The Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine, which we all know better as ScummVM, turns 20 this week, and anyone who has ever enjoyed a classic adventure game on a modern PC (or mobile device!) over the last two decades probably owes its creators a drink or two.
The best gaming monitor might offer a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time at 1080p for a great price, or it might boast 4K resolution in an ultrawide format. There isn't a 'one size fits all' when it comes to monitors. Which genre of game you play the most, and what you really value in a screen, makes a massive difference. But a good monitor, just like the best gaming chair, has an incredibly long lifespan compared to many other components and peripherals, making it a great investment for your gaming PC setup.
There are serious questions you need to ask yourself first to narrow down your selection. Do you favour image quality over lightning-fast pixel response? Do you need Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync? Does it even matter now that Nvidia supports FreeSync?
Are you into the pro-gaming, competitive esports world and crave the super-high monitor refresh rates of TN tech rather than a quality panel? Do you want a traditional 16:9 screen or have you been seduced by the ultra widescreen beauty of a 21:9 aspect ratio? Do you need a monitor so wide you can almost see those Fortnite enemies standing behind you? Or does it absolutely, positively have to be the best 4K gaming monitor so you can spot each individual blade of grass in The Witcher 3? And, finally, how convinced are you by the prospect of high dynamic range gaming?
Zordix Publishing and developer Rock Square Thunder have shared a launch trailer for The Lightbringer, a story-driven adventure platform game that takes place in world claimed by a vile corruption. The game was made available this past week. For more on The Lightbringer, check out the following overview: Dear brother, when this letter reaches your hands, I will no longer...
Wytchwood is an open world crafting adventure game where an old witch of the woods concocts spells and sorceries that are used to pass judgement on a quirky cast of characters living in a land of fables and fairytales.
In Wytchwood you are essentially the judge, jury and practitioner in a strange fairytale woodland. You'll explore the land gathering ingredients to brew up your magical … Read More
Anytime I review a game with hand-drawn graphics, the press release almost always says it's "Ghibli inspired," even if it looks nothing at all like a Studio Ghibli cartoon. However, Hoa is one game that definitely deserves that claim. Everything from the visuals, music, and overall themes are absolutely "Ghibli-esque." In this very chill and […]
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Left 4 Dead was a sensation so successful that, even as I write this, the sequel has over 14,000 concurrent players on Steam — though it came out over a decade ago. But Valve isn't in the business of making games for the most part, so WB partnered with Turtle Rock Studios, the team behind the original L4D, to make a spiritual successor. Back 4 Blood has most of what people love about the classic series, plus plenty of new things. It's a damn good time with friends, but the balance is somehow worse than it was during the beta, giving the game a bit of a rough launch. Back 4 Blood is divided into four acts. The fourth one is just a single boss battle, effectively giving the game three campaigns, versus the four and five of L4D and L4D2, respectively. They're beefy, though, and will often take more than two hours to get through each. The game features four-player, cross-play matchmaking, a solo mode, and a PvP mode that pits survivors against player-controlled R...
Although specific sales figures haven't been provided just yet, Metroid Dread is off to a strong start in the UK. We're hearing that it's now the biggest launch for the series in the region ever. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on Wii previously held that milestone. Furthermore, this is without factoring in digital downloads of Metroid Dread. Metroid Dread is indeed...
Nintendo has published a couple of commercials for Mario Party Superstars featuring the Japanese idol group King & Prince. Both adverts can be seen below. Mario Party Superstars is due out for Switch on October 29.
Nintendo has updated its maintenance schedule, and a couple of sessions are planned involving Switch. Both should be wrapped up by the early part of next week. Here's the full maintenance schedule as things stand now: Switch eShop – 9 PM PT (October 11) – 1 AM PT (October 12) – 12 AM ET (October 12) – 4 AM ET...
New World made it through its second week: It implemented detection for "bad-faith AFK players," it saw its queues come way down, and it is still promising server transfers, though they've been delayed. Right now, there's a bit of grumbling over the fact that we won't be able to transfer to different regions as originally […]
A new physics-based platformer is coming to Steam Early Access later this month, and the hook is that you play as an egg with arms. Yolked is out on October 28 - and promises to scramble up the infamous likes of Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, I Am Bread, and Heave-Ho.
Yolked is the first game from Hardboiled Studios, and while it's had a demo build available on the game's Itch.io page since last year October 28 will mark its first appearance on Steam in early access form. The developer estimates Yolked will spend around "7-8 months" in this form, before releasing properly in Spring 2022 - although this is liable to slip, as many early access games do.
The early access version of Yolked will include "the first stage and a half of the core game" and Hardboiled aims on working with the community to improve things during this time. The final version should contain at least three levels with different designs, more enemies, different game modes, and more lore - yes, there is a story in this game about negotiating a kitchen with an egg.
The first big patch for the Quake 1 enhanced edition has dropped, described by Bethesda as a "major update" that takes aim at issues such as controls, bot support in multiplayer, and numerous bug fixes. It also features numerous mod support improvements to get new and old Quake mods working with the new remaster.
