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Brown Dust tactical-RPG hits 2 million mobile downloads in first month

South Korean developer Neowiz announced that its original IP Brown Dust surpassed 2 million downloads since debuting on iOS and Android in March. It’s a free-to-play tactical role-playing game in which you assemble a team of mercenaries to fight against monsters in turn-based battles. Like a lot of other mobile RPGs (such as Fire Emblem: […]

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Katana Zero is more than swords and style

Devolver Digital is launching Katana Zero for PC and consoles April 18. This low-fi action adventure from developer Askiisoft has you playing as a samurai in a modern techno setting. And as is standard for Devolver, Katana Zero is dripping with style. Askiisoft combines a pixel art style with some extreme effects. Your sword shines […]

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World of Warcraft’s next big patch could save the Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion has been a controversial one. If you go on community site’s like Blizzard’s forums or the game’s Reddit page, you’re likely to see a lot of grumbling. Many players dislike Battle for Azeroth’s added features and derivative story. The MMO’s next major patch, Rise of Azshara, is its best chance […]

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice surpasses 2 million copies sold

Activision has sold more than 2 million copies of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in under 10 days, according to the publisher. The challenging ninja action game debuted March 22 worldwide for PC and consoles and received broad praise from critics and players. That positive reaction and developer From Software’s glowing reputation are working to help […]

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Pearl Abyss grosses more than $1 billion for Black Desert franchise

Pearl Abyss announced that the Black Desert fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game has generated more than $1 billion in gross sales in less than four years. The South Korean company said that the game has been played by more than 10 million fans on PC, mobile, and Xbox One devices in more than 150 […]

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Roblox hits 90 million monthly users as European growth picks up

Roblox has hit more than 90 million monthly active users, up from 80 million a couple of months ago, as its presence in Europe takes off. And players are playing a billion hours a month in the user-generated virtual world. Roblox’s top 150 games — which are created by Roblox players — are now available […]

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Sensor Tower — Elder Scrolls: Blades hits 1 million iOS downloads in first week of early access

The Elder Scrolls: Blades reached 1 million downloads on iOS one week after being available by invitation-only early access, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. It debuted there on March 28. Blades is touchscreen version of publisher Bethesda Softworks’ long-lived fantasy role-playing game series. It focuses on 1-on-1 fights and dungeon-crawling. Blades is free-to-play, but […]

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BioWare went rogue on EA with its Dragon Age 4 announcement

Two hours into The Game Awards 2018, organizer Geoff Keighley proudly threw to yet another one of his famous “world premieres.” Over the next 60 seconds, fans watched a vague teaser for the next entry in the Dragon Age series. The bulk of the clip focuses on a 3D render of an object called the […]

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Etrian Odyssey Nexus review — a bittersweet dungeon finale

I approached Etrian Odyssey Nexus with a mixture of anticipation and sadness. Scuttlebutt assumes this is the final entry in this old-fashioned turn-based role-playing game series from Atlus, but that’s not the primary reason for my melancholy. Back in 2006, when I first started as the copy desk chief for Ziff Davis Media’s Game Group […]

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Conan Unconquered real-time strategy PC game gets May 30 release date

Funcom announced that it will publish the Conan Unconquered real-time strategy game from Petroglyph Studios on May 30 on the Windows PC. I got a look at the game in a preview session during the Game Developers Conference last week. It’s a fast-paced game where you have to defeat wave after wave of enemies that […]

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Outward interview: Unlearn what you have learned about role-playing games

The first time I left the starting town in the indie role-playing game Outward, I found what looked like to be a giant chicken. The thing followed me as I attempted my first quest: finding mushrooms in a troglodyte cave. It was persistent. It was pesky. It killed me. Outward is what happens when you […]

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Path of Exile launches on PlayStation 4

Grinding Gear Games has released Path of Exile for PlayStation 4 today. Path of Exile is an action role-playing game. It’s similar to Blizzard’s Diablo series. However, it’s a free-to-play game. Path of Exile is also more mechanically similar to Diablo II, which helped it gain some fans when many of the Diablo faithful were […]

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review impressions – Not for me

I’ve never played deep into a From Software game before. I’ve probably played 10 hours of Bloodborne and 2 hours of Dark Souls, and that’s it. So let’s clarify what my purpose is here. I’m here to see if Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice can click for someone who does not have the reverence for the […]

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Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution crossed $1 billion in revenue in first year

In its first month in 2017, Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution mobile game generated $176 million in one month. That helped Netmarble launch a lucrative initial public offering later on in the spring of 2017. But now the company is back, announcing that he massively multiplayer online mobile game topped $1 billion in less than a […]

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OpenAI launches Neural MMO, a massive reinforcement learning simulator

Artificial intelligence that’s beastly at World of Warcraft might not lie too far into the distant future, if OpenAI has its way. The San Francisco research nonprofit today released Neural MMO, a “massively multiagent” virtual training ground that plops agents in the middle of an RPG-like world — one complete with a resource collection mechanic […]

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Plarium’s Raid: Shadow Legends takes collectible RPGs into mobile

Plarium has made its name creating mobile games like Terminator Genisys: Future War, and now it is continuing to diversify with the launch of the collectible role-playing game Raid: Shadow Legends. The turn-based collection RPG game is available today on iOS and Android. The fantasy title has more than 300 collectible champions across 16 factions. […]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield unsheathed for Switch

Nintendo announced the next installment in its hit Pokémon series during a short Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. The new games are Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and they’re coming late this year to Switch. Pokémon is a giant brand, encompassing multiple gaming genres, anime, card games, and (soon) a Hollywood movie. Pokémon has also […]

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Fallout 76 lays out big updates for the rest of the year

Bethesda has released a roadmap for content coming to Fallout 76 in 2019. It includes three waves, with the first starting on March 12 with the Wild Appalachia update. The second comes this summer, with the third coming this fall. Fallout 76 came out November 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The online multiplayer […]

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ArenaNet confirms that it is laying off staff

Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet is cutting an unspecified number of jobs. The company confirmed the layoffs and said it has recently cancelled a project. ArenaNet is restructuring now that it is no longer working on that new game. The studio also confirmed that the restructuring extends to its parent company, South […]

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NPD: Kingdom Hearts III made more than twice what Kingdom Hearts II did in its first month

Kingdom Hearts III was the No. 1 best-selling game in the U.S. in January, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. It also brought in, in terms of dollars, two-and-a-half times what Kingdom Hearts II did when it launched in the U.S. back in March 2006. Kingdom Hearts III launched on January 29 for PlayStation […]

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