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Block N Load trailer shows off Jagex’s Ace of Spades successor

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Ace of Spades took Minecraft’s malleable world and stuffed a team shooter into it. Matches saw you blasting through your enemies’ fortifications and building up your own.

Block N Load is Jagex’s follow up to Ace of Spades, it makes the whole thing prettier and makes it a lot more like Team Fortress 2.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare patch fixes multiplayer bugs

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The hard work of game development done, Sledgehammer have downed their heavy duty picks and, well, sledgehammers and begun the work of patching Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Which, as we all know, is done with toffee hammers.

Sledgehammer’s latest patch focusses on improving Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer.

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GTA V VR unlikely, publisher claims industry isn’t ready for virtual reality

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GTA V is getting a first-person mode in its transition to PC but that’s unlikely to lead to virtual reality support, at least if the game’s publisher is to be believed.

Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick says his company won’t be jumping onto VR development until they see “how the headsets roll out” and how they can “best deliver an experience.”

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Assassin’s Creed Unity patch will improve framerate while leaving crowd size the same

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Assassin’s Creed Unity launched with a host of bugs. Two patches have already been released and a third is currently in development. One of Ubisoft's technical teams are racing to get framerate fixes into the next patch, providing players with a more consistent experience while playing.

Ubisoft have detailed the areas they think are causing the problem for players and thankfully they won’t be touching the size of crowds.

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League of Legends patch 4.20 is all about “strategic diversity” and lasers

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League of Legends’ 2015 preseason has begun, which means Riot are free to patch, update, and alter their MOBA. The mantra for this upcoming season’s changes is “Strategic Diversity,” say Riot. 

“Our high-level philosophy is we want to offer you more paths to victory so that your in-game decisions matter just as much as the champions you pick.” 

If you’ve a read through of the patch notes you’ll see how they’ve achieved this.

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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes system requirements pop out of whatever box they were hiding in

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the short but sweet starter to Phantom Pain’s main course is finally hitting PC next month, and conveniently the minimum and recommended system requirements have been revealed. 

Check below to see if your rig will be up to snuff, able to render Snake’s lovely bottom in all its glory. 

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World of Warcraft steps through the Dark Portal and reclaims subscription figures of the past

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A couple of months ago, subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft had dropped just under 7 million, which is still an absurdly massive number. One, however, that’s still far from its 12 million peak in 2010. 

With the launch of Warlords of Draenor, though, the MMO has seen a huge spike in subscriptions, getting it close to its heyday numbers. 

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Not just a pretty space: Heat Signature gets news weapons and gullible guards

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Heat Signature, Tom Francis’ sneaky space game is looking a bit different since he last showed it off. Last week, Francis announced that it had received a visual overhaul courtesy of John Roberts, who also worked on Gunpoint, but a new development video shows that it’s also got new, appropriately spacey music and a bunch of new mechanics. 

Take a gander below.

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The pen is mightier than everything: Sketch Tales is a sandbox RPG where doodling is a superpower

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8D Studio, an indie development team lead by the writer and lead designer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R, might be a bit mad, and I wonder if anyone has informed them of that yet. They probably have, because you can’t look at their pitch for Sketch Tales, a sandbox RPG currently on Kickstarter, and not think “Crikey, these guys are biting off quite a lot.” 

There’s certainly no dearth of ambition. The game superficially looks like Minecraft, a first-person exploration game in a blocky, cartoon world. But then you add RPG mechanics, realistic physics, AI beasties that live out their lives, building, fighting and procreating, and it starts to look a bit different. Oh yeah, and anything you draw in the game becomes reality. 

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Port Review - Dragon Age: Inquisition

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BioWare haven’t just been treating Dragon Age: Inquisition as a chance to make up for missteps made with Dragon Age II; the studio’s been attempting to woo PC gamers, as well. Made for PC gamers by PC gamers became like a mantra as the game came closer to release. 

It wasn’t all hot air, thankfully. Inquisition, for the most part, feels like a game made for PC, from the broad range of graphics options to the resurrection of tactical combat. It feels more at home on the platform than even Origins.

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This War of Mine review

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This War of Mine is a game about war, obviously, but without the explosions, thousand-high body count and glorification that normally come parcelled with games that show battles at the ground level. It’s a 2.5D survival management game about the toll of conflict, where complications and mundane, relatable concerns take the place of the awkward glamour usually associated with war. 

Finding food and medicine, not fighting, becomes the focus. It’s a goal that can only ever be temporarily achieved before the fridge and shelves become bare and it’s out into the wild, war-torn city once again to search for something, anything, that will aid the band of survivors whose lives the player protects. 

