Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Silent Descent Free Download

Silent Descent Free Download PC Game setup in single direct link for Windows. It is an amazing action, adventure and indie game.
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“In 2009, a man named Samuel Harris was arrested for the death of his wife Maria. Police found the man huddled over her corpse [...]

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Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Free Download

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Free Download PC Game setup in single direct link for Windows. It is an amazing action, adventure and indie game.
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In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of [...]

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Warframe's Shrine of Eidolon update launches this week, brings two new titan boss fights

Warframe's latest free update, Shrine of Eidolon, launches on PC this week, developer Digital Extremes has announced.

Shrine of Eidolon further expands on Warframe's recently added open-world Plains of Eidolon map, adding two new boss encounters and a high-flying new method of transportation.

Warframe's new boss-stylee creatures are known as Eidolons - mysterious titans that wander the Plains "and loom over the people of Cetus". These, according to the game's lore, are fragments of the mighty Sentient, "a deformed creature, sent from some dark fold of distant space, crushing towers and citadels across Earth...".

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'Rules of Survival' Was the Top-Downloaded iPhone and iPad Game in Q4 2017

A new report from analytics firm Sensor Tower confirms that battle royale mania spread to mobile, as Rules of Survival [Free] and Knives Out [Free] were the two most downloaded games on iOS in the fourth quarter of 2017 when they released. Both titles, published by NetEase, were downloaded over 15 million times globally. Rules of Survival was downloaded more of the two games, though it wasn't the top game in the US overall, with Dune! [Free] and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free] each getting more downloads. However, on a global scale for iOS users, Rules of Survival is a top title.

Over on Android, Rules of Survival isn't in the top 20 of the most-downloaded apps (which includes non-game apps), but it got enough downloads from Android to rate in the top 20 most downloaded apps overall, with approximately 30 million total since October 1st.

This makes Rules of Survival one of the most popular battle royale games in the world. For comparison, the free-to-play console and PC battle royale Fortnite: Battle Royale has hit 40 million downloads. Meanwhile, PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battlegrounds has hit over 30 million downloads across PC and Xbox One releases.

Given Fortnite's sudden popularity, players and observers should start taking Rules of Survival seriously. This is not like some Asian successes where the publishers fail to replicate the game's performance in western territories. Instead, this is a truly global hit, and is showing signs that perhaps there's growth potential from the game's competitive scene and the PC version as well.

What's worth considering is whether NetEase's strategy of releasing multiple battle royale games at once hindered Rules of Survival's performance or possibly helped it. Did people choose to download and play Knives Out instead of Rules of Survival, possibly limiting the critical mass of the game that clicked more with players? Or perhaps, did NetEase just give players possibly unsatisfied with one game the opportunity to jump to another title, and corner the market for themselves? Remember that they also have Survivor Royale [Free] and the Windwhisper Survival mode in the MMORPG Crusaders of Light [Free], which all hit western shores on roughly the same day in October. It might be difficult for any competitors attempting to jump into the market to draw players when they already have games that they enjoy.

It's clear at this point that the battle royale genre is officially a thing, with games seeing success on pretty much every single format except for the Switch. And with that platform's growth, and the demand from Grammy-winning rappers to get Fortnite on the platform, NetEase might be able to meet the demand for battle royale on Nintendo's new hybrid system if they get there before Epic or any other competitors can do so.

However, revenue also remains a concern. Rules of Survival is fluctuating in the 100-200 top grossing ranks on iOS, and is top 50 in China, though Knives Out is a top-30 grossing app in China, and barely charting in the US. Compare this to how PUBG sold 30 million copies at $30 each, and has a new crate system. NetEase will have to figure out how to turn these millions of downloads into a massive revenue stream on par with games like Arena of Valor [Free], or perhaps someone else in the industry will do so.

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Don't Miss: How random loot drops really feel to players

Building from his post about the emotional effect of random loot drops, Chris Grey looks at games like World of Warcraft and Ni no Kuni to see how their patterns affect players. ...

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Get an inside look at ILMxLAB's location-based VR experiences at GDC 2018!

