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V Rising's 1.0 update will add a new zone, vampire fashion and engine upgrades next year

Bloodsucking build 'em up V Rising got its first major Early Access update earlier this year. Its next major update will be its 1.0 release and it will arrive sometime in "the second quarter of 2024", according to a new developer post which also details underway engine upgrades and details features-to-come. Read more

Thu Sep 28, 2023 23:26
Stardew Valley's next update will add 8-player multiplayer and more

Stardew Valley's next update will bring a new major festival, support for 8-player multiplayer, and over 100 new lines of dialogue. It still has no release date yet, alas. Read more

Thu Sep 28, 2023 22:52
Counter-Strike 2 probably shouldn't be able to dine out on CS:GO's positive reviews

At the time of writing, Counter-Strike 2 has 7.5 million reviews on Steam, 88% of which are positive. That's pretty good going for a game that released less than 24 hours ago. Except, of course, that the vast majority of those reviews are for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a game that is no longer playable. If you filter the reviews to just...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 22:24
Epic lay off 830 people thanks to "unrealistic" metaverse ambitions

Unreal Engine and Fortnite publisher Epic Games are making an absolutely enormous round of job cuts. As announced by founder and CEO Tim Sweeney in an email to staff today, the company will lay off approximately 830 people, totalling “around 16%” of their workforce, in order to achieve “financial sustainability” following a period of heavy investment...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 20:08
Lords of the Fallen trailer is eight minutes of very appealing hell

With release just a couple of weeks away on 13th October, Lords of the Fallen has a new gameplay overview trailer - a dripping cinematic layer cake of gore and gristle, which introduces you to the game's god-blighted fantasy world and the many different ways you'll expire within it, be it having a boss inconsiderately drop a load of golden swords on...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 19:18
RIP my free time, as Holedown dev returns with new ball bouncer Subpar Pool

As friends, family and long-time RPS readers can probably attest, reverse Alleyway puzzler Holedown became a mild obsession of mine a few years back. Every spare idle moment I had, I'd be bouncing balls down its infinite planetary mining silos, mesmerised by the vacant stare of its iconic white Holedown worm (my record is still 1090m, in case you're...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 19:18

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