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Ubisoft hosting "livestream presentation" of Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha @ 7.00pm GMT, new gameplay trailer

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There's a livestream set for today from Ubisoft where they'll be showing content planned for the PC Closed Alpha for Rainbow Six Siege. The stream begins @ 2.00pm EST / 7.00pm GMT.

The beans are yet to be spilled on the planned Closed Alpha which is due for PC, but footage has leaked recently so it should be starting soon. A new gameplay trailer has been released as well.

EA update The Sims 4 with basements in free content patch

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Basement dwellers rejoice because you can now have your Sims skulking underground thanks to the latest content update for The Sims 4. You can even dig two levels deep, and there's now a fourth floor.

The basements can be fully customised in Build Mode for some "absolutely incredible lots." This stretches buildings from three to six floors, which is great for those really, really deep plunge pools.

European Commission "agrees areas for action" for single digital market

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Geo-locking is the current bane for consuming digital content today as it keeps up artificial borders that hold back releases and outright prevents others. The European Commission is now looking at legislation to end it.

What does this mean? It could signal the demise of big price differences across regions, as well as their launch dates. Re-directing users to 'local stores' with 'local pricing' would be a big no-no.

64-bit client for Stonehearth with Alpha 9, team "really building momentum now"

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It's time to throw off those 32-bit shackles as the new Alpha 9 update for kingdom-builder Stonehearth introduces the option to go 64-bit. This month's alpha update also rebalances combat and adds some music for it.

We also get travelling merchants visiting our towns and they'll buy our excess wares, and we can now toggle an autosave option. There's a "whole boatload of bug fixes" thrown in for good measure.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can have chromatic aberration toggled off

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Weird distortions at the edge of your screen? That's likely chromatic aberration, which means not all colours are being focused properly, and it's something that irks some and goes unnoticed by others.

In any case, CD Projekt RED has pledged a setting will be available to slay the beast in The WItcher 3, so no matter where the game camera is focusing you won't get those distorted borders.

Death Row added in latest Prison Architect Alpha 31 update

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Introversion has finally brought the solemn duty of executions to the sandbox in Prison Architect, having only been available in the story campaign thus far. Now wardens can construct their own, should they choose to.

It's not a mandatory requirement for a prison, and neither does it afford any 'advantage'. It's available to unlock through the new Lawyer employee, who can also grant permission for 'indeterminate sentences'.

*UPDATED* Dead or Alive 5: Last Round drops on PC, short an online multiplayer mode

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is available now on PC, which is good. If you want to play online multiplayer though, you'll have to wait up to three months for a patch. Which is bad.

Yes, while the Steam PC version of Team Ninja's brawler features 4K support and even (my god) anti-aliasing, it doesn't yet allow you to beat up your friends online.

Mass Effect 4 on PC "looking great", assures Bioware developer

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We'd sort of been assuming that Mass Effect 4 would be available on PC, given the history of the franchise, but it's nice to have some confirmation directly from Bioware.

The game's creative director Mac Walters assured fans on Twitter earlier this month that he's been reviewing the PC version of the game and it's "looking great".

Fly a plane around in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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Tired of wandering around your municipal creations in Cities: Skylines like some kind of earthbound idiot? Rather take to the skies for a better look?

Well, technically I guess you can already do that. But to do it in style, you need to grab the Flight Cimulator mod and fly a passenger jet around in-game.

Sword Coast Legends developer video shows off real-time Dungeon mastering

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I’m going to write this post about Dungeons and Dragons: Sword Coast Legends without referencing a certain other top-down fantasy RPG that dropped recently.

Dammit. Okay, from... Now. With Dragon Age: Origins director Dan Tudge at the helm, Sword Coast Legends is bringing a pretty cool sounding DM mode to the dungeon party, which lets one player set up encounters and adventures for his or her frinds. This new trailer gives us a look at how that works.

First Pillars of Eternity patch set to drop this week

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I was actually pretty impressed by the lack of bugs I saw when reviewing Pillars of Eternity, but inevitably once the game hit full release they started crawling out of the woodwork

Luckily Obsidian is on the case. According to the developer the crowd-funded RPG’s first patch will drop this week, and should tidy up some of those issues.

Grim and engaging exploration curio Sunless Sea more than doubles dev's sale estimates

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Failbetter Games have today announced that their nautical gothic exploration title, Sunless Sea, has more than doubled the best case scenario sales target that were set in place for it.

As of February 25th, the game had sold more than 100,000 copies, which is pretty good going whichever way you slice it.

Blizzard's Overwatch trademark gets suspended. Again.

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You would have thought that after the fracas in January with smartphone dev Innovis Labs regarding trademarks, that Blizzard would be out of the woods and away from all that nonsense by now.

Well, they're not. Not by a long shot.

Square Enix offers five mystery Steam PC games for £3.99 in Easter themed bundle

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Square Enix are back with new bundle and this time, players can fork over just £3.99 and nab five mystery Square Enix Steam games in return.

The offer kicked off yesterday and runs through until March 31st whereupon the mystery games will be revealed.

WWII air combat title, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China set for release this summer

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Worried that there hasn't been much in the way of WWII air combat titles? Fear not! Publisher/developer Ace Maddox has today announced Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China for release on PC this summer.

The game is based on the secret sorties of America's volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII.

3D Realms hiring for new Build Engine title

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Developer 3D Realms has put out an ad looking for folks who are familiar with the Build Engine, the very same graphics engine that Duke Nukem 3D was created on.

That would be the same Duke Nukem 3D that released back in January 1996, by the way. Yep.

Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain set to release next week

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Whoa, don't put down that Hearthstone-branded crack-pipe just yet, Blizzard have just confirmed that the Blackrock Mountain expansion to their ludicrously popular card battling game will arrive next week.

The expansion is set to go live on Windows PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets on April 2nd in North American territories.

PC Dark Souls 2 owners can upgrade to Scholar of the First Sin for a discounted price

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Bandai Namco has revealed a few different upgrade options for PC Dark Souls 2 players who want to pick up the forthcoming enhanced edition, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.

Rather than forcing us to splash out full price for the game again, there are two separate prices; one for those who own the original base game only, and one for those who've already bought its DLC.

Dirty Bomb's lengthy development a reaction to troubled Brink launch, says Splash Damage chairman

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Multiplayer experts Splash Damage have definitely taken their time with Dirty Bomb, the team-based shooter that they first announced back in 2012, and has only just entered a Closed Beta on Steam.

According to the company's co-founder and chairman Paul Wedgwood, who I managed to grab a chat with at a recent preview event, the rocky launch of 2011's Brink was a big factor in that extended development period.

Galactic Civilizations 3 Beta 5 update adds custom factions

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The latest update for Galactic Civilizations 3 adds the ability to create your own custom race of intergalactic space-bastards, ready to head off into the galaxy and wipe out all the cuddly, friendly species.

Or you could choose to be good at diplomacy, I guess. Beta 5 also adds two pre-set factions, the Thalan Contingency and the Iconian Refuge, and continues to fill out the game's bare Early Access bones with some more meaty content.

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