Slightly Mad Studios is a pretty busy studio these days. With the release of Project CARS imminent, they are also working on World of Speed, a free-to-play racing game for the PC. Apart from team races and having your own motor club (read... guild), there apparently a tonne of different race tracks from all over the world. I must say that for a free-to-play game, World of Speed looks rather good. It's currently in closed beta, which you can sign-up for here. Check out the gameplay trailer below...
It's official! Gearbox just released a trailer that announces the release date fr the remastered version of one of the most cherished space RTS games ever made. Homeworld Remastered Collection comes home on the PC on February 25th. It's available for pre-orders on Steam for RM65 (it has a 15% discount now) and comes with Homeworld 1 + Home world 2 and all expansions. That's a pretty good deal considering Homeworld still holds up and nothing has come close to outdoing it.
Ubisoft just announced a brand new game... and no it's not a million dollar budget Assassins Creed game or some fancy gigantic open world game. Grow Home is a small puzzle adventure game about a robot named BUD. That's it... no really... it's one of those smaller Ubisoft games... which almost always tends to be more interesting than the triple A fare.
Guild Wars 2 was released way back in 2012. 2 years without any expansion... just tells you how robust and deep the MMORPG is keeping the loyal players it has. ArenaNet has finally announced the first expansion for Guild Wars 2. Heart of Thorns adds a new area, the Maguuma jungle and does lots of new neat things that gives those that have reached the level cap, new skills and tricks with the new mastery system (there's no increase in level cap).
They are called esm, and they stand for e-sports Malaysia. Registered under the Malaysian Sports Commissioner's office, esm’s role is to ‘spearhead and develop the e-sports industry in Malaysia’. I’m guessing the Malaysian teams that have done well in the DOTA 2 The International tournament has caught the eyes of some government officials... although the match-fixing scandal with Arrow Gaming was an embarrassment... something I’m sure esm would like to regulate and make sure there’s no such hanky panky going on.
This new trailer from 2k Games gives us the lowdown on Evolve, the 4 versus 1 online multiplayer game from the makers of Left 4 Dead. It's not going in-depth into advanced tactics... but more of a primer... the basics of Evolve. A nice introduction to the four hunter classes and the three monsters; Golliath, Kraken and the Wraith.
Here's another free-to-play game. This one is set in The Witcher universe. The Witcher Battle Arena is a 3 versus 3 multiplayer online battle arena, MOBA... like DOTA 2 or League of Legends 2 but maybe at a smaller scale than those. It's available for the iOS and Android mobile devices and also support single player matches with bots... although... I don't know why you would want to play with bots other than for practise. There are two maps and 9 heroes to play with at launch... and more will be added later on. Check out the launch trailer and the tutorial video to get an idea of what the game is about below...
Nosgoth is a team-based PvP game set in the Legacy of Kain universe (old-timers will remember the Soul Reaver games) that's just gone open beta... meaning it is available for everyone to download and play since it is a free-to-play game. You have two factions; the humans and the vampires, with each faction having 5 different classes. Nosgoth also does the whole merging melee with ranged combat thing that we see more and more PvP games do.
What happens when Knights of the Order in 1886 have access to high-tech steampunk weaponry and instead of facing Frenchmen (or Englishmen if you prefer the Frankish side), they face a horde of monsters. That's exactly where The Order: 1886 comes in. A game set in Victorian era London that's as third person cover shootery like Gears of War and as quick time event filled as God of War.
2K and Gearbox announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One. It’s the first Borderlands on a next-gen console. The collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-sequel with all its DLCs. It’s coming out on March 27th and will be priced at USD$59.99.