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Endless Space 2 drifts onto Steam Early Access October 6

Amplitude Studios is returning for another foray into the stars above with Endless Space 2, its next 4X strategy game. Since the developer wants to make sure it's the best product it can be, the game comes to Steam Early Access on October 6...   read

 
 
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My first life (or ten minutes) as an astronaut in Osiris: New Dawn

I don't have a ton of experience with survival games. I played The Forest last week for the first time in a couple years, barely remembering how to build a fire when I came upon an outpost that my friends had built with blood and sweat and ...   read

 
 
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Space-faring survival game Osiris: New Dawn tops the Steam charts

Survival games: folks still aren't tired of 'em, particularly when they let people venture off into space. That's when we start getting into "dream game" territory for certain players and the money comes pouring in. Unsurprisingly, the ambi...   read

 
 
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The current hottest game on Steam is League of Legends minus most of the shitty parts

My first thoughts upon seeing Battlerite's Steam page was "This looks like yet another boring and doomed-to-fail League of Legends clone," which I'm sure would be the reaction of most people who haven't played the game.  Let ...   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2's tenth perk is the Survivalist

As Killing Floor 2 creeps closer to full Steam release this November, players have been wondering what the final perk (character class) would be. Some community folks dug into the code and found references to the Martial Artist, which every...   read

 
 
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Subnautica has more monsters for us to avoid

Yikes! I prefer to play Subnautica as a serene underwater exploration type of experience, but sometimes, the Early Access game has other ideas in mind for my lone survivor. Sometimes, there are horrible nightmare beasts, and you don't have...   read

 
 
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Hi-Rez Studios' familiar-looking team shooter Paladins hits open beta

Today marks my first time really looking at Paladins, the new team-based shooter from Smite maker Hi-Rez. So, excuse me if this is well-worn territory by now, but boy does it look familiar. The game comes across as a veritable hodgepodge o...   read

 
 
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I played Endless Space 2 and hot damn are those Battlestar Galactica fights cool-looking

I'm not a strategy game guy, but that might change with Endless Space 2. If that's enough for you to check out and look for another preview by someone better-versed in 4X games, I'll still love you (but don't let the doorstructoid hit your ...   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2 feels much more finished with the Tactical Response update

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor 2 has had somewhat of a tumultuous Early Access. I've mostly enjoyed it from the beginning (it's my go-to shootgame because it feels so dang good), but that's not to say it's all been smooth sailing...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer: DSP, a different kind of Rogue Squadron

I wasn't sure what to expect when I loaded up Starr Mazer: DSP for the first time. I haven't played a shoot-'em-up game seriously since R-Type and Gradius III back on the SNES. After a surprisingly lengthy initial load, it booted ...   read

 
 


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Monsters and Monocles is a steampunk arcade shooter full of dandies

Monsters and Monocles is a send-up to the days of quarter-guzzling afternoons spent at the arcade. It’s a top-down shooter full of Victorian dandies and steampunk aesthetics that encourages solo play as much as it welcomes cooperative...   read

 
 
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The Pokemon creators just launched a puzzle platformer on Steam Early Access

Game Freak, the developer of the Pokémon franchise, has just released a new 2D puzzle-platforming action game (metroidvania?) on Steam Early Access called Giga Wrecker. Skimming the game's listing, it looks like the full versio...   read

 
 
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This survival-centric Humble Bundle has Rust for cheap

It's a hell of a week to put on a survival-themed bundle, what with No Man's Sky eating evenings for the foreseeable future, but some of these games in the Humble Survive This Bundle are worth adding to your library (on the off chance ...   read

 
 
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We Happy Few puts a new face on survival, but it's not ready for its close-up yet

When it took the stage at Microsoft's E3 presentation this year, Compulsion Games' We Happy Few was easily one of the most intriguing titles of the show, promising a trippy story set in the drug-addled English township of Wellington We...   read

 
 
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Medieval mouse adventure Ghost of a Tale hits Steam Early Access

Ghost of a Tale has looked captivating for quite some time, and although it still isn't done yet, the gorgeous stealth-centric action-RPG is now playable through Steam Early Access. It's getting there. "While the game's core mechanics are ...   read

 
 
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Wielding samurai swords in VR is easily the best way to play Fruit Ninja

I think just about everyone has played Fruit Ninja in one form or another, be it on a touch screen device, an arcade machine, or even Kinect. I thought I'd finally escaped the addictive gameplay and could rest easy knowing I had become...   read

 
 
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Starbound exits Steam Early Access on July 22

I played too much Starbound too early, and as we inch closer to the next major update -- the one that'll push it out of Steam Early Access at long last -- that sentiment keeps coming up. A bunch of us want to give the extraterrestrial sandb...   read

 
 
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You can try Killing Floor 2's Sharpshooter class right now with an opt-in beta

There aren't many games that make me obsessively speculate about upcoming character classes, but I and many others have been waiting for Killing Floor 2's Sharpshooter perk (read: class) since it released on Steam Early Access last year. Si...   read

 
 
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House of the Dying Sun is a promising new space shooter

You might remember House of the Dying Sun from Patrick's list of the "top 33 indie games to look for in 2016 (or 2017, or 2018)" back when the space shooter was still known as Enemy Starfighter. It has earned positive buzz as something fan...   read

 
 
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(Update) Steam key giveaway turns ugly as dev bashes LGBT people and America

[Update 2: The dev team has published another statement, this time via Steam. "We feel very sad about the situation we have been in the last few days. The truth is we have never supported and will not support LGBT and we feel bad for those ...   read

 
 
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See you at the party, Riktor!

Epic is introducing its newest Hero to Paragon, its MOBA currently in paid Early Access on PC and PS4 (new Heroes are free). There will be a Paragon open beta this summer. See you at the party!   read

 
 
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PC skiing game Snow now has snowboarding

The skiing side of Snow never much interested me, but snowboarding? Now we're talking. Poppermost Productions has at last added snowboards and even snowmobiles to its open-world PC game. Going forward, "The team will continue to fine-tune ...   read

 
 
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Paragon's Free Beta Weekend kicks off next week

Still to sample Paragon, or simply can’t get enough? Clear your schedule -- there’s a Free Beta Weekend on its way. From Thursday May 26 to Monday May 30, 2016 (I know, that's technically longer than a weekend!) any interested p...   read

 
 
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I'm still down for Space Pirates and Zombies 2

It has been two years since I last heard about Space Pirates and Zombies 2, but the space-exploration game is nearly ready for Early Access, and I still think its concept of a post-apocalyptic galaxy with hundreds of AI captains out there d...   read

 
 
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Double XP and increased drop rate in Killing Floor 2 this weekend

Tripwire Interactive has been focusing its efforts on Killing Floor 2's new Versus mode for the last couple weeks. Using the recently-implemented Live Update system to try to balance has led to small changes being pushed out at a rapid pace...   read

 
 
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