Friday, 5 January 2018

Outbreak The New Nightmare Free Download

Outbreak The New Nightmare Free Download PC Game setup in single direct link for Windows. It is an amazing action, adventure and Indie game.
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Enter an unforgiving survival horror experience as you fight for your life against oppressive odds. The [...]

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Video: How Sunless Sea devs found success through open production

In this GDC 2016 session, former Failbetter Studios' Alexis Kennedy goes over how the company used open publishing techniques to steer themselves away from bankruptcy and toward being financially stable with their game, Sunless Sea.  ...

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Soapbox: Switch's Rampant Success Is Proof Positive That You Should Never Write Off Nintendo

Soapbox: Soapbox: Switch's Rampant Success Is Proof Positive That You Should Never Write Off Nintendo

Wii U was a necessary step towards a superior console

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Antihero'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that's OK. If you disagree with what we've chosen, let's try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…



It's been slim pickings with new releases these past couple weeks as the iTunes store slowly comes out of its holiday break, but that hasn't had an impact on what we felt was the most solid release this week in Antihero [$4.99] from Versus Evil and designer Tim Conkling. The premise to Antihero is super cool. You're running a guild in Victorian-era England where you need to hire some of the most dastardly people around to do your evil bidding in an effort to take over the city. Here's an excerpt from our review earlier this week:

"In Antihero, you run a thieves guild as you attempt to gain enough victory points to defeat either the AI or a human opponent. When I started playing the first scenario of the Campaign, I thought that the game would be all about overpowering your opponent by controlling enough territory and killing enough people. I was quickly surprised by the intricacies of the game mechanics and the depth and variations the developers have managed to weave into this digital board game.

You start the game with a Master Thief, and you gradually use that character to burgle for gold and scout the map. Using the Master Thief's abilities, you begin to build your economy, which will get you gold and lanterns each turn. The gold can be used to hire new gang members (urchins, thugs, Saboteurs, etc) while the lanterns are used to research various upgrades, which include things like giving your Master Thief an extra turn, getting more gold per house you burgle, and many more.

If you've been looking for a fun but challenging digital board game with a lot of depth and a great visual style, Antihero is the game for you. There's plenty of content to play through and clever strategies to figure out, and all of that is dressed in a lovely art style. Now go take out all those street urchins and take over the town; just know that you're in for a challenge and will have to plan carefully and execute at just the right time."

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/9/2018

Happy New Year!

With 2018 in full swing, we’re back with our ongoing series of new releases coming to PlayStation next week. Thank you for your patience as we took a brief rest at the end of last year for the winter holiday.

Without further ado, let’s get to those new PlayStation games! See the full list below, and enjoy.

The Drop

New Releases: Week of January 9, 2018
The Count Lucanor
PS Vita — Digital

Count Lucanor

Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure.

Energy Invasion
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Out 1/10)

Energy Invasion

Energy Invasion — an arcade game inspired by the classic Breakout. Unlike the original game, your ball does not break blocks on its own, but can launch missiles in a chosen direction.

Happy Drummer PS4
PS4 — Digital (Out 1/11)

Happy Drummer

Happy Drummer is easy to play. All the in-game music was tailor-made by different composers worldwide, perfectly mixed to take you into a fully immersive world.

Little Red Lie
PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Little Red Lie

Little Red Lie is a narrative-focused, interactive fiction experience that reduces the traditional nine-verb adventure game structure down to a single, context-dependent interaction: lie.

PS4 — Digital (Out 1/11)


Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. In the game you play the role of the base architect and manager, telling your colonists where to build the structures they will need to survive.

Plox Neon
PS4 — Digital

Plox Neon

Plox Neon’s classic visuals and exciting music turn this action-packed puzzle game into an entrancing experience. Use your wits to find the best way to clear areas of the map and trap monsters to earn points.

Sword of Fortress the Onomuzim
PS4 — Digital

Sword of Fortress

Many a century ago, in a land far away, a mighty king faces rebellion. This was the beginning of the most epic struggle between good and evil ever seen.

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Your Name (Original Japanese Version + regular) – Pre-Order
  • Earth: One Amazing Day
  • Jigsaw

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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New mass shooting simulator aims to help teachers respond more effectively in a crisis

Teachers in the US will soon be able to use a version of the US government's game-like multiplayer training simulator, known as EDGE, to practice responses to school shootings.

EDGE, which stands for Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, is a $5.6 million simulation tool and "game-based training application" developed and used by the US army and the Department of Homeland Security. The idea is that it can realistically simulate emergencies in a flexible virtual sandbox environment, enabling first responders - law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and so on - to experience and role-play crisis situations and learn effective response strategies.

Currently, one scenario - an active shooter incident at a local hotel - is available to US first responder agencies, but that will be expanded next year with a second scenario based around a mass school shooting. It's been designed specifically for use by teachers.

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Harvey Smith on growing as a developer from Deus Ex to Dishonored

In a Noclip Sessions interview, director at Arkane Austin Harvey Smith sat down to discuss game design, world building, and the growth he experienced as a developer over the years.  ...

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Review: Woodle Tree Adventures (Switch eShop)

Review: Review: Woodle Tree Adventures (Switch eShop)

Branch out

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Kriknak Hero Build and Play Guide: 'Arena of Valor' Gets a Bad-Ass Assassin Bug

While it's a little annoying that North America is so far behind the curve on Arena of Valor [Free] compared to Europe and Asia, the up-side of this is they can have a super fast-paced release cycle of new content that is already available in other regions. We're seeing one new hero released every week, with this week's newest addition to Arena of Valor being Kriknak, an assassin beetle-looking hero that plays a lot like League of Legends' Kha'Zix. His abilities all are based on physical damage, but his core damage-dealing ability deals bonus percentage-based magic damage. If your opponents are stacking armor, the magic damage will rip them up, and vice versa.

Kriknak's abilities are as follows:

  • Passive - Bite: When Kriknak's ability hits an enemy, the next normal attack is enchanced and deals an additional 250 physical damage.
  • Ability 1 - Terrifying Plague: Kriknak summons a plague larvae that deals 250 +173 physical damage and inflicts the target with Mark of Horror. When Kriknak attacks marked enemies, they take additional magic damage equal to 10% of maximum HP, the cooldown of this ability is reduced by 3 seconds, and restores Kriknak's mana.
  • Ability 2 - Horn Rush: Kriknak lunges forward with his enormous horns, dealing 180 +173 physical damage to enemies in his path. Every enemy hero hit restores 150 +34 HP for Kriknak.
  • Ultimate - Drone Drop: Kriknak takes to the skies, significantly increasing his movement speed for a brief period. When casting this ability white airborn, Kriknak attacks the target area and deals 350 +269 physical damage

As an assassin with loads of mobility, Kriknak belongs in the jungle. After clearing enough of the jungle to get to level 4, learn your ultimate ability and make the enemy team fear you. Kriknak's passive is a lot like Wukong's in that every time you use an ability your next physical attack will do loads of bonus damage. It's very important you don't let this go to waste. I know how appealing it is to just mash all of your abilities as soon as a fight starts, but you really want to pay attention to your auto-attack swings to make sure you use an ability, attack, use another ability, attack, etc. 250 damage bonus damage, particularly early in the game, is very substantial.

Like most assassins, Kriknak should be played by roaming and looking for people who are caught out. If the enemy mid laner extends too far or you catch someone alone in the jungle, you'll easily be able to rip them to shreds. In team fights, you'll want to look for mages and marksmen who are out of position to take them out and significantly reduce the damage potential of the enemy team. Depending on how much of a gap you need to close, you can either use your short rage charge that comes from Horn Rush, or take advantages of the movement speed bonus of Drone Drop. Just keep in mind that if you're in a team fight situation, you'll need to save one of those two abilities to get away.

Also, because of the cooldown reduction and damage bonus that comes from Terrifying Plague, you'll want to stick on one target until they're dead. Switching targets in the middle of the fight and needing to re-apply Mark of Horror will significantly decrease your damage as oppose to just continually spamming Terrifying Plague on someone, being sure to get auto-attacks in between abilities.

