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6 days ago

Steam Summer Sale starts June 25th, leaks claim

While not quite as reliable a source as PayPal (who had leaked details on the wallet-devouring event in years past), the ever-unofficial Steam Database reckon that the 2019 Steam Summer Sale starts on Tuesday, June 25th. Kicking off at 10am PST/6pm BST on the day, it'll run two weeks, and flood anyone who has a Steam wishlist with mail notifications. Steam Database have been consistently…

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds LFG system

Are you looking to meet heavily-armed and available men in your area for hot action... and maybe more? Someone who won't flashbang you then run? Or fancy a group of like-minded murdermen for chat and banter? Pick up your mouse and click on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which has added a looking-for-group system to help players party up and party down. The game already has matchmaking…

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Wastes Of Space: a Space Engineers Diary – Part Three: Space Dungeoneers

Last time on Wastes of Space: After having been dumped on the alien backwater known as Horace’s World with barely any kit and even less of a plan, Alice, Matt and Nate finally managed to meet up, thanks to their robot friend ODD (and his Vengabus). In one place at last, they laid the foundations of their colony, and began the backbreaking work of taming…

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HP’s Omen X 2S is the world’s first gaming laptop to have two screens for some reason

In a classic case of 'doing it because we can'-itis, HP have unveiled the world's first dual-screen gaming laptop. Dubbed the Omen X 2S, this gaming laptop not only has a regular 15.6in screen, but a smaller, almost touch pad-sized screen beneath it sitting above the keyboard. According to HP, you see, 82% of people use their phones for messaging while playing games these days,…

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Square Enix close Studio Istolia, cancel Project Prelude Rune

Square Enix have shut down Studio Istolia and cancelled the new-ish team's only known game, a JRPG named Project Prelude Rune. This has been a short and unspectacular life for the studio. Squeenix announced Istolia's opening in February 2017, with former 'Tales Of...' producer Hideo Baba in charge, then showed only wee snippets of Prelude Rune since. They say they're working to get Istolians jobs…

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Don’t Starve: Hamlet squeals out of early access

After years of surviving in the wilds and on islands, Don't Starve has returned to civilisation and... oh god, no one told me living in a city would be a struggle too. Klei Entertainment last night launched Hamlet, the third expansion for their survive 'em up, after six months in early access. It sees our motley crüe of survivors stumbling into a city of posh…

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Experience eternity in five minutes with Ancient Greek Punishment: Chess Edition

The ancient Greeks are at it again. Or rather, Dr Pippin Barr is, as he continues his game-making katabasis with Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment: Chess Edition. LP:AGP:CE is the eighth in a series of lo-fi nightmares released by Barr, in what he calls “an investigation around what it means to make the ‘same game’ multiple times”. Each iteration of the series is themed around…

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7 days ago

Risk System turns every enemy bullet into a dance partner

Risk System, released today by Newt Industries, isn't quite like any other shmup I've played. While I've seen some use the idea of gaining power through 'grazing' enemy bullets (letting them fly close without hitting your central hitbox), I've never seen one commit so thoroughly to the idea. By default, there is no fire button in Risk System - you automatically shoot at whatever is…

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Vampire: The Masquerade “Narrative RPG” coming from The Council developers

Currently with no title of its own (beyond the series branding), publisher Bigben Interactive announced today that among their "2019 and beyond" lineup is a Vampire: The Masquerade "narrative RPG" developed by Big Bad Wolf, the folks behind the episodic historical murder-mystery The Council. Also coming is Blood Bowl 3, once again developed by Cyanide, with plans to launch a new digital iteration alongside the…

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Void Bastards warps in on May 29th

Void Bastards, the strategic roguelike-ish shooter from Blue Manchu now has a release date, broadcast to us through the uncaring depths of the internet: May 29th. Inspired by System Shock 2 and Bioshock (and from the design director on both), it's a darkly humoured stealthy FPS designed to force hard strategic decisions as you make your way across an FTL-esque star-map full of hazards. Resources…

