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Game Editorials and Comics October 2018

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Dont Go West why developers ignore westerns?

I always found it puzzling how few western video games there are. Seems like the perfect setting for a game, no? Its a strongly romanticized period of history that used to be wildly popular in film some years ago. It offers an exciting environment, a solid framework for the plot and characters and opportunities for some amazing adventures. However, it also imposes some obscure constraints that are not quite obvious at first glance. The following article explores some of the limitations that have largely prevented western from conquering our consoles and computers.

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New California mod for Fallout New Vegas is bigger than you'd expect

A huge Fallout: New Vegas modification Fallout: New California has just debuted in open BETA. Featuring over 30 hours of quest- and dialogue-filled gameplay, it has been praised by many as the true New Vegas successor a full-blown RPG experience that shares close to nothing with the MMO-ish Fallout 76. And to try it out, you do not need any caps at all.

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CDPR celebrates 11 years of The Witcher series with a bunch of fun facts

Triss Merigold is literally changing, and a ghost ship is on its way to the Skellige Isles these are just 2 out of 11 interesting facts CD Projekt RED shared with fans to celebrate The Witcher series turning eleven. With more still to come, one should keep an eye out on the games Twitter feed.

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Blizzard leaked World of Warcraft subscriber count, rumor suggests

We now know the exact number of active World of Warcraft players. The data has been disclosed by WeakAuras official official account on Twitter, and has been leaked by an unknown source. But as Blizzard pushes, the said source starts to fade away, and in the end, nobody knows anything for sure.

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Games have two release dates these days. You need to pay for the earlier one

Game developers are intensively trying to convince us to buy increasingly expensive game releases. Recently, along additional content or physical gadgets and gimmicks came one more incentive earlier access to the full version of the game. This year, those willing to spare more buck were able to play the new Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider or Forza Horizon before anyone else.

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Command & Conquer remasters are being considered by EA

EA is not giving the Command & Conquer series up just yet. The developer is working on C&C remasters that should make it to digital distribution before 2020, a studio representative announced. Although no further details have been given, a promise has been made.

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Dying Light developers will help create Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

They worked on Dying Light and Company of Heroes, and now they are coming for more. Digital Scapes have officially become the team responsible for developing the multiplayer mode for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Project Reds highly-anticipated, blockbuster sci-fi RPG. But when will the multiplayer see the neon of day, nobody yet knows. Until then, singleplayer is the king.

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Why open world games suck at telling a story?

Big games are increasingly focusing on providing as much freedom within open worlds brimming with side activities and build of swathes of land. The collateral damage, in this case, is usually the story, which is largely marginalized and if were lucky is decent at best. We got used to that over the years, but maybe its about time to change it, and start demanding a bit more?

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The author of The Witcher books demands more money from CD Projekt RED

Andrzej Sapkowski, who created The Witcher universe, wants more money. Yes, were talking millions of dollars. CD Projekt RED, who created The Witcher gaming franchise having acquired the rights legally, is to give it to him because it has apparently violated the law. But the developer refuses to acknowledge any kind of wrongdoing, even though Mr. Sapkowski has a few fair points to support his claim.

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