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Galactic Civilizations 3 Beta 5 update adds custom factions

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The latest update for Galactic Civilizations 3 adds the ability to create your own custom race of intergalactic space-bastards, ready to head off into the galaxy and wipe out all the cuddly, friendly species.

Or you could choose to be good at diplomacy, I guess. Beta 5 also adds two pre-set factions, the Thalan Contingency and the Iconian Refuge, and continues to fill out the game's bare Early Access bones with some more meaty content.

Payday 2 heats up with The Butcher's BBQ Pack

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Wow, I knew Payday 2 had a lot of DLC, but the latest pack pushes the total number of add-ons up to 20. That's heading into Crusader Kings 2 territory.

Said DLC, > The Butcher's BBQ Pack, adds the Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower to your arsenal. I question the logic of taking a flamethrower on a bank heist, unless it is a bank being run by The Thing.

GameStop Italy may have accidentally revealed the release date for Rainbow Six: Siege

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Italian site Tell Me About Games reports that GameStop Italy has accidentally listed a release date of October 16 for Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft's tactical team-based shooter.

Could that be right? It does fall on a Friday, which is the traditional date that games drop in the UK and most of Europe, though the date has now been changed to “To be determined”.

Kickstater for ambitious MMORPG Crowfall ends with funding goal doubled

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After having its Kickstarter announced at the tail end of last month, developer ArtCraft Entertainment have today announced that not only has their ambitious MMORPG Crowfall reached its funding goal; it has surpassed it by more than double the required amount.

The final total stood at $1,766,205 which makes it the 15th most funded videogame ever on Kickstarter. That total does not include the PayPal contributions that will continue to roll in, either.

Codemasters announces F1 2015 to arrive on PC this June

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The latest installment in their Formula One racing franchise, F1 2015, will arrive this June on PC, Codemasters have confirmed.

Developed using a brand new engine, F1 2015 boasts revamped handling and physics from the engine and transmission to the suspension, tires and everything in between.

Long-time Kombatant Liu Kang returns to Mortal Kombat X

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Netherrealm Studios have just released a brand new trailer for Mortal Kombat X which crucially reintroduces the series' longstanding hero Liu Kang back into the mix.

The trailer, which is only in Russian at the minute, showcases Shaolin bros Liu Kang and Kung Lao working for big bad dude Shinnok after their souls fell into the Netherrealm at the end of the previous Mortal Kombat title.

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