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Epic challenges Steam to pay devs more, with PC exclusives on the line

Epic challenges Steam to pay devs more, with PC exclusives on the line

In launching its own games store and attempting to unseat Valve from the top of the digital distribution heap, Epic has ruffled its share of feathers within the PC gaming community. Epic started out by offering developers and publishers an 88%/12% revenue split on game sales - meaning that Epic only keeps 12% of the revenue from each game sold, far better than the 30% Steam keeps. Then Epic decided to take things one step further and started pursuing exclusivity deals for its own store.

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Planet Zoo is the next game from Jurassic World Evolution devs

Planet Zoo is the next game from Jurassic World Evolution devs

As far as tycoon games are concerned, Zoo Tycoon certainly seems to be one of the most fondly remembered. Many have tried to recapture the success of the original Zoo Tycoon throughout the years, and today, Planet Coaster developer Frontier announced that it will soon be making the same attempt. Frontier has announced Planet Zoo, and though you might initially expect it to be yet another tycoon title, Frontier is going to add a little twist to the genre with this new game.

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2019 Lenovo Legion gaming laptop lineup pricing, availability revealed

2019 Lenovo Legion gaming laptop lineup pricing, availability revealed

Lenovo is gearing up to launch the newest lineup of Legion gaming laptops it first unveiled at CES 2019, the Legion Y540 and Y740 models, as well as the refreshed Legion Y7000 and Y7000p models. Gamers are offered the latest 9th-generation Intel Core processors alongside NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 / 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 / 2080 GPUs.

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Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) gaming laptop debuts with NVIDIA RTX 2080

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) gaming laptop debuts with NVIDIA RTX 2080

Razer has launched its new Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) model, a flagship gaming laptop that packs high performance into a relatively small shell. Razer says it redesigned the new Blade Pro 17 from the ground up; buyers can expect 'the most powerful and versatile Razer laptop ever,' according to company CEO Min-Liang Tan.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity free for a week on PCs to honor Notre Dame

Assassin’s Creed Unity free for a week on PCs to honor Notre Dame

Monday saw one of the world's most historic and most artistic structures succumb to a devastating fire. In addition to the outpouring of emotion and support, the Internet was also flooded with examples of how the Notre-Dame de Paris has influenced the arts and culture over the centuries, from novels such as the Hunchback of Notre-Dame to games like Assassin's Creed Unity. The latter is one of the most recent recreations of the iconic cathedral and now developer Ubisoft is giving everyone a chance to behold the majesty of Notre-Dame, even if only virtually.

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Octopath Traveler heads to PC later this year

Octopath Traveler heads to PC later this year

For fans of JRPGs, Octopath Traveler was definitely one of the biggest releases last year. One problem, though, is that Octopath Traveler launched as a Switch exclusive, which meant that if you didn't have a Switch on hand, you weren't playing it. Square Enix is fixing that later this year, announcing today that Octopath Traveler will soon come to PC.

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Valve and five PC publishers might be in hot water with the EU [Update]

Valve and five PC publishers might be in hot water with the EU [Update]

The European Commission announced today that it has sent a Statement of Objection to Valve and five PC games publishers concerning their practices of geo-blocking games across the EU. Region locking, of course, has always been a headache for gamers, particularly those who live in regions where game prices typically run higher than those in other regions. It seems the European Commission wants this practice to end, at least within the confines of the EU.

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Borderlands game collection is getting a huge visual upgrade

Borderlands game collection is getting a huge visual upgrade

After a long, long wait, Gearbox has finally confirmed Borderlands 3, and while that was the main attraction during the company's PAX East keynote, it also gave some love to the previous titles in the series. The original Borderlands is also being updated for modern platforms, while Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will both be getting a fresh coast of paint through an upgrade to The Handsome Collection.

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Classic Warcraft games go digital for the first time ever today

Classic Warcraft games go digital for the first time ever today

Well, that was fast: it was only a few weeks ago that Blizzard brought the original Diablo to GOG, saying at the time that digital releases of Warcraft and Warcraft 2 would follow. Today is the big day apparently, because both titles have appeared on GOG. This marks the first time either game has been available digitally, so if you've got a nostalgic itch you need to scratch, you can now do so without having to track down a game disc first.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date set, Buddy Pass detailed

Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date set, Buddy Pass detailed

Back at E3 2018, Bethesda revealed Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the fourth entry in MachineGames' run with the series. Today, we're learning when the game will be here, and Bethesda is giving us a look at gameplay by way of a new trailer. The next Wolfenstein game will be dropping in the middle of summer, which means we don't have too much longer to wait.

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PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

Just like the larger entertainment industry, the gaming market is a rather aggressively competitive one. There are equal amounts of sometimes glorified success stories and urban legends as well as tragic drama of overtimes and turnovers. Companies, especially the big ones, are not too shy to use tactics that, on the surface, seem unfair and exploitative - and yet these are often excused as common industry practices.

For years, the PC gaming market has prided itself for steering clear of some of those practices that have become common in the console market but now it seems the culture of exclusivity is invading not just PCs but mobile as well.

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There’s a new Lord of the Rings game coming, and it focuses on Gollum

There’s a new Lord of the Rings game coming, and it focuses on Gollum

Lord of the Rings fans have a new game to look forward to today, as Daedalic Entertainment has announced Lord of the Rings - Gollum. As the title indicates, the game will put players in the role of Gollum and explore his journey through Lord of the Rings' narrative. Creating a game that centers around Gollum of all characters definitely seems a little strange, but depending on how it plays, it could offer a neat twist on the series.

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