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Video games are evidence we’re living in a simulation, says Elon Musk

Based on the rapid progress of video game technology in the last 40 years, SpaceX and Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk argues that we have good reason to think we’re actually in someone else’s video game. …


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The Virtual Life – The Tragedy of Time Travel In Video Games

In this week’s Virtual Life, we’re delving into the tragic ramifications of messing around with time, so I’m chatting about Life Is Strange, Fallout 4, and the UK TV show Life on Mars. Spoilers abound!

There is perhaps no stronger desire among human beings than to visit the past and fix a mistake or undo something that's happened to them. In The UK TV show Life On Mars Detective Sam Tyler just wants to go home. Somehow stranded in 1973 after being hit by a car in 2006, he spends his time solving homicide cases while ping-ponging back and forth between searching for a way to return to the present and growing uncomfortably used to the ‘70s. The show is just as much about the painful and muddled yearnings of the heart as it is about being an enjoyable and paranoia-tinged story about time travel. After two seasons, Sam wakes up from a coma to find himself back in 2006, finally getting what he wanted from the beginning. But here’s the thing: often nothing is worse for us than getting our way. As Sam tries to readjust to the modern world again, he realizes he’s come to see his 1973 limbo as the real world, as a home he desperately misses. It's a bitterly ironic twist that ends tragically, but that's the genre in a nutshell.

Modern takes on time travel are almost always mired in tragedy; whether it’s the scattershot journey of Vonnegut’s Billy Pilgrim as he comes “unstuck in time” and helplessly experiences the cruelties of the 20th century (and his own personal failings) over and over again, or the 2002 film adaptation of HG Wells’ The Time Machine, with Guy Pearce’s Hartdgen unable to prevent the death of his fiancé no matter what he does. These are inversions of our expectations of time travel and what it can for us, of the assumption of power that goes along with the concept.

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What would you do if you could travel back in time? A lot of folks would apparently smother baby Hiter but my hunch is that people generally have more personal matters to take care of. Me? I’d go back and rescind all dumb, awful things I’ve said to people over the years; I’d upend moments of cowardice where I didn’t take a chance on something potentially special, if only to erase shameful moments from my brain.

When you boil it all down that’s often the fantasy that time travel is selling: catharsis, and it is a fantasy because catharsis is a lie. There is no cleansing, no forgetting. You live with the things you’ve done or have had done to you, and that’s why I find time travel to be the most human and moving concept in science-fiction. When such a story is executed well, it strikes a balance between the fantastical and somber realism, acknowledging that we can’t go back but that it’s possible to move forward while carrying our shames, tragedies, and regrets, hopefully learning how to live with them day in, day out.

A slew of recent games have embraced the darker side of time travel to tell stories about characters coming to terms with their powerlessness and trying to make the most of it. Both Fallout 4 and Life is Strange feature characters whose lives have been dramatically altered by time travel and now have to deal with the chaos of that displacement.

Fallout 4’s casts you as someone waking up after centuries in cryosleep, their spouse dead, their child kidnapped, and a post-apocalyptic world waiting for them to explore. The story eventually descends into a by-the-numbers tale of warring divisions that ultimately asks the player to make difficult choices and enforce their philosophy upon the world at large. While the execution of that story is a bit of disappointment, there’s still emotional power in its bones because our character, unable to go back to the life they once had, has to cope by choosing what kind of person they’re going to be and by extension what kind of world they’re going to bring about. Do they cling to resentment and unleash their hatred on an uncaring universe, killing everything in their path? Or maybe they grow from the pain and try to make the world a gentler place for everyone through diplomacy, using violence only as a last resort and becoming a beacon for hope and justice.

In Life is Strange, Max Caulfield, already dealing with the multitude of social anxieties that goes along with being a teenager, discovers she has the power to control time. She also finds out that though she can occasionally use her abilities for good, like preventing someone’s suicide attempt, her powers come at a terrible cost. Max’s friend Chloe, who dies repeatedly throughout Life is Strange, seems like she’s destined to perish no matter how many times Max screws around with the structure of time, but the game’s twist ending gives us the ability to save her if we’re willing to sacrifice an entire town of people for her. It’s a heartbreaking twist that gives us the ability to use Max’s time travel abilities for fantasy purposes but it also shows us just how dark that fantasy is. Life is Strange, after all, constantly kills Chloe over and over again, so it’s pretty obvious that she’s intended to die in the grand scheme of things despite Max’s meddling.

However, the temptation to save her is strong, in spite of the cost. You’ve gone through hell together to get to this point. I wondered, Is it really worth it? Sacrificing her life for a town filled with people Max doesn’t even know that well? Ultimately, I made the selfish choice and traded many lives for hers, but I did it bitterly and without pride. I imagine that I will, much like Max’s character would undoubtedly do, revisit that pivotal moment in my mind many times and wonder if I made the right choice, likely coming away with a different answer each time.

That we have games that take subject of time travel and engage with it in ways that are surprisingly human is to the benefit of the medium and hopefully the kind of depth we see more of from games in the years to come.

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Relive The 20th Century With These Historic Video Games

Failing history class? Maybe video games can help. Take a tour of the 20th century – covering everything from the phonograph to prohibition to Power Rangers – and look at which games can help you relive your favorite era.


1900s

The dawn of the 20th century saw a rise in American imperialism as well as the widespread application of technology like the internal-combustion engine and the phonograph. In 1903, the Wright brothers performed the first recorded heavier-than-air flight. Then in 1906, Reginald Fessenden and Lee De Forest invented radio broadcasting. Despite these monumental events, the early 1900s are rarely considered a remarkable interactive setting, so few games take place in this decade. If you’d really like to relive this bygone era, you might consider playing Frog City Software’s 1997 turn-based strategy game Imperialism or Konami’s 2010 PS2 release Shadow of Memories, an adventure game about a man who travels through time to prevent his own murder.


1910s

When most people think of the 1910s, they think of the first World War, which followed the the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914. The decade was also memorable for the Mexican Revolution, the sinking of the Titanic, the establishment Prohibition in the U.S., and the rise of Russian Bolshevism (a.k.a. communism). Those looking to relive this popular decade can check out WWI games like Valiant Hearts: The Great War and M2H’s squad-based multiplayer shooter Verdun. However, one of the best games that represents the decade is Rockstar’s open-world opus Red Dead Redemption, which takes place during the decline of the American Frontier around the year 1911. Those looking for an alternate take on the period should check out Irrational Games’ shooter BioShock Infinite, which takes place in a floating city in the sky around 1912.


1920s

Frequently referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age,” the 1920s is looked back on as a time of excess and decadence thanks to the economic boom that followed World War I. The decade is also noteworthy due to the rise of organized crime during Prohibition, the first public demonstration of televised media, the Irish Revolution, and the opening of King Tutankhamun's Tomb. This colorful decade hasn’t been thoroughly explored in games, but a few highlights include Trilobyte’s beloved 1993 horror-themed puzzle game The 7th Guest, where players play as an amnesiac who explores a haunted mansion, trying to piece together the events of a dinner party gone wrong. Another interesting option is Haemimont Games’ turn-based strategy game Omerta – City of Gangsters, which has players relive the early days of the Atlantic City mob using XCOM-style action.


