Over at Rock Paper Shotgun, there’s an interesting interview about the design of Prey’s Typhon with lead visual designer Emmanuel Petit and lead visual effects artist Jason Timmons. Among the cool tidbits: they used a shader meant for foliage to give the Typhon their creepy look.
Until Dawn and Game of Thrones headline PlayStation Plus’ games lineup this month. July also sees some add-ons in addition to the usual roster of games. As always, these games are only free if you have a PlayStation Plus membership.
There’s a range of games in July’s Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup, from the adorable Grow Up to the gritty Kane & Lynch 2. As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live subscription.
Secret World Legends launches today, a free-to-play reimagining of Funcom’s 2012 Lovecraftian MMO The Secret World. Secret World Legends streamlines a lot of the game’s core systems to make it more action-oriented and player-friendly. These changes let the story, always the game’s best feature, take center stage.
The weekend is for Luke Plunkett reminding you that you can finish the story in The Witcher 3 but still have more Witcher to play, so you should just do that already.
I’m filing out of New York’s Atlantic Theater, where I’ve just seen British mentalist Derren Brown perform his first American stage show, Secret. Around me, people are trying to work out how the two hours of tricks were done. I keep fidgeting, checking my phone—anything not to eavesdrop. With Brown’s work, and magic…
Cities: Skylines is coming to PS4. It will arrive “later this year” and will include the After Dark expansion.
We already have more awesome games than we can possibly play, so why not add a bunch more? Here’s all the big games coming out this summer.
Hitman’s prologue level, the ICA Facility, is free on PC and consoles starting today. This includes the escalations and challenges, and progress will carry over if you buy the full game.
The weekend is for taking a long nap after E3. Also taking a break from hearing about video games to actually play some.
Klei’s next game is going to be Griftlands, an “RPG where everything is negotiable.” They say it’ll be out late 2017 or early 2018.
The weekend is for press conferences about video games. Also, maybe playing some video games, but probably just hearing about new ones.
The weekend is for eating those tasty yogurts you’ve been so excited to eat that you keep saving them, even though you could totally eat the ones you have and then buy more. Also, video games.
Tokyo 42’s cute aesthetic belies a murderous underbelly. It’s a pretty violent game, but look at all the tiny people running away.
If you missed Life is Strange, PlayStation Plus has you covered with June’s lineup. You’ll also get Killing Floor 2 for PS4. As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.
Impact Winter is a snowy, post-apocalyptic survival game that came out last week for PC. Some of its design decisions are bizarre, and a lot of the game is downright broken, but I’ve been playing it obsessively anyway.
The weekend is for having a three day weekend, the perfect length of weekend for doing the requisite weekend tasks of social stuff, chores, and doing absolutely nothing. (All weekends should be three days weekends. Just saying.) Also, video games.