868-HACK expansion coming in July

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868-HACK expansion coming in July

Remember 868-Hack [official site]? It was a grid-based strategy/puzzle mash up released on PC in 2015 in which you control the avatar of a hacker trying to break into a system full of nasty viruses. There’s been no updates since it wormed its way onto Steam, and I had no inkling that one was coming […]

Wooden train set simulator Tracks comes to Steam in September

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Wooden train set simulator Tracks comes to Steam in September

All aboard for wholesome fun, as the model train set simulator Tracks is heading to Steam Early Access on September 28. If you never had the opportunity to play with Brio as a kid, this is your chance to experience the joy of building a wooden train track.

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Currently available as a free demo, the full retail release of Tracks will allow players to ride the rails in first person, with train drivers having to balance the speed and weight of the vehicle as they chug around the track. Alongside its sandbox mode, Tracks will have a challenge mode where players will have to build tracks to fulfill special tasks like making the perfect freight train network.

E3 2017: Preta Vendetta Rising is multiplayer VR in the right direction

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E3 2017: Preta Vendetta Rising is multiplayer VR in the right direction

I have a love-hate relationship with VR. I’ve bought an Oculus Rift and the Touch, but don’t play it much these days. Part of it’s because my college stuff and Japanese stuff are crammed into a small space with my PC, so I can’t take advantage of certain features, but it’s also because the games aren’t very complete. VR can...

TumbleSeed gets much easier with its first major update

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TumbleSeed gets much easier with its first major update

A month after its launch, developer aeiowu have released an update to physics-based roguelike TumbleSeed. Along with massively rebalancing TumbleSeed's difficulty curve, aeiowu have released an in-depth post mortem which dissects the reasons for TumbleSeed’s failure.

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According to aeiowu and having personally spent ages trying to complete the first level of TumbleSeed, its main problem is that it is simply too hard. Critics and players saw the game as “unfair and unforgiving”, which heavily impacted its sales on Steam and other platforms. With many big name streamers bouncing off TumbleSeed and audiences seeming to “particularly dislike watching TumbleSeed”, the media buzz around it faded away after launch week.

Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

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Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

You might have seen me single out (model train set game) Tracks as part of the Free Games of the Week, and the PC Gamer magazine's Top 10 Downloads section, so I'm pleased to hear that the free prototype is being expanded and made into a commercial release. In the free version, you can build a pleasingly tactile model train network out of wooden parts, but in the full game you'll then be able to hop into the train, and ride around your creation in first-person.

Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

about X hours ago from
Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

You might have seen me single out (model train set game) Tracks as part of the Free Games of the Week, and the PC Gamer magazine's Top 10 Downloads section, so I'm pleased to hear that the free prototype is being expanded and made into a commercial release. In the free version, you can build a pleasingly tactile model train network out of wooden parts, but in the full game you'll then be able to hop into the train, and ride around your creation in first-person.

Call of Duty: WW2 will feature a shared social space

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Call of Duty: WW2 will feature a shared social space

Everything about Call of Duty: WW2 seems like it’s going to be peak Call of Duty, doesn’t it? It’s World War 2, which is the go-to setting for shooty-bang-bang antics. It’s focused on multiplayer. It’s going to have a shared social space with daily quests and emotes. And it… wait, what was that last one? That’s new, and it’s been...