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Dead by Daylight

2 months ago

Feature: Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt

Steam Charts: All This Happened Edition

What’s Another Thing You Could Buy Instead Of GTA V Again? A Jurassic Park VHS tape lamp

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4 months ago

Dead By Daylight crosses over with Stranger Things next month

Continuing to break down the walls separating horror series and build a crossover world of murder grander than Hollywood ever managed, Dead By Daylight will soon draft the kooky kids of Stranger Things. The next expansion for the 1v4 multiplayer horrorshow will introduce Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington as aspiring survivors, and the Demigorgon as a new baddie out to eat their faces. The nitty-gritty…

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7 months ago

Steam dusts off some free weekends for the Spring Cleaning Event

Valve are joining all those great internet thought-leaders and telling you to clean your room, or at the very least to play the games that you've bought on Steam. Running this weekend until May 28th, 6pm GMT, the Steam Spring Cleaning Event provides a front-page checklist of games to try or return to, and rewarding the diligent with goodies to decorate their account page with.…

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12 months ago

Dead By Daylight starts stalking dedicated servers next summer

1v4 horrorshow Dead By Daylight will finally switch from player-hosted peer-to-peer matches to proper dedicated servers next year, developers Behaviour have announced. That should mean less lag, fewer connection interruptions, and the end of the laggy host psycho killers (qu'est qu'ils sont?) having an advantage. The devs expect to launch dedicated servers in summer 2019, which is a fair way away but a fair sign…

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1 year ago

Asymmetric multiplayer hunter Deathgarden stalks into early access

There's no time to smell the roses in Deathgarden. You'll either be too busy parkouring away from a chunky marine, or embodying that soldier yourself as you hunt down the five other players in each game. Think Evolve, but with a gaggle of archers whose focus is on fleeing a dude with a gun rather than bringing down a big beastie. Also they're all humans…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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2 years ago

Steam’s Spring Cleaning Event wants you to clear your backlog… Or just try a bunch of new games instead

I'm not sure if Valve's latest promotional wotsit on Steam knows whether it's coming or going. On one hand, it's nice that the Spring Cleaning Event (running until Monday, 28th May) is nudging players into trying out games they may have bought in sales and never touched, but pairing that with nine simultaneous free weekend events does somewhat undermine the message. Ah well, it's an excuse to…

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Dead by Daylight dev’s Deathgarden looks familiar

Deathgarden, Behaviour Interactive's next game after multiplayer horror romp Dead by Daylight bears more than a passing family resemblance. In the trailer within: A helpless player hanging from some sort of altar, a hulking great aggressor guarding his prey while several other players lurk in the shadows, preparing a rescue. The only real difference between the games at this point are some stylish sci-fi masks, and significantly…

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Dead By Daylight making DLC characters unlockable

Many of Dead By Daylight's paid DLC characters will become unlockable without paying a penny, developers Behaviour have announced. With the multiplayer slasher 'em up's second birthday drawing near, they've laid out their plans for the third year, including new cosmetic items and four new killers, survivors, and maps arriving across the year. But it is especially good to hear that, as the game grows…

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President Trump showed a weird frag montage in his video game violence meeting

US President Donald Trump yesterday held a private meeting to discuss the issue of violence in video games, having suggested after February's murders at a school in Parkland, Florida that it "is really shaping young people's thoughts." This would clearly amount to nothing productive, given mostly industry representatives and conservative pressure groups were attending, but it is a surprise that Trump showed attendees a short…

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Dead By Daylight meets the Saw movies in new DLC

Following crossovers with Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween, and A Nightmare On Elm Street, Dead By Daylight has opened another forbidden book, touched another ominous bloodstain, and said another forbidden name thrice into the mirror. This time, the 1v4 horrorshow has summoned DLC from the world of the Saw movies. The new killer is The Pig, Jigsaw's apprentice trapmurderer Amanda Young, and she's armed with…

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Feature: The biggest hits of the past 12 months

These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017

Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol' breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months. Below is the full, hundred-strong…

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Freddy Krueger is coming to Dead By Daylight tomorrow

Halloween is so close you can almost taste the pumpkins and ghosts. Ghosts taste like ash and regret, in case you didn't know, but they're pleasant enough when spread on toast with a good helping of jam. Pumpkins are best devoured as the base of a spiced soup. As the spookiest day approaches, it is perhaps natural that murderer simulator Dead By Daylight has revealed…

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Feature: To the stars

Steam Charts: Stellaris Edition

A funny old week in the charts, which is to say, H1Z1 and The Witcher 3 have been shoved out by the hatrick of appearances from Stellaris. Also it's worth noting that Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider has disappeared after just one week, which seems a bit of a shame. Oh, and as correctly predicted last week, absolutely no sign of XCOM 2 making nearly…

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Feature: How to have a killer time

How to live and die in Dead By Daylight

Slasher versus survivors multiplayer kill 'em up Dead By Daylight [official site] is free to play this weekend (and right now, in fact), which is splendid news. It failed to win me over when I played it around launch, but I love it now. I think the change of opinion is as much down to my expectations shifting as much as any updates to the…

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Dead by Daylight summons free trial weekend

4v1 teens versus psycho killer (qu'est-ce que c'est?) chase 'em up Dead by Daylight [official site] has launched another free weekend, inviting all and sundry to play the full game for free for several days. When Rich McCormick recently visited the game to see how much a year of updates had improved it, he was jolly pleased with the game it has become. If you…

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Feature: Update Night

Has Dead by Daylight been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a new fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they've been changed for better or worse. I’m starting to sympathise with Freddy Krueger. Here I am — a monstrous serial killer, armed with unheimlich powers and a wickedly sharp axe — and I’m being given the run-around by a gaggle of teens and twerps in dirty T-shirts.…

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Feature: The kindness of strangers

Dead By Daylight is a cooperative masterclass

I'm hanging from a hook, struggling and kicking as the claws of a dark cosmic entity close around my skull. Not by choice, you understand. The bastard thing that placed me here is nearby, pleased with the sacrifice but also hoping to use me as bait. To my horror, the plan works and I see someone approaching, inching forward through a cornfield, trying to stay…

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Feature: Drunken Lullabies

Dead by Daylight’s newest survivor is a terrible person

Last month was Dead By Daylight’s [official site] first anniversary, and Behaviour Digital are celebrating the occasion by releasing the asymmetrical multiplayer game’s fifth DLC chapter, which will be free. “We’ve sold the game to a few people so far,” says Mathieu Cote, modestly, as we start chatting about the new chapter. “And we said at the very beginning of the project that we’d be…

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