Fortnite’s unpopular Turbo Build changes have been reverted

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Fortnite’s unpopular Turbo Build changes have been reverted

Just one day after the controversial changes were introduced, Epic Games has reverted Fortnite patch v10.20’s Turbo Build nerf.

The original changes increased the time between placing structures with Turbo Build — a game setting that allows players to hold down their build button and automatically place structures — from .05 seconds, to .15 seconds. This may not sound like a big change, but to pro players and fast builders, tripling the time made a huge difference. As soon as patch v10.20 went live, players began complaining about the changes, and trying to figure out why Epic made it in the first place.

Night in the Woods studio cuts ties with designer after abuse allegations

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Night in the Woods studio cuts ties with designer after abuse allegations

Night in the Woods designer and Infinite Ammo co-founder Alec Holowka has been accused of abuse and sexual assault by independent game developer, author, and comics writer Zoë Quinn. Quinn said in a Twitter post on late Monday night that Holowka isolated them for a month in Winnipeg, Canada, where he sexually assaulted and used abusive language against Quinn.

On Wednesday, the other developers behind Night in the Woods said they were cutting ties with Holowka and canceling an in-development project, among other changes at the studio.

Celeste and Inside are the latest free titles at the Epic Games Store

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Celeste and Inside are the latest free titles at the Epic Games Store

Two critically acclaimed indie platformers are hitting the Epic Games Store’s weekly free PC games program this week: Celeste and Inside.

Inside is the spiritual successor to Limbo, which was offered as a free Epic Games Store download last month. Both games, from developer Playdead, are dark and haunting, with eerie graphics and tricky puzzles. And, like Limbo, Inside can get gruesome, earning it an M rating.

New Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle Army Set drops in November

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New Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle Army Set drops in November

The most anticipated line of miniatures from Games Workshop (GW), the new Sisters of Battle, will arrive this November. The announcement was made yesterday during the NOVA Open tabletop wargaming convention in Washington, DC. Along with that news comes another tease of the Psychic Awakening, said to be the next major installment of Warhammer 40,000’s famously grimdark lore.

The Sisters of Battle, also known as the Adepta Sororitas, are 40K’s band of militant nuns, known for their campaigns against humanity’s greatest foes like the Eldar, Orcs, and Tyranids. But they’re also a bit mysterious, closely associated with the Imperial Inquisition. After sharing a handful of new models in July, the United Kingdom-based publisher ripped the cover off an entire army.

Teaser reveals next game in Dark Pictures Anthology

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Teaser reveals next game in Dark Pictures Anthology

As its title suggests, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is the first in a series of narrative games. We already know what its sequel is, a day before the game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

It’s The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope. See for yourself in the teaser that follows the game. Little Hope seems to be your prototypical spooky small town where a mysterious evil thing drags folks to their doom while someone eerily covers a Simon & Garfunkel song.

Epic Games announces eight more exclusives launching on the Epic Games Store

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Epic Games announces eight more exclusives launching on the Epic Games Store

Epic has announced eight more PC games launching exclusively on the Epic Games Store, including Ooblets, Wattam, and, for the first time on PC, the Alto Collection, which will come with both Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey.

Some of these games are also launching on various consoles, so the use of the term “exclusives” in this context seems to mean that they won’t be coming to any other digital storefronts on the PC.

Capcom will show a new Resident Evil game ahead of Tokyo Game Show 2019

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Capcom will show a new Resident Evil game ahead of Tokyo Game Show 2019

Capcom will reveal a new Resident Evil project, called Project Resistance, ahead of the Tokyo Game Show 2019 on Sept. 9. The game is expected on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, according to Capcom’s Project Resistance teaser website.

The trailer will be revealed on the Capcom YouTube page at 8 a.m. PST on Sept. 9. Tokyo Game Show attendees will be able to watch gameplay at the Capcom booth at set times during the show, which is held from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 at Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe. The opportunity to play Project Resistance is available only “by advance registration” at the show, and for Japanese residents only, Capcom wrote on the Project Resistance website.

Predator: Hunting Grounds is fierce, frantic, asymmetrical combat

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Predator: Hunting Grounds is fierce, frantic, asymmetrical combat

Asymmetrical co-op combat game Predator: Hunting Grounds is about teamwork versus individual ruthlessness. Still in alpha form, and due out on PlayStation 4 next year, it’s a battle between a dangerous monster, and a group of less powerful human soldiers. It’s a fast game in which circumstances change rapidly. No matter which of the available roles you take on, playing the game is an exercise in switching constantly between the state of hunter and hunted.

Developer Illfonic is best known for Friday the 13th, in which a crazed killer hunts a team of teenagers (and vice versa). Friday the 13th was generally well received, but ran into copyright problems, and is no longer supported. In Predator: Hunting Grounds, players either take on the role of a co-op team soldier with limited powers, or a single Predator who hunts them. In theory, a single monster will always kill a single team member. But multiple team members are more deadly, together, than the monster.

Yakuza 7 will be a turn-based RPG

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Yakuza 7 will be a turn-based RPG

Sega officially revealed the next game in its Yakuza action game franchise on Thursday and delivered a surprising twist: Yakuza 7 is ditching beat-’em-up action for turn-based role-playing game mechanics.

Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness, as it’s known in Japan, will bring with it other big changes. The main protagonist is Ichiban Kasuga, a yakuza who spends 18 years in prison after taking the fall for his boss’ crimes. After being abandoned by his clan — and after his boss, Masumi Arakawa, attempts to murder him — Kasuga finds himself in Yokohama, the setting of Yakuza 7.

New Shovel Knight game has strong Spelunky and SteamWorld Dig vibes

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New Shovel Knight game has strong Spelunky and SteamWorld Dig vibes

Yacht Club Games, the developers behind the original Shovel Knight series, just announced the latest entry in the franchise at PAX West. Shovel Knight Dig is a brand-new title made in collaboration with Nitrome, the creators of Bomb Chicken.

While Shovel Knight Dig uses the same pixel art aesthetic as its predecessors, its announcement trailer above shows off entirely different gameplay. Instead of fighting through hand-crafted, side scrolling levels, Dig’s levels are more akin to Spelunky. That’s because each level stitches together various premade elements to construct unique levels during each playthrough.