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Atari debuts first in-game RollerCoaster Tycoon World footage

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Atari has revealed the first gameplay footage of forthcoming, multiplayer-focused theme park sim RollerCoaster Tycoon World in a new trailer.

Developer Area 52 Games is taking the reins from Frontier this time around, but judging by the video they're keeping the same colourful sense of fun than ran through previous entries in the series.

Obsidian talks dragons in latest Pillars of Eternity update

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It might no longer be using the Dungeons & Dragons rules, but that doesn't mean Obsidian's upcoming fantasy RPG Pillars of Eternity is going to be short of dragons. Far from it.

In a new update on the game's forums we get to take a look at the various dragonkind we'll be slaying and looting when Pillars launches later this month.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die GDC demo suggests it might be on the way to PC

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Japanese developer SWERY 65 demonstrated a version of his episodic adventure game D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, prompting rumours that the game will be released on the platform.

D4 was released on Xbox One last September, and due to the fact it made extensive use of Kinect controls gameplay, it looked unlikely that the game would be released on other consoles or platforms.

Total War: Attila shifts 21,680 copies in the UK in its debut week

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Creative Assembly's Rome-sacking simulator Total War: Attila did a decent job for the studio in its first week on sale last month - according to the new issue of MCV, the game sold 21,680 (Digital/Retail) units in the UK.

For some baffling reason game sales charts still omit digital purchases, which is fairly ridiculous since only 19 per cent of Attila's sales came via boxed retail copies.

Banner Saga creative director working on new title Killers and Thieves

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The Banner Saga was released back in January, 2014, a visually astonishing blend of animated Norse storytelling and turn-based tactical combat. Now the game's lead director is working on a new title.

Killers and Thieves has the player running a thieves guild, hiring burglars and bandits to do their dirty work, upgrading their base of operations, and planning elaborate heists. Like Banner Saga, it makes use of some beautiful 2D, hand-drawn visuals, but this time they're inspired by the work of comic artist Mike Mignola.

Alien 5 director Neill Blomkamp praises Alien: Isolation

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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was recently confirmed to be directing the next Alien movie, and it seems like he's been gearing up for the job with a little bit of Alien: Isolation.

“I think it’s amazing,” Blomkamp told IGN. “Even from the first screen grabs, just the quality of the art direction and how it looks. I’m such a visual person that the narrative of stuff is neither here nor there for me sometimes. It’s literally about imagery.”

EA shuts down The Sims and SimCity developer Maxis

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In this industry it's not often that hearing a studio is being closed down genuinely surprises you, but I'm left fairly shocked by the news that EA is shutting the doors at Maxis Emeryville, the studio's main headquarters, for good.

Well, maybe 'surprised' is the wrong word; despite the well-publicised disaster of SimCity and the negative response to the removal of several features from The Sims 4, I somehow simply assumed that Maxis, who've been around since before I was even born, would continue on regardless.

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