Ancestors - new RTS from Hatred and IS Defense creators

Destructive Creations, an indie developer that gave the world Hatred and IS Defense, is coming back with a new game - this time without focusing on any controversial issues. Ancestors will be an RTS with strong focus on combat.

Let us play this again... remastered!

We may all despise them, but everyone has a list of things they’d like to see done – remakes and remasters have become an obligatory part of the gaming landscape. Our editorial staff has chosen several games they’d like to see upgraded.

The most interesting campaigns happening recently

The glory days of crowdfunding are a thing of the past – which doesn’t mean that nobody’s willing to help fund ambitious undertakings anymore. Here’s a selection of the most interesting crowdfunding projects of the last several months.

Wild Hunt goes oldschool with vinyl soundtrack

One of the highlights of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was its unique music composed by Marcin Przybylowicz, Mikolaj Stroinski and the band Percival Schuttenbach. You want it on vinyl? Soon you'll be able to have it.

$4,000 to acquire rights to The Witcher?!

Before CD Projekt Red decided to make their own Witcher game, Metropolis Software gave it a shot on their own. Now we know how much the studio had to pay Andrzej Sapkowski to be able to do that.

Are video games really that bad for us?

For years, doctors have condemned the allegedly harmful effect gaming has on our health. Do these accusations have anything to do with facts or are they nothing more than stereotypes? Let’s find out!

Novigrad's port has a 600 years old historic crane

This week in Polish Witcher Trivia we head to Novigrad to solve a port mystery - how the hell did a 600 years old wooden port crane from Gdansk make its way to the world of Geralt of Rivia?

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Polish Witcher Trivia #6 – Novigrad's port crane was inspired by a 600 years old crane from Gdansk

This week in Polish Witcher Trivia we head to Novigrad to solve a mystery of port architecture. If this doesn’t sound interesting, let me rephrase that: we’re going to look at one element of the port’s landscape that was inspired by an actual building that can be found in one of the major Polish cities. Let’s have a look!

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Are video games bad for health? Gaming myths debunked

“Those video games are bad for your health. Go play outside!” Any of you folks remember your granny or mom saying that? Based on the then-latest findings of medical science, and maybe also some black PR from soccer ball producers, the conviction represented by this sentence has held its position all the way to the 21st century in some regions of the world. After all, that’s what the doctors said… But wouldn’t that be nice if a doctor who is also a gamer sat down to properly evaluate the effects of video gaming on health? Well then, let’s see what we can learn as we try to bust some of the medical myths concerning video games.

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Far Cry 5 reveal trailer is here – meet the new villain and other characters

Ubisoft has been teasing Far Cry 5 long enough before finally revealing the game today. In the official announcement, live-streamed worldwide, the publisher confirmed that the next installment in the popular first-person shooter series is set in modern-day United States, Montana. And yes, it is going to feature strong religious overtones. Far Cry 5 is going to launch on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 27, 2018.

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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court to hit PC on June 19

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court, the first expansion to a successful dark-themed dungeon crawler from 2016, has received an exact release date – or at least its PC version has. The DLC is going to launch on Windows PC, Mac and Linux on June 19, 2017 at the price of $9.99. The release on PlayStation Network (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita) is not yet set in stone, but the guys at Red Hook Studios are aiming at the following month.

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$4,000 is all it took to acquire rights to make a Witcher game in the '90s

The Witcher series is an immensly popular video game franchise that has its roots in books. This means that whenever someone wanted to make a game with Geralt leading the charge, they had to pay the original author, Andrzej Sapkowski. Before CD Projekt Red gave it a shot, another studio from Poland wanted to make a Witcher game. Now we know how much they had to pay to be able to do that.

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Overwatch first anniversary celebrated with special events; free weekend inbound

Overwatch is currently celebrating its first anniversary. To mark the occasion Blizzard Entertainment has released lots of new content, including three new Arena maps for the Arcade. Besides, the developer is talking about over 100 rewards stored in special Loot Boxes, which you can get until June 12, 2017. The boxes contain some all-new Legendary skins as well as a bunch of new emotes, including an individual dance for each character. For those of you who haven’t played Overwatch yet, there is a free weekend incoming between May 26-29.

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Divinity: Original Sin II to launch on September 14

While it is still going to stay several months in Steam Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin II has got an exact release date. The sequel to one of the most praised classic RPGs of the recent years is scheduled to launch on September 14, 2017 on PC, informed Larian Studios. This news came along with the newest patch, adding two new areas where players can continue the game’s main story, relationship dialogues with companions and a bunch of enhancements to existing mechanics and features.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack on vinyl is coming soon

There’s a lot of Witcher fans out there in the world and I’m certain there’s a lot of video game music fans included in that group. And now, if you like to listen to your music in a pretty oldschool way, here’s a jackpot coming. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting two vinyl editions of its soundtrack with a pretty sweet bonus in terms of its content. Are you going to buy it? I know I will.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 developer reporting a loss

At the end of this year’s first quarter CI Games, Poland-based developer of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, has reported a loss of almost USD 1.6 million. That’s way below the expectations of analysts – who predicted the company would have a gain of about USD 134,000. The reason for CI Games’ setback in Q1 2017 is the fact that the company launched a costly marketing campaign for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 then, whereas the game was released in 2017’s second quarter. However, the release of the title didn’t bring the anticipated upturn. Within the first month from the release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the company’s shares dropped by 2/3.

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Far Cry 5 key art revealed – the game features strong religious themes

Ubisoft has shared the first official art from Far Cry 5. It leaves no doubt that the game is going to be set in modern-day United States. Besides, the picture plainly shows that the game will contain strong, perhaps controversial religious themes. The main antagonist is a bearded preacher, or a cult leader, with an army of local thugs at his disposal. The official reveal of Far Cry 5 is planned for May 26, 2017.

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Get Even delayed due to Manchester attack

Polish studio The Farm 51 has decided to postpone the launch of their psychological horror shooter Get Even by a month due to the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England. The game was supposed to come out this Friday, on May 26 – the new release date is set to June 23, 2017. While Get Even does not refer to terrorism directly, the game’s theme might seem a bit controversial in the face of the recent events. You play as a mercenary and private detective who wakes up confined in an abandoned asylum, his only memory being of a failed mission to save a girl with a bomb strapped to her chest.

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The state of Polish gamedev as of 2016

This week Krakow, Poland, hosts the biggest game industry conference in Central Europe – Digital Dragons 2017. As usual, the organizers have conducted detailed research of the state of Polish game industry. In 2016, all Polish developers generated a total revenue of PLN 1.25 billion (USD 335 million), 56.8% of which comes from 13 companies listed on the stock exchange. Some of the most popular games from Polish developers in 2016 are: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, Dying Light: The Following, Shadow Warrior 2, This War of Mine: The Little Ones, SUPERHOT, Layers of Fear, Bound and 60 Seconds.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to spring 2018, see new screenshots

Red Dead Redemption 2 is not coming out this fall, after all. Rockstar Games has announced that the game’s release date on consoles has been pushed to spring 2018. The reasons for the delay are pretty simple – the team at Rockstar are going to need a bit more time “to ensure that [they] can deliver the best experience possible for [their] fans” and will deliver the game “only when it is ready”. Rockstar has also promised to reveal more details about Red Dead Redemption 2 this summer. For now we have to make do with a couple of new screenshots.

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Ubisoft teases Far Cry 5; the series comes to modern America

Having confirmed the existance of Far Cry 5 last week, Ubisoft has now released several teaser trailers that seem to give weight to the rumors about the game being set in modern-day America, specifically Montana State. Other reports claim that the game will feature a police officer as the main protagonist. Acting as a vigilante, he has to deal with a rebel group that has taken over part of the northwester region of the state. We’ll probably find out about that this on Friday, during the official reveal of Far Cry 5.

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Fear Effect Sedna’s demo is live on Steam

About a year after the first announcement of Fear Effect Sedna – the next installment in Square Enix’s classic action-adventure game series started in 2000 – the developers at Sushee are ready to share some early results of their work. Unlike the two previous games, this one is a pausable real-time tactical strategy inspired by Shadowrun Returns. Fear Effect Sedna has just got a free demo on Steam, letting you try out how the new gameplay formula works for the game.

