Month: February 2018

Sea of Thieves Gets Another Closed Beta This Weekend
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Sea of Thieves Gets Another Closed Beta This Weekend

Rare studio has announced that the upcoming co-op pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, is set to have another Closed Beta event this weekend. Running from February 16 (Friday) at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET,  until February 18 (Sunday) at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET. The developer is looking to test the work that they’ve done since the last closed beta with some scale tests. This time around the studio is trying to “hit a higher concurrent players numbers”. read more

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has Sold 300,000 Copies On Steam
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance has Sold 300,000 Copies On Steam

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the realistic RPG from Warhorse studio been doing pretty well so far. Designer Daniel Vávra announced on Czech TV that the game had sold 300,000 units on Steam and more than 100,000 units at retail. Along with being one of Steam’s top sellers, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has had a pretty great concurrent player count, hitting 75,480 players in the past 24 hours. read more

Magical Pixel Art Adventure Crossing Souls is Out Now
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Magical Pixel Art Adventure Crossing Souls is Out Now

Is that a bicycle flying past the moon? No, it’s Crossing Souls, Fourratic’s tribute to the free spirited eighties and childhood innocence. Out now for PlayStation 4 and PC (Windows, Mac and Linux), Crossing Souls is a vivid adventure game that opens up a portal back to the days of watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, where dreams were born in the commercial breaks of DuckTales. If you’re patiently waiting for season three of Stranger Things to drop, this looks like a perfect supernatural substitute. read more

US Senator Worried Over Lootbox Impact on Susceptible Kids
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US Senator Worried Over Lootbox Impact on Susceptible Kids

Microtransactions, often gussied up euphemesticically as ‘loot boxes’, have become a major source of additional revenue for video game companies. They’re a godsend for boosting profits, but peel away the Midas Touch and you’re left with humanitarian issues. Last year, lootboxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II fanned the flames of controversy due to their alleged link with gambling and the powerful psychology behind variable rewards. It’s this grey area US Senator Maggie Hassan is most troubled with. read more