Overwatch 2 screenshot of Roadhog's Pachimarchi themed skin

Even though the One-Punch Man crossover is still ongoing, Blizzard has decided to throw in an additional event to help spice things up a bit. However, instead of another crossover, the freshly released 'PachiMarchi' is more of a classic event.

In other words, PachiMarchi brings with it a new limited time game mode by the name of Catch-A-Mari, as well as a couple of simple challenges to help you snag lots of bonus experience for the Battle Pass and Pachimari (the weird onion-octopus thing) themed cosmetics of which the Roadhog skin pictured above is definitely the highlight. A fairly simple event in the grand scheme of things, but a nice little distraction regardless!

Warhammer 40k: Darktide artwork showing off all of the classes alongside the logo

Now that most of the big issues have been squared away, it looks like it's finally time for Darktide to once again start getting new content. And so, as a part of the freshly released Tools of War update, Darktide has now brought in ten new weapon variants to mess around with, a couple of crucial buffs to Psykers to make their kit flow better in the thick of combat, as well as a plethora of quality-of-life improvements and tweaks.

After trying out all of the new toys, my definite favorite is the Psyker's Illisi Mk V Blaze Force Sword. It's a giant sword meant for cleaving through large swaths of enemies, and while you can only do one charged attack at a time, the devastation it causes is well worth the trouble. It also has decent mobility and a fast attack speed, so if you need a weapon that can get you out of a bind as quickly as possible, this one would be a good choice!

MTG Arena artwork for the impressive Emrakul, the Promised End card

I hope you're in the mood for a blast from the past, because MTG Arena has just unleashed the Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered expansion. It brings with it 302 classic cards to experiment with in both Historic and Explorer formats, as well as an additional 81 cards from the oridinal Innistrad set that are exclusively available in Historic.

The most exciting of the new cards is easily Emrakul, the Promised End (pictured below). It's not the most powerful card, but its ability to seize control over the opponent's turn is such a cool and unique effect that it's hard to imagine the set without it. Yet that's almost what happened, because according to Wizards of the Coast, Emrakul only ended up being implemented because a group of developers went well out of their way to make it work!

Diablo 4 artwork for the new archangel Inarius

[Update]: The beta is now live, so dive in and see what all the fuss is about!

If after three years of teasers, previews and developer diaries you're now itching to see what Blizzard has managed to achieve with Diablo 4, you'll be happy to hear that there will be a free Open Beta launching in the near future. The one bit of bad news is that the Open Beta will only stick around for a short amount of time, so try to keep your schedule clear between March 24-26 if you really want to take a proper bite out of Diablo 4.

As for what exactly you can expect to see in terms of gameplay, that you can check out through the developer-guided preview below. The dialogue, as is tradition with these types of videos, is a bit ham-fisted, but I'd still recommend checking it out purely because of the gameplay. Have a gander:

MTG Arena artwork and logo for Shadow Over Innistrad Remastered

[Update]: The Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered expansion has arrived with hundreds of classic cards and a really fun draft environment!

In order to really spice up both the Explorer and Historic formats, MTG Arena will be launching Shadow Over Innistrad Remastered on March 21st. The remastered set will bring with it 302 classic cards to mess around with, as well as an additional 81 cards from the original Innistrad set that will be exclusively available in Historic.

I'd say the definite highlight of the new set is Emrakul, the Promised End (pictured below). It might not be the most powerful card around these days, but it's easily one of the most unique cards on Arena, and one that's so complicated to actually implement that many feared it would be skipped over entirely. I can only hope it doesn't end up being too buggy because there is an insane amount of stuff you can do when you have full control of an opponent's actions, especially with all of the new digital cards.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 screenshot of the A Quiet Drink map with Kruber

If you're a fan of co-op games, or just slicing and dicing your way through hundreds upon hundreds of enemies, you'll be happy to hear that the truly excellent Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently free to try out on Steam. The free weekend will run until Monday, March 13th, after which you'll still be able to grab Vermintide 2 at a sizable 80% discount until March 16th.

In order to help new players catch up, or just give veterans a chance to level up another character, Fatshark has also tripled the amount of experience you can gain in each mission. This buff will last until March 19th, which should give you more than enough time to experiment with different characters and builds.

Overwatch 2 One-Punch Man crossover event skin for Doomfist - Saitama

[Update]: Overwatch 2's has launched a new Pachimari themed game mode alongside a couple of new cosmetics.

The Overwatch team has done a couple of crossovers and homages before with skins like Lego Bastion, but for the most part Blizzard has stuck to their own games for inspiration. However, with the latest update, they have decided to try something a little bit out of the ordinary.

As such, instead of simply being inspired by pop culture icons, Overwatch 2 has now teamed up with One-Punch Man to release official crossover skins. The four in question are: Saitama Doomfist, Terrible Tornado Kiriko, Genos Genji and Mumen Rider Soldier 76.

Dota 2 artwork for the new ranged carry Muerta

After a few rounds of teasers, Valve has now finally unleashed Dota 2's newest ranged hero - the ghostly gunslinger Muerta. As you would expect from that description alone, Muerta is a carry style hero that's all about shooting enemies in a variety of creative ways, to the point that even her ultimate is all about enhancing her ability to shoot someone in the face. It's a fairly simple yet effective design, so I have no doubt that Muerta will easily fit in among the Dota 2 roster.

As for the actual update itself, I'm a bit surprised to say that there isn't anything major to talk about. The meta heroes like Lina and Nature's Prophet have gotten a couple of nerfs, underplayed heroes like Axe and Clinkz are now slightly stronger, the fairly casual Turbo Mode has received some much-needed improvements, and that's pretty much it. The rest of the changes are just very, very, very small tweaks to most of the roster and items, things like Pudge dealing 5 less damage with his Aghanim's Scepter Rot ability.

MTG Arena official artwork for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth expansion

[Update]: The Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered expansion has arrived with hundreds of classic cards and a really fun draft environment!

Given the popularity of the two recent Dungeons & Dragons inspired crossover sets, it should come as little surprise to hear that Wizards of the Coast has decided to do another one. However, instead of going with Dungeons & Dragons for the third time in a row, the upcoming expansion is entirely themed around The Lord of The Rings!

Once it arrives this June 20th, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set will bring with it a wide assortment of new cards to mess around with for both the Historic and Alchemy formats. While the cards themselves have not been officially revealed just yet, the few that have been leaked (and quickly deleted) showcase some reimagined character designs as well as a middling power level. Whether the leak is actually real or simply an elaborate fabrication, however, that we'll have to wait and see.

Kerbal Space Program 2 artwork for the complex sandbox game

If you're a fan of Kerbal Space Program or similar sandbox games, I have some good and bad news to share with you. The good news is that Kerbal Space Program has just received an ambitious new sequel that's trying to really push the concept forward, while the bad news is that Kerbal Space Program 2 is currently both unfinished and very, very buggy.

First things first, allow me to share with you the launch trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of what Kerbal Space Program 2 looks like, as well as how it compares to its predecessor in terms of scope. Have a gander: