Conan Unconquered screenshot of a base under attack

Conan Unconquered is an upcoming strategy game in the vein of They are Billions. In other words, you can expect to spend most of your time building up an impenetrable stronghold, collecting resources and fighting natural disasters, as well as fending off wave after wave of bloodthirsty barbarians that would love nothing more than to torch your entire city and dance on its ashes.

If you're wondering how all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what exactly you can even do in Conan Unconquered, you'll find the answers you seek in the recently posted developer preview. Have a gander, it's quite an informative one:

Overwatch screenshot of Wrecking Ball wearing some cool shades

Out of all the holidays and events in Overwatch, the annual Archives events are by far the most interesting. They bring with them a variety of co-op missions to test your skills against, a deeper dive into the history of the Overwatch organization itself, and naturally, a whole bunch of themed skins to mess around with. The upcoming Overwatch: Storm Rising event will be no different.

It'll offer you a chance to play through all of the previous Archives missions, as well as explore a brand new mission where Tracer, Genji, Winston and Mercy will be hunting down Maximillien, a Talon Omnic, through the streets of Havana. The details are currently few and far between, but given the previous two Archives events, the new co-op mission should be a good bit of fun!

Monster Hunter: World screenshot of Geralt fighting a Rathian

While Monster Hunter: World is one of my favorite games released in the past few years, it is not without some major flaws, as I outlined in my original review. For me, the biggest problem lies with the visual quality, because despite Monster Hunter: World's lovely art direction, it's hard to ignore the fact that some of the environment and armor textures look distractingly blurry. This goes doubly so for the Rotten Vale zone where the blurriness can become so overwhelming that the entire landscape starts looking like a watercolor painting.

With that in mind, I am delighted to announce that Capcom has now released a free High Resolution Texture Pack! As you'll see in the comparison image below, the improvements in texture quality are simply incredible, especially for some of the more detailed armor sets. Have a gander:

Guild Wars 2 artwork for the living world storyline

ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 have recently been hit by a rather large amount of layoffs, around a hundred people in total. As you might imagine, this caused quite a bit of chaos within ArenaNet, as well as put the future of Guild Wars 2 into question.

In order to address these concerns and showcase what exactly they're working on, the Guild Wars 2 developers have now announced their plans for the future. The details are obviously lacking as ArenaNet doesn't want to commit to anything specific just yet, but thankfully it does appear that Guild Wars 2 will continue chugging along quite nicely.

Official promo artwork for Borderlands 3

After well over a year of rumors, Borderlands 3 has finally been officially announced last week. While the details are still few and far between, the lengthy gameplay trailer showed off what feels like a natural evolution of Borderlands 2, and perhaps most importantly, guns running around on tiny little legs!

Gearbox has still not spilled the beans on what exactly Borderlands 3 will be about, but on the positive side, they have now announced the release date. According to the latest preview, Borderlands 3 will be coming to PC and consoles on September 13, 2019. The PC version will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for six months, after which it will become available on Steam and other storefronts.

Overwatch screenshot of the hero Baptiste

Overwatch's newest support hero Baptsite arrived onto the live servers two weeks ago, bringing with him a whole bunch of quality balance changes and bug fixes. Much like the previous hero and map releases, Baptiste was initially available only in the non-competitive game modes, all in an effort to avoid the classic Overwatch problem of people picking a hero they know literally nothing about and then throwing the game because of it.

The two week lockout period has now come and gone, however, which means that Baptiste is now fully available in Competitive Play as well. So if you've been away for a little while, make sure to check out what exactly Baptsite does before you queue up, especially considering how strong his immortality field is when nobody actually focuses on it!

Tropico 6 screenshot of a police blimp

Tropico 6, as you would expect from the title alone, is a 'banana republic simulator' that gives you total control over a small island nation. What happens next is going to be entirely up to your playstlye. You can turn your lovely island nation into a dictatorship whose entire goal is to scrounge up as much money as possible through illegal goods, you can play it completely straight and just pretend you're a small colony of a giant empire, or you can just strike off on your own and attempt to create a veritable utopia for your people.

If you're wondering how all of this might look like in gameplay terms, however, allow me to share with you one of the most recent trailers. It should give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect from Tropico 6. Have a peek: