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2 months ago

G2A responds to Subnautica dev’s claim for $300,000 restitution: We didn’t exist back then

In the apparently endless battle-rap between developers and key reseller marketplace G2A, the shop has lobbed a lyrical bomb back at Unknown Worlds. As we reported yesterday, Subnautica and Natural Selection 2 developer Charlie Cleveland alleged: “We paid $30,000 to deal with credit card chargebacks because of G2A.” G2A’s fascinating response: “Selling keys on a marketplace which was yet to come into existence seems unreasonable…

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Subnautica developer claims key reseller G2A owes them $300,000

Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds has asked grey market key reseller G2A to pay them $300,000 in restitution. The developer claims the amount represents the $30,000 it had to spend to cover chargebacks from fraudulent credit card purchases of Natural Selection 2. G2A had previously promised to pay 10x the amount of any costs lost via fraudulent purchases on their site, as long as there’s proof…

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8 months ago

Subnautica: Below Zero delivers the goods in a big underwater truck

The first big update for Subnautica: Below Zero is out now. Unknown Worlds have added new areas, new sea-life, and a big modular submarine truck to build in their early access survival adventure. The Seatruck update introduces your un-glamorous flagship vessel of this new game, an upgradable hauler that starts out with just a front cab, but you can add extra holds with new functions.…

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9 months ago

Subnautica: Below Zero dives into early access next week

Those who have plumbed the depths of Subnautica's oceans will have some chilly new waters to explore very soon. Standalone expansion Subnautica: Below Zero launches on Steam, Discord and the Epic Store on January 30th, albeit in early access. There's frosty new biomes to survive, strange new alien flora and fauna to eat (or be eaten by) and more to do on the surface. There's…

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10 months ago

Subnautica being given away free on the Epic Games Store

Subnautica - Unknown Worlds Entertainment's excellent aquatic survival adventure - is currently free to grab and keep forever on the Epic store, making it probably the most tempting reason to look at the shop after exclusives like Hades and Ashen. Released less than a year ago after a lengthy ride through early access, Subnautica is a gem. As someone who doesn't ordinarily like survival craft…

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1 year ago

Subnautica standalone expansion Below Zero announced

Splendid sopping survival sim Subnautica is off to an icy ocean in a standalone expansion named Below Zero, developers Unknown Worlds Entertainment announced today. This was once talked about as DLC but naw it'll now be its own separate thing, entering early access "in the coming months". UWE are keeping relatively quiet for now, showing a few concepts for new alien oceanlife while muttering "We're…

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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

Subnautica’s time capsules contain hidden treasures

Underwater survival game Subnautica has a feature I neglected to mention in my review – time capsules! These titanium pods are player-made containers. They can hold a message, a screenshot and a few small items. At a certain point in the game you get to make one of these capsules. It’s then put through a voting process, vetted by the developers and - if it's…

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Subnautica devs want to add Arctic biome after release

Subnautica, the underwater survival game about being a space castaway, is crawling out of its early access shell and into a shinier full release shell tomorrow. It’s been in development for four years and it is “pretty close to done”, says Charlie Cleveland, director of Unknown Worlds Entertainment. But there are plans for post-release additions, including the possibility of an icy biome with new creatures…

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Subnautica surfaces on January 23rd

The alien undersea explore-o-survival sandbox Subnautica will properly launch on January 23rd, after three years in early access. I enjoyed a dip way back when, splashing about in the shallows, but since then have been waiting for a full launch. Seeing the sea sights over the past few years, from Pip's volcano base to ghost rays flocking around a tree in an undersea river of…

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Subnautica’s Eye Candy update makes water look wetter

I've been meaning to sink some proper time and energy into Subnautica, Unknown Worlds' game of submarine exploration and underwater survival, but looking at the latest update suggests I might be best waiting until I get my shiny new PC. That's because the Eye Candy update makes the game (visually) better, down where it's wetter. Rub your eyeballs all over the update trailer within or…

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Clickuorice Allsorts: Cute Subnautica Lego pitches

A reader sent me some links to really well-done Subnautica Lego pitches on the Lego Ideas forum so I wanted to share them! Here's Survivors of the Degasi and Exploring the Safe Shallows. The Lego Ideas forum lets people pitch ideas for sets that they want Lego to convert into real products. You need 10,000 supporters for a set to qualify for review and these…

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Subnautica introduces cute companion Cuddle Fish

Hello! It's your unofficial underwater correspondent, Pip! I'm here to discuss the latest dance music fish trailer and update info for Subnautica [official site]. There's a thing called a Cuddle Fish and you can feed it snacks! Also, do you have any idea how many notification systems I have for news about this game? And if any of them fail I have also apparently trained…

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Ghost Update now haunting Subnautica

When I get emails with the subject "Ghost Update" it is usually Alice pointing out something important from the latest issue of our favourite ghost magazine - the angel who was also potentially a surfer dude or the couple who kept having little arguments with each other and past life regression revealed that they had been a trapeze act where one had dropped the other…

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Feature: The best bargains

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations - both general tips and some newly added…

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Subnautica’s Voice of the Deep adds something monstrous

Subnautica's [official site] Voice of the Deep update might be the thing that tips me over into playing that game for hours again and properly exploring the narrative/lore side of things. I'd set the game aside to come back to after early access BUT! Tom Jubert (who did narrative work on The Talos Principle and The Swapper and now Subnautica) noted on Twitter: "Today is…

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Subnautica update sounds the fire alarm

Ooooh! A Subnautica [official site] update! This one is called Silent Running and yet the trailer is VERY LOUD. I think the silent bit only applies to the Cyclops (a big underwater craft) which you can now run silently if you want to sneak around. Sneaking is now important because of the underwater jerks trying to munch on your Cyclops. That sounded wrong. Let's move…

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3 years ago

Subnautica: Precursor update brings mysterious array

I was wondering which games might make the "Things To Play Over The Christmas Break" list this year when the Subnautica [official site] Precursor update got released. I went through a really big Subnautica love affair earlier in the year, but decided to step away for a few patches as the game is still in early access and I didn't want to lose the magic…

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Subnautica Adds Lovely Tree, Awful Seatyranid

If Pip were around, she'd focus on how the latest Subnautica [official site] update added a lovely big undersea tree and new glowing Ghost Rays to swim around it. She's a peaceful one, our Pip, probably hoping to build another wonderful seabase near that tree. However, Pip is at EGX today, so Pip can't write this. Instead, you get me telling you about the awful…

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PRAWNS Arrive In Subnautica, Bring Grappling Hooks

I go away for two days and PRAWNS! arrive in Subnautica [official site]. I'm not actually talking crustaceans here, but a special suit with that acronym which arrived in the PRAWN update (Pressure Re-Active Waterproof Nano Suit). It has a claw arm and you can add a whole bunch more useful nonsense as well. This is my kind of augmentation tech. Deus Ex: Fishkind Explored.

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