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Civilization: Beyond Earth is getting Starships integration soon

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Beyond Earth gets Starships integration

Firaxis is working away on an update for Civilization: Beyond Earth, which will - among other things - lay the groundwork for integration between it and the developer’s upcoming space game, Starships.

What’s this integration all about, then? It’s a little vague at the moment, but basically, the two games will pass information between them. 

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A group of GTX 970 owners are suing Nvidia for overstating the card’s performance

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More than a hundred GTX 970 owners are suing Nvidia, claiming that the graphics card manufacturer misled them in its advertising of the GTX 970.

They say that the card’s real specification has less VRAM, Raster Operating Pipelines and L2 cache space than Nvidia say in its adverts, and, despite admitting the card is not as powerful as they claim, they still advertise it as more powerful than it is.

If successful, the plaintiffs might win some of Nvidia $4.68 billion 2014 revenue.

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Making it in Unreal: climbing aboard the Titanic with Honor and Glory

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Titanic: Honor and Glory

Tom Lynskey has been rebuilding the Titanic since toddlerhood. His dad had a glass model of the vessel that was smashed before he was born. But when dad built models, as he was given to do, he would hand the broken remnants of the Titanic to his son.

At the age of three, Lynskey spent a lot of time handling the decks and funnels of the great ship, working out how they fit together.

“It was a real choking hazard,” laughed Lynskey. Perhaps that’s where the fixation began. Today, he and his team are reconstructing every inch of the ship - and filling it with passengers, mystery, and the unpredictable horror of the water.

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Besiege Early Access review

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As anyone who ever played with Lego can attest, there are few bigger joys in life than building something insanely ambitious only to find that it works. The only thing that tops it is smashing apart something equally elaborate and watching it collapse into hundreds of tiny pieces. 

Besiege takes those feelings and amplifies them, mainly through the addition of booming fireballs, crumbling castles, and splattering sheep. It’s a game where you build the most insane weapon you possibly can with the goal of obliterating everything. Well, mostly. 

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Crypt of the Necrodancer’s new boss is an entire band of enemies. And a key tar

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Like the zombified dancers in Thriller, Crypt of the Necrodancer’s latest (and largest) update has slid onto Steam. It adds new characters, NPCs, and a whole new boss fight - the Coral Riff.

As if fighting dragons through the power of dance wasn’t enough, Coral Riff is an entire band of enemies, from violins to drums, you need to dispatch.

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How one streamer managed to get in a fight with Azubu, Twitch, Riot Games, Marc Merrill, and most of the internet

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It took just a day and one stream for StarLordLucian to become the most controversial figure in eSports. All he did was create a stream devoted to Sanghyuk “Faker” Lee.

He’s had a DMCA takedown notice and lawyers investigating his activities. Even the president of Riot Games has taken to Twitter to say his stream “reeks of harassment and bullying.”

It’s the story of how one legal loophole has exposed a flaw in eSports ownership.

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The Windows Game Store is selling scam copies of Darkest Dungeon

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Red Hook Studios are having no luck getting Microsoft to remove a scam version of The Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store. The game’s been listed in the store since at least Friday and despite contacting Microsoft it’s still available to buy.

Update: Brian Hicks tells us that Microsoft's Agostino Simonetta, manager of the Indie Xbox program, contacted Red Hook Studios this morning.

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Game:ref is a prototype anti-cheat system that uses hardware to weed out hackers

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Game:ref

The likes of Valve Anti-cheat, Punkbuster, and ESL Wire are all well and good when it comes to detecting cheaters in multiplayer games, but what happens when a cheat bot manages to outsmart the software? What you need is a hardware solution. 

A what now? Game:ref is the name of a new prototype that uses a piece of hardware connected to your PC to detect cheats, rather than relying on a piece of software that could be tricked. 

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Diablo 3 could be getting microtransactions in non-US areas

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Update: It looks like Korea and Europe are safe, too. Forum posts on Battle.net show Blizzard denying that microtransactions will be implimented in the EU and the Korean/Taiwan server. It looks like the Asian markets are the main intended audience, specifically China. 

Blizzard have spoken about some interesting features that may be discovered in Diablo 3’s 2.2.0 patch. Specifically, features that appear to allude to microtransactions. Before information is data mined and featured at the top of every forum web-wide, the developer decided to clarify what these features would mean. 

Microtransactions are coming, it would appear. Just not in America. 

