This Stalker visual overhaul mod is gorgeous and terrifying

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This Stalker visual overhaul mod is gorgeous and terrifying

GSC Game World's Stalker: Call of Pripyat is difficult to define. While primarily a first-person shooter, it confidently spreads itself into RPG, immersive sim and survival horror territory—so consuming is its alternate timeline, post-apocalyptic world. With ABR's self-titled visual overhaul mod, the latter genre is brought to the fore with terrifying results. 

There will be a Rage 2 announcement trailer tomorrow, apparently

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There will be a Rage 2 announcement trailer tomorrow, apparently

Does Rage 2 exist, or does it not? I'd argue that yes, it does, but nothing is confirmed until publisher Bethesda announces it. That's the bloody rule, and that's clearly what's scheduled to happen tomorrow, according to a new Tweet from the official Rage Twitter account.

Platinum claims it will 'turn the action genre on its head' with upcoming unannounced game

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Platinum claims it will 'turn the action genre on its head' with upcoming unannounced game

Last year, Platinum Games told Joe that it would like to bring all of its games to PC, but we still know very little about what it's working on next, other than the Switch-exclusive Bayonetta 3. In January, it said it was developing two self-published games that would sit somewhere between AAA and indie titles, and this week designer Hideki Kamiya gave another hint about the studio's future plans, saying he's working on a game that will “turn the action genre on its head".

Rocket League planning a 'Rocket Pass' that unlocks cosmetics as you level up, will have free and premium versions

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Rocket League planning a 'Rocket Pass' that unlocks cosmetics as you level up, will have free and premium versions

Rocket League will introduce a new tiered item unlock system this summer in which players earn cosmetics for leveling up. The "Rocket Pass" will have both free and paid-for paths. The free version will offer cosmetics—decals, wheels, toppers and the like—as well as decryptors that open crates. The premium pass will be unlocked for a one-off fee and, presumably, will offer better, more regular gear as you progress.

An 8-bit spin-off of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming later this month

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An 8-bit spin-off of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is coming later this month

You might remember that the Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the platformer from Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi due out later this year, was the most successful video game crowdfund on the platform, raising more than $5.5 million (it's since been usurped by Shenmue 3). But you might not remember that the campaign also promised a smaller, 8-bit prequel as one of its stretch goals. That game, called Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, was announced this week, and it'll be with us later this month.