As Steam early access game Insurgency continues development, it launches two new game modes, Outpost and V.I.P. Escort. They should update automatically shortly.
In Outpost, players try to survive an onslaught of artificial opponents, which come in increasingly difficult waves, with no end. For the VIP mode, one team tries to escort a high-profile player to a designated area, while the opposition tries to assassinate the target.
These gameplay modes should bring some diversity to the dredge of similar modes the game has had so far, mostly concerned about control points. That should definitely make me interested in playing the game once more.
We have screenshots.
Developer Full Control, known for the free-to-play game Frontline Tactics on Steam, has released a sizable update for Space Hulk. Along with tons of bug fixes, the 1.2 update of the Warhammer 40K board game adaptation also comes with a free campaign addition. Three more missions are available in “Messenger of Purgatory,” where Space Marine squads are tasked with retrieving their brother, Captain Atarius.
Feedback for the game is that at a price of 30 bucks, the board game felt a bit light on content, despite also running a multiplayer section. Therefore, developer vetted content may help to sway the crowd a bit. One of the important updates to improve gameplay comes with an option to speed up the walk cycles of marines. Prior to that, it was necessary to move around different marines at once, to overcome this slow pace.
Hopefully, Full Control will periodically release a few more of these free, short campaigns. Until then, you can play your own story with a friend. It gets pretty tactical in those corridors.
Developer Abbey Games, the creators of Reus, have some more information regarding their prime title. After a few updates, adding content for free, the god game now added a Beta for additional game modes. It’s accessible to all on Steam, granted you opt in.
To access the new game content, you’ll need to right click on the game, view “Properties,” then click “Betas.” There, find the tab to opt in and click the “Protected Beta” one. It won’t require a password.
If all goes well, a small update will be downloaded. Now, boot the game up. You should see some “Advanced” options, when you try a new game. Here are the additional gameplay modes that are added in this section:
- Planet Size
- Titan Mode – You can’t save your game to cheat
- No Pause – Completely disables spacebar-pause
- God Mode – Giants are almost indestructible (enables Alt mode)
- Max Mode – 4 Ambassadors on a giant unlocks all its abilities (enables Alt mode)
- Speed Mode – Halves cooldown, doubles movement speed (enables Alt mode)
- Explorer Mode – Get additional bonus for higher level nature resources (enables Alt mode)
- Random Start – Starts the game with 6 random ambassadors on giants (enables Alt mode)
Developer Blackpowder Games has recently released an update for their upcoming PC shooter Betrayer, which is now on Early Access on Steam. Its most prominent change, amidst a variety of tweaks and fixes is the addition of color. When it started out, Betrayer’s vision was to offer a minimalist, black and white experience, with only limited red nuances. This is now replaced for an optional slider that adds vibrant colors for those that want to stray away from that path. We’ll post some screenshots of the most colored version below. Also, you can see me personally play the black and white version in this video.
When I voiced this change over Twitter, Blackpowder contacted me to state the fact that black and white is their default, intended look. An additional reason for the change was given with the following quote: “A small percentage of players reported eyestrain. We took that seriously and want them to enjoy the game too.”
Is that the right decision? We all want accessible games. Let us know in the comments below.
Comic book online brawler Marvel Heroes is up to update 1.2 now and this has launched some additional content. Now, in the massive multiplayer online (MMO) game, players can look forward to new characters, game modes and locations.
For starters, difficulty modes now include Normal, Heroic and Super Heroic, to give veterans a challenge as well. A new zone called Queens Bank Heist is added, which harbors Black Cat. There are also new Relics, Uniques and Artifacts to look forward to.
Maybe this is why I’m missing out on the new X-Men. That outfit seems to translate weird in polygons.
Last but not least, the promised Emma Frost takes the stage as a playable character. She can use her mind to launch powerful attacks or control enemies, like in the gameplay trailer, where she makes a dinosaur her slave.
There are also character profiles for Spider-Man, Thing Fear Itself and Cable, which give us a rundown of their skills and some tips on how to play with the heroes. In particular, we think Spider-Man might be the most overpowered with his ability to slow down hordes and become nearly invulnerable for a period of time.