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Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Ronimo’s side-scrolling 2D MOBA Awesomenauts is making the transition to free-to-play. The switch will be made on Steam on May 24th, although an update that has overhauled the progression system has already gone live. Changes include an overhauled tutorial and ‘beginner experience’ designed to make it easier for newcomers to …

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New AMD Vega cards will arrive by June

Despite having just last week unveiled its RX500 series of graphics cards, AMD has confirmed that its next-generation GPUs will arrive this quarter. Wccftech reports that the Vega cards, which will be the first to offer AMD’s much hyped new graphics architecture, will be launched by June at the latest. …

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Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

20 year-old Adam Mudd has been sentenced to two years in jail for creating a hacking program that was responsible for downing Sony and Microsoft’s networks. The Guardian reports that Mudd, who was 16 at the time, created a program called Titanium Stresser that was designed to shut down services …

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Multiplay to host Ready At Dawn’s Deformers

Ready At Dawn is to partner with the UK-based game server hosting specialist Multiplay to host its new physics-based arena brawler, Deformers, which releases today. Multiplay previously hosted Respawn’s Titanfall 2 and Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 last year. Using its own hybrid cloud orchestration service, Multiplay’s technology allows Ready …

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Steam is getting a proper rival from Chinese giant Tencent

The biggest games company in the world is to take on digital PC games giant Steam. As spotted by PCGamesN, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has revealed that the Tencent Games Platform is being rebranded as WeGame. The service already has over 200m users alone in China, compared to Steam’s …

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AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD’s corporate vice president Roy Taylor has said that Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout 4 VR title will be a "ground-breaking VR title" that will change the industry. Speaking at VR World Congress, Taylor likened Fallout 4 VR to "the Mario, the Sonic the Hedgehog" of the VR industry. "It will change …

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Bayonetta could lead the way for more Platinum PC releases

Publisher Sega and developer Platinum Games have announced and released a PC version of Bayonetta all on the same day. Rumours of a PC port for the game have been rumbling since the recent releases of a free small Bayonetta 2D platformer on Steam. The icons for its achievements combined …

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Terraria spin-off Otherworld drops its developer

Dutch developer Engine Software is no longer making Terraria spin-off Otherworld. Terraria developer Re-Logic has confirmed that Engine has been yanked from the project after what appears to have been a long and problematic development period, with little progress being made since the announcement of Otherworld in early 2015. Our …

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Valve wants to fight Steam’s ‘fake games’

Steam will undergo yet another tweak to its curation systems in an effort to ensure that better quality titles get the exposure they deserve. Having played about with its user reviews policies last year, Kotaku reports that Valve has told YouTubers including Jim Sterling and John Bain that the company …

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