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The Steam Deck is bad news for the Epic Store no matter what Tim Sweeney says

Earlier today, Valve announced the Steam Deck. It’s a handheld gaming device that runs Steam via SteamOS. It’s also a fully-functioning PC, meaning you can get Windows on there and install whatever you want, including other game stores. Tim Sweeney has praised the device on Twitter, calling it an “amazing move by Valve”. But why would I ever buy a PC game anywhere other than Steam ever again? Read more

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Surgeon Simulator 2 is coming to Steam in September

Medical malpractice physics box Surgeon Simulator 2 is finally making its way to Steam. Having served its residency on the Epic Games Store, Surgeon Simulator 2 Access All Areas will be returning the series to Steam in September, with a story mode, four-player co-op and a lot more head bowling than the last game. Read more

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Arcadegeddon is a co-op shooter from Predator and Friday the 13th devs, and it’s out now

By Sherif Saed 9 July 2021 11:03 GMT Illfonic shadow-dropped its latest game live on State of Play.Arcadegeddon is the new game from Predator: Hunting Grounds, and Friday the 13th developer Illfonic. The game was announced on Thursday’s State of Play showcase, and released shortly after in early access on PC, and PS5.Watch on YouTubeArcadegeddon is an online shooter that takes place inside a super arcade game created by a local arcade owner. Playable solo or with three other players in co-op, Arcadegeddon sends you inside the game to defend it from a virus unleashed by a megacorporation trying to…

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Check out the latest System Shock remake teaser trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 4 July 2021 20:29 GMT Nightdive has released a new trailer for the System Shock remake, and it’s a seven-minute-long deep dive into the game and its iconic world.“How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?” asks the new lengthy trailer, which takes us through the research section of the Citadel Station in the game. If you’ve wondered what this long-in-development game looks like in terms of its exploration and its combat, you’re going to want to wrap your eyes around this.Nightdive is giving the game a full makeover, bringing all-new HD visuals, updated controls, revamped hacking,…

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Hitman 3 owners can play Sapienza free for the next 10 days

By Stephany Nunneley 26 June 2021 17:41 GMT Now through next week and into the weekend, all Hitman 3 players can play the fan-favorite map Sapienza for free. This means you have until July 4 to indulge in the map while playing Hitman 3 or the Hitman 3 Starter Pack. Watch on YouTubeSapienza was released for Hitman in 2016, and is compatible with the current game, just like all the other maps, and it contains the World of Tomorrow mission. In it, you are trying to destroy a DNA-specific virus and also assassinate Ether Biotech Corporation scientists Silvio Caruso and…

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Borderlands 3 cross-play arrives alongside the return of the Cartels event

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 21:09 GMT The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels event is live in Borderlands 3. Alongside the event, the Borderlands 3 update includes the promised cross-play functionality, permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.Watch on YouTubeWith the cross-play free addition for the game, you can play with others on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. In other words, all platforms the game is available for with the exception of PS4 and PS5. The return of a favorite seasonal event is…

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Alan Wake Remastered leaks on the Epic Games Store

By Sherif Saed 18 June 2021 12:17 GMT It looks like we’re getting an Alan Wake remaster.Today seems to be a big one for Epic Games Store leaks. After references to Final Fantasy 7 Remake were spotted in the store’s database, another unannounced game has appeared: Alan Wake Remastered.Watch on YouTubeEpicData, a website that tracks database updates for the Epic Games Store, has revealed the existence of the Alan Wake remaster. The unannounced project, developed by creator Remedy, looks to support cloud saves, judging by the strings of code discovered.Unfortunately, we don’t actually know anything more besides. That said, the…

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Fortnite Season 7 Battle Stars | How to redeem all Battle Pass content

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 has launched with a slightly different Battle Pass system. Instead of advancing through tiers and unlocking content linearly as you go, you’ll now earn Battle Stars that you can spend to unlock content that appeals to you first.Watch on YouTubeIf this sounds a bit too good to be true, you’ll probably be unsurprised to learn that there are quite a few restrictions. Battle Pass content is divided into Pages, and you’ll need to complete previous pages and/or level up before you can get to the higher ones which (for most people’s money, I think) contain…

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis release date set for next week

By Stephany Nunneley 1 June 2021 18:14 GMT Sega has announced a release date for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch on June 9, and will be available on Xbox, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.Watch on YouTubeBecause of its release, scheduled maintenance that would have occurred alongside the New Genesis launch will be moved forward by about one or two days.Due to the change in the maintenance schedule, there will be changes to the dates and the content of the “The Road to New Genesis Event” countdown login bonus event….

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Among Us is free this week on the Epic Games Store

By Stephany Nunneley 27 May 2021 16:55 GMT Your next freebie on the Epic Games Store is live.The popular game will usually run you $4.99, Among Us is free for the next week through the Epic Games Store.Watch on YouTubeIf you have never played the game, in it, you play with 4-10 players online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure. However, there could be one or more random players among the Crew that is an Impostor set on killing everyone.Here’s more: Life as a Crewmate: Complete all your tasks on the ship to win,…

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Here’s when you can play Biomutant in your region today

By Dom Peppiatt 25 May 2021 10:19 GMT Biomutant arrives later today, and if you’re still interested in the game after yesterday’s divisive reviews, we’ve got the information on when you’ll be able to play it.If you’ve got a hankering for an open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG with a martial arts-based combat system and a suite of crating options on top of that, you’re probably going to enjoy Biomutant.Even though the reviews weren’t that encouraging, and our own impressions found it lacklustre, the game still seems to be succeeding in finding a little niche for itself amongst the global gaming community.So, if…

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Here’s a look at Biomutant running on PS5 and Xbox Series X

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 20:01 GMT Here’s a look at Experiment 101’s Biomutant running on PS5 and Xbox Series X.THQ Nordic has released two videos showing Biomutant running on new-gen consoles.Watch on YouTubeThe first video is PS5, and on the console, the game will run at native 1080p at 60 FPS, upscaled to 4k at 60 FPS with Dynamic Resolution.According to THQ, information on a native PS5 version will be shared “soon” and the reason the game doesn’t run in native 4k on PS5 is due to technical reasons.There’s even a disclaimer in the video that states: “with…

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NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 16:37 GMT Pretty nice freebie this week.This week’s free title on the Epic Games Store is NBA 2K21. It will be a free download until May 27 when it will be replaced by a mystery game.Watch on YouTubePC players can now also experience cross-play for the game for Epic and Steam platforms.Alongside news of the freebie, 2K today revealed their ninth patch for the game on consoles. The patch will bring a summer theme to the 2K Beach, along with new WNBA uniforms and updates to arenas.The latest update will also include adjustments to…

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Epic reportedly offered Sony $200 million for PlayStation exclusives

Epic Games has reportedly courted Sony to release its first-party games exclusively on the Epic Games Store.The Epic Games vs. Apple trial continues to be a goldmine in revealing the corporate wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes in the ultra-secretive video game industry.Watch on YouTubeThe latest reveal concerns Epic Games’ ambitions to have the Epic Games Store become the first destination for players to buy Microsoft, Sony and even Nintendo first-party exclusives. Among several tactics to grow the store’s userbase, Epic proposed a strategy to convince the top console platform holders to bring their games to PC.The…