Ashes of Creation launches 'Summer Crowdfunding Extension' campaign

The ambitious MMO Ashes of Creation was successfully crowdfunded in just one day last month, before ultimately accumulating a staggering $3,271,809—this over its initial $750,000 ask.  Steven dived deep into the project’s contentious referral programme thereafter, which makes for interesting reading. Developer Intrepid Studios has now unveiled its ‘Summer Crowdfunding Campaign’, which marks an extension period designed to “benefit new ...

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Petition calls for Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

Story highlights Group: “Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message” Rodman has visited reclusive North Korea several times (CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. A few days after his latest visit to the reclusive state, a human rights group has started a petition seeking his removal ...

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PC Gamer UK Podcast 47: E3 special

It’s the PC Gamer E3 special! Samuel, who was at E3, and Phil, who watched it at home in his pants, gather to discuss their most anticipated games from the Electronic Three. Was EA’s conference an influencer too far? Is Assassin’s Creed Origins any good? And was Metal Gear Survive really Samuel’s game of the show? All of this, and ...

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Step inside the the kitchen of an F1 masterchef

Story highlights Michael Caines fueling F1 drivers Award-winning chef works for Williams F1 (CNN)When Michael Caines lost his right arm in a car accident in 1994, the dream of becoming a top-level chef seemed a million miles away. Twenty-three years and two Michelin stars later, he hasn’t just become one of his industry’s most distinguished figures, he’s also fueling some ...

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Darkest Dungeon to make Curios less threatening following Crimson Court DLC

Darkest Dungeon is one of the hardest, most infuriating and yet most fantastic games I’ve ever played. For me, its deference to challenge and perseverance in order to achieve success is unmatched—even compared to other notoriously difficult games like, say, Dark Souls—which makes the former bearable against the latter. The game’s Curios, however, at times verge upon unfair, which in ...

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Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for 'crazy boat'

Story highlights Paul Larsen piloted ‘Sailrocket 2’ to record speeds of over 65 knots CNN Sport speaks to Larsen five years on Sailor reveals even “bigger” plan in the pipeline (CNN)Walvis Bay, 2012. Flamingos soar over the Namibian coastline as the fastest sailor in history flies by at 78mph. A decade of work, unwavering belief and dedication to the cause ...

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The best plays of the Overwatch Contenders groups phase

The Overwatch Contenders groups phase saw day one play out for both the North American and European teams last weekend, June 17 to June 18. Considering what these teams accomplished in the late rounds of the qualifiers, the results were a bit mixed. In European group A, juggernaut struggled to find their footing and ended up finishing second with just ...

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Grenfell Tower blaze: Other London high-rises 'combustible'

London (CNN)Initial tests on cladding in a number of tower blocks in London have come back as combustible, British Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons Thursday during a statement about last week’s fatal Grenfell Tower blaze. May said that at least 100 buildings a day are being tested and that residents will be informed of the findings. ...

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