At GDC 2018, Lucasfilm's Stephen Hill and Ron Radeztsky will join ILMxLAB's Lutz Latta to present an hour-long session on "Powering Up ILMxLAB's Location-Based VR Experiences." ...

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'Jurassic World Pinball' Heading to 'Zen Pinball' and 'Pinball FX3' to Celebrate Original Film's 25th Anniversary

In today's edition of I Feel Old Now, the seminal dino flick Jurassic Park is set to turn 25 years old this coming June, and Universal has partnered up with the folks at Zen Studios to celebrate this milestone with a new set of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World pinball tables heading to their digital pinball games Zen Pinball [Free] and Pinball FX3. There are three tables in all, with the first focusing on the 2015 revitalization of the series Jurassic World. Next is a table based off some of the most classic scenes of the original Jurassic Park film, and the third table is based all around the mayhem caused in the Jurassic Park universe, like massive dinosaur battles and rescuing survivors. You can see all three Jurassic World Pinball tables in action in the following trailer.

In addition to reliving some of the awesome moments from the movie series, these tables also include the authentic voice clips taken straight from the movies, which is cool as that's not always the case when it comes to Zen's licensed pinball tables. The Jurassic World Pinball tables will be launching across all platforms on February 20th, which will include Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Windows 10 in the Pinball FX3 game and the Zen Pinball app for iOS, Android, and Mac players. Pricing was not announced but I'd imagine it'll be in line with previous DLC packs. I'm a big Jurassic Park fan and actually really enjoyed Jurassic World when it came out, and I'm similarly looking forward to the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom when it opens on June 22nd, almost day and date with the original film's 25th birthday. Jurassic World Pinball should be a fun way to get amped up for the new movie when it arrives in just a couple of weeks.

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Mojang is shutting down Scrolls' online servers

Mojang's digital card game Scrolls is going offline for good this month. The game was up and running for nearly 5 years. ...

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Fortnite unveils new Valentine's event details, skins, and crossbows

Epic Games has shared more details of its upcoming Valentine's event for Fortnite and Battle Royale, due to commence on February 14th.

First up, Fortnite's Battle Royale mode will receive a selection of striking, vaguely Valentine's Day themed skins. Two have been revealed at present: a be-winged, toga-wearing statue-man, and a kind of human-sized female punk bear.

Whether there will be others skins in addition to those, Epic does not say. What it does reveal, however, is that a new weapon will come to Battle Royale as part of the update: the Crossbow. This, says Epic, will allow you to "hunt your prey the old-fashioned way".

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Dragon Quest Builders Review: Working The Land

Blog: The hows and whys of simplified game design

French poet Antoine de Saint-Exup'ery once said "a designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." How do we achieve this? ...

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After a rocky launch, Failbetter Games ends indie fund and lays off some staff

Four staff members have been laid off following the underwhelming Early Access launch of Sunless Skies. ...

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Road to the IGF: The Voxel Agents' The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between takes players to striking islands created to evoke a kind of childhood nostalgia, crossing these these storytelling lands as they solve time-travelling puzzles. ...

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Project IGI 1 Setup PC Game Free Download

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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Arrives On Switch This May

News: Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Arrives On Switch This May

With brand new features

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Winter Movie League – Hog-whimperingly Silly

 There’s a hogwhimperingly silly performance from Helen Mirren…

-The Guardian, Winchester Review

Week ten of our Winter Fantasy Movie League has come and gone with low numbers due to the Super Bowl and no big new films arriving on the big screen.

Sure, there was Winchester, which featured Dame Helen Mirren.  But when a film causes our English cousins to abuse the English language to describe it, one cannot expect it to be a break out in the box office.  And yet, there it was at the top of the price list, an indication that somebody, somewhere felt it was going to carry the week at number one.

