Day: January 22, 2020

Valve: “We didn’t talk about Half-Life because we weren’t actively working on Half-Life”
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Valve: “We didn’t talk about Half-Life because we weren’t actively working on Half-Life”

Half-Life returns in a matter of months, and while Valve’s VR adventure is not Half-Life 3, the Half-Life: Alyx release date will bring us the first proper addition to the story in a decade. But why has Valve been so secretive all this time when it comes to the groundbreaking series of FPS games? According to the developers, it’s simply because they didn’t have anything to talk about. read more

Hellblade devs reveal their “mental terror” game, Project Mara
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Hellblade devs reveal their “mental terror” game, Project Mara

Ninja Theory will continue its exploration of mental health through videogames beyond the Hellblade series, as today the Microsoft-owned studio has announced Project: Mara. This is an “in-development experimental title that explores new ways of storytelling,” and the first teaser trailer suggests a heavy horror vibe backed up by the same sort of intense motion-captured performances we saw in Hellblade. read more

Temtem servers “mostly stable” following launch issues
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Temtem servers “mostly stable” following launch issues

Creature collection MMO Temtem has now landed, meaning PC players can at last get stuck into a Pokemon-like adventure game on our home platform. However, it launched to big player counts, server queues, and some technical hiccups, meaning developer Crema has had to put some heroic efforts to get the game back on track overnight. But fear not – the studio’s announced it should be “mostly stable” now. read more