The Best mods for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Although mod support is not the biggest asset of The Witcher 3, there’s still an active modder community surrounding the game by CD Projekt RED. Check out the best fan-made mods that came out since the release of The Wild Hunt.

Tactical RPG classic comes to PC

Demons are like politicians – easy to bribe and prone to fighting. What other lessons can we learn from the PC port of an immersive and funny tactical game, Disgaea 2?

Hands-on Nilfgaard in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

February 6 will see Gwent expanded with the addition of the fifth playable faction – Empire of Nilfgaard. We’ve seen the black ones in action and we’re impressed with their original tactics. There’s also some new info on the story campaigns.

Where are you headed, Deus Ex?

Recently, we’ve been hearing rumors about the alleged suspension of the Deus Ex series. In this article, I’d like to present possible reasons for such development and share some of my thoughts on the present condition of the said franchise.

Lost Gothic Sequel

Not many Gothic fans know that back in 2001 Piranha Bytes began working on an expansion under the working title of Gothic Sequel. We give you a glimpse of this forgotten project, pieces of which were incorporated in the later installments of the series.

Underwater adventure in Diluvion

Alright, landlubbers! Pack yer belongings and in you go to the steel can ye call a submarine! We’re headed to battle sided with Diluvion. What are you saying? The ship’s leaking? Nevermind, we’ll manage, lads…

Death of MMORPGs?

The 12-year long rule of World of Warcraft is an impressive feat, but it hides a grim reflection on the current condition of the MMORPG genre. Are Asian and/or mobile free-to-play games its only hope?

Game Editorials, Reviews, News and Comics

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Kona, chilly adventure/survival to launch next month

Kona, an eerie adventure game with elements of survival and open world set in snowy Canada of 1970, is soon going to launch on Steam – its full release is planned for March 17, 2017. In this game you play as a private detective hired to investigate a case of vandalism in a small village in the north of the country. Upon arriving there, the protagonist gets trapped there by a snowstorm and soon discovers that all inhabitants have vanished. Your job is to discover the mystery around this place and survive against merciless elements.

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Bethesda working on two big projects and a mobile game

Todd Howard from Bethesda Game Studios has confirmed that the company is currently actively working on three big projects. Two of them are more or less what Bethesda usually does, whereas the third one is being developed for mobile platforms. These two major games – most probably open-world RPGs – are going to be even bigger than anything the developer has done before, and a bit different, too. It is unlikely, however, that one of them is The Elder Scrolls VI. No more details have been revealed so far, but that may change at this year’s E3 in June.

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Two new World of Darkness interactive stories released

World of Darkness pen-and-paper RPG universe has spawned two new video games: Vampire: The Masquerade - We Eat Blood And All Our Friends Are Dead and Mage: The Ascension: Refuge. They both take the form of interactive horror stories written by skilled fantasy writers. You can get a package of the two text games sold on Steam together for $9.99 under the common title: World of Darkness Preludes: Vampire and Mage.

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PayDay 3 production has officially started

Starbreeze AB has proudly announced that the production of PayDay 3 has officially been initiated and it’s at a full design state. Obviously, the publisher said nothing about the release date, only that since PayDay is their most significant franchise, they intend to devote as much time and attention to the game as it needs. In other words, we won’t be seeing PayDay 3 any time soon and neither will we hear very often about it. Other upcoming games in Starbreeze AB’s publishing catalogue are: RAID: World War II, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, Crossfire co-op game and Geminose.

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The end of MMORPG? – we analyze the current and future condition of online RPGs

One swallow does not make a summer. What’s the biggest MMORPG right now? World of Warcraft, of course. Well, that’s our swallow right there. Name five more prominent Western MMORPGs. You’ve got two? Nice. In the meantime Asia has churned out dozens of titles. The current condition of Western online RPGs is bad and the market, being the market, prefers the cheaper option. That’s why instead of investing in new IPs, Western publishers tend to import games from the prolific Asian segment. Is that the best they can do? Let’s take a look at how it all began, and why Korea and China are successfully invading the Western market.

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Action RPG Vikings: Wolves of Midgard launching in March

Kalypso Media’s Norse-themed RPG Vikings: Wolves of Midgard has now an official release date. The game is first going to launch digitally on PC on March 24, 2017. A couple of days later, on March 28, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles digitally and in physical retail versions across all plarforms. The latter are promised to come along with a bunch of goodies, such as digital soundtrack and artbook. Additionally, PC boxed versions will also include an exclusive DLC costume pack.

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Don't Starve devs' next game Oxygen Not Included is now in Alpha

Klei Enterteinment, the studio that gave us Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja, and Shank, have taken their next title Oxygen Not Included into a playable Alpha stage – you can get the early version of the game and play it right now on Steam for $19.99. Oxygen Not Included is a space colony simulation game with heavy elements of survival. While playing, you have to manage your community of space colonists and help them maintain their subterranean asteroid base, but also provide them with essentials, like water, food, warmth and oxygen.

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Phantom Hall is a Spelunky meets Worms squad-based shooter heading to Early Access

Phantom Hall – a spooky squad-based shooter from an indie studio – has headed toward Steam Early Eccess, where it’s going to launch on March 13, 2017. The game is said to combine procedurally generated experience of Spelunky with real-time Worms mechanics. The players will command a team of teenagers trapped in a haunted manor and try to fight with monsters dwelling in its dark corridors all the way to the villainous master of the house.

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Path of Exile is getting six new acts in The Fall of Oriath expansion

Grinding Gear Games have announced the biggest expansion so far for their free-to-play action RPG Path of Exile. The Fall of Oriath DLC is going to introduce six new acts, starting with the large Act 5 taking place in a brand new location. In Acts 6-9 you are to visit old, but reworked locations, and in the last one, Act 10, go back to Oriath for the final stand. Interestingly, upon defeating each new god boss you gain their special power. The Fall of Oriath is expected to launch this summer.

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My Memory Of Us is a nostalgic adventure game inspired by WWII Poland

IMGN.PRO has announced My Memory Of Us, a PC adventure game inspired by actual events that took place in Poland under German occupation during the Second World War, especially in the Jewish ghetto. The game tells a story of a friendship of two children in the times of war. The protagonists – a boy and a girl – will have different, complementing skills, and only using both of them together will let you overcome obstacles and solve logic puzzles. Similarly to Ubisoft’s Valiant Hearts, My Memory Of Us will carry a significant load of emotions and charm.

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Diluvion review – ugly duckling of underwater survival

Reviewing Deluvion by Arachnid Studios wasn’t easy for me. On one hand, this game could use some additional budget and a few more months of development – the glitches are numerous and some elements were clearly not given enough thought. On the other hand, though, the game really strikes a chord with me – the atmosphere of the underwater world is unique, the story’s pretty good and the mechanics work quite well. And then you can see the developers were true enthusiasts. Still, is it possible to get over all those deficiencies?

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The Bard's Tale original trilogy remaster unlikely to happen [Update: "It will" says dev]

inXile Entertainment expressed serious doubts about the remastered versions of The Bard’s Tale original trilogy ever seeing the light of day. Free copies of the games were supposed to be delivered to The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter backers. Due to the problems with communication between the game’s publisher and developer Olde Skuul, the former expressed a belief that the works on the remastered trilogy have been stopped and are unlikely to be resumed. Olde Skuul, on the other hand, went on to assure the fans that they still want to complete the games and will do everything they can to do it.

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Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor launch today

Today marks the release of two major games: Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 4 and Ubisoft’s For Honor – both are available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. According to some early reviews and players’ opinions, both games are pretty good, which is certainly great news. The new edition of the popular sniper game series is generally more of what fans know and like, with only some minor changes to gameplay. As for the Ubisoft’s original sword combat game, it lets players engage in spectacular battles between Knights, Vikings and Samurai, featuring satisfying direction-based combat.

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Morrowind Rebirth gets the biggest update so far

The Morrowind Rebirth mod has recently got a big update to version 4.0, featuring expanded and improved areas, new creatures, spells, textures, balance tweaks, bug fixes fixes, etc. This is the largest patch to this mod that has been released so far. One of the changes is the new appearance of Dark Brotherhood assassins, who now look different depending on their rank. You should also be more careful when dealing with bounty hunters, especially if you have a bounty on your head of 500 or more, as they will approach you in different areas, mainly taverns.

