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One Minecraft player’s ten-year journey to the Far Lands
One Minecraft player’s ten-year journey to the Far Lands
Few games offer the kind of freedom that Minecraft does.
DayZ creator's new PvE survival game Icarus shows of 30 minutes of co-op
DayZ creator's new PvE survival game Icarus shows of 30 minutes of co-op
DayZ creator Dean Hall has been off with his company RocketWerkz working on their new extraterrestrial crafting survival game Icarus.
The Day Before Gameplay Debuts – Driving, Combat and More Revealed
The Day Before Gameplay Debuts – Driving, Combat and More Revealed
13 minutes of the open world survival MMO have been released.
Path of Exile’s Ultimatum league is about gambling your rewards in wave-based survival
Path of Exile’s Ultimatum league is about gambling your rewards in wave-based survival
The Path of Exile 3.14 release date is upon us, and today's livestream fully unveiled what to expect from the Ultimatum league.
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.
Tfue loses Minecraft tournament because his screen was too bright
Tfue loses Minecraft tournament because his screen was too bright
I've seen people being pulled up for heaps of stuff during a competitive tournament, but brightness settings are a new one.
Abandoned, A New First Person Survival Game, Is Coming To PS5 In Q4 2021
Abandoned, A New First Person Survival Game, Is Coming To PS5 In Q4 2021
The cinematic first person title looks to help top off the year.
Finally, Deadly Premonition 2 is coming to a platform powerful enough to handle it
Finally, Deadly Premonition 2 is coming to a platform powerful enough to handle it
Here's a scorching-hot take on the cult classic horror game, Deadly Premonition: it's good.
Abandoned, a New Cinematic Horror Shooter, Announced Exclusively for PS5
Abandoned, a New Cinematic Horror Shooter, Announced Exclusively for PS5
Abandoned is a new, cinematic, first-person horror survival shooter with a realistic, eerie vibe, and it's being made exclusively for the PS5.
Minecraft iron, gold, and copper will soon drop raw ore instead of blocks
Minecraft iron, gold, and copper will soon drop raw ore instead of blocks
The latest Minecraft snapshot is here to reveal another round of changes coming in the Caves and Cliffs update.
Abandoned, a cinematic survival sim, hits PS5 later this year
Abandoned, a cinematic survival sim, hits PS5 later this year
Hello everyone! I’m Hasan Kahraman from Blue Box Game Studios based in The Netherlands.
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
We’re delighted to announce that Breathedge, the first fruit of collaboration between HypeTrain Digital and RedRuins Softworks teams, is available now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
E3 returns this summer as a “reimagined, all-virtual” event
Icarus: Everything we know about the sci-fi co-op survival game
Icarus: Everything we know about the sci-fi co-op survival game
All the details we've got about the upcoming co-op survival game from Dean Hall and Rocketwerkz.
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Hey there! We at HypeTrain Digital are incredibly happy to present you with the fruit of our glorious labor – Breathedge, an awesome space survival adventure with humorous flair, which launches on PS4 tomorrow, April 6! Stepping out into space isn’t nearly predictable as it would seem.
DayZ creator's new game Icarus fills in its space lore
DayZ creator's new game Icarus fills in its space lore
There are dozens of survival games now, but DayZ still feels like lightning in a bottle.
Dean Hall and the Icarus team have been playing 'a lot' of Valheim
Dean Hall and the Icarus team have been playing 'a lot' of Valheim
Hall says they're happy with what Valheim has added "to the survival lexicon."
An hour with survival game Icarus: forest fires, terrifying storms, and 'freaked out' bears
An hour with survival game Icarus: forest fires, terrifying storms, and 'freaked out' bears
We played Icarus with RocketWerkz, and saw wildlife attacks, lightning strikes, and Dean Hall catching on fire.
In survival game Icarus, corrupted terraforming leads to an 'interstellar gold rush'
In survival game Icarus, corrupted terraforming leads to an 'interstellar gold rush'
A new, mostly live-action trailer for RocketWerkz's co-op survival game lays out the planet's tragic backstory and lore.
Retro-futuristic survival racer Steel Rats is free this weekend
Check Out The Reveal Trailer For Demon Skin, Hack-And-Slashing To Switch Later This Year
Check Out The Reveal Trailer For Demon Skin, Hack-And-Slashing To Switch Later This Year
A real skinful. Are you a fan of dark, unforgiving worlds where everything's against you and there's no end in sight? Well, bully for you! Buka Entertainment has a 2D fantasy combat game in the works for Switch that you might want to keep a weary eye on — if 2020 didn't grind down your enthusiasm for unrelenting bleakness, that is. Demon Skin is the freshly-announced title from developer Ludus Future (or LUDUS FUTURE, if the shouty caps of the press release is to be replicated) which features 2.5D combat in a grisly world, with RPG-style skill trees, weapons and other trinkets that you'll use to battle a menagerie of fiends, brutes and other demonic spawn in a fight for survival.
