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Monday, Nov 28, 2022

The Settlers: New Allies in February

Ubisoft announces The Settlers: New Allies will arrive on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store on February 17, 2023. This new installment in the city-building real-time strategy series will also eventually settle on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Luna. For more details, there will be a livestream on Twitch on December 1st at 10:00 am EST. In the meantime we have a Developer's Update Trailer and the following:
In this build-up real-time strategy game, players will settle onto a new land, build their communities, meet new factions, and choose to welcome them as allies or enemies in order to protect and defend their new settlement.

Players can enjoy The Settlers®: New Allies in one of three game modes:

  • Single-player campaign: As the Elari are forced to flee its homeland, they must settle on new and unknown territories. These new Settlers will have to face many challenges on their journey, from the raiding of ruthless bandits to the discovery of the new culture of these lands.
  • Hardcore Mode: As players will be able to play new scenarios, a wide range of modifiers and conditions will make the AI an even more challenging opponent. Adaptability is key in this new mode that will put the best players to the test, alone or with friends.
  • Skirmish: Players will be able to experience Solo vs. AI, co-op vs. AI or PvP featuring up to eight players on the 12 maps available at launch.

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Far Cry 6 Stream Tomorrow

Ubisoft sends a reminder its about to unveil the Lost Between Worlds add-on for Far Cry 6. As previously noted, there will be an "announcement trailer premiere" on YouTube tomorrow at 1:00 pm EST. The follow-up says to tune into at that time to Twitch, and says this will include more than just the trailer. Word is the Twitch stream will include developer commentary and more:
WHAT: Ubisoft will give players a first look at the Far Cry 6: Lost Between Worlds expansion, including gameplay and dev commentary, as well as share the latest updates on Far Cry 6.

WHEN: November 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

WHERE: A recording will be available on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel following the livestream at

Oddballers in January

Here's one more from Ubisoft, as it has announced a January 26th release date for Oddballers, the multiplayer party game for PC and consoles. Right before it was to be launched in March, it was announced the game was delayed indefinitely. Here are more details on this dodge ball game where you can hurl anything at your opponents, presumably including the occasional odd ball:
A new type of dodgeball game, players in Oddballers can throw anything and everything at their opponents to win - the more absurd, the better. With many different arenas, a variety of mini-games, and perilous environments that include electric fences, explosive gas tanks, and tennis ball launchers, OddBallers provides a fresh experience with every match.

Up to six players can compete locally on the Switch, and up to four players on other platforms. For long-distance competitions, dodgeballers can also play OddBallers online, taking on opponents around the world. Each match also comes with customizable accessibility features, allowing players to adjust match length and difficulty. Players can also customize their avatar, celebratory dance moves, and choose which mini-game to play thanks to OddBaller's custom mode.

Wild West Dynasty in February

Publisher Toplitz Productions and developer Moon Punch Studio announce a February 16, 2023 Early Access release date for Wild West Dynasty. This is an adventure RPG where you build your own wild west town, in the grand tradition of Once Upon a Time in the West. We'd make more movie references, but we think they used them all up, saying: "Whether you are a Young Gun or Unforgiven, consider yourself part of The Wild Bunch, want to Dance With Wolves or simply are a Maverick, be careful, because there are A Million Ways To Die In The West." Here's a Release Date Trailer and here's more:
So try to avoid them all, while you fight for your survival against scorching heat and freezing cold, wild animals as well as outlaws. Start a new life in the pioneering West and explore the vast open landscape with its diverse and visually stunning environments. Build farms, find and gather resources and help other settlers to find a home in the wilderness. But you are not only looking for riches. You also need to find answers to a mysterious family secret that will shape your destiny. And don’t forget your next of kin: Find a partner and lay the foundation for a legacy that spans generations. With Wild West Dynasty you not only shape your own destiny, but are a driving factor in expanding the American West during the mid 1800s.
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Starship Troopers: Extermination Revealed

