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June 23rd, 2020, 07:38
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Hey @Couchpotato,

There was some kind of news bomb in the last few hours, not directly RPG-related but instead, related to a person very well-known of us RPGamers. If you allow me to post some links in your thread, here it goes:

Dying Light 2 writer Chris Avellone accused of sexual assault and harassment


Chris Avellone accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Such accusations, if proven to be true, tend to destroy reputations.
Yeah we have a thread in the PR forums.

Sad to say Avellone will no longer work in the games industry anymore. I've seen this happen many times. One day he's the hero the next the pauper. Cancel culture.

Anyway no problem I don't mind comments or others sharing links.
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I am by no means excusing any inappropriate or bad behavior on Avellone's part. The articles don't give a whole lot of details on the alleged sexual assault(s) or the text messages. And absolutely, no one should sexually harass anyone, make unwelcome sexual advances or contact, or take advantage of someone else's inebreation or incapacitation.

But I have to take exception to statements from the complainants like "he got them drunk" and "he got me black out drunk". Unless he was holding women down and forcing alcohol down their throats, no one else is getting them drunk. They are getting themselves drunk. Again, its no excuse for Avellone taking advantage of their being drunk, but the ladies need to own that they made the decision to get drunk, no one put a gun to anyone's head and forced them to drink.

And let's face it, guys and gals have been getting drunk in bars together and than having drunken sex since alcohol and bars first existed. Men and women go to bars to either socialize, watch entertainment, or to hook up. Avellone isn't the first person who ever tried to pick up a girl in a bar, this happens all the time and alcohol consumption by both parties is usually involved.

AND AGAIN, this does not excuse any type of sexual assault, harassment, or anyone forcing themselves or having sex with someone who is so inebriated he/she is unable to consent. I'm just saying that we are all responsible for our own actions. Getting drunk is an individual choice. No one makes that choice for you. When two people are drunk together, they are both impaired and probably not making the best decisions. We are all adults, we know this. Unless a girl is completely clueless, it's usually pretty obvious when a guy is plying her with drinks in the hopes of having sex with her. The best way to avoid this situation entirely is to just not put yourself in that situation by getting wasted with guys you barely know in the first place.
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June 24th, 2020, 18:22
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox - Announcement Trailer

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Learn more at Play-Ys.com Vanquish the creatures of the night in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox! Renowned adventurer Adol Christin is cursed by a mysterious woman and becomes a Monstrum, a powerful being who can exorcise monsters. To escape from the city of Balduq, he must ally with five other Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts, and stop the Grimwald Nox, a shadowy dimension that threatens to seep into the real world. Coming 2021.
Legends of Ellaria Community Q&A - Part 1 - Steam
We’re back with a new entry of our blog series about Legends of Ellaria, its full-release features and its development process. Last week we discussed heroes and quests, and how exploration will feel in the final version of the game. We also invited you to send us your questions about the game so we could do a Q&A this week. We have received so many questions through Steam, Discord, social media, etc. that we couldn’t fit them all in just one post, so we have decided to break it into two weeks; here you have the first selection of questions; the rest will be answered next week. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hello and ask about the game!
Legends of Ellaria Community Q&A - Part 2 - Steam
Good day Ellarians, and welcome back to our weekly dev blog about Legends of Ellaria! Last week we opened up this blog to your questions in a Q&A, but we couldn't fit them all in just one post, so we saved some for this week. Without further ado, let's go with your questions about how the full release version of Legends of Ellaria will be!
Brian Mitsoda Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines II Podcast -The RE:BIND
For a very special episode we're joined by some of the narrative design team on Bloodlines II, Cara Ellison & Brian Mitsoda to talk about the game's tabletop inspirations, how Ellison got involved, the art of narrative design, improving representation & diversity in narrative. We also discuss how the game's humor has revamped, a look back at Troika's legacy and what it was like to be inside the company, and Bloodlines lore.
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June 25th, 2020, 03:34
Graywalkers: Purgatory RPG Early Access Gameplay

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First look gameplay of turn-based strategy RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory in Early Access. This video covers the quick missions mode as well as the "Preludes" mode (short campaigns based around a single character in the game). The Preludes section of the video also includes examples of the magic system, and starts around 40 minutes in.
Diablo 2, Torchlight Developers Share Stories from Blizzard's Past

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Our guests this month are Echtra Games's Max Schaefer and Matt Uelmen, both former Blizzard North developers and co-creators of Diablo and Diablo 2 as well as the Torchlight series. The duo shares stories about Diablo 2 in celebration of its 20th anniversary while also discussing how Diablo has helped them make their new game, Torchlight III, the best action-RPG it can be.
Deus Ex 20th Anniversary: Programmer Scott Martin Interview - TechRadar
On June 23, 2000, the team at Ion Storm Austin released Deus Ex into the world and held their breath for about a month.

