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Unable to go to a real one, early access PC game SimCasino is my latest obsession

SimCasino is a great new take on a tried-and-true genre – and it’s helping me through some lockdown blues. Video games are my first gaming love, but I confess I have another. For better or worse (which, naturally, depends on luck), I love a gamble. In moderation, of course – but Blackjack, Poker, even slots – in person, at least, these give me a thrill. The digital kind has never really done anything for me, which means in pandemic lockdown I’ve been unable to scratch that itch – but then I discovered SimCasino.A recently-opened PC Early Access game, SimCasino is…

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Co-op RTS Dwarfheim tunnels its way into Early Access today

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:34 GMT Co-op real-time strategy game Dwarfheim is rolling into Steam Early Access today.This is a multiplayer-centric take on the classic RTS genre that features a number of asymmetric, co-op game modes. Dwarfheim is developed by Norwegian studio Pineleaf, while Merge is handling publishing duties, and was revealed at the PC Gaming Show in June.The title comes to Steam Early Access with a number of different modes. Conquest is a co-op multiplayer game type where players have to work together to destroy their enemies and their Town Hall. Skirmish, meanwhile, can be experienced…

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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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Apocalyptic planting game Cloud Gardens enters early access today

There’s something slightly spooky but alluring about the remains of urban civilisation rusting away in the apocalypse covered with ivy and grasses and bright flowers. Cloud Gardens puts you in nature’s boots, directing the growth of all these lovely plant life forms in little dioramas that serve as your canvas. I could almost get caught up just looking at screenshots, but if you’re in the mood to give it a go, it launches in early access today. (more…)

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Grounded roadmap outlines upcoming plans for the game

Obsidian Entertainment has outlined its update plans for Grounded.Grounded players should give the game’s feature board a look to see what’s coming to the game.Obsidian has outlined what to expect in the game as far as planned updates, future updates, and what is being considered.Coming soon to the game are new creatures such as the firefly and roly-poly, the Ant Queen, and pets such as aphids.Other things to look forward to are a full completeable story, sandbox environment, Haze environment, insect pet enhancements, and improvements to birds with additional interactions.Higher tiered armor, tools, and weapons are part of the plan,…