Euro 2016 DLC for PES will only have 15 licensed teams

According to a recent announcement that went up on Konami's website the free EURO 2016 DLC for PES will have only have 15 out of the 24 licensed teams. You would think that the whole point of paying for insanely expensive licences would be to avoid situations like this, but unfortunately that does not seem to be the case. 

The teams you will be able to play with once Euro 2016 launches in March are: England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and hosts France. 

Farming Simulator 17 is coming at the end of 2016

If you had told me a couple of years ago that there would be wide-spread excitement about a farming simulator being announced, and I don't mean an MMORPG, I would have considered you insane and yet, here we are.

Farming Simulator 17, the latest iteration of the incredibly popular franchise, will be coming to the PC and consoles later this year. This information comes from a short quote Cédric Lagarrigue, president of Focus Home Interactive, gave when talking about the upcoming Paris press event:

The Unseen History of Portal goes in-depth in to the development of Portal

As someone that got in to programming many years ago, primarily because video game design interests me so much, I'm always glad when a detailed look at the development process of a big game gets released online.

This time around its a video from Valve News Network (unrelated to Valve themselves) that digs deep in to the history of Portal and its development issues, triumphs and design challenges. Here's the video and if you're even remotely interested in how games are made I'd recommend you give it a look:

The Ship: Remasted is now available on Steam Early Access

The nautical murder simulator The Ship: Remasted was supposed to arrive last week but was instead delayed in order to add online multiplayer capability, a rather important factor to multiplayer games these days, I think you would agree.

After only five and a half days since that delay, The Ship: Remasted developers have announced that online multiplayer capability is now available and that The Ship has sailed in to Early Access. Here's the teaser trailer and a bit more information on the game itself:

Killer Instinct Season 3 is bringing improved graphics, three new maps and Arbiter as a character

As a part of their efforts to port Killer Instinct to Windows 10 the developers have managed to not only improve the graphics but also completely rework the lighting engine so that the stages look far, far superior than their previous iterations.

All of this information comes from an interview Ultra-Combo did with Killer Instinct's art director, Chad Green. If you're interested in a developer's perspective on Killer Instinct I'd recommend you give it a read because I will only highlight a few choice quotes:

AMD's promotion is offering free games to certain AMD GPU and CPU owners

If you thought this week couldn't be filled with even more free game offers then I'm happy to tell you that you're quite wrong as AMD has recently announced their own promotion. 

Owners of certain AMD GPUs and CPUs are eligible to chose a free game out of the thirteen available ones though you will need to run the verification tool before hand. Here's the list of games and how exactly you can grab them:

HTC Vive will cost $799 on launch

If you're like me and you held off from preordering the Oculus Rift due to the rather spicy $599 price tag then I'm afraid I have some bad news in regards to the Vive.

According to a recent article by UploadVR (which has subsequently been confirmed by other sources) the HTC Vive will set you back $799 and will arrive sometime in early April. 

Element Tower Defense is now live in Dota 2

Before I even realized Dota was a thing I spent countless hours in Warcraft 3 playing four maps: The Life of a Peasant, Uther Party, Castle Fight and the gloriously addicting Element TD.

So you can imagine how overjoyed I was today when I saw that Element Tower Defense was ported over to Dota 2. A few things are missing, such as support for 8 players, but overall its the very same Element TD I binged on back in my teenage years.

Gunstar Heroes, Renegade Ops & Viking: Battle For Asgard are currently free

Sega's Make War Not Love competition has now ended with Dawn of War 2 crowned as the supreme victor after a dominating show of fan support. In honor of such a victory Sega has given out a free piece of DLC for Dawn of War 2 which you can claim here though expect the keys to be delayed a week or so due to the amount of requests.

Besides that one piece of DLC Sega has also released the final trio of free games: Gunstar Heroes, Renegade Ops and Viking: Battle for Asgard. Here's a short description of each one and how exactly you can claim them:

Bioware is asking their fans if they want a Dragon Age Tactics game?

Despite the latest two Dragon Age games veering heavily to the more action orientated side of the RPG spectrum I still have a soft spot for Origins and its more slow, methodical approach to combat.

And it seems I'm not the only one because in a recent twitter message executive Producer Mark Darrah asked if there was any interest in a tactical Dragon Age game. He even included a poll which is currently weighed heavily towards the "Yes" style of answers. Here's the message and the current poll counts: