Hunt: Showdown PC Closed Alpha Date Announced by Crytek

On January 31, 2018, Hunt: Showdown will begin closed alpha testing

FRANKFURT, Germany – Jan. 18, 2018 – Starting on Jan. 31, a select group of PC gamers will be able to play Hunt: Showdown regularly as part of the game’s closed alpha testing phase via Steam. During closed alpha, the Hunt team will be testing gameplay, balancing, and backend functionality, as well as collecting feedback from the community. Closed alpha testers will be randomly chosen from the sign-up list, and those chosen will receive an email invite. read more

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game Teaser Trailer and New Details Revealed by Jam City

Fans Can Experience a Sneak Peek of the New Game at A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando from January 26-28

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, revealed new details for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery — including the game’s first teaser trailer.  Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first game in which players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student. In the roleplaying game, players will create a personalized student avatar, attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character’s story arc as they traverse their years at Hogwarts and grow as a witch or wizard.  The game will launch under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating gaming experiences inspired by the magic and adventures of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. read more

Fortnite Battle Royale Gets Massive Map Update

Game currently has more than 40 million players, peaked at more than 2 million concurrent players

CARY, N.C. – There’s a huge map update coming to Fortnite Battle Royale today, Thursday, January 18, that will add all new points of interest to the game, such as the city area, “Tilted Towers” and the underground mines, “Shifty Shafts.” Also included are updates to existing areas providing even more variety and distinction between the areas, which means more places to land, more places to loot, and more places to fight! read more

VGM CON 2018 Announces Performers and Special Guests

Minneapolis, Minnesota – January 17, 2018 – The Video Games and Music Convention (VGM CON) is pleased to announce its lineup of special guests and musical performers for its 2018 event. Composers Jason Graves (Dead SpaceTomb RaiderFar Cry Primal) and Rich “Disasterpeace” Vreeland (FezIt FollowsHyper Light Drifter) will be joined by bands Super Guitar Bros., Do a Barrel Roll!, Nerd Enhanced Sound, Arc Impulse, Super Marcato Bros. and more to celebrate the artistry of videogames, including their music, visuals, and narratives. Formerly known as Gamer’s Rhapsody, which now acts as the organizer of this new event, VGM CON features musical performances, industry and fan-run panels, an indie game showcase, interactive videogame and music experiences, and much more. The 2018 event is set to take place March 2 through March 4 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West hotel. read more

Q.U.B.E. 2 Announces Q1 2018 Launch and Celebrates with New Gameplay Trailer

New Footage Reveals the Mind Bending Gameplay Possibilities of Toxic Games First-Person Puzzle Adventure

London, United Kingdom – Independent developer Toxic Games has released the Gameplay Trailer for Q.U.B.E. 2, its sequel to the award-winning original game. The new trailer showcases how Q.U.B.E. 2 begins in cold, pristine environments before more natural elements begin to encroach into the spaces of the monolith, players will be exploring. Launching on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2018, Q.U.B.E. 2 features a gripping linear story, within a more open-ended framework, that allows players to combine game mechanics in new and exciting ways. read more

Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare Launching on Steam Early Access Feb. 1

Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare is a single-player pc game which features a unique combination of tactical first-person shooter and strategy game, where the player assumes the role of a commander and raise money, build an army, engage the enemies in field combat, attack hostile territories and defend currently held ones and eventually dominate the world. read more

THE SIMS 4 Laundry Day Stuff Launched – The First-Ever Stuff Pack Created with Fan Collaboration

Voted on by The Sims Community, The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff is Available Now on PC and Mac

The Sims 4 fans have spoken, and they want Laundry Day stuff! Built in collaboration with players and fans through a series of online votes, Maxis developed a unique stuff pack that offers players and their Sims tons of fun as they wash, scrub, and hang-dry their clothes. read more

Far Cry 5 x Mondo Limited Edition Available Now for Pre-order in Ubisoft Store

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Ubisoft announced the Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition, featuring a set of artwork inspired by the Project at Eden’s Gate, is now available for pre-order exclusively on the Ubisoft Store for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, and Windows PC: read more