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Remnant: From the Ashes has an adventure mode, and lots more, on the way

Remnant: From the Ashes breaks one of game design’s rules in an interesting way: You only see about half of it in a single playthrough. There are worlds, characters, and even bosses you might not encounter on your first journey through its formidable world, since it generates a brand new one every time you create a character. read more

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Borderlands 3’s DRM “shouldn’t impede” players, theoretically

When Borderlands 3 comes out September 13, it’ll be a six-month Epic Games Store exclusive and be packaged with Denuvo’s anti-piracy software, a one-two punch that has some PC gamers pretty annoyed. On the DRM issue at least, developer Gearbox is sympathetic to players’ concerns. read more

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Bungie’s split with Activision was “amicable” and hasn’t changed how Destiny gets made

Bungie’s unexpected split with publisher Activision at the beginning of the year seemed like a dramatic turn for the studio that’s been making Destiny games for nearly ten years. And while Bungie has announced some massive changes coming to Destiny 2 since then – moving from Battle.net to Steam, allowing cross-saves, and a free-to-play version – parting ways with Activision hasn’t had as big an impact on how the studio works as an outsider might naturally think. read more

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Mike Pondsmith didn’t think CDPR could get Keanu Reeves for Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red surprised the world when Keanu Reeves took the stage to announce he’d be playing Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 briefing earlier this year. And when the creator of the Cyberpunk universe and tabletop roleplaying system Mike Pondsmith found out, he was surprised too – although perhaps not quite as much as the developers had hoped. read more