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Premature Evaluation: Mashinky

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser‘s filling the British countryside with railroads and smoke in train tycoon sim, Mashinky. Disaster! I‘d barely begun my first foray into Mashinky‘s magical world of locomotives when my very first attempt to manage a whopping two whole []

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Corsair K70 Lux RGB review: Softly, softly with the MX Silent edition

As much as I loved the Asus ROG Claymore when I tested it at the end of last year, there‘s still a very large part of me that balks at the idea of spending 150 on a mechanical keyboard. After years of being perfectly happy with admittedly terrible plastic membrane concoctions, it‘s hard to let []

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InnerSpace now flying through the guts of demigods

Until someone tells me otherwise, I shall assume that new exploratory flying game InnerSpace is set inside guts. InnerSpace may not be based on the 1987 Martin Short movie Innerspace, at least not officially, but when I see that little ship zipping through landscapes resembling vertebrae and celia-fringed tunnels I think: guts. Not that I []

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Assassin‘s Creed Origins adds new quest leading into next week‘s paid DLC

Now that everyone‘s had a few months to wander and stab around Ancient Egypt in Assassin‘s Creed Origins, Ubisoft are ready to share new sights and new murders. Today they announced the first paid expansion, named The Hidden Ones and set four years after events of the main story, will launch next Tuesday, January 23rd. []

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Petroglyph‘s unit-customising RTS Forged Battalion hits early access

Petroglyph Games, the studio behind such real-time strategy games as Star Wars: Empire at War and Grey Goo, are back with another clickwar. Forged Battalion is its name, and letting players customise units with a wide variety of chassis and weapons is its game. It‘s mighty colourful too. Forged Batallion will properly launch later this []

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Civ VI: Rise and Fall‘s new features explained

I get knocked down, but I get up again, you‘re never gonna keep me down. That‘s what I‘ll be singing when I play Civilization VIs upcoming Rise and Fall expansion. There are loads of new features but the unifying theme is, as the title suggests, success, failure and recovery. That means dark ages that come []

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New digital store Robot Cache will use blockchain to let users resell games

Being able to sell used copies of digital games is an idea that gets kicked around every so often, and now it‘s back with a web 3.0 digital cyberpyramid blockchain cryptocurrency twist. New digital store Robot Cache will let people resell games and receive 25% of the cash back - in cryptocurrency. Yes, of course []

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Q.U.B.E 2 gets a new trailer 4 U 2 view

For some reason, I pronounced Q.U.B.E. 2 as cubey‘ when I first saw it and now it‘s stuck that way. Help. Q.U.B.E.Y Q.U.B.E.Y 2, where are you We‘ve got some work to do now While that plays on a loop in my head, you can check out the puzzle-platformer‘s latest trailer below. Those pristine testing []

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Have You Played Attack On Pearl Harbor?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I, you will be confused and perhaps upset to learn, am not Tim Stone. I know as much about flight sims as I do quantum mechanics, and find both equally approachable. When it comes to flying []

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‘We want to build out a world of sim games‘ How Two Point Hospital is a step toward bringing Bullfrog-era sim games back from the dead

As you may already have spotted, Theme Hospital joins the legions of 90s PC games being blessed with 21st century spiritual sequels. The Sega-published Two Point Hospital is the first game from Two Point Studios, the new endeavour from Bullfrog and Lionhead alumni Gary Carr and Mark Webley, Their plan, ultimately, is to follow-up Hospital []

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‘We want to build out a world of sim games‘ how & why Bullfrog-era Theme games came back from the dead with Two Point Hospital

As you may already have spotted, Theme Hospital joins the legions of 90s PC games being blessed with 21st century spiritual sequels. Two Point Hospital is the first game from Two Point Studios, the new endeavour from Bullfrog and Lionhead alumni Gary Carr and Mark Webley, Their plan, ultimately, is to follow-up Hospital with a []

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Theme Hospital vets reveal spiritual sequel Two Point Hospital & plans for a shared universe of sim games

The Simpsons, Aardman Animations, Twin Peaks, Prison Architect and, quite naturally, Theme Hospital - these are the major inspirations behind Two Point Hospital, an upcoming sim/management game from some of the folk responsible for Bullfrog‘s Theme glory years. Two Point Hospital, a combination of management and comedy in a fantasy healthcare centre, is due for []

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‘We want to build out a world of sim games‘ how and why Bullfrog-era Theme games came back from the dead with Two Point Hospital

As you may already have spotted, Theme Hospital joins the legions of 90s PC games being blessed with 21st century spiritual sequels. Two Point Hospital is the first game from Two Point Studios, the new endeavour from Bullfrog and Lionhead alumni Gary Carr and Mark Webley, Their plan, ultimately, is to follow-up Hospital with a []

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Rumour: Cyberpunk 2077 to be shown at E3 2018

I half expected Witcher devs CD Project Red to be trolling us with the solitary beep‘ from the Cyberpunk 2077 account last week, and that we wouldn‘t hear anything from them for another 5 years. I mean, of course it was trolling - but Polish site GRYOnline have reported fresh rumours for the RPG, claiming []

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Final Fantasy XV due March 6 on PC, supporting mods and HDR

The anime boyband roadtrip of Final Fantasy XV will swing by PC on March 6, developers Square Enix have announced. Noctis, Ignis, and the rest of the boys have been rolling around consoles since November 2016 and I am delighted they are finally coming to our town. Our version will be fancier than the plain []

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