Turtle Beach is buying German peripheral maker Roccat for $19.2 million

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Turtle Beach is buying German peripheral maker Roccat for $19.2 million

Following in the footsteps of Logitech, Razer and the turbulent Mad Catz, Turtle Beach is the latest in a long list of accessory companies seeking to improve its market share by way of acquisition. For a combined $19.2 million in cash, stock and earnout payments, the San Diego-based peripheral maker, known best for its cost-efficient gaming headsets, has announced its plans to buy German indie darling Roccat, according to an official press release

No Man's Sky Beyond promises dramatic changes to multiplayer this summer

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No Man's Sky Beyond promises dramatic changes to multiplayer this summer

Few games can boast such a big turnaround as No Man's Sky. Falling short of expectations at launch, in part thanks to marketing, but also because it was kinda dull, developer Hello Games has since transformed it into an engaging, busy space sim that finally lives up to its grand ambitions. But it's not done. No Man's Sky Beyond is the next chapter in the cosmic adventure, and it should be the largest one yet. 

Make friends with mutants in this soap opera adventure game

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Make friends with mutants in this soap opera adventure game

Mutants don't always live in ruined buildings or lurk in ruined labs; sometimes they hang out in an old holiday resort, watching bad TV or hitting up the local club with their mutant pals. That's the kind of mutants you can expect to hang out with and befriend in soap opera-style adventure game Mutazione. 

A Year of Rain is a co-op RTS with a competitive streak

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A Year of Rain is a co-op RTS with a competitive streak

First-time RTS developer Daedelic Entertainment, best known for its point-and-click adventure games, has set itself a bit of a challenge with A Year of Rain. It's a co-op RTS where players control hero-led armies across a campaign and skirmishes, and it's already gunning for a slice of the esports pie. 

Plunder an airship in free stealth game Skyrogue

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Plunder an airship in free stealth game Skyrogue

Though it was made for this year's 7-Day Roguelike Challenge, there's very little roguelike DNA in DragonXVI's Skyrogue, and that's fine, because it's a satisfying turn-based sneaking game instead. Across five (seemingly handmade) levels, you have to relieve a moving airship of its many glittering gems and gold nuggets, avoiding guards and their blasted sight lines as you go.

Epic says it doesn't use Steam data without permission after Reddit accusations

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Epic says it doesn't use Steam data without permission after Reddit accusations

Epic Games has responded to accusations that its launcher is secretly mining users' Steam data, saying that the information it collects is used for multiple non-nefarious purposes including its Support-a-Creator program, communicating with the Unreal Editor, and importing your Steam friends list should you opt to. The launcher does scan for active processes, but Epic's vice president of engineering Daniel Vogel said that it does so to ensure that games don't attempt to update while they're running, and that the data is not sent to Epic.