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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

Conglomerate 451, the cyberpunk dungeon crawler, enters Early Access this week

Developer RuneHeads this week announced that it's coming to Early Access in just four days—on May 23. As the CEO of a government-backed Special Agency, it's your job to clean up Sector 451, which is riddled with crime and corruption. Dungeons are procedurally-generated, and the Early Access version will have one of the four planned districts. RuneHeads says it'll be in Early Access for between six and eight months, and during that time it'll get up to six times bigger. Perks, mutations, and dipl

By | 2019-05-19T16:49:34+00:00 May 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What does Microsoft and Sony’s ‘strategic partnership’ even mean?

Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO, Sony Corporation (left), and Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft (Source: Microsoft). But, it does seem Microsoft and Sony have a lot to gain from a partnership with one another, even if the specifics of it are hazy at this time. This seems like a slow setup to share technologies and resources to make the future of console gaming strictly a cloud-based one. "The two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support th

By | 2019-05-17T23:34:49+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future

In Phantom Brigade, the upcoming mech strategy game from Brace Yourself Games (who acquired developer Tetragon Works last year), that's the hook. You've gotten your giant mechanical hands on some experimental tech that lets you see four seconds into the future. Phantom Brigade has undergone some major changes since we last covered it in 2017. Above you can see the plotting of the first mech's actions as we prepare for an attack from an enemy mech and several tanks. You just drop the attack into

By | 2019-05-17T23:34:31+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

China is the next battleground for Epic and Steam, but why haven’t they been banned?

This week Chinese PC gamers discovered an odd surprise: With no announcement, the Epic Games Store is now available in mainland China. But for anyone paying attention to China's turbulent relationship with videogames, the Epic Games Store's stealth launch in China raises some big questions. I asked an Epic Games spokesperson to clarify what, if anything, led to this seeming change of heart where Epic Games was willing to operate in the same capacity as Steam in China. Though Epic boss Tim Sweene

By | 2019-05-17T23:34:20+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving Mars: Green Planet is live, allowing you to send all geese to Mars

Surviving Mars: Green Planet gives you tools to transform the red, dusty rock into a verdant paradise full of cheerful humans and animals wandering around outside and breathing in the lovely air. Unfortunately, to bring animals (including llamas and penguins) to your paradise-in-progress, you'll need to pick the Project Laika content pack along with Green Planet. It's a slow process, making Mars green, but terraforming comfortably inserts itself into the flow of the game. Even just one or two fo

By | 2019-05-17T23:33:49+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minecraft Earth is an AR spin-off that lets you build in the real world

With devious games now tricking us into walking around outside and, god forbid, meeting real people, Microsoft and Mojang have decided to get in on the action with their own AR mobile game: Minecraft Earth. This should all sound familiar if you play Minecraft on PC or the many other platforms it's slid onto since it first appeared a decade ago. And just like Minecraft, you'll be able to build big. It looks like you'll be able to put your creations together at a more manageable scale first, befor

By | 2019-05-17T23:32:03+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rage 2 patch removes Denuvo, but performance is worse

Digging into the patch details was a bit eye opening: a PC hotfix has removed the Denuvo copy protection. Image 1 of 5 Swipe left/right for additional charts Image 2 of 5 Swipe left/right for additional charts Image 3 of 5 Swipe left/right for additional charts Image 4 of 5 Swipe left/right for additional charts Image 5 of 5 Swipe left/right for additional chartsFirst, I used an RX Vega 56 (because that's what was in my testbed). Again, I'm not saying removing Denuvo actually dropped performance

By | 2019-05-17T23:29:54+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Windows update is installing twice on some PCs, but apparently that’s normal

Looking through my update history, it shows that one particular update, KB4494441, installed twice. My update history shows it was initially installed on Wednesday, May 15 (I waited a day before rebooting my PC), and then again today following another reboot. In a support document, Microsoft acknowledges that some users are seeing the update appear twice, the result of it requiring multiple download and restart steps. "We are working on improving this update experience to ensure the Update histo

By | 2019-05-17T23:29:37+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bloodlines 2, Oxygen Not Included removed from Epic Store as sale price confusion rises

(Image: © Paradox)Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be available on the Epic Games Store, among other digital storefronts, but if you attempt to hit its Epic Store page right now, you'll come up empty. That's because Paradox has removed the game, apparently in order to keep it out of the Epic Mega Sale that began yesterday. "Paradox Interactive has chosen to not participate in the Epic Mega Sale and the game has been temporarily removed from sale." "We are in discussion with Epic regar

By | 2019-05-17T23:28:48+00:00 May 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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