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This War of Mine dev's Frostpunk pushes boundaries "even further"

This War of Mine dev's Frostpunk pushes boundaries "even further"

This War of Mine developer 11 Bit Studios today unveiled its new game, entitled Frostpunk.

Over a year in the works already, Frostpunk is set in a frozen world driven by steam-powered technology.

Thematically, it follows This War of Mine in exploring "what people are capable of when pushed to the limits," treating survival gameplay as "empathy & decision-making rather than optimisation & resource management."

Though no details have been announced, the studio says the game will "deliver complex and demanding gameplay based on thoughtful decision-making & questioning players' morality," with a "distinctive visual style."

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Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft

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Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft

After 12 years and six expansions, World of Warcraft players might think they had defeated all the enemies Blizzard could throw at them, but according to the developer that isn't the case.

Speaking with Polygon, World of Warcraft senior art director Chris Robinson said there were plenty more potential threats still to come.

"We get into rooms to talk about the future," he said. "From our perspective, it always feels like we have too much stuff to cover still. There’s a whole level of titans and old gods that we’ve kind of touched on, but we haven’t really dug into a lot of that stuff."

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Access to Battlefield 1 open beta just got easier on PS4

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Access to Battlefield 1 open beta just got easier on PS4

Those gearing up for this week's Battlefield 1 open beta have one thing less to worry about if they're on a PlayStation 4.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, developer DICE confirmed that players will not require an active PlayStation Plus subscription in order to access the open beta.

The beta's terms and conditions state that an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription "may be required," making it unclear whether an Xbox Live Gold account will be necessary for players on that platform.

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Become PewDiePie in new mobile game Tuber Simulator

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Become PewDiePie in new mobile game Tuber Simulator

YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is to become the subject of another video game, this one simulating his very life.

Little is known about PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator, but Kjellberg tweeted some notes about the upcoming title:

Kjellberg also tweeted a screenshot, featuring an isometric pixel-art style and what appears to be some level of customisable vanity items.

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Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs 2's sunny San Francisco

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Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs 2's sunny San Francisco

New details about Watch Dogs 2's approach to open-world free roaming emerged today, via a commentated video from Ubisoft.

The game's San Francisco Bay Area setting - including Marin, Oakland, Silicon Valley, and Alcatraz - can be traversed on foot, in cars, or in boats, with improved vehicle physics by Ubisoft Reflections (of Driver: San Francisco fame).

An Assassin's Creed-esque hacking view can be toggled at any time, highlighting hacking opportunities and enemies within the immediate area; drones can also be deployed to further scout areas.

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Corsair's new LUX keyboards spell out a bright future

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Corsair's new LUX keyboards spell out a bright future

Corsair's award-winning 'K' series of keyboards has received an update and a new name.

The new LUX series adds three new features to the model, including a highly requested USB pass-through port that allows players to plug a mouse or headset directly into the keyboard, freeing up ports and enabling easier access.

The LUX keyboard also features a larger key font – already seen on Corsair's STRAFE models – which offers more transparency for backlighting and better visibility overall for the player.

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Resident Evil 7 used real meat for its gore effects

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Resident Evil 7 used real meat for its gore effects

Capcom revealed new details about Resident Evil 7's production process at the Computer Entertainment Developer's Conference in Yokohama last week.

As reported by IGN Japan and Famitsu, the studio's new engine is built around photogrammetry - a fast, high-quality, semi-automated process whereby 3D models are generated based on a set of photographs taken from multiple angles, before being touched up by 3D artists.

Previous games to utilise photogrammetry include The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Star Wars: Battlefront.

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Don't Starve dev's new game: basically The Floor Is Lava

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Don't Starve dev's new game: basically The Floor Is Lava

Storied independent game studio Klei Entertainment today announced its first-ever 3D game, entitled Hot Lava.

Based on the childhood game of the same name (often colloquially referred to as, and instigated with cries of, "the floor is lava!"), Hot Lava is a single- and multi-player game of environmental traversal and survival.

Players will parkour between items of furniture and other environmental objects in a range of everyday settings, while avoiding the floor, which is lava.

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Steam cracks down on refunds for No Man's Sky

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Steam cracks down on refunds for No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky has been out for three weeks, and players are still attempting to get refunds.

Reports hit social media and Reddit over the weekend claiming that retailers like Amazon, Steam, PlayStation, Humble Bundle, and GOG were issuing refunds, despite some claims falling outside the retailers' refund guidelines.

For example, Steam requires games to have been owned less than 48 hours, and played less than 2 hours, in order to be eligible for a refund; several Reddit posters claimed to have had their purchases refunded after considerably longer – sometimes after up to 50 hours of gameplay.