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Russian player unlocks every WoW achievement

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Call of Duty 2014′s in-game character visual shown at GDC – screenshot

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Survarium gets a 24 hour open beta on Friday

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Watch 30 minutes of Nazis falling over in Wolfenstein: The New Order

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30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order

Those cheeky, sharp-dressing Nazis are going to get what’s coming to them come May 20th, which isn’t very far away, but it might seem like a long time if you’re terribly excited about Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Not to worry, though. Bethesda streamed a good 30 minutes of shooting army chaps and robodogs and now you can watch it at your convenience. It’s the same portion of the game that folk at PAX East got to fiddle around with.

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Enemy Starfighter — At the crossroads of Homeworld, Myth, and TIE Fighter

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An orange capital ship exchanges streams of bright neon laser fire with adversaries in the darkness of space.

The Indie Megabooth is increasingly the star attraction of PAX. While the lines for games like Evolve and The Evil Within were hours-long at PAX East, the Megabooth was frequently “walk up and play” for some of the coolest, most exciting games around. Sometimes you’ll stumble across something that just stops you dead in your tracks.

That’s how I felt when I saw people playing Enemy Starfighter. On a split-screen demo monitor showing the view from inside the an Oculus, I spotted what looked an awful lot like Homeworld. Except someone was piloting a fighter, engaging in twisting dogfights that were straight out of TIE Fighter. It was like someone had turned my daydreams circa 1999 into a space sim.

I dropped what I was doing and went over to talk to developer Mike Tipul.

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The Candyman cometh: World of Warcraft gets eggcited about Noblegarden

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World of Warcraft Noblegarden

The citizens of Azeroth sure like to celebrate, in between going to war and travelling across time and space, that is. For the next week, World of Warcraft will be infested with sweets, eggs and people dressed up as rabbits. A traditional Noblegarden celebration, then. 

As always, there are a plethora of activities offering respite from the never-ending quest to slaughter just about everything. 

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I've found the first few pages of the BioShock film script

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Burial at Sea Part 2 will be the last ever release from Irrational as we know it. Sniff.

Seventeen months ago while I was searching through bin bags full of perfectly serviceable Poncho’s Special Marinaded Burrito Beef in the alleyway behind my local Poncho’s, I overheard a conversation between two movie executives in nice suits.

“Here’s the big script for the new BioShock film that we’re workin’ on,” said the first executive, chomping on a cigar. From my hiding place in the bin I could hear the executive hand the papers to his colleague. Ahah, this Poncho must share its bins with Sony Pictures, I quietly surmised as the second executive carefully perused the document.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity could introduce co-operative murder at E3

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Assassin's Creed Unity co-op

It's hard to imagine what Ubisoft's going to pull out of its sleeve to top the high-seas adventure of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The swashbuckling and rum drinking antics of the last game was the shot in the arm the increasingly stale series needed, but where does it go from there. 

We know a bit about the setting: Revolutionary France, but until now, little else. The latest leak – that Assassin's Creed: Unity will feature a four-player narrative co-op mode – snuck out today, and was confirmed by an Ubisoft insider to The Escapist

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Win an EVE Source book by spinning us a yarn

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EVE Source book competition

The EVE universe is pretty big. Sure, a lot of it is nearly empty space filled only with floating space debris and mineral rich asteroids, but that black void is punctuated with thriving worlds, gargantuan space stations and swarms of ships going about their business like faster than light insects. 

So the EVE Source book, which covers the history and lore of the universe with art and new information regarding the various factions and worlds is also pretty big. A 200 page tome, in fact. And we’ve got one to give away to our European readers. It’s weighing down our coffee table, so you’d be doing us a favour. Find out how you can get your grubby mitts on it below.

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Hazard Ops is a cover shooter that forefronts all the rocket-wielding dinosaurs Gears forgot

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Hazard Ops: forgot to add helicopters to its otherwise comprehensive list of bad things.

Let’s dissect that name, then: the ‘Ops’ part is there to point out that this is a third-person cover shooter, in the grandest of traditions. And the ‘Hazard’ part? That denotes the zombies, the monsters, the robots, the mutants, the mummies, the “angry dudes”, the “totally pissed” demons, the spontaneously-exploding zombie dogs, the “really big ass” robots, the bone-crushing traps, the rocket-wielding dinosaurs, and the “ghost bitches on high heels”.

Yep: that sounds fairly hazardous.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition to lob demons from the sky beginning October 7

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Can you make out any familiar Dragon Age party members here? I cannot, alas.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is aptly named. It feels like the result of an internal investigation at BioWare: into how Dragon Age II’s streamlining squad managed to cut quite so close to the bone; into why the team abandoned the cleverly-scripted encounter design that had served them so well since Baldur’s Gate; into where their mojo went.

