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Ever since Minecraft got us hooked on surviving its deadly nights and sinister, snickering foes over a decade ago, there have been wave upon wave of new survival games to scratch our deepest masochistic itches. Attempting to tackle them all at once, however, would probably lead to an early grave, so we’ve put together this list of the very best survival games on PC to help satisfy those cravings for Darwinian supremacy. Whether you love punching trees, surviving against the elements or simply stuffing your belly with as much grub as you can manage, there’s a survival game with your name on it. (more…)

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Love Evolved Love Evolved will be active on Tuesday, February 11 18:00 UTC and will run through Tuesday, February 18 18:00 UTC. While ARK is under Cupid's spell, you can expect to find past event items and brand new skins! See the full event details below: Dates 2/11 - 2/18 18:00 UTC Activities For the duration of the event, Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, some chocolates and even chibi pets! Rates Increased breeding rates to 3x (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) Increased player XP rates to 2x Increased harvesting rates to 2x New Emotes Flirt Emote New Items "Cupid Couture Bottom" (Pants Skin) "Cupid Couture Top" (Shirt Skin) "Halo Headband" (Hat Skin) "Teddy Bear Grenades" (Grenade Skin) "Bow & Eros" (Bow skin) "Love Shackles" (Handcuffs Skin) 6 New Chibi Pets Wild Event Creature Colors Red Magenta Light Red White Past Event Items Valentine Chocolates - Chocolates can be used to heal your tames or provide a big boost in acquiring new tames! Valentine Candies - Candies can be used to give a tamed dinosaur a random coloring!

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Love Evolved {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ead67eb70e55002d7d15758cf8ff3b7b75e755cd.jpg Love Evolved (formerly known as Valentines Day) is returning next week! Love Evolved will be active on Tuesday, February 11 18:00 UTC and will run through Tuesday, February 18 18:00 UTC. While ARK is under Cupid's spell, you can expect to find past event items and brand new skins! See the full event details below: Dates 2/11 - 2/18 18:00 UTC Activities For the duration of the event, Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, some chocolates, and even chibi pets! Rates Increased breeding rates to 3x Increased player XP rates to 2x Increased harvesting rates to 2x New Emotes Flirt Emote New Items "Cupid Couture Bottom" (Pants Skin) "Cupid Couture Top" (Shirt Skin) "Halo Headband" (Hat Skin) "Teddy Bear Grenades" (Grenade Skin) "Bow & Eros" (Bow skin) "Love Shackles" (Handcuffs Skin) 6 New Chibi Pets Wild Event Creature Colors Red Magenta Light Red White Past Event Items Valentine Chocolates - Chocolates can be used to heal your tames or provide a big boost in acquiring new tames! Valentine Candies - Candies can be used to give a tamed dinosaur a random coloring! On The Horizon {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/9e000cc2fcabeda752842d0157e0ba6ee4168692.jpg Anti-Mesh System The results from the implementation

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Anti-Mesh System Enhancements {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d2143b6a4126a3d611221e9cdb847136972589a6.jpg Last week we deployed upgrades to the anti-mesh system that significantly reduced the amount of meshing that is occurring on the Official Network. It’s been instrumental in creating a fair playing experience and decreasing the amount of meshing, as we are seeing an overall 90% reduction. We truly believe, with your help, we’ll be able to move the needle to 99%! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/0f59f5c69a56391d58476b1fdd91f2f2e277311c.png The first iteration of the anti-mesh system only included detection which enabled us to collect critical data needed to upgrade the system to take action on those who were identified to be meshing. The wide-scale deployment of the second iteration last week allowed us to reduce the edge cases and false-positives that resulted from upgrading the system to take action. We’re now introducing an upgrade to the action-taking capabilities of the anti-mesh system that is much more aggressive than the prior version we introduced last week. Instances in which you may have been teleported before will be less forgiving now. This upgrade has been tested on multiple maps and across a large number of servers. After fixing the few edge cases that resulted from the upgrade, we are now confident in widening the

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Ark: Genesis, the monstrous next expansion for Ark: Survival Evolved, has been delayed. Again. Well, half of it, at least. While the first bit of Ark’s massive two-part expansion was set to embark last December, its release was later pushed back to January. This week, Studio Wildcard regret to inform us that we’ll need to hold on a little longer before building a bungalow on a sea turtle, with Genesis now scheduled to arrive on February 25th. (more…)

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