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Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Jan
31

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made over $700 million last year

Welcome to your latest regular update on the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This time, we’ve got details on the game’s total revenue in 2017, and as you might expect that number is astronomical. Have a look at the best games […]

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Jan
31

Epic add miniguns, healing campfires, and apology credits in the latest Fortnite update

The last major update to Fortnite featured changes across the Battle Royale and Save the World flavours of the game, but it also brought some significant stability issues and an extended period of downtime, which Epic promised to make right. […]

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Jan
31

Action MOBA Gigantic will shut down in July

The January update for action MOBA Gigantic will be the game’s last, as the developers announced today that the game will be shutting down. Servers will close on July 31, and the game’s heroes will be free in the meantime. […]

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Jan
31

Celeste turns the platformer into a powerful metaphor for anxiety

As a newcomer to games, you would be hard-pressed to guess what an MMO or roleplaying game was based on the name of the genre alone. But the platformer is among the most self-explanatory. They are, by and large, games […]

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Jan
31

The latest PUBG anti-cheat measure blocks “invasive” third-party tools, including ReShade

Cheating in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a significant problem that’s been especially difficult to avoid with the game’s explosive success since the last few months of 2017. PUBG cheaters are getting banned left and right, but there’s been little way to […]

Jan
31

GDC rescind Pioneer Award for Nolan Bushnell in light of community outcry

In addition to honours for specific games, the Game Developers Choice Awards recognize a number of individuals each year for their contributions to the game industry. The Pioneer Award is given to “individuals who developed a breakthrough technology, game concept, […]

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Jan
31

Samsung to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze by manufacturing Bitcoin-mining ASIC chips

Samsung are rumoured to be fabricating cryptocurrency mining ASIC chips for an unnamed Chinese distribution partner. Fear not, however, as gamers are expected to be left unscathed by this supposed crypto-mining deal. Tired of the ol’ roller ball you’ve been […]

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Jan
31

Burnout developers Criterion are working on an original game focused on melee combat

Criterion are best known as the makers of Burnout (rest in peace) and some of the more recent Need for Speed titles, but lately they’ve been working quietly in the background of EA to support development of titles like Battlefield […]

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Jan
31

World of Warcraft’s early hours desperately need Blizzard’s late-game innovations

World of Warcraft has always been a hard game to recommend to friends. Not only is it tough to convince someone to spend a tenner a month on anything, we are talking about throwing cash at an old game that […]

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Jan
31

Pining for Monster Hunter and Shadow of the Colossus? Extinction now has a release date

Iron Galaxy have revealed the April 10 release date for Extinction, their monster-hunting multiplayer game. As well as telling us when we can play, the developer has also spilled the details on when pre-orders are going live and how much […]