Bethesda classics go DRM-free on GOG.com

August 26, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

GOG.com is offering a collection of Bethesda and id Software classics DRM-free and for a steep discount today.  In addition to slashing prices on all of Bethesda's games available in its catalog, GOG.com is offering a number of limited-time bundles and deals.

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Three games added to 'Humble PC & Android Bundle 13'

August 25, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 now offers seven games that can either be played on your mobile Android-based device or your PC. This bundle offers Crimsonland, Neverending Nightmares, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, and FOTONICA for whatever you want to pay. All of these games are available for Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows and come in DRM-free versions.

Paying more than the average price will also get you TinyKeep, Crowntakers, and Monster Loves You! Additionally the digital sountracks for FOTONICA and TinyKeep are unlocked at this level.

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GOG Galaxy client gets a major update

August 25, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The newest update to GOG's game client, GOG Galaxy, adds a number of interesting features including a "rollback" option for games, an improved friends search function, new installation options, pause and resume features, an improved sidebar, HiDPI support, improved performance, and better navigation.

The DRM-free client launched earlier this year in beta.

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Toxic 'League of Legends' players won't get rewards from Riot Games

August 24, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Earlier in the year League of Legends maker Riot Games doled out rewards for players who showed good sportsman ship and proper manners while playing the game in the form of a mystery gift.  While Riot plans to offer a similar reward for good and well-behaved players, players who have been punished will not see any kind of reward.

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Studio Wildcard launches mod tools for 'ARK: Survival Evolved'

August 14, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

ARK: Survival Evolved makers have launched the ARK Dev Kit, which allows players to mod the game. In addition it has announced a modding contest co-sponsored by PC maker Alienware. The ARK Dev Kit is a streamlined version of the UE4 Editor to simplify the creation and sharing process of mods for ARK: Survival Evolved. It is available to download now for free via the Epic Games Launcher. Modders can generate their own ARK items, weapons, creatures, maps and game modes to share with ARK community.

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'Humble Weekly Bundle: The Return of Space Boy' launches

August 13, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is all about space games and supporting space-related charities. The Humble Weekly Bundle: The Return of Space Boy lets you pay what you want for Steam Marines, ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS, and StarMade (Early Access).

If you are willing to pay more than the average price, you'll also receive Interplanetary, STARWHAL, and Edge of Space (Early Access).

Paying $10 or more will get you all of that plus Reassembly.

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Two games added to 'Humble Namco Bandai Bundle'

August 11, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Two more games have been added to the Humble Namco Bandai Bundle. This is in addition to seven games and lots of extras from Namco Bandai Entertainment's catalog of PC games.

Pay $1 or more for DeadCore, Platformines, and PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ All You Can Eat Edition Bundle, which includes the DLC Mountain Course, Big Eater Course, Championship III & Highway II Courses, Dig Dug Skin, Rally-X Skin, Pac is Back Skin from the TV series PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac Steps BGM, and Reentrance BGM.

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Report: GTA V modders banned by Rockstar

August 10, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Update: Rockstar Games has issued the following statement:

"The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy. Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended."

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PSA: 1.08 update for 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' released

August 7, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

CD Projekt RED has released a massive (2BG) update for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The hefty update offers lots of tweaks, improvements to performance, and a whole host of fixes for a variety of UI, graphics, and gameplay bugs.

Hopefully it will fix the performance issues introduced in 1.07 that some players experienced after installing it.

For a full list of fixes, check out the patch notes below:The Witcher 3 Patch 1.08 Notes

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Steam offers full, unconditional refunds for 'Journey of the Light'

August 7, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The creator of the PC puzzler "Journey of the Light" bills his game as "one of the hardest puzzle games on Steam," and those who bought the game would likely agree. Sadly, the game's eight levels aren't difficult because of mechanics or clever puzzles, but because the remaining seven puzzles in the game apparently just don't exist. Creator "Lord Kres" claims this is not the case, but those who purchased the game are calling it nothing but a big old scam, and Valve appears to agree with them as of this writing.

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Need a 'Mighty No. 9' alternative? Check out '20XX'

August 6, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you backed Comcept's Mighty No. 9 then the news this week that the game has been pushed from 2015 to early 2016 was at least a little heart-breaking. Seizing the opportunity to offer an alternative while you wait for Mighty No. 9 to finish is a small company named Batterystaple Games, whose game 20XX has been available on Steam Early Access since November of last year.

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Microsoft admits that 'Games for Windows' wasn't the best approach

August 6, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

In a conversation with PC Gamer at Gamescom in Cologne Germany this week Kevin Unangst, senior director for PC gaming in the Xbox group admitted that Games For Windows Live was a poor approach to multiplayer and that Windows 10 will handle multiplayer and gaming on the PC differently.

He called that prior approach to PC gaming as "let's just take those things and transplant them."

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'Sword Coast Legends' delayed to Sept. 29

August 5, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

n-Space and Digital Extremes announced that Sword Coast Legends has been delayed until September 9. The game, which was announced in February of this year - to the surprise of many RPG fans and PC gamers - is a "Neverwinter Nights-style," AD&D officially licensed CRPG for the PC, Linux and Mac. The game will be released at a later date in 2015 for Xbox One and PS4 as well.

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Nordic Games acquires rights to 'Jagged Alliance'

August 5, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Nordic Games announced the close of an asset purchase agreement with bitComposer Entertainment AG to acquire the intellectual properties Jagged Alliance and other franchises, as well as licensing and distribution rights to such franchises as Panzer Tactics HD, North and South, Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams, Citadels, Bridge Project, and more.

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Report: The International halted by DDoS attack

August 4, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Update: the tournament resumed as of 4:20 pm ET, PC World reports.

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'Humble BANDAI NAMCO Bundle' launches

August 4, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Bundle gives you seven games and lots of extra content from Namco Bandai Entertainment's catalog of PC games. Pay $1 or more for DeadCore, Platformines, and PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ All You Can Eat Edition Bundle, which includes the DLC Mountain Course, Big Eater Course, Championship III & Highway II Courses, Dig Dug Skin, Rally-X Skin,  Pac is Back Skin, from the TV series PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac Steps BGM, and Reentrance BGM.

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'League of Legends' hero killed and unplayable

July 31, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Riot Games has killed off a League of Legends hero that some people paid money for, though it seems that this death is part of a narrative being crafted as part of the game's lore - and the character will return at a later date. Those who had paid money to play as the pirate hero Gangplank and use his character skins were a little bit upset, with some calling for refunds.

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'ZombiU' coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One as 'Zombi'

July 30, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

It looks like a game that was once a Wii U exclusive is finally getting released to a wider audience, and getting a slight name change to reflect its non-exclusivity to the Wii U. The Ubisoft-published Wii U game ZombiU has been rebranded as Zombi so it can be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 18.

The zombie apocalypse survival game that features "permadeath" will be getting a few upgrades on current-generation platforms including "upgraded graphics" and "refined gameplay."

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'Humble Weekly Bundle: Games From Japan' launches

July 30, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle offers a collection of wonderful games from Japan. The Humble Weekly Bundle: Games From Japan lets you pay whatever what you want for 99 Spirits: Special Edition, Vanguard Princess + Hilda Rize and Lilith DLC Packs, and Supercharged Robot VULKAISER.

Paying more than the average price will get you Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, NEO AQUARIUM -- The King of Crustaceans, and The Sacred Tears TRUE.

If you are willing to pay more than $10, you get all of above plus IDEA Factory's Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1.

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'Rocket League' hits major milestone

July 30, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Rocket League developer Psyonix announced that its hit game for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam has sold over five million copies since its release. The game launched on July 7 and has been well received by both fans and critics for its unique style of competitive sports-like gameplay.

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Nexon bringing 'Titanfall' to the free-to-play space

July 29, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

Nexon announced a deal this morning with Electronic Arts to develop and deploy an online PC version of Titanfall for the Asian gaming market.

This is not the first time the two companies have collaborated on bringing key franchises from Electron Arts' catalog to the online gaming space; EA and Nexon worked together on EA Sports FIFA 3 Online.

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'Afterlife Empire' to be released August 14

July 29, 2015 - James Fudge

After Life Empire has been "greenlit" by the Steam community, according to the game's Steam Greenlight page. The game is being published by The Fine Young Capitalists (TFYC), and developed by Danielle Maiorino and Bogota, Colombia-based developer Autobotika. The game's development was funded by a TFYC Indiegogo campaign last year.

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'Humble Jumbo Bundle 4' adds three more games into the mix

July 28, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Bundle has added three more games today. The Humble Jumbo Bundle 4 lets you pay whatever you want for Mercenary Kings, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and Outland - Special Edition.

Pay more than the average price to also get The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Stanley Parable, Endless Space - Emperor Edition, and a Humble Store 25 percent off Medieval Engineers coupon (expires August 18, 2015).

Added into the mix at this tier are Screencheat, Freedom Planet, and Coin Crypt…

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One million copies of 'Life is Strange' sold

July 24, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

French developer Dontnod's episodic time travel-themed adventure game Life is Strange has managed to move one million copies, according to a tweet commemorating this latest milestone.

In case you didn't know, Life is Strange chronicles the adventures of Maxine Caulfield, a girl who has the unique ability to manipulate time. The game series has managed to tackle a lot of interesting themes including bullying, drug use and suicide over the course of the three episodes that have been released to date.

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Humble Weekly Bundle: Simulators 4 launches

July 23, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is all about simulations games - from sports to flight simulators. Humble Weekly Bundle: Simulators 4 lets you pay whatever you want for Out of the Park Baseball 15, Kill The Bad Guy, and Real Boxing.

Paying $6 or more will also get you Gnomoria (Early Access) and Emergency 2014.  

Paying $10 will get you all of the above plus Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

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'Rise of the Tomb Raider' coming to PS4 and PC in 2016

July 23, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

While we've all know for awhile that Square Enix and Eidos' Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a "timed exclusive" for Xbox One, it turns out that the window will be fairly small - especially for PC gamers. While the Xbox One will release on November 10 for Xbox One, the game will land on PS4 in "holiday 2016," and on PC sometime in "early 2016."

