This week in games: Goat Simulator heads to space, Witcher 3 sets the stage for its grand finale

Gaming news for the week of May 23 - 27

Goat Simulator

It's a short and snappy wrap-up this week, everyone. Not only are we sitting in the pre-E3 news drought at the moment, but I’m moving to a new apartment this weekend and pretty much my entire life—minus this computer—is boxed up right now.

Anyway, this week: Ghost Recon Wildlands crawled out of its hiding place briefly, Deus Ex shows off scantily-clad cyborg ladies, Goat Simulator goes Spaceballs, and some company wants to bring Mirror’s Edge to TV. Hopefully they film it all in first-person, so people at least have an excuse for why they feel so sick to their stomachs. This is gaming news for the week of May 23 – 27.

End times, indeed

Total War: Warhammer released this week and it’s pretty good. But you? Maybe you haven’t gotten around to buying it yet. Maybe you’d rather play a different Warhammer video game (it seems like there are a million these days) this weekend.

If that’s the case, then Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide a.k.a. “Let’s just call it Vermintide” is free from now until Sunday. It’s like Left 4 Dead, but sort-of...Warhammer-y.


We haven’t seen much of Ghost Recon Wildlands since Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year, but it still exists and it—for whatever reason—has a brand new trailer two weeks before this year’s E3. C’est la vie.

No Goat’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is maybe-sort-of-delayed according to Kotaku, and that’s fine because I guess there’s a new space-based expansion to Goat Simulator? And there’s a guy with like, a six-blade lightsaber? Star Trek references? Facehuggers? A trailer narrated by an Arnold Schwarzenegger sound-alike? I swear, it’s all in the trailer:

Bloody brilliant

The Witcher 3 ’s new Blood and Wine expansion is out next week. I’m still working on a review but, as you’ve probably guessed, it’s pretty damn good. Here’s a trailer, if you’re interested:

So yellow

This week on “They Made A Live-Action Trailer,” it’s our summer beau/belle Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Fair warning for those at work: There are quite a few augmented ladies walking around in lingerie in this video, though things go sour pretty fast.

Have Faith

Not content with three-minute live action trailers and apparently-terrible Warcraft films? Well then put on your running shoes because (What the hell?) Mirror’s Edge is getting turned into a TV show, according to a report on Deadline. “We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience,” said Endemol Shine Studios President Sharon Hall.

That’s it. That’s all we know, and it’s enough for me to know I don’t want it.

A launch trailer for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, though? Yeah, I’ll take that:

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