Ah, September. The month where crisp leaves begin to fall, everything becomes pumpkin spiced, and the spooky holidays begin to murmur on the horizon. It’s also a month where gaming news smashes out to give us teasers of what’s coming over the rest of the year. From announcements to updates, here’s all the top stories from the last two weeks in the Green Man Gaming News Roundup.
Alan Wake 4K Remaster Announced
There have been rumours for a while but now it’s finally confirmed: Alan Wake will be looking for his wife again in a 4K remaster coming later this year. Announced on Alan Wake fansite The Sudden Stop by Remedy Entertainment Creative Director Sam Lake, Alan Wake Remastered will be coming to modern consoles with updated visuals and other next-generation upgrades.
Valheim Hearth & Home Update Buffs Two-Handed Axes
The latest development update before the Hearth & Home update his Valheim on the 16th of September has shown off a few changes coming to weapons. In particular, two-handed axes will be receiving some buffs, with better cleaves, harder staggers, and a faster windup. On the other side we have bows which are being made a little slower to fire, in an attempt to break their stranglehold on higher level play. That said, aiming should be a little easier as their stamina drain will be slower.
Fortnite Operation: Sky Fire Ends Season 7
As September starts, Season 7 of Fortnite is ending, and on the 12th of September starting at 4pm ET (21:00 BST) Operation: Sky Fire will be the event that caps off the season. Announced over on Epic’s site, Operation: Sky Fire will see players infiltrate an alien spaceship along with Dr Sloane in an effort to free the world from the alien invasion.
Burn the Flesh off their Bones in the Dead Space Remake
We received a little further look at the Dead Space remake recently with developers EA Motive showing off some of the enhancements coming to the game. One in particular features a new way to see how much damage you’re dealing, as seen on their live stream, which shows the impact of weapons reflected on the flesh of the Necromorphs. You’ll still be blowing limbs off, of course, but you’ll be able to gauge how much damage you’re doing by paying attention to how much gore you’re sloughing off the alien creature. Delicious.
Crysis Remastered Trilogy gets Release Date
The entire Crysis Remastered trilogy will be available soon as a new trailer has dropped which shows off the Crysis 2 and 3 remasters along with their release date: October the 15th. You’ll be able to grab them individually and as a trilogy bundle as you dive into the remastered visuals and performance enhancements the remasters promise. However you grab them, it’s definitely time to head back to the suit in the series which is responsible for more burned out GPUs than bitcoin.
Cookie Clicker Pushes Boundaries of Achievement Names
Finally this week we come to Cookie Clicker, which has a particular achievement that’s worth mentioning. Developer orteil noticed that there’s no real character limit on Steam for achievements so has named one “There’s really no hard limit to how long these achievement names can be and to be quite honest I’m rather curious to see how far we can go. Adolphus W. Green (1844–1917) started as the Principal of the Groton School in 1864. By 1865, he became second assistant librarian at the New York Mercantile Library; from 1867 to 1869, he was promoted to full librarian. From 1869 to 1873, he worked for Evarts, Southmayd & Choate, a law firm co-founded by William M. Evarts, Charles Ferdinand Southmayd and Joseph Hodges Choate. He was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1873. Anyway, how’s your day been?” Now that’s a mouthful.
On that tasty note we’re off to gather more gaming news for you over the next two weeks. Until the next time, why not head on over to our Community Forum and get chatting – we’d love to hear from you.