Northgard dev’s top-down co-op zombie-slayer Darksburg enters Steam early access next week
Other / 5. 2. 2020

Shiro Games, the developer behind Evoland and excellent Viking-themed RTS Northgard, has announced that its intriguing medieval co-op zombie-slayer Darksburg will be heading to Steam early access next week, on 12th February. Darksburg lets a team of up to four players loose in the titular medieval town – initially consisting of three maps set across the harbour, marketplace, and Faubourg district – for frantic bouts of light-hearted undead slaughter. Challengers will need to manage their limited resources and deploy their characters’ unique powers and unlockable abilities in tactical unison to complete objectives and make it out alive. When Darksburg enters early access, it will offer a choice of four playable Survivors: Sister Abigail the Neurotic Nun, Varag the Wary Wolfman, Runolf the Gleeful Gourmet, and bounty hunter Rose (accompanied by her pet chipmunk Twig). You’ll find details on each character’s specific skills on the Darksburg website. Read more

Table Manners teaming up with NHS England for blood donation drive this Valentine’s Day
Other / 5. 2. 2020

Table Manners: The Physics-Based Dating Game is teaming up with NHS England this Valentine’s Day for a blood donation drive. UK publisher Curve Digital and Echo Chamber Games want to encourage players of Table Manners to start donating blood in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant’s What’s Your Type? Valentine’s campaign. Players of Table Manners will see in-game messaging encouraging them to find out their blood type as part of the campaign. Male donors are especially needed, according to NHS Blood and Transplant, especially those with O-, B- and A- blood types. All donors are encouraged though, no matter your blood type. The partnership will see Give Blood messaging added in-game to Table Manners in time for launch on PC February 14. Additionally, all those who visit the Give Blood NHS Twitter and Facebook page will be able to register for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies of the game. “All our donors are amazing. But we need more than 68,000 men to start donating blood this year,” said Nadine Eaton, Head of Blood Donor Recruitment for NHS Blood and Transplant. “This is not about recruiting as many donors as possible – it’s about getting the right gender mix….

Gigantamax Pokemon Toxtricity coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield
Other / 5. 2. 2020

A new Gigantamax Pokemon is coming to Pokemon Sword and Sheild, and Armored Mewtwo is coming to Legendary raids in Pokemon Go. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company today announced more details on this year’s Pokemon Day celebration, starting with a new Gigantamax Pokemon for Pokemon Sword and Shield. First up, the latest Gigatamx Pokemon is Milcery, who will make its debut in a new Max Raid battle. Milcery will be able to Gigantamax after evolving into Alcremie. A new Gigantamax Pokemon coming to the game is Toxtricity on February 6. Toxtricity is an Electric/Poison-type with the abilities Punk Rock, Plus, and Minus. Electric-type moves used by Gigantamax Toxtricity will change to G-Max Stun Shock which not only deals damage but also poisons or paralyzes all opponents. The Max Raid Battle event featuring the Pokemon will end on March 8. A new Mythical Pokemon for Sword and Shield, as previously announced, will also be revealed on Pokemon Day, February 27. Pokemon Go players will be able to celebrate Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution coming to Netflix by battling Armored Mewtwo in Legendary raids beginning February 25. Pokemon from the film will also make appearances more often in the wild. Special Pokemon clones including…

Stasis dev shows off gorgeous isometric sci-fi adventure Beautiful Desolation
Other / 5. 2. 2020

Developer The Brotherhood, responsible for 2015’s wonderfully atmospheric isometric sci-fi horror Stasis, has unveiled a new trailer for its latest project: lushly rendered post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure Beautiful Desolation, which is heading to PC soon. Beautiful Desolation, which entered development after a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2017, follows the adventures of protagonist Dr. Mark Leslie, described as a “man out of time”, as he searches for his missing brother in a post-apocalyptic future “ruled by highly advanced technologies which are both revered and reviled”. “Your surroundings hold echoes of a desolate past, and glimpses of a dark future that has yet to be written by your actions,” explains The Brotherhood, “Be prepared to face many tough choices that will shape this land long after you complete your journey.” Read more

Get a discount on Pokemon Sword and Shield in the US
Other / 5. 2. 2020

If you haven’t grabbed the latest entry of the Pokemon series yet, now is your chance… provided you live in the US. Multiple retailers have listed Pokemon Sword and Shield for $49, and with such a recent first-party Nintendo release, that’s a pretty great deal! It’ll give you enough time to beat the main game before the expansion pass comes out, too. $11 off a Pokemon title isn’t something to sneeze at, and with multiple retailers participating in this deal, you’re not likely to miss out anytime soon. With the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Passes retailing at $29.99, any amount saved on the main game is a big win. Ready to grab Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield and catch ’em all–I mean, catch some of ’em? You can buy the title from the below retailers: Pokemon Sword for $49.00 at Amazon US Pokemon Shield for $49.00 at Amazon US Pokemon Sword for $49.00 at Walmart Pokemon Shield for $49.00 at Walmart Pokemon Sword for $49.49 at Target Pokemon Shield for $49.49 at Target Pokemon Sword for $49.99 at Best Buy Pokemon Shield for $49.99 at Best Buy Unfortunately, at this time these deals are only in the US, so…