Torchlight Frontiers is now Torchlight 3, will release on Steam

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Torchlight Frontiers is now Torchlight 3, will release on Steam

It's been a bit of a rocky road for the upcoming Torchlight game—developer Runic Games, maker of Torchlight and Torchlight 2, was closed 2017, and Torchlight Frontiers, the shared-world RPG being made at Echtra Games, was delayed from a 2019 release to 2020.

Doom Eternal won't have microtransactions or an in-game store

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Doom Eternal won't have microtransactions or an in-game store

Buying a pricey game these days doesn't guarantee you'll get access to everything without dipping into your wallet again, but at least in the case of Doom Eternal you'll be able to save your pennies. Creative director Hugo Martin confirmed that there would be no shop or double-dipping when it comes to cosmetics. 

Metro Exodus is getting a sandbox expansion in February

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Metro Exodus is getting a sandbox expansion in February

Sam's Story is the second expansion for moody post-apocalyptic FPS Metro Exodus, but it's the first to follow in the base game's sandbox footsteps. Launching next month, it charts the journey of Sam, an American marine who was stuck in Russia after the end of days hit. He's trying to make his way to Vladivostok, hoping to get back to the US. 

Half-Life remake Black Mesa is almost ready for its 1.0 launch

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Half-Life remake Black Mesa is almost ready for its 1.0 launch

Black Mesa has been in development for so long you could be forgiven for forgetting that it wasn't already out. Originally released as a Half-Life 2 mod all the way back in 2012, it's been available in standalone form on Steam Early Access since 2015. But with the ambitious Xen chapters—which effectively serve as an expansion—pretty much finished, the full game will soon be given the 1.0 brand and released into the wild. 

Hearthstone VR was prototyped by Blizzard

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Hearthstone VR was prototyped by Blizzard

Hearthstone's tavern seems impossibly cosy and welcoming, the perfect place for a friendly card battle, but our eyes are always fixed on the board. A VR version that plonks you by the bar and lets you do a bit more than just play cards sounds very tempting, and apparently Blizzard concurs, to the extent that it developed a Hearthstone VR prototype. 

Rocket League Mac and Linux players can now get refunds

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Rocket League Mac and Linux players can now get refunds

Psyonix announced that it was dropping multiplayer support for the Mac and Linux versions of Rocket League last week, with the changes coming in early March. While the other modes will still be playable, multiplayer is a vital component of the car-ball romp, leaving its small community unimpressed—especially as there was seemingly no refund option. It looks like this was a miscommunication, however, and Psyonix has since clarified why it's dropping support, as well as offering players refunds. 

Chinese League of Legends pro series suspended due to coronavirus

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Chinese League of Legends pro series suspended due to coronavirus

The Chinese League of Legends Pro League has announced that competitions have been delayed indefinitely due to the outbreak of coronavirus currently spreading in mainland China. The LPL’s official twitter account released an English statement earlier today, saying that week two of the current LPL series is postponed "until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans." The statement apologizes for the disruption and promises to update fans as soon as possible, reminding them to stay safe.