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Three new Overwatch maps landing next week – one is Sombra’s house

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube As predicted, the Overwatch anniversary event won’t simply be some skins and a new game mode. Three new maps are coming to the game, all of them the smaller-scale arena ones, and Blizzard have a little Twitter trailer to show them off. For the mechanical changes on the way, here’s a rundown of Overwatch patch 1.11. Via the EU Twitter account, it’s a short thirty second teaser, but there’s plenty …

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Xbox and more join the PC Gaming Show at E3 2017

PC Gamer today announced that Xbox will join the upcoming annual PC Gaming Show for the third consecutive year, as both a sponsor and key presenter, and revealed more companies and speakers set to appear. Taking place in Los Angeles on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, the show will feature appearances and announcements from some of the biggest brands in the PC gaming industry. Leaders and renowned game developers from …

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Your mum is still more popular on Pornhub than Overwatch, but the gap is closing

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Overwatch: great game, cultural phenomenon, heroic fictional organisation. Also quite popular with young men and women who really should know better. Fine purveyors of various digital entertainments and titillations Pornhub have stats for 2016 and all your favourite heroes (mainly, let’s be honest, heroines) are doing rather well for themselves. For something sensible, here’s news on Overwatch getting the Reaper shrug. As collated by Indy100, Overwatch clocks in at number …

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Wild West Online gets funding, will sidestep Kickstarter and include female characters from outset

When a western-themed image began circulating online last week, many facets of the interwebs assumed it was tied to Rockstar’s as yet console-exclusive Red Dead Redemption 2. The following day, we exclusively revealed said image was from Wild West Online—an upcoming western MMO from newly formed outfit 612 Games. Within Steven’s interview with Stephan Bugaj, the creative vice president of publisher DJ2, we learned a Kickstarter was on the horizon which would ask for $250,000 …

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Chris Avellone announces a new RPG project called Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Noted RPGmeister Chris Avellone, whose credits include Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, and my goodness the list goes on, has teamed with a new studio named Owlcat Games to create Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the first-ever isometric CRPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.  Originally published as a pencil-and-paper game in 2009 by Paizo Publishing, the Pathfinder RPG is based on a modified version …

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E3 2017 schedule – when and where to watch all the conferences

With E3 under a month away, we now have all the dates for all of the press conferences going on during the show. Proceedings actually start on Saturday this year, thanks to EA getting in early with its special Play event. See how many games you already have to get with our list of upcoming PC games. E3 has created a timetable which shows you the time of every conference, no matter which timezone you’re …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Xbox, Battletech, and more to appear at the PC Gaming Show at E3

We’re bringing the PC Gaming Show back to E3 for 2017, and this year’s event will once again see the good folks from Xbox take to the stage as both a sponsor and “key presenter.” Members of Microsoft’s gaming division will take some time to show off upcoming PC games and talk about upcoming developments.  “PC gaming is a huge part of our gaming ecosystem—across Windows, Beam, and Xbox,” Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Xbox …

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League of Legends patch 7.11: Kindred rework, new Rek’sai ult and Chemtech Tryndamere

League of Legends’ next big content patch is 7.11, introducing massive changes to Kindred, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes. Rek’sai has her own set of major switch ups, including a new ult, and Maokai plus Zac are still feeling the effects of their reworks. Have a look below for all the information we’ve got, straight from the PBE. Want in? You’ll need the best League of Legends champions. LoL Patch …

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Here’s why Overwatch’s Symmetra isn’t classed as defence

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Ever wondered why Symmetra is classed as support, rather than defence, in Overwatch? You’re not alone. Happily though, game director Jeff ‘likesquestions’ Kaplan has explained why this is. Keep an eye on the latest changes in Blizzard’s FPS with our Overwatch update tracker. In a new video for Wired – embedded above – Kaplan answers the questions of curious Twitter users. The Symmetra question is posed at 6:45, and the …

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Wild West Online releasing this year… because of Red Dead 2

Wild West Online has won additional funding from its investors, enabling the devs to bypass both Kickstarter and Steam early access in favour of a full launch later this year. For more multiplayer action on a massive scale, check out the best MMOs on PC. It’s largely thanks to a swell of interest in the game last week after one of its screenshots was confused for an image from Red Dead Redemption 2. Devs 612 …

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Harvest Moon coming to PC for the first time ever

After 20 years of farming on consoles, Harvest Moon is coming to PC for the first time soon. The full title is Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, but there’s no release date set as of yet. For more on upcoming PC games, check out our guide to the top games to get excited for. The game will be playable on PC at E3, which is just around the corner, so despite the relative lack of …

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New Battlestar Galactica Strategy Game Coming To PC

In an attempt to stop all official Battlestar Galactica video games from being piles of rotting space garbage, strategy publisher Slitherine is releasing a 3D strategy title for the PC based on the first Cylon War. While a game based on managing the dwindling resources of Adama’s Colonial Fleet could have been interesting, this effort—called Battlestar Galactica Deadlock—is set decades earlier and puts you on an equal footing with the toasters, tasking you with designing, …

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Automata Still Hasn’t Been Patched On PC

Nier: Automata came out two months ago on PC. It’s a really good game, and a clear standout during an unusually strong spring. So why the heck is the PC version still loaded with basic bugs and other problems that haven’t been patched? I spent last weekend blasting through Nier: Automata on PC. I got endings B, C, D and E and… well, you should really play this game. It’s great. For all its positive …

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Rainbow 6: Siege games may suffer disconnects as Ubisoft start emergency server maintenance

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube If you’ve been having any trouble getting onto Ubisoft games, it’s not just you. Yesterday, they were forced to start emergency maintenance on “various titles”. The work isn’t meant to affect everything, but Rainbow 6: Siege may be an unintended victim of it. If you’re looking for something new to play during the outage, our list of the best PC games from 2016 should help. It’s unclear why they’re going …

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You can now share and import Hearthstone decks with text codes

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Because everything is better with friends, Hearthstone is embracing the ‘sharing is caring’ ethos and introducing a couple of new features to make playing the game with friends a little bit better in an upcoming update. Until the update comes out, check out our best Hearthstone decks for beginners for deck inspiration. The first of these features is that quests – the primary way of racking up gold without spending some …

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