Month: August 2019

At PAX West 2019, I checked out an incredibly ambitious tactical MMO experience from 2Dogs Games, Destiny’s Sword. Destiny’s Sword features real-time, squad-based tactical combat with tons of customization, but the most interesting aspect of the game is its MMO nature – up to 32 people can be involved in a single battle, each with
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Bowlcut Studios combines spell-drafting and frenetic spell slinging in MageQuit. At PAX West 2019, the mage mayhem is out in full force. MageQuit fields 2-10 (free-for-all or teams) wizards in a player-vs-player brawl (online or local!), and the more players you add to the mix the more chaotic each match is. While plenty of games feature spells and player-vs-player
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Starting at 6:00 PM PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7132.190829-1945). DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7132.190829-1945 Available: 6:00 PM, August 31, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 AM September 1, 2019 FEATURE UPDATES: Home (Experiment) Thank you all for the great feedback on
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Starting at 6:00 PM PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7132.190829-1945). DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7132.190829-1945 Available: 6:00 PM, August 31, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 AM September 1, 2019 FEATURE UPDATES: Home (Experiment) Thank you all for the great feedback
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If you took the classic casual game Peggle and doused it in Dungeons & Dragons, that’s the core philosophy behind Roundguard. At PAX West 2019, Roundguard’s playful artstyle caught my eye during a trek through the massive Indie Megabooth – but the gameplay kept me around. Wonderbelly Games is hoping to achieve something special here by
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A recent Twitter thread by a self-proclaimed “executive producer” of Netflix’s The Witcher been confirmed false by none other than Netflix itself. Funnily enough, the person behind the Twitter account was merely posing as an executive producer, and isn’t an employee of the company. The user, who went by the name Giovanni Eūgene Altamarquéz and
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Hello Games has released No Man’s Sky Beyond patch 2.09.3 on PC, which introduces a number gameplay and visual improvements. Highlights include increasing the powers of the Blaze Javelin and Infra-Knife Accelerator, and fixing an issue that caused freighter upgrades to cost too many Salvaged Frigate Modules. The update will be out on consoles soon. Full patch
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At PAX West 2019, Gearbox Software outlined its post-launch plans for Borderlands 3, which includes free content updates, a new map, and the game’s first paid downloadable content that’ll release before the year’s over. Details are as follows: Bloody Harvest Event Free content update Spooky activities Unique event rewards Maliwan Takedown Free content update An
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All year, Remedy’s stance on adding a photo mode in Control has remained rather nebulous. As far back as March, the studio made it clear the new title wouldn’t launch with a photo mode. However, at the time, it was unclear whether or not the feature would later have a post-launch release. Soon thereafter, Communications Director Thomas
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After Hopoo Games announced their cooperative roguelike Risk of Rain 2 for Nintendo Switch, the developer promised that it’d released this summer on other platforms as well including PS4. Before any official announcement was made players noticed that the game appeared on the PSN Store earlier today for $29.99. Finally, during Gearbox’s PAX West 2019 showcase the publisher
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After almost 16 years, oh me oh my Homeworld 3 is finally happening. Gearbox Publishing today announced the spaceship shoot-o-RTS will blast off again a full-on sequel. Homeworld 3 is being made by Blackbird Interactive, a studio who were founded by some of the folks who made the original Homeworld at Relic Entertainment then brought
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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you
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The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet. Risk of Rain 2 has been in development by Hopoo
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Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game and it launches today with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. While based on the iconic, cinematic lore of ”Blair Witch,” it tells a completely original story exploring human descent into darkness. You play as Ellis, an ex-cop with a troubled past, who
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