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Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs out now as open source

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:53 GMT Frictional Games has announced Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs are is now available as open source.The code released contains all the game code for both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs. It also contains all editor codes.The full source code for Amnesia: The Dark Descent is available under GPL v3 today.“Modding has been a huge part of Amnesia,” explains Thomas Grip, creative director at Frictional Games. “For instance, over the years The Dark Descent has accumulated over a thousand mods and addons on ModDB.“This flood of…

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Major Nelson chats with Xbox boss Phil Spencer and Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Pete Hines

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:16 GMT Microsoft’s Major Nelson has interviewed Xbox boss Phil Spencer alongside Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Pete Hines.In the video chat, the foursome discusses Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda and the history between the two companies going back to the original Xbox.Howard touched upon when Bethesda first developed for consoles with Morrowind on the original Xbox. Apparently, with Morrowind when it was running low on memory they were able to reboot the box, so when you got a very long load “that’s us rebooting the Xbox,” said Howard.Spencer states in the chat that Bethesda…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access delayed to October 6

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 17:17 GMT The Early Access period for Baldur’s Gate 3 has been delayed by one week.Larian Studios has announced Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access will see a slight delay.Instead of going live on September 30 as planned, it will instead go into Early Access on October 6.According to the developer, the team has run into some unexpected delays, as there are some stability issues being sifted through.“Because of the delays, our translations are also later than expected and we want to ensure localization for the announced Early Access languages is strong enough for…

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Tactical shooter Squad leaves Early Access today after five years in active development

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 14:16 GMT Squad, the tactical first-person shooter from Offworld Industries, is leaving Early Access.Releasing today, Squad 1.0 is a large-scale tactical shooter with up to 100 players in each engagement, and a spiritual successor to the Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2.In to, you will experience a “true-to-life representation” of a high-pressure combat zone that requires coordinated teamwork.Each environment in the game is based on real-world locations in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. As you work across the maps, you can build and fortify bases, establish leadership roles, and maintain logistics…

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Halo 3: ODST now available for PC with Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:55 GMT Just a quick reminder letting you know that Halo 3: ODST is available now on PC through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.Halo 3: ODST lands on PC today and with Xbox Game Pass for PC on the Microsoft Store, and Steam.The game finds you playing as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in the streets of New Mombasa as you attempt to “piece together the Covenant’s motivations for invading the city.” Here you will go up against Brutes, Elites, and Hunters.ODST Firefight is joining Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first…

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Red Dead Online players should be on the lookout for Legendary bears this week

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:32 GMT The Owiza and Ridgeback Spirit Bears are this week’s Legendary Animals in Red Dead Online.You can find the Legendary Owiza Bear in Red Dead Online wandering around the Dakota River, particularly at night and under heavy rainfall.During the day near Little Creek River, be on the lookout for the Legendary Ridgeback Spirit Bear. You can distinguish it from others due to the red stripe down its back.Both are rather aggressive, so keep that in mind while trying to get a reward for a free Hat up to Rank 15.If you take…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6 trailer shows Farah and Nikolai take the fight underground

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:43 GMT Check out this cinematic trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6.In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6, Farah and Nikolai “bring the fight underground,” as you can see in the trailer. They will be re-entering the fight to help Captain Price with the ongoing conflict following the breakdown of the Armistice.Farah is the founder and Commander of the Urzikstani Liberation Force, and Nikolai is the leader of the Chimera, a PMC within the Allegiance.Both will be playable operators in Season 6. You can play as either one when you pick up the Season Six…

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Fortnite and Rocket League crossover event Llama-Rama kicks off this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:27 GMT Fortnite is celebrating Rocket League’s move to free-to-play with Llama-Rama, a crossover event where players can complete Rocket League Challenges to unlock rewards for both games.The Fortnite and Rocket League Llama-Rama kicks off on September 26 and runs through October 12.It all kicks off following the Party Royale’s upcoming Spotlight Series concert featuring Rocket League fan-favorite, DJ Slushii.Llama-Rama will be live on platforms where Rocket League is available.During play, Rocket League players will get Fortnite-themed items as they complete Llama-Rama Challenges in Rocket League. Additionally, Fortnite players will receive Rocket League-themed items in…

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Bright Memory Infinite coming to Xbox Series S/X in 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:40 GMT Bright Memory Infinite, the first-person shooter created by solo developer FYQD Studio, will release on Xbox Series S/X  next year.Bright Memory Infinite mixes shooting and sword combat, where you will use firearms and swords to rack up combos slaying mythological demons.This title was originally planned as the next episode leading on from the early access version of Bright Memory but grew into a reimagined and complete version, one which the developer always wanted to make.Bright Memory released out of Early Access in March and those who own it on Steam will receive Infinite for…

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New Xbox app beta lets you download Xbox games even before you buy them

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:46 GMT Xbox’s unified experience approach is extending to mobile.Microsoft has rolled out a feature-rich update to its Xbox app on mobile. Currently available in beta, and only on Android devices, the new Xbox app brings together Xbox’s various services and offerings under the one umbrella.The updated app essentially works as a companion to Xbox, letting users join party chat, clear notifications and share clips and screenshots. It also includes Xbox Game Streaming, which lets you play Xbox games you have installed on your phone remotely.But one massive feature users of the new…

