Are you digging Kerbal Space Program? Wait for Defect SDK, a ship designing game with space combat. Engage in an escalating war with your dissenting crew and build bigger and better spaceships to beat your previous creations.
The king of basketball games teams up with the King of basketball. NBA 2K14 features improved passing, shooting and low post offense and defense. It also has a story mode where you help LeBron James get his coveted seven rings.
(NSFW: Language, Gore) The critically-acclaimed reboot of a cult classic, Shadow Warrior is an FPS with swords, magic and customizable weapons. It also has lots of jokes and gags, as is evident in its launch trailer.
The Danish band Mew and B&O Play created an app that lets you hunt for and string together sounds to form a new song by the group. Sensory Spaces is a must if you’re already a frenger but fun for new listeners too.
(NSFW: Language) A look at some of pirates and the other main characters that players will encounter in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Unsurprisingly, none of them can be called a hero in the traditional sense of the word.
No joysticks. No D-pads. The Valve Steam Controller instead has 2 trackpads augmented by a super-precise haptic feedback system. It also has a touch screen, 16 buttons and, in usual Steam fashion, will be open to hacking.
It would have been fun to get in some oversized beer pong at the beach this past Summer with the BearPong portable set but it looks like those of us stuck in cooler climes will just have to settle for playing at our next tailgate.
Alpha gameplay of Halfway, an upcoming turn-based strategy game where you play a group of soldiers trying to take back their ship from deadly aliens. It will be released this year on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The Grand Wizard Edition of the RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth comes with an exclusive 6″ Grand Wizard Cartman figure by Kidrobot, a map of South Park and various in-game items. We still can’t believe this game is real.
Rocksmith 2014 is serious about teaching you to play the guitar, but it also knows how to have fun. Its Guitarcade mode has platformers, shooters and other retro mini-games that teach guitar basics in an informal setting.
Superhot is a browser-based first-person shooter that takes bullet-time to its extreme. In the game, time only moves when you move or look around, making it as much of a puzzler as it is a shooter. Coming soon on Steam.
A flat-pack chess set that’s easily assembled from sheets of thick, pre-cut cardboard. We love the look of the pieces, though you wouldn’t want to play it in the rain. It’s also not all that portable once it’s assembled.
Visually stunning concept renders from the upcoming crowdfunded space shooter, Elite: Dangerous. If the finished gameplay looks this good, please sign us up now. £30 (~$48 USD) reserves a digital copy of the game.
Microsoft pimps its upcoming racer for the Xbox One with this awesome commercial in which footage was captured by shooting stills from the game and speeding past them at 120mph with a camera bolted to a McLaren MP4-12C supercar.
Harrison Krix of Volpin Props shows off his incredible replica of the Needler from Halo 4, as it goes from concept to completion in this time-lapse. The gun measures 31 in. long, weighs 10 lbs. and is lit by 54 LEDs. Build log on Tested.
(Gore) The creator of Resident Evil, Shin Mikami is behind this survival horror that’s sure to give you nightmares every time you play it. Mikami demoed it for us back at E3, and it took us hours to get it out from under our skin.
A retro 2D adventure RPG by Alex Preston and Beau Blyth (Samurai Gunn). Preston claims Hyper Light Drifter is a mix of The Legend of Zelda and Diablo, with fast-paced combat and a variety of equipment, enemies and dungeons.
Ok, we know the graphics are better than any old 8-bit console, but we still enjoy CineFix’s retro gaming renditions of pop culture franchises. In this case, we get a pixelated version of Christopher Nolan’s best Batman flick.
The Humble Bundle returns with another stellar lineup. Pay what you want for DRM-free, Steam-compatible and cross-platform copies of some of the best indie games in recent years. Trust us, it’s worth it just for FTL alone.