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Loop Hero brings in over 150,000 players in 24 hours

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:51 GMT Loop Hero, the old-school adventure game from Four Quarters just released yesterday and already has over 150,000 players.Published by Devolver Digital, Loop Hero was announced at The Game Awards 2020 for release this year.Hitting Steam on March 4, the game already has an Overwhelmingly Positive score with 1,289 reviews as of press time.In Loop Hero, the world has been thrown into a timeless loop, plunging its inhabitants into chaos. Using an expanding deck of cards, you will position enemies, buildings, and terrain along the path of each expedition to piece together…

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Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:18 GMT Play the racer and sports game for free for the next three days.Both Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam. Dirt 5 finds you going off-road to race around various routes around the world, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to trucks, to GT heroes. The game features a Career, four-player split-screen, online modes, livery editor, and more new features.The game is also on sale for 50% off. This includes both the standard edition…

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 update adds more characters, avatars, spectator mode

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:20 GMT The third and final update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 introduces more characters, avatars, and features for the game.SEGA has released the update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.This free content will also be made available on the Steam version when it releases later this month on March 23.Coming less than three months after the game’s official release, this final update brings plenty of new features to dive into: New playable characters — Harpy, a kind-hearted winged girl who loves to…

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Before Your Eyes is a narrative adventure game you control by blinking your eyes

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:35 GMT You will need a webcam.Independent game developer GoodbyeWorld Games, along with Skybound Games have announced Before Your Eyes, a narrative adventure game controlled by real-world blinks. The game tells a story where players will reflect and relive happy, beautiful, and heartbreaking moments of a life once lived. You will embark on the journey with the Ferryman who is tasked with bringing souls to the afterlife. You will progress by using real-world blinking to interact through the story.Progress is determined through your eyes and detected through a webcam. Each blink will help…

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85% of UK video games spending was digital in 2020

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:28 GMT Games made almost as much money as video and music combined.More than 85% of the money spent on video games in the UK last year was splashed on digital products.That’s according to data from the Entertainment Retailers Association – as spotted by – which says that 85.4% of consumer spending on games was for digital titles. In total the games industry raked in £4.4 billion, an increase of 17.7% year-on-year.Games made up 48% of entertainment spending – £7.8 billion – meaning that the medium brought in almost as much as…

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Here’s a look at Apex Legends on Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:09 GMT Check out this Switch gameplay video for Apex Legends.Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9 with cross-play support, and now you can get an idea of how it will look in this new trailer.As previously reported, if you purchase the Season 8 Battle Pass, you will be given 30 free levels and earn double XP for the two weeks after release to help you catch up with other players. You will also receive the limited-time Legendary Pathfinder skin – P.A.T.H.The game is being brought to Switch by Panic Button which…

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Check out the latest trailer for zero-G shooter Boundary

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 17:50 GMT Astronauts + guns – gravity = Fun.We’ve had another look at the upcoming astronaut shooter Boundary.The video debuted during IGN Fan Fest 2021 and shows off what we can expect from the FPS. This includes rad zero gravity shooting, some cosmonauts – sorry, “astroperators” – riddling each other with bullets both inside and outside of a space station and… some spacecraft thing with two miniguns attached.All in all, it looks like a lot of chaos, as well as a pretty fun time.“Boundary is a multiplayer tactical space-based shooter that puts players…

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Valheim world generator lets you find the perfect map seed

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:02 GMT Players can check out what a map will be like before committing to it.You can now discover the perfect world seed in Valheim thanks to an online map generator.The Valheim World Generator was created by Reddit user wd40bomber7 – as spotted by PCGamesN – and allows players to see what any given world seed will include, such as where bosses and items are.This means that before committing to a particular world, you can learn as much about it as possible. If you’re not feeling it, you can just generate another seed….

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Apex Legends tops 198,000 concurrent players on Steam

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 16:42 GMT Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends has hit a new concurrent user record on Steam, proving it’s still a very popular title.Apex Legends was released on Valve’s storefront back on November 5, 2020, and since then it’s been a pretty popular and enduring PvP game.Even by November 10, we saw the game claim the accolade of fourth-highest concurrent player count on Steam – an impressive feat for a game that had been on the storefront for only five days.Now, though, the game has hit an impressive 198,235 simultaneous players on Steam. The…

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Frogwares is asking folks not to buy The Sinking City on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 February 2021 16:22 GMT With The Sinking City having returned to Steam, Frogwares is asking that you not purchase it.According to a tweet from Frogwares, the version of The Sinking City up for sale on Steam was “not created” by the team.The studio has not published any additional updates on the matter, but it likely has to do with a dispute between the developer and the game’s publisher Nacon, formerly Big Ben Interactive (thanks, in 2020, the studio pulled the game from the marketplace and terminated its contract with Nacon due to claims of…

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Druids arrive in Baldur’s Gate 3 alongside a hefty patch

If you’ve been away from Baldur’s Gate 3 for a while, you may want to log in and apply the latest update.The Druid class has arrived in Baldur’s Gate 3 in a really hefty update.With Patch 4: Nature’s Power, Druid characters will be able to use the Wild Shape ability to transform into a variety of different animals, each of which has its own unique abilities such as heavy attack options in combat, or strategic and defensive maneuvers.Like their D&D equivalents, Druids in the game can choose a Druid Circle subclasses that impact interactions in the game: Circle of the…

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Bomb Rush Cyberfunk has a Jet Set Radio vibe and it’s out next year

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:23 GMT Originally slated for release this year, the Team Reptile game has been delayed to 2022.Team Reptile has released a trailer for Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, which was announced last summer.Coming to all “relevant platforms” including Steam, the game features music from Hideki Naganuma who is best known for scoring Jet Set Radio and its sequel Jet Set Radio Future.According to the game’s description, in it, you choose a character from your crew and freely explore three-dimensional streets. The goal is to bomb and get your name up. Every neighborhood has many spots…