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Ark: Survival Evolved's design lead on huge server wipe reversal and new structure post-PC launch

Yesterday, I spoke to Studio Wildcard’s co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz—who is also Ark: Survival Evolved’s lead designer, lead programmer, and development director. The conversation was scheduled ahead of a pretty significant announcement he and his team had planned for today: that the open world survival ’em up planned to wipe its servers, a “mass extinction” as a pre-prepared statement suggested, ahead ...

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PC Gamer UK Podcast 49: Question time

Samuel and Phil, fresh off their recent job promotions, gather to answer the questions of you: the listener. Or at least, the questions of those listeners that have actually asked us a question. We are yet to work out how to intuit your questions telepathically. We discuss which game lore we’d subject ourselves too, reveal our pre-game settings rituals, wonder ...

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Get cheap PC components in Newegg's early back to school sale

It’s not exactly clear why you’d need a $600 graphics card and a beefy processor and motherboard combo for going back to school, but we’re not going to complain about cheap hardware. Newegg’s Early Back to School Sale is now on, and you can find money off a whole range of products.  Some highlights: WD Red 4TB NAS Drive: $137 ...

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'Was it the right decision? I can't say, it was motivated by [getting] the game on store shelves,' says Ark director on price hike

For some, Ark: Survival Evolved’s recent controversial pre-full release price hike highlights the trouble with pricing Early Access games. For others, most specifically DayZ creator Dean Hall, it’s “****ing OUTRAGEOUS.” But wherever you stand with the issue, the open world dino hunter’s Jeremy Stieglitz has explained the premature increase is tied to the game’s physical launch.  “Admittedly, my intent, our ...

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Absolver's weapon disarming mechanics and Tension Shard-powered attacks look neat

Absolver’s latest trailer tells us to “use powers and weapons judiciously is critical to defeat your opponents”, however I’m most looking forward to its drunken brawling Zui Khan fighting style. Nevertheless, how’ll you’ll disarm opponents and leverage Tension Shards to unleash powerful attacks looks pretty neat as the martial arts-leaning ARPG eyes its August 29 release.  In a “flurry of ...

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ShareGamingHub wants to be the YouTube of videogame photography

Billed as “a platform to upload, share and enjoy gaming screenshots,” ShareGamingHub is a burgeoning file sharing community whose goal is to popularise videogame photography in the same way YouTube promotes ‘influencers’ and Instagram showcases selfies and food snaps.  Established by its creator Leopold earlier this year, ShareGamingHub was funded by Google’s GCP for startups programme to the tune of ...

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Doomfist officially joins the Overwatch lineup next week

After a little less than two weeks on the Overwatch PTR, Blizzard has announced that Doomfist, the world’s foremost knuckle sandwich artist, will go live on July 27.    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Overwatch’s newest hero!Doomfist arrives: 7.27.2017Learn more ↪️ https://t.co/SgzOdU0Nlb pic.twitter.com/ZVUg9al3StJuly 18, 2017 Doomfist’s design is rooted in 2D fighting games, so one of Blizzard’s priorities ...

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The Humble Telltale Games Bundle is now available

The new Humble Bundle is here, bringing you games by the bucket load for much cheaper than normal. This time we’ve got the Telltale Games bundle, so prepare to be doing a lot of adventuring and making decisions that will stay with you for the entire game.  Telltale has been churning out its new style of adventure games for years ...

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