Weeks earlier, Ion Storm's Dallas office made gaming history with Daikatana, widely considered one of PC gaming's biggest failures, and Deus Ex was thrown into the middle of a raging firestorm that it had nothing to do with.

Years of development hell, atrocious marketing, and management dysfunction in Dallas had come to a head just as the monthly gaming magazine print cycle caught up to Daikatana's release. They were all full of reviews of one of the most hyped games in history of PC games – few of them were kind, and none of them were good.
Deus Ex at 20: The oral history of a pivotal PC game - Rock Paper Shotgun
Deus Ex is the king of the immersive sims – the blueprint from which an entire genre of ideas has been pilfered. If you’ve loved a Dishonored game, you’ve enjoyed Deus Ex by proxy; its design, and even some of its developers, can be found at the very centre of Arkane’s DNA.

For those who played it 20 years ago, Deus Ex set expectations for how malleable game worlds could be, and new standards for reactivity that the rest of the industry failed to match in the decade that followed. Deus Ex was ultimately so influential that, as one of our interviewees points out, its innovations now seem normal.

Here’s the story of how it was made, as told by the people who made it. The story begins in 1997, at a time when testosterone-fuelled first-person shooters still dominate PC gaming. Thief and System Shock developer Looking Glass has closed its Austin studio to save the ailing company, leaving Warren Spector and a team of crack simulation nerds without a project.
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June 25th, 2020, 19:31
Gamedec – When a City is Your Cage Marcin Przybyłek Extended Description

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How did people of the 22nd century end up on a digital farm, growing plants, milking cows, and harvesting pumpkins? Marcin S. Przybyłek (Author of Gamedec book series) wants to tell you more about living in cities-cages without access to the forests and external environments.
Biomutant Summer of Gaming 2020 Exclusive Gameplay Interview

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Finally, Biomutant comes out of hiding to give us a nice long look at this highly anticipated action RPG.
Edge Of Eternity Summer Update #1 - Steam

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June 27th, 2020, 04:16
Summer of Gaming 2020 Torchlight 3 Gameplay Interview

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Torchlight 3 director Max Schaefer and composer Matt Uelmen helped create Diablo and Diablo 2 at Blizzard North 20 years ago. Now, they're taking everything they've learned about action-RPGs and pouring it into making what they hope will be their best ARPG yet in Torchlight 3.
Wasteland 3 - Vehicular Combat Interview - GameInformer
In Wasteland 3, you’ll manage a team of up to six Rangers as they battle for survival while exploring Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. However, the most valuable member of your team might be your car. To help you explore this winter wasteland, your team boards a tank-like truck – called the Kodiak – outfitted with a wild assortment of weapons. This machine is named after the bear, which is fitting because this car can take a lot of damage and is incredibly fearsome in combat. During random encounters, the Kodiak tears through large groups of enemies and is instrumental to your survival. We talked to game director Tim Campbell about what makes this monstrous motor so special.
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June 29th, 2020, 14:18
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Battle Brothers Developer Blog #142 - The Arena
Things are coming together, and we’ll announce a release date for the ‘Blazing Deserts’ DLC in next week’s devblog! In the meantime we expand on a feature that many of you have asked us for more details on: The Arena. To arms!
System Shock Remastered Edition Update #70 - Kickstarter
We were all very busy this month providing support for the Alpha Demo as well as taking part in a number of online events. Stephen took part in a number of live interviews you can check out here if you missed them.
Hero-U Update #125 - LockDownCon Announcement - Kickstarter
Neal Hallford - writer on Betrayal at Krondor, Dungeon Siege, Champions of Norrath, and more - is hosting LockDownCon this weekend. It's a "Virtual Fan Convention," free admission, with some amazing guests and speakers. Scroll way down in the linked page to get to the schedule.

