THQ Nordic starts the year by acquiring 1999 action-adventure Outcast

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THQ Nordic starts the year by acquiring 1999 action-adventure Outcast

In its quest to grab every game license under the sun, THQ Nordic has snatched up the rights to classic open-world adventure Outcast, acquiring it from its three original creators. Outcast launched way back in 1999, getting great reviews at the time, though not sales. There have been attempts to bring it back, including a remake, Outcast: Second Contact, and a shelved sequel, Outcast 2: The Lost Paradise. 

An Atlas bug gave NPC ships rapid-fire cannons that obliterated players in seconds

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An Atlas bug gave NPC ships rapid-fire cannons that obliterated players in seconds

Yesterday evening, Atlas developers Grapeshot Games released their 10.71 patch which contained a few minor tweaks and one very fatal—and hilarious—bug (which is now fixed). Upon logging back into the game, players who engaged the hostile Ships of the Damned quickly realized something was very wrong. Normally, these NPC ships prowl the open sea and are a great target for higher-level players looking for a ship battle. But after patch 10.71, these ghost ships were incidentally equipped with rapid-fire cannons with an infinite ammo supply. Players who got too close were quickly slaughtered in a hail of rapid cannon fire.

PC Gamer UK February issue: Phoenix Point

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PC Gamer UK February issue: Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point is X-Com creator Julian Gollop’s new tactical, alien-hunting romp. You can see it in action in the latest trailer, but for a proper in-depth look, you’ll want to read Andy Kelly’s exclusive preview and this month’s cover star. Expect tense fights with a roster of horrible alien monsters. 

Epic Games gets an F rating from the Better Business Bureau

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Epic Games gets an F rating from the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau, the American consumer watchdog, has given Epic Games an F rating after it failed to respond to over 200 complaints from the organisation on behalf of customers. 279 complaints have been made over the last three years, all but eight in the last year, and Epic hasn’t responded to 247 of them.