Fallout 4 mod gives Nick Valentine an HD facelift

This week on the Mod Roundup, Nick Valentine—the synthetic detective from Fallout 4—gets some HD upgrades to his looks. We’ve also got a mod that removes those weird, irritating pauses from XCOM 2, and you now have the opportunity to play Crusader Kings 2 as an undead Viking warrior, which I’m sure you’ve always dreamed of. Here …

Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

Buy Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East ! NOTICE: Activation key must be used on a valid Uplay account, requires internet connection. ABOUT THE GAME For the first time, play as the Orc faction and recruit heroes, build armies and manage cities as you explore and conquer legendary lands. Heroes of …

Playing an RPG about being a shopkeeper in an RPG

I’ve been eager to play Shoppe Keep since I first heard about it roughly ten minutes ago (though it arrived on Steam Early Access back in August). You know how in RPGs like Skyrim you’ll routinely visit a shop, rifle through their overpriced wares, buy a couple things, then rush back out to raid a few hundred more dungeons? …

Devil’s Third: A cruel joke for Wii U owners (Wii U)

I wasn’t going to write a preview for Devil’s Third, the first game from the Tomonobu Itagaki-fronted Valhalla Game Studios. Reviews hit next month ahead of the game’s August 28 release, and I thought that would be enough for a fairly low-key release. But then I played it. This is a game so jarringly bad …

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review (Xbox One)

Rise of the Tomb Raider is everything I want a video game to be. That might sound rather hyperbolic, but Crystal Dynamics really couldn’t have delivered a game more tuned to my tastes. Not only is the world in Rise of the Tomb Raider one ripe for exploration, but the quest is epic, the action …

PES 2016: a generational leap for football games (PS4, Xbox One)

PES 2016 is my E3 2015 game of the show. You know that, of course, because you read it up there. But by now you’re no doubt questioning the choice. ‘How can that be?!’, you’ll squeal. ‘What crack have you been smoking over there?’, you may ask. The answers, respectively, are ‘easily’ and ‘none, sadly’. …