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The Last Campfire update adds 20% more puzzles, higher framerate, more

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 15:26 GMT Hello Games has released an update for its exploration-puzzler, The Last Campfire.In The Last Campfire update, you can expect 20% more puzzles, and the ability to replay any of the puzzles at any time. Watch on YouTubeYou can also read the Wanderer’s diary, and will find multiple improvements to performance across all platforms. Expect improved controller support, new Mac support, higher framerate, and lots of quality-of-life improvements.The Last Campfire tells the story of Ember, who’s lost his way in the game’s world. As you explore the world, there will be other lost…

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Edge of Eternity leaves Early Access this June, coming to consoles and Game Pass in Q4

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 20:20 GMT Developer Midgard Studio and publisher Dear Villagers today announced that, after two years in Steam Early Access, JRPG Edge o Eternity will release on PC on June 8.Edge of Eternity will be released with a large launch update that adds 20 hours of additional gameplay and brings the game’s story to an end.To celebrate the announcement the game will be available at a discount on Steam until April 13 and will be 33% off.The game was also announced for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S today. It’ll arrive on the new-gen…

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Learn how to brew your own beer in Brewmaster

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 15:26 GMT Sold Out and Auroch Digital has announced a sim game called Brewmaster where you can brew your own craft beer.Described as an authentic sim, in Brewmaster, you will discover, learn, and master the art of homebrewing.You will learn to perfect authentic chemistry-driven brewing techniques to bottling and labeling, following a recipe or experimenting with a large variety of real-world ingredients.You can also enter competitions, earn beer tokens, and upgrade your equipment to become even better at making your own craft beer.Here’s a list of features: Create your recipe – Built for…

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Knockout City cross-play open beta takes place this weekend and you can pre-load now

The Knockout City cross-play open beta takes place this weekend, and EA has outlined what to expect.According to the company, in the Knockout City cross-play open beta, you will have access to everything from the first beta.This includes the Moon, Cage, and Bomb Balls, the Concussion Yard, Rooftop Rumble, and Knockout Roundabout locations, and Team KO playlist.The upcoming test this weekend will introduce the Sniper Ball, Back Alley Brawl map, 1v1 Face-Off, and Diamond Dash playlists and new style options. You can expect a total of four maps, five playable balls, three playlists, and plenty of customization options. Private Matches…

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Anthem director, Jonathan Warner, has left BioWare

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:43 GMT Anthem director Jonathan Warner has left Electronic Arts Studio BioWare after nearly a decade at the studio.Warner has left the studio shortly after it was revealed that EA would not be continuing development on Anthem Next because “not everything [EA] had planned as a studio before COVID-19 can be accomplished without putting undue stress on [its] teams.”“So, today is my last day at BioWare, I’m moving on to do new things,” Warner tweeted. “BioWare has been home to my grateful heart for nearly 10 years and I want to wish them all…

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Secret Neighbor is coming to PS4, Switch, and iOS

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 March 2021 15:36 GMT Secret Neighbor from tinyBuild has been announced for PlayStation 4 and iOS, and it is also coming to Nintendo Switch.Secret Neighbor will be released for PS4 and iOS on April 29. The Switch version is coming this summer (thanks, Gematsu).The multiplayer social horror game is set in the Hello Neighbor universe and finds a group of kids try to sneak into their creepy Neighbor’s house. Taking place between Act 1 and 2 of the original Hello Neighbor game, six players sneak into the house, trying to get into the locked basement…

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Exo One is an indie game which takes you on an interplanetary journey through space and time

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 March 2021 14:57 GMT Exo One, a gravity-defying, interplanetary journey through space and time, is coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S.Announced yesterday during the Xbox Indie Twitch showcase, the Exbleative-developed title Exo One has you traversing through a desolate alien landscape using gravity and momentum to reach speeds and heights.You will ride thermal updrafts into boiling cloud formations, fly down hillsides and launch off mountain tops as you are constantly drifting toward a shining blue beam on the horizon.Exo One is being developed by Exbleative (aka, Jay Weston), with help from Rhys Lindsay (music,…

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Loot River is an island-shifting roguelike and it looks rather cool

