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Review: The Surge

The first few minutes of The Surge are nothing if not evocative. It begins on a shuttle. Warren, the game's protagonist, sits idly as the car marches forward. He's a gruff, vaguely plain-looking man; the kind of guy whose worn and tired fea...   read

 
 
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PC deals: The Surge is up to 24% off at launch

Update 5/16: As the game has been out for a few hours now discounts have been tweaked. The best deal is now $39.99 at DLGamer. Prices updated below. Hours earlier than expected, Deck13's The Surge has gone live on Steam. Those a little skep...   read

 
 

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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG The Surge really wants you to lop off limbs

Deck13 has garnered interest from Dark Souls fans, myself included, with The Surge. It's an action-RPG with a near-future-Earth twist that has you dodging, whittling away at your enemies, and striking with a finishing move to slice off spe...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG Shiness locked in for April 18 on PC and consoles

Joining the absurd list of games coming out soon is Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, a pleasant-looking action-RPG with a combat system not unlike what you might find in an arena fighting game. Previously penciled in for a 2016 release, Shin...   read

 
 
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The Surge is doing its sci-fi action-RPG thing in May

"The Surge" isn't just something you'll find in a stuck-in-time pizza joint's soda fountain -- it's also an upcoming sci-fi action-RPG from Deck13. Has the studio learned some hard lessons from its 2014 release Lords of the Fallen? I'd sure...   read

 
 
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Review: Styx: Shards of Darkness

The last time I played Dungeons and Dragons, I ended up in the shoes of a nasty gnome thief. A cocksure little prick who valued gold over the life expectancy of his friends, never took a shot that wasn't cheap, and would gleefully steal any...   read

 
 
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The new Call of Cthulhu trailer is a descent into madness

I forgot that there was a new Call of Cthulhu game in the works. The Cyanide-developed title was announced early last year, but news of the Lovecraftian "RPG Investigation" game has been infrequent as of late. Luckily, publisher Focus Home ...   read

 
 
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Keep an eye on action-RPG Shiness this December

Admittedly, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom isn't my normal jam. It's doing the grand action-adventure RPG thing, which I can occasionally sink deep into, but it's rare these days that I feel like I can take on that sort of time commitment....   read

 
 
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Here's what Dontnod's next game, Vampyr, looks like

Sure, you know what vampires look like (sometimes bats, sometimes men, always monsters), but do you know what Vampyr looks like? Don't feel bad if you don't. Since its reveal back in January 2015, not a lot has been shown. It has most...   read

 
 


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Dontnod's Vampyr has more in common with Life is Strange than you might think

At a cursory glance, Vampyr, developer Dontnod Entertainment's third game, could not be any more different from Life is Strange. One's an action role-playing game set in early 1900s London; the other is an exploration- and narrative-based d...   read

 
 
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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

 
 
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Deck13 releases a new trailer for the sci-fi Souls-like The Surge

We've known about The Surge for a while now. Developed by Lords of the Fallen's Deck13 and published by Focus Home Interactive, it attempts to take the Dark Souls formula of high difficulty and involved combat and push it into a ...   read

 
 
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Call of Cthulhu looks a little cheesy, but I'm into it

I can already tell it's going to be a long road to Call of Cthulhu's 2017 release, but I'm hopeful we'll get to see how Cyanide is handling its investigation-centric horror gameplay shortly here. Today's trailer mostly reiterates the basic...   read

 
 
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Yeah, I could go for another good Call of Cthulhu game

Those first two character-less images of Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu weren't exactly illuminating, but today's screenshots offer more insight into the investigation-driven role-playing game. What are we looking into, exactly? As a private inv...   read

 
 
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First screenshots of Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

We've already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod's upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is...   read

 
 
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Call of Cthulhu returns with Cyanide as the new developer

[Update: That was quick. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide have sent over a pair of screenshots and some new information about the game. Call of Cthulhu will be an 'Investigation-RPG' (whatever that is) with stealth mechanics, as you'd pro...   read

 
 
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These new Styx: Shards of Darkness screenshots sure are colourful

Styx: Master of Shadows was a really great, pure stealth game. Not only that, but as a prequel to Of Orcs and Men it did an excellent job of fleshing out Styx’s character with a surprisingly interesting story. If these new screenshots...   read

 
 
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The Technomancer's first trailer feels very familiar

You may be mistaken for having a sense of déjà vu when reading about The Technomancer. It’s an RPG developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home Interactive set on a futuristic Mars full of mutants and conflict, much...   read

 
 
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Styx: Shards of Darkness brings my favourite foul-mouthed goblin back

Cyanide Studios’ RPG Of Orcs and Men is one of my absolute favourite games. It managed to introduce an interesting world told from a perspective we don’t often see in fantasy games, but unfortunately its sometimes clunky present...   read

 
 
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Divinity: Original Sin should be the next great couch co-op game

If I'm going to play Divinity: Original Sin -- and I'm told that I absolutely should -- I'd prefer to do so cooperatively on a single screen. That's the topic at hand for this Enhanced Edition trailer. To recap, Enhanced Edition is its own ...   read

 
 
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Finally, some Battlefleet Gothic gameplay

We've seen impressive stills from Tindalos and Focus Home's Battlefleet Gothic: Armada but no gameplay footage up until now. The Unreal Engine 4-powered real-time strategy title looks fantastic in motion, too. After hearing about all of tho...   read

 
 
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The Technomancer gets chased through Mars, is not Total Recall

The Technomancer is not about a man who goes to Mars to have his eyeballs bulge out. Rather, "we watch our hero Zachariah attempts to communicate with Earth, as he is chased by Mars’ illusive secret police, tasked with hunting down t...   read

 
 
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Lords of the Fallen dev is working on sci-fi RPG The Surge

The Surge is working on Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13. Wait, I mixed that up. The sci-fi themed, "visceral hardcore RPG with innovative new combat mechanics" will be at gamescom next month courtesy of publisher Focus Home Interact...   read

 
 
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Vampyr teaser: Brief look at Life is Strange dev's new game

Dontnod is still wrapping up Life is Strange, but the Remember Me developer is also working on a new RPG with Focus Home Interactive called Vampyr. It was announced earlier this year, but this little concept teaser is the first look at the...   read

 
 


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