1930s

After the Wall Street crash of 1929, America (and much of the world) sank into the Great Depression for much of the ‘30s. While the decade is marked by widespread unemployment and poverty, it is also significant for the rise of the Third Reich in Germany, the Hindenburg explosion, the discovery of nuclear fission, and the beginning of the second World War. Illusion Softworks’ original open-world shooter, Mafia, taps into the hijinx of the criminal underworld, while Lucasarts’ 1992 adventure game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis pits the famous adventurer against the Nazis in a race to discover the fabled underwater city. For a look at an alternate reality take on the 1930s, check out FASA Interactive’s Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, a fantastic aerial shooter that imagines what the world would be like if planes and zeppelins become the primary means of transportation.


1940s

Notable mostly because of World War II, the 1940s was a decade of great upheaval. However, in addition to D-Day and the Atomic bomb, the 1940s also gave us Bugs Bunny, Cheerios, and the Jeep. At the beginning of the decade Mount Rushmore was completed, and by the end the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Most video games set in the decade tend to focus on WWII, and some of the most notable entries include Infinity Ward’s first two entries in the Call of Duty series and Relic Entertainment’s real-time strategy game Company of Heroes. However, one of the most historically accurate games of all time is L.A. Noire. A neo-noir action/adventure game set around 1947, Rockstar's game centers on a Los Angeles police officer who works his way up to detective by solving a series of crimes based on real-life cases.


1950s

As the world continued to rebuild after the devastation of World War II, communist and capitalistic ideologies began to clash as the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the world’s two superpowers. Senator Joseph McCarthy began his communist witch hunts in 1950, Fidel Castro became dictator of Cuba in 1959, and somewhere along the way we discovered DNA. Thankfully, the ‘50s also gave us credit cards, Disneyland, and color TV. If you want to relive the decade, 2K Czech took many of the things that made the original Mafia compelling and tweaked them for a sequel that was more user friendly. In Mafia II, players play though one man’s rise though an organized crime family. For an alternate history take on the 1950s, Insomniac Games’ Resistance series reimagines a post-WWII world trying to fend off an alien invasion. Stubbs the Zombie, War of the Monsters, and the Fallout series are all great games that really drive home the 1950s vibe even if they aren’t strictly set in a real historic period.


1960s

Easily one of the most contentious and colorful decades in American history, the ‘60s are hard to forget. While the cold war started to heat up between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, our nation was embroiled in a culture war of its own. In 1961, JFK gave his famous “Man on the Moon" speech. Two years later, he was assassinated. Speaking of assassinations, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. were all killed during this decade. Then there was 1969, which saw the creation of ARPANET (the precursor to the Internet), Sesame Street, Neil Armstrong’s moon walk, Woodstock, and the Manson Family murders. Also, thank Britain for Dr. Who, ATMs, and The Beatles. Surprisingly few games have tapped into the tornado that is the 1960s, but 2K Games’ upcoming Mafia III looks to make good use of the time period. If you don’t want to wait for Mafia III’s release, DICE’s multiplayer shooter Battlefield Vietnam partially captured the horrors of the Vietnam War as did the DLC expansion for Battlefield Bad Company 2. Also, Konami’s stealth/action hybrid Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater does a good job tapping into the technology and popular culture of the era even if its zany story involves ghosts, an enemy that shoots hornets, and a flamethrower-wielding cosmonaut.


1970s

Continuing to ride the wave of cultural change that began in the ‘60s, the ‘70s are generally known as a decade of hippies, free-love, bell bottoms, and disco. In 1973, the world faced the first of several massive oil shortages. Of course, if it weren’t for the ‘70s we wouldn’t have Saturday Night Live, Star Wars, or The Muppets. The personal computer and gaming industry exploded as Apple, Microsoft, Atari, and Activision were all formed. Games like Pong, Asteroids, and Space Invaders made a big splash in arcades, but if you really want to relive the decade you should check out games like Rockstar’s beat 'em up The Warriors, which re-envisions the 1979 movie of the same name. The Astronauts’ The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a horror-themed adventure game about a paranormal investigator looking for a young boy within a fiction small town in 1970s Wisconsin. However, a game with some genuine historic insight is iNK Stories’ recent release 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, an adventure game where players play as an aspiring photojournalist and fight to return to their home in Iran in the midst the Iranian Revolution.


1980s

The 1980s are often seen as the decade of big business, as Western countries moved closer to laissez-faire economic policies. During the ‘80s, the world first became aware of global warming and then terrified of AIDS. In 1982, Michael Jackson released Thriller, and Steven Spielberg directed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. However, by the end of the decade the Russian city of Chernobyl had been evacuated due to a massive nuclear disaster, the Berlin Wall had fallen, and the Chinese government had gunned down hundreds of protesters in Tiananmen Square. As the decade when video games really cemented themselves as a cultural fixture, several games from the decade are cultural icons in their own right, including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., and Tetris. However, if you want to play a game that perfectly captures the essence of the cocaine-fueled, neon-lit decade, look no further than Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, an open-world, action game that perfectly lampooned the era while providing one of the best soundtracks in gaming. Alternatively, Sega’s much-beloved adventure-game experiment Shenmue did a good job of capturing the vibe of a small town in Japan in the ‘80s, but its soundtrack definitely isn’t as good. For a blitz of neon and style check out Dennaton Games’ hyperactive action game Hotline Miami.


1990s

“Hey man, it’s the ‘90s,” became a common catchphrase during this decade, for obvious reasons. Cultural fads such as grunge, rave, and hip hop continued to spread across the country’s high schools, and the World Wide Web began to blossom into a technology that everyone wanted piped into their homes. The 1990s were also iconic for the launch of the Hubble Telescope and O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. Thankfully, we also got Harry Potter, Pokemon, and Power Rangers. The ‘90s are a popular setting for games, almost more than any other decade. Gone Home, Fullbright's unique take on the adventure game, was a fun exploration of one family’s home circa 1995, and Rockstar again expertly mocked the decade with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Many other games are set in the ‘90s, but one other one worth highlighting is Sam Barlow’s indie darling Her Story, which has a player piecing together a True Detective-esque murder mystery by navigating an old police-video archive.

Those are our picks for the best games to play if you want to relive the 20th century. Do you think we missed anything? Let us know your favorite games from the century in the comments below.

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Video: Historians break down Uncharted 4

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How streamers are impacting the video game market

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Video: How Campo Santo crafted the world of Firewatch

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Overwatch Mythbusting Video Includes Tips And Strategies You Should Know

Do two Lucios heal faster than one? Can Tracer transport through a destroyed teleporter? These and six other Overwatch myths are put to the test by DefendTheHouse in a new video in the channel's popular myth-busting series.

One wonders where these legends originate, but you can check out the verdict for all eight of them below with game-tested proof below. DefendTheHouse also has a similar myth buster series for games such as Fallout 4, Dark Souls III, The Division, and more. 

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As this is Volume 1, this should be the first of many, and the description for the video asks for myth suggestions in the comments to be used in the next video. Overwatch was released on May 24 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and received a 10 in our review

For more Overwatch content, check out the infographic showing the stats when 9.7 million players joined the open beta, or this artist’s rendition of Overwatch characters as Dark Souls III bosses.   

