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The Relic Humble Weekly Bundle is the most tempting in a while

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Long before the modern Relic strategy game was conceived, there were people like me trying to play every RTS like it was Company of Heroes - bundling troops into buildings; meandering in a fashion that StarCraft pros would balk at; treating each unit not as a disposable pawn but a character to be guided carefully through the map.

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is a celebration of the games that finally allowed us to play that way: CoH, Dawn of War II and more for pennies.

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We've got 3,000 SMGs for Hounds: The Last Hope, but we're no arms dealers - want to take them off our hands?

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Hey, I know you probably don’t know Hounds: The Last Hope - but maybe you'd like to. It’s a co-op friendly third-person shooter set in a New York that most closely resembles the demonically-devastated downtown in id’s scrapped version of Doom 4. It’s got a recognisably Resident Evil sort of vibe you can probably attribute to a shoulder-hugging camera and earnest voice acting.

Is that your jam? Well: it’s free-to-play in open beta. And you can have a fancy gun to shoot in it, if you’d like.

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Need for Speed reboot to sport "multiple overlapping stories" and a November release

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Like many of you I have a pressing need, and it can only be sated by mushing my face against a solid wall of air resistance, preferably while inside a metal horse powered by tiny explosions.

After a year off in which we were just about sustained by The Crew, the Criterion veterans at Ghost Games are accelerating out of the final bend on their new Need for Speed. It’s a nocturnal open world fuelled by something the series hasn’t dared to have in a while: narrative ambition.

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Paradox details the free Europa Universalis IV update coming with the Common Sense DLC

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Paradox’s grand strategy expansions always come with a meaty, entirely free update for everyone, and Europa Universalis’ upcoming Common Sense expansion continues this tradition. If you’re willing to throw down some cash, you’ll get more avenues for provincial development, new options for subject states and even the introduction of parliaments, but the free upgrade is no slouch, either.

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Downward combines parkour with the Book of Revelation

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For more than two decades, we all believed that parkour was developed in France in the 1980s, but then Assassin’s Creed came along and we discovered, thanks to the scholars at Ubisoft, that people had been parkouring their way through cities since the 12th Century, at least. 

So not an eyebrow was raised when I watched Downward’s trailer. It’s a parkour game set during the Middle Ages, after the apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation. It’s a world mostly devoid of life, apart from one chap who runs, climbs and jumps his way through the desolate world. It’s a pilgrimage. With parkour. 

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Gwent PC Review

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Ever since Gwent started appearing in taverns throughout the Northern Kingdoms, people have been asking, "Geralt, is this the new Dice Poker? Is this the future of gaming in the North? Are you going to kill that ghoul that keeps digging up the mass-grave next door, or are you just going to sit there playing Gwent?"

With Gwent arriving on the scene, it looks like Foltest may not be the only king to be slain this year. Dice Poker, the king of mainstream gaming throughout the north, might finally be dethroned by this hobbyist upstart.

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Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach is a card game based on Obsidian's RPG

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Obsidian was teasing “something awesome on the horizon” earlier today, and thankfully didn’t keep us guessing for very long. The Pillars of Eternity studio has teamed up with tabletop game developer Zero Radius Games to create Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach, a card game for 2-4 players. 

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Nvidia Showcase: Ten killer PC games enhanced for Nvidia SHIELD

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The Nvidia SHIELD Android PC is one fancy piece of kit. By playing both Android and PC games, it's bringing PC gaming into a new world - that of your living room's massive TV - and Nvidia know that performance needs to be flawless. That's why Nvidia has spent time enhancing a selection of the PC's biggest and best games to ensure they work at their best on SHIELD. What are these games? Let us be your guide through the ten PC games that are going to play amazing on Nvidia SHIELD.  

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Valve's Dota 2 Faceless Rex concept reanimated from extinction as a courier

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A Dota 2 player and 3D animator, MaxOfS2D, has created a Dota 2 courier from the basis of Valve’s “failed” Faceless Void concept art. Faceless Rex is currently on the Steam Workshop seeking approval from Valve to be sold on the Dota 2 store.

