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Drakensang: The Dark Eye

2015-04-30

Drakensang Retro Review

Fluent takes a look at Drakensang in a new video, and retro review.
» Continue reading the article...

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown

2015-04-28

Shadowrun Chronicles Impressions

I was given a free review copy of Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown from Cliffhanger Productions. Since I'm very busy these days, here is a quick impression.
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Will Witcher 3 Live Up to the Hype?
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Tuesday - May 05, 2015

Elminage Gothic - 70% Off at Steam

by Myrthos, 08:48

Elminage Gothic is now on sale at Steam with a discount of 70%.

Thanks Zerotown.

Elminage Gothic

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Monday - May 04, 2015

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 - A Fluent Let's Play/Gameplay Demo

by Fluent, 16:44

Hello everyone. Smile

In this video, I take the quirky and fun JRPG, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1, for a spin! I show off the gameplay that you can expect to find in this game, and generally just have some fun with the game and play it for close to an hour.

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Hey everyone! Thanks so much for tuning in! In today's video, I do a little "Let's Play" of the fascinating JRPG, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1!

In the video I show off a bit of the dialogue and story cutscenes, some combat, exploration, the world map and even a boss battle that goes horribly, horribly wrong! Watch and see! :)

Enjoy! Cool

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Unknown
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Orion - Sci-Fi Soundscapes On Kickstarter

by Myrthos, 16:13

This is just a bit RPG related, but Darkraven Europe have a Kickstarter running for another 10 days with which they want to deliver to their backers over 26 new soundscapes for your Science Fiction and Cyberpunk table top games.

So you play table top science fiction or cyberpunk games. Role playing games. Board games. And you've heard of Darkraven and our work to bring those games to life for you. Darkraven's sound project Kickstarters have had almost 1000 backers. And we have delivered engrossing sound for your fantasy adventures, science fiction adventures, and horror adventures. Darkraven is a collective of creatives around the world who work to bring you top quality adventure products which you can see at our website: darkravengames.com.

Our last Kickstarter, Redux, was done by our awesome new talent, Joshua Cohen. This Kickstarter project returns to Darkraven Europe and the sound designer who brought sound to over 800 backers for projects like the massive Fantasy Soundscapes, Cthulhu Soundscape, and Science Fiction Soundscapes. ORION launches here with 26+ tracks and 6+ hours of sound once again feeding your sensory system the future -- from dark, eco-damaged city-scapes to desperate searches for aliens aboard starships.

General News

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Original Sin - Something Coming Our Way

by Myrthos, 16:09

Larian Studios is now on Instagram and in their first post their they mention something is coming our way, with the following teaser:

Dragon's scale and witch's hair,
Take a peek soon, if you dare.
Tooth of wolf and impish blood,
Something wicked this way comes...

Is it a DLC, a content update or something else?

Original Sin

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Matt Chat - Paul Neurath Part II

by Myrthos, 12:59

In this second episode of hiw interview with Paul Neurath, Matt continues discussin Ultima Underworld before moving on to other games like Flight Unlimited, System Shock, Thief, and more.

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General News

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Witcher 3 - Q&A and Gameplay @ Twitch

by Myrthos, 12:57

Tomorrow on GOGs Twitch channel, 45 minutes of gameplay is shown of The Witcher 3 followed by a Q&A.

We will be showcasing 45 minutes of live gameplay with Łukasz “LUq” Wnęk, Counter-Strike 1.6 legend currently working at CD PROJEKT RED, taking control of Geralt. He will be joined by Level Designer Miles Tost, who will provide developer commentary for the new footage focused on combat and gameplay mechanics including melee and long-distance combat, alchemy, exploration, monster hunting, and means of travel.

Once the gameplay portion of the stream is finished, we will hold a live Q&A session on the air. Miles Tost will take the time to respond to live comments coming in via Twitch chat, as well as to select questions from the GOG.com community forums! It's a rare opportunity to ask about all the saucy details of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt development.