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PC-style mouse and keyboard support likely on Xbox One

July 22, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

PC-style keyboard and mouser support will be coming to Xbox One at some point, according to what Xbox boss Phil Spencer told one gamer on Twitter today.  The news came from a conversation on Twitter regarding the possibility of PC streaming to Xbox One. Spencer doesn't offer any definitive timeframe for when this would happen, but with Windows 10 coming out soon we expect it sooner rather than later.

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'Gears of War Ultimate Edition' gets later release on PC

July 22, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

While Gears of War Ultimate Edition is coming to the PC, Microsoft has let loose a wee bit of bad news for those who wanted to get it on the same day it is released on Xbox One: you can't. The game will be launched first on Xbox One, with the Windows 10 version getting released "later."

How much later? Microsoft's Phil Spencer didn't offer a definitive date for the game's release on Windows 10 - simply that it would come out "after" it is released on Xbox One:

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Open beta for Linux and Mac version of 'Terraria' coming soon

July 22, 2015 - James Fudge

After a long wait Mac and Linux users will finally be able to play the popular open-world building RPG, Terraria. According to several tweets from Re-Logic's official Terraria Twitter account, an open public beta for the Linux and Mac version of the game will launch "sometime tomorrow." More details will be released prior to the beta launch, according to Re-Logic's tweets.

While the beta will be open and public you will have to own a copy of the game, according to Re-Logic:

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'Humble Jumbo Bundle 4' launches

July 21, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Bundle offers a lovely bunch of indie titles for cheap, along with a number of other special offers rolled in to make the deal spicier.

The Humble Jumbo Bundle 4 lets you pay whatever you want for Mercenary Kings, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and Outland - Special Edition.

Pay more than the average price to also get The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Stanley Parable, Endless Space - Emperor Edition, a Humble Store 25 percent off Medieval Engineers coupon (expires August 18, 2015).

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Goth_SkunkDespite not being a fan of fighting games I had to check out that R Mika trailer. Loved it. Still won't buy the game though, on account of Isuckatstreetfighteritis.08/29/2015 - 2:42am
MechaCrashI use a Dynex DX-840 headset, but it's discontinued. :( I wanted a mono headset so I could keep the other ear free for my speakers, but it has the bonus of being very light and comfortable, so you don't notice it.08/29/2015 - 12:41am
Big PermSora - I was just having a slow day at work earlier. Now I'm home with vidya!08/28/2015 - 7:54pm
ZippyDSMleeSora-Chan: Blender is easy compared to 3Dmax :P08/28/2015 - 6:51pm
Sora-Chantime to take up a hobby? maybe messing around in GIMP to make wallpapers? use qCAD to design somethin? open Blender and stare at it for a couple hours trying to figure what does what?08/28/2015 - 6:41pm
Big PermAlso, yes. I've been spamming the shoutbox. I don't have much going on today, don't judge me08/28/2015 - 3:25pm
Big PermThanks, but yeah. Not sure I wanna drop that kind of cash :P I don't even mind the sound quality of my krakens, it just hurts to wear em after a couple hours.08/28/2015 - 3:25pm
Sora-Chan@Big Perm: I'm a bit of a fan of the Omega Recon3D headset from SoundBlaster. Though it is a bit expensive.08/28/2015 - 2:36pm
Big PermI actually need to look into a new headset. I have those green razer krakens and I would not suggest them. Though maybe they're better for people without glasses08/28/2015 - 11:32am
Big PermI've never heard if Apple was dominant in Japan.08/28/2015 - 11:25am
E. Zachary KnightBeats by Dre? If music videos are anything to go by, they are the only headphones in existence.08/28/2015 - 11:21am
Big PermI wonder what kind of headphones she has08/28/2015 - 11:13am
Andrew EisenMy favorite fighter character/costume of late is Lucky Chloe from Tekken 7.08/28/2015 - 10:59am
Big PermYou might be right, Zippy08/28/2015 - 9:21am
ZippyDSMleeBig Perm: Naw best ever goes to kill la kill!08/28/2015 - 9:14am
Big PermHer costume is amazing. It may be the best costume ever08/28/2015 - 8:30am
E. Zachary KnightLike I said, she looks like a fun character to play, but her costume is really obnoxious.08/28/2015 - 8:29am
MattsworknameMika was always about being a show off and using her but to crush her foes, even back in the alpha days. They just took that and maxed it to the extreme, and I LOVE IT!!!!!08/28/2015 - 5:36am
IvresseJust saw R Mika trailer myself. I do like the inclusion of Vega as the punching bag, especially with that Stone Cold Stunner knocking his mask off....but that ultra move with his face between 4 buttcheeks...class! :-)08/28/2015 - 5:20am
MattsworknameOk, finally got a chance to look at the R mika trailer for SF 5, and I Heart her so bloody much. She just looks like pure fun to play as and is SO colorful. All the YES!08/28/2015 - 3:23am

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