Author - Jerry Paxton

Memorial Day 2023

While many of us plan trips and extend the Memorial Day weekend as much as we can, I think it is essential to take a step back and spend a moment thinking about why this holiday exists as well as the men and women it honors. Thank you.

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”
– Wendell Phillips

Wargaming Joins Warhammer Skulls Festival 2023 With Great Offers and New Content

Wargaming is bringing the epic battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe to its World of Tanks and World of Warships franchises. Players can enjoy exclusive deals on Warhammer 40,000 inspired content and missions, free DLCs, great discounts, and much more.

World of Tanks PC [available till June 1st]

Steam players are offered a variety of special Warhammer 40,000 inspired content which includes: a free DLC with a brand new 2D style that can be received by completing a certain mission, a whopping 60% discount on a special bundle featuring tier VI Heavy premium tank KV-2 (R) with the “Rognarok” 3D style, “Mordian” tank style, and 7 days of WoT Premium Account.

Additionally, bundles with Warhammer 40,000 customization from last year’s Battle Pass are available for purchase in the World of Tanks Premium Shop and Steam.

In collaboration with Prime Gaming, World of Tanks brings the special Wings of Wrath package, featuring an exclusive Commander, Primaris Lieutenant Tolmeron from the Blood Angels, distinct customization elements, 3 days of Premium Account, missions for ×5 XP and other content to boost Player’s account.

World of Tanks Modern Armor [available till June 6th]

Tankers can get five new Premium vehicles inspired by the Warhammer 40,000 universe, two new fully voiced 3D Hero Commanders (Ultramarines and Sisters of Battle factions), and six new 2D Standard Commanders. The core of this new content is the console-only Warhammer 40,000 Leman Russ tank, which makes its debut. To start the journey, players can grab a free Starter Pack on PlayStation and Xbox that includes Warhammer 40,000 Emblems and other boosters. If that wasn’t enough, an Xbox Game Pass perk with two of the new 2D Standard Commanders will hit the ground on May 31st, along with special sales bundles available on Xbox that offer discounts up to 20%.

World of Tanks Blitz [available till June 8th]

The game delivers up to 80% discounts on four bundles featuring Vindicator Ultramarines and Predator Ultramarines tanks, along with themed avatars including two new static ones and a DLC Pack with new profile background for Steam players.

World of Warships [available till June 1st]

On Steam, players can grab a free pack, which includes the seven-day rental of the Ignis Purgatio, premium Tier VIII battleship, and a set of camos. Two special bundles also offer a 25% discount and include two unique Warhammer 40,000 Commanders per bundle. Making their big return, is some valued content with Grotmaz Smart, Ship Smasha, Ragnarok and his commander Arthas Roqthar the Cold will be featured in the armory along all the content created in different bundles with premium containers, commanders and ships, either together or separately.

World of Warships Legends [available till June 2nd]

Coming exclusively to Xbox playerstwo Warhammer 40,000 DLC bundles that each include two unique Commanders and a selection of camos are available with a 50% discount.

Don’t miss the chance to get major content from the Warhammer 40,000 universe across World of Tanks and World of Warships franchises.

Alone in the Dark Spotlight Reveals Details, VO Cast, and More

In the upcoming Alone in the Dark, players can choose between two protagonists to experience the haunting story: Emily Hartwood and Edward Carnby. To bring these two iconic characters to life, the developers partnered up with famous actors Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) and David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow), who will lend their voices, their appearance, and their formidable acting skills to the protagonists. Depending on who you play, you will get a different take on the same story. You can see both of them in action in the new spotlight video, showcasing a ton of gameplay.

We hope you are not trembling with fear now, because we have more shocking news to share: Alone in the Dark is launching on October 25th, 2023 on PC, Xbox Series S/X, and PlayStation®5, and will be available at an SRP of €59.99 / $59.99 / £49.99. The digital pre-order kicks off today. You can pre-order here:


Are you caught in an endless cycle of indecision, feeling like you’re trapped in a haunted house where each door leads to more confusion? Questions like, “Should I pre-order?” or “How’s the atmosphere like?” may be haunting your thoughts. Well, fear not, as we have a solution to illuminate your path through the darkness. You can now download the playable prologue of Alone in the Dark and personally experience what the game has to offer, without any spoilers for the main story. Get your hands on the free prologue here:


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Official Launch Trailer

Get ready to return to Middle-earth and hop into the skin and bones of fantasy’s most endearing anti-hero: After more than four years of blood, sweat and raw fish, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from Daedalic Entertainment and NACON releases today on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The developers from Hamburg are proud to deliver a narrative adventure based on the largest IP ever worked on by a German studio.Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO of Daedalic Entertainment on Gollum: “Our game is true to the lore created by professor Tolkien for which we are very proud. This narrative adventure is a treat for all fans of The Lord of the Rings and players can look forward to meeting both new faces and old friends!”

