Category: POLYGON-NEWS

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Dec
12

Wasteland 2 is free on GOG.com for two days

Wasteland 2 is free to download and keep forever on GOG.com until the end of tomorrow, Dec. 12, as it kicks off the PC marketplace’s annual Winter Sale. The freebie is the Director’s Cut Digital Classic Edition, which adds the original 1988 Wasteland. GOG.com is touting another 2,500-plus discounts for those who visit to claim…

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Dec
11

Sea of Thieves gets a sorely needed and charming tutorial

Sea of Thieves is a fantastic open-world, rules-light pirate game, but since launch, the game has badly needed a tutorial. Playing with friends always required me to hold a bit of a seminar on how to use equipment, check maps, and repair a ship. Now, Rare has added a tutorial that covers all of the…

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Dec
11

The Game Awards offers an E3-esque buffet of Steam demos for unreleased games

Geoff Keighley, the founder and host of The Game Awards, announced a new project on Wednesday morning called The Game Festival. The Festival is designed to work hand-in-hand with the Game Awards to give players the chance to try out some new games being discussed on the show with Steam acting as the digital event…

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Dec
11

Warframe’s Empyrean expansion is friendly to new players

Warframe is a great game with a notoriously difficult learning curve. Amazing quests like The Second Dream can be locked behind dozens of hours of gameplay, and there’s a lot in the way of mechanics and goals to take in. So, when the new expansion Empyrean was announced at Tennocon, the Warframe fan convention, it…

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Dec
11

Fight Night Round 4 shutters online support after 10 years

Fight Night Round 4’s online user base has dwindled to the point where EA Sports is going to turn off servers in March, the company told players via email last night. Although all offline modes of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game are still available, this effectively retires Fight Night Round 4 after a…

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Dec
11

New Fallout 76 patch creates more problems by breaking legendary armor

Fallout 76’s latest patch, Update 16. has only been out for a day and some players have already found a major flaw. Reloading your weapon may cause Legendary armor to break after the patch is installed, although this problem doesn’t seem to happen every time. In this YouTube video from user Jas Thompson you can…

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Dec
11

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order patch adds photo mode, stops ruining lightsaber builds

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gets a photo mode with a patch arriving today, Respawn Entertainment said in a note to fans on Tuesday. There’s another cosmetic option, that grants “the ability to remove a specific part of Cal’s lightsaber, once you hit a certain point in the story.” The lightsaber part in question has…

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Dec
11

Command & Conquer’s original EVA comes back for the 4K remaster

The original voice actor of Command & Conquer’s battlefield network, EVA, will reprise her role in the forthcoming 4K remaster version of the first game, Petroglyph Games and Electronic Arts announced this morning. Kia Huntzinger’s performance in the 24-year-old Command and Conquer harkens back to the “wild west of development,” audio director Frank Klepacki said…

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Dec
11

Squad up in Tetris 99’s new team mode

Nintendo added Team Battle Mode in its latest Tetris 99 update, but it’s not exactly what you’d expect from a battle royale. Instead of grouping up into teams of two or four, players choose one of four teams at the beginning of a Tetris 99 match. Then you play Tetris 99 as usual, and the…

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Dec
11

Bungie disabled Destiny 2: Season of Dawn’s Dynamo mod

As part of the Season of Dawn patch for Destiny 2, Bungie increased the effectiveness of the Dynamo armor mod by removing its mod stacking restrictions. But it seems the buff was a bit too strong, and Bungie’s had to disable the mod only three hours into the new season. Dynamo is a Void class…

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