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Deep Silver confirms existence of Metro Redux, but is keeping quiet about what it is

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Deep Silver confirms existence of Metro Redux, but is keeping quiet about what it is

With leaked images of a Metro title for PC and next-gen consoles, Metro Redux, doing the rounds, Deep Silver has decided to eschew the “no comment" malarky and actually say something about it. Not much, though. 

Deep Silver confirms that Metro Redux is a thing, but that it’s not ready to give out more information. The leaked images are, it states, placeholders and out of date. Direct your squishy eyes below for the statement. 

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Everything explodes in the first Sacred 3 gameplay trailer

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Everything explodes in the first Sacred 3 gameplay trailer

In the rush to find an appropriate dungeon to slaughter monsters in, most of the cast of Deep Silver’s Sacred 3 gameplay trailer forgot to put their clothes on, but it’s okay I guess, because we’re watching them from very far away. It’s also hard to spot people amid the fireworks display of magic and explosive attacks. But they are there. Killing things. Wearing not a lot.

I’m sensing a theme. 

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Moobs and boobs: Sacred 3 gets a reveal trailer

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Moobs and boobs: Sacred 3 gets a reveal trailer

Hack n’ slash RPG Sacred is getting another installment, Deep Silver revealed today. Players can return to Ancaria for some fantasy co-op shenanigans, with drop in, drop out local and online multiplayer. 

“The paramount development goal for Sacred 3 has been to create a seamless online and offline co-op experience", said Remy van Leeuwen, Brand Manager of Deep Silver. “By creating a game built around the central concept of co-op gameplay, we’re expanding the series to new audiences without compromising the rich lore and fantasy of the Sacred universe."

Slap your eyes on the trailer, below.

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Dead Island Epidemic is bloody, cartoonish, and quite different from Dota

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Dead Island Epidemic is bloody, cartoonish, and quite different from Dota

We cringed when we first heard that Deep Silver were calling Dead Island Epidemic a ZOMBA. The whole thing sounded like a cash grab, taking a well-known (though, not that well-respected) zombie franchise and stuffing it into a MOBA mould, cracking its FPS skeleton and resetting it to look a little bit more like Dota. 

Deep Silver have now loosened their grip on the game’s details and what they’re saying actually makes DIE sound pretty darn enticing.

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Metro: Last Light DLC guide

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Metro: Last Light DLC guide

WIth Metro: Last Light going on sale today, it’s worth looking at the grab-bag of DLC associated with it. While all of it is pretty cheap, time is not, and only some of Last Light’s extra levels are really worth investigating. Some of these DLC packs are cringe-worthy, the kind of schlocky, half-baked ideas that give DLC a bad name and make things like season passes a bad value. On the other hand, some it is almost inspired, adding some of the systemic depth that Last Light’s campaign lacked.

So as you consider the Steam Autumn Sale, and are looking to return to the Metro, let’s look at what’s actually worth your time.

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Evil in the Metro - The peculiar morality of the Metro series

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Evil in the Metro - The peculiar morality of the Metro series

I’m always surprised when I get the bad ending in Metro games.

In both the original Metro 2033 and now Metro: Last Light, I’ve played what I thought were pretty “moral" games. I’ve not killed lightly, though I’ve definitely gotten my hands dirty when I had to. I defended myself as best I could, helped people out when I could. But in the end, that’s not good enough. My character is not evil. The Metro games don’t really let you be evil. I’m just... human.

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Saints Row IV Thank You Pack throws free outfits at you like Gatsby in that mansion scene

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Saints Row IV Thank You Pack throws free outfits at you like Gatsby in that mansion scene

No, thank you Saints Row IV. Volition’s superpower sim made the open-world protagonist a hero again, and succeeded in offending the Australian Classification Board with something that was neither sex nor violence - alien narcotics. It was a potent cocktail, and has proven succesful enough that the developers want to thank us the only way they know how - by developing slightly more Saints Row IV.

“This free outfit pack should be construed in no way as an attempt to get back into your good graces following a prematurely-released game patch," they write.

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Metro: Last Light ported to Linux as Deep Silver confirm support for Steam OS

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Metro: Last Light ported to Linux as Deep Silver confirm support for Steam OS

The folk sheltering from nuclear winter in Metro: Last Light’s subway system are determined to be diverse. Despite being forever plagued by bands of scavengers and mutants they’ve found the time to become well versed in multiple languages. Already fluent in Xbox, Playstation, and Windows, they’ve been brushing up on their Linux.

Developer 4A Games now consider the Metro NPC community well trained enough in the penguin’s code that they’re going live on the Linux OS.

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Deep Silver’s approach to piracy: “In a business plan, we typically ignore it.”

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Deep Silver’s approach to piracy: “In a business plan, we typically ignore it.”

Speaking without bias, DRM (hiss! boo! get off the stage!) is a plague upon PC games. Therefore it is standard practice to hold up developers as heroes who decry it and demonise those that develop it.

I don’t really know where that binary system leaves us when it comes to developers that simply ignore it. Maybe we should give a high five to Deep silver instead of giving them a heroic piggy back.

