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RPS@PAX 2022: All the news from Gearbox’s big PAX panel in 5 minutes

Pretend it’s Thursday for a second. We’ve just emerged from Gearbox’s 80-minute panel at PAX East 2022, and we’re wondering how they managed to spend so much time talking about so little. You know something’s gone wrong in a conference when you’ve got an entire segment dedicated to just merch, and Gearbox groupies are hollering for Tiny Tina G-Fuel cans like it was mana from heaven. Lucky for you, we suffered through all the merch plugs, the failed trailer loads, nothing announcements and yet another 20-minute magic set to bring you this condensed version of Gearbox’s panel news, all so…

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Is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands a must-buy for D&D fans? An expert definitively answers: “maybe”

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a love letter to our favourite RPG, but can the game scratch the same itch as a proper tabletop game? Giant mushrooms twist about each other, rising like trees as they block out the sunlight. Corrupted crystals bleed from the earth, glinting with malice. Mist circles your feet as you stand in the Banshee’s lair. Captain Valentine’s voice rings out: ‘Watch out, she’s going for a total party kill!’ What do you do next? Well, you grab your shotgun, of course, and run head first into a chaotic battle of green slime, loot boxes, and unicorns!…

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Hyper Light Drifter follow-up Hyper Light Breaker announced

Steel yourself for more stylish exploration and violence next year with Hyper Light Breaker, a follow-up (but not a sequel) to 2016’s Hyper Light Drifter. The “action rogue-lite adventure” will explore a new land in the same world, and this time in fancy 3D-o-vision. Plus, online co-op! Check out the announcement trailer below. Read more

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Hyper Light Breaker announced as a 3D co-op sequel to Hyper Light Drifter

Coming to Steam Early Access next year. Heart Machine and Gearbox Publishing hve announced Hyper Light Breaker, a new adventure set in the universe of the indie classic, Hyper Light Drifter. In the game, you will be able explore the world of Hyper Light in 3D via single-player or online cooperative multiplayer. The game is currently in development with the original creative director, Alx Preston, leading the Heart Machine team. “It’s wild to think it’s been six years since we released Hyper Light Drifter. The long journey from the dream project getting Kickstarted back in 2013 to now has been…

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Here’s your first look at Homeworld 3 gameplay, coming in 2022

Out sometime during Q4 next year. Homeworld 3 is the latest upcoming standalone game in the Homeworld series, and it continues the story generations after the events of Homeworld 2. The unique strategic gameplay of the Homeworld series also returns, but at a larger scale, where players will engage in epic battles fought across open space. They will also fight within the 3D terrain of space derelicts called megaliths which are the crumbling remains of an ancient civilization. Here, the player is able to funnel foes into an ambush or hide their fleet from enemies. Developed for modern hardware, the…

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The Playstation Plus December line-up has been leaked

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Godfall, Mortal Shell, and Lego DC Super-Villains seem to be the free games offered to PlayStation users. It looks like PlayStation Plus members are getting a peak at some free gifts early this year, as the December line up of free games has been leaked via Deadlabs, a site where accurate leaks are often posted. The games that seem to be on their way are Mortal Shell for the PS4,…

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Randy Pitchford steps down as president of Gearbox Studios

Former chief technology officer Steve Jones takes over as the studio president as Pitchford steps down. Gearbox Software – the developer responsible for the Borderlands series, Brothers in Arms, Battleborn, and more besides – has a new president as founder and CEO Randy Pitchford steps down from the role to head up parent company, The Gearbox Entertainment Company. Former chief technology officer Steve Jones will serve as the new president of Gearbox Software, replacing Pitchford as the former president heads off to oversee the ” explosive transmedia business” at the multimedia company. The often controversial Pitchford shared the announcement on…

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Exclusive: Tribes Of Midgard has a sword that summons lightning, and other shiny Epic Gear

Viking-y action-survival-RPG-majig Tribes Of Midgard is out tomorrow, and if you were asking me for an elevator pitch I’d say, “Think Valheim meets Diablo meets Hades,” which is a pretty decent pitch as these things go. If the idea of those three games mashed into one has whet your appetite, then you’re in luck. Developers Norsfell have given us an exclusive sneaky peek at some of the late-game megaweapons and magic god armour you’ll be able to get yer angry mits on to really stick it to the game’s pesky giants. Read more

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Godfall’s first expansion adds more snazzy armour in August

The looter-slasher action-RPG Godfall is getting its first paid expansion later this year, adding a fiery new realm, new story missions and – yeah, you get it, all the usual DLC things. Much more importantly, it’s also adding a bunch of shiny new fashion. From the looks of things we’re getting some stylish animal helmets that we’ll be able to strut around in amongst the flames. The DLC, aptly named Fire & Darkness, is coming out on August 10th. Read more

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Embracer acquisition will let Gearbox take risks

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 February 2021 16:54 GMT Wait, wasn’t Battleborn a risk?Borderlands maker Gearbox says that its recent acquisition by Embracer Group allows it to take most risks.That’s according to studio founder Randy Pitchford, who told GamesBeat that the company is now able to pursue more out-there ideas. The exec said before that Gearbox would have to convince a publisher or third-party to help out with its ideas.“We have so many new IP concepts that are in our incubator, that are ready to explode,” Pitchford said.“We could wait for the right publishing partner who’s willing to make a…

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Gearbox settles Duke Nukem music lawsuit with Bobby Prince

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:41 GMT Gearbox has resolved yet another load of legal drama related to the shooter series.Gearbox Software has settled a legal dispute with Duke Nukem 3D composer Bobby Prince.In a press release, the studio said that it had settled the matter, but didn’t go into any detail about what this involved.This follows Prince filing a lawsuit against Gearbox in 2019 over the studio using his music “without obtaining a license” for the 2016 release, Duke Nukem 3D World Tour. Earlier this year, Gearbox – who bought the Duke Nukem IP from Apogee Software…

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Godfall gameplay, launch trailer, UI and more shown in developer stream

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 5 November 2020 20:46 GMT Gearbox Publishing and developer Counterplay Games have released the launch trailer Godfall.Alongside the launch trailer for Godfall, a developer Q&A was released providing details on end-game content, and more.We’ve posted the developer stream below, and you can have a look at the launch trailer as well further down.In the video, you will get a look at gameplay and the Seventh Sanctum which acts as a hub, you will see inspectable Valorplates, a training room, one of the first looks at the UI, the holomap, and missions for each section of the…

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PS5 looter-slasher Godfall won’t force you to grind activities you don’t like for crafting matts

The developer of the upcoming fantasy looter-slasher Godfall has taken us behind the scenes on the title’s progression systems.Speaking to IGN, Counterplay Games senior technical producer Richard Heyne said that the aim was to create a game that’s fun for players who want to go through the main campaign, but is also enjoyable for who want to keep hunting down loot after the story is completed.Heyne has described Godfall‘s progression systems as a “tinkerer’s dream,” saying that the game’s skill tree gives players ample opportunity to experiment, while also making sure it doesn’t get in the way of them actually…