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Life is Strange to get a sequel; first part sold 3 million copies

DONTNOD Entertainment has confirmed that sentimental, choice-based, time-travel episodic adventure game Life is Strange is getting a sequel. This is a logical move, as the first part enjoyed much acclaim and managed to move 3 million copies worldwide. The French developer has been working on the next game since the release of Life is Strange’s box version in January 2016. Unfortunately, the team are not ready to talk details or show anything from their project in the nearest future.

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Destiny 2 on PC later than on consoles; watch the first gameplay footage

Bungie Software is collaborating with High Moon Studios and Vicarious Visions to make the sequel to the sci-fi MMORPG/FPS “bigger, better and more badass”. Destiny 2 developers have prepared a long presentation of their game, showing off a lot of gameplay footage as well as talking us through new features. Unoftunately, there are also some not-so-good news, for PC players at least. Destiny 2 will launch on PC some time after the console release, but it is not yet specified when exactly.

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Run your own pizza chain in Pizza Connection 3, coming out early 2018

Assemble Entertainment and gentlymad studio have announced Pizza Connection 3, another installment of the classic series of humorous economic strategy games focused on pizza business. In the game your job includes everything from preparing pizzas by combining over 75 ingredients available in the game to customizing your restaurants, to studying the market and preparing advertisements. As usually in the series, making great pizza is not the only way you can beat the competition – you are free to go for less fair means, such as bribery and sabotage. Pizza Connection 3 is coming out on PC in early 2018.

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The best of crowdfunding – what's interesting on Kickstarter these days

The Golden Age of crowdfunding is probably behind us. Some infamous bad eggs may have done a great deal to spoil the whole batch, straining the trust of gamers and backers alike, but the core idea behind websites such as Kickstarter is too persistent to be killed off like that. Even now, interesting, ambitious propositions are emerging on crowdfunding sites, asking for support and backing. We’ve gathered ten such projects, either sequels to renowned franchises or simply undertakings made by trustworthy people, who are likely to make good use of the donated money. Take a look at what’s good and promising among crowdfunded games these days.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game going into public beta next week

CD Projekt RED has announced that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’s public beta is starting next week, on May 24, 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. For the current players this will mean complete reset of card decks and progression. Note that the launch of the public beta is going to be preceded by a technical transition, starting on May 22, during which the game’s servers will be offline. The developers discussed the major changes coming up in the open beta in a live stream, which you can find on Twitch.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets new epic trailer

The first gameplay footage from Middle-earth: Shadow of War really got the players excited, and now Warner Bros. has released a new epic video to keep the excitement up. Called Dominate the Open World, the official trailer presents some shots of the various locations and strongholds the players are going to see during their visit in Mordor. The good news is that it’s not all dark and gloomy – some places are green and lavish. For those of you who prefer action over sightseeing there is also a fair deal of gory combat showed off.

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Netflix to create The Witcher TV series

The original Witcher Saga is going to get a full-blooded TV series produced by Netflix in collaboration with Sean Daniel Company and Platige Image’s Tomasz Baginski. The series is going to be based on the novels about Geralt of Rivia written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowki, telling the stories of the witcher’s early adventures and first encounters with characters like Yennefer and Ciri. At the same time, the production of the previously announced feature film has been halted.

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Fan-made Witcher movie with professional actors got its first trailer

Before the full-fledged Witcher movie by Polish director Tomasz Baginski hits the big screen, we will get to see another film set in the popular fantasy universe. We’re talking about a fan-made short movie entitled Alzur’s Legacy, which was successfully crowdfunded last year. The motion picture is going to be about 30-minutes long and it launches this December. What’s interesting, the project creators managed to hire the actor who originally starred as Dandelion in the first witcher movie from 2001.

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A bunch of new rumors on Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Witcher 3-inspired combat and more

A person who claims to be a Ubisoft employee took it to 4chan to reveal lots of new information about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Origins. If the leak is true, this is supposed to be the first part of a trilogy focused on a new protagonist, the second of which is to be set in Greece. Assassin’s Creed: Origins will also have similarities to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, especially when it comes to sailing and combat. Another interesting thing is that the game has no towers – a signature element of the series. Instead, players will use an eagle companion to scout the area nearby.

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A new coat of paint – video game remakes and remasters we badly need

It sometimes gets really frustrating when you see the same game released again with a “remaster” sticker put on it; especially if the remaster does nothing to make the game better and up to more modern standards. However, every one of us has a list of games they would like to see remade – so that we can relive the same memories but with nicer visuals. Our editorial team has shared their wishlist, feel free to share yours with us!

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Ancestors is the new game from creators of Hatred and IS Defense

Destructive Creations is the studio that sparked a lot of controversy with the release of their two previous games – Hatred and IS Defense. This time they are back with a middle-ages-based real-time strategy focusing on combat, and it seems that we will finally be able to stop talking about “that controversial developer”. Take a look at the official announcement trailer and a few screenshots from the game.

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South Korean politician using Overwatch-themed ad

Sim Sang-Jung, a major presidential candidate in South Korea, addressed her recent ad specially to Overwatch fans. Not only is the game’s logo used – the entire spot is themed around Blizzard’s first-person shooter. Accompanied by Overwatch’s main theme song, the politician stacks up points and combos as she makes a flurry of questions against the opposition, leaving them speechless. The entire video is titled POTG, which stands for Player of the Game.

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Polish Witcher Trivia #5 – names of von Everec come from a historical family of monarchs

This week in Polish Witcher Trivia we go back in time to the Middle Ages… sort of. The most important character of the Hearts of Stone expansion is Olgierd von Everec, and he has two brothers – Witold and Kiejstut (who go by different names in the English version of the game). Why are they important in our series? Well, let’s just say that there was a family of monarchs that became an inspiration for our virtual heroes. Read on!

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Expect some Marvel VR games soon

A representative of Marvel Games admitted that the company is serious about making one or more VR video games. In a conversation with GameSpot, Jay Ong said: “Absolutely expect some announcements in VR, that's something we're really excited about. I think our fans are going to go crazy. The things we're doing there are absolutely amazing.” Unfortunately, he wouldn’t say what exactly Marvel is working on, neither did he spill the beans as for when we can expect an announcement.

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Ready Or Not, a spiritual successor to SWAT 4, announced

An interesting tactical shooter has been announced, entitled Ready Or Not, which seems like a worthy successor to the cult SWAT 4. Like in that legendary title, the new game from Void Interactive will let players become members of the Special Weapons And Tactics, highly-trained police unit, especially effective in hostages situations. Ready Or Not is going to offer highly realistic, visceral experience in both co-op/competitive multiplayer and single player.

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Overwatch is worth over $1 billion

Activision-Blizzard has noted $1.7 billion of total net revenue within the three months ending March 31, the company announced in their financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Interestingly, over $1.2 billion of that amount comes just from selling World of Warcraft subscriptions, licensing, DLCs, and microtransactions. Another noteworthy thing is that the publisher can brag 431 million monthly active users, 41 million of which belongs to Blizzard. Overwatch alone has reached over 30 million players and has become the eight billion-dollar franchise in Activision Blizzard’s portfolio.

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Fly over the entire earth in Flight Sim World

Flight Sim World has been announced to be a highly realistic flight simulation platform developed by Dovetail Games and based on benchmark technology. Interestingly, the game is going to enable you to fly over the whole earth while inside the cockpit of several single and twin propeller aircraft. Every switch and gauge you find in the planes is clickable, making for an incredibly authentic experience. Flight Sim World is soon going to be available in Steam Early Access – in May 2017 – where it intends to stay for the next 3-4 months.

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Bethesda forced Prey for the Gods devs to change their game's name

Bethesda and ZeniMax have pressed No Matter Studios into changing the name of their upcoming game Prey for the Gods. The former wanted to avoid any confusion with their third-person sci-fi action game Prey, coming out tomorrow. That’s why the fantasy action game will now be called Praey for the Gods. The indie game is a spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus, successfully funded on Kickstarter last year. The game is now approaching the closed alpha phase and the plan is to release the full version on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 near the end of 2017.

