When Does Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Take Place?

At The Video Game Awards, beloved developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) revealed the latest gameplay footage for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty — the first, and unfortunately last, expansion for our favorite cyberpunk game. The expansion is set to release in 2023 and will include a major addition to the cast: Idris Elba.

That's right. CDPR confirmed that Elba will be playing Solomon Reed, an FIA agent for NUSA in this upcoming covert-ops themed expansion. Set in a brand new district in Night City, Elba will be making his debut among a cast of other returning characters, including the fan-favorite, Keanu Ree— whoops, Johnny Silverhand.

But the biggest question remains: when exactly does this expansion take place?

It Will Probably Take Place Before the Final Mission...

In the recently uploaded gameplay trailer, there are obvious references to Rogue, Johnny Silverhand, and of course, V. This means that the expansion most likely takes place before the final mission of the last game.

Personally, I had hoped that it would follow the pacing of the Blood and Wine expansion for CDPR's other RPG, The Witcher 3, and take place some time after the final events of the last game. Without revealing any spoilers, I think that would have been a great way to provide fans with a bit of closure on the fate of V and Johnny.

But who knows? A man can dream. Perhaps a third teaser will feature other beloved characters, hinting at the game taking place after the events of the first game. If the CDPR Gods are kind, it'd also be nice to get an in-game reference to a certain someone from the popular Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series (but that might be wishful thinking...).

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to release on next-gen consoles and PC sometime in 2023.

Borderlands 3 Giveaway

TL;DR: We're giving away Borderlands 3. Simple.

We're celebrating the birth of our new website look and feel with one of our favorite games of the last few years: Borderlands 3.

Ian Ilano - Borderlands 3

Drawing closes Friday, 4/30 @ 11:59 PM PST. Be sure to register and check-out select requirements in the form below for extra chances to win!

Redout: Space Assault Review - Lock and Loaded

TL;DR: I know I've been playing this game too long when I tried barrel-rolling my Subaru down the street.

Game: Redout: Space Assault
Developer: 34 Big Things Studios
Platform: PC
Description: Redout: Space Assault puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonization of Mars: dive in the fastest, most epic, and exciting arcade space battle you can experience. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.

Redout Space Assault 1
TIP: Use your thrusters and barrel rolls often to get past even the most harrowing levels.

Seeing RED

Redout: Space Assault is as intense physically and mentally, as it is graphically. It's amazing how much destruction is packed on screen at once. At times, your greatest foe isn't the gigantic asteroids that are trying to take you out, but rather the onscreen confusion. Yes, this game is loaded with amazing effects, gorgeously rendered backgrounds, and endless swarms of enemies. But because this is a 'rail shooter' at its core, you can usually get through the most ardent levels unharmed if you concentrate enough.

Redout: Space Assault is as intense physically and mentally, as it is graphically.

The controls are accessible and easy to pick-up. Since the game literally guides you through each stage, most of your shooting will be done in a Y and X-axis plane which means you can focus more on the action rather than on the controls. If you loved games like Star Fox and Panzer Dragoon, the nostalgic feeling will kick in almost immediately as you roll out of danger and unleash a barrage of fire from your ship's blasters.

As with most shooters of this type, holding down the fire button will charge up more powerful shots that will lock on to multiple targets within range. This is especially helpful since enemy threats will come at you from all sides. Fortunately, the game provides a generous amount of continues which makes the game easier and faster to complete.

Since the game is a rail shooter, always stay in the center so you roll out the way!

hop aboard the red eye

While most players might be let down by the different approaches the developers have taken with this title, it's still a fun little arcade blaster that packs a punch. If you're even remotely interested in shooters, you should give this one a whirl.

If you're even remotely interested in shooters, you should give this one a whirl.

I've got some good news and bad news. The good news is that if you enjoy pretty space shooters, this game will have you drooling like cops at a donut shop.

The bad news is that if you've played previous versions of Redout, you might be disappointed to find out this isn't the game you remembered playing.

If there's a complaint I can voice about Redout: Space Assault, it's that you often don't know how much danger you're in. From your point of view, you'll see a missile coming at you, but it's not very clear whether you're going to get hit or not. An enemy missile may seemingly curve into you or, worse yet, be off the screen for most of its trip, then pop in at the last instant to hit you. It's frustrating and affects your ability to survive essentially making the game harder to beat ? but your enemies will have a hard time getting a bead on you if you constantly move around, so barrel-rolling is often the key to surviving.

