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Black Mesa's Xen has been pushed back until December

FileTrekker June 27th 2017, 21:23:00

We reported back in November last year that Black Mesa, the 12 year old project to update Half-Life 1, was finally nearing it's final hurdle, adding Xen to the game. Unfortunately that deadline has now been pushed back until December of this year.

The story of the development of the game has been

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Bethesda In Hot Water For Game Swaps

Serio June 24th 2017, 23:10:00

Uh oh - seems Bethesda is at it once again. Since last Tuesday, numerous east European Fallout: New Vegas owners have reported that their legitimately purchased game has been swapped for a heavily gimped version.

The swap, which appears to primarily affect eastern European countries, occurs autom

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Interesting! IO Interactive Is Independent!

Serio June 16th 2017, 21:00:00

I was going to write this article using only words that start with the letter "I", but that would quite frankly be more punishment than I'm willing to put myself through - even for a company as excellent as IO Interactive.

Founded in 1990, IO Interactive is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They star

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A Dash of Cash for Norwegian Developers

Serio June 1st 2017, 18:00:00

Norway's government has made headlines before by being at the forefront of digital development, with tax exemptions on certain digital goods and subsidies for game developers. This piece of news falls on the latter category.

Norsk Filminstitut(NFI), a government run advisory board, has awarded se

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Castlevania Fan Game Released

Serio May 15th 2017, 12:30:00

One of the most popular franchises amongst retro gamers and speedrunners alike is the revered Castlevania series. The games that chronicle individuals such as Alucard, Richter, and Simon have attained almost cult status among fans and developers alike.

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Bayonetta is now on PC, but will mods follow?

FileTrekker April 16th 2017, 18:38:00

Eight long years after the game originally came to Xbox 360 and PS3, Bayonetta has finally come to PC. It's been long requested by the fans, and includes enhancements over the base game, but will there be any mods coming to the game? 

The game is available on Steam now for just £14.99 / $19.99

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Minecraft jumps on the Microtransaction Bandwagon

FileTrekker April 13th 2017, 15:04:00

In what may come as no surprise to some, Microsoft have announced that, starting with their latest 'Discovery Update'. the Windows Store and Mobile versions of the game will introduce a new microtransaction-based store, which will include paid skins and other mods.

The new store will operate on t

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Kerbal Space Program's First Expansion Set for Launch

FileTrekker March 19th 2017, 15:15:00

The team behind the ever-popular Kerbal Space Program are set to expand the game further than ever before, in the first ever expansion, which will include an all-new "History Pack" as well as a new Mission Builder mode.

The mission builder will allow players to create their own missions in the ga

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0 Featured image for Ruin, a new PvP brawler based on a Warcraft 3 mod

Ruin, a new PvP brawler based on a Warcraft 3 mod

FileTrekker February 9th 2017, 21:00:00

It's not commonly remembered that the DotA games began life life as a mod for Warcraft 3, but one developer is looking to re-create that success by turning another mod for the game, Warlocks, into a brand new game called Ruin.

Ruin has actually been in development for several years now, but the d

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Malicious Steam Exploit Circulating

Serio February 7th 2017, 14:05:00

This is a bit of a Public Service Announcement - there's currently a rather malicious and dangerous exploit making the rounds in the Steam community these hours. Details haven't been published, but according to those with knowledge of it, it allows a malicious user to redirect anyone who visits thei

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0 Featured image for Final Fantasy XV PC Port in the air?

Final Fantasy XV PC Port in the air?

Serio February 2nd 2017, 21:00:00

Come one, come all! The chocobo races are in full motion, and Tony Stark is just about to race against Lord British! Or they would, rather, if Final Fantasy XV got a PC release. But that may not be as far off as some think.

Last year, Final Fantasy received its fifteenth numbered entry. Developed

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Fallout 4 gets its PS4 Pro update next week

Serio February 1st 2017, 21:00:00

Yes, folks. It's another of these - another Bethesda article, another console mods article, and another "Oh, they've finally gotten around to it, then?" article. But it needs to be written, and I've bravely picked up the mantle from FileTrekker on this one.

This time around, it's a bit more posit

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2 Featured image for XCOM 2 Long War "Expansion" is available now!

XCOM 2 Long War "Expansion" is available now!

FileTrekker January 22nd 2017, 21:00:00

We reported the other week that the newly renamed Pavonis Interactive would be releasing a new unofficial expansion for XCOM 2 in the Long War series of mods. That mod is now available as of thi

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0 Featured image for MechWarrior: Living Legends is back in development

MechWarrior: Living Legends is back in development

FileTrekker January 21st 2017, 09:00:00

The total conversion mod for Crysis, which is set in the BattleTech universe, saw it's last release back in 2013 when the modding team behind it, Wandering Samurai Studios, decided to call it a day; however now, 3 years later, a new team has decided to step in and take over the project.

The new M

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ZDoom To Cease Development

Serio January 16th 2017, 21:00:00

It's the end of an era, folks. Randi, the developer of the popular "ZDoom" source port, has announced that he'll be ceasing development effective immediately. 

ZDoom, which is one of the many so-called 'source ports' for the original Doom games, has been in a state of constant development for th

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Long War 2 Coming A-Long to XCOM 2, At Long Last

Serio January 8th 2017, 21:00:00

That's a long title, ain't it? In the XCOM modding community, there's a pretty famous studio called Long War Studio. They're responsible for the mod that shares their name, Long War, for the original XCOM Enemy Unknown - as well as a host of other, smaller addons for its sequel.

Now, first a bit

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 Begins Today!

Serio January 8th 2017, 12:00:00

From today, until Sunday, January 15, you will be able to follow the Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 event live on Twitch. The event, which is an annual occurrence, attempts to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. To do this, they promise a whole week of speedrunning, modded games, and a hos

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Biggest Steam Revenue Generators of 2016

Serio January 1st 2017, 23:00:00

It's rare for Steam to share sales numbers - indeed, developers aren't always allowed to tell people what cut Steam takes, making the workings of the industry giant somewhat of a mystery - so a chunk of people were surprised to see the Steam store release a list of the top hundred games with the mos

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Minecraft and Fallout come together in latest Mashup Pack

FileTrekker December 17th 2016, 07:29:06

Love them or hate them, there's no escaping the fact that Fallout and Minecraft are two of the most popular games of this past decade, so it's only natural that they finally come together in Mojang's latest official mashup pack.

It's surprising that the two worlds haven't clashed before, really,

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Watch Dogs 2 causes concern with it's Anti-Cheat system

FileTrekker December 6th 2016, 06:08:31

There's no question that Watch Dogs 2 is a much better title than it's predecessor, but despite it's success so far, it's not entirely free of controversy - the game's anti-cheating system, which is causing a headache for both modders and privacy advocates.

EDIT: [i]It has become apparent

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