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  • By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Behold the Angry Army, Warriors of the Inner Sphere!
    Mission: This is a casual drop mission. We will group up and proceed with Quick Drops for the duration of the Event. This is an open event.
    Enemy: Each other or public pilots.
    Terrain: To be determined.
    Time: 2pm EDT, 01/28/2017. Duration: 2 hours
    Location: AJSA Discord-> MWO Dropship 1
    Command/Signal: BATCMDR BlackopsElf will lead the event. RSVP by commenting below. Questions may be asked here as well. Please come ready to use your mic and communicate respectfully/effectively.
     
    See you there.
    NO GUTS, NO GALAXY.

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Please RSVP, using this post.
     
    Blood Bowl 2
    This is ESPN 8 The Ocho covering all the sports no ones else does! Tune in the month to see the AJSA Championship League of Blood Bowl 2! What is Blood Bowl 2 you ask? Blood Bowl 2 is a beautifully horrific and bloody strategic turn based Football game with little to no rules. You have 16 turns (8 in each Half) to score as many Touchdowns as you can to win the game. Play as 8 main Fantasy Warhammer races like Humans, Drawfs and of course the....................*sigh* elves. So find that gold stash, find a sponcer and make a team to win the cup and spill the blood of your enemies AND friends!
    ................Wait you dont like Warhammer, Football OR Strategy?! CLEANSE THE HERESY! *ahem* Back to you Jim.
     
    The Event will be a month long league tourny to see who just is the best BB coach of us. Will it be dodgy coaches? Bash and Kill? or the ones in between? Find out with the hosted events on Discord at  4pm EST/ 9pm GMT. The third event will be held on the 28th of January.
     
    Dedicated Players
    We encourage commitment and attendance within the EF, this we offer attendance pips for those players, who attend at least 50% of the events. For which you will receive said pip, once awards made their return.
                             
     
    If you want to suggest ideas, discuss the game or make other recommendations, then feel free to do so in the PC Gaming Forum. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the EF leaders, namely Acepilot666, Brandykins1982, Conan, Digs or Jayson's Rage.

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    Game Nights Overwatch (1/28/17), Hosted by WITHASTICK and DoctorPainMD.
    Spots are limited and time is short, so save a spot by replying with ‘GNO’ and your PSN ID.
     
    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from new released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free to play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!
     
    How To Join Game Nights
    Reply below with the Abbreviation you see above and include your PSN ID (you’ll be added to our Attendance List).
    Look for and remember your Game Nights Start Time for your region/country below.
    Remember who the Host/Hosts are.
    On the day and start time of Game Nights keep an eye out for an invite from the Host/Hosts (either an In-Game invite and/or a Party Chat invite).
     
    Game Nights Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT
    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights change

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Indie developer tries to pull a Bethesda, Felipe Pepe writes about learning over 40 years of game history, Mike Diver speaks to Zelda series producer and director Eiji Aonuma, negative effects of health care repeal on developers, UN is getting interested in games, Kickstarter for Banner Saga 3, Joseph Anderson talks about Fallout 4 and how to better realize the game's potential, the cost of developing Easter eggs, writing on relationships between characters in FFXV and Last Guardian, South Sudan gets its first Global Game Jam, new trailer for Call of Cthulhu and developers working on a Werewolf The Apocalypse game, road to IGF developer interviews, interview with the man that fixed Fallout 4's toilet paper, a look at the influence glitches have had on the fighting game genre, the story of the Sega SG-1000, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods)
     
    GDC State of the Game Industry 2017

     
    Tim Sweeney earns the Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award

     
    Nintendo Switch Won't Support Netflix at Launch - Report

    The Switch’s Launch Lineup Is Getting Beefier
    Japanese Nintendo Switch buyers can customize their console’s colors
    Nintendo Switch UI gets new close-up in deleted tweet
    Totaling the hidden costs of owning a Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo Switch is leaving these Wii U features behind
    Nintendo Answers (And Avoids) Our Switch Questions
    Nintendo Switch: Everything we still don’t know
    Nintendo Switch Predicted To Sell 40 Million Systems By End Of 2020
    Nintendo Switch Ain’t for Mom and Pop—It’s for Die-Hard Fans
     
