The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been my go to "chill out" game for a while now so the moment I realized Afterbirth released on steam I snapped it up, dropped everything I was doing and started playing.

I will do a proper review after I've put in some more hours but even now I feel like I can confidently say that this is a great piece of DLC, it expands on pretty much every aspect of the main game while still adding enough new things to keep it all fresh. You can get it right now on Steam for $10,99/€10,99/£7,99 though keep in mind you will need the base game (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth) in order to be able to play Afterbirth.

Hi-Rez has announced today, on the 20th anniversary of the first Tribes game, that they are giving out all of the Tribes Universe games for free, including the PlayStation 2 only Aerial Assault.

You may know the Tribes series as the futuristic FPS with insanely fast movement, jetpacks, plenty of explosions and gameplay so deep that its damn near impossible to master but what you might not know is that Tribes actually began as a mech game. The very first game was called Metaltech: Earthsiege and it was awesome!

Back in my youth I would consider news like this terrible, if a game is being delayed for a few months that means I won't get to play it soon, and that was just too much for my young self! Nowadays, I've come to appreciate companies willing to delay their game in order to bring out the best version of it they can rather than simply rushing out a barely working mess in order to cash in on whatever shopping season is currently ongoing.

And after so many botched AAA PC releases in the past few months its even more commendable to see a giant like EA delay their game despite announcing a while back that their targeted release date is in the first quarter of 2016.

The world championship for the four main Blizzard games (besides Diablo) is set to start on October 28. The event, starring Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 will run to the 7th of November at which point there will be a grand finale held at Blizzcon.

While the Blizzcon tickets (even the virtual ones) sport quite a high price the tournaments themselves are thankfully free and will be both streamed and archived on Twitch and Youtube. And speaking of money, its interesting to note that WoW, Hearthstone and Starcraft 2 all have a prize pool of $250,000 while Heroes of the Storm doubles that with its $500,000 prize pool. This bodes well for the future of HotS if Blizzard considers it worthy of being the "main star" of the championship.

Ok, calling it Unreal Tournament inspired might be a bit of a stretch but what else can I think about when Psyonix announced that they are adding mutators such as low gravity, time warp, cubic balls and many others to Rocket League.

If you have somehow managed to avoid going online the last few months you might not know what Rocket League is so allow me to explain. Rocket League is a game of football (or soccer if you are so inclined) where all those boring fleshy bits have been replaced with acrobatic bumper cars. You'll spend most of the match speeding about, doing jump flips, smashing in to the ball, the enemies or in my case simply the wall. And yes, it is as fun as it sounds.

After many months of teasing, Blizzard is finally releasing keys for the first beta phase of Overwatch. This beta test will run from the 27th of October to an undisclosed date before the end of the year with the focus being on gameplay and balance testing.

If you would like to sign up yourself try hitting up this link but make sure to put on your luckiest socks because this test is going to be relatively small. On the other hand if you have received a key or simply want more information about the various classes I'd suggest you head over to the gameplay previews Blizzard has been steadily releasing for a while now.

Batman: Arkham Knight's PC launch can only be described as a complete train wreck. From the moment it released the game's steam forums were filled with users complaining about constant stuttering, audio issues, game freezes, texture blurring and to top it all off the game looked noticeably worse than its console counterparts.

While I still think launching the game in that state is inexcusable I have to at least give credit to Warner Bros for realizing that the issues were simply too numerous and complex to easily patch so they suspended the game's sales, offered refunds to those affected and set out to work on a fix.

In a positive turn of events Overkill, the makers of Payday 2, have added safe drills (read chest keys) to the possible pool of rewards after you successfully complete a heist. If you are confused about why this is worth a news report I'd suggest you start with the previous article. The addition of random microtransactions with in game benefits was so poorly received that the majority of the Payday community united against the developers and voiced their complaints, some more pleasantly than others.

And now that the safe drills are available as in game drops one would think that the whole ordeal is over, the people have won. But things aren't always that simple.

Square Enix announced today via the game's twitter that Lightning Returns will most likely be coming early in December. Details on the actual release date should be arriving shortly as well.

Compared to the other two games in the series Lightning Returns is the odd one out. The battle system has been switch to a more action orientated version and the world is much smaller though a lot more dynamic in nature. There is now a constant timer that counts down the days until the end of the world and as the time changes so do the events in game, some quests might become unavailable, previously sealed routes could open and so on.

Broforce developers Anthropomorphic Turtles have announced on their twitter that Broforce is ready to bring its large explosive doses of freedom to Linux:

"The most freedomest game is now on the most freedomest OS - We've just set the Linux build of Broforce live!"

Despite the announcement saying the Linux version is live on Steam it is still not listed as a supported platform, whether this is a simple typo or an issue with Steam I would still recommend waiting a short while before buying it.