So what did Gamescom have in store for Evolve, the 4v1 monster-hunting game in development by Turtle Rock Studios (the chaps behind Left 4 Dead) and which is looking set to be monstrously fun? Make the jump to find out.
Hmm. I’m treading dangerously close to establishing a trend of only ever posting on here about free stuff. Which is great and all, because free stuff (obviously), but, y’know, doesn’t exactly hit the “credible original content” mark that I have sorta-intentions of hitting.
A sweet little side-scrolling action title by the name of The Expendabros was recently released with extra Freedom. That is, it’s actually free. So you should look past the validity of my claims regarding the title’s “sweetness” (because I haven’t played it or the previous title that it’s based on, so I really have absolutely no idea what it tastes like), and just get on with acquiring a free game. Acquire it here, on The Expendabros‘ Steam page (or right through the Steam client, if, y’know, you’re not stuck in an office reading about things you’d rather be playing because work PCs and the frowned-upon idea of gaming on them). Oh, and it’ll be “available for download until December 31, 2014.” Read more of the rubbish I type about The Expendabros after the jump (there’s a trailer too).
EA is giving The Sims 2 away for free, until 31 July 2014 10h00 PDT (that’s 19h00 for us GMT+2 people), to drum up anticipation for the impending launch of The Sims 4 (I/we/the internet/everyone figures, but EA says it’s “because you’re a passionate The Sims 2 player”). Even better, the edition being given away is the Ultimate Collection, which is The Sims 2 base game plus ALL THE THINGS (eight expansions, ten stuff packs, the whole shebang). So if it’s still before the cut-off time and you haven’t already done so and you like free things, you’d best open Origin up (app or website), keep reading to take advantage.
Following my earlier post about the Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, the title of this one also pretty much says all it needs to. Especially if you read that earlier post. If you didn’t read the earlier post, this next sentence might be handy: the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, called The Arachnid Quarter, will be free for the first month following the expansion’s dropping (ie. for a month from RIET NAOW LIKE WHILE I’M TYPING OR MAYBE FROM YESTERDAY ‘CAUSE THAT’S WHEN THE AMERICA-LAND VERSION DROPPED). So, there you are then.
If that above paragraph is unclear to you, follow the jump for reduced bewilderment.
Aaaand… Err, no. That’s it. Upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, is releasing on 22 July 2014 in America-land and 23 July 2014 in Europe-land. Title about says it all. More on pricing, etc. after the jump.
A cool thing I saw while sailing the Internet today was Birdly, which is a device-type-thing-what that works with the Oculus Rift to, basically, be a bird simulator. Well, a bird flight simulator, more accurately.
Well, apparently. According to assorted internet sources, the 2014 Steam Summer Sale starts on 19 June 2014. Sources like this thread on the NeoGAF forums, and then this confirmation by Eurogamer, and some of these Google search results.
I’m not certain whether I’m happy with this news. My money all got sunk into a pretty new DeathAdder just last week (review incoming… eventually… probably on the weekend…), so I guess it’s time to start skipping meals (at least those I need to pay for) and avoiding social engagements.
Whatever the case, if it’s not tomorrow, it will be soon. So, y’know, prepare thy wallets.
So I sat down to watch Microsoft’s Xbox conference for E3 2014. Of course, it was mostly XBONE focussed, but some game news caught my attention. Things like CoD Advanced Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity, the new Tomb Raider, and more after the jump.
For E3 update number two, the next shiny to catch the distant hollerings of my attention is Far Cry 4. We have the introduction of that stylish and controversial (at least to the conclusion-jumping internet folk) main villain, a look at some gameplay and co-op action, and a release date.
First up in the E32014 avalanche, is the official news of GTA V coming to PC! And the XBONE and PS4, but whatever. PC! It’ll be coming during our spring 2014 (“fall” 2014…). More details and a trailer after the jump.