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DICE releases its first developer diary for Star Wars Battlefront

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DICE has released its first developer diary for Star Wars Battlefront, discussing the game's production, the team's collaboration with Lucasfilm, and their trips to several locations where the films' most famous scenes were filmed.

Basically, if you've ever wanted to be incredibly jealous of someone's job, here you go. Getting its hands on all those classic movie props has helped DICE create a pretty visually authentic vision of the Star Wars universe.

Mortal Kombat X patch aims to tidy up some lingering post-launch issues

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Mortal Kombat X had something of a dodgy launch on PC last week, with players left unhappy at the game's poor netcode and frequent crashes. Fortunately Netherrealm released a patch over the weekend to help sort out some of those issues.

They've also handed out some Krypt Koins to thanks fans for their patience. Krypt Koins are a kurrency that you kan use to buy various trinkets, such as kostumes for your favourite kharacters. See how annoying that is, Netherrealm?

Mad Max Burns his way onto PC in September, new Screenshots Released

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Avalanche Studios has released several new screenshots for the video game release of Mad Max, which is coming to the PC in September.

Triad Wars Own the Underworld Trailer

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Set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong and Sleeping Dogs universe, Triad Wars is an online open-world action/adventure game where you experience high-octane violence and non-stop martial arts action as the #1 badass in a hard-hitting Hong Kong Cinema-styled world of crime.

Forge your personal empire in the dark heart of Hong Kong and manipulate the Triad underworld as the ultimate criminal mastermind. Succeed through strategy via extortion, hacking and money laundering or muscle your way to the top with the lethal combination of guns, knives, and fists. Own the streets before they own you.

Kerbal Space Program Launches on 27th April

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Squad's Kerbal Space Program is currently in early access, although the developer announced this morning that it will soon move into a full release on the 27th April.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launches Tuesday, April 21st

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The first instalment of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series from Ubisoft will be releasing tomorrow, April 21st, with the first taking place in 16th century China with the young Shao Jun.

She returns to her native land "hell-bent on revenge" after a national purge by the recently crowned Jiajing Emperor. Unlike other titles in the series, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles is a 2.5D action adventure.

Godus co-creator leaves Peter Molyneux's 22cans to 'steer own ship'

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Jack Attridge, co-creator of Godus, is leaving Peter Molyneux's 22Cans to pursue his own game development path. He started the process back in January, before the rather contentious interview between RPS and Molyneux.

Attridge is preparing a "parting gift" for 22Cans, his former boss and mentor, and backers of Godus in the form of a documentary about the developer since its founding, up until the recent unpleasantness.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide gets opening cinematic, on Steam Early Access May 5th

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The opening cinematic to Warhammer 40,000: Regicide has been released by independent developer Hammerfall Publishing, which teases us with the single-player campaign for this bloody twist on Chess.

Regicide supports cross-platform play with a unified account to be played anywhere at any time, and Early Access is due next month and includes access to the Angels of Blood campaign.

Spiderling Studios tease shots of new levels coming to Besiege in Early Access, no update to Unity 5 yet

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The Early Access title Besiege, which has many in love with physics-based siege warfare shenanigans, will be updating to v0.1 soon, with Spiderling Studios "working really hard" on this big update.

It will be adding new levels to try out our unholy contraptions on. Sadly it won't be delivering an upgrade to the Unity 5 engine, as the team have to deal with bugs, which affects all motorised blocks.

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm launches June 2nd, open beta from May 20th

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Free-to-play team-based brawl-athon, Heroes of the Storm, will be officially leaving its crazy beta days behind June 2nd. However it will be going into open beta from May 20th until launch, says Blizzard.

The studio call it 'accessible for newcomers' but also "challenging enough for veterans" in the MOBA genre. 30 playable heroes across 7 dynamic Battlegrounds await in Heroes of the Storm.

Valve target Steam scammers and phishers with "limited user restrictions" until $5 is spent

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Planning on scamming and phishing today on Steam with your army of robot accounts? Well, business just got a little expensive because Valve has now implemented "limited user restrictions" on all newly created accounts.

Unless those newbie accounts pony up $5 through Steam purchases (activating retail keys and receiving gifts doesn't count) then you'll be unable to harass your fellow man with spam invites!

AMD's CEO lets slip a late July release date for Windows 10

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AMD's CEO Lisa Su has apparently let slip the release date for Windows 10 - Seeking Alpha reports that during the graphics card company's last earnings call, Su said that the next iteration of Microsoft's operating system will drop "at the end of July".

Here's when everybody across the globe will be able to start playing The Witcher 3

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CD Projekt's sprawling fantasy epic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt went gold last week, and now the developer has confirmed the official date when everyone across the globe will be able to get their grubby mits on the game.

Rumour: Mass Effect 4 survey hints at exploration focus, multiplayer, and a “living universe”

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Bioware has allegedly sent out a survey for the next Mass Effect game, which sheds a light on some potential features that might be introduced. I emphasise the word 'potential' there in big, red, glowing neon letters, because this is very much unconfirmed.

However. The last questionnaire that the company sent out, for its fantasy epic Dragon Age: Inquisition, hinted that there might be a multiplayer element to the game. Which there was. Nobody really played it, admittedly, but it does show that rumours like this aren't necessarily always nonsense.

Indie horror The Forest updated to Unity 5 in latest patch

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Indie survival horror (by that I mean a horror game in which you literally have to scrabble for food and shelter in order to survive) The Forest has switched over to Unity 5 in its latest update. Basically that should mean a slightly nicer looking experience all round, though if you want more specifics developer Endnight Games has an in-depth post over on the game's Steam forums.

DICE: “Star Wars: Battlefront won't resemble anything that we've done before."

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One of the common complaints about Visceral's Battlefield Hardline is that despite the gloss, the sheen and the many, many explosions, it feels just a little bit like a mod of a proper Battlefield game.

DICE head Patrick Bach doesn't want anyone to feel that way about the recently trailered Star Wars: Battlefront. Speaking with Eurogamer, Bach said the game will go back “to the roots and the core ethos” of the Battlefront series, while also keeping true to the Star Wars universe.

New Paradise Lost DLC expansion available for Postal 2

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Controversial shooter Postal 2 was released way back in 2003, so you might be forgiven for thinking that the odds of developer Running With Scissors releasing any more content for the game would be pretty damned low. You'd be wrong then, because new DLC pack Postal 2: Paradise Lost is now available on Steam.

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.

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