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Competition: We have five Galactic Civilizations III - Founder Elite keys to give away

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We're in a terrible spot of bother. We have five Founder Elite keys to Stardock's Galactic Civilizations III and can't trust ourselves not to lose our jobs and families as we get seduced by just-one-more-turn.

So we decided the best thing is to just give them away. These Founder Elite keys grant access to all future DLC and expansions to GalCiv 3 forever. They can't be bought anywhere, not even for love.

Bioshock franchise still "really important", says Take-Two CEO

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There aren't currently any Bioshock games on the horizon, but Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick says that the franchise is still "really important" to its subsidiary publisher 2K Games.

Zelnick was speaking during the Technology, Media, & Telecom Conference in New York this week, where he also revealed the franchise has sold more than 25 million copies in total. 2013's Bioshock Infinite accounted for 11 million of those copies.

Need for Speed reboot will require an internet connection to play

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The Need for Speed reboot coming to PC and consoles this year will require an internet connection to play, EA has revealed. The publisher confirmed the not entirely welcome news on Twitter yesterday, but promised that "the benefits are nice".

Fiends and Frenzy update adds new classes and bosses to Darkest Dungeon

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Gritty, grimy dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon has received its biggest Early Access update yet, adding new hero classes, loot and bosses, plus a laundry list of big fixes and tweaks.

Fiends and Frenzy introduces two new miscreants to your roster, the Man-At-Arms and the Arbalest. The former is a melee specialist, while the latter adopts my favourite approach, namely hiding at the back shooting unspeakable abominations while they're distractedly chewing on the front-liners.

Free story expansion released for point and click thriller Gods Will Be Watching

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Developer Deconstructeam and publisher Devolver Digital have released a free mini-expansion for their unique little point and click thriller (though that description doesn't really do it justice) Gods Will be Watching.

The update adds a final chapter to the game, which will close the story of Sgt. Burden and his crew. It's set twenty years after the events of the main game.

Women's national teams will be playable in FIFA 16, for the first time in the series' history

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Erm, so let's ignore the whirlpool of controversy currently enveloping FIFA, and focus on something positive; for the first time in the FIFA video game series, women's football teams will be playable in FIFA 16.

16 national sides, to be exact, featuring top players from the sport's most successful nations including the USA's Hope Solo, England's Eni Aluko and Brazil's Marta.

Obsidian is crowdfunding Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach, a collectible card game

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Obsidian has announced the next product set in the Pillars of Eternity universe, though it might not quite be what you were expecting; the studio is partnering with Zero Radius to bring physical card game Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach to market.

As long as it passes a $30,000 Kickstarter goal, that is. That looks very likely, considering it's already reached $20,000 with another 34 days still left to go.

Terraria's 1.3 patch dated June 30th in teaser trailer

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By the end of next month Terraria will have achieved its 1.3 dreams with the highly anticipated patch adding a slew of new features, items, overhauls and enemies. Over 250 new items are going to bring the total count over 3,000.

Weapons will be useable on mounts, NPCs have better AI and animations, there will be Steam multiplayer integration, a dedicated Hook equipment slot, UI tweaks and a whole lot more on June 30th.

XP bug 'being addressed' in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, new trailer out

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Dark fantasy RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a bug problem, and not the kind a witcher silver sword can handle. CD Projekt RED has acknowledged a nasty little problem has snuck in with the 1.04 patch.

The problem is with earning experience from any quest that's marked 6 levels (or lower) beneath you. All other quests should be okay though. The developer has "found the issue" and are "especially sorry".

Prison Architect now at Alpha 33, introduces mail and 'graded cell quality'

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Another month, another Alpha milestone for Introversion Software's Prison Architect. This new update includes a new room: the Mail Room.

Prisoners enjoy a bit of correspondence, and the chance for some extra contraband. Introversion also introduce 'prisoner grading' that's tied to a new 'room quality' for cells that feature luxuries.

