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Risk Of Rain 2 adds a playable lizard-dog

I want to like Risk Of Rain 2 . The 3D sequel to Chancy Precipitation 1 has snazzy music and a weird, varied menagerie of monsters to shoot at. A few more joined the fray in yesterday's Hidden Realms update, along with a playable lizard-dog, dedicated servers, nine new items, and more varied level layouts. It's a meaty and welcome update, though I just played…

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Here’s all the news and trailers from the Game Awards

Like a heavily-sponsored Santa Claus, the Game Awards swept in last night and left us a pile of presents to unwrap. If you did the smart thing and slept through the event, you'll have missed a bunch of new announcements. Alice O and Graham did some amazing work in writing up as much as they could as it happened, but a few sly games snuck…

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Duelyst developers reveal their new action-RPG, Godfall

After muttering about Godfall for over a year, Duelyst developers Counterplay Games today opened up a little about their upcoming "looter-slasher" action-RPG with a wee trailer at The Game Awards. Godfall has also drawn the attention of Borderlands gang Gearbox, no strangers to looter-thingers themselves. Their publishing arm, Gearbox Publishing, today announced that they've picked this one up and will be helping it towards a…

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We Happy Few comes crashing down in final expansion, We All Fall Down

You can only keep a population subdued by state-enforced drugs and totalitarian policing for so long. 60s Brit-hell adventure We Happy Few received its third and final story DLC today, We All Fall Down, and it's tearing the whole cheery facade down. Everything's quite on fire, and new heroine Victoria brings a little bit of Dishonored to the mix with grappling skills that'd make and…

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Gearbox and former lawyer settle salacious lawfight

Gearbox Software and their former lawyer, Wade Callender, have called a truce in their salacious public lawfight. The Borderlands 3 studio sued Callender in November 2018, accusing him of not fully repaying a loan and using a business credit card for personal expenses. Callender's January counter-suit shot for the moon. He accused Randy Pitchford of misdeeds including siphoning millions of dollars of bonus money and,…

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Duke Nuke 3D composer taking Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, and Valve to court

With a back catalogue including Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D, Bobby Prince certainly helped define the sound of much of early 3D shooters. Like most folk, though, I reckon he's also a fan of getting paid for his work. Last week, the musician raised claims that 2016's expanded re-release Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour included his music without asking nicely beforehand.…

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Risk Of Rain 2 rolls out loudouts, plus a new survivor with a grappling hook

Rain, rain, go away, come again once you've got a new assortment of tools I can murder monsters with. Oh, hello Risk Of Rain 2. What've you got there? The Skills 2.0 update, introducing a loadout system that lets you configure each character's skills at the start of each run, a new survivor with a grappling hook, plus new monsters, bosses and items? None of…

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Homeworld 3 is coming, and it’s crowdfunding now

After almost 16 years, oh me oh my Homeworld 3 is finally happening. Gearbox Publishing today announced the spacefleet RTS will blast off again a full-on sequel. Homeworld 3 is being made by Blackbird Interactive, a studio who were founded by some of the folks who made the original Homeworld at Relic Entertainment then brought the series back with the recent spin-off Homeworld: Deserts Of…

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Risk Of Rain 2 spruces up for summer with an autumnal update

Maddeningly compelling co-op looty shooter Risk Of Rain 2 has just rolled out its first major expand-o-patch since it entered early access. Per Hopoo's earlier road-map, The Scorched Acres update adds the gorgeously golden-red hued Scorched Acres map, which are less on fire than the name suggests, a new boss called the Grovetender (who presumably keeps those trees looking lovely) and a new character to…

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Risk Of Rain 2 update brings a leafy survivor and more this week

Co-op roguelike monster smash ‘em up Risk Of Rain 2 is getting its first big early access update this week. Scorched Acres will add a new boss, a new survivor to fight them with, a new stage, and more items and equipment to freshen up the monster squishing experience. Not all the details have been revealed yet, but the new survivor is presumably Rex, an…

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Feature: Overloading Worm - horrific monster or questionable euphemism? You decide.

