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3D Realms is hiring for new Build Engine title

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Developer 3D Realms has put out an ad looking for folks who are familiar with the Build Engine, the very same graphics engine that Duke Nukem 3D was created on.

That would be the same Duke Nukem 3D that released back in January 1996, by the way. Yep.

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain set to release next week

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Whoa, don't put down that Hearthstone-branded crack-pipe just yet, Blizzard have just confirmed that the Blackrock Mountain expansion to their ludicrously popular card battling game will arrive next week.

The expansion is set to go live on Windows PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets on April 2nd in North American territories.

PC Dark Souls 2 owners can upgrade to Scholar of the First Sin for a discounted price

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Bandai Namco has revealed a few different upgrade options for PC Dark Souls 2 players who want to pick up the forthcoming enhanced edition, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.

Rather than forcing us to splash out full price for the game again, there are two separate prices; one for those who own the original base game only, and one for those who've already bought its DLC.

Dirty Bomb's lengthy development a reaction to troubled Brink launch, says Splash Damage chairman

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Multiplayer experts Splash Damage have definitely taken their time with Dirty Bomb, the team-based shooter that they first announced back in 2012, and has only just entered a Closed Beta on Steam.

According to the company's co-founder and chairman Paul Wedgwood, who I managed to grab a chat with at a recent preview event, the rocky launch of 2011's Brink was a big factor in that extended development period.

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.

Impressively ambitious Command & Conquer: Generals mod, Rise of the Reds, set for a big update

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12 year old RTS Command & Conquer: Generals is set to get an injection of new content courtesy of an upcoming update to an impressive-looking mod.

The mod in question is Rise of the Reds and it brings two new factions to the table, the Russian Federation and the European Continental Alliance, in addition to a 100 new units and a number of other changes and tweaks.

New Valve-approved Half-Life 2: Update mod set for Steam release tomorrow

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The Half-Life 2: Update mod, a labour of love from passionate fans of Valve's seminal FPS, will go live on Steam tomorrow.

Even better, not only is the mod completely free but Half-Life 2 developer Valve has also given it their stamp of approval, too.

MotoGP 15 speeds to PC in June

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MotoGP developer Milestone Studios have just announced that the third entry in their motorcycle racing series, MotoGP 15, will arrive on PC this June.

In addition to the announcement, the developer has also released a trailer that we've got for you at the bottom of the article.

WildStar's next update adds various customisation options, including carrot pets and mobile wardrobes

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I'm not sure if it's the secret to reviving a flagging game's fortunes, but I'll be damned if I can find a bad side to adding anthropomorphic carrots, necrotic goats, or desperado cats to a game.

Which is exactly what Carbine Studios is doing with WildStar. The upcoming INVASION: Nexus update will contain various customisation options, including 54 purely cosmetic pets.

Hi-Rez offers Smite discounts to celebrate MOBA's first anniversary

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Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the one year anniversary of its third-person god-brawling MOBA Smite with a big sale on gems and hero skins.

You can also net a discount on the the Ultimate God Pack, which gives you access to every single god in the game so you can see which one you like best. You faithless HERETIC.

Arkham Knight's pre-order Harley Quinn DLC takes place before the main game

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One of Batman: Arkham Knight's pre-order DLC packs allows players to jump into the leather boots of the ever so slightly unhinged Harley Quinn, and information on the game's Amazon store page reveals the playable mission takes place before the events of the main game.

I'm going to stick up a *Spoiler Warning* here, because while the plot info revealed isn't too secretive. It does fill us in on exactly what Harley's up to.

World of Tanks eSports league Grand Finals kick off on April 25 in Warsaw

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Wargaming has revealed all the key details about the upcoming World of Tanks Grand Finals of the League. Between April 25–26 in Warsaw, twelve of the very best virtual tanker teams will go head to head.

They'll be battling over a $300K prize pool, competing in a slightly revamped tournament format that Wargaming has designed with the help of pro gamers. It's intended to make battles more streamlined and thrilling.

Total War: Attila gets gory with the new Blood & Burning DLC

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If you fancy spicing up your Total War: Attila experience by having your soldiers puke themselves before a battle, or watching heads and limbs fly about like big lumps of meat confetti, it's your lucky day.

The Creative Assembly has released the bluntly named Blood & Burning DLC for its historical strategy game, along with the previously revealed > Celtic Culture Pack.

Double Fine's Broken Age Act 2 set to release at the end of April

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Double Fine have just announced that the second and concluding act of Kickstarter-funded adventure title Broken Age will release on April 29th in Europe.

From the day of its release onwards, Broken Age will only be available for purchase as a whole package, rather than in individual acts.

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