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Stellaris: Federations announced, expanding space diplomacy

Federations, the next DLC for Stellaris, was announced today at PDXCon, Parardox Interactive’s annual fan convention. The focus this time is on diplomacy, after previous expansions have fleshed out the military, economy, and internal politics of the sprawling space 4X. Federations have been a part of Stellaris from the beginning, building bridges of cooperation between sovereign empires. Members of the Galactic Community can propose resolutions that each of the other members will be able to vote

By | 2019-10-19T12:29:14+00:00 October 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Age of Wonders: Planetfall’s first expansion resurrects the ancient Heritor in November

Paradox Interactive announced at PDXCON today that the excellent 4X strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall will get its first full expansion in November. In case that resurgent existential horror doesn't put enough trouble on your plate, Revelations also adds a new NPC faction called The Forgotten. "The first expansion allows players to explore deeper into the Planetfall universe, uncovering how the collapse of the Star Union empire has awakened beings from its mysterious past," game director

By | 2019-10-19T12:26:50+00:00 October 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battletech: Heavy Metal adds eight new mechs and the Black Widow next month

The new fighting machines aren't listed in the announcement, but a list of eight mechs appears on a readout in the trailer and that's probably not a coincidence. The further it moves, the harder it hits, which could give fast-moving light mechs a real leg up when things get hairy. "Heavy Metal brings a greater level of diversity to Battletech by including eight new ‘Mechs and a variety of devastating weapon systems that will change the way players destroy their opponents," Harebrained Schemes co

By | 2019-10-19T12:25:01+00:00 October 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hearts of Iron 4: La Resistance announced, adds spies and commandos

The next DLC for Hearts of Iron 4, La Resistance, was announced today at PDXCon, Parardox Interactive’s annual fan convention. The expansion is themed after the French resistance who continued to clandestinely resist the Nazis at home, and has a focus on espionage and asymmetrical warfare. If you don’t care to play the game of shadows, you can easily set your agency up to counter enemy spies and focus on more conventional warfare. They can be recruited from different regions and will perform bet

By | 2019-10-19T12:22:49+00:00 October 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prison Architect’s console-exclusive DLC is coming to PC

Prison Architect's Psych Ward DLC is leaving the confines of consoles and finally coming to PC, letting wardens run their own highly questionable prison for the "criminally insane" in November. Other inmates can also loose their cool and join the ranks of the criminally insane if you treat them poorly. Its representation of mental illness, however, leaves a great deal to be desired. The PC version comes with some exclusive additions, like padded solitary cells, a new warden, psychiatrist office

By | 2019-10-19T12:20:33+00:00 October 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite Chapter 2: Easily farm XP with this bug before it’s gone

There's a lot of new stuff going on in Fortnite Chapter 2 with its big new map at the centerpiece. But players have discovered a likely unintended bug that grants players 2,000 XP each match just for crossing a few bridges. Crossing any of the bridges (or just entering their vicinity) will reward you 2,000 XP for a total of 8,000 XP if you visit all four. You can repeat this process with every match to get a nice little XP farm going. Though be ready for the possibility that widespread knowledge

By | 2019-10-18T19:08:23+00:00 October 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This fishing sim is just as chill, but less messy, than the real thing

Which is why I decided, rather than brutalise another pike, I would play a bit of The Fisherman: Fishing Planet, a new sim from Bigben Interactive instead. You can try float fishing, spinning, bottom fishing, and even a spot of trolling. (Image credit: Bigben Interactive)The main reason I play simulator games is to relax. But honestly, I'm enjoying just idly fishing for tiny bass on the starting lake with the most basic equipment. The Fisherman seems like a decent sim, although admittedly I've o

By | 2019-10-18T19:08:12+00:00 October 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dota Underlords has new alliances and heroes planned for its next big update

Valve has shared some new details about the next 'Big Update' for Dota Underlords, and they weren't kidding: this one really is big. It's introducing brand new heroes and alliances, and it apparently marks the 'beginning of the end' for the Dota Underlords beta. When the Healer alliance bonus is active, all friendly healing is amplified. Sand King is joined by new heroes Weaver (tier two insect hunter), Nyx Assassin (tier one insect assassin), and Broodmother (tier four insect warlock). Valve sa

By | 2019-10-18T19:01:46+00:00 October 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

For Honor’s Halloween event is live, complete with rubbery monster masks

For Honor has launched its annual Halloween event, and this year it's called Fangs of the Otherworld, which gives warriors from around spacetime the chance to don the rubbery monster masks you generally find in costume stores. There are new Battle Outfits, effects, and weapons to earn by playing the new mode, called Spooky Slashers. The event has an interesting look to it, as you can see in the trailer below. For Honor has always been about chucking anachronistic pairs of fighters into the ring

By | 2019-10-18T18:59:50+00:00 October 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grab this LG 34-inch 1440p ultrawide QHD curved gaming monitor on sale for $649

Buydig has got a cheap gaming monitor deal that's worth a look. The LG 34GK950G-B normally goes for $896.99 but with coupon code 'GAME' it brings down the price to an attractive $649. The LG 34GK950G-B is a 34-inch ultrawide curved LED IPS panel gaming monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate. This G-Sync compatible curved ultrawide monitor has got three game modes and a custom Sphere Lighting array. The $649 price tag makes it more approachable than some other curved ultrawide of this size on the mark

By | 2019-10-18T18:58:10+00:00 October 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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