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The Virtual Life – A Serious Talk About Death In Video Games

The Virtual Life is a column dedicated to exploring the place where our lives and games intersect. As the medium continues its evolution, we’ll be here to chart that line and talk about life, love, games, and the universe every other week. We like doing things our own way here at GI, so we’re going to kick off the birth of this column by talking about death. Just so you know, this week I’m gabbing about the first season of The Walking Dead and Wolfenstein: The New Order, so spoilers for those if you haven’t played them yet.

My grandfather died a few months back. He was one of the salt of the earth types. Worked as a welder for most of his life until his body wouldn’t let him anymore. He passed while I was a thousand miles away, writing words about why you shouldn’t play a bad Assassin’s Creed spin-off. Like Vonnegut said, I guess: “So it goes.”

Death’s been on my mind a lot since then, mostly the indifference that will settle on my inevitable but hopefully-very-far-into-the-future-demise. It’s scary to think about the end, this idea one day all that remains of you will be dust and any memory of who you were will fade from existence. Perhaps it’s a silly fear in the large scheme of things given that dying is a natural part of life, but the anxiety is there in the back of my mind, snickering and poking at me, no matter how much I try to busy myself with work or passion projects.

Death in games has fascinated me for a long time, mostly because it’s usually treated as more of an inconvenience than anything else — for completely understandable reasons. It would be frustrating, for example, never to be able to boot up Fallout 4 or Call of Duty again once your character got struck down by an enemy’s bullet. It would also be kind of a bummer, albeit interesting, if your character suffered huge amounts of guilt and had a breakdown after a mission where they mowed down a squad of soldiers. The majority of high-budget games where death is a factor in some shape or form are content to make it a non-issue and gamers, including me, are just as often pleased that it’s not that big of a deal. We want our escapist action fantasies that crib hard from summer blockbusters. We want slo-mo headshots on goon after goon. We want to play badass assassin warriors capable of slicing up a dude with a katana and then throwing his buddy through a window with telekinesis (no, really, someone make me this game please).

Sometimes though, it’s refreshing to play a game where the fear of death is tangible. I’m not talking about a series of cutscenes in Mass Effect where characters talk about how the forces of good have to prevent the end of civilization because the fate of humanity is at stake. I mean games that treat death as something other than light slap on the wrist or obvious plot stake, the ones that make you absolutely dread perishing in them.

Roguelikes, like FTL, The Binding of Isaac, and Spelunky make dying more interesting on a mechanical level by turning it into something more than a minor inconvenience: a major one. Losing in those games is devastating in a practical sense because every item or power-up you’ve earned in a run, the stuff you’ve gone to great lengths to secure, is just gone. And you can’t even say you’ve memorized levels since all those games are randomized, so you only keep whatever lessons you learned about the game’s mechanics. It’s invaluable information, of course, but it’s hard to be appreciative of that when every material gain you’ve made has been sucked into a void that sprung out of your failure. While the fear of dying is certainly present in the systems of roguelikes, I find myself drawn even more strongly to games that use death as a way to prey on your emotions. Sure, it’s manipulative, maybe even a teensy bit mean on the part of the developers when characters we’ve come to invest in are suddenly ripped away but it’s also pretty special in a way — a twisted, barbed-wire gift dropkicked straight into our hearts.

I still think about Lee Everett’s death in The Walking Dead all the time. I think about how well-designed and poignant it is. Sure, we get to have the big scene the final two episodes of the first season have been building to: Lee’s drawn-out and tragic goodbye to Clementine. But more than that, we also get to help him part with a final lesson to Clementine before passing, teaching her how to survive one last time in the post-apocalypse. It’s not just clever because it has us essentially guiding another character through the tutorial we played through at the beginning of the season, but also because it lets Lee’s final action be one of love and kindness; it’s an act of defiance in face of cruel existence. This scene offers a powerful combination of pessimism and optimism, implicitly arguing that all we have in the face of an indifferent universe is each other.

Other game deaths reign in my mind as well. I’ve suffered surprising amounts of guilt over the loss of soldiers in the Fire Emblem games because I made a bad choice, feeling the sting of my negligence as one of my favorite characters became a widow. I shouted in dismay when I unwittingly led one of Until Dawn’s best character, someone I had come to care about after hating initially, to her gruesome demise. However, perhaps the most interesting approach to death in a game for me isn’t actually a death scene, but instead a philosophical exchange in Wolfenstein: The New Order about death as a concept between two people with dramatically different beliefs that have been reinforced by war trauma. One sees the tragic aftermath of said war as a call for justice, a need for a righteous crusade against the cruelty of man in the name of the soul, while the other has come to view people as “machines of biology” functioning in a life void of meaning. Uncomfortably, and truthfully, The New Order doesn’t present either view as the right one. Nobody has all the answers no matter how much they want to believe it. We’re all just kind of drifting here, rationalizing it, trying to make the best of our existence in whatever way we can.

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None of this is to say that games that approach the subject of death in interesting ways are better than something that gleefully lets you rack up a bodycount with a wide assortment of creatively designed weapons. Instead, like with books and movies that take a nuanced and honest approach to the subject, I find solace in video games that present death as something to be feared. Games are the creations of human beings, after all, and one of the most comforting experiences is to take in a piece of art by someone (or someones) who clearly has the same fears as you and is making some kind expression out of those fears, whether it’s worrying about finding the right person or finding meaning in the time each of us is given in this life. If nothing else, it makes existence just a little less lonely.

What are some games that have handled death in interesting ways? Let us know in the comments below!

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2016 Video Game Release Schedule

We've pulled together everything we know about 2016's video game releases in one handy location. This rundown of gaming goodness is a living, breathing list, and should help you plan out your gaming calendar for the next few months and beyond.

We promise you won't be sorry for bookmarking this and coming back to find out when your most anticipated games are scheduled to land on your PC, console, handheld, or mobile device. If you see anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates. Prior to that, they will appear in the bottom grouping (confirmed, but undated).

