New World dev diary reveals the factions and lore of the MMO's PvE

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New World dev diary reveals the factions and lore of the MMO's PvE

Amazon Game Studios has released a new developer diary for its upcoming massively multiplayer RPG New World. The diary reveals three factions of New World's Aeternum—the Lost, Angry Earth, and Ancients. In New World, players are cast as a shipwrecked 17th-century explorer discovering the hidden secrets of a monster-ridden island.

Watch a new trailer for bee management game Hive Time

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Watch a new trailer for bee management game Hive Time

I have fond memories of playing SimAnt, trying to avoid death by spider, rain, or human foot while growing my little colony and protecting the Queen. Hive Time is sort of like Sim Bee, a deliberately not too realistic management sim where you have control of a beehive. 

Fortnite added a Rickroll emote

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Fortnite added a Rickroll emote

I hated Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up when I was a kid and now when it comes on I nod my head to this slice of non-threatening boy pop from 1987 because time makes fools of us all. God knows how the actual kids playing Fortnite feel about it, now that Epic has added the song and accompanying dance as an emote.

Audiosurf, 12 years old this month, just received an update

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Audiosurf, 12 years old this month, just received an update

I would not have predicted the first Audiosurf would still be receiving patches in the year 2020, but here we are. The "ride a space rollercoaster that rises and falls in time to songs from your mp3 collection" game from 2008 has been updated for better widescreen support and more corkscrew twists.

Here's footage from an abandoned StarCraft third-person console game

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Here's footage from an abandoned StarCraft third-person console game

Announced in 2002, StarCraft: Ghost was a third-person take on the StarCraft universe developed especially for consoles - the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube in particular. It wasn't until 2014 that the game was officially cancelled by former Blizzard president Mike Morhaime, though the writing had been on the wall for over a decade.

Hell yeah, Rainbow Six Siege is getting a Golden Gun mode

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Hell yeah, Rainbow Six Siege is getting a Golden Gun mode

With fewer operators on the horizon in Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 (2020) and Year 6 (2021), Ubisoft is hoping to keep players entertained with more events, battle passes, and modes. One of these sideshows is the Arcade, a new playlist for small, experimental game types launching sometime during Operation Void Edge. The first mode coming to Arcade revives a classic versus mode dating all the way back to 1997’s GoldenEye 007 on the N64.

Rainbow Six Siege director says Clash is a 'top candidate' for a rework

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Rainbow Six Siege director says Clash is a 'top candidate' for a rework

In Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 and Year 6, Ubisoft is spending less time pumping out new operators to spend more time improving the ones it already has. Lord Tachanka’s long-awaited rework is the first product of this initiative. Speaking to PC Gamer at the Six Invitational 2020, game director Leroy Athanassoff shared another operator that’s in need of a significant rework: Clash.

Mecha action game Daemon X Machina deploys on PC, and the port is great

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Mecha action game Daemon X Machina deploys on PC, and the port is great

If you like mecha, consider going to fight giant renegade AI war machines and giant robots as an augmented posthuman after an apocalyptic event in just-released Daemon X Machina. Developed by Marvelous Inc and published by XSEED Games, Daemon X Machina was released on February 13th. It’s an action game with highly customizable giant Arsenal mechs and giant mech pilots, known as Outers, which both have superhuman powers. The story seems somewhat barebones, but the action combat looks quite good—and it’s polling at an “Overwhelmingly Positive” on Steam. Some even compare it favorably to mech-fan ur-games Armored Core.