Winchester           $274
Jumanji              $261
The Maze Runner      $230 
The Greatest Showman $167
The Post             $126
The Shape of Water   $114
Hostiles             $113
Den of Thieves       $90
12 Strong            $89
Paddington 2         $75
Three Billboards     $71
I, Tonya             $61
Phantom Thread       $56
Star Wars            $46
Forever My Girl      $45

However even at the optimist end of the scale of forecasts it wasn’t going to be dominant, and as the week wore on enthusiasm sagged.  Even the Thursday night preview count, which wasn’t that bad really, failed to carry it forward and it ended up in third place overall for the weekend box office, failing to cross the $10 million mark.

But back at the early end of the week I based my first lineup around it, less because I thought the movie was going to be stellar than because I chronically underestimate the attraction of the horror genre.  My FML picks over time show a disdain for such films and, after having been burned enough time on that front, I decided to start with Winchester as an anchor and work from there.

However, once I found out there was an embargo on reviews… The Guardian published the review I quoted at the top, then had to remove it citing said press embargo… I left Winchester behind and never looked back.  Stopping the press from writing about a movie is tantamount to declaring it bad yourself, a generally futile effort to contain negative buzz.

With that out of the way the toss up for anchor was between Jumanji and The Maze Runner.  The general expectation was that The Maze Runner would hold first for another week, if only by a small margin, and since it was the cheapest of the pair, I ran with that.

I decided to go with three screens of that and then fill in from the lower end of the picks.  Star Wars was tempting, seemingly priced low enough to maybe take the best performer slot, but it hasn’t sustained as well as its big opening might make one think it should.  So I filled up five screens with I, Tonya as it was getting a boost in theater count and it was a film I wanted to see.  That left my pick looking like this:

My Winter Week Ten Picks

As it turned out my thoughts on anchor weren’t bad.  While Jumanji eked out a win in the box office, The Maze Runner’s lower price allowed better additional picks.  However, the best performer was higher up the price list.  12 Strong took that honor, the perfect pick for the week being two screens of The Maze Runner and six screens of 12 Strong.

Winter Week Ten Perfect Pick

217 players managed to get the perfect pick, none of them in the Meta League however.  And, compared to previous weeks, the payout for perfect was somewhat paltry.

In the Meta League the only one who was at all big on 12 Strong was SynCaine, so he won the week.

  1. SynCaine’s Dark Room of Delights (T) – $52,944,678
  2. Ben’s X-Wing Express (M) – $48,256,768
  3. Vigo Grimborne’s Medieval Screening Complex (T) – $48,256,768
  4. Elly’s Elemental E-Plex (M) – $48,256,768
  5. Dr Liore’s Evil House of Pancakes (M) – $48,256,768
  6. Kraut Screens (T) – $47,571,678
  7. Corr’s Carefully Curated Cineplex (M) – $45,995,775
  8. Paks’ Pancakes & Pics (T) – $45,803,359
  9. I HAS BAD TASTE (T) – $45,693,465
  10. Biyondios! Kabuki & Cinema (T) – $45,675,426
  11. Dan’s Decadent Decaplex (M) – $45,492,946
  12. Wilhelm’s Broken Isles Bijou (T/M) – $43,773,305
  13. The Filthy Fleapit (T) – $42,379,780
  14. Aure’s Astonishingly Amateur Amphitheatre (M) – $40,975,374
  15. Logan’s Luxurious Thaumatrope (M) – $38,835,284
  16. Darren’s Unwatched Cineplex (T) – $38,835,284
  17. Joanie’s Joint (T) – $37,840,701
  18. Po Huit’s Sweet Movie Suite (T) – $36,028,912

The Meta League Legend:

  • TAGN Movie Obsession – players from it marked with a (T)
  • MCats Multiplex – players from it marked with an (M)

The most popular pick was two screens of The Maze Runner and six screens of Den of Thieves which four people in the Meta League ran with.  That was good enough for a solid second place, but not enough to change the lineup drastically.

