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The System Shock remake will also make it to PS4

With a week of Kickstarter fundraising left to go for the System Shock remake, Nightdive Studios has a pleasant surprise for PlayStation gamers -- the sci-fi action-RPG is coming to PlayStation 4 "around Q1 2018." That's in addition to th...   read

 
 
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Talk to a computer in a crumbling space ship in Event[0]

A person is on a spaceship alone talking to a computer -- no, it isn't Kubrick's fantastic 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's the upcoming PC game Event[0]. Apparently, players are tasked with building a relationship with a lonely AI on the ship'...   read

 
 
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Why not gawp at Star Trek Online's new Original Series ships?

Star Trek Online's new Original Series-themed Agents of Yesterday expansion launches tomorrow, as you may know. The good news is that, just as with the rest of the game's expansions, all the missions and progression content will be ava...   read

 
 
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Review: Brigador

  Watch Video Imagine, if you will, Syndicate as a shooter. No, not that one. A shooter from the older days, when console and consumer PC hardware lacked the power to render violence in the first-person. That's Brigador, and it's glorious that way.   read
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Star Trek Online's expansion launch trailer travels back from next week

I always get a little annoyed whenever a company debuts a "launch trailer" for their game more than 48 hours before the actual launch of a product. I know why they do it (i.e. to drum up hype, prompt some attention/preorders, etc.) but it j...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access

Subscribers to Origin Access on the PC can now play the entire Mass Effect trilogy as part of their subscription.  EA’s subscription service initially launched on Xbox One, but recently expanded to included PC, too. For now, the ...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online console editions won't have cross-play

Star Trek Online may only have just been announced for its console debut after nearly six years running on PC, but some questions still burn in the minds of veteran PC players wondering what the news might mean for them, and among curious c...   read

 
 
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Yep, No Man's Sky is going to be a big ol' time sink

Hello Games has demoed another extended slice of No Man's Sky with IGN. If you have a tenuous grasp on what this space adventure game is about moment to moment, managing director and studio co-founder Sean Murray describes this latest play...   read

 
 
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Space 'walking simulator' Adr1ft gets another trailer before lift off

Adr1ft tells the story of an astronaut floating through a destroyed space station with no memory of what happened or how she got there. Adam Orth conceived the game in 2013 after he resigned from Microsoft, having made controversial c...   read

 
 
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343i celebrates Halo World Championships with new video and free Spartan stuff

To celebrate the Halo World Championship finals today, developer 343 Industries has released a free REQ pack to all Spartans. The pack also includes the Challenger armour set and the new HaloWC emblem.  And that's not all. If you&rsquo...   read

 
 
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P.A.M.E.L.A. is another open-world survival game with zombies, only in the future

I first wrote about P.A.M.E.L.A. when it was a Steam Greenlight hopeful and was pretty bummed to find out it was going to have survival elements. At the time, it was not clear just how deep those survival elements would run, but this ...   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 now has full Steam Workshop integration

Last week I wrote that Tripwire Interactive is bringing a competitive mode to Killing Floor 2. Some of you are excited to see how that turns out, and others would prefer the game to stick to its cooperative roots. Today, Tripwire annou...   read

 
 
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Divide is a promising isometric sci-fi adventure

My initial reaction to Divide was, "All right! An isometric action-adventure sci-fi game!" Then I saw a flash of combat that looked like it was ripped straight out of a twin-stick shooter. "Ooooh." Divide is in development at Exploding Tub...   read

 
 
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Anti-lag measures rolling out across all Destiny playlists next week

Bungie will be applying anti-lag measures across all Crucible playlists in Destiny from next week.  Initially the settings were trialed in Iron Banner and Control, but from March 8, 2016, you’ll find it rolling across all other m...   read

 
 
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Ride Along with Bungie

Bungie has announced Ride Along, its new behind-the-scenes livestream series. The weekly show will debut on March 2 and provide an insight into how Destiny is made, as well as “introduce you to the people who make your games.” T...   read

 
 
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Sci-fi RPG Consortium free on GOG.com

As a nice promotion for the ongoing Consortium: The Tower Kickstarter campaign, Interdimensional Games is giving away Consortium: The Master Edition on GOG.com for 48 hours. In his review of the player-choice-driven sci-fi game, our good pa...   read

