Day: September 15, 2021

Beaver city builder Timberborn is a Steam top seller

The joys of city-building games have been apparent ever since Will Wright brought us SimCity all those decades ago, and developers have kept branching out to find new ways to keep the concept fresh. We’ve had city builders on Mars, city builders in an icy apocalypse, and city builders about being a dictator. Now, perhaps, […]

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Deathloop Is a Masterpiece, and PS5 Gets a Major Update – Podcast Beyond Episode 717

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Purslow to discuss all the latest PS5 updates, PS5 games, and more. First, we discuss the release of the newest PS5 console exclusive, Deathloop, as we jump into Matt's Deathloop review and his […]

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Gas Station Simulator is Steam’s latest surprise hit

Anything can happen on Steam, it seems, including breakout success for a game about running a gas station. Yes, Gas Station Simulator is the latest unlikely contender to rise up the Steam charts, wowing players with its, um, gasoline pumping action and strategic station upgrade system. (Look, I love American Truck Simulator enough not to […]

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Valheim devs caution players to manage their expectations for Hearth and Home

There are loads of changes coming to Viking sandbox game Valheim when the Hearth and Home update arrives tomorrow, September 16. The patch will be changing the way food works, adding new ways to specialise your character’s role, and giving players a way to vomit on command. But developer Iron Gate held a YouTube ‘fireside […]

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DokeV’s Trailers Showed Less Than 10% of its Entire Open World

Last month, we got a long look at DokeV, the open-world action-adventure game from the studio behind Black Desert Online that's full of monster catching, goofy minigames, and exploration of what sounds like quite a sizable open world. Speaking to IGN, lead producer Sangyoung Kim gave a rough idea of the full scope of the […]

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In DokeV, the Dokebi Monsters Are for Far More Than Just Battling

DokeV dazzled at the most recent PlayStation Showcase, where for four colorful minutes it demonstrated a large open world full of goofy monsters, like a bear with boxing gloves and rideable alpacas. But while it seems these monsters are in some fashion capturable and able to stand by the player's side in battle, that's not […]

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Battlefield 2042 is delayed – details on the open beta are coming this month

Battlefield 2042 has been delayed from its planned October launch date, and will now launch in November. After reports of a delay to the upcoming FPS game started circulating earlier this week, the devs confirmed the news in a tweet today. Fans had also expected the open beta to launch in September, but it sounds […]

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Battlefield 2042 Delayed Until November

EA has announced that Battlefield 2042 will be delayed until November 19, 2021, pushing the release date by almost a month after its original October 22 release date. In a press release, DICE GM Oskar Gabrielson cites ongoing complications with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our […]

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DokeV Pivoted From MMORPG to Open-World Action-Adventure, But It Will Still Have Multiplayer

When DokeV got its latest new trailer at the recent PlayStation Showcase, some people (including us!) were initially confused. The game had originally been marketed as an MMORPG, but now all its messaging called it an "open-world action-adventure." No massive multiplayer online elements in sight. What happened? According to Pearl Abyss director of animation and […]

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Deathloop PC Stuttering Issue Apparently Not Caused by Anti-Piracy [Update]

Update 09/16: Stuttering issues experienced in Deathloop's PC version are apparently due to issues tied to framerates and mouse input controls, rather than performance problems caused by the game's Denuvo anti-piracy solution. Digital Foundary's Alexander Battaglia, who is testing the PC version of the game, has said on Twitter that "There is no direct evidence […]

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