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Is Redania a witcher-image of Poland? Analysis of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt & original books

As you may already know from our Polish Witcher Trivia series, there are many things in the Witcher franchise that are shout-outs to Poland, the homeland of the Witcher writer and game devs alike. Most of them are small and subtle, though. But what if there’s something much bigger hidden in the series? What if there’s a fictional realm directly inspired by Poland? Some fans have noticed thought-provoking similarities between Poland and Redania, one of the Kingdoms of the North. Sounds interesting? Let’s take a moment to analyze this Witcher fan theory.

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Darksiders III leaked, featuring a female protagonist

According to the info provided by Amazon, Darksiders III is coming for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 some time in 2018. Although THQ and Vigil Games haven’t confirmed the news yet, the official announcement seems to be a matter of time. While in the first and second game we would play as two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War and Death, respectively, Darksiders III will let us play as Fury, “a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth”, says the game’s description in the store.

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New star of Kickstarter, Ashes of Creation, is a sandbox MMO with player-built cities

MMO veterans who worked on Star Wars Galaxies, Everquest and the Planetside series have gathered to create the ambitious MMORPG Ashes of Creation. The game promises total freedom when it comes to creating and progressing not only your character but also entire civilizations and economies. The concept has won a lot of players’ attention and has been instantly funded on Kickstarter – fans have pledged well over $800,000 within several hours since the start of the campaign.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha - Developer's Cut is live

A popular 2014 mod Lost Alpha for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has finally received the much anticipated Developer's Cut edition. The modification is a standalone, so you don’t need to own the original game to play it. With S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha fans wanted to recreate the original concept of what S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was meant to be. Now, the Developer's Cut breathes even more life into the Zone and introduces lots of important fixes.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 first patch introduces handful of bug fixes

The recently released first-person shooter Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has just got its first patch, which introduces a FOV slider and an option to toggle Motion Blur on and off. Besides, it also fixes multiple technical issues in such areas as navigation, aiming, climbing ladders, saving, animations and sound. This is the first step to making the experience better, as the game has been criticized for multiple bugs and technical issues. However, it is rather unlikely that the creators are going to reduce the 5-minute loading times.

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Microsoft considering a Netflix-like service for single player games

Recently, we’ve been observing a decline in the number of new single player only games, whose place is being taken over by competitive/co-op multiplayer or games-as-a-service. However, Microsoft might have a solution for that. Phil Spencer believes that video games can learn much from the way TV shows are distributed via streaming services like Netflix. A distribution model relying on monthly subscriptions could boost the production of story-based games, as they wouldn’t have to be released as a whole, but in episodes, in a manner analogous to TV shows.

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Call of Duty: WWII reveal trailer received much warmer than that of Infinite Warfare

Yesterday’s Call of Duty: WWII announcement has kindled a lot of excitement and the official reveal trailer has been received very enthusiastically by players. The video has already got over 540,000 likes with only about 41,000 dislikes, and truly, this one is a pleasure to watch. That’s quite opposite to fans’ reaction to last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare first trailer – that one was smashed by a wave of criticism and the trailer itself became the second of YouTube’s 100 most disliked videos.

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First details on Steel Division: Normandy 44 single player campaigns emerge

Eugen Systems has shared some details on single player campaigns featured in Steel Division: Normandy 44. The much-promising WWII real-time strategy will let you command battlegroups from three divisions taking part in authentic operations: the 82nd Airborne Division, fighting its way through the Cotentin Peninsula, the German 21. Panzerdivision, starring in a “What if?” scenario, and the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division in its advance across the Odon river and toward Hill 112.

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Bully 2 reportedly in works, coming up next after Red Dead Redemption 2

According to a GTA forums user, who is known in the community for leaking accurate information about Rockstar’s proceedings, the studio is busy working on the sequel to Bully. The next installment in the “high-school GTA” series is supposed to come out following Red Dead Redemption 2. Bully 2 has been long rumored about and it's quite logical that Rockstar would want to revisit the franchise, whose sequel has been much anticipated by fans.

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The official reveal of Call of Duty: WWII is here

Activision has lifted the curtain of silence – the much anticipated Call of Duty: WWII has just been officially revealed. After several modern-to-future Call of Duty games, this year’s installment, in development by Sledgehammer Games, is really taking us back to World War II. The game’s single player campaign is going to tell an emotional story, darker and more personal than what CoD fans are used to. Call of Duty: WWII is slated for release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 3, 2017. Before the full release, the game will have a multiplayer beta.

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British hacker behind attacks on Sony and Microsoft jailed for two years

Two years in prison – that’s the cost of creating a hacking business worth close to GBP 400,000 for a young British man Adam Mudd. When he was 16 (now 20), he created a program called Titanium Stresser, which has been used for over 1.7 million attacks worldwide. Some of them were targeted at websites and servers belonging to Microsoft, such as Minecraft and Xbox Live.

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Ubisoft may be taken over by Vivendi as soon as this year

Rumor has it that Vivendi is targeting Ubisoft for a hostile takeover this year. The French media conglomerate has been acquiring more and more of Ubisoft’s shares and already owns 25% of them. This way Vivendi is probably struggling to save their reputation among investors, who aren’t happy about the company’s recent letups, especially its not-so-fortunate Italian investments. Of course, Ubisoft’s owners, the Guillemot family, aren’t willing to give their business up just like that.

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Early Access' most glaring issues based on the example of Naval Action

Among the greatest changes the industry has witnessed within the last decades is without a doubt the advent and surge of independent games. This sector has grown to incredible proportions, brought a draft of fresh air to video game development and produced some outstanding titles. It has also brought some new issues of its own, because there’s nothing nature loves more than balance. In this article, we will explore the blessings and curses that come with Early Access and crowdfunding, as exemplified by one of our personal favorites – Naval Action. With great power comes great responsibility; and with open development comes a bunch of moaning malcontents. Or so it would seem.

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Pinstripe released on Steam with cameos from PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye and more

Today marks the release of Pinstripe, an emotional 2D platformer about a former minister who delves deep into the frozen Hell in search of his kidnapped daughter. The game is a work of a one-man studio Atmos Games, founded by Thomas Brush, the creator of esteemed indie games Coma and Skinny. Speaking of names, Pinstripe includes some voice actors and cameo performance from PewDiePie, Dan Avidan, Rubber Ninja, Nathan Sharp, and Jacksepticeye.

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Play the original Tomb Raider in a browser

The 1996 original Tomb Raider is now playable via browsers, thanks to the OpenLara project by a modder nicknamed XProger. The current version only includes the second game level, the City of Vilcabamba, but other levels are to follow. OpenLara has unlimited frames per second, allows you to switch between TPP and FPP view at any time, and it features higher resolution and better graphics in general than the first Tomb Raider did in 1990s.

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Overwatch to get three new maps, likely this year

So far, we’ve only seen two new arenas added to Blizzard’s Overwatch since the game’s launch in May 2016. However, in a forum thread about the frequency with which new maps come out, Blizzard’s Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said that Overwatch is going to get 3 new standard maps (i.e. available in Quick Play and Competitive Play modes), likely coming out this year. He also mentioned that they have 3 non-standard maps in development as well as a few other experiments.

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Be the Master Chef with Cooking Simulator

As the world has gone crazy about cooking TV shows, the universe has been missing a proper cooking video game. This may change soon, thanks to Cooking Simulator, currently on Steam Greenlight. The game has everything a master chef needs: a beautiful, realistic kitchen, well equipped with ovens, frying pans, pots, plates etc., as well as dozens of ingredients, such as vegetables and fruts, fish, steaks, poultry and more. With this you can prepare one of 30 real-life meals, or just experiment with your own ideas. Alternatively, you can go berserk and demolish the place using advanced physics simulation.

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Prison Architect dev's new game Scanner Sombre out this week

Introversion Software, creators of Prison Architect are returning with another game, entitled Scanner Sombre. It’s not a big project, but the good news is that it is coming out this week, on Wednesday, April 26. What makes the game stand out from the crowd is its unique artwork and gameplay. In-game world is totally invisible and you only look at it by means of a scanner, which mimics the way the LIDAR scanner works. Your role is to send thousands of points of colorful light dots that cover the environment, gradually revealing the shapes of objects around you.

