One Step From Eden goes crowdfunding with a challenging demo

Build decks, sling cards, dodge hundreds of bullets – One Step From Eden feels like a clever, twitchy little hybrid of excellent card-battling roguelike Slay The Spire and Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network series. Developer Thomas Moon Kang has taken his deck-building roguelike shooter-thing to Kickstarter, accompanied by a surprisingly difficult and replayable demo on Game Jolt here. Four quick runs through the demo and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it, although it demands a level of focus that I probably need more caffeine to…

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Priceless Play – 5 January 2019

It’s 2019 now. I know you know that — it’s been 2019 for at least several days or more by the time you are reading this. If you don’t know that it’s 2019, I hope that it is because by the time you’re reading this it’s actually 2020 or something equally as wild as the passing of time. In this new year, in this little bit of space where we are permitted to reinvent ourselves bit by bit, I hope you will grant me a smidge of cleaning-house sentimentality. I…

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Fortnite Weapons guide (V7.30) – Fortnite guns, weapon stats, complete weapons list, Fortnite’s best gun

Fortnite’s weapons roster would be tricky to get to grips with even without Epic Games updating it all every week or so. But with V7.30 of Fortnite released, we’ve seen the introduction of Bottle Rockets, the vaulting of the Bolt-Action Sniper, Heavy Shotgun, Burst Assault Rifle and SMG, and the return of the Suppressed SMG. Needless to say, our arsenal of weapons has been shaken by such major changes, and everyone’s scrambling to keep up. So we’ve put together the below Fortnite weapons guide, packed with tonnes of up-to-date weapon…

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Fortnite One Shot LTM: best strategies, how to win at One Shot

Fortnite Battle Royale isn’t just about the Battle Royale mode. It has Limited Time Modes, or LTMs for short, that change up the game in different ways. One Shot is a sniper-only match type, with a heavily reduced set of healing items, low gravity, and zero fall damage. This guide goes over the rules for One Shot, as well as providing some small tips to get started playing this temporary mode. Fortnite One Shot LTM guide With the game being the global sensation that it is, there’s a lot to…

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The Division 2 and other Ubisoft games skip Steam for the Epic Games Store

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 won’t be launching on Steam, but Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft’s upcoming co-op shooter will launch on Epic’s increasingly popular games store, as announced here. Ever since Epic unveiled their store in early December, they’ve been racking up independent exclusives, but signing a multi-game agreement with Ubisoft feels like a big deal. The game will still be available direct from Ubisoft via Uplay, but the Steam store page has now vanished (a Google-cached copy here), with an Epic Store page taking its place. The game launches…

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Final Fantasy Digital Card Game taking PC beta sign-ups in Japan

Square Enix have announced a new Final Fantasy spin-off – the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is currently only set for a Japanese release, but is headed to PC and mobile. Those eagle-eyed folks at Gematsu spotted this one, and beta test sign-ups are open now with testing due to run from January 18th to 25th. It’ll be a small scale test only letting in 10,000 people at first, and it requires a Yahoo Japan account to sign up. While some are theorising that this may be an adaptation of…

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Fortnite guide (v7.30) – Fortnite: Battle Royale beginner’s guide and advanced tips

Epic Games’s ludicrously popular Fortnite: Battle Royale is constantly evolving, and requires a great deal of practice and skill to win with any consistency. Players must familiarise themselves not only with the game’s many weapons, items, and locations across its gigantic map, but also a whole heap of interlocking mechanics such as health and shields, building and editing, escaping the Storm, piloting vehicles, and much more. We’ve spent a lot of time assembling this Fortnite guides series, packing it with all the most up-to-date information on how to get set…

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Fortnite building and editing guide (V7.30) – Fortnite building tips and editing tips, material stats, 1x1s, 90s

Building and editing in Fortnite: Battle Royale is absolutely essential to the game’s – and your – success. It’s woven so tightly into every other aspect of the game that you can’t rely simply on learning to aim and shoot like in other battle royales. If you lack the building and editing skills to match your aim, you’ll quickly find yourself losing to more seasoned Fortnite architects. Our Fortnite building and editing guide will introduce you both to the basics and to a few little-known advanced tips and tricks that…

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11:45: A Vivid Life is an intense game of body archaeology

Do you ever think about the human body? Just like, really think about it? About how it’s a complete mess of systems that somehow manage to hold together, even in the face of incredible damage, except that it doesn’t have a super great way of restoring that damage fully, so over your life it becomes a journal of all the especially physically dramatic occurrences you’ve experienced, written in scars and stretch marks and all manner of odd lumps? Anyway, I played 11:45: A Vivid Life recently. 11:45: A Vivid Life…

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Space Scavenger is a neat DIY Spaceship builder with a free alpha

“Ooh, that looks a bit like Captain Forever“, I thought, when I spotted the Space Scavenger alpha this morning. It’s a streamlined take on Forever’s DIY spaceship building, where you pile on parts during distinct levels rather than roaming endless void. It’s more structured, more relaxing, and fundamentally more limited. It’s got good whumphing noises though, and I quite like it. You’ll need to join the game’s Discord channel to grab the download link. There was a big update last week, which you can read about here. You start off…

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