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xx Overload Released!

May 31, 2018, 11:05:16 AM by -<WillyP>-
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Official Trailer
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xx Vertigo!

July 02, 2017, 07:44:32 AM by -<WillyP>-


Thanks Hunter!
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Soupe Du Jour:


Blue screen of death?

Microsoft hasn't retired the blue screen of death we all knew so well... It's back, and it's got a new name: The black and blue fading screens of update hell. The first thing you notice... is you can't just turn your machine off and go to bed. You have to choose update and shut down or update and restart. The next morning, it starts off so innocently... "Hi" and then "We've got a few updates for you" But quickly it turns more sinister, "Do not turn off your computer" And you notice the lack of punctuation. "This may take a few minutes" A few minutes? I once let it run for over an hour with no end in sight. "This is taking longer than expected" All the while the screen goes from black to a fading blue. Is Microsoft teasing us with a reminder of the dreaded blue screen of death? I press the reset button. See? I didn't turn it off, I reset! Really, I promise! Finally, Microsoft relents, and I get my machine back. But I feel more like I'm borrowing it. From Microsoft.
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Descent News


xx Overload PC Release!

May 31, 2018, 06:14:36 AM by OVRLDisciple
Overload, the Descent spiritual successor developed by Revival Productions, officially releases today for PC! It contains a lengthy 15+ level campaign, challenge (arcade) mode, and fully functional multiplayer. Get ready for mods, too, as a map and level editor is on its way.

Get it from Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/448850/Overload/

Get it from GOG:
(Coming very soon, page currently down)

This is the one we've been waiting for, folks! Go shoot some lasers at robots - for great justice!
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xx Overload Release Date Announced!

April 23, 2018, 05:54:39 AM by OVRLDisciple
From the Overload team this morning:

"The good news is that Overload will launch on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) on May 31 on Steam and GOG.com with full multiplayer support.

The not-so-good news: We are sorry to say that the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions are being delayed by a couple more months."

It seems cross-platform multiplayer support is the reason for the delay of the console versions. However, as the Descent community is primarily a PC-gaming community (no offense to you Descent: Maximum fans  ;)), I'm sure there will be a great many Descent fans very excited that the fully-featured version will drop in little over a month. Personally, I'm already clearing my calendar.  :D
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xx Sublevel Zero Redux Release!

July 13, 2017, 10:05:33 AM by OVRLDisciple
Sigtrap Games dropped PC 6DOF'ers a nice surprise today in the form of the release of Sublevel Zero Redux, an expanded version of their hit indie 6DOF shooter. It features a whole slew of new features, including new classes, new enemies, a remixed campaign, VR support, and more. In celebration of the release, they're listing the game for 35% off, and owners of vanilla Sublevel Zero will receive the updated version for free. From the Steam News announcement page:



Additionally, the original composer for the music of Sublevel Zero returns and has added new audio tracks to the Redux version.

I'm of the opinion that Sublevel Zero is the best 6DOF game since Descent (or Forsaken, if you were into that one too). It's a fun, very replayable corridor shooter, and the rogue-lite elements (procedural generation, perma-death, and crafting) are so unobtrusive and well-implemented that it adds to the charm of the game without bogging down the intense moment-to-moment action. At just under 10 bucks on sale today, there's no reason any Descent fan shouldn't pick it up.

Get it on Steam!

Get it on GOG!

Expect roncli to speedrun this before you've had a chance to read this post.  ;)
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xx Overload Playable Teaser 2.0!

March 03, 2017, 06:34:39 PM by OVRLDisciple
Now available through Steam or through the Overload website!

http://playoverload.com/

According to today's Kickstarter update, the Revival team has also stated that they plan to bring this to Early Access as of March 13 for the admission fee of 25 bucks. KS Backers at the "beta" level will receive more frequent builds of the game for testing. They also have said that at least five of the singleplayer levels are now at least at the alpha level.

Considering that the original release date was slated to be Q1 2017, and that the KS only barely made it's goal, I'm concerned that this may be an admission that Revival has run out of both time and money for this project. With that in mind, the second teaser is more of a fully-featured - and quite promising - demo, with a more robust and updated Challenge mode (with a second level!), functioning difficulty levels (yes, they're called Trainee, Rookie, Hotshot, Ace, and Insane), and a solid graphical update featuring a superb presentation. Check it out now!

Watch me die very, very quickly at it here:
https://youtu.be/ZOri1dqvNNk
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exclamation Interplay Sells Off Descent, Kingpin, Earthworm Jim Etc

December 30, 2016, 11:59:27 AM by TechPro
Interplay has announced "fire sale" of sorts, selling of most (if nor everything) included our beloved Descent.

Article on Rock Paper Shotgun

Announced on GlobalNewswire
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