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Monday, Jun 21, 2021

Rumor: EA Motive Revival is Dead Space

Here's a follow up to reports this weekend that EA Motive is working on a game revival to be revealed next month. Gematsu Reports having heard the same thing. The site goes a step further to say it has also heard that the franchise being revived is Dead Space:
Gematsu has also separately heard that a Dead Space revival is in the works at Motive, which is said to be a reimagining rather than a sequel to the existing trilogy.

Eternal Starlight Launches

Eternal Starlight is now available for Windows on Steam, offering a tactical space combat game from White Noise Games. This is for virtual reality only and it supports both Rift, Index, and Vive headsets. Here's the Launch Trailer and here's more:
Activate your Neural Link to gain an omniscient view of the battlefield. Experience the conflict at any scale, as you plot the course that will lead your fleet to victory. Eternal Starlight is a tactical space combat game, built from the ground up for VR.

Meet (and vaporize) colorful alien species, collect technology to upgrade your vessels and plot your next hyperspace jump while defending the remaining colonies of the human race. The game features 20 capital class vessels and nearly 100 unique ship systems for you to acquire. Positioning your ships and using their unique abilties will be key to defeating the foes you face.

Utilizing an intuitive locomotion system, you can freely move through space by grabbing it. Zoom out to view the entire battlefield or focus in on a single fighter. Play seated, standing or in full room scale.
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Steam Next Fest Demos, Part 6

  • Aquamarine (Windows, macOS). "A quiet survival adventure about perception and discovery in an alien ocean."
  • ConnecTank (Windows). "ConnecTank is an action game for one to four players where you step inside a big honking tank."
  • The Lightbringer (Windows). "The Lightbringer is a poetic adventure/puzzle platformer with light combat elements, set in a beautiful world claimed by a vile corruption."

Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: Bicycle powered car. Thanks Ant.

PS4 Cyberpunk 2077 Returns

CD PROJEKT RED announces that Cyberpunk 2077 is once again available worldwide on the PlayStation Store. The PlayStation 4 Edition of the sci-fi RPG suffered enough problems that it was removed from the store shortly after launch. Now it has apparently been repaired to the extent that it's offered for sale once again, Though it comes with a warning that some performance issues may remain. The return comes with the promise of a free PlayStation 5 upgrade when that version becomes available:
In addition to the game being available on PlayStation 4, anyone who purchases the game can also play it on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. Furthermore, a free PlayStation 5 upgrade for the game will be coming in the second half of 2021 — and will be available for all owners of the PlayStation 4 version of Cyberpunk 2077, including both digital and disc. The upgrade will allow the title to take full advantage of the new console’s more powerful hardware.

For more information about Cyberpunk 2077, please visit cyberpunk.net.

* Users may continue to experience some performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD PROJEKT RED further works to improve stability across all platforms. Playing on PS4 Pro and PS5 will provide the best Cyberpunk 2077 experience on PlayStation.

No Place for Bravery Announced

Developer Glitch Factory and publisher Ysbryd Games announce No Place for Bravery, a top-down, 2D action/RPG coming to PC and switch later this year. The Windows edition will be coming to Steam, and it's currently available for wishlisting if you so wish. The Announcement Trailer offers a look at the game's distinctive pixel art graphics and a listen to its unusual soundtrack. Read on for more — if you have the courage:
Feel the weight of sword, shield, and guilt once more on a journey to find Thorn’s long-lost daughter Leaf and uncover the truth of her disappearance. Aided by Phid, Thorn’sfoster son, walk the path to redemption through a devastated high-fantasy world that chews up hope and demands the hardest choices.

Channel the bloody memories of past battles to slash, block, and parry in fast-paced, demanding combat. Stand up to unrelenting foes and titanic bosses who hit hardest after an ill-timed dodge or depleted stamina. Dash out of danger’s way and redirect the flow of combat in Thorn’s favor, or adjust difficulty options to leisurely enjoy the narrative.

A painstakingly detailed pixel art world bears down on Thorn while the melancholic soundtrack of ancient struggle judges his every decision. Inspired by the real-world experiences of the development team and their own parenthood, No Place for Bravery examines the role of parents and the consequences of their choices on their children.
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Residual Announced

Resurrected publisher Apogee Entertainment announces Residual a space survival/platformer coming to PC and consoles in Q3 of this year. A new Gameplay Trailer Hopes to have the residual affect of inspiring you to wishlist the game on Steam. Here are more details:
Harvest food and find warmth to make it through the night. Unearth precious metals to craft sci-fi survival tools like teleporters and force fields. Dangerous storms threaten from above and the traps of a mysterious, long-lost species guard the labyrinth of caves below.

Yet through it all, Residual strives for an accessible experience anyone can enjoy. Solve light puzzles and think up creative, freeform solutions for avoiding confrontation. Choose a male, female, or non-binary protagonist and set forth with the snarky, humorous robot companion—the Personal Disaster Bot (a.k.a. Peedy-B)—as a guide who happens to think it’s the star of this galactic story!

No matter where the adventure goes, what the planet has in store, and which of over 3,000 plant and animal species appear... At the deepest layers of the planet, the secrets of what brought this uncharted galaxy to its knees await to be discovered.
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Might & Magic X Legacy DLC Issue

Posts on the Steam Forums and Reddit Have complaints from Might & Magic X Legacy players but they no longer have access to DLC content for which they have paid (thanks PC Gamer). This is being chalked up to the closure of a Ubisoft authentication server. This post includes a workaround that you should use only at your own risk, along with the following explanation of the problem:
Apparently, Ubisoft's MMX Servers were turned off on June 1st. I first noticed this when the Fort Laegeaire quest didn't appear when I entered Karthal. Not thinking that much of it, I started a new game and noticed that the Crag Hack etc. relics were missing. It wasn't until Lev's dialog option to travel to the Elemental Forge was grayed out did I realize something was very, very wrong.

Battling Bugs

Morning Multiplex

Out of the Blue

Happy Amazon Prime Day! Presumably you've sent out all your Amazon Prime Day Cards. And I hope you have striking outfits picked out for all your Amazon Prime Day parties. You know, for all the hype, I'm pretty sure I've never actually bought anything on Prime Day. It's not for lack of trying, the promise of a once-a-year sales is a good draw. I just never seem to find anything during the festivities to draw me in. Maybe this will be the year?

Prime Time Round-up
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.

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