Tencent acquires minority stake in Life Is Strange developers Dontnod

Tencent’s desire to throw cash at game development studios continues. The media conglomerate has now made an investment in Dontnod Entertainment of Life Is Strange and Tell Me Why fame. It’s a minority stake, not an acquisition, but represents another developer that Tencent are linking themselves to this year.

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The 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC arrives for Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One

With the seventh season of the GT World Challenge Europe all done and dusted at the back end of 2020, developers KUNOS Simulazioni are bringing Assetto Corsa Competizione up to speed with the latest DLC. The 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC is here to add new cars, tons of liveries, an extra track, and …

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed to 2022

A couple of years ago, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum had been announced. Since then, the game has been confirmed to be releasing on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Well, an official update on the game’s future, provided today, still lists all those platforms. However, …

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Loot Hero DX Review

Sometimes the simple things in life work – like Nutella on toast or a ham sandwich. Games sometimes don’t need to be complicated 100-hour RPGs with an in-depth conversation system, ornate in-world design and endless side quests. They can sometimes take the form of endless runners or simple chess exercises with slight twists. In some …

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Bloober Team Comments on the Possibility of Releasing The Medium on PS5

Bloober Team‘s upcoming psychological horror game, The Medium, is set to release exclusively on the Xbox Series X/S and PC on January 28th, but upon being quizzed about a PlayStation 5 port, the developer refused to rule the possibility out. “For now we are just focusing on Xbox and PC,” Producer Jacek Zięba told VG247 …

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Looking Back to 2016 and the Blocky Super Heroes of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

I have to declare an interest here, and explain that I have always loved a LEGO game, even from the early titles where there was no talking, and the characters had to do all the acting with their faces (take a bow, LEGO Star Wars). As time went on, speech was introduced, and the whole …

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s New Projects Will Have a Heavy Focus on Live Service

Live service games and live service elements within games are becoming more popular and Warner Bros. seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. In a job listing, as spotted by Twitter user @MauroNL3, the publisher describes how a variety of new projects will have a “heavy focus on live service”. In the job listing for …

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Lawbreakers Deserved Better

Games like Doom and Quake shaped my childhood in such a profound way. The run-and-gun shooter type is a go-to for me, almost a comfort genre, and it’s a genre that Boss Key Productions’ Lawbreakers slid into perfectly. Unfortunately, the launch was anything but successful and the studio behind the first-person shooter faded away into …

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Oneiros Review

First-person puzzlers have had a lot to live up to since The Witness wowed us with a unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience. That’s possibly why Oneiros arrives on Xbox with a lot of additional strings to its proverbial bow, instead of just being a pure puzzler. It professes to be a narrative-driven, surreal adventure as …

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Fall Guys Season 3.5 update will introduce a new level, 40+ level variations and more

Fall Guys Season 3.5 is bringing some pretty big changes to the quiz show-inspired battle royale game for the game’s mid-Season update. Though developer Mediatonic has not given us an exact date for the new patch we’ve been given more information about specifically what will be added into the game in the next big update (which, …

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Cyber Shadow Review

Cyber Shadow sets out to answer a very simple question: what would an NES Ninja Gaiden game look and play like if it were made today? Admittedly, it’s a hypothetical that The Messenger sort of already answered back in 2018… but look, sometimes questions like these can have multiple good answers, and Cyber Shadow is …

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Solitaire 3D Review

Before we booted up Solitaire 3D, we tried to imagine what a Solitaire-based game would have to do to warrant a £19.99 price tag. This is a game that most PCs are born with, after all, as are Minesweeper and Paint. It’s like charging pay-per-view for watching me get out of bed. We decided to …

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Award-Winning Puzzle Adventure Game, Arrog, Releasing on PS4 and PS5 in February

Award-winning indie puzzle adventure game, Arrog, will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 5th. Already available on PC and mobile devices, Arrog explores the subconscious of a dying person who has to accept their death. The game is developed by Peruvian developers LEAP Game Studios and Hermanos Magia, and will be published by Nakana.io. …

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Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot Dev Vicarious Visions Reportedly Working on Diablo II Remake

Right after Activision announced Vicarious Visions’ merger with Blizzard Entertainment, a new Bloomberg report not only corroborated rumors of a Diablo II remake, it also corroborated a previous report of Vicarious Visions’ involvement in the project. In May 2020, French website Actu Gaming claimed that the remake did indeed exist and it was being handled …

