Must Reads: The Warcraft Movie is Not Good

written by Russ Looney on May 27, 2016 in Weekly Roundup

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Pillars of Eternity 2 is in the works (PC Gamer)

Obsidian is starting work on Pillars of Eternity 2, CEO Feargus Urquhart revealed in an interview with Gamepressure, although ‘revealed’ might be too grand.

XCOM 2’s New DLC Adds A Dash Of Shadow Of Mordor To The Game (Kotaku)

XCOM 2 just got its biggest DLC expansion yet, Alien Hunters. It adds three new “ruler” aliens, which function as bosses who, unlike other XCOM 2 enemies, can escape and appear in multiple battles. I was surprised to find that it’s kinda like the Nemesis system from Shadow of Mordor.

After 10 years of waiting, Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seems further away than ever (Eurogamer.net)

On 22nd May 2006, Valve put out a press release promising an episodic trilogy for Half-Life 2. Eurogamer wrote a news story, authored by one Ellie Gibson, with the headline: “Half-Life Episode 3 confirmed.”

10 years later, we’re still waiting for that third episode.

Gearbox and the Upcoming Homeworld Patch (Fists of Heaven)

Homeworld fans have been impatiently awaiting an update to Gearbox’s remastering of Homeworld for a few reasons, the big ones being that ship formations don’t work very well, and the single player has several known bugs in certain missions.  These issues, combined with the fact that fans were told they would receive regular updates but were instead treated to 6+ months of virtual silence has led to a lot of frustration amongst the community, with some vocal fans decreeing that Gearbox has abandoned Homeworld.

The Warcraft Movie Is Not Good (Kotaku)

Some people had hoped that Warcraft might break the long and storied Curse Of Bad Video Game Movies. I have some sad news for those people. Maybe video game adaptations were just never meant to be.

Count It – The First Ever Mac Frame Rate Counter (Mac Gamer HQ)

Have you ever scoured the net for a Frames per second counter that works on Mac OS X, but found nothing? We know the feeling too. After years waiting for a tool to arrive, we decided to create one ourselves and share it with everyone for free.

What the hell did Goat Simulator become when we weren’t looking? (PC Gamer)

To say Goat Simulator has gone off the rails isn’t exactly fair, given that I’m not sure it was ever affixed to the rails in the first place. This is a game, in case the name didn’t give it away, that’s inherently about the ridiculous. But somehow, with each DLC drop, it’s managed to become even more absurd, to the point that I’m not even sure what we’re dealing with anymore.