As far as equipment and Arcana are concerned, built Kriknak like any other assassin. Stack loads of attack damage and life steal for survivability. Don't bother with defense items unless you're in a situation where buying either armor or magic resist can successfully negate most of the enemy team's damage (i.e. if you're in a situation where they don't have a mage, or something else dumb). The default item load out for Kriknak is surprisingly solid, and the Arcana build recommended in our guide also applies really well to him.

from TouchArcade

Fallen Legion Plus Free Download

Fallen Legion Plus Free Download PC Game setup in single direct link for Windows. It is an amazing action and RPG game.
Fallen Legion Plus PC Game 2018 Overview
Will you restore glory to your homeland or overthrow the monarchy and claim the throne in your name? Fallen Legion+ doubles the intensity [...]

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Luca Redwood is Teasing More 'Photographs' on Twitter and it's Looking Awesome

Luca Redwood of EightyEight Games fame, maker of the phenomenal 10000000 [$2.99] and its follow-up You Must Build A Boat [$2.99], revealed his newest project called Photographs back in February of last year with an extremely vague teaser video. All we really knew about the new game at that time was that it was a "puzzle game that tells five tragic stories" and that it would feature pixel art from one of the fantastic artists behind Thimbleweed Park [$9.99], Octavi Navarro. Well, that initial reveal was close to a year ago now, but just a few weeks back Redwood revealed the first actual trailer for Photographs which showed a bit more of the game itself. I mean, I still had no clue what you actually DID in Photographs, but it sure looked lovely regardless. Here's that trailer again.

So, given the recent trailer I was kind of hoping that meant that Photographs was getting closer to completion, and with a couple of new teasers that Redwood has posted to his Twitter account today I'm really hoping that's the case. These teases are looking awesome. In this first tweet, Redwood explains how the team is experimenting with a really cool camera viewfinder aesthetic for the game, complete with a really neat focus blur effect.

Then this next tweet shows a short clip of an aquatics type of arena as various characters pop in and out of the scene, and then we can see an overlay of a Polaroid style photograph that focuses in on a specific couple.

These latest teases at least give a glimpse as to what Photographs is actually like, although I still couldn't tell you specifically what you do in the game. Hey, I like it that way! I was intrigued by the original announcement, and these little teases make me even more curious what Photographs will be all about. It should be arriving at some point in 2018 but if you're interested like I am you should definitely be following Luca Redwood on Twitter to hopefully catch more bits of Photographs as development continues.

from TouchArcade

Don't Miss: How One Night Stand creates intimacy with a character

Creator of One Night Stand Lucy Blundell discussed how she created intimacy between player and character through unique visuals, investigative gameplay, and featuring a personal environment. ...

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This Week On Xbox: January 05, 2018

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of the show.

from Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Get a job: Naughty Dog is hiring a Level/Environment Designer

Naughty Dog is looking for a passionate multiplayer designer to join its team and be a primary contributor to the design of its next multiplayer game in Santa Monica. ...

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Composers and devs discuss how video game music plays into larger experiences

"[Musical scores are] the one part of the game where one vision can come to fruition without too many other things breaking it," explains Night School co-founder Sean Krankel. ...

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Hands on With Hi-Rez Studios' Upcoming 'Bot Smashers'

Jared and I have been spending the week down in the arctic tundra of Atlanta to attend the Hi-Rez Expo. It's an annual celebration of all the games made by Hi-Rez Studios, and it kicked off with a keynote where they announced a new mobile title: Bot Smashers. Details were vague at the time, but we just sat down with the game's executive producer Rory "Drybear" Newbrough who overloaded our brains with everything they're doing with Bot Smashers. Check out the video:

In a nutshell, Bot Smashers is a mash-up of the fast-paced strategy game genre that's been popularized by games like Clash Royale [Free]. It's got similar short sessions, and gameplay that feels like a really lightweight RTS. Players build their bases beforehand, then effectively have base battles where you dispatch offenses from your various buildings. Elements of your base include power-node like things that have different abilities like spawning units, casting magic spells, or passively defending your base automatically. It's really cool how it all goes together.

Release plans are super vague so far, and right now they're just encouraging everyone to head over to the Bot Smashers site to sign up for their upcoming beta test. When that test will happen or when the game will launch is still deep in TBA territory, but we've really enjoyed what we've seen so far.

from TouchArcade

Charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 starts this Sunday

Games Done Quick's first speedrunning charity marathon of the year, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018, begins this Sunday, January 7th.

