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Happy Hour: SCUM-dog of the universe

In today's stream, we get a first look at Gamespires and Croteam's attempt at open-world survival.


At first glance, Devlover Digital’s new survival multiplayer game SCUM looks an awful lot like Day Z and Rust. Upon closer inspection, you’ll find an experience that draws inspiration from the likes of The Running Man and Eve: Online to present a fresh take on a crowded genre. A joint-developed effort from Gamespires and Croteam (of Serious Sam and Talos Principle fame), SCUM hopes to ascend the mountain of survival games and become king of the hill.

On today’s episode of Happy Hour, The Wolf slips into a comfortable prison jumper and tries out his luck on a literal murder island with other desperate inmates. Expect lots of wandering, rudimentary tool crafting, and a little bit of poop. The fun kicks off at 6:30 PM ET (3:30 PM PT) on the official Shacknews Twitch Channel.

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Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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    August 29, 2018 3:08 PM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Happy Hour: SCUM-dog of the universe

    • rms legacy 10 years legacy 20 years mercury super mega
      August 30, 2018 10:40 AM

      Non-survival-game-player here: I did watch some of the stream. Wow there was an awful lot of opening drawers and closets to find random knickknacks, followed by even more sorting and arranging in your backpack. Really doubt I'd have the patience and time to deal with this sort of gameplay. From a distance I can dimly see the attraction if you do have the p&t for it, but it's probably not for me. The scenery and movement did look good from what I saw. Crab's dry commentary is the highlight, as always!

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