Anno 1800 Is The Latest Ubisoft Game To Switch To Epic's Store

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Anno 1800 Is The Latest Ubisoft Game To Switch To Epic's Store

Previously announced as a Steam game, Anno 1800, the city-building RTS set in, you guessed it, the year 1800, will be released exclusively on the Epic Games Store. This is yet another in a long string of recent high profile games jumping ship from Steam to Epic's fledgling game store. Ubisoft has recently made the switch for The Division 2, but it seems, supported by Epic's more generous earnings split, more and more studios are making the move.

While Bethesda games will apparently not be persuaded by this sudden paradigm shift, even the two most recent games on the cover of Game Informer, Control and Outer Worlds, as well as games like Metro Exodus and The Walking Dead, are converts.

For anyone that was interested in playing Anno 1800 on Steam, though, don't worry: Steam will still be accepting pre-orders for the game until its release on April 16. The game will continue to receive all updates and future content on the platform as well as being fully playable through the Steam client. It will just not be for sale starting on the game's release, where it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store.

Hacker Steals 43,000 Files From Microsoft And Nintendo, Narrowly Avoids Prison

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Hacker Steals 43,000 Files From Microsoft And Nintendo, Narrowly Avoids Prison

Zammis Clark, a 24-year-old security research, avoided prison today after pleading guilty to a London Crown Court to hacking into and appropriating files from both Microsoft and Nintendo.

As The Verge reports, the former employee at internet security company Malwarebytes gained access to a Microsoft server in January 2017 and stole nearly 43,000 files related to unreleased versions of Windows. Later, he gave server access to other hackers around the world. Authorities finally caught Clark after he uploaded malware to Microsoft's network in June 2017, but accepted bail without any restrictions on his computer use.

Then, in March 2018, Clark hacked into Nintendo's confidential game developer servers and stole 2,365 usernames and passwords before Nintendo discovered the breach two months later.

Hacker Steals 43,000 Files From Microsoft And Nintendo, Narrowly Avoids Prison

about X hours ago from
Hacker Steals 43,000 Files From Microsoft And Nintendo, Narrowly Avoids Prison

Zammis Clark, a 24-year-old security researcher, avoided prison today after pleading guilty to a London Crown Court to hacking into and appropriating files from both Microsoft and Nintendo.

As The Verge reports, the former employee at internet security company Malwarebytes gained access to a Microsoft server in January 2017 and stole nearly 43,000 files related to unreleased versions of Windows. Later, he gave server access to other hackers around the world. Authorities finally caught Clark after he uploaded malware to Microsoft's network in June 2017, but Clark was able to accept bail without any restrictions on his computer use.

Then, in March 2018, Clark hacked into Nintendo's confidential game developer servers and stole 2,365 usernames and passwords before Nintendo discovered the breach two months later.

The Elder Scrolls Blades Is Out... Sort Of

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The Elder Scrolls Blades Is Out... Sort Of

Today, Bethesda finally released The Elder Scrolls: Blades... kind of. The game's in early access on the iTunes and Google store but it's not just any kind of early access. It's more like a closed beta than anything else. The number of players who can actually play the game are limited to those who have signed up for the access (you can do so here) and even then it's not guaranteed you'll get a spot soon.

If you download the game, you'll be treated to a short intro sequence and combat tutorial before being booted out to a login screen for your Bethesda account. You can sign in, but it's here that you won't be able to progress if you haven't been accepted as part of the sign ups.

For more on Blades, be sure to check out our preview of it here.

The Elder Scrolls Blades Is Out... Sort Of

about X hours ago from
The Elder Scrolls Blades Is Out... Sort Of

Today, Bethesda finally released The Elder Scrolls: Blades... kind of. The game's in early access on the iTunes and Google store but it's not just any kind of early access. It's more like a closed beta than anything else. The number of players who can actually play the game are limited to those who have signed up for the access (you can do so here) and even then it's not guaranteed you'll get a spot soon.

If you download the game, you'll be treated to a short intro sequence and combat tutorial before being booted out to a login screen for your Bethesda account. You can sign in, but it's here that you won't be able to progress if you haven't been accepted as part of the sign ups.

