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id Software: DOOM reboot single player campaign around 13 hours

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DOOM is one game in which the single player has always been as important as its multiplayer. id Software revealed in a Tweet that the campaign for the upcoming reboot will be around 13 hours.

Quantum Break to be a Microsoft Store exclusive, system requirements revealed

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Remedy's newest game, Quantum Break, was officially announced as a same day launch as the Xbox One version, but don't expect to see it on Steam, as Microsoft's Larry Hryb has confirmed the Windows 10 game will be a Microsoft Store exclusive.

Rise of the Tomb Raider wins Writer's Guild Award

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Rise of the Tomb Raider has bested Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Pillars of Eternity and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in claiming the Writer's Guild of America's Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing Award.

The PC Gaming Show will return at E3 2016

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E3 has been a very console-focused show for as long as it’s existed. As PC gaming has reasserted itself in the past few years, though, the absence of home computer announcements has been more and more conspicuous. Enter the PC Gaming Show!

EA details Betrayal, the latest Battlefield Hardline expansion

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Cops! Robbers! Cops AND robbers! Battlefield Hardline wasn’t the hugest release in the series, but it seems to have been a solid conversion of the setting to the streets of thrillers like Heat. And the expansions just keep trucking along, with the latest due in March.

Like it or not, another Dead Island is on the way

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Remember when zombies were cool? There was this half-decade period between the release of Dead Rising and about the second season of the Walking Dead TV series where the undead were the cornerstone of pop entertainment, and culture as a whole hadn’t yet gotten sick of them.

RPG Tycoon ventures out of Early Access

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It does my heart good when games come out of Early Access. I’m just like “Aw, good for you, you made it!” And then the game is like “Thanks, man! I couldn’t have done it without you!” And then I say “But wait, I didn’t and can’t do anything for you! I have to stay professionally distant!” and then it gets awkward. It’s a whole thing.

Five Nights at Freddy’s World lives again, for free

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When Steam put curation in the hands of the community, it really opened opened up the floodgates for a lot of weird, cool indie games. It also opened up the space for a lot of weird, bad indie games! In the former camp, you have FIve Nights at Freddy’s. In the latter, there’s Five Nights at Freddy’s World.

Street Fighter V DLC rollout detailed

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Who loves DLC? Do you love DLC? The better question is who DOESN’T love DLC! Well, Capcom has let out the details I know you downloadable content hounds are dying to hear.

Bethesda teases Fallout 4 DLC info coming soon, Survival Mode getting revamped

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Gamers who shelled out a good deal of money for the Fallout 4 Season Pass will be pleased to know that Bethesda has announced on Twitter that the studio is getting ready to reveal some info about the upcoming downloadable content packs. The studio also stated it was revamping the Survival Mode.

Order of Battle: Pacific gets Marines expansion, beta test announced

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Slitherine has announced its second expansion for its wargame Order of Battle: Pacific. While Order of Battle: Morning Sun took a look at the second Sino-Japanese War that was waged from 1937 to 1940, Order of Battle: U.S. Marines will follow the hard-bitten soldiers who fought in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

The Escapists celebrates one year anniversary with free new map

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Jailbreak sim The Escapists is celebrating its one year anniversary in style, as Mouldy Toof Studios has announced the studio will be releasing a new map, Paris Central Pen, for free via a Steam update. The map will be available on February 16th.

PlayWay launches Kickstarter for psychological thriller The Works of Mercy

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Developer PlayWay has announced a new Kickstarter for their psychological thriller The Works of Mercy, an Unreal Engine 4-based title featuring near photo-realistic graphics in which the player takes on the role of a man forced to kill to save his wife and daughter.

1.0.616.4 update now available for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Steam

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Crystal Dynamics has announced that the second PC patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider is now ready for download. The 1.0.616.4 update addresses a number of user requests as well as GPU stability and performance.

Capcom unveils Kijuju map for Umbrella Corps

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Umbrella Corps is a multiplayer squad-based shooter version of Resident Evil that will be coming to PC this coming May. Publisher Capcom has unveiled screenshots of one of the maps for the game, the Kijuju map from Resident Evil 5.

Cliff Bleszinski declined Kojima request to help on Silent Hills, “I woulda ****** up SH”

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P.T. was a first person survival horror game based upon the Silent Hill series. It was directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, but as we all know, it didn't work out and due to a falling out between Kojima and Konami, so the plug was pulled on the project.

What might have happened to PT and the relationship Kojima shared with Konami had Bleszinski been on the scene during these unfortunate events? It probably wouldn't have changed the inevitable downfall of that relationship, but perhaps Silent Hill would have turned out to be a very different game to the one we played in the PT demo.

Steam Spy graphs show few people have purchased XCOM 2 without having already owned XCOM or Civ V

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It seems that people who purchased XCOM 2 already had played XCOM or Civilization V, according to Steam Spy on Twitter. The independent, Patreon-funded Steam watchdog posted graphs of common ownership to prove his point.

New Call of Duty confirmed for 2016

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Some things are inescapable, like the annual release of a new Call of Duty game. We're waiting for details, but we know that a new Infinity Ward-developed entry in the franchise will be out this year.

Dying Light: The Following’s Spotlight Edition costs $10,000,000

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Special editions are really getting out of hand. Some cheap statue, maybe an art book or a map, and you’re paying upwards of $100 for it. Maybe more if there’s some kind of electronic toy. But it looks like Techland’s got ‘em all beat.

Overcooked looks to serve up cooperative cooking shenanigans later this year

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Ah, cooking. Such an underutilized gaming concept. It’s got it all! Time management, a clear logic for upgrades through better appliances, a gradual difficulty curve from simple dishes to more complex ones… It’s a perfect concept for bite-sized arcade experiences, but there just aren’t many games that put you in the kitchen.

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