Ion Maiden is now Ion Fury, launching in August

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Ion Maiden is now Ion Fury, launching in August

Ion Maiden, the retro shooter and Duke Nukem 3D homage, has undergone a name change. Your dad's favourite metal band took issue with the name, and since there's nothing more metal than litigation, Iron Maiden filed a lawsuit. So now it's Ion Fury, which really isn't any worse.

World of Warcraft recreated in Unreal Engine 4 looks great

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World of Warcraft recreated in Unreal Engine 4 looks great

World of Warcraft's big shoulderpads and cartoon style has kept it looking pretty youthful, but after almost 15 years, who hasn't wondered what it would look like if it was made today? Thankfully, a designer has been remaking Azeroth in Unreal Engine 4 for years, and a new video—check it out above—gives us a whirlwind tour of Westfall, Durotar, Duskwood and more. 

Fiverr's freelance dev platform sounds liberating but won't solve crunch

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Fiverr's freelance dev platform sounds liberating but won't solve crunch

Online freelancer platform Fiverr is expanding into game development services, creating a new store where freelance animators, game designers and composers can sell their skills to interested developers. A freelance marketplace isn't normally something that I'd cover, but my interest was piqued when Fiverr cited burnout at big companies as a reason why people in the industry might want to go freelance. I wondered what a company that romanticises graft thought about crunch, one of game development's most pervasive problems. 

Save big on our favorite external hard drive at Amazon right now—both in the US and UK

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Save big on our favorite external hard drive at Amazon right now—both in the US and UK

Even before the tasty Amazon Prime Day PC deals kick in on Monday, another of our favorite PC gaming hardware pieces is at a great price on both side of the Atlantic right now. The Samsung T5 1TB SSD is down to $178 in the US, but it's also been slashed to £153 in the UK. These prices are almost (so very close) to their respective 'lowest prices ever' on Amazon either side of the pond, so they represent excellent value.

Psychonauts 2 has been delayed until 2020

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Psychonauts 2 has been delayed until 2020

Double Fine has published its post-E3 Fig backer update for Psychonauts 2, clarifying some of last month's announcements. At E3, you probably heard that the studio had been acquired by Microsoft and will be published by the behemoth instead of Starbreeze. The main change for backers and prospective players is that the release date has been pushed back.

Pakistani politician mistakes a GTA 5 stunt video for real life, congratulates pilot

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Pakistani politician mistakes a GTA 5 stunt video for real life, congratulates pilot

Last week Pakistan's Awami Tehreek Secretary General, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur shared incredible footage of an airplane narrowly avoiding an oil tanker that had stopped on the runway. With less than a meter of clearance, the A380 airbus manages to pull up and soar over the stopped vehicle, averting what would have otherwise been a terrible disaster—except Gandapur didn't seem to realize that the video was a stunt pulled off in Grand Theft Auto 5.