    Xbox One's upcoming copilot feature will let two players share one controller online
     
    Mordheim: City of the Damned developer to bring Necromunda to PC

     
    Obsidian teases something called "Project Louisiana"
     
    Call of Cthulhu trailer is crazy in the coconut
     
    White Wolf bringing Werewolf: The Apocalypse to PC

     
    Atlus Brings Two Utawarerumono Games West In 2017
     
    Torment: Tides of Numenera trailer teases choice-heavy combat
    9 minutes of Torment: Tides of Numenera PS4 Gameplay
    Torment: Tides of Numenera preview – A classic series reborn for Xbox One
    TORMENT: TIDES OF NUMENARA PREVIEW - 2017'S MOST PROMISING RPG YET?
    Three bizarre sci-fi tales from Torment: Tides of Numenera
     
    Dead Cells - Reveal Trailer
     
    Take me on: Take On Mars official release 9 Feb
     
    World of Horror, A Scary Game For The 1980s
     
    Halo Wars 2 feels like a return to the C&C era of real-time strategy
     
    We Are Chicago, a game about living in a tough neighborhood, will be out on Feb. 9
     
    Injustice 2 is getting an online beta
     
    Ex-BioShock dev's horror game Perception is coming to PS4
     
    Zelda fans uncover Breath of the Wild backstory from Special Edition map
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Will Require a 3GB Install on Wii U
    A Conversation with Zelda Veteran and ‘Breath of the Wild’ Producer Eiji Aonuma
     
    Nostalgic shooter Strafe gets a March release date
     
    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 release date set for PC
     
    Inside and Limbo developer's next game looks as dark as its forerunners
     
    Watch a grown man kick a child in the face in the Tekken 7 release date trailer
     
    NieR: Automata details amusement park, submerged city, unarmed motions, mounts, fishing, and jukebox

     
    Necrobarista is about hipsters, baristas, and death
     
    For Honor: Viking Gameplay Intro (Classes, Controls, and More)
     
    Might & Magic Showdown lets you paint your champs
    I'd rather paint Might & Magic: Showdown's figurines than play the game
     
    Hunt those monsters with Toukiden 2 on PC in March
     
    Malicious Fallen launches February 21 in the west

     
    Berserk and the Band of the Hawk details 'awakening' abilities alongside new screens

     
    SWAT 4: Gold Edition is now on GOG
     
    Mass Effect: Andromeda "Running Awesome" Right Now, BioWare Says
     
    Murder puzzle game The Sexy Brutale coming in April
     
    Cultist Simulator Makes Running A Cult Into A Fun Time

     
    PS4 Fans Are Baffled As To Why Sony Is Promoting Crappy-Looking Games

     
    The 3DS Is Getting A New Fire Emblem Game
    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia may have a big learning curve for modern fans
    Doubt I would be a fan of the other changes but I would love to see the marriage feature removed from the series.
    Fire Emblem: Heroes Is A Collectible Character Strategy Game For iOS And Android [UPDATE]
    Nintendo's Mobile 'Fire Emblem' Is a 'Gacha' Game, Here's What That Means
     
    Endless Space 2 - The Horatio - Prologue
     
    Yooka-Laylee unveils local co-op and multiplayer in-game footage
     
    Bossa's new game Decksplash promises a 3-on-3 mix of skateboarding and Splatoon
     
    Ghost Recon: Going to war against a devout drug cartel
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay: Single Player Walkthrough (Feat. 3 AI Teammates)
     
