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David MacDonald

A life long game and half life long writer, David always sought to combine his passions and write about games online.

Into the Breach Announced

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FTL: Faster than Light was a game that took the internet by storm. Developed back in 2012 by Subset Games, it came from a Kickstarter that had a humble goal of $10,000. Earning 2000% of that goal, the two person team at Subset Games delivered on their promises. They made a game that took the world by storm, and helped ...

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Battlefront 2 to have Story Mode

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Star Wars: Battlefront, a remake of the beloved series of the same name, launched back in 2015. Despite looking very pretty, it was also subject to a high amount of criticism. Many felt that it was an incomplete experience, with no single player mode and only a threadbare multiplayer mode. Surprisingly, and pleasantly, EA has responded to this criticism, not ...

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Sunless Skies on Kickstarter

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Failbetter Games has enjoyed a great deal of success with the Fallen London universe. First, they had a browser game of the same name, and then Sunless Sea. Set during the 1880s, the series has surrounded a London stolen thirty years ago. Trapped underground and run by the mysterious masters, the Fallen London universe has long mixed Lovecraftian horror with ...

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Capture the Rooster Leaving Overwatch

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Recently, Overwatch introduced a new game mode, Capture the Rooster. Essentially, it’s capture the flag, but with a few twists on it to fit it into Overwatch. For example, there is a delay to keep players from picking up the flag right away. This is to prevent incidents like Sombra picking it up and then teleporting away. It has taken ...

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Horatio Update Live in Endless Space 2

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Endless Space 2 has been in Early Access for a couple of months now, and is doing fairly well. Four fifths of the reviews on Steam are positive, and feedback overall is quite warm. One major update has already graced the game, adding a new faction along with tiny other additions. In the time since then, Amplitude has been hard ...

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The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter Announced

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The Banner Saga is a series that has enjoyed a healthy amount of successful, critically and commercially. Originally funded in Kickstarter back in 2012, it tells a rather bleak, yet beautiful story. It focuses on a caravan of survivors fleeing in the face of a massive, encroaching army. An army of sentient suits of armor, long thought defeated, that seems ...

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Overwatch Chinese New Year Event is Here

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A couple of weeks ago, I theorized that Overwatch might be getting a Valentine’s Day event. It seemed that I don’t have a future in fortune telling, because that doesn’t seem to be happening. The bad news here is that anyone who wanted their favorite character in hot pink will be disappointed. The good news is, however, that we are ...

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The Ringed City Announced for Dark Souls III

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Dark Souls is a franchise that has traveled down a long and winding path. A successor to Demon’s Souls, it proved to be a surprising hit in the west. It proved to be a very successful endeavor with Dark Souls becoming a gaming icon. It spawned two sequels, inspired Bloodborne, and helped codify a new approach to difficulty in gaming. ...

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Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach Released

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I’ve said this before, but there are so many Warhammer 40k games out that you can trip over them. Dozens of them are out, Deathwing, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and Eternal Crusade being as recently released as 2016. There doesn’t seem to be any stop to the massive influx of Warhammer 40k games either. The long awaited Dawn of War III ...

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Announced

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Fire Emblem is a franchise that has a very colorful history. There wasn’t a Fire Emblem game released overseas until the seventh entry in the franchise. Despite that, the series received lukewarm sales outside of Japan, even the eventual remake of the first game. The series was in danger of being discontinued, right until the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening. ...

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