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X-COM: UFO Defense Retrospective Video

Information - posted by Whisky on Tue 16 December 2014, 15:15:33

Tags: Tacticular Cancer; Xcom; XCOM: Ufo Defense



Resident uber-contributer sser has created a retrospective video of a sort, focused on the development of the original X-COM and the process it took to get it to markets.

Other videos focusing on future games in the series are expected in the near future.

Read the full article: X-COM: UFO Defense Development Video

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Tue 16 December 2014
Crusader Kings II: Way of Life released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 16 December 2014, 15:08:42

Tags: Crusader Kings II; Crusader Kings II: Way of Life; Paradox Interactive



Crusader Kings II: Way of Life is now available. This DLC focuses on events and RPing features, the main one of which is a Character Focus which allows you to focus your ruler's development in numerous ways.

The DLC is available for $7.99 USD.

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Thu 11 December 2014
RimWorld Alpha 8 released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 11 December 2014, 15:25:26

Tags: Kickstarter; Rimworld



RimWorld has had a new backer alpha release, this time adding mostly winter and temperature-based gameplay features.

Temperature and seasons

  • Certain clothing can protect against temperature discomfort/harm.
  • Temperature changes daily and on a yearly cycle according to where you are on the planet. There are distinct seasons.
  • There are special heat wave/cold snap events.
  • Added heater and cooler buildings.
  • Food spoils. This can be slowed or prevented with refrigeration.
  • Snow falls and accumulates over winter. It slows down movement.
  • Snow can be cleared manually, and will melt if heated.
  • New apparel: Parka and tuque.
  • Added new biomes: boreal forest and tundra.
  • A new temperature system tracks temperatures indoors and outdoors.
  • Characters can get hypothermia, frostbite, heatstroke, or burns from being in extreme-temperature areas.

Art and crafting

  • Sculptures and melee weapons have a quality. Quality is influenced by crafter skill and affects beauty and damage.
  • Apparel crafting now allows crafting any kind of apparel.
  • Can now craft any kind of melee weapon from appropriate materials.
  • Created 'unfinished thing' step to crafting. Crafting can now take several days per item (as in the case of advanced weapons or art).
  • Added art trading.
  • Sculptor's table added. Colonists can create abstract sculptures.

New content

  • New plants: pine tree, birch tree, moss, xerigium
  • Xerigium plants can be farmed and refined into herbal medicine.
  • New power plant: wind turbine.
  • New weapons: triple rocket launcher, doomsday rocket launcher.
  • New items: Glitterworld medicine, herbal medicine.
  • Alphabeaver event creates alphabeavers who will consume trees until stopped.
  • Ancient cryptosleep shrines now generate on the map. Open the cryptosleep caskets if you dare - the occupants may not be friendly.
  • Economy and trader stock generation reworked and rebalanced from the ground up.Stats inspector allows inspecting more things in more places, and provides more, clearer info.
  • Several new songs from Alistair Lindsay.
  • You can now release prisoners. This gains you goodwill from their faction.
  • You can now configure your keyboard hotkeys.
  • Dozens of other fixes and improvements.
  • New animals: elk, hare

There are 8 comments on RimWorld Alpha 8 released

Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients Kickstarter begins

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 11 December 2014, 15:22:04

Tags: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients; Longbow Games

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Longbow Games has taken to Kickstarter to collect funding for their next game, Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients. Taking place in the early period for Rome, it boasts 25 factions including the Celts, Etruscans, Romans, Latins, Samnites, Italics and Greeks.

They're asking for $30,000 and have 28 days left.

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Slitherine releases first Warhammer 40k: Armageddon patch

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 11 December 2014, 15:17:06

Tags: Slitherine; Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon



Slitherine has released its first patch for Warhammer 40k: Armageddon. This patch is mostly fixes and re-balancing modifications, but it also adds a local hotseat mode.

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Tropico 5: Waterborne announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 11 December 2014, 15:14:29

Tags: Haemimont Games; Tropico 5; Tropico 5 Waterborne



Tropico 5: Waterborne has been announced, a water-focused expansion to the original game with buildings ranging from water-industry additions to floating luxury apartments.

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Wed 10 December 2014
Heroes of Might and Magic III HD announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 10 December 2014, 15:30:55

Tags: HD; Heroes of MIght and Magic III; Ubisoft



Ubisoft has announced an HD remake of Heroes of Might and Magic III that is intended to be released January 29th, 2015 on PC and tablets.

There are 6 comments on Heroes of Might and Magic III HD announced

Chaos Reborn released on Steam Early Access

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 10 December 2014, 15:24:38

Tags: Chaos Reborn; Jullian Gollop; Steam Early Access

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Julian Gollop's Chaos Reborn, which we have previously covered, has been released on Steam Early Access. Right now, it is available for 15% off.

There are 23 comments on Chaos Reborn released on Steam Early Access

Tue 9 December 2014
BitComposer files for insolvency

Company News - posted by Whisky on Tue 9 December 2014, 15:41:52

Tags: BitComposer

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BitComposer, the beloved publisher of games such as the Jagged Alliance revival series and Expedition: Conquistador has reached a perilous financial situation and according to this Google Translated article, has filed for insolvency.

There are 16 comments on BitComposer files for insolvency

Wed 3 December 2014
Total War: Attila Red Horse trailer + New Civil War mechanics

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 3 December 2014, 15:15:22

Tags: Creative Assembly; Sega; Total War; Total War: Attila



A new trailer for Total War: Attila has been released. Aside from the trailer, there has been talk of a revamped Civil War system where rebellious commanders can convince your loyal generals to defect. In return, you can implement the Roman military policy of Decimation, where you kill 1/10 men in an army to ensure order and loyalty.

