The Climb - a new VR game from Crytek looks really beautiful

I talked about this back when Eagle Flight (a VR game from Ubisoft) got announced but I'm really excited to see so many big publishers jump on the VR bandwagon before any of the systems have even been released. It gives me hope that this new technology won't simply be a gimmick.

While on the topic of big developers creating VR games we now have The Climb, a visually beautiful game from Crytek that is all about putting you in to the eyes (and hands) of a rock climber who is overly lax with personal safety. I'll embed the trailer below so you can see for yourself.

Fable Legends beta is being delayed until Spring 2016 due to increased scope and more content

Fable Legends is an upcoming free to play coop-focused ARPG where four players play the role of the heros while the villain (read dungeon master) sets up encounters and controls how the story progresses, a pretty neat concept if you ask me.

The initial idea was to release the open beta during this year's holiday season but according to Lionhead Studios the scope of the game increased so much they simply had to delay it until Spring 2016. If you wish to try the game sooner you can sign up for the closed beta which is going to be sending out new invites soon, details are below.

EA's stylish and artsy platformer Unravel now has a release date and new story trailer

Mind you, EA is not actually making the game, they are publishing it but even still, its not common to see them work with smaller titles so they must really have a lot of faith in Unravel.

Its easy to see why, just look at the Unravel's E3 presentation, the developer was overwhelmed with nervousness but to his credit the Unravel demonstration is one of the few game reveals from E3 that have stuck in my mind. And now we finally have both a release date announced as well as a new trailer.

Mario and a pyrana plant from ID Software's 1990s Super Mario Bros 3 PC demo

John Romero released a video today showcasing ID Software's pitch for a PC version of Super Mario Bros 3 (the video is embedded below). As you might know that didn't go over well with Nintendo but all of the hard work on the PC demo wasn't scrapped, the lessons learned there went in to the creation of the very first Commander Keen, a game series very dear to me.

Can you actually believe its been exactly 25 years since Commander Keen first released? I was only born shortly after that and somehow I still feel old because that series is one of my earliest memories on the PC.

System Shock 3 is now officially confirmed to be in development

There was a brief "announcement" that hinted at System Shock 3 being a thing but with literally no information being given out many started to speculate on what kind of a game this would be exactly, would it be a true successor to System Shock 2 or would it go in a different direction, kind of what Bioshock did.

And now, finally, we have even the barest glimpse of what the game is going to be about after Otherside Entertainment released a short teaser as well as a press release you can find below.

Witcher 3 lighting mod makes an already beautiful game even prettier

There have been other attempts at re-doing The Witcher 3's lighting, even different versions of this same mod, but it wasn't until this version that I've been properly impressed.

Today's update of the "Super Turbo Lighting Mod" along with the release of its trailer has convinced me that when I once again get Geralt back in the saddle its going to be with some even better visuals than the vanilla game could muster, and that's no easy feat.

GOG is offering Worms Forts: Under Siege for free for the next three days

This is actually the second time GOG is offering a free game in a single week and while I don't know what prompted them to start doing so I can't say I'll complain much.

Today they are offering Worms Forts: Under Siege, a 3D variant of the classic Worms games. The promotion is set to last for three days after which the game returns to it regular price.

This Week In PC Gaming is a series of articles where I'll showcase you everything that happened the past week and give you easy access to further information

This Week In PC Gaming is an easy way to catch up with all of the news that you might have missed the past week, organized in such a way that you can get a brief overview on all of the stories and from there you can find more information on those you are interested in.

Given that Christmas season is fast approaching there were a lot of announcements and updates happening all throughout the week so this first pilot article is going to be a content-packed one. With that said, let's jump right in:

I question Valve's testing methods and give my opinion on how it should be done

If you've been paying attention to the PC based news sits the past few days you would have noticed the utter confusion many, including me, felt after Valve added the R8 revolver in CS:GO's Winter Update.

Even my relatively mediocre self after 10 minutes of play could see that the gun was busted, yet it still launched along with the rest of the patch to a crowd of around 700k daily CS:GO users. Why was this allowed to happen?

7 Days to Die update brings massive changes to the game, adding things like HD zombies, dismemberment and more

When 7 Days To Die first came on to Steam Early Access it seemed like a game that was trying to cash in on the Minecraft phenomena as well as the open world zombie survival one. After seeing its first gameplay videos show off some incredibly dumb zombies and dated graphics I assumed the worst and swiftly forgot all about it.

Turns out I shouldn't have because 7 Days to Die has been updated both frequently and extensively, and right now looks nothing like the game I saw a long time ago. One such massive update has arrived yesterday bringing with it an absolutely ridiculous list of changes that contains, among others, HD zombies, dismemberment, a new UI, heat/cold survival system, more item, weapons and a lot more.