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Solasta: Crown of the Magister Will Leave Early Access in Next Update
Solasta: Crown of the Magister Will Leave Early Access in Next Update
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D&D game Solasta: Crown of the Magister will exit Early Access with its next update
PUBG’s drive-by tactic is getting nerfed in an upcoming update
PUBG’s drive-by tactic is getting nerfed in an upcoming update
One of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds' most irritating tactics is getting nerfed in a future update.
The first act of Baldur's Gate 3 has 'significant changes' still to come
The first act of Baldur's Gate 3 has 'significant changes' still to come
Larian isn't planning to rush through Early Access.
Hack and slash dungeon crawler The Slormancer launches in early access
Hack and slash dungeon crawler The Slormancer launches in early access
Hack and slash 'em up The Slormancer is a new Diablo-y action RPG that's just battled its way into early access.
Edge Of Eternity is getting a full launch and complete story this summer
Edge Of Eternity is getting a full launch and complete story this summer
Lovely-looking RPG Edge Of Eternity has been battling its way through early access for over two years now and the quest has nearly come to an end.
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator added multiplayer and left early access
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator added multiplayer and left early access
Directing armies in battles can be such a chore—'go here,' 'kill that', 'retreat there'—when sometimes I just want to see a big daft rumble.
Play the free beta of a new wild west battle royale this weekend
Play the free beta of a new wild west battle royale this weekend
Grit is running a free technical test for eager cowboys ahead of an Early Access release later this year.
Smokin’ Hot Multiplayer Firefighting Game Embr Coming to Xbox This Summer
Smokin’ Hot Multiplayer Firefighting Game Embr Coming to Xbox This Summer
Having brought its signature style of frantic, frenetic, and, yes, fantastically fun online multiplayer to Early Access on PC last year, Curve Digital and Muse Games can now announce that Embr will make the leap to Xbox One this Summer.
Pikmin AR Game: First Details Revealed, Including Gameplay, Modes, and More
Pikmin AR Game: First Details Revealed, Including Gameplay, Modes, and More
The first details have been revealed about Nintendo and Niantic's Pikmin App after the game launched into early access in Singapore.
Guilty Gear Strive – Early Access to Include All Game Modes and Characters
Guilty Gear Strive – Early Access to Include All Game Modes and Characters
Deluxe and Ultimate Edition owners can access all of the content on June 8th.
Sci-fi porn game Subverse is among Steam's bestsellers, here's what it's like
Sci-fi porn game Subverse is among Steam's bestsellers, here's what it's like
The adult game that raised $2.3M in Kickstarter funding released in Steam Early Access last week.
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
Esports Boxing Club is an in-development boxing game that certainly looks the part. It's in the works at Sheffield studio Steel City Interactive, and is due out in early access form on PC, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The video below runs through the fight mechanics and some of the career mode details, but it's the visuals that are the highlight. Read more
Lost Eidolons A Turn-Based Tactical RPG Announced for Consoles and PC
Lost Eidolons A Turn-Based Tactical RPG Announced for Consoles and PC
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The Bus lets you drive round a simulated Berlin now
The Bus lets you drive round a simulated Berlin now
As the sort of virtual tourist who plays American Truck Simulator largely for sightseeing, I am well up for the early access launch of The Bus yesterday.
PUBG dev teases Karakin return and Miramar rework
PUBG dev teases Karakin return and Miramar rework
PUBG Season 11 is only days away, but we've already got a glimpse of what's happening beyond that.
After nine years, Sub Rosa finally reaches early access
After nine years, Sub Rosa finally reaches early access
I first played Sub Rosa around nine years ago, but it's only today reached Steam Early Access.
Multiplayer FPS Sub Rosa has come out of hiding with a publicly listed Steam page
Multiplayer FPS Sub Rosa has come out of hiding with a publicly listed Steam page
The "experimental" deal-making shooter is available now in Early Access.
Risk of Rain 2 gets a massive anniversary update, and a giant number of returning players
Risk of Rain 2 gets a massive anniversary update, and a giant number of returning players
Risk of Rain 2 officially entered Early Access in March 2019, and while the game went 1.0 back in August 2020, it seems the devs aren't entirely through with their take on roguelike games.
Chill city-building game Dorfromantik is out now in Early Access
Chill city-building game Dorfromantik is out now in Early Access
Villages, forests, streams, the satisfying little click of wooden tiles snapping together - that's what Dorfromantik is all about, and the chill little city-building game is now available in Early Access on Steam and GOG. We first encountered Dorfromantik during the Steam Winter Games Festival earlier this year, and our editor Jordan was immediately enchanted by its homey feel and leisurely play.
