Scrub up and hit the operating room, because Surgeon Simulator 2 launches on August 27th. The new Surgeon Simulator features four-person multiplayer, a cast of wacky characters, and a level-creation system. Pre-ordering it from Epic Games guarantees that you can start cracking some ribcages on August 21st, a week before everyone else.
Today, Epic updated its Fortnite apps to lower the prices of V-bucks by 20%. That happened across the board, even on iOS and Android. But only if you bypassed the iOS and Android payment systems. Predictably, Apple didn’t like the move and kicked Fortnite to the curb, which is likely what Epic wanted in the first place.
Many schools prefer Chromebooks thanks to their low cost and reasonable performance. But simultaneously, schools are increasingly turning to Minecraft: Education for interactive coding, building, and STEM lessons. And the good news for everyone is that Minecraft: Education is now available for Chromebooks.
Couch co-op gaming will never truly fade away—playing games with your teammates literally by your side is just too enjoyable. Combine that with the satisfying and just plain fun gameplay of a good action game, and you’re certainly in for a treat.
If you like your racing games serious, you know that the only “real” way to play is with a wheel. Those who prefer to simulate rather than merely play can pour thousands of dollars into an advanced gaming setup, and Logitech is here for them, with the $400 G923 Racing Wheel. It’s up for pre-order now and shipping later in August.
If you’re a fan of Alto’s Adventure or Alto’s Odyssey, we’ve got good news: Team Alto is releasing both games together as The Alto Collection on August 13. The bundle will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on that date and sometime later for the Nintendo Switch.
Cross-platform multiplayer is more prevalent than ever, and while it may not be available for every major game yet, there’s still a great selection of titles that support it. Not all crossplay is created equal though, as some games may limit what systems can play with each other. Sometimes, this is simply because the game is only available on a limited number of systems, but other times, systems are specifically separated for technical or balancing reasons.
Konami is a legendary game developer and publisher. Metal Gear, Castlevania, Contra, Silent Hill—its back catalog is one of the best in the industry. Konami’s also notable for being one of the most hated companies in the industry by gamers themselves, after recent years of questionable publishing practices and anti-consumer monetization strategies. Now Konami is making gaming PCs. Huh.
Well, this is a surprise! Cuphead, a fantastic game that promised to “never come to PlayStation,” is now out on the PS4. The gorgeous game with 30’s style hand-drawn animation hit Xbox One first, before sliding over to the Nintendo Switch. But the developers said that was the end of the line—-until now.