We’ve got a video of the cute bundle of joy below, so you can judge it for yourself.

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WildStar is going free-to-play because subscriptions are "the antithesis of inclusivity"

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WildStar is going free-to-play. It’s going the whole nine yards: no box price, no paid-for expansions. The whole game is free to anyone. It’s a big move for Carbine Studios; WildStar only launched last year, but since then the developer has become convinced free-to-play is the one true path.

“[Subscriptions are] the antithesis of inclusivity,” says WildStar’s product director Mike Donatelli. “You want as many players to play your game, but then you turn around instantly and say ‘Nope, you can’t play the game.’ It doesn’t make any sense.”

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Mojang are giving away 12,000 Minecraft Realms trial keys this weekend

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To celebrate the release of Minecraft Realms, Mojang are giving away a whopping 12,000 trial keys this weekend. Every hour, from 11am UTC on Saturday, to 11am UTC on Sunday, 500 keys will be doled out randomly to Minecrafters. The only thing need to do is to boot up the game, and click the “Minecraft Realms” option, and see if you’re a winner.

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Twitch bans Adult Only rated games; "We would like to make this policy as transparent as possible"

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Twitch will no longer allow “Adult Only” rated games on their streaming service, following an update to their rules of conduct. AO ratings come from the US-governed ESRB, which has included games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Manhunt 2. 

However, streamers are still able to play ESRB Mature-rated versions of Adult Only games, without fearing any sort of penalty.

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We’ve got 90 hero bundles for Heroes of the Storm; would you like one?

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The Heroes of the Storm open beta has been rolling along for a week now; you’re free to tumble into the Nexus anytime you like.

“No more keys, codes, or opt-ins,” said Blizzard last Thursday. But actually, we’ve got a pile of keys still very much of interest to the sartorially-discerning HotS player. They unlock alternate skin bundles for two of Blizzard’s heroes, ripped from the WoW and StarCraft universes.

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Gearbox ramp up the legendary drop rate in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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After much deliberation and research, Gearbox have decided to implement a permanent 3x drop rate to legendary items within both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

“After analyzing thousands of hours of your gameplay and feedback survey data, we’ve decided to add a permanent 3x drop rate increase to both games!” said Gearbox PR manager Jeff Skal.

This is not a drill. I repeat - this is not a drill.

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WildStar is going free-to-play because subscriptions are

Wildstar

WildStar is going free-to-play because subscriptions are "the antithesis of inclusivity"

We’ve got 90 hero bundles for Heroes of the Storm; would you like one?

Heroes of the Storm

We’ve got 90 hero bundles for Heroes of the Storm; would you like one?

The 20 best RPGs on PC

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The 20 best RPGs on PC

We've got 1,000 starter packs for Magicka: Wizard Wars. Why not start a fight?

Magicka: Wizard Wars

We've got 1,000 starter packs for Magicka: Wizard Wars. Why not start a fight?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC review

The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC review

Making it in Unreal: Starfall Tactics brings a heavy metal ethos to space strategy

Starfall Tactics

Making it in Unreal: Starfall Tactics brings a heavy metal ethos to space strategy

Hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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Hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

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The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Blockstorm

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Drive Any Track

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Nvidia Showcase

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Heroes of the Storm

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Project CARS PC review

Project CARS

Project CARS PC review

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Red Goddess

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Oculus Rift

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

League of Legends

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Clicker Heroes

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

The Bard's Tale IV

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Galactic Civilizations® III

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Kerbal Space Program review

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program review

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

Grand Theft Auto V

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

Warface

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

The best Cities: Skylines mods

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The best Cities: Skylines mods

The 17 Best Indie Games on PC

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The 17 Best Indie Games on PC

Topic of the Week: What do you want from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What do you want from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate?