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Fallout Way of Chosen is a fan remake of Fallout 2 in Fallout 3

Link - https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fall...lout-3-new-pre-alpha-gameplay-video-released/
Molten Clouds is currently working on a Fallout 2 remake in Fallout 3, called Fallout Way of Chosen. According to the team, this mod will not stay faithful to Fallout 2 but will have some new features to it. As such, don’t expect a turn-based combat system or an isometric camera; it will be Fallout 2 in Fallout 3.
The Importance of Shenmue, and Why it Still Matters

Link - http://fingerguns.net/games/2018/08/08/the-importance-of-shenmue-and-why-it-still-matters/
Rossko of FingerGuns digs deep and shares some thoughts on the upcoming Shenmue repackage.
Ubisoft May Have Just Teased Child of Light II

Link - https://www.dualshockers.com/child-of-light-ii-tease/
In a recent tweet from Ubisoft Creative Director Patrick Plourde, he revealed an image of Child of Light running on the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. While this picture may just look like a simple unveiling of what Child of Light looks like running on the Switch, it seems that Plourde might have been using it as a means of teasing something else.
 
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Child of Light was really good (imho). I purchased it without realizing it was an ubi game (I don't buy ubi games); but i might just buy child of light 2 if it is as good as child of light.
 
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Monster Hunter: World Now Available on PC



Code of the Savage - Funded on Kickstarter

Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2106227726/code-of-the-savage-rpg/posts/2259053
Thank you everyone! Yesterday we passed the initial funding goal of $5500 AU. I have been humbled by all of your support and generosity.
The Phoenix Project Rises

Link - https://phoenixpoint.info/blog/2018/8/7/the-phoenix-project-rises
When we released Backer Build One, players took control of the New Jericho faction. The main reason for this was that New Jericho models were the most developed at that time.
Horizon: Zero Dawn Tops an Estimated 5 Million Units Sold

Link - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277...ted-5-million-units-sold-worldwide-at-retail/
The open world action RPG from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games - Horizon: Zero Dawn - has reached a new sales milestone, according to VGChartz estimates. The game has surpassed five million units sold at retail.
Fallout 76: The Steam Obsession

Link - https://www.electricbento.com/games/opinion-fallout-76-the-steam-obsession
"Over the past few days there has been a whole lot of chatter surrounding Bethesda’s decision to not release Fallout 76 on Steam. It has taken the center stage on many popular gaming websites with the comment sections overflowing with negative feedback on Bethesda’s decision."
Chrono Trigger does what Final Fantasy Didn’t

Link - http://mammothgamers.com/2018/08/chrono-trigger-final-fantasy-battle/
Chrono Trigger takes the ATB system and amps up to the next level. Learn how this SNES classic makes the most of a different game's (Final Fantasy) combat.
Yakuza 0 Worth Playing Despite The PC Version

Link - https://cultureofgaming.com/yakuza-0-worth-playing-despite-the-pc-version/
The Yakuza franchise has made it onto PC with its canonically first game, Yakuza 0. Yakuza 0 is quirky yet serious. Is it worth playing?
 
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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord latest developer blog.

When it comes to strategy, information is key to success. It is important to know as much as possible about the current state of affairs in the game world to make the most of any opportunities that arise or prepare yourself for any impending threats. In this week’s blog, we take a look at one of the ways that we present information to players in Bannerlord: the encyclopaedia.
Grinding Gear Games announced the next content update for Path of Exile.


In Path of Exile: Delve, you will delve into the Azurite Mine's infinite depths to extract treasure and discover its subterranean secrets.

Our latest expansion features an infinite dungeon and socketable currency items, as well as a bunch of new unique items, skill gems, balance changes, graphics engine improvements and more!
 
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I'm not quite sure what's the meaning of that title.
The writer calls the PC version a bug-fest in your language Joxer.
The truth is, it took a long time for this series to make it over to the west. It’s a miracle that we get to enjoy this series at all. Once the bugs get patched out of the PC version, I say go for it. And enjoy the quirky adventures of Kazuma Kiryu.
 
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Someone who's playing it on PC (can't remember who) currently, posted it ain't true and it ain't a bugfest. So… Who to believe? A member here on watch or some anonymous site?
 
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Someone who's playing it on PC (can't remember who) currently, posted it ain't true and it ain't a bugfest. So… Who to believe? A member here on watch or some anonymous site?
Your choice I just post the links I get in my RSS Feed and Link Archive.:)

If the member was SirJames well I have a different opinion then.:cool:
 
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I will agree that when it comes to determine the quality and 'fun' of a game some folks are closer to my views than other. Can't comment on Yakuza yet because I haven't started. I think I'll stick with battle techs for at least a bit longer. Dang game has a rapid difficulty ramp.
 
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Old-school rogulike NetHack: Legacy was released on Steam.


NETHACK: LEGACY is a remastered version of the original NetHack, the deeply rich and complex fantasy D&D roguelike. Hack and slash your way through orcs, dragons, and cockatrices as you explore the perilous Mazes of Menace seeking the Amulet of Yendor! Choose one of 13 different classes to dive through the procedurally generated dungeon in this hardcore, turn-based, roguelike adventure.

This remastered version is not meant to replace NetHack, but to bring the NetHack experience to modern gamers. Seek the Amulet of Yendor using the the classic ASCII interface, enjoying the game as it was meant to be played. No need to mess around with terminal settings, command prompts, and configuration files: the interface looks beautiful out of the box and just works.
Improved mouse, keyboard, and menu support eases you into NetHack's rich interactive world, letting you jump into game right away without having to memorize tons of commands. If you want a more thorough understanding of the world, NetHack: Legacy provides a full game manual for you to enjoy, just like the days of old.
 
