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Posts tagged “The Game Awards 2019”

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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Gears Tactics looks a whole lot like XCOM with gunsaws

It's often grossly reductive to say a turn-based tactical squad game looks like XCOM, but Gears Tactics really does. We got our first look at the Gears Of War spin-off in motion during The Game Awards tonight and even the UI looks similar to Firaxis's triumphant streamlined tactics 'em up. Though you certainly won't mistake Gears Tactics for XCOM, what with the men built like…

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Fast & Furious Crossroads exploding out next year

The delightfully daft Fast & Furious movies are getting a new video game adaptation next year from the makers of Project Cars and Need For Speed: Shift. Fast & Furious Crossroads is its name, and doing car crimes while dodging explosions and wrecking balls is its game. F&F is one of the few movies I worry would get less silly in a game but Slightly…

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The Wolf Among Us 2 is back on

Oh, happy days! The Wolf Among Us 2 has survived the death of Telltale Games and is reborn with the studio's kinda-sorta-not-really rebirth. The company wearing the skin of Telltale announced at The Game Awards tonight that yes, they will indeed resume the splendid moody detective story set in Bill Willingham's comic book world of Fables. I don't know about the new Telltale but we…

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New World, the sandbox MMO from Amazon, is coming in May

Amazon Game Studios today announced plans to launch New World, their supernatural 17th century coloniser MMO, in May 2020. Off we'll head to a mysterious fictional Atlantic island to battle creatures, cultists, and sometimes other players. This news comes six months after Amazon's internal game development group reportedly laid off dozens off staff and binned several projects, and I am a little surprised that New…

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Riot announce the first two Legend Of Legends Stories

Riot Games tonight announced the first fruits of Riot Forge, their plan to have other developers make games in the world of League Of Legends. They have Ruined King: A League Of Legends Story, a turn-based RPG coming from Darksiders: Genesis devs Airship Syndicate. Then there's Conv/rgence: A League Of Legends Story, a platformer from the makers of Speed Brawl.

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Warframe’s spaceship combat is now live with the Empyrean expansion

While most announcements at The Game Awards focus on games months and years away, this one relates to something you can play right now: Warframe just launched its latest expansion, live on stage during the show. Empyrean is the expansion which lets crabmen pilot their own spaceship together with up to three pals, blasting through new spaceship missions. It is wild how much Warframe has…

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Weird West is a top-down immersive sim announced by some Arkane veterans

The gunsmoke and ghouls of the wicky-wicky wah wah weird weird west are the setting for the debut game from a studio founded by some Arkane veterans, announced tonight at The Game Awards. It is named simply Weird West and yes, it is bold to yoink an established fiction genre's name for your game. Weird West is an immersive sim-y action-RPG setting out for adventures…

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Naraka: Bladepoint bringing ninja tricks to multiplayer brawling

While I'm very happy for folks who've been duelling knights and vikings in Mordhau and Chivalry and that, my tastes in melee combat are a little flashier. I am pleased tonight by the announcement of Naraka: Bladepoint, a multiplayer melee brawler coming next year with a big bag of ninja tricks. The big reveal trailer from The Game Awards shows garishly-dressed warriors using leaping across…

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Prologue is the mysterious next game from Playerunknown

Brendan "Plunk" Greene today announced his next game after the battle royale ladfest of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, a mysterious game named Prologue. It is... a video game? About... something? But it's not a battle royale, and apparently not even connected to Plunkbat. This is the first game from Playerunknown Productions, the new research-y division Greene left the Plunkteam to lead earlier this year. Here, have a…

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 announced

Microsoft tonight announced Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, a sequel to 2017's striking and spooky Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The trailer looks real chuffing spiffy, which is probably because it's running on Microsoft's next console, the ha-ha-hilariously-named Xbox Series X. Apparently Senua is a big enough deal for Microsoft to make it the game announced alongside their next system's (daft) name. Neat. Here, have a look in…

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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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Humankind gameplay trailer shows off the Endless gang’s historical 4X

What if the studio behind Endless Space and Endless Legend took a crack at Civilization? It's an exciting thought and looking to be an exciting game: Humankind, due to launch next year. Following the announcement in August, Amplitude Studios showed more of the historical 4X strategy game in motion with its first "gameplay trailer" tonight at The Game Awards. The video is mostly shots panning…

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Carrion and a dozen other games have demos for The Game Awards

The Game Awards may be a pointless set of trophies thrown like bath bombs into a big tub of adverts, but one nice thing to come from them is a big blast of demos for upcoming games. For the next 48 hours, The Game Festival on Steam will offer demos of thirteen games including System Shock remake, gutsy platformer Carrion, and the self-explanatory Skatebird. This…

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Come watch The Game Awards here tonight

The Game Awards is tonight, and it is bad. It's a showcase of adverts wrapped in the anxieties of an industry embarrassingly desperate to be taken seriously by mainstream culture. The awards are worthless. However, many of those adverts will announce new games, and they might look cool. Don't take The Game Awards seriously as an awards show and ah sure, it's fun enough. It's…

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The Game Awards 2019 will reveal around ten unheard of games

The Game Awards are just around the corner, a week from today on December 12th. The show's host and producer, Geoff Keighley, is running an Ask Me Anything on Reddit today where he confirms that there are "around 10 new games/projects" being revealed at the show. To his knowledge, none of them have been leaked yet.

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Valve confirm Half-Life: Alyx, a VR game being revealed on Thursday

Goodness me, Valve actually are making a new Half-Life game. Following the weekend's leaky rumours of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve have confirmed yup, it actually is real. They actually are making a new Half-Life, and it actually is for VR. They call Half-Life: Alyx "our flagship VR game" but aren't saying much of anything about what it is until an unveiling on Thursday.

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Confirmed: Valve will reveal “flagship VR game” Half-Life: Alyx this Thursday

Update: The rumour was true, but the date was wrong. Valve have tweeted that they're going to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, their "flagship VR game", this Thursday at 10am Pacific/6pm GMT. This will be the first official Half-Life game since Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was released twelve years ago, in 2007. And that's all we know for now. Original story: Right, time to grab all the…

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