During the event, you can expect a Witcher lore contest, in which you will have the chance to exchange your Geralt-related knowledge for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt t-shirts, with a little help from Twitch chat and your friendly neighborhood postal worker.

If you have questions for the folks at CD PROJEKT RED about the upcoming Witcher game, you can submit them right here in this thread on GOG.com forums. You have until Monday, May 4th, at 10:59AM GMT to submit your questions - we'll need some time to select the most interesting ones to throw at the devs during the live chat!

The live event will begin on Tuesday, May 5th, at 6pm GMT / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT at Twitch.tv/GOGcom. Follow the channel to get an email alert when it goes live. See you there!

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Van Buren - Podcast with Chris Avellone

by Myrthos, 12:50

The Gamers Tavern have a podcast with Chris Avellone about Van Buren (the Fallout 3 that was never made) and that they had a Van Buren tabletop RPG during the development to test things out.

Source: No Mutants Allowed

General News

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Final Fantasy XV - Tech Demo

by Myrthos, 12:41

A DirectX 12 tech demo for Final Fantasy XV was shown at Microsoft's Build conference and shows the latest state of Square Enix's engine to handle facial animations.

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Final Fantasy XV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Release: In development

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Warside - Avaialble on Steam Early Access

by Myrthos, 11:05

We've received a note that Warside, a MMO from the Russion indie developer Kraken Game Studio is now available on Steam Early Access.

Warside is an unusual mix of game genres. It is a sci-fi session-based MMO with 2,5D shooter gameplay and RPG elements. The game has both PvP and PvE cooperative game modes, it offers 5 different battle-modes, flexible character leveling system, hundreds of weapons, armor suits and gadgets.

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We do not follow MMOs that much, so not sure if this will be on the radar very long.

Indie RPGs

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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The Mandate - Post-Funding Update #49

by Myrthos, 10:56

A few days ago an update appeared for Perhihelion's The Mandate. In it the lore update part 1 docuument is discussed, for which they use the acronym LUP1. It is a backer only update, so if you have not backed it, you cannot access the contents.

As mentioned in the previous update the topic of today is the lore update part 1 (LUP1). It includes background information about the Romanov, Arkwright, Black Eagle and Europan factions as well as their respective sub factions. Furthermore, it includes information about how each faction sees both itself and the other factions and makes mention of key figures for each faction.

LUP1 currently stands at 27 pages of text with around 12000 words. This document will grow and expand as we release additional information.

Lore update part 2 (LUP2) will include background information about the Osmani, Rebels, Pirates and a few other factions. It will include a revised and expanded timeline which covers major events in Mandate history. It should help put things in perspective. LUP2 is scheduled for a late May release.

A few notes about the lore updates: 

  • The writing style and vocabulary used may sometimes seem a bit unfamiliar or even obscure. It may even motivate you to dig out your favourite dictionary or at the very least google a few words online. This is intentional and by design
  • Naturally we did not have a lot of time to flesh out the universe before and right after the Kickstarter campaign. As we added sub factions and discussed the role of each major faction it made sense to do certain adjustments. Therefore there are some major changes compared to information we have released previously
  • Whenever there is a conflict between the lore updates and any previously released information then you can assume that the lore updates contain the most current and correct information. For example some of the articles on the official website are out of date
  • We plan to maintain the lore update document going forward and it will contain both a version number and a changelog (in case we add data or do tweaks/typo fixes)

The Mandate

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Saturday - May 02, 2015

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 - Gameplay Overview Video

by Fluent, 18:38

Hi everyone! In this video, I take a look at the fascinating JRPG, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1, and give a general overview of what the gameplay is like, as well as showing off nearly all menu elements, combat, exploration and more!

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Hi everyone!

In this video I take a look at the Japanese role-playing game, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1, for the PC!

The game is a cute, colorful and vibrant RPG, as you will see in the video. In this episode, I show off various gameplay elements from the game, as well as give a general overview of what to expect from it. 

The game has features such as:

Tactical, turn-based combat

Party management

Tons of customization

Unique gameplay elements

CPU super-forms

Tons of humor

Excellent voice acting

A world that spoofs the video game industry

and more!

