If you’ve ever dreamed of firing your baby out of a rocket launcher or thought the Teletubbies intro would be better with a bunch of grown men in leotards, then get ready: All your dreams have come true.
Those stories, plus the Rainbow Six “beta” and 4K Just Cause 3 footage below. This is gaming news for the week of November 16 – 20.
Call your mother this weekend and tell her you’re now a “Space Engineer.” She’s going to be so proud.
Of course, you don’t have to tell her you’re actually stuck in your house playing Space Engineers because it’s free on Steam for the weekend. As per usual, check your Steam library and you’ll see the game waiting to be installed. You’ll be able to play from now until Sunday at 1PM Pacific.
Taking a page from DICE’s book, Ubisoft is running a “beta” for Rainbow Six Siege next week a.k.a. less than a week before the game’s launch. I think we can call it what it really is: HYPE. TRAIN. The “beta” starts November 25 and runs through November 29, and will be accessible through Uplay. It’ll offer a limited selection of maps and operators, and progress will not carry over to the full release. A week later.
Also there’s this new trailer where Idris Elba says “Are you ready to siege the day?” because apparently it was written by the Council of Dad Jokes.
Well, I guess now we know what WB meant when it said “For those of you that hold onto [Batman: Arkham Knight], we are going to continue to address the issues that we can fix and talk to you about the issues that we cannot fix.”
WB admitted this week it cannot/will not fix SLI/Crossfire support, saying “The best case estimates for performance improvements turned out to be relatively small given the high risk of creating new issues for all players.”
It’s been quite a long time since Hotline Miami 2’s release, but we finally got an update on the much-touted level editor function. You’ll be able to access the level editor beta on December 10, though there won’t be any Steam Workshop support to start. The full roll-out is scheduled for January.
I like this new video for The Witness, titled “Long Screenshot #1.” It’s very soothing.
And on the complete other end of the spectrum is this trailer for the new Rocket League DLC, Chaos Run, which takes some major cues from Mad Max and its ilk. Apart from the standard bits—new cars, new paint styles, et cetera—we’ll also get a new free arena, “Wasteland,” which is a bit wider than normal and has different boost placements.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a dinosaur baby, you’re in luck. Crytek released its Back to Dinosaur Island VR demo on Steam this week for free, turning you into a little T-Rex baby (kind of). It’s by far one of the most visually impressive VR demos out at the moment—and, as a result, one of the most demanding. I hope you have a fantastic PC.
Just Cause 3 is a scant two-ish weeks away, and to celebrate that fact there’s this new video containing 4K footage. It is predictably gorgeous and I don’t even want to think about what specs you’d need to run the game like this.
Atom Bomb Baby
The first Fallout 4 patch will release on PC next week. But that’s not really what I’m here to talk about. That’s just a convenient excuse for me to post this video of the Atom Bomb Baby mod, which replaces mini-nukes with an exploding baby.
YouTube user Merfish recreated the Teletubbies intro in Grand Theft Auto V. I am pretty sure Dipsy has a dildo on his head.
- Path of Exile’s new expansion takes a page from Spelunky.
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate works okay on PC!
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided got hit with the delay stick this week.
- Star Wars Battlefront looks beautiful, but feels like half a game. That won’t stop AMD from giving you a copy, though.
- Last but not least: Steam Machines are in trouble. Like, “multiple manufacturers pulling out of the program” trouble.