Over 7 minutes of gameplay in latest Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

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A new gameplay tease has been posted by WB Games and Rocksteady for Batman: Arkham Knight. There's over 7 minutes worth of footage captured from the PS4 version of the game, but don't mind that.

What we're really looking at is the meat of Arkham Knight's moment-to-moment thug beat-downs. From the trailer, our chained combo skills will be put to the test like never before.

Ubisoft: There will "not be a companion app" for Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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Aside from ditching multiplayer, Ubisoft is also not going to produce yet another companion app for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate. These apps launch on iOS and Android and had game content tied to them.

This wasn't a welcomed practice by many fans as it took people out the game, and Assassin's Creed: Unity took it to an all-new level with obscene clutter on the main game's map. Ubisoft is sticking to the "core experience" now.

Paradox unveil more Common Sense in latest Europa Universalis IV dev diary, expansion out June 9th

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The latest developer diary from Paradox Development Studio is here for the upcoming Common Sense expansion to Europa Universalis IV, and it's focusing on Colonial Nations and Protectorates this time around.

Even more 'subject interaction' is revealed like being able to rename our colonial nations, ending the curse of ye olde spelling erorrs. We can replace their governors too, and tell them to start a colonial war!

WildStar becomes free-to-play this fall, entire MMO "open for players to explore for free"

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Carbine Studios' MMO WildStar is facing up to reality that a subscription-based model just doesn't cut it, and so are switching over to free-to-play this fall. The whole game will be "open for players to explore for free."

Cosmetics and boosts will be purchasable with NCoin, but there's an 'equivalent item' that can be earned in-game. Progression remains unchanged and 'power cannot be bought', assures the developer.

Starfall Tactics nears 50% funding, 14 days left on Kickstarter

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Space real-time strategy Starfall Tactics is almost half way to its Kickstarter goal, and it's now got two weeks until the campaign finishes. The free-to-play 'next-gen' space RTS has a new trailer for its three factions.

Developer Snowforged Entertainment has also achieved a thumbs up on Steam Greenlight for Starfall Tactics. Tactical ship combat, fleet customisation and gorgeous battles are just $23k away.

Skywind mod's recreation of Morrowind's starting village is pretty impressive

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Anyone who's played Morrowind remembers the village of Seyda Neen, right? There's that annoying wood elf. And of of those massive crab-flea things you can ride about on. The swampy hellhole that greets you as you enter the game's distinctly unusual fantasy universe has been lovingly recreated by the team behind ambitious mod Skywind.

Skywind, you might remember, converts the entirety of Morrowind into Skyrim's much fancier engine. It's been in the works a long time, but slowly and surely the project's inching towards completion.

Liberator air unit zooms into the Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void beta

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A new unit is making its way to Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void in the latest Beta Patch 5.2, the Liberator airship. This is a high-cost flying fortress that packs an area affect punch against other air units, but can also target a point on the surface to damage ground units.

Team-based military shooter Squad is now on Kickstarter

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Squad, the hardcore, team-based shooter from former modders Offworld Industries, has popped up on Kickstarter, with the team hoping for the rather specific amount of $184,000 in order to complete development on their project.

Back in April the shooter was greenlit on Steam after just a week, and it looks like it's not going to have any trouble reaching its crowdfunding goal either; $124,180 has already been pledged, but just under a month still left to go.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is getting two new fan-suggested items, plus daily runs and scoreboards

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has received an impressive amount of content since its launch last year, and that drip-drip-drip of new levels, modes and challenges doesn't show any signs of letting up in the near future.

Developer Edmund McMillen has been adding new fan suggested items like the Dead Eye and Continuum, and in a post on the game's website he revealed that daily runs and scoreboards are both on their way.

Watch seven minutes of Overwatch hero Tracer in action

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Blizzard has released another lengthy gameplay video for its MOBA-esque shooter Overwatch, this time showing off British hero Tracer and her nifty teleport powers.

And her awful, awful accent. When she's not butchering the mother tongue, Tracer prefers to keep on the move, perforating enemies with her nifty dual machine-pistols, and using a teleport move reminiscence of Dishonored's Blink spell.

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