    The Division: Last Stand trailer teases livestreamed reveal coming tomorrow
     
    Mon then! Total Warhammer unleashes The White Dwarf
     
    Duelyst is getting singleplayer boss battles

     
    Dishonored 2’s New Custom Difficulties Give You A Lot Of Options

     
    The Division 1.6 update will nearly double the size of the Dark Zone

    The Division's next big expansion is coming to PS4 and Xbox One at the same time
     
    Battlefield 1 DLC Reveal Coming Next Week, Watch A Teaser Now
    Battlefield 1's first DLC revealed: four maps, two vehicles, and a new mode
     
    Dark Souls III: The Ringed City DLC Announcement Trailer | PS4, XB1, PC
     
    Resident Evil 7 DLC begins rolling out next week on PS4

     
    Overwatch 'Year of the Rooster' is coming next week
    Bringing Capture the Flag to Overwatch was harder than you think
    The Woes of An Overwatch Player Who Keeps Getting Reported For Playing Widowmaker
    Nerfs to Ana and D.Va finalized, will hit Overwatch soon
     
    Sex Game Removes Intense BDSM Scene Following Fan Feedback

     
    Ubisoft teases Rainbow Six Siege DLC Operation Velvet Shell
     
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC A Criminal Past is coming in February

     
    Final Fantasy XV update to add monster enyclopedia

    Final Fantasy 15 Director Discusses Upcoming Single-Player Updates And DLC
     
    Dying Light adds eye-tracking for extended views, auto-climbing and zombie awareness
     
    Announcing our next FREE DLC - Lorebook!

     
    Russian publishing giant picks up Crytek's FPS Warface

     
    Xbox One Sales Are At 26 Million Units Worldwide, SuperData Estimates

     
    Oculus lawsuit may undercut VR industry, not just Facebook's bottom line

    Oculus lawsuit drops Palmer Luckey on stand to defend story of Rift’s inception
     
    Electronic Arts announces dates for EA Play 2017

    Portal, Left 4 Dead Developer Kim Swift Joins EA
     
    On its 10th birthday, Viking Squad dev Slick joins forces with Klei

     
    As 'Games Done Quick' Gets Bigger, So Do Its Controversies

     
    The U.S. video game industry pulled $30.4B in revenue last year

     
    Co-Founder Of Inside Creators Gets $7 Million After Business Breakup
     
    Former Disney studio Avalanche Software re-opens under Warner Bros.

     
    DEVELOPER THREATENS TO BLACKBALL MEDIA OUTLETS THAT GIVE NEGATIVE REVIEWS
    Developer admits "we screwed it" after game website exposes review blacklist threat
     
    GDC State of the Industry: For the first time, devs favor Android over iOS

     
    Here’s why the UN is getting interested in video games

     
    War-torn South Sudan gets its very first Global Game Jam, despite UN warnings of genocide

     
    PlayStation is sponsoring a Liverpool-based bootcamp to get young girls into tech

     
    Streamer numbers and incomes are rising healthily, according to data from popular tool

     
    The flawed report that made erroneous claims about violent video games

     
    XCOM 2: The Long War mod is bigger than we thought

    The Long War 2 mod is a must-play reinvention of XCOM 2
     
    Superhot meets Portal in the wonderful PORTALHOT mod
     
     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: League of Legends and Genesis 4 Return

     
    Smash Bros. Players Infuriated Over Surprise Rule Tweak At Big Tournament

     
    Assessing the impact of League of Legends' new ban system

     
    Fighting game community in a flap over Killer Instinct teabagging ban
     
    Why You Should Care About Rocket League as an Esport

     
    UCypher from USports Will Be India’s First Major Esports League, Uses Franchised Team Structure

     
    Big Ten Collegiate Sports Conference Announces Riot Partnership, Championship

     
    Cloud Gaming Service LiquidSky Takes Aim at Esports: ‘We’re Prepared to Meet Pro Gamers’ Needs’

     
    Dota 2 Pro Makes Clutch Play From Beyond The Grave
     
    Crowdfunding News
     
    Banner Saga 3
     
    BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION - Isometric Post-apocalyptic Adventure
     
    Hellpoint Teaser - A Dark Sci fi Action RPG soon on Kickstarter
     
    Fig raises $7.8 million to expand game crowdfunding platform

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc)
     
    Game Developers Speak Up in the Face of Obamacare Repeal
    More Stories of How Obamacare Has Affected Game Developers
     
    Learning the Video Game Canon - How to deal with over 40 years of backlog?

