Game Editorials and Comics December 2016

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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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Review
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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Review
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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Cartoon Wars Comics
Kylo Ren's idol
Kylo Ren's used to be a regular teenager.
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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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