The new enhanced edition of the first game in the Quake series was announced at QuakeCon in August and released the same day, along with two original expansions created by Wolfenstein: The New Order developer MachineGames and a PC version of Quake 64. It was great news - especially as it was released as a free patch for anyone who owned Quake on Steam.
However, despite being a remaster of a 25-year-old game, the enhanced edition didn't launch without issues. Players reported numerous issues, including control problems such as with gamepads, mods not being compatible with the new version, multiplayer not working correctly, choppy performance - especially on the new expansion, Dimension of the Machine.
Thanks to PIE International, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is getting an official art book. It will include character designs plus sketches, prop designs, background art, package illustrations, and more. The book will also have comments from director Nal, main artist Ryota Murayama, and Koichi (general / planning assistance). What might be the most noteworthy aspect of the book is...
Yes, it's true: PvP is now a thing in AdventureQuest 3D, and even though MOP's Chris has the PvP skill of a blind slug, he's going to try his best to square off against other players in the MMO's newest mode. Tune in today at 12:00 p.m. EDT to see him get beat by people […]
When BitCraft unveiled itself to the world last month, it was a generally vague yet intriguing reveal, promising a community-driven sandbox MMORPG that seems to lean heavy on the social interaction and exploration side of gameplay. While a lot of that is interesting enough, there is also the desire to have some more concrete information […]
Beast Breaker places you in the role of Skipper, a brave little mouse who's tasked with killing giant (well, to a mouse anyway…) beasts that threaten the peaceful lives of the towns and settlements populated by other adorable animals. You do so by engaging with gameplay which is one part pinball game, one part strategic RPG, which proves to be a surprisingly excellent pairing with lots of interesting ideas. The primary goal of each battle is to kill another giant crystalline monster, each of which is comprised of a series of interconnected parts with their own health bars. Only destroying one of these parts—the core—will kill the monster outright, but you often don't have a straight shot or need to chip away at other parts before you can get to it.
Skipper is given a limited number of actions per turn, and you then select from a menu of attacks that usually result in him flinging himself toward the beast and bouncing off its crystalline hide at high speed. You're given an indicator of where is initial trajectory will go, but Skipper often bounces off several surfaces before coming to a stop. An effective turn, then, is one where you line things up just so that he hits several surfaces at once, but you also have to take his terminal point into consideration, too. Each turn, a red zone is marked out on the field indicating where the monster will strike, and if you finish a turn in that zone, Skipper takes a hit and loses health.
A new Far Cry spin-off may have been teased within Far Cry 6, as players are discovering. Hidden in the game are QR codes that, when scanned, seem to show a video for some sort of Far Cry battle royale or survival game - although when that will happen is another matter.
Far Cry 6 was released by Ubisoft last week and, despite definitely coming with some problems, at least offered a new open-world paradise for players to explore. Observant players who have been digging into Yara may have spotted QR codes in certain places, such as on some wooden crates.
As detailed by JorRaptor on YouTube (thanks The Loadout), scanning these codes with a phone in real life brings up some short teaser videos. The most cryptic of these shows a cartoon revolver chamber character, a map with various counters suggesting wildlife and multiple players, and an armoured cat attacking either a player or a soldier. The three red arrows suggest players in some sort of multiplayer mode, at least.
We have another new demon trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V, this time showing off Jatayu. It first appeared in the original Shin Megami Tensei. The Megami Tensei Wiki has some extra background information on Jatayu. Continue on below to read a bit more about the demon. Jatayu is a valiant bird in the legends that depicted it. In the...
When Dying Light: Platinum Edition heads to Switch this month, it will make use of the system's various features such as the touch screen. This can be used as another form of control to manipulate the inventory and UI navigation. Dying Light will have other notable features on Switch as well. The game supports HD Rumble, gyro aiming, motion controls,...
Not surprisingly, there are hordes of Massively OP readers crawling over every square inch of the recently launched New World, often with their cameras in tow. Imagine super old-timey cameras or lithographs or something like that, if it helps with your immersion. R00ch kicks us off with this picture of his character going blind from […]
Disney Wonderful Worlds is a match-stuff puzzler that sees you building your own version of a Disney resort. It's not the most complex game in the world, but there are some tricky bits here and there that you might need some help with. And that's exactly why we've written this guide – to help you […]
Chernobylite mixes a whole load of gaming styles but still manages to come up with something very unique and challenging. It's a game in which you can invest a bunch of hours, especially in the resource management stuff, but is neatly complemented by a cracking story and some great visuals.
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a platformer, RPG, puzzle game, pet-collector and Wind Waker-style exploration game, all rolled together and spraypainted in glorious technicolour. It may be knowingly kooky, it may occasionally sound like a cat motivation poster, but we forgave its failings. Rainbow Billy is greater than the sum of its parts, and the developers have absolutely overloaded it with parts.