Eador: Masters of the Broken World screenshot of some Heroes of Might and Magic inspired gameplay

In celebration of the game's 5-year anniversary, Snowbird Games are currently giving away their turn-based strategy Eador: Masters of the Broken World for free. Simply head on over to Steam, click the "Install Game" button, and Eador will be yours to keep. Make sure to do this quickly as the promotion is set to end on Sunday, though no exact time has been given just yet.

If you're wondering what Eador is even all about, allow me to share with you one of the original trailers. It's not the most detailed video around, but it should still give you a good idea of whether Eador is something you'd enjoy or not. Have a gander:

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia screenshot of the combat gameplay up close

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is set to arrive this May 3rd for Windows, while the macOS and Linux versions will be following shortly after. In terms of content you can expect to see the most detailed map the series has had so far, a variety of large and interesting siege maps, unique and fairly historically accurate factions, as well as a variety of gameplay improvements.

You can get a good peek at what all of this looks like in-game through the recently posted gameplay preview down below. It's a bit of a lengthy video showing off the Kingdom of Mierce campaign, so it should give you an excellent idea of what Thrones of Britannia is trying to accomplish. Have a gander:

Overwatch screenshot of Dragon Symmetra from the Halloween event

Even in the early days of Overwatch, when we only had four different support heroes to choose from, Symmetra often ended up being ignored in favor of actual healers. These days Overwatch has seven support heroes in total, six of which are healers, so poor Symmetra is barely ever seeing play in higher ranked matches or the Overwatch League as a whole. The situation got so bad that Blizzard announced a massive rework back in February, after which we have not heard much about Symmetra's future.

However, according to a recent InvenGlobal interview with Overwatch's Tim Ford, it would appear that Symmetra will be leaving the support category and transitioning into a defense hero. In my eyes she was always a defense hero, but now that Blizzard has officially confirmed it I wonder if this means that Symmetra will be losing some of her support-y qualities in favor of increased surviability or area control? There is unfortunately no answer to that question right now, but given the recent Hanzo rework I think Blizzard will do right by Symmetra.

Agony screenshot of a demon with a rather bizarre head

Agony is an upcoming survival-horror game set in one of the most fitting locations for the genre - a bizarre and twisted depiction of hell itself. What this means in gameplay terms is that you'll have to sneak around hordes of bloodthirsty demons, explore a confusing and unsettling hellscape, and perhaps most interestingly of all, posses lesser demons in order to avoid detection and bypass obstacles.

If you're wondering what this might look like in action, allow me to share with you the recently posted announcement trailer. It's not a very long video, but it should get the point across quite nicely. Have a look:

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 screenshot of the new quest system that's still under development

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developer Fatshark recently held a brief Twitch stream where they discussed the current 1.0.6 patch and what sort of features we can expect to see in the future. The stream itself was unfortunately light on details, but you might be interested to hear that the developers are currently working on a brand new quest system.

I can't tell you much about it since it's still early in development, but according to Fatshark it won't function like the bounty board from the original Vermintide. While this hasn't been officially confirmed, I believe this means we won't be able to get specific items through the quest system, but rather different tiers of loot boxes, as seen in the placeholder image above. If so, I really do hope they won't be commendation chests (the ones you gain from leveling up) as the quality of items found within are severely lacking when compared to Champion or Legend chests.

Gwent official artwork for Ciri

If you were looking to expand your Gwent collection, now would be a very good time to do so as all card kegs opened until Monday (April 23rd, 12 PM CEST) will have a guaranteed premium (animated) card. More importantly, the premium card will occupy the 5th slot in the keg, meaning you will be able to choose which one out of three premium cards you'll add to your collection.

It is also worth mentioning that this promotion isn't exclusive to paid card kegs. As such, if you have a whole bunch of ore laying around, you can now convert it into highly valuable and rather fancy premium cards. Not a bad deal, not a bad deal at all!

Photo of Hearthstone's former game director Ben Brode

After 15 years at Blizzard and almost 10 years of working on Hearthstone, Ben Brode has now left now left the company. Thankfully, this was not due to any sort of internal disagreement or problems with management, but rather because Brode is eager to start his own company and work on a brand new project from the ground up.

"I am very fortunate to be able to take a crazy risk right now in my life, and I’m excited to be scrappy and a little scared. I’m going to help start a new company," reads the rather heartfelt announcement. "We’ll probably make games, but we haven’t figured anything else out, yet. I’m looking forward to designing, programming, and actually creating things again. I’m going to miss the on-campus Starbucks, though. Dang."