January
Shooting Stars (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 4
Amplitude (PS4) – January 5
Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5
Rebel Galaxy (PS4) – January 5
Volume (Vita) – January 5
G Prime Into the Rain (Xbox One) – January 6
Hyper Void (Xbox One) – January 6
Lovely Planet (Xbox One) – January 6
Avoider (Wii U) – January 7
Bigley's Revenge (Wii U) – January 7
Discovery (Wii U) – January 7
JetPack Fighter (iOS) – January 7
My Pets (3DS) – January 7
Ocean Runner (3DS) – January 7
Tabletop Gallery (Wii U) – January 7
Punch Club (PC) – January 8
Cubot – The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One) – January 11
Unepic (Xbox One) – January 11
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 12
The Banner Saga (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Gone Home (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Tharsis (PS4, PC) – January 12
That Dragon Cancer (PC) – January 12
Hyperdrive Massacre (Xbox One) – January 13
Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One) – January 13
Battle Pixels (PC) – January 14
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Open Beta (Xbox One, PS4) – January 14
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 (PC) – January 14
Dino Eggs: Rebirth (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 15
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC) – January 15
Herding Dog (PC) – January 15
Oxenfree (Xbox One, PC) – January 15
Protoshift (PC) – January 15
Raining Blobs (PC) – January 15
Super Ubie Island REMIX (PC) – January 15
Super Intergalactic Gang (PC) – January 15
Zheros (Xbox One) – January 16
The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Attractio (PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
A Boy and his Blob (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
Blade & Soul (PC) – January 19
The Bug Butcher (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Darkest Dungeon
(PC) – January 19
Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4, PC) – January 19
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One, PC) – January 19
Inside My Radio (PS4) – January 19
Klaus (PS4) – January 19
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Vita) – January 19
Red Game Without a Great Name (Vita) – January 19
Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – January 19
Resident Evil Origins Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 19
Shooting Stars (PC) – January 19
Stardust Vanguards (PS4) – January 19
Tachyon Project (PS4) – January 19
World of Tanks (PS4) – January 19
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (Xbox One) – January 20
Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Vita) – January 20
Electronic Super Joy (Xbox One) – January 20
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
(PC) – January 20
Bioxitivity (PC) – January 21
Close Order (PC) – January 21
Dark Era (PC) – January 21
Dinocide (PC) – January 21
Exploding Kittens (iOS) – January 21
Lost in Harmony (iOS, Android) – January 21
Minecraft: Story Mode (Wii U) – January 21
Move or Die (PC) – January 21
Bit Blaster XL (PC) – January 22
Death by Game Show (PC) – January 22
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22
Buried (PC) – January 25
Kwaan (PC) – January 25
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4) – January 26
Hero Defense – Haunted Island (PC) – January 26
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
(Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC) – January 26
Monumental (PC) – January 26
Order of the Thorne: The King's Challenge (PC) – January 26
The Witness (PS4, PC) – January 26
Roblox (Xbox One) – January 27
Sparkle 2 (Xbox One) – January 27
Hex: Shards of Fate (PC) – January 28
Plantera (PC) – January 28
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January 28
Sandstorm: Pirate Wars (iOS, Android) – January 28
Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U) – January 28
AIPD (Xbox One) – January 29
Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox One) – January 29
Bombshell (PC) – January 29
Curvatron (PC) – January 29
Level 22 (Xbox One) – January 29
The Living Dungeon (Xbox One) – January 29
This War of Mine (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
Tropico 5 – Complete Collection (PC) – January 29
Panmorphia (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 31 

February
Aveyond 4 (PC) – February 1
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC) – February 1
Spellweaver (PC) – February 1
Tales of Symphonia (PC) – February 1
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Amazing Discoveries in Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Calendula (PC) – February 2
Cobalt (Xbox One, 360, PC) – February 2
Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) – February 2
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
(PS4, Vita) – February 2
Dreii (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) – February 2
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 2
The Guilt and the Shadow (PC) – February 2
Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) – February 2
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4, PS3) – February 2
Not a Hero (PS4) – February 2
Steve Jackson's Sorcery (PC, Mac) – February 2
American Truck Simulator (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 3
Fortified (Xbox One, PC) – February 3
Adventures of Mana (iOS, Android) – February 4
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (PC, Mac) – February 4
Alphadia (3DS) – February 4
FreezeMe (Wii U) – February 4
Marvel Avengers Academy (iOS, Android) – February 4
Peg Solitaire (Wii U) – February 4
The Political Machine (PC) – February 4
Shutshimi (Wii U) – February 4
Bike Mayhem (Xbox One) – February 5
Dad Beats Dads (Xbox One) – February 5
Krinkle Crusher (Xbox One) – February 5
Marvel Puzzle Quest (Xbox One) – February 5
XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) – February 9
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, Trilogy Pack (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Dying Light: The Following Expansion and Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Firewatch (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4) – February 9
MOP: Operation Cleanup (PS4) – February 9
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Neverwinter: Underdark (Xbox One) – February 9
Unravel (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Factotem 90 (Xbox One) – February 10
Cutie Clash (Wii U) – February 11
Level 22: Gary's Misadventures (PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) – February 11
Outside the Realm (Wii U) – February 11
Word Puzzles by POWGI (3DS) – February 11
D/Genertion HD (Xbox One) – February 12
In Space We Brawl (Xbox One) – February 12
Q*Bert Rebooted (Xbox One) – February 12
Zheroes (PC) – February 15
Dub Dash (PC, Mac) – February 16
The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4) – February 16
Gurgamoth (PC) – February 16
Layers of Fear (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Pillars of Eternity – The White March Part 2 (PC) – February 16
Pixel Piracy (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Project X-Zone 2 (3DS) – February 16
Rainbow Moon (PS4) – February 16
Randal's Monday (PS4) – February 16
Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – February 16
Tron Run/r (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 16
Californium (PC, Mac) – February 17
Rocket League (Xbox One) – February 17
Cities: Skylines – Snowfall Expansion (PC) – February 18
Devil Daggers (PC) – February 18
Dungelot: Shattered Lands (PC) – February 18
Hero & Daughter (PC) – February 18
Cyborg Rage (PC) – February 19
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS) – February 19
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS) – February 19
Herolike (PC) – February 19
Magic Flute (PC) – February 19
Mazement (PC) – February 19
Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (3DS) – February 19
Steamroll (PC) – February 19
Tap Tap Arcade (Wii U) – February 19
Wondershot (Xbox One, PC) – February 19
Astro Duel (PC) – February 22
The Ship: Remasted (PC) – February 22
Bridge Constructor Stunts (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 23
Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, PS4) – February 23
Foul Play (PS4, Vita) – February 23
Hitman Go (PS4, Vita) – February 23
Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS) – February 23
Ninja Senki DX (PS4, Vita, PC) – February 23
Obliteracers (PC) – February 23
One Upon Light (PC, Mac) – February 23
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 23
Replay: VHS is not Dead (PS4) – February 23
Runner 2 (PS4) – February 23
SwapQuest (Vita) – February 23
Toki Tori 2+ (PS4) – February 23
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac) – February 23
Wondershot (PS4) – February 23
ComixPlay #1: The Endless Incident (PC, Mac) – February 24
Disgaea (PC) – February 24
The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One, PC, Mac) – February 24
Reagan Gorbachev (Xbox One, PC) – February 24
Replay: VHS is not Dead (Xbox One) – February 24
Shakes & Fidget (PC) – February 24
6180 The Moon (Wii U) – February 25
Heaven's Hope (PC) – February 25
Inside My Radio (Wii U) – February 25
Replay: VHS is not Dead (Wii U) – February 25
Sadame (3DS) – February 25
Superhot (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 25
Toy Defense (3DS) – February 25
Volcanic Field 2 (Wii U) – February 25
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 (iOS, Android) – February 25
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (PS4) – February 26
Spacejacked (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 26
Sprinter (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 26
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (Xbox One) – February 26
The Town of Light (PC) – February 26
We are the Dwarves (PC) – February 26
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (3DS eShop) – February 27
Soul Axiom (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 29 

