Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Kraken Empire’s psychedelic shooter Kromaia now on Steam

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Rising Star Games has released Kraken Empire’s Steam Greenlighted PC shooter Kromaia. Visually, it looks to be a distant cousin to rhythmic shooter Rez, which means you should probably be prepared for some brain-melting sequences. The final release features four difficulty levels, adaptive AI, destructible environments, several unique pilotable ships, and a handful of gameplay modes, including Story and Score Attack. The game also uses plain text (XML) for easier modification, with players capable of altering AI, level, object, player, and weapon properties.

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3D Realms reopens, releases 32-title 3D Realms Anthology

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3D Realms has returned after a five-year hiatus. The studio has reopened its doors with many of its original members returning, including Scott Miller, along with newcomers Coolshop.com CEO and founder Mike Nielsen and Interceptor Entertainment CEO Frederik Schreiber. Their first release is a 32-title collection, 3D Realms Anthology. The full list of titles is available below, but some of the highlights are top-down shooter Raptor: Call of the Shadows, vehicle shooter Terminal Velocity, and of course, Duke Nukem 3D. The games have been updated with “re-rockestrated” soundtracks and to run on modern systems without any DRM. The pack is $39.99 regularly but is on sale for $19.99 for the next 48 hours.

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Strike Suit Zero vets form new studio, announce Fractured Space

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Edge Case Games, a new studio formed from veterans of the Strike Suit Zero development team, have announced their first tile: Fractured Space. Unlike the fast-paced mech action of Strike Suit Zero, Fractured Space will be an online-only, team-based strategy title centered on large-scale combat with capital ships. Both teamwork and scale are important aspects of the game, as noted by CEO James Brooksby: “we want to transmit a sense of scale to the player – the feeling of participating in a massive space battle inside their own titanic capital ship, blasting apart enemy ships and working together with other players to achieve a common objective.” Founding community members are also lending a hand during development, an approach the team hopes to continue when the game is added on Steam Early Access next year.

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Techland kicks off 4-pack promo on Steam for Dying Light

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Techland has launched a new four-pack promo on Steam for their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The deal allows users to pre-order four copies for the price of three, with one for themselves and three as giftable extras to send to others. All copies include an exclusive weapon, the Punk Queen, and access to the Be the Zombie DLC multiplayer mode.

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DLC, PC News

Far Cry 4 season pass to include five packs of missions and modes

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Far Cry 4’s season pass has been detailed today by Ubisoft. The $29.99 pass will be available for all versions at launch and include new missions and modes for both solo and co-op play. A day-one mission, The Syringe, is a single or co-op mission exclusive for season pass holders that pits players against Pagan Min’s forces in a game of keep-away as they attempt to safeguard a recipe. In addition, there will be four other download packs. Escape from Durgesh Prison will be an open-world survival mode playable solo or in co-op, Hurk Deluxe Pack will include five missions and a new weapon, Overrun will add a player-versus-player territory-style mode, and Valley of the Yetis will add a horde-style mode playable solo or in co-op. Details for each are available below.

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Double Damage reveals space opera Rebel Galaxy for PC, PS4

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Double Damage Games has revealed their debut title, the “action-packed, swashbuckling space opera” Rebel Galaxy. As the commander of a star cruiser, players will pilot through a randomly generated galaxy filled with pirates, anomalies, aliens as a rogue, trader, privateer, or somewhere in-between. The ship will be customizable with a variety of offensive and defensive upgrades that will be purchased using credits earned by harvesting and scavenging resources from artifacts, asteroids, and wreckage. Players will also be able to interact with aliens to negotiate trades and gather information. Although, going by my experience in negotiating with aliens, any talks will most likely end in a fight to the death.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

GOG.com giving away Aliens vs. Predator, Linux library grows

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For the next 48 hours, GOG.com is offering a free copy of Aliens versus Predator to users who sign up to beta test GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy is the service’s upcoming multiplayer client, and the game is being provided as a way for gamers to try the system and for GOG to see how the infrastructure holds up under increased stress. Bearing in mind that this is Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, one of the better titles to use the licenses, and that the game will remain in the user’s library, this is a pretty nice bonus. A cross-compatibility update with Steam is set to go live “soon.” GOG-ers (if we can make that a thing) can head here to sign up for a copy.

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Square Enix details Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream

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Details for accessing the upcoming Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream have been released by Square Enix. Two packages are on offer, with a free version streaming in standard definition and showing most events, except for the opening keynote and closing ceremonies. For $20, viewers get to see the opening keynote on what the studio has in store for the game by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, closing ceremonies, and extra bonuses. The full list of extras included with the premium package is available below. For those wanting to go with the free version, bookmark Square Enix’s official FFXIV Twitch channel.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

The Evil Within now available for console, PC

Detective Castellanos begins his journey through a monster-filled nether realm today with the release of The Evil Within. The Tango Gameworks-developed survival-horror title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, tasks players with surviving a world teeming with traps and bizarre, murderous creatures by scrounging for whatever they can find to defend themselves. A recent series of videos have detailed what’s in store and can be found here (survival), here (world), and here (traps and weapons).

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Zen Studios reveals two new South Park pinball titles, out this week

Zen Studios and South Park Digital Studios have teamed up for two new titles: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Both games are actually slated to launch this week and will be available for console, mobile, and PC. Super-Sweet Pinball will feature most of the cast playing out events from the series, including hunting down ManBearPig and Cartman’s probe. Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game has him donning his costume as Professor Chaos, stealing the Future Telling Device, and saving Imaginationland.

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