15 months after we first covered the crowd-designed Eve Spectrum gaming monitor, the first pre-production samples have begun shipping out. This is our first opportunity to see how the Spectrum, once touted as the first HDMI 2.1 monitor to arrive on the market, actually looks in the flesh and performs in-game.

Our sample is the $689 4K 144Hz version, the ‘flagship’ of a lineup that also includes more affordable 1440p 165Hz ($439) and 1440p 240Hz ($589) options, all based around 27-inch IPS panels. Eve also shipped us a stand, which is sold separately for $99 – in response to the large percentage of Eve community members that said they’d be using the monitor’s 100×100 VESA mount with their own monitor arms. That brings the retail price to $788 in total. The sum’s not unreasonable, when the similarly specced LG 27GN950 is $800 with fewer features, but it is worth factoring … Read the rest

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The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav

Daedalic Entertainment

$19.99
Face your Destiny!

In Andergast, whose inhabitants are considered to be notoriously superstitious, King Efferdan awaits a state visit from high-ranking dignitaries. For centuries the kingdom has been at odds with neighboring Nostria, but now first steps are being undertaken toward a lasting peace. But a plague of crows troubles the king, for the birds are acting with unusual aggressiveness, even attacking humans. Moreover, there are those among the citizens of Andergast who swear that the crows are bringing them dark nightmares. As the belligerent creatures infiltrate even the castle itself, the king seeks a skilled bird catcher – an opportunity for young Geron to prove that the reputation for ill luck that has followed him since childhood is undeserved. Following an audience with the king, the prestigious task is

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Hitman 3’s an odd one, though if you’ve been along for the ride thus far you’ll know to expect as much. Just as Hitman 2 wasn’t really a sequel in the traditional video game sense, so too Hitman 3 isn’t so much an excuse to fold in big new features and bold new ideas as it is simply a third season of new murderous playpens to participate in, and what amounts to a conclusion to the World of Assassination story which IO Interactive began with 2016’s reboot. It feels like something of a victory lap, though there aren’t many contemporary series more worthy of their moment of glory than Hitman.

What you’re getting here is a series of fresh theatre sets through which to guide Agent 47, and after a half dozen hours with a handful of levels I’m thinking these might well be the best batch yet. Dubai, which … Read the rest

The extra-terrestrial extravaganza Spacebase Startopia has deployed a surprise beta in Xbox Game Preview. 

Starting today, slip on your oversized space boots and take control of a three-tiered donut-shaped space station, managing the needs of alien visitors and residents across a fully voiced single-player campaign. 

Hire and house a diverse range of E.T.’s to keep your space base up to snuff, and ensure your visitors mention their trip to friends by giving them unique entertainment experiences like visits to cat cafés and all-night parties led by levitating DJs.

Though hilarious to look at, lifeforms aboard Spacebase Startopia also serve a practical purpose – energy. Harness this precious resource to expand your base and make it the #1 hotspot in the galaxy! 

Manage three unique decks: the Sub Deck – your base’s industrial beating heart; the Fun Deck – an area dedicated to ensuring your visitors’ receive a hefty dose of dopamine; and the Bio Deck – the agricultural hub where you can grow vital resources, assisted by the green-thumbed Dryads.

The Bio Deck provides resources for survival and a home to the graceful Dryads.

However, it not all sunspots and cosmic rainbows! Assert yourself against rivals with sly acts of economic sabotage or, if you’re not too fussed about stealth, send mechs to wreak havoc on those challenging your dominion. Oh, and keep all three eyes peeled for space pirates sailing in on the solar winds.

The Sub Deck is necessary for the base’s survival.

Spacebase Startopia features an extensive single-player campaign, amorphic sandbox … Read the rest

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Xbox Play Anywhere

TAURONOS

Restless Corp


$6.99

$6.29
Xbox One X Enhanced
Trapped inside an ancient labyrinth, chased by the mythical Minotaur. Will you reach the center? And if so, what will you discover about yourself there, in the dark?

There is but one enemy…
But it is the unbeatable Minotaur. Only by exploring the maze of the Labyrinth can you hope to discover how to defeat this immortal monster. The great maze has many tools, many rewards, and many secrets just waiting for you to find them. But you can’t waste your precious time, for the Minotaur is getting ever closer.

Dark Flavour
The game is inspired by the Greek myth of the labyrinth and the fight between Theseus and the Minotaur. The dark theme is visually expressed by retro pixel art, enriched by voice acting and metaphorical storytelling, creating (we

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There’s a kind of vague density to Xbox’s year ahead: The Medium is out on January 28th, and then nothing else, out of the whopping 21 console or timed exclusives that I can count, has an actual solid release date. This, of course, is largely the result of the pandemic. Microsoft’s original plans for the Series X and S’s launch, like everyone’s, have been dramatically impacted, and so what we get is lots of games crammed into the broad window of “2021”, and lots of uncertainty about when exactly they’ll actually arrive, or whether they’ll even make it out this year at all.

None of those have been more publicly affected than Halo Infinite. There is a lingering sense that this is make-or-break for 343 Industries, which has done a decent job of imitating ‘real’ Halo without ever actually feeling real. The studio’s had a long time to focus on … Read the rest

Forge your destiny in the newest Paladins update featuring an all-new Battle Pass inspired by the purifying flames of the Pyre, an extra-worldly plane of existence of the Realm. The Pyre is home to powerful forces of light and radiant forges where mighty weaponry is crafted to combat the forces of chaos. Join its holy denizens to help keep the powers of the Abyss at bay and ensure the glory of the Pyre’s Light prevails!

This latest update features four angelic skins that reimagine fan-favorite champions as entities of the Pyre. Eternal Fervor Jenos fights to preserve the beauty of the Realm while Eternal Retribution Koga takes care of dirty work others would rather wash their hands clean of. Eternal Guardian Khan delivers absolution to worthy adversaries in service of Eternal Conflict Lian, an angel of war that demands dedication and valor from her followers. The Eternal Pyre Battle Pass … Read the rest

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Spacebase Startopia (Game Preview)

Kalypso Media Group GmbH


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$53.99
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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

This Game Preview is incomplete and includes only parts of the features of the final version. The features included may change over the course of the Game Preview. The content listed on this page refers to the final version of the game. Information about available updates and the content of the Game Preview will be available in the game’s official Club.

"Help, we're all going to d… Wha… Oh, excuse me, it seems my system is no longer up-to-date – [old memory status deleted] – so, much better… WELCOME to

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It’s that time of the year when the spirit of the holidays takes over as the coldest season is nearing its climax. But there is no place as cold as outer space. And there is no spirit stronger than a spirit of a heated battle in Hellpoint, a brutal sci-fi action/RPG developed by Cradle Games and published by tinyBuild. If you’re new to the game, check out some tips that might help you get started.

We are more than excited to announce that we are bringing a massive online PvP update — Hellpoint Arena! Now, in addition to fighting cosmic evil alongside your friends, you can compete against them in an arena located in a gigantic, abandoned space station.

Equip your character or choose from several presets and take on the best souls-like players in the world! You will have to combine melee and ranged weaponry, mix … Read the rest

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Gods Will Fall – Valiant Edition Pre-Order

Deep Silver

$31.99
You Are The Last Hope For Humanity
The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman and child. To those who don't submit to the gods’ will; a slow and merciless death awaits.
Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of 8 Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of
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