Vermintide developers want your help in order to name their upcoming DLC

As if pronouncing Warhammer: The End Time - Vermintide wasn't long enough they've decided to also add a "Schluesselschloss" to it as well, and while I have no idea what it means I'm it sure doesn't sound pleasant.

Thankfully, Vermintide developer Fatshark is quite receptive of our plight and is offering a 100 free copies of the upcoming "Schluesselschloss" DLC to those that suggest a better replacement name. The DLC that shall not be named is coming at the end of February along with a free piece of content in the form of a new Last Stand game mode.

Funcom has announced their first new Conan the Barbarian game titled Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is one of the three Conan the Barbarian games Funcom plans to announce in 2016 as they have recently made a partnership with the aptly named Conan Properties (which just makes me think of Conan in a business suit) to breathe a breath of fresh air in to a franchise that hasn't seen a good new entry for a while now.

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal wilderness of Conan's homeworld Hyboria. It is slated to arrive on Steam Early Access in the summer of 2016 with a full PC & console launch to follow suit shortly afterwards. Here's the trailer:

GOG's Games in Development program has been announced

Early access, in other words the sale of games in alpha or beta state, is not a component of the modern gaming world I particularly enjoy, mostly because its hard to actually guarantee the half-finished game you paid good money for will ever actually get finished.

While GOG's recently announced "Games in Development" section can't offer you that guarantee either it will however only feature hand-picked games and offer a 14-day no-questions-asked refund policy for them. Here's how it differs from Steam's Early Access system:

Dota 2 Battle Pass and Compendium have been released,here's my overview

While I'm not the biggest fan of the Compendium system, mostly because you have to pay money to gain the ability to spend even more money, it does seem that Valve have learned their lesson with 2016 Winter Battle Pass as you can earn a fair chunk of rewards simply by playing well.

The Battle Pass & Compendium combination will set you back $7,99 and offer you plenty of quests and achievements to complete in return for cosmetic items as well as everything you might want to know about the upcoming Dota 2 Shangai Major. Here's a quick overview of the Battle Pass:

Sunless Sea's Zubmariner expansion now has its first gameplay footage

Sunless Sea is one of those bizarre games that on the surface doesn't seem like it should be interesting but is actually gripping enough to keep you playing for dozens of hours. Even though I never finished it as the difficulty becomes downright unfair in the "end game" I still think of Sunless Sea fondly as its doomed world, muted graphics and brilliant writing hold a special charm for me.

Which is why I'm happy to tell you that the short gameplay preview of Sunless Sea's upcoming Zubmariner expansion is just as dread-inducing and stylish as the base game. Take a look:

Guild Wars 2 update brings gliding, Shatterer rework, Fractal changes and much more

When Heart of Thorns released a few months back it brought with it potentially the coolest thing in Guild Wars 2, the ability to glide. Ever since then I've spent a lot of time jumping off cliffs and flying around, a habit that turns quite fatal when you forget that gliding doesn't work in Central Tyria (the original GW2 map).

Luckily the recently released update fixes that issue by adding gliding to the original GW2 zones as well as a new and improved Shatterer boss fight and many other changes, ranging from quality of life improvements to balance fixes. Here's a short overview of what the patch brought in:

Hard Reset Redux has been announced for the PC, Xbox One and PS4

Hard Reset is a cyberpunk FPS that's all about using over the top weapons against hordes and hordes of enemies alongside some flashy graphics and upbeat music. It launched back in 2012 and through many updates and even a free expansion became on one of the most fun FPS games around.

And now it seems that Hard Reset is getting an updated "Redux" version which will bring with it improved graphics, re-balanced gameplay as well as new weapons such as the cyber-katana and new enemies to use it on. Here's the announcement trailer:

Squad Based RPG Pixel Privateers has been announced

Pixel Privateers is a squad based tactical RPG with a big focus on exploration, alien extermination and loot, tons and tons of loot, with which you can customize your squad of privateers.

Its being developed by Quadro Delta, of Pixel Piracy fame, and will be arriving on Steam sometime in Q1 2016. Here's the announcement trailer:

EA's Origin Access is now available across Europe for €3,99

When Origin Access went live earlier this month it launched with only a couple of regions supported, those being the US, Canada, UK and Germany.

And now after a good few weeks of waiting the rest of Europe can join in on the offer as well, and what an offer it is. I know a lot of people have an irrational hatred for Origin and all things EA but believe me when I say that Origin Access is well worth checking out because for €3,99 you get a ton of value. Here's what's included:

Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is out on Steam Early Access with a small chunk of the planned game

[Update]: Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade will be closing down its doors in September 2021.

Back when Eternal Crusade was first being announced it was labeled as a massively multiplayer third person shooter where four factions (Space Marines, Chaos, Eldar and Orcs) would vie for supremacy on a massive map with Tyranid attacks occurring every now and then to even out the odds.

The Eternal Crusade entering Steam Early Access today is a much different beast entirely, choosing to focus on smaller scale battles between Space Marines and Chaos as the developers work out the kinks in the gameplay. All of the things mentioned above are still planned for release though it might be a while before they arrive.

Check out the announcement trailer: