Games

Ubisoft files lawsuit against hackers selling DDoS service

January 20, 2020

Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against a website allegedly selling a DDoS service that’s been used against Rainbow Six Siege servers. The SNG.ONE website sells subscriptions, ranging from around €150 to €500 and payable only by Bitcoin of course, which allow purchasers to choose from a variety of targets. While SNG.ONE currently advertizes itself as […]

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Five new Steam games you probably missed (January 20, 2020)

January 20, 2020

(Image credit: Tunnel Vision Games) On an average day, about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you sort through […]

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Looks like Unity of Command 2 Axis missions are coming

January 20, 2020

Developers Croteam and 2×2 Games have released a beta patch for Unity of Command 2 that adds a standalone scenario for playing the Battle of the Bulge as the Axis powers. The Update 10 Test adds the scenario “Wacht am Rhein!” to the game, allowing players to take on the command of German forces in […]

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Which RTS series deserves a comeback?

January 19, 2020

THE PCG Q&A Warcraft 3: Reforged is coming out this month and Age of Empires 4 may be due this year (fingers crossed). Remastered versions of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert are both in the works, and so is Homeworld 3—although that one’s not due until 2022. Several significant RTS series are […]

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Loot boxes push kids into gambling, says England’s NHS mental health director

January 19, 2020

Claire Murdoch, mental health director of England’s National Health Service (NHS), has reignited the loot box controversy with a report claiming they push young people into “under the radar” gambling. “Frankly no company should be setting kids up for addiction by teaching them to gamble on the content of these loot boxes”, she said. “No […]

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Here’s a mod that adds 90 more weapons to melee VR game Blade and Sorcery

January 19, 2020

VR fantasy slash-em-up Blade and Sorcery has a sweet new mod that crams in 95 more weapons, many with unique magical effects new to the game. It’s a pretty hefty addition since with physics simulation at the heart of the game it’s the weapons and how they’re used that really make Blade and Sorcery special. […]

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Ubisoft is making changes to ensure its games feel more distinct

January 19, 2020

Writing for us last year, Rick Lane declared that Not every Ubisoft game needs to be a Ubisoft game. Like many players he was underwhelmed by Ghost Recon Breakpoint in particular, saying that, “Ubisoft basically released the same game again, only with additional systems scavenged from other projects and awkwardly stapled to Breakpoint’s head. These […]

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An indie collective released 48 games in one day on Steam

January 19, 2020

Remember Sokpop Collective, those wacky indies who make multiple small games a month? Well, they’ve just released their entire back catalog on Steam. That’s 48 new games in a single day. That’s not actually very impressive, because all the games were already finished. What is actually very impressive is that the games are full-featured: Achievements, […]

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Crytek’s lawsuit over Star Citizen using Cryengine continues heating up

January 19, 2020

Crytek recently requested their lawsuit against Cloud Imperium Games be dismissed without prejudice and without conditions so they can refile upon the release of Squadron 42, since part of the lawsuit hinges on the game licence agreement (GLA) between the two companies only allowing CIG to use Crytek’s engine for one game, Star Citizen. CIG […]

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Escape From Tarkov is a daunting and savage evolution of battle royale

January 19, 2020

Online shooters won’t stop mutating into weird new genres. First came survival shooters like DayZ and H1Z1, then came the battle royales that took the tension of open combat and distilled it into something more consistently fun. Escape from Tarkov feels like the next leap along that evolutionary branch. When I’m crouched in a bush […]

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