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Call of Deus Ex: watch the new Black Ops 3 teaser

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Call of Duty is jumping back into the Black Ops universe after its stint in evil Kevin Spacey world. Treyarch's been developing Black Ops III for three years, but the studio isn't quite ready to spill all the beans yet. A new teaser trailer gives us a taste of the near future setting, however, which you can slap your eyes on below. 

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What developers and Steam users think about paid mods on the Steam Workshop

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Valve introduced paid mods into the Steam Workshop today, and the move has already proved to be, unsurprisingly, rather divisive among developers and Steam Workshop users. And of course there’s been the usual melodrama and threatening behaviour, because this is the internet and it’s driven people mad.

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Superman

Could Superman ever be the subject of a great game?

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If next year’s Batman vs. Superman movie/brawl was over who has inspired better games, then it really wouldn’t be much of a fight. There have been some real stinkers adapted from the adventures of the Caped Crusader, but there’s also been the Arkham series. Asylum is, in my humblest of comic nerd opinions, the best comic to game adaptation to have ever been hammered into existence. 

What does Superman have? I suppose Injustice: Gods Among Us is an excellent fighter, and Supes is one of the combatants. Ignoring his ridiculous and utterly brilliant ultimate attack, he’s a bit underpowered for Earth’s most powerful hero, though. And it’s not really a game about him, even though he is a central character. The same goes for the highly entertaining Lego games. His most noteworthy video game outing is, lamentably, famous only for how terrible it is: Superman 64. 

Could this ever change? Could Superman ever be the subject of a great game? 

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Mad Max trailer introduces the Magnum Opus car, and a violent, skull-crushing open world

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After waiting a good long time, we’ve finally got our first extended look at Avalanche’s Mad Max game. If you had your fingers cross, feel free to relax a little; it looks like it could be good fun. A huge, sandy open world that looks exceptionally faithful to film director George Miller’s vision, it’s filled with insane gangs and absurd car chases. 

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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil

Overlord: Fellowship of Evil revives the series with rotting villains trying to work together in four-player co-op

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If you thought Codemasters had decided to make nothing but things on four wheels anymore, you’re drastically mistaken. The Overlord series is coming back for a third stab at greatness, but this time as a cooperative multiplayer game where four players attempt to tackle the ghoulish Trials of Evil. 

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Elite: Dangerous will divide the universe into warring factions in new Powerplay mode

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This May, Elite: Dangerous is getting a massive update that redefines a lot of its core experience. Powerplay introduces a set of new factions to the game that players can ally with and complete missions for. Each faction can expand and spread through the galaxy, and the more dominance it has, the better the rewards for those allied with them. 

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets’s next game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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Patrice Desilets, ex-creative director at Ubisoft on the first two Assassin’s Creed games, has gone all indie and set up his own studio: Panache Digital Games. His current project has been revealed to be Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, a game that appears to span across a huge amount of human history. Clearly part of the Assassin’s Creed idea hasn’t left his mind entirely. 

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Not a Hero demo released, apparently leaked by insane anti-immigration political party

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Did you know that there’s a second British political party with yellow and purple banners that are heavy on anti-immigration policies? The UJIP are against immigration from the future, and they’re convinced that Roll7’s new game Not a Hero is terrible pro-immigration propaganda. As such, they’ve ‘leaked’ the demo of the game online, so you can play it now and witness the horror first hand. 

This is, in case it’s not already obvious, a very big marketing stunt. 

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Historic Total War is “still the core” of Creative Assembly, despite Total War: Warhammer

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Creative Assembly have officially announced that their next game will focus on armies with green skins and very pointy teeth, but those who turn their noses up at fantasy need not worry that Total War: Warhammer is the sign of a new direction for the studio. Creative Assembly are adamant that classic historical battles are the core of their business, and that it will remain that way for years to come. 

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GTA V crash and launch bugs: all fixes as they appear

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GTA V players cruising the streets of Los Santos on PC are getting caught up in the wrong sort of crashes today. Corrupt downloads are repeatedly throwing them out of the game and onto the desktop - and depending on where they bought the game, some players have wound up resorting to a complete re-download. Another bug is preventing others from completing the prologue while benchmarking.

Meanwhile, Rockstar have uncovered an installation bug during preparations for launch - though apparently not soon enough to solve it outright. Instead, they’ve recommended a solution for affected players.

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The Charnel House Trilogy review

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The Charnel House Trilogy is a short, peculiar adventure game laced with creeping horror. It’s lingered in my mind many times the length of time it took me to get from starting the first chapter, Inhale, to the closing of the third, Exhale. That’s not saying much, I suppose, given the brevity of this curious story in three parts. 

I’ve been dwelling on it, anyway. It’s tonally spotty, it wears the skin of an adventure game without ever committing, and its conclusion offers few answers to the game’s many questions. But its atmosphere has its claws in me, and damn do I want those questions answered.

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Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Three

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Hello and welcome to my regular column all about having sex with lots of men in videogames. I am the author of this column, Steve Hogarty, a man whose sexual exploits are known to many yet understood by few. I am a wizard of sex. I can conjure up great sex by waving my magic arms above my head and chanting the ancient sex words taught to me by a millenia-old warlock.

I am cursed.

But now I am uniquely qualified to write about videogames in which you have lots of sex with men. You may think that I am arrogant. No way. In fact, I am deeply humble about all of the great sex that I have had and am having. I am perhaps the most humble good-sex-having person around, and I am now willing to freely share all of my wet secrets with you, the thirsty reader.

Warning: This column contains references to the awful thing that is sex.

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Total War: Warhammer cinematic trailer summons orcs on hogs, shadowy beasts, and searing fireballs to the battle

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Total War: Warhammer is official. It’s real, it’s happening, and this new announcement trailer makes it look really darn exciting. Of course it’s a cinematic trailer, which means it does absolutely nothing to demonstrate the tactical battle simulation or the turn-based world map management that the game will wholly consist of, but it is very pretty and has a lot of people getting killed in it. 

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Amazingly Rust’s community aren't drawing cocks on signs. It’s all Salvador Dali instead. Mostly.

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Recently Facepunch introduced a new element to Rust that allows players to create their own signs and nail them to the world. This was probably done with braced arms and a hesitant smile. Surely, surely all the players would do is draw cocks all over the place. That’s what gaming is, right?

Not so. It appears that Rust’s community are a little more sophisticated than that. Salvador Dali’s The Fourth Dimension is more their kinda thing. 

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Could Superman ever be the subject of a great game?

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Could Superman ever be the subject of a great game?

The Charnel House Trilogy review

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Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Three

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Path of Exile is good, but The Awakening expansion might make it great

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