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Half-Life 2 Noclip Release "Unforseen Consequences" - a Half Life documentary

Noclip - the crowd funded video game documentary makers - have just released their newest documentary. This time? Half Life.What happens when one of the most revolutionary series in video games suddenly goes dark? To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Noclip hits the road to investigate the legacy of Half-Life and the incredible community working to keep the dr...

 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Vikendi, PUBG's Winter Wonderland Map is Available to Test Tonight

I'm always excited for a new Playerunknown's Battlegrounds map, and Vikendi, a new winter wonderland covered in snow is proving to be one of the most unique within the game to date, and it's available on the test servers tonight.The map was revealed at The Game Awards, and apart from lots of snow, it's difficult to say exactly what the map will bring, but ho...

 

Company of Heroes Company of Heroes 2 is available to keep for FREE all weekend

Company of Heroes 2 is a fantastic WW2 Real Time Strategy, and to celebrate it's fifth anniversary, the game is available for free from Steam all weekend, and the best part is, you can keep it!It's a sequel to the 2006 Company of Heroes, and while perhaps not quite the classic that the original was,  it's still a very solid RTS and absolutely worth pick...

 

Fallout 76 It's Going from Bad to Worse for Bethesda in Customer Data Leak

It's been a rough old time for Bethesda lately, with the poor reception of Fallout 76 by many fans being continually brought to the forefront by a seemingly non-stop barrage of problems from bugs in the game to the wrong material bags in the collectors edition.And it what is now becoming a comedy of errors, it's Bethesda's delayed promise to fix that particu...

 

GamingToday The Sonic Hacking Contest is on, and its Mods are Amazing

The Sonic fandom is one of the most loyal and hardcore fanbases in all of gaming history, and while Sonic's history is something of a chequered one, the fan loyalty, especially to the original 16-bit era, has never died away.As a result there's a huge modding and rom-hacking community, one endorsed by Sega (you can submit and play rom hacks to the Steam Work...

 

Fallout: New Vegas Fallout's Tale of Two Wastelands 'Total Rebuild' is Released

Tale of Two Wastelands is a mod that combines both Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, and is considered by many players to be the definitive way to enjoy frolics through the wastelands both of Washington DC and New Vegas, and now the popular mod has received it's much anticipated 3.2 release, which totally rebuilds the mod from scratch.The rebuild has been thr...

 

The Last of Us Tess' Last Stand is now playable thanks to this Mod

The Last of Us is a fantastic game, which unfortunately is exclusive to the PlayStation platform, seeing it's original release on PS3, with a later re-release on the PS4, and is still a hugely popular choice for players looking for some post-apocalyptic storytelling of epic proportions. Interestingly, though, there's a fairly active modding scene for th...

 

Diablo II Median XL overhauls Diablo 2 with engine updates

Diablo 2's Median XL mod is getting a huge overhaul next month, and will make some pretty impressive updates to the game engine as part of the update.While Median XL isn't a new mod, the new enhancements will be moving everything over to something dubbed the Sigma Engine, which removes a lot of the limitations of the original game engine.This gives the team...

 

Fallout 76 Fallout 76 group perma-banned over homophobic attack

A trio of high level Fallout 76 players have been banned for life by Bethesda after a homophobic attack against other players, according to Eurogamer.Player NathanTheHicc stated to another gamer on his session "I don't fuck with that homo shit" when told they had a "cute outfit",  before leaving and then returning with an entourage of others, who procee...

 

Steam Valve is favouring AAA games over indie games in new revenue split

Valve has made some changes to the revenue sharing system on Steam, and it's bad news for indie game developers, as the new split seems to work very much in the favour of big game developers, putting indie developers at a disadvantage. Traditionally, the split between developers and Steam has always been 70% to the developer, and 30% to Valve. The cut t...

 

GamingToday Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2018 Awards Started

Here at DBolical, the month of December means one thing - that's right, the Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year awards are going once again, organized by our sister sites ModDB and IndieDB! The voting process is easy - simply go to the ModDB/IndieDB profile of the project you want to vote for, click on Vote Now, and you're done! You have until 11 Dece...

 

GamingToday Parkitect Fully Released

After a long early access period, the game Parkitect is finally completely out! Every piece of footage that has come out so far shows that it's essentially a fan-made version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, but with 3D assets and camera angles (while retaining the isometric space organization), support for extremely large parks, different guest appearances,...

 

Aliens vs. Predator 2 Next Alien game could be named Alien: Blackout

While we've known that FoxNext Games have been working on a new Alien game since pretty early on this year, one seemingly unrelated to Alien: Isolation, we've had few other details, including what this new game might be called.PC Gamer are now reporting that a new trademark filing by 20th Century Fox implies that the name of this new game might be Alien: Bla...

 

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Euro Truck Simultor 2 ventures Beyond the Baltic Sea

Ah, Euro Truck Simulator 2. I've never especially been interested in trucks (trains are more my guilty pleasure), but there's something compelling and, well, downright fun about this game, which let me tell you, is very rare in a simulator, especially if you're not an enthusiast of the particular subject at hand. It's a pretty rare example of how simulators...

 

Half-Life Half-Life 2 Demake Mod Reaches Ravenholm

Half-Life recently celebrated it's 20th birthday, so there's been a lot of activity in the community, from Black Mesa: Xen to this interesting mod to de-make Half-Life 2 to look and play a lot more like it's predecessor. Half-Life 2 Classic is pretty much the exact opposite of Black Mesa, which aims to take the older game and port it to the newer engine...