F1 Manager 2022 official teaser art showing a car from above

In a bit of a bizarre announcement, Frontier Developments recently revealed that after the next update the F1 Manager 2022 team will be moving onto other projects. This sort of thing would be perfectly understandable for an older game with a sequel right around the corner, but F1 Manager 2022 had only just launched a mere two months ago!

“This next update for F1 Manager 2022 will be the last significant update that addresses player-reported feedback, or suggested changes and additions,” explains the developer update. “Any potential updates following this would be minor patches that do not noticeably affect gameplay. To ensure upcoming F1 Manager projects realise their potential and meet the expectations of both our team and our community, the development team’s focus must move fully onto projects beyond F1 Manager 2022, after this upcoming update.”

Overwatch 2 screenshot showing off Kiriko using Kitsune rush

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2's first balance update has arrived with nerfs to Zarya, Genji, Sombra, as well as Junkrat for some reason.

[Update]: Overwatch 2's next tank hero will be Ramattra - the mysterious Omnic leader of Null Sector.

As you can very easily tell by browsing the most played heroes in the Top 500 leaderboard, Overwatch 2 currently has a bit of a balance problem. Thankfully, Blizzard is well aware of this and has already announced plans to fix some of these issues.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news. For whatever reason, the Overwatch 2 team has decided to not release the big balance update today, but rather in three weeks! As such, if you're looking to rid yourself of the endless swarm of Zaryas and Genjis, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until November 15th.

MTG Arena The Brother's War artwork showing off Urza and his army

[Update #2]: MTG Arena's The Brothers' War expansion has now arrived with a ton of new and retro artifacts in tow.

[Update]: All of MTG Arena's upcoming The Brothers' War expansion cards have now been revealed.

It took quite a while for us to get here, but I'm very happy to say that Wizards of the Coast will finally be improving MTG Arena's in-game economy with The Brothers War expansion on November 15th. It won't be a small improvement either, as you'll be getting around 60% extra Rare and Mythic cards when purchasing packs, whether this be with gold or gems!

The way this works is surprisingly simple. After each time you purchase ten The Brothers War packs, either as a bundle or individually over time, you will be granted a Golden Pack. This little freebie brings with it a random Mythic card chosen from any of the current Standard sets, three random Standard Rare cards, as well as two random Rare cards from The Brothers War set. 

Dota 2 artwork for the fancy Phantom Assassin Arcana

[Update #2]: Second part of Dota 2's Battle Pass has arrived with a wolf Persona for Crystal Maiden and a new Diretide PvP event.

[Update]: Dota 2's next hero, the ghastly gunslinger Muerta, will be launching in early 2023.

As a part of an announcement that came seemingly out of nowhere, Valve has just given the entire Dota 2 playerbase the genuinely impressive The International 2022 Swag Bag. Behind this silly title hides the basic version of the Battle Pass, a one month subscription to the in-game Dota Plus assistant, as well as your choice of the currently available ~$30 Arcanas - super fancy cosmetic items that come with their own custom icons, voice lines and other nifty features.

Best of all, unlocking all of these freebies is incredibly simple! All you have to do is play (or have played) at least ten matches during this Battle Pass season and all of the items above will be yours to keep for good.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time official artwork showing off Crash and Coco

Following a surprisingly cryptic teaser, the PC version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has now finally made its way over to Steam as well. As for the rumored fifth game in the series, I'm afraid nothing new has been announced just yet and most likely won't be until the mysterious reveal on December 8th.

Rumors and speculation aside, if you're wondering what sort of wacky nonsense Crash Bandicoot 4 has to offer, you can find the answers you seek through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed screenshot showing off a spooky ghost

Following in the footsteps of their previous games like Predator: Hunting Grounds and Friday the 13th: The Game, the freshly released Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer madhouse. The big difference is that instead of the solo player serving as the big bad monster the others have to avoid or defeat, in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed the ghost is the one that has to rely on stealth and subterfuge in order to scare off its pursuers.

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the launch trailer. That should give you a pretty good impression of just what Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is trying to do. Have a little peek:

The Witcher Remake artwork for a recreation of the classic game

[Update]: The Witcher 3's next gen update is coming to PC and consoles on December 14, 2022 alongside a free DLC based on the Netflix TV show.

As a part of a recent announcement, CD Projekt Red revealed that there are multiple Witcher games currently in the works. While most of the new games are still shrouded in mystery, I do have an exciting bit of news to share as Project Canis Majoris has just now been unmasked as an Unreal Engine 5 remake of the original Witcher game!

The upcoming Witcher Remake will be a collaboration between CD Projekt Red and Fool’s Theory, a studio that worked on a variety of games like Baldur's Gate 3, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Seven: The Days Long Gone. I'd love to give you some actual details about the revamped gameplay and potential new features, but The Witcher Remake is currently still early in development so the details are completely nonexistent.

Hollow Knight official artwork showing off the main character

[Update]: Steam's Autumn Sale 2022 has now arrived alongside the annual Steam Awards nominations.

If you're looking for a new game to delve into during this Halloween season, you'll be happy to hear that the Steam Scream Fest 2022 has now arrived. Much like its less spooky predecessors, the Steam Scream Fest brings with it a ton of discounts on all sorts of horror themed games, as well as a bunch of free demos to entice you to give something new and unusual a chance.

For those of you unsure where to even start, allow me to share with you a couple of games that really caught my attention these past few years. Here's the list, in no particular order:

Overwatch 2 Halloween Terror: Wrath of the Bride screenshot of Winston as a gargoyle attacking the players

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2's next tank hero will be Ramattra - the mysterious Omnic leader of Null Sector.

[Update]: Overwatch 2 is officially nerfing Genji, Zarya, Sombra, D.Va and Kiriko... but only in three weeks!

After a surprisingly brief round of teasers, Overwatch 2's first major update - Halloween Terror - has now been unleashed. It brings with it all of the original game's Halloween skins, three new legendary skins to collect (one of which is free), the return of the Junkenstein's Revenge game mode, as well as a brand new co-op mission - Wrath of the Bride!

Much like its predecessor, Wrath of the Bride will have you take control of one of four heroes (Junker Queen, Ashe, Sojourn and Kiriko) as they run around an appropriately spooky version of the Eichenwalde fighting tricky bosses and hordes of 'zomnics.' Wrath of the Bride is admittedly a lot more dynamic than the original game mode since you're constantly moving forward instead of simply defending a static location, though the core idea is mostly the same.

Dark Souls 3 atmospheric sunset screenshot of the Ringed City DLC

[Updat]: I have a bit of good news to share. Dark Souls Remastered's servers are now once again live!

During the lead up to Elden Ring's launch a major vulnerability was discovered in the matchmaking system for the entirety of the Dark Souls series on PC. With there being no easy way to resolve this problem, FromSoftware opted to take down all of the online features on PC until a lasting solution could be found.

Back in August the FromSoftware team finally managed to get Dark Souls 3's online features back in action and now, two months later, the same has been done for the PC version of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. So if you're in the mood for some jolly cooperation, this would be the perfect time to start a brand new character as the servers are bound to be bustling with activity!