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Hello Games just made a free update to their singleplayer puzzle game too
Hello Games just made a free update to their singleplayer puzzle game too
Hello Games, the same folks behind No Man's Sky, launched a smaller puzzle adventure game last year that you may have missed hearing about.
Stellaris 3.0 ‘Dick’ patch notes – planets rework, intel and many, many bug fixes
Stellaris 3.0 ‘Dick’ patch notes – planets rework, intel and many, many bug fixes
We’re a week out from the release of Stellaris’ Star Wars expansion, Nemesis, and the development team has just released the patch notes for both the DLC pack and the free update that will launch alongside it - 3.0 ‘Dick’. It’s worth reading the patch notes in full, especially as it sets out clearly what you’ll need to pay for in the expansion, versus what you get for free.
Here's what's coming in Stellaris' free Dick update next week
Here's what's coming in Stellaris' free Dick update next week
Stellaris' galaxy menacing Nemesis expansion comes to PC on 15th April and, as is the norm, it'll be accompanied by a free update for all PC players on the same day.
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Just when you thought classic shooter Crysis was as remastered as it was going to get, Crytek announces a new free update that fixes a whole slew of bugs while adding new graphics modes for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
Curse Of The Dead Gods Will Have Dead Cells Crossover DLC In A Free Update
Curse Of The Dead Gods Will Have Dead Cells Crossover DLC In A Free Update
Deadly. Curse of the Dead Gods arrived on Nintendo Switch eShop earlier this year, and it's a pretty good roguelite that's certainly worth considering.
Civ 6 players can’t agree on what they want from the upcoming balance patch
Civ 6 players can’t agree on what they want from the upcoming balance patch
Civilization VI is awaiting one final free update as part of the New Frontier Pass.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
A free update to a masterpiece? That adds full voice acting, new quests, and a slew other of bonus features? Gee, I’m sure Steam users are hating that. Read more...
Dead Cells' Free Whack-A-Mole Update Adds
Dead Cells' Free Whack-A-Mole Update Adds "Insanely Large" Weapons, New Mutations And More
Available now! Indie smash hit Dead Cells has received yet another free update on PC and consoles, and this one comes with some pretty big additions. Called 'Whack-a-Mole', this latest update adds "insanely large weapons, new mutations and a collection of other enhancements".
Disco Elysium has added full voice acting and new quests in the Final Cut update
Disco Elysium has added full voice acting and new quests in the Final Cut update
Fascinating detective RPG Disco Elysium today becomes bigger and fancier with its Final Cut, released as a free update.
Monster Hunter Rise: April 2021 Free Update Adds Apex Rathalos and Chameleos
Monster Hunter Rise: April 2021 Free Update Adds Apex Rathalos and Chameleos
Monster Hunter Rise's first big update arrives in late April and adds Chameleos, Apex Rathalos, an unlocked "Hunter Rank" cap, and more.
Serious Sam 2 surprises fans with substantial new update, 15 years after original release
Serious Sam 2 surprises fans with substantial new update, 15 years after original release
Serious Sam, Croteam's massively over-the-top first-person shooter series, is 20 years old this week, and the developer has surprised fans by launching a substantial free update for Serious Sam 2 on PC as part of its birthday celebrations. It's been 15 years since Serious Sam 2's debut, and today's update aims to improve on that original experience by introducing a range of new features and enhancements. There's a new weapon in the form of the BeamGun (modelled on the Ghost Buster from the original Serious Sam design document), for instance, alongside 12 previously unreleased multiplayer maps, including Yodeller, Hole, Stadium, and Desert Temple. Read more
Risk of Rain 2 celebrates second birthday with sizeable Anniversary Update on PC
Risk of Rain 2 celebrates second birthday with sizeable Anniversary Update on PC
March 2021 marks two years since Hopoo Game's enormously successful co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 first entered early access, and the developer is celebrating with the launch of a significant free update on PC. Risk of Rain 2's Anniversary Update - which launches this Thursday, 25th March - is intended to "flesh out and round out the base game", revisiting old items and finishing up content that didn't make it Hopoo's version 1.0 release. For starters, it introduces a previously scrapped Survivor known as the Bandit (Hopoo notes the scrapped version, which has since been revived by modders, will continue to work alongside the new iteration), as well as an abandoned boss referred to as the Grandparent. Read more
These Total Warhammer 2 mods spice up Rakarth and the Dark Elves
These Total Warhammer 2 mods spice up Rakarth and the Dark Elves
Last week saw the release of a new Dark Elf legendary lord, as well as a free update for Total War: Warhammer II that gave the Dark Elves some love.
