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ATKMTN Presents: The Attack Pack Kickstarter

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ATKMTN Presents: The Attack Pack Kickstarter, two very different games: SOS, a stealth/action thriller and The Grey Man, a mysterious sci-fi exploration game.

How many League of Legends champions is too many? "I don't think we’re close yet"

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League of Legends

Riot sent their 'relaunch' team to PAX this year. These are the men and (one) woman who take apart League of Legends’ creakiest champions and work out what makes them compelling, before wrapping them in new skins and lore and returning them to their public.

The job is endless: by the time they reach the end of the bridge, it’ll be time to start repainting from the beginning. At last count, LoL had 115 champions. There will be more.

The panel of developers were asked: isn’t that total going to get a bit - well - silly?

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Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II is out, means to conquer your heart

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98... 99... 100%, ladies and gentlemen, war is now total and ready to be waged. It’s been unlocked on Steam for the past eight and a half hours, in fact, and if you were to locate the miniscule PC section in your nearest bricks-and-mortar videogame retailer you’d find a legionnaire glaring up at you from the shelves, all plumes and grimaces. “Grr,” he seems to say. “War is a full-time gig, but deeply rewarding.”

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Godus takes place on a single Jupiter-sized world

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Godus is out on Early Access; here's our Godus review.

Something 22 Cans had been keeping quiet till now is that Godus isn’t a single player game with a multiplayer component. The game takes place on a single planet. Literally thousands of colonies, all being nurtured by separate players/gods, will be growing.

What will happen when them meet? Peter Molyneux says “ I'm not even going to start to explain what we think is going to happen at that moment."

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer on server issues “I must accept complete responsibility for this misstep”

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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.

Since relaunching last week players have been struggling to login to Final Fantasy XIV’s servers. The reason for the lack of server space is that the game’s producer and director, Naoki Yoshida, expected far fewer players. He cites the failure of the game’s first launch as reasoning for this.

Severe server restrictions were implemented to deal with the capacity problems. “The fact that we had to implement these restrictions,” writes Yoshida, “is a direct result of my inaccurate sales and login estimates, and as producer, I must accept complete responsibility for this misstep.”

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Vlambeer

Vlambeer birthday celebrated with free games. Play Wasteland Kings and GUN GODZ

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Vlambeer, the makers of the ridiculously awesome Luftrausers and Super Crate Box, just turned three. Eschewing tradition, they aren’t asking for gifts but are instead giving them to us. If the reversal continues, that may mean we need to throw them a party.

They’re giving away an early build of their upcoming game, Wasteland Kings, as well as copies of GUN GODZ (which was exclusively available to Venus patrol subscribers till now).

They’re also giving away game codes for Luftrausers, too.

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FlatOut creator crowdfunding their Next Car Game. Footage looks smashing

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Bugbear don’t have the rights to make FlatOut games anymore. In their absence developer duties were handed to Team 6 Game Studios (with disastrous results). Bugbear want to make another car game about smashing together engines wrapped in deformable metal, though.

Currently only called Next Car Game, Bugbear have released a pitch to their community to fund the game’s development.

It looks pretty smashing.

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Nvidia offering £50 of in-game content for Warframe, Neverwinter, and Marvel Heroes

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We’ve seen games bundled with graphics cards for ages now. Nvidia are trying something new, they’re bundling a couple of their cards with in-game currency and items for certain free-to-play MMOs.

You can get £17 worth of content for Warframe, Neverwinter, and Marvel Heroes by picking up a 650 series graphics card.

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The Settlers

The Settlers video charts its 20 year history

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Hard to believe we’ve been commanding a small European tribe of settlers for two decades but it’s true, the Settlers series is 20 years old. Ubisoft have released a short documentary that goes into the series’ inception and development, showing you how vastly it has changed over the years.

Would you believe it almost became a top-down shooter?

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XCom: Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within trailer promises metal men or GM soldiers, but not both

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Do you like gammon? I ask because Firaxis have got their hammy shadow council spokes-bureaucrat to narrate the latest XCOM trailer. It’s framed as a military briefing, but employs bullet point phrases like ‘new units’ that would presumably baffle any video game-illiterate generals in attendance. He makes a strong case for the existence of XCOM: Enemy Within, though - even with the tantalising possibility of mods on the horizon.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

A first look at Dragon Age: Inquisition

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There’s a big glowing hole in the sky and terribly evil things keep falling out of it. Demons, ghosts, rude lyrics, all manner of insane badness is tumbling out of an inter-dimensional sky-fanny and it’s up to you, the leader of the Inquisition, to find out why it’s happening and put a stop to it. This is Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare’s second shot at giving Dragon Age: Origins the sequel it deserves, one that draws on both the freshly Skyrim and Witcher-soaked influences of a recently rejuvenated fantasy RPG genre, as well as building on its own tactically minded combat roots. This is a next-gen Dragon Age that’s grown up, learned its lessons and added a horse.

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How developing Guild Wars 2's living stories is like writing for TV

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Guild Wars 2’s living stories initiative has been a huge success, and that’s testament to ArenaNet’s dedication to the idea. In the last year, they’ve fundamentally restructured their studio around a rotating system of tiny teams, each assigned three or four months in advance to one of the game’s bi-monthly updates.

As new characters develop and stories connect, I have to ask: how on Earth do their writers keep up?

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The Abitrary Gamejam

The Abitrary Gamejam enters its second month under Udell Games

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The Arbitrary Gamejam is a misnomer; it’s actually named in very deliberate fashion, the last two words of its title portmanteaud into one, so that its acronym spells out TAG.

Reason being that each winner of TAG hosts the next one - bringing more traffic to their site and eager fingers to their games. It’s a weekend-long, low-pressure platform designed to expose underappreciated indies. And on Thursday, former winner and 2D puzzle games specialist Nick Udell will reveal this arbitrary-four-week-period’s themes.

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Total War: Rome II PC Review

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The first time I saw Creative Assembly’s first foray into antiquity was not in a magazine or in a trailer, it was on the BBC show Time Commanders. The beeb were using Rome’s engine to craft historical battles for contestants to participate in, and the vast conflicts were shown in all their glory on a huge screen. It blew my tiny mind. Countless, detailed soldiers slaughtering each other amid the din of swords and spears bouncing off shields. I fell instantly in love.

Almost a decade later, playing Total War Rome II, I can feel that same shiver run down my spine as I send 5000 battlehardened Romans over the wooden walls of Bibracte, either to die or to end the threat of the painted Celts once and for all. The ground trembles at their approach, and the spears of their shrieking, howling enemies are harmlessly deflected as the men close ranks and adopt the testudo formation, snow covering their shields.

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Jack Black's magic lips return to Double Fine's voiceover booth in Broken Age

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The first half of Broken Age has been released; read our Broken Age Act 1 review.

Tenacious D’s Tribute popped up unexpectedly on the radio yesterday, but even fresh from the memory of its opening acoustic widdlings I remain convinced that Jack Black’s performance in Brutal Legend is the best thing he’s ever contributed to pop culture. Intermittently funny, but above that warm and chummy, his Eddie Riggs was the roadie who kept an otherwise disorganised band of good ideas together.

Black’s returning for a small part in Double Fine’s original Kickstarter smash, Broken Age. At the very least, that means we get to see him in the same room as Tim Schafer for a few seconds.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Infinity Ward's "thank you" multiplayer map for mega-fans is a Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-order bonus

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now; here's our Call of Duty: Ghosts review.

“We have the best and most loyal fans in the world,” reason Infinity Ward. “And as a thank you we’re working on an awesome new multiplayer map to give you as a day one pre-order bonus.”

Hrrm. Let’s skirt right past that wonky logic and take a look at Free Fall: a brand new map sourced from Ghosts’ single player campaign that seems to have nabbed its USP from Battlefield 4. Which leaves it with an SP, I suppose.

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BioWare tease "super secret space project" for Star Wars: The Old Republic

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If there’s one problem with The Old Republic - sorry, let me start that again - if there are 99 problems with The Old Republic, one of them is that compelling spaceflight is something that largely happens in cutscenes, to other people. More often than not, you’ll teleport up to the mothership and back down to another planet without once glancing out the window to take in the great black beyond. That's probably not quite right.

BioWare Austin might just be doing something about it. Their “super secret space project” looks like a major rethink of the game's limited interstellar combat.

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Gearbox grant Homeworld name and "many millions of dollars" to spiritual sequel from ex-Relic staff

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You would’ve thought Gearbox had learned their lesson about outsourcing after Aliens: Colonial Marines made the case for a Cowboy Builders: Game Development special, but thank goodness they haven’t. While July found the FPS studio tentatively browsing THQ’s hard drives and pondering building a Homeworld sequel themselves, last week saw them sign over development duties to Blackbird Interactive - a studio of Relic refugees already hard at work on a spiritual successor named Hardware: Shipbreakers.

Gearbox have given Blackbird their blessing, a shedload of cash and, crucially, a name - Homeworld: Shipbreakers.

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Starcraft 2

Blizzard open up Heart of the Swarm art tools in beta; "The full capability of the StarCraft II engine is at your disposal"

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You might remember StarCraft Universe - the aspiring MMO built entirely in the SCII engine, now eight days away from its Kickstarter deadline. Arriving a little too late to be of use to its team but just in time to enable a new wave of Battle.net modders are StarCraft 2’s art tools - now released in open beta, “to do with as you see fit”.

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Lucid: The Awakening

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Lucid is a new game currently being developed by gamers for gamers. Lucid is a survival based horror game that uses the concept of Lucid dreams bringing nightmares to life! Our vision is to provide gamers with an all-new experience yet to be seen in a survival based horror...

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Lords of the Fallen is a ferocious, and infuriating Dark Souls clone

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Red:Out is Wipeout, but on the PC. It’s about time.

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