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Become a god and get your own Order in MMO Skyforge

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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In MMO Skyforge you can become a god. And what do all respectable gods need? A bowing and scraping band of worshipers, that's what.

In this new developer diary from Mail.ru Group`s Allods Team (is that the least catchy studio name ever?) and Obsidian, creative directors Alexander Mishulin and Eric DeMilt discuss these followers, known as the 'Orders of Aelion'.

Jagged Alliance: Flashback gets last major update before full launch

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Full Control has released the last major content update for its turn-based combat revival Jagged Alliance: Flashback before it launches in full later this month.

The game's now content complete, with the Angetta and Secret Sectors both present and correct. There's also new Energy and Morale meters for combat.

MMO WildStar moves over to new megaservers this week

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Sci-fi MMO WildStar is moving over to new (and very exciting sounding) 'megaservers' this week, bringing improved server capacity, more players, more groups, and more opportunities for raiding and dungeoneering.

Megaserver transition begins on Wednesday October 15, with all realms going offline for up to 24 hours.

Resident Evil devs think VR tech makes "perfect sense" for horror games

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 producer Michiteru Okabe is a big fan of VR technology, and think that it makes "perfect sense" for the Resident Evil series and horror games in general.

"I'm really excited about VR," said Okabe, speaking to Game Informer, "I think it makes sense. Having gone from 2D to 3D, now it's time to surround yourself in these worlds instead of just having a screen in front of you.

Debug console commands for The Evil Within revealed; unlock frame-rate, change aspect ratio and enter God mode

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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As promised last week, Bethesda has revealed the key console commands you'll need to input if you want to unlock newly released survival horror The Evil Within's frame-rate.

Also included; how to change the aspect ratio, a God mode, a Noclip mode, unlimited ammo and several commands for stopping and slowing down time. You can now cheat as much as you want, basically.

World of Warcraft: Iron Tide update rolls out today, in preparation for upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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World of Warcraft's 'Iron Tide' update rolls out today, preparing the game for the launch of expansion Warlords of Draenor later this year.

Iron Tide features a new world event, a raft of changes to the special abilities of each class, and several other important gameplay changes.

New Retroism brand to bring back classic PC titles, starting with Sid Meier's Colonization, Pirates! and Covert Action

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Publisher Tommo, which specialises in retro titles, has teamed up with developer Night Dive Studios to restore and optimise several classic PC games, which will then be distributed through Steam, GOG and other online retailers.

It's part of Tommo's new Retroism brand, which aims to bring back beloved titles from "MicroProse, Accolade, Infogrames and other iconic publishers." The first games to be published are Sid Meier’s Colonization, Pirates! Gold Plus and Sid Meier’s Covert Action.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now offers custom Music Packs to replace in-game audio

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is introducing Music Kits, special packs that let you change the music heard in the game's main menu, as well as the various sounds you hear throughout the game.

So you'll have your own unique sounds for bomb warnings, round starting and round ending notifications and so on. You'll even get a signature tune that plays when you're the team's MVP.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue is indeed coming to PC next year

Posted: 14.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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And now for the year's least surprising news; Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed: Rogue will in fact be released on PC early next year.

Speaking to IGN, Ubisoft explained that Rogue took longer to develop for PC than consoles "primarily for production reasons."

Coming to Steam Early Access this month, Deathtrap is gory tower defence with a splatter of action RPG

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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NeocoreGames, best known for hack and slash series The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, is bringing gory tower defence/action RPG hybrid Deathtrap to Steam Early Access this October.

You know the score; there are gribbly monsters trying to get from one side of your dungeon to the other. You must discourage them. Violently, with a selection of gruesomely efficient traps and spells.

Spark Plug reveals first footage from MMO Firefly Online

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Developer Spark Plug Games has shown off the first in-game footage from its upcoming MMO Firefly Online. Rather than space battles, this is focused on ship interiors and on-foot exploration.

Anyone who's watched the TV show knows that the crew of the Serenity spend far more time looting derelicts and getting into trouble on backwater planets than they do dogfighting.

Arcade racer Distance gets new closed Beta update, coming to Steam Early Access this Fall

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Refract Studios has released a new Beta update for Distance, its arcade racer set in a strange virtual world that looks a bit like those bike bits from Tron.

Beta build 3153 adds four new Challenge mode levels, a procedurally generated spectator mode, faster level restarting, and a bunch of other tweaks and fixes.

Pirate RPG Raven's Cry delayed until November 27‏

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Every now and then a game you'd completely forgotten about pops up to remind you it's still alive and kicking - which is what's just happened with Reality Pump's pirate RPG Raven's Cry.

Originally set to come out this May, it was pushed back to October earlier this year. Now it's subject to another delay, albeit a much shorter one - it's set for release on November 27.

Chris Roberts showcases Star Citizen's planetside gameplay

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Star Citizen's not all about dogfighting, laser battles and hyperspace jumps you know. You can also wander about planetside, buying items and ships and getting new missions.

Here's creator Chris Roberts showcasing that exciting wandering about. Okay, it's actually pretty impressive seeing the player zoom down from orbit, make his way through the cityscape to the landing pad, then actually hop out of his ship and head into town.

Konami reveals PC specifications for Pro Evolution 2015

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Lots of required PC specs coming out in time for the Winter cascade of big-name titles, the latest of which are for Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.

You won't need all that much juice to run this one - that's of the benefits of smudging together current-gen and last-gen versions for the PC, I suppose. (*Dramatic Sigh*)

Europa Universalis 4: Art of War expansion coming this October 30

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Art of War, the latest expansion for grand strategy titan Europa Universalis 4, will be out at the end of the month, developer Paradox Interactive has confirmed.

You can check out the latest changes to EU4 in this new developer diary, presented by project lead Martin Anward.

Dragon Age: Inquisition PC specifications revealed

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Bioware has released the minimum and recommended PC specifications for next month's Dragon Age: Inquisition, along with a short video with the development team claiming that getting the game right on PC was a big deal for them.

Creative director Mike Laidlaw explains that Dragon Age "has always been at home on PC", and Bioware is looking to continue that legacy with Inquisition. There's also some high-def shots of the game running on high end hardware. It's looking pretty sharp.

LEGO Batman 3 DLC pack adds a bunch of superheroes... and Conan O'Brien‏

Posted: 13.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Traveller's Tales revealed the first DLC pack for the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham at New York Comic Con last weekend, and it stars Conan O'Brien of all people.

O'Brien will act as the guide for the Arrow Pack, which will also feature the cast of the popular TV show of the same name, an exclusive level and a new vehicle.

Space Engineers is free on Steam this weekend

Posted: 10.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Sandbox space station builder Space Engineers is going free on Steam this weekend. If you're someone who loves building cool things and doesn't mind spending hours and hours collecting bits and pieces to jam together, this might be a good time to check the Early Access title out.

I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of it, but I do respect any game in which you can create something like this terrifying, gravity-accelerating battering ram weapon.

Dying Light designer: we had to step back from becoming too much like Dead Island

Posted: 10.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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After splitting from publisher Deep Silver and losing the Dead Island license, Techland had to come up with some new ideas to set its upcoming zombie survival game Dying Light apart.

As lead designer Maciej Binkowski explained to Strategy Informer in a recent interview, that wasn't always an easy process; "I'll tell you, there were times we had to step back and say “this is too much like Dead Island"," he admitted.