Wooden train set simulator Tracks comes to Steam in September

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Wooden train set simulator Tracks comes to Steam in September

All aboard for wholesome fun, as the model train set simulator Tracks is heading to Steam Early Access on September 28. If you never had the opportunity to play with Brio as a kid, this is your chance to experience the joy of building a wooden train track.

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Currently available as a free demo, the full retail release of Tracks will allow players to ride the rails in first person, with train drivers having to balance the speed and weight of the vehicle as they chug around the track. Alongside its sandbox mode, Tracks will have a challenge mode where players will have to build tracks to fulfill special tasks like making the perfect freight train network.

TumbleSeed gets much easier with its first major update

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TumbleSeed gets much easier with its first major update

A month after its launch, developer aeiowu have released an update to physics-based roguelike TumbleSeed. Along with massively rebalancing TumbleSeed's difficulty curve, aeiowu have released an in-depth post mortem which dissects the reasons for TumbleSeed’s failure.

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According to aeiowu and having personally spent ages trying to complete the first level of TumbleSeed, its main problem is that it is simply too hard. Critics and players saw the game as “unfair and unforgiving”, which heavily impacted its sales on Steam and other platforms. With many big name streamers bouncing off TumbleSeed and audiences seeming to “particularly dislike watching TumbleSeed”, the media buzz around it faded away after launch week.

Four-legged dragons are causing a stir with Elder Scrolls Legends players

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Four-legged dragons are causing a stir with Elder Scrolls Legends players

Good card art is important to a CCG. You want it to be expressive while also staying true to the character art seen in the original game. Unfortunately for Elder Scrolls lore buffs, the artwork created by developer Dire World Digital for Elder Scrolls Legends has become quite the point of contention.

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Pointed out by Reddit user ShiaLePork (which is a fantastic name by the way), some of the cards in the recent Heroes of Skyrim expansion are not that accurate to series lore. Within the world of Tamriel, dragons only have two legs, with their wings having claws attached to them. From the World Eater Alduin to your garden variety drake, a naturally occurring dragon should only have two legs.

Forza 7 on PC is “a huge milestone” for developer Turn 10

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Forza 7 on PC is “a huge milestone” for developer Turn 10

Following its reveal at the Microsoft conference during E3, Forza 7 developers Turn 10 are keen to make this installment great on both PC and console. In an interview with Nvidia, executive producer Ryan Cooper discussed how developing Forza 7 for PC acts as a massive landmark for Turn 10 as a studio.

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According to Cooper, the studio are “really focusing” on making the PC version of Forza 7 as great as it can be, with previous titles Forza Horizon and Forza Apex acting as helpful lessons in PC development.

Battleborn gets a brand new free PVP mode

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Battleborn gets a brand new free PVP mode

Battleborn seems to be doubling down on its new free-to-play model, by introducing a PVP mode that is available to all players. Called Supercharge, it mixes elements of previous competitive game types with some brand new maps.

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Supercharge is a combination of the Meltdown and Capture game modes, with players fighting over specific capture points to ‘supercharge’ their minion waves. These supercharged minions are much tougher and will gain your team more points if they reach their goal, so controlling those capture points is key to success.

A Dota 2 team won an International qualifier match without killing anyone

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A Dota 2 team won an International qualifier match without killing anyone

With Dota 2’s Open Qualifiers currently happening in various regions, amateur and semi-pro teams are competing to win a spot at this year’s International. In one of the weirdest Dota matches I’ve ever seen, one team managed to win a qualifier match with a pacifist strategy.

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Named CryptoN, this team managed to beat opponents GOOMBA Gaming by actively avoiding team fights and just pushing lanes. Despite taking numerous casualties via their policy of non-engagement and self-sacrifice, CryptoN managed to defeat GOOMBA Gaming in just under 20 minutes.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s first hour has gambling, smithing and street fighting

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s first hour has gambling, smithing and street fighting

For those Kingdom Come: Deliverance fans who couldn’t make it out to E3, developer Warhorse Studios have released an hour long gameplay walkthrough to show off their E3 build. Along with a chunk of the main story, this developer playthrough shows off its combat tutorial and a typical skirmish.

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Rather than most RPGs where you start as a knight or a mercenary, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has quite the humble beginning, with players taking the role of the son of the village blacksmith. Rather than slaying a dragon, your first quest involves running errands around the village, getting the pommel and crossguard for a sword your dad is smithing. It’s no escape from an execution but it helps players get used to the main systems in Kingdom Come: Deliverance without being overwhelmed by enemies or wandering off the beaten path.

Stop waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 - the best western shootout sim is already on PC

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Stop waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 - the best western shootout sim is already on PC

Pyyyowng. There are few noises more iconic than a ricochet in the classic Westerns of the ‘40s – a pitch-bending yowl straight off the Looney Tunes soundboard. Of course, they were all hitscan weapons back then, bullets bouncing from gun to target in a split-second of suspended disbelief. But that sound made it seem as if the shells were whizzing all around, rebounding from saloon signs and splitting open barrels of beer. That’s the fantasy that SteamWorld Heist makes real.

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Out of everything in the Steam Summer Sale, this is the one to take a punt on – a turn-based tactics game not easily compared to any other, and polished like a colt pistol on John Wayne’s front porch.

PAMELA’s first major update adds crafting and new video tutorials

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PAMELA’s first major update adds crafting and new video tutorials

In a giant update to NVYVE Studios’ sci-fi horror PAMELA, players can now harvest resources and create new items to help them survive in the ruined paradise of Eden. Along with this brand new crafting/harvesting system, PAMELA now has a series of in-game video tutorials which introduce players to all of its major mechanics.

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The biggest addition with this update is the Harvest ability for your IVG, which allows players to break down items into their base materials. Almost any object in Eden can be broken down with the IVG, leaving behind precious resources like plastic and carbon. Items in player inventories can be salvaged as well, turning them into the elemental components needed to create new stuff. Rare items yield more materials, so breaking down that shiny bauble you found on a corpse may be more useful than hoarding it for later.

Ashes of Creation is having a special summer crowdfunding campaign

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Ashes of Creation is having a special summer crowdfunding campaign

Following its massively successful Kickstarter that raised over $3.2 million, Ashes of Creation developer Intrepid Studios are extending their crowdfunding efforts with a summer campaign. Designed for those who couldn’t back the original Kickstarter due to geographical limitations, this round of funding looks to unlock more goodies for this ambitious MMO.

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This campaign will last until July 21, with Intrepid offering alternate backer rewards from those seen in the first Kickstarter. If any of the new rewards catch your eye, you can buy these as separate add-ons to augment your previous donation.