Cities: Skylines is free this weekend

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Cities: Skylines is free this weekend

I feel pretty confident about calling Cities: Skylines the best city builder; it's certainly the one I've spent the most time obsessively tinkering with, returning every time a new mod or bit of DLC catches my eye. You don't need to rely on my correct opinion, however, as it's free for the weekend on Steam. Go build a utopia, or flood an entire city with poo. 

A streamer has beaten every single Dark Souls game without taking a single hit

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A streamer has beaten every single Dark Souls game without taking a single hit

The video above shows the very moment streamer The Happy Hob finished his mission to beat every single Dark Souls game back-to-back, without getting hit. Oh, and to make matters harder, Sony exclusives Demon's Souls and Bloodborne were included as well. And that's not the worst of it: if he happened to get hit during any of the games, it was right back to the beginning of the series

Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 announced, coming in 2020

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Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 announced, coming in 2020

After a few weeks of teases, speculation, and an ARG in the form of a dating app, Paradox finally made things official at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco: it is publishing Vampire: The Masquerades—Bloodlines 2. To be perfectly clear, that's not a remake or a remaster 2004's Bloodlines, but a proper sequel, developed by Hardsuit Labs. The first-person RPG takes place years after the events of Bloodlines and is set in a new city for the series: Seattle, Washington. There's an announcement trailer above.

Tim Sweeney 'does not take any orders from Tencent,' says Epic

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Tim Sweeney 'does not take any orders from Tencent,' says Epic

During a public Q&A at the Game Developers Conference this week with Epic Games Store leaders Steve Allison, Sergey Galyonkin, and Joe Kreiner, a GDC 2019 attendee invoked a claim that's appearing more frequently in Reddit threads, tweets, and discussions of the company: that Tencent, which invested in Epic in 2013, 'actually' runs the company.

Apex Legends made an estimated $92M in February

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Apex Legends made an estimated $92M in February

Apex Legends wasn't just a big hit for EA, it was the biggest free-to-play game launch of all time, according to a new report by market research firm Superdata. The figure isn't official, but comes from Superdata's "proprietary data partnerships" and "point-of-sale and event data from publishers, developers, and payment service providers"—more on that here—through which it extrapolates the monthly spending habits of more than 160 million "unique, paying digital gamers worldwide." ...Magic, got it.

Devil May Cry 5 has already sold 2 million copies

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Devil May Cry 5 has already sold 2 million copies

Less than two weeks ago we reported that Devil May Cry 5 was Capcom's second-biggest launch on Steam ever, behind last year's Monster Hunter: World. Today, at a talk at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, director Hideaki Itsuno announced that Devil May Cry 5 has already sold more than two million copies. That sure sounds like a smashing success for a game launched on March 8.