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Don’t have anything to play this weekend? Check out these free games on Steam

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Do you like anime? There’s a huge sale on Steam right now where you can get up to 90% off selected anime titles. If you don’t care about anime, don’t worry, you can check out these two free games on Steam (for this weekend only, sadly).

The first game is Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (what a mouthful, gosh). Created by Nexon, this shooter typically costs only £3.98 but this weekend you have the option to not only buy it at half price and try it for free. If you do end up playing the game, Nexon will reward your account with a rad M4A1 weapon skin. Check out the video below for the trailer to this game.

Order of Battle: Winter War is coming soon on PC

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Following on from Order of Battle: US Marines which arrived on the Steam store just over three weeks ago, Slitherine Group (publisher of Order of Battle) have announced that Order of Battle: Winter War will be making its way onto PC and Mac soon.

Order of Battle: Winter War follows the Finnish Army as they battle against the Red Army. This expansion features a new campaign including fourteen scenarios. Players will take command of the Finnish Army, an army that has never been seen before in this series. As a result, this brings new units as well as a brand new terrain and climate: winter. Winter will affect the battlefield by covering the land in snow, slowing soldiers and freezing lakes, allowing the now frozen lakes to be crossed by ground units. As expected, you cannot entrench the frozen lakes, so be careful when you plan your attack.

Shiro, developers of Evoland, announce new strategy game – Northgard

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Shiro have announced a brand new strategy and exploration game – Northgard.

Northgard is a Norse-inspired strategy game which has explorers discovering a new world filled with mystery and danger. Your job as the player is to help these explorers survive and thrive in this scary new land.

Adam Jensen embraces his augmentations in new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer

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Following the events of the incredible Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Adam Jensen explains the plot of the latest game, Mankind Divided.

The trailer does a good job of explaining how the gameplay works, but we imagine the story may be a bit confusing if you haven’t played the previous game. Jensen’s powers have improved dramatically thanks to him receiving more implants than he thought he did, basically a convenient way for Eidos Montreal to give him more abilities. In the trailer we get to witness some of Jensen’s new powers, including: the ability to turn invisible, to the point where security laser beams can’t detect his movement; a new augmentation to his arm that allows him to shoot some type of energy cannon; and some new hacking abilities making infiltrating a lot easier.

Open beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex on Windows 10 begins May 5th

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By now, a lot of readers will probably have seen some of the information about Forza Motorsport 6. The open beta is going to be available to anyone with a Windows 10 PC on May 5th.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has PC fans concerned as it is not a true Forza experience. Despite this game being the first of the Forza series to make its way to PC, it seems Microsoft aren’t willing to put a true version of their few Xbox One exclusive titles on Windows just yet. This PC Forza game is free-to-play, with the unlocks for cars and tracks being locked behind paywalls.

Today at 5PM BST/12PM Eastern Gamewatcher plays N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure

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You can tune into GameWatcher’s Twitch channel for hour long streams of the latest and maybe greatest in PC gaming. We’ll be hitting big new releases, indie curiosities, and Early Access works-in-progress, so be sure to have a look for first impression gameplay footage of a wide variety of titles.

Master X Master launches new series – ‘Meet the Masters’

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Remember that MOBA NCSOFT announced a few months ago? Now it’s time to meet some of the masters in the game.

In a brand new series named ‘Meet the Masters’, you can get an in-depth look at some of the characters in Master X Master. The first batch of Masters include: Taejin, Sizuka, Cagnazzo, and Demenos.

New EVE Online Citadel expansion allows players to build and destroy massive structures

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EVE Online has become such a different experience to other MMORPGs, it provides completely different elements that no other game can. With this new Citadel expansion, those elements are about to expand even further.

The biggest selling point of this new expansion is the ability to construct large structures designed to help you as you battle your way through space. The old Starbases are now irrelevant, now it’s all about Citadels. Citadels work as the headquarters for both individuals and corporations. They can be used as a point of offensive operations or simply used as a trade-hub. Whether you are a rich or poor EVE Online player, this update will impact you in a large way.

CD Projekt would rather emulate Rockstar than become a ten-project studio

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CD Projekt CEO, Marcin Iwiński, discusses the future of the company with GameIndustry.biz where he talks about emulating the Rockstar model, among other things.

Iwiński told GamesIndustry.biz that Rockstar is seen as a role model for CD Projekt. Unlike most developers, Rockstar is not bound by publishers forcing the company to release games at a specific date each year. Rockstar are allowed to take their time with whatever game they create and, usually, the game turns out to be a complete success both critically and financially. In the full quote, Iwiński had this to say: "If we look at our role models, what Rockstar is doing is amazing. It's not like, 'We have to ship a game or we may not hit our financial goals.' It's, 'Here's GTA V, and by the way, it's the best game ever made.' We're all looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2 because we know they'll show something and we'll be like, 'Oh my god.'

Watch the developers at id Software play through an hour of Doom’s campaign

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Watch the video at the bottom of this page to see creative director, Hugo Martin, and executive producer, Marty Stratton, of id Software play though Doom’s campaign for an hour.

