Turok: Escape from Lost Valley screenshot of the adorable 'killer honker' enemy

If you were to ask people to describe the Turok series in a couple of words, chances are most would mention either "dinosaurs", "aliens", "alien dinosaurs" or the extremely brutal "cerebral bore" weapon. However, what I can almost guarantee nobody would ever do, is to call Turok "cute".

Yet, for whatever reason, the newly revealed Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is exactly that! It's a colorful and cartoony action-adventure that will have you face off against goofy versions of some of Turok's most iconic enemies. If that sounds a bit difficult to believe, here's the recently posted teaser trailer:

GORN screenshot of an enemy getting bonked in the head with a mace

GORN is a ridiculously over-the-top and violent VR game about gladiatorial combat. In other words, it's all about smashing your enemies over the head with a wide variety of weapons, everything from massive two-handed swords to your very own fists. A fairly simple premise, but a rather fun one to mess around with in VR where nobody can see you act like an absolute nutcase!

With that in mind, I am happy to say that GORN will be fully released from Early Access this July 18th! The exact details haven't been announced just yet, but the full release will be accompanied by a massive update, most likely adding a bunch of new content and some much-needed bug fixes.

Battlerite official artwork and logo

Battlerite, much like Bloodline Champions that came before it, has simply not managed to find itself a consistent audience. Whether this is due to Stunlock Studios pursuing a Battle Royale experience with Battlerite Royale or the simple nature of highly competitive games burning players out, I have no idea, but the end result is that the developers can unfortunately no longer continue supporting Battlerite.

"We love Battlerite. And we know that you do too. But today we’re announcing that we will be scaling back on development, and things will be changing moving forward," reads the recent update. "With the state of the current playerbase we’re no longer in a position where working on Battlerite and Battlerite Royale are sustainable as main projects for the studio. We’ve seen declining player numbers and player investment for a while now, and diminishing returns on all of our latest gameplay changes and marketing campaigns."

Official artwork and logo for the game Overcooked

If you're looking for a charming and somewhat challenging game to play with your friends, you might be interested to hear that the chaotic cooking game Overcooked is free until July 11th! Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, grab yourself a copy, and you'll be good to go in no time.

You can get a pretty good idea of Overcooked is all about, as well as what sort of experience you can expect to see in co-op, through one of the original trailers down below. Have a gander, it's certainly an interesting one:

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord official artwork and logo

As the legends have foretold many, many eons ago, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord has now entered the Closed Beta stage! And yes, this does mean that the general public will now finally have a chance to see just what Mount & Blade 2 has to offer after its extremely long and fairly secretive development.

Do temper your expectations, however, as the initial Closed Beta will be fairly small in scope. The plan is to directly engage the current testers and quickly release patches in order to refine the multiplayer experience, after which Mount & Blade 2 will move into a significantly larger Open Beta.

The Sinking City screenshot of an ominous boat ride

The Sinking City is a newly released and Lovecraft inspired adventure-investigation hybrid. As you might imagine from that brief description alone, The Sinking City is all about trying to figure out what sort of unearthly horrors have descended upon the world, all the while doing your very best to avoid going completely and utterly insane.

You can get a pretty good idea of the sort of atmosphere The Sinking City is going for through the recently posted cinematic trailer. Have a gander, it's certainly an interesting one, to say the least:

Prison Architect screenshot of a well-developed map

Despite the 'totally final update' releasing quite a while ago, Prison Architect is still receiving a steady stream of updates. However, this new update has not been developed by the original Prison Architect team, but rather by Double Eleven who are responsible for the console version. So while the original team may have moved onto other projects, Prison Architect will continue onward!

As far as the new content is concerned, "The Clink" update is mostly centered around small improvements and quality-of-life changes. The list of new features isn't exactly long, so here it is in full:

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

For those of you looking for an excuse to take Risk of Rain 2 for another spin, you might be glad to hear that the very first major content update has now arrived! The aptly named Scorched Acres update brings with it a brand new stage to explore, a nasty new boss to fight against, and perhaps most importantly of all, a brand new Survivor by the name of REX!

There's also a new monster, the Clay Templar, as well as a new and highly dangerous elite to contend with - Malachite. These Malachites are so strong that they will only spawn late in a playthrough and come with a unique effect to help differentiate them from the rest. And a good thing too because the Malachites posses a variety of unique abilities they'll constantly pelt you with, including one that disables your healing!

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

[Update]: The Scorched Acres patch has now arrived, and as expected, it's a pretty good one!

Risk of Rain 2 released on Steam a little while ago, and much to my delight, ended up being a massive improvement over the original. Such an improvement, in fact, that Risk of Rain 2 ended up selling more than a million copies in a single month!

In order to celebrate this momentous achievement, as well as give players something to look forward to, the developers released a roadmap filled with new content. Very little was said about it since then, but you might be glad to hear that the very first of these major content updates will be coming this June 25th!

Slime Rancher screenshot of the new Glitch Slimes

Slime Rancher is a charming, first-person exploration-adventure that will have you wonder across the world in order to capture and take care of a whole host of adorable little slimes. It is a simple yet compelling formula, which combined with the frequent free updates, has rightly earned Slime Rancher an overwhelmingly positive rating on Steam!

As such, it shouldn't come as too much of a shock to hear that Slime Rancher has now once again received a rather hefty free update - Viktor's Experimental Update. Once you've constructed the Lab Ranch expansion and completed a couple of additional objectives, you'll be able to travel to Viktor's Workshop and explore a simulated world in a bit of an action-packed adventure. Collect as many glitched slimes as you can, avoid the constantly spreading corruption, and make your way to the exit before the entire simulation falls breaks at the seams.