Civ 6’s New Frontier Pass drew more active players than either expansion
Civ 6’s New Frontier Pass drew more active players than either expansion
We’re coming to the end of Civilization VI’s New Frontier Pass - a year-long run of new Civ 6 DLC and free content that closes out with the Portugal pack this week, and then the free update in April that’s looking to rebalance around two-thirds of the game’s 50 civilisations. Civilization VI has experimented with several different post-release DLC models.
The Sims 4 is getting bunk beds in a free update tomorrow
The Sims 4 is getting bunk beds in a free update tomorrow
I'm waiting for the elite builder bunk bed strats to drop
X4: Foundations' second major expansion is out now
X4: Foundations' second major expansion is out now
Alongside a major free update to the base game
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will celebrate its one-year anniversary with cake delivered to all players in its March 18 update, but the real present is 50 new slots for the normal and pro designer, and the ability to customize fans, umbrellas, flags, and photo stands.
Crusader Kings 3's first paid DLC is Norse-themed Northern Lords and it's out on Tuesday
Crusader Kings 3's first paid DLC is Norse-themed Northern Lords and it's out on Tuesday
Developer Paradox's superb Medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3 will be getting its first chunk of paid DLC - the Norse-themed Northern Lords Flavour Pack - this Tuesday, 16th March, and it'll be accompanied by a significant free update on the same day. As its name implies, the Northern Lords Flavour Pack is a smaller-scale offering rather than a fully fledged Crusader Kings 3 expansion, and is designed to make the era's northern kingdoms - and the characters within - feel more distinct. It will, for instance, introduce a range of new Viking-themed cosmetics, including new clothes and hairstyles for characters, plus new ships, units, and holding models for the map. Read more
Monster Hunter Rise Videos Showcase Goss Harag Hunt, the Rampage and More
Monster Hunter Rise Videos Showcase Goss Harag Hunt, the Rampage and More
Director Yasunori Ichinose also confirms the story conclusion will be in a free update.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Next Major DLC Pack Arrives Later This Month
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Next Major DLC Pack Arrives Later This Month
A free update is also arriving slightly earlier. It's been a busy weekend for Dragon Ball fans.
Civilization 6’s free Barbarians update is out now
Civilization 6’s free Barbarians update is out now
The much-anticipated February free update has arrived for Civilization IV.
Minecraft Dungeons' Flames Of The Nether DLC Pack Is Out Now
Minecraft Dungeons' Flames Of The Nether DLC Pack Is Out Now
Free update also available. Update #2: The Flames of the Nether DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is now available.
Mojang's Flames Of The Nether DLC Pack For Minecraft Dungeons Is Out Now
Mojang's Flames Of The Nether DLC Pack For Minecraft Dungeons Is Out Now
Free update also available. Update #2: The Flames of the Nether DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is now available.
Free update for Civilization VI opens up Barbarian diplomacy
Free update for Civilization VI opens up Barbarian diplomacy
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has received plenty of attention in recent months.
Announcing the latest new update, Companions, for No Man’s Sky
Announcing the latest new update, Companions, for No Man’s Sky
Hello everyone, our tiny team is excited to let you know that our first free update for 2021, the Companions update, is available to download from today, free for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players.
Civilisation 6 will finally let you talk to Barbarians in this month's free update
Civilisation 6 will finally let you talk to Barbarians in this month's free update
Pillage, plunder, or persuade the six new clans to fight someone else.
Civilization VI's Next Free Update Introduces A 'Barbarian Clans' Mode
Civilization VI's Next Free Update Introduces A 'Barbarian Clans' Mode
Goes live on February 25th. Since arriving on Switch in 2018, Sid Meier's Civilization VI has witnessed strong post-launch support, receiving two expansions, the New Frontier Pass and more.
New year, new mode, new content for Predator: Hunting Grounds
New year, new mode, new content for Predator: Hunting Grounds
New Year, New Mode, and a whole lot more…Happy New Year from IllFonic! To ring in 2021, we wanted to do something special; we wanted to give you exactly what you want by giving you control – Custom Private matches are in this Free Update.
Bloodstained's Miriam Is Coming To Blasphemous This Week In A Free Update
Bloodstained's Miriam Is Coming To Blasphemous This Week In A Free Update
Boss Rush Mode and 8-bit Demake Area also confirmed. We loved Blasphemous when it first launched.
Minecraft Dungeons’ Flames of the Nether DLC Plus Free Update Launches February
Minecraft Dungeons’ Flames of the Nether DLC Plus Free Update Launches February
The post Minecraft Dungeons’ Flames of the Nether DLC Plus Free Update Launches February appeared first on Fextralife. Minecraft Dungeons' new paid DLC Flames of the Nether launches alongside a free new update this February! The post Minecraft Dungeons’ Flames of the Nether DLC Plus Free Update Launches February appeared first on Fextralife.
