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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is massive open world with chaotic fighting

PREVIEW: Marvel is riding high on a revival, and everyone is cashing in on the action. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and Lego will be the next to do that with the unveiling of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which debuts on November 14 on the PC and consoles. In a preview event, Warner…

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GameMaker Studio 2 gets an education edition

YoYo Games has launched an educational edition of its cross-platform 2D game engine GameMaker Studio 2. The Windows and Mac game engine is now available in a convenient education package. Under the terms, any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions or commitments and…

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Overwatch: Ranking its first year of seasonal events

Overwatch has found a fantastic way to keep players engaged … and to keep taking their money. Five times in the past year, the team-based shooter has launched special events. Each one last for a couple of weeks and introduce new cosmetic items that players can unlock via loot boxes while the event is happening. Each one also…

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Guardian Kingdoms aims more for Age of Empires or StarCraft than Clash of Clans

Phoenix One Games hopes to build their realm with their first fantasy mobile strategy game, Guardian Kingdoms. The mobile strategy genre has proven to be incredibly lucrative, with Supercell (Clash of Clans) reporting $2.3 billion of revenue last year and Machine Zone (Game of War) bringing in an estimated $590,000 revenue  daily. Since these games launched in 2012…

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Why LawBreakers is heading to PC and PS4 instead of Xbox One or Switch

Xbox One and Nintendo gamers are going to miss out on Cliff Bleszinski’s new game — at least at launch. LawBreakers, a new character-based shooter (think Overwatch), is going to launch on both PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4 later this year. It doesn’t have an official release date, but it is currently in beta testing on…

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Meet Stephanie Chan, GamesBeat’s new general assignment reporter

GamesBeat is excited to announce that Stephanie Chan starts today as our new general assignment reporter. She’ll be assuming the duties of Jeff Grubb, who’s now moving over full-time to PC Gaming coverage. Stephanie comes to GamesBeat after writing about games as a freelancer while working at the media company Poncho, where she went from managing…

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Clash of Clans’ Builder Base update is its biggest new content dump of 2017

Developer Supercell expands the battlefield in the biggest Clash of Clans update of 2017, featuring an all-new 1-on-1 battle mode. Nearly five years after its initial launch, this mobile strategy game is still going strong, reporting earnings of $1 billion in 2016. According to the market research firm App Annie, Clash of Clans was also one of the…

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Meet Rowan Kaiser, GamesBeat’s PC Gaming guest post editor

GamesBeat is proud to announce the hiring of longtime role-playing and strategy game critic Rowan Kaiser as our new guest post editor for our PC Gaming Channel. In this role, Rowan will focus on accepting and soliciting op-eds from people involved with every step of the industry: coming up to the initial ideas of making…