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Get back in The Room when it comes to PC on July 28th

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Tactile puzzle game, The Room, is leaving Android and iOS devices this month and making its way onto PC. If, for some reason, you know nothing about one of the most successful mobile games out there, you should still be excited, because it’s great. 

The Room’s central conceit is that you’re stuck in the titular room, which contains a box you must open. No, you can’t just leave and hire a locksmith. Instead, you’ve got to go through a series of lovingly crafted, tactile puzzles, leading you to fondle many a gear and fiddle with lots of locks. And come July 28th, you’ll be able to do all of that on your PC. 

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The Humble Square Enix Bundle throws Hitman, Thief and even Anachronox at you

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With the Humble 2K Bundle only just behind us, Square Enix is now getting in on the cheap games and charity action with the Humble Square Enix Bundle. Some cracking games, like Thief and the woefully under appreciated Anachronox - which is, incidentally, one of the titles in our 15 best RPGs on PC - are up for grabs. 

The charities being supported by this bundle are GameAid and Make a Wish. Though I’m not sure anyone would want Daikatana, even if it is for charity. 

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The nine best Kerbal Space Program mods

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Kerbal Space Program is rapidly becoming a more expansive and complex rocket simulator. The recent First Contract update added a more fully featured career mode, with currency and science and missions and reputation and explosions. But as well as Squad's own stellar work, there's also an enthusiastic community of modders constantly pumping out their own brand of features and enhancements.

New clouds, better physics, catalogues of new rocket parts. You name it, and within reason, it probably exists somewhere in the Kerbal SpacePort add-on repository. But without a guiding hand it's difficult to know where to begin. So I offer you mine. My guiding hand, that is. Take it, hold tight, and let's fly, like a cosmic Peter Pan, through the magical world of Kerbal Space Program mods.

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God Squad: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris due out in December

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Options are lovely. Both the brand of hot chocolate and choices. Sometimes you want to fall down cliffs and then climb back up them again while wolves chase you and men with guns shoot said guns right at your face. Other times you want to befriend ancient deities and solve puzzles with them. 

So it’s rather nice that, with Lara Croft, we can enjoy both. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris was a pleasant surprise at E3 this year, and now we’ve got a release date for it. Crystal Dynamics’ second foray into the world of co-operative puzzle solving will launch on December 9th. 

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15 best WildStar addons

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Give us an MMO and we’ll play it, but give us an MMO with addon support and we’ll make it even better. Carbine understand that anything they can do, their community can improve and refine it. That’s why they made sure WildStar was addon friendly from not only from release, but way back in the public beta.

We’ve collected the best 15 WildStar addons that are absolutely necessary as your explore the planet Nexus.

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The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins PC review

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The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins PC review

“You’re a good girl, Clementine.” This moment of reassurance that comes halfway through The Walking Dead Season 2’s penultimate episode is horribly necessary. Few video game protagonists have gone through what this 12 year old girl has. And the impact of the myriad horrors faced by Clem have taken their toll. 

Amid the Ruins feels like the peak of the pint-sized survivor’s development. After the brutal trauma of the previous episode, we get to decide, or at least influence, what she will be like in the finale and how she’s been transformed by the events of this second season. Every moment is a struggle between Darwinism and kindness. 

But she’s damned either way. 

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TrainFever’s simulations have me hot under the collar

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Few things stoke my coals more than a good civil management sim, SimCity, Prison Architect, and Banished have all sucked up my team recently but nothing’s scratched my municipal transport itch. That’s where TrainFever comes in.

The game kicks off in the 1840s and runs up to the modern day, letting you build networks for horse drawn carriages, steam trains, and electric overhead rails of today.

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Down but not out: West Games attempts to get funding for Areal after Kickstarter suspension

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Post-apocalyptic survival shooter, Areal, has been plagued with problems since its Kickstarter began. This culminated in Areal's suspension on Kickstarter yesterday afternoon. 

Developer West Games released a statement explaining the situation last night, and it looks like the suspension is not temporary. The crowd-funding drive begins anew, this time on the Areal website. 

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Watch Dogs graphics mod TheWorse hits v1.0

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Aiden had a new phone that was unlike any he had owned before.

Watch Dogs’ graphics weren’t quite up to the standard of the original E3 demo, whether this was because they were more than the new generation consoles could handle, or that the visual effects on show were causing problems elsewhere in the game. Whatever the case it’s fallen to modders to bring the game up to scratch.

TheWorse has done just that.

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Dragon Age 3: Inquisition delayed into November

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The Dragon Age demo at E3 already had us thinking October was too far away now we have to wait a whole other month for Inquisition. “This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see,” writes executive producer Mark Darrah. “Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero's choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you choose to play on.”

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Project CARS' screenshots show a storm’s coming

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There are a couple of news pieces that we can’t escape repeating. Star Citizen’s made x amount of money, for instance. Or, World of Warcraft’s lost x subscribers. The one I’m happiest to write about it ‘Project CARS screenshots continue to be awesome’. Every time I write about this game I’m reminded by how damn good it looks.

I’ve never played it, and for years it’s seemed like it’s always on the cusp of release, but these are apparently all in game screens taken by players.

Those lucky bastards.

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Nvidia’s Ultimate Quest contest promises to give winners “something big”

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Nvidia are ushering something in, we can’t tell what it is because there’s a big black tarpaulin over it. It could be a whole stack of Titan cards, it could be a white rhino in a tutu. Whatever the case we can’t get at it until we’ve solved their Ultimate Quest, a tweet-based text adventure. It's one of them ARGs.

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League of Legends: A New Dawn cinematic is a thing of beauty

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There are things we’d change about League of Legends but it’s not their cinematics.

Riot don’t often have call to release a cinematic trailer, they don’t exactly release sequels, expansions, or new campaigns for their one map MOBA. Instead they release cinematics whenever they damn please.

It’s good thing, too, because when they do release them they’re bloody gorgeous.

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Here are all the new cards coming to Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas

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Curse of Naxxramas

Curse of Naxxramas has added over 30 new cards to the game as well as introduced raiding, which will let players venture into the depths of Naxxramas. The raid itself will feature five wings - the first being free, and the rest requiring gold or real money - which will unlock progressively over the course of the next five weeks.

We’ve done some detective work and rounded up all of the cards, so you can start planning your new and improved Naxxramas themed decks. Which is your favourite?

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Assassin's Creed Unity's redesigned engine sounds promising

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Assassin's Creed Unity tech

Ubisoft’s pretty chuffed with the tech behind Assassin’s Creed Unity. And well they might, because at a glance, it does seem fairly impressive - at least in terms of creating a lively, detailed city. 

Creative director Alex Amancio lends his voice to a video breaking down the improvements brought about by Ubisoft Montreal and the redesigned game engine, including buildings that are no longer just facades and more fluid movement when travelling and in a fight. Take a gander below. 

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Battlefield Hardline has been delayed until 2015, and that's okay

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Battlefield Hardline’s delay until next year shouldn’t come as a surprise given how thin the beta was. It’s a smart call by Visceral. Despite the developer claiming that it’s not simply a Battlefield 4 reskin, that’s exactly what it felt like during the beta. Steve and Matt put some time into it, so check out Two men complain about the Battlefield Hardline beta. They were not impressed. 

Visceral will be using the extra time to push the game further based on feedback from the beta. “The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” said DICE VP Karl Magnus Troedsson. “However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.”

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