Rust fan remakes its original ‘First Day’ trailer, and it’s spot-on
Rust fan remakes its original ‘First Day’ trailer, and it’s spot-on
Way back in 2013, when Rust was only just hitting Steam Early Access, the survival game's first trailer gave us a taste of what a first day in its wild world might look like. Suitably called the 'Rust: First Day' trailer, it's a pretty rough-n'-ready compilation of its different gameplay features - and, nearly eight years on, one fan has decided to lovingly recreate it, frame-by-frame. Rust fan TheManFrom_Mars (Square Earth, on YouTube) has posted his creation on the multiplayer game's subreddit, explaining that, following a recent thread he posted about the original trailer, he was inspired to make an updated version of the clip, reflecting where Rust's at now.
PUBG players on PC were incorrectly banned due to an update bug
PUBG players on PC were incorrectly banned due to an update bug
A client update for the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds left a number of players scratching their heads when they discovered they had been banned from the battle royale game.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
PUBG Season 11 kicks off next week
PUBG Season 11 kicks off next week
PUBG is getting a new season of content, tweaks, and map changes soon.
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
A familiar sight returns to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with the start of Season 11 of ranked play.
Contest: Win Cartel Tycoon, new to Steam Early Access
Contest: Win Cartel Tycoon, new to Steam Early Access
In today’s contest you can win a Steam Early Access copy of Cartel Tycoon! Management sims stress me out.
Trials Of Fire leaves early access on April 9th
Risk of Rain 2 celebrates second birthday with sizeable Anniversary Update on PC
Risk of Rain 2 celebrates second birthday with sizeable Anniversary Update on PC
March 2021 marks two years since Hopoo Game's enormously successful co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 first entered early access, and the developer is celebrating with the launch of a significant free update on PC. Risk of Rain 2's Anniversary Update - which launches this Thursday, 25th March - is intended to "flesh out and round out the base game", revisiting old items and finishing up content that didn't make it Hopoo's version 1.0 release. For starters, it introduces a previously scrapped Survivor known as the Bandit (Hopoo notes the scrapped version, which has since been revived by modders, will continue to work alongside the new iteration), as well as an abandoned boss referred to as the Grandparent. Read more
Valheim update increases chest inventory space and nerfs harpoon
Valheim update increases chest inventory space and nerfs harpoon
Valheim is still early in its, erm, Early Access.
Cartel Tycoon has the seeds of a good crime sim, but it has a long way to grow
Cartel Tycoon has the seeds of a good crime sim, but it has a long way to grow
There's some Early Access awkwardness, but also plenty of promise.
K-pop star Ailee releases new PUBG anthem, “Believe”
K-pop star Ailee releases new PUBG anthem, “Believe”
As part of the celebration of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' fourth anniversary, popstar Ailee has released a new track based on the battle royale game's original lobby theme from back in the days of Early Access.
This Ark: Survival Evolved mod adds more than 500 items for a decadent home base
This Ark: Survival Evolved mod adds more than 500 items for a decadent home base
If you're more into creating the ultimate home base than chasing down dinos and other critters in Ark: Survival Evolved, then one of the action-adventure game's new community-made mods might appeal.
Survival city-builder Endzone – A World Apart has left Early Access
Survival city-builder Endzone – A World Apart has left Early Access
We've noted before how a lot of city-building games don't meaningfully deal with the issue of climate change or humans' long-term impacts on the environment.
This Valheim mod lets you tame and breed trolls
This Valheim mod lets you tame and breed trolls
And even bosses, if you'd like
PUBG’s fourth anniversary cosmetic giveaways kick off today
PUBG’s fourth anniversary cosmetic giveaways kick off today
Earlier this month, PUBG's devs announced they were going to celebrate the battle royale game's fourth anniversary in style, with some challenges to come offering cosmetic in-game goodies as prizes.
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
We were excited last month to see that a new group of modders is taking up the project of recreating Half-Life: Blue Shift in the lovingly modernised Black Mesa, and now the introduction is available to play.
PUBG Season 11 looks set to start in April with new story content
PUBG Season 11 looks set to start in April with new story content
An update to the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile seems to hint at a starting time frame for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Season 11, and refers to new story content on the way.
Valheim player discovers cart waterskiing because physics is a lie
Valheim player discovers cart waterskiing because physics is a lie
It's also a cargo trick, but I just want viking watersports
This Valheim mod adds more Sparta to your kick
This Valheim mod adds more Sparta to your kick
Give your calves some definition
Old school-style FPS Dread Templar blasts onto Steam Early Access this fall
Old school-style FPS Dread Templar blasts onto Steam Early Access this fall
Dread Templar is an upcoming first-person shooter inspired by the likes of classic Doom, Quake, and other alike games from the ’90s.
