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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.

Sons of the Forest sells 2M copies in a day
Feb 27, 2023, 12:12 PM Sacha Loric News
That translates to several thousand players being scared out of their minds on a regular basis.
Sons of the Forest has gone from beating Starfield out of the most wishlisted game on Steam to selling over 2 million copies in just 24 hours, Endnight Games shared on their Twitter feed. "Thanks to those who have joined us in our Early Access journey into Sons of the Forest. We have sold over 2 million copies in the first 24 hours, and are very excited for what we have in store for players in the coming...
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Suicide Squad will require you to stay online
Feb 25, 2023, 1:11 PM Sacha Loric News
A 15-minute preview of Rocksteady’s shooter showed lots of combat gameplay and various features.
Sony’s latest State of Play event showcased several upcoming games, including Rocksteady’s Arkhamverse game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. We learned many details about Suicide Squad from the 15-minute gameplay preview, shown here:     The first important detail is that Suicide Squad will be a live-service game, receiving continual updates over time. This...
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Street Fighter 6 tournament will have $2M prize pool
Feb 22, 2023, 10:53 AM Sacha Loric News
Get ready for the biggest cash prize ever in the history of Street Fighter tournaments.
Capcom has just made the Street Fighter 6 hype even more real. They have just announced that the next Street Fighter 6 tournament will have a total of $2 million dollars prize pool, with the first placer getting a whopping $1 million.   Capcom Cup X will be played on Street Fighter 6 with the winner receiving a whopping $1,000,000! Who wants to be a millionaire?...
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Civilization 7 is now in development
Feb 21, 2023, 9:18 AM Sacha Loric News
Six years after the sixth game, we have news that more Civilization is on the way.
Last Friday, Firaxis Games and Take-Two Interactive announced via press release that they are making the next Civilization game. That’s right—we are getting Civilization 7. This development comes six years after Civilization 6, which has carried on in popularity thanks to several expansions.    Hot off the presses. Next Civ game in development!!!!!!! — Sid Meier's Civilization (@CivGame) February 17, 2023   As of yet, we...
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns to release Venom DLC
Feb 18, 2023, 5:13 PM Sacha Loric News
More Marvel’s Midnight Suns content is on the way as the lethal symbiote swings into action.
Not soon after the release of the Deadpool DLC, we are getting the original symbiote anti-hero. Marvel’s Midnight Suns Venom DLC will launch this February 23. Check out the launch trailer for the Venom DLC right here:     Lethal Protector Titled Midnight Suns “Redemption,” this DLC will...
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Like a Dragon: Ishin! will feature mini-games and trooper cards
Feb 13, 2023, 3:55 PM Sacha Loric News
Rest assured that you will have plenty to do in RGG Studio's remake of Like a Dragon: Ishin!
With its February release closing in, we’re getting more details about the upcoming samurai epic from the makers of Yakuza, Like a Dragon: Ishin! Firstly, the game will feature various mini-games that are sure to make your romp through the Bakumatsu era of Japan much more interesting. Second, the game will also feature a trooper cards system, which will make you more dangerous in combat.  A game within a game Like a Dragon: Ishin! Isn’t the type of...
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Lovecraftian fishing game Dredge releasing this March
Feb 8, 2023, 1:53 PM Sacha Loric News
Get ready to fish for your life in a hostile ocean full of creepy crawling monstrosities.
Last Friday, Black Salt Games and publisher Team 17 announced that their eldritch-style RPG, Dredge, is finally releasing on March 30. Dredge is a fishing game where you go out to sea on a fishing boat and try to make a profit from your daily catch. Unfortunately, that same ocean contains hideous alien marine creatures and other unnamed horrors. Fortunately, these monstrosities can earn you more money than ordinary fish, so it may be worth your...
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Sons of the Forest will go into early access
Feb 6, 2023, 1:01 PM Sacha Loric
Get ready to be dropped into a wilderness filled with cannibals, mutants, and secrets this February.
Rather than delay the game any longer, Canadian-based developer Endnight Games has announced that they are putting Sons of the Forest into Early Access this February instead. This is good news for fans of The Forest, who have been eagerly awaiting the launch after facing a few delays. Here is the eerie Sons of the Forest trailer via IGN, just to refresh your memory:  ...
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Starfield is rumored to be fully playable
Feb 1, 2023, 4:45 PM Sacha Loric News
Rumors swirl that Bethesda's long-awaited sci-fi RPG is playable from beginning to end, but there is still no release date in sight
According to some reports, Bethesda’s hotly awaited RPG Starfield is “playable from start to finish,” but until now, no release date has been set.     According to Windows Central, a tip from an unnamed but dependable source said that Starfield is playable in full, and the development team has now moved on to polishing...
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Dead Space has New Game Plus and a secret ending
Jan 27, 2023, 10:53 AM Sacha Loric News
There are quite a few good reasons to play Dead Space again, even if the second time is much scarier than the last one.
EA has just confirmed that their Dead Space remake will in fact have a New Game Plus, just like The Callisto Protocol before it. This mode gives players a reason to replay protagonist Isaac Clarke’s harrowing journey through the Ishimura. The New Game Plus will include access to a level 6 Advanced Suit (otherwise known as a RIG), a new type of enemy, and a secret ending. Check out the Dead Space launch trailer now:  ...
