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August 13th, 2018, 16:54
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How Dungeons & Dragons Changed Gaming

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Fallout 76 QuakeCon Showcase Livestream with YongYea

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August 13th, 2018, 20:18
First Monster Hunter World mod, Game has the worst anti-mod techniques

Link - https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first…od-techniques/
“I do not know if this is a part of Denuvo that has never been used before or if it’s actually a trumped up ad-hoc solution from people who have no business imposing restrictions on the consumer. Anti-debug / anti-mod is always bad, but it’s exponentially worse when done by amateurs who do not have the necessary experience to ensure their stupid charade doesn’t do more harm to the customer than benefit (is there any?) to the publisher.”
Let's Predict What Blizzard Will Do With Diablo at Blizzcon

Link - https://twinfinite.net/2018/08/new-d…ions-blizzcon/
The other day, Blizzard set Diablo fans into a tizzy. After months of speculation, job opening sightings, and light switch-fueled conspiracy theories, Blizzard finally came out and said the obvious: “The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works."
Phantom Doctrine Will Have a Rather Long Campaign

Link - https://www.gamewatcher.com/news/pha…n-release-date
From GameWatcher: "Phantom Doctrine aims to right two particular wrongs in one fell swoop. The first would be for it to tackle the moderately underused XCOM-ish gameplay mechanics: the strategic meta-layer, and the tactical combat features. The second is the fact that it is spy-themed, which isn't something you see every day."
Phantom Doctrine Gameplay Preview

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We take a look at Creative Forge Games’ Phantom Doctrine gameplay from the PC version which offers a selection of turn-based role playing action and super sleuthing across the globe. You can play two separate campaigns via the Russian KGB or American CIA, the choice is yours.
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August 14th, 2018, 22:29
Queen's Wish: The Conqueror Update #7

Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects…/posts/2262641
Here is the first monthly update for Queen’s Wish development! We’ve been hard at work on the new game, and it is moving along.

Spiderweb games are developed in three phases. First, we work on the game engine and system. This takes 3-5 months, depending on how much of the game is new. In Queen’s Wish, almost everything is new.

Then we write the game world, which is about six months. Then 2-3 months of porting to Windows and testing. Then we ship! (And then move on to the ports to mobile.)
Jagged Alliance: Rage announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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We are all getting older. Nothing bad about that, right? Well, the knees might hurt sometimes, seeing things far away gets a bit harder, and – oh, boy! – the heart is not as strong as it used to be. But we wake up every morning, go to work, business as usual: killing some bad guys, igniting the odd rebellion, overthrowing another evil dictator…

That’s what the mercenaries of Jagged Alliance have been doing these past 20 years. And now Ivan Dolvich, Helmut “Grunty” Grunther, Kyle “Shadow” Simmons and the other infamous fighters have a mission again when they’re stranded behind enemy lines: survive.

In Jagged Alliance: Rage! you are constantly on the brink of breakdown. Badly equipped and outnumbered, it’s up to the player to lead their seasoned mercenaries in tactical turn-based missions and to light the spark of a revolution.
After 14 years, the biggest obstacle for World of Warcraft is time

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Blizzard technical director Patrick Dawson on overcoming the challenges of continued development on an aging MMO.
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Open-World Viking RPG 'Rune' Coming to Steam Early Access

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Paradox Report: Two Cancelled Projects, Good Revenue Numbers

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"Paradox Interactive's latest financial report suggests that Stellaris, Battletech, Cities: Skylines, Hearts of Iron IV, and Europa Universalis IV have brought in considerable revenue for the company, and that the financial numbers are consistently high for these projects in particular."
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August 15th, 2018, 14:49
Michael Cranford on Creating The Bard's Tale

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This is the third entry in an ongoing series by Retronauts co-host Jeremy Parish exploring the evolution of the role-playing genre, often with insights from the people who created the games that defined the medium.
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August 15th, 2018, 18:47
Btw while I could care less about fallout 76; I really appreciate this thread and the news you post.
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August 16th, 2018, 03:55
Denuvo DRM Possibly Removed From Shenmue I & II - Rumor

