Some of the biggest games released this year are discounted, and we've listed our favorites below. Of particular note: Death Stranding, F1 2020, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are on sale for half off, and Doom Eternal is just $19.79, 67 percent off the price it launched at this year. That's an excellent discount on both ripping and tearing. … [Read more...] about The best deals from the Steam Autumn sale
I adore games with high skill ceilings, which is why you’ll most often find me neck-deep in the latest battle royale or FPS. Squadrons was a big departure from my usual genres in many ways, but that high skill ceiling hooked and reeled me in as inescapably as any game before it. I found the singleplayer campaign to be supremely mediocre, so I spent most of my time from the very start in the practice map, flying about wreckage and finding just how much there was to learn about piloting your ship properly. The number of micro-decisions you have to make, ranging from direction and velocity to the distribution of your shields across your ship, scanning for the next incoming threat, properly balancing energy between weapons, engines, and shields… It took a little while for things to click, but once they did, Star Wars: Squadrons was my game. … [Read more...] about Have you played… Star Wars: Squadrons?
Andy Kelly: Also the Steam controller. I really tried with this thing. Like, really, REALLY tried. I bought it cheap and was convinced it was going to be my new thing. I was going to get used to having a trackpad instead of a physical analogue stick. But it just never felt right, despite me trying to convince myself otherwise. It's fudgy and imprecise, and moving the camera around in third-person games was especially frustrating. After much fruitless struggle, I ended up selling it. It was cool that Valve tried something new. A bold attempt to make a PC-specific piece of hardware that let you play mouse and controller games with one gadget. But, alas, it sucked. And it felt really cheap in your hands too. … [Read more...] about What hardware do you regret buying?
While it's a slightly heavy game to play in 2020, I nevertheless look forward to finding out how much detail Suzerain goes into, and of course if I make as good a president as years of strategy games told me I do. If you have similar ambitions, get Suzerain on Steam from December 4. … [Read more...] about Political management RPG Suzerain gets a December 4 release date
Aftermarket comes with the new limited-time mode Flashpoint, too, which removes all the precious healing items from the arena. To get your health and shields back, you’ll need to stand in a Flashpoint – techy bubbles dotted around the map that will regen you while you’re standing in it. … [Read more...] about Apex Legends has scrapped Wraith’s Naruto run