March
Alekhine's Gun (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 1
Deponia Doomsday (PC) – March 1
Far Cry Primal
 (PC) – March 1
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (PC) – March 1
Heavy Rain
(PS4) – March 1
Ironcast (PS4) – March 1
McDroid (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS) – March 1
Screencheat (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Square Heroes (PS4) – March 1
Trulon: The Shadow Engine (PC) – March 1
UnderDread (PC, Mac) – March 1
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4) – March 1
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution (PC) – March 2
Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extended (PC) – March 2
Crazy Pixel Streaker (PC) – March 2
Gunscape (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 2
Black Desert Online (PC) – March 3
Blue Rider (PC) – March 3
Chasing Dead (Wii U) – March 3
E.T. Armies (PC) – March 3
The Hand of Panda (3DS) – March 3
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (3DS) – March 3
Steel Rivals (Wii U) – March 3
Warhammer: Arcane Magic (PC, Mac) – March 3
Action Henk (Xbox One) – March 4
Into the Stars (PC) – March 4
Ironcast (Xbox One) – March 4
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) – March 4
Path of Exile: Ascendancy (PC) – March 4
Spellbind (PC, Mac) – March 4
Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC) – March 4
Alphabeats (PC) – March 7
Action Henk (PS4) – March 8
Assault Android Cactus (PS4, Vita) – March 8
Blast 'em Bunnies (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, 3DS) – March 8
The Division (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 8
Don't Die, Mr. Robot (PS4) – March 8
Jump Tanks (PC) – March 8
Kholat (PS4) – March 8
Shardlight (PC) – March 8
Casey Powell Lacrosse (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 9
Organic Panic (Xbox One) – March 9
Deathsmiles (PC) – March 10
Grumpy Reaper (Wii U) – March 10
The Guest (PC) – March 10
Jewel Quest (Wii U) – March 10
Moon Hunters (PC) – March 10
Rhapsody – Music & Radio (Wii U) – March 10
Spareware (Xbox One) – March 10
Upwards, Lonely Robot (PC) – March 10
Beat da Beat (PC) – March 11
Beyond Dimensions (PC) – March 11
Cel Damage HD (Xbox One) – March 11
Hitman (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 11
MagNets: Fully Charged (Xbox One) – March 11
Ori and the Blind Forest – Definitive Edition (Xbox One) – March 11
Race.A.Bit (PC) – March 11
WWE 2K16 (PC) – March 11
Highland Warriors (PC) – March 14
Premium Pool (PC) – March 14
The Riddle of the Catacombs (PC) – March 14
EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15
Marvel Battlegrounds (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC) – March 15
Need for Speed (PC) – March 15
Salt and Sanctuary (PS4, Vita) – March 15
Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4, PS3, Vita) – March 15
Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15
Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4, Vita) – March 15
Sheltered (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15
Tertrobot & Co. (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15
World's Fastest Pizza (PC) – March 15
Dungeon of the Endless (Xbox One) – March 16
New York Bus Simulator (PC) – March 16
New York Taxi Simulator (PC) – March 16
Shadow Complex Remastered (Xbox One) – March 16
Bird Mania Party (Wii U) – March 17
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf (Xbox One, PS4) – March 17
Pharoah Rebirth+ (PC) – March 17
U Party (Wii U) – March 17
Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – March 18
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Xbox One) – March 18
Shred It! (Xbox One) – March 18
Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (PC) – March 21
101 Ways to Die (PC) – March 22
Catlateral Damage (PS4) – March 22
Day of the Tentacle Special Edition (PS4, Vita, PC) – March 22
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (PS4) – March 22
Fallout 4 Automatron DLC (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 22
Lichdom: Battlemage (Xbox One, PS4) – March 22
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 22
Out of the Park Baseball (PC) – March 22
Republique (PS4) – March 22
Trackmania Turbo (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 22
101 Ways to Die (PS4) – March 23
Professional Farmer 2017 (PC) – March 23
101 Ways to Die (Xbox One) – March 24
Atari Vault (PC) – March 24
The Descendant (PC) – March 24
Infinity Runner (Wii U) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 2 (3DS) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 (3DS) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 (3DS) – March 24
Lostwinds (PC) – March 24
Lostwinds 2: Winter of the Melodias (PC) – March 24
Samarost 3 (PC, Mac) – March 24
Slain (PC) – March 24
Total War Battles: Kingdom (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) – March 24
Witch & Hero 2 (3DS) – March 24
Forestry 2017: The Simulation (PC) – March 25
Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS)  – March 25
Space Food Truck (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 25
Adr1ft (Rift, PC) – March 28
Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games (Rift) – March 28
Albino Lullaby (Rift) – March 28
Audio Arena (Rift) – March 28
Bank Limit: Advanced Battle Racing (Rift) – March 28
Blazerush (Rift) – March 28
Chronos (Rift) – March 28
Darknet (Rift) – March 28
Dead Secret (Rift) – March 28
Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition (Rift) – March 28
Dreadhalls (Rift) – March 28
Elite Dangerous (Rift) – March 28
Esper 2 (Rift) – March 28
EVE Gunjack (Rift) – March 28
EVE Valkyrie (Rift) – March 28
Fly to Kuma (Rift) – March 28
Herobound SC (Rift) – March 28
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Rift) – March 28
Lucky's Tale (Rift) – March 28
Omega Agent (Rift) – March 28
Pinball FX2 VR (Rift) – March 28
Project Cars (Rift) – March 28
Radial G (Rift) – March 28
Rooms (Rift) – March 28
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR (Rift) – March 28
Smashing the Battle (Rift) – March 28
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Rift) – March 28
Vektron Revenge (Rift) – March 28
Windlands (Rift) – March 28
The Angry Video Game Nerd II: Assimilation (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 29
Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (Vita) – March 29
Forced Showdown (PC) – March 29
Gryphon Knight Epic (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
Killer Instinct Season 3 (Xbox One, PC) – March 29
The Last Door Season 2 (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 29
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 5: Order Up (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) – March 29
MLB The Show 16 (PS4, PS3) – March 29
Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29
No Time to Explain (PS4) – March 29
Organic Panic (PS4) – March 29
R.B.I. Baseball 16 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
Resident Evil 6 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, Mac) – March 29
Trillion: God of Destruction (Vita) – March 29
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 2: Give No Shelter (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, iOS, Android) – March 29
Epistory (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 30
Yama Yama (PC) – March 30
6-Hand Video Poker (Wii U) – March 31
Abraca (PC) – March 31
Ashes of the Singularity (PC) – March 31
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Wii U) – March 31
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked (PC) – March 31
Hyper Light Drifter (PC, Mac) – March 31
Justice Chronicles (3DS) – March 31
Now I Know My ABCs (Wii U) – March 31
Pixicross (Wii U) – March 31 

