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Sunday, Sep 30, 2018

Minecraft: Dungeons! Announced

The Minecraft Website announces Minecraft: Dungeons!, an action/adventure Mojang says is inspired by classic dungeon-crawlers. This is coming to PCs next year, and they offer this trailer with a look, showing off the high poly count models and detailed textures you'd expect from this (we kid, of course, it's voxels all the way). Here's word:
NEW GAME ALERT! NEW GAME ALERT! NEW GAME ALERT! Ring the good news bell! Blast the joy klaxon! Detonate the announcement Creeper!

Got your attention? Oh, good! Because today, we’re introducing Minecraft: Dungeons – a brand new game from Mojang!

Can you tell we’re excited? Well, it’s not every day we get to announce a new game! Minecraft: Dungeons is being created by a small and dedicated team in Stockholm, Sweden. This has been a passion project for them, and is inspired by their love of classic dungeon crawler games.

But let’s get specific! What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It’s an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you’ll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You’ll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines!

You can brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!

But as the old saying goes 'one announcement trailer says more than a rambling blog post ever could'. So without further preamble, here's that trailer:

As a game developer, when you’re carefully crafting something like Minecraft Dungeons, you’re pouring your heart and soul into something you’re really proud of… which you can’t tell a living soul about! In other words, these poor devs have been sworn to ABSOLUTE SECRECY for a long, long, time. But now they can finally spill the beans!

Look, here they are, spilling them!
Continue here to read the full story.

Assistant Accused of Stealing from Gearbox Boss

The Dallas News has a report on alleged wrongdoings of a man named John Wright Martin who's gone missing amid allegations of theft from Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford and Pitchford's wife Kristy (thanks Game Informer). A summary judgment by a civil court already has Martin on the hook to repay more than $2 million to the couple for whom he formerly served as a personal assistant. He is currently missing after not appearing for his trial this summer to face criminal charges for theft and forgery for stealing what Pitchford estimates to be nearly $3 million. Though his salary was $45,000 a year, the report outlines the accused's spending on luxury items including an extravagant home, luxury cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, and even charitable donations. His attorney maintains his client's innocence, but at this time Martin remains a fugitive.

Steam Top 10

You can't keep a good 太吾绘卷. We learn that from this weeks Steam top 10, where Valve reports the game also known as The Scroll of Taiwu is was the bestselling game in their online store for last week: The game is for sale in the west, but does not offer any English language support. Here's the top 10:

  1. 太吾绘卷
  3. Pathfinder: Kingmaker
  5. NieR:Automata
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  7. FACEIT 2018 London CS:GO Major Championship Mega Bundle
  8. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  9. Battlerite Royale
  10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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