In our latest look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s battle royale mode, we get another glance at the largest CoD map ever made. Players will scavenge and battle over land, air and sea. Blackout will also have an area where you can fight waves of undead.
Getting from place to place in video game worlds can be a drag. Hence the inclusion of overview maps and teleportation to zip your character over long distances quickly. Nukazooka envisions same tech applied to the real world. We’d just use it to skip traffic jams.
Microsoft’s Project xCloud is an upcoming video game streaming service that will allow people to play Xbox One games on their PC, tablets or phones. It will work with the Xbox One controller and supports streaming via 4G connections. Public tests will begin in 2019.
Gamers, stop struggling with your router’s settings. Razer’s Sila router is optimized for gaming with its one-click gaming mode. It can also identify connected consoles and let you prioritize traffic to that console. You can also use up to three Sila units as a mesh network.
Goodbye chunky Alienware laptops. The upcoming m15 has a 15.6″ screen yet looks more like a 13″ laptop thanks to its thin side bezels. It comes in 1080p or 4K variants, has 8th Gen Intel CPUs and maxes out with a GTX 1070 GPU. Drops 10/25/18 starting at $1299.
Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.
The latest gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 dumps a ton of new information about the game. You can play in first-person, participate in heists and bounties, gamble, watch plays, take baths and more, with characters reacting to your choices and actions.
Oculus’ Quest is a wireless, all-in-one gaming-focused virtual reality system. It requires no PC, has built-in roomscale tracking with Rift’s familiar Guardian system, and a hi-resolution (1600 x 1440 per eye) optical system. It will launch in 2019 for $399 alongside over 50 titles.
The spiritual successor to the funny and challenging Theme Hospital. Like its inspiration, Two Point Hospital has you managing a medical facility where patients go in for silly conditions, such as Turtlehead, Jest infection and Cubism. Available for Windows and MacOS.
A lighthearted urban planning simulation in which you build your town while making sure that the buildings themselves are happy and fulfilled. It’s like Sim City and a Tamagotchi had a baby. Coming to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One late Spring 2018. More here.
Xbox and Make-A-Wish’s Consoles for Kids charity auction lets you bid for one-of-a-kind autographed and custom painted Xbox One X consoles, each one signed by a celebrity or game developers. All of the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. The auction runs until 10/3/18.
Sony jumps on the retro console bandwagon with the PlayStation Classic. It looks just like the original PlayStation but is 45% smaller, has an HDMI output and is pre-loaded with 20 games, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. We hope Tony Hawk Pro Skater is in there too.
A five-minute party game from the makers of Secret Hitler. Inspired by Blade Runner‘s Voight-Kampff test, Inhuman Conditions pits an investigator who must determine if the other player is a human or a robot. If they’re a robot, that other player faces verbal challenges.
YouTuber t.p. took animator Guy Collins‘ amazing Kaizo Trap video, and reworked it with a fresh electronica soundtrack that fits perfectly with the protagonist’s challenging journey into a platform video game world. Even if you’ve seen the original already, it’s worth a rewatch.