Overwatch concept artwork showing off Genji

[Update #2]: The latest patch has brought in experimental Assault (2CP) changes and Genji nerfs.

[Update]: Overwatch devs have now also shared a behind-the-scenes look at their tools, engine and potential challenges.

While they aren't always successful, the experimental updates have proven themselves to be quite useful for improving Overwatch as a whole. They allow Blizzard to quickly test balance changes and see the community's reaction to them, as well as mess around with some of the fundamentals like the number of tank players per team without actually disrupting the usual gameplay.

As such, I am very happy to say that Blizzard is currently planning to unleash two new experiments in the near future. The first one will be balance-focused and will bring with it some much-needed nerfs to Genji, as well as yet another batch of potential changes for Moira, all in an effort to make her a more fair and interesting character to play.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town screenshot of horse riding through town

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, formerly a part of the Harvest Moon series, was a rather excellent Game Boy Advance game from 2003. While there were plenty of similar games released around the time, Friends of Mineral Town is the one that has quite handily stood the test of time and inspired the vast majority of the modern 'country life simulators', including one of my favorites - Stardew Valley.

With that in mind, I'm very pleased to say that the full remake of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has now landed onto PC! It brings with it improved visuals, a nice chunk of extra content to spice things up, and perhaps most importantly, a plethora of quality-of-life changes including the ability for your farm animals to actually feed themselves without you having to manually push them around every day!

Destiny 2's Beyond Light expansion artwork without logo

If you were looking forward to Destiny 2's upcoming Beyond Light expansion, I'm afraid I bring some bad news. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Beyond Light's release date has been pushed back from September 22nd to November 10th.

"As the first chapter in a new trilogy of expansions, Beyond Light is the beginning of a new era of Destiny 2," reads the developer update. "We have a powerful story to tell and incredible new features that we're really excited for players to experience. As always, our goal is to make the coolest, most entertaining expansion we can possibly make for our fans. To that end, we are doing what’s best for the game and moving the launch date."

Death Come True 'screenshot' from one of the events

Kazutaka Kodaka, the creative mind behind the bizarre yet enthralling Danganronpa series, has now released his brand new game onto PC - Death Come True. As you might imagine given his previous work, Death Come True is a bit of a strange game. Instead of your usual run-of-the-mill horror adventure, Death Come True is entirely made out of FMV (full motion video) sequences and plays like an interactive movie more than anything else.

If you're curious what this looks like in action, as well as how good the actual acting even is, you can find what you seek through one of the recent trailers. Have a little peek, and don't forget to turn on the subtitles!

Overwatch screenshot of Maestro Sigma

[Update]: Overwatch devs are working on two experimental updates, the first of which bring some Genji nerfs.

After spending a surprisingly long amount of time on the test realm, the long-requested improvements to the Career Profiles have now gone live. Under the new system you can see exactly how much time you've spent in each game mode, the various statistics have been cleaned up and organized in a more intuitive way, achievements are now sorted by category, and perhaps most importantly of all, player icons can now finally be both sorted and filtered!

Besides this rather nice quality-of-life change, the recent update has also brought in Sigma's Maestro challenge. Much like the previous challenges, this one requires you to win nine games before July 27th in order to receive some rather nifty cosmetic rewards. These include a spray, a legendary emote, as well as the genuinely excellent Maestro Sigma legendary skin!

Death Stranding official artwork without the logo

If you're in the mood for a game that is completely out of the ordinary, you might be glad to hear that Death Stranding has now arrived for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The PC version brings with it support for high framerates and ultra-wide monitor setups, a brand new photo mode to help take the perfect screenshot, as well as some rather nifty cross-over content from none other than Half-Life!

As for what exactly Death Stranding looks like in action on PC, that you'll find out through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a rather pretty one:

Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga - Jormag Rising official artwork

Two months have gone by since the last major update, and like clockwork, the Guild Wars 2 team is already getting ready to launch a brand new one! You can expect episode four of The Icebrood Saga - Jormag Rising - to arrive this July 28th.

It'll bring with it a sizable new section of the Drizzlewood Coast to explore and fight over, an equally massive new map-wide event that will have you face off against Jormag's forces, and naturally, a couple of new upgrades to help out your allies throughout the warzone. There will also be upgraded versions of two previously-released weapons (the Charged Stormcaller and the Empowered Boneskinner), a chilly new infusion to help make your character stand out, as well as a variety of other cosmetics to collect.

Vermintide 2 Sienna screenshot in a blazing inferno

[Update]: The Big Balance Beta has now also brought in a rework to the Huntsman career.

After a rather long period of no significant balance changes, Fatshark has recently (and rather suddenly) launched the appropriately titled Big Balance Beta. The new update reworked just about every single underpowered weapon, greatly expanded the amount of end-game viable builds, as well as tweaked a variety of talents.

However, while some of the talent changes have successfully created more compelling choices for players to puzzle over, they have unfortunately also replaced some fan-favorites that have been around for quite a while now. In order to correct this, as well as bring in a new batch of changes, Fatshark has now once again updated the Big Balance Beta.

Space Marine artwork showing off a bunch of Orks

If you're a fan of Warhammer or Warhammer 40k and you've somehow managed to avoid picking up some of their most popular games, consider this your lucky day. To put it simply, the latest Humble Bundle is filled to the brim with all sorts of Warhammer games, including things like Vermintide, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada and the always-excellent Dawn of War 2.

You can find the full list of games, as well as the pricing tier they all appear on, down below. Here's the brief list:

Halo 3 hangar concept artwork

After going through a rather successful beta phase, the legendary Halo 3 has now finally made its way to PC. The remastered version brings with it support for 4K resolutions and 60+ FPS, a variety of customization and graphical options, an FOV slider, as well as the Forge tool to create entirely new ways to play the game.

As for what exactly this looks like in action, that you can find out through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it really is a rather nostalgic one: