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Why is selling good games so hard? A look back at an Early Access launch

“We are here to reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly of first two months of marketing and sales of Book of Demons, our first ever Steam published game.” …


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Explore Osiris: New Dawn In Early Access & New Trailer

In Osiris: New Dawn you have to make your way as an explorer who has crashed on a mysterious planet. The game is now in Steam Early Access, and the launch trailer celebrating that availability shows that while you may be a stranger in a strange land, you're far from helpless.

The trailer highlights just a few of the game's features, from building bio domes and vehicles, to combat against some fearsome natives and traveling off the planet.

For more info on the game and to buy into the Early Access version, check out its Steam page.

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DICE Outlines Battlefield 1 EA Access Plans

EA/Origin Access members get first crack at each release from the publisher, but don't always get full access to the title for that first trial. That looks to be the case with Battlefield 1 as well. 

Today EA outlined the content being made available to subscribers on October 13, which includes five maps, four modes, and two of the single-player missions. EA/Origin Access members test to test out Rush, Operations, Domination, and the recently repaired Conquest mode on the St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez maps. This will be our first look at Operations mode and the Amiens, Fao Fortress, and Suez maps. 

The single-player missions are called "Storm of Steel" and "Through Mud and Blood."

Subscribers only get 10 hours with this content, but all progression carries over when the full game launches on October 21 (or October 18 if you buy the $ 80 Early Enlisters Edition). Participating in the EA Access nets you a Trench Raider dog tag, and if you max out your 10 hours a Battlepack will be waiting for you on launch day.

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Fans upset after Early Access title Ark: Survival Evolved gets paid DLC

Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has been lambasted by fans for releasing a premium expansion while the game is still in Early Access. …


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Google Play Early Access initiative now open to all

Google has opened up its fledgling Early Access initiative to all developers after its current roster of 29 titles passed the 1 million download mark.  …


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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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At PAX East, we got to try out the player-versus-player mode. It combines the cool environmental and spell interactions with a bite-sized tabletop miniature feel. The result is something I can see playing quite a lot with friends.

You’ll be able to give it a spin for yourself on September 15. 

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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At PAX East, we got to try out the player-versus-player mode. It combines the cool environmental and spell interactions with a bite-sized tabletop miniature feel. The result is something I can see playing quite a lot with friends.

You’ll be able to give it a spin for yourself on September 15. 

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PSA: SSX Is Now In EA Access Vault

EA announced today that it added the 2012 snowboarding game SSX to the EA Access vault.

Announced via the EA Access Twitter (shown below), SSX is available now for members. The vault is an ever-growing list of free EA games members can choose from. EA Access subscriptions cost $ 4.99 USD per month.

SSX joins both Unravel and Need For Speed, which were added last month. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will join the list on August 30.

[Source: EA Access on Twitter] 

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Early Access To World Of Warcraft: Legion’s Demon Hunter Class Begins August 9

Early access for the Demon Hunter class in World of Warcraft: Legion begins in just a little more than a week.

Yesterday, Blizzard revealed this news on Twitter, where it said the class would arrive by August 9. This early access offer is exclusive to those that pre-purchase Legion before its release. Those who pre-purchase the expansion will also be able to boost one character up to level 100.

You can pre-order the $ 49.99 standard expansion, or the deluxe for $ 69.99, by heading here. Earlier this month, Blizzard released a pre-expansion patch. You can watch our Test Chamber about what was added here. World of Warcraft: Legion will be out on August 30.

[Source: Twitter]

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We Happy Few Enters Early Access With A Fresh Look At Gameplay

The sublime, Orwellian-inspired We Happy Few is out now via several different early access programs. Check out a new gameplay trailer to be introduced to the game's surreal world and combat.

We Happy Few is available for Xbox via its Preview program, Steam Early Access, and GOG's Games In Development. For those participating in early access, developer Compulsion Games will be adding content and features, such as expanding the city Wellington
Wells. Players currently have access to some of the game's key mechanics, such as, "
social
conformity and suspicion, Joy intake, crafting, combat, and survival," as explained in a press release.

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A date for We Happy Few's full release has not yet been announced, though it's expected to come out this year. For more on the game, read our E3 preview.

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