That left the overall Meta League score looking like this:

  1. Ben’s X-Wing Express (M) – $1,054,607,749
  2. Corr’s Carefully Curated Cineplex (M) – $1,042,111,870
  3. Wilhelm’s Broken Isles Bijou (T/M) – $989,077,089
  4. Biyondios! Kabuki & Cinema (T) – $980,713,608
  5. Aure’s Astonishingly Amateur Amphitheatre (M) – $970,593,928
  6. Paks’ Pancakes & Pics (T) – $959,610,849
  7. Dan’s Decadent Decaplex (M) – $934,123,618
  8. Po Huit’s Sweet Movie Suite (T) – $898,816,041
  9. Darren’s Unwatched Cineplex (T) – $881,876,289
  10. SynCaine’s Dark Room of Delights (T) – $876,407,166
  11. Vigo Grimborne’s Medieval Screening Complex (T) – $832,589,617
  12. Kraut Screens (T) – $799,184,518
  13. I HAS BAD TASTE (T) – $798,620,115
  14. The Filthy Fleapit (T) – $784,544,842
  15. Dr Liore’s Evil House of Pancakes (M) – $783,670,549
  16. Elly’s Elemental E-Plex (M) – $778,691,435
  17. Logan’s Luxurious Thaumatrope (M) – $777,995,235
  18. Joanie’s Joint (T) – $767,559,428

There was a little bit of shifting positions in the back half of the pack and Liore continued her climb up from last place in the pack, but at the top end Ben extended his lead over Corr by a couple million while the race for third place seems yet up in the air.

Now there are only three weeks left in the season, but with the Super Bowl behind us and a couple of big releases headed our way there is still the possibility of a shake-up in the ranks.  Week eleven offers the following choices:

Fifty Shades Freed    $556
Peter Rabbit          $276
The 15:17 to Paris    $221
Jumanji               $126
The Greatest Showman  $101
The Maze Runner       $83
Winchester            $66
The Shape of Water    $51
The Post              $50
Hostiles              $46
12 Strong             $43 
Den of Thieves        $40
Three Billboards      $35
I, Tonya              $30
Darkest Hour          $29

For week eleven Star Wars, Paddington 2, Phantom Thread, and Forever My Girl dropped from the list.

Replacing those are three new films, Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit, and The 15:17 to Paris along with Darkest Hour returning to the list, likely due to an expansion of theaters showing it.

The big release is Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the trilogy that started off as Twilight fan fic if I recall right.  It will no doubt top the box office, but will it be worth double the next film in line, Peter Rabbit?  I’d hazard a guess that those films serve different demographics, while Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris caters to a third.

Meanwhile Jumanji is still in play… why not 7x Jumanji and a screen of the also surprisingly persistent The Greatest Showman as a pick… and mixing and matching the new comers with some of the low priced options seems viable as well.

from The Ancient Gaming Noob

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Little Triangle Is Now Available For Xbox One And Windows 10 (Xbox Play Anywhere)

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Game Description: Little Triangle is a well-established fun to play platformer also featuring a mini BATTLE ROYALE mode. The game offers more than 60 cute and funny triangle skins, countless NPCs, a bunch of bosses, and amusing level designs with tons of details. This game is extremely easy to pick up and the fun comes immediately when you start to play. It aims to be one of the most exciting and hilarious party game while also retain great fun in solo mode.

Purchase Little Triangle for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

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Developer: Dreamoji
Publisher: Dreamoji
Website: Little Triangle
Twitter: @_LittleTriangle

NOTE: Will support Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

For more information on Xbox Play Anywhere, check out this article at Xbox Wire.

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Watch: Here's all the new Civs in Civilization 6: Rise and Fall

Civilization 6's first expansion arrives this week and brings with it eight new civilizations and nine new leaders, including the quite excellent Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. If you upset her, she threatens to thwack you with her umbrella. I think that's great.

As the review embargo has now lifted (our full impressions are coming later this week), I thought it'd be worth introducing you to each of the new leaders and everything else you can expect to change if you pick up Rise and Fall.

Join me below.

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Learn from top game artists and directors at the GDC 2018 Art Direction Bootcamp!

GDC 2018 organizers share a preview of the informative and intriguing sessions taking place during the day-long Art Direction Bootcamp which will help kick off the conference next month. ...

