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Rainbow Six

Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha


Sign-ups are open in North America and Europe
Mar 12
I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punc... read
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Unreal Tournament

Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands


You can play a free pre-alpha build now
Mar 04
The new Unreal Tournament is going to look gorgeous once Epic and the community are finished working on it. Last I saw of the project, it had only just become "a game," and now here it is making real good use of Unreal Engin... read
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Supernova

Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova


With a twist of RTS
Feb 26
You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Nam... read
Vaporum teaser photo
Vaporum teaser

Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum


Even in pre-alpha, FatBot's debut indie RPG is looking incredibly polished
Feb 24
If you think that “steampunk dungeon crawler” sounds like Occam’s panty/brief-dropping sludge rock jug band, you would of course be correct. It also happens to be the genre type of FatBot Studio’s pro... read
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Medieval Engineers

Build castles and blow them up with a trebuchet in Medieval Engineers


Coming soon to Steam Early Access
Jan 13
Keen Software has built a million-person-strong audience for Space Engineers, but I've stayed away from the work-in-progress construction sandbox game so far. Steam Early Access often has that effect on me. The studio's next... read
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Fortnite

Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now


Today marked the first wave
Dec 01
What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went o... read
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

Hunt's off: Evolve alpha postponed on PS4


That's unfortunate
Oct 31
Bad news for monster hunters on PlayStation 4. The Evolve Big Alpha event has been postponed. The good news is that now your weekend is suddenly free again. Turtle Rock Studios posted an update on the Evolve site to... read
Bloodborne alpha photo
Bloodborne alpha

Bloodborne alpha invites for North America are going out later today


Participants have been pre-selected
Sep 30
It turns out that Sony has a Bloodborne alpha planned for North America after all. This morning, invites went out for Sony Computer Entertainment European territories, and invites confirming North American participants will g... read
Bloodborne alpha photo
Bloodborne alpha

There's going to be a Bloodborne alpha


European invites only, at the moment
Sep 16
Seeing the words "Bloodborne" and "alpha" together instantly cured my morning grogginess, but the feeling was fleeting: the "small-scale test" is only meant for European gamers, currently. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe h... read
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Gigantic alpha sign-up

Gigantic's alpha sign-up is live, you should probably get on that


Motiga's eye-wateringly beautiful team action game invites you to come and play
Sep 12
If you're anxious to get an early start on Motiga's stunning new online team action game Gigantic, then I've got good news for you. The alpha testing phase has begun and the company is actively recruiting play... read
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way


But you can get in it
Aug 30
Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alph... read
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Long Dark

The Long Dark will be on Early Access September 22


Extra key for an extra $5
Aug 25
I'm finally playing a game in Early Access (Invisible Inc., which is incredible; expect a longer impressions piece soon) and come September 22 I might be playing another as The Long Dark hits Steam. I've been waiting on... read
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PC

Cloudbase Prime alpha build available now, free to download


A bouncy low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace
Aug 24
Originally created for the 7DFPS Challenge in 2012, Cloudbase Prime is an attractive-looking low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace and is currently available for free in its 0.2 alpha state. You can download it here. Set ... read
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Tennis

Facepunch's new game wants you to 'imagine tennis crossed with Street Fighter'


There aren't enough arcade sports titles these days
Aug 01
Rust creator Facepunch Studios said it had multiple game prototypes in the works and here's another one: Deuce, an arcade-style tennis game. Or, Street Fighter x tennis. There's some early footage and artwork to give you a gl... read
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Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You is 2-vs-2 gross sausage monster ball wrestling


'It's a bit like a big hug, or playing soccer with your small intestines'
Jul 17
Hamza was won over by Push Me Pull You at GDC and I wish I had gotten a chance to try it, too. At least now there's some disturbing video of it in action.  "Connected at the waist, you and your partner must use a s... read
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Steam Early Access

Survive The Long Dark's sandbox this September on Steam Early Access


Story mode coming later
Jul 15
Hinterland's Kickstarted first-person survival sim The Long Dark will launch on Steam Early Access in September, the studio announced today. As ever, "This will help us do a better job tuning the game's Sandbox mechanics, f... read
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

Want in on the Evolve closed alpha? Here's your chance!