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Dead Space remake comes with Dead Space 2 on Steam
Jan 10, 2023, 1:29 PM Sacha Loric News
Pre-purchase the remake on Steam today and you will get double the Dead Space.
With the Dead Space remake just around the corner, Electronic Arts has put together a bundle for those who pre-order the game on Steam—you can get a copy of the sequel, Dead Space 2, for free. Check out the Dead Space 2 trailer here:     If you’ve already pre-ordered...
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Resident Evil 4 in its last stages of development
Jan 9, 2023, 12:32 PM Sacha Loric News
RE:4 producer says the remake is in its “final spurt” of development and will be on time for its launch this year.
It’s going to be a big year for survival horror games, thanks in part to the upcoming Dead Space, Silent Hill 2, and of course, the much-awaited remake of Resident Evil 4. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has announced that Resident Evil 4 is now in its last stages of development and the team is working feverishly to hit the March 24 release date. If our luck holds,...
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System Shock remake will release this March
Jan 4, 2023, 12:59 PM Sacha Loric News
You will be able to challenge a perfect immortal machine in just a couple of months from now.
Adding to the pile of survival horror remakes is the upcoming System Shock remake. Along with Dead Space, this remake is a cult classic that is coming to a new engine. The good news is that developer Nightdive Studios has announced that the game is on track for a March 2023 release. Check out the trailer introducing the terrifying AI overlord, SHODAN:  ...
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Cult of the Lamb gets a new free update
Jan 2, 2023, 1:58 PM Sacha Loric News
The hit rogue-lite cult simulator will feature a new Heavy Attack that will make some attractive strategic options for combat.
Hit rogue-lite cult simulator Cult of the Lamb ups the ante on cutesy violence with its brand new update coming in 2023. You can check out their formal announcement from developer Massive Monster’s Twitter.   HEAVY ATTACKS - The first reveal of Cult of the Lamb's Free Major Content Update coming in 2023 — Cult of the Lamb (@cultofthelamb) December 30, 2022   According to the developers,...
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Dead Space has gone gold
Dec 21, 2022, 5:34 PM Sacha Loric News
The development of the long-awaited sci-fi survival horror is on track and Dead Space is ready for mass production ahead of release.
Christmas means a lot of things to be thankful for, and one of them is that the highly-anticipated remake of Dead Space has gone gold. Developer EA Motive announced that they have completed development for the game, which means that, barring the worst-case scenario, Dead Space is on track for its January 27, 2023 release date.    DEAD SPACE HAS GONE GOLD — Dead Space (@deadspace)...
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Hogwarts Legacy delayed for some systems
Dec 14, 2022, 11:54 AM Sacha Loric News
The Hogwarts Legacy team said they “want to deliver the best possible game experience across all platforms.”
There's some bad news for Harry Potter fans. Warner Brothers announced that Hogwarts Legacy will be delayed for some systems. Specifically, it will launch on April 4, 2023, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on July 25 for Nintendo Switch. Here’s the announcement from the official Twitter account.    Hogwarts Legacy will launch on April 4, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and on July 25, 2023 for Nintendo Switch. The team is looking...
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Horizon Forbidden West announces Burning Shores DLC
Dec 11, 2022, 2:42 PM Sacha Loric
Having an upcoming DLC for Horizon Forbidden West is very welcome news but some fans may encounter a problem with it.
During the recent The Game Awards, Sony took the chance to announce a DLC for one of the best games of the 2022: Horizon Forbidden West. Titled Burning Shores, the expansion will see Aloy returning to confront a new threat looming on the coastline of what was once Los Angeles. Burning Shores is set to release on April 19 of next year. Check out the announcement trailer here.  ...
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Supergiant Games announces Hades II
Dec 10, 2022, 4:12 PM Sacha Loric News
It's quite a surprise from Supergiant, who is not known for generating sequels for their games.
This year's Game Awards kicked off with many stirring tributes and welcome surprises, but one pleasant surprise stood out among the rest. Developer Supergiant Games just announced Hades II, a sequel to their 2020 underworld roguelike dungeon-crawler hit. Instead of Zagreus, however, we are introduced to a female protagonist—Melinoë, daughter of Hades and immortal princess of the underworld. Check out the announcement trailer now. By the looks of it, production is pretty far along.  ...
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Kevin Conroy plays Batman one last time in Suicide Squad
Dec 9, 2022, 11:20 AM Sacha Loric News
With his passing, this will be the last time we'll ever hear Conroy play the Dark Knight.
The Game Awards 2022 has kicked off with several announcements, one of which has proven bittersweet. The inimitable voice actor Kevin Conroy, who died last month after a bout with cancer, has been announced to play his most iconic role of Batman one more time in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. You can see the announcement trailer here:  ...
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Vampire Survivors takes us to feudal Japan in new DLC
Dec 7, 2022, 7:58 AM Sacha Loric News
Vampire Survivors has yet to run out of steam as it launches a Japanese-themed DLC, “Legacy of the Moonspell.”
Vampire Survivors keeps the ball rolling by bringing us a new DLC launching next week. Titled Legacy of the Moonspell, it takes place in an alternate dimension and brings with it a new snow-covered stage, new characters, new monsters to fight, and of course, new weapons to kill them with.    ~ Legacy of the Moonspell ~ 15th December. 1 new stage (the biggest yet!), 6 new music tracks,...
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