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Adventures in... Space Hulk - Jeremy and Julian cross claws on the Sin of Damnation

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Space Hulk is a game about holding back the flood. You stick your chunky marine fingers in the dam, knowing full well that it’s doomed to burst all over your mega-armoured face. The only question mark is over whether you can achieve your goals before that happens.

Five terminators have been left unconscious, either through uncharacteristic inefficiency from the genestealers or after a boozy night on the cold tiles of the Sin of Damnation. My goal is to revive at least three of them by guiding the psychic librarian Calistarius and his lone escort, Brother Claudio, through the cramped corridors of the hulk. Calistarius must then leave the level via a specific exit point with at least two terminators in tow.

The hive mind will do everything in its considerable wrenching power to stop me. And today, the hive’s mind is that of our Jules.

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Call of Combat asks you to answer the call of Kickstarter for a modern reboot

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Earlier this week we asked you what game would you like to see revived for the modern day. If by any chance your chosen game was thirteen-year-old multiplayer RTS Call of Combat, then you’re in luck: developer KAVA is putting together a modern update of the game. Construction is almost finished, but just need a little extra cash to get the final armaments fitted to the hull. To Kickstarter! 

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Evolve's monsters have won the most matches in the first week, but not by much

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In the constant battle between man (with the occasional robot) and monster, it looks like the monster is winning just a wee bit. Turtle Rock Studios has released the stats from Evolve’s first week, and while the numbers suggest balance, monsters seem to kill hunters marginally more than they, themselves, are killed. This is based on almost 6 million matches. 

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Old School Runescape starts its third year with free-to-play content

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Old School Runescape goes free-to-play

Old School Runescape is two years old. But it’s really a bit older, given that it’s a reboot of the 2007 version of the MMO. Work on it is continual, with weekly updates, voted for by the players themselves. Apparently one thing Old School players really wanted was free-to-play content, and to celebrate the anniversary, Jagex is giving them just that.

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Weekend Deal Dump: Lord of the Bundles

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Weekend Deal Dump: Lord of the Bundles

This weekend, I’ll be locked in battle with countless robotic enemies and hanging out with a very fluffy dog. But for now, I’m more concerned with what you lovely lot are doing. You all okay? Got enough games to play? If not, here are a whole bunch of things to throw your money at, but not too much of it. 

Lots of things to get through this time, from free things to Early Access things, with some dirt-cheap franchises thrown in for good measure. Take a gander below to find something to keep you occupied this weekend. 

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Inside Sword Coast Legends: back to Baldur's Gate with the director of Dragon Age: Origins

Sword Coast Legends

Inside Sword Coast Legends: back to Baldur's Gate with the director of Dragon Age: Origins

Nvidia announces a new, improved, and slightly baffling Nvidia Shield

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Nvidia announces a new, improved, and slightly baffling Nvidia Shield

Valve announce Steam Link, a device to enable plug 'n' play in-home streaming

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Valve announce Steam Link, a device to enable plug 'n' play in-home streaming

Topic of the Week: Describe your perfect Valve press conference

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17 things Valve might announce at GDC that aren't Half-Life 3 (and one that is)

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Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns' new Stronghold mode is a MOBA for MMO players

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Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns' new Stronghold mode is a MOBA for MMO players

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Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns eschews tradition with its exciting new approach to profession and progression

I ate too many egg bagels and span around in a virtual reality chair and now I feel sick

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We've got 1000 UK keys for the World of Tanks Generals closed beta. Fancy one?

World of Tanks Generals

We've got 1000 UK keys for the World of Tanks Generals closed beta. Fancy one?

Total War: Attila review

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Total War: Attila review

Making it in Unreal: bringing combo combat to the PC in Age of Blood

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Making it in Unreal: bringing combo combat to the PC in Age of Blood

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Weekend Deal Dump: Maps, maps, maps

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Maps, maps, maps

How good a job have Gearbox done in remastering Homeworld?

Homeworld Remastered

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The 21 best RPGs on PC

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Frozen Cortex review

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Frozen Cortex review

How Josh Sawyer sold me on Pillars of Eternity's combat

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Idol Hands

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What on earth is glNext?

glNext

What on earth is glNext?

Topic of the Week: Where do you play, and what do you play on?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Where do you play, and what do you play on?

Introducing GameSessions: the Steam-integrated return of the demo

GameSessions

Introducing GameSessions: the Steam-integrated return of the demo

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Interview — Resident Evil: Revelations 2

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Making it in Unreal: climbing aboard the Titanic with Honor and Glory

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Making it in Unreal: climbing aboard the Titanic with Honor and Glory

Besiege Early Access review

Besiege

Besiege Early Access review