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Saints Row 4: Enter the Dominatrix trailer is completely fitting in tone of the game. Has a slow-wanking gimp

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Saints Row 4: Enter the Dominatrix trailer is completely fitting in tone of the game. Has a slow-wanking gimp

Originally an expansion to Saints Row 3, THQ had Volition turn the DLC into a full-fledged sequel. Hence Saints Row 4. That’s all understandable. What I don’t get is why, then, the content didn’t end up in Saints Row 4 and is now, instead, a DLC for the new game.

Best stop asking questions. The ghost of THQ is looking at me and I’ve only just exorcised the spirit of LucasArts Game Studios.

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Saints Row 4 pilfers expansion DLC from Saints Row 3

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Saints Row 4 pilfers expansion DLC from Saints Row 3

Remember when Saints Row 3 was due a massive bit of DLC called Enter The Dominatrix? Remember when it got so big that it wasn’t DLC anymore, but was now a whole new Saints Row game about aliens and superpowers? Well now it’s a DLC again, but for Saints Row 4, not Saints Row 3. It’s hurtling in right now, and scheduled to land in Steelport on October 23rd.

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Deep Silver pooh-pooh Metro series 'accessibility' worries; have "absolutely no intention of compromising Metro's unique DNA"

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Deep Silver pooh-pooh Metro series 'accessibility' worries; have "absolutely no intention of compromising Metro's unique DNA"

Deep Silver CEO and apparent Bond villain Dr Klemens Kundratitz was asked about the Metro series last week, and managed to evoke hope and concern in such close proximity as to help even Red Dwarf’s Kryten master that most complex of human emotions: ambivalence.

“Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand," he said. “And we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."

Hooraaargh, said the internet. Thankfully, Deep Silver have since released a soothing balm in the form of a clearing-things-up statement.

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Saints Row IV PC Review

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Saints Row IV PC Review

As I dodged a superpowered furry’s second attempt to throw a car at my face with the power of his mind, I had to think long and hard about the many atrocious ways I could end his life. Will I shoot a ray gun at his head, expanding it to ten times its size, until it explodes? Will I freeze him with an icy blast and shatter him into a thousand tiny pieces? Nah, I thought, as I leaped into a helicopter, flew higher than the tallest skyscraper and then jumped out. I’m going to annihilate several blocks of the city with my fist. I land, a nuclear blast engulfs the city, and when the dust settles, I’m the only one left alive.

Saints Row IV is absurd. Of course it is - it’s a Saints Row game. Unlike its predecessor, this fourth outing sees the Saints abandon the world of gang warfare and energy drink sponsorship, to be superheroes intent on saving humanity from a megalomaniacal alien emperor and his unrelenting horde of hideous chums: the Zin. Most superheroes don’t look like Evel Knievel crossed with an eagle, though.

And it’s bloody amazing. It’s one of the most hilarious, entertaining open-world action games I’ve had the good fortune to play. It’s even made me stop hating dubstep with every fibre of my being. Almost. Wub wub.

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X Rebirth will release in November

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X Rebirth will release in November

Drop-dead-gorgeous looking space sandbox X Rebirth will be with us on the 19th November. Along with this release date, publisher Deep Silver has announced the minimum and recommended specs to run the game, along with a couple of new wide-eye-inducing trailers. 

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X Rebirth trailer warps in

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X Rebirth trailer warps in

If the PC is the true home of anything, it’s the space sim. Trading, battling, exploring the inky black; the PC has always done life in space at its very best. And now one of the very best series is making a return. X Rebirth has its very first trailer, and you really don’t want to miss it. 

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Dead Island: Epidemic is a new, 'nother MOBA

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Dead Island: Epidemic is a new, 'nother MOBA

What might not be apparent if you haven’t played Dead Island is that it’s an action RPG. It looks like a Skyrim, but it’s actually a Dungeon Siege. And action RPGs can be a bit like MOBAs - just ask Chris Taylor, who was planning to make a game that was both.

What I’m doing here, see, is struggling really hard on Deep Silver’s behalf to justify sticking the Dead Island name on a new Dota-like. Sorry, ZOMBA.

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Saints Row IV’s Inauguration Station lets you create a president today to defend tomorrow

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Saints Row IV’s Inauguration Station lets you create a president today to defend tomorrow

Saints Row IV’s not due for release till 20 August but Volition have your back: Inauguration Station, the game’s character creation tool, is being released ahead of time. You’ll be able to create your very own Earth president with which to defend the planet and have them ready to import into the game by release day.

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Australians will now be allowed to play censored version of Saints Row IV

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Australians will now be allowed to play censored version of Saints Row IV

After repeated tussles with the Australian Classification Board, Saints Row IV will finally, for sure this time, be available for sale in Australia, bar one slight change, and it's not the one you might think.

For a game infamous for its unrepentant inclusion of raucous features like dildo-based weaponry and general titillation, it's not Saints Row IV's sexual content that was presenting a problem for the Australian Classification Board. Instead, it's the portrayal of alien narcotics as a positive influence on the player character, imbuing them with superpowers.

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