Betawatch: Dauntless strides into open beta (May 25, 2018)

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Betawatch: Dauntless strides into open beta (May 25, 2018)

It’s certainly a daunting task to launch a game into its open beta, but the developers of Dauntless are undaunted as the title does just that this week. Now everyone can daunt gigantic monsters, daunting the local townsfolk into upgrading gear while forging names like “Daunter of Behemoths.” Without paying a dime! In other news, I’ve now been forbidden from...

EVE Online’s newest ships look like cel-shaded beauties

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EVE Online’s newest ships look like cel-shaded beauties

The Triglavians are coming! The Triglavians are coming! OK, we’ll admit that that catchphrase needs some work, but nevertheless, EVE Online players should get excited about this precursor faction that considerately left much of its technology and ships behind in Abyssal Deadspace. Abyssal Deadspace are dangerous, time-limited solo instances that EVE players will be exploring when the Into the Abyss...

Three men implicated in fatal Kansas swatting now face federal charges

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Three men implicated in fatal Kansas swatting now face federal charges

Last December, 28-year-old Andrew Finch of Wichita, Kansas was shot and killed by police responding to false reports of a hostage situation at a local home. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, was arrested by Kansas state authorities for allegedly making the prank call which led to Finch’s death. Now, two additional men have been charged in the incident.

Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner, along with Barriss, now face federal charges for their alleged role in the swatting call. Viner is charged with “wire fraud, conspiracy to make false/hoax reports, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.” Gaskill is faced with “obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and wire fraud.” The new federal charges leveled at Barriss are “making false/hoax reports to emergency services, cyberstalking, making interstate threats, making interstate threats to harm by fire, wire fraud and conspiracy to make false/hoax reports.”

Those charges all present significant punishments. The harshest, for making false reports to emergency services or cyberstalking which results in someone’s death, present a maximum penalty of life in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

ARK Park announces flight-centric freebie DLC for June

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ARK Park announces flight-centric freebie DLC for June

ARK Survival Evolved multiplayer VR spinoff ARK Park announced upcoming DLC this week. It’s a content-loaded update called Pterosaur Hill that’ll introduce air combat, new maps, and new critters to all platforms this summer – specifically, by the end of June. “Air battles are a key component of ‘Pterosaur Hill.’ Players will be able to hop on a Pterosaur to...

The Wolf Among Us 2 Delayed Into 2019

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The Wolf Among Us 2 Delayed Into 2019

Telltale reveals the second season of The Wolf Among Us will no longer arrive in 2018, now launching in 2019 so the studio can 'craft something truly special.'

Mirage: Arcane Warfare shuts down a year after launch thanks to GDPR

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Mirage: Arcane Warfare shuts down a year after launch thanks to GDPR

Torn Banner Studios has removed Mirage: Arcane Warfare from Steam. If you’ve missed every email in your inbox for the past two weeks, the GDPR went into effect today, and the changes required by the new regulations have spelled the end for some struggling multiplayer games, with Mirage just being the latest title among them.

The game has already been removed from Steam, though if you already own it you’re still free to download and install via your library. Official servers will still be up until May 31, and players will still have the option to run their own public or private servers after that date.

Fill the gap with one of the best multiplayer games on PC.

Cute platformer The Forestale is secretly… Doom, kinda?

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Cute platformer The Forestale is secretly… Doom, kinda?

Taken at face value The Forestale by solo indie dev Yorzh Aleksey isn’t a particularly noteworthy game. A fairly standard 2.5D platformer, currently slated for release on Steam. It seems decent enough in a early 2000’s kinda way, but the game itself isn’t the interesting bit. No, what makes The Forestale fascinating is that it’s a full […]

Telltale Games delays The Wolf Among Us' second season into 2019

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Telltale Games delays The Wolf Among Us' second season into 2019

Telltale Games has announced that its highly-anticipated second season of The Wolf Among Us will now launch in 2019, rather than at the end of 2018 as originally anticipated.

Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning series of Fables comics, and unfolds in a world where fairy tale characters have been forced to live alongside humans in the real world. The original game was superb, structured as a whodunnit murder mystery, and told in an intoxicating detective noir style.

Season two of The Wolf Among Us was announced last July to much excitement, and was said to feature a new "standalone" story, due to arrive late 2018.

PvP robot battler The Maestros programs a closed beta weekend

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PvP robot battler The Maestros programs a closed beta weekend

If you’ve ever had the desire to send in hordes of minions to fight at your command, yet you also felt anguished about causing so much human suffering, then The Maestros has a kinder, more technological solution. The PvP team battler puts players in charge of creatures and robots as technology faces off against nature. Who will win? We might...