• Two Point Campus goes boldly into space for brand new expansion

    Two Point Studios has announced its first expansion for spoof school strategy game Two Point Campus: Space Academy. The expansion will add three new campus locations, six student archetypes, six new courses and classrooms, and more. It's set for release on 6th December across all platforms except Switch, which will arrive on the 12th December. Check out the trailer below - it's clear the Two Point team are Trekkies.

  • Nvidia's RTX-enhanced Portal launches next week, and here's how it looks

    Nvidia's own souped-up version of Portal will launch next Thursday, 8th December. This version of Valve's classic first-person puzzler comes crafted by Nvidia's own Lightspeed Studios, and will be released as a free DLC update for existing owners via Steam. As you'd expect from its name, this version adds ray-tracing, Nvidia DLSS 3, "hand-crafted hi-res physically-based textures" and "enhanced high-poly models evocative of the originals". Here's how it looks in action, compared to the...

  • Grand Theft Auto started life as a dinosaur tech experiment

    There are many things that come to mind when thinking about the Grand Theft Auto series. The characters, the settings, the weapons and cars, an awful lot of chaos - I could go on. However, one image that probably isn't immediately conjured up in your head when thinking about Rockstar's long-standing franchise is a whopping great big dinosaur rampaging the streets. And yet, this is actually the sort of game Grand Theft Auto started life off as. Speaking to the BBC alongside the series' 25th...

  • Bohemia asks fans to stop sharing faked real-world war footage made in Arma 3

    Bohemia Interactive, developer of military simulation game Arma 3, has asked fans to watch out for edited in-game videos being shared around social media that are falsely labelled as real-world war footage. Specifically, Bohemia has called for players and content creators to "use their game footage responsibly", "refrain from using clickbait video titles" and "always state clearly that the video originated from a video game" rather than footage from a real-life conflict. Arma 3 gameplay...

  • The original Warzone is back online

    Almost two weeks after it went offline, the original Call of Duty Warzone is back online under the new name Caldera. During the game's offtime, players were "encouraged" to play Warzone 2.0 for free, whilst developer Raven Software shifted its focus over. As promised, Warzone has been quietly relaunched as Caldera, albeit on life support, as Ishraq put it earlier.

  • Sony unveils £300 smartphone metaverse gadget that can map your moves onto anime-like characters

    Sony has revealed a set of six motion-tracking gadgets that will allow a user's body to influence an avatar's moves. Known as Mocopi, this set will enable mobile motion capture, thanks to sensors worn around a user's head, waist, wrists and ankles. When paired with the compatible smartphone app, these trackers can then be used to animate an avatar within said app. In addition to adding your avatar to real-world locations, users will also be able to combine avatars and background images...

  • Witcher 1 remake will be open-world "modern reimagining"

    The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has described the upcoming remake of the series' first game as a "story-driven, single-player open-world RPG - a modern reimagining of 2007's The Witcher". It's the first detailed description we've had of the remake, and suggests a more from-the-ground-up reworking of the original role-player than previously thought. Thanks to the success of The Witcher 3, the series is now thought of as a fully open-world franchise. But that was not the case back in the...

  • It's a mistake that games don't use mistakes more

    Here's a question for you: if you fudge something up in a game, and it doesn't kill you so you can still continue on afterwards, albeit with the undesired outcome, do you? Or do you reload? For a long time, I reloaded. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. The games I grew up on, that's what you did. You quick-saved, you reloaded, you got your desired outcome. That was how I always played. By the end of a game, I'd done everything exactly as I intended, or I hadn't done it at all. If...

  • Starship Troopers: Extermination is a 12-player co-op FPS that's full of bugs

    If it's bug squishing you want, you're in luck; developer Offworld Industries has unveiled Starship Troopers: Extermination, a new 12-player, squad-based co-op FPS coming to Steam early access next year. Inspired by Paul Verhoeven's cult-classic 1997 movie, Starship Troopers: Extermination drops up to three squads of four players onto the front lines amid an Arachnid assault, challenging them to work together to complete objectives, acquire resources, build and defend their base of...

  • Super Mario Bros. movie gets second trailer in Nintendo Direct tomorrow

    UPDATE 29/11/22: We're still a few hours away from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast with the second official trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie (that's at 2pm Pacific, so 10pm UK time today). Regardless, new artwork for the film has popped up online and is being shared around social media - including a first look at Mayor Pauline, last seen in Super Mario Odyssey, and a height chart for the film's main stars. Join us back here a little later for that trailer!

  • Ubisoft's troubled The Settlers reboot now aiming for February 2023 on PC

    Ubisoft's much-delayed The Settlers reboot has resurfaced once more, bringing with it a new name - it'll now be known as The Settlers: New Allies - and a 17th February 2023 release date on PC, with console versions to follow. This latest release date marks Ubisoft's fourth attempt at getting its Settlers reboot out the door; when the publisher first revealed it was revisiting the series' much-loved city-building and real-time strategy formula back in 2018, the reboot was expected to arrive in...

  • Microsoft soon "likely to make EU concessions" in Activision Blizzard deal

    Microsoft is reportedly readying to make a number of formal concessions to EU regulators investigating its proposed $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard, including the guarantee Call of Duty will be availalble on PlayStation for the next ten years. Call of Duty has remained a focal point during government scrutiny of Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, with regulators - including those in the UK and Europe - raising fears Microsoft may leverage the juggernaut franchise to gain an unfair...