April
Apollo 11 VR (Rift, Vive) – April 1
Organic Panic (Xbox One) – April 1
Selfie Tennis (Vive) – April 1
Spheria (PC) – April 1
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PC) – April 1
Whirligig (Rift, Vive) – April 3
Green Game: Timeswapper (PC) – April 4
Steredenn (Xbox One) – April 4
Void 21 (Rift) – April 4
1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC, Mac) – April 5
Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (Vita) – April 5
Dead Star (PS4, PC) – April 5
Dirt Rally (Xbox One, PS4) – April 5
Enter the Gungeon (PS4, PC) – April 5
Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum (PC) – April 5
Fantastic Contraption (Vive) – April 5
Job Simulator (PC) – April 5
Lovely Planet (PS4, Wii U) – April 5
Quantum Break
(Xbox One, PC)  - April 5
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Vita) – April 5
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PS4) – April 5
Kill to Collect (PC) – April 6
Doll Fashion Atelier (3DS) – April 7
Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game (Wii U) – April 7
Epic Dumpster Bear (Wii U) – April 7
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (iOS, Android) – April 7
Mushroom Wars (PC) – April 7
No Thing (PC, iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – April 7
Super Robo Mouse (Wii U) – April 7
Glitchrunners (PC, Mac) – April 8
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey (Xbox One) – April 8
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (Xbox One) – April 8
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (Xbox One) – April 9
Party Saboteurs (PC, Mac, Linux) – April 9
Tron Run/r (Xbox One) – April 9
Dark Souls III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 12
Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – April 12
Risk of Rain (PS4, Vita) – April 12
Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4, PC) – April 12
Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure (PC) – April 13
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan (PC) – April 14
Code of Princess (PC) – April 14
Dodge Club Party (Wii U) – April 14
Draw 2 Survive (Wii U) – April 14
Excave III: Tower of Destiny (3DS) – April 14
Paranautical Activity (Wii U) – April 14
Phantasmal: City of Darkness (PC) – April 14
Slots – Pharaoh’s Riches (Wii U) – April 14
Soda Drinker Pro (Xbox One, PC) – April 14
Super Strike Beach Volleyball (3DS) – April 14
Wobbly Jungle (PC) – April 14
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – April 15
I Want to be Human (PC) – April 15
Gears of War 4 MP Beta (Xbox One) – April 18
Axiom Verge (Vita) – April 19
The Banner Saga 2 (PC) – April 19
Blues and Bullets (PS4) – April 19
The Collider 2 (PC) – April 19
Ice Lakes (PC) – April 19
Invisible, Inc. (PS4) – April 19
IS Defense (PC) – April 19
Koi (PS4) – April 19
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- (3DS) – April 19
Loud on Planet X (PS4, PC, Mac) – April 19
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) – April 19
Pang Adventures (PS4) – April 19
Battle Ages (Xbox One, PS4, iOS, Android) – April 20
Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) – April 20
Megamagic (PC) – April 20
P.O.L.L.E.N. (PC, Rift) – April 20
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC) – April 21
Blockara (Wii U) – April 21
Dreamals (Wii U) – April 21
Eternal Destiny (PC) – April 21
Hex: Shards of Fate (PC) – April 21
Pinball Arcade (Wii U) – April 21
Rogue Stormers (PC) – April 21
Western Press (PC) – April 21
8-Bit Armies (PC) – April 22
Mahjong Deluxe 3 (PC) – April 22
Rugby Challenge 3 (Xbox One) – April 22
Star Fox Guard (Wii U) – April 22
Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – April 22
Corpse Party (PC) – April 25
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PC) – April 25
Aliens vs. Pinball (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS) – April 26
Alienation (PS4) – April 26
Battle Worlds: Chronos (Xbox One) – April 26
Elite: Dangerous Arena (Xbox One) – April 26
Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) – April 26
Hitman – Episode 2: Sapienza (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 26
Hyperdevoition Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PC) – April 26
King's Quest – Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – April 26
Ori and the Blind Forest – Definitive Edition (PC) – April 26
Party Hard (Xbox One, PS4) – April 26
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4, Vita) – April 26
The Song of Tyrim (PC, Mac, Linux) – April 26
Stranger of Sword City (Vita) – April 26
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 3 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac) – April 26
Brick Breaker (Xbox One) – April 27
Duelyst (PC) – April 27
Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse (PC) – April 27
Ash (3DS) – April 28
Avalon Lords (PC) – April 28
Back in 1995 (PC) – April 28
Bunny Bash (PC) – April 28
Lost Reavers (Wii U) – April 28
Mini Mario and Friends (Wii U, 3DS) – April 28
Neon Chrome (PC) – April 28
Pool Nation VR (Vive) – April 28
Offworld Trading Company (PC) – April 28
Stealth Labyrinth (Rift, Vive) – April 28
DC Universe Online (Xbox One) – April 29
JumpJet Rex (Xbox One) – April 29
Paranautical Activity (Xbox One) – April 29 

May
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution (PC) – May 2
Battleborn
 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 3
Coffin Dodgers (PS4) – May 3
Corridor Z (PS4, Vita) – May 3
Fragments of Him (PC) – May 3
The Park (Xbox One, PS4) – May 3
Ray Gigant (Vita) – May 3
Shadow Complex Remastered (PS4) – May 3
Superhot (Xbox One) – May 3
Table Top Racing: World Tour (PS4) – May 3
Tropico 5 (PS4) – May 3
3030 Deathwar Redux (PC) – May 5
The Beggar's Ride (Wii U) – May 5
Chicku (PC) – May 5
Escape from Flare Industries (Wii U) – May 5
Kathy Rain (PC, Mac) – May 5
Midnight 2 (Wii U) – May 5
Mind Unleashed (Rift, Vive) – May 5
Overwatch Open Beta (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 5 (May 3 for pre-orders)
Pixelmaker (Wii U) – May 5
SpaceRoads (Wii U) – May 5
Sudoku and Permudoku (Wii U) – May 5
Azkend 2 (Xbox One) – May 6
Coffin Dodgers (Xbox One) – May 6
Ecotone (PC) – May 6
Insane Decay of Mind (Rift, Vive) – May 6
Yon Paradox (Rift, Vive) – May 6
Kingdom Wars II: Battles (PC) – May 9
Stellaris (PC) – May 9
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth (PS4) – May 10
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition (PS4) – May 10
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (Vita) – May 10
StarBreak (PC) – May 10
Tastee: Lethal Tactics (PC) – May 10
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) – May 10
Raiden V (Xbox One) – May 11
8-Bit Hero (Wii U) – May 12
Color Symphony 2 (Wii U) – May 12
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PC) – May 12
Goliath (PC) – May 12
Queen's Garden (Wii U) – May 12
RefRain – prism memories – (PC) – May 12
Riff Racer (PC) – May 12
Super Meat Boy (Wii U) – May 12
Tachyon Project (Wii U) – May 12
Wordsup! Academy (3DS) – May 12
Disney Art Academy (3DS) – May 13
Doom (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 13
Force of Elements (PC, Android) – May 13
Hero Defense – Haunted Island (PC) – May 13
Project G (PC) – May 13
She Wants Me Dead (PS4) – May 13
Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 17
Life Goes On: Done to Death (PS4, PC) – May 17
My Night Job (PS4) – May 17
Salt and Sanctuary (PC) – May 17
Shadow of the Beast (PS4) – May 17
Shadwen (PS4, PC) – May 17
Soft Body (PS4, PC) – May 17
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4) – May 17
Duskers (PC) – May 18
Mimic Arena (Xbox One) – May 18
Super Night Riders (Xbox One) – May 18
YouTubers Life (PC, Mac) – May 18
Zero Reflex: Black Eye Edition (PC) – May 18
Chompy Chompy Chomp Party (Wii U) – May 19
Digger Dan DX (3DS) – May 19
Lastfight (PC) – May 19
Sweetest Thing (Wii U) – May 19
The Way (PC) – May 19
Cubikolor (Xbox One) – May 20
Downwell (PS4, Vita) – May 24
Dungeons 2 (PS4) – May 24
The Last Blade 2 (PS4, Vita) – May 24
Lumo (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – May 24
Overwatch (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 24
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – May 24
Total War: Warhammer (PC) – May 24
Tropico 5 (Xbox One) – May 24
Kittypocalypse (Rift) – May 25
Chronicle: Runescape Legends (PC) – May 26
Elite Dangerous: The Engineers (PC) – May 26
Excubitor (PC, Mac, Linux) – May 26
Omnibus (PC, Mac, Linux) – May 26
Robot Arena III (PC) – May 26
Table Top Racing: World Tour (PC) – May 26
Daydreamer: Awakened Edition (PS4) – May 31
Dead Island: Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 31
The Elder Scrolls Online – Dark Brotherhood (PC, Mac) – May 31 
One Piece: Burning Blood (Xbox One, PS4, Vita) – May 31
Shadow Blade: Reload (PS4) – May 31
SteamWorld Heist (PS4, Vita) – May 31
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 31 

