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Bohemia's US Army training game will have you trekking over 2000km multi-map environments

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Two weeks ago, Bohemia announced Virtual Battlespace 3 - a new consolidated tactical training and mission rehearsal solution. A milsim, to the likes of us.

Like Arma 3, VBS3 will feature support for “robust” terrain and scenario editing. Unlike Arma, it can also muster 2000km x 2000km “multi-map terrains” and hulking great ships warships, found floating about its “maritime environment”. Cor. No word on what that means for the turtles, mind.

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This Week in Total War: including extensive Community Q&A, Rome II Let’s Play and modding news

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It’s been a rewarding week for Rome II fans: despite last...

Total War: Arena early access coming free to all Rome 2 owners

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Total War: Arena is a hard sell. Creative Assembly have built a multiplayer RTS-cum-MOBA - team-based, fast-paced and free to play. Total War, on the whole, is none of those things.

Which is probably why the developers have decided to do something quite clever: initially, they won’t be selling Arena at all. Instead, they’ll be handing beta keys for free to every single person who buys Total War: Rome 2.

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The Underdogs - Games you feel should get more attention

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Do you really like a game but feel that the media doesn't cover it at all? There are many in my steam account which I bought during the sales as a gamble which turned out great.

My choice would be Warlock - Master of the Arcane

I think District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is probably a PC gamer: "I fucking hate consoles dude!"

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District 9 was sci-fi social commentary at its most powerful: an apartheid allegory about lost identity and found empathy in an alien refugee camp. If you’ll remember, it also featured an extended shootout that looked like it was filmed inside Half-Life, featuring a gun ripped wholesale from Quake.

Neill Blomkamp, it turns out, is something of a PC first-person shooter fan. He doesn't like consoles. When he plays his games, he wants “the most disgustingly high resolution, incredibly high frame rate [explosion noise] image! And the precision too!”

That’s an irrefutably hilarious thing for the Man Who Would Direct Halo to say.

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S2 eSports head on WCS and International clash: "We need to all work together"

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Sam Braithwaite is three things: head of eSports at S2 Games, Heroes of Newerth pro, and non-stop consumer of all things electronic and competitive.

“When I first heard about the conflict between the International and the WCS, I was a little bit disappointed,” he told PCGN. “Could they have done something about it? Probably. But at the end of the day, there is so much going on.”

In fact, as the eSports goings on continue going on, Braithwaite predicts that developers will have to begin collaborating to produce a mutually-beneficial, clash-free global event calendar.

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Blizzard launch clever little StarCraft 2 WCS streaming app for iOS

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Canny Blizzard have made what I’m choosing to interpret as an admittance of defeat in the StarCraft 2 WCS / Dota 2 International scheduling conflict of their own making. Thanks to their new iOS app, you can glance intermittently down at goings on in Heart of the Swarm’s regional finals this weekend while you watch the culmination of Valve’s “eSports Super Bowl” on the big screen.

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X Rebirth trailer warps in

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X Rebirth has finally warped into release; here's our X Rebirth review.

If the PC is the true home of anything, it’s the space sim. Trading, battling, exploring the inky black; the PC has always done life in space at its very best. And now one of the very best series is making a return. X Rebirth has its very first trailer, and you really don’t want to miss it. 

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(Kickstarter Staff Pick) Stunt Runner - Help a Washed Up Stunt Actor Reclaim Fame!

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Kermdinger Studios, a 3-man team comprised of graduates from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Master's program, have announced Stunt Runner, a 2.5D physics puzzler for PC and Mac. They describe the game as a comedic combination of the...

Dota 2 International Day Two: Liveblog

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Yesterday we kicked off The International with a bang. Four teams were knocked out of the tournament: Mouz, Rattlesnake, LGD.int and Team Dignitas. On the flip side the teams that won kindle the flame of hope that they can go all the way. Games in the winners bracket will be best of three’s, while games in the losers brackets are a lone best of one. I know which bracket I’d rather be in. Hang out with us here at PCGamesN, where our Dota 2 expert Nick Wilson will be covering the tournament all night long.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons headed to PC this month

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We’re used to having to wait a few months for console timed-exclusives to find their way to us. It’s the equivalent of a first-world-problem for PC players. Normally this news post would sound something like: Starbreeze’s whimsical-looking puzzle game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has been achieving critical success on Xbox and PlayStation recently, and we’ll finally get to play it at Christmas! 

Today we don’t deliver that news story. Instead: Brothers will release on PC on August 28.

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What are you looking forward to playing?

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Inspired by the release of the X: Rebirth Trailer, what are you looking forward to playing soon?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eNs1rdSkUi8

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn final beta and early access announced

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The rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV is live, and you can read all about it in our A Realm Reborn review.

Square Enix have today revealed the dates for the final beta phase, as well as the start of the early access for people who preordered Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The phase 4 of the beta will be unique: as long as there is no integrity breaking bugs, your character data and progress will carry over to early access and even release. Phase 4 begins next weekend on the 17th of August, through to the 19th. Early access begins on the 24th of August, where there will be no downtime between it and launch.

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