Sea of Thieves’ First Free Update of 2021 Kicks Off Season One
Sea of Thieves’ First Free Update of 2021 Kicks Off Season One
As we enter a brand-new year, Sea of Thieves enters a brand-new era with the arrival of Seasons! New Voyages, Events, rewards and ways to play are all packed into Season One, available as a free download today for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC […]
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Patch Notes - Festivale, New Seasonal Items And More
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Patch Notes - Festivale, New Seasonal Items And More
Download it today! Nintendo's next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now officially live.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Is Now Live
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Is Now Live
Download it today! Nintendo's next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now been released.
Animal Crossing's January 28 Update Sets The Stage For Festivale
Animal Crossing's January 28 Update Sets The Stage For Festivale
Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ latest free update drops on January 28, delivering special Valentine’s Day, Game Day, and Groundhog Day items leading up to February 15's Festivale extravaganza.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' next update arrives this week
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' next update arrives this week
The next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons turns up on Thursday, 28th January.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Next Free Update Arrives This Week
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Next Free Update Arrives This Week
The Festivale Event arrives in style. Nintendo has announced that the next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive later this week, bringing all sorts of feathers and festivities along for the ride. The new update includes a Festivale event, new seasonal additions, new Reactions, and new items to purchase.
Ace Combat 7 gets a free birthday update (and we miss you, JPEG Dog)
Ace Combat 7 gets a free birthday update (and we miss you, JPEG Dog)
Time sure… flies, huh? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is now two years old, and to celebrate, publisher Bandai Namco has a free update on the way that adds a selection of free new content to the arcade-style flight simulation game. What Ace Combat 7 pilots will be seeing when the update drops January 19 is a bundle of new skins and emblems for their aircraft.
Moving Out free update will soon let you move in
Moving Out free update will soon let you move in
Moving Out, Team 17's couch removal couch co-op game, will soon get a free new mode where you shift items into houses instead.
Axiom Verge Is Getting Its
Axiom Verge Is Getting Its "First Ever" Free Update Almost Six Years After Launch
Will add a new "Randomizer Mode". Axiom Verge's creator Thomas Happ last year delayed the release of the second game until the first half of 2021.
Axiom Verge Gets Its First Free Update Six Years After Release
Axiom Verge Gets Its First Free Update Six Years After Release
Axiom Verge gets its first free update, six years after the release and it's a Randomizer Mode for speedruns.
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Now a Playable Character in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Now a Playable Character in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
A new free update has been released for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 and it has added Sonic the Hedgehog as a playable character.
Team Up with Friends Online with Boss Raid Mode in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Free Update
Team Up with Friends Online with Boss Raid Mode in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Free Update
Hello, everyone! We’ve been thrilled with the reception of last month’s launch of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Sonic the Hedgehog dashes into Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 today in a free update
Sonic the Hedgehog dashes into Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 today in a free update
Keep the Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing party going this New Year with the launch of a free new update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, available starting today for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4!  This is the first in a series of updates for the game and includes an all-new online mode, along with the addition of […]
Sonic The Hedgehog Joins Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 As A New Playable Character
Sonic The Hedgehog Joins Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 As A New Playable Character
Arriving in a free update today. Sega has announced it's bringing Sonic the Hedgehog as a playable character to Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 in a brand new update today.
Kingdom Two Crowns Update Coming To Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
Kingdom Two Crowns Update Coming To Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
Enter the Dead Lands. Remember last April, when Raw Fury announced it would be rolling out a free update for Kingdom Two Crowns featuring a Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night themed crossover event? Now it's the other way around - with Bloodstained adding a Dead Lands' themed area to the game based on Kingdom Two Crowns.
The Falconeer Receives Free Update In The Kraken
The Falconeer Receives Free Update In The Kraken
New missions and locations are added in this update from the deep.
Death Stranding meets Cyberpunk 2077 in a new free update
Death Stranding meets Cyberpunk 2077 in a new free update
Even in a year of countless crossovers, it’s still hard to believe some of the mashups coming out.
Star Wars: Squadrons gets custom games and two new ships in latest update
Star Wars: Squadrons gets custom games and two new ships in latest update
The latest free update has rolled out for Star Wars: Squadrons, bringing two new ships, custom multiplayer matches, and a long list of tweaks and changes to the space game. Per the patch notes, the latest content update adds a ship to either side of the galactic struggle for supremacy.
Disco Elysium adding full voice acting in The Final Cut
Disco Elysium adding full voice acting in The Final Cut
A big ol’ free update is coming to Disco Elysium in March, developers Za/um announced today.
Worms Rumble free update is bringing a new map and game modes
Worms Rumble free update is bringing a new map and game modes
The first day of December brought us Worms Rumble this year, the series’ first move to real-time, fast-paced combat.
