868-HACK expansion coming in July

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868-HACK expansion coming in July

Remember 868-Hack [official site]? It was a grid-based strategy/puzzle mash up released on PC in 2015 in which you control the avatar of a hacker trying to break into a system full of nasty viruses. There’s been no updates since it wormed its way onto Steam, and I had no inkling that one was coming […]

TumbleSeed patch makes game easier as developer dissects slow sales

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TumbleSeed patch makes game easier as developer dissects slow sales

TumbleSeed [official site], the colourful arcade game about rolling a seed up a monster-packed mountain, has been updated to make it less difficult. In a very thoughtful blog post, developer Greg Wohlwend has written about “what went wrong” with the game’s release last month, and addresses feedback that the game was just too hard to be enjoyable (although the Steam […]

The Sunday Papers

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for trying to make a videogame. I’ll be honest, that’s what they’re always for, I just don’t mention it. But they’re also for rounding up some games writing from across the week. At Gamasutra, Bill Borman did some statistical analysis to try to discover ‘hidden gems’ within Steam. It is, by his own […]

Gigantic launching in July, escapes Windows 10

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Gigantic launching in July, escapes Windows 10

Five-on-five third-person brawler Gigantic [official site] will launch in full on 20 July, developers Motiga have announced. We first caught wind of the free-to-play game way back in 2014, and since then it’s been chugging along under the watchful eye of James Phinney, the lead designer of both StarCraft and Guild Wars. So far the […]

Quake Champions will bunny hop onto Steam too

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Quake Champions will bunny hop onto Steam too

I’m eagerly following the progress of free-to-play shooter Quake Champions [official site]. I spent a good year of my life in the browser-based Quake Live bunny hopping, insta-gibbing and failing to rocket jump over the smallest of obstacles (seriously, I can’t rocket jump in any game), and had a blast. I haven’t had the chance to play […]

Titanfall 2 adding two new maps free next week

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Titanfall 2 adding two new maps free next week

Titanfall 2 pilots – you’re in luck. The game’s getting a free update next week (27 June) called The War Games, which adds two maps and a few new features. If that DLC title sounds familiar then that’s because it’s named after a map from the original Titanfall, War Games, which will now be available […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sales pass 4 million

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sales pass 4 million

The incredible rise of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds [official site] continues. The early access Battle Royale ’em up has surpassed 4 million copies sold, developers Bluehole Studio announced yesterday, which is… er… a lot. The game hasn’t even come out yet and it’s sold more copies than Zelda: Breath of the Wild (that’s at 3 million, and Link had […]

GTA publishers are leaving OpenIV alone after all

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GTA publishers are leaving OpenIV alone after all

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] developers Rockstar Games appear to have talked parent company Take-Two Interactive out of shutting down OpenIV, a modding tool for GTA IV and V. This is good news. The makers of OpenIV received a cease-and-desist letter from Take-Two earlier this month, prompting outrage from players, but Rockstar have confirmed […]