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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT Activision Blizzard has announced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only event that will be the alternative to a physical BlizzCon 2020.Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would cancel this year’s event – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in light of all the health and safety considerations’ the company would want to make.Now, to make up for the event’s cancellation, the studio has announced BlizzConline. The new event will take place on February 19 and February 20, 2021. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether or not the event is going to be free,…

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Check out the Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 19:34 GMT Activision and developer Toys for Bob have released a new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time launch trailer ahead of the hyperactive orange mammals return to consoles next week.Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was announced for PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, and is due to arrive on October 2, 2020.The latest gameplay trailer celebrates Crash’s return with a whistlestop tour through the various environs you’ll be battling through in the new game, as well as some sneak peeks at which characters you’ll be able to play as once the game…

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Prime Gaming adds new SNK games, Apex Legends skin, Rocket Arena and more

Prime Gaming is handing out some more bonuses for Amazon Prime subscribers in September.As well as the opportunity to try out more games, you will also be able to claim even more in-game loot in various titles.From now through until October 10, Prime members can add EA’s recently launched (and quickly forgotten) title, Rocket Arena, on PC via Origin.Final Strike Games and EA Originals collaborative team-based shooter has failed to get much traction with players since it launched earlier this summer, but maybe a shot in the arm via this Prime Gaming giveaway will be able to attract a few…

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Red Dead Online leaks suggest Halloween update is in the works

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 17:48 GMT Rockstar Games seems to be getting ready for a big Red Dead Online Halloween event that seems to be taking some inspiration from Undead Nightmares.A new datamine seems to suggest that an glut of undead characters will be arriving in the multiplayer portion of the game this Halloween.A new video uploaded over at Red Dead Guides reveals almost 50 zombie character models have been discovered in the game’s files. The models are currently hidden from view and don’t appear to be manifesting anywhere in-game.Each of the models sports the same sort…

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Hades Keepsakes: Who to give Nectar to

Like everything in Supergiant Games’ incredible catalogue, using Nectar to ingratiate Zagreus with the pantheon of Gods in Hades is an absolute mood. Blending eye-straining action, a huge suite of powers, and the most stylish interpretation of Greek mythology this side of the underworld, Hades lets you make friends as well as enemies. Gifting the bottles of Nectar you find as you battle through the realms of Hades to your family, rivals, and various other characters grants you Keepsakes. These are special souvenirs of your friendship that give Zagreus powerful buffs as he makes his escape. Hades Keepsakes – Who…

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BTS will debut new music video inside Fortnite

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:55 GMT The internationally acclaimed K-pop group will debut its newest music video within Fortnite’s Party Royale mode.Epic Games has announced that K-pop group BTS (one of the biggest bands in the world right now!) will be debuting their next music video within Fortnite’s dedicated event mode, Party Royale.The same mode that has hosted the likes of Travis Scott, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5 will now host the massive Korean group, too.The video debuting within the mode will be a choreography-led video for new single “Dynamite,” and its set to be shown for…

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God of War director Cory Barlog sneakily teased Ragnarok over a year ago and no one noticed

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 21 September 2020 13:24 GMT The next God of War has been teased in 2019, apparently.Sony ended its PS5 Showcase stream with one final teaser, a surprise reveal of the next God of War, which will be set around Ragnarok.The teaser’s exact words were, “Ragnarok is coming,” and wouldn’t you know it, game director Cory Barlog has actually shared this exact phrase in 2019. In a series of Tweets in April last year, Barlog shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the game’s production, along with some development anecdotes, a few struggles and so on.Barlog’s Twitter…

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There may be fewer PS5 Digital Edition consoles at retail compared to the base model – reports

It’s going to be harder for everyone to find PS5’s cheaper Digital Edition at retail.The PS5 pre-order process has so far been a mess. Unlike what Microsoft is doing with Xbox Series X and Series S, Sony didn’t set time/dates for when PS5 pre-orders would be going live.This resulted in a free-for-all that saw retailers opening up pre-orders shortly after the conclusion of the PS5 Showcase event. There didn’t seem to be a plan in place, so it looked like each retailer was simply reacting to their competitor’s moves, making for a terrible experience for customers.Sony admitted that this could…

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Elder Scrolls Online wraps up its Skyrim story with new Markarth DLC

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 September 2020 16:32 GMT The Elder Scrolls Online will be wrapping up its year-long event, Dark Heart of Skyrim, with new DLC that’s due to land in the game in November.In a livestream, Bethesda announced that the new DLC – simply named Markarth – will go live in the game’s public test server tomorrow (September 21) and arrive on all platforms in a few months.Following its rollout in the PTS, Markarth will release on PC and Mac on November 2, and then on PS4 and Xbox One on November 10.“Players can begin the Markarth Prologue…

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Untitled Goose Game’s second playable goose gets a brand new honk

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 September 2020 15:17 GMT A new update coming to Untitled Goose Game brings co-op mode to 2019’s biggest indie hit on September 23. To whet your appetite for new goose-based mayhem, developer House House has detailed the game’s second playable goose.In a tweet, the developer showed off a short video that featured two geese honking at each other. Repeatedly. And aggressively.The second playable goose (which sports a slightly pinker bill and feet than the original goose, as well as a basal knob) has a somewhat more shrill honk than its predecessor. Check it out in the…