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Dead by Daylight

1 day 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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1 month ago

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 months ago

3 months 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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4 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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7 months ago

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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8 months ago

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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10 months ago

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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11 months ago

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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12 months ago

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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1 year ago

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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Dead by Daylight DLC adds shock doc and e-sports pro

Every Friday the 13th is bone-chilling, of course, but people expect it now. If you want to really surprise and scare someone, release a spooky murderdoctor on, say, Thursday the 11th. BOO! That's exactly what Dead by Daylight [official site] has done, today launching DLC adding a new wacky doctor to the 1v4 horrorshow and a new victim/survivor. He was a torturer, she was an…

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Feature: The doctor is in

Dead By Daylight’s new killer aims to break the game

Developers rarely admit they’re trying to break their own games. But that’s exactly what Behaviour Digital Inc want to do with the latest chapter of Dead by Daylight [official site], the team-based horror game where four survivors try to escape from a player-controlled killer straight out of an ‘80s horror film. “We want to make sure that when this [new] killer goes out, people will…

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2 years ago

Dead by Daylight free Steam trial weekend now live

1v4 multiplayer psycho killer qu'est-ce que c'est fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far 'em up Dead by Daylight [official site] is free to play in full this weekend. If you keep an eye on what's popular on Steam, you may have noticed it near the top of the most-played games list - or popping in and out of the charts -…

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Steam Charts: Infinite Consistency

Last week, like drinking mulled wine on a chilly November evening, I found great comfort in a Steam top ten that seemed to reflect the wide, weird and wonderful nature of modern PC gaming. After months of recurrent names, it was a bright new dawn of variety. Anything is possible. I am a fool.

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