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Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes activated in Europe. Three free packs for all

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Hearthstone’s first expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes has finally gone live. Although the official release was yesterday, problems with the North American release saw the European activation delayed.

Blizzard are rewarding all players who log in before the 19 December with three free Goblins vs Gnomes card packs.

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League of Legends patch 4.21 brings gifts for "many orphaned champions" (but not Warwick)

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League of Legends

In past years, preseason follow-up patches like 4.21 have been conservative affairs - but this time’s different. Riot have taken the opportunity to fiddle with balance in the new League of Legends jungle, tweak early-to-mid-game gold flow, and solve a hairy problem named Warwick.

“We know everyone’s still getting adjusted to the new preseason, so we’ll be watching closely over the next while to see what new Warwicks come bubbling to the surface,” wrote Chris ‘Pwyff’ Tom. “Please don't let it be Warwick.”

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The Old Republic resurrects 300 year old protagonist as villain in Shadow of Revan

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If The Old Republic really was Knights 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as it was first pitched, then this week’s expansion is sequel number eight. After deviations into dogfighting in Galactic Starfighter and cosmetic player housing, Shadow of Revan is a nod to the series' original playerbase, and a final act for its first protagonist and sometime plot point.

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Elite: Dangerous won't be getting a launch wipe, so don't panic

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Elite: Dangerous not getting a wipe

Beta testing a game, particularly one with a persistent, online universe, is a tense experience. Those countless hours you put into the game, all the things you’ve achieved, they get wiped clean. In Elite: Dangerous that would mean a whole galaxy of ships and pilots would suddenly cease to exist. 

That’s not going to happen, though. Community manager Edward Lewis made an announcement on the forums, yesterday, confirming that there would not be a wipe at launch.

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SimCity 2000 Special Edition is temporarily free on Origin

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SimCity 2000 free on Origin

You usually need to work your way up to becoming a mayor of a city, or at the very least have enough money and favours to call in. 

Not today, though. SimCity 2000 Special Edition is the latest game on Origin to be given away for free, so you can bankrupt an entire city of mold it into a prosperous utopia without kissing a single baby or making any deals with organised crime. 

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Warlords of Draenor's Highmaul raid gets its mythic mode and appears on raid finder

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Warlords of Draenor’s Highmaul raid, a city filled with unpleasant ogres, is opening its doors to players using the raid finder. Last week, raiders got to take on the likes of Kargath Bladefist and Imperator Mar’gok in normal and heroic modes, but tomorrow will be the first day of it being in the raid finder in Europe, and it’s already live in North America. Only the first wing will be available, though.

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Cube and Me: It's all fun and games until an adorable alien dies

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Cube and Me

Cube and Me lulls you into a false sense of security. As the new guardian of a group of adorable alien cubes, all smiling faces and the illusion of personality, you are tasked with making them happy. You feed them, clean up their poo (don’t worry, they actually excrete crumpled bits of paper), wash them when they get dirty, and comfort them when they get sad. You grow attached to them. 

It’s all lovely until one of them dies at the hands of an evil robot, or you sell one of them off to feed your potted plant addiction. All of a sudden, Cube and Me goes to a dark place, as you watch weeping aliens freak out as one of their number is snatched up by a big mechanical claw. This never happened in E.T. 

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Crusader Kings II: Way of Life will let you break up with your medieval lover on December 16th

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Crusader Kings II: Way of Life release date

The scant amount of free time I’ll have this Christmas will be spent chipping away at my infinite backlog, so of course there’s a new Crusader Kings II expansion coming out, diverting my attention with medieval intrigue and conquest. 

Way of Life is Crusader Kings’ ninth expansion, and this one’s all about roleplaying. Like a Christmas bird, Paradox’s grand strategy romp is getting filled with new events that will help to define your dynasty. And it’s due out on December 16th.

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Topic of the Week: What games do you want to see ported to PC?

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Topic of the Week: Ports

This month, we’re going to be controlling Snake (and his lovely bottom) for the first time in years. Metal Gear Solid V is making its way onto PC, and it’s not the only surprise port we’ve seen this year. Final Fantasy XIII was unceremoniously dumped on our wonderful platform in October, with the sequels planned for next year. 

So, this week, we want to know what other ports you’d like to see. Are there any games that have been shackled to consoles, but would be just as good, if not better, on PC. Let us know in the comments. 

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The best games for Laptops

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PC gaming isn’t always done at a desk with a power-house of a machine. Many of us play on laptops we picked up primarily for work. Some of us want to play something that’s not a match-3 mobile game when we’re on the train and so bring our laptops along for the ride. But finding the best games for laptops isn’t always easy. 

There are so many factors. You need something that doesn’t demand too much processing power, something that won’t ruin your fun just because your mouse is a trackpad, and something that’s not just an old classic you’ve played ten times already. So what are the best games for laptops? These are our picks. 

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Dean Hall leaves Bohemia. Opens RocketWerkz

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Dean Hall, creator of DayZ and the project lead on DayZ Standalone, has left Bohemia Interactive to start his own studio. He’s been quite public about his intentions to strike off on his own but it’s still a significant moment for the developer and the game.

Hall’s moved back to his native New Zealand to start his studio, Rocketwerkz.

He’s currently advertising staff positions on Twitter.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth patch ramps up affinity rewards

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Civilization: Beyond Earth’s fall update makes an astronomical number of changes. There are balances across buildings, diplomacy, aliens, covert ops, and many other areas of the game. Most units in the game have had their values altered, in many cases making them more dangerous.

There’s even been a stack of bug fixes.

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Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes and its 120 crisp new cards now live UPDATE: everywhere but Europe

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Take a look at the new Goblins vs Gnomes cards coming to Hearthstone - over 120 of 'em. Before today, we’ve only been able to stare at those images through the cold pane of our monitors, like so much WoW concept art. But today is the launch date of Hearthstone’s new expansion, which means you can now pick those cards up with your mouse and fling them about the board as minions, spells and whatnot.

UPDATE: The comment section attests to the fact that the expansion hasn't yet made it to European climes. Hrrm.

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Updated: We had 1000 World of Warships codes to give away but they're all gone

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They say Helen of Troy’s face launched 1,000 ships. In a knowing subversion of Greek mythology, Wargaming.net have given us 1,000 codes to help launch the quietly brilliant World of Warships into testing later this week. Sub (AS IN SUBMARINE, LOL) us an email address and you’ll be in with a chance of playing the third part of their Warthings triumvirate early this weekend.

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League of Legends players suffer locked out spells; Riot pledge fix in next patch

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League of Legends

Timing is everything in League of Legends. It’s the sort of game where not being able to mind your Ws and Qs can lose you a game.

That’s the complaint of a frustrated summoner, who found himself locked out of one of his abilities during a team builder match and discovered threads full of fellow players with similar problems. Thankfully, Riot have already worked out a fix - which they plan to pack into their next update.

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Team Fortress 2 bolstered by body warmers and bathing equipment in End of the Line

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Team Fortress 2

Even before Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 item makers starting earning an average of $15,000 each, the shooter community was getting organised. Last year, TF2 item creators marshalled a team and, with the backing of Valve, released the Robotic Boogaloo update to “huge success”.

The Boogaloo was a test, to see if the TF2 community could follow through on an ambitious project with deadlines - and they passed. Hence today’s End of the Line release - a bundle of community cosmetics, taunts and tools, built and deployed by the most able fans on the Steam Workshop.

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Cube and Me: It's all fun and games until an adorable alien dies

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Updated: We had 1000 World of Warships codes to give away but they're all gone

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