After declaring war on Steam, Epic is now challenging publishers

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After declaring war on Steam, Epic is now challenging publishers

Epic is now a multiplatform publisher, announcing the new Epic Games Publishing label today. Just as it did when it revealed it was squeezing into the digital storefront business, it's promising to do things a bit differently in ways that probably look extremely appealing to developers.

Stolen AMD graphics files are being ransomed

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Stolen AMD graphics files are being ransomed

AMD has confirmed the theft of files relating to both its current and future graphics cards, and that it's working with law enforcement as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. The files are "not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products," the company said in a statement yesterday.

PlatinumGames is promising a big reveal on April 1

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PlatinumGames is promising a big reveal on April 1

PlatinumGames plans to unveil its next big project on April 1—and it doesn't sound like an April Fools Day' ruse. It's the fourth and final part of Platinum 4, a series of announcements that has so far yielded a PC remaster of the 2003 Wii U game The Wonderful 101, a new giant hero game called Project GG, and the opening of a new studio in Tokyo. A cryptic tweet from the studio tells fans to "look to the stars on 04.01 for more".

Torchlight 3's new Sharpshooter class is a master of the bow and summoning magic

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Torchlight 3's new Sharpshooter class is a master of the bow and summoning magic

Torchlight 3, the action-RPG formerly known as Torchlight Frontiers, is currently in closed alpha testing and slated to go live later this year. When it does, one of the new classes it will feature will be the Sharpshooter, revealed today as a long-range class that uses bows and guns to take out enemies from long range, backed by magical trinkets and a casual disregard for the rules.

The latest Dead Cells patch adds a Half-Life crowbar

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The latest Dead Cells patch adds a Half-Life crowbar

To celebrate the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Dead Cells has just received a small update adding a new weapon, skin and diet themed around the Half-Life universe. The weapon, of course, is the crowbar, which doles out critical hits immediately after breaking a door or "breakable prop". That's available right now, and may or may not be a desperate bid to secure free Index kits from Valve.