I've spent a handful of hours with it thus far and would recommend it to any fan of RPGs, as long as you don't mind a little cuteness and a light-hearted, funny adventure!

Hope you enjoy! Laughing

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Unknown
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Underworld Ascendant - May Kickstarter Update

by Couchpotato, 06:03

The latest Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter update this week has more information form producer Chris Siegel about  prototyping, and experimentation using Unity 5.

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Testing Unity 5.0

Over the last month or so we have been working hard on analyzing our engine options for use in Underworld Ascendant. One engine we have been checking out is Unity 5.0. Here’s Chris to let us know what engineers Jeff and will, and lead designer Tim, have discovered.

Preproduction in Unity 5.0

After the Kickstarter we spent a couple of weeks putting Unity 5.0 through its paces. Partly to see what was new, what was updated and what looked better. Most importantly though, to discover if Unity will do what we need it to. Underworld Ascendant will be a very systems heavy game. Our design philosophy is about building a game with real world systems under the hood to bring common sense expectations to the player. The goal is to give players new and interesting ways to interact with our world, and the engine we use to make this game needs to support all of this.

Underworld Ascendant

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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DA:Inquisition - The Black Emporium DLC

by Couchpotato, 06:00

BioWae is finally ready to release the The Black Emporium DLC for free on every platform this Tuesday, and they included some other freebies with the download.

Xenon the Antiquarian cordially invites you to experience the high-end shopping of your dreams… bring extra gold! We’re pleased to announce the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition – The Black Emporium, available to download Tuesday, May 5 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at no additional cost.

As an added bonus for players of Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age II, two new thrones will be unlocked for use at Skyhold. Be sure to download and install the latest Dragon Age: Inquisition game update to get these thrones at no additional cost. Will you lead the Inquisition from the Legacy Kirkwall throne or the Legacy Ferelden throne? The choice is yours!

DA:Inquisition

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Basilisk Games - Celebrating 10 Years

by Couchpotato, 05:56

Basilisk Games has an updated website, and news from Thomas Riegsecker celebrating that he has been in business for ten years now as an indie developer.

Basilisk Games is 10 years old! We would have never thought in 2005 that we’d still be here working on games in 2015. Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say!

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we’ve redesigned the website. Our last update was 6 years ago, so yeah, it was time (edit: although, with all the trouble we’ve had during the upgrade, no wonder we waited six years to do it. -BW). We’re also giving away some free T-Shirts with the new Basilisk logo. Visit here for a chance to win one. We’ll have other specials in the next few weeks.

Oh, and we’re sorry that we’re not quite ready to announce our next title. Rest assured that our next project is being worked on as you read this. More info to come…

Basilisk Games

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Witcher 3 - Geraltís Past, Present and Future

by Couchpotato, 05:53

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches next month, so we thought it was the ideal time to take a look back at Geralt of Rivia's shadowy exploits in the previous two games, as well as mull over where the enigmatic protagonist is headed in this latest adventure – and where the series could go next on next-gen consoles.

Super-human warrior Geralt has starred in two video game escapades so far, but what you might not be aware of is that his origins lie in literature. The work of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher series of novels and short stories were first published back in 1986, and has since been translated into several languages as well as being adapted for film, television, comics and even a board game. The video game trilogy is based on the books but features all-new storylines set later in the narrative. Sapkowski considers them to be non-canon, despite the fact that their popularity has led to a massive spike of interest in the original books.

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Pillars of Eternity - Interview @ Gamasutra

by Couchpotato, 05:47

Josh Sawyer was interviewed on Gamasutra to talk about, "Novelty out of nostalgia."

While Pillars of Eternity certainly hasn’t been simplified, what has changed is how it is all communicated: The combat makes more immediate sense, and the way the world is structured feels considerably more cohesive, perhaps because it isn’t beholden to the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

This is the result of a variety of different challenges that Obsidian faced, from the very large and initial challenge of taking something as complex and nuanced as the Infinity Engine and transplanting it into Unity, to developing a new world that feels familiar enough to the old that it isn’t abrasive, but has enough of its own identity that it can tread new ground.