Capcom warns against fake Resident Evil Village early access invitations
Capcom warns against fake Resident Evil Village early access invitations
Capcom has issued a warning about fake Resident Evil Village early access invitations. In a note to press, the company said it was made aware of emails in circulation that pretend to contain early access invitations for the hotly-anticipated horror game, with the sender address displayed as "no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com". "We want to inform you that these messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorised third-party," Capcom said. Read more
PUBG gets cosmetic challenges to celebrate 4th anniversary
PUBG gets cosmetic challenges to celebrate 4th anniversary
PUBG is nearly four years old! When March 23 rolls around, we'll have had 48 months of chasing those elusive chicken dinners.
Don't Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails
Don't Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails
Lotta people want to play the game with the big lady! And scammers know this, so fake emails have been circulating inviting players to an early access beta which doesn’t actually exist.
Resident Evil Village: Capcom Warns Fans About Early Access Scam Emails
Resident Evil Village: Capcom Warns Fans About Early Access Scam Emails
Resident Evil Village early access emails are a scam, Capcom warns.
PUBG’s new Labs mode strips down the UI and has you following flares in the dark
PUBG’s new Labs mode strips down the UI and has you following flares in the dark
The new Challenger Battle Royale mode in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Labs harkens back to the early days of PUBG, when the game felt almost as much like a horror game as a run-and-gun battle royale.
How to download Minecraft Snapshots and get early access to beta builds
How to download Minecraft Snapshots and get early access to beta builds
Take a look at upcoming features for the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs 1.17 update before it officially releases.
Rust player data lost following fire at European data centre
Rust player data lost following fire at European data centre
Facepunch Studios has confirmed that Rust player data has been lost following a fire at OVH Datacenter.
I have finally planted carrots in Valheim
Want to take Valheim ore through a portal? The devs are open to the idea
Want to take Valheim ore through a portal? The devs are open to the idea
Valheim is still in Early Access, which means pretty much everything in the game is subject to change.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
Phasmophobia has a big update with smarter, scarier ghost AI
Phasmophobia has a big update with smarter, scarier ghost AI
The ghosts are going to start busting you instead
Tale of Immortal sells 1.8 million copies, devs “kicking off” English translation
Tale of Immortal sells 1.8 million copies, devs “kicking off” English translation
Tale of Immortal, the Chinese RPG game that's been taking Steam by storm since it entered Early Access in January, has sold nearly two million copies in its first month.
Chinese hit Tale of Immortal is getting an English translation
Chinese hit Tale of Immortal is getting an English translation
The Early Access hit has sold 1.8 million copies, but it's only available in Simplified Chinese.
Star Dynasties is Crusader Kings in space, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access
Star Dynasties is Crusader Kings in space, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access
"So imagine Crusader Kings, right, except it’s in space." This is how we imagined the elevator pitch went for Star Dynasties, an upcoming space 4X game from publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Pawley Games that wants to go all Game of Thrones with intergalactic politics.
I am immensely jealous of this Valheim build
I am immensely jealous of this Valheim build
Alright, I admit, this home is way nicer than mine
Rust’s March update adds an underground rail network and tunnel dwellers
Rust’s March update adds an underground rail network and tunnel dwellers
Rust's March update lands soon - naturally, it is March after all - and Facepunch has provided an early look at what to expect.
Roguelike platformer Revita launches in early access
Roguelike platformer Revita launches in early access
Do you dare to part with your hearts?
This Valheim mod lets you scream at the ocean to fish
This Valheim mod lets you scream at the ocean to fish
Who needs a rod, when you have your voice?
Valheim Guide – How to Summon All Bosses
Valheim Guide – How to Summon All Bosses
Here's how to tackle all of the bosses currently available in early access.
Ark’s final DLC has been delayed
Ark’s final DLC has been delayed
Like so many other games, Ark: Survival Evolved has been impacted by pandemic lockdowns and work-from-home conditions, and that's led to the delay on the survival game's final piece of paid DLC.
Valheim player discovers that the sea is one big trampoline
Valheim player discovers that the sea is one big trampoline
It all started with a longboat and a mega-ramp
Crossout goes cyberpunk with its Syndicate update
Crossout goes cyberpunk with its Syndicate update
With cyberpunk games being all the rage right now, it seems only fitting that Crossout - Targem Games and Gaijin Entertainment's free-to-play, post-apocalyptic action-MMO - gets its own dash of neon-infused, ultra-techie flavour. Crossout's latest content update brings cyberpunky mayhem to the game's vehicle-torn wasteland through the 'Syndicate' - the new faction on the block that gives the update its name.
The magical mutant tactics of Urtuk: The Desolation combo attack into release
The magical mutant tactics of Urtuk: The Desolation combo attack into release
The grim, indie tactics game has spent a year in Early Access.
Baldur's Gate 3 has unleashed the Druid class into the wild
Valheim review: a challenging and rewarding Early Access survival adventure
Valheim review: a challenging and rewarding Early Access survival adventure
Explore, craft, build, fight, and survive in a massive and engaging open world.
