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Itch.io, an open marketplace that sells DRM-free indie games, has worked with a large stable of independent developers and creators to release an enormous bundle to raise money in the ongoing fight against racial injustices. The bundle features 742 items from 564 different developers and carries a value of more than $3,400. However, you can pick
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By now you’ve probably tried quite a few auto-battlers, if they’re your thing. It’s cool if they’re not your thing either, but for some the game genre resonates as a more relaxing, cerebral experience. With Dota Underlords, Teamfight Tactics, and Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds (and many, many others) all offering a strategy experience that doesn’t tax your micromanagement, there
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I somehow missed the fact that Treachery In Beatdown City has its own full length theme, and it is the greatest thing that has ever happened. I’d glimpsed the trailer, but I think I had my headphones off or skimmed it out of habit (most trailers are not very good or clear and after looking
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On June 11, the Call of the Void content update arrives in Dauntless on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Switch. Dauntless is cross-platform, so if you want to check out the new stuff with friends on a different platform, you can! Call of the Void is all about darkness, specifically the void element and
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This weekend, indie-centric storefront Itch.io kicked off their massive Bundle For Racial Justice And Equality. Pulling together a collection of 749 (and counting) indie darlings, hobby projects and unsung curiosities for a meagre $5, Itch’s massive bundle has currently raised well over $400,000 for legal defence funds across the United States – and there’s no
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When EVE Online starts throwing the big space-bucks around, it’s usually because two or more interstellar empires came to blows. Colossal battles demolishing entire armadas, grand acts of subterfuge that leave once-thriving corporations penniless. But after player-built Citadels started falling into disrepair last week, pilots are making serious bank by scrapping neglected stations – with
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Electronic Arts has sent out statements outlining some of the changes it is making to combat racist and other offensive speech in its EA Sports games, and the NHL series in particular. Racist, homophobic, sexist, and other toxic speech is not specific to Electronic Arts games by any means, but it has been a problem for EA Sports’
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Electronic Arts has postponed this year’s EA Play games showcase (normally timed around the E3 event) by a week after the recent events surrounding the killing of George Floyd. The event – originally planned for June 11 – will now occur one week later on June 18. Although the notice (below) doesn’t specifically mention Black
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First-person tactical shooter Valorant just came out of beta, with a new character, mode, and map. In an interview with GameSpot, Riot Games said that a console Valorant is being prototyped. Valorant plays a lot like Valve’s Counter-Strike, with a focus on team communication, round-to-round economy, obstructing sight, and using information to make big plays.
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Microsoft unveiled its Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X bundle a few months back, which included a custom Xbox One X console, a Cyberpunk-themed controller, a digital copy of Cyberpunk 2077. Adding to that haul, the bundle now also comes with a code for the first batch of Cyberpunk 2077 DLC. CD Projekt Red’s follow-up content for its Witcher series
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Earlier in the year, charity speedrunning event Summer Games Done Quick made the decision to delay until August in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Organisers have now made the decision to cancel the on-site parts of the event, opting instead for a fully online event. Previously, SGDQ had hoped to go ahead with its
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1995’s Command & Conquer and 1996’s Red Alert hold up as well as you’d expect in this lovingly-constructed, absolutely definitive HD Remaster package. I bloody love Command & Conquer – and honestly, I think the strategy series birthed by Westwood Studios has had a hard time. All too often it gets lumped in with those
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Well, this is a weird one. A while ago, game historian Phil Salvador wrote an in-depth history about Maxis Business Simulations, a Maxis offshoot designed to apply gameplay concepts to real-world applications. One of the story’s focal points is a game prototype developed in collaboration with Chevron in 1992 called SimRefinery. It was never completed, and was presumed
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Monster Train reviewAn impressive roguelike deckbuilder with the potential to consume you. Developer: Shiny Shoe Games Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment Release: Out now On: Windows From: Steam Price: £19.50/£25/€21 Two weeks ago, Monster Train breezed into my life like a man wearing a trenchcoat stuffed with cocaine. I’ve been playing Shiny Shoe’s roguelike deckbuilder almost
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