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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Keep lets you create save files for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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If you’re anything like me then what with fleeing the country, regular explosions around the home, and aliens thieving all your stuff you’ll likely have lost a lot of save files over the years. Bioware are releasing something called Dragon Age Keep to solve that problem. It lets you create a save in which you can pick all the decisions your character will have made during a playthrough of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2. You can then import this into Inquisition.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PC review

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The Bureau

Let’s not waste any time here: The Bureau is not an XCOM game. 

But don’t leave just yet! While The Bureau: XCOM Declassified may bear little resemblance to either last year’s Enemy Unknown or any of the earlier classics, it does offer a challenging tactical shooter with a side-helping of 60’s B-movie sci-fi narrative that work together to make an interesting experience, if not an entirely successful one.  

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CDC

Center for Disease Control game jam is all about making infections fun

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Diseases are rarely fun (except for the names. The names are often great. Bubonic is just fun to say out loud). The Center for Disease Control aims to change all that with their new games jam. It tasks developers to convey something of their work in disease prevention and investigating outbreaks through games.

Coxsackievirus. That’s another great sounding one.

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Unity

Facebook integrates Unity with new SDK. Makes it easier to publish games

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There are more than 90 million people playing Unity-made games on Facebook. No wonder both the makers of Unity and Facebook are looking for ways to speed up the process of getting new games up onto the site. Today at Unity’s developer conference, Unite, the game engine developer announced that they’ve developed a new SDK that makes bringing games to Facebook significantly easier.

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Payday 2 patch fiddles with drops. You now get less cash but more useful weapon mods

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Payday 2

Overkill give with one hand and take away with the other. The latest patch for their co-op bank heist shooter changes weapon drops so that you’ll more frequently find weapon modifications for guns you already own. This means you can get kitted out faster.

The patch also reduces the amount of cash you can win at the end of the game based on your reputation level.

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Mammoth Minecraft world generator update to bring "a whole bunch of new biomes"

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As I clicked my way onto Jens ‘Jeb’ Bergensten’s latest blog post on biomes, I mused idly about Minecraft’s viney jungles, the last drastically new environment I remember being added to the game. Turns out that was the last new biome of any kind, introduced in March 2012. Nothing particularly exciting has happened to the world generator since. That’s to change, though. All at once, in the near future.

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"Sims can be unhappy about their weight" says Sims 4 producer

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UPDATE: Grant Rodiek has clarified his comments on Twitter. Sims will not have an emotional reaction to their body weight.

Well this is interesting. In The Sims Studio's efforts to infuse an entire brain-rainbow of believable human emotions into the next generation of sims, they've hit upon the tricky business of body image, and its psychological bedmate since the invention of the mirror: perpetual, crippling self-loathing.

Sims in The Sims 4 will have the ability to gain and shed pounds as they eat and exercise, as well as the capacity to feel grossly unhappy about their own appearance, which is a cruel degree of realism to inflict upon an innocent simulated person.

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Surprise! Borderlands 2 is Game of the Year, sez boxed edition

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Yes. I’ve August’s pop culture bingo sheet in front of me, and have just been able to cross out my third and final prediction, next to ‘Tiresome VMAs Shenanigans’ and ‘Curtailed Prime Minister’s Holiday’. Borderlands 2’s season pass finally wound down at the end of June with the release of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, and thus it must be that Gearbox declare their first-person action RPG Game of the Year.

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Competition time: win a lovely Guild Wars 2 pocket watch and more

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Just look at it. Isn’t it a beauty? To celebrate the recent Queen's Jubilee, this very dappy pocket watch was sent to us from the chaps that made Guild Wars 2. It even has a Guild Wars 2 logo on the back. Well as reluctant as we are, we’re giving it away to a good home. We’ve also got two Mini Mr. Sparkles to give away: a golem mini-pet which was only obtainable at Gamescom. All you need to do is scribble a few words in the comment section for a chance to win.

Well what are you waiting for? Time is of the essence.

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How the Guild Wars 2 team get an update out every two weeks

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I guess you could call it release rhythm. Every MMO dances along to its own. Zenimax Online are aiming to push out notable new Elder Scrolls Online patches at a slow, steady dirge, once every month to six weeks. Blizzard pledged a new commitment to hi-NRG content beats for WoW back in October, but since seemed to have settled for nostalgic disco.

Guild Wars 2, by contrast, does drum ‘n’ bass. Death metal. The fastest music you can think of. Significant updates every two weeks, without fail. So how do ArenaNet do it?

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Kingdoms Fall Review | The Indie Mine

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Kingdoms Fall is a Zelda-inspired adventure title for iOS. Find out how well this Last Life Games title stacks up against its muse.

Deep Silver pooh-pooh Metro series 'accessibility' worries; have "absolutely no intention of compromising Metro's unique DNA"

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Deep Silver CEO and apparent Bond villain Dr Klemens Kundratitz was asked about the Metro series last week, and managed to evoke hope and concern in such close proximity as to help even Red Dwarf’s Kryten master that most complex of human emotions: ambivalence.

“Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand,” he said. “And we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”

Hooraaargh, said the internet. Thankfully, Deep Silver have since released a soothing balm in the form of a clearing-things-up statement. It's also good because our Steve likes it just the way it is now in his Metro: Last Light review.

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Final Fantasy XIV removed from sale amid server troubles

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Final Fantasy XIV’s servers are full, thank you very much. They would not like another serving of the players even now hammering away at their log-in pages - they simply won’t fit. Consequently, Square Enix have halted sales of the redeveloped MMO until the game can put its shirt on without all the buttons comically pinging off.

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Valve's new Team Fortress 2 comic isn't a teaser for anything, okay? "Sometimes reading is its own reward"

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Team Fortress 2

Despite the fact it’s free, the critical acclaim spanning most of a decade and the infinitely large Steam install base, there are still places TF2 cannot reach. Most planes, for instance. The belly of a whale. Probably tunnels.

For those places, there are TF2 comics. Valve’s latest is a standalone affair - in that it doesn’t hint at the events of an upcoming holiday event or freight patch. It’s the first in a six-part series, with a new entry released every two weeks. Its cover features a naked Saxton Hale - and Valve promise “at least one person dies in it”.

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Click Boom Win - frantic bullet hell action

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My name is Dylan Goss and my company, Stuffed Rock Studio, just launched the kickstarter for its first game - Click Boom Win. It's a bullet hell game focusing on the frantic action bullet hell fans are used to with the benefit of updated technology and a custom engine. It also offers co-op...

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6 Dimensions: Get mad with the physics of this videogame

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XIXGAMES announces a new game: 6Dimensions, a set of mini-games with different mechanics and realistic physics that requires skills such as drawing with your fingers, handle objects by touching, pressing pedals, steering ships, controlling animals, etc.

Our target is to complete the six...

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PCGN Dota 2 Guild?

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A number of us have expressed a like for playing Dota 2, and lamented our lack of friends to play with.

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