Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Gets Gameplay Trailer & Release Details

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Gets Gameplay Trailer & Release Details

Some fans didn't take to Trine 3 because of its length and attempt at 3D gameplay, but developer Frozenbyte says that Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince returns the series to the 2.5D gameplay that made it famous.

The game also reunites fans with the franchise's three heroes, tasking them with defeating the evil unleashed by Prince Selius' waking nightmares, via a new combat system as well as physics-based environmental puzzles. The Nightmare Prince also includes four-player co-op (local and online), new skills, and more.

In other Trine news, Frozenbyte has announced Trine: Ultimate Collection, featuring all the games in the series and extras such as a physical map of the world, a code for a digital artbook, a reversible cover sheet, and a soundtrack download code.

Apex Legends Has Hit 50 Million Players In A Quarter Of The Time it Took Fortnite

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Apex Legends Has Hit 50 Million Players In A Quarter Of The Time it Took Fortnite

Another week, another victory lap for Respawn Entertainment. In the month since Apex Legend's launch, the game's audience has grown by leaps and bounds.

As this handy chart points out,  Apex Legends' audience growth has already reached 50 million players within the span of a month. It took Fortnite four months to reach 45 million players. While some of this growth difference is obviously the result of the proliferation of the battle-royale genre among a mainstream audience since Fortnite Battle Royale's release, it still shows that Respawn's stab at battle royale has cemented its place in the field.

Thank you to the 50 million players that have shown up in the first month since Apex Legends launched! You have all made this something special and there's much more to come! pic.twitter.com/EoDcjF5q9E

Report: Square Enix Disables Streaming For Left Alive After Rocky Launch In Japan

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Report: Square Enix Disables Streaming For Left Alive After Rocky Launch In Japan

Left Alive has been out in Japan for a few days now, but it's been having a rocky debut, leaving fans worried about its Western launch.

According to Siliconera, Japan-based players were able to stream everything outside of Left Alive's cutscenes when it released on February 28. Now, streaming has been disabled on PS4. Left Alive is also selling for nearly half-off on Amazon Japan, and has an average rating of 1.8 out of 5 stars on the retailer website. User reviews reflect issues relating to everything from graphics to controls.

Left Alive is a spiritual successor to the Front Mission series, but changes things up, including a shift to more action rather than tactics. 

Report: Square Enix Disables Streaming For Left Alive After Rocky Launch In Japan

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Report: Square Enix Disables Streaming For Left Alive After Rocky Launch In Japan

Left Alive has been out in Japan for a few days now, but it's been having a rocky debut, leaving fans worried about its Western launch.

According to Siliconera, Japan-based players were able to stream everything outside of Left Alive's cutscenes when it released on February 28. Now, streaming has been disabled on PS4. Left Alive is also selling for nearly half-off on Amazon Japan, and has an average rating of 1.8 out of 5 stars on the retailer website. User reviews reflect issues relating to everything from graphics to controls.

Left Alive is a spiritual successor to the Front Mission series, but changes things up by focusing more action rather than tactics. 

This Neat Animation Shows Steam's Most-Played Games In The Last Four Years

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This Neat Animation Shows Steam's Most-Played Games In The Last Four Years

Gaming trends come and go, and this fascinating data visualizer, which is presented in a GIF below, gives you an idea of what Steam's most-played games were over the last four years.

The sped-up graph shows the top 15 games on the platform by daily player count. PUBG dethrones Dota 2 when the battle royale game released in 2017, but Dota 2 begins to steadily climb back up in late 2018. Grand Theft Auto V, Counter-Strike, and Garry's Mod all jump around in rank, but they are a few that remarkably stay on the list.

Monster Hunter: World, Skyrim, Rocket League, and certain football managers make notable appearances too. Check it out for yourself below.

Substitute Mr. X For Thomas The Tank Engine With This Resident Evil 2 Mod

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Substitute Mr. X For Thomas The Tank Engine With This Resident Evil 2 Mod

If for whatever reason you wanted to replace Resident Evil 2's insidious Mr. X with er, Thomas the Tank Engine, now you can. 

With his never-ending smile, I'd say Thomas is nearly as creepy as Mr. X, but he's also pretty funny. It's ridiculous to see a bulky locomotive swing through doors and move towards you with murderous intent. Thomas' theme song plays in the background, too, adding to the ludicrous atmosphere.

You may be surprised to know that this isn't the first time Thomas the Tank Engine has invaded a popular game. Back in 2013, someone transformed a dragon from Skyrim into Thomas as well, making him a fire-breathing terror.

Absolver, Mutant Year Zero Headline April's Humble Monthly Bundle

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Absolver, Mutant Year Zero Headline April's Humble Monthly Bundle

Humble Monthly Bundle, which offers curated games each month for a low price, has revealed its headlining games for April.

With a subscription of $12 per month, you can play April's games, some of which include Absolver, Northgard, and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. 

Absolver is a stylish multiplayer fighter, but our reviewer Dan Tack found it had some shortcomings. "Sloclap’s first foray shows glimmers of brilliance in the combat and the somewhat intriguing aesthetic of masked martial artists going at it in strange lands," he writes. "Even so, Absolver feels like a collection of little pieces from something larger that just never happens."

Rumor: Witcher 3 Director Now Design Director On Cyberpunk 2077

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Rumor: Witcher 3 Director Now Design Director On Cyberpunk 2077

It looks like Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3 and its expansions, is now the design director for Cyberpunk 2077 and has also become developer CD Projekt Red's vice president of game development, according to a recent LinkedIn profile update.

Tomaszkiewicz looks to have updated his LinkedIn profile to say that, as of February of this year, he is "CD Projekt Red’s Vice President of Game Development / Design Director - Cyberpunk 2077." Previously, he was simply listed as the game director for The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion.

The update comes in the wake of news that the game's former creative director, Sebastian Stępień, has seemingly left the company to work at Blizzard instead.  Considering the technical difference in titles involved it's hard know for sure how this will impact the development of the game, this could point toward whatever changes took place internally after Stępień left now being official.

This Website Lets You Explore The Worlds Of Several Games Through Your Browser

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This Website Lets You Explore The Worlds Of Several Games Through Your Browser

If you've ever wanted a faster, more efficient way of exploring the world of some of your favorite games, there's a website for that now.

Noclip.website is a model viewer for the iconic locations of some of the most popular games out there, created by Jasper St. Pierre as an open-source Github project. You of course can't play any of the games on the site, but if you're the kind of person who likes to spend hours pouring over some of your favorite video game locales, it's probably the best, simplest way to do that right now. The models are identical to their in-game ones (though the lighting is different on a few of them), and you can hop around different locations pretty quickly. While in-game characters are missing in some scenes, the ones who are there animate, making this more than a simple still-shot of these locations.

First 4 Figures Mario And Yoshi Statue Looks Sleek, Will Probably Be Expensive

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First 4 Figures Mario And Yoshi Statue Looks Sleek, Will Probably Be Expensive

Collectible statue-maker First 4 Figures has announced its latest high-value product, and it's a little surprising they haven't gotten around to them by now.

The company announced that pre-orders for the company's latest statue, which features Mario riding Yoshi (Mushroom Kingdom background likely not included) will launch next Friday, March 8, after the conclusion of a Q&A stream going over the details of the figure, which has been apparently been in the works as far back as 2015.

The company only has one other Mario series statue in its catalog, a large and lovingly detailed rendition of Bowser, that retails for about $700. Considering the First 4 Figures is hyping up the figure as a collectible to top that particular figure as "the unofficial ultimate F4F showpiece," you can probably expect it to sell for a similarly heft price.