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Investments into VR projects decline

Investments made into virtual and augmented reality startups have dropped as many as five times year over year, Crunchbase reports. According to their data, in the first quarter of 2017 there has been 26 VR or AR-focused companies which raised a total of $200 million, as contrasted with 29 companies and over $1 billion in Q1 2016. That difference is caused mainly by the much-hyped Magic Leap’s augmented reality project, whose stage of development turned out to be way behind what its first demo promised.

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Red Dead Redemption GTA V mod taken down by Take-Two

An interesting fan project to port Red Dead Redemption onto Grand Theft Auto V’s engine has been taken down by Rockstar Games’ publisher Take-Two. Entitled Red Dead Redemption V, the mod had been in development for three years before its authors were contacted by the IP’s owners. It seems that the only way you can ever play the game on your computer is by means of PlayStation Now.

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Roleplaying in turns – 25 best tactical RPGs

Another week, another "top 10". It's time for the best of the best among RPGs that make you devise plans and do the math to have a shot at winning, or sometimes even surviving. Tactical RPGs, or S(imulation)RPGs, as they are called in the Land of the Rising Sun, are somewhat niche in the West, their primary land of origin being Japan. That being said, the genre has a group of devoted fans all over the world, and some of its representatives, such as Fallout Tactics, Front Mission, or The Banner Saga are known to gamers, no matter the platform, in one form or another. We've assembled for you a list of top 25 games from franchises that have spawned noteworthy tactical RPG titles.

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Miracle of Sound and The Witcher 3 composer team up for this new trailer of SEVEN

SEVEN: The Days Long Gone has just got an impressive new trailer, featuring a song by Miracle of Sound and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lead composer Marcin Przybylowicz. Developed by former creators of The Witcher series, SEVEN is a post-apocalyptic, isometric RPG set in a dystopian universe, which looks like a cross-over between Fallout and Borderlands’ wastelands. This new video shows off a few glimpses of combat as well as some stunning locations.

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Two Worlds II to get an expansion seven years after the game's release

Topware Interactive has announced than May 25, 2017 will be the release date of Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae, the next story-based expansion for a warmly-received Polish action-RPG Two Worlds II. The interesting thing is that the game was published almost seven years ago – back in 2010. Call of the Tenebrae will have the original’s hero witness his friend murdured by a rat-like race, which is going to set in motion a chain of events that will bring a horrific, ancient evil upon the realm of Anatloor.

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Polish Witcher Trivia #4 – Forefather's Eve

Polish Witcher Trivia series aims at familiarizing international readers with some references and easter eggs that might be meaningful only to Polish people. This week we look at the rite of Forefather’s Eve – an ancient Slavic ritual involving spirits of the dead. To find out more about the rite and its connection to Polish culture, just read on.

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Get a free copy of Saints Row 2 on GOG.com

GOG.com online store has launched a sale of the Saints Row series, with its highlight, Saints Row 2, being given away for free until Saturday. Apart from this special offer, all Deep Silver games available on GOG.com are currently on sale (up to 75%). E.g. you can buy Saints Row IV for $4.99 and its standalone expansion Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell for $3.75. You should also get acquainted with the new GOG Connect feature, which allows you to connect your GOG.com and Steam accounts.

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X-Com: UFO Defense successor Phoenix Point showed off in the first gameplay video

The first gameplay footage from Phoenix Point – the upcoming tactical strategy game designed by Julian Gollop, the creator of the original X-Com: UFO Defense, and his team at Snapshot Games – has emerged, as a crowdfunding campaign went live on Fig. The game features classic turn-based tactical gameplay set in a dystopian version of the future, in which the Earth has been swarmed by human-animal mutants and the remnants of mankind fight for control over the devastated land. In this new video you can watch Phoenix Point in action as well as hear Julian Gollop himself explain the story and some gameplay mechanics.

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Outlast 2 PC specs revealed

If you are afraid that Outlast 2 may be too demanding for your good old PC, worry not. The official system requirements aren’t very high – you just need Intel Core i3-530, 4 GB RAM and GeForce GTX 260 to run the game in 720p at 30 fps. Outlast 2 is likely going to be a worthy successor of the first Outlast, which has become a paragon of what a modern first-person survival horror should be. While the first game and its expansion were set in an abandoned asylum turned into a hideous research facility, the sequel puts you in the shoes of a journalist stranded somewhere on the fields of Arizona, surrounded by lunatic cultists.

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The Witcher writer believes the games spoiled his sales; Metro 2033 author strongly disagrees

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the Witcher universe, not only doesn’t like video games, but also fails to see how much popularity his novels have gained thanks to the electronic adaptations made by CD Projekt RED. Quite the contrary, in a recent interview with Waypoint, the Polish writer expressed a belief that for every reader he gained thanks to the games there is another he lost. Adressing that comment, Dmitry Glukhowski, author of the Metro books, called the man “an arrogant motherf***er”.

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Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days gets a release date and a new trailer

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, another video game based on Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 movie, is going to launch on Steam on May 18, 2017, as revealed in a new cinematic trailer. Unlike the previous adaptation of that film, this game is a top-down shooter, somewhat similar to Hotline Miami, but with a twist. Using original time reversal mechanics you can plan the actions of all your characters and design perfectly coordinated sequences.

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The first DLC to NieR: Automata incoming

NieR: Automata, a successful Japanese third-person action-RPG, is soon to get its first DLC, entitled 3C3C1D119440927. The uniquely titled piece of extra content is going to introduce three new colosseums to fight on, plus additional sub-quests. Completing new quests is rewarded with a bunch of goodies, including new costumes for androids, extra music tracks, new equipment and cosmetic asscessories. Before the DLC arrives, you can watch the first official gameplay footage.

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Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 1 arrives today

In just several hours Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is going to launch on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with iOS and Android versions coming up later this year. Next to today’s digital release, the PS4 and XONE versions are also going to be available in boxed editions, including the disc with the opening episode plus the season pass, on May 2, 2017.

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New processors no longer supported on Windows 7 and 8.1

Users of new processors running on Windows 7 or 8.1 are reporting that they are no longer receiving security updates. This follows the Microsoft’s previous announcement of its plans to block updates for operating systems older than Windows 10 on the grounds of unsupported hardware. CPUs affected by the block are: Intel 7th generation “Kaby Lake”, Intel 6th generation “Skylake”, AMD “Ryzen”, AMD “Bristol Ridge”, and Qualcomm 8996 “Snapdragon”.

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Get the first Endless Space for 1 dollar

While fans are waiting for the upcoming release of Endless Space 2, scheduled for May 19, 2017, new players have just received a perfect opportunity to jump into the series at an unbelievably low cost. You can now buy the original Endless Space bundled with the Disharmony expansion for just $1 on Steam – that’s a 97% drop from the original price set at $34.99. The offer runs until Monday.

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Twelve Oscars – the best video games based on movies

Remember Uwe Boll? You know, the man behind many “memorable” movie adaptations of video games? Well, things looked similar the other way around – video game adaptations of movies are almost by definition considered bad. But is the reputation completely justified? Were there really no good games based on the things created for the cinema? Wrong. We have prepared a list of twelve at least solid video games that use the license of a movie project. Among them, you will find many noteworthy titles, some of them recent, some other a bit nostalgic, but all of them memorable.

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Windows 10 and Xbox One game refunds soon in Microsoft Store

It seems that Microsoft intends to follow the example of Steam and Origin when it comes to game refunding policy, an Xbox Insider participant reported on Reddit. Players will soon be able, under certain conditions, to return digital products purchased in Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Windows 10. The conditions are pretty universal: “games and apps are eligible for self-service refunds within 14 days of purchase if you have less than 2 hours of play across all accounts”.

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Yakuza Kiwami is coming West on August 29 – watch the new story trailer

SEGA has revealed the Western launch date of Yakuza Kiwami to be August 29, 2017, which is six months after the release of the Japanese version. The remake of the first game in this popular “Japanese GTA” series is going to be available on PlayStation 4 in digital and physical versions for $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Pre-orders and limited first-run copies will be packed in an elegant SteelBook. For those who wish to learn more about the universe, the publisher has prepared an interactive timeline and character map as well as the first chapter of a 10-part comic book series “The Dragon’s Path”.

