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Battlefield V is about making friends, building forts and daily chores

World War 2 has broken out once again as EA DICE heads back to the 1940s with Battlefield V, a theoretically safe sequel with some curious, and possibly divisive, ideas at its core. After the thematic reset that was Battlefield 1 I wasn‘t expecting much from this year‘s instalment of the long-running shooter series []

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Battlefield V‘s unveiling is over watch the trailer here

Alright kids, settle down. There‘s a new Battlefield game coming, and that‘s kind of a big deal. While Call of Duty may have fallen from grace somewhat on PC, older Battlefield games still remain decently populated. You‘ll never have trouble finding people to play Battlefield 3 with, and that came out in 2011. At 8pm []

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Why it feels great to hit things in Vermintide 2

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they‘ve taken to make their games. This time, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 [official site]. In designing Vermintide II‘s melee combat, Mats Andersson ran through the same preset level 50 times a day for two years. This hodgepodge of the game‘s most distinctive []

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Battlefield V‘s big unveiling stream starts at 9pm BST

Alright kids, settle down. There‘s a new Battlefield game coming, and that‘s kind of a big deal. While Call of Duty may have fallen from grace somewhat on PC, older Battlefield games still remain decently populated. You‘ll never have trouble finding people to play Battlefield 3 with, and that came out in 2011. At 8pm []

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Battlefield V‘s big unveiling stream starts at 8pm GMT

Alright kids, settle down. There‘s a new Battlefield game coming, and that‘s kind of a big deal. While Call of Duty may have fallen from grace somewhat on PC, older Battlefield games still remain decently populated. You‘ll never have trouble finding people to play Battlefield 3 with, and that came out in 2011. At 8pm []

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Tekken 7 celebrates a year of fisticuffs with fancy dress

One of the best things about recent Tekken games is their genuinely impressive degree of character customisation. While you might be limited to a base character model - you‘re not going to be making your own character from scratch - there are a truly enormous number of outfits, accessories and downright silly costume pieces that []

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Imperator: Rome has a world ripe for conquest

When Paradox unveiled the map for its latest grand strategy romp, Imperator: Rome, I don‘t mind admitting that I made an involuntary noise that normally only comes out of me when I‘m biting into something delicious and unhealthy. It is excellent map porn. Zoomed out, it‘s clean and no-nonsense, but when you narrow your focus, []

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Raft paddles into Steam Early Access, adds multiplayer

I wouldn‘t have thought it possible, but earlier this year Subnautica managed to stir up my appetite for survival games. Which is why I‘m both interested in checking out oceanic surive ‘em up Raft now that it‘s out on Steam Early Access, and sorry that the game‘s doomed to have Subnautica mentioned before it in []

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RuneScape Classic closing down after 17 years online

It feels like the end of an era when a game as venerable as this shuts down, even if it is just a particularlydusty old legacy incarnation exclusive to long-time subscribers to the game. Browser-based MMORPG RuneScape has been chugging along since 2001, offering exploration, questing and eternal grind to practically anyone with an internet []

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 revamping Germany now, rest of the map later

As SCS Software continue to add to Europe with Euro Truck Simulator 2 (the next expansion focuses on the Baltics), older parts are starting to look a little scrappy. The latest update added more life to its roads but now SCS are thinking bigger. They‘re currently working on revamping Germany for a free update overhauling []

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A Frostpunk diary of certain doom, finale: democracy is death

Concluding my brutish and short first play of survival-management curio Frostpunk. When last you left us, we had survived disaster by the skin of our teeth, and even welcomed a giant robot into the fold. Now, as the nights draw in and the fires dim, can my proud people survive the rest of this calamitous []

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Double Fine decide to have Kids

Their own output might be spottier than a ladybird farm, but Double Fine most certainly have an eye for a great concept, both in their self-made games and the select few they publish. Gang Beasts, Mountain, Everything, Thoth and the upcoming Ooblets and Knights and Bikes all came up through the Double Fine Presents programme, []

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Turn Skyrim‘s flora colourful with Dreams Of Hurling Your Entire Face Into A Rose Coloured Plastic Fern

