The promised tweaking of FOV for PC Metro: Last Light has arrived with the latest update via Steam. This lets those dead sure they want more on screen edit a config file - against 4A's general advise - to cram more in.
Also attached in this update is a fix for AMD cards of the 7xxx variety where some pesky shadow corruption was causing mischief; it forced Metro into a 3:1 resolution on some TVs.
Free-to-play MMO studio Wargaming.net is tuning up and spit polishing those tanks ready for a right rumble to mark the 15 years they've been in business. They'll follow a 7 vs. 7 tournament format, common to eSports.
Yes, some tourney action is happening this month with the final games due June's end. 2nd and 3rd places won't walk away with empty-hands, but overflowing with "massive in-game gold prizes".
It's been a year since Diablo III welcomed us into the new Sanctuary, and Blizzard want to celebrate the "millions of heroes" that have been created during that time. We're all getting an Anniversary Buff.
Logging into between now and May 21st will see a 25% boost to Magic Find and +EXP stats. It will stack with similar buff boosts you may already have equipped. "Happy demon-hunting, Nephalem."
Waystone Games, a splinter group formed from Visceral Games, has got its first title and it's called Dawngate. It turns out that it's a MOBA, and so will be EA's first dip of the toe into such waters.
It's built from scratch to "look and feel familiar" and so shouldn't freak out MOBA fans. From their wording it seems Dawngate will feature heavy customisation and an 'evolving story'?
Sonic the Hedgehog is gearing up for a new adventure it seems as SEGA just yesterday has filed for the trademark of 'Sonic Lost World' in Europe. Details are non-existent for the game but we know its name at least.
Now let the speculation run wild. So 'Lost World' sounds dinosaury, right? Okay then Sonic gets 'lost' in a 'world' full of dinosaurs. Mystery solved. Next trademark please SEGA - that one was too easy.
Christofer Sundberg from Avalanche Studios, developer of Just Cause and Renegade Ops, has said his recent teasing images via Instagram were of a "steampunk-style game" they had in mind.
Of course in the next breathe he then proceeds to rip our steampunk loving hearts out by declaring it 'on ice', until further notice. Being an independent studio at least means they can revisit it.
Metro: Last Light's 4A Games is that developer from... erm, er - where are they from? That's precisely the problem, says Jason Rubin - the former Naughty Dog man thrown the hot potato that was THQ.
Rubin is doing what he can to tell the story behind the game of Metro, and it's far, far from an ideal situation for any developer - or any company for that matter. Electricity would've been nice.
Subterranean Games' Dungeon Keeper-styled War for the Overworld has finally achieved release of its Bedrock Beta for Kickstarter backers and for those who pre-order. The beta is a Steam-only launch.
The full game will also be releasing outside Steam with no DRM, but the beta uses Steamworks because it's "a far better environment" to test the game in. Bedrock Beta includes a sandbox map.
Ubisoft has revealed the preorder bonuses that will be attached to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Unfortunately, every retail chain and major site will have different bonuses, so gamers will have to be choosy about what appeals to them.
Sony and Rovio have announced that the film version of the ubiquitous casual game Angry Birds will be arriving in theaters over three years from now, the 1st July 2016.
Coffee Stain Studios has announced that their first person shooter / tower defense hybrid Sanctum 2 is now available on Steam and on Xbox Live Arcade.
Sony has officially revealed Gran Turismo 6, which was basically an open secret for the past year. However, the big surprise may be that it is a PlayStation 3 game, not a PlayStation 4 title.
It seems that a GameStop ordering POS has revealed the release dates of several Xbox Live Arcade titles, including such notable games as State of Decay, DuckTales Remastered, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Developer Microids has announced that the next game in the Dracula series will be arriving this Summer 2013 for PC, Mac and tablets. Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon follows the adventures of Ellen Cross through the world.
Electronic Arts has ended its Online Pass program intended to curtail used games. The Online Pass gave each game a one-time code to play online, and to purchase a new one, a $10 fee was charged.
Putty Squad was a Super Nintendo game released by Ocean Interactive that has a bizarre development story in that both Amiga and MS-DOS versions were developed and finished - even getting high scores from Amiga magazines - but never released. This made Putty Squad the most desired Amiga game of all-time.
Kalypso has released a new gameplay video for their upcoming vampire stealth action game Dark. The video shows off more of the protagonist Eric Bane's possible skills and moves, and how to apply them.
UbiSoft has released a new story trailer for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag titled "Under a Black Flag", in which our piratical hero Edward Kenway declares he will bend his knee to no man.
Warner Brothers has just announced Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure is coming to PC! Yes gamers will soon get to enjoy the Scribblenauts take on over 2,000 DC Comics characters and items.
It's also coming to 3DS and Wii U, but whatever. Maxwell is on a quest to aid the DC Comics heroes and will get visit their lairs. You'll use the notebook to stop villainous schemes and save the world.
Due at the end of this month is Codemasters' GRID 2 and so now would be a great time to let fans know what tracks they'll be barrelling down. In a rather lengthy post they reveal there are 82 race tracks.
Most are available with day & night cycles, but some are limited to just sunset, or are tied to pre-orders. GRID 2 will be releasing on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC May 28th in the US, 31st in EU.