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kOS is the Kerbal Space Program mod that lets you create your own Curiosity rover

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KOS (the Kerbal Operating System) lets you write automated scripts for your creations in Kerbal Space Program. This means you can automate the launch of your rockets, run scripts to orientate your satellites, you can even program the AI for a moon rover.

It’s a simple but extremely powerful tool for enriching your time in Kerbal Space Program. It’s basically Kerbal’s equivalent of Minecraft’s Computercraft.

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Dying Light players will get super powers for one day only

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Super heroes are lucky, one small plunge into nuclear waste and they get super powers for life. Normal people are lucky to walk away with debilitating tumours. Techland’s tired of seeing poor regular Joe and Joe-ettes like us living our daily lives without super powers and so, for one day only, everyone in Dying Light is getting super strength.

And it’s all thanks to a bad batch of antivirals.

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Robocraft Early Access review

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Minecraft has been called the computer game equivalent of Lego, but Robocraft more closely resembles my experience of playing with little plastic bricks. Languishing over what components to fit together to create the perfect corner, working out how to fit wheels snugly into chassis sockets, and arranging weapons in the most badass fashion. As a car and sci-fi geek, I was always building spaceships, tanks, and race-cars from my Lego collection, and Robocraft lets you do just that. Better still: after you’ve built it, you can use it to blow up other people’s creations in a multiplayer arena. 

Basically, it’s Lego meets Robot Wars on another planet. Interested yet? 

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Destiny’s senior gameplay designer moves to Bethesda

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We may not yet have Destiny on the PC but we might feel some small effect of it soon. Josh Hamrick, senior gameplay designer on Destiny, has upped sticks from Bungie and moved to Skyrim-developer Bethesda.

There’s no word on what he’ll be working on, whether it will be the next Elder Scrolls game, the rumoured-to-be in-development Fallout 4, or some unnannounced project.

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League of Legends Championship Series' spring split ends with series of tie-breakers

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After a spring season full of some unexpected twists and turns, the EU and NA LCS divisions concluded regular season play with the usual suspects back on top: SK Gaming finished their redemptive 2015 spring split atop the EU LCS — by far — while Fnatic concluded their maiden voyage with a radically altered roster with a solid second-place. Over in NA, meanwhile, Team Solomid finished with a clean first-place, while tie-breakers played out to determine who would be going to the playoffs, and who would get second-place and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Ascendance DLC continues the adventures of John Malkovich and chums

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The second part of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s painfully, perhaps knowingly, stupid Exo Zombies co-op campaign has been condensed into trailer form. If you didn’t already know, it’s some sort of sequel to Being John Malkovich, where all of the Malkovichs have exoskeletons and are also zombies. And they are angry too. Only John Malkovich can stop the zombie Malkovichs, with a little help from his friends, Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton and John Bernthal.

Watch the trailer for Being John Malkovich 2: Exo Zombies Infection below. 

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Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain: all the new cards

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Update 30/03/15: Every Blackrock Mountain card has been revealed - check out the full spoilers below!

It’s official: Hearthstone is getting some more cards. Blackrock Mountain will be the second adventure to hit Blizzard’s online CCG - with it a five winged raid, rewarding a total of 31 shiny new cards upon completion.

Below, you’ll find all the latest Blackrock Mountain cards spoiled to date, with more being added as they make their way out from the depths of the Molten Core.

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Titanfall PC review

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Titanfall: a game far more novel than its aesthetic lets on.

(This is an update to our review of Titanfall, which we published a year ago. You can find the original article on Page 2.)

There are times when Titanfall seems like one dead game. Outside of peak gaming hours, Titanfall is down to a handful of die-hards grinding through games of Attrition (team-deathmatch) while almost every other game mode goes ignored by all but a handful of players.

But it’s not as dire as it looks. The players are still there, but Titanfall has become a pick-up game experience. A small core of players gets a game going and then, as if by magic, more and more people show up and it’s back to being the superb parkour shooter that it was at launch. You just have to want it a little more.

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Football Manger developer SI have big ambitions for Eastside Hockey Manager

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Just in time for the NHL Playoffs, the former king of hockey management sims has returned to PC. After a long hiatus, Football Manager developer Sports Interactive are relaunching Eastside Hockey Manager. It just hit Early Access for $15, where it will let players take control of hockey franchises across all professional level of ice hockey, and recruit from a realistic database of several thousand players.

As PCGN’s lone hockey fan, I had a chance to chat with SI’s Miles Jacobson and Eastside Hockey designer Risto Remes. Why are they bringing back EHM now, and why did they discontinue it in the first place? And will EHM ever be an official NHL game again?

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Making it in Unreal: meet Barrage, the game where you fire planets at each other

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The most satisfying kill in Worms is launching a bazooka round across the map in heavy wind and having it land directly on an enemy worm, blasting them off the map. Barrage taps into that same joy, except, instead of heavily-armed 2D worms, you’re controlling a planet in full 3D space, firing missiles across the solar system to slingshot around the sun and hit your enemy right in the equator.

