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Spec Ops: The Line dev's new game is getting a playable version soon

Spec Ops: The Line might’ve been the best, but certainly isn’t the last game in Yager’s Development portfolio. The team began working on their new project called The Cycle, which promises a multiplayer experience like no other, making it a peculiar case when compared with the story-driven predecessor. But even more than that – anyone will be able to play it this fall.

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When it comes to refunds, Star Citizen gets more puzzling than ever

First he fell for the promise. Then he backed up the project with $4,500. And then Star Citizen turned out a game that Ken Lord never wanted to play – nor will be able to. So he requested his money back. And then came a court battle he thought he could easily win.

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World of Warcraft no longer requires you to buy the base game

A standalone copy of World of Warcraft – gone. The Battle Chest – gone. The only thing that’s left untouched is the monthly subscription, Blizzard ruled. And so WoW went subscription-only, with players all around the world gaining access to 6 of its previous expansions instantaneously. But the funny part? Nothing really changed.

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CD Projekt RED was the best possible studio to develop Cyberpunk 2077

Although they now may appear as the only people for the job, CD Projekt RED weren’t the only ones who wanted to translate tabletop Cyberpunk 2020 into a videogame. But according to Mike Pondsmith, the Cyberpunk universe creator, they were the only RIGHT people for the job. And as it turns out, it wasn’t only about their skills as game developers.

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Dead Space 4 would've been huge and diverse, former developer says

After Visceral Games went down, two games went down with it. First was a new, narrative-driven Star Wars title. Second was Dead Space 4, a game which would’ve done everything bigger and better than it predecessors. But now it remains a distant dream only developers can – and want – talk about.

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Fortnite Season 5 launches with an old friend making a comeback

And then came the All Terrain Kart. Fortnite Season 5 is here and takes the player on a journey to Paradise Palms (or rather: what remained of Moisty Mire), introduces a new weapon, and even makes playing golf possible. But rest assured – that’s still not all.

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Overwatch new endorsement system pays off big time, figures show

Abusive behavior seems like a no-go in Overwatch nowadays. Ever since Blizzard introduced its new endorsement system to the game, the amount of players being offensive dropped by almost a third. This makes Blizzard dreams of a friendly, well-mannered community more real than ever. That is: if their figures are true.

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Rainbow Six Siege now rewards ill-mannered players with an automatic ban

Ubisoft introduces a new autoban system for Rainbow Six: Siege. Players now get temporarily blocked if they use certain offensive words for the first and the second time, and can get permanently banned if they continue to be disrespectful of others. But the system is nowhere near perfect, and so far has earned an equal amount of praise and criticism.

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Fallout 76 – Still story-focused, like other Bethesda games

Recently Bethesda Game Studios revealed their newest installment in the Fallout series – a game called Fallout 76. Not soon after Jason Schreier from Kotaku revealed that the latest entry in the post-apo games will be an online survival game that stirred the whole community. Now, the writer tries to ease off fans with information that it’s still going to be Fallout that people fell in love with.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will be an FPS – new information leaked

After winning the hearts of gamers all around the world with The Witcher series, CD Projekt Red is now hard at work with Cyberpunk 2077. Expectations are really high, but the developers are not willing to share much about their upcoming title yet. Recently we learned that what CDP Red is preparing will be hugely different from what go used to with the adventures of Geralt. Take a look.

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Cyberpunk 2077 to be presented during E3 2018

It’s been over five years since we first heard about Cyberpunk 2077 – a game by CD Projekt Red that was supposed to be the next big thing after The Witcher 3. Now, when the studio is finally done with all things Geralt and can focus on what’s ahead, we reached to our sources and found out that Cyberpunk is going to be present at E3 2018… and it's going to make an impression.

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Hunt: Showdown headed to early access

Crytek has announced that its interestingly-looking co-op/competitive online shooter Hunt: Showdown is soon going to be released in the Early Access program on Steam, where it is estimated to stay for about a year. The studio, which earlier gave us the Crysis series, wants to engage the community into giving its next project the final shape and is eager to listen to fans' feedback. The general premise is to pit two teams of players against each other in a hunt for nightmarish monsters across the Louisiana swamps.