Judging by the video, it appears as though you won’t have to reload your guns during the game. The guns you hold have a certain amount of ammo in them and they won’t stop firing until you run out of bullets. You’ll also be able to hold a large amount of weapons at any given time, unlike the multiplayer mode which restricts you quite a bit. There are also weapon modifications you can make, for example you can modify guns to shoot in bursts, you can change the ammo to fire explosive rounds and so on.

Interview with The Witcher 3 developers reveals DLC length, Cyberpunk 2077 news and more

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Thanks to an interview by GameStar and the translation by Reddit user Pawel95, a huge amount of information has come out about CD Projekt’s current and future titles.

The forty-five minute interview was broken up into three sections: General things, details about the new Witcher 3 expansion and brief comments about Cyberpunk 2077. The two members of CD Projekt being interviewed include their PR/Social media manager (on the right of the picture above), one of their quest designers (in the middle of the picture above).

Can The Division’s hacks be fixed? It’s not looking likely, says former Respawn and Sony Programmer

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A few days ago, former Respawn and Sony Programmer, Glenn Fiedler posted up an interesting article on his blog, asking (and pretty much answering) whether The Division hacks can be fixed. He explained how FPS games network models work and how, if The Division is using a trusted client network model, it’s very unlikely that it will ever be entirely secure on PC.

Published on 25th April, Fiedler concluded his blog post with:

Taiwanese rating board leaks Trials of the Blood Dragon

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Remember that radical Far Cry 3 spin off, Blood Dragon? Well, it looks like Ubisoft are planning on giving Trials the same treatment, according to the Taiwanese rating board.

Spotted by Twitter user @Lifelower, Trails of the Blood Dragon looks like it will appear on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Without Lifelower, we would not have the screen-capped listing as it has now been removed from the Taiwanese website. The Taiwanese rating board has been correct in the past. Previous listings dating months before any announcements include both Zombi for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, plus a console release for Dirt Rally.

Trial by Fire add-on announced for Might and Magic Heroes VII

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Ubisoft has announced ‘Trial by Fire’, an add-on for turn-based strategy game, Might and Magic Heroes VII. The new add-on will enable players to decide what lies ahead for the Dwarven community in the world of Ashan, as they take charge of a new Fortress faction.

Trial by Fire will follow the relationship between the Dwarven Kingdom of Grimheim and the Holy Griffin Empire as tensions grow between the two. The add-on introduces two new campaigns and promises improved mechanics as well as extra content in the form of bonus Scenario and Skirmish maps, written by renowned Heroes IV’s writer, Terry B. Ray.

Name of new Call of Duty game leaked thanks for PSN Store error

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The PSN Store seemed to accidentally reveal the name of the next Call of Duty game. The name appears to be: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

We have no idea where this Call of Duty game will be set. As this is the Infinity Ward team making this game, there has been plenty of speculation that the next game may be a remastered version of the Modern Warfare games. Others have speculated that the next Call of Duty game could be a complete remake of Modern Warfare 1, arguably the most popular game in the series.

Miyazaki talks about new IP, Armoured Core and the future of the Dark Souls series

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In an interview with GNN Gamer, Hidetaka Miyazaki (creator of the Souls series), clarified a number of questions fans have wanted to know.

The first question relates to the DLC in Dark Souls 3:

Fallout 4 mod tools are in open beta, available to download now

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After six long months, Bethesda have finally given mod makers the tools they need to start customising Fallout 4 in any way they want to. In the video found at the bottom of this article, Bethesda mention that this Creation Kit program is the same tool they use to work on the game, so mod makers should rejoice that they aren’t getting a watered down experience.

The Creation Kit this time around is integrated with Bethesda’s website. It looks similar to the Steam Workshop interface, but it seems to work a lot better with a controller. This will be the first Bethesda game to support mods on console, it makes sense why the developers would put so much time to make the experience of downloading mods as simple as possible.

Homefront: The Revolution 'America Has Fallen' Trailer

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Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios today released an opening cinematic backstory trailer for Homefront: The Revolution, titled 'America Has Fallen'.

Homefront: The Revolution is a re-imagining of an alternate history that goes back to the ashes of the Korean War and documents the fall of one global superpower - and the rise of another, driven by the ruthless APEX Corporation.

ROCKFISH Games announce closed alpha for EVERSPACE on April 29th

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If you haven’t heard of EVERSPACE before, I’d recommend checking out their Kickstarter page. EVERSPACE is a rougelike space shooter, a combination of games that we’ve never seen put together before. Today ROCKFISH Games have announced a closed alpha for EVERSPACE that will be playable on April 29th.

Earning over €420,000 from over ten thousand people, this closed alpha is sure to excite more than a few of those backers. Not only did ROCKFISH Games reach their goal, they also hold the record for being the most funded German developers of any game on Kickstarter.

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim releases today on Steam

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim, was pitched on Kickstarter as ‘Wind Waker meets Dark Souls’, and it finally launches today. Thanks to the support of the backers on Kickstarter, the project managed to raise over $31,000 back in October 2013.

Created by Overflow Games, this puzzle solving, action role-playing, open-world fantasy game follows young Viking, Tyrim, on a quest to find the missing men from his village.

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