The first of these problems actually turned out to be more of an opportunity. "What we found was that prototyping was very fast," says Josh Sawyer, director on Pillars of Eternity. He also served as a designer and writer on the game. "We knew how to do things using the actual Infinity Engine, but doing them within Unity, which is an engine we’d never used before, wasn’t the same because we had to build all those structures without relying on any established pipelines. We had to do everything from scratch."

Pillars of Eternity

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Telepath Tactics - Small Review Roundup #2

by Couchpotato, 05:45

Here is the second small review roundup for Telepath Tactics.

Rock,Paper,Shotgun - No Score

Telepath Tactics, appropriately, has a beautiful mind. The rest of it is harder to admire, but even so, this is a game that people who crave patience, precision and strategy from their roleplaying battles are going to take to their hearts. In its quiet way, this is a huge game – big fights, lethal consequences, wide array of combat possibilities… Fire Emblem fans would love it, probably. I wouldn’t know.

IndieHaven - No Score

There are some cool touches to the game that stand out. Your characters are able to push other NPCs, which, if done correctly, will throw them into rivers or even lava! You can also push rocks to make bridges or hack away trees to clear a path. Another mode of play is a combat arena where you can create your own encounters against the AI or other players locally.

Overall, there’s a fun game here, but it’s not without its frustrations. The combat is fun and challenging, though definitely more so if you forget to pick up a useful item or two at the store before your fight.

Telepath Tactics

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Shadow Realms - BioWare Offers Free Prizes

by Couchpotato, 05:39

According to a site called Noobfeed BioWare is offering free prizes to gamers who signed up to test the Alpha version of their canceled RPG game Shadow Realms.

Remember the cancelled action role-playing video game Shadow Realms that BioWare was developing? Well those who signed up for the alpha test are getting a special surprise in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Those who registered for the now cancelled alpha test will receive a "Shadowed Chest" as a token of appreciation for supporting the game. To claim the chest players must start up Dragon Age: Inquisition, select “Multiplayer, and go to the “Store”. Players will be taken to the “FREE” tab of the menu so they can access their prize. 

Shadow Realms was an action role-playing video game in development by BioWare’s Austin studio and published by EA. The project was canceled on February 9, 2015.

Shadow Realms

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Canceled

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Sword Coast Legends - Jarhild Stoneforge Bio

by Couchpotato, 05:35

Developer N-Space posted another profile for a party member called Jarhild Stoneforge.

A shield dwarf as tough as an ox and as stalwart as a stone wall, Jarhild straps on armor and shield to fight for the ones she considers friends. As a member of the Order of the Burning Dawn, she has the opportunity to protect the innocent and bring justice to the evil… and make a little coin doing it. She’s wise, powerful, and experienced in battle tactics, and when the people she loves are threatened, there is little in this world that can withstand her fury.

Sword Coast Legends

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Project Zomboid - Development Update

by Couchpotato, 05:31

One thing you can always count on is the multiple updates posted by developer The Indie Stone for Project Zomboid. This time its about traps, fuel. audio, and crafting.

CRAFTED DEVICES AND TRAPS

Traps have receive some more RJ love since last week, in fact they’re pretty much done. I’ve had a few more ideas I want to add in, but all the items and systems are now working, present and correct. We’ve mentioned it in a few Mondoids now, but haven’t really put anything in an easy-to-read fact list – so here are the basics of my stuff in Build 32.

GENERATORS

I’m currently working on generators, after doing a lot of research on them. You’ll find them in sheds, garages and storage units in Build 32. They’re not all that rare BUT they do require certain skills to operate them. As such, an electrician will know how to use a generator, but an average joe will have to get some reading done!

WILL AND TURBO STUFF

Will continues to write radio and television transmissions, and is looking with mounting horror at how much there’s left to do compared with what Romain is industriously ticking off his Build 32 list. Turbo meanwhile, with 95% of his broadcast system in place, is still fiddling with the innards of his ApCom mod with an eye to bringing it over in a future build.

