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Hyper Light Drifter developer Heart Machine has unveiled Solar Ash Kingdom, its surprise new game that’s, well, I’ve got no idea actually, even after watching trailer.
For this one, we’re boarding the rumour bus in Rumourtown, Rumoursville, while listening to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. All aboard? Let’s go. Tweaktown has suggested that Nvidia could be preparing to unveil its next-gen GeForce Ampera GPU at its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) due to take place next week in California.
It’s The Division 2 launch day for us normies that didn’t pay up the early access cost, and AMD is ready for it with a new day one driver update for Radeon graphics card owners.
Dead or Alive 6 has been out all of two weeks, priced at £55 / $60 / €70, and now a free-to-play version has been released. This is sure to come as an almighty stinger to those who stumped up the cash for a premium version of DOA 6 around launch.  
Epic can’t seem to go more than five minutes without stumbling into another scandal. It’s now emerged that Epic Games is farming users’ Steam data while running the Epic Games Launcher.
Rebellion has had a bit of a Sniper Elite blowout, announcing no fewer than four new Sniper Elite games are in development.
Turtle Rock Studios are back, and this time they’re honing on what they’re best at. Back 4 Blood is touted pretty blatantly as a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. Warner Bros will be handling publishing duties, while Turtle Rock will be aiming to make a start-of-the-art co-op zombie first-person shooter.
Nvidia has unleashed the GeForce GTX 1660 on an unprepared, and probably underwhelmed public. The halfway house successor sits somewhere between the GeForce GTX 1060 and GeForce RTX 2060 in terms of nomenclature, although its performance is far closer to the former than the latter.
Having sidelined into fantasy with Warhammer for a while, Creative Assembly is back to its core philosophy of historical warfare with Total War: Three Kingdoms, a grand depicting of the warring nations of Ancient China. It'll be waging war on your PC come May 23rd, 2019, and here are the PC specs you'll need to play Total War: 3 Kingdoms.
Fallout 76 has just been updated with its first free content update, breathing some new life into a world that wasn’t brimful of it at launch. Wild Appalachia adds a big ol’ bunch of new features to the ailing online RPG, including new questlines, features, events, a brewery crafting system for some dodgy moonshine, and masks, lots of terrifying masks.
There’s one hell of a rumour doing the rounds, and it feels as if it would be remiss of us to avoid it entirely, no matter how much it gives off the whiff of bullshit. The rumour in question is that Sony is in “advanced board level discussions” to acquire Take-Two Interactive, including subsidiary Rockstar. Yep, it sure does smell like a dairy farm on a sweaty August afternoon round here.

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