It only takes one game to fix your reputation, and Ion Maiden might be that game for 3D Realms. Created in Duke Nukem 3D's Build Engine, it's an excellent late '90s shooter with a modern twist.
Into the Breach, by the creators of FTL, is an excellent puzzle game masquerading as a turn-based tactics game. Short, sweet, and satisfying.
Plus: Vermintide II, Battletech, and Heaven's Vault all debut new trailers, the ESRB takes less-than-zero action on loot boxes, and David Lynch teaches typing. This is gaming news for February 26 to March 2.
Far Cry 5 brings the series' familiar gameplay to Montana's mountains, but our preview avoided hard-hitting cultural commentary.
Corsair's MM1000 is a decent mousepad, but not exactly the same revolution in wireless charging that Logitech's Powerplay mousepad achieved last summer. Blame the Qi standard.
Firmament features heavy mechanical airlocks, shiny metal doodads, ruined machinery, handles to pull—yeah, it's a Cyan game for sure.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine offers a fascinating deconstruction of America through the myths, folklore, and scraps of history we tell each other—if you can stand its slow pace.
Assassin's Creed: Origins's new Discovery Tour lets you explore the game's stunning recreation of ancient Egypt at your leisure, with history lessons woven in. Hopefully it's more than a one-off experiment.
Plus: Overwatch has puppies play Capture the Flag, CD Projekt and Dark Horse debate selling Geralt's bathtub figurine, and the Papers Please movie preps for release this weekend. This is gaming news for February 19 to 23.
These PC games got off to rough starts, but evolved into something great thanks to post-launch updates
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition might always live in the shadow of its younger sibling, but Forgotten Empires has crafted a gorgeous update for diehard fans of the original or fans of ancient history.
As it enters its third year, Rainbow Six Siege remains an unparalleled achievement in first-person shooter design. So...where is everyone else?
Plus: Free weekends for Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch, and a slew of release dates including Warhammer: Vermintide II and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. This is gaming news for February 12 to 16.
EA's latest "On the House" offering is a repeat, with free copies of Dead Space up for grabs.
A community-made mod replaces Kingdom Come: Deliverance's horrible Saviour Schnapps mechanic with a more flexible save system.