If you’ve ever wondered about what insects get up to in their spare time, Moonsprout Games has the answer. Its RPG Bug Fables exposes the tiny, thriving content of Bugaria, a sacred location in which the everlasting sapling hides. Tempted by the artifact’s promise of immortality, three brave insects set forth on a buggy odyssey.
Microtransactions, often gussied up euphemesticically as ‘loot boxes’, have become a major source of additional revenue for video game companies. They’re a godsend for boosting profits, but peel away the Midas Touch and you’re left with humanitarian issues. Last year, lootboxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II fanned the flames of controversy due to their alleged link with gambling and the powerful psychology behind variable rewards. It’s this grey area US Senator Maggie Hassan is most troubled with.
Nintendo’s sequel to the WiiU’s flagship shooter, Splatoon, has just become the first ever Nintendo game to hit 2 million retail sales in Japan. What’s more, this is also it makes it one of the first few console games to have hit the milestone since 2009.
Time to brush up on the classics? Why not start off with Arkane Studios’ stealth-action RPG, Dishonored? Running for only $5.99, this game pack includes the base game, along with all its relevant DLC (The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches, Dunwall City Trials, Void Walker’s Arsenal)
Fans have finally gotten their hands on Dynasty Warriors 9, however, it hasn’t been all that smooth for all consoles – since launch PS4 has been having performance issues, specifically with regards to framerate. Now Koei Tecmo has acknowledged these issues, stating that they will be issuing out patches for the relevant consoles in the coming weeks.
Bitmessage developers have warned of a critical ‘remotely executable’ zero-day vulnerability in the PyBitmessage application that was being exploited in the wild.
A remastered edition of the first three Spyro the Dragon games is reportedly coming to the PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive.
The hunt for free video games is a worthy pursuit. Digging around Steam, the PlayStation or Xbox store will often yield demos, discounts and free weekends that quench your thirst, but they never quite fill the void like a full purchase does. Fear not, because today will rectify that situation with not one but two free complete games to download and keep forevermore.