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For console games, downloads are approaching a tipping point

Any future for used games? View more stories On the PC, games distributed on discs in physical boxes have been a practical market rounding error for years now. Destiny 2‘s sales distribution highlights how the console game market may finally (and inexorably) be heading toward that point as well. In an earnings call this week, Activision revealed that more than 50 percent of Destiny 2‘s sales on consoles came via download rather than on a …

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‘The new XCOM game allowed me to make Phoenix Point’, says X-Com creator Julian Gollop

Despite founding the series in 1994, X-Com mastermind Julian Gollop has admitted his current project Phoenix Point wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Firaxis’ 2012 Enemy Unknown reboot .  In 1994, Julian Gollop, alongside his Mythos Games team, redefined the turn-based strategy genre with the creation of UFO: Enemy Unknown—otherwise known as X-COM UFO Defense. A direct sequel—X-COM: Terror from the Deep—followed, before the series changed scope and jumped genres with Gollop and his team …

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“Kill some people that maybe don’t deserve it” with this new free Western point and click

Point and click western Dead Horizon is out now on Steam. The developers describe the free game as a “short and dirty point and click western themed adventure game” featuring Bonnie Starr, a “former farmgirl turned infamous pistoleer as she attempts to gain redemption at the end of a gun.” Will Dead Horizon ever be a contender for our best PC games list? As reported by Siliconera, you don’t have to look far to see Dead Horizon’s …

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Hellblade is frustrating, confusing, and uncomfortable, but that’s the point

Hellblade’s binaural 3D sound design aims to mimic the sensation of someone suffering psychosis: ghostly whispers, guttural screams, pitchy wails, and demonic growls feel like they originate from within your skull. The voices simultaneously encourage, mock, and chastise, all of them speaking over each other, interrupting and contradicting, causing you to doubt yourself. Having been fed Norse tales through her childhood – like Ragnarok, an apocalypse where even the gods expire – our hero Senua …

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Talking Point: Capcom, the Nintendo Switch and Gaming Business Realities

At the moment some Switch aficionados are a little baffled and frustrated with Capcom. There are multiple reason for this, but Monster Hunter: World (coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC) is arguably top of the list. Capcom has only shown limited support for the Switch so far, with a Street Fighter game that was arguably a low-effort cash-in, and now we know that Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 are coming to the console. The …

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Talking Point: Five Key Areas Nintendo Must Get Right at E3 2017

E3 is starting to pick up momentum with Microsoft, EA and Bethesda among the big names to have made their pitch so far. Like every other year the reactions have been mixed – there have been some positive reveals and there have also been cringe-worthy moments. So far we’ve only seen a couple of glimpses of Nintendo content, too, though that’s likely to change when Ubisoft has its show and, of course, Nintendo kicks off …

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Talking Point: EA and Bethesda Highlight Nintendo Switch as a Portable Powerhouse at E3

EA did something interesting with its official pitch for FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch. It said it is the “most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever”, and only showed one glamour shot of a docked Switch running the game (which didn’t focus on the visuals and blurred out the TV). Its entire focus was on the most comprehensive FIFA to ever grace a portable, including the FIFA Ultimate Team mode.  Speaking to our chums at …

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This week in games: Square Enix abandons Hitman, Assassin’s Creed rumors point to Egypt

Count ‘em. It’s one month until E3, and that means it’s time for the rumors, leaks, and let’s-get-ahead-of-the-flood announcements to start appearing. Need for Speed and Assassin’s Creed kicked off the season this week with a below-the-radar announcement and a leak, respectively. That, plus a steep discount on the Steam Link, a 20-minute Prey run, Hitman and Mass Effect put on hiatus, and an amazing Strafe “movie trailer” as we head into the weekend. This …

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Talking Point: One Month of Nintendo Switch – Early Momentum Brings Optimism

The Nintendo Switch launch hasn’t been a flop. That might seem to be a peculiar standard to target, but let’s consider the scenario before the system arrived. Counterbalancing excitement about the console and its concept, prior to launch, there were equally valid concerns that had fans of the company sweating. The price was higher than perhaps hoped, and at retail the launch line-up was slim, led by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild …

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Phoenix Point – the next game from XCOM creator – gets a spooky teaser trailer

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Phoenix Point creators Snapshot Games boast some serious gaming royalty. The team includes Julian Gollop, the genius behind the original XCOM game, as well as the seminal ZX-Spectrum wizard battler Chaos. As if that wasn’t enough pedigree already, he is joined by co-founder David Kaye who literally invented microtransactions in games via 1997’s Achaea: Dreams of Divine Lands. Check out some beard-strokers with our list of the best strategy games. …

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