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Baldur's Gate 3 to get Early Access later this year

Baldur's Gate 3 to get Early Access later this year

The wait to get hands-on with Baldur's Gate 3 is almost over.

Hasbro – the owner of Wizards of the Coast, which in turn owns the rights to D&D – announced that early access for the game would be available on Steam later this year.

Meanwhile, gameplay footage will be revealed at PAX East on February 27.

Baldur's Gate 3 was announced last year and is the long-awaited sequel to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, a title that was released 20 years ago.

While the series was originally made by RPG giant, BioWare – the latest is being overseen by Belgian developer Larian Studios which is best known for its Divinity: Original Sin titles.

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The Riot Games lawsuit saga continues

The Riot Games lawsuit saga continues

While we previously reported that the Riot Games gender discrimination suit had reached a settlement, it appears that the case is not yet over.

The group of employees who originally reached the settlement have now hired a new legal team and are seeking more than the original offer. The new legal counsel has withdrawn the $10 million settlement, citing errors and "improprieties by prior class counsel."

Following new information from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, that stated the group should have in fact reached a payout of $400 million. A whopping $390 million more than the original offer.

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Catch up on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Catch up on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

With Animal Crossing: New Horizons releasing on March 20, Nintendo has revealed a slew of new details in the latest Direct episode.

Before setting out on their latest adventure, players will customise a new character before selecting their island destination. Players will be able to choose between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, which will determine the timing of seasons on their chosen island.

After having selected your island from a randomised selection, players will be able to alter the landscape with the new terraforming feature. This will allow things, like changing the paths of rivers or creating new pathways, which will mean you can create the perfect layout for your island.

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Borderlands just got a director for its movie

Borderlands just got a director for its movie

While many of us may have forgotten about the Borderlands film that was announced years ago, it seems Randy Pitchford hasn't.

The Gearbox head posted a since-deleted tweet yesterday that welcomed horror director, Eli Roth on board.

"I'm very excited to welcome Eli Roth as Director of the Borderlands movie in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions," said Pitchford.

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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."

News Index


The Riot Games lawsuit saga continues
The Riot Games lawsuit saga continues
NEWS Settlement not so settled
Baldur's Gate 3 to get Early Access later this year
Baldur's Gate 3 to get Early Access later this year
NEWS Stand and deliver.
Catch up on Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Catch up on Animal Crossing: New Horizons
NEWS The Deserted Island awaits
Switch
Borderlands just got a director for its movie
Borderlands just got a director for its movie
NEWS Yep, that's still happening.
CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another
CCP cancel one EVE shooter only to announce another
NEWS If at first you don't succeed...
Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles
Pumpkin Jack announced for PC & Consoles
NEWS Channeling platformers of old
Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed
Prohibition strategy title Empire of Sin delayed
NEWS More time in the barrel
1
A Diablo series isn't the only Blizzard show in the works
A Diablo series isn't the only Blizzard show in the works
NEWS A new show to (Over)watch.
4
Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit
Report: PS5 production costs at USD $450 per unit
NEWS Components and competition raising the costs.
2
Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March
Half-Life: Alyx release date announced for March
NEWS Is it really that time again?
Need For Speed development returning to Criterion
Need For Speed development returning to Criterion
NEWS Changing lanes.
9
Upcoming expansion for The Division 2 takes the fight back to New York
Upcoming expansion for The Division 2 takes the fight back to New York
NEWS Massive changes inbound
2
BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content
BioWare confirms Anthem rework, halts future content
NEWS Getting it right this time
PC, XO, PS4
6
THQ Nordic open new studio in Slovakia
THQ Nordic open new studio in Slovakia
NEWS Must feature squats and an Adidas tracksuit
Coalition's Rod Fergusson leaves Gears of War for Diablo
Coalition's Rod Fergusson leaves Gears of War for Diablo
NEWS Into the depths of hell
Rockstar Co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
Rockstar Co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
NEWS Will he ride into the sunset or set up a new ranch?
6
Fallout 76's Wastelanders update is coming April
Fallout 76's Wastelanders update is coming April
NEWS Better late than never.
Blizzard addresses Warcraft 3: Reforged issues
Blizzard addresses Warcraft 3: Reforged issues
NEWS More time in the fire.
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BioWare veterans helm new Wizards of the Coast studio
BioWare veterans helm new Wizards of the Coast studio
NEWS Sci-Fi RPG in the works.
3
Monster Train is taking deck-building games to Hell
Monster Train is taking deck-building games to Hell
NEWS Shuffle shuffle choo coo.
The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch releasing March
The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch releasing March
NEWS He's got the whole galaxy in his hands
PS4, Switch
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The Sims and BioShock headline February's PS Plus
The Sims and BioShock headline February's PS Plus
NEWS Quite the lineup.
Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release
Nintendo detail Pokemon Home pricing plans and release
NEWS Gotta Cash 'Em All.
3
Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
Torchlight Frontiers is now officially Torchlight 3
NEWS Out with the new, in with the old.
2
Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
Patapon 2 PS4 remaster announced - releases this week
NEWS Pata pata pata pon...
Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
Team Ninja Reveal Nioh 2 Story Trailer and DLC Season Pass
NEWS The Yokai hunt begins March 13
PS4
Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
Dying Light 2 is the latest game hit with a delay
NEWS The sun will set at an unspecified time
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Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
Marvel’s Iron Man VR release pushed back to May
NEWS Another day, another delay
8
Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back
NEWS Still slated for current-gen
PC, PS4
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BioShock: The Collection rated for Nintendo Switch
BioShock: The Collection rated for Nintendo Switch
NEWS Is a man not entitled to a Switch port?