It runs until January 14th, and all money raised will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Over 150 speedruns will be made over the course of the event, covering an incredibly broad range of games, from retro and indie offerings to modern triple-A titles titles.

The full, diverse event schedule is already available for perusal and includes the likes of Blaster Master Zero, Prey 2017, Ori and the Blind Forest, F-Zero GX, Resident Evil 7, Cat Quest, Bloodborne, and even the infamously rubbish Home Alone 2.

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'Power Hover' Developer's Next Game is Helicopter Jumper 'Helihopper' and It's Coming Next Week

After releasing the excellent behind the back hovercrafting game Power Hover [$4.99] back in December of 2015 (has it really been that long already?) developer Oddrok spent all of 2016 adding new content to the game before releasing two new games last year: Drop Not! [Free] in April and the excellent Power Hover spinoff Power Hover: Cruise [Free] in August. Not a bad couple of years for a tiny studio! Well, they're kicking off 2018 with a bang and already have their fourth game primed and ready for release next week. The game is called Helihopper and here's the trailer.

The "jump from one tiny platform to another" genre has exploded in the mobile scene over the past couple of years, but as Oddrok tends to do they've taken the well-worn base concept and injected many interesting elements and a gorgeous art style into it to bring something totally fresh. You'll pull back to slingshot your copter from one helipad to the other, but you'll also have the ability to swipe while in the air to do short side hops and things like the wind and different types of landing pads will play a factor in how your copter moves and reacts.

Helihopper will be level-based with 65 levels to complete as well as 9 different endless levels for high score chasers. There's a pilot leveling system that sees you leveling up as you complete missions in the game which can go towards unlocking the 10 different helicopters for you to use. It sounds like quite a fully featured game built around a simple concept that should work great on mobile, so look for Helihopper next Thursday, January 11th and you can give it a try for yourself for free. In the meantime, check out the discussion about the game in our forums.

from TouchArcade

What were PlayStation Store’s biggest-selling games of 2017?

So, there goes 2017 disappearing into the rearview mirror. What a fantastic year for gaming, eh? While we’ve all no doubt got our own personal favourites, read on to find out which games shifted the most units on PlayStation Store over the past 12 months. Any surprises?


  1. FIFA 2018
  2. Call of Duty WWII
  3. Rocket League
  4. GTA V
  5. Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
  6. Horizon Zero Dawn
  7. ARK: Survival Evolved
  8. FIFA 2017
  9. EA Sports UFC 2
  10. Rainbow Six Siege
  11. Destiny 2
  12. Battlefield 1
  13. Minecraft
  14. Star Wars Battlefront
  15. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  16. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  17. Gran Turismo Sport
  18. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  19. Battlefield 4
  20. Assassin’s Creed Origins


  1. Batman Arkham VR
  2. Superhot
  3. Job Simulator
  4. PlayStation VR Worlds
  5. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  6. Robinson: The Journey
  7. Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes
  8. Driveclub VR
  9. Sports Bar
  10. Arizona Sunshine
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  12. Apollo 11 VR
  13. Cocos: Shark Island
  14. I Expect You To Die
  15. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
  16. Statik
  17. Fruit Ninja VR
  18. Carnival Games
  19. Everest VR
  20. The Brookhaven Experiment


  1. Call of Duty Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles
  2. Battlefield 1 – Premium Pass
  3. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2 Pass
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn – The Frozen Wilds
  6. Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack
  7. Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger
  8. Diablo III – Rise of the Necromancer
  9. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack
  10. Rocket League – Fast & Furious ’99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

PS Vita:

  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation
  3. Minecraft
  4. God of War Collection
  5. Killzone Mercenary
  6. Tekken 6
  7. Gravity Rush
  8. Rayman Legends
  9. Street Fighter X Tekken
  10. FIFA 15

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Humble-hosted Jingle Jam raises $5.2 million for charity

Game developers pitched in to donate titles to the 60 plus game bundle, allowing the total proceeds to be distributed to charity. ...

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