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Anyone Can Now Test Xbox One Updates Early

The Xbox Insider Program is a community that lets Xbox users help Microsoft test and evaluate upcoming system updates before they are released to the public. Previously, the program was limited to a selected group of players, but Microsoft has announced anyone will be able to opt in to the lowest-tier of the Insider Program. Currently the Xbox Insider Program is split into four rings: Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omega. Omega is outermost ring a …

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Slime Rancher oozes out of Early Access into a full release

Slime Rancher is out of Early Access on Steam. Now moving officially into version 1.0.0 – a small patch “designed to tie up a few loose ends with the existing game and offer some closure to the current iteration of Adventure mode” – the developers want us to know the game will continue to be updated.  If you’re one for exploration, check out these other PC sandbox games. “For everyone at Monomi Park, it has been …

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Sunless Skies launches into Early Access at the end of August

Sequel to top-down boating game Sunless Seas, Sunless Skies sees players exploring the cold void of space, which probably isn’t any less grim than the dingy waters of the original game. It’s set to hit Steam Early Access and land on GOG Games in Development on August 30. Keep your course charted with our list of upcoming PC games.  In its Early Access offering, you’ll be able to access on of four regions in the …

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Cosplay, anime, Lego and gaming draw early birds to 19th Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

Thousands of early birds swarmed the Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong fair on Friday morning, with some having camped overnight outside the event venue. The annual show, now in its 19th year, will run until next Tuesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. It features 70 exhibitors and 608 stalls in an expanded venue of 270,000 square feet. Some vendors tried to draw attendees with limited promotions for coupons and …

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Fortnite Finally Available In Early Access on PC, PS4, And Xbox One

After years in development, Fortnite–the tower defense/survival game hybrid from Gears of War and Unreal Tournament creator Epic Games–is finally ready to launch, albeit in Early Access. It’s available now on PC/Mac, PS4, and Xbox One. Although not scheduled to release in full as a free-to-play game until sometime in 2018, this is a paid version of Early Access. It follows a long series of beta and alpha tests, but if you’re interested in playing …

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You can be a fully fledged slime poop farmer – Slime Rancher leaves Early Access August 1

It’s time to leave the little leagues of Early Access farming behind, kiddo. You’re moving up to the big leagues – the full release slime farming leagues. Just next week, Slime Rancher is leaving Early Access, v1.0.0 is coming out on August 1.  We keep up a list of the upcoming PC games you should keep an eye on, so you don’t have to.  If you’ve not played it: Slime Rancher is a game where …

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The Colonists is an Anno-inspired settlement builder coming to Early Access next month

 In a lot of city builder games, it can feel like your people are robots, mindless drones to do the bidding of an omnipresent mayor in the sky. The Colonists is very much like that – almost exactly, in fact. It’s a game where you prepare settlements for human inhabitants using a fleet of adorable Johnny 5 or WALL-E-esque robots.  For more upcoming PC games, we’ve got a list to keep track. Coming to Steam …

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ReCore: Definitive Edition leaked via early official Xbox One image update

ReCore: Definitive Edition has been rumored for a while now but the game’s developers and Microsoft still haven’t made an official announcement regarding its existence. That changed today when a new thumbnail visual was pushed out to game owners around the world that not only changed the image but pretty clearly displayed the words ‘ ReCore: Definitive Edition’. Several users on Reddit first noticed this change and while some have reported that the image has …

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Destiny 2 Early Access and Open Beta Release Date and Times for PS4 and Xbox One

Destiny 2’s beta early access and open beta are right around the corner, beginning first for PlayStation 4 tomorrow on July 18 and followed soon after for Xbox One on July 19. The beta will open for all console players on July 21 for anyone that wants to test out the game. During the Destiny 2 beta, you’ll have access to each of the new subclasses: the Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, or Sentinel Titan. Although Bungie …

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Total War: Warhammer 2’s early adopter race will be revealed this week

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Total War devs Creative Assembly have discussed their pre-order and DLC strategy for Total War: Warhammer II. Headline news is that the reworked race from the original game, which will be playable for pre-orders and “early adopters,” is due to be revealed this week. Here’s everything we know about Total War: Warhammer 2 so far. We know from previous announcements that this will be a “completely reworked faction” from the …

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Ark’s controversial price hike highlights the trouble with pricing Early Access games

“Shh. Their vision is based on price movement…” Game pricing is a thorny question that , but this week we’re dealing with two considerably thornier questions: how much should an Early Access game cost, and should that cost increase when it officially launches? Last week, Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard that its dinosaur survival game was getting a price increase on Steam from $30 to $60 (or £23 to £50) “to ensure retail parity” …

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Unturned marks its exit from Early Access with new map set in Germany

It’s been three years since Unturned, the free-to-play zombie game made by a 16-year-old, was released on Steam. In that time, it’s almost never left the top ten most played games on Steam, rocketing there in its first week. Looking for other free games? We have a list for that. But now it’s time for the zombie game to step out into the wild and marking the occasion is the release of the new German map: …

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Fable Fortune Early Access Delayed on PS4 and Xbox One

Fable Fortune, the collectible card game set in the Fable universe, had its early access has been delayed to July 25. The game was previously scheduled to come to PC in Early Access and Xbox One with the Xbox Game Preview on July 11. However, due to “an administration hiccup,” developers Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl Studios aren’t able to launch the Xbox One version of the game next week. As detailed in a post on the official Fable Fortune blog, …

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Fable Fortune early access release delayed on Xbox One and PC

The release of Fable Fortune, the upcoming collectible card game set within Microsoft’s Fable universe, has been delayed across all platforms. While the game was previously scheduled to debut next week on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access, Fable Fortune will now be available on all platforms on July 25. As detailed in a post on the official Fable Fortune blog, the title’s delayed rollout was caused by an administration error affecting the Xbox …

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Early Xbox One X benchmarks hit the Internet

With six teraflops of GPU processing power and a custom octa-core AMD CPU, Microsoft’s Xbox One X will be the most powerful game console to ever hit the market when it launches on November 7. The Redmond-based company has previously said that all games they are launching in the Xbox One X time frame will run natively at 4K. While some titles were showcased at E3 last month, questions still remain as it pertains to …

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