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Otherskin Is a New Third-Person Shooter With Strong PS2 Vibes

Publisher FDG Entertainment and developer Game Atelier have announced Otherskin, a third-person shooter-platformer hybrid that has more than a hint of the PS2 era about it. Game Atelier, whose name…

June 20, 2024 | 12:12 EDT

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Ambitious Cyberpunk Restaurant Sim Nivalis Gets Spring 2025 Release Window

Developer and publisher Ion Lands has announced that Nivalis, the ambitious followup to cyberpunk taxi-driving sim Cloudpunk, is launching in spring 2025. The game takes place in the same city as …

June 20, 2024 | 11:40 EDT

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Gladiator Sim We Who Are About to Die Gets Biggest Update "By a Lot"

Gladiator sim We Who Are About to Die has received a massive new update, which developer Jordy Lakiere says is the game's biggest update yet "by a lot". The Spectacles update has been "over six…

June 20, 2024 | 11:12 EDT

A skeletal figure wielding a scythe in Shadow of the Erdtree, the DLC for which Elden Ring patch 1.12 is preparing
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Elden Ring Patch 1.12 Arrives Ahead of Hugely Anticipated DLC

Bandai Namco and From Software have released Elden Ring patch 1.12, and while the update is paving the way for tomorrow's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, that's far from all it's doing. As well as adding…

June 20, 2024 | 10:31 EDT

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Aska Fishing Guide | How to Find and Catch Fish

In this Aska Fishing Guide, we'll teach you a trick to reliably catch fish from the ocean and tell you how you can harvest fish for their meat. Feeding your villagers is an important part of Aska,…

June 20, 2024 | 11:21 EDT

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Creatures of Ava Wants You to Save Its Many Adorable Animals in August

11 bit studios and developer Inverge have announced the Creatures of Ava release date, and the adorable-looking creature-saving action-adventure game (that's a lot of hyphens) is launching very soon…

June 19, 2024 | 11:59 EDT

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Sales Pass the Two Million Mark

Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter Stories 2 sales have reached a major milestone almost three years after the turn-based RPG's original release. Per a press release, Monster Hunter 2: Wings of…

June 19, 2024 | 11:36 EDT

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Cat Rescue Story Lets You Run Your Very Own Cat Shelter in September

Nacon and Tivola have announced Cat Rescue Story, a cat shelter sim that lets you start and run your very own center for adorable stray kitties. Launching on September 26th, Cat Rescue Story …

June 19, 2024 | 09:55 EDT

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Life by You Creators Tried "Everything" to Avoid Cancellation

A former Life by You developer has spoken out about his experiences working on the now-canceled life sim, which he says was "a strong project ready to launch to a strong audience". Speaking on…

June 19, 2024 | 09:26 EDT

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Danganronpa Creators "Risking Their Lives" for New School-Based SRPG

Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka says that he and his team are "risking their lives" for their newest project, the PC and Switch-focused tactical RPG The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy. In an…

June 19, 2024 | 08:35 EDT

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How to Find a Cave in Aska | Where to Get Iron Ore

In this guide, we'll tell you how to find a Cave in Aska so you can get Iron Ore to make sturdier buildings and better tools for your villagers! You'll start your adventures in Aska using crafted…

June 20, 2024 | 11:06 EDT

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Aska Invasion Guide | How to Defend Your Village

This Aska Invasion Guide will tell you how Invasions work, which enemies will attack you, and what you can do to fend off the invaders! There's more to Aska than spawning some villagers and building…

June 20, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Aska Cooking and Food Guide

Our Aska Cooking and Food Guide will tell you how to cook food and provide your villagers with better nutrition; we also list several cooking recipes. Keeping your villagers fed in Aska isn't easy,…

June 20, 2024 | 10:45 EDT

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Aska Farming Guide | How to Grow Crops

This Aska Farming Guide will tell you how to get started Farming, how field Add-Ons work, and which crops you can grow on your Farm. As your Settlement grows, you'll find that simply gathering…

June 20, 2024 | 10:48 EDT

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Aska Villager Guide | How to Grow Your Population

In our Aska Villager Guide, we'll tell you how to summon villagers, how to keep villagers alive, and how villager Perks work. Villagers are critical to your success in Aska; they can help with…

June 20, 2024 | 10:51 EDT

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Aska Building Guide | How to Make a Strong Settlement