Risk of Rain 2 bosses guide – attack patterns and tips for Wandering Vagrant, Magma Worm, Aurelionite, and more

Every roguelite needs bosses aplenty to test your newly formed character to the max, and the Risk of Rain 2 bosses do not disappoint in this regard. There are currently 8 different Bosses that can spawn in Risk of Rain 2 (not counting Elite variants), each of which has different attack patterns and viable strategies for countering them - all of which we'll go over…

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Feature: Sorting your Beetles from your Bison

Risk of Rain 2 enemies list – stats & behaviours of all enemies & monsters, Elite variants explained

From tiny wisps that hover in the sky and zap you from above to roaring bison that charge at you from the other side of the map, each of the Risk of Rain 2 enemies - much like those of its predecessor - presents a unique set of stats and behaviours which you must learn if you are to defeat them time and time again.…

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Feature: Going Commando isn't the only way

Risk of Rain 2 characters guide – skills, builds, stats & tips for all Risk of Rain characters

Your initial choice out of the Risk of Rain 2 characters roster plays a very important role in the length and flavour of your run. From the Mercenary to the Commando, from the Huntress to the Engineer, each character comes equipped with a different series of attacks, skills, stats, and viable builds and strategies - all of which we'll go over in our Risk of…

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Feature: Create a winning build, one item at a time

Risk of Rain 2 items & equipment guide – item stacking, Lunar items & Legendary items explained

The Risk of Rain 2 items list was where we all kinda figured Hopoo Games weren't going to disappoint, considering the stellar array of items that had been added to the first Risk of Rain. Just take a look at that image above. All those different colours, shapes, and functions, each awakening a different strain of morbid curiosity in the player. What about that creepy…

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Risk Of Rain 2 forecasts five big updates and a spring launch

While there's some debate on whether Risk Of Rain 2 is an improvement over its two-dimensional predecessor, the co-op roguelike shooter is an undeniably popular game, even in early access. Today, developers Hopoo revealed their update plans, leading up to the release of version 1.0. Five big patches, one in June and four more spread over the rest of the year, leading up to a…

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Feature: To the Abyssal Depths and beyond

Risk of Rain 2 levels/stages – Environment types, Newt Altar locations, secret areas

Call them what you want - Environments, stages, levels - but it'd be doing a disservice to all these stages of Risk of Rain 2 to say they're simply the backdrop to your journey of survival and inevitable demise. Each of these Environments plays an important role in shaping your run, but to use them to your advantage you'll need to learn everything about them;…

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Feature: Death Do Us Part, True Respite, and more

Risk of Rain 2 challenges list – how to complete all achievements, unlock all characters & items

Risk of Rain 2 continues the trend of modern roguelites by locking a significant portion of its content behind numerous challenges which must be completed during your runs. Everything from powerful items and equipment to new characters with unique skills and playstyles must be unlocked by completing a specific challenge or achievement, and some of them are far from easy to obtain. But our Risk…

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Feature: Singin' in the rain

Risk of Rain 2 guide – how to play, Risk of Rain 2 tips and tricks

Oodles of enemies, crazy item builds, and punishing difficulty; yep, Risk of Rain 2 ticks all the boxes of its predecessor and more. Each run, no matter how overpowered your item build, no matter how low you set the initial difficulty, will nearly always end up with hundreds of horrible beasties one-shotting you into oblivion. The trick is surviving as long as possible until that…

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Feature: For now

Risk Of Rain 2 is much less than the sum of its parts

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is about to drive his insectoid claws into your neck stump. When a sudden shower belted out the early access launch of Risk Of Rain 2, my first impulse was to go dancing in the storm. Like its 2D predecessor, Risk Of Rain 2 is a sci-fi roguelike defined by ever-escalating difficulty, and an ever-growing pile of items…

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We Happy Few happily adds three more ways to play

We Happy Few had a messy journey through early access and a rough launch, but today's "Arcade mode" update feels like a great excuse for me give its psychedelic alt-history dystopia a second look. The patch sells itself short with its title, as it goes far beyond 'arcade', adding three new play-modes to the game. Odder still that only one of them could be considered…

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