THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes

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THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes

THQ Nordic has purchased another studio: Gothic and Risen-developer Piranha Bytes.

THQ Nordic announced alongside its latest financial report it has purchased Piranha Bytes, the studio responsible for the Gothic, Risen, and ELEX franchises.

The company had a longstanding relationship with the studio as publisher, and according to the announcement, estimated royalty payments to Piranha for upcoming titles equals the purchase price. A figure was not disclosed.

Tim Schafer and Jack Black will demo Psychonauts 2 at a special E3 panel

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Double Fine is bringing Psychonauts 2 to E3 next month.

E3 organiser the ESA has announced another panel joining the list as part of the E3 Coliseum schedule this year.

The panel will focus on Psychonauts 2, and it’s being lead by none other than Tim Schafer, and Jack Black. The duo obviously worked together before so this is going to be a special panel.

Fallout 76 patch introduces Project Paradise Event, fixes some bugs

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Fallout 76 patch introduces Project Paradise Event, fixes some bugs

Bethesda continues to release content for the Wild Appalachia update with this week’s new Fallout 76 patch.

Alongside new content for Wild Appalachia the latest Fallout 76 patch tackles bugs and adds the ability to inspect a player’s Vending Machine contents.

The Project Paradise event takes place in a large set of Biome Labs beneath Arktos Pharma. To start Project Paradise, head to the Arktos Pharma building in the Forest region of Appalachia. Once you enter the lobby, take the elevator down to the labs.

Grid looks a lot like Grid in first gameplay trailer

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We have our first look at the Grid reboot in new footage.

If it weren’t for the updated UI, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching the original game. 2019 Grid obviously looks better than 2008 Grid, but nowhere near a ten-year leap.

The first ever gameplay is shown in IGN‘s video below. The footage mostly runs through a single San Francisco track with muscle cars before it switches it up for GT on another street circuit in Shanghai. Tight, enclosed street circuits is where the original Grid excelled, and it looks like the reboot won’t be getting rid of that.

PlayStation Productions’ first project is… a Twisted Metal TV show

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PlayStation Productions’ first project is… a Twisted Metal TV show

Sony is putting the newly established PlayStation Productions division to work.

The company confirmed that it’s currently developing a Twisted Metal TV show. Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed the news to investors, as reported by IGN.

He also confirmed that the long-in-development Uncharted movie is in “advanced development.” Unfortunately, Vinciquerra didn’t give out any details about either, not even when the studio expects either to be released.

Metro Exodus recouped all costs for THQ which signed a deal to publish 4A Games’ next title

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Metro Exodus helped THQ Nordic bolstered revenue for the company’s current first quarter.

Metro Exodus sold so well it recouped all investment costs, according to THQ Nordic. In light of this, the company has signed a deal to publish the next title from 4A Games.

The news was part of the company’s latest financial report, which stated its Deep Silver arm reported SEK 794 million (€74/$82 million) in revenue.

Fortnite Fortbyte locations Guide: 64 Rox on top of Stunt Mountain, 17 Wooden Fish Building, Daytime Mountain top Cactus Wedge, Pressure Plate Puzzle solution

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Fortnite Fortbyte locations Guide: 64 Rox on top of Stunt Mountain, 17 Wooden Fish Building, Daytime Mountain top Cactus Wedge, Pressure Plate Puzzle solution

Brand new Fortbyte locations are dropping every 24 hours! Over the course of Season 9 you’ll be seeing a lot more Fortbyte challenges, as this set of 100 tough tasks gradually unveils the Uptopia skin across the coming weeks. What will it look like? Nobody knows for certain, but it’s going to be a lot of fun decrypting the mystery.

There are a tons of different kinds of challenges. Some need you to go to specific locations, others unlock after gaining a certain amount of XP, while some are tied to Weekly challenges.

Most of the Fortbyte challenges need no explaining, but there are a few secret locations that can be difficult to track down in the heat of a game – here’s where to go.

Steam Chat gets its own app on Android, iOS

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Steam Chat gets its own app on Android, iOS

Valve has released a new app dedicated to Steam Chat.

Steam Chat, which recently received a massive overhaul that made it a lot more similar to Discord, never got its proper due on mobile.

Though there’s obviously a Steam mobile app, the chat functionality within it is limited to the pre-update features. It works, but it’s nowhere near as feature-rich as its overhauled counterpart.