No Man's Sky draws over 40,000 concurrent players on Steam with Next

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No Man's Sky draws over 40,000 concurrent players on Steam with Next

So, yesterday was weird. No Man's Sky sat atop the global top sellers list on Steam at a price of $60 while I sat there endlessly refreshing Sean Murray's Twitter, waiting for the download to begin. It was like it was 2016 again—though No Man's Sky did go on sale for 50% off and this time players could actually see each other in the game.

How to choose and defend your faction in team-based survival game Rend

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How to choose and defend your faction in team-based survival game Rend

One of Rend's core ideas is that you're never alone. You're a member of one of three 20-player factions locked in a fight with the world around you. Factions are equal in numbers and strength, so rather than affecting your gameplay options, choosing one is more about finding like-minded allies. With that in mind, let's look at what defines each of Rend's three factions and how they clash in the proving ground. 

Steel Division 2 announced, moving to the Eastern Front

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Steel Division 2 announced, moving to the Eastern Front

Eugen Systems has announced that it will be self-publishing Steel Division 2, a sequel to its 2017 real-time strategy game Steel Division: Normandy 44. In it, we'll move over to WWII's Eastern Front with new 'Dynamic Strategic Campaigns' set during Operation Bagration, the massive Soviet offensive that pierced the German line, eventually reaching Warsaw.

Ace platformer Rogue Legacy gets its first update in four years

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Ace platformer Rogue Legacy gets its first update in four years

Rogue Legacy is a 2D platformer in which your characters and the levels you explore are procedurally generated every run. Death is permanent, but all your characters are connected genetically like one big unlucky family. It came out in June 2013 and it was quite good, even before the update it received the following December which added a bunch of bosses and room types.