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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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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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Remedy almost done with Crossfire X’s campaign, closed testing for multiplayer project Vanguard to begin soon

By Sherif Saed 12 May 2021 15:52 GMT Remedy has shared a sizeable update on the games it currently has in works.Remedy has revealed results for Q1 of FY2021. Alongside the earnings news, Remedy also shared a few early details about what it’s working on now that’s it’s done with Control.Watch on YouTubeFirst, the first AAA game published and funded by Epic Games is about to enter into full production. That project, which has yet to be officially revealed, is said to be Alan Wake 2. Remedy is working on another, smaller-scale game which entered full production sometime ago. Crossfire…

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The Weekspot podcast #037: All lycan eat

We’ve been doing The Weekspot for the best part of nine months now. In that time, there’s been weeks where either the big releases have dried up, or the news has been lacking a little oomph. But, I think we’ve been able to cobble together a podcast you can enjoy, regardless of the previous seven days in PC video gaming. This week, there was zero cobbling. Read more

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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…

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Epic Games spent nearly $12 million giving away free games in their first nine months

The trial between Epic Games and Apple kicked off yesterday, almost seven months after Epic first filed an antitrust lawsuit against their fruity foes. In the lead up to the court case, we’ve seen plenty of info come out about how the two companies operate. But now, it seems some financial documents have been made public that Epic most likely did not want to be made public. They reveal that the company paid game developers almost $12 million (around £8.6 million) to be able to release their games for free on the Epic Games Store in the first nine months…

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Epic spent $11.6 million on EGS freebies in its first nine months alone, according to court documents

Part of Epic Games’ strategy to carve out a share in the digital PC market was laid bare thanks to its trial with Apple.Epic Games, through its trial with Apple over anti-trust concerns, has submitted a number of documents detailing several aspects of how it manages the Epic Games Store business on PC, as well as its relations with partners.Watch on YouTubeIt’s how we learned about Sony’s cross-play fees, how much money Epic spent on the Borderlands 3 exclusive and much more.One other reveal Epic made was detailing exactly how much money was given to every developer and publisher whose…

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Epic vs. Apple court documents reveal why Sony was against cross-play for so long, and how this changed

New documents unearthed in Epic’s trial with Apple have revealed just how averse Sony has been to the prospect of cross-play.Cross-play is one of those things Sony has long had a hard line on for seemingly no reason. The platform holder initially blocked the ability for PlayStation players to play games with friends on other platforms.Watch on YouTubeAt the start, this affected a small subset of games like Rocket League and several other smaller games, but it all came to a head when Epic Games really pushed for it with Fortnite. Sony eventually allowed cross-play, and many multiplayer games have…

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Microsoft considered also dropping its revenue cut to 12% on Xbox, according to legal documents

By Sherif Saed 3 May 2021 13:20 GMT We may yet see Microsoft lower its cut of Xbox digital sales.On Thursday, Microsoft announced a big change for PC games sold on the Windows Store. Starting August 1, Microsoft will only be taking a 12% cut from PC game sales on its store, a drop from 30%, leaving 88% for developers.Watch on YouTubeThe 88/12 split is one that’s been gaining more and more traction in the industry recently, with many developers now openly calling the 30% cut unjustified. Epic Games, of course, fired the first shot when it made 88/12 the…

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Fall Guys delayed on Xbox and Switch, but cross-play is coming

By Stephany Nunneley 30 April 2021 17:34 GMT Mediatonic has delayed the release of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on Xbox One and Switch.According to the studio, the previously announced summer 2021 Switch and Xbox One release for Fall Guys is “just too soon” to include all of the “tasty new features” being worked on.Watch on YouTubeOne of the new features is cross-play. The delay will give the team time to add the feature so that when the game comes out on Switch and Xbox One, everyone will be able to play together regardless of platform.A new release window for the Switch and…

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PlayStation is Fortnite’s biggest platform

By Dom Peppiatt 29 April 2021 10:40 GMT Documents relating to the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic have revealed that PlayStation is in fact Fortnite‘s biggest platform.Court documents that have been disclosed ahead of the legal battle proper reveal that PlayStation 4 generated 46.8% of Fortnite’s total revenue from March 2018 until July 2020 – nearly half of the game’s full revenue stream (thanks, The Verge).In contrast, Xbox One was second-highest with only 27.5%, showing that Sony’s last-gen platform really did rake in the players (and the money) at the height of Fortnite’s popularity.In 2019, the game earned…

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Neymar Jr arrives in Fortnite later this week

By Dom Peppiatt 25 April 2021 18:24 GMT Epic Games had previously announced that Neymar Jr would be arriving in Fortnite, and now we know when to expect him in-game.Back in March, Epic Games outlined that Brazilian footballer and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. would be arriving in-game as part of the battle royale’s Chapter 2, Season 6, but didn’t give us much more information than that.Now, the developer has revealed that Neymar Jr is arriving in the multiplayer game on April 27, and he’ll arrive in-game with four different skins: two based on football jerseys, and two that look like they belong…

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Epic’s tool for creating human faces is out in early access now

A few weeks ago Epic showed off MetaHuman Creator, a new development tool designed to make it easier to create believable human faces. Now you can sign-up to get an early access version of it, meaning you can try it out if you’re i) a game developer interested in the future of character design or ii) a curious onlooker wondering whether you can use it to recreate the Gigaknight. Read more

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Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020

Epic Games have been working to carve out a larger space for themselves in digital distribution of games for multiple years now. They’ve made exclusivity deals with tons of games, which they plan to do a lot more of, and have been offering free games as an incentive to customers, which they’ve yet to stop doing either. That all costs money, naturally, and some new court documents from Epic’s ongoing legal battle with Apple dig into just how much. Epic committed $444 million to securing exclusive games in 2020, meaning they’ll almost certainly be spending even more on this year’s…