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Latest PC Game News

Landmark is cheap on Steam for 48 hours

We don’t normally post about Steam daily deals, but I figure a few of you might be interested in Landmark.

Areal to get alpha version once funded

Now that Areal is off Kickstarter and on its own site there’s more info.

ArcheAge Founders Packs on Steam give beta access

If you’re desperate to pay quite a lot of money for four days of a beta, ArcheAge has you covered on Steam.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead will get a third season

It seems like whatever fate has in store for Clementine at the end of The Walking Dead Season Two, the series will be continuing.

New Mass Effect details from ComicCon, Mako returns and more

The Mass Effect panel at San Diego’s ComicCon has proved to be of far more interest than the underwhelming showing at E3 2014.

Areal’s two open letters blame different parties for Kickstarter failure

In case you remained in any doubt just how duplicitous the people behind the failed Areal Kickstarter project were, here’s more evidence.

Rise of Incarnates announces beta for August

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play fighting game Rise of Incarnates will be heading into a closed beta phase in August, and they want you to play too.
 

DayZ experimental update adds persistent loot, new cows and track suits

There’s changes happening to the DayZ loot system and now your loot stays put.

New Gaming Live streaming service is actually now live

Yesterday we reported on the new service for streamers called Gaming Live and it’s now broadcasting.

GOG site glitch gives away stacks of free games by mistake

The big news this week for GOG was Linux releases but the big news for GOG customers was free games.

Impressive looking Black Desert MMO is coming to the west

The very tasty looking Back Desert from Pearl Abyss will release this side of the planet.

Watch the Star Citizen Planetside environments being created

What do Star Citizen planetside locations look like? This video gives a taster.
 

League of Legends VP of game design explains mastery

Why do we play certain genres and League of Legends? Because of “mastery” apparently.

Rob Zombie co-creates an animated Assassin’s Creed Unity short

No, this is not a joke. Ubisoft have teamed up with Rob Zombie to make an Assassin’s Creed Unity animated short.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer has Celebrimbor in it

The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor game doesn’t seem like it’s being shy in its use of Tolkien’s mythology.

Crytek admits to financial problems, releases statement

In a statement that could probably stand in for the word “vague” in the dictionary, Crytek has finally addressed some of the stories of financial woe emanating from their company.

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King DLC Review

Review
Peter snatches at the chance to sink more hours into Dark Souls 2, whiffs the grab and falls into the murky gloom of Shulva.
 

Square Enix Humble Bundle is weirdly priced

We mentioned this particular Humble Bundle in the podcast, and then didn’t actually do a news item about it.

Lords of the Fallen screenshots bid to bring back shoulder pads

The shoulder pad has somewhat tumbled from grace since its 1980s heyday, but maybe Lords of the Fallen can change all that?

The Sims 4 minimum PC system requirements revealed

The Sims is one of those rare videogame series with an extremely broad demographic, so it’s not too surprising to find that these minimum specs aren’t too demanding.

Unrest trailer contains hot ethical dilemma action

I’m assuming it’s hot anyway, it is set in (a fantasy version of) ancient India after all.

Gods Will Be Watching Review

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The Gods Will Be Watching, but Tim Will Be Judging.
 

Gaming Live to take on Twitch with new service for streamers

With Twitch reportedly having been sold to Youtube (Google) for $1bn, Gaming Live is about to launch as an alternative.

TrackMania 2 and ShootMania get a 48 hour free access demo

Nadeo has come up with a way to entice more people into the worlds of TrackMania 2 and ShootMania, which is to give them the games for free.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor releasing early

Warner want to get Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor into the hands of gamers earlier than expected.
 

Oculus Rift DK2 now shipping out to buyers

The next version of the Oculus Rift VR headset is now on its way to buyers.

BioWare video teases Gamescom reveal for new IP

A 40-second live action video teases a reveal for a rather horror-ish new BioWare IP at Gamescom.

The Red Solstice gets female marines and new map in latest update

The next major update for The Red Solstice is now live and “doubles the gameplay”.

Less chat in League of Legends means more wins

Earlier this week RIOT decided to clamp down on “toxic” League of Legends players and it’s having a positive effect on team performance.

Far Cry 4′s team visits Nepal for an unusually interesting trailer

I’m not quite sure when or why VICE Magazine got involved in videogame trailers, but this Far Cry 4 one is another interesting co-production.