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Real Time Strategy and FPS Collide In Eximus: Seize The Frontlines

The overlap between FPS fans and Real Time Strategy addicts must be larger than I expected given that Eximus: Seize The Frontlines is the second game I’ve seen in recent months try to blend the close quarters action of FPS games with the macro-view of strategy titles. Is this actually a new fusion genre none had told me about before? Eximus: Seize The Frontlines is an online focused FPS/RTS hybrid that has one player fulfil the role...

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Advance Wars Inspired ‘Tiny Metal’ Gets a Sequel

Nintendo might not have published an Advanced Wars title in 11 years but that hasn’t stopped the developers at Area 35 from picking up the flag and marching towards their objective of bringing turn based portable warfare into the modern era. Just over a year and a half after releasing the first Tiny Metal, their back with Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. Three modes of play are available in the full...

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Report: Blizzard Cancels Starcraft Shooter To Focus On Overwatch Sequel

Blizzard Entertainment is notoriously secretive when it comes to their in-development projects but that didn’t stop gaming journalist sleuth Jason Schreier of Kotaku unearthing that the Anaheim based developer halted work on the yet another Starcraft shooter (RIP Ghost) to move developers onto either a continuation or spin-off title set in the Overwatch Universe currently called “Overwatch 2”. Project Ares was the code name given to this potential Starcraft third person shooter helmed by veteran developer Dustin...

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Major Changes For Destiny 2 As Bungie Prepares To Go Free To Play

It’s been a couple months now since Bungie and Activision parted ways with the conclusion of the publishers involvement with the Destiny franchise. In a live stream held yesterday Bungie announced what the future has in store for the two year old shooter, the announcement of a new distribution platform for the game, cross-save functionality and even the next expansion. There is a lot to take in! Destiny 2 will be jumping ship from the Battle.net launcher...

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GRIP: Combat Racing Collector’s Edition Detailed

Developer Caged Element revealed that the upcoming console release of their futuristic racing title, GRIP: Combat Racing will be available in a limited physical Collector’s Edition exclusively though GAMESTOP in the United States. After inquiring with their public relations people we can confirm that the Collector’s Edition will be available through EB Games in Canada. Those who purchase the physical Collector’s Edition will receive the game’s soundtrack in 3 formats – CD, Vinyl and MP3 download, a...

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Extremely Queer Indie Game ‘EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER’ Tops Charts

Experimental visual novel, mecha brawler and Fascist slaying indie title EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER is currently climbing the top ten grossing titles on Itch.io. Developed by fellow queer game developer Heather Flowers, EXTREME MEAT PUNKS FOREVER, is unapologetically, radical, leftist and queer as hell. Fusing a vibrant pastel presentation, a quartet of protagonists and mech battles where you fight your literal clone (and kill Fascist scum while you’re at it, EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER takes a look at a...

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Paladins Impressions (Nintendo Switch)

At first blush Hi-Rez Studios Paladins is easily compared to Blizzard’s Overwatch – both games are bright and colorful, both games feature a large roster of heroes with different play styles and both games are all about co-operative teamplay. In the two years since launch Hi-Rez has worked hard to distance their game from Blizzard’s offerings so much so that they’ve revamped player progression twice and even cancelled entire game modes – Siege and Survival (that latter...

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Team Cherry Reveals Release Date For Hollow Knight: Gods & Glory Update

We finally have a release date for the last free content pack for the excellent indie Metroidvania, Hollow Knight, Gods & Glory will release on August 23rd on both Steam and the Nintendo E Shop. Gods & Glory is a boss rush mode of sorts that pits the player against a series of enhanced bosses, returning from previous encounters found within the rest of the game. We’ve only seen a scant few encounters from Gods & Glory...

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11 Things That Have Changed In No Man’s Sky Since Launch

The next huge update to No Man’s Sky is about to hit all platforms at the end of the month on July 24th. We do know that No Man’s Sky: NEXT will be a full multiplayer experience that opens up the nearly infinite worlds to multiple players at once along with a number of other improvements. Details are still forthcoming on what exactly No Man’s Sky: NEXT entails but publisher 505 Games did release a video that...

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Fortnite Alternate Reality Game Grips Community Days Before Season 5 Begins

Fortnite’s Battle Royal community is buzzing with anticipation for the beginning of the game’s fifth season – all of this excitement has so far been capped off with an alternate reality game (ARG) that has seen recognizable in-game items leap into the real world. With vortexes appearing the sky, large burger mascots now living in the desert and rocket launches going awry it can be hard to keep track of it all. Here is a brief, chronological...

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night E3 Backer Demo Now Available On Steam

Backers awaiting a taste of the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night no longer have to wait as the E3 build has found its way onto Steam for those that pledged more than $60 USD during the game’s $5,500.000 USD KickStarter from March 2015. Scenario Planner and famous game producer Koji Igarashi posted an update on the game’s campaign page outlining the content that backers will find within this beta demo. Featuring 5 unique characters – Miriam,...

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Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Releases Yang For Free + Two New Character Packs

Fans of Blazblue, RWBY, Under Night: Rebirth or Persona 4: Arena should be excited because ARC System Works just dropped two new character packs as paid DLC alongside Yang from Team RWBY as a free add-on for all platforms.  Character Packs #2 contains:  Jubei (Under Night: Rebirth)  Aegis (Persona 4: Arena)  Carmine (Blazblue)  Character Pack #3 contains:  Hakumen (Blazblue)  Naoto (Persona 4: Arena)  Vatista (Under Night: Rebirth)  Each pack is available separately for $4.99 CDN or as...

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E3 2018:Co-Op FPS Earthfall Gets Brand New Trailer

Grab three friends and get ready to save the earth in a brand new a co-op survival experience that honestly feels very reminiscent of Valve’s Left for Dead titles. Earthfall is a 4 player multiplayer FPS coming to Xbox and PS4 on console and is already available in Early Access on Steam. Guns aren’t the only tools available for players to aid in their survival – weapons can be 3D printed in a really neat sci-fi looking...

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Major Quake Champions Patch Makes Fundamental Changes To Loot System, Adds Bots

Sabre Interactive and Bethesda released a brand new patch for Quake Champions yesterday that adds many features that the community have been asking for since the Open Beta last summer. Bots, further Champion adjustments and a fundamental redesign of how the tribolt weapon works. Despite all of the positive additions the one thing that’s been widely panned by the QC community is how skins are crafted and what “shards” can be spent on.  Positive: Bots Now Exist...

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Sims 4 Seasons Falls In To Place This Summer

The world of The Sims 4 is about to get a lot more dynamic with the announcement of The Sims 4: Seasons, due out on June 22nd.  The Sims 4: Seasons will add the four seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to Electronic Art’s latest “people simulator” complete with new features like Holidays and even a count-down clock that will allow your sims to countdown until the next big celebration. Outfits available to sims will also...

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