 
 
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Bungie makes several interesting changes to Destiny PvP matches

Bungie’s weekly update has been rebranded This Week at Bungie… and that’s not the only change coming from the Destiny developer this week. There are two new Crucible playlists headed our way - Freelance 3v3, and Free...   read

 
 
Review: Fortified

Review: Fortified

  Watch Video The 1950s were considered the golden age of campy sci-fi films, with aliens often invading Earth alongside giant animals, and, of course, robots.  Fortified tries to recreate the feeling of those films in a third-pe...   read
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I shot martians to death and lived to tell about it in Fortified

One part third-person cooperative shooter, one part campy 1950s sci-fi, Fortified releases today for PC and Xbox One. I've had the chance to play through the single-player mode and will be doing a full review once the game goes pu...   read

 
 
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Blow up classic sci-fi horrors in Fortified next week

Next week, on February 3, Fortified launches on Steam and Xbox One. I'll be reviewing it. Go me! In the meantime, check out the launch trailer above to get a glimpse at how the game's aesthetics have changed since Jordan played it at PAX P...   read

 
 
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Original Homeworld devs back with prequel tale Deserts of Kharak

Following up on its early 2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection, Gearbox is publishing developer Blackbird Interactive's new Homeworld tale, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The "prequel from some of the original creators of Homeworld&nbs...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront

EA admits Battlefront 'may not have the depth' you want in the game

Electronic Arts' CFO Blake Jorgensen admitted Star Wars Battlefront's "accessible" design "may not have the depth [hardcore players] wanted in the game." Talking at the Nasdaq Investor Conference in Europe and reported b...   read

 
 
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Here's how Destiny's Refer-a-Friend thing works

Bungie has revealed what spoils you can score if you successfully convince a pal to play Destiny.  There are already 25 million registered players in Destiny, but that's not enough for Bungie. The publisher wants you to introduce a fri...   read

 
 


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Destiny

Destiny players experiencing 'Vulture' issues on Xbox One

Some Xbox One Destiny players have been encountering "Vulture" errors since the 2.02 update recently rolled out. You should only receive that error if you try to play co-op or PvP without a Xbox Live Gold (or PlayStation Plus, as the code i...   read

 
 
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Destiny

Refer a friend to Destiny and get a reward

As a thank you for recruiting new Guardians this holiday season, Bungie will be rewarding players with a new Refer-a-Friend scheme for Destiny. "After this update is deployed, some of the more tech savvy among you will be able to dig u...   read

 
 
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Flegma

The nostalgia effect when you retype a game from a magazine after 30 years and the sprites dont have the same graphical flaws from the last time (extra pixels lit, the game then just doesnt FEEL the Warts and all = the games

 
OrochiLeona

My Theron as Carol Danvers dreams have crumbled away like Brie :(

 
Sr Churros

Also, havent used Blender in ages, but I remember really liking Ive been teaching 3DS Max for a Game Dev course, and now that I went back to holy crap, it feels as counter intuitive as it gets!

 
Sr Churros

Went to check out if brazilians were flooding the French Pokémon Go announcement tweet, and my predictions were Nice to see so many people asking it but holy shit do they all really need to be THAT rude?

 
Dwavenhobble

Any-one who doesnt go to see Suicide Squad is a who has to ask why is also clearly a Racist and needs to educate

 
Rad Party God

Yeah! 40 minutes into this mission in Guild Wars 2, Im about to face the final boss! Ive killed many dragons, Im so fucking ready, YEAH! BRING IT ON BABY! *lost conection to server* Kicked me out of the game? I have to do it all over again!??

 
Fuzunga

So Tara Strong was walking around Comic Con today dressed as Harley and absolutely nailed People apparently were asking to take pictures not even realizing it was

 
Heat

i am a total wreck right i sit down with my 8 niece and watched Inside Out for the very first And i barely could contain myself with Bing Bong final Man, my feelings! Whos your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong Bing Bong!

 
Agent9

So Im playing the last splatfest, what might also be my last round in I have to say Im both happy and It couldnt last forever but its been one hell of a To all the good times, enjoy yourselves

 
Torchman

I NEED I NEED IT SO AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

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