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Can you play the classic Pokémon games on PC? Err, probably, but we wouldn’t know anything about illegal activities like that.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access: Update 4 Patch Notes, Druid, Class Changes, Bug Fixes, QoL Improvements
Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access: Update 4 Patch Notes, Druid, Class Changes, Bug Fixes, QoL Improvements
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Valheim updates – everything coming in the Valheim roadmap
Valheim updates – everything coming in the Valheim roadmap
Valheim has skyrocketed in success from its Steam Early Access release at the beginning of February, with over four million players now taking up axe and shield to earn their place in Valhalla.
Baldur’s Gate 3’s Big Patch Nature’s Power Is Now Live
Baldur’s Gate 3’s Big Patch Nature’s Power Is Now Live
The post Baldur’s Gate 3’s Big Patch Nature’s Power Is Now Live appeared first on Fextralife. Baldur's Gate 3 major patch Nature's Power is now live in Early Access, check out the latest trailer here! The post Baldur’s Gate 3’s Big Patch Nature’s Power Is Now Live appeared first on Fextralife.
Subnautica: Below Zero surfaces out of early access in May
Subnautica: Below Zero surfaces out of early access in May
I've been waiting to return to these alien seas
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica's expansion-turned-sequel entered Early Access over two years ago, and we're finally closing in on the proper Subnautica: Below Zero release date.
Everspace 2 is already great because it’s not trying to please everyone
Everspace 2 is already great because it’s not trying to please everyone
Everspace 2 is one of the most impressive Early Access games I've ever seen.
Subnautica: Below Zero leaving early access and launching in May
Subnautica: Below Zero leaving early access and launching in May
Subnautica: Below Zero, the standalone expansion to Unknown World's brilliant 2018 underwater survival adventure, will finally be getting its full version 1.0 release on 14th May. Below Zero will have been in early access for nearly two and half years by the time May comes around (its predecessor, by way of contrast, was in early access development for slightly longer, at just over three years), and it's full launch will see the game make the leap to Nintendo Switch, alongside Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. If you've not been keeping up with developments, Subnautica: Below Zero takes place one year after the events of the first game, and challenges players - through building, crafting, and exploration - to survive a disaster at an alien research station. Read more
Subnautica: Below Zero gets a full release date
Subnautica: Below Zero gets a full release date
The game's been in early access for over two years.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore's new fighter Annie out in March, three more characters on the way
Skullgirls 2nd Encore's new fighter Annie out in March, three more characters on the way
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is introducing new fighter Annie of the Stars to its roster this March, developer Hidden Variable has confirmed, and three additional DLC characters will follow. When Annie's DLC debuts in March, it'll be in the form of a Steam early access release, which the studio will continue to balance until it's satisfied the character is ready for the primetime.
Cartel Tycoon hits Steam Early Access this March with new features
Cartel Tycoon hits Steam Early Access this March with new features
The resounding successes of TV shows based off the lives of infamous drug cartel leaders shows that people like to see what’s it like to live on the edge.
Curse of the Dead Gods review — Hades on hard mode
Curse of the Dead Gods review — Hades on hard mode
Curse of the Dead Gods, an action roguelike from Passtech Games and Focus Home Interactive, has been part of Steam’s Early Access program for almost a year.
Valheim builders are already rivalling Minecraft's
Valheim builders are already rivalling Minecraft's
From the Eye Of Sauron to cosy Skyrim lodges, some impressive crafting is going down
Say goodbye to Rainbow Six Siege’s year pass, new ops will be in the battle pass
Say goodbye to Rainbow Six Siege’s year pass, new ops will be in the battle pass
The Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 reveal has given players a sneak peek at some of the gameplay changes, map reworks, and operators that will arrive over the next 12 months, but there won't be a Year 6 Pass. Ubisoft usually releases a year pass for Rainbow Six Siege that grants early access to every new operator for that year alongside some in-game currency, a couple of exclusive cosmetics, and a discount for the store - this usually costs around $24.99 / £15.99.
Rockfish Games details ships, systems, and more in Everspace 2 roadmap
Rockfish Games details ships, systems, and more in Everspace 2 roadmap
If you have a hankering for a space shooter, perhaps the recent Early Access release of Everspace 2 will fill that void.
Everspace 2 roadmap promises new systems and fast travel, next update in April
Everspace 2 roadmap promises new systems and fast travel, next update in April
A roadmap for Everspace 2 has been released, outlining the next year or so of features coming to the space game. Starting in April, players can expect regular new missions, spacecraft, systems, and more between now and the end of the year. Developer Rockfish Games shared the news on Steam, walking through the general plans for Everspace 2's time in Early Access.
Roguelike shooter Voidigo launches in early access this month
Roguelike shooter Voidigo launches in early access this month
Send these bosses running from their own fights.