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EA releases concept art for Star Wars: Battlefront's free Battle of Jakku DLC

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EA has released two conceptual images from Star Wars Battlefront's free Battle of Jakku DLC pack, which is set to drop two weeks before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits cinemas.

Both shots reference that fantastic shot in the movie trailer of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer lying broken in the sand of a desert planet that's apparently not Tatooine – though it certainly looks very similar.

New screenshot suggests you can export XCOM 2 soldiers

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Eagle-eyed Reddit posters have spotted an interesting little bit of text in a new XCOM 2 screenshot released by Firaxis – the shot of the sequel's soldier customisation screen shows a menu button that reads 'export character'.

What that actually means, we still don't know – it could simply mean that you can shift your favorite troopers between saved games, but it also suggests you might be able to trade them with your friends.

It's all speculation until the developers confirm it, but given the expanded customisation options in XCOM 2, the ability to save a cosmetic copy of your star soldiers would be a logical next step in the game's ongoing attempt to make you feel awful when you get them killed by plasma grenades.

Capcom ready to bring Street Fighter 5 Beta back online this weekend

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Capcom has dragon-punched all the gremlins that were ruining its Street Fighter 5 Beta, and is ready to bring it back online this weekend.

Regional server stress tests appear to have solved the lag and disconnection issues that forced Capcom to shut down the Beta only a few days after it first went up, but the developer warns that other problems may crop up.

The Behemoth releases first trailer for oddball strategy title Pit People

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Castle Crashers developer The Behemoth officially announced its next game Pit People last month, and now we have the first in-game trailer.for the hex-based strategy game.

It's all very odd. Originally the game was going to be entirely set in a gladiatorial arena, and while a portion of its story still is, now we've also got giant, cosmic space-bears crashing into planets and all sorts of other weird stuff.

Fable Legends will be a Windows Store exclusive on the PC

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Lionhead Studios has revealed that upcoming fantasy RPG Fable Legends will be exclusive to the Windows 10 store on PC.

A community manager confirmed the news in a Twitter conversation with a fan, which was spotted over on NeoGAF.

Dwarves are bearded melee badasses in Total War: Warhammer

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Creative Assembly has shone the spotlight on Total War: Warhammer's Dwarfen faction for its latest unit video, specifically their deadly, rugged melee units.

One of the four armies included in the game's launch edition, the Dwarfs unsurprisingly specialise in heavy infantry - their axe and hammer troops are deadly not just against other enemy foot units, but against monsters and heroes as well. Plus, they've got the best-looking armour and weapons in the business. Fact.

Just Cause 3 team talks destruction in latest dev diary

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Just Cause 3 will feature even more of those sweet, sweet explosions you remember from the previous games, and the team at Avalanche gives us a closer look at the game's new tech in this developer diary video.

“We’ve been focused purely on the new generation of high-end technology from the very beginning of development,” says game director Roland Lesterlin “this huge amount of extra horsepower allows us to do things that simply weren’t possible until now”.

Reddit poster suggests that Mega Man Legacy Collection is a "fancy emulator, not a brand new engine"

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The Mega Man Legacy Collection was released earlier this week, giving fans of the classic action platformer series a great excuse to revisit its golden era.

That said, Reddit poster Jack-Walker has poked around inside the Steam release of the game, and discovered that Capcom's claims about the game using an entirely new engine may not be quite true.

You can now donate to 35,000 charities through the Humble Store

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Humble has massively increased the number of charities you can donate to when you buy a game from the Humble Store. Before, when making a purchase you would be able decide how the final amount was portioned up, including donating an amount of your choice to five different charities.

That number has now been increased to 35,000. You can decide which one you want to choose at the checkout stage, or if you're unsure, you can leave it to Humble to designate one of those five core charities.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will now move out of Early Access on September 8

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Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, the galaxy's most violent game of chess, will now be released in full on September 8, developer Hammerfall Publishing has announced. The game's been on Early Access since May, and the general response has been very positive.