     
    The costs of developing Easter eggs

     
    Games of 2017
    Looking at the tweet chain, Chris has been adding new games throughout the month and is at 46 last time I checked. Some interesting looking titles, many with beautiful and atmospheric art.
     
    Here’s How to Create a Convincing Constructed Language for Your Video Game

     
    Study Shows Which Video Game Genres Women Play Most

     
    The Scary Political Relevance of 'Metal Gear Solid 2'

     
    You Guys Are the Best: Friendship and Grieving in Final Fantasy XV

    2nd page link is below an advertisement box.
     
    Leaping Across the Spaces Between Us: On Relationships in Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian

     
    Preserving video game history is about more than nostalgia

     
    I Love Astroneer For Its Optimism

     
    Video games owe a lot to President Obama's administration

     
    For Brian Fargo, making games is all about 'finding your way through the darkness'

     
    How Stardew Valley inspired the creator of Ooblets to quit her job
     
    A Q&A With the Creator of a 'Fallout 4' Mod That Flips the Toilet Paper Around

    This just shows why I can't get into Bethesda games or the worlds they create, can't even place toilet paper properly without modder help.
     
    I Fell In Love with Video Games By Playing ‘Harry Potter’ on the Game Boy Color

     
    Do You Have Something To Say? Make a Game

     
    THE DIVISION – AESTHETIC REVIEW

     
    The Invisible Bunnies That Power World of Warcraft
     
    Rez’s Trance Vibrator Changed the Conversation About Women’s Sexuality in Games

     
    Guest Column: Creative Block

     
    Road to the IGF: Student project Lily - Colors of Santa Luz

    Road to the IGF: Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter
    Road to the IGF: Michael Brough's Imbroglio
    Road to the IGF: Raw Fury's GoNNER
    Road to the IGF: Sokpop Collective's Bamboo Heart
    Road to the IGF: Osmotic Studios' Orwell
     
    My tortured quest to become the bunny whisperer in Ultima Online's spiritual successor

     
    Postmortem: Rayhouse Productions' Kalaban

     
    Making of Pillars of Eternity documentary is well worth a watch
     
    The Story of Sega's First Console, Which Was Not The Master System
     
    Playing the Nintendo Playstation Prototype
     
    Guide to Games: Watch Dogs
     
    The Tragedy of 'This Is the Police'

     
    When violent games want you to play nice

     
    Skyrim helped me fix my relationship with food

     
    The Sin City game that never was

     
    Why I'm Still Playing A Game I Don't Like, 700 Hours Later

     
    Detention is a beautiful, creepy Taiwanese horror adventure

     
    Crucial lessons from 7 game jam prototypes that went commercial

     
    How Resident Evil became the "guiding light" for SOMA and Amnesia

     
    William Pugh's journey from The Stanley Parable into Crows Crows Crows

     
    Game Design Deep Dive: Dynamic audio in destructible levels in Rainbow Six: Siege

     
    Why I love the sense of regret in Life is Strange

     
    Fallout 4 - One Year Later
     
    Inspiring documentary on Crashlands’ development is out now
     
    Cool Ghosts: An Important Update
    Matt Lees and Quintin Smith of Cool Ghosts talk about the humor and the satisfaction of leaving the site after a completed job that makes Hitman great.
     
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess's dungeon design | Boss Keys
     
    Best???/Recommended Games of 2016!
     
