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“Switch – or die trying” reveals developer commentary video

Press release: Indian game development studio Threye Interactive today published a developer commentary video for their upcoming 2D puzzle platformer Switch – or die trying, releasing on Steam for PC on March 7th and on Xbox One in the coming months. Throughout the video the team briefly introduces the narrative and showcases in more detail the main mechanics, including the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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The FPS Sci-fi space survival game “Hellion”will be released today via Steam Early Access

Press release: February 24th 2017 – Independent developer Zero Gravity today at 6pm GMT launches their debut first-person space survival multiplayer title Hellion on Steam Early Access for $24.99/£18.99/€22.99. In the Hellion solar system, all in-game objects from planets and moons to ships and stations abide by Newtonian physics and full orbital mechanics. Players have to survive in the most… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Pixel Privateers Is Like Squad-Based Borderlands

Do you like loot? Do you enjoy having so much loot that you don’t know what to do with it? Does the thought of drowning in a sea of loot, images of loved ones scrolling like a credits sequence as a space laser digs deep into your esophagus, appeal to you? Then yeah, you should probably check out Pixel Privateers. Advertisement I’ve seen a lot of people comparing Pixel Privateers to games like Borderlands and Diablo, and it’s not hard to see why. The game, which has been hanging out in Steam’s top ten for the past couple days, describes itself as a “squad-based tactical loot-‘em-up.” Basically, you travel through space, jumping between planets and sending squads down to explore, run missions, and beat the stuffing out of a variety of exotic loot pinatas. Then you return to your ship, dress your vicious pixel people in the entrails of your enemies (which happen to be full suits of armor, generally), and jump back into the fray. Here’s a video of all that in action: Combat, you might have noticed, can be pretty easy. On normal, I found the first couple READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Viking strategy game “Northgard” is now available via Steam early access

Critically Acclaimed Game Studio Shiro Games Announces Viking strategy game “Northgard” releases today on Steam Early Access. Press release: Bordeaux – 22nd of February – The new Viking strategy game “Northgard” will be available today on Steam Early Access for $19.99, bringing a unique mix of exploration, village building and combat heavily infused with Norse mythology. Being developed by popular… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Dota 2

The Next Dota Major Is Already Running Into Issues

Image credit: Official Dota 2/Twitter The Kiev Major, the second and final major of the Dota 2 season before the next International (Dota 2’s world cup), is facing a raft of problems. Travel issues, ticket scalpers, and changing dates are dredging up ghosts of majors past. Advertisement In December, it was announced that the Kiev Major would take place from April 20–23. Last week Valve pushed it back to April 27-30 to “help reduce potential conflicts with other tournaments.” That other tournament is the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017, whose main event takes place from April 1–4. The original three weeks in-between the two events sounds like plenty of time, until you take into account that every major has both open and regional qualifiers that take up at least a week, as well as travel time. Kiev, Ukraine, is a prime location for a Dota major, given Eastern Europe’s long history with the game. Popular players like Natus Vincere’s Danil “Dendi” Ishutin and the entire Virtus.Pro lineup hail from the region, and part of Dota’s hazing phase is learning to recognize certain Russian phrases in pub games. Russians in particular are READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Burning Arrow

“The Other 99” gets a new update that brings improved performance and much more

Major update for first person action survival horror “The Other 99” developed by independent games studio Burning Arrow, now available on Steam Early Access. Press release: Lonely Island, February 22, 2017 – Independent video games publisher Deck 13 and games development studio Burning Arrow announced today the availability of a brand-new update for ‘The Other 99’ that brings multiple improvements… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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The award-winning puzzle platformer “Shift Happens” is now available on Xbox One and PC

Press release: MUNICH — Feb. 22, 2017 — The award-winning puzzle platformer Shift Happens has wobbled its way onto Steam and the Xbox Store! Published by Deck13 and developed by Klonk Games, Shift Happens — best played with a friend or significant other — offers players a hearty challenge through 40 levels and four unique worlds filled with traps and… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Capcom

Dead Rising 4 Coming to Steam on March 14, 2017

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The medieval tabletop inspired RTS “Wartile” launches March 17th on Steam Early Access

Digital Diorama Combat Brings Viking Mythology, Story and Lore to Life Press release: Copenhagen, Denmark – February 22nd, 2017 – Lead your figurines, into battle on miniature battle boards, with Wartile, Playwood Projects’ visually stunning medieval real time tabletop inspired game played out on digital diorama themed Battle boards. Launching on Steam Early Access on March 17th, Wartile features single… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Monster Monpiece Brings Moe Girls and Lots of Rubbing Uncensored to Steam on March 14

digital homicide

Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling

Jim Sterling Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide’s $10 million case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling. Fortunately for those of us who write about video games, Sterling’s scathing critique of Digital Homicide’s game Slaughtering Grounds won’t create precedent for developers slamming critics with million-dollar lawsuits. Advertisement “I’d say this should at least serve as a warning to developers that such extreme measures might sound good as threats, but are generally just a bad idea,” Sterling said in an e-mail. “Critics, too, should take note—yes this case was frivolous, but it still had to be taken seriously once it was served.” Years ago, Sterling published a YouTube video describing Digital Homicide’s Slaughtering Grounds as a “New ‘Worst Game Of 2014′ Contender.” Sterling, who regularly plays games he considers hilariously bad, skewered Slaughtering Grounds, deeming it an “absolute failure.” His critique implied Digital Homicide was selling an original game composed of unoriginal materials, or “asset flipping.” In response, Digital Homicide accused Sterling of playing the game incorrectly, perhaps to entertain or attract viewers. They soon filed a DMCA takedown to wipe Sterling’s video from YouTube. “We find the usage of the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Dystoria

Dystoria is now available on Steam

Press release: Today, Indie developer, Tri-Coastal Games released their eye catching, fast paced Sci-Fi challenge arcade shooter, Dystoria, on Steam – , priced at $14.99/£10.99/€14.99. Dystoria is a 360 degree Axis Shifting Space Shooter in true 3D space. Navigate the precise and correct route to apprehend and destroy the enemy and collect precious orbs. A backdrop story adds to the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf PC giveaway – Three Steam keys

Today is a very good day if you just happen to be a fan of Warhammer. Because as you might already know, it’s been about three days since Herocraft and Games workshop launched their card-driven turn-based tactical RPG game “Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf” on Steam (the game dropped on the 17th of February, to be exact). Well, the nice folks… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Gets Prefundia Page and Teases Possible Future for the Series on Vita