Project Zomboid

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Roguelike
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Digital Antiquarian - Brian Fargo and Interplay

by Couchpotato, 05:26

The Digital Antiquarian published a history lesson about Brian Fargo, and Interplay.

I touched on the history of Brian Fargo and his company Interplay some time ago, when I looked at the impact of The Bard’s Tale, their breakout CRPG hit that briefly replaced the Wizardry series as the go-to yin to Ultima‘s yang and in the process transformed Interplay almost overnight from a minor developer to one of the leading lights of the industry. They deserve more than such cursory treatment, however, for The Bard’s Tale would prove to be only the beginning of Interplay’s legacy. Let’s lay the groundwork for that future today by looking at how it all got started.

Interplay

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Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim - Review @ COG

by Couchpotato, 05:21

A new review for Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim was published on a site called Canadian Online Gamers who gave the game a final score score of 82/100. Not bad at all.

Unlike the PS2 version of Ys VI, this PC release, like its PSP counterpart, does not include voice acting. As result, being able to read is extremely important as there are moments in the game where you must interact with other NPCs to discover where your next destination is. While the sound effects aren’t something to truly boast about, the music on the other hand is superb. Whether you’re in a battle, or just passing by a town, the music changes to incorporate the perfect sounds to get you in the right mood. Whatever music starts playing, you know when it’s one to be happy, sad, or to get ready for battle.

Ys VI still has its original charm and classic elements to make it a timeless game. It’s a simple and not overly complicated action RPG which makes it an easy game to experience and love. While its simplicity and common RPG elements does not make it stand out excessively from its competitors, it stays in its safe zone and continues its formula. With the new features available exclusive to this PC release, it has something in store for fans of the game to appreciate and also new comers to experience. If you’re in need for a simple and enjoyable RPG full of exploration and loveable characters, look no further.

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Dead Island 2 - Delayed to 2016

by Couchpotato, 05:17

I haven't been following the development of Dead Island 2, but for those  who are interested the developer has delayed the game to 2016. Here is the information.

We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.

And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.

We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.

Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.

We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.

Dead Island 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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7 Days to Die - Alpha 11.4 Released

by Couchpotato, 05:14

The 7 Days to Die webpage has another update this week from the games developer with information on the new Alpha build  11.4 they released this week.

Apha 11.4 patch fix is out and here is the low down for you cave dwelling survivalists! As always we cannot guarantee its compatibility with old saved games. If you experience any problems please reinstall the game.

7 Days to Die

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Friday - May 01, 2015

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - PC Port by Nixxes

by Couchpotato, 06:13

In-case anyone is curious it seems based on a new post this week that developer Nixxes will once again be handling the PC port of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Release date: TBC

Nixxes project: PC Conversion (Windows)

NIXXES

We have teamed up with our partners at Eidos-Montréal to create the best PC experience Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

GAME OVERVIEW

Deus Ex: Mankind Divideddirectly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind… Deus Ex: Mankind Dividedis coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Pillars of Eternity - 1.05 Patch Notes

by Couchpotato, 06:09

Obsidian released the new 1.05 Patch Notes on the games official forum.

This is a big one. Patch 1.05 features hundreds of bug fixes, balance changes, and new UI features. There are many minor fixes that are not listed in these notes.

Please Note: Save games in 1.05 are not compatible with 1.04 or earlier versions. The game will automatically back up your save games in a special folder in the save game .directory after converting the saves to the new format.

Pillars of Eternity

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Shadowrun Chronicles - New Patch & Video

by Couchpotato, 05:59

A new patch for Shadowrun Chronicles was released today on Steam.

Following its release this week, Shadowrun Chronicles has received lots of positive feedback from players for its tactical gameplay and great co-op experience. Today, the first update has been released, which fixes several server lag problems and balancing issues reported by players. 

