Spring 2020 is extremely crowded, nevertheless it acquired a bit much less so this week as Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 slips its launch date. Am I unhappy? Sort of, however principally simply relieved.

That information, plus the Internet Archive expands its DOS assortment, Riot lastly branches out from League of Legends in a giant manner, Saints Row II is getting a workable PC port, Postal 4 exists, and extra. This is gaming information for October 14 to 18.

American dream

Epic’s drummed up extra nice freebies this week. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is a flawed spin-off, however has an ideal Twilight Zone vibe and a few neat time loop concepts. And then Observer is possibly Bloober Team’s greatest sport, a cyberpunk-horror detective story with some apparent Philip Okay. Dick influences.

Next week’s trying nice too. Bloober’s Layers of Fear is paired with the beautiful Portal-esque puzzler QUBE 2, which is one other strong combo. We’re closing in on the Epic Games Store’s first anniversary, which can mark the top of the giveaways. If so, it has been one hell of a run.

And if you have not hoped onboard Crusader Kings II‘s sprawling monarchy sim-slash-grand technique game-slash-wild story generator but, Paradox introduced that to have fun PDXCON this weekend, the bottom sport is now free on Steam. Wow. If you wind up loving it, there’s an completely huge quantity of DLC obtainable for the sport, although it is not included as a part of the freebie. It’s all on sale for 50 p.c off this weekend although.

Was ist DOS?

If older video games are extra your pace, excellent news: The Internet Archive added another 2,500 classic PC games to its assortment this week. That greater than doubles the archive, which began up in 2015 with 1,500 titles. The new batch options some good’uns too, together with The Secret of Monkey IslandMicrosoft Flight SimulatorLoomThe Incredible MachineNight Trap, and extra. All you want is a browser and a halfway-decent Internet connection.

I’m nonetheless fairly amazed the Internet Archive can preserve including these video games. The legality appears…questionable. That mentioned, I’m undoubtedly not going to complain. Game preservation is vital, and it is a good way to each revisit previous favorites and introduce new audiences to video games they missed—or possibly weren’t even alive to see the primary time round.

Lunacy

One of October’s quieter releases, Funcom’s Moons of Madness is out subsequent week. I used to be actually intrigued by what I performed of this one at E3, reminiscent a little bit of Soma‘s psychological horror—not less than within the early hours. The finish of the demo did seem to be it was headed for a cheesy chase sequence although, so…we’ll see. Regardless, it is out subsequent week and there is a new trailer saying as a lot.

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