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Void Destroyer 2 - A Bold Space Sandbox - Hits Early Access

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A ship barely able to hold its own weight and the desire to rule and empire is all you need to fulfill your dreams in Void Destroyer 2 - a strangely colourful space sandbox sim now accessible through the Steam Early Access program.

From another ambitious "one man dev" like so many other indie titles before it, Void Destroyers 2 has ventured into Early Access looking for feedback over the course of a year before heading into a finalized release should everything go according plan. A story mode is in the pipeline, with additional ships, territory and faction expansion also on the cards.

Production on PC's Answer to Pokémon Abruptly Halted

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Shortly after the internet was set ablaze by the release of Pokémon Uranium - an unofficial, mostly original PC take on the series - download links were taken offline as quickly as they became available with Nintendo likely at the helm dishing out DMCA takedown notices and threats of copyright infringement.

But that didn't stop the brave developers from pledging support for the title for those already playing. That, however, it now no longer the case, as the team has indefinitely halted development on the game with no clear reason backing up the decision.

DC Universe Online Celebrates Extended Batman Week With Wanted Stat Changes

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If the stream of positive comments are anything to go by, the recent decision to rework key stat points in PC/console hybrid MMO DC Universe Online indicates the team over at Daybreak Games are on the right track.

In a lengthy hour long developer live stream, Lead Systems Designer Michael Mann spoke directly to players discussing the impending changes to things like mastery bonuses, modifying powers, power points, culling 'midrange, and basically tweaking a whole lot of intricate battle details a non-player would have no clue about.

EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic Dated for September 27th

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Four years in the making, Snowcastle Games' EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic is nearly upon us. Releasing on Steam next week, Snowcastle look to hearken back to the early days of difficult 3D RGPs through a blend of hand-drawn graphics and deep, twisting combat.

Setting off on a journey around a planet that lost its spin, you're soon taking off the beaten track when attempting to rescue a loved one from the grasp of a conniving cultist group when remnants of the past start to indicate a repeating, terrible history. The world of Umbra has little to rely on other than the brave efforts of a unlikely group of heroes.

Co-Op Space Adventure Astroneer Enters Early Access This December

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Into dusty planets, terraforming and space buggy roadtrips across the moon? Look forward to doing that with a friend once Astroneer hits early access this December.

Those cold, dark nights leading up to Christmas will be spent not sniffing away the common cold in front of a fireplace, but sniffling away the common cold in front of a screen not showing repeats of America's worst sitcom boxsets. You'll be on the moon instead! Where everything is much better.

Ubisoft Aims to Make The Division 'Feel More Like a Shooter' Soon

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Ubisoft are still committed to fixing The Division's long list of issues before releasing any paid expansions. So much so they're riding on Patch 1.4 to make the game 'Feel more like a shooter'. That's a little odd to hear of a game that would only have been described as a shooter originally.

Ahead of the Monday launch of the public test servers, the developer blog has been updated to talk about the changes coming to weapon and gear stats to return the game to a post-level cap state of mind. This comes in the form of 'World Tiers'.

Oculus To Potentially Undercut HTC Vive With Touch Controller Pricing

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When the Oculus Rift launched for a price far exceeding the sub £300 price point hinted by Palmer Luckey at its conception, it only took HTC and Valve a few months to cement the idea that VR was going to be much more expensive that the consumer originally thought.

While the Oculus Rift came in at a few hundred below Valve's own VR cap, the former was a near incomplete experience simply shipping with a standard Xbox One controller over the Vive's 1:1 motion controllers. Promised to be coming later in the year, it seems retailers are letting slip the near-final price of the 'Oculus Touch' controller pointing at a £190 price tag - making the final headset + motion controller bundle come in at around £739.99, slightly undercutting that of Vive's own £759 set.

Want Some Co-Op Stardew Valley Sooner? There's Now a Mod For That

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Released earlier this year with eventual co-op play promised, sole Stardew Valley creator, Eric Barone , eventually drafted in help from his publisher's other teams to help speed up the process while he, still single-handedly pushed forward in creating new content for the main gain.

While still on schedule for release "early next year", a modder by the name of "spacechase0" has taken it into their own hands to enable a very rough-around-the-edges multiplayer function into the surprise hit indie title of 2016.

Piece Together Your Own Demise With 'The Mannequin' EGX Trailer

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With a fresh new demo session available at EGX this weekend, it's only natural we'd see a sliver of gameplay for ourselves. The Mannequin is shaping up to warp not only the house it situates, but the minds of those who play.

If you've been keeping up with the development of the game, you'll know EGX isn't the first time players have been able to scare themselves silly in the twisted, creaky house. Attendees at the appropriately named Insomnia Expo had a lengthy, sleepless weekend to play a title sure to help them survive the night of no rest and constant, energy drink-fueled marathon gaming sessions.

Let the Mafia III Devs Show You How To Abuse The Mob For Cash

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If you've never had a mobile mobster banker perform a drive-by deposit into your account fresh from your wallet, you haven't played Mafia III.

In a new developer diary, the Mafia III team introduces you to a handful of the ways you can extract cash from the other gangs around the re-imagined New Orleans sandbox - New Bordeaux.Recruiting racket bosses from a well handled district can net you a steady stream of income, whereas straight up killing the leaders can get you a quick cash payout if you're strapped for time.

