The Sinking City’s studio just DMCA’d its own game off Steam

Frogwares, the studio locked in an acrimonious dispute with publisher Nacon over their game, The Sinking City, used a DMCA claim to have it removed from Steam’s storefront, a Valve spokesman confirmed. To Vice on Tuesday evening, Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi said Steam “received a DMCA take-down notice” for the version of The Sinking City that Nacon has shipped — […]

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System Shock remake coming in late summer, demo arrives today

A new trailer for Nightdive Studios’ System Shock remake gives fans a look at the game’s updated combat. The studio published its teaser on Thursday morning, heralding the game’s first demo — which should be available for all players by Thursday afternoon, a few months ahead of the game’s planned release. The teaser trailer takes players to the updated Citadel […]

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is back with PC release

Ignition Entertainment’s trippy and mind-boggling El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is coming back with a PC version on Steam, a decade after its original release. The game is most notable for its story, which is based off the ancient Hebrew text, The Book of Enoch. El Shaddai follows Enoch, a scribe who seeks seven fallen angels in order to […]

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Microsoft Flight Simulator updates the United Kingdom and Ireland today

World Update 3: United Kingdom & Ireland is now live for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The update adds detail and enhancements across the entire region — including Scotland and Wales — and is available for free on Windows PC. According to a blog post made Tuesday morning, the update relies heavily on photogrammetry to render the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, […]

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World of Warcraft’s newest event adds a ghostly twist to Torghast

Shadowlands takes place in the realms of death, and players have to leave the normal lands of World of Warcraft to go fight The Jailer and his many evil forces. Torghast, the Tower of the Damned, is a re-runnable, roguelike experience where players fight their way through multiple floors of The Jailer’s evil tower. This week, a new bonus event […]

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Robert A. Altman, founder of Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media, dies at 73

Robert A. Altman, the co-founder and chief executive of ZeniMax Media, has died, the company announced on Thursday. As the parent of Bethesda Softworks and several other development studios, Altman’s company grew into a major video gaming publisher in the 21 years since its founding, responsible for multimillion-dollar franchises such as Doom, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout. A cause of […]

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Sea of Thieves is dodging the expansion problem

New content can, strangely enough, be a double-edged sword for online games. Everyone loves getting to log in and open their favorite game to find new character classes, dungeons, or worlds to explore. But new content often invalidates everything that came before. World of Warcraft and Grand Theft Auto Online are both hugely popular games that struggle with this problem: […]

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