Will Alone in the Dark Ever Come Back?
Will Alone in the Dark Ever Come Back?
The grandfather of the survival horror genre but now little more than a memory- what the hell happened to Alone in the Dark?
Terraria’s Steam Workshop support has arrived
Terraria’s Steam Workshop support has arrived
Late last year, Terraria developer Re-Logic announced that the open-world sandbox game would be getting Steam Workshop support, but declined to say when it would arrive.
Tencent wants to change the survival game experience with Undawn
Tencent wants to change the survival game experience with Undawn
Stop me if you have heard this before: It is a post-apocalyptic world where survivors are struggling to get through each day as the undead horde grows by the hour.
This Minecraft portrait made from canals is extremely soothing
This Minecraft portrait made from canals is extremely soothing
These are stressful times. You don't need me to tell you that.
A John Carter game is in the works from Fortnite and Sea of Thieves veterans
A John Carter game is in the works from Fortnite and Sea of Thieves veterans
Remember John Carter? The spacefaring hero wasn't just the protagonist of the 2012 sci-fi action film, but also that of early 20th-century writer Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels, on which the movie was based.
Take Death Stranding’s hiking to the next level in Insurmountable, out in April
Take Death Stranding’s hiking to the next level in Insurmountable, out in April
Death Stranding is a lot of Hideo Kojima ideas wrapped around a surprisingly rewarding simulation game about hiking - something that few games spend much time thinking about.
Prepare to Explore, Fight, and Survive in Rust on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Prepare to Explore, Fight, and Survive in Rust on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
The wait is almost over. Double Eleven is excited to bring you one of the most exciting survival experiences ever created! Rust Console Edition will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this Spring and you can be among the first to set foot on the island by pre-ordering a copy right now […]
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.
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
Want to know what the best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6 are? The latest season of Fortnite is finally here, and with it comes a host of changes to the game as well as plenty of new skins.
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.
Why Valheim wants to stop you using portals
Why Valheim wants to stop you using portals
Valheim is a survival game in which you grub around in forests for wood and leather scraps and steadily build your base into a towering castle.
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
The best building games on PC
The best building games on PC
What are the best building games on PC? Building games are a great way to indulge some architectural creativity, but there are so many great building games on PC to choose from.
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
Co-op games can reward you like no other genre.
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.
Where to find the anomaly in Fortnite
Where to find the anomaly in Fortnite
Want to know where the Fortnite anomaly locations are? This season began with a bit of a bang as Jonesy addressed the big problem in the middle of the sky.
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.
Where to find the literature samples in Fortnite
Where to find the literature samples in Fortnite
Want to know all of the literature samples locations in Fortnite? This challenge from Chapter 2 Season 6 is one that, on the surface at least, shouldn't be all that tricky.
Fallout 76 CAMP pets will include dogs then cats – and potentially fan requests
Fallout 76 CAMP pets will include dogs then cats – and potentially fan requests
Earlier this week, Fallout 76 developer Bethesda unveiled the MMORPG's content plans for the year ahead.
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.
Fortnite V-Bucks: what they are, how much do they cost, and can you get free V-Bucks?
Fortnite V-Bucks: what they are, how much do they cost, and can you get free V-Bucks?
Can I get free V-Bucks? If you’ve seen an offer promising Fortnite V-Bucks free of charge, take it with a pinch of salt.
This is a Minecraft screenshot
This is a Minecraft screenshot
Yes, the image you see above is of a map built in Minecraft.
Fortnite devs gauge interest in Lady Dimitrescu
Fortnite devs gauge interest in Lady Dimitrescu
While you may be forgiven for believing otherwise, Fortnite has not yet subsumed the entirety of pop culture.
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.
Minecraft beta versions – how to play the snapshots in Bedrock and Java edition
Minecraft beta versions – how to play the snapshots in Bedrock and Java edition
Want to see for yourself what’s coming in the Minecraft beta? A beta season for Minecraft often brings the latest features over the course of a year.
Fallout 76's 2021 roadmap promises new story content, expanded Daily Ops and more
Fallout 76's 2021 roadmap promises new story content, expanded Daily Ops and more
Bethesda has shared a new Fallout 76 development roadmap, detailing the various additions coming to the online survival adventure throughout 2021, including new Brotherhood story content, multiple CAMP slots, and more. Proceedings get underway with Fallout 76's Locked & Loaded update, set to arrive in "spring". Thi
Far Cry 6 needs to rediscover its survival game roots
Far Cry 6 needs to rediscover its survival game roots
Far Cry 5 is an incredibly busy game.