Offworld Industries reveals plans for Starship Troopers: Extermination, a co-op FPS set on the frontlines of the war against the Bugs. The news is revealed via an Announcement Teaser which notes that the game's Steam Listing is live, showing a 2023 release date. There's also an Official Gameplay Teaser on IGN with a look at this in action. Remember, service guarantees citizenship. Would you like to know more?
Starship Troopers: Extermination drops up to 12 players right into the fight against the Bug menace in this co-op first person shooter. Suit up and ship out to a far-off front as a Trooper in the Deep Space Vanguard, an elite Special Forces group within the Mobile Infantry. It’s up to squads like yours to battle against hundreds of bloodthirsty insectoid aliens and take back fallen colonies for the Federation. The only good Bug is a dead Bug!

No Trooper stands alone. As soon as the dropship hits dirt, your trusty Morita Assault Rifle and fellow Deep Space Vanguard Troopers are all that will keep you alive while exploring the hostile surface of the planet Valaka. Work together to complete objectives, acquire resources, build and defend a base, and then escape to the extraction point together.
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Northgard North of 3M Players

Shiro Games announces a double celebration. While the French developer marks its 10th anniversary, it also reveals Northgard has surpassed three million players since launching in March of 2018. A new trailer celebrates this milestone for the Viking strategy game. Here's word:
Shiro Games is thrilled to announce that Northgard, the acclaimed Viking strategy game has reached 3 million players since its original launch in 2018. The studio has kept adding new content to the game since its release, lately with the Clan of the Eagle, now offering 15 clans to choose from, multiplayer options, and varying difficulty levels to suit any play style. More content is coming soon, to grant more challenge and novelty to historic and new players.

Alongside this huge accomplishment, the French indie studio also celebrates its 10 years anniversary this month. Based in Bordeaux, the video game developer and publisher recently welcomed 10 new hires, bringing the total number of employees to 60. The company has been growing strongly, supported by the historic success of Evoland and Northgard and the recent launches of Dune: Spice Wars and Wartales in Early Access, both garnering critical and public acclaim.
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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Sororitas Class in Session

Sororitas Class is now available for Windows on Steam, offering new DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr. This introduces a fifth player class to the futuristic action/RPG. The new DLC carries a 10% launch discount, while the base game and all its previous content are currently available for 80% off. This post discusses the DLC and the accompanying patch for all owners. Here's the Release Trailer. Word is this will come soon to consoles, and all platforms will soon receive new seasonal content:
The Sororitas Class DLC is also coming out soon on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. New Seasonal content is also in the works and will be out in the near future for PC as well as for consoles.

You are an Inquisitor, one of the most powerful agents of the Imperium. You operate in the Caligari Sector, a region overrun with heretics, mutants and Daemons of Chaos.
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Starfighter Renegade Released

Starfighter Renegade is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux on Steam. This is a third-person arcade shooter where you do combat in your starfighter "over compact and varied alien worlds." Word is this is the passion project of a solo developer: "It's been developed, by me, over the last 2 and a half years of weekends and evenings around my regular job and a very understanding wife." Here's the release trailer and more:
Swoop, twist and boost your Starfighter through unique landscapes, defending them from the invading alien threats!

  • Encounter a wide range of Alien fighters to battle.
  • Stop the Aliens spreading their deadly terraforming virus.
  • Rescue local inhabitants before the Aliens can collect them.
  • Decide which combination of weaponry, gadgets and strategy will get you the highest score.

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Out of the Blue

Happy Cyber Monday! A lot of this is hype, but I've mentioned I have a few tech items which are aging out. My phone and laptop have both been subject to issues lately, but they seem to be stable at the moment. I'm also at the point where I'd like to build a new machine, but it feels like a time to let the market for parts to stabilize. At one point I thought I might get a new GPU before building a new system around it, but after seeing the size and power specs of the latest cards, that doesn't seem practical. So I'll look for deals, but I feel like all of this is a little up in the air to make a move. Oh well, window (Windows?) shopping can be fun too.

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