Link - https://gearnuke.com/denuvo-drm-removed-shenmue-i-ii/
New update suggests Denuvo has been removed from Shenmue I & II.
The Banner Saga elegantly addresses the refugee crisis

Link - https://www.gamecrate.com/banner-sag…e-crisis/20447
You are refugees. Your friends and loved ones are refugees. Your formerly implacable enemies are refugees. The threat of pain, death, and loss have rendered you all the same. And if you choose to, you can stand together against the darkness.
Vestaria Saga by Fire Emblem Creator Shouzou Kaga Coming to Steam

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A prince in flight, charged with defending the last of the royal family, determined to secure a future for his kingdom, unaware he would be fighting for stakes greater still.
Pete Hines Talked with us about The Elder Scrolls: Legends

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During a round table discussion about all things Bethesda, we had the chance to sit down with 2ndOpinionPro, PCGamesN and several other members of the press to find out the companies view on the future of their products.
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August 17th, 2018, 03:57
The Importance of Shenmue, 19 Years Later

Link - http://www.consolemonster.com/featur…9-years-later/
With the re-releases of Shenmue 1 and 2 less than a week away, Console Monster explores what made the game so special and why it's still an important title nearly 20 years later.
15 Best Post-Apocalyptic Games You Should Play

Link - https://culturedvultures.com/best-po…alyptic-games/
Want to play through the aftermath of the end of days? Be sure to check out some of the best post-apocalyptic games you can play right now.
Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Wishlist Initiative

Link - https://worthplaying.com/article/2018/8/16/news/110466/
inXile Entertainment announced The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows DeepWishlist Initiative, an evolution in the relationship between an indie developer and its fanbase.

In a project that is the first of its kind, gamers who wishlist The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep on either the game’s Steam or GOG.com pages add to an overall counter that unlocks bonuses which reward all purchasers of the game now and in the future.
BioWare's Anthem Gets More Details

Link - https://www.dualshockers.com/anthem-…weapons-codex/
Anthem Executive Producer Mark Darrah talked about one of the main differences between weapons and gear and confirmed a text-based codex.
Seven: The Days Long Gone Free Drowned Past Expansion

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A Closer Look at the Issues Around Fallout 76 Not Launching on Steam

Link - https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-h…steam-behind//
Standalone launchers can work, but Bethesda has to rival Steam on modding, network infrastructure, and more.
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August 17th, 2018, 14:51
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Update #54 - New Challenges Approach

Link - https://www.fig.co/campaigns/deadfire/updates/781
We hope that those of you who have journeyed to Harbingers' Watch have enjoyed your stay (and according to the Steam reviews, you have!), but there is still plenty more to come in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. In the timeline that we shared with you in Update 53, you may have noticed that this month will see the release of Abydon and Skaen's God Challenges. Take a look below for descriptions of those challenges, what's new in Hotfix Patch 2.0.1, and a sneak peek of what's to come!
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Developer Blog - Road to Gamescom 2018

Link - https://steamcommunity.com/games/261…74556377621777
Gamescom is just around the corner and we are sure that many of you are eager to hear about what we will be showing at the event. Instead of stringing you along and leaving it as a surprise, we thought we would take a different approach this year by being upfront with you about what we will be presenting in Cologne.

As most of you will already know, at last year’s event we took a hands-on multiplayer demo to Gamescom that allowed guests to dive in and experience one of our new multiplayer game modes: Captain Mode. The event was a huge success and it was great to be able to show people what we were working on and the progress we had made with the game. However, multiplayer is just one aspect of Bannerlord and our community was left in the dark as to how things were progressing with the singleplayer part of the game (which many people would consider to be the main draw). If you are one of the people that fall into this category, then we are pleased to tell you that is exactly what we will be showing at this year’s Gamescom!
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition Gameplay Overview Trailer

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Critically Acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for those who pre-order ahead of the August 31st launch. Along with pre-order incentive, Quercus the Squirrel Knight companion, jump into the world’s only split-screen RPG of its class, and venture into the world of Rivellon alone or with up to four friends to restore the lost Divine. Featuring five playable races and deep, sandbox mechanics, Divinity Original Sin 2 is a huge, sprawling RPG playable for the first time on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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August 18th, 2018, 10:04
Phantom Doctrine: Patch 1.0.2 Is Now Out

Link - https://www.gamewatcher.com/news/pha…0-2-is-now-out
It's no secret that Phantom Doctrine has its own set of issues, and ones that might make the game completely unplayable for some. Regardless, the game also has a certain special sort of charm, and the developers don't seem to be giving up on it, either.