We're last-minute replacements for Ray Muzyka of Bioware fame on "The Golden Age of Computer Gaming" panel Saturday at noon PDT. Matt Barton of Matt Chat is hosting, and we'll be on the panel with Trip Hawkins (Electronic Arts), Warren Spector (Ultima Underworld, System Shock, Deus Ex, etc.), and John Cutter and Neal Hallford from Dynamix (Betrayal at Krondor, etc.) It's a star-studded panel and promises to be amazing!
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June 29th, 2020, 14:22
Dying Light: Hellraid - Official Release Date Trailer

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Dying Light Hellraid, the demon-themed DLC pack for Techland's open world zombie FPS Dying Light finally has a release date. The Hellraid DLC will be released on July 23 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Boyfriend Dungeon - 5 Minutes of Gameplay

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Check out some exclusive gameplay of Boyfriend Dungeon, a hack-n-slash dungeon crawler where you can date your weapons between all the action from developer Kitfox Games, debuted during IGN's Summer of Gaming.
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State of Decay 2 - Green Zone Update

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What is the Green Zone and who is it for? Brian and Susan give you all the details from their home offices! Green Zone debuts in Update 18 of State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, a free update for all players. Stay safe out there everyone!
Black Geyser: Almost nobody knows of it - Gamestar
Who would have thought that the next few years would be such a festival for fans of classic role-playing games? With Wrath of the Righteous a new Pathfinder is just around the corner and even the genre primus Baldur's Gate will continue with Part 3.

But Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness doesn't just want to jump on the train. The first work by the independent studio GrapeOcean Technologies not only copies the proven game principle, but also wants to combine all the strengths of the popular role-playing classics. Magic, crafting, character creation, dialogues, battles and more are expanded and improved according to the developer compared to the old role-playing inspirations.

They were already convinced of their game last year when we conducted a detailed interview with them for GameStar Plus. We summarize the most important information here and add all the new details that we have now learned in conversation with studio manager David Zakal.
Torchlight III Early Access Impressions

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I'm only about eight hours in, so I obviously haven't seen everything Torchlight 3 has to offer—plus, again, it's just entered Early Access and there's no doubt many months of changes, tweaks, and additions to come. But much as I love my destructive little robot, and I am having fun battling mobs of goblins and skeletons, it's hard not to feel a little disappointed by how much seems to be missing from Torchlight 3 right now.
IGN
Torchlight 3’s current Early Access incarnation is a fast food combo meal of an ARPG. In almost every respect, it’s acceptable. It’s fine. It’s just not revolutionary or memorable or even especially fun compared to its competition. And maybe as it progresses toward its final form, things will shape up and some diamonds will start to emerge from the rough. But for now, I’d have a hard time recommending it to anyone who might be drawn in by its attractive and distinct look and attitude. You won’t find much of substance to back it up, and there are so many better options to get your dungeon-crawling, loot-inhaling fix.
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Even though I don’t consider myself as someone who’s been particularly enamored with the Torchlight franchise, I can’t help but feel that even the most ardent fans will be disappointed given Torchlight III‘s current state. We can all agree that it’s an early access title, and it can only get better over time. Still, this is supposed to be part of a long-standing series with a winning formula.
The Waylanders Early Access Impressions

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I'm most interested in The Waylanders' overall worldbuilding. Steeped in Celtic folklore, the game promises a break for those weary of the oft-used elves-dwarves-humans high fantasy setup. I'm especially taken with the Morians, a race of golden-eyed immortals who can see the future. They share the Underworld with the Fomorians, one-eyed monsters straight out of a Junji Ito manga, mainly known for their… cannibalism. If you really get to witness political and religious changes and make decisions that will influence the course of such a far-reaching narrative, there will be a lot about The Waylanders to enjoy. If everything comes together, the payoff will be great, but I'd give it some time before diving in.
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The Waylanders seems like an engaging take on the Celtic mythos, which rarely gets a spotlight in entertainment media as it is, and I’m intrigued to see where it ends up once it hits final release. GATO Studio is clearly invested in creating an experience alongside its community, and with a fresh take on RPG systems and a unique world, we’ll gladly keep checking back throughout early access to see how it’s shaping up.
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The Waylanders’ marketing sports an all-star lineup of talent from the minds behind the script, to the programmers and designers. It’s this amalgamation of talent that had me a little trepidatious going in. I worried that Gato Studio’s RPG would end up being a little less than the sum of its parts. Fortunately, The Waylanders nails expectations, offering a new and unique addition to the beloved genre.
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More Dark Eye: Book of Heroes Reviews