"There's a huge amount of content, all of which is completed, that is now going through an additional polish stage. That’s a good thing not only for gamers, but for fans of the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, the developer writes.

Frozenbyte issues response video to Trine 3 feedback, says the series is "completely on hold"

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Frozenbyte has posted a video response to Trine 3 feedback, particularly focusing on criticism of the game's length. Marketing manager Kai Tuovinen accepts responsibility for not fully explaining that the game would be shorter than its predecessors during the pre-release marketing.

"As head of marketing here, I'll have to bit the bullet," he says "and blame myself for not revealing our plans to you from the start. Overall we're very proud of the game we made, a game we finished, we enjoy, and we think is fun."

Divinity: Original Sin 2 reaches Kickstarter goal in less than twelve hours

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If at first you succeed on Kickstarter, it's pretty likely that you'll do so again - Larian Studios has already received all the funding it asked for to create Divinity: Original Sin 2, less than 12 hours after the campaign launched.

As of this post the total sum is $618,000 from the original goal of $500,000, and terrifyingly enough there's still thirty-four days left to go on the campaign. Larian boss Swen Vincke thanks fans in an update video, and admits that they'll probably have to have a good long think about what to do with all that cash. Stretch goals haven't been fully worked out yet, but Vincke says that they'll be ready and posted "most likely tomorrow".

The Witcher 3 has sold over six million copies

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold a whopping 6,014,576 copies since it launched earlier this year, CD Projekt RED has revealed in a financial report (PDF).

The game itself cost £53 million, but all those lovely sales mean that CDPR is actually sitting pretty with a net profit of £41 million from the first half of 2015.

Funcom's singleplayer horror The Park is set in the same universe as MMO The Secret World

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Funcom's recently announced singleplayer horror game The Park, set in the world's least child-friendly amusement park, is actually related to the developer's massively multiplayer work.

It's set in the same universe as The Secret World, the studio's 'modern day but with absolutely everything from the last thousand years of our mythology thrown in' MMO.

Cliff Bleszinski's new game is free-to-play shooter LawBreakers

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Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski revealed his new game yesterday, the free-to-play shooter LawBreakers. This is what the previously teased Project Bluestreak ultimately evolved into.

The announcement trailer is pretty lore-heavy, and sets up a post-apocalyptic struggle between peacekeeper soldiers and criminal gangs. Here's the plot breakdown from developer Boss Key:

Assassin's Creed Syndicate pushed back a month on PC

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We're at the point now where I'm not sure if this is good news, bad news, or a combination of both, but Ubisoft has decided to push the PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate back a month.

That means it will drop on November 19, around a month after console players get their hands on the Victorian London-set entry.

“We have introduced several new improvements to our production pipeline and validation process, which allowed us to focus on polishing, stabilizing and optimizing the PC version very early on in the project,” says studio production manager Sam Kovalev. “This has been one of the top priorities for the production team this year.”

Sci-fi sandbox Starbound gets massive update

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Developer Chucklefish has updated its sci-fi sandbox game Starbound with a big new patch – called the Pleased Giraffe update for some reason - that adds a new Colony feature, allowing players to set up a base and attract new NPCs.

Also included are new Challenge Rooms to test your combat and platforming skills, a revised merchant interface for selling your unwanted rubbish, and a tonne of other new items, armour and places to explore.

Night Dive Studios working on PC remasters for Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Seeds of Evil

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Night Dive Studios, specialist in updating and remastering classic games, has announced that it's taking on classic dino-murdering shooters Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.

Though it seems like nowadays they're best known as N64 games, both titles were actually also released on the PC, in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

Nidhogg team's new game Flywrench is out now

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Nidhogg developer Messhof's new title, the abstract action puzzle game Flywrench, is available now on Steam.

In it, you pilot a spaceship through a series of tunnels, flipping your ship's orientation in order to get past various tricky obstacles.

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