Naval battle royale Maelstrom launches a PvE 'Gauntlet' mode

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Naval battle royale Maelstrom launches a PvE 'Gauntlet' mode

The high-seas battle royale Maelstrom isn't the most detailed naval combat simulator you'll ever run across, but it's "fun and fast-paced," Chris said in his 2018 preview of the Early Access release. His primary complaint was that it hadn't attracted much of an audience at that point, which meant sometimes lengthy waits for matches to fill up.

After ditching the original Kerbal 2 studio, Take-Two reportedly tried to poach all of its employees

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After ditching the original Kerbal 2 studio, Take-Two reportedly tried to poach all of its employees

In late 2019, publisher Take-Two Interactive delayed the release of Kerbal Space Program 2 until sometime during its 2021 fiscal year—between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Then in February 2020, it made the surprise announcement that development of the game had been moved from Star Theory Games to a new studio founded by its Private Division publishing label, led by "key members" of the Kerbal 2 team from Star Theory.

If you need a break from Earth, here's a neat free game about farming on Mars

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If you need a break from Earth, here's a neat free game about farming on Mars

Last time I saw something about farming on Mars it was that movie where Matt Damon sticks potatoes in poop. In Red Planet Farming you play as the Agricultural Director of Mars, and you'll have plenty of potatoes of your own to grow.  But you'll also have spinach, corn, onions, lettuce, peppers, and lots more crops to cultivate. Starting with a small colony of five brave settlers, you'll have to grow enough food to increase the population, and even more to maintain it.

Project Cars 3 announced, coming this summer with a huge list of new features

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Project Cars 3 announced, coming this summer with a huge list of new features

Project Cars has amassed a large, loyal following of virtual motorsport fans thanks in part to its impressively realistic car physics. But the series has always been missing a few of the features expected from a modern racing sim—something its developer plans to remedy in the scaled-up sequel announced today, which should be out sometime this summer.

The Windows Store is so awful Phantasy Star Online 2 fans made a custom launcher to circumvent it

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The Windows Store is so awful Phantasy Star Online 2 fans made a custom launcher to circumvent it

Phantasy Star Online 2's launch in North America was a disaster thanks to the Windows Store. Though some players were able to get in and play just fine, many had frustrating issues like the game redownloading itself constantly, not working for mysterious reasons, or saddling them with unbearable lag when hanging out with other players in PSO2's hub areas. Though Microsoft and Sega still haven't worked out all the fixes, players aren't waiting. They've already updated a custom launcher to circumvent the Windows Store entirely, fixing almost all of PSO2's major problems.

A Total War Saga: Troy will have mod support 'as soon as possible' after release

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A Total War Saga: Troy will have mod support 'as soon as possible' after release

A Total War Saga: Troy, a strategic retelling of the long-ago spot of unpleasantness between the Greek and the Trojans, is coming to the Epic Games Store on August 13. Like other Total War releases on Steam, it won't have official mod support at launch, but developer Creative Assembly confirmed today that it's built to be moddable, and the studio is working with Epic to have mod support in place as soon as possible.

Destiny 2 gets another teaser for its next expansion

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Destiny 2 gets another teaser for its next expansion

The next chapter of Destiny 2 is going to be shown off on June 9, Bungie announced on Instagram last week, seemingly accidentally, as it eventually removed it from the page. It's still accessible, just hidden. Now Bungie has confirmed the date in a different teaser, below.