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Star Wars: Battlefront reportedly features 40-player battles, to include free 'Battle of Jakku' update

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The next Star Wars: Battlefront, which leaks say is due November 17th, will be featuring 40-player brawls between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire.

Apparently 'Battle of Jakku' DLC will arrive later, which will be seen in the upcoming new Episode VII: The Force Awakens. However we'll play this battle out "30 years earlier" than in the film.

Episode 3 for Dontnod's adventure Life is Strange "will be released in May"

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The time-bending adventures of high school photography nerd Max in Life is Strange is set to continue next month, confirms developer Dontnod. They couldn't nail down an exact date presumably because of all the time rewinds.

The studio, which created the memory-altering Remember Me, has said they'd like episodic releases no further than two month's apart. Episode 2 dealt with some rather heavy stuff in which Max took a central role.

Pillars of Eternity patched to 1.04, more retroactive fixes applied

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Obsidian Entertainment has just released their 1.04 Patch for Pillars of Eternity, which among other things, will retroactively restore party movement speed, and award the 'All Stronghold Upgrades' achievement.

The 'Kill All Dragons' achievement will also work properly, as some could be killed indirectly. Shaders should now compile under DirectX 11 properly, and high resolution window-dragging is now a-okay.

Colossal Order give progress report on Cities: Skylines, next update "most substantial" yet

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The Cities: Skylines team at Colossal Order has just posted an April progress update for the city builder, where they pledge "new features, gameplay tweaks, improvements and more fun" in the next major update.

Tunnels and wall-to-wall architecture is coming to player cities, but as this update is much larger they'll be keeping it "in development and QA for a longer time", by about a month.

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 unleashes today, promotes "unhealthy love of explosions"

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Positech Games founder Cliff Harris has just released the sequel Gratuitous Space Battles 2 on PC, Mac and Linux for those whose love of starship beams and explosions borders on the obscene and pornographic. Ban this sick filth!

The follow-up supports 'pimping your fleet' to look however we want, Steam Workshop for mods, multi-screen support for more X-rated battles, and a wide variety of languages. Merci.

Modders find 'horses and zombies' in Grand Theft Auto V files

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The PC modding community has been busy pulling apart the once secure files of Grand Theft Auto V, and have discovered some material references to horses and the shuffling undead. Technically it does have a zombie already.

While the creative juices maybe flowing in the community, so far very little is possible to change in the game. We're not quite there yet adding in the superheroes and piano cars, but we're now a step closer.

Killing Floor 2 PC specs released, Digital Deluxe Edition detailed

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Tripwire Interactive has detailed the contents of the Killing Floor 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, along with the recommended PC specifications you'll need to meet if you want to see the game's super detailed gore system fling kneecaps and spleens at you in high definition.

Fourth Early Access update for Mordheim: City of the Damned adds runes and tentacles

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Mordheim: City of the Damned, Rogue Factor's adaptation of Games Workshop's classic tabletop game, has just received its fourth Early Access update, and it's a big one.

As every Warhammer fan knows, Chaos might be fun, but it tends to be bad for your health. Just ask anyone from The Cult of the Possessed - the Chaos warband now receive random mutations when leveling up that warp their bodies in various nasty ways. At least all those extra eyes and tentacles provide a bonus in combat.

Release date for Carmageddon: Reincarnation pushed back a month

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The final release date for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, the crowd-funded and subsequently Early Access-ed fourth entry in the long-running vehicular homicide series, has been pushed back a month.

Reincarnation was originally intended to make it the doors on April 23, but developer and original franchise creator Stainless Games has moved the date back to May 21.

Watch GTA V being played on the Virtuix Omni full-body motion controller

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Here, VR headsets are a bit old hat, aren't they? What you really need to do to experience true gaming satisfaction, is to strap yourself in to a full-body motion detector like the Virtuix Omni (ignoring the fact that it makes you look like a knock-off Terminator stuck on the production line).

Now that you can control your character through your own movements, what better game to choose for your virtual rampage than the recently released PC version of Rockstar's blockbuster crime sim Grand Theft Auto V?