The appearance of a firm, final release date suggests they’ve found satisfactory answers to all of those questions - as does this all-too-short trailer.

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The Curse of Icewind Dale to take Neverwinter players beyond Infinity from May 13

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Snow covered the surface of Icewind Dale - but Black Isle managed to conjure a surprising variety of dungeon environments back in the day.

I don’t think Emotional Geography is an academically-recognised field, but a decade of games dotted along the Sword Coast has infused some of its locations with mushy feels.

Neverwinter? Pleasantly temperate, but ultimately a bit wet. Baldur’s Gate? Earthy, filled with potential. Icewind Dale? A little cold for its lack of dialogue, but undeniably spine-tingling.

That fact hasn’t escaped Cryptic Studios, still plotting the map for their growing MMO. They’ve decamped to the yeti-bothered peaks for Neverwinter’s third expansion.

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Codies talk GRID Autosport - an "authentic" racer to "move the series back in line"

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Handling was the first item on the Codemasters agenda when making GRID Autosport.

Codemasters have emerged from beneath the company car, oil-smeared but grinning. This new Codies is more responsive - and more amenable to flipping open its bonnet at a moment’s notice if something’s not right. Hence GRID Autosport - out on PC between June 24 and 27 this year.

“When you’re making games, you always have to make choices - which features to include, what emphasis to put on various aspects of gameplay,” said the devs of the series’ last iteration, GRID 2.

“Even if we had unlimited resources (we don’t by the way!) there’s always people who are going to be disappointed. And we’re obviously aware, that some of you were. We’re not ok with that.”

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Noah's lark: Cat Simulator to be the "premiere next-gen cat simulation"

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Cat Simulator promises to be your first next-gen stop for accurate cat simulation.

Given the growing popularity of agricultural experiences on Steam, the relative dearth of realistic animal simulators - from the other side of the fence, as it were - is somewhat surprising. Here’s another, though. To Shelter’s harrowing portrayal of badger parenthood, and Goat Simulator’s tale of a misunderstood monster, add Cat Simulator - “the world’s first next-gen cat simulation”.

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Silence is (too) deadly: Riot explain crowd control nerfs in League of Legends

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Kassadin is one of three League of Legends champions to lose their silencing prowess.

There’s a suite of abilities in League of Legends that falls under the old, unnervingly-named MMO umbrella of crowd control. Though kettling is mercifully unimplemented, effects like Silence offer a modicum of control over the opposing team.

Too much control, in some cases. Riot have lately stripped three champions of their silencing prowess - and lead designer Ryan Scott is on hand to explain why.

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Prisonscape will have you shanking your first gang leader in no time

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Prisonscape

I’ve not been to prison yet but when I do go I like to think years of rewatching Oz and The Shawshank Redemption will have adequately prepared me for penal life. If you want a more interactive guide, however, then you should take a look at Prisonscape.

It’s already taught me a few new tricks. (I didn’t know you had to take turns in prison fights and move around in a grid.)

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Never leave a Broforce bro behind

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Broforce preview

Yesterday was for getting up to my eyeballs in the carcasses of slaughtered Saxons; today is for hanging out with some bros while making things go boom. There might be other loud noises that aren’t allowed in libraries. I’ve taken a break from gorging and slightly melted chocolate eggs to play some of the Broforce beta. Brobeta.  

Free Lives’ 2D action platformer is the ultimate crossover. It’s the Wold Newton Universe of ‘80s and ‘90s action heroes, from Robocop to Judge Dredd. And it’s as explosive as you’d expect given its roster of bros who’ve taken out terrorist groups single-handedly, waged one-man wars and defeated legions of Deadites.  

Underneath the silliness and nostalgia, though, I think it might actually be bloody brilliant. Clever in all sorts of ways that you’d never expect from a game with a set up that isn’t far off The Expendables. Most impressively, Broforce is a game of instant gratification that never lets up; where the action keeps on escalating and lulls don’t exist. 

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The 10 best co-op PC games

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Games offer up magic in lots of different guises. Its best spell though is bringing us together in multiplayer. But whilst competitive death matches and tense capture-point games may be brilliant, it’s working in harmony with other players rather than against them that can provide some of gaming’s true high points. 

In co-operative gaming you can explore new worlds with a buddy by your side, triumph over evil as a team, introduce a novice to the wonder of the medium, or simply just beat each other over the head with questionable weaponry for kicks. These are ten of the very best co-op games for you to share with your favourite people. 

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