Stellaris’ next DLC is Federations and it adds a World Congress

Stellaris’ next DLC is Federations and it adds a World Congress

Stellaris’s next expansion is called Federations, and it will flesh out the game’s diplomatic systems – that’s according to publisher-developer Paradox in the PDX Con 2019 announcement show. The headline features are a rework for federations and the addition of a Galactic Community, which is basically like the World Congress from the Civilization series....

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Surviving the Aftermath arrives on Epic Store early access today

Surviving the Aftermath arrives on Epic Store early access today

Surviving the Aftermath will launch in early access on the Epic Games Store later this very day. For any console players who’ve wandered in, you can also play it on Xbox Game Preview. The game will launch on other platforms, including Steam and PlayStation 4, when it hits version 1.0. That’s...

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The Humble Monthly bundle is dead – now there’s ‘Humble Choice’

The Humble Monthly bundle is dead – now there’s ‘Humble Choice’

The Humble Monthly bundle has been a pretty reliable source of pretty good, pretty cheap games for years now. For $12 USD, you get a selection of marquee titles up front, then an additional collection of mystery games when purchases close. But now Humble Monthly is going away – in...

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Warframe Grendel lands this month to eat and “violently puke out bile-soaked enemies”

Warframe Grendel lands this month to eat and “violently puke out bile-soaked enemies”

Warframe’s next big update will be called The Old Blood, and it will see the launch of a whole host of features that developer Digital Extremes has been teasing for ages now. The package will set the stage for Empyrean with the introduction of the Kuva Lich, it’ll bring us...

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AOC and Rubio join a bipartisan letter urging Blizzard to “reverse course” on Hong Kong bans

AOC and Rubio join a bipartisan letter urging Blizzard to “reverse course” on Hong Kong bans

It appears that the one thing that United States politicians can agree on is that Blizzard made a mistake in its actions against players who have spoken in support of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Some of the most prominent senators and representatives – from both sides of the...

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Noted Twitter troll Hideki Kamiya says “Okami is going to be back”

Noted Twitter troll Hideki Kamiya says “Okami is going to be back”

Okami is a great game, and one of the PS2-era Capcom classics that cemented the reputation of Clover Studio – whose staff went on to form Platinum Games. Now, director Hideki Kamiya says “Okami is going to be back” – but this isn’t the first time we’ve introduced him as...

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Control update adds new DRM in addition to photo mode

Control update adds new DRM in addition to photo mode

The new patch for Control, version 1.04, has added a photo mode to the game, and removed offline play, and disables compatibility with the Steam controller. The recent update for Remedy Entertainment’s paranormal action adventure forces players to be connected to the internet at all times and use the Epic...

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Free games: win a copy of Lovecraftian tactical RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones!

Free games: win a copy of Lovecraftian tactical RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones!

Tentacles. Green and black colour palettes. The crushing, maddening despair inherent in knowing that death and the cosmos are more than the voids that we can perceive, but the dwellings of callous alien gods to whom our cares are less than those of insects. If you’re one of the reasonable number...

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Riot might delay Legends of Runeterra competitive play because there’s no loot boxes

Riot might delay Legends of Runeterra competitive play because there’s no loot boxes

League of Legends is becoming a card game in the form of Legends of Runeterra, a free-to-play spin-off similar to Hearthstone that was announced for League’s tenth anniversary. Given the kind of competitive play that’s sprung up around Hearthstone, and League’s already firm standing in esports, Runeterra seems a shoe-in for...

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Nier: Automata joins Final Fantasy XIV in trailer for version 5.1

Nier: Automata joins Final Fantasy XIV in trailer for version 5.1

A new version of Final Fantasy XIV, dubbed ‘Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty’, releases later this month, bringing with it a Nier: Automata crossover raid, a New Game+ mode and more. A new cinematic trailer as well as some patch notes provide more insight into the latest chapter of the...

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