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SteamWorld Quest switches over to PC this month

After a couple weeks as a Switch exclusive, card-battling RPG SteamWorld Quest: Hand Of Gilgamech is hopping over to PC on May 31st. The fourth in Image & Form's consistently excellent SteamWorld series, the games have so far included two mining-heavy platformers and one turn-based squad combat game with a focus on trick-shooting. Naturally, the next step for the series is a Slay The Spire-styled…

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The Division 2 launches first 8-player raid May 16th

After a few delays to tweak and tune the base game, Ubisoft are just about ready to roll out Operation Dark Hours, the first eight-player raid for The Division 2. Players will need to have climbed to the tippy top of the game's progression ladder (Level 30, World Tier 5, Gear Score 490) to start the mission, which begins at the helipad at the White…

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Riot Games apologise for LoL event’s risk to epileptic players

Riot Games have apologised after part of a new League Of Legends event proved a problem for some players with photosensitive epilepsy, more than most of the game usually is. Riot say they had considered an option to disable the flashy animations which risk triggering seizures in some photosensitive players but they were short on time so, with a choice between launching without the option…

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Stellaris: Ancient Relics DLC belongs in a spacemuseum

The far future will rummage in the distant past in the next Stellaris, named Ancient Relics, as spacemen develop a new fondness for archaeology and go wild digging up ancient cities and ships from long-dead civilisations. Sure, that sounds like it'll go fine. We'll uncover wee stories poking into two long-dead precursors--a plantoid hivemind and some superpsionics--as we conduct multi-stage digs and uncover old pots…

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World Of Warcraft Classic launches on August 27th

Blizzard have finally announced a release date for World Of Warcraft Classic, the official back-to-basics version of the game. While the genre-defining MMORPG first launched in 2004, Classic will be based on version 1.12.0, aka "Drums Of War", released in August of 2006, although polished up with a few modern conveniences. A series of invitational stress tests have been announced, starting next week on May…

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1 week ago

Rockstar buying Starbreeze’s stake in art outsourcing studio Dhruva

Rockstar Games are helping Starbreeze's dire financial situation a little by buying their majority stake in Dhruva Interactive, an Indian art asset outsourcing company who have provided bits for games including Prey, Mortal Kombat 11, and Alien: Isolation. Rocktar are paying $7.9 million (£6m) for Starbreeze's 91.82% of Dhruva shares, which the Swedish crew bought in 2017. Dhruva will become part of Rockstar India and…

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Grrr! Rage 2 released

Rage comics may be so over by now but Id Software remain committed to their FPS adaptation of the Internet meme, this morning releasing Rage 2. Their open-world drive-o-shooter imagines a world where everyone raged so much that human civilisation collapsed, turning into a Mad Max-ian wasteland where people drive angry and murder angrier. For the sequel Id have collaborated with Avalanche Studios, the mob…

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Take cover! Sniper Elite V2 Remastered shoots out

Sniper Elite V2 is the one where you can shoot Hitler in the testicles, right? I mean shooting people in the testicles is par for the (gruesome, slow-mo, finely rendered) course in Sniper Elite games, but this was the one with the Hitler hunting DLC. Except... it turns out every game since has included a different spin on Reich castration. Feels like flogging a dead…

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Multiplayer Skyrim mod still coming despite major code rework, say devs

There must be something in that icy water that makes the Elder Scrolls mod scene so volatile. Skyrim Together, a project to convert The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim into an online co-op adventure, was raking in a staggering $25,000 a month on Patreon up until allegations of code-theft from the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) torpedoed it. The good news is that it's still in development, but…

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Kato is a free prototype dog simulator

Life and game development are full of cruel struggles, but dogs make everything better. Kato will sadly never be a finished game, but developers Cliffside (students from the Institution Of Game Design at Uppsala University) have released a prototype version for us to enjoy. Players control Kato, a dog, bringing happiness to a cliff-side village recently beset by tragedy. You do this by barking, digging…

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