Amplitude's Endless universe is free to play on Steam this weekend

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Endless Legend was one of the most beautiful games released last year, and a damned fine 4X game in its own right. I didn't quite get on with it as well as other reviewers seemed to (I found the interface a bit clunky and the combat occasionally frustrating), but I still had a lot of fun getting to know its various unique races – it has some of the best faction design I've ever seen.

If you've yet to dive into developer Amplitude's beautifully designed fantasy world, this weekend's as good a time as any to do so – Endless Legend and its rogue-like dungeon–crawler spin-off Dungeon of the Endless are both free to play on Steam this weekend.

Star Wars: Battlefront's release date may have been leaked early

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Technically the Star Wars: Battlefront release date should be revealed later today, but Gamespot has spotted a line of source code that may have leaked it a bit early.

The line of code in question reads; "The latest news and updates for Star Wars Battlefront. Available November 17, 2015, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC."

The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle offering 90% off on Steam

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Someone over at Daedalic Entertainment has barricaded themselves in a room with the company's Steam account and set off Armageddon. Thankfully they lack the actual capabilities to end the world, and instead went discount mad.

'The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle' is available for just over 24 hours and offers the Deponia trilogy, the Edna-Series, both Dark Eye Adventures and more, for just £12.99.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is "first move towards 3D-gameplay" and hits Early Access April 21st

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The third dimension is open in Trine 3, letting us go in a completely new direction - a third direction! The Wizard, Knight and Thief will be embarking on their journey next week, April 21st.

Developer Frozenbyte will bring it first to Early Access on Steam for $19.99 / £14.99. A live stream will air on Monday, April 20th @ 3.00pm GMT / 8.00am PDT.

Mortal Kombat X was "biggest launch" in the series history

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Ed Boone, creative director of fatality simulator series Mortal Kombat, has revealed that the recent launch of Mortal Kombat X was the 'biggest in the series history', and helped "FAR exceed" the team's expectations.

He promises they're "working (like mad) on all the issues" people have been having. The PC launch has been troubled with Steam's new download system.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "has gone GOLD and will soon be yours!"

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CD Projekt RED has announced that their dark, mature and oft-delayed fantasy RPG - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - has "gone gold" and is on track for release May 19th.

The whopping great world to explore and slay monsters in is nearly here, much to many a PC rigs terror. Around 16 pieces of free DLC will release for the RPG, with the first expansion due out October.

Star Wars: Battlefront banner at Star Wars Celebration spotted

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Leaked, the Star Wars: Battlefront banner has. Learn more, you will. The upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront showing at the Star Wars Celebration event is now aboard the hype-rspace-train, thanks to a shot of the promo banner.

It prominently features an AT-AT or three, with Stormtroopers, AT-STs, TIE Fighters, X-Wings and an Imperial Star Destroyer. The Battlefront series has always enjoyed ground and space combat.

RimWorld's Alpha 10 released, colony management now featuring joy

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Yes, joy can now be had - even demanded - in the latest Alpha release for RimWorld. Colonists now seek out ways to entertain themselves and will take up skygazing, meditating, horseshoe tossing and TV watching.

Repeat one activity too much and a tolerance builds up, so it's ideal to provide a "variety of joy sources." I think perhaps describing something as your 'joy source' doesn't happen nearly enough, daily.

Drones aplenty in new Zombies Monsters Robots update

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Free-to-play shooter Zombies Monsters Robots has received a new update that introduces drone companions, which will proved valuable backup when you're shooting zombies and monsters. Or indeed robots.

Titled Game of Drones (hur hur), the update also adds five new maps, a new competitive game mode, and an improved leveling-rewards system.

GTA V becomes the most popular non-Valve game on Steam

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Outside of Valve's own offerings, GTA V is now the most popular game on Steam, pushing ahead of Bethesda's Skyrim less than a week after launching. It peaked yesterday at just over 300,000 concurrent players, only about 130,000 behind perennially popular shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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