It's October, so do me a favor: Curl up on a couch this weekend, drink some cider, and watch a horror movie. You know, something cliché.
Or just play Gears of War 4. Whatever.
This week, we get our first look at Wasteland 3 and an extended look at Torment: Tides of Numenera, Ubisoft confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2 for like the tenth time, EA gives away Dungeon Keeper, and the Outlast 2 demo rustles some corn on Steam. This is gaming news for October 2 through 6.
My dungeon's keeper
Remember when EA released that mobile follow-up to Dungeon Keeper a few years ago and completely ruined everything in the entire world? (Slight hyperbole, maybe.) Well, now you can head over to Origin and grab the unspoiled original Dungeon Keeper for the low, low price of free. Peter Molyneux's 1997 classic is the latest in EA's On the House program. Grab it while you can.
Band of brother heroes
Humble's stepped up its game with some decent packages in recent months, including the latest Humble Company of Heroes 10th Anniversary Bundle: $1 for Company of Heroes, beat-the-average to add in Company of Heroes 2, and $10 gets you all the Company of Heroes ever made. Not bad.
In case you missed it: The Fig campaign for Wasteland 3 started this week, and it's done okay—by which I mean they've already pretty much hit their goal, two days in. You've still got about a month to throw some money into the pot if you want, or you could just hang out and watch this gameplay trailer instead:
Speaking of InXile, Torment: Tides of Numenera is set to launch in early 2017 and that means it's time to start ramping up the trailers. Here's a brief look at the futuristic lunacy that is Numenera itself:
Meet the new boss
Fool me once Ubisoft, shame on you. Fool me…wait, how many times have they teased a new Beyond Good & Evil at this point? Who's to blame if I've been fooled seven or eight different times?
Point is, Ubisoft is dangling Beyond Good & Evil again. Michel Ancel dropped some concept art last week in the lead-up, and now it's been officially confirmed: "If you've been waiting for news about BG&E...well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game."
I'd get excited, but uh…you can't, uh, you can't fool me again. Or something. (As a side note: The original Beyond Good & Evil will be the next free Uplay game starting October 12, as part of Ubisoft's ongoing 30th anniversary celebration.)
Mortal Kombat X-ists
The "will-they-won't-they" around Mortal Kombat XL has come to a close with a definitive "They did"—NetherRealm finally launched it on Steam this week after initially saying they weren't going to and then, I guess, saying "Just kidding! It's coming!"
Also, there's a patch that supposedly fixes most of the problems with the lackluster PC port. Great. Now I guess we twiddle our thumbs and see if Injustice 2 makes it over.
In other patch news, the BioShock remasters got a long list of fixes. The bad news? Now people are reporting even more problems than before, including Windows 10 machines asking for players to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Oops.
Children of the corn
It's October, the perfect month to try and find a horror game that's a) Good and b) One you haven't played yet. Well, here's a candidate: The Outlast 2 demo, which is available for free until November 1. It's the same short demo shown at PAX this year, and what it lacks in length it makes up for in corn-rustling and murderous religious fanatics. Hopefully it'll tide you over until the full game's release early next year.