With all of Bethesda’s big E3 2018 news out of the way, here’s a round-up of everything that might have fallen through the cracks. Bethesda’s E3 2018 showcase was a doozy, with the Elder Scrolls 6 announced, as well as more on Fallout 76, and a bunch of other juicy morsels. But there was plenty of news that wasn’t quite as showstopping. First up, The Elder Scrolls Legends, the free-to-play card digital game, is getting a console release along with a visual update. The title will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year. “Built entirely from the ground up, The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ new client will feature a revamped interface, menu and playmat,” reads the blog post. Card frames are getting a sleek new look, and the new client will also condense the game file size so it takes up less space and will run like a dream on the device of your choice. You can also carry over progress from your PC, mobile, or tablet game … [Read more...] about Bethesda round-up: Elder Scrolls card game getting visual update and console release, ESO DLC coming, Quake free-to-play this week
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PCG Q&ACheck out past editions of the PCG Q&A:What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?When was the exact moment you fell out of love with a game?What's the first game you really loved?Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the last physical copy of a PC game you bought, while sharing our own choices. Today, as a kind of sequel to that question, we ask, what was the first downloadable game you bought on PC? In the PC Gamer Q&A, we ask the global PC Gamer team for their thoughts on a particular subject, then invite you to add your thoughts in the comments below. We'll also feature a few answers from the PC Gamer Club Discord, accessible to anyone who's a part of our membership program.You'll find our answers below, and we'd love to hear what your first paid downloadable game was too. Jarred Walton: Half-Life 2I'll take the easy route on this one, because it's also true: Half-Life 2 was the first downloadable game I bought. I also played … [Read more...] about What was the first downloadable game you bought on PC?
Contrary to popular belief, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world. Yes, it is ludicrously popular in North America and Europe, bringing in $126 million in February alone. In the weeks since the game launched on iOS, Epic earned an additional $15 million, as well as a few hilarious trend-pieces analyzing how schools have moved to keep kids off their phones in class. Fortnite has also famously ousted PUBG from the kingpin spot on Twitch, in a development that continues to cause a ton of consternation among PUBG's truest disciples. But seriously, despite all that buzz, despite those tectonic shifts in cultural cachet, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world, because Fortnite has yet to launch in China. No, you cannot acquire the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or mobile phones in China, and right now Epic is mum on a future release date. But it has to be coming, and probably sooner than later. This is a big deal, because PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to be a major force in China. If … [Read more...] about What happens when Fortnite hits China?
Every cloud has a silver lining, and let’s be honest; isometric ARPG/shooter Bombshell was a pretty big (possibly mushroom-shaped) cloud. Originally planned as a Duke Nukem reboot, legal scuffles forced the game to re-brand, and it all turned out a bit pants anyway, leading developers Interceptor Entertainment to fold not long after. The silver lining may be just what old-school shooter fans have been clamouring for, though. The Build-engine retro FPS now known as Ion Maiden was originally planned to be a promotional tie-in with Bombshell (and still shares a protagonist). It fell off the radar after Bombshell turned out a dud, but it seems that side-studio Voidpoint never stopped believing. Without warning, and under the (recently purchased) 3D Realms banner, Ion Maiden has launched direct to early access. To everyone’s surprise, it may actually be really good. While Voidpoint/3D Realms have been rather remiss and forgotten to send me (our resident retro FPS … [Read more...] about Ion Maiden may just be the second coming of Duke 3D