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a story-driven action adventure set in the world of the novels. Embark on a perilous journey as Gollum, chasing the only thing that is precious to him. Climb, leap, and sneak your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. Gollum is skillful and sly, and torn by a split personality. It is up to you to decide whether to yield to the darker side of Gollum or trust the kinder gentler hint of Sméagol. Travel from the depths of Mordor to the beautiful realm of the wood elves and meet compelling characters both familiar and new in a story steeped deep in the lore of Middle-earth.

“Working with the Daedalic team on the development of the Gollum game during the past several years has been a phenomenal experience for all of us at Middle-earth Enterprises,“ Director of Brand & Licensing, Fredrica Drotos mused. “And we‘re eagerly anticipating Middle-earth‘s fans‘ reactions to Daedalic‘s deep dive into the singularly complex Stoor Hobbit, Smeagol aka Gollum, who is driven by forces, within and outside his control, simultaneously.“

Co-published by Daedalic Entertainment and NACON, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is developed by a small team of passionate Tolkienites at Daedalic Entertainment in partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises. The game releases digitally for PC, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, with a physical version for consoles also available. A Nintendo Switch™ version is planned for later this year.

MX vs ATV Legends Season Two Trailer Released

THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios kick off MX vs ATV Legends – Season Two with exciting free updates and new content.

Gate-Drop Fundamentals for Season Two

Updates for all owners of the base game include performance improvements, bug fixes for online and single player modes, new menus for faster navigation, a renovated garage for vehicle displaying, and physics-based Wheelie and Nose-Wheelies (Pro Physics only). Additionally, new suspension upgrade parts (Showa, Pro Circuit, Factory Connection and Legends) and gear options (jerseys, helmets, pants, gloves) from various manufacturers are now available, as well as brand-new Monster Energy and Slayco Graphic kits.

First DLC of Season Two: 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship (available now)

The 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship DLC is now available, featuring all 12 scheduled events, including the bonus track Loretta Lynn. Players can compete in each event, unlocking two days prior to their corresponding real-life races.

Here is a full schedule of each track unlocking in-game, and the corresponding real live event:
Season Two Outlook
Upcoming updates for MX vs ATV Legends – Season Two include rain weather, photo mode, replay mode, Steam Deck Compatibility, additional gear and customization items, new animations such as tear-off goggles, and optimized AI behavior for collisions and scrubs.Upcoming DLC
Upcoming DLC for MX vs ATV Legends – Season Two includes an officially licensed compound, a Throwbacks Track Pack featuring fan favorite tracks from previous entries, and seven new DLCs featuring 2023 vehicle models from major manufacturers.

Hell Let Loose Update 14 Live Now

Team17 Digital has today released the latest update for its acclaimed World War II shooter, Hell Let Loose. Step into battle alongside the British Forces, as a brand-new playable faction enters the battlefield, alongside more than 15 new weapons, new vehicles, 2 new maps, locomotion improvements, and non-verbal communication tools.

Update 14 is one of the largest content drops to date for the title and is free for all Hell Let Loose players. This massive update also brings a whole host of quality-of-life improvements to enhance the player experience.

Key features include:

  • The British Forces are now a playable faction within Hell Let Loose, adding a third team to the Allies rotation. Alongside this new faction, initial British uniforms will be added to the loadout with plans to support future customization.
  • An arsenal of new weaponry adds to the already expansive collection available in-game. Update 14 features more than 15 new weapons, from a Lanchester MK1 submachine gun to a portable Flamethrower Life Buoy.
  • A fleet of iconic vehicles giving players more options when traversing across new terrain, from a Sherman Firefly tank to a Daimler recon vehicle, and Bedford supply and transport trucks.
  • Two brand-new maps give players more history to explore and new battlefields to fight on, expanding the current map rotation implemented in Hell Let Loose.
    • Driel – Taking inspiration from the events of Operation Market Garden, this map will see players battling it out to secure territories while traversing the small villages and farmland of the Netherlands.
    • El Alamein – With a stunningly vast desert landscape, teams will be fighting across mostly open terrain with little to no cover.
  • Non-verbal communication tools allow players without microphone access or those unable to use one to communicate with their teammates – improving the accessibility of the game and helping players make quick calls on the frontlines. The radial wheel features 15 communication options in four key categories.