The newest Rocket League DLC will be heading under the sea

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Can't get enough Rocket League? Need something fresh and exotic to go with your favorite RC car football arena? That's good, because Psyonix has announced new content for the game. This time, Rocket League is going into the briny depths of the ocean with Aquadome.

EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic Dated for September 27th

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Four years in the making, Snowcastle Games' EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic is nearly upon us. Releasing on Steam next week, Snowcastle look to hearken back to the early days of difficult 3D RGPs through a blend of hand-drawn graphics and deep, twisting combat.

Setting off on a journey around a planet that lost its spin, you're soon taking off the beaten track when attempting to rescue a loved one from the grasp of a conniving cultist group when remnants of the past start to indicate a repeating, terrible history. The world of Umbra has little to rely on other than the brave efforts of a unlikely group of heroes.

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Dated for Europe

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Just a week after the revival anime ended, Koei Tecmo today announced the finalized release date for the European version of Berserk and the Band of the Hawk revealed in June.

Berserk becomes the newest franchise to be placed upon Koei Tecmo's much-loved 'Warriors' pedestal after The Legend of Zelda and even Dragon Quest. Turning the standard 'Hack n' Slash' gameplay into what they now like to call 'Slash n' Smash', this newer take on the Warriors franchise includes a little more destructive anger and decapitation than we've grown up with over the years with the franchise, instead adopting the heavy gore of the long-running manga/anime franchise.

Remedy On Track To Release More Often With Umbra Deal

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Crediting the Umbra technology suite as a main component in creating last year's Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment have signed a studio wide deal to continue using the Umbra's Visibility Solution' in all of their future works.

Though it isn't exactly necessary for us to understand the details, it's clear Remedy Entertainment credits the Umbra suite in easing the difficulties of developing a game with so many real-time dynamic changes like Quantum Break. The company has often had long gaps between announcing and releasing a given title, with Alan Wake before it taking a good 5 years to hit shelves after being demoed at the E3 in 2005.

8 Minutes of Dark Souls III's 'Ashes of Ariandel' Expansion Is Enough to Kill You Again

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8 minutes worth of Dark Souls III footage has finally arrived from the gates of last week's Tokyo Game Show demonstrating the kinds of enemies you'll face in the snowy landscapes during the Ashes of Ariandel DLC coming next month.

Heading straight into Ariandel itself, prepare to die to a lot of axe-wielding giants more than twice your size - and maybe get bashed around by a pot slamming banshee too. Tasked with figuring out the mystery behind the land's plight, you'll be finding plenty of new armor and weaponry and more magic to keep that very same evil at bay.

ThroughLine Games And Square Enix Collective Announce 'Forgotton Anne' For 2017 Release

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Teaming up with the lucrative Square Enic Collective, ThroughLine Games was today able to announce their new title -Forgotton Anne - to the audience of EGX in Birmingham today.

With a debut score handled by the Copenhagen Phillarmonic Orchestra, Forgotton Anne is a hand-crafted 2D cinematic, story-driven adventure taking place in the 'Forgotton Realm' - a place where all those old, misplaced toys, clothes and scraps of paper end up when they seemingly disappear from existence.

Brazilian Ratings Board Outs 1999 Classic Army Men II For Potential Re-release

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Through another slip in a classifications board, it stands to reason we could be seeing a re-release of the popular 90's RTS title 'Army Men 2 sometime soon.

Registered to 2K Games, the ratings board of Brazil has rated the title 'Not recommended for children under ten years'. Showing listings for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4, the board doesn't go into any more detail with neither screenshots or even a logo shedding any light on whether this could be a remake or a simple re-release onto each platform's usual digital marketplace.

TERA Looks Much Darker With Guild Wars Looming Overhead

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Re-doing its peculiar guild and government system, Gameforge and Bluehole are introducing a little more plight to TERA's lush green fields.

The newest update to the active-battle MMORPG sees player guilds brawl against each other on the fields they once protected. Every Saturday between 8-10pm players can duke it out alongside their own in a bid to become the last group standing with a tower still on the field, awarding the winning troupe the collected player taxes of the past week with a draw causing the cash to roll over to the next. It's like a bloodier version of the National Lottery!

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness PC Release Slips Into 2017

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While NIS America never committed to a solid PC release date for the psychological thriller Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Hapiness, it only took a few days of the console release to see the Steam version officially pushed away from its vague '2016' release.

Reaching out to NIS America themselves, they simply had this to say on the matter "When we first announced the game, we announced it would be available on PS4, Vita, and Steam - but in April 2016 we clarified that the game would release on 16 September for PS4/Vita, and would let everybody know the Steam versions' release date later on. Now in September, we finally reveal that the Steam version of the game will be available in 2017

Wonder Boy Returns in Cutesy Anime Fashion

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Gone are the days of skillfully crafted sprites and pixel-based backdrops, and in come the days of shimmering, sliding anime cutouts presumably made of either oil and/or soap.

Wonder Boy Returns, but in a very different style to his original outing. Though the official Youtube trailer is still unlisted, indicating this is more of a leak right now than an official reveal; it also doesn't list any form of release date or platform information. So far, users have dug around and found PlayStation 4 trophy listings listings for the title, but not much else. So take things with a grain of salt for now.

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