A two-part campaign mission, a cooperative mission, and competitive multiplayer await in Destiny 2's open beta on PCs.
Plus: Battlefront II shows off a 24-player space battle, Tyranny's expansion gets a name and release date, Tropico 6 steals the Statue of Liberty, Overwatch gets not one but two new animated shorts, and more. This is gaming news for August 21 to 25.
Get ready for the adventures of "Gertie Fremont." Laidlaw says it's "fanfic," but it might be the closest you ever get to Half-Life 3 closure.
Microsoft also confirmed a release date for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, and announced that Age of Empires II and III will get the Definitive Edition treatment soon.
The HyperX Pulsefire "borrows" quite a bit from the Razer DeathAdder. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though it means the Pulsefire does little to distinguish itself from the competition.
After six months of unanswered price cuts, HTC finally drops the price of the Vive and brings it within spitting distance of the Oculus Rift.
Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster developer Frontier takes on the Jurassic Park license with Jurassic World Evolutions.
Plus a Planet of the Apes game a la Telltale, Total War: Warhammer II adds the Skaven, Crackdown 3 and Battletech fall victim to delays, and more. This is gaming news for August 14 to 18.
Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.
Almost a year and a half after debuting on the Oculus Rift, CCP is putting EVE Valkyrie onto boring ol' flat screens.
"Take it from the developer formerly known as Silicon & Synapse, and Chaos Studios, names are important too," says Blizzard, reversing last year's execution orders.
The Rival 500 isn't a great mouse, but its innovative thumb layout and the inclusion of haptic feedback are interesting glimpses of the future.
The K95 RGB Platinum is a beautiful keyboard with excellent switches, top-tier lighting, and one of the biggest footprints you'll ever find.
Fullbright's Tacoma is a space yarn full of space yawns.
Plus: Destiny 2's scented candles, Rez Infinite makes its way to PC (and PC VR), Gearbox unveils its new-project-that-isn't-Borderlands-3, and Humble gives away copies of Pony Island.