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Rust is nearing the end of its run on Steam Early Access

The last time I played Rust was back in October 2014. To recap: I smashed a warthog to pieces and then got my own head bashed in by another player, like you do. I haven't been back since. It's not even that I'm bored of the humans-are-the-r...   read

 
 
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Klei's space colony sim is coming soon to Steam Early Access

One of the projects in the works at Klei Entertainment is Hot Lava, a clever video game take on the real-world children's game about not touching the fiery floor. That's a known quantity for me. But the studio's other new game, Oxygen Not I...   read

 
 

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The Long Dark will exit Early Access and add a story mode in August

Hinterland's beautiful exploration-survival title The Long Dark is inching closer to its full "1.0 launch," and that's probably when I'll swoop in (and promptly succumb to the harsh Canadian wilderness). PC and Xbox One players have had acc...   read

 
 
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The composer of Jet Set Radio has new music for Hover

Two years ago, the future-set parkour game Hover: Revolt of Gamers rolled onto Steam Early Access, and to this day, it's still a work-in-progress on the platform. One of the things that put the project on my radar back when it was seeking K...   read

 
 
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Castlevania-inspired roguelike Dead Cells hits Steam soon

Before long, Dead Cells will be doing its hybridized roguelike/metroidvania thing on Steam Early Access, and as much as that's the type of "die, die, die again" gameplay concept I'd rather wait on than attempt to play in an unfinished stat...   read

 
 
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already a million seller on Steam

I've been sleeping on the latest Steam success story, but enough people have brought it up and shared amusing clips that I've finally started to pay attention. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a battle royale game whose roots go back to the...   read

 
 
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Funny contraption builder Besiege is adding multiplayer and a level editor

The gif-friendly Steam Early Access title Besiege is getting not one but two of its biggest fan requests: cooperative and versus multiplayer, and a level editor with Steam Workshop support for sharing. Better yet, you'll even be able to bui...   read

 
 
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Endless Space 2 now has multiplayer and the Riftborn faction

Amplitude's Endless Space 2 is dutifully trudging through its Early Access period and the game's third major update is bringing a new faction and (finally!) multiplayer. Said new faction is the Riftborn, an extradimensional being that ...   read

 
 
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Crawl's Early Access exit and console debut are set for April 11

With the news that Crawl is nearing a full launch on April 11, 2017, I'm left wondering if I had even realized, until just now, that Powerhoof was still doing its dungeon-based friend-slaying thing on Steam Early Access. Well, either way, n...   read

 
 
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The Wild Eight has a long journey ahead in Early Access

The Wild Eight sounds great on paper: an eight-player co-op survival game with narrative-based progression, set against a bleak yet entirely natural landscape. Even in a fairly oversaturated market, it has the potential to set itself apart ...   read

 
 


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What's next for Conan Exiles leading up to final launch

With around 480,000 copies sold in its first month on Steam Early Access, Conan Exiles is working out for Funcom. The company says the floppy and nude survival game was able to recoup its development budget in under a week, and these initia...   read

 
 
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Uhh, come check out Conan Exiles' big swingin' dicks

In the opening minutes of sandbox survival game Conan Exiles, your character is strung up to a cross before he is fortuitously saved by Conan himself. But, in those precious moments before, you get to customize yourself mid-crucifixion. Tha...   read

 
 
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Earthfall is a fun co-op shooter, if a bit familiar

Earthfall by far had the largest setup at PAX South with giant TVs showcasing trailers of the game as well as projecting each of the player's performances for everyone to see. Since I'm overall terrible at first-person shooters, coupled wit...   read

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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Nice! Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a DLC prequel

Crypt of the NecroDancer is such a neat game. It's a fusion of rhythm (you need to time your movement to the beat of the music as best you can) and roguelike dungeon-crawling (you need foresight and strategy to hit enemies but not be hit b...   read

 
 
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Rust developer: 'If you're bored of the game then just stop playing it'

Garry Newman, the developer behind Garry's Mod and popular Early Access survival game Rust, took to reddit to directly address players with a chart included as seen below:    read

 
 
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The Behemoth is bringing Pit People to Steam Early Access and Xbox One next month

Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater creator The Behemoth has been testing its upcoming weird-as-heck turn-based strategy game, Pit People, with a closed beta. Try it yet? If not, the floodgates will open soon enough. There's a Steam Ear...   read

 
 
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World-molding adventure Astroneer hits PC and Xbox One next week

A year ago, I was telling you about the cooperative sci-fi game Astroneer and its world-exploring, terrain-deforming ways. Next week, it'll be playable at last. The game will debut on PC in Steam Early Access and Xbox One in Game Preview f...   read

 
 
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Review: Rad Rodgers: World One

As I mentioned in my preview piece, Rad Rodgers: World One came out of nowhere. I was struck by the mind-blowing graphics and how 3D Realms was publishing a game from a relatively unknown developer. It looked like a throwback to Commander K...   read

 
 
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We should try Battlerite for free this weekend

A bunch of people have had kind things to say about Battlerite, the team-based arena brawler from Stunlock Studios. And would you look at that! It has a free weekend event on Steam right now. The idea was to strip down the MOBA experience, ...   read

 
 
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Sandbox building game Lego Worlds headed to PS4, Xbox One

An official Lego take on the formula popularized by Minecraft seemed like a good idea last year when TT Games debuted Lego Worlds on Steam Early Access, and it still does today. The open-world building and exploration game hasn't had its fu...   read

 
 
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Conan Exiles is taking its snake-punching ways to Xbox One

A week ago, in light of some new screenshots surfacing for Funcom's Conan Exiles, I said I was feeling the sandbox survival game despite my general fatigue with the genre. That's still true today as I watch this trailer informing us of a J...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam VR brings its headless hordes to Steam Early Access

If you're still feeling drowsy, I can personally confirm that this trailer will wake you the hell up. It's for Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, which arrived on Steam Early Access today with current support for HTC Vive (and eventual support...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam VR drops soon on Steam

Before watching this trailer, I imagined what Serious Sam might look like in VR. I pictured a headless, shirtless, screaming kamikaze man rushing toward me, and that's literally what the video depicts. Glad we're on the same page! I'm also...   read

 
 


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