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Twitch DMCA Purge Deletes Thousands Of Streamers’ Videos

It’s finally happening: Twitch is cracking down in a big way on the use of copyrighted music in streams. Today, hundreds of streamers received emails from the company stating that videos or clips in their back catalogues had run afoul of copyright rules, resulting in deletion. This, it seems, is just the beginning.

Sea Of Thieves devs made a pirate shanty tribute to Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, song writer and lead guitarist of iconic rock band Van Halen, passed away this week. Across the internet, tributes have poured out for the legendary rocker, including a rather surprising one from Sea Of Thieves developer, Rare. They’ve made a pirate shanty cover of the song Jump. It’s a bit weird, but you know what? It’s really sweet, too. (more…)

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Kentucky Route Zero’s robot band just released an EP of chill synth jams

Looking back, I reckon Kentucky Route Zero‘s third act might’ve been the best of the lot. That it was the act to introduce wandering musicians Johnny and Junebug playing no small part in that impression. This week, the fictional duo took their music out of the supernatural road trip with an EP full of sad robot love songs – a perfect soundtrack for getting lonely with on these rainy October afternoons. (more…)

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Hotshot Racing

The Indie Game Website Sep 8, 2020 90 Hotshot Racing is everything a fan of arcade racers could want, especially if you have fond memories of those aforementioned classics. It truly captures a style of racing that is so rarely seen these days. It’s fast-paced, easy to pick up and play, friendly feeling and, most importantly, it’s so much fun to play.

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

Score distribution: Negative: 0 out of 14 Even though it’s disappointing that there are no new companions, noteworthy enemies, or gameplay systems, Peril on Gorgon is excellent for many of the same reasons that the main game was excellent. Its well-paced and immaculately written story, rock-solid comedic foundation, and open-ended RPG gameplay have carried over without losing their luster and are, in some ways, at their best here. Gorgon might be a dangerous rock that has been overrun by hostile Marauders, but it’s one heck of a spot for a hilarious and engaging multi-hour tale of intrigue. Peril on Gorgon…

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Star Renegades

The Indie Game Website Sep 7, 2020 90 Star Renegades is an excellent game, one that will keep you entertained for as long as you’ll let it. It’s pretty, the gameplay is exquisite, and ultimately, it’s just a lot of fun. The fact that it’s also got some of the most interesting systems of a roguelike I’ve played helps a lot too. The difficulty can be a bit wonky in places, and the writing doesn’t always hit, but overall, Star Renegades is a deceptively deep and really rewarding game that’ll beat you over the head just as often as it’ll…

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Score distribution: Negative: 0 out of 13 It may not be the most important remake of the year, but Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a gorgeous, dense, and charming adventure. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is the same game many of us fired up for the first time back in 2012. For the most part that’s a good thing, the vast world offers plenty of paths for the player to take and the combat still feels so dang good. The technical improvements are well done also, the extra details of each environment adding a little more color to Amalur’s world while…

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The Sims 4: Star Wars – Journey to Batuu

Whatever you think of Journey To Batuu, it’s the very first pack that you can truly just skip over if it isn’t your thing. Batuu is entirely separate and you can only edit Oga’s Cantina and the First Order supply building as well as the Resistance bunker and a small part of the camp outside. The build items are useful, but fit a very specific aesthetic many people may not like and the clothing options are the same. If you choose to pass on this one, you truly won’t be missing out in terms of the wider game, which is…

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars

I do suspect that this game will get trashed for its campaign mode. This is unfair considering how great the operations mode is. The I do suspect that this game will get trashed for its campaign mode. This is unfair considering how great the operations mode is. The operations mode allows you to create and customise your own gang and play against other players online. Your fighters will gain experience, suffer injuries or even die. You can also collect loot and steal stuff from other players. All this is great, and explains why this mode really sucked me in. Unfortunately…

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Twitch Sings Is Shutting Down On January 1

Today Twitch announced that its online karaoke game, Twitch Sings, will be shutting down on January 1, 2021. Many in the community were caught off guard by the announcement and its details, which seems to be part of a larger problem Twitch has with music licensing.

