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Epic’s store launches with exclusives from Supergiant & Coffee Stain

In case you hadn't gleaned this detail from today's many posts mentioning games launching on Epic's Store: Epic's new digital games store has now opened for business. While their "hand-curated set of games" only includes four you can actually buy right now, one of them is the surprise new game from the makers of Bastion and that's not a bad coup. Epic Games have managed…

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Stranger Things Season 3 is getting its very own video game

Str3nger Things is getting its own video game, called Stranger Things 3: The Game. It's being made by BonusXP, the same devs who did the mobile game for the first season - which was apparently pretty good. The game, I mean. The first season was fab. It's a 16-bit inspired something or other, with details thin on the extra-dimensional horror-infested ground. I do know that…

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Abzu developers announce The Pathless

After sending us down into a colourful ocean with Abzu, developers Giant Squid will have us dashing and gliding through a moody forest in their next game, The Pathless. It looks like another joyous celebration of movement and nature, only with a bit more murder aimed in the direction of giant beasties. I know this comparison is overplayed but: bit of a smack of Shadow…

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Journey finally sliding onto PC soon

While PC games have been art since 2013 and BioShock Infinite, video games have actually been art on consoles for a whole year longer thanks to Journey. Thatgamecompany's wander 'em up about robed figures sliding and gliding through a mysterious desert of ruins won hearts and naive declarations in 2012. I mean, it is chuffing lovely. It really is. Beautiful and affecting stuff. I am…

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Ark: Survival Evolved creators announce Atlas, a pirate survival MMO

Few people realise that December is when we're at greatest risk from pirates, likely to mistake their bloodthirsty cries of "Yo ho!" for the merry "Ho ho ho!" of Father Christmas and run towards them rather than away. Capitalising on this behaviour, the creators of Ark: Survival Evolved tonight announced Atlas, an "open-world survival MMO" full of pirates. Word of Atlas leaked months ago but…

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Mortal Kombat 11 bringing more ultraviolence in April

The spine-ripping, heart-stabbing, tooth-smashing, face-eating supernatural superkillers of Mortal Kombat will return next year in Mortal Kombat 11, announced today. The main new features in this next fighting game, as far as I can tell, are ultraviolence that's even more wince-inducing and dressing up your murderers like pretty dolls. Observe, a cinematic announcement trailer follows.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is off to snowy new map Vikendi tonight

Update: Vikendi is now live on the test servers and HAS A DINO PARK? The fourth map of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will be a snowy affair named Vikendi, developers PUBG Corp announced tonight. It's a mid-sized map, bigger than Sanhok but smaller than Erangel and Miramar, and brings new tricks including footprints you can follow. Vikendi is due to hit the Plunkbat test servers later today…

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No Man’s Sky studio announce The Last Campfire

Hello Games, the English studio behind No Man's Sky and Joe Danger, announced The Last Campfire tonight. While they're still working on No Man's Sky, this is a game they classify as a "Hello Games Short", a wee side-project made by two of their team. Those two worked on LostWinds, the colourful platformer about controlling the wind, so they know a thing or two about…

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Dragon Age 4 teases dragons, won’t be out for ages

BioWare's decreasingly cryptic hints about a new Dragon Age tonight reached the point of showing a wee "teaser" trailer, though not quite far enough to actually give the fantasy RPG a name. I'll just call it Dragon Age 4 for now. As you might guess if you saw Dragon Age: Inquisition through to the end, a lot revolves around the one-time companion character our former…

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Obsidian Entertainment announce The Outer Worlds

Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind RPGs from Alpha Protocol through Fallout: New Vegas to Pillars Of Eternity, tonight announced The Outer Worlds, a new singleplayer first-person RPG with a space-western twang. As a space colonist who was deep frozen when their ship got lost, we end up in the arse end of the galaxy on a planet many factions are fighting over. It's a bit…

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Hades announced by Bastion & Pyre devs, already in early access

Supergiant Games, the makers of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre tonight both announced and launched their next game. Hades is its name, and roguelikelike hack 'n' slash dungeon-crawling is its game. And as you'd expect from Supergiant, it's got a colourful illustrated style and a bit of a twang to its sound. It launched into early access alongside its announcement and, curiously, is currently exclusive to…

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Far Cry: New Dawn blasts into the post-apocalypse in February

That post-apocalyptic new Far Cry teased earlier this week is Far Cry: New Dawn, Ubisoft announced tonight, a standalone sequel to Far Cry 5 set after seventeen years after that game's nuke-slinging ending. It'll send us roaming the colourful wasteland of Hope County and beyond to thwart a vicious gang of raiders led by twin sisters by doing the usual Far Cry explore-o-craft-a-shooting. What you…

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The Stanley Parable expands again in Ultra Deluxe edition

Splendid walk-o-laffer The Stanley Parable is being revisited and expanded again in an Ultra Deluxe edition. This will bring new endings, new choices, and I'm sure so very many new secrets. The main goal of Ultra Deluxe is to bring the game to consoles but hey, it'll come our way too so we all win. Have a peek at Stanley's anguish in the announcement trailer.

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Far Cry goes post-apocalyptic in next game

It's looking like the next Far Cry is going to be set after the end of the world. Teasing a full announcement for The Game Awards tomorrow night (which Alice Prime will be burning the midnight oil to cover), the trailer below gives us a little taste of the things to come. Ubisoft manage to hold back from declaring that 'war never changes', but that…

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