WCCFTech - 5/10
Screen Rant - 2/5
CGMagazine - 6.5/10
DarkStation - 2.5/5
Press Play Media - 6.3/10

So bad to average at best it seems.
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Keylocker Cyberpunk Turn-based game Reveal Trailer

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In a silent world where music has been prohibited, B0B0 will serenade her rebellion against the vicious authorities by banding together with the Jukebot drummer, Rocket, to shatter the strings of fate and sing the melody of freedom in this unforgiving Rhythm Turn Based JRPG.
The Revenant Prince: Developer Commentary

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The Revenant Prince coming this summer 2020!
SRPG Rise Eterna Demo Gameplay

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Let's play Rise Eterna by Makee, Forever Entertainment S. A. A Turn-Based strategy game where we can recruit up to 14 characters, each one with their own abilities. I love the art design but let me know what you think about Rise Eterna Gameplay in the comments.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Update #58 - The Poll is Over!
The poll is over, and now we know the ne*xt playable race that will be added to the game. You made your choice. Ple*ase welcome ki*tsune to the crusade! We know that there were some technical issues along the way and the voting process its*elf was not as simple as it could have been. The poll system was designed to make the results as transparent as possible and rule out any chance of cheating.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Update #37 - Backer Beta is ready
The Backer Beta has been ready for several days, and it’s bigger than we initially planned!

Having said that, as with every beta, it contains bugs – some of which we don't know about and you will hopefully help us to find. Also, it lacks several features, refinements and performance optimizations that didn’t make it to the beta but will be present in the final game.
Diablo II - 20th Anniversary Celebration - Retrospective Article
When we set out to create Diablo® II over twenty years ago, the goals were seemingly simple: fix the biggest issues in Diablo® and expand upon the original game’s formula. And while its developers didn’t set out specifically to turn the action RPG genre on its head or influence game design for an entire generation after it, Diablo II ended up doing just that anyway.
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Summer of Gaming Fallout 76 Wastelanders - Gameplay Interview

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Bethesda's Jeff Gardiner (Project Lead) and Ferret Baudoin (Lead Designer) stop by to fill you in on everything you need to know about Fallout 76's new content roadmap and what in-game events to look forward to.
Dungeons III: Complete Collection Available

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Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection out now for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Team Status Update - Steam
We know that you’ve been expecting some news from the status of the team and our progress on future content, and we would like to share a bit more about the upcoming plans for Wolcen.

Our team is currently working on two fronts: the final Second Dawn patch(1.0.16.0) with its bug fixing and balancing review, which will be delivered in late July, and the first Chronicle(1.1.0) for which we’re currently aiming for Autumn 2020.

The Chronicle will bring additional content, gameplay changes, performance improvements, and we will start to communicate in more detail about it around early September. Stay tuned though, we might start to tease a bit about it sooner than that through various social media
The Outer Worlds Wins Best Game Writing for 2019 - Gamerant
The Nebula Awards, the prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy works, have decided on their 2019 winner for Best Game Writing in the category's second year. And just like in 2018, the choice is being seen as a controversial decision. This year's winner is Obsidian Entertainment's open-world sci-fi game The Outer Worlds.
Bloodlines 2 Developer Interview - USgamer
Hardsuit Labs had stayed fairly quiet in the months leading up to last month's Xbox showcase. Since the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 developer announced a delay in October of last year, pushing the sequel of a cult-classic vampire RPG into the latter half of 2020, the studio seems to have been mostly heads-down in development.

At the time, Hardsuit CEO Andy Kipling and lead narrative designer Brian Mitsoda plainly laid out why the delay was necessary. Speaking to Hardsuit Labs recently, Lead Producer Nikhat Ali echoes the sentiment: the bar is set high for Bloodlines 2, both from fans and, as Ali tells me, internally at Hardsuit Labs. And the ghost of the original Bloodlines' notoriously spotty launch still lingers to this day.