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Obsidian Entertainment is no longer working on Armored Warfare

Obsidian Entertainment is no longer working on Armored Warfare. All further development will be carried out by the title’s publisher, My.com. Although the official announcement has all the required courtesies, it is hard not to sense a sort of disagreement between the two parties, especially when you read the recent entry by the moderator of Armored Warfare’s official Reddit. In it, the moderator puts most of the blame on MailRU Group, the owner of My.com, who reportedly limited Obsidian’s development freedom and simply wanted a World of Tanks clone.

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Meet Stories Untold, a horror within a horror, coming out this month

Devolver Digital have announced Stories Untold, a horror game by indie studio No Code, co-founded by one of the creators of Alien: Isolation. The concept for Stories Untold is pretty interesting, as it’s a sort of a horror within a horror. The title is composed of four separate stories that take the form of text adventure games played on an in-game 8-bit computer. One of them is The House Abandon, which was originally created for the Ludum Dare game jam and released for free last year. Stories Untold is coming out on PC on February 27, 2017.

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This week, do the math!

First of all, stop counting on anyone, except for your father. Secondly, never travel to Syberia with your mouth dry. Thirdly, remember it’s the titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption or Rainbow Six: Siege that make games seem magical. And last but not least – when it comes to fours, always take For Honor over Fallout 4.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to Ubisoft's next fiscal year

After its last missed release date – December 6, 2016 – South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been pushed to Q1 2017. Now, that time window has been moved to Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, i.e. from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Of course, the team at Ubisoft San Francisco will use the extra time “to deliver the best experience possible”. Whatever its final launch date turns out to be, the plan is to release South Park: The Fractured But Whole simultaneously on all three platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Gothic Sequel – the add-on that never was. A cancelled expansion for the iconic RPG

Unreleased games. I suppose we’ve all heard of at least one such case that made us feel genuinely sorry that it didn’t happen. Not often, however, is such a project revealed after having spent years on a shelf, somewhere deep in the devs’ HQ. Gothic Sequel was to become an expansion for the successful RPG from Piranha Bytes. It didn’t. It was left to rot in limbo and cannibalized, providing plots, mechanics, and names for many of Piranha’s subsequent games, mainly the full-fledged sequel Gothic II and its expansion. How much did it provide? Enough for us to say that had it been released as intended, the history of the Gothic series would have taken a different turn. Let’s take a closer look at Gothic’s lost expansion.

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Expeditions: Viking to launch on April 27

Announced two years ago by Danish indie studio Logic Artists, Expeditions: Viking is going to arrive at Steam on April 27, 2017. This historical blend of party-based RPG and tactical strategy with turn-based combat will let you play as a chieftain of a small Viking clan. Your task will be to expand your village and increase the clan’s influence by conquering rivals, establishing trade routes, making alliances, and sending raiding expeditions to the British Isles. The game will also feature a branching dialogue system and reputation system that will determine how others view your character.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm to feature story mode with female protagonist

Like it’s predecessor, Insurgency: Sandstorm – a sequel to a commercial version of a popular Half-Life 2 modification – is going to be a hardcore online shooter set somewhere in the Middle East and focusing on close-quarters infantry combat. This time, however, the game will feature an interesting story mode designed for 4-player co-op and single player gameplay, focusing on a female protagonist. Some other noteworthy innovations are: Unreal Engine 4 support, light vehicles and game modes designed for vehicle gameplay as well as new interactions with the environment.

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Syberia 3 to launch in April 2017; watch a new trailer

A new release date for Syberia 3 has been announced by Microids – the third installment in the classic adventure game series designed by Benoît Sokal will launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on April 25 in North America and on April 20 in Europe. Along with this announcement comes a new trailer, which is almost as exciting as that of a next Call of Duty. Apart from the aforementioned platforms, Syberia 3 is also to hit Nintendo Switch console, but there is no release date for this version yet.

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The Bard's Tale IV combat featured in this new video

As you probably already know, The Bard’s Tale IV by inXile Entertainment is going to be a purebred dungeon crawler. Although the game features free movement with first-person perspective, battles are still turn-based. The developers have decided it is time to share some more details on the combat system. In this new video we can see a few bits of dungeon exploration, use of magic, party chatter as well as a full battle against multiple foes.

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Why Square Enix may have actually pulled the plug on Deus Ex

The Deus Ex series might be in jeopardy. Gaming websites report that further development of the cyberpunk franchise has allegedly been suspended due to poor sales of last year’s Mankind Divided. Honestly, even before Eurogamer and Kotaku published news on the topic, I had thought that Mankind Divided wasn’t doing very well…

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Arma III Battle Royale mod creator's Battlegrounds to enter closed beta this month

PlayerUnknown, the creator of the Battle Royale mod to Arma III and co-designer of H1Z1: King of the Kill, has been preparing a new game for some time together with Bluehole Studios, the developers of TERA. This one, called Battlegrounds, is an online shooter based on the Battle Royal or Hunger Games rules – the last man standing wins the game. Battlegrounds is going to enter closed beta on Friday, February 24, 2017. After the testing period the game will go through an early access phase, where it is intended to stay for no longer than six months.

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Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack available on PC

If you are a fan of the Fallout series and happen to own a monster PC, you are now free to download the official High Resolution Texture Pack for Fallout 4 from Steam. In order to enjoy a more beautiful version of the game, programmers from Bethesda Softworks advise that your PC is equipped with GeForce 1080 8GB, Intel Core i7-5820K and at least 8 GB RAM. Fortunately, players report that the game runs smoothly at less powerful configurations, including GTX 970 or even GTX 760 Ti.

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Ronin dev announces Immortal Planet, Dark Souls-inspired action RPG

The creator of the well-received turn-based 2D platformer Ronin, Polish indie developer Tomasz Waclawek, has announced his next game. Immortal Planet is going to be an isometric RPG with challenging combat that rewards patience and punishes recklessness. In the game you will play as an immortal hero, who awakens in an ancient tomb filled with other undying warriors. Similarly to the Dark Souls series, each time the protagonist dies, he gets resurrected, but also loses some experience. Immortal Planet is planned to launch on PC in Q2 2017.

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Elite: Dangerous dev's new game will be based on a Hollywood movie

Frontier Developments – the creators of space sim Elite: Dangerous and economic strategy Planet Coaster – have revealed that their third self-published game franchise is going to be based on an “enduring movie franchise of global renown” from an unnamed Hollywood studio. No exact information has been shared so far, but more details are to come later in 2017.

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Rainbow Six: Siege Velvet Shell DLC details and plans for year two

Recently, the developers of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege have laid out their plans for the second year of the game. Some of the things they want to improve is the matchmaking system and the main menu, meant to increase players' comfort. What’s more, players will now be receiving free loot for simply playing the game. As for the next DLC – Velvet Shell, coming out on February 7 – it is going to bring two Spanish operators, a map, and a portion of updates. See a video that explains the details.

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This week, make friends

What do Fallout 4 and Haxball have in common? They both require that you use the Internet to unleash their full potential. Which developers go wild most often? Those who can’t keep their promises. And finally – is the past what connects all of us? Definitely hope so.

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New Mexico is the next State available in American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator creators, SCS Software, have announced that the next State available in the game will be New Mexico. No details have been revealed so far, but we can expect to drive across many roads and streets of New Mexico as well as visit some of its most important cities, including Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The creators posted some screenshots featuring some of the places we will see in the add-on.

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XCOM-inspired tactical strategy Xenonauts 2 gets a public demo

As you probably know, Xenonauts, turn-based tactical strategy heavily inspired by XCOM: UFO Defense, is getting a sequel. Now, Xenonauts 2 is available as a free playable demo. This early pre-alpha build features a skirmish, in which a squad of soldiers takes on some aliens somewhere on the surface of our planet – you can also watch a gameplay video on YouTube. Note that the demo is available only temporarily and will be remved from your GOG Galaxy account when the paid phase of Early Access starts on GOG and Steam.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game hands-on – Nilfgaard marches on, reveals the rough plot of Gwent’s first story campaign

The black ones are coming! CD Projekt RED presented the fifth playable faction in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. This gave us a chance to visit their HQ, learn something new on the anticipated standalone expansion to one of the most addictive minigames ever presented in an RPG, and spend some pleasant time testing the forces of the Empire in battle. The closed beta-tests are still in progress, so many things can change when it comes to balance and details, but we’ve managed to secure some new, interesting facts concerning Gwent’s unique feature – single player story campaigns.