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Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition has launched

Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition is already available on PC and mobile platforms. The new version of the cult classic features mainly technical improvements, namely: higher resolution (up to 4K on PC), reworked user interface, remastered audio, tweaks, and patches. Unlike other enhanced editions prepared by Beamdog - including the two installments of Baldur’s Gate and Incewind Dale - this one leaves the original content as it was, without introducing any changes or additions.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer leaked

The first teaser trailer from Star Wars: Battlefront II has leaked online, prior to its official reveal at Star Wars Celebration on April 15. The 30-second video shows off an outset of the in-game campaign, apparently set between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens telling an untold story of an Imperial soldier. We also get to see famous heroes, such as Rey, Kylo Ren, Yoda and even Darth Maul, as well as a couple of well-known locations from the films.

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Frostpunk – age of ice and steam from creators of This War of Mine

While there are many ways the world may end, be it bangs or whimpers, a worldwide glacial period is a rare theme to appear in video games. We’ve talked to Pawel Miechowski and Kuba Stokalski from 11 bit studios, the devs behind the highly acclaimed This War of Mine, and we've learned that their team is preparing a true snowstorm to keep us stuck at our monitors. Their latest work, Frostpunk, which draws inspiration from 19th-century industrial world, games such as Dishonored and Banished, and ambitious Polish sci-fi novel, is shaping up to be an original game that might just make you freeze to death. Check out everything we now so far about Frostpunk.

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Another Serious Sam to be a retro shooter published by Devolver Digital

Devolver Digital has announced that they are going to publish another brutal, full-blooded retro shooter, which also represents one of the most famous IPs of its kind. It's Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, arriving to PC this summer. In development by Hammerwatch creators and the authors of the Serious Sam franchise, Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is going to feature classic arcade gameplay combined with some modern mechanics.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is now using the latest version of Denuvo

Despite the fact that Denuvo anti-tamper technology didn’t prevent Mass Effect: Andromeda from being cracked – it failed within the first 10 days on the market – BioWare isn’t dropping it. Instead, the studio decided to upgrade it to the latest version, which is currently being used by three games besides Mass Effect: Andromeda. Players noticed that that since the release of the most recent update Mass Effect: Andromeda’s executable file contains strings of data that can only be found in all games powered by the latest version of Denuvo.

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Polish Witcher Trivia #3 – Alceas and their role in Poland's rural landscape

In the third part of Polish Witcher Trivia it’s time to leave literature behind and instead move to painting… or rather a certain element of every old Polish village. Basically, this week it’s all about flowers. If you want to find out what an alcea is and realize that you actually pass it by every few minutes in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – read on.

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New game from the creators of This War of Mine at "prototype stage"

Our interview with Pawel Miechowski, Senior Writer at 11 bit studios, has confirmed some interesting facts – the developer is currently working on a new title. The project is currently in initial development stages, but there are some acclaimed names involved in the process. The new game is expected to become the developer’s second major project in development apart from Frostpunk, but it may take it a while to pick up steam as the game is expected to be released 2 years from now.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to be recreated in CryEngine by a fan

Imagine S.T.A.L.K.E.R. getting modern graphics powered by CryEngine. Actually, you don’t have to, because a project like this is already in the making by a fan. Dubbed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Noises of the Zone, the game has been presented on a new gameplay video, which gives a glimpse of the zone in high quality. Sadly, the project has currently no release date, so there is no telling when we will get to play it.

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Quake Champions gets a pure gameplay trailer

Bethesda Softworks shared a 2-minute long video of uninterrupted gameplay from Quake Champions, the upcoming new incarnation of id Software’s classic first-person shooter series. Although sporting modern graphics powered by id Engine 6, this really looks like the fast-paced, over-the-top experience that fans fell in love with back in the 1990s. This video comes just before the closed beta kickoff planned for this Thursday, April 6. If you haven’t yet, you can still sign up for the beta on the game’s official website.

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Warner Bros. to make Unreal Engine 4 AAA RPG rooted in British culture

Warner Bros. Games is hiring for an Unreal Engine 4 AAA game, most likely an RPG, deeply rooted in British culture, as noticed by Reddit users. It’s hard to say whether this is going to be an original IP or an adaptation of an existing brand. Some fans speculate that this could be a Harry Potter or a Doctor Who game, but really, those guesses are as good as any. The studio co-working on the project is Avalanche Software, a team that used to make games for Disney, including Disney Infinity and Toy Story 3: The Video Game.

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Beat Cop review – everyday fun on the force

The debut work from Pixel Crow is blatantly vulgar and deliberately poignant, but at the same time it manages to maintain a level of absurdity that allows you to swallow the crude language and appreciate the true value of this game: its style, the awesome depiction of NYC in 1986, its flimsy morality and, last but not least, the humor. If you’re willing to take a step back and look from a distance, the game will provide some great entertainment, matched by few recent releases. Hop in if you’re not afraid of dirty business, dirty language and dirty streets – time to show Brooklyn who runs these streets (hint: it’s not the protagonist).

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Play PayDay 2 for free until April 12

All those interested in PayDay 2 can now play it for free through April 12 on Steam. Within this time frame you can also grab the sequel of the popular online heist game and all its DLC packs at a 75% discount, which means $4.99 for the base game. This is to celebrate an ongoing community event called The Search for Kento. Apart from a couple of story-based missions, players can count on free goodies, new features, community challenges and other surprises.

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Leaked Agents of Mayhem trailer points to a release date

According to a leaked Agents of Mayhem trailer, the next game from Saints Row creators at Volition is slated to launch this August on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Agents of Mayhem is a third-person open-world action game set in the universe of the Saints Row series. Players will form 3-person teams made up of the eponymous M.A.Y.H.E.M. agents. So far, we’ve met only four of all twelve playable characters, but several more are presented in the new trailer.

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CD Projekt wants to trademark the term "cyberpunk"

It seems that CD Projekt, the owner of the Witcher video game franchise and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, wants to secure trademark rights for the term “cyberpunk”. A Reddit user shared a screenshot of the trademark application dated November 3, 2016 as well as an interesting comment reportedly made by Bruce Bethke, the American author who coined the term. Assuming the remark is authentic, he has confirmed that every few years there is someone trying to trademark the word “cyberpunk”, but these attempts always fail due to a large number of titles using it.

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The Witcher 3 is not the last we've seen of the franchise

It is unlikely that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the last big game set in this fantasy universe. Although Geralt’s trilogy is over, CD Projekt RED admitted there is a good chance that they will create another AAA Witcher title in the future. That’s not surprising, especially when you consider that the series moved 25 million copies so far. As much as we'd like to see another Witcher game though, it probably won’t happen very soon. While this year belongs to Gwent, the next big project for CDPR is Cyberpunk 2077.

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25 million copies of The Witcher games sold by the end of 2016

The Witcher video game trilogy sold 25 million copies worldwide by the end of 2016, CD Projekt revealed in their yearly financial report. The overwhelming majority of this number comprises The Witcher 3 and its two add-ons: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. In 2016 alone the publisher noted the revenue of about USD 148 million, and USD 203 million in 2015, when the third game and its first expansion launched.

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Steel Division: Normandy 44 with a new trailer and a bunch of info

Paradox Interactive shared some new materials from Steel Division: Normandy 44, an upcoming World War II real-time strategy from Wargame creators. First, there is an in-game trailer showing off a spectacular battle of infantry, tanks and, planes raging near a small town in Normandy. You may also be much interested in the recent Twitch stream, in which the developers explained how does the battlegroup creation work. On top of that, Eugen Systems has revealed details on another division: the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.

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PSN cancels South Park: Fractured But Whole pre-orders

A NeoGAF user reported today that his pre-order for the PlayStation 4 version of South Park: Fractured But Whole has been canceled and the money refunded to him. The PlayStation Network team explained that they had been unable to confirm a release date and decided to cancel players’ pre-orders. If you happen to have pre-purchsed the PlayStation 4 version of the game you will get your money back soon as well as a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth for free. This, however, still doesn’t answer the burning question: what is going on with the sequel?