The New Howling Peaks DLC For Minecraft Dungeons Is Out Now
The New Howling Peaks DLC For Minecraft Dungeons Is Out Now
New season pass and free update also released. Mojang has rolled out a brand new update for Minecraft Dungeons.
Sea of Thieves Celebrates the Festival of Giving in December’s Free Update
Sea of Thieves Celebrates the Festival of Giving in December’s Free Update
Another year is almost over, both here and on the shores of the Sea of Thieves, where the Festival of Giving is about to get underway! Everyone’s invited to join the festivities in the latest free Sea of Thieves update, available today to all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox […]
Free Desperados III update lets you switch characters, adds makeshift level editor
Free Desperados III update lets you switch characters, adds makeshift level editor
Rock-hard, cowboy-themed tactical stealth game Desperados III has just got a free update that lets you mix and match characters on missions to shake up the gameplay, as well as adding “level editing cheats” to design your own wild west missions. Developer Mimimi Productions and publisher THQ Nordic have announced in a press release that on December 9 the game’s new 'bounty mode' would let players choose freely from the five playable characters on “almost every major mission” - rather than simply controlling whichever dusty-booted desperados are pre-selected for that chapter.
Free Forza Horizon 4 update lets you build your own stunt tracks
Free Forza Horizon 4 update lets you build your own stunt tracks
It's been two years since Forza Horizon 4 first zoomed onto our screens, but the team at Playground Games have provided us with yet another surprise twist - as the game is getting a significant free update today.
Sadly, Atelier Ryza 2 Won't Get A PlayStation 5 Upgrade In South Korea
Sadly, Atelier Ryza 2 Won't Get A PlayStation 5 Upgrade In South Korea
Originally announced for the PlayStation 4, Atelier Ryza 2 is also coming to the PlayStation 5 via a free update.
Top-Down Shooter Synthetik: Ultimate Fires Onto Switch This Month
Top-Down Shooter Synthetik: Ultimate Fires Onto Switch This Month
With lots more content that the original. "Intense" top-down shooter Synthetik: Ultimate is blasting its way to the Nintendo eShop later this month, it's been confirmed. Synthetik is described as "an unforgiving tactical shooter rogue-lite where freedom and experimentation is key." It launched on Steam in 2018 as Synthetik: Legion Rising; Synthetik: Ultimate serves as a bigger and badder version coming to consoles, and will also be offered as a free update to those who already own the base game on PC. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Crusader Kings III's New Ruler Designer Is, Ahem, Very Nice
Crusader Kings III's New Ruler Designer Is, Ahem, Very Nice
Crusader Kings III got a free update this week, introducing a new “ruler designer” that lets you completely customise the leader you begin the game with.
Absurd Battle Game Fight Crab Gets Free Update And Crazy Live-Action Trailer
Absurd Battle Game Fight Crab Gets Free Update And Crazy Live-Action Trailer
New in-game skins make your crab ultra-shiny. Fight Crab is one of the very few games which somehow become more and more ridiculous the more you look at them, and the brand new trailer above is only making things even more bizarre. Titled 'Crab-Mageddon! The Complete Live-Action Story of Fight Crab', the trailer certainly captures the spirit of this bonkers action-battle title – if you haven't tried it for yourself yet, incidentally, we'd certainly recommend that you do. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Fan-Favorite Feature Returns to Crusader Kings III in Free Update
Fan-Favorite Feature Returns to Crusader Kings III in Free Update
Howdy all! My name is Troy Pruitt and I am the community manager for Crusader Kings III.
Here's everything new for FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S
Here's everything new for FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S
EA Sports has outlined all the new features for FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. In a presentation attended by Eurogamer, representatives from EA Sports revealed a raft of new mechanics for FIFA 21 next-gen, which is a free update for existing owners of FIFA 21 or a standalone $70 purchase due out 4th December.
Bless Unleashed’s Next Update The Spear of Salvation Update Launches Today
Bless Unleashed’s Next Update The Spear of Salvation Update Launches Today
Bless Unleashed is launching its fourth major free update today with The Spear of Salvation! This update continues the main story, adding tons of new quests.
Hawkeye (no, the other one) joins Avengers in December’s free update
Hawkeye (no, the other one) joins Avengers in December’s free update
Avengers, while still perhaps the most dunked-on game of 2020, has got a solid mechanical baseline for new content - I wrote a review to that effect a few months ago, you should check it out - and new stuff aplenty is on the way.
Animal Crossing's Winter Update Brings New Hair, More Storage, And Save Data Transfers
Animal Crossing's Winter Update Brings New Hair, More Storage, And Save Data Transfers
Along with the expected Turkey Day and Toy Day seasonal celebrations, the free winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, launching November 19, adds 800 more slots of home storage, a bunch of new emotes and hairstyles, and the long-awaited ability to transfer save data between systems.