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Become a 911 Operator on February 24

911 Operator has now got a release date and it’s this month – February 24, 2017. It will be available digitally on Steam. This game will let you find out what sort of challenges emergency lines operators around the world face every. When put against a variery of emergencies yoy will have to respod correctly in order to save people’s lives and not to waste needed resources. What you choose to say or do will have real consequences, especially when someone needs first aid instructions or their life is in danger.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 – free season pass for preorder owners

Polish studio CI Games has announced free season pass for all preorders of the game. The free season pass is available only for PC and PlayStation 4. Users of Xbox One will receive only some of the DLCs. The season pass will run throughout 2017, and it will include single-player scenarios, weapons, maps, and other additions. The game’s PC beta tests will begin this Friday.

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Disgaea 2 review – tactical RPG with a touch of craziness

Some may raise an eyebrow at a port release (as opposed to a remaster) of a game from 2006. Yet in the case of Disgaea 2, this decision is absolutely justified. Owners of PCs can finally become acquainted with the second iteration of the ludicrous universe full of contradictions and surprises, which somehow manages to expose some equally absurd – yet less obvious – truths about our own world. Ten years is a lot of time for a game, and an eternity for its graphics, though. Whether Disgaea 2 PC comes out on top despite being seemingly outdated is just one of the questions that we will try to answer in our review.

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Bandai Namco games featured in the new Humble Bundle

The latest Humble Bundle features several games published by Bandai Namco. For just one dollar you can get digital copies of Pac-Man 256, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for PC. If you are feeling a bit more generous, you can also get yourself Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, Project CARS, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, and some other games. This offer expires on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10 A.M. PST.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands PC specs revealed

Ubisoft has revealed PC requirements for the upcoming beta of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. If you are planning to upgrade your hardware before the release of the game, note that Nvidia is giving it as a free bonus with GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards. The beta is launching on February 3, 2017 and will run through February 6. Those of you who have been selected for the beta can pre-load the game today in order to start playing without any unnecessary delay.

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Nilfgaard coming to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game next week

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which is currently on beta, is about to get the fifth playable faction, Nilfgaard, on February 6, 2017. Their mechanics will be further expanded for the standalone version of Gwent, featuring not only spies, but also characters able to reveal cards in opponent’s hand as well as disloyal units that can change sides when your rival least expects it. This will be a part of a large update, which is also going to include 60 new cards for the remaining factions: Northern Realms, Scoia’tael, Skellige and Monsters.

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X-COM: UFO Defense and Constructor available for free until tomorrow

You can now claim digital copies of two classic PC games for free from Humble Store and GOG.com – both are available at no cost until tomorrow. The first of the two is X-COM: UFO Defense, the game that originated the popular turn-based strategy XCOM series, which was released in 1994. The other is Constructor, a humorous economic strategy from 1997, which is getting an HD remake next month.

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The Wild Eight is a survival game set in Alaska, heading to Steam Early Access

The Wild Eight, an unforgiving indie survival game, launches in Steam Early Access next month – on February 8, 2017. Initially, it will be priced at $19.99. Since The Wild Eight is set in Alaska, you might expect that cold and shortage of food will be your main enemy in the game, but that isn’t exactly true. There are more dangers in the wild than snow. Fortunately, you will not necessarily be alone in this tough situation as the game offers cooperation for up to eight people.

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More info about the next Fallout

Does anyone miss the Fallout game from Obsidian? Yeah, it had its share of bugs and glitches, but it also had something that stirred my wastelander blood. And not just mine, apparently. After the title and logo of a new Fallout game leaked last summer, Fraghero.com got their hands on new information that would suggest that Fallout: New Orleans may be a New Vegas-like spin-off project, including people from Obsidian working on it!

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Rainbow Six: Siege free weekend announced

Good news for fans of Rainbow Six seem to keep pouring in. Ubisoft has recently announced that the game will be supported for another year, and introduced their plans for DLCs, which will bring considerable enhancements to the game. Now, the French company is aiming at enhancing their fan base by offering the online shooter, Rainbow Six: Siege, to everyone, free of charge for four days.

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Feargus Urquhart: Black Isle studio worked on Fallout 3 at the end of the ‘90s

Before Bethesda took over the rights to the Fallout franchise, Black Isle almost completed their own version of the third installment in the series, known as Van Buren project. This story is far from obscure; fans could even test the tech demo making rounds on the Internet. But Feargus Urquhart, the co-founder and CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, and before that a Black Isle employee, has revealed in an interview for IGN that even prior to the works on Van Buren, the devs had been creating a different version of Fallout 3.

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New gameplay from SEVEN: The Days Long Gone

The extremely modest marketing of SEVEN: The Days Long Gone, has just become a little less modest, with the release of a new trailer. Sadly, it’s not very long or informative, and we still don’t know the release date. Still, it’s nice to see things are progressing!

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The best mods for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – January 2017 Edition

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt might not be the first game that comes to mind when we try to think of a super enthusiastic modder community, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing cool to find there. Check out our list if you’re interested in making the witcher look more, well, witcher-y, seeing him polish his sword (no funny business!) or wear some fancy armor from the second installment in the series. Or perhaps you’d like another batch of quests, more books to read, or a less frustrating experience with the map? Whatever you’re looking for, you might find it in one of the mods!

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This week, let’s move!

Resident Evil VII? Who needs it when you have SWAT 4? Or The Banner Saga 3’s epic new trailer? Or a new Deus Ex DLC? Or Hotline Miami in real life? Man, these games are getting better and better!

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Days of War, WWII-themed FPS, debuts in early access

In march 2013 Driven Arts studio informed that they were working on Days of War. Some two weeks ago we learned its release day in Steam Early Access, and today we know for sure that the devs kept their word and you can now buy their production in Valve’s store. It will cost you EUR 24.99. The game is a World War II-themed multiplayer shooter.

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – first batch of information

For a week now Obsidian Entertainment has been messing around with the fans, releasing mysterious images, quotes and numbers. The most plausible scenario was that the devs were preparing ground for an official announcement of Pillars of Eternity 2. Now it seems that Polygon ruined the party by prematurely informing about the game.

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Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach Review – New Final Liberation?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, but there are no signs of overuse visible so far. Only last year we received four games bearing the 40k logo. Three more will be out by the end of 2017, among them the most recognizable one – Dawn of War III. However, we still have over three months before that game comes out, so why not indulge in a nice little turn-based strategy in the meantime? Sanctus Reach is a game by Straylight studio, and while it’s not overwhelmingly good, it has its moments of glory. Here’s our review of Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach.

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Stasis devs launch new horror adventure Cayne for free

Cayne is an isometric horror game from the creators of Stasis, which has just launched on Steam for free. Set in the same universe as Stasis, Cayne lets you play as a young woman named Hadley, who is nine months into her pregnancy when she wakes up in a horrid facility, where someone wants to take her baby from her. You have to help her muster all the courage she has and break free from this prison by solving all sorts of puzzles and facing horrifying monstrosities. The same development studio has also launched a Kickstarter campaign for another of their projects: Beautiful Desolation, a post-apocalyptic isometric adventure game.

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The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter is now live

The Banner Saga 3 has been officially revealed as a Kickstarter campaign for the game went live several hours ago. Determined to make it a fine conclusion to their epic adventure about Vikings, the developers from Stoic Games are asking their fans for $200,000. However, it seems that reaching that funding goal will not be a problem, since nearly half of it has already been collected and there are still 41 days to go. The current plan is to release The Banner Saga 3 on PC, but the developers want it to hit as many platforms as possible eventually.

