NO MAN'S SKY LAUNCHES ON PC TODAY, and with the game proving so divisive (is it a massive, pointless, algorithmically-generated universe full of nothing, or an infinite wonderland of potential you can make all your own? Discuss), it's easy to forget there's anything else on the horizon whatsoever.
Yet, beyond No Man's Sky, there's all manner of big, strange, or completely forgotten games coming at you before 2016 closes. Here are some of our picks for discussion:
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Released on 23 August, this sequel to 2011's adventure looks like it'll carry on the slick reimagining of Warren Spector and Harvey Smith's original cyberpunk fantasy from the good ole days of shooters at the turn of the century.
The reinvigorated Deus Ex universe has always been a great jumping-off point for the social and moral implications of nanotechnology, cybernetic implants, embeddables, and all the crazy stuff technologists like to be either horrified or (usually, and more scarily) tremendously excited about in today's tech community.
If you want to see what kind of insanity Elon Musk and friends will be trying to perpetuate in 50 years, check out Deus Ex.
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