This Aska Building Guide will tell you how building works, how to repair and rebuild structures, and what you need to build Add-Ons to existing structures. A major component of Aska is attracting…

June 20, 2024 | 10:54 EDT

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Aska Crafting and Unlocks Guide

This Aska Crafting and Unlocks Guide will tell you how crafting works and how to unlock new crafting recipes. We also provide a list of crafting recipes. Crafting is a big part of Aska — you'll have…

June 20, 2024 | 10:57 EDT

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Aska Map Guide | Important Locations

This Aska Map Guide will tell you how the map works in Aska and it highlights several notable locations that you can find in the world. The map in Aska is full of wonderful food and other resources…

June 20, 2024 | 11:03 EDT

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Aska Resources Guide | How to Get Crafting Materials

Our Aska Resources Guide will tell you where you can find the raw crafting resources and food items you'll need for your equipment and buildings! Crafting and building are big parts of Aska, and you…

June 20, 2024 | 11:10 EDT

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Aska Guide | Tips and Tricks for Beginners

This Aska Guide will explain the HUD, tell you about the game's mechanics, and walk you through your first few days of starting a new Viking settlement. As a hybrid survival game and colony sim, …

June 20, 2024 | 11:13 EDT

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Fallen Aces Preview - It's Gabagood

Fallen Aces is clearly a labor of love. Developed by Trey Powell and Jason Bond, this New Blood Interactive-published title nails this hand-drawn, noir-inspired mafia game and offers a compelling…

June 19, 2024 | 02:59 EDT

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Pax Dei

Pax Dei is a survival crafting MMO with social elements that allow you to immerse yourself into the world around you. How you play is up to you, with the ability to explore, fight, build and more.…

June 18, 2024 | 08:57 EDT

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Ark: Survival Ascended Gets Official Power Rangers Mod for Some Reason

Modding platform CurseForge has teamed up with Hasbro - yes, actual Hasbro - for an official Ark: Survival Ascended Power Rangers mod. I promise I'm not making this up. The mod brings the original …

June 18, 2024 | 08:48 EDT

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Tales of the Shire Preview - The Hobbit Simulator We've Always Wanted

Lord of the Rings is all about wizards, orcs, armies clashing, swords winging, bows a-shooting, right? Tales of the Shire is out to prove LOTR can be about good home cooking, fellowship, and just…

June 19, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Hello Kitty Island Adventure Switch Preview - A Funner Animal Crossing

No other brands come to mind as a better fit for an Animal Crossing-like than Hello Kitty and the whole Sanrio gang. I don't have Apple Arcade, so this was my first time trying Hello Kitty Island…

June 18, 2024 | 10:45 EDT

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Review - Best of the Bosses

Our Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree review is here and it’s been one hell of an undertaking. Read on to discover our thoughts on what must be the most highly-anticipated DLC release of this year…

June 18, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Life By You, Paradox's The Sims Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

Update: Paradox Tectonic Closed June 18th: Today, Paradox Interactive announced that following its cancellation of Life by You, it's also closing the game's developer Paradox Tectonic, laying off 24…

June 17, 2024 | 05:53 EDT

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Lords of the Fallen 2 Coming in 2026 as an Epic Exclusive

CI Games has revealed that Lords of the Fallen 2 is due sometime in 2026, and not only that - it'll be an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launches on PC. According to a binding term sheet signed…

June 17, 2024 | 10:55 EDT

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A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead Pits You Against the Movies' Monsters This Year

Saber Interactive and developer Stormind have announced A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead, a game based on the popular movie franchise. It's launching later this year. As you can probably imagine if you…

June 17, 2024 | 09:53 EDT

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Alone in the Dark Developer Pieces Interactive Shut Down

Alone in the Dark developer Pieces Interactive has seemingly been closed down by its parent company Embracer Group. Heading over to the official Pieces Interactive website, at time of writing,…

June 17, 2024 | 08:14 EDT

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Throne and Liberty Preview - A Good WoW Alternative?

