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Frozen Synapse 2 exists, promises open world tactics

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Frozen Synapse 2 exists, and it’s promising “open world tactics.”

American Truck Simulator has a demo now

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Okay, okay. I get it. Maybe trucking up and down the highway isn’t your cup of tea. It’s not the most exciting or engaging thing in the world. There are already a lot of really terrific games out this year.

Forced Showdown launches on March 29th

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BetaDwarf has announced that the third game in the Forced series, Forced Showdown, will be arriving this coming March 29th. The game takes the original concept, turns it into "a modern mash-up of a top-down, twin stick action rogue-lite that combines the strategy of a deck-building card game."

First episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne arriving February 23rd

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Telltale Games has announced that the first game of their Walking Dead "miniseries" starring Michonne will be arriving on February 23rd. The first episode is titled In Too Deep, which takes place during her absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book.

Borislav Slavov hired to compose score for Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Larian has announced in a Kickstarter update that the studio has found a composer to create the score to their highly anticipated sequel, Divinity: Original Sin 2. Slavov had written the score to such games as Knights of Honor, Two Worlds II, Gothic 3, Crysis 2, Crysis 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome.

Indie first person puzzle game The Guest gets March 10th release date

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Indie developer Team Gotham's first person puzzle game, The Guest, finally has a publisher, 505 Games. The game, which earned numerous awards on the indie showcase circuit for the past 2 years, will be hitting Steam on March 10th for $9.99.

Gigantic developer engages in second round of layoffs in two months

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Two months ago, Gigantic developer Motiga laid off 16 staff members, with the developer stating it was undeterred in its quest to bring the crossplatform MOBA to PC and Xbox One. Today, the developer announced more "significant, temporary studio layoffs."

First-person exploration game Eastshade gets its first trailer

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I’ve killed a lot of things in video games. I’ve seen a lot of action. More than a few explosions. It’s been great and all, but a wise man once said “life in the fast lane will surely make you lose your mind.” Sometimes you just want something a little more slow-paced.

Pre-orders for “Oculus-ready” PC bundles to open soon

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Are video games just not yet real enough for you? Will you just not be satisfied until you’re fully immersed in a VR world? Are you concerned that your PC isn’t up to the task of rendering Oculus-level virtual environments? Well, brother or sister, have I got an offer for you!

Plague Inc: Evolved mutates into a final release next week

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Bioweapons. They’re all the rage! Admit it, you’ve always wanted to wipe out the human race by developing an unstoppable, untreatable pathogen.

The Division open beta launches in February

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The Division had a closed beta that wrapped up pretty recently, and it sounds like despite some unfortunate issues, people enjoyed it. Well, guess what! You get the chance to play in an open beta soon!

Free Slavic Nations DLC announced for Total War: Attila

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Sega has announced that as part of their Make War Not Love 3 promotion, the new Slavic Nations Culture Pack downloadable content pack for Total War: Attila will be given away for free on the 25th February.

What To Expect From Galactic Civilization 3 In 2016

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Despite the fact that Galactic Civilization 3 left Early Access a while ago, Stardock has been keeping the game up-to-date and fresh at the demands of the community - and more is on the way.

We already know, from Stardock’s GalCiv3 roadmap, what will be coming in upcoming patches: 1.6 will include improvements to starbases (as well as substantial AI improvements), 1.7 will have changes to the UI while 1.8 is said to allow for mods.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter gets May 27th release date

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Last October, Bigben Interactive announced the eighth game in the Sherlock Holmes series, The Devil's Daughter. The studio has now announced that the game will be hitting shelves on May 17th.

Cloaked In Silence DLC announced for Metal Gear Online

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Konami has announced a new downloadable content campaign for Metal Gear Online, which is the online component of the publisher's smash hit Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The new DLC is called Cloaked in Silence, which adds new maps, Quiet as a playable character, and the Appeal Action feature.

Stardock On Why Ashes Of The Singularity Won’t Get A Strategic Zoom Camera

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You may think that the RTS genre is all about clicking quicker than your opponent, but in truth there’s a lot more variety than that. StarCraft is a much quicker, reflexive sort of game than the likes of Homeworld, for example.

Though Stardock’s take on the genre Ashes Of The Singularity is still in Early Access on Steam, it’s regularly getting updates and improvements that has led to an overall positive experience from gamers. That doesn’t mean there aren’t requests, though, such as a wider zoom for the game to improve strategic control.

Paradox Interactive details upcoming Cities: Skylines update

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When Paradox Interactive announced the Snowfall expansion for their city building sim Cities: Skylines, they promised that a free update would be coming to all owners of the game. The publisher has now revealed exactly what will be included in that update.

Galactic Civilizations III To Receive “Substantial” AI Improvement

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If you’ve played GalCiv3 at all then you’ll know that it - like so many 4X games before it - suffers from an opponent AI that just doesn’t think of the breadth of options open to it.

In fact, it’s a bit of a problem for fans since new additions and changes to the game have created an AI that doesn’t even aim to seek out some of the powerful new additions to the game, from Artifacts in the Precursor DLC to using systems to achieve victory outside of conquest - such as targeting for a research victory as an easy strategy.

Humble Bundle starts producing indie video games for new Humble Originals line

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Humble Bundle is not only offering gamers pay-what-you-want video game bundles these days. Now, it has started publishing its own games to supplement its Humble Monthly subscription service called Humble Originals. The first game is Mighty Rabbit Studios' Elephant in the Room.

Sci-fi first person exploration adventure game Project Elea announced

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Indie developer Kyodai has announced a new science fiction first person exploration game, Project Elea, which the studio promises will explore "humanity's place in the universe, the nature of intelligence and the meaning of faith."

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