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By Nate Lakritz, 8 months ago

Riftwalker Preview

Riftwalker is an upcoming tower defense game that puts a slight spin on the genre by incorporating procedurally generated maps. Currently in the earliest stages of early access, it promises a deep storyline with a massive collection of lore. The game contains all your standard tower defense fare, from various tower options and upgrades to...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

Devil Engine Review

Devil Engine is a fast-paced, horizontal, bullet hell shooter heavily inspired by the era of 32-bit arcade shoot ‘em ups. The game could have very well been a remake or re-imagining of some older title, but turns out to be completely original. Your task is to navigate through a futuristic environment dominated by legions of...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

Children of Morta’s Release Date Appears to Have Leaked

A recent update on SteamDB has temporarily revealed the release date for upcoming hack ‘n’ slash roguelike Children of Morta. The update added a variety of Steam store metadata for the game, along with a release date of June 28, 2019 – 20:00:00 UTC. The date remained public for two days until it was removed,...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns Expansion Is Now Available

Hearts of Iron IV’s newest expansion pack takes players to the seas and primarily improves upon naval combat. It also “improves play for major democracies like the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, with all new alternate history paths and the mobilization of the American Congress”. Man the Guns is the fourth Hearts...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

The HCT Winter Championship 2019 Begins This Week

The Hearthstone Championship Tour returns this week with its winter event. It will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles and offer a $250,000 prize pool spread amongst 16 of the world’s best Hearthstone players. Participating regions include the Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and Europe, and each will be represented by four competitors. Everyone is guaranteed...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

RuneScape Adds Its Final Elite Dungeon, The Shadow Reef

RuneScape’s elite dungeon collection has been capped off with The Shadow Reef. It’s available to everyone and offers a dungeoneering adventure for 1-3 players, just like previous elite dungeons. Playing solo is the most difficult option, so forming a small team is definitely recommended. The Shadow Reef takes players into an underwater temple to battle...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

NieR Automata Soundtrack Gets Orchestral Treatment in New Album

For the first entry in a series of albums titled Chamber Works, parts of NieR Automata’s iconic soundtrack have been transformed into an arrangement for chamber ensembles. The album has been produced by Materia Collective alongside composer Sean Schafianski. While Materia Collective is known for publishing original music for various indie games, Schafinaski is known...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

Dragon Ball Legends Tournament Announced for May 2019

Dragon Ball Legends will be hosting a global tournament in Las Vegas to determine the world’s best players. It will take place at the HyperX Esports Arena on May 25th, 2019. The exact time and pricing for the event will be announced in a few weeks. Dragon Ball Legends is a free-to-play card game for...

By Nate Lakritz, 9 months ago

The Strange Appeal of Realistic Simulator Games

The sudden attention surrounding realistic simulator games has all but died down. Yet, there still exists a strange demand for these simulation titles, often developed by European studios like SCS Software and Astragon Entertainment. It might be the randomness of concepts like Street Cleaning Simulator or Crane Simulator that catches the attention of general audiences....

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