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EA is closing Visceral Games, changes direction of studio’s Star Wars game

Update: An internal email obtained by Kotaku indicates that Amy Hennig is off the project.  “A development team from across Worldwide Studios will take over development of Ragtag, led by the EA Vancouver team that has already been working on the project,” the email says. “Steve Anthony will lead this team, and we will use much of the work that has been done to date by Visceral—the assets of Ragtag that have already been built …

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EA have shut down Visceral Games, and will reboot their Star Wars title

EA have shut down Visceral Games. The studio had most recently been responsible for Battlefield Hardline, and was perhaps best known for creating Dead Space. Visceral Games had been working on an untitled Star Wars game with Amy Hennig, formerly the creative director of the Uncharted franchise. According to EA’s official statement, this game is moving to the hands of a team from “across EA Worldwide Studios,” led by a core group from EA Vancouver. …

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Webcomic fans are running an xkcd-inspired game jam

One of the internet’s greatest myths is the idea that there’s a relevant xkcd comic for any given situation. As to exactly how true that is I couldn’t say, but I have a comic bookmarked on my PC about sexual experimentation that I’m sure will come in handy one day. Here are some of the best indie games on PC. In order to celebrate the ever-enduring relevance of the webcomic series, and its spin-off, ‘What …

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The Nemesis system is wasted on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

I really want to love Middle-earth: Shadow of War. I have seen it spawn incredible anecdotes: social media is full of people regaling us with tales of the brave orc who saved them from certain death, ripping off a rival’s head in a bloody display, and orcs who doggedly returned from the dead to exact revenge on protagonist Talion. I saw a tweet thread the other day about a player who had his orcs turn …

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Rainbow Six Siege’s mid-season reinforcements are due to arrive next week

Rainbow Six Siege’s mid-season reinforcements are scheduled to launch next week. According to Matthew Szep, community manager for Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, the reinforcements for Operation Blood Orchid should arrive around Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Check out our list of the best Rainbow Six Siege operators. Mid-season reinforcements are important to the ongoing balance of Rainbow Six Siege. They’re often the home of major operator overhauls, as well as various other buffs and nerfs. …

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole PC review

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Before the first bottom burp had even been recorded, Ubisoft had their work cut out with any sequel to the well-received South Park: The Stick of Truth. First, they were without developers Obsidian – a bad start in any RPG player’s spellbook. Second – and just like the TV show – they would be confined to the same setting. It is a South Park game; how could it be set …

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DevGAMM Minsk 2017 | PC Games Insider

Date & Times: Thursday, November 16th – 17th 2017 9am to 11pm Location: Minsk , Belarus Region: Europe Expected Size: 3000 – 1000 Ticket Cost: 150 USD Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers Event Type: Conference Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, Console, Handheld Console, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality DevGAMM is one of the biggest conference for game …

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Starborne is a massively multiplayer strategy game from former EVE Online devs

Here’s a mouthful for you: Starborne is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer, 4X space strategy game where rounds last six months. Such is the ambition of Solid Clouds, an indie studio based in Iceland and headed by designers like Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, EVE Online’s former art director, and Hrafnkell Óskarsson, who played a major role in EVE’s lore and design.  Solid Clouds wants to fill a perceived void between multiplayer games and 4X strategy games. Inspired by …

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Conjuring Divinity: Original Sin 2 on my smartphone is why I love PC gaming

I spent Sunday playing the PC role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 — except I wasn’t anywhere near my desktop. Instead, I was playing the excellent fantasy adventure on my smartphone with an Xbox One controller. I was able to do this thanks to a handful of magical technologies and the open nature of the PC. Let me start by confirming that this setup works well as long as I’m on my home network. I’ll …

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Rainway Streaming App Might Bring Cuphead, PC Games To The Switch

The Rainway streaming app, an upcoming app that claims it will allow people to play PC games via streaming to the Nintendo Switch, has apparently been teasing footage of Cuphead over the last few days, though the game is currently exclusively for the Xbox One and the PC systems only. One of the multiple flaws in PC gaming is that many games require a certain standard of hardware to be able to play games, and …

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This nifty utility compacts your games without a performance hit

Windows 10 includes tools to help you use less drive space, one of which is a compression utility called Compact. Normally you would access this through the command line. Now there is an open-source graphical interface available called Compact GUI that makes the built-in utility much easier to use, and less daunting to inexperienced users. CompactGUI is available on Github. Several users on Reddit claim it is working wonders on their game libraries, essentially working …

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Why Massimo Guarini set up Last Day of June developer Ovosonico

Let’s get one thing out of way: yes, Ovosonico is based in a villa on the outskirts of Milan. It’s a change of pace from what we normally see in development studios. We’re used to seeing coders based out of their bedrooms and we’ve visited our fair share of triple-A studios based in skyscrapers, via indie start-ups in East London workspaces. But a villa? That’s different. “It comes from my background. I worked and lived …

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Sadly, Overgrowth feels like a game from 2008, because it is

Watership Down broke me as a child. Seeing cute cartoon animals being torn to shreds can leave an impression on a tiny human. Who knew? But while the movie left me emotionally scarred, it did give birth to a fondness for bunnies. I just wanted to protect the furry little creatures, at least until the day my parents got me a real pet rabbit and it bit me on the nipple. Rabbit nipple bites hurt, …

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RuneScape launches zombie survival mode for ten days only

UK developer Jagex has announced a new zombie survival mode for its flagship MMO RuneScape. Sounds standard games industry announcement, right? Well, Jagex has put a twist on the formula. Said mode, dubbed ‘Dimension of the Dead’ will be available for just ten days, starting today. Players will be fighting the armies of the dead in an alternate undead dimension. This will culminate in a 90 minute endgame on October 28th, with the highest-scoring 1,000 …

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Vaulting is finally coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds testing servers

With only 11 weeks left to release the full version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on schedule, the game’s developers are offering a tentative roadmap as to how new content will make it into the full release. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ new map is more varied than you’d think. There are very few changes coming to the game’s final patch before full release. The most important of those is changing item spawn to make sure they’re better balanced in …

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