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The Callisto Protocol reveals season pass will add new death animations

Not at the detriment of the main game, of course. In an era where games are scrambling to find new and innovative ways to monetise themselves, the season pass reigns. So, it comes as little to no surprise that The Callisto Protocol is going to feature a season pass of its own. First reported by the folk over at VGC, the information regarding the season pass was discovered after being added to The Callisto Protocol’s Steam page. The season pass will be available to all those who buy the Digital Deluxe version of the game, and will include story DLC,…

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The Callisto Protocol cancelled in Japan as devs refuse censorship requests

Making changes to the game would not reflect the experience devs want players to have. We’re well aware that The Callisto Protocol is set to revel in death, with there being multiple violent ways of meeting your demise. The game, from Striking Distance Studios, looks to recapture the essence of Dead Space and truly terrify its players, that’s for certain. Take a look at what lurks in the Black Iron Prison of The Callisto Protocol. It appears that not everyone who may be anticipating the title will be able to jump in as of December 2, with The Callisto Protocol’s…

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More than anything, The Callisto Protocol wants to sh*t you up – hands-on preview

Striking Distance really isn’t bluffing about The Callisto Protocol’s difficulty, intensity, or scariness. “I hate this fucking place,” says protagonist Jacob Lee after sliding down a waste water pipe, dodging turbine blades, mutated human abominations, jutting rocks, and all manner of other hazardous shite. You’ve just had to cave in the head of what was assumedly an old inmate acquaintance, but you don’t know for sure, because he had tentacles where his face should be. You’re now waist-deep in human waste, wading through a sanitation plant just so that you might, maybe, live to see another day. I hate this…

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Here’s a list of all the ways we died during our hands-on time with The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol revels in death – in your death, particularly. Even in an hour of the game, we saw a selection of very different, violent deaths. I’ve already spoken at length about The Callisto Protocol’s so-called ‘murder desserts’. Similarly to the game’s forebear, Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol will delight in seeing your protagonist – doomed pilot Jacob Lee – get torn limb from limb at every available oppertunity. Discover what terrifying secrets lie beneath Black Iron Prison in The Callisto Protocol on December 2, 2022. In fact, it seems like Glen Schofield (co-creator of Dead Space and head…

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Moonbreaker early access review: fun tabletop battling that’s a bit too miniature right now

Moonbreaker is an early access turn-based tabletop game by the Subnautica devs, and before you ask, no there isn’t a Blue Eyes White Basking Shark piece that inhales everything on the board. There are, however, plenty of sci-fi people who wield spears and guns and do battle by spending a currency called Cinder, if that’s your jam. Whether you’re new to tabletop strategy or already like bashing miniatures together, the game makes for a perfectly enjoyable time. I just don’t know whether it goes beyond “perfectly enjoyable” into “thrilling”, though, and that may be down to its lack of, well,…

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The Callisto Protocol developer wants you to die as much as possible so you see all the “murder desserts”

There’s even an achievement/trophy for dying in every possible way in Striking Distance’s The Callisto Protocol. Remember in Dead Space, if you messed up, you’d see your mentally deranged, long-suffering player avatar Isaac Clarke get impaled through the eye by a massive needle? Or fully decapitated by a horrible alien? Or sucked out into the vacuum of space without a helmet? It almost felt as if he were the plaything of a sadistic god; torturing him for the entertainment of an audience of PS3 and 360 players, safely tucked into a little nest on their sofas. That level of sadism…

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The Callisto Protocol is inspired by Die Hard and Shaun Of The Dead

Back at Geoff Fest, I spoke with Glenn Schofield about The Callisto Protocol, its gore system, spiky walls, and batteries. From what I’d seen and heard, I was keen to see more of the sci-fi horror game that’s not Dead Space but is also quite like Dead Space. So, at this year’s Geoffscom I was able to see a 20-minute presentation of some new Callisto goodness and then chat with Striking Distance Studios’ chief technology officer Mark James about what I’d seen. We touched on dismemberment, 3D printers, and Shaun Of The Dead, naturally. Read more

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PUBG has raked in “80,000 new users per day” since going free-to-play

And for those that care about companies earning more money, revenue is up too. It sounds like PUBG has done pretty well for itself since going free-to-play, apparently bringing in roughly 80,000 news users a day. More and more live service games are going free-to-play, with PUBG having done so in January of this year, and Fall Guys having done the same in June. A big part of that is likely to bring in more players, especially because all of the big, successful live service titles like Apex Legends and Destiny 2 are free-to-play. And according to developer Krafton’s preliminary…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is now free-to-play

Seminal battle royale shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is now free-to-play, inviting all stag and hen parties to parachute into holiday resorts for paintballing which accidentally uses real guns. Folks who previously paid for PUBG: Battlegrounds (the new-ish official name replacing Plunkbat) have been grandfathered into the new Battlegrounds Plus account tier and receive receive some edgy virtual clothes too. Everyone else, hey, in you come. Read more

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PUBG is going Free to Play in January 2022

Announced during The Game Awards, one of the original battle royales is undergoing a big change. PUBG, one of the original battle royale games that popularized the genre, is transitioning to a free-to-play model on January 12, 2022. Announced during The Game Awards, this news comes five years after the game’s initial release into early access on PC, before it expanded to multiple other platforms. As a replacement for the premium model, PUBG will receive an optional premium account upgrade called Battlegrounds Plus. This one-time purchase provides access to a selection of additional features otherwise not available to those with…

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Castlevania Netflix creator working on animated PUBG show

By Stephany Nunneley 20 July 2021 20:54 GMT Adi Shankar, creator of the Castlevania animated series for Netflix, will create and showrun an upcoming animated project based PUBG.Krafton Inc. announced today it had signed Adi Shankar for the animated PUBG project.Watch on YouTubeAlongside Castlevania, Shankar is also known for The Grey starring Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt, and more Hollywood films. “As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG was released in 2017,” said Shankar. “I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision…

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PUBG launches PvPvE combat on its new Season 10 map

Season 10 of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has arrived with update 10.1 bringing a new map with some brand new enemies. The new Haven map is a small one, dropping in a total of 32 combatants on the map. You’ve got more than 31 enemies though, because some new AI baddies will be guarding the loot this season. (more…)