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No Man’s Sky’s Leviathan update will trap you in a roguelike time loop

Hello Games’ intergalactic wandering simulator No Man’s Sky has gone roguelike for its seventh free expedition update, Leviathan. With a name like that you’d expect something pretty big and, lo, the space whales have arrived. You’ll be able to recruit these leviathans for your capital ship’s frigate fleet, and even keep a baby version as a pet inside your base. Witness them in the trailer below. Read more

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The Cycle: Frontier brings free-to-play sci-fi Tarkov to Steam and EGS June 8

Steam’s most-wishlisted free-to-play game arrives very soon. The time is finally upon us. Yager’s The Cycle: Frontier, the promising sci-fi take on Escape from Tarkov, has a release date. After two major closed beta tests, the developer finally revealed that PC players on Steam, and the Epic Games Store will be able to drop in on June 8. This is when the pre-season begins, effectively a soft launch for the highly-anticipated shooter. The first season will kick off in earnest two weeks later: on June 22, bringing with it the first battle pass. Despite a lack of blowout ads and…

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With a snap of their fingers, Bungie has ignited excitement among Warlocks in Destiny 2

With the introduction of the solar 3.0 rework, Warlocks have a hot new melee ability that’s has us feeling faint. It’s release day for Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted, and we’ve already seen numerous bits of content revealed such as a range of exciting new weapons, an explorable Leviathan, and a new dungeon coming Friday May 27. However, it was the solar 3.0 rework that caught the eye of the community, especially Warlock players, who’ve excitedly spotted their newfound finger snap melee ability. In the video embedded below, you can see each class perform numerous new or updated solar…

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It’s still tough to be a new Eve Online player in 2022

“In a way you could say that we’ve been failing at teaching Eve for 19 years,” says Bergur Finnbogason, the creative director of Eve Online. It’s not the whole story when it comes to new players in the infamous space MMO, but it is the dominant one. Among the many graphs that Finnbogason presented to the Eve faithful during his Fanfest keynote in Reykjavík this year, one was a colourful standout. It showed Eve Online’s learning curve as a comedy cliff face, so steep that it turned back on itself. Stickmen tumbled from its peak, while others were crucified or…

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Genshin Impact devs unveil their next stylish action RPG, Zenless Zone Zero

MiHoYo have announced their new action RPG follow-up to Genshin Impact, Zenless Zone Zero, with registration for its closed beta beginning today. This one veers away from Genshin’s more traditional fantasy world towards post-apocalyptic urban science-fantasy, set in the effortlessly cool city of New Eridu. MiHoYo say this is “the last shelter for urban civilization due to the calamity”. So far, so mysterious. Read more

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Here’s everything announced during the Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase

Summer, fall, and 2023 releases announced – and some are even landing today. During today’s Indie World presentation, Nintendo announced a plethora of games coming to the Switch console. From the 20 indies games shown, there will be something for everyone to look forward to ranging from noir-punk to action-adventure to soulslike to platformers. Here’s the list of games shown during today’s Nintendo presentation: Another Crab’s Treasure: Developed by Aggro Crab, this crustacean-themed soulslike game puts you in an undersea world that’s on the verge of collapse. Playing as Kril the hermit crab, you will use the trash around you…

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Stargate: Timekeepers beta aims to launch in time for SG1’s 25th anniversary

Creative Forge’s sci-fi real-time tactics game Stargate: Timekeepers is aiming to launch a public beta to coincide with its TV inspiration Stargate SG1’s 25th anniversary in July. Senior producer Neil McKenna pencilled in the timeframe at publisher Slitherine’s Home Of Wargamers event yesterday, while showing more new characters and gameplay from later in the campaign than when the game was last seen in December. Read more

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Metroid Dread is already the series’ best selling game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Metroid Dread has sold a whopping 2.9 million units since launch. Metroid Dread launched back in October 2021, and it appears that so many players jumped into Samus’ latest adventure that the game now reigns as the best-selling title in the Metroid series. The game garnered a hugely positive response, with 88% on Metacritic, and a solid 4/5 from us. As of the end of March, 2022, the game had successfully sold 2.9 million units, according to Nintendo’s earnings report….

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Prey will be free on the Epic Games Store next week

Arkane Studios’ sci-fi action game Prey will be made available on the Epic Games Store for free next week, so if you haven’t played it before, you no longer have an excuse not to try it. In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. In order to survive you will need to use the tools found…

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Destiny 2 Warlocks dominate as they head towards their first guardian games win

While there’s still time for an upset, it looks like Warlocks are this year’s favourites. The Guardian games are well underway in Destiny 2, the annual olympics-esq competition that pits each class against each other over the span of three weeks, and it looks like Warlocks are the current favourites to win the whole thing. Logging into Destiny 2 right now, banners representing the progress of each class are clearly seeable at The Tower, and they hint at a big W going to the game’s intergalactic sorcerers. In second place come the Titans, who are performing admirably. Last place are…

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Starfield’s latest developer video goes over how the game’s score will affect your experience

Like many Bethesda titles, the main theme will set the tone for the game. Bethesda has released a new video for Starfield which focuses on music and sound design. In the video, audio director Mark Lampert and composer Inon Zur discuss the artistic process, how the score will affect your experience and more. According to Lampert, the main theme song in any of Bethesda’s games frames the title. The music team always tried to “weave it through in some way,” and as you level up in Starfield and discover new locations, the music will hint at the main melody. “Starfield…

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Studio helmed by Amy Hennig signs deal with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new Star Wars title

Skydance New Media, helmed by Uncharted writer and game director Amy Hennig and EA vet Julian Beak, has announced it is working with Lucasfilm games to develop a new Star Wars game. The game will be a “richly cinematic action-adventure” featuring an original story in the legendary franchise. “I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, president of Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.” “We couldn’t be more thrilled…

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Steelrising first gameplay trailer has a lot of clanking, updated release date

The Souls-like was originally expected to launch in June. Steelrising, the alternate reality reality 18th century France, has received a new gameplay trailer, but also sees a delay to later in the year. In case you haven’t managed to get your Souls-like fix with Elden Ring, Steelrising is an upcoming take on the genre from Greedfall developer Spiders. Not much has been shown off from the game, but publisher Nacon released a five minute gameplay video showing off the game properly. However, the game has also now been pushed from June to September 8. Vibes wise, things are more in…

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker launches out of early access and onto Game Pass in May

The excellent ship-dissecting salvage game Hardspace: Shipbreaker will hit version 1.0 and launch out of early access on the 24th of May, the makers announced today. And oooh it’ll come to Game Pass the same day. It has been a cracking game even in early access, a satisfying first-person simulation of carefully cutting up junk spaceships with industrial lasers for maximum profit and minimum workplace injury. Read more