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Conan Exiles has been exiled from its free launch on the Epic Games Store

Bit on the nose, eh? Swords sharpened, muscles glistening, Conan Exiles was ready to make the jump to the Epic Games Store today, arriving with the fanfare of a spot in Epic’s free game rotation. Pity, for the old warrior has been knocked back by a mighty blow. Funcom’s sword-swinging survival sandbox has been pushed out of its new home indefinitely...

Rust's roads are now littered with knackered old cars

Nudist tree-puncher Rust is feeling the need for speed. While Facepunch Studio’s big ol’ murder sandbox has so far let you locomote by foot, horseback or the miracle of flight, today’s update has littered the wilderness with battered old motorcars. They’re filthy, broken, knackered old lemons, but hey – there’s a reason the devs didn’t call the thing...

A Fallout TV show is on the way from the makers of Westworld

War never changes, but prestige TV sure can. Today, Bethesda announced that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, creators of HBO’s Westworld, are taking their cinematic lens to Fallout, working with Amazon Studios to create a post-apocalyptic telly show based on the long-running nuke ’em up RPG. Hold on, though – a darkly comic show about robot cowboys, deserts...

Mortal Shell is a body-hopping Dark Souls tribute act, with wicked lute solos

I dread any ‘soulslike’ game arriving in my inbox, as it normally means having to make a video based on the first fight shot from different angles, as I couldn’t get any further. So it speaks to the appeal of Cold Symmetry’s Mortal Shell that I persevered long enough to put together an entire video preview, and find a delightful lute to jam on in the...

Hyper Scape, Ubisoft's frenetic take on battle royale, is now streaming on Twitch

After a week of mysterious tweets and a fake company website, Ubisoft have entered the battle royale ring with Hyper Scape. A “Technical Test” for the surprise BR landed in the hands of select streamers earlier today, with half a million viewers already tuning in to have a gander at Ubi’s hectic urban battlefield – and to get their hands on the closed...

Amanita's Creaks is finally coming this month

Amanita design, the makers of cute adventure games including Botanicula and Chuchel, today announced a July launch for their next game, Creaks. You know how sometimes in the dark of night, mundane objects in your room can look like monsters? Puzzle-platformer Creaks has that but for realsies, with a fella in a weird mansion beset by terrible creatures...

Here are all the confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games so far

Ray tracing is the big buzz word of 2020 in PC gaming, so we’ve created this list of all the confirmed ray tracing games you can play on PC right now, as well which this year’s [cms-block] will get ray tracing support in the future. And because ray tracing tends to go hand in hand with Nvidia’s performance-boosting DLSS tech these days, we’ve also listed...

Free games hub Kongregate is no longer accepting new submissions

It’s been a long time coming, but Adobe Flash’s drawn-out death spiral is coming to a close. This week, free browser game portal Kongregate announced that it’ll no longer be accepting new submissions to the site, laying off several staff members as it pivots entirely towards developing and publishing games. While everything currently hosted on the site...

How a comic tried to reimagine cult visual novel Song Of Saya

A Panel Shaped Screen is a monthly column where Giada Zavarise explores how comics and videogames inspire each other. This month, Giada examines the differences between cult horror visual novel Song Of Saya and its American comic adaptation. Seeing Song Of Saya (Saya no Uta) featured on Steam is like finding a dead body on the shore. It’s a terrific...

Death Stranding's DLSS tech will turn any RTX card into a 4K 60fps machine

We’ve still got two weeks to go until Kojima’s post-apocalyptic deliver ’em up Death Stranding comes out on PC, but as my early performance tests showed yesterday, even GTX 1060 owners should be able to run the game at 60fps on max settings at 1080p. However, Nvidia have since confirmed that Death Stranding will also be getting DLSS 2.0 support when...

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