Tetris champion Jonas Neubauer has died

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Tetris champion Jonas Neubauer has died

Jonas Neubauer, a seven-time winner of the Classic Tetris World Championship and popular Twitch streamer, has died at the age of 39. According to messages posted to his Twitter profile and Discord, he died of "a sudden medical emergency" on January 5.

The Borderlands movie is about to start filming in Hungary

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The Borderlands movie is about to start filming in Hungary

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Adam Goodman, the head of Hungarian production services company MidAtlantic Films, mentioned the Borderlands movie was one of several productions about to go ahead in his country. "We're opened up space for a Lionsgate film, Borderlands [starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart], we're doing season three of Jack Ryan for Paramount TV, and we're doing a Marvel project, which, for the usual security reasons, I can't talk about," he said.

No More Room in Hell 2 pops up a Steam page

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No More Room in Hell 2 pops up a Steam page

After jerking back to life a few months ago, No More Room in Hell 2 has risen to terrorize the denizens of Steam with a new Steam Page that says the game is "coming soon." The developers over at Lever Games are aiming to deliver the Early Access phase of No More Room in Hell 2 some time this year, clearly. Their goal is for that to last about a year before the game's full release. The initial release will have 8-player zombie killin co-op across two large, non-linear maps: Brooklyn Heights, based on New York City, and Night of the Living Dead, based on rural Pennsylvania. The maps will have randomized elements each playthrough "including apartments, building interiors, locked doors, electrical power, barricades, and more." The default game mode is a co-op mode where players must work together to survive, complete objectives, and call for rescue.

Ancient Abyss is a speedy, Zelda-like Dungeon Crawler

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Ancient Abyss is a speedy, Zelda-like Dungeon Crawler

Ancient Abyss comes to Steam this week, a 2D action game with the kind of permadeath that you expect from the roguelike genre, but with an added emphasis on exploration and discovery ala the classic 2D Zelda games. The game is about exploring ever-deeper into a mysterious, randomly-generated maze. As you get further into the maze you collect items and get powers that help you go ever-deeper. Ancient Abyss is coming to Steam Early Access this week, on January 14th.

Create sound effects for games (or just for fun) with this awesome tool

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Create sound effects for games (or just for fun) with this awesome tool

I have no plans to create my own videogame (you're welcome), but that hasn't stopped me from playing with ChipTone, an extremely cool videogame sound effects tool, all day. It's like a little sound board with SFX for coins, jumps, zaps, explosions, 1-Ups, and other video game sounds. And there's all sorts of ways to tinker and mutate the sounds so you can create the SFX of your dream game.

Techland confirms Dying Light 2 lead writer has left but says 'exciting news' is coming

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Techland confirms Dying Light 2 lead writer has left but says 'exciting news' is coming

2020 was a rough year for the zombie parkour game Dying Light 2. It came out strong at E3 2018 with a flashy trailer and Chris Avellone's name attached, but an expected release in spring 2020 was delayed in January of that year, and Avellone was shown the door several months later following allegations of sexual misconduct. Then, earlier this week, it came to light that lead writer Pawel Selinger had parted ways with developer Techland, potentially bad news for a game that still doesn't have a new release date.