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Killing Floor 2 is getting microtransactions too

Right on the back of the PayDay 2 microtransaction backlash, Tripwire Interactive has revealed that it will be putting microtransactions in to its Early Access title, Killing Floor 2. As you can imagine, a lot of players aren’t too happy about it, despite the fact that Tripwire is only offering …

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Hitman has been delayed until 2016

IO Interactive was due to launch a new Hitman this December, with a confusing release scheme that would see a portion of the game come out at launch, with updates added over time to finish off the story and keep people playing. However, it seems that more time is needed and …

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Trine 3 is coming out of Early Access soon

Update: Trine 3 is almost finished. The game was announced and released on Steam Early Access earlier this year and now it will be officially releasing on the 20th of August. The PC version of the game will be available on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store, with Mac and …

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Prison Architect will leave Early Access in October

Prison Architect originally launched back in 2012 on Steam Early Access, since then, the developers have been very open with customers and have provided updates on a weekly basis showing the game’s progress. Right now, Prison Architect is currently in Alpha Build 35 but by October, it will be officially …

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Unity addresses ‘asset flippers’ in blog post

The Unity Engine has been used to power plenty of good games, ranging from indie hits like Thomas Was Alone, to Kickstarter success stories like Pillars of Eternity. However, recently the engine and more specifically, its asset store, have been placed in a somewhat negative light due to a shady …

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ARK: Survival Evolved now has modding tools

Studio Wildcard, the team behind the most recent early access survival game success story, ARK: Survival Evolved, has just released modding tools for the game. Since ARK runs on Unreal Engine 4, the developer teamed up with Epic Games to create mod support and tools for the community currently playing …

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Monstrum breaks out of Early Access

Survival horror has been one of the break out genres of recent years, at least partially thanks to how well it fits well with Youtube let’s players – since not everyone has the stomach to play such games – and the fact that it’s a great genre to show off the …

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Train Valley is a cutesy Transport Tycoon

Transport Tycoon Deluxe is one of my all time favourite games, so the fact that a new title has been released that lets you build tracks, manage resources and build up your cash reserves but with a new, cutesy, toybox art style, my interest was peaked. Through nearly 200 years …

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Killing Floor 2 is now out on Steam Early Access

Update: Killing Floor 2 is now available on Steam Early Access. Right now, the game includes three levels; Burning Paris, Outpost and a re-worked version of the Biotics Lab from the original Killing Floor game. There are four perks, 27 weapons, 11 Zeds and seven playable characters as well. The game …

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Trine 3 is coming to Steam Early Access

Steam Early Access continues to be a popular option for game developers as the studio behind Trine has opted to use the programme to launch its latest game, Trine 3. The puzzle platformer will launch with two maps, The early build will contain co-op modes, but issues are to be …

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Prison Architect to leave Early Access this year

The developers behind Prison Architect, Introversion, are one of the few studios to do Early Access right, with regular updates and player interaction. Prison Architect’s time in Early Access is coming to an end though as the game will be fully launching later this year. This news came as it …

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Kerbal Space Program to leave Early Access soon

Early Access as a concept was a great idea, but it hasn’t worked particularly well in practice. There have been a lot of games that have just never been completed and others that have been finalised, but missing loads of promised features. Kerbal Space Program on the other hand, has been …

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Syndicate successor Satellite Reign now in Steam Early Access

Satellite Reign

Although it had a 2012 reboot as a first person shooter, technically it’s been nearly two decades since the last ‘proper’ Syndicate game was launched back on DOS and the PlayStation. Satellite Reign however looks far more like the original and could easily be considered a spiritual sequel. It’s a a real-time, top-down, class-based …

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Valve updates Early Access rules for developers

Valve has sent out an updated copy of its terms and conditions to developers looking to use the Steam Early Access program. The new rules and guidelines are aimed to help consumers out a bit more with more transparency from developers on projects. The updated rules recognizes that unforeseen circumstances …

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The Stomping Land has finally received an update

The Stomping Land might not be a dead game after all as the title has finally received not one but two updates this month, adding in changes to the crafting system, hunting mechanics and inventory system. The developer, Alex Fundora, who goes by the name ‘Jig’ on the official forums, …

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Double Fine on why it’s rushing Spacebase release

Double Fine has one of the better legacies in the industry in terms of games put out. It’s responsible for Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Stacking, Costume Quest and its founder Tim Schafer was involved in some of the best point and clicks from the 90s and early 00s. However despite this …

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