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Grounded swims with the fishes in the Koi Pond update

Honey I Shrunk The Kids ’em up Grounded has taken a step into the deep end. The next update for Obsidian’s teeny tiny survival sandbox opens up the Koi Pond, letting you dive into murky puddles while evading dangerous goldfish and submerged spiders. The pool will open for everyone next month – but if you’re feeling antsy, you can dive in right now via the public test server. (more…)

The Outer Worlds is now on Steam and GOG

After a year of Epixclusivity [correction: oh god, and the Microsoft Store, I forgot], The Outer Worlds today launches on Steam and GOG. Obsidian Entertainment’s sci-fi FPS-RPG feels a whole lot like a return to their days of Fallout: New Vegas, but in space. If you’ve been waiting for it to land on a store you like more, here you go. Or if you’ve been waiting for it to be cheaper, hey, it’s half-price right now too. (more…)

The Outer Worlds touches down on Steam this month

Rootin’ tootin’ corporate space western The Outer Worlds reckons it’s time to recruit some new interstellar cowboys. After a year of blasting its way around The Epic Games system, Obsidian’s Fallout-lite sci-fi romp is preparing to mosey on into Steam’s parlour in just under two weeks. After all, what better place for a tale of unchecked capitalism run amok than Valve’s brutally competitive storefront? (more…)

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The Outer Worlds heads to Steam later this month

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 October 2020 20:12 GMT Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds will finally head to Steam later this month.The Outer Worlds will be available through Steam on October 23, it has been announced. The game was an Epic Games Store exclusive for one year on PC.Released in late-October 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the game is a critical success, and financially exceeded expectations for its publisher, Take-Two’s Private Division label. It was released on Switch back in June.In September, story DLC was released for the game. Called Peril on Gorgon, it is the first DLC and it expands the reaches…

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Grounded has added ziplines and Halloween décor

The backyard is booming and boo-ing with new stuff in early access miniature survival game Grounded. Obsidian have added a new zipline structure to help your tiny little people with traversal and some spooky new food and décor for Halloween. They’ve made some bug fixes to the game’s many bugs as well. (more…)

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Here’s 11 minutes of The Outer Worlds’ first story expansion

The first story expansion for The Outer Worlds won’t be taking you to a relaxing corner of space for some well-earned relaxation. No, there’s no rest for the wicked in corporate space so you’ll be headed to an old research asteroid to find out what the heck has gone wrong. As you can bet based on the title, Peril On Gorgon will dunk you into the thick of it. You can catch one of the early quests in a new developer commentary video showing off a bit of the expansion coming in September. (more…)

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Grounded roadmap outlines upcoming plans for the game

Obsidian Entertainment has outlined its update plans for Grounded.Grounded players should give the game’s feature board a look to see what’s coming to the game.Obsidian has outlined what to expect in the game as far as planned updates, future updates, and what is being considered.Coming soon to the game are new creatures such as the firefly and roly-poly, the Ant Queen, and pets such as aphids.Other things to look forward to are a full completeable story, sandbox environment, Haze environment, insect pet enhancements, and improvements to birds with additional interactions.Higher tiered armor, tools, and weapons are part of the plan,…

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How Obsidian made tiny survival fun in Grounded

As we all know at this point, I am a big fan of the ants in Obsidian’s new early access survival game Grounded. But the ants aren’t the only thing I ask about when I interview Obsidian’s Adam Brennecke, the game’s lead designer. In Grounded you play as a child, or group of children working together, who has been mysteriously shrunk down so that a normal suburban garden becomes a huge jungle. It’s a great idea, but I’m curious where Grounded came from conceptually. Did they set out to make a survival game that eventually became about being tiny and…