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Resident Evil VII and Yakuza 0 – first big premieres of the year coming out today

Today marks the release of two big games: Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and Yakuza 0. The latter is a prequel to SEGA’s popular “Japanese GTA” sandbox games series, which originally launched on PlayStation 3 two years ago and is now coming to PlayStation 4. As for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, in addition to Sony’s console, the game has been made available on PC and Xbox One. The first reviews of the new Resident Evil suggest that fans have received a really solid survival horror experience.

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Hunting simulator theHunter: Call of the Wilds launching on February 16

theHunter, a popular free-to-play hunting simulator from 2009, is getting a sequel next month. In contrast to the original, theHunter: Call of the Wild is going to be a paid game, but it will be much bigger too. The developers talk about a world made up of several distinct hunting reserves with a total area of over 50 square miles. Apart from hunting on your own you will be able to take on jobs from NPCs or compete in 8-person multiplayer. Other noteworthy features are the variety of customizable weapons, advanced ballistics, day and night cycle and dynamic weather.

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Halo Wars 2 free demo available and PC specs revealed

If you own an Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC you can now try out Halo Wars 2 demo for free through January 30. The demo features the all-new Blitz mode beta, “an action-packed twist on RTS gameplay that combines card-based strategy with explosive combat”. In it, players get to collect heroes, vehicles and troops cards and use them in fast-action battles. Along with this, Microsoft has also revealed PC specs, which are pretty high – it is recommended to have a GeForce GTX 1060 on board to fully enjoy the experience.

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Holdfast: Nations at War to feature online battles set in the Napoleonic Wars period

Holdfast: Nations at War has been announced. It's an online multiplayer game set in the early 19th-century Europe, during the tumultuous period of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wars, featuring both naval and land battles. The title is being developed by a small indie company Anvil Games Studios, founded by some of the former creators of Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars. Holdfast: Nations at War is currently fighting for players’ attention on Steam Greenlight.

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STRAFE may be the most violent game ever made, launching in March

Devolver Digital have proudly announced the release date of STRAFE, an uber-gory first-person shooter by Pixel Titans. The game is coming out on Steam on March 28, 2017. STRAFE intends to preserve the experience of 1990s shooters with its high-speed gameplay, 32-bit color graphics and uncompromising approach to violence. Rules are simple: you are put in the shoes of a soldier who runs through endless, randomly generated corridors, shoots everyone he encounters, and gets to watch almost unending fountains of blood.

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Meet a grumpy clown in this new Thimbleweed Park trailer

Ron Gilbert has shared another trailer of Thimbleweed Park, a real old-school point-and-click adventure game. In this video one of the five playable characters in the game – a grumpy clown named Ransome – presents the story of his miserable fate and the eponymous town, a place where “a dead body is the least of your problems”. Overshadowing intrigue, tones of black humor, pixel-art graphics, and SCUMM-like HUD – all these elements make the game look much lik LucasArts classics. Thimbleweed Park is coming out early 2017 on Windows/Linux PC, iOS, Android and Xbox One.

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This week, switch priorities!

We’ve witnessed the tremendous success of Astroneer. In two weeks, some of us will be participating in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 open beta. Others can already test out Watch Dogs 2’s three-hour trial. And Nintento Switch seems like a platform worth waiting for. But the question remains – is all this really what makes us happy? Or should we wait for something even more massive…

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Might & Magic Showdown is a tactical PvP arena combat game

Ubisoft have revealed that Might & Magic Showdown is a tactical PvP arena combat game that mimics a classic tabletop experience with figurines. The core gameplay is built on quick 1v1 duels fought by miniature heroes, each with his own set of skills, which are used in a manner similar to MMOs and MOBAs. The game puts much emphasis on customization – using a variety of colors and brushes you can paint any part of your miniature hero and make it unique. What’s more, Might & Magic Showdown is already available in Steam Early Access, with the full release happening in the next couple of months.

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Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach debuting today

Fans of Warhammer 40,000 are getting another game today. In just several hours Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach will be unlocked on Steam. This is a turn-based strategy developed by Straylight Entertainment and published by Slitherine, veterans of the genre. Set in “a dark era of carnage and endless war”, Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach will let you defend the last bastion of the Imperium of Man in the eponymous star system from an Ork invasion.

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Might & Magic Showdown to be revealed later today

The next installment in the Might & Magic series will be revealed today at 12 P.M. and livestreamed an hour later on Twitch. The first hint on the new Might & Magic appeared in Watch Dogs 2 at least in two places. The first one was the castle model in Dolores Park Hackerspace and the other a poster in Ubisoft’s office. The latter also reveals the game’s name: Might & Magic Showdown. Is this a hardcore RPG or rather a free-to-play online game, MOBA perhaps?

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Obsidian’s Project Louisiana: Pillars of Eternity II?

Obsidian Entertainment started teasing something called Project Louisiana, which has now got its own forums. Is this a codename for Pillars of Eternity II? That’s what an image shared by the studio would suggest: a pipe and a wheat stalk and a statement about an unforgiving god – it totally looks like Eder, a companion from Pillars of Eternity. On the other hand, the very name Project Louisiana makes you think of Fallout, especially when you remember the rumored Fallout: New Orleans that emerged some time ago.

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World of Warcraft vanilla – was it really better? A story about Nostalrius and deceptive nostalgia

Twelve years in video game industry is an eternity. Word is that it’s almost enough time to develop a sequel to Duke Nukem. But amidst the stampede of new franchises and sequels, there’s at least one place where we can find refuge. And that would be the servers of World of Warcraft. The game has been continuously running for twelve years now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to retire anytime soon. Still, it wouldn’t be possible without changing the concept every now and then – which seemingly isn’t in line with some players’ ideas. Let’s see how World of Warcraft has changed since its vanilla version launched in 2005.

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Little Nightmares gets a release date and a new trailer

Little Nightmares, a creepy crossover between Unravel and Limbo is coming out on April 28, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will be available in both digital and physical version. As for the latter, Little Nightmares will have a limited Collector’s Edition (dubbed Six Edition) featuring a figurine of the main hero, exclusive poster, and a couple of other goodies. Watch a new trailer, which sets an eerie mood for the game.

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Sign up for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 open beta starting February 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will have an open beta exclusively on PC, starting on February 3, 2017. You can sign up for the testing period of the third installment in this popular first-person shooter series on the game’s official website. Since the main course in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the single player campaign, with multiplayer being just an addition, the beta is going to consist of two story missions featuring a military base infiltration and assassination of a key target.

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Realpolitiks coming out on February 16 – watch a new trailer

Polish company Jujubee announced an exact release date for Realpolitiks, a modern day real-time grand strategy, in which the player can deal with actual crises as the leader of any contemporary nation, develop their country, run its internal and external affairs, and even conquer space. The game will launch on Steam on February 16, 2017. Along with this announcement comes a new trailer, which lets you take a peek at the things you will be able to do and threats you are going to face in Realpolitiks.

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Build anything in Galactic Junk League, available for free on Steam

Galactic Junk League is a competitive free-to-play crafter arena game by indie developer Pixel Federation, which lets players build just about anything from scrap – even giant cat-shaped spacecrafts – and fight anyone in space. The game offers 7v7 PvP arenas, where you can fight other players using your makeshift ship. Having launched in Steam Early Access today, it is going to stay there until the developers are satisfied with its state – you can play it for free right now.

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Sundered, the next game from Jotun dev, Kickstarted in less than a day

Thunder Lotus Games – creators of Jotun, a successful isometric hack-and-slash set in a world inspired by Nordic mythology – are coming back with a second game. This one, called Sundered, is described as “a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-­drawn epic” and put under the action horror/replayable Metroidvania genre. Even though the game is up on Kickstarter since yesterday, the initial funding goal has already been reached and exceeded by several thousand. Sundered is expected to launch in July 2017 on PC and PlayStation 4.

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The Division 2 is not very far in development; The Division Season Pass 2 almost certain

Ubisoft seems to have started making plans for a full-fledged sequel to Tom Clancy's The Division. This is suggested by one of the questions in a survey found on Ubisoft’s website, which asks where Tom Clancy's The Division should bring players in the future: a brand new city or New York once more. However, this would mean that The Division 2 is still far down the road. In the meantime, we will most probably get to see another year of content packs for the first game.