Hell Let Loose is a hardcore World War II first-person shooter featuring epic battles of 50v50 players across infantry, tanks, artillery, and a dynamically shifting front line. Players can choose from one of 14 playable roles within the infantry, recon, and armor units, each offering a unique gameplay experience. Drop into the battlefield and utilize teamwork and communication to dominate your opposition in an evolving, large-scale warzone.

Hell Let Loose is available to download now on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Evil Wizard Out Now

Today, developer Rubber Duck Games and publisher E-Home Entertainment are thrilled to celebrate the launch of their humor-filled action RPG, Evil Wizard, on Windows PC, and Xbox Series X|S! This unique, action-adventure title puts players in the role of a defeated final boss, fresh off of a humiliating battle with a hero, and hungry for revenge.

In their quest for vengeance, you’ll explore charming pixel-art environments packed to the brim with hordes of enemies that you need to overcome to reclaim what’s yours. While you once were a powerful wizard, an epic battle stripped you of your powers and now you’ll have to rediscover them and re-infiltrate your castle to unleash the revenge you long for.

“It has been a long time coming, and we’re thrilled to be launching the quirky and comedic fun of Evil Wizard and sharing our unique spin on the action RPG genre,” said Kavka Wang, Marketing Director, at E-Home. “Evil Wizard has a little something for everyone, between the crude humor, satisfying combat, and hundreds of easter eggs scattered throughout, and we welcome players into the wild and wonderful world that we’ve created!”

“We are equally nervous as excited to be releasing the game,” said lead programmer Diego Ordoñez, “They keep asking us for a quote but the only thing we can put to summarize our feelings is ‘AAHHHHHHH!’”

Evil Wizard features tons of enemy and boss variety, including some inspired by the dev team’s favorite games and movies. The game also features fourth-wall-breaking humor, inspired by the likes of Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Deadpool, and one thing is certain: this wizard has quite the mouth! Tying all the fun together is satisfying action RPG combat that you’ll need to master if you want to reclaim your evil castle and all the glory that comes with it.

The Pegasus Expedition Gets Final Content Update

Fulqrum Publishing and Kalla Gameworks today release The Exodus – the final Content Update for the story-driven, sci-fi grand strategy title The Pegasus Expedition – which is now available via Steam, and Epic Games Store. The update introduces a brand-new gameplay scenario, alongside gameplay improvements and an assortment of gameplay/bug fixes.

In this new scenario players face a terrifying and all-consuming enemy, The Biomass, as it spreads across the galaxy. Players will grapple in an intense race against time, as they fight to survive long enough to escape the clutches and ever-growing threat of consumption from this horrific enemy.

This update also brings changes to the galaxy generation, making resource exploitation potential more specialised and highlighting this to the player, making for a more straightforward approach to their economic challenges and conquests. In addition, a large-scale overhaul to The Pegasus Expedition’s combat mode gives players greater control over the way they approach each different battle through their campaign.

A further change implemented for ease of use is the introduction of structure filtering, a new tool that players can use to easily locate the structures they require while building.

The Exodus is the final planned early access content update for The Pegasus Expedition. It follows Scattered Empires, At the Center of It All and The Height of the Empire – all of which introduced new gameplay scenarios alongside a variety of changes and bug fixes.

Besides these new features and content, The Exodus brings a number of additional changes and fixes:


  • The way galactic perception is changed to more directly reflect players’ actions and will now also much more directly affect how the Other factions will view the player.
  • AI will now prioritize building higher tier fleets as well as research technologies more actively in aim to keep them better on par with the player. Other miscellaneous AI tweaks have also been implemented, and this is not intended to be the final state of the AI but a step in the correct direction.


