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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 5: The Hideout

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 5: The Hideout

Now we’re got some of the main items out of the way (previous article on Loadouts can be found here), we can start to look at the more involved aspects of the game. Chief amongst these is the hideout. The hideout itself is a very complex-interconnected project you work on in-between raids, granting passive bonuses to character stats, a selection of ‘in-raid’ items, and can be used as a passive income source. It’s definitely worth your time and can greatly ease your way through a number of the missions.

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Beyond Good & Evil Film Adaptation Announced

Beyond Good & Evil Film Adaptation Announced

Here’s a bit of news I don’t think any of us were expecting: Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil has been picked up by Netflix and is set to receive the film treatment.

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S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

The first time I ever played Stalker, a friendly group of soldiers helpfully took the time to impart a great deal of advice about how to stay alive. They told me what to look out for, where to travel and how to stay safe in the Zone, Stalker’s terrifying and sinister take on Chernobyl and its surrounding area.

I thanked the men for their advice and watched them slowly walk up the distant hill, where they were immediately set upon and devoured by a pack of mutant dogs.

This memory of my first encounter with the Zone has stuck with me ever since – a powerful lesson in how unpredictable and dangerous the world of Stalker was. It’s also one of the reasons I’m so excited by today’s reveal of Stalker 2 during the Xbox Game Showcase.

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Nighthawks – Wishlist before the rat gets you

Nighthawks – Wishlist before the rat gets you

It’s been a while since we’ve spoken about Nighthawks, the vampire RPG from the mind of Richard Cobbett. The narrative driven journey through a world where vampires are known in the wider world was successfully Kickstarted a couple of years ago, but most recently the Steam page went live ready for you to wishlist ahead of its 2021 release. But that’s not the only Nighthawks related shenanigans that have happened recently as the game was featured during The Escapist’s mega indie showcase this past weekend.

Having stayed up deep into the vampire hours, when I saw Richard talk the Escapist team through combat against a rat, I had to find out more. Could you, a mighty vampire, fall at the feet of a rat? The answer might surprise, hit the break to find out about that rat, and watch Nighthawks on the indie showcase.

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Deathloop – Dishonored developers move forwards

Deathloop – Dishonored developers move forwards

I’m a massive fan of the Dishonored games from Arkane Lyon, with both titles appearing my Year in Games lists, and I can’t hide my disappointment that Dishonored 2 didn’t do the numbers to allow for another entry, with the series currently “resting”. Fortunately Arkane Lyon haven’t been resting, and are moving forwards with DEATHLOOP coming this holiday season for PlayStation 5 and PC. For me, DEATHLOOP was the highlight of Sony’s big PlayStation 5 unveiling, read on to find out why.

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The indie hits keep coming to the Switch

The indie hits keep coming to the Switch

Indie games are indeed everywhere, they’re no longer confined to the PC landscape with the three console manufacturers all expanding their investment in the indie gaming scene. So the news that two indie hits are coming to the Switch shouldn’t be surprising, but when it is Behold the Kickmen and Yes, Your Grace, I feel the need to let the world know that soon they will be landing on the Switch.

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Adventure in Aellion Beta, Release Date(!)

Adventure in Aellion Beta, Release Date(!)

You might remember that back in January, when life was normal, I previewed Adventure in Aellion based on my hands-on time with it at EGX last year and a chat with Luke O’Donoghue, director of developers The Game Product Company. I described it back then as “a Zelda-like with drop-in drop-out multiplayer”, and if you want to check it out yourself a beta is now available, with all the details and a new trailer below the cut.

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