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"This is not Ark 2." That secret message, decoded by some clever fans, was embedded in an Ark: Survival Evolved teaser page, and it's now been confirmed. There's no Ark: Survival Evolved sequel coming (yet, anyway), but Studio Wildcard has announced two new expansion packs collectively called Ark: Genesis. The first Genesis pack will arrive this December, and the other is planned for the second half of next year. You can watch the announcement trailer further down the page. In addition to a new map, a new story, and some cool new creatures—including a giant sea turtle you can build a damn fort on—Ark: Genesis is adding something that's not a something. It's a someone. "For Genesis, we're actually introducing our first speaking character to Ark who's with you throughout the game, in the form of HLN-A," said Jesse Rapczak, technical art director and co-creative director of Studio Wildcard, when we talked earlier this week. HLN-A (an acronym for Human Learning Neural Aid) is a fully-voiced floating AI companion who follows you around, talks, gives you missions and goals, and brings the story of Ark to the forefront instead of concealing it in scattered explorer

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Community Update Hey Survivors, We're excited to announce we'll be streaming on August 8th at 10am PST to talk about some exciting news concerning the future of ARK. You don't want to miss it! We've created a VR countdown to get ready for the moment. It's filled with images and clues that hint at what's to come. Check it out below: Countdown To Live Stream Mod Contest Over the last two months, mod authors have competed for massive cash prizes. They have spent countless hours debugging, polishing, and preparing their projects in hopes to win a grand prize of $10,000! Here at Wildcard, we selected the finalists across two categories, maps and mods. It was a tough decision and there were a lot of great projects. In the end, it was you that chose the final winners of the contest. If you would like to see all of the entries for the contest you can find them here: Maps Mods And now we are happy to introduce the winners of the 2019 ARK Modding Contest! Map Winners 1st Place - $10,000 USD: Olympus https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=970855993 2nd Place - $5,000 USD: Faith https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1744345732 3rd Place - $2,500 USD: The Chasm https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1484748491 Mod Winners 1st Place - $10,000 USD: Castles, Keeps, and Forts https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=764755314

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/41ba3bf0f41f3a7ed925609dfe33701f14b3b0f7.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_b5fRZmlA Run wild on the beach! ARK’s Summer Bash 2019 event has everything you need for fun in the sun: fireworks, patriotic top hats, swimsuits, and more. Plus you can show off that beach bod with new flex emotes, or make special candy that gives your tamed dinos a festive look. Starting July 2nd and running for two weeks, it’s time for some star-spangled survival -- ARK style! Event Details - Boosted Rates (Including Valguero). Does not include servers with existing game modes (i.e. Classic PvP, Small Tribes) 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting - Event-colored creature spawns - Seasonal candy that, when eaten, gives tames random dino colors (50 cooked meat) - Sparkler Skin (10 cooked meat) - Fireworks Flare Gun Skin (25 cooked meat) - RPG Firework Rocket Skin (50 cooked meat) - Summer Swimsuits Skins (male and female) (50 cooked prime meat) - Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) - Dino Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) - Flex Emotes (100 prime jerky) - Dino Colors: Navy Red White Sky blue Brick Blue Silver Parchment Mud Orange

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Hello friendly people! Welcome to the always-lovely, always-cheerful soft-play-of-fun-and-hyphens that is Steam Charts! Today we’re going to laugh together, learn together, and maybe, just maybe, if we’re lucky, laugh and learn a little. Please, pull up a trouser, take a seat (take as many seats as you need – we have too many seats), and prepare to enjoy, laugh, and maybe even learn. (more…)

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Ark: Survival Evolved is nearly as popular now as it was at launch, so it’s no great surprise that Studio Wildcard’s Dino Riders-ish survival sandbox is still being supported. What is a pleasant surprise is that the new Valguero expansion will be completely free of charge, and released tomorrow. It won’t require any existing DLC, and will include one new dinosaur to hunt or befriend; the agile and feathery Deinonychus, seen tussling with a Tyrannosaurus above. Below, a trailer taking us on a scenic tour of the multi-layered, 63 square kilometre new environment. (more…)

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