Work-for-hire UK indie Remode closing, founders plan new start

UK-based developer Remode will be closing its doors after seven years in operation as a work-for-hire studio, founders Ella Romanos and Martin Darby announced late last week. Romanaos and Darby started Remode with the intention of creating their own IP, using work with other studios to fund development. According to...

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill goes to the movies for quote-laden DLC

If the Oscar party you’ve got planned for tomorrow night is less about drinks and dresses and more about the undead and brain-bashing, boy does Sega have a deal for you: meet the Silver Screen Lexicon Pack DLC for Typing of the Dead: Overkill, where the game’s words and phrases...

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Two million accounts have crafted weapons in F2P shooter Loadout

Loadout developer Edge of Reality announced yesterday that the build-what-you-want, shoot-everyone-in-sight game had more than 2 million accounts get locked ‘n’ loaded – that’s “created” in layman’s terms – in the short span of two weeks. Note that this is 2 million accounts, not necessarily 2 million players. Nonetheless, it’s...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon final stats: 1.1 million players, 36 million views

Twitch has announced the final statistics for cultural phenomenon Twitch Plays Pokemon, which came to a dramatic close earlier today. And while only one pokemon trainer can be the very best, more than 1.1 million people tried. The actual number of TPP “players” – as in, those who entered commands...

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Steam Family Sharing exits beta, now available to all

Following January’s official release of Steam Family Options, Valve Software has removed Steam Family Sharing from its long beta test and made it available to all Steam users. As its name suggests, Steam Family Sharing allows those with blood ties (or those willing to lie about blood ties) to freely...

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Ghoulish MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic enters beta testing

Publisher Deep Silver has begun beta testing the free-to-play Dead Island: Epidemic, and it needs your help putting the zombies through their shambling paces. As its name would suggest, Dead Island: Epidemic is a spin-off of Techland’s Dead Island franchise. Instead of a first-person action game, Epidemic drops players into...

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Report: Razer unveils cloud save support for PC games

Gaming peripheral maker Razer has added a new feature to its GameBooster software suite that allows users to store their PC game saves in the cloud, according to IGN. While still in beta, Razer’s Save Game Manager supports “over 2,000 existing PC titles,” while also allowing players to manually add...

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Starbreeze: Payday 2 DLC plans expanded, Brothers ‘finally’ making money

Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson-Klint announced plans to expand DLC offerings for the developer’s multiplayer co-op FPS Payday 2, citing a financial turnaround in a recent earnings report. “To put the past six months in perspective, I would like to highlight that Starbreeze historically, from 1998 to June 2013, accumulated a...

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No murder, mo problems in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Ep. 2’s ‘1998 mode’

BioShock Infinite‘s next DLC offering, Burial at Sea – Episode 2, encourages players to step out of their comfort zone and rely solely on non-lethal tactics in 1998 mode. Avoiding mass murder in a BioShock game? That’s just … weird. Irrational Games says 1998 mode was borne from the testing...

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PSA: Shadowrun: Dragonfall arrives today

Better late than never, developer Harebrained Schemes has released the Dragonfall expansion for Shadowrun Returns, bringing the cyberpunk roleplaying game from the dark streets of cyberpunk Seattle to the likewise gloomy streets of cyberpunk Berlin. Along with the new setting comes a new plot, focusing on the titular “Dragonfall,” a...

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