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Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won't be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly "200 meters to 100 meters," Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to "frozen stories" that reveal more about the game world and

By | 2033-02-11T16:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2033|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shenmue re-releases were planned before third game reveal, says Sega exec

Last week, Sega revealed the first two Shenmue games, originally released in 1999 and 2001 for the Dreamcast, are coming to PC. Now, John Clark, Sega Europe's vice president of publishing, has said this was tentatively planned internally for several years. "We saw the talk surrounding the announcement of Shenmue 3, and we saw the demand for that game," Clark tells IGN. "We have a wishlist, and one of the first games that we brought out [from that list] was Valkyria Chronicles. I think that influ

By | 2018-04-20T12:29:18+00:00 April 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football Manager 2018 partners with the NHS to promote mental health awareness

Football Manager 2018 will host an in-game mental health awareness campaign in partnership with the UK's National Health Service. Designed to target "hard to reach" young men, digital pitch-side advertising boards promoting NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group's MindMate website will be added to the game's 3D match engine. As reported by the BBC (via PC Games Insider), clicking through the ads takes players to the Mindmate homepage—which features mental health advice, resources, a games suite,

By | 2018-04-20T11:37:46+00:00 April 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

God of War: Ascension and God of War 3 look great on PC with this PS3 emulator

After a short holiday in Los Santos , Kratos debuts on PlayStation 4 consoles today with the arrival of God of War. Which seems like the perfect time to revisit the RPCS3 emulator. Having already brought esteemed console exclusives Demon's Souls and Persona 5 our way—and having showcased its ongoing work on Red Dead Redemption, Silent Hill: Downpour, Drakengard 3, and more—the project is in the process of bringing both God of War: Ascension and God of War 3 to desktops. First the latter, which f

By | 2018-04-20T09:27:02+00:00 April 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It looks like Fortnite could possibly launch in China next week

As Luke Winkie wrote earlier this week, Fortnite may dominate the battle royale scene in the west, but it's not on top of the world. It's hardly a stretch to assume that this means Fortnite will launch in China next week. PUBG has managed, but Fortnite may not have the same momentum it did in the west: consoles aren't big in China. For some fascinating insight into Fortnite's chances in China, Luke wrote about it earlier this week. Or... it could have nothing to do with a China launch at all, as

By | 2018-04-20T02:16:18+00:00 April 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PUBG ‘Metal Rain’ event has eight-player squads, flare guns and falling UAZs

This week's PUBG event, dubbed Metal Rain, takes us to Erangel, where eight-player squads (up to 12 squads in total) get to fight over flare guns hidden throughout the map's usual loot locations. And no, you won't be fighting with the flare guns, that would be silly. The flare gun spawn spots won't be fixed, so the event won't devolve into a desperate sprint to a series of hotspots. If the flare gun is shot inside the safe zone, care packages will be dropped, but if you shoot one outside of the

By | 2018-04-20T02:00:27+00:00 April 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games

Interestingly, the Gaming Authority report also appears to highlight the inadequacies of existing law in dealing with issues like loot boxes. As a licence cannot be issued for this offering under the applicable legislation, these loot boxes are prohibited in the Netherlands," it states. Loot boxes on the lower end of the addiction risk potential scale, on the other hand, are more akin to "small-scale bingo." The report succinctly sums up the legality of loot boxes in its final section, stating,

By | 2018-04-19T23:51:34+00:00 April 19th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battlefield 1’s Rupture map is now free for everyone, Shock Operations coming in June

Electronic Arts is making maps from Battlefield 1 expansions available to all players, beginning today with Rupture, a map set during the Second Battle of Marne. Originally released as part of the first expansion, They Shall Not Pass, Rupture features poppy-covered fields bisected by a river, crossed by a medium-sized bridge that overlooks the middle of the map. It will be playable on the Giant's Shadow, Prise de Tahure, Lupkow Pass, Zeebrugge, and River Somme maps, all of which will be availabl

By | 2018-04-19T23:47:08+00:00 April 19th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyberpunk RTS Satellite Reign is free on Humble

In Satellite Reign, the spiritual successor to Bullfrog RTS Syndicate , you guide four agents through top-down battles in a neon cyberpunk city. We enjoyed it when it first released in 2015, and now you can get it for free on the Humble store. "I love how it blends tactical combat with an open-world structure and Deus Ex-inspired freedom," Andy said in his 80/100 review. "Creeping through a heavily defended enemy base unseen is a thrill, and if things go awry, there are lots of combat options to

By | 2018-04-19T22:47:42+00:00 April 19th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hanzo’s long-anticipated Scatter Arrow replacement is now playable on the Overwatch PTR

There's a new patch being tested on the Overwatch PTR, and this one has some pretty big changes. Primarily, it contains the long-awaited Hanzo rework, which replaces his Scatter Arrow with a new ability: Storm Arrows. JunkratFrag LauncherProjectile size decreased from 0.3 to 0.2RIP-TireTire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12"These changes are aimed at lowering some of the most frustrating parts about playing against Junkrat," Blizzard said. SoundwaveNo longer consumes ammo"Wall Ride has been

By | 2018-04-19T22:44:53+00:00 April 19th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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