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CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another

CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another

EVE Online developer CCP has officially cancelled its online shooter known as Project Nova.

"We’re continuing to develop our sci-fi multiplayer shooter game concept, actively evolving it beyond the original scope for what was formerly codenamed Project Nova," said CCP head of PR George Kelion on reddit.

"Development efforts on this concept are now the full focus of CCP’s London studio. Project Nova team members based in Iceland have been moved onto other projects at our Reykjavík studio."

Set in the same universe as the sci-fi MMO, Nova was set to become the spiritual successor to 2013's Dust 514 – a F2P shooter for the PlayStation 3.

Dust 514 was shut down in 2016 in favour of another prototype – presumably the ill-fated Project Nova.

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Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles

Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles

It's not too often that a press release catches us by surprise, but every once in a while a game like Pumpkin Jack shows up.

Announced by indie publishers Headup, Pumpkin Jack is an upcoming platformer that hearkens back to games like MediEvil and Jak & Daxter. Surprisingly the game is being developed by Nicolas Meyssonnier and is looking very impressive, considering he's only had some help with the game's music and some of the animations.

Developed on Unreal Engine, Pumpkin Jack looks to be an entertaining platformer with combat and puzzle elements and is set to release towards the end of this year on PC and unspecified consoles.

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Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed

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Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed

Empire of Sin, the mobster strategy title from Romero Games has been delayed until Spring 2020.

Set in 1920s Chicago during the prohibition era, players must build their crime empire from scratch, rising from the streets to become the shot-caller of the city.

Developed by industry legends Brenda and John Romero, the title is being delayed as "good liquor can't be rushed and the same goes for game development."

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A Diablo series isn't the only Blizzard show in the works

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A Diablo series isn't the only Blizzard show in the works

It's been a while since we heard anything about the Diablo series rumoured to be in development for Netflix, but new information indicates the show is still alive.

The Linkedin profile of Activision president Nick van Dyk, credits him as "Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaption of Blizzard Entertainment's IP, rendered in anime style."

The same credit also notes that "the show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix."

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Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit

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Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit

A report by Bloomberg indicates that costly components for Sony's upcoming console have driven the manufacturing costs up to around USD $450 per unit.

Unnamed sources also note that the company is yet to confirm retail pricing, perhaps waiting to see what Microsoft announces for the Xbox Series X.

A high production cost should be of no surprise, given the PlayStation 5 will boast a solid state drive for storage and hardware accelerated ray-tracing.

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Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March

Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March

Valve took to twitter this morning to announce that Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23.

As the game's Steam page describes:

"Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.

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Need For Speed development returning to Criterion

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Need For Speed development returning to Criterion

UK developer Criterion is back behind the wheel as the studio in charge of the Need for Speed series.

"With a strong history and passion for racing games and vision for what we can create, the Criterion team is going to take Need for Speed into the next-generation," said EA in a statement.

Known previously for its work on the Burnout series, Criterion previously developed 2010's Hot Pursuit and 2012's Most Wanted in the Need for Speed franchise.

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Upcoming expansion for The Division 2 takes the fight back to New York

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Upcoming expansion for The Division 2 takes the fight back to New York

The Division 2 saw an incredibly strong launch last year and looks set to start year two with a bang. Following months of fighting through the streets of Washington DC, players are set to return to familiar stomping grounds.

Releasing on March 3, the upcoming expansion, titled Warlords of New York will see players continuing from where they left off in the first game. Along with a welcome trip back to New York, the upcoming expansion will also make several significant changes to the game's existing systems.

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BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content

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BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content

Previous reports that BioWare was working to revamp Anthem have proven to be true.

The developer has now spoken about the future of its shared-world mech shooter on its company blog.

"We have also heard your feedback that Anthem needs a more satisfying loot experience, better long-term progression and a more fulfilling end game," said BioWare GM Casey Hudson.

Thursday 20 February

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Nintendo Switch Review
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Nintendo Switch Review
Care for a game of Gwent?
CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another
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CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another
If at first you don't succeed...

Wednesday 19 February

Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles
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Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles
Channeling platformers of old
Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed
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Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed
More time in the barrel
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Tuesday 18 February

Monday 17 February

Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold Review
Review
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold Review
A sugary treat or bland junk food?
Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit
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Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit
Components and competition raising the costs.
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Friday 14 February

Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March
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Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March
Is it really that time again?

Thursday 13 February

Patapon 2 Remastered Review
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Patapon 2 Remastered Review
March your troops to the beat of your drum

Wednesday 12 February

Tuesday 11 February

BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content
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BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content
Getting it right this time
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THQ Nordic open new studio in Slovakia
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THQ Nordic open new studio in Slovakia
Must feature squats and an Adidas tracksuit

Friday 7 February

Wednesday 5 February

Rockstar Co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
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Rockstar Co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
Will he ride into the sunset or set up a new ranch?
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Fallout 76's Wastelanders update is coming April
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Fallout 76's Wastelanders update is coming April
Better late than never.

Tuesday 4 February

Monday 3 February

Friday 31 January

Monster Train is taking deck-building games to Hell
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Monster Train is taking deck-building games to Hell
Shuffle shuffle choo coo.
The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch releasing March
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The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch releasing March
He's got the whole galaxy in his hands
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Thursday 30 January

Wednesday 29 January

Tuesday 28 January

Journey to the Savage Planet Review
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Journey to the Savage Planet Review
Venture where no man has been before and slap everything in your path.
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Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
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Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
Out with the new, in with the old.
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review
Is it over 9000?
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Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
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Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
Pata pata pata pon...

Friday 24 January

Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
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Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
The Yokai hunt begins March 13

Tuesday 21 January

Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
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Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
The sun will set at an unspecified time
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Monday 20 January

Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
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Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
Another day, another delay
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Friday 17 January

Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
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Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
Still slated for current-gen
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