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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.

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.

 
 

Oh, it's actually called Blink, too. Corvo should sue. Another cool trick is Recall, which zips you back in time a few seconds, regaining any health that you've lost. Tracer's Ultimate ability is Pulse Bomb, a sticky mine that does huge AOE damage.

You can check out the rest of Overwatch's international roster. From mech-suited gorillas to cyborg buddhists, over on the official site. You can also sign up for the beta, though we've no idea exactly when that's going to drop.

Open beta for Dirty Bomb starts on June 2

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The open beta for Splash Damage's team-based shooter Dirty Bomb will kick off next week, the developer has announced. To take part you just have to grab the client from Steam.

In the beta you'll find five maps set up for the game's fast-moving Objective mode, plus a dozen of the game's Mercs, special characters who each pack their own unique skills and weapons.

Telltale Games enter deal with GOG.com, DRM-free Game of Thrones now available

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It's a Red Wedding for DRM. Telltale Games has entered into a publishing pinky-swear agreement with GOG.com and now Game of Thrones is available to terrorise our moral scruples devoid of DRM tyranny.

This is just the first series to land on GOG.com, as Telltale's other interactive story gems like The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead will also arrive to GOG Galaxy.

Survival RPG Impact Winter is Greenlit on Steam, new development update

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Snowy post-apocalyptic survival RPG Impact Winter has been given the thumbs up on Steam Greenlight, meaning Jacob Soloman's 30 day ordeal leading a group of survivors will arrive on the platform in 2016.

Set 8 years after 'The Catastrophe' on an asteroid collision, the world is ravaged by heavy snow. We must do what we can for our group that's holed up in a remote church. Thankfully we've got a robotic sidekick.

Dieselstörmers drops RPG for "roguelike experience"

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Independent developer Black Forest Games has taken the risky option of changing direction with their game Dieselstörmers mid-production. They have 'retired' the game's RPG for a "roguelike experience.".

They felt the game "could be so much more," and after going through community feedback opted for a "rogue-like concept" for Dieselstörmers. The team had to avoid 'damaging the core' of the game.

Chaos Reborn update includes Classic Chaos multiplayer, two new battle environments

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Julian Gollop's turn-based tactical RPG Chaos Reborn has just been updated with the Classic Chaos multiplayer mode, pitting player wizards against each other in standard gear with a "random selection of spells."

Classic Chaos will have its own league competition. Alongside this addition are two new battle environments - Ruins and Citadel. The single-player exploration mode is also due for an initial release in June.

New quest and "alternative look" DLC freely added to The Witcher 3

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CD Projekt RED has just updated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with two more free DLCs as part of their 'rewarding the player' crusade. The first new addition is a new quest looking for some missing miners.

The next is an "entirely new look" for sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, who Geralt happens to be hot on the trail of at the beginning of the RPG. Four DLCs have been released for free so far.

First images of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti, card expected this month

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The Ti variation of Nvidia's latest GeForce 900 series is about to drop according to recent rumblings and the surfacing of the very first images of the new GPU. The GTX 980 Ti will be their most powerful card before the TITAN X.

What fancy specs does this new GPU beast boast? Well it has 6GB VRAM to start, which is half that of the TITAN X, but the 980 Ti is geared specifically with gaming in mind, unlike the TITAN X.

Advanced Warfare's third DLC pack Supremacy stars horror icon Bruce Campbell

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's third DLC pack, Supremacy, will feature horror icon Bruce Campbell. The star of the Evil Dead films will appear in the next episode of co-op mode Exo Zombies.

It's not the first time that a famous horror star has turned up in the series; > last time Jason Vorhees turned up, and he was a playable special character. CoD can be more than a little weird when it wants to be.

Zenimax is deactivating fraudulent CD keys for The Elder Scrolls Online

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Keeping good on the promise it made last week, Zenimax Online is deactivating fraudulently obtained digital keys for its MMO The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

In a forum post the developer revealed a list of verified retailers across all regions – anyone buying from a site not found on that list runs the risk of having their game account closed.