    Strategic Uncertainty - Keeping Strategy Games Fresh - Extra Credits
     
    Classic Game Postmortem - Marble Madness
     
    The Art Direction of No Man's Sky
     
    How a disabled gamer uses his feet to play Final Fantasy 14
     
    Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us? - Here's A Thing
     
    Overwatch Players Honor Fallen Friend With 12-Gun Salute
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games
     
    Guillermo del Toro continues Konami posts
     
    When you create an account pretend to like a game developer and their work
     
    Apple
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Weeks
     
    Finding Beauty in the Weirdest Fighting Game Glitches

     
    AUTISM & EMPOWERMENT: WHAT GAMING MEANS TO ME

     
    The visual power of pure form

     
    FIGHT | League of Legends Documentary
     

    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    Due to an Operation match which took more than an 1 hour to complete and has passed the event end time,we will extend the events by 1 hour. (Also for your own pleasure.)
    Depending on the number of participants we will receive during this event, we will be playing either on Rush (24 players) or Operation (40 or 64 players). To ensure that everyone will be playing on the same server as fast as possible, it would be a advisable to start adding one another on Origin (Please refer to this thread for posting your Origin ID and finding others). 
    *Time: January 27th, 2017 @ 5:00pm EST/ 10:00pm GMT Event Duration: 3 hours
    Host & Squad Lead: QwiK (Origin ID:QwiKAJSA)
    Voice Server: We will be using our Discord Server for this event. AJSA Discord ­­> Voice Channel > Battlefield 1
    If you have any problems, suggestions or concerns regarding this event to make, then please refer to our PC game host QwiK. Else please refer to our dedicated sub-forum.
    See you in the Battlefield! 
    * Times could always changes, if so please refer to the event post again if any changes or update has been made.

    By Jayson's Rage, in Frontpage,


    Hello and welcome! I’m Jayson and I hope you’re all having a great 2017 so far. Some of us are still looking back at 2016 and what it brought us. When it comes to entertainment, we love our lists, don’t we? Our sentient AngerBot reached out to you on Twitter, the forums, and Discord asking your thoughts on the top 10 PC games of 2016. There are items on this list that I heavily disagree with, but I’m not gonna argue with the AngerBot. Would you? I didn’t think so. I like being dead inside, not just plain dead.
    Without any further ado… Let us begin.
     
     
    10. Total War: Warhammer
    Total War: Warhammer is a game by Creative Assembly in the, you guessed it, Total War franchise with the theme of, get this, Warhammer.
    Craigr910 says it is “An excellent game in its own rights and shows that Creative Assembly are capable of incorporating non historical gameplay into their games”
    Nytefury says “As a Total War fan since Shogun, this is by far the best of the series.”
     
    9. Stardew Valley
    The easiest way to describe Stardew Valley to someone who does not know what it is, is simply “Harvest Moon, but…. Not”
    In the words of BleedingChaos23 it is - “A great zen game reminiscent of Harvest Moon. The simple yet detailed art style is what originally interested me, and as soon as I started, I instantly loved it.”
    While Dr. Evil states that it is an -  “Amazing indie game with a depth and breadth of gameplay options that puts most Triple A games to shame, and done with a very small team to boot.”
    And Wade D. McGinnis says “For a very long time I have wanted Rune Factory and Harvest Moon to come to PC. Never happened, but we got something better, Stardew Valley. A game that shows dedication to these older titles. If you love a deep, compelling game about raising a farm however you want, grab some coco, lean back in your chair and dive in.”
     
