Hopefully, you haven’t been stockpiling games this year, and have made an effort to keep your backlog minimized as we zoom into the fall/holiday season of video games at warp speed. If the trail of games behind you is long and seemingly never-ending, perhaps you may want to make sure you prioritize these 9 games. If you’re all caught up, however, and ready to take a glimpse into the future, then we’ve got some gaming news to help you cap off your day. Today’s Gaming Daily is all about the Enderal Skyrim mod, Rainbow Six: Siege, the new Heroes of the Storm patch that just went live today, and more. Buckle up, friends!
More Skyrim Enderal footage surface
Additional footage from the Skyrim mod to end all Skyrim mods just surfaced on the internet. Youtube user Frank Sirius posted a second video of the alpha build for Enderal and it’s complete with mixtures of action bits and looks at various lush environments. The enhancements made to the game are truly astounding.
Enderal is the follow up to a widely popular Oblivion mod, and has been viewed by many as a viable alternate continuation of the Elder Scrolls story. It is often referred to as a mixture of Gothic and Elder Scrolls, but is pretty much a different game altogether. Check out the video at the top of the page and don’t forget to pick you jaw up off of your lap.
Fallout Shelter surfaces on Tinder
If your dating life has been as lonesome as the streets of Megaton post-blast, your last hopes at finding love may lie in a little app known as Tinder. Don’t believe it? Well Bethesda does, so much so that they’ve been advertising Fallout Shelter on Tinder for all of the single and elgible dwellers out there. If you are one of the many with that wretched application (just my personal opinion) on your phone, go ahead and swipe your way to Bethesda’s vault dweller Tinder pages. Find out more about this in our full article here.
Rainbow Six: Siege pushed to December
Tactical shooter fans, I apologize in advance for bumming you out with the following news. Ubisoft announced today that Rainbow Six: Siege has been delayed until December 1. The push back was due to feedback garnered from internal test, which revealed the title to be underdeveloped and not prepared for a full retail release. Guess we can chalk this up as another case where the mantra “tis better to perfect, than to release with defects” rings true. The company released the following statement about the delay:
“We felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation.”
Siege has been heralded as the modern day Counter-Strike by many for its gameplay’s strong emphasis on realism and strategy. I’d, personally, say Rainbow Six is far more tactical, and requires a keen understanding of the many gadgets and technological nuances utilized by counter-terrorism squads. The two are totally different when you lay all of their traits out on the table.
You have to wonder what this means for The Division, which is slated to release on March 8, 2016. This makes the window between these games significantly smaller, and despite the fact that these are two very distinctive games, they are both Tom Clancy titles, which may cause confusion amongst low information game buyers.
9 games you want to try before this holiday season
I know your video game backlog is already pretty crazy right now, but that won’t be anything compared to what it’ll be like if you let September hit without cramming some of this year’s best in. Today’s Nerdist: Play featured 9 games that you need to play before the holiday season commences. You can check out the full bit on this without even leaving the neighborhood!
Heroes of the Storm adds Kharazim to the roster
The latest update for Heroes of the Storm is live, and the first official Diablo support character is being brought to the fold. If you log on right now, you’ll be able to try out and purchase the monk known as Kharazim. Kharazim is strong due to his ability to jump to allies, and grant them movement speed while healing them. I can definitely see this guy making his way into may team compositions for weeks to come.
Other changes that came in the new update include the addition of new portrait rewards, new mounts (a treasure goblin mount!), and even a slight nerf to the infamously over-powered Kael’thas. Bye bye, Ignite! Most of the changes made to the heroes were perfect for balancing the game, while not compromising the strength and viability of each character. Guess I know where I’ll be spending a lot of my weekend (hint: Battle.net).
That about wraps it for Tuesday’s Gaming Daily. Always keep it parked here on Nerdist for all of the juicy video game developments, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.