There are 13 comments on Total War: Attila Red Horse trailer + New Civil War mechanics

Fri 28 November 2014
Prison Architect Alpha 27 video released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 28 November 2014, 15:30:34

Tags: Introversion; Prison Architect



Prison Architect has released a video on the upcoming Alpha 27. The focus on this update will be making food be properly prepared and delivered.

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Distant Star: Revenant Fleet Greenlit on Steam

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 28 November 2014, 15:27:57

Tags: Blazing Griffin; Distant Star: Revenant; Steam Early Access; Steam Greenlight



Distant Star: Revenant Fleet has been Greenlit on Steam after two weeks of votes. Although the game was already available in Alpha, it will be soon added to Early Access on Steam.

You can buy Alpha access for £4.99 here.

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Mon 24 November 2014
Nordic Games creates Grimlore Games studio

Company News - posted by Whisky on Mon 24 November 2014, 15:27:01

Tags: Cultures; Grimlore Games; Knights and Merchants; Nordic Games; Spellforce; The Settlers

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Nordic Games has opened up a new studio in Munich by the name of Grimlore Games. The new team consists of people who have worked on games such as The Settlers, Knights and Merchants, Cultures, and Spellforce.

Their intent is to focus on PC games that combine strategy and RPG elements, including development on Spellforce 3.

There are 9 comments on Nordic Games creates Grimlore Games studio

Sat 22 November 2014
Warmachine: Tactics released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Sat 22 November 2014, 17:35:05

Tags: Steam; Warmachine: Tactics; Whitemoon Dreams



WhiteMoon Dreams's TBS game Warmachine: Tactics has been released. You can acquire it on Steam here.

There are 25 comments on Warmachine: Tactics released

Thu 20 November 2014
Hearts of Iron IV: Tank Video Diary

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 20 November 2014, 15:14:00

Tags: Hearts of Iron IV; Paradox Interactive



Hearts of Iron IV has had a new video developer diary. This video talks about historical tanks for the most part, with talk about how tanks are implemented in the game as well.

There are 4 comments on Hearts of Iron IV: Tank Video Diary

Tue 18 November 2014
Lords of the Black Sun 1.03 patch released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 18 November 2014, 15:14:19

Tags: Iceberg Interactive; Lords of the Black Sun



Lord of the Black Sun has receives its first major update since the game was taken out of Early Access.

-Improved stability
-Story events races now start with 4 planets instead of 1
-The Arka'avi and Osian races now have much better technology, making them significantly harder to beat
-Raze planet crash fixed
-It's now harder to have the AI accept long term payment deals, making it much harder to lead the AI bankrupt by asking or giving several loans. Additionally it also takes its current debt into account when making a decision.
- Added new Background music track
- Implemented a series of experimental stability fixes
- Added Space Key to skip cinematic intro
- Going back from the game to the main menu now restarts the new game settings
- Made the AI use diplomacy more actively
- Rebalanced the tech research time of several technologies in all branches
- Added Plasma Weapon Z-IV technology and ship part
- Fixed non working Technology Level tooltip when a pirate faction is
selected in the Diplomacy menu
- Fixed non working Enter Key in initial intro
- Fixed General without weapons bug
- Fixed events that are triggered when right after starting a new session
- Fixed non working "Broken Chains" speech
- Fixed barely noticeable effect of the Emergency Chip, Improved
Medical Care and Pharmaceutics technolgies
- Fixed Minor Race menu not showing the state of your relations when
they really like you
- Fixed "too much weight" window bug when leaving the ship design menu
- Fixed non working Enter Key in initial intro
- Fixed "can't estabilish trade routes with empire X" due to embargo or war message popping up when trying to move a ship to one of your planets

There are 1 comments on Lords of the Black Sun 1.03 patch released

Horizon gets third and final update

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 18 November 2014, 15:11:57

Tags: Horizon; L30 Interactive



Horizon has had its third and final update, ending the development cycle on the 4X.

* A Command Points system has been added to the game which affects fleet sizes based on empire logistical capability. The option is enabled by default for new games, old games will have it turned off.
* Full modding support has been added including the ability to create quests via script. Documentation and more info is available on the Horizon wiki/forums
* 8 new random events have been added from the original contest selections
* A configurable Governor system has been added to easily manage the development of planets (automation) for late stages of a game
* A sample mod has been added which enables playing the 3 ancient races in the game previously locked
* A convenient user interface has been added for mass refitting ships and Starbases to a new design
* Players now have the ability to continue playing the game (as an option) even after winning the game

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Fri 14 November 2014
The Last Federation: Betrayed Hope expansion released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 14 November 2014, 15:24:01

Tags: Arcen Games; Betrayed Hope; The Last Federation



The Last Federation has had an expansion, Betrayed Hope, released, adding a few new additions:

  • Betrayal Mode: Ignore your ideals and conquer the solar system with armadas of your own!
  • Invasion Mode: Obscura invaders have already wiped out one race, and now threaten all the others. Can you rally a counterattack?
  • 17 new ships, 2 new solar system backgrounds, 32 new abilities, 19 new achievements, 13 new music tracks, and 5 new quests!
You can check out the game on GOG or on Steam.

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Thu 13 November 2014
Valkyria Chronicles PC released - tops Steam sales chart

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 13 November 2014, 15:31:40

Tags: Sega; Steam; Valkyria Chronicles



Valkyria Chronicles for the PC was released November 11 and despite being a six year old game, it has reached the top of the Steam sales chart.

You can check it out on Steam here.

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Wed 12 November 2014
Massive Chalice released on Steam Early Access

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 12 November 2014, 15:33:48

Tags: Double Fine; Massive Chalice; Steam Early Access



Double-Fine's second Kickstarter game, Massive Chalice has reached Steam Early Access stage.

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