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2 days ago

VA-11 HALL-A sequel N1RV ANN-A announced

Sukeban Games are returning to the cyberpunk world of bartending visual novel RPG doodad VA-11 HALL-A [god, please call it Valhalla -common sense ed.] with a sequel named N1RV ANN-A [oh for... I've had enough -former ed.] due in 2020. We'll play a new bartender behind a new bar in a new city, listening to new people's woes while mixing them drinks that will surely…

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Gwent and story standalone Thronebreaker launching October 23rd

After distracting Geralt on his adventures in The Witcher 3, the in-game card game Gwent is just about ready to make its proper debut in standalone games. Developers CD Projekt Red today announced that both the multiplayer Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and its singleplayer story spin-off Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will launch on October 23rd. Gwent has been in public beta for months but…

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Verlet Swing swooshes out today

I've had fun swinging around New York this past week, but I'm ready to move on to somewhere more exotic. Pretending to be a super-strong man-spider hybrid with a supernatural sense of danger just feels so... tame. Fortunately I've come across Verlet Swing, a grappling hook game where you hurl yourself through a fever dream of floating pizza slices, majestic goldfish and malteasers. The full…

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Fortnite adds fancy pop-up fortresses and stadiums

As a giant purple cube continues to roll across the island of Fortnite Battle Royale, burning runes into the ground as ominous teasers for events of the next season, this week's content update focuses on something simpler (though not smaller): a handy gadget you can throw to instantly erect a castle tower. The Port-a-Fortress is like a Port-a-Fort, right, but bigger. As someone who doesn't…

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Pony Island creator casts The Hex in October

The creator of cult favourite Pony Island has announced that his next surprise 'em up, The Hex, will launch on October 16th. The Hex is a murder mystery trying to discover which of six video game protagonists in a bar is planning a murder and, as you'd expect from the Pony man, it's not straightforward. We'll have to play through some of their memories, see,…

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3 days ago

Steam’s first sexually explicit Adult Only games are out now, but not in every region

With the release of Negligee: Love Stories last Friday, a major new door has been opened on Steam. Sexually explicit games are now allowed on the storefront, albeit filtered out by default. However, the Adult Only tag excludes games from sale from many countries for legal reasons, according to this Steam forum post by Negligee developers Dharker Studio. Restrictions aside, there's more good news for…

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The blood flows smoother than ever in Killer7’s new PC remaster trailer

Surreal murderventure Killer7 is a hallucinatory experience, and one that will be all the more vivid when it arrives on PC. Grasshopper Manufacture and NIS America have released a new trailer, showing off their upcoming PC remaster in action. Unsurprisingly, its razor sharp art direction holds up well at high resolutions, and a boost to framerate and an expansion to widescreen gives it a slick…

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Sixteen gambling regulators unite to grumble about loot boxes and skin gambling

The walls seem to be closing in on loot boxes and digital football cards. Just last week, the Belgian gaming commission declared that EA are under criminal investigation after refusing to cut paid loot boxes from the FIFA series. Now, sixteen gambling regulators around the world (mostly Europe, but Washington State are involved) have made a joint declaration that there's something rotten in the state…

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Nvidia RTX 2080Ti release date has been delayed by a week

Just days before it was meant to go on sale, Nvidia have confirmed that the launch date of their Turing RTX 2080Ti graphics card has been pushed back by a week until Thursday September 27. It's currently unclear whether the delay is due to a shortage of cards, Nvidia wanting to give the Ti's little brother, the RTX 2080, a little bit of breathing room…

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Hoverboard races, future punk, revamped melee and the shape of Warframe to come

From threadbare arena shooter to sprawling space opera, Digital Extremes have grand ambitions for their free-to-play space ninja shooter Warframe. In their latest development livestream, they gave us our first peek at a few changes due in or near their upcoming expansion, Fortuna, tentatively due for release this autumn. Hoverboard races rewarding stunt combos are on the way, along with a new faction organising these…

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Thriker! FIFA 19 demo released

I return from my week off work to discover that I have evidently replaced our departed Adam (RPS in peace) as the RPS Football Correspondent, because none of these squares mentioned that a free demo for FIFA 19 launched on Thursday. I've ironically become less interested in digital ballkicking since I started going to matches again (mon the Hibs!) but I appreciate some will want…

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Overwatch Linux ban troubles seem resolved

As the Year of the Linux Desktop rolls on, a number Linuxeers playing Overwatch have reported being banned for supposedly cheating then seemingly unbanned after Blizzard realised it was a technical hiccup. Overwatch doesn't have a Linux version, see, but unofficial tools can make it possible for pals of the penguin to run it - and Blizzard's cheat-detecting guard dog last week apparently became confused…

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Alan Wake TV show is in the works

Undeterred by Marky Mark's Max Payne movie, Remedy Entertainment are having another crack at turning one of their games into a live-action third-person watcher. This time it's Alan Wake, their 2010 spook-o-shooter about an author who goes out his gourd, loses his wife, writes a novel then forgets about it, and fights shadowy monsters - all while on holiday in a quiet Pacific Northwest town.…

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Skeletal Dance Party bops out this Halloween

As reanimated corpses go, these skeletons don't seem particularly malicious. But they do have trumpets. I've spent the past 15 minutes hopping about in the demo for Skeletal Dance Party, an upcoming dungeon crawling bopping adventure from Catalope Games. I've taken my first steps towards organising the biggest party the world has ever seen.

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4 days ago

Proposed South Korean law targets sexual harassment in games like Overwatch

South Korean lawmakers are considering a bill that would make sexual harassment in online games like Overwatch punishable in court. Kim Sumin, who is a secretary of the National Assembly Women's and Family Committee, proposed the law in an attempt to close gaps within current legislation and to increase awareness around the issue.

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Take a wander through dozens of artworks in The Zium Garden

What, exactly, is a Zium? Well, there is a definition available: “1. a virtual gallery game, composed of eclectic and wonderful things. 2. (kind of like a zine, but the museum version).” But it's best to see if for yourself by taking a trip through The Zium Garden, the latest curation from the project’s creator Michael Berto. You can get a feel for the huge…

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Papers, Please dev’s next game, Return Of The Obra Dinn, due this autumn

The developer behind Papers, Please, Lucas Pope, has released a new trailer for upcoming monochrome mystery game Return Of The Obra Dinn. It’s coming this autumn, and will see players take on the role of an insurance adjustor who must investigate when an abandoned ship floats into harbour after being thought lost at sea. Take a peek below:

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5 days ago

Release date announced for Swery’s The Missing

Upcoming trial-and-error platformer The Missing, from developers White Owls (founded by Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro of Deadly Premonition fame), will be releasing on October 11th. So if you’re especially looking forward to getting killed in increasingly surreal ways and having your decapitated head go on without you, you haven’t got long to wait. And if you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about, take a look…

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Democracy 4 announced

As developers Positech Games carefully put it, "quite a lot has happened in global politics" since string-pulling govern ‘em up Democracy 3 was released back in 2013. Accordingly, they’re bringing the series back to wrestle with our super fun current hot-button topics like fake news and the influence of social media in Democracy 4.

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