Double Fine re-secures rights to Iron Brigade, releases new Steam update that fixes the game's matchmaking service

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Double Fine has re-secured the rights to its World War I tower defense shooter Iron Brigade, which debuted on Xbox back in 2011, and hit the PC a year later. The studio's not only gained the rights to self-publish their game, they've also scooped up the IP itself - I wouldn't be surprised if we see a sequel at some point.

To celebrate the news, Double Fine has released an update to the Steam version of the game, which adds various bug fixes and improvements, and replaces the original matchmaking with Steamworks support.

Counter-strike: Global Offensive's new campaign event Operation Bloodhound is packed with maps and weapon skins

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Counter-strike: Global Offensive has received a big new update called Operation Bloodhound, which adds 62 campaign challenge missions, 6 community maps, and a ranking system that rewards players with Weapon Drops when they hit each level.

There's also a new melee weapon to unlock, the Falchion, which drops in its own weapon case with 16 community-created weapon finishes.

CD Projekt says the next two years are for The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 will have to wait until 2017

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Issues of "graphical downgrades" aside, I think it's fair to say the reception for CD Projekt's behemoth RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been rather positive so far. It looks like being the title that breaks the series into the mainstream.

"Sales of the third part will be many times higher than with our earlier games. Preorders indicate this," says CD Projekt's chief executive Adam Kicinski. "We broke into the mainstream. It is such a moment in our firm's history that after some years people will look differently at CD Projekt before and after this release."

Evolve gets a new Arena Mode in free update

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Rather than forcing you to track a slavering monster through forests, industrial complexes and cramped alleyways, the latest free update for Turtle Rock's 4v1 shooter Evolve cuts out a lot of the legwork by trapping you in an enclosed space with it.

The new Arena Mode places five “fixed domes” on each of the 14 maps in the game, creating a total of 70 arenas in which Monster players can take on the the Hunter team.

First update drops for Tripwire's co-op shooter Killing Floor 2, adds new Volten Manor map

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Tripwire Interactive has released the first update for its ludicrously violent festival of dismemberment, Killing Floor 2. Content Patch 01 adds a new map, collectible items, bug fixes and more.

New map Volter Manor takes place in a modern fortress with “many deadly secrets to hide”, set against a Swiss cliff side. Tripwire released several images from the new map earlier this month, some of which you can see below. Lots of claret being splashed around, as you'd expect.

Watcher Think? A Bastard's Tale

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They're not lying you know, this game really is a Bastard's Tale. Though, in actual fact, it's probably more accurate to refer to it as the Tale of Many Bastards, since No Pest Productions retro-steeped brawler does a grand old job of throwing one hard bastard after another at you with the sort of regularity that makes you question what kind of person you were in a previous life.

I won't call it the 'Dark Souls of fighting games' because, well, that whole analogy of comparing difficult games to Dark Souls is about as fresh as a graveyard. What A Bastard's Tale is though, is a highly skill-based, weapon-centric brawler that provides a sustained challenge that is so stiff in the early going that its hair-yanking frustrations are only alleviated by the satisfaction of getting just that little bit further each time.

Camel101 announce survival horror Sleepers, set for Q4 2016

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There's a spaceship, there's you, and there's a bout of amnesia. Things could be worse though; you could be dead or 'changed', reveals Camel101, who announce survival horror Sleepers. We've also got 'no one to trust'.

Our ship's crew has gone and done or suffered something awful, but what? It's our misfortune to have to find out whilst trying to jog our memory of who we are and why we're even on this spaceship.

Paradox Interactive's Magicka 2 launches today on PC

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The second instalment of 'irresponsible misanthrope' wizards adventuring together has arrived with Magicka 2 out today. The robed spell-flingers return in both single-player and co-op beam-crossing action.

All game modes in Magicka 2 support up to 4-player co-op with friendly fire always on for "hilarious disasters". The new artifacts system will change-up the game rules every time.

Perception an "echo-location based adventure" of blind woman in haunted house

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Former BioShock and Dead Space developers have formed new indie outfit The Deep End Games, and they've taken to Kickstarter with an intriguing "echo-location based adventure" about a blind woman battling a haunted house.

It's a first-person narrative driven horror adventure called Perception and we'll have to use the woman's "extraordinary hearing" and sharp wits to stay ahead of a deadly presence lurking around.

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