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Dandara Review: Off The Wall

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Set sail for adventure with a paper hat on your head and a magical shrinking boat in your pocket, in search of legendary treasures! Solve tricky puzzles, battle formidable foes, piece together clues and dig up secrets to uncover your own shrouded history as you explore this sprawling open world.

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New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Stickman Disc Golf Battle', 'Dandara', 'Inochi', and More

It's a short list so far of new games that have popped up on our forums, but that's alright because everyone should just be playing Dandara [$14.99]. We've already got a review up, along with another article discussing whether or not it's better on the Switch or on iOS. If you're more into made up holidays than you are iOS games (which would be weird), today is National Fettuccine Day, so be sure to carb up if you have the opportunity.

Here's the list of new games that have popped up on our forums so far this week, and as usual, I expect a few additions throughout the day.

Stay tuned for our full roundup later this evening!

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CCP Updates Their RSS News Feeds

As I mentioned… okay, bitched about… in Monday’s post, the coming of the new EVE Online community site disconnected the news updates from the old RSS feeds.  The feeds were still there, but no new items were being added after the change over.

RSS logo for an RSS post

CCP Avalon, responding to the grousing of the few of us who actually use RSS and a feed reader (or who populate web sites like Total EVE or the side bar of my own EVE Online Pictures via these feeds), sent out an update over Twitter earlier today with a new set of feeds for EVE Online news.

Since WordPress seems to want to mangle that Tweet due to URLs, the new feeds are as follows:

There are also JSON flavored versions of the feeds, if that is your thing.

The feeds are up and live and populated with current and past items, so it wasn’t even a hard before/after cut over but a smooth transition.

So all is good in that little corner of the world again.  The side bar on my other blog has been updated and once I update Feedly those items should be showing up in the Gaming Company News feed at the bottom of the side bar here as well.

Social media is fine and dandy, but RSS is where you go when you want reliability.

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Failbetter Games delays Sunless Skies following lay-offs, low sales

Sunless Sea developer Failbetter Games has delayed the launch of its upcoming crowdfunded sequel, Sunless Skies.

There's no new delivery date, but Failbetter has assured fans there was "no danger of us failing to deliver the project you backed".

The decision to delay the game from its previously-announced May arrival comes after a disappointing 2017 for the studio, with lower-than-expected sales of the game on Steam Early Access and four of the small team's staff being laid off as a result.

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Board Game Virtual Table Sandbox 'Tabletopia' Hits the App Store

A few years ago, Tabletopia [Free (HD)] pitched their idea on Kickstarter. In a nutshell, instead of having a million different individual digital board games, why not just build one super solid virtual tabletop that can effectively support any board (or card) game? Clearly, it resonated with tabletop gaming enthusiasts as they raked in just under $134,000 from their original $20,000 goal. The "full" version on PC has over 500 available games in it, and the platform monetizes by limiting how many games you can be involved in at once. Without paying anything you get access to a smaller, non-"premium," game library and you're limited to two game sessions at a time. For $4.99 a month you get access to the "premium" games, and can play up to six games at once. For $9.99 you can have 10 sessions and invite guests to play the "premium" games with you. All in all, it seems like a fair setup, as I'm sure that money is being split a gazillion different ways as many of these digital versions have physical counterparts that are often quite expensive.

The iPad version launched this morning, and while it's fairly limited, it shows some serious promise. Six games are playable right now: Sub Terra, Hansa Teutonica, The Shipwreck Arcana, Burgle Bros, Mint Works, and Champions of Midgard. Basically, it's just a few games to test out which are local pass and play tabletop games that don't require any information in the game to be private. More games are on the way soon, as is online multiplayer.

This trailer is for the Steam version, but it gives you a good idea of what's in store for iOS:

I think Tabletopia is a super neat project, and I'm really excited to see it continue to be developed on mobile. If you're at all interested in the Tabletopia system, and have an iPad, be sure to give this a try.

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Blog: Crafting an episodic adventure with great gameplay - Part 1

Episodic games have the reputation of offering great storytelling but weak gameplay, but does it have to be that way? In this three-part series I'll explain how we can merge both. ...

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