The game just looks amazing!

Similarly, it's not easy to shoot with precision, even when you have an aiming cursor on-screen. In a nutshell, Redout: Space Assault is a good game that will occasionally frustrate and confuse you but usually titillates, with moments of "ooh" and "ahs" built-in.

In a nutshell, Redout is a great game that will occasionally frustrate and confuse you but usually titillates, with moments of "ooh" and 'ahs' built-in.

Whether you're a grizzled veteran gamer who remembers the old school shoot'em ups fondly or a tenderfoot rookie new to the world of shooters you'll find a lot to like here. All in all, Redout: Space Assault won't win any awards for originality, but it does deliver lots of action and fun. And that my friend, is where it counts.

Generation Zero's Resistance Update Is Coming Soon!

TL;DR: Generation Zero celebrates its second anniversary with a free Steam weekend and new surprises ahead!

Systemic Reaction is proud to celebrate the second anniversary of its original debut title, Generation Zero! The open-world stealth-action game, which pits players against sinister machines in an alternate-history 1980s Sweden, has sold over one million copies since its release in March 2019 on PC, PlayStation?4, and Xbox One.

And now's the perfect time to dive in: Generation Zero is free to play on Steam until March 21 and available for 70% off as part of Steam's Avalanche Studios Group Sale!

From Zero to hero

I can't believe it's been two years already. When we first released Generation Zero, we were a small team sitting in the indie corner of Avalanche Studios trying something we'd never done before, our enthusiasm totally outweighing our experience as a self-publisher, says Emil Kraftling, Creative Director at Systemic Reaction. But we stayed committed to building a game in collaboration with our fans, and two years later, it's grown with tons of content and a wonderful community, with even more to come!?

Beyond just a milestone, Year 3 will deliver an exciting new direction for Generation Zero that puts players on the front line of the battle against the machines, with a breadth of new features and content coming throughout 2021. As the game shifts from 1989 to 1990, new threats and world revamps will emerge, as well as the long-awaited introduction of base building. You?ll also be able to engage in home base defense encounters, fighting off waves of enemies to survive. The next major content update, Resistance, will launch for free on PC and consoles on April 27.

I can't believe it's been two years already. When we first released Generation Zero, we were a small team sitting in the indie corner of Avalanche Studios trying something we'd never done before, our enthusiasm totally outweighing our experience as a self-publisher.

Emil Kraftling, Creative Director at Systemic Reaction

Generation Zero has been a labor of love for the development team, which has continued growing side-by-side with the community. The game has seen numerous updates and two story-driven expansions: Alpine Unrest and FNIX Rising. With more than one million players helping to drive the experience since it launched, Generation Zero is looking forward to yet another great year ahead!

For more info, visit Generation Zero's Steam page, and follow us on Twitter @GenZeroGame.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - Your Ultimate Cheats Cheat List

I've been playing Bannerlord for over 20 hours. And while I have already had my fair share of plain old vanilla fun, I?ve been looking for cheats to spice things up.?Unlike Warband, however, Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord makes it a bit more difficult to enable console commands. Don?t worry ? it?s still fairly simple.


To enable cheats:

Congratulations! Your cheats should be enabled. Now go and enjoy furiously smashing your keys and knocking out entire armies with a push of a button.

Here's a list of cheats I've been using.


If you want to get a little spicier, console commands are a step up from the above listed hotkey cheats, providing you easy access to limitless gold, xp, renown, and every item in the entire game. Yes, every item.

Enabling console commands is a more lengthy process. To begin, you'll need to install and activate the Developer Console mod.

To enable console commands:

For numerical commands, replace ##### with a number. For example, if you want 10,000 gold, you would enter: campaign.add_gold_to_hero 10000.

List of commands I?m using:

This view is not-so vanilla.

Modders have compiled a list of commands. However, be warned that not all of these commands have been tested by us. They may break something!


While I don't intend to spoil my game with cheats and console commands, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't fun to fool around in-game a bit. Nothing wrong with booting up the console command, creating an army of Khuzait Heavy Horse Archers, and pillaging every village and town like a Calradian-era Genghis Khan.

That's actually how I've spent the last 10 hours of game time, and I'm not embarrassed to admit it at all.