PSA: PSN Flash Sale Offers Discounts On Indie Games

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PSA: PSN Flash Sale Offers Discounts On Indie Games

The latest flash sale for PlayStation has hit PSN, and it's focused mostly on indie games. The sale ends on January 25 at 11 AM P.T.

Discounted titles include The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Rogue Legacy, Surgeon Simulator, Bastion, Hand of Fate, Limbo, and others.

You can check out the sale here or through the PlayStation Store app on your PlayStation device.

Popular Half-Life Mod Sven Co-Op Hits Steam As Free Standalone Game

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Sven Co-Op isn't just any Half-life mod. It's one of the oldest and highest regarded mods for the game, with countless releases across 17 years of its existence, and now it's on Steam as a free standalone game.

Like its name suggest, Sven Co-Op let's players team up and play through the original Half-life campaign together. However, the Sven Co-Op also has a ton of custom maps that has players working together to accomplish special objectives, like fighting off hordes of enemies and solving puzzles. You can watch the trailer right here:

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Age Of Mythology's New Expansion Gets Release Date

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Age Of Mythology's New Expansion Gets Release Date

Age of Mythology came out in 2002, so you might think that its expanding days are done. Not so! Last year, developer Forgotten Empires announced a new expansion called Tale of the Dragon. Now we know exactly when this new addition will be hitting: January 28.

The expansion is for the Extended Edition of the original game that was re-released on Steam in 2014. It has a new campaign, and adds a new civilization and major gods based on Chinese mythology.

The last full expansion for Age of Mythology, The Titans, came out in 2003 – but the long wait for a new expansion will be over soon.

Overkill’s Walking Dead Shooter Delayed Into Next Year

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Overkill’s Walking Dead Shooter Delayed Into Next Year

The Walking Dead shooter from Payday 2 developer Overkill was announced back in 2014, and we've only had a small taste of the project since. It was initially set for a 2016 release, but a recent announcement from partner Starbreeze brings news of a delay.

The announcement is actually about something else: Starbreeze's new relationship with Korean gaming company Smilegate. However, later in the announcement, we see this:  

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will be expanded with more content where an Asian version will be developed for simultaneous launch with the western version. To maximize the new opportunities, Starbreeze, 505 Games and Skybound have decided to release the game in all markets during the second half of 2017.

Volition Is Streaming Its Canceled PSP Saints Row Game Next Week

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Volition Is Streaming Its Canceled PSP Saints Row Game Next Week

Once upon a time, there was going to be a PSP game called Saints Row Undercover. The project was canned, but a roughly playable version of the game exists in Volition's office – and the studio is going to stream it.

On January 28 at 4:00 p.m. central time, you can tune in to get a get a glimpse of a Saints Row game that never released. However, keep in mind that this isn't a finished game that didn't make it to shelves; the project was scrapped in-process, giving viewers a rare chance to get a detailed look at a game before it's been tuned, polished, and made ready for mass consumption. 

When the time comes, you can see the stream here. In the meantime, check out the video below for a taste of what to expect.

UPDATE: Rock Band 1 Export Now Available For Rock Band 4

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UPDATE: Rock Band 1 Export Now Available For Rock Band 4

Update: According to the official Rock Band Twitter account, the Rock Band 1 export is now available for download through individual tracks. A bundle option will be made available at some point in the future.

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One of the big promises Harmonix made leading up to the release of Rock Band 4 was that the vast majority of songs from previous games – including DLC and on-disc tracks – would carry over into the new game. Since the game's launch last year, Harmonix has been slowly delivering on that promise. Most of the downloadable content was forward compatible at Rock Band 4's launch, while Rock Band 3's setlist made the jump in December. Harmonix has announced that U.S. PlayStation 4 players that have previously taken advantage of the Rock Band export offer can now download the songs from the original Rock Band setlist.

Destiny’s Crimson Days Promises New PvP Mode

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Destiny’s Crimson Days Promises New PvP Mode

Destiny players have been struggling in recent weeks to find new content to explore, and Bungie was on a break from formal communications during the New Year. That changed yesterday with the return of the Bungie Weekly Update, in which we learned several interesting nuggets of info about the game.

The biggest news is that of the impending Crimson Days event. Said to be of a similar scope to Festival of the Lost, this Valentine’s Day-themed event sees the Tower decorated in red, as well as the introduction of a new PvP mode entitled Crimson Doubles. Bungie stops short of detailing the new mode, but declares that it has new gameplay twists we haven’t seen before. Crimson Days is set to launch on February 9th. 

The update also had a surprise regarding Iron Banner. For the first time, high-level guardians will be trying to impress the Lord Saladin in games of Rift, which promises to be…chaotic, at the very least. Tenacious guardians can look forward to both the iron banner scout rifle and fusion rifle as rewards at higher Iron Banner reputation tiers. 

More Hints At Apple Joining Virtual Reality Race: Company Hires VR Researcher

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More Hints At Apple Joining Virtual Reality Race: Company Hires VR Researcher

Technology giant Apple already has already made some virtual reality related moves, like filing patents and acquiring technology. The company’s latest hire also points in the direction of developing VR that might compete with the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus.

According to Financial Times, Apple has hired Doug Bowman, a former computer science professor from Virginia Tech whose research included three-dimensional user interfaces.

When (or if) we see the fruits of Apple’s forays remains to be seen, but with so many of its tech competitors venturing into the new space, the company isn’t likely to be left behind.

Longtime BioWare Writer David Gaider Leaves Company

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If you've enjoyed BioWare characters like HK-47, Cassandra, and Dorian, you might need to sit down for this one. David Gaider, the writer responsible for those characters (and a stable of others) has left BioWare after 17 years.

The announcement came from Gaider himself over Twitter this morning.

Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.

Atari Bringing More Than 100 Classics To Steam In New Vault Collection

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Atari Bringing More Than 100 Classics To Steam In New Vault Collection

A new Atari compilation is coming to Steam this spring, featuring more than 100 retro games – including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords.

The compilation, Atari Vault, features local and online multiplayer support, Steam leaderboards, and support for the Steam controller. 

Atari Vault is being developed by Code Mystics, which worked on several Atari Greatest Hits compilations on the Nintendo DS, and the mobile compilation Atari's Greatest Hits. The latter had 100 old-school Atari games, 18 of which were arcade ports, with the remaining 82 coming from the Atari 2600 console.