Do it right and your missile can shatter their planet into a million little pieces that fall into the sun. Do it wrong and the gravity can carry your missiles round the sun and back into your own planet. Leaving you looking like an intergalactic ninny.

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Cowa-bunker: The Sims 4 update introduces deep-down basements

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Maxis and EA have named the first Sims 4 expansion Get to Work, which seems a tad exclusionary given that its Traits system allows for sims who are chronically lazy. What becomes of them, come April?

Well: the most recent Sims 4 patch lets the feckless retreat still further into the earth - expanding their basements two levels down to create the “ultimate in underground excellence”.

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Source Filmmaker short shows there's no brain surplus in the Team Fortress 2 intelligence community

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“As things go wrong and the BLU team’s diabolical plan is revealed, will RED have what it takes to survive?”, asks Source film director The Winglet. And then answers: “Of course they will, BLU sucks.”

Propaganda has entertained since Battleship Potemkin, and Live and Let Spy is no different. It’s a tale of espionage, counter-espionage and classic Splinter Cell moves. 

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Descent: Underground will reboot space maze shooting to the sixth degree

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I only ever got to see Descent played over the shoulders of family friends in the ‘90s. PC gaming equipment was smuggled into our house under the pretence of word-processing, and a joystick would’ve been a worryingly explicit statement of intent.

The impression I had, of first-person cockpits navigating blocky labyrinths in which any direction could be up, appears to have been accurate. A team of extraplanetary game veterans has assembled to plunge us once more into single and multiplayer space mazes.

“We’ve got the name,” said Eric ‘Wingman’ Peterson. “Now we’re making the game.”

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European Commission

EU push to end regional limits on digital sales: "Let us do away with all those fences online"

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If I were to say to you that too many Europeans are diverted into nation-specific online stores without clear justification, you might well reply: “Steam, innit”. But that answer’s not good enough for the European Commission, who’ve made it their mission to tackle geo-blocking and create a Digital Single Market. If they succeed, it’s going to change the way we buy and play PC games.

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Sunless Sea doubles "most optimistic" sales estimates - but updates aren't behind spikes

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Regular players of Failbetter Games’ soggy Cthu-like, Sunless Sea, know you don’t often need to plan for the best-case scenario. The depths will claim you first. But at the end of February, just three weeks after the game was finished, Sunless Sea’s sales were more than double the studio’s “most optimistic” estimates.

“We’re delighted, and deeply grateful to everyone who made this possible,” wrote Failbetter analyst Adam Myers. “We can continue releasing free updates. And we can keep on making the games we want to make, with stories that get into your dreams.”

But there’s disquieting stuff in their stats, too: not least the discovery that major updates to Steam Early Access games don't drive sales like you might expect.

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Blizzard to reveal remaining Blackrock Mountain Hearthstone cards on stream tomorrow

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Blizzard’s next Hearthstone adventure, Blackrock Mountain, ever since it was announced at this year’s PAX East. It’s a fiery ordeal inside the home of the Lord of Fire, Ragnaros himself.

Blizzard have been slowly revealing cards from the new adventure of the past few weeks. Tomorrow however, during a Twitch live stream, they’ll not only be revealing the rest, but also showing them in action too with a showmatch.

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Servo makes 10-storey mechs tear each other apart in 10 minute battles

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Topic of the Week: What are you going to be playing over Easter?

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Robocraft Early Access review

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Titanfall PC review

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Football Manger developer SI have big ambitions for Eastside Hockey Manager

Eastside Hockey Manager

Football Manger developer SI have big ambitions for Eastside Hockey Manager

Making it in Unreal: meet Barrage, the game where you fire planets at each other

Barrage

Making it in Unreal: meet Barrage, the game where you fire planets at each other

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Ashes of the Singularity is an RTS where getting across the largest map takes an hour

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Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

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Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

Distant terror in Noct, Devolver's creepy top-down shooter

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Distant terror in Noct, Devolver's creepy top-down shooter

Topic of the Week: What game would you use to introduce someone to PC gaming?

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Topic of the Week: What game would you use to introduce someone to PC gaming?

We've got 500 Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC keys in Castle PCGamesN, and we're giving them away

Stronghold Crusader 2

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Making it in Unreal: meet AIPD - a Geometry Wars genremate with 100,000 possible modes

AIPD

Making it in Unreal: meet AIPD - a Geometry Wars genremate with 100,000 possible modes

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EVE Valkyrie

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Dust 514 developers talk Project Legion:

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Battlefield Hardline PC review

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Battlefield Hardline PC review

Competition: We’ve two bundles of Fury goodies to give away to World of Tanks fans

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Competition: We’ve two bundles of Fury goodies to give away to World of Tanks fans

Gigantic is the genre-breaking shooter you'd expect from the designer of StarCraft and Guild Wars

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Gigantic is the genre-breaking shooter you'd expect from the designer of StarCraft and Guild Wars

Hearthstone's director discusses Blackrock Mountain dragon cards, and why Blizzard won't nerf Dr. Boom

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