Game Editorials and Comics January 2017

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

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

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

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

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More info about the next Fallout

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

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Rainbow Six: Siege free weekend announced

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

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

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

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New gameplay from SEVEN: The Days Long Gone

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

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

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

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This week, let’s move!

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

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

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

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – first batch of information

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

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

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

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Stasis devs launch new horror adventure Cayne for free

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

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The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter is now live

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

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

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

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

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

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Halo Wars 2 free demo available and PC specs revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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Meet a grumpy clown in this new Thimbleweed Park trailer

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

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This week, switch priorities!

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

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Might & Magic Showdown is a tactical PvP arena combat game

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

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Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach debuting today

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

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Might & Magic Showdown to be revealed later today

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

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Obsidian’s Project Louisiana: Pillars of Eternity II?

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

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

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

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Little Nightmares gets a release date and a new trailer

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

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

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

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Realpolitiks coming out on February 16 – watch a new trailer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This week, we are trying to believe

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

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Dirt Showdown given away by Humble Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Sims 4: Vampires DLC scheduled for January 24

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

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

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

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Tales of Berseria PC specs and demo release

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

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

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

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Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod beta available now

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

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

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

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

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

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The most anticipated games of 2017 – Gamepressure picks

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

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Project CARS 2 estimated to launch in September

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

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

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

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Mass Effect: Andromeda release date confirmed [Updated]

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

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I.G.I. 3 may be in works

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

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Assassin's Creed series featured in Humble Bundle

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

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The Binding of Isaac getting the Afterbirth+ DLC today

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 20 games of 2016 you might have missed

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

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

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

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