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More Overkill Walking Dead details released

If you were thinking that of all the titles out there at the moment, the one thing missing was another zombie shooter, then you and the maker of Payday, Overkill Software, have something in common, as it’s working on just that. Based on the Walking Dead universe, Overkill’s co-op, FPS …

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Dwarf Fortress now has a Patreon page

There’s been a big focus on difficult games in recent years, with learning cliffs considered far more of a legitimate choice for developers than the traditional smooth curve that makes a game easy for new players to get into. However as difficult as games like Dark Souls or Crusader Kings …

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Gabe Newell defends paid for mods

Poor Valve probably has no idea what’s going on at the moment. It’s normally the apple of every gamer’s eye, unable to do no wrong, but that’s not the case right now. Since it was announced late last week that the Half Life developer had made it possible for modders …

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Kerbal Space Program will hit 1.0 in just six days

Planet Kerbin was thrown into disarray at the start of April, when it was announced that Kerbal Space Program was entering the experimental phase for its official, 1.0 release. While many predicted that it would be weeks or months until that phase of testing was over, it turned out to …

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Rumoured Mass Effect 4 details leaked

Although Mass Effect 4 isn’t expected to be released until sometime next year and we haven’t been given any official details about its premise, plot, or setting, some rumoured details have appeared thanks to a survey conducted by a fan. In it, they were said to have been given information …

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Little Devil Inside is a beautiful Greenlight RPG

Even though many game developers like to continue the march towards an inevitable day when graphics will become truly photo-realistic, often a title can feel much more engaging if it has a unique art style instead of one designed with the real world in mind. That’s certainly something Little Devil …

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Nintendo pulls down fan-made Mario 64 level

The internet was pleasantly surprised last week when a fan-made, HD remake of Mario 64’s first level was made available online for people to play in their browser. Thanks to the power of the Unity engine, we could all be whisked back to the mid-90s, where Nintendo was ruling the roost …

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Atari is all about the reboots: considers Missile Command

If you thought Atari’s attempts to cash in on industry nostalgia and the current survival genre were complete with its reboot of Asteroids as an open world sandbox shooter, think again. On the day when that space-faring survival-sim goes into Early Access, Atari has suggested that this is a new direction …

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Konami to continue Metal Gear series after Kojima exit

Rumors began flaring up yesterday suggesting that Metal Gear series creator, Hideo Kojima, would be leaving Konami following the release of Metal Gear Solid V. Kojima also recently said that this would be his last Metal Gear game but it looks like Konami wants to continue the franchise without him. …

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Paradox on piracy: service over security

Every game developer and publisher knows that at least a portion of their player base is going to be composed of people that didn’t pay. In the past, they’ve tried to stop this with CD keys, code wheels and invincible scorpions that chase you around the map, but Paradox does …

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Crytek wants to develop virtual reality games

Crytek, the studio behind Crysis, the original Far Cry and the CryEngine, is looking to start developing for virtual reality, hoping to one day deliver a “fully-fleshed VR experience”. The developer is currently experimenting with virtual reality and has some future plans in place. During an interview with Gamespot, Crytek …

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Next Team Fortress 2 money maker: user made taunts

It’s no secret that Valve’s self-perpetuating user-made content trading on Team Fortress 2 and DotA 2 has been a massive success. Tens of millions of dollars have been made by the players, with Valve taking a cut of every transaction that goes on. It’s not all about the money of course, as …

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Even Star Citizen’s damage is pretty

Considering backers of Star Citizen have spent $75 million between them on the game’s funding, most of which has gone on ships that weren’t out yet, presumably most are keen to keep their space faring vehicles in tip top shape. Still, if Star Citizen has done one thing throughout its …

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EA is shutting down another studio: Maxis

If you played and were somewhat disappointed by the latest SimCity, DarkSpore or Spore, then chances are you won’t be too bothered by the news that EA Games is shutting down Maxis Emeryville, the developer that brought us all of those over the past few years. However even though the …

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Harmonix has been working on a VR music visualiser

Harmonix might be most well known for kickstarting the rhythm game trend in the latter half of the ‘oos, but it’s been working on many other games since Rockband died off. Whether it’s the Dance Central series though or an interactive version of Fantasia, Harmonix is always working with music, …

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Unity has officially released the Unity 5 game engine

Unity has officially launched the latest version of its cross-platform game engine, Unity 5. The engine itself has had an early version around for a little while but the final version will launch today on the company’s own website. Unity 5 launched in beta form back in October last year, …

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