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Raiders of the Broken Planet won’t be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, the usual cluster of blockbuster FPS titles is gradually coming into focus, with Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and, of course, the PC release of Destiny 2 all still to come before the year’s out.   …

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Slightly Mad Studios: Project CARS 2 ‘wouldn’t ship without elite brands like Ferrari and Porsche’

When Project CARS 2 launches tomorrow, it will be the culmination of several years’ hard work for developer Slightly Mad Studios, not just in terms of getting the game to market, but also in its quest to secure over 180 car licences from almost 40 different manufacturers, giving the series …

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Mercurysteam’s Dave Cox: ‘Games have become too expensive’

With development costs getting higher and higher each passing year, games have now become too expensive, according to Mercurysteam’s senior producer Dave Cox. That’s why the developer is releasing its upcoming online 4v1 shooter-brawler title Raiders of the Broken Planet, which comes out this Friday (September 22nd) with a free …

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EA’s pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback on November 10th and Star Wars: Battlefront II a week later on November 17th. However, even though these triple-A physical …

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The Wolf Among Us was ‘almost unshippable’ and could have been a comedy, says Telltale

Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us is finally getting a second season in the second half of 2018, but according to head of creative communications Job Stauffer, the title might have never seen the light of day had it not been for a last ditch attempt from the development team to …

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Flashbulb’s Trailmakers channels the spirit of Max and the Magic Marker

The former Microsoft studio that brought us Max and the Magic Marker, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba is bringing its latest game Trailmakers to PC and consoles next year. Flashbulb Games, previously Press Play, will be releasing its physics-based vehicle-building sandbox on Steam Early Access in December, before …

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The Golden Joystick Awards 2017: a celebration of excellence to ‘push the industry forward’

The Golden Joystick Awards is among the most respected gaming events of the year. Not only is it the biggest publicly-voted awards show on the planet, peaking at a massive nine million votes in 2016, but it also acts as an important touchstone for the industry, marking the key trends …

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Resilient retail – UK retailers discuss stock shortages, Switch and Brexit

This year has already brought a few shocks and surprises to retail. The first few months of 2017 had its usual new entries in best-selling franchises such as Resident Evil 7 and Mass Effect Andromeda, some big new IP releases including Horizon Zero Dawn, and, of course, there’s Crash Bandicoot …

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Merge Games: Embracing the Switch and why PC retail is more important than ever

We catch up with founder and managing director Luke Keighran to talk about how Merge Games embraced the Switch, why special editions of PC titles are still relevant and why indie games saturation is a double-edged sword What’s your overarching strategy and how has it evolved over the past few years? When I …

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