Halo: Reach’s Noble Map Pack Is Now Free

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that a lot of Xbox 360-era Halo DLC was becoming free, but there was an issue with Halo: Reach’s Noble Map Pack. Now, that’s been resolved, and the DLC is completely free. The expansion adds three new maps, Breakpoint, Tempest, and Anchor 9. You can…

Half-Life Writer Shares Episode 3 Details

Here’s something interesting and unexpected. Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw, who no longer works at Valve, today posted what he called “Epistle 3” on his blog, and, with key names replaced, it looks like it’s an outline for what the story for Episode 3 could have been. Laidlaw was the sole…

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Secret of Mana 3D remake coming early 2018

Earlier today, Sony’s Latin American Facebook page posted, then quickly removed, a listing for a remake of Square’s beautiful SNES RPG, Secret of Mana, for Sony consoles. Although the removal of said post started the rumour mill turning, it was confirmed minutes later by Square Enix themselves, who have announced…

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‘Half-Life’ writer posts his vision of Episode 3

A year after leaving Valve, former lead writer for Half-Life, Marc Laidlaw, has posted to his website a narrative outline for what could have been the plot of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in-character as “Gertrude Fremont.” The site is down with heavy traffic, but you can read it at the…

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LEGO Worlds – Japanese box

The Japanese box for LEGO Worlds is pretty much the same as the one seeing release in NA/EU. I can’t wait to check this game out. I know Minecraft really sucked me in. I’m hoping LEGO Worlds has at least some of that staying power.

Super Mario Odyssey – Twitter update for Aug. 25th, 2017

古くから森の国「スチームガーデン」に住んでいる「ガーデナ人」。頭の上で草花を育ててしまうくらい、植物を愛してます。 pic.twitter.com/yzdDE2RTLf — スーパーマリオ オデッセイ (@mario_odysseyJP) August 24, 2017 Robots that love to water themselves in order to grow plants on their head. You know, standard robot stuff!