  • Fixed an issue where combat music would not play
  • Fixed an issue where texts won’t align with their buttons
  • Fixed an issue where fleets would not lose combat power from lost ships
  • Fixed an issue where the cancel button would not work with operations.
  • Fixed an issue where the council screen could “blink” as black
  • Fixed an issue where the player wouldn’t receive the story-related operative
  • Fixed an issue where derelicts could stay active after exploration.
  • Fixed missing tooltips relating to global interrupts.
  • Fixed an issue where game could lock up on ending the turn
  • Fixed an issue where Pegasus republics production numbers would not show.
  • Many miscellaneous small fixes.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister Palace of Ice campaign DLC Launch Trailer

The next instalment of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed cRPG, Solasta: Crown of the Magister – is now available to play. Tactical Adventures is celebrating the release of the Solasta: Palace of Ice campaign DLC with a Free Weekend and huge discounts galore!

Palace of Ice is the biggest DLC pack to date, playable in solo or co-op, it gives players a brand-new campaign with over 25 hours of new content taking place following the end of the original Crown of the Magister campaign.

Designed with higher level characters in mind (level 10-16), players will discover entirely new locations and weather effects, as well as new enemy types and high level character development (spells, items, armors, etc). New dungeon maker environments have also been added, as well as two new races to complete your party – Gnomes and Tieflings.

For even more Palace of Ice content, check out the High Level gameplay video where Tactical Adventures provides a deep dive into community requested features as well as closing out the main Solasta storyline:

This new campaign sees the Soraks infiltrating Gallivan and threatening the Snow Alliance after making a deal with the demons. The heroes will have to explore a totally new region, and reunite the different clans of the Snow Alliance in order to try to bring the spread of Soraks and Demons to an end.

An all-new free content update will also provide more faces for character creation, as well as important Dungeon Maker improvements: the ability to play levels 12-16, a dedicated world map and an NPC follower system.

The Palace of Ice DLC will retail for $14.99 / €14,99 / £14.99.

Bungie Announces Next Game: Marathon as well as Destiny 2 Showcase

Today Bungie took the next step in its evolution into a multi-game studio with the announcement of its next game: Marathon, a new sci-fi extraction shooter and the first completely new project from the studio in more than a decade. Marathon is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with full cross save and cross play, and no release date has been announced. Coinciding with the announcement, Bungie released the first CGI trailer for the game, showing off a first look at the world of Marathon, a glimpse of the player characters—known in game as “Runners”—and the game’s bold visual style.

A PvP-focused extraction shooter set on the mysterious planet of Tau Ceti IV, Marathon will see players inhabit the bodies of Runners, cybernetic mercenaries who have been designed to survive the planet’s harsh environments, exploring the lost colony that once inhabited Tau Ceti’s surface. Players will engage solo or in crews of three, searching for mysterious alien artifacts, as well as for valuable loot and new weapons and gear that they can add to their collection.

“Marathon is the start of an amazing journey for Bungie, one that is inspired by our studio’s legendary history while pushing boldly into the future,” said Marathon General Manager Scott Taylor. “We’re taking all of the lessons that we’ve learned from more than 30 years of creating amazing worlds and innovative PvP experiences and putting them into a game that looks, sounds, and plays like nothing Bungie has ever made.”

“Even at this stage of development, it’s incredible to watch the creativity and excitement around the game at Bungie,” said Marathon Game Director Christopher Barrett. “The team is committed to creating a PvP-first gameplay experience full of tension and excitement, all set in a persistent, dynamic, narratively rich online world where players’ actions have ramifications on each unfolding season.”

Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Bungie also announced today that actor Nathan Fillion is reprising his role as fan-favorite character Cayde-6 for the Destiny Universe. The legendary Hunter made a brief appearance in a teaser video for the next Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: The Final Shape.

The ten-year journey of Destiny’s Light & Darkness Saga is approaching its epic conclusion and, later this summer, Bungie will show off the first details of what to expect in the Destiny Showcase event on August 22nd. During the livestreamed showcase, Bungie developers will reveal the details for The Final Shape and provide a look forward into the future of Destiny 2.

Fans can tune into the event on the official Destiny Twitch and YouTube channels: and

“This is a momentous time for Bungie, as we continue our evolution into a multi-game studio,” said Bungie CEO Pete Parsons. “More than thirty years of passion for creating incredible games has led us here and will push us into the future. We have a tremendous amount of work ahead, including continuing to build our Marathon development team and supporting Destiny for years to come. With our partners at PlayStation, we’re working to make our bold vision of Bungie as a true entertainment company a reality, while never forgetting our core mission: building worlds that inspire friendship.”

For more on Marathon, visit

For more on Destiny 2, visit

Bungie is actively hiring for Marathon, Destiny 2, and beyond – check out our openings here: