Hollow Knight artwork for the Godmaster update

If you have a bit of free time and the will to experiment with different genres, I would highly recommend you go and check out the October Humble Monthly bundle. The reason I say this is because they are currently offering Hollow Knight, Hitman (the entire first season) and 7 Days to Die for an extremely low $12 combined.

I'm not a huge fan of survival games so I must admit I don't rank 7 Days to Die that highly, but both Hitman and Hollow Knight are well worth grabbing for $12 on their own, which makes this package an absolute steal in my eyes. I especially recommend playing Hollow Knight as it's without a single doubt one of the best Metroidvania games released in quite a few years, both in terms of visuals and gameplay. So once again, if you have a bit of free time, do make sure to check the current bundle out as it really is a great deal.

Gwent official artwork and logo for the Thronebreaker campaign

Gwent's lengthy and singleplayer focused campaign Thronebreaker was supposed to arrive nearly two years ago, but due to some unfortunate problems it has ended up being delayed time and time again. The long wait is now thankfully over as CDPR has officially pinned Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales for an October 23rd release on PC, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will arrive on December 4th.

As for the campaign itself, it will follow the warrior-queen Meve as she attempts to deal with both dissent from within, as well as the imminent Nilfgaardian invasion. You can expect to see mature storytelling in the vein of The Witcher 3, plenty of new cards and mechanics to mess around with, as well as some RPG elements that transcend the game of Gwent itself.

Roadhog screenshot of him hooking Zenyatta

Roadhog is currently not in a good place. Ever since his rework/nerf he has become incredibly inconsistent at killing the flankers he's designed to deal with, which combined with his equally inconsistent and buggy hook has resulted in him quickly becoming not only the worst tank, but also objectively one of the worst heroes in Overwatch.

Thankfully, there is some hope on the horizon as Blizzard has recently announced that they are looking into bringing Roadhog back into action. While no details have been revealed just yet, I am very happy to say that Blizzard is aiming to release these changes in this week's PTR update, provided no major bugs or problems rise up in internal testing.

Disgaea 5 Complete official artwork and logo

The PC version of Disgaea 5 Complete was originally supposed to launch on May 7th, but was unfortunately delayed due to some sort of major bug. Thankfully, it would appear that the bug has now been fixed as NIS America has come to announce that the new release date has been set for October 22nd.

Perhaps most importantly, NIS America has also revealed that they will be lowering the price by $10, meaning the standard edition will set you back $40, or $30 if you decide to pre-purchase it. You can also grab the "Digital Dood" edition that includes the artbook for $43 (or $33 if you pre-order), which is surprisingly reasonable as far as digital goodies are concerned. Due to the price drop all previous pre-orders have now been fully refunded, however, so if you're still planning on pre-ordering the PC version, you'll need to go and repeat the process once more.

Call of Duty 4 screenshot from the Zombies game mode

If you're a bit behind schedule like I am, you might be interested to hear that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has recently arrived on both PC and consoles. However, unlike the previous entries in the series, Black Ops 4 does not bring with it a singleplayer campaign. Instead, its focus is quite firmly placed on all sorts of multiplayer modes.

Given that the current craze is Battle Royale games, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the Blackout mode is exactly that. It doesn't offer anything that truly sets it apart from the rest of the competition, but the gameplay is fast-paced and the gunplay is solid, so it's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the genre. If you're not exactly sure where you stand, however, allow me to share one of the recent trailers for the Blackout mode. Have a gander:

Hearthstone official artwork for the Aviana card

Whether your preferred mode of play is Standard or Wild, chances are you'll encounter an overwhelming amount of ramp-based Druid decks on your journey. This, combined with the simple fact that some matchups are incredibly binary, has finally prompted Blizzard to announce a much-needed balance patch.

While I would love to tell you this upcoming October 18th patch will correct all of the problems currently found in Hearthstone, I'm afraid the update is a bit limited in scope. In other words, it will only be changing three cards: Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm and Aviana. You'll find all of the details over at the Hearthstone website, but for now here are all of the changes and a brief quote explaining the team's reasoning behind each tweak:

Resident Evil 2 remaster screenshot of Claire from up close

The Resident Evil 2 remake will be coming this January 25th, and much like its predecessor, it seems to be bringing with it a whole host of improvements over the original game. There's the usual stuff like greatly enhanced visuals, better voice acting, support for high-end resolutions and stable 60 FPS, as well as some more interesting changes like significantly modernized movement and combat.

Since trying to explain all of this through words alone is a nearly pointless task, allow me to share with you the recently posted and rather lengthy preview. Have a look as it really is quite good: