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Wasteland 2 being upgraded to Unity 5 codebase by inXile, allows "better tools for modding"

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An apocalyptic landscape is inXile Entertainment's forte, and they're still working on Wasteland 2 with ambitious plans. The team continues looking at balancing issues, but they've got big things in mind.

Wasteland 2 is migrating to the new Unity 5 codebase, which means things previously tied to Unity 4.x Pro will be opened up freely to modders under the new engine. The game is also "getting a facelift."

Rockstar release new GTA V PC screens, tease new trailer and "powerful new" Rockstar Editor for custom videos

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While fans continue to plan a heist of Rockstar North's offices, the studio has decided to rub salt in our delayed-yet-again wounds by releasing a series of smoking hot screens for Grand Theft Auto V on PC.

They also remind us of their pre-order bribe of an extra $300k in-game for GTA Online, which now has a March 31st deadline for the new April 14th release. We're also getting a new trailer soon.

Starfall Tactics a free-to-play real-time strategy, mixes tactical with starship customisation

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Snowforged Entertainment has just released a pre-alpha footage gameplay trailer for Starfall Tactics, a real-time strategy game that lets us customise our starships in-depth from a huge array of components and weapons.

It's an online free-to-play and is powered by Unreal Engine 4, with three factions reaching out to the stars following an exodus from a radioactive wasteland that became Earth. They promise "balls-to-the-wall explosions".

Starbreeze report strong Q2 financials from Payday 2, "very rare" in the industry

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Developer Starbreeze Studios is super chuffed with their latest fiscal report for Q2, with heist shooter Payday 2 performing better in sales than last year's Q2.

They're "very proud" of this "very rare" occurrence within the games industry, and the company is "getting close to the opening" of their new Los Angeles office, which will host the Geminose team.

Ubisoft: "...more robust modern day" in future Assassin's Creed games

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There'll be more of a return to the 'modern day' setting in Assassin's Creed moving forward, says Ubisoft. Assassin's Creed: Unity only had brief moments through cutscenes where we weren't assuming the role of an ancestral assassin.

Lead writer Darby McDevitt pointed to Assassin's Creed 2 and the town of Monteriggioni, which was playable in both past and present, and so they plan to "smartly reuse things" for a modern experience.

Square Enix confirms Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed [UPDATE]

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UPDATE: The official twitter for Life is Strange has dismissed talk of delay saying "development is on track" and that the next episode will be released "before the end of March."

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It's hella bad news. Dontnod Entertainment's hella excellent time-rewinding adventure Life is Strange won't be releasing its second episode as planned in mid-March. Square Enix has announced it has been pushed back.

When will it be releasing now? They aren't saying. We had been told that each episode would be about a month and a half apart, and fans have been left wanting more. There have also been story leaks.

GameWatcher takes on Jagex in a Block N Load showdown for the ages

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Next Monday Team GameWatcher takes on Team Jagex in a Block N Load Battle Royale which you can watch live on our Twitch stream. Can our squad of plucky underdogs defeat the much fancied developers of the block-building FPS?

Right now we're at around the halfway stage of our training montage. I'm running up and down steps, punching frozen pig carcasses, and screaming "JAGEX!" from the top of a mountain, while my fellow GameWatchers have been put on a strict low-carb, high protein diet. They've naturally been informed that they face SEVERE repercussions if we lose.

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