"It is well known that the first Bloodlines game launched with a number of issues," Ali says. "We won't ship a game in that state. Last year it became clear to us that we needed more time to deliver the game that the community expects."
World of Darkness Gets New Creative Lead - WoD
World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind celebrated fantasy horror properties like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, has announced the hiring of Justin Achilli as Brand Creative Lead. The author and designer of a wide range of World of Darkness games, rulebooks, and supplemental material over the last 23 years, Justin rejoins the World of Darkness team as the brand continues to expand in 2020 and beyond. Martyna “Outstar” Zych, a popular YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, and Vampire: The Masquerade enthusiast, has also recently joined as Brand Community Developer and now broadcasts a weekly livestream show “WoD News.”
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Spiders Games to announce new title at Nacon Connect - Gematsu



GreedFall developer Spiders Games will announce its next title at Nacon Connect on July 7 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, publisher Nacon teased
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Knights of the Chalice 2 Kickstarter Campaign Funded - Final Update
Hello everyone!!

What an incredible campaign for Knights of the Chalice 2!!

Following a strong finish, the campaign raised 253% of its base goal. Thank you so much everyone for taking part in the campaign and for all your valiant and steadfast efforts in spreading the word to the four corners of the earth until the very last minute!!

Including pledges through Paypal and the RPG Codex fundraiser, we've raised a total of GBP 40,290, equivalent to USD 50,222.
Colony Ship Update #45: The Armory - Update
We're wrapping up the Armory (the second location), so we can finally show you something other than the starting town. Let's start with the intro:

With row after row of gutted depots, the Armory stretches before you as a shell of what it once was. The mutineers hit it fast and hard, overrunning the surprised security forces and stripping it of supplies. Weapons and armor meant for the future colony flooded the Ship, turning the Mutiny into a full-fledged war. The Ship Authority held its own in the end, keeping control of the lower decks, but at a great cost that went far beyond the Armory's lost supplies.

Your destination lies ahead – a reinforced door flanked by twin auto-cannons drawing on a seemingly inexhaustible power supply. No one made it past during the Mutiny, and no one's made it past since. Like the proverbial flaming sword outside of Eden, it sits as a guardian, a symbol of ancient strength, and a promise of marvels beyond.


You get the access card from Tanner (as mentioned in the combat demo), so getting past the automated security on that floor will be easy. However, you'd have to get past the local thugs first. You can fight or talk your way through or simply sneak past them. Multiple quest solutions are one of the cornerstones of our design philosophy.
ATOM RPG Patch 1.16 Released - Patch Notes
Greetings, friends!Today we're publishing a brand new French translation to the game, created by Vincent "Goat Buster" Lagaillarde with help from Hizo team! Other translations are also currently pending, and we'll update as soon as we can. This version of the game also sports new random encounters and bug fixes for mistakes you, our community has found.
Ellaria RTS Combat Blog Update - Steam
Good day, Ellarians! We are back again to our weekly dev blog about Legends of Ellaria. After two weeks of answering your questions, we’re back to our regular schedule of dev blogs. Today, we want to explore another key feature of our game with you: the real-time strategy battles! As you may already know, Legends of Ellaria is a one-of-a-kind type of game. It’s neither an action RPG or an RTS, but a unique blend of all these genres and mechanics. We want to discuss a little bit more about what managing your units in combat in real-time really means.
Ellaria Classes & Skills Blog Update - Steam
Good day, Ellarians! In this week’s dev blog, we want to show you some more information about character classes and skills in Legends of Ellaria, so you get a proper picture of what it will mean to create, and evolve, a character in our game.
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Summer of Gaming 2020 How CD Projekt Red Designs Meaningful Player Choices

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CD Projekt Red's Story Director Marcin Blacha discusses how the studio fills their games with meaningful choices and iconic consequences.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Backer Demo Stream

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Just a live stream of me playing around with the new Beta of Black Geyser
Revolution: The Spark Steampunk RPG

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Introducing Revolution: The Spark, a story-driven, turn-based role-playing game about revolution of the masses in alternative Steampunk world. Coming out on Steam (Early Access) in Q3 2020! https://store.steampowered.com/app/13…
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July 6th, 2020, 08:31
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is basically Ubisoft's own Witcher 3 - Tweaktown
In the footage we see a castle siege culminate in a bloody and chaotic battle. The combat isn't as fluid as Geralt's acrobatic style, but Eivor has some tricks up their sleeves. The Spartan Kick is back, and this time we can dual-wield and deftly dodge attacks. There's siege engines and battering rams that you can actually interact with, complete with destructible environments like gates. There's beheadings and fatality executions too. A hefty boss fight punctuates the siege, complete with monstrous wolves.