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Astroneer sold over 500,000 copies – this may be the No Man's Sky we've been waiting for

If you like space exploration but were disappointed by No Man’s Sky – especially in its initial state – you may be interested in another similar title. We’re talking about Astroneer, an indie game that lets players explore and colonize procedurally generated alien planets and terraform their surface. Over 500,000 copies have been sold since its release in Steam Early Access and Xbox Preview in December 2016. Moreover, 90% of the Steam users who reviewed the title found it worth recommending.

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This week, we are trying to believe

Starring this week: The Sims Online, The Sims Online’s free version called FreeSO, The Sims 4, Vampires, January, Husk, Days of War, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Fallout 4, and who could forget – Mr. Bubbles! But the best… you’ll have to wait for. And it’s not Nintendo Switch.

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Dirt Showdown given away by Humble Store

Humble Store is now offering digital PC version of Dirt Showdown – an arcade spin-off to the rally game series from Codemasters Software, true veterans of the genre. As it is always the case with giveaways, the offer is time-limited, ending tomorrow at 10 A.M. PST, so if you want to add the Burnout-meets-Dirt racing game to your ever-expanding Steam Library, you should consider doing it asap. Apart from the Steam key for Dirt Showdown you will get a 10% off coupon for new subscribers to Humble Monthly.

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Have a taste of Torment: Tides of Numenera roleplaying in this interactive trailer

Torment: Tides of Numenera has got a new, interactive trailer. It features an example of a side quest with a branching story. Throughout the video you get to make decisions and watch their consequences, both immediate and far-reaching. The choices you make throughout the game are reflected in the morality system based on four Tides, which are corresponding to different types of behavior – in this game the Force has four Sides.

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The best Fallout 4 mods – Volume 2 (January 2017)

Well, I’ll be… there’s even more good Fallout 4 mods out there. So much more, in fact, that it calls for a new selection of what’s best among them. That’s the second time we’re doing this, so let’s not waste any space on needless introductions. Today’s menu: companions, settlements, ponytails, and music – here’s a dozen new interesting mods for Bethesda’s latest work.

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Don’t expect Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord any time soon

Although development of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been going steadily, it is still to early to talk about a release date, said the game’s community manager on the forums recently. After well over four years since its original announcement, many features still need a lot of work, among them combat, animations or permadeath, just to name a few. As for co-op, this is an unlikely addition, but the developers are considering some options to make it possible.

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WWII multiplayer FPS Days of War is launching in Early Accesss on January 26, 2017

Later this month – on January 26 – Steam will see the release of Days of War in Early Access, a Kickstarter-funded World War II multiplayer first-person shooter powered by Unreal Engine 4. In development by independent studio Driven Arts, Days of War is going to revisit the history’s most infamous armed conflict with the classic approach of shooters from the early 2000s. Initially, the Early Access version is going to offer 32-player multiplayer with 20 weapons and 4 maps – more will come in time. The full release is planned to happen in the next 12 months.

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The Banner Saga 3 is happening despite poor sales of the second part

Although the sales of The Banner Saga 2 were below expectations, Stoic are going to make The Banner Saga 3 anyway. “We set out to make this trilogy. We can't leave the story unfinished”, said the studio’s co-funder John Watson. The developers admit that in the case of the second game they took the community for granted, which cost them much of the players’ attention. On the other hand, they are hoping that the release of The Banner Saga 3 will leverage sales of the second game, as the latter did for the original Banner Saga.

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The Sims 4: Vampires DLC scheduled for January 24

The Sims 4, the latest installment in the beloved franchise of light-hearted life simulators is getting the Vampires content pack on January 24, 2017. Upon becoming vampires, your sims will gain supernatural powers, like transforming into different forms and being unsusceptible to aging. They can also build a majestic manor in a new world, called Forgotten Hollow – a perfect home for your vampire family with all the creepy fog, withered foliage and long nights.

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Silent Hill-esque horror game Husk to launch on February 3; watch new trailer

IMGN.PRO, creators of Kholat, announced that their next horror game, named Husk, is coming out on PC (Steam) on February 3, 2017. Co-developed with Polish indie studio UndeadScout, Husk is a purebred FPP horror inspired by classic thrillers like Silent Hill, Alan Wake and Twin Peaks. A new trailer, which incidentally shows off some bits of gameplay footage, also reveals that Husk will touch upon the theme of domestic violence. How did difficult childhood impact Matthew Palmer’s adult life? This is probably something that we are going to find out playing Husk.

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Tales of Berseria PC specs and demo release

As the release of Tales of Berseria is coming near, Bandai Namco Entertainment shared some technical details on this next chapter in the popular series of jRPGs. First of all, both minimum and recommended PC requirements were revealed on Steam, which incidentally aren’t very high. Prior to the release, Tales of Berseria is supposed to get a demo later today on both Steam and PlayStation 4. Another piece of news is that Tales of Berseria will be using Denuvo, the incredibly successful anti-tamper technology.

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Fan-made remake of The Sims Online: first launch attempt fails, but the creators are not giving up

If you fancy the idea of playing The Sims with friends, you will probably be happy to hear that a fan-made remake of The Sims Online is a thing. It’s called FreeSO (Free Simulator Online), and would have already been playable if not for a servers hiccup. FreeSO’s debut on last Friday was a bit of a false start, when a suprisingly large interest around the project caused its server to go down. There is no telling when FreeSO will relaunch, but this time it will most likely come out as a closed beta first.

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Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod beta available now

As fun as Just Cause 3 is as a single player experience, this highly explosive sandbox game could surely use an option to play with others. Although lacking from the original release, the multiplayer mode is now added in a fan-made modification, available in 0.9 public beta version, adding multiplayer to the game and allowing you to play together with hundreds of other players on one server. Apart from offering a variety of game modes Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod allows fans to make modes of their own.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda playable early in Origin Access, pre-load date revealed, no Season Pass – news roundup

In the last couple of days we’ve learned some interesting facts about Mass Effect: Andromeda. Other than the release date – March 21, 2017 for North America and March 23 for Europe – it has been confirmed that the game will be available early in EA Access and Origin Access for a limited time. Besides, a Windows pre-load date has been revealed on Origin: March 17, 2017 6:00 PM CET (10 AM PDT). You might also want to know that Mass Effect: Andromeda will not feature a Season Pass.

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This week, I won't mention Mass Effect: Andromeda

Oh, so you came here to read about Mass Effect: Andromeda – its brand new gameplay trailer, the release dates, and the impression all this information made on me? If so, retreat – I’m not covering any of it, end of story. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in CES 2017 and what it brought to the tech table, or Arkane’s promises on Prey’s optimization, then read on.

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The most anticipated games of 2017 – Gamepressure picks

2017 – here we go! In our recent articles we’ve shared with you some thoughts on the releases and disasters of 2016, and now the time has come to leave the past behind and look into the (hopefully) bright future. The upcoming twelve months are shaping up to be quite interesting. We’ve got some highly anticipated RPGs vying for our attention as well as remakes of classics awaited by the fans, some sequels, and – of course – a couple of fresh, original productions. Without further ado, check out the top picks of our editorial team that are going to invade our computers and consoles in 2017.

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Project CARS 2 estimated to launch in September

Slightly Mad Studios have now started discussing a possible release date of their next racing game, Project CARS 2. On the game’s official forums the studio’s CEO Ian Bell said that although nothing is set in stone yet, considering the project’s current state the most probable launch date is “Septemberish”. The team still has to do some work on GUI and Career, not to mention the QA period. Similarly to the original Project CARS, the second installment is being developed with the support of World of Mass Development community.

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Nvidia GeForce Now will stream AAA games to any PC and Mac for $25 per 20 hours

Nvidia announced the expansion of their GeForce Now service – soon it will enable PC games streaming to any personal computer or Mac. Using a special app you will be able to launch games that you own on popular digital platforms, such as Steam, GOG Galaxy, Origin, Uplay or Battle.net. Of course the luxury of playing recent games on a budget laptop or Mac won’t come for free – 25 hours of gameplay on a virtual PC with GeForce GTX 1060 on board or 10 hours with GeForce GTX 1080 will cost $25.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda release date confirmed [Updated]

You can now start counting the days until the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, because the exact launch date has been officially confirmed. The next chapter of BioWare’s epic space saga is coming out on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in North America and two days later, March 23, in Europe, across all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A new gameplay footage was also presented during Nvidia’s opening show at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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I.G.I. 3 may be in works

First-person shooters Project I.G.I. and I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike published in 2000 and 2003, respectively, may be getting a sequel. Norwegian game developer Artplant, founded by key members of the original Project I.G.I. team, has acquired the rights to the franchise from Square Enix and intend to use it creatively. And since the deal only applies to the IP and not the first two games, Artplant’s next project is not going to be a remaster, but either a full-fledged sequel or a reboot.

