Subscribe to the latest updates from the PC category

PC Archives

Okay, so for those who aren't familiar with Overwatch, let's recap quickly. The game started with a roster of twenty-one characters, with two (Ana and Sombra) being added in later updates to bring us to the current selection of twenty-three. The next hero to be added was, until recently, thought to be the mysterious Doomfist (possibly voiced by Terry Crews!), but Blizzard's latest blog post may have just turned that theory on its head.

Find out more after the jump!

This past weekend Valve announced that they were ending the Steam Greenlight program and moving to an upfront-fee submission program called "Steam Direct." Instead of the current system, where developers pay a one-time $100 fee and the Steam community votes on which games should be allowed onto the store, developers will pay a $200–$5000 fee to directly place a game on the Steam Store.

At a passing glance this logic is sound. But head inside to read more.

At this point, you guys probably know about Doomfist, the hero everyone has expected will be added next to Blizzard's shooter Overwatch. Well, it looks like we might not be entirely correct about that, according to game director Jeff Kaplan. He recently visited the official Overwatch forums, where he stated quite plainly that "24 is not who you think it is."

Read more after the jump!

Final Fantasy XV was a game that had been in developmental hell for years, and some believed it would never come out. After a couple of delays, though, Final Fantasy XV was finally released in November to universal acclaim. Considering the long developmental process, many wondered how much it would need to sell in order for the game to be profitable. DualShockers recently spoke with Director Hajime Tabata during a visit to the Business Division 2 development floor in Tokyo and asked him that very question. According to Tabata, Final Fantasy XV broke even in sales on day one when it launched in November.

Read more after the jump!

Japanese manufacturer Good Smiles Company has announced that it is going to release a figurine based on Tracer from Blizzard's Overwatch. The figurine, called "Nendoroid Tracer: Classic Skin Edition," will be coming out this August.

Read more after the jump!

We've all been looking forward to Overwatch's next upcoming hero for a couple of months now, and the game's Public Test Realm (PTR) has a few new details that may indicate they're close to release. Doomfist, the mysterious hero whose gauntlet we saw in the Overwatch museum short, has been referred to in a few minor ways, which you can read about after the jump!

The point of Gamnesia is to forget reality, but sometimes the events in our world are far too bizarre to pass up writing about. For example, did you know that a major figure in the Trump administration used to be the head of a World of Warcraft gold-farming company? Well, now you do: Chief Strategist Steve Bannon once ran such a company, called Internet Gaming Entertainment.

Head inside for more info!

Blizzard added a temporary capture the flag game mode (known as Capture the Rooster) to Overwatch to celebrate the Chinese New Year, but now it looks like it's here to stay. Director Jeff Kaplan revealed in the latest developer update that the mode had been successful enough to merit making it a permanent part of the game.

Read more after the jump!

It's always cool to see two game franchises collide, but the fact that this experience was made in Minecraft without mods is straight up impressive. Called Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst, the map has been in development for over a year and features a new story, battles, and over 136 new Pokémon. Anyone can play the map using regular vanilla Minecraft, and while it's only available in single-player, the developers promise a 60 to 80 hour experience once the map has been completed.

Make the jump for more info!

Terry Crews, the actor famed for his work on the Old Spice advertisements and other comedic works, has made a mock audition video for the part of Doomfist's voice in Overwatch. Doomfist is a rumored upcoming hero due to be added to the roster, and a lot of players feel Crews would fit the part perfectly.

See the video after the jump!

It may have taken twelve long years, but players in Club Penguin finally tipped the legendary Iceberg. In case you're unfamiliar, "the Iceberg" is a social space in game that was long-rumored to tip over if all the players gathered to one side. For years this remained purely a rumor, but with Club Penguin finally closing doors in March, a celebration has started to send the game off. This includes tipping the Iceberg, which is now possible and reveals a dance floor and a special message.

Make the jump to watch the Iceberg get tipped!

Super Smash Bros. is considered one of the top 3D fighters today, but there's an awesome 2D game that plays similar to Smash Bros. that's coming really soon! Titled Rivals of Aether, this indie fighting game takes place in a time where clashing civilizations use the power of the elements to win their battles. You can control the power of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air in the form of creatures who duke it out for supremacy. Rivals of Aether includes a story mode, versus mode, online mode, and more.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

Unfortunately for Metroid lovers, Nintendo hasn't been real active in bringing anything new into the franchise for some time. As such, some talented fans have taken it upon themselves to fill this void. Last year, we were treated to the release of Another Metroid 2 Remake, though that quickly got shut down by Nintendo. However, another project has recently made its way onto the web, this time in the form of a ROM hack for the original Metroid.

Entitled Metroid: Rogue Dawn, this project serves as a prequel, allowing you to play out the theft of the capsule which enabled Ridley and Mother Brain to take control of the Metroids. Sound interesting? Find out more after the jump!

Blizzard just announced that Lúcio Correia dos Santos, the groovy Brazilian DJ and freedom fighter from Overwatch, is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a playable character on February 6th. He is the third Overwatch hero to be included in Heroes of the Storm, after Tracer and Zarya were added to the game at the end of last year.

Follow after the jump to see what it looks like to play as Lúcio!

If your Mega Man itch wasn't scratched by the lackluster Mighty No. 9 or the latest Legacy Collection repackaging, this new fan game might be what you're looking for. Since 2009, game developer / animator Peter Sjöstrand has been working on Mega Man 2.5D, a free-to-download PC game starring the blue bomber and a collection of his old Robot Master nemeses. Sjöstrand published the completed version of his project yesterday, along with a new release trailer.

You can watch the trailer and download the game after the jump!