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What? This game is still in development shouldn't it be early access :) Something here feels wrong. Did they take the public domain version of nethack and much with it and are now trying to sell it ?
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Hum. The license doesn't say if you can sell it BUT you must provide the source code; i wonder if the steam download includes the source code. Actually I htink they are required to make the source code freely available; i wonder how they will handle this aspect.
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And here it is located:

https://nethacklegacy.com/source/

 
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ep. 2 - Combat Customization

Watch the second episode of "Behind The Odyssey!" In this episode, our developers discuss new combat innovations, custom fighting styles, and special abilities!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter – Official Trailer

Face the beasts of Hircine in Wolfhunter, The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest DLC game pack, as you venture into two all-new, four-player dungeons. Contend with fang and claw as you fight to liberate the stronghold of Moon Hunter Keep or join the Great Hunt in March of Sacrifices. Powerful new gear and collectibles await those brave enough to enter the Daedric Prince’s realm, but be warned: Hircine is always watching.
The Return of Fable Follow-up

Link -https://www.gaminginstincts.com/the-return-of-fable-follow-up/
News has struck the gaming community about Playground Games, makers of the Forza Horizon series, claiming that they are currently working on an “open-world action rpg”. It seems the return of Fable is all but imminent, and many hope and pray that this speculation comes to light.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen August 2018 Newsletter

Link - http://www.pantheonmmo.com/newsletter/2018_august_intro/
As summer begins its slow burn into our memories we find ourselves reflecting on just how far we’ve traveled together as a community in these past few months, and we look ahead to the adventure still in front of us…
 
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Fallout 76 – Vault-Tec Presents: Being a Better You! Perks Video

You Will Emerge! Brought to you by the Vault-Tec American Tricentennial Committee. Today’s episode, “Being a Better You: Success is in the Cards”.
Exclusive Interview with Larian Studios Kieron Kelly and Edouard

Link - http://invisioncommunity.co.uk/exclusive-interview-with-larian-studios-kieron-kelly-and-edouard/
With Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition just around the corner coming from Bandai Namco and Larian Studios, we thought it would be great to ask Larian Studios a few pondering questions, including a possible secret Harry Potter type room, Switch Port and much more. For the Interview, we got to speak to Kieron Kelly, product manager at Larian Studios and Edouard, Senior game designer.
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment for PC Releasing This Month

Link - https://www.dualshockers.com/sword-art-online-re-hollow-fragment-pc-releasing-month-steam/
Bandai Namco finally announced the standalone release of Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment on Steam, and it's coming on August 21st.
Dark Souls vs Remastered Version

Complete visual comparison for the fans. Gameplay and cutscenes from Northern Undead Asylum to Kiln of the First Flame, DLCs included.
 
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Bethesda Says Fallout 76 Avoiding Steam Doesn't Mean All Future Games Will

Link - http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08...-future-games-will-too-doom-eternal-undecided
“We did not announce ‘all future Bethesda games will not be on Steam,’” Hines explained. “That is not what we said. We said ‘this game will be available exclusively on Bethesda.net.’”

When asked whether Doom Eternal would be skipping Steam as well, Hines said they don’t know yet. “We haven’t decided on anything else, this is specific to Fallout 76 given the kind of game it is -- it’s an online, ongoing game,” he continued. “[Doom Eternal] may or may not, but it hasn’t been decided on anything else yet.”
 
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If Doom Eternal is exclusive Bethesda.net (or whatever it is) I will be VERY UPSET.

(OKay, okay, I'll probably get it anyway… but still…)

Nah… I don't see Bethesda turning into another Blizzard Entertainment any time soon. I'd be very surprised if they stopped selling their single-player games on Steam, etc.

It might happen by the time Starfield rolls around, but I don't expect it this year or next.
 
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Queen's Wish: The Conqueror Update #7

Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/619141553/queens-wish-the-conqueror/posts/2262641
Here is the first monthly update for Queen’s Wish development! We’ve been hard at work on the new game, and it is moving along.

Spiderweb games are developed in three phases. First, we work on the game engine and system. This takes 3-5 months, depending on how much of the game is new. In Queen’s Wish, almost everything is new.

Then we write the game world, which is about six months. Then 2-3 months of porting to Windows and testing. Then we ship! (And then move on to the ports to mobile.)
Jagged Alliance: Rage announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

We are all getting older. Nothing bad about that, right? Well, the knees might hurt sometimes, seeing things far away gets a bit harder, and – oh, boy! – the heart is not as strong as it used to be. But we wake up every morning, go to work, business as usual: killing some bad guys, igniting the odd rebellion, overthrowing another evil dictator…

That’s what the mercenaries of Jagged Alliance have been doing these past 20 years. And now Ivan Dolvich, Helmut “Grunty” Grunther, Kyle “Shadow” Simmons and the other infamous fighters have a mission again when they’re stranded behind enemy lines: survive.

In Jagged Alliance: Rage! you are constantly on the brink of breakdown. Badly equipped and outnumbered, it’s up to the player to lead their seasoned mercenaries in tactical turn-based missions and to light the spark of a revolution.
After 14 years, the biggest obstacle for World of Warcraft is time

Link - https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...-of-warcraft-infrastructure-isnt-a-limitation
Blizzard technical director Patrick Dawson on overcoming the challenges of continued development on an aging MMO.
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Open-World Viking RPG 'Rune' Coming to Steam Early Access


Paradox Report: Two Cancelled Projects, Good Revenue Numbers

Link - https://www.gamewatcher.com/news/paradox-interim-report-two-cancelled-projects-good-revenue-numbers
"Paradox Interactive's latest financial report suggests that Stellaris, Battletech, Cities: Skylines, Hearts of Iron IV, and Europa Universalis IV have brought in considerable revenue for the company, and that the financial numbers are consistently high for these projects in particular."
 
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