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The Survivalist is a feature column all about the biggest and best survival sandboxes; it is helmed by MJ Guthrie. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

The Survivalist: First impressions of Conan Exiles’ Isle of Siptah expansion

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Framed. Convicted. Exiled. Now, shipwrecked? What do the fates have in store for me next? Perhaps this Isle of Siptah will be my redress....

The Survivalist: Astroneer’s worst mistake was using Nitrado servers

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Wonder rant powers, activate! It's been a long while since I have been pushed to the point of activating rant mode. I can be chill...

The Survivalist: Astroneer adds automation (and it’s awesome)

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Astroneer is already an awesome game. Even as a survival game, it is my go-to for chill fun. It scratches the mega harvesting...

The Survivalist: Astroneer launches persistent multiplayer servers

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Sometimes the gaming gods do listen! Sometimes you do get your wish. Sometimes your heart's desires are granted. And that sometime is now! From day...

The Survivalist: Last Oasis virtual dev tour highlights nomadic life and offline safety

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At this stage of the survival genre game, you need more than just a novel idea for the setting. You need unique features to...

The Survivalist: Is Conan Exiles done with free DLC – or are we getting a true expansion?

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While Funcom's latest investor note focused mainly on DUNE, there was a little tidbit of big import nestled in there about the current...

The Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

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Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the second

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With so many survival titles out there, it's no wonder I couldn't contain my full list of new year goals in a single

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the first

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You might say that I like survival games. You should say it because I really, really do. Especially games that let me explore and...

The Survivalist Soapbox: Astroneer’s moon landing update is a time-limited online event done right

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I could definitely write a Why I Play on Astroneer (and maybe I still will!) because there are so many reasons this...

The Survivalist: Conan Exile’s underwater dungeon rises above expectations

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A dungeon is a dungeon, right? And adding a single dungeon to a game is not really a big deal. In most cases, that...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter two

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There is wrong, and then there is perilously wrong. The kind of wrong so dangerous that the odds of your heart finally recovering are...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter one

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I am going to share a story with you. At it's core, it's...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

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Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...

The Survivalist: The highs and lows of Conan Exiles, one year after launch

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In an industry that never seems to see games move out of early access, it feels strange to get to celebrate the first launch...

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

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I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...

The Survivalist: Surprise! Rend launches today with a $9.99 sale as Frostkeep teases new game

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Earlier today we heard the news of Rend servers consolidating, and that definitely raised a few eyebrows. In fact, we noted, "It’s...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Homestead update builds on disappointment

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After all the time waiting for Studio Wildcard to deliver on its promise of integrating the super popular S+ building mod into the...

The Survivalist: Space Engineers sloughs off early access and launches with revamped survival

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Wouldn't you know it: One survival game has a big week and others want to follow suit! Space Engineers sheds its...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

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Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

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