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Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 Review – I like trains

I like trains... Yeah, not really. Somehow, though, I spent my childhood playing games that revolved around them. This year, thanks to the Train Mechanic Simulator 2017, I finally had the chance to look "under the hood" of an railway engine. That's the latest rendition of the so-called "mechanic simulator" genre, which has been making waves recently. The visuals are not their strongest point, and if you lack patience, you'll simply get bored to death. If, however, mechanical things are just your cup of tea and/or trains are your life-long passion, you'll be more than pleased with this game. There will be some technical issues along the way, but all in all it will be a decent ride for anyone who's aware what they're signing up for.

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Attentat 1942 is a WWII story seen through the eyes of survivors

On the horizon there is yet another game incoming that approaches war from the perspective of civilians. Attentat 1942 tells the story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi official, killed in 1942 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The tale is told from the perspective of the now old participants of these dramatic events, who survived brutal repercussions during the WWII. Apart from its unique art style, Attentat 1942 also has a great historical value as it conveys real stories and historical facts and materials.

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Playerunknown's Battleground earns $11 million in three days

In just three days since its Steam Early Access launch on March 23, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds earned USD 11 million, Bluehole Studios announced. In the hottest moment there were over 67,000 people playing it at the same time. According to SteamSpy data, the game has sold more than 332,000 copies so far. It has even been briefly the best selling game on Steam – until Grand Theft Auto V went on a 50% sale. The title is also very popular on Twitch, where over 150,000 viewers were spotted watching videos from the game at the same time.

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Call of Duty: WWII rumored to be this year's installment

Sources close to Eurogamer have reported that the next installment in the immensely popular series of first person shooters is called Call of Duty: WWII. Of course, these revelations haven’t been confirmed by Activision Blizzard just yet, but that’s not the first we’ve heard about that. A couple of days ago a few graphics were shared on Reddit showing off the game’s box cover art. Besides, not so long ago Activision teased fans by saying the next game will take Call of Duty back to its roots.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 release date possibly leaked

Red Dead Redemption 2 could be launching on October 3, 2017 – such information appeared on the product page in an online store of a popular Polish retailer Media Markt. The date was soon changed to an obvious placeholder, but before that happened a Polish game news website reported that they had received a confirmation of the date from the store. Later on, however, the store retracted that original statement. Could that have been due to a fear of an NDA violation?

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StarCraft Remastered confirmed; original StarCraft to be released for free

So the rumors are true, StarCraft Remastered really is coming, and Blizzard Entertainment confirmed the news. The enhanced version of the cult real-time strategy game is coming out this summer. While offering the classic experience, StarCraft Remastered is going to feature re-recorded audio and upgraded graphics with 4K resolution support. The original expansive multiplayer will also be enriched with all the modern online features, including advanced matchmaking, cloud saving, easy access to fan-made maps, replay system, friends data base, etc. What’s more, the original StarCraft will be released for free this week.

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Kona Review – spooky Canadian survival

Around this time last year, the awe after the release of Firewatch – a walking simulator in which, according to some, nothing ever happened – was slowly wearing off. That game met with great critical acclaim thanks to its story, characters and mechanics, no doubt, but perhaps even more important was its unique atmosphere. A year and a month later, we get Kona – a game in many respects similar to Firewatch (except the snow) and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (except there are no astronauts to chase). But does it actually have the legs to stack up against these classics of survival/walking sims?

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Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of The Witcher universe, didn't believe in success of the games

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the Witcher universe and the writer of the original book saga released back in the 1990s, didn’t believe that video game adaptations would achieve a great success when he made the deal with CD Projekt, the author admitted in an interview for Eurogamer. That’s why he chose to get a full payment immediately rather than have a percentage of the games’ profits.

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Polish Witcher Trivia #2 – Hearts of Stone and its plot built around a Polish legend

Today we dive once again into the world of The Witcher. My main goal is to familiarize the international audience with Easter eggs that are tailored specifically for Polish players. Two weeks ago I focused on Brunwich and its relation to Polish literature. This time around we’ll take a look at the first expansion, Hearts of Stone, and analyze how its main plot theme is built around a character taken straight from a Polish legend. Enjoy the second part of our Polish Witcher Trivia series.

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Battle.net transformation begins now

Battle.net’s rebranding has now begun, as the official app changed its name to Blizzard App and got rid of the Battle.net logo. That shift was announced by Blizzard Entertainment six months ago, but so far no changes have been noticed. The official website still exists as Battle.net with no visible changes, but that is probably going to end in the near future. Note that at its core, Blizzard’s online service will remain unchanged – the only thing that’s going to be different is the name.

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Facebook Live Stream feature expanding to PC

Facebook team have announced that they are enabling users to broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop and laptop computers. Previously, this has only been possible from mobile devices since 2016, but now you can also stream from your PC. The “Live Video” option is available on the top of your News Feed or Timeline. Besides, specially for gamers, Facebook made it easier to use streaming software and external hardware – you can go live from News Feed, profile, or from the Live page.

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Arma III Jets DLC and more discussed in this new video

Arma III developers at Czech-based Bohemia Interactive Studio shared a video, in which they talk about details on several upcoming DLC packs. One of them, called Jets, is to introduce three new fighters, a combat drone and improved flight mechanics. Other add-ons - Orange, Tac-Ops and Tanks - were discussed too, as were the free Malden DLC and future free platform updates.

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Want to unlock all base content in For Honor? Forget it!

In a recent live stream Damien Kieken from For Honor team plainly admitted that Ubisoft never had the intention for the players to be able to unlock everything in the game. He compared the system to a MOBA or an MMORPG, like World of Warcraft for instance, in which no one would ever reasonably hope to get all items for all characters. With the current prices of in-game cosmetic items it would take an ordinary player about 2.5 years to unlock them all. Alternatively, they could spend $732.

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Fallout 4 VR "is going to blow your mind" at E3 2017

Visitors at this year’s E3 will get to try out a playable version of Fallout 4 VR, Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks confirmed in a conversation with HipHopGamer at PAX East 2017. According to him, Fallout 4 virtual reality edition is doing incredibly well. Although Pete himself doesn’t play VR games very much due to motion sickness, he recently talked to Todd Howard about Fallout 4 VR, and teased that the latter was very enthusiastic about the state of the project.

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CD Projekt is the highest-ranking public company in Poland

The publisher and owner of The Witcher IP, CD Projekt, is the highest-ranking public company in Poland as of 2016, according to the noted GSB ranking by Puls Biznesu newspaper – that, by the way, is the fourth time in a row. CD Projekt’s market value is now well over PLN 7.3 billion (or USD 1.84 billion). Interestingly, the second place on the list is also occupied by a video game developer: 11 bit studios, creators of This War of Mine and publishers of several promising indie titles.

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Syberia 3 gameplay footage emerged

A six-minute long gameplay footage from the upcoming third part appeared on YouTube. The video presents a fragment of the story early into the game, soon after Kate Walker wakes up from a coma and tries to leave an asylum where she has been taken to in unclear circumstances. No big spoilers in the video, however, if you want to experience the full story completely unspoiled, think twice before launching it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 likely out by June 2019

We are likely to play Cyberpunk 2077, the next open-world RPG from The Witcher 3 creators, within the next two years. A Reddit user dug out some interesting details about the conditions of the governmental grant that CD Projekt RED has recently received for several gaming technologies, including seamless multiplayer, cinematic feel, animation excellence and city creation. Although the title of the game was not specifically mentioned, we can safely bet that these projects are designed with a view to creating Cyberpunk 2077.

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Tactical twin-stick shooter Solstice Chronicles: MIA incoming; last call to support it on Fig

It is the last call to support Solstice Chronicles: MIA, an upcoming tactical twin-stick shooter from The Red Solstice creators, indie developer Ironward. There are only three days left until the end of the game’s Fig crowdfunding campaign, but it seems it’s going to be successful, as it has already reached 98% of its funding goal. Set in a distant future in an infected Mars colony, Solstice Chronicles: MIA has you play as a Marine trying to escape this deathtrap with the help of an AI drone. The key to success is using the drone’s special abilities wisely and thus managing the threat level – an orginial mechanic lying at the core of gameplay.