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Assassin's Creed series featured in Humble Bundle

Thanks to the new Humble Bundle offer Ubisoft fans can add nine 9 of the Assassin’s Creed games to their Uplay Library for just $15. The first, $1 tier, gives you digital keys to four of them: arcade Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, and the original Assassin’s Creed from 2008. Paying more than average will also grant you Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Assassin’s Creed III plus the Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy DLC and Assassin’s Creed II. For $15 two more are added: Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. This offer ends on January 16, 10 A.M. PST.

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The Binding of Isaac getting the Afterbirth+ DLC today

Later today fans of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be able to try out the content of the Afterbirth+ add-on, which is launching on Steam within several hours. In the second DLC to this popular action RPG shooter with heavy rougelike elements the eponymous boy Isaac will have to fight a whole lot of hellish creatures as well as face his lost siblings and eventually his mother, who wants to make a sacrifice of him. Players will also get to make use of over 50 new items and beat a new final chapter concluded with a boss fight.

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GRID, Dirt 3, and F1 2013 pulled down from Steam Store

Three of Codemaster’s racing games: GRID, DiRT 3, and F1 2013, have surprisingly disappeared from Steam. While you can still play the games if you had already had them in your Library, they are no longer to be found in the Steam Store. No official notification was released that would explain the reasons behind the removal or at least acknowledge the fact. Similarly, GRID was taken down from GOG a couple of days ago due to expiring licenses.

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Prey will have a smooth start on PC, promise the developers

Arkane Studios wants to save Prey, their upcoming sci-fi first-person shooter, from going through the same rough start on PC as Dishonored had. In order to assure a smooth launch on personal computers, the developers will double their time on quality assurance. They also switched the game engine from idTech to CryEngine. This information, along with some other news on the game, was shared by creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare in an exclusive interview for Game Informer.

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Top 20 games of 2016 you might have missed

Some games don’t need an introduction or even too much of a marketing effort – they fare well on their own. But among the flashy franchises and smash hits productions get overlooked that are worthy of our attention, many of them inventive and fresh, luring us with great atmosphere or a movie-like soundtrack. Here’s the catch, though: we must know first that they even exist. To make your lives easier we’ve prepared a list of 20 games of 2016 that for some reason might have missed your radars. Our picks include various genres and bigger titles as well as niche indie gems. We hope you’ll find something to your liking!

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Steam Awards winners revealed; GTA V and Euro Truck Simulator 2 got two awards each

Valve Software has revealed the winners of the first edition of Steam Awards in several wacky categories. If you’d like to know which game has a Villain Most In Need Of A Hug or Best Use Of A Farm Animal, which one stood the Test of Time the best and which brought a tear into your eye or just made you go Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!, you should check the official list of Steam Awards winners, listed in this story for your convenience.

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Blizzard is celebrating Diablo’s 20th anniversary in all their games

In order to celebrate Diablo’s 20th anniversary this year, Blizzard Entertainment is preparing a series of time-limited events in several of their games. Diablo III players will get to experience a reimagined version of the original Diablo adventure in The Darkening of Tristram event. Other Blizzard games, including Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft will also get some themed goodies.

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Top 30 mobile games of 2016

It seems that this year everyone went crazy about catching Pokemons. The phenomenon took the world by storm, getting thousands of people outside to explore the neighborhood and earning quite a sum for its developer, Niantic. But apart from Pokemon GO, there were plenty of other mobile gems; strategies, RPGs, point’n’click adventures – you name it. You can make friends with arctic foxes, lead a Viking expedition or become an astronaut – all this available on touch pads wherever you go. Check out our list of the best mobile games of 2016 to see what caught the gamers’ attention in the last twelve months.

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John Smedley’s Hero’s Song isn’t coming out after all

Hero’s Song – an ambitious-sounding pixel art RPG announced by John Smedley and his indie team Pixelmage Games – has been cancelled. Despite the developers’ best efforts to put the project on Steam Early Access after a failed Kickstarter campaign, Hero’s Song didn’t manage to make enough sales. Therefore, the development has been discontinued and the studio dissolved.

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Star Citizen gets a new engine and Space Marine FPS module with Alpha update 2.6

Star Citizen has switched from CryEngine to Lumberyard – Amazon’s in-house free set of game dev tools partly based on Crytek’s CryEngine. This one is supposed to provide better support for the space sim’s online features and social components. What’s more, the newly released Alpha update 2.6 has added the long-awaited Star Marine FPS module to the game. It contains two first-person multiplayer modes and two maps to fight on as well as an expanded dogfighting module.

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9 browser games to brighten your gloomy, winter evenings

Browser games don’t have a good reputation among “real” gamers. The shaming label of the realm of casual players is often enough to discourage us from even checking out what’s out there. And by doing so, we miss out on a lot of good stuff! True, many of the popular browser games are generic MMORPGs, but in fact there’s something for everyone. We’ve got complex strategies, hack’n’slash action RPGs, and tycoons. And the themes? Vikings, time travel and… fish. Check out our list of interesting browser games and stop hiding the fact that you enjoy them too every now and then.

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Sniper Elite 4 gets a new trailer featuring the game's protagonist

Sniper Elite 4 has got a new trailer, which briefly presents the background story of the series main protagonist, Karl Fairburne, one of the most effective operatives of the British SOE. The man has already proved his worth as an excellent sniper in many dangerous missions, such as in the one in North Africa, featured in the previous game, but now he’s about to face his ultimate challenge in Italy. Alone, deep behind enemy lines, he will have to aid the local resistance and take down key Nazi targets using his remarkable marksmanship and creativity.

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Next Car Game: Wreckfest gets a December update; devs promise to speed up works

Next Car Game: Wreckfest has received a December update which introduced an improved version of the Gravel track and a new American 2 banger variant, which is more aggressive and has alternative handling, not to mention better car physics and AI, more balanced assists, and some graphic enhancements. The developers at Bugbear Entertainment used that opportunity to assure the players that the game will be getting updates more frequently than it has been this far.

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Fails of 2016 – let's get ready to grumble

The end of December is always full of different summaries, analyses, reminiscing and resolutions. We’d like to contribute by bringing you a collection of the biggest flops the industry has seen this year – we’re not trying to spread defeatism, nor do we think that this year was exceptionally horrible, but there are certain mistakes that we should all remember not to repeat (No Man’s Sky, *cough*). We won’t be talking about failed games only, as we witnessed scandals and controversial practices as well. Not to mention empty promises, gambling, money laundering, stacks of glitches, hype and lies. Brace yourselves – here’s our list of awards for fails of the year 2016.

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Vampyr gets a new story trailer – meet Dr Reid, a surgeon turned vampire

A new story trailer for Vampyr, an upcoming action RPG from Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, has just emerged online. Posted on YouTube as an IGN First material, the video introduces Vampyr’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid – a veteran military surgeon who returns from the front lines of World War I to London. The year is 1918, and the infamous Spanish flu pandemic is decimating the population of Europe. What’s worse, unexpectedly bitten by a vampire, Jonathan becomes a monster himself and has to struggle between his blood-lust and the will to help people.

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Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefield 1 with holiday events and freebies

This weekend, DICE has some nice treats for fans of their online shooters. From December 23 to 25, everyone who has the original Star Wars: Battlefront can play the Death Star DLC for free, which lets you play as Chewbacca and a bounty hunter named Bossk. During the weekend, the players will also be getting double experience points, and everyone who logs into the game will receive 5,000 credits. As for Battlefield 1, players can try out a new custom game and get a unique Holiday Truce dog tag, two new tank skins, and free battlepacks.

