So long 2021, we weren’t your biggest fans but we can’t deny that you were, indeed, a year. Hello 2022, a brand new year full of possibilities. With a new year you’ll also get a tonne of new gaming news, which is why we’re here to make sure you get the latest updates, announcements, and info you need to start your year off right. It can only be the Green Man Gaming News Roundup.
PC Case Gets all Cyberpunk
Let’s face it, the future has turned out to be depressingly mundane. CyberPowerPC are here to save us with a PC case that’s oozing in cyberpunk goodness. The Kinetic Series case doesn’t just look like it’s jetted in from Deus Ex, it also has vents that open and close as your system gets hotter and colder. What’s more cyberpunk than that?
Foldable Laptop Screens Incoming
First we got foldable mobile phones so it almost feels natural that next we’d get foldable laptops. Well, laptops are already foldable, but their screens haven’t been unless something has gone hideously wrong. During CES 2022, Intel announced that they’re working on a new range of laptops as part of their Evo platform which sees the screen be foldable as well as the laptop itself. These should be dropped later this year, which could potentially revolutionise how we use laptops.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut Coming 2022
That’s right, it’s happening. Death Stranding Director’s Cut was already announced but now we have confirmation that it’s coming to PC. There’s a tonne of new stuff coming to the game meaning even experienced porters will have plenty to see and do, with new VR missions, new items, and even a racing track making appearances. There’s no indication just yet of a release date other than ‘2022’, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for news on this one.
Ian Livingstone Knighted
A titan of the UK games industry has received a knighthood as part of the New Years Honours list. Even if you haven’t heard of Ian Livingstone, you’ll have experienced something influenced or created by him. From Fighting Fantasy to Games Workshop, Eidos to helping improve education related to games, he’s been a pivotal figure in the UK games scene for over forty years. A well deserved honour indeed, we reckon.
Resident Evil Village wins Game of the Year in Steam Awards 2021
Gamers have had their say about what they loved in 2021 and the winner is Resident Evil Village. You can see the full results here, but only one game could win Game of the Year and it was the turn of Capcom’s first person horror-em-up set in a mysterious village full of nightmares. The other games up for the gong were Valheim, New World, Cyberpunk 2077, and Forza Horizon 5, so stiff competition and a well deserved win.
Doctor Who comes to EVE Online
Finally, in phrases we never thought we’d see or say, EVE Online is getting a crossover with Doctor Who. That’s right, the Daleks are coming to the universe, with a new Gallifrey-themed set of missions that will lead to a fight with the infamous pepper pots. The event will kick off on the 13th of January and will run until the 1st of February so if you ever wanted to join in with what sounds like an absolutely astounding mashup, log on today.