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Straight from the Devs

Straight from the Devs

AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

Rockstar Games & Humble Bundle Proceeds to Support Rainforest Alliance

For the next two weeks Rockstar Games will be partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of Rockstar PC titles as part of the Rockstar Games Humble Bundle, with 100% of the proceeds from Rockstar Games going to support the Rainforest Alliance.

MAINGEAR Announces Crypto-Mining Capable PCs

MAINGEAR announced today a strategic partnership with Unikrn, a leading esports brand. MAINGEAR will be breaking new ground into crypto mining with co-branded UnikoinGold (UKG) crypto-mining capable PCs — the MAINGEAR ACM Advanced Crypto Miner and MAINGEAR ACM PRO — available later this year.

Crystal Dynamics Expands Studio

Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the TOMB RAIDER® franchise, today announced they continue to expand their studio by adding 15 top industry talent to their development team in January alone. Included in the group are former Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg who joins The Avengers Project as Creative Director, and as Director of Production Stephen Barry, a 27 year Veteran from EA/Visceral Games.

Developer Insights: The Fall Part 2: Unbound

John Warner, creative director of Over The Moon has launched the second episode in their series of Developer Insight videos, analyzing well crafted concepts from titles the developer admires.

DAKAR 18 Announced

Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver announced global distribution and co-publishing agreement for DAKAR 18, the cross-country rally racing game celebrating Dakar Rally, heading for PC later this year.

THQ Nordic Partners with Versus Evil

THQ Nordic to globally distribute (excluding Korean version) the physical edition of the upcoming RPG in partnership with Versus Evil and Obsidian Entertainment.

Crossout Firestarters Announced

The post-apocalyptic Action MMO Crossout is preparing to unleash its seventh faction - the Firestarters. Scheduled for release with the next content Update 0.9.0, Crossout players can already try their hands on some Firestarters’ parts. Beginning 23 January, the in-game event ‘Hot Spot’ allows players to collect a temporary resource - ‘Lighters’ - which can be exchanged for decorative items, car parts and weapons of the Firestarters ahead of their release.

Endless Space 2 Vaulters Expansion Announced

Every year Amplitude celebrate the studio's anniversary with their players. For our seventh year of existence we're going BIG, kicking off with the reveal of the Vaulters Expansion for Endless Space 2!

Genital Jousting Experiences Full Release

Developer Free Lives and consenting partner Devolver Digital have today let Genital Jousting burst out of Early Access so it can satisfy everyone with a meaty new story mode featuring an inspirational tale of self-improvement. 

We Happy Few Updates Announced

Compulsion Games has an important update about We Happy Few to share today. Watch the video below for the full details and as well as a sneak peek at gameplay footage from Sally's storyline.

ONE PIECE World Seeker Screenshots Unveiled

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. reveals new content for ONE PIECE World Seeker, the upcoming video game that invites players to set sail in an open adventure that takes place in the universe of the popular ONE PIECE anime series.

Two Point Hospital Announced

Two Point Hospital, inspired by and from the creators of Theme Hospital, is set to be a return to one of gaming's most loved sim genres. Two Point Hospital draws on the experience of some the gaming industry's most experienced and successful sim developers, who between them, in addition to Theme Hospital, have worked on titles like Black and White, Theme Park and Fable at studios including Bullfrog, Lionhead and Mucky Foot. Two Point Hospital will deliver a compelling experience packed with the humor, charm and replayability fans of the genre have come to expect.

Total War™: Three Kingdoms Announced

SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced the new historical strategy game Total War™: Three Kingdoms, the next major historical title in the Total War™ strategy series from Creative Assembly™, and the first to explore ancient China, will launch in Fall 2018.

Old-School WW2 Shooter ‘Battalion 1944’ Hits Early Access

Having set out on a mission to reignite the spirit of the old-school shooter, Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective are both proud and excited to announce Battalion 1944.

3dRudder Company Announces Foot Motion Controller for PC Gaming and VR

3dRudder, an innovative technology company, leader in delivering solutions to virtual reality motion issues, announces today the 3dRudder Blackhawk, a new foot motion controller for PC Gaming and VR, to be honored with a ‘CES Innovation Award’ in the “Computer Accessories” product category and presented for the first time at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

New Monster Hunter: World Trailer Introduces Elder Dragons

During a live stream in Japan, Capcom announced new details and a trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter: World. This new trailer introduces several new and returning favorite Elder Dragons.

Session Boardslides Through Crowdfunding with Nearly 205% of its Goal

Bringing in modern skating icon and five-time X Games medalist, Elliot Sloan, crea-ture Studios is set to give players even more ways to skate in the new year. Not only will the vert update offer up mini-ramps, mega-ramps and motion capture courtesy of Elliot himself, but the team’s been hard at work perfecting reverts for buttery-smooth line transitions.

AGONY - The Red Goddess reveal

As the main antagonist in Agony, The Red Goddess plays a significant role in Agony story, and her personality makes her the most terrifying entity that players will ever encounter in the game. She might be seen as an innocent, beautiful woman, but this makes her the deadliest enemy that player can meet in the world full of agony and terror.

New Year Event in Escape from Tarkov

It's very hot on our side because today we kick off the load testing of the Escape from Tarkov game servers before the official start of the Open Beta testing at the beginning of 2018.

Artificial Humans to Enrich Your Business in Starship Corporation

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Coronado Games announce the release of the ‘Artificial Humans’ content update for their space ship building simulation game Starship Corporation (PC). Starship Corporation is currently available through Steam’s Early Access Program. The Artificial Humans’ update adds a new type of crew member: Cybernetic Organisms (CyO).

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