A new game in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe is in the works

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A new game in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe is in the works

White Wolf Publishing, which in October was purchased by Paradox Interactive from CCP Games, has announced its next game project. Werewolf: The Apocalypse will take place within the World of Darkness universe, a setting best known among fans of video games for the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines.

Werewolf will be a joint effort by Focus Home Interactive Partners and White Wolf Publishing. The game will be developed by Cyanide Studio, best known for Styx: Master of Shadows and Blood Bowl.

Which games are women and girls playing?

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Which games are women and girls playing?

A new survey shows how certain games are more appealing to women and girls than their genre competitors. These include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Star Wars: The Old Republic, which outpaced overall gender breakdown stats for RPGs, open world games and sci-fi fantasies.

Game consumer research outfit Quantic Foundry recently released a report on the gender breakdown of various game genres, which shows the kinds of games favored by women and girls.

Here’s a look at Yooka-Laylee’s cute multiplayer minigames

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Here’s a look at Yooka-Laylee’s cute multiplayer minigames

It's been more than four years since a group of former Rare developers announced plans to create Yooka-Laylee as a spiritual successor to 1998's Banjo-Kazooie, a classic game in N64-era third-person platforming.

Since then, we've been watching progress on Yooka-Laylee with much interest, especially how the game mimics its original inspiration of cute characters and collectables, while taking advantage of design and technological innovations of the past 20 years.

Someone ported a Minecraft clone onto the Dreamcast

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Someone ported a Minecraft clone onto the Dreamcast

Somewhere in an alternate universe there’s a Dreamcast 2 and, presumably, a Dreamcast 3. And, in that alternate universe, our doppelgangers are able to play Minecraft on their console of choice. But for us, stuck here in this hellish timeline, we’ll have to settle with a clever clone for the original Dreamcast, now available for free online.

Over at DCEmulation, forum member gameblabla has taken it upon himself to port a Minecraft clone called Crafti designed for a high-end Texas Instruments calculator onto a vintage Dreamcast. And apparently it works like a charm, albeit a charm without enemies or sound of any kind.

Playdead teases its next game with one gorgeous image

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Playdead teases its next game with one gorgeous image

Playdead, the makers of atmospheric indie games Inside and Limbo, is now at work on its next project. The studio announced on Twitter that the team is back to work on a “new adventure,” and they’ve got a screenshot to prove it.

Thanks for your warm reception of INSIDE. Since release, Playdead founder Arnt Jensen and the team have been working on the next adventure. pic.twitter.com/RfejnH39mR

Injustice 2 is getting an online beta

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Injustice 2 is getting an online beta

NetherRealm’s DC fighting game, Injustice 2, will get an online beta test for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the developer confirmed today. NetherRealm is now accepting registrations for the beta via the game’s official website.

Beyond that, we don’t know much about NetherRealm’s plans. The Injustice 2 beta appears to be limited to players in North America, but NetherRealm promises additional beta details soon.

Fox is spinning up a new games group

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Fox is spinning up a new games group

A new division at Fox, called FoxNext, is being spun up to oversee video gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality and theme park installations. The new business unit will have access to Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group franchises. A press release issued this week says the goal is to “drive the company’s next-generation storytelling experiences.”

Salil Mehta, a veteran of both NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company, will be the business unit’s president.

GTA Online griefers get their comeuppance, and it’s glorious

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GTA Online griefers get their comeuppance, and it’s glorious

Grand Theft Auto Online, the online multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto 5, has over time morphed into a unique experience that is very much its own thing, a place with its own rules and quirks that would likely confuse newcomers. Of course, there are plenty of jerks in the wide-open world of Los Santos and Blaine County, the kind of people who would screw with you just for the fun of it. So here’s a story of one player who exploited the rules of GTA Online, turning them against his would-be griefers.

Aaron Reynolds, the curator of Twitter accounts such as Batman 66 Labels, is a 42-year-old father of three who describes himself as “awful at video games.” He bought his children a PlayStation 4 for Christmas, and dove into GTA Online. It did not go well.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming to PC, Xbox One March 7

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming to PC, Xbox One March 7

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is coming to Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam on March 7, Capcom announced today. The crossover fighting game was re-released on PlayStation 4 in December.

The digital release on Xbox One and PC will cost $24.99. Capcom says it will also release a physical version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on March 7 for PS4 and Xbox One. That “limited edition” physical release will cost $29.99 and will come with an exclusive comic featuring original art from Marvel artists Sean Chen (Iron Man, Nova) and Gerardo Sandoval (Venom, The New Avengers).

Nintendo Switch UI gets new close-up in deleted tweet

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Nintendo Switch UI gets new close-up in deleted tweet

The Binding of Isaac developer Nicalis posted a picture to social media that may have shown just a bit too much of the Nintendo Switch’s user interface. The tweet has since been deleted, but not before we could take a good look at what appears to be the Switch’s mid-game home menu.

The photo Nicalis tweeted appeared to be a tease of a different sort. Alongside The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Plus, two other classic games by the indie studio appeared on screen.