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Paradise Killer

There are very few murder mystery games that give you as much agency as Paradise Killer does. Although it takes a little while to get into the swing of things, when you’re deep in your investigation, coming across key pieces of evidence or catching your suspects out in a lie, you feel unstoppable. And having the power to make an accusation, right or wrong, is a very nice touch too. I’d like to see the same gameplay replicated in an experience more grounded in reality, but once you get used to the fact you’re living amongst gods and immortal beings,…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 could have fallen into easy nostalgia. Instead, it lives up to its name. The attention to detail in the easter eggs, the music selection that respects classics like Guerrilla Radio or Superman, the classic outfits combined with the current look of professional skateboarders, all of this makes this game a remake that understands everything and that even laughs at itself.

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Marvel’s Avengers

Jeuxvideo.com Sep 3, 2020 65 As a whole, the game is interesting, thanks to a (too?) complete customization system and complementary superheroes. On the other hand, the player often finds himself confronted with awkward choices and great redundancy synonymous with repetitive missions… Although Crystal Dynamics has, unlike BioWare with Anthem, avoided the trap of unbalanced loot, the game remains, as it is, simply attractive if not essential.

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Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale

TheGamer Sep 9, 2020 100 Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale brings the stress and chaos of being a cook into the comfort of your own home, and that is absolutely a wonderful thing. Playing online with friends is the best way to experience the game, which offers plenty of fun mechanics and challenging levels to play over and over again (including an endless mode). In fact, at only $20, Cook-Out provides a surprisingly large amount of content. Resolution Games’ has cooked up something special with its latest immersive VR title, which is fun and inviting for any wannabe chef.

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WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

Wccftech Sep 3, 2020 80 WRC 9 is yet another step ahead for the WRC series from KT Racing and Nacon. However, unlike last year’s outing which was a massive leap, this seems to be content to simply refine. In keeping with that, the visuals, audio, and general racing have seen improvement, as have the physics, and although there are a few bugs here and there, they’re fewer and further between. There’s no doubt that WRC 9 is a strong contender and should certainly be on the list for anybody who wants a great rally game.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms – The Furious Wild

With the introduction of The Furious Wild Expansion Pack comes the first ever extension of the Total War: Three Kingdom’s map and its already rich cast of characters. Visit the jungles around Southern China and with it, the fearsome tribes of the Nanman. Will you unite the tribes of the south? As well as expanding the Three Kingdoms map, The Furious Wild includes the new Nanman culture, adding diversity to the base game factions, units and playstyles: 4 new playable factions each with their own unique mechanics, with 19 new factions overall populating southern China 25+ new units including exciting…

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Spellbreak

Tiene un gran potencial como videojuego, un gameplay bastante fluido y variado, la alta movilidad que se tiene hace que no estés aburrido alTiene un gran potencial como videojuego, un gameplay bastante fluido y variado, la alta movilidad que se tiene hace que no estés aburrido al ir de punto A a punto B, en general muy divertido, las habilidades y talentos, así como los objetos considero que son bastante divertidos, lo único que considero es que el hace combinaciones de habilidades no da tanta recompensa como uno esperaría, así que considero que deberían aumentar el daño de las habilidades,…

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Ary and the Secret of Seasons

WarkStelliar Sep 3, 2020 3 This game is so poorly optimized on ultra settings, that I had to frantically make sure I didn’t just install a bitcoin miner on my PC. OnlyThis game is so poorly optimized on ultra settings, that I had to frantically make sure I didn’t just install a bitcoin miner on my PC. Only recommend if you are looking for an alternative to traditional GPU stress testing. Music and graphics aren’t bad though. Season mechanic would be pretty good too if I could apply the Winter spell to the GPU while playing. 3/10… Expand

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Iron Harvest

GameWatcher Aug 31, 2020 80 I haven’t enjoyed an RTS game this much since Company of Heroes 2. Forget the comparisons and enjoy Iron Harvest for what it is: a squad-focused, narrative-driven, old-school real-time strategy game. If you enjoy your RTS games with a strong single-player element and a multiplayer scene that is seemingly well balanced and competitive, then there’s a lot to like here. I wish the production values were higher in both the cutscenes and the audio and voice-over elements, but if you can look past that as I did, Iron Harvest can be a lot of fun….

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Crusader Kings III

Score distribution: Mixed: 0 out of 28 Negative: 0 out of 28 Crusader Kings 3 is my Game of the Year so far. If you’re looking for a new strategy title with some RPG flair that will suck you in for 500 hours or more during this endless lockdown, then it should be on your wishlist already. Better still, future support is already assured – there’s one expansion already in the works plus a few flavour packs coming soon if the huge base game isn’t enough for you. Crusader Kings 3 is a superb strategy game, a great RPG, and…