Armored Warfare - Early Access Preview


I'll be honest: Vehicular warfare games have never really been my cup of tea. So it follows that I wasn't expecting to have that great of a time with it. Boy, was I wrong.

Armored Warfare feels like the combat systems from War Thunder and World of Tanks had a baby. I say that in the best possible way. World of Tanks is home to a slower playstyle due to how the reticle aim works, while on the other hand War Thunder has much faster pacing and target acquisition is much quicker. Armored Warfare hits the sweet-spot right in the middle. Tank movement feels nimble, yet there still is that "weight" you expect from operating a box of steel death. Swinging your turret around toward the enemy feels great. The pacing of the rotation feels balanced between arcade and simulation; not too fast, not too slow. On the most-basic level, Obsidian has found a great balance between fun-to-play and believable simulation.

Victor Vran: Early Impressions

Victor Vran is an Action RPG available for Early Access on Steam. Being an Action RPG, it is comparable to games like Diablo 3, and while there are a lot of similarities between Victor Vran and Diablo 3, there are also some unique features that make Victor Vran stand out.

H1Z1 Early Access Launch: Join Us on Twitch

H1Z1 will launch on Steam Early Access today, January 15, 2015 at Noon PT (3pm ET). Join LockSixTime and Cyliena on Twitch for ZAM's H1Z1 livestream! We'll bring you all the action from the excitement of installing the game to the dashing hopes of not being mobbed by zombies (or other players).

Follow ZAM on Twitch now and we'll see you today at Noon Pacific!

H1Z1 Early Access Date Announced

H1Z1 will be entering Steam Early Access on January 15, 2015. The cost is set at $19.99. SOE President John Smedley posted the following on Reddit:

Fractured Space Launches on Steam Early Access

Edge Case Games has announced the launch of Fractured Space on Steam Early Access. This tactical space game puts you at the helm of gigantic capital ships in epic online, team-based battles.

Invisible, Inc. Sneaks onto Early Access

Invisible, Inc. from Klei Entertainment (Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja) is now on Steam Early Access. Formerly Incognita, this stylish trenchcoat simulator looks like it hits all the right buttons. If you don't know much about the game, Klei summarizes it well:

Arena: Cyber Evolution: World's First MOSA?

You're probably thinking Oh great, another acronym. All things considered, it's the best way to describe Arena: Cyber Evolution. This "Multiplayer Online Sports Arena" (MOSA) is a competitive 3v3 physics-based arena game. We get a Monday Night Combat vibe with air hockey gameplay.

Landmark Founder Pack Discounts: Right or Wrong?

Sony Online Entertainment launched a 48-hour Steam sale on their Landmark Founder's Packs yesterday. According to the official forums (as well as reddit and Twitter), this sale left a bitter taste in some people's mouths.

When it comes to controversial topics such as this (especially as an active member in SOE's gaming community), I try to be fair and see it from both sides of the coin. Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and put down the pitchfork for a moment, while other times we are completely justified in feeling wronged and slighted. Unfortunately, this sale seems to fall in a grey area no matter how I look at it.

WildStar: The Wait is Almost Over!

Players have waited for months–years even–while Carbine Studios worked hard on its upcoming MMORPG, WildStar. Promising to have some of largest and most epic amount of content we've seen an MMO launch with to date, in just a few hours players will be diving into the game's early access and exploring the mysterious Planet Nexus while uncovering all of the fun activities and dangerous challenges the game has to offer. The time is almost upon us, so grab your friends, keep track of your enemies and bring your best gear.

Early access for WildStar begins tonight!