Silent Hill f screenshot of the creepy mushroom girl from the trailer

After Konami's recent teaser I speculated that the big announcement would either be a remake of one of the original games or, more likely, the grand reveal of a brand new project that has supposedly been in development for quite a few years now. As it turns out, it's all of that and more!

Not only is Silent Hill 2 getting a modern remake, but there are also two new 'proper' Silent Hill games currently in development, on top of a multiplayer and streaming focused one. Oh, and if that just isn't enough Silent Hill for you, there's also a third Silent Hill movie in the works! Here's a brief rundown of what each project is all about:

Total War: Warhammer 3 artwork for Khorne's forces

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3's Update 2.3 has added new landmarks, tied AI behavior to difficulty, and rebalanced most factions.

Back in August Total War: Warhammer 3's Update 2.0 brought with it an absurdly massive amount of new content and balance changes to toy around with. This list of new additions includes the Immortal Empires combined campaign map, a new DLC featuring four powerful Chaos champions, a full rework of the Warriors of Chaos faction, the long-awaited arrival of blood & gore effects, a large swathe of tweaks for old legendary lords and factions, and the list keep going for a while.

With all of that in mind, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to hear that Update 2.0 also brought with it a whole assortment of bugs and problems. Creative Assembly squashed some of the more pressing ones back in September with Update 2.1, and now it's time for the freshly unleashed Update 2.2 to pick up where its predecessor left off and sort out another batch of major problems.

The Sims 4 official artwork showing off a variety of characters

If you're curious about The Sims 4 and yet you've somehow managed to avoid giving it a try after all of these years, consider today your lucky day! I say this because EA and Maxis have just made the base version of The Sims 4 free to play!

This means you can create a unique character, customize their house, have them engage in a variety of activities and most likely ruin their life in the process without spending even a single dime. Naturally, the one big catch is that none of the DLCs have been included with the free version. So if you ever get tired of the vanilla experience and want to expand your world, you'll have to individually buy some of the many, many, many pieces of DLC.

Guild Wars 2 Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event artwork

Continuing with their yearly tradition, the Guild Wars 2 team has now unleashed the highly popular Shadow of the Mad King festival. As you would expect from a Halloween update, Shadow of the Mad King has brought with it a variety of cosmetics and decorations to collect, the Mad King's Labyrinth to farm for all sorts of goodies, a nasty yet satisfying jumping puzzle to overcome, and even a couple of achievements to complete on the side if you want extra rewards.

What some of this looks like in action, as well as what sort of atmosphere Shadow of the Mad King is going for, that you can find out through the rather goofy trailer below. Have a little peek:

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition official screenshot of the Brotherhood of Steel

While it might not be as Halloween themed as last week's Darkwood giveaway, I'm still happy to say that Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition is currently free to grab! All you have to do is head on over to the Epic Games Store, add Fallout 3 to your account and you'll be good to go.

As always, the only catch is that there is a bit of a time limit. So whether you're planning to play it right now or somewhere down the line, make sure to unlock Fallout 3 for your account before the giveaway goes away on October 27th. And since you're already there, make sure to grab Shiro Games' Evoland RPGs as they are entirely free as well.

Overwatch 2 Halloween Terror Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary apology skin

[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 Halloween Terror update has now arrived alongside a brand new co-op mission and sadly only three new legendary skins.

While the details are few and far between, Overwatch 2's long-awaited PvE experiences" will finally start appearing in early 2023. However, if you don't feel like waiting all that long in order to get in on some co-op action, you'll be happy to hear that the upcoming Halloween Terror event will bring with it a sequel to the highly popular and PvE focused Junkenstein's Revenge game mode!

Blizzard is currently keeping things under wraps so if you're looking for an exact description of what's coming, I'm afraid you're out of luck. That said, given some of the recent rumors it's fairly likely this will be a more elaborate version of the original game mode featuring not only more enemies, but more complex ones ones as well. How true these rumors really are, that I suppose we'll find out soon enough as the Halloween Terror festivities will begin on October 25th, 2022!

The Legend of Heroes Trails to Azura PC JRPG - official art and logo

If the recent PC port of The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero has gotten you interested in the series, you'll be happy to hear that its follow-up is nearly upon us! According to the latest announcement, The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure will be launching onto PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 14, 2023.

What it looks like in action, as well as what you can expect to see in terms of storytelling, that you can find out through the freshly posted trailer. Have a gander:

Artwork and logo for Triangle Strategy - a turn-based game inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics

I don't know what exactly happened to warrant this, but I'm happy to say that turn-based tactics games have suddenly started sprouting up on PC again! So between the Fire Emblem: Three Houses inspired Lost Eidolons and the freshly released' Triangle Strategy from the Octopath Traveler studio, you should have more than enough turn-based goodness to keep you entertained for a long time to come!

Much like Final Fantasy Tactics from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, Triangle Strategy is an intriguing mixture of a story-focused JRPG and a challenging turn-based tactics game. As such, besides fighting you'll also  have to make a variety of choices throughout your travels that will dictate your character's worldview and the sort of allies that will join your cause.

Konami's teaser image for Silent Hill 2022

[Update]: Konami has announced four new Silent Hill games, as well as a Silent Hill 2 inspired movie!

In an announcement that seems to have inspired a mixture of both excitement and dread among the fans, Konami has just revealed that they have a big Silent Hill project in the works. The details are currently nonexistent, though the full announcement will be going live at 2pm PDT on October 19th.

Konami has also taken the opportunity to launch a new Silent Hill website, though once there is no actual content on there outside of a new logo. As such, it's anyone's guess on whether this unannounced project will be a brand new Silent Hill game or perhaps a remake/remaster of the originals.

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

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

[Update]: I have some excellent news to share! The Brother's War expansion will be massively increasing the amount of Rare and Mythic cards given to players!

I hope you're in the mood for some fancy artifacts, as there's undoubtedly going to be an absolute ton of them in MTG Arena's next big Standard expansion - The Brother's War. You can expect to see it land onto MTG Arena on November 15th, while the tabletop version will be unleashed a few days later, on November 18th.

The exact list of new and returning mechanics has still not been announced, though I can tell you that Meld and Unearth will be two of them. The first, true to its name, allows you to combine two cards into a significantly stronger one - in this case to showcase the incredible power wielded by both Urza and Mishra. Unearth on the other hand allows you to return a creature from your graveyard to the battlefield with haste, though it won't stick around for long as it'll get exiled at the end of the turn or if it leaves the battlefield.