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Dragon Age senior creative director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare

Mike Laidlaw, senior creative director at BioWare, has announced on Twitter that he is departing from the studio after 14 years. During that time Laidlaw worked on the story for such famous RPGs as Jade Empire, Mass Effect and, most of all, the Dragon Age franchise, on which he had significant impact as the series’ senior creative director. The developer hasn’t said anything about any potential video game projects he may be up to, but he expressed confidence that the famous fantasy series remains in good hands.

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Warframe: Plains of Eidolon expansion is out on PC

Digital Extremes (creators of Homefront, The Darkness II, Pariah) has released a major expansion for Warframe, their successful free-to-play co-op shooter that first launched in 2013. Warframe: Plains of Eidolon introduces a large portion of an open world, which is a nice change from the original game’s tunnel-like locations. While traversing the eponymous Plains of Eidolon, however, players should remember that the region becomes much deadlier at night. For now, Warframe: Plains of Eidolon is only available on PC, but the add-on is promised to launch soon, before the end of the year.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda coming to EA Access and EA Origins

Mass Effect: Andromeda is soon going to be added to EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) subscription-based services, which means that the active program members will get access to the full version of the most recent chapter in BioWare’s space opera with no additional costs. In addition to that, the EA Access offer will also be expanded by the successful sci-fi survival horror Dead Space 3. Besides, Both EA Access and Origin Access subscribers will get several new Play First titles, that is timed trials of some hot upcoming games, including Need for Speed: Payback and Star Wars: Battlefront II.

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Day of Infamy free weekend and a new map incoming

Day of Infamy, one of the recent online World War II shooters, is inviting new players to join the fight over this weekend at no cost. The free period starts on Thursday October 12 at 1 P.M. EST and runs through Monday October 16 at 1 P.M. EST. Additionally, both new and existing players will be earning double experience points during that time. The free weekend also coincides with the release of a new free content update, which is going to introduce a new map for multiplayer (Brittany) as well as a shooting range for the sandbox mode, not to mention a handful of improvements and new features.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Season Pass and free DLC revealed

Ubisoft has shared details on the post-launch content coming to Assassin’s Creed Origins. This includes both the paid season pass as well as several free add-ons, some of them available on day one. Those latter include the Nomad’s Bazar, the photo mode, as well as the so-called Trials of the Gods, a series of boss battles during special timed events (let alone the Discovery Tour mode, announced a bit earlier). As for the Season Pass, this will include two story-based expansions (The Hidden Ones and The Curse of the Pharaohs) as well as two packs of exclusive outfits, weapons and other bonuses.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands free weekend inbound and a new PvP mode launching today

Ubisoft has announced a free weekend with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Players worldwide will be able to play the full version of the open world TPP shooter at no cost from October 12 through October 16 on all three platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Should you enjoy the free weekend enough to want to continue playing beyond that, know that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be 50% off during that time. This will also be a good opportunity for everyone interested in the game to try out the all new Ghost War 4v4 team deathmatch mode, launching today for free.

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Fan favorite Carentan will be back in Call of Duty: WWII, but not for everyone

Call of Duty: WWII is going back to the roots of the series by taking players back to the fronts of World War II. Not only that, but also the game will let long-time fans fight once more on one of their favorite maps: Carentan, a multiplayer arena known from the first two Call of Duty games, coming to Call of Duty: WWII in a remastered version. That one, however, will only be available in Call of Duty: WWII as a bonus for season pass holders.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War will take up almost 100 GB of your PC's disk space

Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been said to be a huge game, but we haven’t expected it was going to be that big – the program takes up 97.7 GB of disk space on PC and 69.93 GB on PlayStation 4 Pro. This is probably a record game size, previously held by Forza Motorsport 7 (about 95 GB). That is partly the result of featuring 4K cut-scenes, a massive open world, three times bigger than in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and an impressive variety of orc tribes and orcs’ voice acting.

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