For more on Blades, be sure to check out our preview of it here.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's The Grand Caiman DLC Ready To Be Excavated

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's The Grand Caiman DLC Ready To Be Excavated

More than half a year since its release, and the Shadow Of The Tomb Raider content keeps rolling in. Today a new DLC is accessible for season pass owners (or if you're willing to dig out $4.99 out of your pockets).

The Grand Caiman is a slice of content that focuses on Lara Croft's attempts to to fend off a "ferocious deity" that's haunting the villages of San Juan. The DLC also comes with some new gear, including a Reptile Hide outfit that gives you a defense buff against projectile damage. You can also get your hands on a silenced shotgun and go all No Country For Old Men on your foes.

For more on Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, check out our review here.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's The Grand Caiman DLC Ready To Be Excavated

about X hours ago from
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's The Grand Caiman DLC Ready To Be Excavated

More than half a year since its release, and the Shadow Of The Tomb Raider content keeps rolling in. Today a new DLC is accessible for season pass owners (or if you're willing to dig out $4.99 out of your pockets).

The Grand Caiman is a slice of content that focuses on Lara Croft's attempts to to fend off a "ferocious deity" that's haunting the villages of San Juan. The DLC also comes with some new gear, including a Reptile Hide outfit that gives you a defense buff against projectile damage. You can also get your hands on a silenced shotgun and go all No Country For Old Men on your foes.

For more on Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, check out our review here.

Hob Coming To Switch, Torchlight II Coming To Consoles

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Hob Coming To Switch, Torchlight II Coming To Consoles

Today at PAX East, it was announced that popular porting company Panic Button is porting Hob, the action-adventure game from Runic Games. In addition, Panic Button is also porting Torchlight II, also from Runic Games, to unspecified consoles also in the future.

Hob is already available on PlayStation 4 and PC, but the newly dubbed Hob: The Definitive Edition is a Switch exclusive. This includes touch-screen controls, a revamped interface, quality-of-life improvements, HD rumble, and more. This version launches digitally on the Switch eShop on April 4.

Similarly, Panic Button is also porting Torchlight II, but it was not announced which consoles it would be coming to. The omission is strange, seeing as how Panic Button is considered the studio to port games to Switch, having worked on all the Bethesda ports, Warframe, and now Hob. The lack of a target system makes it sound like it's probably coming to everything, however, as soon as they're willing to just announce that.

Hob Coming To Switch, Torchlight II Coming To Consoles

about X hours ago from
Hob Coming To Switch, Torchlight II Coming To Consoles

Today at PAX East, it was announced that popular porting company Panic Button is porting Hob, the action-adventure game from Runic Games. In addition, Panic Button is also porting Torchlight II, also from Runic Games, to unspecified consoles also in the future.

Hob is already available on PlayStation 4 and PC, but the newly dubbed Hob: The Definitive Edition is a Switch exclusive. This includes touch-screen controls, a revamped interface, quality-of-life improvements, HD rumble, and more. This version launches digitally on the Switch eShop on April 4.

Similarly, Panic Button is also porting Torchlight II, but it was not announced which consoles it would be coming to. The omission is strange, seeing as how Panic Button is considered the studio to port games to Switch, having worked on all the Bethesda ports, Warframe, and now Hob. The lack of a target system makes it sound like it's probably coming to everything, however, as soon as they're willing to just announce that.

Hyper Light Drifter TV Adaptation Coming From Castlevania Producer

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Hyper Light Drifter TV Adaptation Coming From Castlevania Producer

Hyper Light Drifter, the artistic and action-packed Link to the Past-like indie game, is being adapted into a television series from producer Adi Shankar, who brought Castlevania to life on Netflix last year. Polygon spoke with the game's creator, Alx Preston, who has the adaptation under his watchful and decidedly excited eye.

The adaptation is still in the extremely early stages of development, but Shankar has signed on, which adds Hyper Light Drifter to his already-existing plans to create a light-handed "Games Universe" between Castlevania and the upcoming Devil May Cry. This doesn't mean that all these shows are crossing over, but Shankar wants to create a mentality between the adaptations he does, so we might be able to at least expect a similar tone.

No date has been set for the Hyper Light Drifter adaptation, but it likely won't be around for quite some time. In the meantime, you can play the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a Switch version releasing just last year.