This week in games: Battlefield V teases its battle royale mode, Deep Silver acquires TimeSplitters

There are about a million games releasing, Gamescom is next week, PAX in two weeks—it’s starting to get pretty damn busy around here again. Both Brad Chacos and I will be in Germany for Gamescom next week, so keep an eye out for previews, announcements, and maybe even a video or two.

But for now, a recap. It's mostly QuakeCon news this week, including 25 minutes of Doom talk, but you'll also find a smattering of early Gamescom trailers below, a tease for Vermintide II's first DLC, and a surprise TimeSplitters acquisition by Deep Silver. Remaster on the way? Let's hope.

This is gaming news for August 13 to 17.

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This week in games: NZXT announces Fallout-themed PC cases and Blizzard says "multiple" Diablo projects are in the works

"Multiple" Diablo projects in the works. Blizzard's words, not mine. Diablo IV is an obvious bet, but what are the others? Diablo III on Switch? A Hearthstone successor? Rocket League, but with demons? Warcraft IV, except all the Warcraft characters are now Diablo characters? At this point, I'd take it.

That news, plus NZXT shows off new Fallout themed cases, Monster Hunter smashes Steam records, PUBG pledges three months of fixes, and Torchlight emerges from Runic's ashes.

This is gaming news for August 6 to 10.

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This week in games: Valve's finally releasing a game again, Yakuza 6 might come to PC

It’s been five years since Dota 2, but Valve is finally back with the game everyone’s been waiting for: Half-Life 3 A collectible card game. Hmm.

That news, plus Yakuza 6 hints at a PC release, Logitech acquires the Yeti mic maker Blue, Life is Strange 2 gets a new teaser, Lords of the Fallen 2 starts from scratch, and a World of Warcraft bug for the ages.

This is gaming news for July 30 to August 3.

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This week in games: Forza 7 removes loot boxes, Forsaken remastered, and Nintendo sues ROM sites

Loot boxes are dead. Rest in peace, loot boxes. Okay, not 100 percent, but all three of 2017’s most egregious poster children—Star Wars: Battlefront II, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Forza Motorsport 7—have now gone so far as to remove all traces of loot boxes from their existence. Pretty cool.

That news, plus a Steel Division sequel, Reaper’s shotgun gets Nerfed, Nintendo sues ROM sites, Night Dive remasters Forsaken, and Sunless Skies slips to 2019.

This is gaming news for July 23 to 27.

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This week in games: Star Citizen is sued by a backer, The Culling 2 is yanked from Steam and more

The rapid ramp-up toward review season continues this week, as evidenced by an absolute mountain of trailers for you to climb, Sisyphus-style. No Man’s Sky, Theme Hospital, We Happy Few, new expansions for Hollow Knight and Total War: Rome II—they’re all due within the next few weeks. Phew.

That, plus the story of a man who tried to sue Star Citizen to get his $4,500 back, Todd Howard says “never say never” to the idea of another New Vegas (but he kind of means never), and The Culling 2 ’s brutal failure and subsequent removal from Steam acts as a warning to anyone developing a battle royale game at the moment.

This is gaming news for July 16 to 20.

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This week in games: More Witcher games, new Commandos, and Darksiders III gets a release date

It's release dates, release dates, release dates this week as we start to prepare for the just-over-the-horizon fall reviews rush. No, please—sit back and enjoy the summer. Wear sunscreen. Stay hydrated. Just know that games are coming soon, some (like Monster Hunter: World) as early as August.

That, plus release dates for Bard's Tale IV and Darksiders III, a delay for Code Vein, teases for a new Witcher and new Commandos, and Fortnite making so much damn money that Epic decides to give all Unreal Marketplace developers an 18 percent bonus for the last four years of sales. Four years.

This is gaming news for July 9 to 13.

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This week in games: Dead Island 2 revival, Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC and Shenmue on PC

Every year it's like falling off a cliff. The run-up to E3 is a million stories per day—game announcements, game leaks, game trailers. Then E3 is obviously a billion stories per day as we try to sort through all the madness. And then the week after E3? Tumbleweeds.

Two weeks after E3 looks about the same. But three weeks after E3 is where people actually start working again, so I'm back with a very light dusting of news. Dead Island 2 is still apparently in development, Shenmue gets a PC release date, Kingdom Come: Deliverance delivers DLC, Bethesda talks smack about Sony, and more.

This is gaming news for July 2 through 6.

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