“We have been up night and day talking to our players in and out of game, collecting their feedback and discussing our vision for the game, said Florian Scherz, Product Manager at Cliffhanger Productions. “We are happy about the positive reaction and the great fun people are having in co-op have been listening to their feedback by updating the game as quickly as possible. Even a massive power-outage hasn’t stopped our team from working on the game.”

The game also had a new lets play video released this week.

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Shadowrun Chronicles

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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OutWard - Legendary Developer Endorsements

by Couchpotato, 05:54

The Outward kickstarter campaign has nine days left to get funded, and has only made $38,000 of the $120,062 goal. A new update talks about a few endorsements. 

Hi all! In the past few days we've been a bit silent but we were working very hard behind the scenes. Our new trailer is finally done! We're now sending it to press and waiting for it to get posted.

Twitter love! <3

We've been lucky enough to get noticed by quite a few high profile developers :D

Chris Avellone, writer and creative director on many beloved RPGs

https://twitter.com/ChrisAvellone/status/592429573473640448

John Romero, creator of DOOM

https://twitter.com/romero/status/592930598659862528

Cliff Bleszinski, creator of Unreal and Gears of War

https://twitter.com/therealcliffyb/status/593062181840752640

Thank you for increasing your pledges!

We noticed that many of you have increased your pledge levels and we thank you a lot for it. This is a huge help and prevents the campaign from stagnating. We're aware that the campaign has been slowing down recently, but we've been preparing for a much harder push! For the next 10 days, we'll be posting more updates and we'll be reaching out to press with new content.

So once again, thanks for your support and keep sharing the campaign!

OutWard

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Tides of Numenera - Developer Q&A Answers

by Couchpotato, 05:51

InXile Entertainment's Tumblr page has a few more answers from the Developer.

Project Lead Kevin Saunders and Design Lead Adam Heine have posted thoughts and replies to various topics on our forums.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Witcher 3 - New Footage of Ciri @ IGN

by Couchpotato, 05:47

IGN has some new footage this week of Ciri the Witcher 3's first heroine.

"Basically, Ciri is a totally different character than Geralt," Lead Quest Designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz told IGN. "She’s inherited this very powerful magic force that she can use when she needs to. She can travel between worlds, she also [has] some more hidden powers that she can use."

Tomaszkiewicz continued, "We didn’t want her to be too overpowered, so we wanted to put limitations on her. Because of that, we have decided that we will do completely different abilities for her so she doesn’t use any of Geralt’s abilities; she has her own unique combat style."

CDProjekt Red is deliberately trying to defy player expectation that Ciri is a "Mary Sue" sort of character. It isn't as though "everybody likes her, that she’s good at everything and all that," Tomaszkiewicz said. "I think we will have some things that will be surprising, and she has weaknesses as well that, aside from having all these superpowers that were described in the book, she’s also a normal human being [who] feels and has needs."

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Legends of Eisenwald - Patch 0.994 Released

by Couchpotato, 05:43

Aterdux Entertainment's next update for Legends of Eisenwald is about patch 0.994.

We prepared for you patch 0.994. Closed beta test participants will receive the full version, other players shortened so there will be no spoilers regarding not released chapters.

Legends of Eisenwald

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Van Helsing II - Retrospective @ NeoCore Games

by Couchpotato, 05:40

NeoCore Games has a new blog update taking a look back at Van Helsing II.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II starts out intense. We’re still recovering from the big battle with Fulmigati, but events start to unfold immediately. Chaos, civil war, politics start to tear Borgovia apart.

My character seems a little bit lost in all this, a little bit weak maybe, but there’s no time to contemplate: the action is immediate. There’s so much going on, you barely have a minute to rest. But when you do, you’ll get to the best part of the series: the dialogue between Van Helsing and Katarina. Always a delight.

Much more is going on in the department of skills and perks, new possibilities are obvious since the beginning. Quests after quests, and going through the numerous new powerful items continues to be fun even after the first game.

The goal is now to reach Level 60 with my character, but it’s still a few hours away for my hero, Abe Jr. So much to do, so little time.

Van Helsing II

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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