Rock the Cabinet 2015 has you choosing the best Starcraft 2 Arcade map

To say that Starcraft 2 had a messed up custom map system when it first launched would be one hell of an understatement but over the years Blizzard has seen the error of their ways and went through a lot of effort to finally make it in to something worthy of its predecessor, Warcraft 3.

In order to celebrate a successful year for the Starcraft 2 Arcade Blizzard has recently launched the Rock the Cabinet 2015 contest where you will get to vote on your favorite Arcade map from the pool of 10 nominees and potentially win some nifty prizes. Here's a video briefly going over the nominated maps and how you can quality for the rewards:

Deadbolt is an action stealth game from the makers of Risk of Rain

Risk of Rain was an excellent action-platformer with some roguelike elements added to it so seeing the same team tackle one of my favorite genres, the stealth games, is an exciting thing indeed.

Deadbolt is an extremely challenging hybrid between stealth & action that puts you in to the shoes of the Grim Reaper who needs to quell an undead uprising through a whole lot of sneaky violence given that a direct approach simply doesn't work for a man of his age that dies in one shot. The trailer is right below:

Punch Club is now released after Twitch managed to beat the game under two days

Punch Club is a boxing tycoon & management RPG that was originally slated to release on January 25th but tinyBuild & Lazy Bear Games promised they would instead release it as soon as Twitch manages to beat the entire game, no small undertaking when you have thousands of people at the wheel.

But in a rather impressive feat of organization the Twitch community not only managed to beat Punch Club, they did it in under two days! As soon as the announcement broke that Twitch had managed to beat Punch Club it was released on Steam as promised and you can now grab it yourself.

Ubisoft has recently released a two-hour long showcase of Far Cry Primal

Ubisoft sure does seem confident in Far Cry Primal given the amount of information and trailers they've shared about it so far.

During the most recent batch of news they've released the launch date & PC system requirements as well as a two-hour long community stream showcasing Far Cry Primal alongside some developer chatter. You can find the video right below:

The Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak story teaser trailer was released today

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, despite seemingly coming out of nowhere, was in the making for about three years now. Initially it started under a completely different name, that of Hardware: Shipbreakers, as a spiritual successor to the Homeworld franchise by some of the old developers.

Luckily Gearbox, who owns the Homeworld license these days, saw potential in the game and officially partnered with them thus securing both the license and much needed resources for a new Homeworld game to appear.

With the release date set for a relatively close January 20th Gearbox has finally decided to give us a glimpse at the story of Deserts of Kharak in the shape of a trailer titled "Primary Anomaly".

Star Wars : The Old Republic Anarchy in Paradise expansion chapter is coming on February 11th

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion launched last fall bringing with it plenty of content that will continue to be expanded on throughout 2016.

The first out of seven of these chapters is titled Anarchy in Paradise and will be releasing on February 11th. Anarchy in Paradise and the future chapters will be available for free to anyone subscribed. Here's the teaser trailer:

Dragon's Dogma might be getting a sequel if the PC port turns out to be a success

[Update]: It took a decade, but Dragon's Dogma 2 is now finally in development!

With Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen only a week away from its PC release on January 15th there has been a slue of information released about it.

The most interesting of which is definitely the interview a couple of Dragon's Dogma developers did with PC Gamer where they've stated that the team is still very interested in making a direct sequel.

Pillars of Eternity expansion White March Part 2 is being delayed a couple of weeks

The second dlc/expansion for Pillars of Eternity was originally slated to launch this month but is unfortunately being delayed in order to ensure it comes out as polished as it can be. On the bright side at least you'll have time to finish up Part 1.

Thankfully the delay is rather short as the new release date set for Pillars of Eternity: White March Part 2 is on February 16th, only an extra few weeks of waiting. You can find the teaser trailer below:

Far Cry Primal now has a release date and PC system requirements

Far Cry Primal got announced out of nowhere just about a month ago and already we have a confirmed release date and PC system requirements indicating its more or less finished. That level of hush-hush for a company as big as Ubisoft is quite impressive.

Far Cry Primal will be releasing for the Xbox One and PS4 on February 23rd with the PC version following shortly on March 1st. You will find the system requirements right below.

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ expansion is going to be a paid piece of DLC according to Edmund McMillen

If you're confused about what Afterbirth+ is, its essentially an upcoming piece of DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth that will bring with it new items & enemies, a bestiary, a couple of features they are being very hush-hush about and most importantly mod support along with tools that will allow you to fiddle with the game's code in order to create whatever monstrosities lay in your imagination.

Details about the DLC itself were rather scarce when it was first announced but in a recent blog post Edmund McMillen, who is now apparently evil, shared a few tidbits of information on Afterbirth+ including the fact that it is going to be a paid piece of DLC rather than a free update as many expected.