June
Brigador (PC, Mac, Linux) – June 2
Kick & Fennick (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U) – June 2
Might & Magic Heroes VII: Trial by Fire (PC) – June 2
Turmoil (PC) – June 2
Carmageddon: Max Damage (Xbox One, PS4) – June 3
Dangerous Golf (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 3
Daydreamer: Awakened Edition (Xbox One) – June 3
Elite Dangerous: Horizons (Xbox One) – June 3
Hard Reset Redux (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 4
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PS4, Vita) – June 6
Edge of Nowhere (Rift) – June 6
Hearts of Iron IV (PC) – June 6
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (PS4, PS3) – June 7
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 7
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
(PS4, PS3, Vita) – June 7
In Between (Xbox One) – June 8
A Game of Changes (PC) – June 9
Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) – June 10
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 10
Dead by Daylight (PC) – June 14
The Elder Scrolls Online – Dark Brotherhood (Xbox One, PS4) – June 14
Deadlight: Director's Cut (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 21
Grand Kingdom (PS4, Vita) – June 21
No Man’s Sky (PS4, PC) – June 21
Umbrella Corps (PS4, PC) – June 21
Terraria (Wii U, 3DS) – June 24
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Wii U) – June 24
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PC) – June 28
Prison Architect (Xbox One, PS4) – June 28
Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) – June 28
The Technomancer (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – June 28
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma (3DS, Vita) – June 28 

July
Rocket League: Collector's Edition (Retail – Xbox One, PS4, PC) – July 5
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (PS4, PC) – July 5
Carmageddon: Max Damage (Xbox One, PS4) – July 8
7th Dragon III Code (3DS) – July 12
Ghostbusters (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – July 12
Song of the Deep (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – July 12
Infinium Strike (PC) – July 14
Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) – July 15
Ark: Survival of the Fittest (PS4) – July 19
The Banner Saga 2 (Xbox One) – July 26
I Am Setsuna (PS4, Steam) – July 19
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (PS4) – July 26
Shiren the Wanderer (Vita) – July 26
Valentino Rossi: The Game (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – July 26 

August
88 Heroes (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – August 8
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
 (3DS) – August 19
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (3DS) – August 19
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
(Xbox One, PS4, PC) – August 23
King of Fighters XIV (PS4) – August 23
Madden NFL 17 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) – August 23
Assetto Corsa (Xbox One, PS4) – August 30
Attack on Titan (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) – August 30
Champions of Anteria (PC) – August 30
Hatsune Miku Diva X (PS4, Vita) – August 30 

September
Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (PS4) – September 6
Nascar Heat Evolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – September 13
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4, Vita) – September 13
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS) – September 27
Final Fantasy XV
 (Xbox One, PS4) – September 30
Yo-Kai Watch 2 (3DS) – September 30 

October
Mafia III (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Gears of War 4
 (Xbox One) – October 11
Moto Racer 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac) – October 13
Disney Magical World 2 (3DS) – October 14
Exist Archive: The Other Side Of The Sky (PS4, Vita) – October 18
Battlefield 1 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – October 21
Civilization VI (PC) – October 21 

November
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – November 4
Dishonored 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – November 11
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) – November 15
Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) – November 18 

 