When World of Warcraft was at the height of its popularity, so many companies tried (and failed) to create a WoW killer. Final Fantasy XIV succeeded in carving a huge niche in the market, but…

June 18, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl Preview – Get in the Zone

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl has had a long journey to get to where it is today. It’s a project that’s been in limbo for over a decade since it was originally announced in 2010. It’s been canceled…

June 17, 2024 | 10:05 EDT

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Modders and Voice Actor Team Up for Fallout 4 Charity Mod

A new Fallout 4 charity mod has been released, and it features the voice talents of an actor who's practically legendary if you've played Bethesda's RPGs. Shady Motives adds a brand new quest to …

June 14, 2024 | 11:15 EDT

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Dragon Age Creator Not a Fan of How The Veilguard Handles Romance

Dragon Age creator David Gaider has weighed in on the romance system that will be featured in the forthcoming Dragon Age: The Veilguard, and it sounds like he's not a fan of the way the game will…

June 14, 2024 | 10:23 EDT

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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Release Date and Zombie-Slaying Trailer Revealed

Dragami Games has revealed the Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP release date, and the remake, which Dragami promises will be faithful to the original, has also received its first major gameplay trailer. Per…

June 14, 2024 | 08:01 EDT

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Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers Anime Announced

Guilty Gear Strive is getting an anime adaptation, developer Arc System Works and anime studio Sanzigen have announced. Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers will seemingly adapt not only Strive, but also…

June 14, 2024 | 07:39 EDT

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Marvel Rivals

Featuring an all-star cast of characters from the Marvel universe, Marvel Rivals is a third-person hero shooter developed and published by Netease Games. This online third-person shooter pits two…

June 14, 2024 | 08:03 EDT

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Rusty Rabbit

Rusty Rabbit is an action adventure game with Metroidvania elements. Lore is created by one of anime's most prolific creators, Gen Urobuchi. He is known as the mind behind Psycho-Pass, Puella Magi…

June 14, 2024 | 08:03 EDT

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The Lore Behind Rusty Rabbit is Absolutely Nuts

Rusty Rabbit appears to be an ordinary platformer on the surface, but dig just a little deeper and you'll find that this game has lore created by one of anime's most celebrated creators. Gen Urobuchi…

June 16, 2024 | 01:57 EDT

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Ex-GTA Lead's Game Creation Sandbox Everywhere Has a Beta Next Week

Ex-GTA lead Leslie Benzies and his studio Build a Rocket Boys have announced an Everywhere beta test, potentially giving you a chance to test out the hugely ambitious sandbox project. Per a post on…

June 13, 2024 | 11:54 EDT

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Amazon's MMO New World Being Review Bombed Over Upcoming Relaunch

Amazon's MMO New World is being review bombed on Steam after a major relaunch for the game, which will also see it arriving on consoles, was announced last week. One of the trailers we got to see…

June 13, 2024 | 11:11 EDT

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Lucy Liu's The Pirate Queen Given to 50 Schools and Universities for Free

Eloise Singer and Lucy Liu, executive producers of the immersive VR experience The Pirate Queen, have announced a donation of 50 free copies of the game to various academic institutions. In a press…

June 13, 2024 | 10:36 EDT

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The Jackbox Megapicker Lets You Pick and Choose Your Games on PC Next Month

Jackbox has announced The Jackbox Megapicker, a new free Steam app that lets you pick and choose individual games from all of your Jackbox collections. The Jackbox Party Pack series began in 2014,…

June 13, 2024 | 01:30 EDT

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New Helldivers 2 Update Brings Massive Stratagem Balance Changes

Helldivers 2 has received a huge update that contains a ton of stratagem balance changes, which, as chief creative officer Johan Pilestedt explains, are intended to add extra loadout variety…

June 13, 2024 | 08:22 EDT

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Flock Preview - Wholesome, Wonderful, Whimsy

Sometimes we all need an injection of pure happiness in our lives, and Flock is here to envelope us all in its wholesome embrace. It's a simple, low-stakes game about cruising through the sky…

June 13, 2024 | 08:30 EDT

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Avowed

Avowed is a first-person action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. Players are taken to the Living Lands, a strange island that's seemingly beset by a…

June 12, 2024 | 01:17 EDT

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Valve and Steam Sued for Over $840m Over Claims of "Rigging the Market"

Valve is being sued by a UK law firm to the tune of £656m (around $840m) over claims that the Steam service is ripping off consumers owing to unfair price parity obligations. Per the BBC, UK law…

June 12, 2024 | 11:48 EDT

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Elden Ring Sales Hit 25 Million Ahead of DLC's Release

Bandai Namco and From Software have announced that Elden Ring sales have reached another impressive milestone just over a week before a major DLC expansion arrives. In a message posted on X (…

June 12, 2024 | 10:58 EDT