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Battle Royale Game Coming to Steam and it features 16 player combat

Ever wished you could enact the hunger games somewhere that had a bit better graphics than Minecraft? Well, your prayers have been answered. The Culling will be coming to Steam early access in March. The game features 16 players on an island, who are given various weapons and sent off to kill each other. The launch trailer features, crafting, scavenging, and  a whole lot of killing. “There is no second place, only one can be called the winner”...

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Homefront: The Revolution will have microtransactions

Homefront wasnt most sucessfull, or most talked about FPS the year it came out, so I personally was surprised when a follow up was announced.  Now it seems that sequel will be relying on microtransactions to work. designer Fasahat Salim said in a recent interview with Gamestop that none of them will be for exclusive content, nor will the game become “pay-to-win” as a result: Anything that you can buy, you can also earn by playing the game. Salim...

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Resident Evil shooter gets a release date: May

Turning the beloved atmospheric third person shooter/adventure game Resident Evil in to a “competitive shooter” is a decision that when it was announced was questioned by both industy and fan alike. Why would we want this? What purpose could this serve? Resident Evil isint even really a shooter! The fans cried. They were confused, this is supposed to be AAA right? I dont get it what could be competitive about a story based game like Resident Evil?...

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak the definitive review

A review by special guest editor Robyn Robo So it’s been a long time coming for the sequel to Homeworld & Homeworld 2, a solid 12 years and one bankruptcy in fact. When first published in 1999, Homeworld was a revolution in real time strategy, a fairly hot genre at the time being just over a year since the release of the original StarCraft., This game, although being created by much of the original team behind Homeworld,...

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Paragon gameplay video revels new heroes

Moba’s are really hot right now, the massive commercial sucess of League, Dota, and to a lesser extent their dozens of clones and imitators have spawned a wave of indie and AAA moba type games. I myself am a huge fan of Overwatch, Blizzards shooty moba, and Paladins, a similar game from Hi-Rez studios. So it comes as no real suprise when I see that the Epic games backed Paragon  is actaully a MOBA and not an epic...

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Blade and Soul is now out of Beta

NCSOFT West’s highly anticipated  MMORPG, Blade & Soul, is now available in Europe and North America to play for free. Set in a world inspired by Asian fantasy, Blade & Soul invites players to jump headfirst into the game’s breathtaking personal story line of vengeance and betrayal, featuring an innovative combat system and rich gameplay experience. John Burns, Senior Vice President at NCSOFT West said in a press release “The launch of Blade & Soul is a...

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Galactic Civilizations 2 gets surprise massive patch

It seems this is a month of reviving older games with massive patches. First we had a massive patch to Dwarf Fortress, and now fan favorite massive space RTS Glactive Civilizations 2 (2006, Stardock software) is getting what can only be called a full re-work patch. 2.20 is what the patch official name is.  the patch notes are after the jump but they take up a full three pages of text in the post on the developers...

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Carmegeddon reincarnation Updated

Happy Holidays! It’s Carmageddon: Reincarnation UPDATE TIME again, plus all the Carmageddons are HALF PRICE in the STEAM WINTER SALE! Update 3 is released for Carmageddon: Reincarnation today to enhance your festive mood. And what’s Santa bringing you in his bulging Update sack? The first TRACKED vehicle to the game! Heinz Faust is back in the “Blitzkrieger”, a new version of his killer ride. It features a terrifying set of tank tracks more than capable of crushing...

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How the Hard West was Won

By Special Guest editor: Robyn Robo Hard West by PlayWay, was released November 18th, it was successfully Kickstarted back in September by over 4,000 people. Hard West is a new release in a small field of turn-based squad tactics games. This game comes from PlayWay, a newer developer perhaps best known for its Car Mechanic Simulator games. It’s not exactly a triple-A developing and publishing house, so it’s nice to see the inclusion of support for OSX, SteamOS...

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Tales From the Bordelands is Surprisingly Engaging

Review by Hoodie Joy “what do you expect out of an episodic story based game?” I found myself asking this often. Tales from the Borderlands is my first of this genre, and I took the opportunity to review it because it seemed like a good way to try out episodic games. I loved both Borderlands 1 and 2, but this game is not either of those. Tales from the Borderlands was a pleasant surprise. I went into...

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Australian Branch of GAME Enters Administration

The Australian branch of embattled U.K based retailer GAME has entered administration the company confirmed this afternoon. In the short term this means that the company will not be stocking somenew titles such as Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo III. Along with this announcement they also announced that they will be unable to refund customer’s fully paid or partially paid pre-orders. Entering administration doesn’t mean an immediate end to GAME’s operations downunder. It would be fair to compare the...

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