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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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Selfie : Sisters of the Amniotic Lens

I think we've found the oddest PC trailer in a good while. Meet Selfie: Sisters of the Amniotic Lens

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Rail Slave Games are releasing a new game this year, and it’s called Selfie : Sisters of the Amniotic Lens. That’s about all I know about it, despite reading the features list and watching the trailer. I’m utterly befuddled: the trailer is full of such abstract imagery and disconnected scenes that it makes even David Lynch’s most ambitious work appear to be rote, cliche-abiding Hollywood.  

Perhaps it’s just because I’m stupid. Here: take a watch yourself and see if you can figure it out. 

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Star Wars: Battlefront wants to impress you with its Lucasfilm endorsed authenticty

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DICE have been working away on Battlefront to try and ensure it is a photo and audio realistic depiction of a galaxy far, far away. To make sure the details are perfect down to the individual pixel and note, the developer team have been globe trotting. They've visited the location sets of the Star Wars trilogy's greatest battles, scoured the warehouses that contain the original props, and dropped by Skywalker Sound to take a listen to the films' original audio. The adventures have all been captured in a series of developer diaries, the first one of which you can watch right now.  

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WWE 2K15

WWE 2K15 will mark wrestling’s debut on PC

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One of 2K’s biggest franchises is WWE, the sport where burly men in leotards throw each other around a square with increasingly elaborate punches. It’s been notably absent from the PC, with games coming out on pretty much every platform but the computer. That stops now though, as WWE 2K15, the most recent game to arrive on PS4 and Xbox One, is coming to PC to break that tradition. Presumably in the same manner a wrestler breaks a man’s nose. Or arm. 

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Don’t Starve Together upgraded with Reign of Giants expansion

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Klei’s survival sandbox Don’t Starve Together is a wonderful co-op dream that’s just become a little better. The solo player Don’t Starve game’s expansion pack - Reign of Giants - has been added to Don’t Starve Together as a free DLC update, introducing a huge chunk of new mechanics, characters, and creatures to the game. 

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Garbage Day is Groundhog Day with shotguns

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Time loops are just great. I mean, they’d be terrible if you were stuck in one, at the mercy of a day that just repeated over and over again until you snapped, but the concept also brought us Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow. Swings and roundabouts! 

In Garbage Day, which is knocking about on Steam Greenlight, you’re in a similar situation to Messrs Murray and Cruise. A single day, a small town, just like Groundhog Day, but with the guns and violence of Edge of Tomorrow.

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Just go straight at them — The secrets of Fractured Space's brilliant capital ship combat

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It’s an alluring idea: being Captain Picard or Commander Adama, the steely commander of a warship in battle, snapping out commands as your hulking vessel shoulders its way through the fire and flame to bring god-like firepower to bear.

But then there’s the reality of playing a videogame from that perspective. Where you wrestle with how slow capital ships are, especially the powerful ones. How little reflexes and marksmanship count when you’re firing at targets that are hundreds of meters long and moving along at the same kind of crawl you are. How do you let players live the fantasy without feeling bogged down in the reality?

With Fractured Space, Edge Case games might just have found the balance.

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Rockstar release star-studded album of GTA 5-inspired music, "Welcome to Los Santos"

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Grand Theft Auto has long been associated with music. Long before the series was a blockbuster franchise, the in-car radios were renowned for their surprisingly excellent music mixes. But ever since Vice City, GTA and music have had a symbiotic relationship. The music of GTA is always cool and well-chosen, and the musicians involved get a spot on a massively popular soundtrack

For GTA V, however, well-known DJ The Alchemist and rapper Oh No have revisited the original score for the game (which they created along with producer Woody Jackson and Tangerine Dream) and released a collaboration album based around GTA V.

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Major Game of Thrones' actor to appear in The Witcher 3

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The Witcher 3 was already on track to be a very good game, but now it might finally have the key ingredient for greatness: an icy English villain.

Charles Dance, who played Game of Thrones’ Machiavellian patriarch Tywin Lannister, will be playing a major character in The Witcher 3. CD Projekt have just released a video in which Dance discusses his first experience making a videogame.

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Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What do you want to see in Star Wars Battlefront

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Last weekend was dominated by Star Wars. Movie teasers, panels, spin-off trailers and, of course, the first look at Star Wars Battlefront. DICE spilled a lot of details about their Star Wars shooter, like the focus on the original trilogy and the lamentable lack of space combat, but there's still a lot we don't know. 

For our Topic of the Week, we want to know what you want to see in Star Wars Battlefront. Snowspeeders taking down AT-ATs? Darth Vader wiping out whole squads of rebels? Ridiculous Force powers? Let us know in the comments. 

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Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Three

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