EVE Online's next expansion pits players against a deadly alien race

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EVE Online's next expansion pits players against a deadly alien race

EVE Online has no shortage of dangers and mysteries, but its new expansion will be adding more of both in the form of a deadly alien race, the Triglavians. Announced at Fanfest 2018, CCP Games' annual fan-convention that is actually just an excuse to drink very expensive Icelandic beer, Into the Abyss is a free expansion coming in May 29.

Galactic Civilization 3 gets governments and crises in the new 'Intrigue' expansion

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Galactic Civilization 3 gets governments and crises in the new 'Intrigue' expansion

A new Galactic Civilizations 3 expansion called Intrigue brings what sounds like a touch of Civilization to the 4X interstellar empire-building game. It adds 20 styles of planetary government, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, new special events called Crises to deal with, a new "Commonwealth" status and options for your outer worlds, a Galactic Market, and a Galactic News Network that will deliver word of treaties, war, and other important current events. 

CCP Games CEO says he's a 'big believer' in VR despite halting VR development

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CCP Games CEO says he's a 'big believer' in VR despite halting VR development

When CCP Games announced last year that it was laying off nearly 100 employees and shuttering its VR development, it was hard to not take it has an ill omen for the industry as a whole. CCP was one of the biggest VR-focused developers, launching four games across nearly as many years, and its CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson was one of many who spoke zealously about the platform's potential. But its sudden exit from VR development felt like a confirmation of the growing unease that VR was, in fact, not the next big thing in games.

Beautiful Ghibli-inspired adventure game Forgotton Anne comes out next month

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Beautiful Ghibli-inspired adventure game Forgotton Anne comes out next month

Forgotton Anne is an indie game that looks like a Studio Ghibli movie, as we said last year when we spoke to the team at ThroughLine Games about its creation. More specifically, it's an offbeat 2D adventure game that mixes puzzles, platforming and impeccable hand-drawn art, and now it finally has a release date. Forgotton Anne will launch on Steam for $20 on May 15, as revealed in the latest trailer. 

Shovel Knight has sold 2 million copies, most sales on PC but most revenue on Switch

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Shovel Knight has sold 2 million copies, most sales on PC but most revenue on Switch

Retro platformer Shovel Knight, originally released in June 2014, recently passed two million copies sold. Developer Yacht Club Games droped the number in a blog post, which also offers a detailed breakdown of where those sales came from. Before that, some more good news: in celebration of this milestone, Shovel Knight is 20 percent off on Steam, GOG and Humble for the next week. 

Antec slaps a decade-long warranty on new power supply line for gamers

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Antec slaps a decade-long warranty on new power supply line for gamers

We're not sure what constitutes a gaming power supply versus just a regular PSU, but lest there be any doubt about the target audience, Antec's new High Current Gamer (HCG) says it right there in the name. Beneath the marketing, however, these look to be high-end models with a generous 10-year warranty.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood is live

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Hearthstone: The Witchwood is live

I hope you've got your "janky evens-only decks" ready for action, because the big moment has arrived: Hearthstone: The Witchwood is now live. Blizzard has rolled out the expansion worldwide, except for China, where it will arrive several hours later. Current estimates have it coming at around 6 pm ET.