EVE Online developer CCP Games has shed 15 job positions at their North American arm as they re-evaluate the World of Darkness MMO, which is the long-in-the-making Vampire: The Masquerade online RPG.
The studio "remains committed" to the franchise which was originally announced as an MMO project back in November 2006, with the first in-game footage in 2012.
Paradox Interactive will be releasing the first expansion to Europa Universalis IV in mid-January. The Conquest of Paradise expands upon the colonization mechanics and overhauls the New World.
Optionally, explorers can look to conquer all-new randomised lands if the historical New World feels a little stale. There are also new events, ideas and buildings for natives.
This year's Winter Promo sale has begun on GOG.com with the first 48 hours offering the original Fallout series for free. It's an offer that shouldn't be missed as licensing changes hands soon.
That means Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics won't be sold on GOG.com any more, although it'll remain attached to people's accounts. Over 600 games will get 50% off until December 29th.
Back in June, former Epic Games co-founder Cliff Bleszinski expressed
a desire to return to game development. In a podcast interview, he announced he was pitching a new "old school" shooter.
, early access for Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar
begins today at 10:30 Central Time through to the 14th December.
Indie developer Alex Fundora released a brief clip from his dino multiplayer survival game The Stomping Land showing a player taming then mounting a carnotaur.
Christopher Bischoff's isometric sci-fi horror game Stasis made its final $140K stretch goal via Paypal contributions. The game had been successfully funded late last week.
The remaining 91 stores in the UK for troubled rental firm Blockbuster are now set to close with all operations ceasing December 16th, with all leftover stock sold by the 15th with up to 90% discounted.
That means over 800 people will lose their jobs. This decision comers after administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery couldn't find any party interested in buying Blockbuster.
The Kickstarter campaign for Dreadlocks' 2D cyberpunk RPG Dex is very nearly at the finish line with mere hours to go. Overnight the campaign saw a jump in pledges and is now just shy of £30,000.
Almost 1,900 backers have pledged for this dystopic 2D future with the next stretch goal at £31,000 which will extend the game. Printable dioramas are available bringing the world to life.
It would seem that Texas-based Terminal Reality has closed down as a former artist for the game studio posted their sorrow over its fate. Recent studio staff added they were joining developer Wargaming.
Terminal Reality's last release was The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct which was a first-person shooter featuring Daryl and Merle Dixon in a prequel to the hit TV show.
Valve is ready to shake up the PC industry as they prepare to launch their entirely free Linux-based SteamOS tomorrow, December 13th. Right now Valve advise only those who 'know what they're doing' to try it.
So unless you're an "intrepid Linux hacker" it's probably best you give it a miss for now, as Valve code sorcerers continue to optimise. The revolution is at hand.
Stonehearth, the voxel-based kingdom builder, will be releasing its first alpha build to eager backers this December 30th, announces Radiant Entertainment. They've set up the download two weeks early.
The download page can be visited now to ensure smooth sailing come later this month, and is provided by Humble Bundle. The Alpha 1 build is available to those who pledged $30 or more.
It's here! inXile Entertainment has set loose the radioactive dogs of war as the long anticipated beta for Wasteland 2 is now available to backers. The beta is PC only for now with Mac and Linux in the works.
Steam keys are retrieved from backers' Ranger Center account, and inXile plan to release Wasteland 2 on Steam Early Access after backers have had "first crack at it."
King Art Games has announced that the first patch for its turn-based strategy game Battle Worlds: Kronos is now live, along with a new demo. The patch generally increases match speed, enhances multiplayer, among regular fixes.
Amplitude Studios's rogue-like Dungeon of the Endless is now available on Steam Early Access. Gamers will get a chance to play the alpha build, which will allow them to "build and equip a team, gather resources and construct defenses, and explore an infinite number of dungeons in an effort to reach the planet’s surface."
Developer Ed Key has announced that the 1.2 patch for his musical exploration game Proteus is now live.
The Walking Dead Season 2 is coming out in less than a week, and Telltale Games has posted another Vine animation of Clementine, this time completely splattered by blood.
Even though TheSurvivor2299 was revealed as a hoax, additional evidence of Fallout 4 production has been leaked.
MMO Elder Scrolls Online from Bethesda will be launching worldwide in early April 2014, announces ESO game director Matt Firor. Xbox One and PS4 versions release two months later in June.
All major systems development is complete, revealed Firor, as they no focus solely on polish and game balance. The next few months are dedicated to feedback from testers.
Want a real challenge in Eidos Montreal's Thief? Reckon you can sneak and pinch your way through the game without a single hiccup? The studio has revealed how far you can tweak Thief to your sadistic liking.
Every part of the UI can be turned off and on, with gameplay difficulty also customisable from only saving at checkpoints to any screw up meaning a restart from the beginning.