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Sniper Elite 4 Deathstorm three-part DLC is going to take you up north

The first story-based DLC for Sniper Elite 4 has been announced to launch on March 21, 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Sniper Elite 4 Deathstorm Part 1: Inception is the opening chapter of a three part mini-campaign, set after the events in the original game. After having helped liberate the southern part of Italy, Karl Fairburne heads to the icy northern regions the country, to a recently bombarded Nazi naval base. Along with that comes a skin pack plus a free game mode and map.

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This is the end for PlayStation 3

After 11 years on the market, PlayStation 3 will soon be no longer produced, Sony announced at the official Japanese PlayStation website. To be more precise, they were referring to the 500 GB model, but that’s the only one currently produced. While no specific date was given, a game shop in Japan suggested that PS3 production is going to end this month. This is close to what Ken Kutaragi expected back in 2005, when he said that the console would have a 10-year life cycle. PS3 launched in November 2006.

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Gamedev in the time of revolution – how Euromaidan changed the Ukrainian gaming industry

The Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 was an event of significant political consequences, among them the following unrest in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. Among the many people and organizations affected were the Ukrainian video game developers. They witnessed the revolution, often participated in it, and later, long after the dust had settled in Kiev, had to face the new economic realities – lost business contracts, lack of investors’ trust, and various other impediments. And yet they kept on working. We’ve talked to several Ukrainian devs, listening to their experiences and hopes, and learning about the current state of the gaming industry in the country that gave us Metro, Cossacks, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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You won't screw this up – build your PC in PC Building Simulator

Are you thinking of building your own PC yourself, but you don’t know exactly how it's done? Or maybe you’ve built a PC some time ago and want to relive the fun of doing that? Then PC Building Simulator is for you. As the title suggests, the game lets you build a virtual PC from the ground up. This includes installing authentic components of your choice, plugging the cables in the right spots, and also checking the final price of the full rig. If you’re interested, you can now download PC Building Simulator pre-alpha demo for free.

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Meet Sailaway, the most accurate sailing simulator ever

Meet Sailaway, a game that aspires to be the most accurate sailing simulator there is on PC and Mac, featuring realistic trimming, wave physics as well as authentic weather and sky. In it you will find all the world’s oceans in their actual scale. During a months-long transatlantic crossing, you will often have to check on your boat, as the weather will be changing dynamically based on actual data. Sailaway will also make it possible to communicate with other players, meet them on the seas, travel together, or even organize races.

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Diablo III female Necromancer revealed; watch gameplay

DualShockers shared a hands-on video showing off some female Necromancer gameplay in the upcoming content pack to Diablo III. This type of character will have some fitting (read: gory) abilities, which include summoning a huge spiritual scythe, creating a Blood Nova blast, and consuming the corpses of slain enemies. They can also spawn a Blood Golem that not only fights for them, but can also sacrifice itself to heal its master. Along with the seventh playable character class, Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer is going to introduce two new zones, Challenge Rifts, and more.

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CD Projekt co-founder hasn’t played The Witcher 3

Michal Kicinski, the co-founder of CD Projekt – the Polish company that gave the world The Witcher series – admitted that he never played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Although he is one of the main shareholders in the Polish company, Kicinski hasn’t been actively involved in the company’s works for several years now and has lost much of his former interest in video games. Instead, he runs a couple of other businesses, including a vegan restaurant and a meditation retreat in Peru.

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Ex-Blizzard employees working on competitive online survival game Rend

A group of ex-Blizzard employees formed a new development team, Frostkeep Studios, and have already announced their debut project. It’s called Rend and it's a competitive online survival game designed for PC. In Rend, players will join one of the three factions competing for lost souls in a fantasy world, starting up with little more than their own hands as weapons. Rend is due out on PC in early 2017.

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Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from Get Even, an upcoming thriller shooter

First 15 minutes of gameplay from Get Even, an upcoming mix of exploration, horror, first-person shooter and adventure game, have emerged online. The title developed by Polish studio The Farm 51, a team whose most notable projects are Chernobyl VR Project, Deadfall Adventures, and Painkiller Hell & Damnation. Apart from an involving mystery and innovative narrative, Get Even features great audio and nice visuals, created using environmental 3D scans. The game is coming out this May on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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StarCraft: Remastered reportedly coming this May

New rumors have emerged about a potential remastered version of the good, old StarCraft. The revelations come from South Korea, via Sports Seoul, which claims that Blizzard Entertainment is planning to release StarCraft: Remastered this year, around May or June, and that the project is going to be officially announced as soon as next week. StarCraft: Remastered is rumored to offer high-resolution graphics and original StarCraft: Brood War gameplay.

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Northgard hands-on – Did The Settlers finally find their heir?

Early Access games are a tricky thing. On one hand they allow an insight into the features of a given title way before it hits the shelves, providing a great opportunity for the developers to mend their title before the fans are outraged. On the other hand, those versions are sometimes so half-baked that the whole concept becomes questionable. In the case of Northgard, we’re fortunately speaking about a game that is on the cutting-edge of Early Access done properly.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy may be coming to PC

A video from PAX East 2017 emerged online, in which a reporter claims that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will also be available on PC, where it’s going to offer 4K resolution displayed in 60 frames per second. Although this isn’t confirmed news, it sounds plausible. After all, the franchise is no longer in Sony’s hands – it now belongs to Activision Blizzard. Besides, not earlier than a couple of weeks ago PlayStation Ireland twitted that the game “will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro first”. First, but not last.

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Tale of Ronin is pretty much Japanese Banner Saga

Tale of Ronin is a newly announced turn-based RPG, which looks like a Japanese counterpart of The Banner Saga series. Set in a world resembling feudal Japan with elements of fantasy, Tale of Ronin will tell a story of the human side of the samurai, as presented from the perspective of masterless warriors, journeying accros dangerous lands in a quest to regain lost honor. Interestingly, the game features permadeath – when your character dies you continue as another warrior, who resumes the adventure in a world shaped by the consequences of his predecessor’s actions.

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Day of Infamy to launch in full this month

Day of Infamy, a World War II online shooter from New World Interactive, creators of Insurgency and Insurgency: Sandstorm, is about to leave Steam Early Access and launch in full on March 23, 2017. For current players this will mean a complete reset of all ranks, units and items, but also a more stable, complete experience. During its eight-month Early Access period Day of Infamy has been receiving very enthusiastic Steam user reviews, praising its engaging gameplay, large variety of authentic weapons from the period, and the overall feel of being an old-school WWII shooter.

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Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks a bit like Borderlands on these screenshots

Telltale Games has revealed the very first screenshots from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, an upcoming Marvel Universe adventure game from masters of the genre. As you’d expect, the overall style is similar to what the fans know well from other games of the studio, including the most recent Batman: The Telltale Series and The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier. However, this next game seems to be less cartoonish and more Borderlands-ish.

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Polish Witcher Trivia #1 – Brunwich and its significance for Polish literature

It’s been almost two years since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came into our gaming lives and took them by storm. CD Projekt Red put a lot of thought into the game, taking inspiration from the original books by Andrzej Sapkowski and introducing their own ideas for Geralt’s adventures. However, since this is a Polish creation, there are some bits and pieces in the game that only the Poles will be able to notice and appreciate. Through our Polish Witcher Trivia series of articles, we’ll present some of these references and Easter eggs, so that you too might enjoy the game to the fullest.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends has launched on PC

The Elder Scrolls enthusiast can now play the full version of The Elder Scrolls: Legends. With the release of Update 1.62.1 the card game has ended its beta period and officially launched on PC. If you are a beta tester, don’t worry, all progress and purchases you've done so far will carry over to the full game. In The Elder Scrolls: Legends players can challenge other living opponents for card duels for free, but the game is also going to feature paid single player content. The first expansion, called The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, is coming out on April 5, and is now available for pre-orders.

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8874 is an Inside-inspired game from Poland

If you are a fan of games like Inside and Limbo, you should meet 8874, an indie game from Poland-based developer GroundUpStudio. Similarly to PlayDead’s projects, here you play as a boy - only his black silhouette visible - running across a 3D environment. What’s interesting, the setting for 8874 is an actual city in Poland, Walbrzych, which was faithfully recreated in the game, based on photographs. The backgrounds are built in full 3D in Unreal Engine 4, and right now they seem to be the game’s strongest asset.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War first gameplay video shows off a full-blown battle and some dragon mounting

As promised, Warner Bros. have revealed today the first piece of gameplay from their recently announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The video presents an assault of a player’s army at a stronghold controlled by a dragon master, somewhere deep in the Land of Shadows. The first thing you will probably notice, apart from some new abilities and tasty animations, is that the sequel to Shadow of Mordor will feature a much grander scale than its predecessor, letting you recruit unique followers, command armies and capture new fortresses.

