Free adventure Penitent Dead evokes FromSoftware's atmospheric PS1 games

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Free adventure Penitent Dead evokes FromSoftware's atmospheric PS1 games

Fear not, I'm not about to compare the excellent Penitent Dead to Dark Souls. That would be rather lazy. No, I'm going to compare it to King's Field, and to Shadow Tower, two of FromSoftware's early games. It's the closest a game has come to the smeary, leaden ambiance of those atmospheric PlayStation games, and I love it for it, even if I couldn't figure out how to end the game (or even if I could).

Former Bioware writer David Gaider is setting up a new studio in Australia

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Former Bioware writer David Gaider is setting up a new studio in Australia

David Gaider is no stranger to Australian shores - he's spent time at a number of our international gaming events, and it looks like he's set to become an even greater fixture of the local gaming scene. He, along with GX Australia alumni Liam Esler, has just announced the creating of a new development house - Summerfall Studios.

Rockstar says Grand Theft Auto 5's offline mode was disabled by a bug, not the launcher

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Rockstar says Grand Theft Auto 5's offline mode was disabled by a bug, not the launcher

Rockstar rolled out a new game launcher for PC today, which came with a free copy of the great Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas—and, shortly after people got their hands on it—reports that it also changed the Steam version of Grand Theft Auto 5 to disable offline mode. Rockstar has confirmed that this did in fact occur, but said that it's a bug, not an intentional modification, and that no changes were made to the GTA5 DRM.