Prison Architect Update 2 adds female prisoners with special family cells and play rooms

The guys behind Prison Architect are just awesome. Not only did they create a great game but they've done so while being almost fully transparent and constantly in touch with their community. Its also one of the very few games that did Steam Early Access right by adding frequent updates and changes based on community feedback.

Prison Architect has since then left Early Access but the updates have kept on rolling. With the recently released Update 2 Prison Architect now has female inmates, babies, an improved moding API and a whole bunch of new stuff.

Here's a video from the developers Mark Morris and Chris Delay where they showcase how a standard female prison will work in Prison Architect.

Blood Bowl 2 is adding four new races, the Norse, the Undead, the Necromantic and Nurgle as free DLC for owners of the game

Blood Bowl 2 is an adaptation of the classic Games Workshop boardgame that mashes up the world of Warhammer with American football in to an orgy of violence and humor. There is also something related to a sport in there somewhere.

While the two previous added races were released as paid DLC the four upcoming new ones will be completely free for anyone that owns the game during their release. A pretty good deal if you're already a fan of Blood Bowl 2.

Mordhau is a medieval first person fighting game with a strong focus on skill and competetive elements

There have been a lot of games that featured swordplay and melee combat in the recent years and despite some of them (most notable the Souls series) getting the spirit of the melee fighting correctly, very few have actually attempted to give the player full control over their swings and parries.

And it is that exact combat system that Mordhau, an indie first-person fighting game set in the medieval times, is trying to accomplish. Here's a quick developer walkthrough on what exactly Mordhau is:

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a prequel to the popular Homeworld RTS series and will be launching on January 20th 2016.

For those of you that don't know, Homeworld and its sequel are some of the best RTS games out there, combining great gameplay, compelling storytelling and a kick-ass musical score. While the original games are a decade old this point they did get remastered earlier this year so if you haven't played Homeworld but consider yourself an RTS fan I'd heartily recommend the Homeworld Remastered Collection.

Once you're finally finished with them you'll be just on time for the release of the upcoming Homeworld prequel titled "Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak", coming this January 20.

Konami is hiring talented people to fill their Tokyo and LA offices in order to work on an upcoming new Metal Gear game

I won't even pretend to understand the situation here. Konami had THE guy behind Metal Gear, someone who not only spent over a decade working on the series but under his direction the games flourished. So what do you do when you have such a stable and popular series? You oust its creator, lay off or drive away a bunch of staff that worked on the series for years and then hire new people, obviously.

While that still confuses me, one thing is however clear, Konami is working on a new Metal Gear game and they are looking for talented people to help fill out their Tokyo and LA offices.

Funcom has announced plans for three new Conan the Barbarian games that are supposed to be announced in 2016

If it took you a few moments to even remember Age of Conan exists you aren't the only one. I had to Google to even see if its still around and as it turns out AoC found its new home on Steam to a rather small crowd of around 1000 players a week, an unsurprising number considering how poorly received it was on launch.

What does surprise me is that Funcom has decided to enter a partnership with the aptly named "Conan Properties" for three Conan the Barbarian based titles that will be announced in 2016.

Aviary Attorney is a detective game starring Victorian birds and UnderRail a Fallout inspired oldschool RPG

I've talked about both of these games before as they fill niches you don't often see in PC gaming these days so their presence is more than welcome, especially since both look really interesting. 

Aviary Attorney is probably best described as a detective game similar to Phoenix Wright, starring Victorian birds while UnderRail is an oldschool Fallout-inspired isometric RPG that has been in the making for years.

Allow me to give you a short introduction to each of them and why I think they are worthy of your attention:

Rainbow Six Siege is offering four free weekend keys for all current owners of the game

Rainbow Six Siege is no stranger to controversy the past week or so as many people have criticized it over a lack of content and the grind necessary in order to access all of the available missions. So it is understandable if you held off on buying it for the time being.

Luckily, instead of taking a blind plunge, you'll now be able to try Siege during its free weekend which starts today and ends on Monday. If you find yourself even remotely interested in it now would be the best time to give Siege a try.

Team Fortress 2 Tough Break patch is coming with a lot of very impactful balance changes, new maps and a lot of new cosmetic items

Its been a while since I've lasted played Team Fortress 2. When I left it off it was becoming a game completely focused around cosmetics and increasingly ridiculous weapons that served no practical purpose. But, looking through the patch notes now it seems that Valve have been busy and the game currently seems far better than the one I left behind, mostly due to some excellent updates.

And Tough Break is one such update, with its focus not on adding new weapons but rather fine-tuning balance, adding new maps and giving players interesting ways to earn cosmetics besides simply through random chance. Here's my quick overview of the changes showcased so far:

Dragon's Dogma, a popular console RPG is coming to PC on January 16 with a bunch of PC exclusive upgrades.

I've talked about this before but Dragon's Dogma and its expansion are one of the few reasons I even considered getting a console this past generation. In the end I decided against it but the fact that I'm missing out on such a good game kept nibbling at me.

However, after quite the wait, Dragon's Dogma is just about ready to launch on the PC with what seems to be an incredible port. Unlocked FPS, 4K support, customizable controls, improved graphics and full gamepad support (including Dualshock) - what is there not to like?