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The Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning remaster has arrived

If you're in the market for a new hack and slash RPG adventure, you're in the wrong place, because Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-reckoning is technically an old hack and slash RPG adventure. The remaster of the 2012 game came out today, bringing slightly nicer graphics and gameplay to an old fan favourite. There's a cheeky 50% discount on Steam right now too, if you already…

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Desperados 3 is now on Mac and Linux, and its first DLC is out

Here's a fun computing fact for you: the Linux term root is derived from the cowboy term rootin' tootin', because the console cowboys who clip-clopped on their mechanical keyboards like a bucking bronco and listened to Fields Of The Nephilim would cry "Yeehaw!" and wave their leather Stetsons when they got system admin rights - a real rootin' tootin' time. How fitting, then, that wonderful…

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Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning looks a lot like Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

Seeing as not many people played Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning in the first place, let's just pretend that the impending remaster is a brand new game. Forget that it came out in 2012. Forget that it flopped. Forget that it took its creators down with it. Forget that this all made a disappointed John Walker shout "Why didn't everyone play Kingdoms Of Amalur?!" Breathe in,…

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4A Games acquisition hints at a multiplayer future for Metro

There's a new conductor on the Metro: Exodus train. Or driver, even. Captain? I might not know how trains work, but I can tell you that Metro developers 4A Games have just been picked up by Embracer Group for around $80 million (roughly £61 million), and are floating plans to put that partnership to work on a multiplayer take on the post-apocalyptic Muscovite.

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Desperados 3 has added four new challenges to vex you

Geralt of Rivia returns to Desperados 3 today with another four Baron's Challenges for you. These are the bonus missions which revisit levels with some weirder objectives at the invitation of The Baron, voiced by yer witchy man Doug Cockle. The game launched with only five such Challenges, so another four in a free patch is a good whack more - and a good excuse…

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Kingdoms Of Amalur will get a new expansion after its re-release

THQ Nordic today announced a release date of September 8th for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, their re-release of the 2012 RPG, plus a little surprise. They've revealed plans for a brand new Amalur expansion due in 2021, though all we know for now is its name: Fatesworn. The re-release doesn't seem drastically different but if it leads to newness, that sounds grand.

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Biomutant sounds like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but furrier

The Biomutant reveal feels like a lifetime ago. Announced at Gamescom in 2017, the kung fu... cat/panda/bear-thing captured the imagination of everyone with that first trailer. And, despite some delays, the excitement for Experiment 101's open world RPG has been growing ever since. No wonder, I suppose. You are a kung fu cat/panda/bear-thing, after all.

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Ambitious RPG Biomutant returns with a lengthy new trailer

It's been long enough since Biomutant was in the conversation that I'd assumed it had come out without fanfare, or else been quietly canned. But after confirming that yes, Biomutant is still very much in active development, developers Experiment 101 put more weight to that claim with a lengthy new trailer for the open-world mutate 'em up earlier today. It's a big'un, too, a whopping…

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SpongeBob: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is your childhood, but shinier

I never got SpongeBob Squarepants. When he was in his pomp, I was in that awkward pre-teen phase where I thought I was too old to just enjoy it as a cartoon, but not quite old enough to be part of the older folk that watched. Because of that, I never played Battle For Bikini Bottom when it first launched in 2003. I have a…

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Speedrunners already have Desperados 3 in their sights and it’s mesmerising

Strategic wild west adventure Desperados 3 is out and yup, it's a gunslingin' good time according to RPS's Desperados 3 review. Your crew of misfits sneak through trains, towns, and other yeehaw settings to take out enemies with stealth and trickery. What good's all that strategy though if you can't do it with frightful efficiency? Ye olde speedrunners are on the case as always and…

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Desperados 3 now has a free tabletop RPG

In case you're somehow already done with the delightful Desperados 3, publishers THQ Nordic have launched an official Desperados tabletop roleplaying game. Together with the pen & paper people at Pegasus, it the rootin' tootin' tactical video game into one of those there imaginary games where you and your squadmates can pash whenever you want. It's out now, and it's free to download - printer…

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Desperados 3 is out now, and it’s great

The rootin', tootin', squad-based tactical shooting that is Desperados 3 finally launched today, reviving the Commandos-esque noughties series created by Spellbound Entertainment. It's been placed in great hands: Minimi, the makers of Shadow Tactics, and our Desperados 3 review from Commandos devotee Tim Stone declares Desperados 3 "every bit as brilliant" as Shadow Tactics. So, that's good. It has a demo too.

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Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, the MMO for misanthropes, barely needs updating at all

I have long described Kingdoms Of Amular: Reckoning as one of my favourite games. It has also been a long time since I checked. And as you can see, despite its status in my gaming life, I still can't spell its name correctly. AmAlUr. Am-ah-lure.With the very welcome recent announcement that its most recent owners, THQ Nordic, are remastering it, I thought I'd return to…

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Desperados 3 review

Claymore Game Studios, the newly formed outfit tasked with reviving the Commandos franchise, is in need of an Unreal Engine expert, a 3D artist, a 3D animator, and a senior level designer. Whoever secures the latter job will, if they are sensible, do nothing their first week except watch old war movies and play Desperados III. Proving that the superb Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun…

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Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning is getting a remaster this year

It seems a listing on the Microsoft Store went up a little earlier than intended yesterday, as it's revealed that a remaster of Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning is on the way. The hack and slash RPG originally came out in 2012, and despite having a pretty adoring fanbase, it didn't quite reach the level of success players thought it would. Perhaps it'll do a little…

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This Desperados 3 choose your own trailer has you decide between stealth and strength

I've definitely not been hiding the fact that I'm psyched about stealth games that are actually just puzzles in disguise. This new Desperados 3 trailer presents a couple puzzling pickles of the variety you'll navigate when the game releases later this month. It's a choose your own trailer assisted by the magic of world wide web hyperlinks. Do you roll into cowboyville through the front…

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Desperados 3 gets a lengthy gameplay trailer before launch next month

There's a new trailer in town for cowboy stealth game Desperados 3. What they're calling an "explanation trailer" doubles as a very long gameplay trailer that pretty well serves as a tutorial too. The new video goes over each of the characters, cover mechanics, coordinated attacks, and lots more with a nice fresh look at each.

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Desperados III will continue the tactical cowboy action in June

THQ Nordic today announced a June 16th release date for Desperados III, a revival of the rootin' tootin' real-time tactical squad game. Last seen in 2006, Desperados was a decent wild west take on ye olde Commandos series. What's particularly exciting about Desperados III is that it's being made by Mimimi, the studio who already proved their tactical chops with Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The…

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Saints Row: The Third Remastered is coming [update: now it’s official]

Update: Annnd now it's official, Saints Row: The Third Remastered is coming May 22nd. See some old/new comparisons in the trailer below.While we still don't know anything about the new Saints Row game that Volition are currently making, thanks to a wee leak we do know that the 3rd Street Saints will revisit an old adventure in Saints Row: The Third Remastered. That name comes…

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Premature Evaluation: Comanche

The latest in a long list of topics I have hurled myself into these past two weeks in the naive hope of distracting my anxiety for even just a few minutes, helicopters are all I’m choosing to think about right now. Wow, how do they work? The world is coming to an end. They’re such an exciting way to get around! Hovering celebrity death traps.…

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