Confirmed for 2016, But Undated
2Dark (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
10 Second Ninja X (PS4, Vita)
104 (PS4, Vita)
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (PS4)
Adr1ft
(Xbox One, PS4)
AdventureQuest 3D (PC)
Aetherlight (PC)
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (Xbox One, PS4)
Allison Road (PC)
Alone with You (PS4, Vita)
Amplitude (PS3)
Aragami (PS4)
Ark: Survival Evolved (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Armello (Xbox One)
Assault Android Cactus (Wii U)
Assault Suit Leynos (PS4, PC)
Assemblage (PS4)
The Assembly (Rift, Vive, PSVR)
Axiom Verge (Xbox One, Wii U)
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Battlecry (PC)
Battlecursed (PC)
Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan (iOS)
Battleplans (PC, iOS, Android)
Battlezone (PSVR)
Beacon (Xbox One)
Beat Cop (PC)
Beyond Flesh and Blood (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The Black Death (PC)
Blackguards: Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4)
Blade Ballet (PS4)
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PC)
Blue Rider (Xbox One, PS4)
Bombshell (Xbox One, PS4)
Book of Demons (PC)
Bound (PS4)
Boundless (PS4)
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)
Californium (PC)
Candle (PC, Mac, Linux)
Caravan (PC, Mac, Linux)
Carmageddon: Max Damage (Xbox One, PS4)
Castles (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Cities: Skylines (Xbox One)
Clustertruck (PC)
Cobalt (PC)
Corpse Party (3DS)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac)
Cosmochoria (Xbox One, PS4)
Crackdown 3 – Multipayer
 (Xbox One)
Crazy Machines 3 (PC, Mac, Linux)
Creepy Castle (PC, Mac, Linux)
Creepy Road (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PC)
Crush Your Enemies (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
Cryptark (PS4, PC)
Cuphead (Xbox One, PC)
Damaged Core (Rift)
Darkest Dungeon (PS4, Vita)
Dead & Buried (Rift)
Dead Secret (PS4, PS3, PC)
Death's Gambit (PS4, PC)
Demon's Age (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Deponia (PS4)
Deponia Doomsday (Xbox One, PS4)
Depth (PS4)
Destiny Expansion (Platforms TBA)
Detached (Rift, Vive)
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival (PS4, Vita)
Discstorm (Vita)
Distance (PSVR)
Divide (PS4)
Don't Starve Together (PS4)
Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Dragon Front (Rift)
Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
Dreadnought (PC)
Dreii (Xbox One, PS4)
DriveDriveDrive (PS4, Vita)
Dropzone (PC)
Duck Game (PS4)
Dungeon Defenders 2 (PS4, PC)
Dungeon Punks (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Dusty Raging Fist (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
Eagle Flight (Rift)
EarthNight (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
Egypt Civilization (PC, Mac)
The Elder Scrolls Legends (PC, iOS)
Endless Space 2 (PC)
Escape from Tarkhov (PC, Mac)
Euro Fishing (Xbox One)
EVE: Gunjack (Vive)
EVE Vakyrie (PSVR)
Everspace (Xbox One, PC)
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PC)
Everything (PS4)
Evil Genome (PS4, PC)
Expeditions: Viking (PC)
Fallen Legion (PS4, Vita)
Farming Simulator '17 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Fenix Furia (Xbox One, PS4)
Feral Rights (Rift)
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android) 
The Final Station (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Forest (PS4)
Four-Sided Fantasy (PS4)
Fragments of Him (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Frozen Synapse 2 (PC, Mac, Linux)
Full Mojo Rampage (Xbox One, PS4)
Full Throttle (PS4, PC)
Furi (PS4, PC)
Gears of War Ultimate Edition (PC)
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4)
Get Even (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Giana Sisters 2 (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Gigantic (Xbox One, PC)
God Eater: Resurrection (PS4, Vita)
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4, Vita)
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4, PSVR)
Grand Kingdom (PS4, Vita)
Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
Green Game: Timeswapper (PC, iOS)
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC)
Head Lander (PS4)
Hellblade (PS4)
Hex Heroes (Wii U)
Hidden Folks (PC, Mac, iOS)
Hive Jump (Wii U)
Hob (PS4, PC)
Home Improvisation (PS4)
HoPiKo (PC, Mac)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PC)
Human: Fall Flat (PC)
The Huntsman: Winter's Curse (PS4, PC, Mac)
Hyper Light Drifter (Xbox One, PS4)
I Expect You to Die (Rift)
I Want to be Human (Xbox One, PS4)
Infestation World (PC)
Inversus (PS4)
Isometric Dawn (PC)
Ittle Dew 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Jazzpunk (PS4)
Jenny LeClue – Detectivú (PS4)
Job Simulator (Rift)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PS4)
Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Kerbal Space Program (Wii U)
Killer Instinct Season 3 (Xbox One, PC)
Killing Floor 2 (PS4, PC)
Kim (PS4, PC)
Kingdom (Xbox One)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
Kingdom Under Fire II (PS4, PS3, 360, PC)
Kittypocalypse (Vive, PSVR)
Knot (PS4)
Kôna: Day One (PC, Mac, Linux)
Laser Disco Defenders (Vita)
The Last Door – Season 2 (PC)
The Last Guardian (PS4)
Lifestream (PC, iOS, Android)
The Lion's Song (PC, iOS, Android)
Little King’s Story (PC)
The Long Journey Home (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Lovely Planet Arcade (PC)
Lumo (Xbox One, Vita)
Mainlining (PC)
Maize (PC)
Marble Mountain (Rift, Vive, PC, Mac)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U, 3DS)
Masquerada (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
Master X Master (PC)
Matterfall (PS4)
Megadimension Neptunia VII (PC)
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death (Vita)
Melty Blood Actress Again (PC)
Membrain (PC)
Metrico+ (PS4)
The Metronomicon (PC, Mac)
Mighty No. 9 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
MilitAnt (PS4, PC)
Mirage: Arcane Warfare (PC)
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS-Force (Vita)
Monsters & Monacles (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Moon Hunters (PC)
Motorsport Manager (PC)
Move or Die (PC)
Moving Hazard (PC)
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Wii U, 3DS)
Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics (PS4, Vita)
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (Xbox One)
Necropolis (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Narcosis (PC, Rift)
Neonchrome (PS4)
Neurovoider (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Neverending Nightmares (PlayStation 4, Vita)
New Hot Shots Golf (PS4)
Nier: Automata (PS4)
Night in the Woods (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Niten (PC)
Not a Hero (Xbox One)
Nuclear Golf (PS4, Vita)
Okhlos (PC, Mac, Linux)
Old School Musical (PC)
OlliOlli2: XL Edition (Xbox One)
One Piece: Burning Blood (PC)
One Upon Light (PC, Mac)
Orcs Must Die Unchained (PS4)
Organic Panic (PS4)
Outlast 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Overcooked (PS4) 
Oxenfree (PS4)
Quattro Gear (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Paladins (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
P.A.M.E.L.A. (PC)
Paper Mario Color Splash (Wii U)
Paragon (PS4, PC)
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3)
Phantasmal: City of Darkness (Xbox One)
Phantom Brave (PC)
Planar Conquest (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Planetary Prospectors (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)
Police Tactics: Imperio (PC, Mac)
Portal Knights (PC)
Postal Redux (PS4, PC)
Project Highrise (PC, Mac)
Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin (PSVR)
Puppet Quest (PC)
Push Me Pull You (PS4)
Rageball (Wii U)
Rain World (PS4)
Randall (PS4, PC)
Ray's The Dead (PS4, Vita)
Read Only Memories (PS4, Vita)
ReCore (Xbox One)
Refactor (PS4, PC)
Relativity (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Resident Evil 4 (Xbox One, PS4)
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox One, PS4)
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (3DS)
RIGS (PSVR)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
Rive (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC)
Road to Ballhalla (PC)
Robinson: The Journey (PSVR)
Rock Band VR (Rift)
Roller Coaster Tycoon World (PC)
Ruiner (PC, Mac, Linux)
Rynn's Adventure (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, PC, Mac)
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC)
Season After Fall (PC)
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (PC)
Seraph (PS4)
Seum: Speedrunners From Hell (PC, Mac, Linux)
Severed (Vita)
Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Shattered Skies (PC)
Shift Happens (Xbox One)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Platforms TBA)
Shiny (Xbox One, PC)
Siegecraft Commander (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Rift, Vive)
Skullstone (PC)
Sky Force Anniversary (PS4, PS3, Vita)
Skyjinx (PC, iOS, Android)
Skylanders from Toys for Bob (Platforms TBA)
Skylanders Battlecast (iOS, Android)
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Slain (PC)
Small Radios Big Televisions (PS4)
Sniper Elite 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Snow (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux, Rift, PSVR)
The Solus Project (Xbox One, PC)
Space Hulk: Deathwing (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
Space Run Galaxy (PC)
Spaceport Janitor (PC)
Spareware (Xbox One)
Stage Presence (Rift, Vive)
Stars in Shadow (PC)
Starborne: Sovereign Space (PC)
SteamWorld Heist (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
Stranger of Sword City (PC)
Strength of the Sword Ultimate (PC)
Strike Vector Ex (Xbox One, PS4)
Styx: Shards of Darkness (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Super Dungeon Bros. (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
Super Dungeon Tactics (PC, Mac, Linux)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (Vita)
SwapQuest (Vita)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS4, Vita)
Sword Coast Legends (Xbox One, PS4)
Syndrome (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux, Rift)
Table Top Racing: World Tour (Xbox One)
Tankr (PC, Mac, Linux)
Telltale Batman Game (Platforms TBA)
Terraria (3DS)
Teslagrad (Xbox One)
Thea: The Awakening (Xbox One)
This is the Police (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Tinertia (Xbox One, PS4)
Titanfall 2 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox One)
Toe Jam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Tomorrow Children (PS4)
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC)
Touhou Genso Rondo (PS4)
The Town of Light (Xbox One)
Transport Fever (PC)
Tricky Towers (PS4)
Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC)
Under Night In-Birth (PC)
Underworld Ascendant (PC)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
The Unspoken (Rift)
Urban Pirate (PC)
Valley (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Vector 36 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Viva Ex Vivo (PS4, PSVR)
Volume: Coda (PSVR)
VR Sports (Rift)
Xanadu Next (PC)
Xenoraid (PS4, Vita)
Xing: The Land Beyond (PS4, PSVR, PC, Rift)
The Walking Dead Season 3 (Platforms TBA)
Warhammer:  The End Times – Vermintide (Xbox One, PS4)
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Welkin Road (PC)
What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (PC, Mac)
White Heaven (PC)
Wild (PS4)
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, Vita)
World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, Mac)
World War Toons (Rift, Vive)
Worms W.M.D. (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Yomawari: Night Alone (PS4, Vita) 
Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux)
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Working Title) (3DS)
Zodiac: The Orcanon Odyssey (PS4, Vita)
Zombie Night Terror (PC, Mac) 

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