And protecting them sometimes means breaking them.

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Endless Legend: Visions of the Unseen update adds quests and weapon effects

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Endless Legend may be out of Early Access and be a fully fledged game in the Steam Store but that’s not stopped Amplitude from releasing free updates for their Civ-like strategy game.

The Visions of the Unseen update is due to be released next week and it will bolster the game’s sidequests and hero items.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn DDoS attack affecting European and US players

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Final Fantasy XIV’s players have been struggling to log into servers for the past few days this, Square Enix report, is due to a DDoS attack.

“Our technical staff is taking every possible measure to address this issue but the attack is still continuing to take place by changing their methods at every moment,” Square Enix say.

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Linden Lab abandon Patterns in Early Access to work on another game

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Linden Lab, creator of Second Life, has abandoned development of Minecraft-alike Patterns, leaving the game in the limbo of Early Access. They told Steam users that “we have ceased development for Patterns, and we will be no longer offering the game for sale.”

Linden Lab recently announced they’re working on a “next-generation virtual world” and that’s where they’ll prioritising their attentions.

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Far Cry 4 pirates accidentally reveal themselves to Ubisoft

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Far Cry 4 has an FOV slider, which is lucky - an iffy aspect ratio can cause nausea and leave PC shooters completely unplayable. But the option was added in a launch day patch, and you know who doesn’t download launch day patches? A pirate.

Ne’er-do-wells hammered Ubisoft’s Twitter accounts complaining about the missing feature - an act tantamount to admitting in public that they hadn’t bought the game.

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How puzzles are going to work in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Barring an overwhelming change of heart from Phil Spencer over Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity, there’s no way we’re getting a Tomb Raider on PC in the near future that isn’t Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. But that’s okay! Not only is the isometric puzzler not quite like anything else on this most varied platform, but it’s learned some lessons from big, blockbustery Tomb Raider too.

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Diablo III 2.1.2 patch notes speak of even Greater Rifts and ancient items

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In a world where angels and demons throttle each other on the regular, things don’t age in quite the same way. In Sanctuary, ancient items don’t pale and wane or dissolve on exposure to sunlight: they benefit from stats up to 30% better than their legendary equivalents.

Ancient rarity items are just one pillar of a characteristically far-reaching Diablo III patch announced at BlizzCon 2014 - and now taking shape in the public test realm.

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Why "under the radar" League of Legends champion Sona needs nerfing

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If you’re looking for a D&D point of comparison, blue-mopped Maven of the Strings, Sona, is the bard of League of Legends. Not only because she plucks at a magical zither, but because nobody’s quite sure of the best way to play her.

Nevertheless, she’s the subject of some upcoming nerfs in one of the best free games on PC. Riot explain that Sona is “actually really strong”.

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The Blue Flamingo is a handcrafted shmup from the team behind Shelter

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Might and Delight, brains behind the emotionally-charged mother badger sim, Sheltered, just launched a new game on Steam today: The Blue Flamingo. It’s a shmup. And a very straight forward one at that. But of course there’s a twist: it’s been made using little handmade models of aircraft, props and terrain. Even the explosions are analog, with the devs employing firecrackers. 

Direct your lucky eyes below to see the shmup in action.

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Grand Theft Auto V on PC will introduce an exclusive range of luxurious new dogs

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Winners Announced: We've five World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Collector's Editions to give away.

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Sports Interactive nerfed real world players for Football Manager 2015

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Human Orbit is the Sims, but in space

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Pool Nation FX will be the best pool game on PC

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SkySaga: Infinite Isles is a free to play Minecraft with quests

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Why you should return to World of Warcraft with Warlords of Draenor

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The Crew: Everything We Know

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Here's all the spoiled cards coming to Hearthstone's new expansion: Goblins vs Gnomes

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How Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void makes your Protoss fantasies come true

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Decoding Overwatch: Blizzard’s best new game since World of Warcraft

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Decoding Overwatch: Blizzard’s best new game since World of Warcraft

Blizzard on Overwatch and Team Fortress 2 comparisons:

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Blizzard on Overwatch and Team Fortress 2 comparisons: "They're an enormous compliment"

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Here's all the new multiplayer units coming to Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Heroes of the Storm's new ranked mode detailed; influenced by Hearthstone

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Heroes of the Storm's new ranked mode detailed; influenced by Hearthstone

Diablo 3 patch 2.1.2 introduces a new zone, ancient items and Greater Rift changes

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Feeling overpowered in Overwatch

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