The Long Dark passes 5 million copies sold
The Long Dark passes 5 million copies sold
Hinterland survival game hits sales milestone; Epic Games Store giveaway and Xbox Game Pass bring total lifetime player count to 8.5 million
How to make Minecraft fireworks
How to make Minecraft fireworks
How do you make fireworks in Minecraft? Whether you’re celebrating with your friends after a successful mining expedition, propelling yourself through the sky as you soar over the land using Elytra, or adding serious style points to your crossbow combat, Minecraft fireworks are incredibly fun to use.
The Medium is more Polish than most Polish-made games
The Medium is more Polish than most Polish-made games
Poland is a well-represented country when it comes to game development.
Now the Phasmophobia ghosts can touch you if you dress like Andy Serkis
Now the Phasmophobia ghosts can touch you if you dress like Andy Serkis
Co-op ghost game phenomenon Phasmophobia is plenty spooky enough: you're creeping through houses looking for ghosts, and sometimes you actually find ghosts.
Valheim dev shares tiny tease of first big update as sales pass 6 million mark
Valheim dev shares tiny tease of first big update as sales pass 6 million mark
Viking-themed co-op survival phenomenon Valheim has now thundered through the six millions copies sold barrier on Steam, and developer Iron Gate Studios is celebrating with a tiny tease of the game's first major update. Valheim has, of course, been a blistering success for the five-person studio; the game managed to shift an impressive 1m copies in its first week and, now, six weeks on, there's still no sign of those numbers slowing any time soon. "We are very honoured to have gotten the opportunity to take part in several interviews, from podcasts and gaming newslets to Swedish television!," Iron Gate said of its success in a new post.
This Fallout 4 mod gives you a Destiny 2-style ghost
This Fallout 4 mod gives you a Destiny 2-style ghost
Thanks to the ever-thriving Fallout 4 modding scene, you can pretty much take on the RPG game's post-apocalyptic Commonwealth in whatever way you like.
15 Things Valheim Needs
15 Things Valheim Needs
Here's how Iron Gate's excellent survival game can get even better.
Generation Zero is kicking off Year 3 with Resistance, set to launch in April
Generation Zero is kicking off Year 3 with Resistance, set to launch in April
Stealthy survival co-op game Generation Zero has been quietly building itself into a surprisingly large game over the past two years, suspiciously like a sentient machine.
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.
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.
Minecraft building ideas – inspiration for your next Minecraft project
Minecraft building ideas – inspiration for your next Minecraft project
Searching for Minecraft ideas to inspire your next building venture? Minecraft gives players a sandbox to build almost anything they want, however it can be difficult to feel inspired when wandering around empty biomes.
Minecraft kitchen ideas: delicious recipes to give your next build some pizzazz
Minecraft kitchen ideas: delicious recipes to give your next build some pizzazz
Looking for some cool Minecraft kitchen ideas? Minecraft kitchens, like houses in general, range from simple to extravagant.
Minecraft player builds World of Warcraft’s Elysian Hold
Minecraft player builds World of Warcraft’s Elysian Hold
World of Warcraft hosts some of the most iconic locations in gaming, and Minecraft hosts some of the most creative game players around.
Dying Light 2 release date and all the latest details
Dying Light 2 release date and all the latest details
When is the Dying Light 2 release date? Techland announced Dying Light 2 at E3 2018 and we have all the latest trailers and gameplay details here, including a rough Dying Light 2 release date. Dying Light 2 was announced during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference and we’ve already seen more details of what to expect from the gameplay, setting, and story from the 2019 E3 trailer.
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
It's been more than two years since the launch of the Epic Games Store, and while it's certainly been a terrific place to pick up weekly free PC games and has secured an impressive slate of timed exclusives, the social side of the store has remained fairly bare-bones.
Minecraft goats – everything we know
Minecraft goats – everything we know
There’s been a lot of talk about the ‘caves’ side of the Minecraft 1.17 update, but not a ton about the ‘cliffs’ and their newest Minecraft mob - goats.
The Day Before Interview – Progression, Endgame, Open World, and More
The Day Before Interview – Progression, Endgame, Open World, and More
Fntastic co-founders Ed Gotovtsev and Aisen Gotovtsev speak with GamingBolt about their upcoming survival MMO.
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Research utensils, techs, and Knowledge points
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Research utensils, techs, and Knowledge points
Several buildings might not be available at the start of this sandbox survival game, so you’ll need to tech up a bit.
It sure looks like dinosaurs are coming to Fortnite
It sure looks like dinosaurs are coming to Fortnite
I love dinosaurs, and I like Fortnite.
Fortnite bosses: who are the Season 6 bosses
Fortnite bosses: who are the Season 6 bosses
Who are the Season 6 Fortnite bosses? Welcome to Chapter 2 Season 6 - after the Zero Point was contained, reality collapsed, and now the Fortnite island is overrun with wild beasts.
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.
Your guide to survival in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal
Your guide to survival in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal
You were all hunters in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, but in Chapter 2 Season 6… well, you’re still hunters, just in a different way.
Fortnite animals – how to hunt and what they drop
Fortnite animals – how to hunt and what they drop
Want to know where to hunt the animals in Fortnite? This new season brings lots of new features.
Fortnite new guns – here are all the new weapons in Fortnite Season 6
Fortnite new guns – here are all the new weapons in Fortnite Season 6
Looking for a list of all the new guns in Fortnite? Chapter 2 Season 6 adds in a bunch of new locations, including - at the centre of the map - The Spire, where you can find golden artifact locations, as well as Colossal Crops and Boney Burbs. That's not all that's new to Fortnite, either, as devastation sweeps the map as The Foundation grapples with the power of the rift, new Fortnite bosses have been added called Spire Guardians, as well as a new crafting mechanic.
How to craft items in Fortnite – how to make the Hunter’s Cloak
How to craft items in Fortnite – how to make the Hunter’s Cloak
Want to know how to craft items in Fortnite? The big new mechanic for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is crafting, and actually crafting items will not be immediately obvious for a lot of people.
Fortnite golden artifact locations
Fortnite golden artifact locations
Looking for the golden artifacts in Fortnite? The first challenge set in Fortnite's new season is to locate golden artifacts found near The Spire - the new location at the centre of the map where The Foundation attempted to seal the portal.
Minecraft Lush Caves – everything we know
Minecraft Lush Caves – everything we know
Digging underground in Minecraft can be a very scary proposition for newer players.
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Fallout 4's Sim Settlements mod has brought the joy of city-building games to Bethesda's RPG for years, and the recent Sim Settlements 2 has made the experience even bigger and better.
Nira Is A Island Survival Game Where You Can Fly Planes
Nira Is A Island Survival Game Where You Can Fly Planes
It arrives on Switch this Spring. You know, survival games can be a lot of fun, but they tend to not let us leave the forbidding wasteland that we've found ourselves stuck on.
Loop Hero: Essential Tips for Getting Started
Loop Hero: Essential Tips for Getting Started
Learn how loops work and how to ensure your character's survival with these tips for Loop Hero.
Minecraft pros wanted by UK gardening site for landscaping advice
Minecraft pros wanted by UK gardening site for landscaping advice
If you consider yourself a keen Minecraft player, you could get hired to give professional advice on the building game. The UK garden shed review site WhatShed is expanding into virtual gardening, and they're looking for a Minecraft pro. In an ad on the site, it says WhatShed is "seeking to recruit a collective of virtual landscape gardeners" to advise people who want to spruce up their Minecraft seeds.
How to unlock Loop Hero’s secret boss fight
How to unlock Loop Hero’s secret boss fight
Are you ready to unlock Loop Hero’s secret boss fight? The secret bosses in Loop Hero are some of the hardest enemies in the entire game, but this fight is easily missed unless you follow specific steps.
Dying Light 2 development update set for next week
Dying Light 2 development update set for next week
News about Dying Light 2 has been spotty over the past year or so, with most updates having to do with high-profile staffing departures - the studio cut ties with writer Chris Avellone following allegations of harassment, and narrative lead Pawel Selinger left the company in January.
Loop Hero tips for beginners – what you should know before you play
Loop Hero tips for beginners – what you should know before you play
If you’re just getting started in Loop Hero, and are looking for some beginner tips and tricks, look no further.
Fallout 76’s Locked and Loaded update is out next month
Fallout 76’s Locked and Loaded update is out next month
There's more content coming to Appalachia soon.
Loop Hero will get more speed settings
Loop Hero will get more speed settings
Loop Hero is a game about watching things happen.
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.
Valheim Hearth and Home – everything we know
Valheim Hearth and Home – everything we know
Valheim, the Norse survival game, has sent millions of Viking warriors into the wilderness in search of glory in battle - and the equally noble quest that is building the coolest mead hall.
Minecraft devs reveal lush caves biome and enhanced shader support
Minecraft devs reveal lush caves biome and enhanced shader support
The Minecraft snapshots are coming fast and furious now as we move ever closer to the launch of the Caves and Cliffs update.
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.
Minecraft Axolotl – everything we know
Minecraft Axolotl – everything we know
What is the new Minecraft Axolotl? In case you're not familiar with amphibians, the axolotl is a real amphibian that lives in caves.
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.