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Relive the 90s with DUSK, an Old-School FPS Game in Steam Early Access

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If you are pining for good old 90s FPS game design but don’t think games such as DOOM and Quake Champions are 90s enough, maybe you should try DUSK. It just entered Steam Early Access and might be right up your alley.

DUSK is an indie game developed by David Szymanski and New Blood Interactive that is a retro nod to 90s FPS games in terms of gameplay and aesthetic. The game forces players to stay on the move to survive, not unlike several recent run-and-gun FPS games such as DOOM and Shadow Warrior 2. However, while those games are more of a mix of retro and modern FPS game design, DUSK is full on 90s, from the complete lack of cutscenes to the ability to increase your movement speed by constantly jumping, aka. strafe-jumping/bunny hopping. And, of course, what 90s FPS game would be complete without an uber-powerful weapon hidden in the first level? That’s correct; players who explore every nook and cranny of DUSK‘s first level will be rewarded with a powerful rocket launcher-esque weapon. 90s FPS game design at its finest.

While DUSK manages to flawlessly recreate old-school FPS game mechanics, it shines in the art department. The game intentionally looks dated to help solidify the 90s game aesthetic; environments and models are blocky with low resolution textures that would be at home in the first Quake game. Plus, the game’s enemies are primarily evil soldiers, demon cattle, and what can be best described as intentionally stereotypical/caricaturist redneck cultists wearing KKK hood-shaped potato sacks. It’s the kind of overblown designs you would see in 90s games, which maintains the 90s FPS aesthetic.

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Since DUSK is intentionally old-school in graphical fidelity, you can essentially run the game on a toaster. All you need is a 2.4 GHZ dual core CPU, 2 GB RAM, and a GeForce 9800GT graphics card. It does my heart good to see a recently released PC game that doesn’t require you buy a new graphics card.

DUSK is still in development and currently split into two episodes, each of which contains several levels. The game will officially release once Episode 3 and the multiplayer modes (competitive and co-op) are complete. I cannot recommend this game enough, especially if you’re like me and grew up with 90s FPS games.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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