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  • What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    … By Shaun Green on January 31st, 2015 at 11:00 am. An intrusion like the moon through clouds. A misplaced man, a misplaced question. The question: one of play. But what of play? So rude, crude; a thought pre-chewed. Its exhalation an imposition, its intonation an accusation. So to play we return again. Reveal your secrets, my secret brethren…

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  • Over $57 Million Paid Out To Steam Workshop Creators

    …, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And those last two games only sell cosmetic items. And that’s after Valve have taken their cut. Crumbs! Now non-Valve games can join in. The first games opening up a ‘curated’ Steam Workshop bringing items to sale are Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders Eternity. That $57+ million was earned…

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  • A… Match 3 App? Evolve Makes Things So Complicated

    … By Alec Meer on January 30th, 2015 at 12:20 pm. I really want to like Evolve (official site). I’ve dabbled a little in the beta, and while it doesn’t have anything like the character or tension of Left 4 Dead, a whole lot about it felt good. I just can’t say the same of what’s happening outside the game. There’s been too much focus on too much…

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  • The Internet Did It – The Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    … admire, moments to laugh hysterically at (not with) and moments that will make you throw your hands to the sky in despair. There are some deeply problematic aspects to it however, on a level far beyond “it rapidly becomes blithering nonsense!”, but I don’t want to wade into those in what is ostensibly just a news post. The Remastered Edition…

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  • Week in Tech: Is Nvidia’s New £150/$200 Graphics Good?

    … By Jeremy Laird on January 29th, 2015 at 9:00 pm. Ah, the glories of high-end graphics chips. The billions of teensy little transistors. The preposterous pixel pumping power. All terribly impressive. But not hugely helpful if you simply want half-decent frame rates on a plain old 1080p monitor without re-mortgaging everything short…

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  • Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Seeing Starships Footage Now

    … By Alec Meer on January 29th, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Sid Meier and Firaxis’ new thing, Starships, was announced last week, but all we got to see was a cinematic. Fortunately, Unca Sid did a talk at PAX South a couple of days back, in which he showed off the game proper. Those who could not drag themselves to a sweaty hall in Texas may now…

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  • Offworld Trading Company, The Fighting-Free* RTS

    … By Alec Meer on January 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm. It’s impossible not to be interested in whatever Civ IV designer Soren Johnson is up to, despite a disconcerting dalliance with wait/pay/spam social games at EA a while back, but even so his next project, Offworld Trading Company, is pressing even more of my buttons than I’d already expected…

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  • Impressions: Out There Ω Edition

    … of a pan-galactic language which, when enough of it is understood, will help you make the ‘right’ decision in future dialogue options – this is a particularly lovely feature) and the way it will suddenly gift me something miraculous just at the point when I’d decided it was too mean-spirited to continue with. Out There lulls me into a false sense…

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  • Torrenting Handbags: 868-HACK Is Out

    … By Alec Meer on January 27th, 2015 at 12:00 pm. Back in 1873, it was the norm of the day for ‘magazines’ to publish ‘reviews’ of games weeks before said games went on sale. Now that humanity can’t hold anything in its memory for more than fourteen seconds, reviews tend to hit the insta-second a game goes on sale. Pretty silly of me to publish…

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  • Boo! Lucius II Rising On Friday The 13th (Of February)

    … By Alice O'Connor on January 26th, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Halloween. Scareday, they call it. The dream release date of every horror game is October 31st, the one they call The Big Spooker, Boosday, or Satan’s Flatwarming. If that’s too far away, though, developers can always fall back on Friday the 13th. We’ve got three of ‘em this year, and Lucius…

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  • What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    … By Shaun Green on January 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am. I don’t know about you, readers, but it is ruddy cold in my flat at the moment. It’s January, so we’ve come to expect this sort of thing, but it’s not helped by our storage heaters. Ever lived anywhere with storage heaters? They work like this: they use lots of money to store a small amount…

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  • Shadowrun Devs On Hong Kong, Kickstarter, Fans & Story

    … By Alec Meer on January 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Shadowrun just keeps on returning. The cyberpunk RPG has has various game adaptations over the last few decades, but it was the Kickstarted Shadowrun Returns which most nailed the concept. Narrative and choice expanded in excellent follow-up campaign Dragonfall, which then saw a further improved…

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  • The Old Weird Web: Formative Online Gaming Experiences

    … By Jeremy Laird on January 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 pm. Usually you’d find Week In Tech in this spot, but it’s been a particularly big week in tech already. With the big Microsoft Win10 and Holowhatsit announcements covered here and here and here, for this column I’m proposing to go off the reservation. Let us, each one of us, reminisce and indeed…

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  • Buddy, You’re A Vampire Slayer: Nosgoth Open Beta Open

    … By Alec Meer on January 22nd, 2015 at 9:59 am. Fighty multiplayer vampire title Nosgoth (official site) has gone even more free to play than it already was. I.e. anyone is now free to play it, as it’s just moved into open beta. I hadn’t really been paying attention to this, because the words ‘Legacy of Kain universe’ cause me to question…

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