interactive quest" video that shows off some of the dialogue, gameplay and decision making in the game.
It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo's NES Classic and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading tips on a Russian forum discovered a way to add ROMs to add extra games to the system that was previously limited to only thirty.
Night In The Woods has a new trailer ahead of its January 10, 2017 release. Maybe you already saw it. Maybe you didn't. Either way, you should watch it, again, or for a third time, or however many times it takes to soak up all of its precious little details.
Since its massive Kickstarter success, Torment: Tides Of Numenera has been on the boil for a little longer than everyone expected. But after announcing earlier this year the game's release would be sliding into 2017, developer inXile has now declared February 28 as the day backers — and indeed, all interested parties — will be able to play the finished product.
Today's PlayStation Experience showcase was packed full of people talking and images flickering by so quickly you could be forgiven for missing half of the games that got some love on the big stage.
When it comes to keeping players busy, Grinding Gear's Path of Exile has its fans well covered. The proof is, clearly, in the blood-drenched pudding, with the developer recently pushing out its 2.5.0 Content Update and Breach expansion. Along with more monsters, items and locations, the patch includes and new 64-bit, DirectX 11-enabled client.
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry. It's also a launching pad for all new game announcements and trailers. Here are the highlights from today's show: including new Zelda: Breath of the Wild and our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda's in-game footage.