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TPC River Highlands Course Revealed In PGA Tour 2K21

I’m incredibly curious to see PGA Tour 2K21, created by Nova Scotia development house HB Studios, and the wait is nearing an end with pre-orders now available and the reveals starting to ramp up.

Today they unveiled the first look at a licensed course, TPC River Highlands, a Connecticut course located in Cromwell that overlooks the Connecticut River. It’s a short course by PGA Tour standards, relying more on challenging approach shots than long fairways to give golfers fits. The course is home to one of the more exciting final layouts, with holes 15-17 circling a pond before hole 18 takes it back to the clubhouse – it’s the cap on a second half that’s far more interesting than the opening nine holes.

Here’s the course trailer, expect to see several more as we get closer to the August 21st release date.

You can pre-order PGA Tour 2K21 on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

NHL Fans Turn To EA Sports NHL 20 With Season On Hiatus

If you’re an NHL fan starving for your hockey fix, what are you supposed to do now that the league has suspended its season? Some fans turned to EA Sports NHL 20, simulating the games and putting them up on YouTube for other fans to watch.
Is it perfect? No – the shot totals are way out to lunch and the results – while possible – seem kind of unlikely, but with the help of the game’s built-in gameplay slider system  gamers are adjusting it slowly but surely to be a bit more realistic.
We’ll see if they can get it figured out before the league picks back up again… Until then this is at least something different than the ‘games from the past’ lineup I expected to be watching.

505 Games Published 'Total Tank Simulator' Hits Steam In 2020

The hilariously-named dev studio Noobz From Poland will be teaming with 505 Games to release Total Tank Simulator on Steam in 2020. The physics-based battle game is a whole lot more than just tanks, however, with infantry, artillery, and airplanes to contend with as well.
The vibrant colours and simple models make this one stand out from the crowd, but I’d expect the massive armies and minute-to-minute gameplay will what keeps your attention. This might have historical battlefields and weapons, but it’s a far cry from a historical simulation.
Here’s the press release:


Total Tank Simulator is More Than Just Tanks, But Will Offer Lots of Them on Steam in 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2019 – Global publisher 505 Games, in partnership with indie developer Noobz From Poland, will release the physics-based battle game Total Tank Simulator on Steam for PC in 2020, as the debut project from the up-and-coming studio. Witness the exhilarating front-line action on the battlefield in the first trailer for Total Tank Simulatorhttps://youtu.be/0KLsDpv_mnI

A physics-based tactical World War II battle game at heart, Total Tank Simulator features more than 50 battle maps and hundreds of historical or classified units and weapons. In the role of a military Commander, players will deploy massive armies and leverage their fleet of tanks, planes, cannons and infantry to fight tactically through intense battles.

Three game modes will challenge players to use strategic thinking and unleash creativity, including Sandbox Mode, Shadow Mode (survival mode) and Campaign Mode, with six different playable factions permitted in each game mode. Players will battle through a carefully detailed and totally destructible experience across the burning sands of the Sahara Desert, the emerald green fields of Europe and the snowy plains of Russian Taiga, among other detailed environments ripe for total destruction.

A special pre-launch promotion on Steam for Total Tank Simulator from publisher 505 Games will allow the community of players on Steam to collectively play a role in determining the launch price of the game by creating wishlist tiers that unlock special discounts. In-game items will also be made available as each tier is unlocked.

  • Tier 1: 50,000 wishlists = Secret Weapons or Special Tactics units will be available for each of the original factions.
  • Tier 2: 75,000 wishlists = Secret Weapons or Special Tactics units + Officer Units + 10% release discount for one week.
  • Tier 3: 150,000 wishlists = Secret Weapons or Special Tactics units + Officer Units + 25% release discount for one week.

For more information about Total Tank Simulator and to add the game to your wishlist, visit the official game page on Steam. For more information about 505 Games and its products, visit www.505games.com.

Megaquarium Coming to Consoles

It’s been a little over a year since Megaquarium released on PC, and the theme park tycoon management game has developed a dedicated audience that should grow as it appears on console for the first time.
With both campaign and sandbox modes, the aquarium simulator should keep gamers busy for quite a while as they try to build the ideal aquatic attraction.
Megaquarium will release for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on October 18th.

MudRunner Sequel Revealed At Gamescom

I had a lot of fun with MudRunner, chewing through terrain with a full load of whatever they asked me to deliver, but as a Canadian there was clearly something missing…copious amounts of snow.
Fortunately Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive saw that and addressed it in the sequel to MudRunner – SnowRunner. With maps up to four times larger than that in MudRunner, gamers can expect some truly hellacious terrain to conquer.
SnowRunner is expected to hit in 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Here’s the press release:


Brave chilling maps, vehicles, terrain and challenges in the ultimate off-road sim’s official debut gameplay trailer!

COLOGNE, Germany — Aug. 21, 2019 — SnowRunner, the highly anticipated follow-up to the surprise trucking sim hit MudRunner, developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive, was fully revealed today at gamescom. Teased previously as MudRunner 2SnowRunner is the ultimate off-road experience, made bigger and better with stunning visuals, advanced simulation physics, massive maps and vehicles, and the introduction of snowy terrain.

Get a first look at SnowRunner’s intense automotive action in its debut gameplay trailer:

SnowRunner puts you behind the wheel of a huge roster of customizable vehicles from heavy-duty manufacturers like Pacific, Navistar and more in some of the world’s most untamed, unforgiving environments. There are more than 15 new sandbox maps to explore, some up to four times larger than those in the original MudRunner. Master extreme hazards like snowdrifts, ice, rivers and mud — each with their own unique challenges — to get your cargo safely to its destination as quickly as possible. Take on the elements alone or with friends online in fully-synchronous four-player co-op multiplayer!
SnowRunner is expected to launch in 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC through the Epic Games store.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunnerGreedFall and many more.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.