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A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting optimized for Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 21:02 GMT A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting enhanced for Xbox Series X/S and the optimization will be available in July.Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence will come to Xbox Series X/S on July 6. Watch on YouTubeThis enhanced version will feature 4K UHD (only on Xbox Series X), 60 FPS, and 3D audio support. The upgrade is free for Xbox One owners of the game. The enhanced PS5 version is also expected in July. A cloud version of the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch.A…

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A Plague Tale: Requiem cloud version coming to Switch

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 21:44 GMT Looks like A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to a platform other than PC and Xbox Series X/S.According to the game’s Twitter account, A Plague Tale: Requiem is also coming to Switch via the cloud.Watch on YouTubeThe cloud version of the game will join Control and Hitman 3, both of which take advantage of the tech.Announced yesterday during the Xbox + Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, in the game, you will follow Amicia and her brother Hugo on a new quest, as they try to survive an uncaring world as a terrifying curse…

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Necromunda: Hired Gun’s first patch fixes dialogue’s low volume

By Sherif Saed 7 June 2021 11:22 GMT The first major update for Necromunda: Hired Gun is here.Necromunda: Hired Gun, the Warhammer 40,000 shooter from Streum On, has received its first update. The patch, which came out on Friday, targets some of the game’s most common problems.Watch on YouTubeIn particular, the update improves sound mixing to better bring up the dialogue, one of the key problems we called out in our Hired Gun review. It also appears certain levels had missing sounds, which the patch added.One major issue many ran into when playing the game with a controller is just…

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Necromunda: Hired Gun review – a brilliant shooter whose lack of polish stops it from reaching greatness

Necromunda: Hired Gun is so close to being Warhammer 40,000 Doom.Necromunda: Hired Gun’s reveal in March caught me a little off guard, doubly so when I realised it’s out in June and not some years into the future. Streum On, the small French team behind it, typically takes a while to put out a new game. But years of experience and Focus Home Interactive’s newfound support have clearly helped the team arrive at the perfect size and scope for its games, because Hired Gun is a game that entertains, and sometimes impresses, without falling into the trap of overambition.Watch on…

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SnowRunner has escaped the mud of Epic Games Store exclusivity

The off-road trucking of SnowRunner has ended a year of Epic Games Store exclusivity, today coming to Steam as well as Xbox Game Pass For PC. It’s the follow-up to MudRunner, which was itself a spin-off from Spintires – two great games about dirty gert trucks getting stuck in physics-simulated mud. This time, it has snow too! The publishers have also kicked off a second year of free content updates and paid DLC. Read more

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends came out last week, but it’s really out today

While I was looking the other way Hood: Outlaws & Legends released to pre-orders on PC. The Robin Hood PvPvE game, where two teams try to outwit AI, steal loot from each other, and flee with their tights intact, snuck out on Friday. A bold move, really. Everyone else was running away from the large lady vamp with the delightful smile, but Hood took a sneaky route onto the hard-drives of people who had already purchased it. The rest of us can play it later today. Read more

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Hood: Outlaws and Legends post-release content will include a new map and outlaw

By Stephany Nunneley 27 April 2021 17:47 GMT Sumo Digital has announced the first post-release content plans for its multiplayer PvPvE heist game Hood: Outlaws and Legends.All players can look forward to free gameplay content across the first year of release for Hood: Outlaws and Legends. Watch on YouTubeIf you purchase the Year 1 Edition, you will gain access to three premium Battle Passes covering three seasons, and will also be able to unlock exclusive cosmetics. Hood’s first year of post-launch support will be split into four themed seasons, each containing major free gameplay additions, community events, new cosmetics, and…

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Curse Of The Dead Gods adds Dead Cells-themed dangers in crossover update

What’s better than playing two dark and punishing indie roguelikes separately? Mixing them together and being punished by both at the same time! Last night, the temple-roaming hack and slash Curse Of The Dead Gods added a load of Dead Cells-themed stuff. It’s an update rather appropriately named Curse Of The Dead Cells, and it brings over a handful of weapons, as well as a new Dead Cells-inspired room type and curse. Read more

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Necromunda: Hired Gun is Doom meets Dishonored in Warhammer 40K

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 19 March 2021 11:40 GMT The makers of Space Hulk: Deathwing have returned with a new shooter.StreumOn, the indie team behind the classic E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, and Space Hulk: Deathwing more recently, has returned with a new shooter project. Necromunda: Hired Gun is the studio’s violent, frenetic shooter and it’s coming out June 1.Necromunda: Hired Gun is set in Warhammer 40,000’s Necromunda, a dystopian hive city, a setting rarely explored in games. Gameplay looks more similar to StreumOn’s first project than the tactical Deathwing. The character can fluidly chain wall-runs, dashes and grappling hook shots as…

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Curse of the Dead Gods leaves Early Access next week, check out this launch trailer

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 17:53 GMT The title is coming to PC and console shortly.Rogue-lite title Curse of the Dead Gods is launching out of Early Access next week and we’ve been given a fresh look at the game.The project is set to release on February 23 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch following just under a year after its initial launch. Developer Passtech and publisher Focus Home Interactive released Curse of the Dead Gods into Steam Early Access in March 2020.At the time, we said that Curse of the Dead Gods has “thoughtful…

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Insurgency: Sandstorm gets a free play weekend on Steam and it’s on sale for 50% off

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 February 2021 15:29 GMT Insurgency: Sandstorm, the FPS from New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive, is free to play this weekend on Steam.The Insurgency: Sandstorm free play weekend will run until February 8.Play the game free on Steam now and get it at a 50% discount if you decide you like it and want to purchase it. That means you will pay $14.99 instead of $29.99.At the same time, the game also received two new free weapons available in the latest update. Two new assault rifles hailing from China expand players’ choice of mid-range weaponry even…

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European Commission fines Valve, Bethesda, Capcom and others €7.8 million over geo-blocking

Companies found to be in violation of anti-trust law.The European Commission has fined six publishing giants over the geo-blocking of Steam keys.In a post on its website, the EC said that it was fining Valve, as well as Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media, and ZeniMax €7.8 million following an investigation into whether they had breached European anti-trust rules.In short, the European Commission took issue with the fact that publishers could set keys for Steam to only be activated in certain countries. This goes against the concept of the European Digital Single Market.Of the publishers fined, Valve was the…

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Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys

Valve and a handful of game publishers have landed themselves in hot water with the European Commision for geo-blocking Steam keys in certain regions in Europe. The Steam owners, along with Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax (Bethesda’s parent company), have been collectively fined €7.8 million (around £6.9 million) for “breaching EU antitrust rules”. (more…)