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Poland and Vikings coming to Civilization VI in these two new DLC packs

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has got two new DLC scenario packs featuring Poland and Vikings – both available on Steam for $4.99. Polish civilization is led by King Jadwiga, Poland’s first female monarch, who greatly contributed toward the expansion of that country in the 14th century. Thanks to the Golden Liberty ability upon building a fort or encampment Poland gains all adjacent territories, regardless of their status. What’s more, this faction’s elite unit is the famous Winged Hussar – one of the most feared cavalries in history.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game beta gets ranked matches and redesigned progression system

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, currently available as closed beta on PC and Xbox One, has received an update adding a bunch of new cards, ranked matches, and redesigned progression system. From now on, players will be rewarded not only for winning entire matches, but also for individual rounds – this means that even if you loose a game despite having fought like a lion, you'll still get some reward. This, however, comes along with pushing players’ progress down to level 10, at which you get introduced to the ranked matches, a new, season-based competitive game mode.

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Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass DLC to feature the battles of Verdun and Soissons

The first DLC to Battlefield 1, entitled They Shall Not Pass, is coming out in March 2017. This one will feature the playable French Army faction along with new maps and weapons. The developers at DICE shared some concept art graphics setting the tone for the upcoming add-on, which is going to feature two of the most infamous battles of the Great War: the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Soissons.

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Suicide Squad game reportedly cancelled as devs focus on the next Batman, starring Damian Wayne

Batman: Arkham Origins team at Warner Bros. Montreal is reportedly working on the next Batman game starring Bruce’s son, Damian Wayne, who dons the Dark Knight’s costume and follows in his father's footsteps, confirm sources close to WB. Rumor also has it that the studio is no longer working on a Suicide Squad game, which was supposed to be a brawler with elements of RPG and co-op mode. Instead, the team will focus all their efforts on the new Batman, set 10 years after the Arkham series.

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Resident Evil VII: Biohazard demo now available on PC

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard demo is now available on PC. You can get it for free from Steam – it is offered as a separate item called Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, and serves as a sort of prologue to the actual game. The demo starts with the protagonist waking up in an abandoned hut. With no one around you must find your way out before the night sets. This is obviously just the beginning of a terrifying story, as you would expect from a Resident Evil game.

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Visually stunning logic game Reset delayed to 2017; check out new 4K screenshots

Reset, a visually stunning logic game, has been delayed again, this time to an unspecified date in 2017. The reason is classic – the two-men team at Theory Interactive needs more time to finish their ambitious-sounding project. In order to help the fans wipe away the tears, the developers shared a couple of 4K screenshots presenting some in-game environments.

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Criticized yet adored – games that lost to the critics but won the hearts of gamers

Video games, as any other area of entertainment out there, are a matter of taste. That said, most of them can be reliably rated, as some things, such as the presence of bugs or low-res textures, are visible to anyone. Several reasons are behind the discrepancies of ratings given by critics and gamers: maybe there’s something unique in a game, which only some can see, maybe the game was perfected in time, maybe the game hits the sweet spot for some people while rubbing some others the wrong way. There are plenty of games in the history of the industry that sparked a debate on who was right in the end – the critics or the gamers. Here are some of the examples.

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Lovely adventure game Night in the Woods coming out in January

Night in the Woods – an interesting, nostalgic indie adventure platformer, which was overwhelmingly successful on Kickstarter back in 2013 – is finally coming out next month. The game will launch on January 10, 2017 on PC (Windows, Linux), Mac and PlayStation 4. Night in the Woods is going to tell a story of a college dropout Mae Borowski, a young feline girl, who comes back to her home town and old friends, only to discover that the life has moved on. Everything Mae knew is different now, and some strange things start happening in a nearby forest at night.

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Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu showed off on new screenshots

Cyanide Studios have shared another portion of screenshots from Call of Cthulhu, RPG investigation game set in H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The images are dark and ominous and really grasp the eerie atmosphere of the Cthulhu mythology. Plus, they reveal that the game will be played in first-person perspective. In Call of Cthulhu the player follow the story of Edward Pierce, a Great War veteran hired as a private detective to investigate strange activities on an isolated island called Darkwater. The game is planned to come out in 2017.

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Styx: Shards of Darkness gets new gameplay video and release date

The team at Cyanide Studios have shared a four-minute long gameplay footage of Styx: Shards of Darkness, an upcoming sequel to a 2014’s successful stealth fantasy game. The video features some neat new ways to fool guards and infiltrate well protected locations. The sneaky goblin can now not only create his clone, but do this at a distance and even teleport himself to the clone’s body. Styx: Shards of Darkness has also got a release date: March 14, 2017.

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A big update for Rainbow Six: Siege revamps Tachanka and adds a new PvP map

Rainbow Six: Siege has received a major update today, called Mid-Season Reinforcements. This one brings about some major changes to Tachanka in order to make him more useful and less annoying. Another important addition is the reworked Bartlett University map, which is now able to support PvP gameplay. Besides, Mid-Season Reinforcements come along with tweaks to other operators and weapon balance as well as loads of other bug fixes.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is launching on February 28, Day One and Collector's Editions revealed

The much anticipated spiritual successor of Black Isle’s cult classic RPG Planescape Torment has got a solid launch date. Torment: Tides of Numenera is coming out on February 28, 2017. Apart from Steam and GOG digital releases, the game will come in two boxed versions: Day One Edition and Collector’s Edition coming for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Both will include some nice physical and digital goodies – such as a printed map, soundtrack CD, a guide, and more – obviously, varying on the cost and content.

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Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas DLC coming out next week

A new expansion pack is coming for Age of Empires II HD. Called Rise of the Rajas, the DLC is going to introduce four new factions of Southeast Asia: Burmese, Khmer, Malay, and Vietnamese, each one with their own campaign and generic units. Players will also be able to build their empires on both land and water thanks to some new types of terrain. The add-on is coming out on Steam next Monday, December 19.

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Evolve devs working on a new IP, a dark fantasy co-op FPS

Creators of the Left for Dead franchise and Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios, are working on another game. Although this one will be a co-op first-person shooter too, it is said to be a new IP, set in a dark fantasy universe. For this new game the team is partnering with Perfect World Entertainment, a publishing company dealing with free-to-play titles, such as Neverwinter, Gigantic, and Star Trek Online, meaning that this one too will most probably be free-to-play.

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American Truck Simulator's latest update almost doubles the map size

American Truck Simulator has got a big free update, which rescales the game’s world from 1:35 to 1:20. This means 75% longer roads – combined with a longer day-night cycle and re-balanced economy this makes for better sense of scale and distance. Moreover, the Update 1.5 introduced a new city, Santa Maria, and a completely reworked Oxnard, California, next to some new junctions and famous landmarks.

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Batman: The Telltale Games Series Season 1 Finale debuts today

The grand finale of the first season of Batman: The Telltale Games Series is supposed to launch today across all target platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. here. The fifth episode, called City of Light, will once more put you in the boots of the Dark Knight, who will struggle to thwart the final act of Children of Arkham’s plan to destroy the Wayne family and to get rid of Batman for good. Interestingly, players will start the story in City of Light in very different places depending on a choice they made in the Episode 4.

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An ex-Witcher 3 developer now working on open-world fantasy game for Dying Light creators

One of key developers from The Witcher 3 team at CD Projekt RED, Damien Monnier, is now working for Dying Light creators at Techland, another Polish studio. This studio is currently working on a new IP, described as an open-world fantasy game with strong RPG elements, single player campaign and co-op mode. Monnier’s experience with both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game should be much needed at a project like this one.

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A WWII flying game inspired by RAF’s 303 Polish Fighter Squadron announced

Poland PlayWay S.A. publishing company announced a World War II flying combat game inspired by the story of 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, which got worldwide fame for their outstanding performance during the Battle of Britain. The Polish pilots were memorialized in a famous book by Polish writer Arkady Fiedler, which is getting a movie adaptation next year. The plan is to release the 303 Squadron game in a year or so. More details on the game will be revealed in the first quarter of 2017.

