How do you follow up the popular episodic The Walking Dead adventure game series? Telltale Games has released a new developer diary detailing the decisions that went into choosing the Fables license for a new series, The Wolf Among Us.
China Rising, the first major DLC for Battlefield 4 (excluding the Xbox One Second Assault timed exclusive) is now available to Premium Members.
Sega has announced that their zombie game Typing of the Dead: Overkill has some new downloadable content, with the Football Manager of the Dead Lexicon Pack, which is a crossover with Football Manager.
Chucklefish raised over $2.1M in crowdfunding for Starbound, which can best be described as "Terraria in Space", where players explore a procedurally-generated 2D world while crafting and surviving on the landscape's resources.
Overkill has announced that the Gage Weapon Pack #1 will be coming to Payday 2 today. which will add weapons such as the Eagle Heavy Rifle and the Signature .40 pistol. The DLC also adds new mods, masks (with new patterns and materials) and increases player inventory as well.
Epic Games has released a new video showing off the upcoming Unreal Engine 4, as Tim Elek and Zak Parrish show off the advanced visual effects the engine can render. The effects shown off include realistic water effects, lit translucency, GPU particle simulation and collision, among others.
Over a year ago, Rain Games announced they were developing a new sci-fi platform-puzzler, Teslagrad
. The game was Steam Greenlight-approved last week
, and the developer has announced that the game will be arriving on the 13th December.
Verigames has launched its free-to-play, browser-based management sim Circuitbot, in which players will control teams of robots on missions to asteroids, planets and moons, as they build factories that harvest and refine resources and generate goods. The eventual goal is to build human habitats in space.
Valve has routed some of their Steam pipes directly into The Linux Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that furthers the development of the open source operating platform. Valve hope to turn on the pressure.
More hardware support for Linux moving forward is their goal, and software of course. With Valve's own SteamOS in the works it's a vital move for their own growth.
Indie developer Allgraf today has their sci-fi sandbox title Darkout release on Steam. Players find themselves stranded on a planet, which is procedurally generated, and must build, research and defend.
It mixes "strategy, exploration and storytelling" on the post-apocalyptic planet Illuna. It's an RPG with survival elements in 2D, where the light is our friend. Stay. In. The. Light.
Zombie RPG Dead State from DoubleBear Productions is almost here as a new developer diary exposes the latest happenings over at Brian Mitsoda's studio. The First 7 Days is literally just the first week.
The demo gives just a taste of the RPG brains in the full game, which won't release until January. Across those 7 days we'll get 8 allies and 10 areas to explore. It's for backers and pre-orders.
Bohemia Interactive has just announced that the second episode for Arma 3's The East Wind campaign will be arriving January 21st, which is named Adapt. The first episode, Survive, released October 31st.
In the opening episode they "focused on the basics" of infantry, but the second "plays with the other cool features" of Arma 3. The sandbox features of Adapt will arrive this holiday.
Q is back, and he's brought gingerbread for everyone in the new Winter Wonderland update for Star Trek Online.
Voxler Games has announced the studio will be releasing their first karaoke game for PC, Let's Sing, which will be released on the 12th December 2013. The game had previously been released on Xbox 360 and Wii.
A trip to Costa Rica by Avalanche Studios has been exposed in a new developer diary, where they show staff capturing the abundance of jungle wild-life and even make sure there's plenty of ocean footage.
It's all for "reference material" and research in their "upcoming open world games," and the captured sky is partially used in Mad Max. They mention Just Cause and how important water simulation is.
The 16-bit helicopter thrill ride that is Desert Strike has just been given a dusting off by EA as two new trademarks have been discovered, which were posted late last month. The last in the 'Strike' series was in '97.
Desert Strike launched in 1992 for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. It's an isometric shooter with plenty of winch action and accidental building collision. Plus its theme tune is pretty recognisable.
Ubisoft has announced the release date for the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which stars Edward Kenway's quartermaster Adewale in his pursuit of freeing slaves in the colonies.
It's unclear when the PC version of Freedom Cry launches as the December 17th date is accompanied only by the Xbox and PlayStation logos. The DLC is worth 4+ hours of play.
Ubisoft's game designer James Everett has talked about the development of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and how it was important to take "nothing away" at the root level of the franchise.
Finally, fans could start worrying about leaving bodies lying out in the open again - it mattered. How else to make Sam Fisher vulnerable? Heavy infantry to discourage gun running.
Square Enix has listed Final Fantasy VIII in Steam's registry before but pulled it once it was spotted. However there's movement in the registry again as Square has updated FF VIII with regional purchase options.
When a publisher or studio goes to these lengths a release is almost assured. Could it be purchased in 'restricted countries'? Yes, so cheer up Russia and former Soviet Bloc.
Indie game developer Himalaya Studios has announced that it will be releasing an updated remake of their 2006 adventure game, Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine.