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WoW Tokens have already shed almost a quarter of their value

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It’s only taken a single day for Blizzard’s WoW Tokens, which can be redeemed for World of Warcraft game time, to dip in value. WoW Tokens can be purchased for $20 or 30,000 in-game gold. The latter of the two prices can change with the in-game market, however, and it has. You can now buy WoW tokens for almost 25 percent off their original price. 

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Medieval Engineers Early Access review

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I know what you’re thinking: it’s Space Engineers with castles. Medieval Engineers is the second Early Access game from Keen Software, and like its predecessor, it’s a building game and physics simulation. The similarities run deep, but two key differences set the games apart. 

Where Space Engineers was a game free from gravity, Medieval Engineers is shackled by it. Things don’t fly, they fall, and this informs how and what you can build. Then there’s the second key difference: castles just aren’t as much fun as spaceships. 

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced with a glossy trailer

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – that’s what Square Enix was teasing with its weird prisoner video on Twitch. We already knew that, though, when it was leaked yesterday. But now Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have officially announced it, a sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. 

Point your eyes towards the glossy trailer below. 

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Hands on with GTA V on PC: the "ultimate" port

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Rockstar have sold 41 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V. 41 million. That’s an unbelievable number. It also makes talking about the upcoming PC version of the game somewhat difficult. 

The game has been rinsed: every car, every mission, every location, every little detail has been examined and dissected at length on YouTube, on forums, and on sites all over the web. 

All that’s left to say is this: Rockstar repeatedly call the PC version the “ultimate” or “definitive” version of the game. 

And after playing it on a truly monstrous PC – an i7 with 16 Gb RAM running dual GeForce 980s, driving a 4K monitor at 60 frames-per-second, I think they’ve got a point. 

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World of Subways 4: New York Line 7 review

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World of Subways 4: New York Line 7 starts with you, a rookie driver, arriving at a subway depot. No, not just arriving, but swaggering into a subway depot as intensely dramatic music blares through its corridors. A busty young woman walks past you in the hall, and your suave-as-balls character turns to look at her arse. This really, really happens. You have no control over it. All around you the intro credits are being projected on the depot's painted brick walls, one after the other, like you're in a cool film or a nightclub. A man with spikey hair strolls by and you turn to look at his arse too, because equality is just as important as trains. 

TML STUDIOS!*electro-beat intensifies*PRESENTS!*drr-nrr-nrr-NYAAA*WORLD OF SUBWAYS!*tits and arses glide past* NEW YORK LINE 7!

It's easily the best and most exciting introduction to a train simulator that I have ever experienced and will probably ever experience in my lifetime. God bless this beautiful game. I love it.

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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition lost splitscreen code when ported to Steamworks

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During Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition’s switchover from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks, a few lines of code that was originally written for the console version’s split screen co-op went missing. 

During RE5’s GFWL days, modders had used this code to revive split screen play, but when attempting to get the set-up working once more in the new Steam version, modders have found the source they needed has been “ripped out”.

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Diablo 3 patch 2.2.0 is out now, introduces bottomless health potions

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The health potion is no more. In one of the biggest changes to core gameplay in Diablo 3’s 2.2.0 patch, the regular health potion has been scrapped completely from the game. Replacing it on the action bar is now a Bottomless Health Potion, which can be used as often as needed. It heals a set 60% of your maximum life. 

Bottomless Health Potions are just one of many new changes that come as part of the patch. Find the whole set of patch notes below, which detail new Treasure Goblins, improvements to all classes, and an increase in Blood Shard caps. 

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Prey 2 stopped development in 2011 just months after its E3 reveal

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We only finally discovered that Prey 2 had been officially cancelled in October 2014. But despite rumours that the game was being passed around from studio-to-studio and gradually worked out, the truth is that all development work on the game actually finished in late 2011. Within months of its well-received announcement trailer at E3, Human Head had been pulled from the project and Prey 2 was dead.

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Halo Online

Halo Online modders have liberated the game from Russia and Microsoft is having none of it

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Is there something about the internationally popular, American-made Halo series that speaks to Russian gamers more than anyone else? Is there something inherently Russian, something we’ve missed, that permeates throughout the sci-fi odyssey? These are questions I’ve been asking myself in the wake of the announcement that the first Halo PC exclusive, Halo Online, would also be a Russian exclusive. 

The situation is an odd one and, unsurprisingly, some modders seen the regional restriction as a challenge. A group calling themselves El Dorito have got their hands on a build of the game, and they’ve been working to make it available to all. Microsoft would rather like them to stop.

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A whimsical surprise is coming in Binding of Isaac's messy Afterbirth DLC

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As we’ve already heard, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is getting a pretty sizable bit of DLC. In keeping with the themes of The Binding of Issac, this expansion is called Afterbirth, and it will feature over a hundred new items, a new character, and even a new game ending. Designer Edmund McMillen estimates that the whole thing will increase the game’s size by over a hundred hours.

But today, we just heard the game is getting a totally non-copyright-infringing version of the Poké Ball.

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Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Why do you play betas?

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Today’s beta tests are not like the testing phases of the not so distant past. With Early Access and pre-order bonus betas, beta testers are just as likely -- if not more -- to be paying customers instead of volunteer testers. There are still more traditional betas, like StarCraft 2’s invite-only closed beta for Legacy of the Void, but expectations have changed, and maybe motivations have, too. 

That’s what this week’s Topic of the Week is about. We want to know why you play betas. Is it just for the chance to play early, or do you want to test the game and help the developer hunt for bugs and improve features? 

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Gorge yourself on The Witcher 3's first 15 minutes

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The Witcher 3 will launch next month, if CD Projekt Red don’t change their minds again. If you want to dive in blind, then bugger off now. IGN’s posted a video of the first 15 minutes of Geralt’s latest adventure, kicking off right after the introductory cutscene. 

If you don’t mind a few wee spoilers, then go ahead and direct your eyes below. 

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Cryptozoic announce a $100,000 prize pot for their Hex: Shards of Fate tournament

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Cryptozoic’s collectible card game, Hex: Shards of Fate, is spooling up for its first major global tournament. They’ve just announced the tournament, which kicks off later this year, will have a $100,000 prize pot to be split among the winners.

On top of the tournament, the first major PvE arena’s been added to Hex. The Frost Ring Arena is a massive slice of game, challenging players to compete against 20 AI champions and six boss characters.

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