There seems to be two popular, perhaps oversaturated genres at the moment. You can barely switch on your console or load up Steam without being hit in the face with either a new hero shooter, or a new collectible card game. Here's one that's both.
After a lot of waiting, a demo for Prey has finally hit PC. There’s been a console demo since April, but prospective PC players were told to get a refund on Steam if they didn’t like it after two hours. Not a great solution! Regardless, it’s no longer a problem, and you can download the demo now.
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Rather than a conventional demo, this is a free trial, so if you like what you see after an hour, you can buy the game and continue your progress instead of replaying the opening moments. This is now the case with the console demo now, too.
Diablo 3’s 2.6.1 patch is working its magic in the PTR at the moment, and Blizzard have released the , revealing a slew of balance changes, buffs and class ability redesigns.
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Included in the redesign is the Crusader rune, Limitless, which now increases the damage of Blessed Hammer to 640% weapon damage as Holy and increases its area of effect by 20 yards. Meanwhile, the Barbarian Bloodlust effect now deals damage equal to 20% of your recent Critical Hits to enemies within 20 yards every 1 second.
Water is wet, the sky is blue, and somewhere there’s a sale on PC games. Today, EA kicked off another Origin sale, discounting the likes of Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Sims 4, with some games shedding 80% off their price. This ‘Player Appreciation Sale’ will run until August 25.
Back in May 2017, Warfame developer Digital Extremes announced its next game, codenamed Keystone. It's now revealed the final title, The Amazing Eternals and released gameplay footage.
The video below shows off The Amazing Eternals, which is a free-to-play competitive shooter fused with collectible card game elements. It's drenched in a 1970s retro-pulp art style with an eclectic collection of heroes to play as. During a match you use a deck of cards to trigger powers, weapons and buffs.
To me The Amazing Eternals looks a bit like Blizzard's Overwatch but with some cards on-screen. Here are some screenshots:
To literally no-one's surprise, the are in Total War: Warhammer II. The arrival of the vile ratmen is heralded by a brand new trailer, which you can watch above. Check out a Hell Pit Abomination stomping on a Black Dragon - you deserve it.
The Verminous Tide are the fourth playable race in the sequel, but in a rather neat twist that may or may not be intentional, they're the thirteenth playable race to be announced for the franchise overall. Someone ring a bell.