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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…)

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker adds demolition charges and a new ship class

Early-access spaceship slicing simulator Hardspace: Shipbreaker has fired another update into orbit. This time around  you’ll have yet another class of giant abandoned ship to crawl around in. To make matters both better and worse, you’ve got the new demotion charge tool to do it with. They’re nifty remote precision charges but apparently disarming them if you change your mind can be a trick. The new Business Is Booming update is out now for all you pro shipbreakers. (more…)

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Shadow Warrior devs go vampire-hunting in Evil West

Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind the splendid Shadow Warrior reboot, tonight announced a brand new game of their own: Evil West. It’s about vampire-hunting cowboys armed with your traditional wild west guns and, ah, giant mechanical fists full of Swiss army murderknife attachments. Here, check out the announcment trailer’s rude ‘tude. (more…)

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Flying Wild Hog’s Evil West has you fighting vampires on the American frontier

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 04:11 GMT Focus Home Interactive announced Flying Wild Hog’s upcoming game, Evil West, during The Game Awards this evening.Evil West is in development for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.In the game, a “dark menace” has descended upon the American frontier.As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are charged with eradicating the vampire threat and saving the country.You can expect “visceral, explosive combat,” as you “unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets.”It can be played solo or in co-op with a friend in…

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Colonial fantasy RPG GreedFall will launch an expansion

Fantasy colonial RPG GreedFall launched back in September 2019 with a modest splash. I thought perhaps we’d heard the end of the latest game made by Spiders but the developers have now announced that they’re actually planning new content and an expansion. It comes alongside the announcement that Spiders will be releasing GreedFall for the new PlayStations and Xbox boxes. (more…)

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Flight Simulator developer Asobo is working on two new games

By Dom Peppiatt, Friday, 2 October 2020 15:19 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo is working on projects with Microsoft and Focus Home Interactive, the studio has revealed today.Microsoft Flight Simulator, which has attracted over 1 million unique players since it launched on August 18, has been a massive success for Microsoft.Arriving on Xbox Games Pass for PC on day one, the game has attracted hobbyists and newcomers to the sim genre alike, and as the reviews will tell you, it’s universally loved.French developer Asobo will be providing support for the game for the next 10 years, but that’s not the…

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars trailer explains the Warhammer spin-off’s warring

Next week we’ll be invited to visit a particularly dirty corner of the Warhammer 40,000 universe in Necromunda: Underhive Wars, a turn-based tactical squad game from the studio behind Mordheim: City Of The Damned. Based vaguely on the Games Workshop tabletop wargame Necromunda, Underhive Wars is set in the bowels of a vast city on an industrial planet, where wacky gangs brawl over the dregs of the dregs. It’s a far cry from the usual world-saving heroism of Space Marines (though crotchskulls are still worn). A new 10-minute narrated trailer shows and explains a whole lot of how the game…

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Aeon Must Die State of Play trailer was purportedly outsourced, devs had already quit due to crunch

The Aeon Must Die trailer shown during yesterday’s State of Play event was purportedly outsourced – apparently the devs had already quit the project due to crunch. Aeon Must Die is in development at Limestone Games and will be published by Focus Home Interactive. However, shortly before its trailer aired during yesterday’s State of Play showcase, a group of people claiming to be the original developers accused Limestone of inducing crunch and committing IP theft. According to these people, they quite Limestone last week.Even the outsourced artists commissioned to work on the trailer after the original devs left were not…