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 March 2021 13:41 GMT Slovakia-based developer straka.studio has announced a really cool-looking title called Loot River. Described as Dark Souls meets Tetris, Loot River is coming to Xbox and PC. Announced yesterday during the Xbox Indie Twitch showcase, the game is an island-shifting action-roguelike set in a series of procedurally-generated labyrinths. In it, you can expect real-time combat and dark fantasy stylings mixed with spatial block-shifting puzzles.Armed with the power of a Relic, you can shift the ground beneath, and slide floating ruins together in a series of tile puzzles. As you venture through the…

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Twelve Minutes coming soon to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:55 GMT Twelve Minutes still doesn’t have a release date, but at least we know it’s coming soon. That’s according to Annapurna Interactive’s Luis Antonio which stated as much regarding Twelve Minutes during the ID@Xbox Twitch showcase. According to Antonio, the team putting the finishing touches on the game and polishing things up.Not much more in the way of details were provided during the show, as the developer doesn’t want to give anything away. To refresh your memory regarding the game, in it, you play as a man coming home to have dinner…

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Astria Ascending is a hand-drawn JRPG coming to PC and consoles

During the ID@Xbox Twitch gaming showcase, Artisan Studios revealed the trailer for their newest project: the hand-drawn JRPG Astria Ascending.Astria Ascending was developed in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers and features contributions from JRPG developers, with a score by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy 12, Vagrant Story), narrative by Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy 10, Final Fantasy 7 Remake), and art from CyDesignation (Akihiko Yoshida and Hideo Minaba).The game is set in a world where chaos looms, and finds you taking control of the Demigods. This crew of eight heroes is charged with the fate of the world. Each character has their own story, explored…

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Art of Rally is coming to Xbox consoles and Game Pass this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:11 GMT The driving game Art of Rally is coming to Xbox consoles this summer.Developer Funselektor announced today during the Twitch Xbox showcase that the racing game Art of Rally will release on Xbox Series X/S Xbox One, and Game Pass for console and PC this summer. It is also coming to mobile.A new trailer has also been published alongside the Xbox event, unveiling never-seen-before footage of the upcoming Kenya Update. This update will be available for free on all platforms, including the already released PC version, simultaneously with the Xbox and Gamepass…

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In Death’s Door you play as a crow in charge of collecting the souls of the dead

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:52 GMT Acid Nerve and Devolver Digital have revealed Death’s Door, an offbeat fantasy action-adventure, coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC this summer.Announced during today’s ID@Xbox Twitch Gaming Showcase, Death’s Door features a quirky and curious world where crows are in charge of collecting the souls of the dead.The job gets a bit out of the ordinary when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a thief to a realm untouched by death. Here, creatures grow past their expiry and “overflow with greed and power.”Venturing forth from the Hall of…

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Nobody Saves the World is a new action-RPG coming from the developers of Guacamelee

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:13 GMT Drinkbox Studios, the folks who brought you Guacamelee, has revealed Nobody Saves the World.Revealed during the ID@Xbox Twitch Gaming Showcase, Nobody Saves the World is a “new twist” on action RPGs and it’s coming out later this year.As a character named Nobody, you find a powerful magic wand that allows you to swap into different forms –  each with its own unique gameplay mechanics –  to clear dungeons, solve puzzles, and complete quests. It also features an original soundtrack by Sword and Sworcery composer Jim Guthrie.“Nobody Saves the World is full…

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Stellaris optimizations arrive for new-gen consoles alongside Lithoids Species Pack

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 March 2021 19:51 GMT Paradox Interactive has released a new species pack for Stellaris: Console Edition alongside the 2.6 Verne update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S users.Today’s update specifically optimizes Stellaris: Console Edition for Xbox Series X/S hardware. You can expect higher frame rates, faster simulation speed, and lower load times along with supporting the Smart Delivery feature.View a side-by-side breakdown of current and new-generation Xbox consoles below. Also avaiable today is the Lithoids Species Pack for console, which introduces new empire mechanics as well as rock-based species portraits and ship models and a…

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It Takes Two reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:50 GMT It Takes Two reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.It Takes Two reviews have cropped up ahead of its March 26 release and the general consensus is it’s rather good.Hazelight Studios’ game is an adventure co-op following Cody and May, a couple on the brink of divorce. In the game, they will need to learn how to overcome their differences and work together as one.The two humans have been turned into dolls by a magic spell, and trapped in a “fantastical world,” they will face unpredictability and challenges…