    8. Titanfall 2
    Titanfall 2 is the sequel to the well-received Titanfall that expands on the groundwork laid by the first game.
    Bast_50 says it is “A surprising great single player campaign, good story, and great stage design”
    Mortraven states it to be a “Very well done campaign, BT7274 was a great character to connect with.”
    Jayson’s Rage (hey, that’s me!) spoke of Titanfall 2 saying “Despite EA practically sentencing Titanfall 2 to death in several different ways, the game managed to flourish and be a higher quality game than EA's own flagship title. The campaign is incredible and entails twists and turns in gameplay that I did not expect but make it all the better for having been introduced. The Titan companion is incredible and endearing and felt more like an actual person than 96% of characters that came this year .Playing in Titans was actually fun this time around and having 9 variants to choose from vastly improves my want to be in the. On top of that, Respawn, rather than doing a season pass, is introducing new maps and modes and such with free updates. On the downside though, there wasn't enough verticality to the multiplayer maps on launch. But it seems like Respawn is trying to rectify that with future maps.”
     
    7. Dark Souls 3
    Dark Souls 3 is Dark Souls… 3. You kinda get the jist of the series by now, right?
    Wade D McGinnis says about the game “Originally I was very disappointed in the performance of Dark Souls 3. I had high hopes this would run flawless given the past two games on PC had shown improvement. Of course I was proven wrong, however. With patches, the game's performance finally matched it's content. While I would say this is not on par with Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3 combines the entire work of From Software into a nice little package. Sharp visuals, fast, challenging fair combat. Subtle nods to original Demon's Souls and enough deaths to keep you coming back for more death.”
     
    6. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
    Personally, I hate that this is on the list, as it is DLC, not a full game, but like I said. I’m not arguing with AngerBot. Trust me. There’s a title or two here I despise, but I AM a professional.
    The Expansion to Witcher 3, titled Blood and Wine… Well… Expands the world and story. What’d you expect?
    Acepilot666 says that it is an “Expansion thats a game of its own that continues the Witcher game.”
    And an anonymous user states “It continues the masterpiece that is the Witcher and has the best send off for a character in any video game. Goodbye Geralt, I love you man”
    While another anon says “It further expands on the Witcher 3 adding a new region and enemies to fight.The Story in some places is even better than the main story. It is filled with heaps of Easter eggs and references to other games.The majority of the story consists of finding and hunting down a dangerous vampire killer and along the way you will come across old friends and make new enemies. Yet again it uses the wonderful choose your own adventure type options. Highly recommend this one worth the money and is practically another game.”
     
    5. Civilization VI
    Sid Meier's Civilization VI is. Well. It’s Civilization. After 6 entries in just the main franchise, I think we all know the drill.
    Dr. Evil weighs in on this entry saying “While the AI needed some work after launch, Civ 6 is a great improvement over Civ: Beyond Earth's missteps, and on the level with Civ 5 after it's two expansions. Both games can be enjoyed separately and for different reasons, Civ 6 has a bright future ahead.”
    Jayson’s Rage (me again!) states “Civ VI is not only the most polished and stable release to date, but the most notable improvement between iterations as well. In past titles, in order to get a truly "new" experience, you were practically required to wait for a slew of DLC. While I'm sure the same thing will happen essentially, I'm happy that it's building off of a complete game, not finishing an incomplete one. (And holy shit the online MP actually works)”
     
    4. XCOM 2
    XCOM 2 is the follow up to the series reboot of XCOM back in 2012. It flips the idea on it’s head, though, as aliens have now taken over and you are essentially freedom fighters.
    BitterDan says “New features, challenging maps/enemies, replay value, I just love the XCOM games”
    Wade D McGinnis weighs in on the entry saying XCOM 2 “Improving on everything before it, XCOM 2 shows the player a nail biting tense experience that few games could match. Showing yet again that turn based games are not on the way out.”
     