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Go Barrel Rolling for Bounties in Skycadia, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary The world of Skycadia is overrun with sky pirates — and there’s profit to be made! Take to the skies and collect bounties by shooting down the scoundrels in this light-hearted flying adventure. Hand-crafted with love out of pastel pixels and chunky retro flavor Skycadia is a fast-paced arcade dogfighting game where you compete …

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Dead By Daylight Studio Apologizes After Its Dev Calls Conversations About Accessibility ‘Boring’

Dead By Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive came under fire last week after the game’s designer, Ethan Larson, ranted about players asking for a colorblind mode. In a Twitch livestream, which has since been removed, Larson said that “it’s getting really boring” to hear players “blab” about the accessibility setting. Larson also suggested that players asking for …

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Among Us Estimated To Have Sold 3.2 Million Copies On Switch In Launch Month

That’s a lot of imposters by Liam Doolan 37 mins ago Smash hit multiplayer game Among Us got a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch last December following an indie showcase and ever since it’s been at the top of the eShop charts. It’s only £3.89/$5.00 if you haven’t already picked it up. According to …

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Mech Mechanic Simulator’s demo is a relaxing way to spend time with mechs

Mech Mechanic Simulator is a PlayWay joint, and it shows. PlayWay publish games like House Flipper and Car Mechanic Simulator, and if you’ve played or seen them, you know what to expect with this upcoming, scifi variant. The same as the others – but with mechs! That is to say, the same as the others, …

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Report: Just Cause Studio Was Once Working on a Steampunk Open-World Game Set in 1950s

Avalanche Studios Group, the Swedish developer behind the Just Cause franchise, was once working on a steampunk open-world game set in an alternative 1950s. That’s according to former Avalanche developer Mikael Säker, was who directing the cancelled project and then went on to work on the Battlefield franchise. In a video interview with Wassup Conversations, Säker revealed that …

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Resident Evil 7 Next-Gen Update Is Reportedly in the Works

Capcom insider AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem, who has a pretty good track record when it comes to Resident Evil leaks, has reported that the developer is working on a next-gen update for Resident Evil 7. According to Dusk Golem, a virtual reality component was planned for the upcoming Resident Evil Village. However, its current status …

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Survival Horror Lives with the Outbreak Series on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

Hey, Survivors! The moans of the undead echo as you fight for your life in the Outbreak series, a collection of titles that pay homage to classic survival horror experiences from the ‘90s. From fixed camera angles, to over-the-shoulder adventure, you’ll be leading your group of survivors to safety amidst a global undead epidemic. As …

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A ‘Pro’ Switch With More Power Might Not Even Be Fully Utilised, Says Industry Veteran

There have been some suggestions the rumoured Switch ‘Pro’ absolutely needs to have slightly improved specs to ensure it can run certain games and improve existing ones but is it all that necessary? Perhaps not, according to one industry veteran. In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Engine Software’s co-founder and vice president Ruud van de …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 Update Available Now, Patch Notes Detail Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

Nine days ago, CD Projekt Red promised Cyberpunk 2077’s first major patch within 10 days, and they’ve delivered. Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 is available now as an update across all platforms, with the size running 6.7 GB on Steam and 17 GB on consoles. CD Projekt Red says the focus of this first update was …

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood shows off wolf stealth

World Of Darkness ’em up Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is just around the corner, so the developers over at Cyanide Studio have begun releasing some videos to show off a closer look at how it plays. Today’s developer diary gets into your werewolf’s rage resource but I’ve gotta say that what really caught my …

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Report: Resident Evil 4 Remake Development Sees Change in Leadership and Direction

While it was reported last year that a Resident Evil 4 remake was in the works, following the successes of both the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes, new reports suggest that development leadership may be shifting amidst ongoing negative feedback about Resident Evil 3. Originally it seems Studio M-Two was charged with the task, but VGC …

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Gets New Info About Length, Side Quests, Customization, and Voice Cast

In a new Sherlock Holmes Chapter One question and answer video from Frogwares, the developer has answered a few of fans’ burning questions about the upcoming origin story for the young Sherlock, including how much playtime players can expect, and the number of cases they’ll be able to solve. Sergey Oganesyan narrates the video over …

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