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Epic Games opens streaming-focused studio led by Star Wars: Rogue Squadron creators

(Image credit: Factor 5, LucasArts)Epic Games has opened a new streaming-focused studio in Cologne, Germany, to be led by the founders of developer Factor 5, which made the excellent Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games.The new studio is led by director Achim Moller, who joined Epic in March, and Julian Eggebrecht, who joined in January. ...

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero are free on the Epic Games Store

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The Epic Games Store is doing its last double freebie this week, at least for now, giving everyone a copy of Hyper Light Drifter, the tricky pixel RPG, and the turn-based tactics game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.It's a bit like XCOM, but with even more RPG nods and a whole exploration layer. ...

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Two Excellent Games Are Free For The Next Week

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Another round of PC games are free for Epic Games Store users this week, and they're good ones.To claim the free games, all you need is a free Epic account if you don't already have one. ...

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Limited Run Games Unveil River City Girls Physical Edition

We're less than three weeks away from River City Girls' September 5 launch for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.Each standard River City Girls physical copy will come with a one-disc sampler of the game's soundtrack, with LRG alluding to more River City Girls news in "the coming weeks" in a separate tweet. ...

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Take Online Battling More Seriously Than Past Games

The Pokemon Company dropped a new trailer for Sword and Shield ahead of this weekend's Pokemon World Championships.Like previous Pokemon games, Sword and Shield will give players the ability to connect online and battle other trainers around the world via the Battle Stadium. ...

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Fortnite mechs are here to stay, says Epic Games

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Epic has released a statement explaining why the Fortnite mechs (known in-game as B.Since their introduction, many players have argued that the mechs are messing up their tried-and-true Fortnite tactics and disrupting competitive play. ...

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Epic Games Store gets better product pages and more cloud saving

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The Epic Games Store got a facelift today with the rollout of new features including expanded cloud saves, new product pages, and keyless integration with the Humble Store that will enable you to purchase games there and have them automatically added to your EGS account.To enable the latter feature, log into your account at Humble, select "settings" from the dropdown menu under your email address, hit the "Epic Games Link" button, and then throw the thumbs-up in the popup that appears. ...

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Superhot Team is now funding games but says it's 'totally not a publisher'

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Superhot Team is getting into the publishing game, kind of.The Frog Detective adventure game series and Knuckle Sandwich, a retro RPG, are the first to take advantage of the fund. ...

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Epic Games Store Adds Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, And Announces Its Next Free Game

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The Epic Games Store's latest update has seen the storefront receive a visual face-lift, while also implementing Humble Bundle keyless integration and additional cloud save functionality.All Ubisoft titles have supported cloud saves since launch due to their Uplay integration, and Epic says more games will include the feature moving forward. ...

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Steam adds 'played on another platform' as a new way to ignore games in the store

So when Steam's Discovery Queue recommends it to me, I debate what to do.I treat Steam's machine learning systems like a new puppy: constantly at risk of picking up bad habits if I tell it the wrong thing. ...

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Top New Games Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

Now Playing: Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019










Every week, New Releases breaks down the upcoming week in games.Sci-fi fans can take flight with Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw or platform through a virtual computer with Exception. ...

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It looks like Switch is getting SNES games, according to this FCC controller application

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Everyone and their dog knows that Nintendo Switch Online would be infinitely more appealing if it offered SNES games as well as NES games.According to a new FCC application (spotted by Link83 on ResetEra), Nintendo's not only working on bringing SNES games to Switch, it's also preparing a wireless SNES controller to go with them. ...

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Quantic Dream games won't be "exclusive to any platform anymore,'' says David Cage

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Quantic Dream’s founder David Cage revealed that the studio plans to shift away from making games exclusive to PlayStation and bring its games to multiple platforms in future." Cage made it clear that the studio no longer plans to make its games exclusive to any platform going forward. ...

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This Xbox One S Bundle Comes With Six Awesome Games At A Discount

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition released back in May, and only three months later, there's quite the bundle for it.Online retailer BuyDig is offering an Xbox One S All-Digital bundle with six games and two months of Xbox Live Gold for $330 US, down from $369. ...

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Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirms single-player focused games are here to stay

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With so many multiplayer adventures hitting consoles these days, there's been a lot of chatter about just what the future holds for single-player focused games.Thankfully, Xbox head Phil Spencer is helping alleviate any fears players may have about upcoming Xbox releases after responding to a question about whether any single-player games will be landing on the console in the years to come. ...

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Epic pledges loot box transparency across all of its games

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Starting next year, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and others have agreed to start sharing loot box odds.Since then, other ESA members have committed to transparency, including Epic Games. ...

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Nintendo Switch Online's Free NES Games For August Revealed, And One Is Incredibly Rare

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Nintendo has revealed the next batch of NES titles coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service.This month adds another pair of legacy games to the system's slowly expanding NES library, one of which has never been officially re-released before. ...

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Tackle your 3DS backlog with a Nintendo 2DS and two free games for just $80

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Looking for a cheap way to play all those DS and 3DS games you may have missed, but don't want to spring for a 3DS system?There's a simple solution: just get a 2DS! ...

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A year after sexism report rocked Riot Games, studio says it's made 'significant strides'

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After a detailed Kotaku report last year highlighted serious issues of sexism and harassment at League of Legends developer Riot Games, the studio hired a chief diversity officer, Angela Roseboro, to help it improve its workplace culture.It's noteworthy that one of the high profile figures in Kotaku's reporting last year, COO Scott Gelb, was given a two month suspension but remains at the company. ...

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PS Plus August 2019: New Free PS4 Games Now Available

Now Playing: Free PS4 PlayStation Plus Games For August 2019 Revealed











August is finally upon us, which means new PS4 freebies are on deck for PS Plus subscribers--the perfect excuse to stay inside and avoid the summer heat.From August 6 to September 2, you can claim Wipeout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4 as this month's free games. ...

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