Medieval 2’s Elder Scrolls mod gets ever deeper in 2.0 update

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Medieval 2’s Elder Scrolls mod gets ever deeper in 2.0 update

The modders behind Medieval 2: Total War + The Elder Scrolls mashup The Elder Scrolls: Total War are going ever deeper into the lore of Tamriel, adding mercenary armies to represent minor factions and races across the map. The upcoming 2.0 update will introduce three new armies after nearly four years of development on the mod. (PC Gamer first reported on the mod in March 2015.) This new patch will add Skyrim’s infamous Reachmen, the Tsaesci serpent-men, and the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil as factions that you can recruit to your cause by fulfilling certain quests on the strategic map. To recruit the Reachmen, for example, you have to unite their territories in southwest Skyrim and then release their leader, Madanach, from the Sidna mines where he’s being held prisoner. It’ll earn you the enmity of Ulfric Stormcloak, however. 

Meeple Station wants to be Rimworld on a space station

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Meeple Station wants to be Rimworld on a space station

New management and building game Meeple Station has a coolpremise for those who’ve sunk hundreds of hours into colony builders like Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld: space stations. (It’s me, for the record. I’ve sunk the hundreds of hours in.) Meeple Station is a new game from Regions of Ruin developers Vox Games and released into Early Access this week. In it, players manage a space station from nothing to thriving enterprise by mining, trading, growing hydroponic crops, generating power and life support, and exploring uncharted star systems. 

Space dwarf co-op shooter Deep Rock Galactic lays out 2019’s new features and updates

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Space dwarf co-op shooter Deep Rock Galactic lays out 2019’s new features and updates

It has been a bit since we peered down the mine shaft at co-op, Left 4 Dead-like shooting and mining experience Deep Rock Galactic, but it’s still chugging along (and still a pretty good game) without us. Like a vast spoil heap beside the space mines, Deep Rock just keeps accumulating features and updates, and it doesn’t seem like the developers have any intention of stopping soon. In fact, it’s clear they don’t, as a recent post lays out their intentions for an upcoming anniversary update and difficulty rework. Further, the post hints at updates and features to come later this year.

Microsoft wants your opinions to improve gaming on Windows 10

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Microsoft wants your opinions to improve gaming on Windows 10

Microsoft’s Team Xbox has a query for those of you running Windows 10: How can they make it better? They’ve set up a site on Xbox Ideas, a virtual suggestion box if you will, for you to pose your questions, comments, concerns, and suggestions to them about the future of gaming on Windows. Specifically, they’re interested in three things: What you want Windows to do, or stop doing, while you’re playing a game, what you want Windows to optimize for your gaming, and what new features Windows needs for gaming. 

Dragon Age: Origins has a huge fan patch that fixes 790 bugs

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Dragon Age: Origins has a huge fan patch that fixes 790 bugs

While we're busy speculating about the next Dragon Age game, the first in the series continues to be modded and tweaked. The Dragon Age: Origins modding community has been hard at work fixing the RPG's bugs and broken bits for years, apparently. A patch of fan fixes is available on Nexus Mods, called Qwinn’s Ultimate DAO Fixpack, that attempts to fix every single bug in scripting, quests, plot, dialogue and more.

Use machine learning to talk to a cat in While True: Learn()

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Use machine learning to talk to a cat in While True: Learn()

Just released this week is a doozy of a game concept from Luden.io that’s picking up pretty positive user reviews. While True: Learn() will have you puzzling together neural networks using actual machine learning techniques. There’s a story about your cat, too, which is apparently a better machine learning specialist than you—so you set about making a cat to human translation software.  

Overcoming alien goo in full 3D looks great in Creeper World 4 trailer

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Overcoming alien goo in full 3D looks great in Creeper World 4 trailer

Creeper World is probably one of the more niche real time games series out there, a series about overcoming an endless tide of world-devouring alien goop. Despite the rudimentary visuals, they’re a wonderful games about trying to overcome the dual challenges of an enemy that never stops coming and the logistics needed to fuel a war machine that can never stop fighting. 

Legendary Half-Life mod Sven Co-op turns 20 years old

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Legendary Half-Life mod Sven Co-op turns 20 years old

Half-Life, released at the end of 1998, did not have cooperative gameplay. That was unacceptable to Sven Viking, who on January 19th, 1999 released beta 0.8 of his mod Sven Co-op, a proof of concept multiplayer modification consisting of a single level of the campaign. Today, 20 years later, Build 3482406 of Sven Co-op is available. That’s exciting, unless, like me, it makes you feel the inevitable march of time and the looming of the grave all the more keenly.

Warframe dev says cross-play is 'one of the highest-risk things we can do'

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Warframe dev says cross-play is 'one of the highest-risk things we can do'

Over the last year, cross-play has quickly become an exciting frontier for games. The ability to play with anyone—regardless of what platform they're on—is an obvious benefit to players, which is why it was so frustrating to see companies like Sony stand in the way for so long. But with Fortnite and Rocket League now offering unrestricted cross-play across various platforms, the big question is what other games will be next?