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An update on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy story

A batch of new information on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – the upcoming story-based expansion to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – emerged online along with the release of the April issue of Game Informer. The protagonist of the story, Chloe Frazer, travels to a mountainous region of India in search for a legendary artifact known as Tusk of Ganesha. On her quest Chloe teams up with Nadine Ross, Nathan Drake’s rival. Together the women have to beat the mysterious Asav, the story’s new antagonist, in the race for the treasure.

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Unfinished stories in The Witcher series – loose ends swept under the rug

The Witcher 3 was released almost two years ago. I actually find this hard to believe – because it’s such a vast game and because it received such good support throughout the subsequent twenty months after its release, including two enormous expansions. The whole Witcher series, however, leaves a gap in the gaming world. In this article, we explore the unresolved threads and characters who never got any closure, and the possible reasons behinds the devs’ decisions not to pick them up in the final installment.

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Renovate old houses in House Flipper, a game by Car Mechanic Simulator dev

House Flipper is an upcoming video game from Car Mechanic Simulator creators (Polish studio Red Dot Games) made for fans of TV shows like Flip or Flop, Fixer Upper, and Property Brothers. In this game you can buy a ruined house and then renovate it step by step. This includes tearing down walls, fixing electricity, painting, decorating interiors, and more. When you’re done, you can then sell the virtual house back, turning some sweet profit. You can find House Flipper on Steam Greenlight.

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Cucco's Revenge Squad is back in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally out and all Nintendo fans rejoice since they’re finally able to go on a new adventure with Link. However, we found the whole adventuring boring and decided to hunt some cuccos instead. Since we never learn, we got our butts handed to us by the Cucco’s Revenge Squad. And you can watch it here.

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Elex pushed back to Q3 2017

The upcoming science-fantasy action RPG from Piranha Bytes, the creators of the Gothic and Risen series, was supposed to launch on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in early 2017, but that is no longer the case. In their PAX East line-up, THQ Nordic revealed that Elex has been delayed to Q3 2017. Other titles that the publisher is going to present at the Boston-based video games convention (running through March 10-12) are SpellForce 3, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, This is the Police (console versions), and Lock’s Quest.

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Outlast 2 gets a release date

The guys at Red Barrels have finally revealed the release date of Outlast 2, the upcoming sequel to one of the scariest horror action adventure games of the recent years. The second installment will start freaking us out on April 24, 2017. Like its predecessor, Outlast 2 is coming out on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Outlast 2 is going to be sold digitally or bundled with the original Outlast and its expansion Outlast: Whistleblower, dubbed Outlast Trinity.

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 delayed again, but still due in April

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, another installment in a first-person shooter series from Polish company CI Games, has been delayed once more. The game is not coming out on April 4, 2017, as we previously heard, but three weeks later – on April 25. Turns out that the development team needs a bit more time to implement improvements based on players’ feedback from the recent beta. This new date marks the simultaneous release on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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911 Operator Review – Emergency Dispatch Center Simulator

911, what is your emergency? The things that follow this single sentence have become many a movie scenario. The problem is, a significant portion of emergency calls are not good for a movie – who wants to see Emma Stone playing a cat-owner whose little friend got stuck on a tree…? OK, bad example. 911 Operator, the debut game from Jutsu Games, features not only thrilling events and life-threatening situations but also people who call to report things like a cat stuck on a tree. And it’s your job to navigate chaotic, sometimes biased reports and decide whether help is really needed or someone should simply calm down and wait for the hangover to pass. Despite some repetitions, or perhaps because of them, 911 Operator does a decent job of portraying the life of a dispatch operator, providing a good way to spend your free time.

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Bolivia ready to take legal action against Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Bolivian authorities aren’t too happy about how their country is depicted in the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The game features a fictional modern-day story set in Bolivia controlled by a drug cartel. To be 100% precise, the Bolivians formally asked the French government to intervene before they take legal action. In response, Ubisoft explained that Ghost Recon: Wildlands is simply a work of fiction and Bolivia was chosen as a background for the open world action game only because of its landscapes.

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Orisa is a new tank character coming to Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment presents a new playable hero joining the roster of characters in their team-based online shooter Overwatch, currently available on test servers. Orisa is a modified version of an OR-15 combat robot, which serves the role of an anchor tank. In combat she uses Fusion Driver, which is a sort of machine gun with high rate of fire and capacity. In its alternative mode, the weapon fires a pulse which pulls nearby enemies toward itself. Orisa can also briefly increase her defense and stability as well as put a protective barrier wherever she wants.

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Decide who lives and who dies in We, the Revolution, a game set in 18th-century Paris

Poland-based studio Polyslash announced We, the Revolution, an intriguing game set in the tumultuous period of the French Revolution. Here, you play as a judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal, who wields the power over the fate of many human beings, including enemies of the cause, criminals, as well as ordinary citizens. Having such responsibility in your hands, you will face many tough choices and your decisions will impact not only enemies and simple Parisians, but your friends and family as well. We, the Revolution is planned to launch on Steam in late 2017.

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Borderlands 3 tech demo showcased at GDC 2017

As the Borderlands franchise steps into the current generation of consoles, the next installment in this popular post-apocalyptic sandbox action games series is going to be powered by Unreal Engine 4. However, it does not mean that Borderlands 3 will sacrifise its predecessors’ unique non-realistic style of graphics. During Epic Games keynote at this week’s Game Developers Conference, Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software showed off some experimental UE4 environments, which indicate what direction Borderlands 3 is likely to head in terms of visuals.

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War without victors – Pirates vs Denuvo

The history of anti-piracy software is long and turbulent, especially so in the video game industry. The ongoing war between publishers and warez groups and pirates, like any other conflict, often leads to situations in which bystanders get hurt. We’re taking a look at Denuvo – the most effective anti-piracy safeguard that supposedly wrecks your PC. But does it really?

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System Shock reboot switched to Unreal Engine 4

Nightdive Studios decided to move the upcoming System Shock remake to Unreal Engine 4. They believe that this new technology is better suited for a first-person shooter developed with the current gen consoles in mind than Unity, which they had been using so far. Fans can already admire the early results of the shift in this gameplay video and screenshots. At the same time, the developers want to retain the spirit of the original game, but it will now be presented in a slightly different way.

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11 bit studios, creators of This War of Mine, now higher than CI Games in stock exchange ratings

Polish gaming industry is becoming more and more known all around the world thanks to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which was released in 2015. However, there are more Polish games (and what’s important – companies) that exist in our minds – CI Games and their Sniper: Ghost Warrior series, as well as 11 bit studios and their unique This War of Mine. A few days ago 11 bit studios took the runner-up position when it comes to market value of gaming companies on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This definitely comes as good news, especially now that they’re currently hard at work with their mysterious project – Frostpunk.

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Cities: Skylines is getting new means of transport in the Mass Transit DLC

Paradox Interactive has announced another expansion for Colossal Order’s popular city-builder Cities: Skylines. This one, called Mass Transit, is going to introduce new means of transportation, such as ferries, blimps, cable cars, monorails, etc. Along with these come new transit service buildings, mass transit hubs, road types, landmarks, and additional scenarios, in which you’ll have to solve traffic problems like a pro. Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit doesn’t have a release date yet, but it does have a nice reveal trailer.

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Humble Bundle featuring Arma games

A new Humble Bundle started this week, featuring Arma games, a popular series of tactical shooters from Czech-based Bohemia Interactive Studio. As always, there are three tiers. For just one dollar you can get the original Arma: Cold War Assault, Queen's Gambit expansion pack, as well as turn-based strategy Arma Tactics. Pay more than the current average (which is now set at $13) to also unlock Arma II and its add-ons. And if you want to secure the third installment too, you can do this by paying $15.

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