Act quickly!
Jul 03
Evolve is shaping up to be a pretty decent game. It won a bunch of awards at E3 including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show. I played it in May and had a fantastic time with it. If you'd rather get your hands on it t... read
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Rust

Facepunch is rebooting Rust and that's for the best


Players won't have to pay again
Jun 27
The last time I played Rust was back in late January -- I've been waiting for it to substantially change. As it turns out, Facepunch Studios is in the process of rebuilding the game and "pretty much everything" is being chang... read
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Mega64

Mega64's latest spoof takes on Early Access games in a hilarious way


I just can't stop laughing, honestly
Jun 18
At this point, I'm pretty much a fan of whatever content Mega64 decides to create. After the Game Gurlz series, I was down for life. And now with the release of this "Beta Man" video, I'm doubled over with laughter ready to ... read
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Steam Early Access

Valve updates Steam Early Access FAQ with warning that some games won't be released


I feel like this should be common knowledge
Jun 06
When you purchase a game from Steam Early Access, there's always a risk you take that the game you put down that hard-earned money on may not actually release in full. Sure, that doesn't always happen, but often enough that V... read
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Grimrock

Legend of Grimrock 2 is skipping Steam Early Access


Almost Human expects to release the game this year
Jun 05
A game like Legend of Grimrock 2 could absolutely run a successful early-access campaign. Its predecessor was a solid first-person dungeon-crawler and developer Almost Human has rightfully earned goodwill. I'm sure plenty of ... read
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen launches Arena Commander for backers


Y'all ready for this?
Jun 04
The bugs which led to the delay of Star Citizens' anticipated Arena Commander have been taken care of and the dogfighting module is now playable in an alpha capacity. If you're a backer, download it here, or simply update th... read
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The Forest

The Forest is available now via Steam Early Access


Over the years and through the woods, to the plane crash debris site we go!
May 31
Looking for something a little more intense to pep up your Steam experience? Give The Forest a try, fantastically creepy endeavor that's just hit Steam Early Access as of yesterday. While it's still obviously in its alpha st... read
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen Arena Commander dogfighting update delayed


There's still plenty of bugs to be ironed out
May 29
As gamers seem to be more and more willing to play games in an unfinished state, it feels surprising to me when a developer decides to delay an update because of bugs. Of course unfinished games are buggy -- we expect that --... read
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GOG.com

If GOG.com gets into selling early-access games, it won't follow Steam's model


Not exactly
May 19
The gap between Steam and GOG.com has further widened now that Valve has embraced the sale of work-in-progress games under its Early Access program while the latter digital distributor has continued to focus on curating finis... read
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Factorio

Factorio is going to be somebody's dream game


Supply chain management sim
May 16
I had originally intended to share this trailer for Factorio two weeks ago but the video slipped through the cracks. It was brilliant then and it's still brilliant now, so here we are. Give it a look. Factorio isn't just abo... read
SalesZ photo
SalesZ

DayZ standalone crosses two million sales while still in Early Access


In under six months!
May 02
Terrifying stranger simulator DayZ has now sold over two million copies in under six months of (Early Access) standalone availability according to lead developer Dean Hall. It helps when your game mechanics encourage players to do your marketing for you, making all sorts of popular YouTube videos about the emergent experience full of weirdos. read
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DayZ sure can get pretty creepy


One of the crazy ones
Apr 25
Don't ever trust strangers in DayZ. read
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Elite Dangerous

You can now buy into the Elite Dangerous beta


Strap in for a May 30th beta launch
Apr 10
Paying for early access to a game now seems the norm, and whilst I've no objection to the concept, I've rarely put money down for a game that's still in alpha. Especially not when that alpha access costs £200. Elite Da... read
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Orcs Must Die!

Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained


Head-to-head fortress siege action
Apr 10
Ahead of PAX East, Robot Entertainment has announced Orcs Must Die! Unchained and it sounds like the next logical step for the series. Players will control the forces on both sides, meaning you'll have to attack the other te... read






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