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The Dwarves Review – shoddy dwarven craftsmanship

Here’s the thing about dwarves – you’ve seen one, you’ve more or less seen them all: practical, industrious, stout, gold-loving, blunt-speaking, Scottish-accented, Viking-helmed, booze-swilling, Elf-hating, axe-swinging, long-bearded, and boastful. That’s assuming they haven’t been educated by mages like the main protagonist of this game. Based on a best-selling German novel, The Dwarves is a fantasy RPG (some would disagree) with glitchy, (barely) tactical crowd-combat and a decent, if somewhat typical, narrative. You can tell that the devs have some experience with adventure games, but the buggy, simplified mechanics have taken their toll on an otherwise promising game. Let’s hope that Iron Harvest fares batter.

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Games Republic store is going down before the end of 2016

Digital games store Games Republic has unsatisfactory financial results and therefore needs to be closed – decided 11 bit studios, the owners of the platform. Games Republic offered a large catalogue of electronic versions of PC games, including the latest AAA titles. However, its most interesting feature was the option to create your own store within Games Republic and have a share of the games sold there.

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Shadow Warrior 2: The Way of the Wang free DLC is out

The team at Flying Wild Hog have a nice present for Shadow Warrior 2 fans – a DLC called The Way of the Wang, which is now available for free to all owners of the game. The add-on introduces seven brutal trials set in a new area within the hub town, along with some additional crafting modes, a new weapon, achievements, etc. This action-packed first-person melee/shooter has also received a new patch, which adds some needed bug fixes.

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Thriller adventure Kursk set for release in the second half of 2017

Creators of Realpolitiks – a modern-day, Europa Universalis-inspired grand strategy – are going to release another of their games In the second half of 2017. This one is Kursk, a quasi documental FPP adventure game with elements of survival, telling about the eponymous nuclear-powered Russian submarine, which mysteriously sank in the Barents Sea in 2000. For the sake of narrative, the story will be spiced up with some espionage motifs and elements of thriller. The game is headed for PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Play as The British Dominions in Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory DLC, out on December 15

Hearts of Iron IV, a well-received World War II strategy game from Paradox Development Studios, is soon going to get the first expansion. Priced at $14.99, the DLC called Together for Victory is set for digital release on December 15, 2016. The main focus of Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory will be put on The British Dominions and Commonwealth. There is a new dev diary video in which the key innovations brought in by the expansion are explained.

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Assassin’s Creed III is the last Ubi30 free game, live now

The last free PC game that is being given away for Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary is Assassin’s Creed III. Released in 2012, Assassin’s Creed III belongs to one of Ubisoft’s best recognized IPs, which tells a never-ending story of an ages-long conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. This one is set during the American Revolution War, and you play as a half-blood Indian named Connor Kenway, determined to avenge his tribe and seek justice by any means possible.

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Realpolitiks, a modern-day real-time grand strategy, to launch in February 2017

Realpolitiks, a real-time grand strategy with distinct similarities to the Europa Universalis series, is going to hit PC (Windows, Linux) and Mac in February 2017. Also, the developers at the Poland-based studio Jujubee have announced that the mobile versions for iOS and Android are also in the works, and are scheduled for the first half of the year. Realpolitiks will let you become a leader of any modern-day country and take on real-life crises and possible future challenges, such as disintegration of the European Union, expansion of the Islamic State, or even World War III.

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Action/stealth mix Filthy Lucre coming to PC this month

The developers at Fabrik Games have announced that their action/stealth hybrid Filthy Lucre, which is already available on PlayStation 4, is coming to PC on December 12. Set in the London underworld, Filthy Lucre puts you in the shoes of a goon tasked with retrieving his boss’ fortune stolen by a rival gang. Interestingly, you can complete each mission either as a stealthy professional or a Rambo wannabe – both approaches are equally rewarding. You can also invite another player for a co-op session and work together for a better effect.

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Stellaris gets a free Horizon Signal DLC and 1.4 update

Paradox Interactive really took to the heart comments about boring mid-game content coming from Stellaris players. This is why they released Horizon Signal, a free DLC for this otherwise great 4X strategy game. The add-on introduces a new storyline by Sunless Sea writer Alexis Kennedy. In it, your empire receives a mysterious signal from outer space, the source of which needs to be investigated. Accompanying the DLC is the 1.4 update, which brings along a host of bug fixes and balance tweaks. It also adds plenty of new events and challenges, but also changes the way the extradimensional invaders work.

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun review – commandos gone samurai

In the early Edo period, a certain shogun finally united the land. The situation is far from being peaceful, though, as a rebellion rises, requiring the shogun to act. But his armies are big and slow, so he needs something more discrete. Like a group of skilled, but loyal men and women ready to dare the unthinkable to bring him the heads of his enemies. And we… we needed exactly the same – a descendant of the Commandos series, resurrected from the grave, to remind everyone why the series was popular in the first place. Planning, stealth, timing, and minute precision – this is how true Blades of Shogun should act, but also what the player needs to achieve in this game, fitting a better, more demanding age.

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African-American pilots honored in Iron Wings, a WWII-themed air combat game

Iron Wings, the WWII-themed action-adventure air combat shooter developed by Naps Team, will feature a single player campaign dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen - the African-American pilots who fought in World War II. The game, currently gathering funds via Kickstarter, is expected to launch in Q4 2017 on PC.

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MechWarrior Online dev announce MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a single player tactical action game

Piranha Games have announced MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a single player only sci fi first-person action game, which looks like a nice counterweight for their free-to-play MMO MechWarrior Online. This new title is using Unreal Engine 4 and you can now watch a pre-alpha gameplay. The game is still at a very early development stage and is said to come out on PC in 2018.

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Full Throttle Remastered gets first trailer – it brings back memories

Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions have finally released the first trailer of Full Throttle Remastered, a new version of the 1995 cult classic adventure game by LucasArts. The video shows off new high-res graphics and good old soundtrack by hard rock band The Gone Jackals, which truly brings back memories. No specific release date has been announced yet, but we know Full Throttle Remastered is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita some time in 2017.

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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming to PC and consoles

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are both coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, announced Sony at this year’s PlayStation Experience event. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, which is the full-fledged sequel to the popular series of beat ‘em ups, featuring Street Fighter warriors and Marvel Comics superheroes, was announced for 2017, whereas Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is already available on PS4 – PC and XONE version are going to catch up in March 2017.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance to get a sequel; first game will not be divided into episodes

Despite the early plans to release Kingdom Come: Deliverance in three separate acts, the Czech-based Warhorse Studios decided that the game will come out as a whole. Currently, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is estimated to come out some time in 2017, but it is still too early to talk about a solid date. The developers also revealed that they are planning to make a full-blown sequel, with a new story and map.

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The Game Awards 2016 recap – Death Stranding, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and more

The Game Awards 2016 is now behind us, so it’s time for a wrap up of the show. In this article we present all the awards winners as well as the announcements made at the show, including a new release from Gearbox, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and a new DLC for Shovel Knight. You’ll also find here new gamplay videos and trailers from games like Death Stranding, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Walking Dead: Season 3, and more.

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Tactical RPG The Dwarves from The Book of Unwritten Tales dev has launched

The Dwarves, a tactical RPG devoted to the best fantasy race ever, has launched on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Funded on Kickstarter and developed by KING Art Games, who are best known for their adventure series The Book of Unwritten Tales, this game is based on a book by Markus Heitz, a fantasy writer popular in his native Germany. Apart from telling a fantasy story, The Dwarves lets you command a small party of heroes, and fight your way through overwhelming armies of enemies.

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Worms W.M.D Liberation free content update incoming

Worms W.M.D, the latest installment in the cult series of turn-based tactical strategy games from Team 17, is soon getting a free content update called Liberation. This one is going to introduce a new battle theme, five new levels for single player gameplay, a drillboat vehicle, four wacky weapons as well as twelve customizations for your worms. Worms W.M.D Liberation update is planned to launch on December 7, 2016 across all platforms.

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New Pathologic remake atmospheric teaser videos – Kickstarter demo coming soon

The creators of Pathologic Remake, Moscow-based team Ice-Pick Lodge, have shared a couple of atmospheric teaser videos, featuring some locations that players are going to visit in this dark-themed horror adventure game. Kickstarter backers who supported the project with $80 or more will get to try out its demo this Friday. Those who pledged at least $45 will also be able to try out an early version of Pathologic Remake some time before the final release, which is planned for fall 2017.

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