THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer

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THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer

THQ Nordic has snared another studio, this time Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes. The deal means the publisher acquires both the studio and rights to its series, most of which have either been published by THQ Nordic or one of last year's acquisitions, Deep Silver. 

Path of Exile's massive melee update could fix the game's biggest problem

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Path of Exile's massive melee update could fix the game's biggest problem

We're big fans of Path of Exile. It's a great action RPG and one of the most generous free-to-play games in the world. However I've always found that the combat lacked impact compared to its genre stablemates, especially in close quarters. That could be about to change with update 3.7, which reworks core animation systems, adds more detailed hit detection, and boosts melee stun to make close combat snappier.

Advance Wars-inspired Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is coming to Steam

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Advance Wars-inspired Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is coming to Steam

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, a sequel to the troubled-but-eventually-released turn-based tactics game Tiny Metal that was announced in March for the Nintendo Switch, is coming to PC. Developer Area 35 said the Advance Wars-inspired game will confront players with greater challenges and tougher enemies, which they can counter using new commander powers and passive abilities.

Wobble Jump is a free, retro LCD game from a parallel dimension

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Wobble Jump is a free, retro LCD game from a parallel dimension

I can picture myself in the back of a car, aged 10, playing a hell of a lot of Wobble Jump: a fully realised, retro-styled LCD game that has surely arrived from another dimension. You'll remember LCD games, probably, if you're over 30; if you don't, they were essentially digital watches hammered into the shape of a handheld system, but where you could only play one game (so it better be a good one).

John Wick's creator is writing a Just Cause movie

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John Wick's creator is writing a Just Cause movie

Just Cause is getting a movie adaptation with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad writing. Constantin Film acquired the rights from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix and is apparently hoping it will just be the start of a series. There's always another island full of stuff to blow up. 

Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters DLC will haunt your park soon

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Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters DLC will haunt your park soon

Frontier has a few parks to manage now, but it's still giving Planet Coaster some attention, especially since it's become a hot spot for spectral activity. Today the developer announced a Ghostbusters DLC pack—trailer above—featuring a new narrative campaign, themed rides, new scenery pieces, and banter from Dan Aykroyd and William Atherton, reprising their roles and Dr. Stantz and Walter Peck. 

Steam Chat has just launched for iOS and Android

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Steam Chat has just launched for iOS and Android

A standalone Steam Chat app is now available for Android and iOS devices. It features most of the functionality of the desktop version, including a friends list, game invite links, group chats, and "rich chat" – basically chat riddled with gifs and expanded links.