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Sacha Loric

Sacha Loric

Sacha is a full-time writer and tabletop/video gamer who belatedly realized he can combine those two passions as a game designer and commentator. He has since successfully converted play to work and work to play.

Horizon Forbidden West hits 8.4 million copies in sales
May 10, 2023, 12:53 PM Sacha Loric News
That’s a grand total of 32.7 million copies for the Horizon franchise as of April 16.
Guerilla Games has announced in a recent PlayStation blog post that Horizon Forbidden West has sold a total of 8.4 million copies worldwide. As a whole, that means the Horizon series has sold 32.7 million since 2017. Not a bad achievement for Guerilla Games as they celebrate their 20-year anniversary.  ...
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Silica is a fusion RTS and FPS set in a bug-filled world
May 9, 2023, 3:47 PM Sacha Loric News
You get some Starship Trooper vibes as you defend your fort against swarms of giant insects.
Now available in Early Access, Silica is developer Bohemia Incubator's entry into an old and nearly forgotten genre: the “crossover of FPS and RTS”. Set on the desert planet Batlarus, players must battle hordes of hive-mind-controlled insects while also managing their resources and building an army. Check out the Silica trailer here:  ...
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‘Next-gen’ MMO Chrono Odyssey wows with stunning visuals
May 8, 2023, 9:57 AM Sacha Loric News
Built on Unreal Engine 5, this upcoming MMORPG’s graphics will most certainly blow you away.
South Korean developer NPIXEL has just released some news on what they are calling their ‘next-gen’ MMORPG—Chrono Odyssey is a time-bending adventure that’s coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC. First announced in 2020, Chrono Odyssey hasn’t been given a launch date, but NPIXEL did release this trailer to make their case:  ...
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Starfield inadvertently reveals its ESRB rating
May 6, 2023, 3:02 PM Sacha Loric News
Bethesda’s space exploration game will include such details as "violence, drugs, suggestive themes."
Starfield news flies thick and fast as we approach its confirmed release date on September 6. Recently, Bethesda has leaked the game’s ESRB rating—on its own Twitter page, no less.  On Starfield’s banner photo, one can see that the game has been rated M for Mature, which includes “violence, blood, use of drugs, strong language, and suggestive themes.”     Now, it's highly unlikely that the rating will raise more...
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Don’t Nod’s new narrative game Harmony: Fall of Reverie coming this June
May 5, 2023, 3:44 PM Sacha Loric News
The Life is Strange developer is back with a new tale of tough decisions and supernatural powers.
Don’t Nod has just announced that their newest game Harmony: Fall of Reverie is set to release on June 8, 2023. The makers of Life is Strange, Remember Me, and Tell Me Why have crafted a new dramatic narrative featuring human relationships with a supernatural side. Have a peek at the Harmony: Fall of Reverie trailer here:  ...
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Storm soars into Marvel’s Midnight Suns
May 4, 2023, 2:41 PM Sacha Loric News
The weather-controlling X-Men leader lends her lightning powers in the fight against vampires.
On May 11, RPG card game Marvel’s Midnight Suns is finally closing the loop with their last DLC character. Storm, AKA Ororo Munroe, the Omega-level mutant who can control the weather and hurl lightning bolts from her hands, joins up with the rest of her fellow X-Men at the Abbey in the DLC “Blood Storm.” Check out the trailer for it here:  ...
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Dredge will soon have a no-monster mode
May 3, 2023, 11:19 AM Sacha Loric News
If you want to just peacefully fish, Dredge will be adding passive and photo modes this month.
Good news for those with thalassophobia but who still want to play Dredge. Black Salt Games’ eldritch fishing sim is getting an update that will add a passive mode. That is, "monsters that usually attack fishing boats will no longer be aggressive.” Check out the Dredge trailer here:  ...
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Mercenary band simulator Wartales sells 600,000 copies in Early Access
May 2, 2023, 1:04 PM Sacha Loric News
Travel the length and breadth of a low fantasy land while trying to keep your merry band alive by whatever means necessary.
Despite being only in Early Access, the mercenary RPG Wartales by Shiro Games has hit a milestone, selling 600,000 copies since April 12. In its first week, it was the tenth highest-selling game on Steam with over one million users having it on their wishlist. Have a look at the Wartales launch trailer right here:  ...
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Check out Redfall’s PC requirements
Apr 30, 2023, 1:54 PM Sacha Loric News
Make sure you can play Arkane’s co-op vampire hunter game by checking out the recently released specs.
We are two days away from the launch of Arkane’s co-op vampire shooter Redfall. In line with this, Microsoft has released the game’s accessibility options and the game’s PC requirements. In case you missed it, check out the new Redfall launch trailer here:     There will be blood On May...
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Open-world simulation game Life By You to enter Early Access
Apr 29, 2023, 1:16 PM Sacha Loric News
Paradox Interactive’s Life By You seeks to dethrone The Sims as THE real-life simulator.
Life by You, Paradox Interactive’s ambitious answer to The Sims, is going into Early Access this September 12, 2023. According to the press release, Life by You is an open-world life sim with unprecedented modding capabilities. You will get to create humans and “live out their lives without loading screens.” See for yourself in the Life by You announcement trailer:  ...
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City sim Gord throws you into a forest haunted by monstrosities
Apr 28, 2023, 3:38 PM Sacha Loric News
Can you help your people survive a wilderness filled with horrors from Slavic mythology?
One of the most unusual sims to come out recently, Team17’s Gord is a town management and survival game wherein you must direct your people to survive in a harsh and forbidden land. It looks like Diablo mixed with Age of Empires with a side of Darkest Dungeon. Check out the “They Call It Gord” trailer right here:  ...
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Aliens: Dark Descent pre-order trailer terrifies with deadly new xenomorph
Apr 27, 2023, 2:54 PM Sacha Loric News
Aliens aren’t the only threats waiting for you in the dark corridors of the Lethe moon base.
Focus Entertainment is ramping up the hype for their Aliens: Dark Descent with a new trailer showcasing gameplay. This marks the start of pre-orders for their real-time squad-based horror game, which is coming out in June. Check out the trailer right now:     Hunter’s...
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Microsoft Flight Simulator takes you to Oceania and Antarctica
Apr 26, 2023, 1:38 PM Sacha Loric News
World Update XIII opens up new places way down south with additional countries and regions to discover and explore.
The world of Microsoft Flight Simulator just got a whole lot bigger with its latest update. World Update XIII adds “Polynesia (Hawaii and Easter Island), Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Indonesia’s West Papua, and the Solomon Islands), the Galapagos Islands and key regions of Antarctica, notably the Antarctic Peninsula.” Check out the World Update XIII trailer here:  ...
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Horizon Forbidden West is apparently getting a sequel
Apr 25, 2023, 3:37 PM Sacha Loric News
The world of Horizon continues to expand as Guerilla Games apparently confirms the series will be a trilogy.
Guerilla Games has just seemingly confirmed that they are making a second sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, creating a Horizon trilogy. All this after the release of Burning Shores, the trailer of which you can find here.     New horizons to explore In a posted...
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Sons of the Forest update adds found footage and improves AI
Apr 23, 2023, 2:33 PM Sacha Loric News
The latest patch to the wildly popular survival horror game makes NPCs a little more life-like.
Sons of the Forest made quite an impression on the horror scene when it came out on Early Access a month ago, and it just keeps getting better. The latest patch improves the behavior of AI and adds an Action Cam for viewing tapes you find in the wilderness. Before anything, check out the multiplayer trailer for Sons of the Forest here:  ...
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Unrecord and Paranormal Tales lead the pack in new body-cam FPS genre
Apr 22, 2023, 4:32 PM Sacha Loric News
Built on Unreal Engine 5, these two games have the wow factor of photorealistic graphics.
Two games built on Unreal Engine 5 are creating a stir on the internet with their eye-popping hyper-realistic visuals. The first is Unrecord, an FPS where you play a member of the police force investigating a case. The second, Paranormal Tales, is a supernatural horror game inspired by found footage horror movies. Check out the gameplay trailer for Unrecord here:  ...
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Blasphemous 2 slashes its way to a summer release
Apr 21, 2023, 10:12 AM Sacha Loric News
The Penitent One comes back to life for another go at ending an impending apocalypse.
Developer The Game Kitchen has officially announced the sequel to their brutal 2021 Metroidvania. Blasphemous 2 is bringing more glorious unholy imagery to PC and consoles later this summer. Check out the recently released Blasphemous 2 trailer right here:     The original Blasphemous was a harrowing, Souls-like platformer...
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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals release date announced
Apr 20, 2023, 3:29 PM Sacha Loric News
The sequel to the beloved supernatural thriller is finally launching this summer after a 2-year delay.
It’s time to pick up your walkie-talkie again as the sequel to the acclaimed adventure-thriller Oxenfree launches this July 12. Developed by Night School Studio, which is owned by Netflix Games, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals focuses on a new character called Riley, who is facing similar supernatural elements as the previous cast. Check out the Oxenfree II: Lost Signals trailer here:   ...
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Soulslike Stray Blade launches tomorrow April 20
Apr 19, 2023, 2:43 PM Sacha Loric News
This action-adventure game’s beginner-friendly elements are welcoming to those new to the genre.
Stray Blade, the souls-like action adventure created 505 Games and developer Point Blank Games, is finally launching tomorrow. You can take a peek at the launch trailer here:     Stray Blade takes place in the Lost Valley of Acrea, where you play the adventurer and archaeologist Farren West. After...
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You can now pre-load Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores
Apr 18, 2023, 4:53 PM Sacha Loric News
Time to get on the Waterwing. The lava-filled beaches of post-apocalyptic Los Angeles await your visit.
Horizon Forbidden West’s DLC Burning Shores is almost here and you can pre-load it right now. Guerilla Games’ expansion launches tomorrow, April 19, and it introduces a new mount, a new companion, and an intimidating new boss. You can have a look at the launch trailer here:  ...
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