Pathologic 2 will get free DLC despite studio struggles

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Pathologic 2 will get free DLC despite studio struggles

Pathologic 2 by Ice-Pick Lodge was never going to set the world on fire. A dark and theatrical plague survival sim, set in a dreamlike, pseudo-Russian industrial town wracked by crises both self-made and supernatural. It's dark, weird and stressful, like living in one of David Lynch's more vivid fever-dreams. It's a hard sell, but it's a game I hold dear to my heart, making it all the more tragic that it hasn't sold as well as it might.

Destiny 2's most coveted grenade launchers now demand less grind

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Destiny 2's most coveted grenade launchers now demand less grind

Two of Destiny 2's most coveted 'pinnacle' weapons are now easier than ever to earn, although that still doesn't make them accessible for more casual players. The Wendigo GL3 and Mountaintop grenade launchers each required massive PvE and PvP grinds to earn, respectively. The Mountaintop in particular needed players to rack up a phenomenal 200 PvP multi-kills with grenade launchers and 100 Calculated Trajectory medals, each requiring three grenade launcher kills without dying.

Planet Zoo will have aardvarks

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Planet Zoo will have aardvarks

The latest Planet Zoo video discusses the importance of creativity and simulation in Frontier's forthcoming game, and their role in informing features like the ability animals have to climb player-made structures. But fast-forward to 3.16 in that video and you'll see something else pretty neat: Aardvarks.

Dirt Rally is free to keep on the Humble Store

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Dirt Rally is free to keep on the Humble Store

"The stages look incredible", we wrote in our Dirt Rally review back in 2015. "Dust plumes out from under your car as drones buzz through clear skies. Ice patches shimmer as you hammer past snow-laden trees, picking out the road through fog. Hot air balloons rest as you slide a 1970s escort around a hay bale. Mud flings into the air as you tumble a Lancia Delta down a cliff towards a pond. Watching replays are a joy and irresistible if you've had a decent run, made all the better by respectable engine noise and chattering pace notes." Players agree, and it's sitting on a Mostly Positive rating on Steam.

Greedfall extended gameplay video shows a promising blend of The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age

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Greedfall extended gameplay video shows a promising blend of The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age

Spiders' newest RPG Greedfall releases on September 10, and I for one am pretty exciting about it. Inspired by 17th century colonization, the game is by no means based on true stories (it has monsters and stuff), but its strange amalgam of fantasy and history is fascinating. The video above shows the most substantial chunk of gameplay footage we've seen yet, and I've got my fingers crossed that Spiders nails it with this one. It looks great.

Yakuza 7 is ditching beat 'em up action with turn-based combat

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Yakuza 7 is ditching beat 'em up action with turn-based combat

The Yakuza games are ever so slowly making their way to PC, with Sega stating in June that it now considers the series to be a multi-platform one. So it's worth getting a bit excited about Yakuza 7, which was unveiled during a Sega press conference on Thursday. It's exciting for three reasons: 1) it's a new Yakuza game, 2) it'll be the first mainline game without Kazuma Kiryu as protagonist, and 3) it'll have turn-based combat.

Valve will fight European Commission's anti-competition ruling against Steam

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Valve will fight European Commission's anti-competition ruling against Steam

Early this year, the European Commission launched an investigation into six game companies—Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, and ZeniMax—over "suspected anti-competitive practices." In April it released a preliminary finding that the practice of geo-blocking games, which restricts the ability of people to buy games based on their home location, violates EU competition rules.

The Witcher 3 is selling better in 2019 than it did last year

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The Witcher 3 is selling better in 2019 than it did last year

CD Projekt recently took a look back at the first half of 2019, and it saw some interesting things. Cyberpunk 2077 preorders have been going well, particularly on GOG: One-third of all digital PC preorders have been on CD Projekt's own platform. But the primary driver behind the company's financial performance is actually The Witcher 3, despite the fact that it was released more than four years ago.