The RPG interactions like NPC questing and dialog are very fluid and also bring Witcher 3 vibes. The characters are well animated and feel grounded in the world around them, and Eivor probably has dialog choices this time, but we didn't see any. Some of the NPC scenes discussed unions of the Saxons and Danes, underlining the game's core focus on political unions.

The skillpoint system is kind of a constellation setup like Skyrim with a ton of passives, similar to Path of Exile.
Damn this game looks good.
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I have no idea if a scene or the whole vid is problematic, but those interested can check working links on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/assassinscr…lay_is_leaked/

It does look fun and I'm buying definetly.
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Matt Chat 453: Brian Heins on Tyranny

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In this episode Brian and I finish up with The Outer Worlds before moving onto Tyranny and taking some questions sent in by some of the dirtiest rats I ever took an ax to.
Weird West Keeps The Immersive Sim Alive -GameSpot

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Weird West is an upcoming immersive sim and action-RPG set in the wild west that's being developed by WolfEye Studios, which is led by former Arkane president Raphael Colantonio. For GameSpot's Play For All, we spoke to Colantonio--who is best known for his work on Prey and the Dishonored series--about Weird West and how his history as an experienced game developer makes working on a new game feel like a New Game Plus mode.
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Studio Update - Kickstarter
We’ve been looking forward to this day! Once again we meet with familiar faces over the ageless stone formations of the Nameless Isle and in our hearts, we clearly feel your desire to unearth what we’ve been brewing up in our lightless dungeons for some time now.

Without further ado, let’s sort some things once and for all.

First of all, we’ve been waiting for the continuation of Stygian for almost a year now. Unfortunately it is not only up to us to decide on this matter and the negotiations are still ongoing concerning the fate of our beloved universe.
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July 7th, 2020, 23:18
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong The Invitation

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Tonight, everything changes. Join us, as we celebrate the unification of Boston and Hartford. As we revolutionize our blood supply. Tonight we celebrate, and tonight everything changes… Just not in the way we expected.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Gameplay Trailer

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With his former Caern in danger, Cahal must return to a land he once called home to protect his family and friends, no matter the cost. With the evil corporation Endron besieging them from every side, only you can fight the corruption taking root within your home, using the devastating power of the Werewolf to turn the tide.
Spiders's New ARPG Steelrising Teaser Trailer

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King Louis XVI's automata army is terrorising the citizens of Paris. Join the Revolution as Aegis and fight against this reign of terror to try and change the course of history! Steelrising will be available on PC and next-gen consoles.
PCGamer 25 minutes of Mortal Shell Gameplay

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Mortal Shell is a Dark Souls concentrate, a much denser, more challenging reconfiguration of the Souls-like that jams more traps, ambushes, and intense duels into a single arena than the whole of the Undead Burg. It's a lot. Too much, sometimes.
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Played Mortal Shell beta for few hours and loved it. It is hard, but addictively hard. It has a number of things that sets it apart from Dark Souls including the combat which uses the harden and parry features which adds strategic depth to the combat. I also like the atmosphere and the small details in the environment which are modelled very well (e.g. enemy npcs gathering around a fire playing a lute, mud fish jumping around, .. etc). Everything has a place and integrates nicely in the world. The enemy variety is good and the AI is pretty good as well.

They also have a feature that I find nice, which is that you have to discover the purpose and functions of items that you find by using more than once (rather than by magically finding out their function).

Lots of care and attention went into this and the combat I found pretty well done but has a learning curve. Also the two shells in the beta play distinctively, which means that there should be good replay value with 4 shells and their distinctive skills and weapons in the full game. Pleasantly surprised by this!
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