Two days after official release, Phantom Doctrine already has two hotfixes under its belt with lots more to come, and here we'll take you on a short tour of the latest one: Patch 1.0.2.
Say farewell to Steam

Link - https://www.gamepressure.com/e.asp?ID=1813
More and more major publishers are deciding to end their cooperation with Steam, promoting their own sales platforms and gaming environments instead. As a result, every publisher may soon get its own digital distribution platform – and that doesn't bode well for Steam.
Final Fantasy XV may get Vulkan support

Link - https://www.dsogaming.com/news/final…ulkan-support/
Now here is something really interesting. According to its Steam database, Final Fantasy XV may get support for the Vulkan API in a future patch. Square Enix has not announced anything yet, though it did tweet NVIDIA’s upcoming pre-Gamescom “Be For The Game” event."
Wanted in Fallout 76, the PvP solution?

Link - https://gamegator.net/blog/article/f…-76-wanted-pvp
Fallout 76 protects players who aren't into PvP. Whoever tries killing everyone will soon be a wanted killer with a hefty bounty. While Fallout 76 mixes PvE and PvP, this was a concern for many fans.
25% of CPU usage in Monster Hunter World is for switching active threads

Link - https://www.dsogaming.com/news/modde…r-100-threads/
"As we’ve already stated, Monster Hunter World is one of the few games that can stress even high-end CPUs. And while Capcom tried to explain the reasons why the game can be CPU-bound, modder Kaldaien has discovered that 25% of the overall CPU activity in this game is for switching active threads."
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ep. 3 - Naval & Exploration

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August 18th, 2018, 22:36
Diablo III: Eternal Collection Announced for Nintendo Switch

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Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack… The full Diablo III experience is coming this fall to Nintendo Switch!
Note: You still cant play offline on the PC version.

Battle Brothers Developer Blog #100 - The Unhold

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Last week we took a look at the Hexe, a wily witch that is making its way into the world of Battle Brothers as part of the upcoming ‘Beasts & Exploration’ DLC. This week, we’ll take a look at the Unhold, a more down-to-earth type of enemy that is intended to spice up the mid game with its physical presence. Let’s go!
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Phantom Doctrine: Patch 1.0.2 Is Now Out

Link - https://www.gamewatcher.com/news/pha…0-2-is-now-out

It's no secret that Phantom Doctrine has its own set of issues, and ones that might make the game completely unplayable for some. Regardless, the game also has a certain special sort of charm, and the developers don't seem to be giving up on it, either.

Two days after official release, Phantom Doctrine already has two hotfixes under its belt with lots more to come, and here we'll take you on a short tour of the latest one: Patch 1.0.2.
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Phantom Doctrine's Preliminary Patch Notes for Upcoming Two Updates [LOS/LOF]

Link: https://steamcommunity.com/games/559…00456297308735

Due to the balance implications, we're conducting additional tests of the Line of Sight system improvements. They also require modifications to the animation tree. Because of that, we'll publish the improvements in two stages. First the disabling of sidesteps for targets not in full cover (free sidesteps), then additional clarifications of LOS / LOF situations.

The first of the patches is expected during the weekend and should address a majority of the most confusing LOS situations. The second patch will require more work to bring it to the quality and stability we require so we expect it on Wednesday.
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Phantom Doctrine's Preliminary Patch Notes for Upcoming Two Updates [LOS/LOF]

Link: https://steamcommunity.com/games/559…00456297308735
Go ahead I don't mind comments or links from other members in this thread. As for Phantom Doctrine I was excited to play it on release, but I'll wait for more patches.
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I'm glad to see they're tirelessly working on Phantom Doctrine.
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Vampyr TV Series in the Works

Link - http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/1211…the-works.html
FOX21 has secured the rights to DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive’s hit RPG video game, VAMPYR, for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment to adapt for television.
Code of the Savage Update - Dialogue system update

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Prey's Director On The Polarizing Final Act

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Seven Things That Have Me Hyped For Dragon Quest XI

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Priority Earth Overhaul is a must-have mod for Mass Effect 3

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Child of Light was really good (imho). I purchased it without realizing it was an ubi game (I don't buy ubi games); but i might just buy child of light 2 if it is as good as child of light.
It was the very first game which sold boxes containing nothing but air.

