Sea of Thieves screenshot of a giant shark attack

Sea of Thieves has been available for quite a while now through either the Microsoft Store or the Xbox One, but if you're not a fan of either platform, you'll be happy to hear that it has finally docked onto Steam as well. Best of all, there is cross-play between all three versions! So no matter which system or storefront you decide to play from, you'll still be able mess around with your friends.

If you don't know much about Sea of Thieves, or if you simply need a bit of a refresher, allow me to also share the recently posted Steam trailer. Have a little peek, it's a rather short one:

Gwent artwork for the rather horrifying Gaunter O’Dimm

When it comes to villains in The Witcher 3, none are nearly as memorable or as effective as Gaunter O’Dimm. As such, I am delighted to say that he's getting an entire Gwent expansion to play around with - Master Mirror!

Expect to see over 70 new cards to experiment with, many of which will have an assortment of new effects and mechanics to shake up the gameplay. Most excitingly of all, there will be a brand new legendary card type that evolves in both appearance and power as the match progresses, giving you even more options to play around with!

Overwatch Genji fighting assassins

While the original version of the Overwatch Workshop was a little bit bare-bones, Blizzard has slowly but surely transformed it into something wonderful. Best of all, they're still frequently issuing new updates for it - always adding new ways to script events and add features, all of which then result in even more complex game modes.

With the Workshop's one year anniversary now behind us, Blizzard has taken the time to highlight some of the most popular, user-made modes currently available on the Workshop. Here's the full list, as well as the code you'll need in order to play them:

Shantae and the Seven Sirens official artwork and logo

After spending about a year being exclusively available on the Apple Arcade, Shantae and the Seven Sirens has now finally made its way to both PC and consoles. As you would expect from a Shantae game, the freshly released Seven Sirens is a colorful romp through a vast and interconnected world which can be traversed by swapping between a variety of unique animal forms.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of that looks like in action, as well as how charming Shantae and the Seven Sirens really is, through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a peek:

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection official artwork and logo

If you're in the mood for some truly oldschool RTS action, you'll be happy to hear that the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is nearly upon us. Expect to see it arrive this June 5th with remastered visuals, all three expansion packs, as well as rebuilt multiplayer.

You'll also be able to enjoy a large bonus gallery of unreleased footage and behind-the-scenes content, over seven hours of remastered music by Frank Klepacki, quick save and auto save support, a variety of accessibility features and in-game tooltips, and the list goes on for a while. Long story short, unless Petroglyph manages to make each PC self-immolate upon installation, the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection should be a pretty darn good one!

Total War: Troy official artwork without logo

In a bit of a surprising announcement, Creative Assembly has revealed that Total War: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for 12 months. However, what came as a real shock is that they also said it will be entirely free to grab during the first 24 hours after launch!

So whether you're a fan of Total War games or not, you should definitely put a pin on August 13th as that's when Total War: Troy will be unleashed upon the world. As for the inevitable Steam version, it'll come exactly one year after the Epic one - on August 13, 2021.

Minecraft: Dungeons official artwork for the Jungle Awakens expansion

A short while ago Minecraft: Dungeons arrived for both PC and consoles, bringing with it a more colorful and relaxing take on the ARPG formula. Despite it looking a little bit shaky on some of the previews, the launch of Minecraft: Dungeons ended up being pretty darn solid, and I'm glad to say there will be even more of it coming in the near future!

According to Mojang, there are currently two major pieces of paid DLCs in the work, as well as plethora of free content for everyone to enjoy. Most importantly of all, the team is also in the process of adding cross-platform functionality!

Overwatch concept artwork for Genji

[Update]: Blizzard has shared the list of the most popular, user-made game modes for Overwatch.

Despite being one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch since the very beginning, Genji is not exactly in a good place right now. The steady stream of buffs to other character has rendered his damage output nearly meaningless in comparison, while the introduction of counter heroes like Brigitte or Moira has left him without the ability to safely close the distance and fight the enemy backline.

All of that will soon be in the past, however, as Blizzard has now released some rather juicy Genji buffs as a part of the newest experimental mode. The update has also buffed Hanzo's storm arrows, nerfed Echo's beam, as well as given Moira a bit of a strange rebalance. Here's what's being changed:

Valorant official artwork and logo

After a surprisingly brief closed beta phase, Riot Games' 5v5 competitive shooter Valorant has now arrived for PC. So if you're in the mood for some team-based action where mistakes can get punished quite severely, you might want to give Valorant a fair try given that it's entirely free.

As for the actual gameplay, Valorant is often described as a hybrid between Counter-Strike and Overwatch, though with far more emphasis on the former. In other words, while there are heroes with unique abilities and ultimates, Valorant mostly plays like a slightly faster version of Counter-Strike with many of the same map design ideas and strategies. From my experience it's a pretty solid shooter, though obviously somewhat niche given how heavily it relies on patience and teamwork over raw mechanical skill.

Outriders screenshot of a force field blocking an attack

Developed by People Can Fly, the team behind Bulletstorm and Painkiller, Outriders will feature four unique classes and a fair few ways to customize your playstyle. Also, much like Destiny 2 from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, Outriders will be all about mowing down hordes of enemies and then rummaging through their oversized pockets for that sweet, sweet loot.

If you're wondering what this looks like in action, as well as what the moment-to-moment gameplay has to offer, you'll find what you seek through the recently posted preview. Have a looksie: