Apex Legends artwork for the new hero Newcastle

[Update #2]: Season 13 - Saviors has now arrived alongside a whole host of balance changes.

[Update]: Apex Legends' new Season 13 preview is here to show off what Newcastle is all about, though sadly the Nemesis rifle is nowhere to be found.

If the current Apex Legends meta has started to get stale and you're looking for something new and exciting to reignite the spark, you'll be happy to hear that Season 13 - Saviors is nearly upon us! Once it arrives this May 10th it'll bring with it Bangalore's brother Newcastle as a brand new Legend, a couple of new locations to mess up in Storm Point, an assortment of new cosmetics to collect, and most likely a brand new weapon as well!

The latter has not been announced just yet, but given the recent rumors and leaks it's expected that Season 13 will bring with it the Nemesis assault rifle. If these sources are credible then the Nemesis will be a burst-fire rifle that uses energy ammo, which will then most likely result in the Havoc getting upgraded to a supply crate weapon in order to avoid them sharing the spotlight.

Sonic Origins official artwork and logo

I hope you're in the mood for a whole lot of nostalgia, because Sega has just unveiled Sonic Origins. This collection of classics brings with it remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD, along with a variety of bonus content to sink your teeth into.

So besides the spruced up visuals, you can expect to see new missions that allow you to unlock special stages and challenges, as well the ability to play in either Classic or Anniversary mode that comes with unlimited lives and a fullscreen resolution. Most curiously of all, each game will also come with new opening and ending cinematics!

Sifu official artwork and logo

[Update]: The difficulty-focused update has now arrived, and unlike what I guessed from the preview, the two new options do actually change the health of your character and the enemies. A small disappointment, but hopefully one that's easy to overlook given the rest of the improvements.

The somewhat recently released Sifu is a martial arts inspired roguelike that's all about kicking and punching your way through hordes of tricky enemies. However, instead of having only one life in which you need to complete the entire game, Sifu gives you access to a whole bunch... though at a cost! Every time you die you become older and less durable than before, though also a fair bit more powerful!

While this is certainly a cool concept, it does have one very significant problem - if you're doing badly, then respawning with less health is only going to make the situation worse. So in order to address this problem, as well as give thrill-seekers something to sink their teeth into, the Sifu team has just announced two new difficulty modes.

Dune: Spice Wars official artwork and logo

Following in the same footsteps as Northgard, Shiro Games have now released their newest strategy game Dune: Spice Wars into Steam Early Access. As you might expect from the name alone, Dune: Spice Wars is a real-time strategy game that's all about using political intrigue, espionage, and good ol' fashioned violence in order to secure your faction's future on the desert world.

You can get a little bit of a sneak peek at what this looks like in-game, as well as what the four factions are all about, through the launch trailer below. Have a look:

MythForce official artwork and logo

After remastering and enhancing whole bunch of classic RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment, Beamdog has decided to take things in a completely different direction with their newest game. Instead of yet another CRPG, or even something inspired by them, the freshly released MythForce is a 80s cartoon themed roguelite dungeon crawler.

Unsurprisingly, this means that MythForce is all about jumping head-first into a variety of randomized adventures, be this in singleplayer or co-op multiplayer. From there you'll have to slice and dice your way through hordes of enemies, acquire a variety of fancy items and upgrades to customize your build, and slowly but surely work on getting better in order to conquer all of the challenges in one go.

Diablo Immortal official artwork showing off a battle against demons

In the end it doesn't even matter if you guys have phones or not because Blizzard has just revealed that their free-to-play "MMO-ARPG" Diablo Immortal will be available on both PC and mobile. You won't even have to wait all that long to give it a try as Diablo Immortal will be heading into Open Beta this June 2nd, 2022!

While the gameplay will be exactly the same between the two versions, Diablo Immortal on PC will come with a greatly revamped UI, chat functionality, controller support and most likely improved visuals as well. Most importantly, there will be both cross-play and cross-progression between the two platforms, so if you're so inclined you'll be able to swap around without a care in the world.

Total War: Warhammer 3 Khorne artwork

[Update #2]: Total War: Warhammer 3's Update 1.2 is bringing new units and much-needed fixes on the week of May 16th.

[Update]: Here's a little bit of good news to help tide you over - Total War: Warhammer 3 has made its way to macOS!

If you're eagerly waiting for Creative Assembly to fix up Total War: Warhammer 3 and transform it into a sequel that will eclipse all other games in the series, I have some good and bad news to deliver. Starting with the good, I'm happy to say that after many delays, the Total War: Warhammer 3 team has now finally unveiled the roadmap for 2022!

The bad news is that we're going to have to wait for quite a while, most likely until September 2022, in order to get to the really juicy stuff like the long-awaited Immortal Empires combined campaign map. However, once that update does finally arrive things should be quite exciting as it'll also bring with it an overhaul of the Warriors of Chaos, the bizarrely absent Blood Pack, as well as the first Lord Pack DLC.

The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall screenshot of the player attacking a spider

This May 11th Bethesda will be shutting down their Bethesda.net Launcher and mostly switching to Steam as their PC platform of choice. So if you have any games on your Bethesda.net account, make sure to transfer them (and their save files) as soon as you can.

As a part of this process, Bethesda has also just re-released five of their classic games onto Steam. Best of all, three of them are entirely free to grab! So if you ever wanted to experience a piece of The Elder Scrolls history, you'll be happy to hear that The Elder Scrolls Arena and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall are among the chosen freebies, along with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

MTG artwork for the Streets of New Capenna set

[Update]: MTG Arena is getting the Commander focused Battle for Baldur's Gate set on July 7th.

Even though it feels like Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty has landed only a couple weeks ago, MTG Arena has just unleashed a brand new set! The freshly launched Streets of New Capenna brings with it a variety of cards themed after organized crime, gangsters and the five triple-color families running it all, as well as a brand new format for everyone to enjoy!

The new Explorer format is essentially a smaller version of Pioneer that will be gradually built up over the months and years until all of the semi-competitive cards have been ported over. So if you're in the mood for a true-to-tabletop eternal format, give Explorer a try as it promises to be a good bit of fun.

Bethesda artwork for Fallout 76

[Update]: As a little bonus, Bethesda has also added four classic The Elder Scrolls games onto Steam, two of which are free!

Starting on May 11th, Bethesda will be sunsetting their Bethesda.net Launcher and focusing primarily on Steam as their PC platform of choice. In order to make this process as painless as possible, they have now opened up the ability to transfer everything from your Bethesda.net account over to Steam.

This migration includes your game library and wallet, meaning you will not lose anything of value in the transfer. Similarly, most of your save files will be automatically migrated, though a couple games will need you to go through the process manually. And if you have any games where you have to use your Bethesda.net login to play, worry not as all of that will continue working as it always has.