Skyrim may be a fantasy land-you can tell because people wear furs and have weird American accents-but wouldn‘t it be nice if it were a little more fantastic? You can now turn the land‘s flora all colourful and doodly with Dreams Of Hurling Your Entire Face Into A Rose Coloured Plastic Fern, a wonderfully-named new []

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Playerunknown‘s Battlegrounds tweaks directional bangs

If things have sounded a little off in Playerunknown‘s Battlegrounds lately, no, your ears haven‘t broken. Developers PUBG Corp today confirmed that they have quietly tweaked how the game‘s sound works, and apologised for not being clearer about it. They‘ve been reworking its simulation of directional sound, trying to make it clearer for us to []

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Wot I Think: The Forest

I‘ve loved The Forest when I‘ve played it in the past. I first took a look in 2014, finding it limited but a lot of fun. I then went back in 2015 to discover it was hugely improved and far more involved. I even videoed half an hour of my inept ambling. I have been []

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Stardew Valley multiplayer mods allow many more pals

If you‘ve already broken your life in quiet solitude in Stardew Valley by inviting pals to your homestead in the multiplayer beta, what the hey, invite everyone you know. Two mods let farmers go beyond the four-player limit, each offering a slightly different take on mass farming. One lets you have as many farm hands []

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Stardew Valley multiplayer mods allow unlimited pals

If you‘ve already broken your life in quiet solitude in Stardew Valley by inviting pals to your homestead in the multiplayer beta, what the hey, invite everyone you know. Two mods let farmers go beyond the four-player limit, each offering a slightly different take on mass farming. One lets you have as many farm hands []

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Fortnite Battle Royale takes to the skies with jetpacks

Jetpacks have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale as Epic continue to patch their free-to-play last-man-dancing shooter, letting lucky packfinders soar into the skies then unceremoniously splat down into the ground because oh god this is my first time with a jetpack does it have limited fuel oh no. Epic say jetpacks are The first of []

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Overlordy: Turn 12

Operation Overlord‘s rising tide is lapping against the ivy-clad walls of the hotel in the centre of Caent. Though every room is occupied and the sign on the door clearly says ‘COMPLET‘ the British seem determined to stay there. Perhaps a blizzard of Maschinenpistole fire laced with the odd Stielhandgranate will persuade them to look []

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Arez in or Arez out? Asus clarify AMD graphics card brand mix-up

Last month, Asus unveiled a brand-new range of AMD Radeon RX graphics cards under the name of Arez - you know, like the god of war Ares, but cooler and with a z‘.Fast forward tolast night, and you may have seen somewild rumours flying aboutsaying that Asus have actually canned their new Arez brand in []

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Runner3 hops, skips, jumps and launches to the beat

Commander Video baffles me. He‘s a black rectangle with a smaller white rectangle for eyes, and (sometimes) stubby little arms and legs, and yet he‘s appeared in dozens of games, both indie and otherwise. Not bad for a non-character from a strange little low-fi Wii rhythm game. Continuing his streak of inexplicable success, Runner3 (latest []

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Quarantine Circular is the surprise sequel to Subsurface Circular, and it‘s out right now

Mike Bithell (originally of Thomas Is Alone fame) clearly likes his surprise launches. His previous game, the short-but-sweet sci-fi mystery adventure Subsurface Circular launched onto Steam with zero fanfare or warning, but racked up no shortage of praise and awards. Today, its successor - Quarantine Circular - quietly releasedonto Steam, and it looks similarly great. []

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Overwatch celebrates its 2nd anniversary with goodies

Two years of terrible Hanzo mains. Two years of Mercy wondering why she even bothers. Two years of weirdly time-limited co-op events and two years of fan-art of everyone doing smooches on everyone else. Overwatch has been a wild ride so far, and there‘s plenty yet to come, but for the time being Blizzard are []

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Battlefield 1 & 4 serve up free Russian winter DLC today

Battlefield V is practically upon us already, but its two immediate predecessors are still very well populated games. Still, thanks to their old focus on season passes, many players just stuck with the base games, a problem which EA have been rectifying lately with giveaways. Today, owners of Battlefield 1 can snag the In The []

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