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August 20th, 2018, 19:33
Pathfinder: Kingmaker Monster Week

Giant Spider, Hellhound, Nereid, Smilodon, Slurk, Werewolf, and the Zombie.
In Pathfinder: Kingmaker you are confronted with over 100 monsters. This week we will take a look at some of the medium sized entities you will come across
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Interview

Link - https://www.vg247.com/2018/08/13/wor…ast-expansion/
World of Warcraft has had its fair share of ups and downs since launching back in 2004. Just under a decade and a half later, however, and the title’s still chugging along – as strong as it’s ever been, thanks to the breath of fresh air that came with Legion.
So it turns out Jagged Alliance: Rage is not-terrible

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Y’know what? I don’t hate it. Which, after 19 years of hurt (the remarkable JA2 mod scene aside), is happy progress for once-beloved turn-based mercenary combat series Jagged Alliance.

There’s a whole mess of things wrong with newly-announced latest comeback-apparent Jagged Alliance: Rage, but a few hours with early code has me thinking there’s a lot right with its core.
Cyberpunk 2077 Update Scheduled for Gamescom

Link - https://www.psu.com/news/cyberpunk-2…gamescom-2018/
Well, Gamescom 2018 just got infinitely more exciting. A Tweet, published a few minutes ago, has revealed that CD Projekt Red will be providing a Cyberpunk 2077 update tomorrow at some point during day one of this year’s show.

No new images or trailers accompany the post. However, simply knowing we’re mere hours away from another potentially revelatory reveal has got our hype metres going berserk.
Shenmue I & II Reviews

Link - https://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/6…nmue%20I%20II/
It's still hard to recommend Shenmue I & II to modern players with no connection to the franchise or appreciation for older 3D titles. It may simply be too chewy to really enjoy unless you've got a certain appreciation for the games of the early 3D era, but if you do have an appreciation for this period, and for Japan, Hong Kong, and the cultures you'll get a glimpse of as you guide Ryo Hazuki on his journey of discovery and revenge, then Shenmue I & II can most certainly be recommended. It's a piece of video game history that's worth digging into. You'll see.
Link - https://www.gamewatcher.com/reviews/…2-review/13054
If you've never played the Shenmue series, there's truly no excuse now to dip your feet into its world. Even to the arcade-hardened consumer who cares less about a narrative, these games still show off what good open worlds can be. Many modern sandboxes rope in players with their size, but only deliver environments that are shallow or forgettable. Shenmue sidesteps this problem with grace, putting copycats to shame. Even if you don't intend to purchase the re-release and opt for original hardware, play these games before you die.
Underworld Ascendant Gamescom Trailer and Release Date Revealed

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Veteran Developers Poised to Make a Comeback: Warren Spector

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Shenmue III Release Date Announced & New Trailer

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Coming August 27th, 2019 Only a few games become legendary. This is the story of one of them… Shenmue III sees the continuation of the epic story-driven saga. The player controls teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki as he investigates his father's murder. Players must explore the game's open world, searching for clues, examining objects and talking to non-player characters for information, taking them further into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and even closer to their destiny.
Battletech gets its first DLC Expansion 'Flashpoint' in November

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The first-ever BATTLETECH expansion comes complete with three new ‘Mechs (including the highly anticipated Hatchetman), a challenging new mission type, and a new tropical biome, along with its featured namesake, Flashpoints. Flashpoints are high-stakes branching short stories, comprised of procedural mercenary missions linked together with new crew conversations, special events, critical choices, and valuable rewards. To ramp up the intensity, some Flashpoint stories will feature “Consecutive Deployments” in which players won’t be able to repair their ‘Mechs between missions.
Cyberpunk Action RPG Neon Sword Is Live On KickStarter

Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects…801/neon-sword

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"Neon Sword" is a 3D open-world RPG with management features set in a city bathed in neon; 80s inspired cyberpunk world.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Gamescom 2018 Campaign Teaser

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TaleWorlds Entertainment is excited to show, for the first time, the unique sandbox single-player campaign of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord in a hands-on demo at Gamescom 2018. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a game that combines the genres of Strategy and Action RPG. It is a prequel to TaleWorlds Entertainment’s previous and highly successful title, Mount & Blade: Warband. The gameplay focuses on different aspects of medieval combat and warfare, allowing players to develop their own character and story in a sandbox campaign.
Torchlight Frontiers Preview, Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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Grim Dawn Grim Misadventure #145 - Oaths Must be Kept

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Grim Misadventures is here, and this one is all about promises, or oaths, and keeping them.

Last time, we delved into haunting memories of the Korvan people. Some of them, bound by their oaths, stand to this day, defending cities and tombs as if those they swore to protect remained.

Today, we are going to look at another group of individuals for whom oaths are the foundation of purpose. For these warriors, priests, conquerors…oaths drive every action, every decision, for they are bound to the will of the gods, and through them the gods execute their celestial judgment.

Today, we are proud to announce the 9th mastery coming to Grim Dawn with the Forgotten Gods expansion: the Oathkeeper!Grim Misadventures is here, and this one is all about promises, or oaths, and keeping them.

Last time, we delved into haunting memories of the Korvan people. Some of them, bound by their oaths, stand to this day, defending cities and tombs as if those they swore to protect remained.

Today, we are going to look at another group of individuals for whom oaths are the foundation of purpose. For these warriors, priests, conquerors…oaths drive every action, every decision, for they are bound to the will of the gods, and through them the gods execute their celestial judgment.

Today, we are proud to announce the 9th mastery coming to Grim Dawn with the Forgotten Gods expansion: the Oathkeeper!
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Cyberpunk 2077 New Interviews

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PC Gamer's interview with Patrick Mills the first part, and the second part.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Interviews

Link - https://www.pcgamesn.com/pillars-of-…r-survivor-dlc
Following Beast of Winter, Pillars of Eternity 2’s next DLC is Seeker, Slayer, Survivor, a completely different type of adventure that places players into a gladiatorial arena fighting for the glory of Galawain, god of the hunt.
Link - https://www.pcgamesn.com/pillars-of-…es-josh-sawyer
Since work on the main Pillars of Eternity 2 base game wrapped, studio design director and RPG legend Josh Sawyer is no longer involved in the core creative direction of the game’s post-release content. But that’s not to say he’s not a key member of the Pillars 2 crew; while he’s not the captain of the paid-for DLC expansions, Sawyer is still a guiding hand on the game’s free DLC God Challenges.
Beamdog Livestream Recap

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Trent returns alongside studio director Phillip Daigle to share the latest news on Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and Infinity Engine Enhanced Edition patches.
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is Final Fantasy Tactics Reincarnated

Link - https://cogconnected.com/preview/fel…-mark-preview/
Have you ever played Final Fantasy Tactics? Do you ever find yourself wishing that there had been another one but, you know, different? Then boy, do I have a game for you. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a sequel to the PSX classic in all but name. With similar gameplay, a similar style, and a similar story, this is a game that knows exactly what it’s doing. And if this is a thing you are looking for, it’s doing that thing very well.
Shadows Awakening Preview

Link - https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2018/0…ows-awakening/
Looking for something a little different in an action RPG? Then come and see why Shadows: Awakening needs to find a place on your upcoming release radar.
How Dialogue Choices Will Shape The Ending of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Link - https://gamerant.com/assassins-creed…alogue-choice/
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Creative Director Jonathan Dumont reveals that in-game dialogue choices will ultimately lead players to a variety of different endings.
CD Projekt Red Hides Secret in The Latest Concept Art

Link - https://www.dualshockers.com/cd-proj…7-concept-art/
See! You thought those Cyberpunk 2077 concept art images were just more of the same, didn’t you? Well hidden within one of the images is a secret website that may bleed into a larger ARG.
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