    3. Battlefield 1
    Battlefield 1 is a stupid play on words/titles, but it is the latest in the Battlefield franchise, and my sources tell me that it’s set in WW1. I think. Hard to tell sometimes.
    BitterDan describes the title saying “Fast-paced action, great graphics, interesting maps, makes you feel like you are in a real battle”
    Remylia Scarlet states “The setting of BF1 is refreshing from the current trend of futuristic warfare to a much more forgotten war. The visuals, sound design and newly added operations mode helps [to] enhance that war like feeling”
     
    2. Overwatch
    Come on. You expected it to be somewhere on the list, right? Like, this game is a phenomenon.
    Bast_50 describes it saying “Fantastic Characters, Great gameplay, manages to make the worst players feel like a badass from time to time. Fantastic Seasonal Events.”
    Legolas_Katarn weighs in saying “Varied diverse characters [and the] game can feel very different depending on who you are using. Well made maps that give options to each of their characters. Free new content that is immediately available. Play of the match doesn't always work well but is a nice addition to MP games I'd like to see improved on and used for other games. New modes and amusing emotes and skins [are] frequently added.”


     
    HONORABLE MENTIONS
     
    Darkest Dungeon
    “While it may seem like cheating, the game went into official release in late of 2016. An outstanding combination of roguelike mechanics, brutal RNG and the godly narrator voice gives it a solid entry in my list.” - Remylia Scarlet
     
    Rise Of The Tomb Raider
    “Great graphics, excellent scenery, challenging puzzles, nice character upgrades, bewbs” -BitterDan
     
    Planet Coaster
    “By far Planet Coaster is the best park building and management game to come out in almost a decade. Frontier, creators of Elite: Dangerous, Thrillville and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, did an amazing job making the building flexible to the point where an inventive player can create anything with a selection beautifully designed themes, and the park management is simple to understand.” - Maghorn
     
    HITMAN
    “Large, crowded, and varied levels with a large variety of ways to accomplish your goals and many challenges to complete that can give you access to new ways to start a mission or new equipment. Allows people to create their own contract like the previous game and includes their own challenges with increasing difficulty. One time timed targets added to the game is an interesting inclusion without making you feel like you missed anything major if you miss them.” -Legolas_Katarn
     
    Stellaris
    “THIS GAME. While at point it feels sluggish the actual game is solid with a vast amount of customization with races and mixing in random events with everything a 4x game needs and with paradox promising large updates at a regular pace its a solid game to pick up and my favorite PC game this year” -Craigr910
     
    Watch_Dogs 2
    “A much much better game with much better characters and story” - Acepilot666
     
    Shadow Warrior 2
    “Can't get enough Wang” -Bast_50
     
    Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
    “The PC release was my first experience with the game and loved it. Leveling System, Amazing Combat, Great Boss battles, Terrible 2nd Half of the game.” -Bast_50
     
    Gears of War 4
    “A great cover shooter that stayed true to the original while adding some new mechanics.” -Griever
     
    Forza Horizon 3
    “Forza Horizon 3, brilliantly paired with Xbox Play Anywhere, is a stunningly beautiful game. The PC port is quite impressive […] and the world is so seamless that it's difficult to believe how easy it is to drop-in/drop-out for multiplayer or singleplayer. This is the perfect blend of Arcade Racing and Racing Simulation that rests right in the middle of the two, neither side clashing with the other.” -Jayson’s Rage
     
    1. DOOM
    Come on. It wasn’t in the honorable mentions. It wasn’t on the list already. And you Know it goes on this list. DOOOOOOOOOOOOM. And no, I didn’t influence the AngerBot on this one. Well, no more than any of you did who voted. Lemme just get my blurb out of the way.
    Jayson’s Rage praises the game saying “Simply put, DOOM shows how to properly pay homage to the spirit of a franchise while bringing it into the new age. The campaign is the prime example of how to do fast action and show the motivations of the main character, even if that character doesn't have a voice. The Doom Slayer is one of the greatest characters to come out of 2016 and doesn't say a single word. And, contrary to the popular rhetoric, the MP is the best MP Doom has ever had (not counting mods and such) and SnapMap provides literally limitless playtime.”
    In the words of Bast_50 “Best. Soundtrack. Ever. When you just want to blow stuff up... Doom is the answer”