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Time to fire up the ovens! Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2 now on GOG

Players are getting the chance to get back into the restaurant business with the release of quirky business sims Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2. Assemble Entertainment has released the titles, DRM free, for $5.99 each or together as a discounted bundle for $9.96. In addition to pushing pies to customers, players can also go into business with the mob and cause unfortunate accidents to happen at (and to) competing restaurants.

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The Elder Scrolls Online begins seasonal event The New Life Festival

The Elder Scrolls Online begins its year-end celebration today. The New Life Festival is being held throughout Tamriel, offering Double Experience mead and limited-time quests that reward successful adventurers with special items. The event will end at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. To take part, players will need to meet Breda near Windhelm to initiate her quest, The New Life Festival. Afterwards, they will be able to work through up to nine daily quests, located throughout the various zones and themed for the different races.

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King Art’s tactical-RPG The Dwarves out for console, PC

THQ Nordic has released King Art’s latest strategy title The Dwarves for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Based on Markus Heitz’s first novel, aptly titled The Dwarves, players take on the role of Tungdil as he leads a party on a mission to save the realm of Girdlegard from evil. The game is said to offer “massive-scale, tactical battles in real-time and a brand new, physics-based ‘crowd combat system’,” with the latter highlighting the scale of combat when the heroes battle hundreds of smaller enemies. King Art funded the game via Kickstarter last year.

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Puzzle-heavy adventure OneShot launching next month for PC

Degica will be releasing a new puzzle-adventure title next month for PC, OneShot. As Niko, players must make their way through a strange world as they attempt to save it. The characters that inhabit the world will remember the player’s actions, and while some will also help them along the way, not everyone wants them to succeed. Check out a handful of screenshots and its launch trailer below.

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Zen Studios to add Bethesda pack with Doom, Fallout, Skyrim tables

Zen Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to their various pinball platforms. Each series will get its own table next month. Doom Pinball will have players fight their way through hordes of demons in a UAC facility. Fallout Pinball will be set in the wastes and feature Factions to join, Vaults to raid, and Bobbleheads to collect. Lastly, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball is set to have craftable weapons, magic, armor, loot to buy and sell, materials to mine, trainers, and side quests. All of them will have leaderboards, score tracking, and additional social features.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Orsinium turns 1 with discounts, events

Bethesda is celebrating the anniversary of Elder Scrolls Online’s second downloadable pack, Orsinium. For new buyers, the studio has dropped the price for the add-on by 75% down to 750 crowns ($6.25), while the Collector’s Bundle is 60% off, adding a Cave Bear mount, a Cave Bear pet, and five crown experience scrolls. Current players can earn double loot and rewards from world bosses, daily delves, and the Maelstrom Arena. Resource nodes in Orsinium will also net double the amount of materials. The drop adds a new zone, a single-player monster arena, public dungeons, and an estimated 20-plus hours of story content focused on the Orcs.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, The Dwarves, We Sing dated

THQ Nordic has announced the release dates of three of their upcoming titles: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, The Dwarves and We Sing. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, a remastered version of the original, will ship on two dates, with the PS4, Wii U (digitally), and Xbox One versions first on November 22, and the PC version on November 29. A physical version for Wii U will be released at a later date. The Dwarves, an action role-playing game from King Art Games, is set to launch digitally and physically on December 1 for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Lastly, We Sing will be available on November 22 as a standalone release and as a bundle with two mics.

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505 Games to publish console and PC versions of Bloodstained

505 Games has announced a deal to publish Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The Castlevania-style action platformer was successfully funded through Kickstarter last year, and is currently in production. Campaign rewards include digital and physical releases for PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U, which remain under the direction of Fangamer. 505 Games will handle the retail release for all platforms, aside from any mobile and tablet versions. A video detailing the partnership has been released and posted below.

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Zen unleashes the ladies with Marvel Pinball: Women of Power

Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.

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Agent Anne Tarver introduced in new trailer for Virginia

A new trailer has been released for Variable State’s Virginia. A cinematic trailer was released a few weeks back, and today, the studio is focusing on the characters surrounding the supernatural mystery. Protagonist and recent FBI graduate Anne Tarver is highlighted, who takes on a missing persons case in Kingdom, Virginia, as her first assignment. However, her progress into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax uncovers “sinister forces” in the town and is frustrated by doubts about her new partner, veteran Maria Halperin.

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