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Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman has some thoughts regarding the recent purchase of Mojang by Microsoft to the tune of $2.5 billion. Specifically, Newman gives some insight as to reasons why he views the sale as a positive thing. "Once you start hiring people your whole attitude change...

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Rust developer Facepunch Studios recently revealed its next game, an arcade shooter called Riftlight. The brightly colored game will feature light RPG and looting elements, so players will constantly battle their way through stages and fend off enemies, like giant space squids, to improve their shi...

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Yesterday, I examined up-and-coming dinosaur-survival MMO Beasts of Prey. Today, let's look at another game in the same niche genre: The Stomping Land. The Stomping Land isn't technically billing itself as an MMO, but it boasts a semi-permanent world. But my experience in it was nothing like the...

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Facepunch Studios is going back to the drawing board for their survival game/naked-man-with-a-rock simulator, Rust. The game is being rebuilt and tweaked with new code in an effort to make the game not only different from its current incarnation, but more efficient. "There's a lot of systems tha...

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Games like DayZ and Rust have become a whole genre unto themselves: open-world survival sandboxes that quickly turn into simulations of human cruelty. But why is that, exactly? Why do people in a sandbox devote so much of their energy to tearing one another down with such vigor? A recent article on...

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I'm naked and alone again, but that's OK. After having to level up in other games a million times, deal with boring tutorials, repeatedly turn in quests that add no value to my play time, and then watch as my guild slowly bleeds members to the next MMO asking us to repeat the whole ordeal, "naked a...

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Garry Newman's physics sandbox, Garry's Mod, has surpassed $30 million in revenue, the creator has revealed on Twitter. The $10 download has been available on Steam since 2006. More surprising, however, is Newman's latest Rust, which has already earned him more than Garry's Mod. In a follow-up t...

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According to Massively Law, which is as unshakable as it is awesome, if you send in screenshots from an MMO that was made during the Clinton presidency, then I'm required to feature them as a header for this column. Hence, Ultima Online. This picture comes from reader Azzura, who found out the h...

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Proving the old adage that "violence always solves everything," - or something like that - Facepunch Studios has implemented a new anti-cheating system, dubbed "CheatPunch," in their first-person survival game Rust. During its initial run over last weekend, a total of 4,621 people were banned. Face...

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Garry Newman and his team at Facepunch Studios recently reached the milestone of more than a million copies sold of their hit survival game Rust, and what better way to celebrate than to make that number even bigger by bringing the game to consoles? While nothing's set in stone, Newman recently ...

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In just two month's time, Steam Early Access darling Rust has managed to top one million in sales. Creator of the first-person sandbox survival game, Garry Newman, shared the milestone on Twitter today by including a screen shot of the total number of sales from his Steam page. In Rust, players ...

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First-person sandbox survival game Rust has issued a new update, this time to remove content rather than add it. Developer Facepunch Studios has stripped zombies entirely from Rust. Zombies have been replaced with red bears and red wolves. "You hate them. We know. They're just plugging a gap for...

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Rust, the MMO-meets-survival game from Facepunch Studios, sold 750,000 copies in a month and a half since entering Steam early access. The news is courtesy of an update from creator Garry Newman, who described the sales mark as "an amount we never even imagined selling over the game's lifetime." T...

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The success of Garry's Mod established Facepunch Studios, but the developer's latest effort, Rust, appears to be an even bigger hit. Though Rust, a survival game that pits players against an unforgiving, mysterious wilderness, is currently incomplete, the game's release on Steam Early Access has...

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I dabbled in yet another alpha-state indie sandbox game this week. As you'd expect, the title is rough around the edges. Also as you'd expect, it boasts FFA PvP and the correspondingly godawful community for whom the game's "do whatever you want" mechanics immediately translate to "kill everything ...

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Let's talk zombies and post-apocalyptic futures. Sure, the undead have become an overused and watered-down genre, but it's easy to see just why it's so successful -- it practically has something for everyone. The horror fans love it for obvious reasons; there's nothing scarier than the reanimated d...

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