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Twitch outlines new sponsorship transparency rules

In response to continued exposure of shady and undisclosed marketing deals between advertising and prominent broadcasters, Twitch.TV has established some new transparency rules.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2014 | 1

Dying Light’s Be the Zombie vid is about ruining others’ games

A new trailer for Techland’s Dying Light is about the game’s Be the Zombie mode, in which you can invade other players – but only if you pre-order, or buy DLC.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2014 | 4

Paradox’s catalogue going cheap on Steam this weekend

It doesn’t take a strategic genius to figure out that buying Paradox published titles on Steam this weekend will save you some money.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2014 | 1

Pillars of Eternity delayed to early 2015

Paradox and Obsidian have announced that the Kickstarter-funded RPG Pillars of Eternity will be nudged into early 2015, rather than meeting a late 2014 release date.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2014 | 0

Sniper Elite 3 gets AMD Mantle support

Sniper Elite 3 is the latest game to get support for AMD’s Mantle API.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2014 | 0

Far Cry 4’s weapons trailer introduces another great character

Ubisoft have released a new Far Cry 4 trailer, showing off the armaments you’ll be employing in Kyrat and introducing the guy who’ll be selling them to you.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2014 | 0

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screens contain snow and monsters

A new batch of screens for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they focus on a snowier region than usual.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2014 | 1

Mortal Kombat X video has a long look at Quan Chi

The latest Mortal Kombat X video reveals the return of Quan Chi, and gives us a good look at how he works on the battlefield.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2014 | 2

Youtubers scamming free Steam keys from devs

Youtubers are once again a problem, but this time it’s the developers that are taking the hit.

By Paul Younger | 2 Oct 2014 | 2

Satellite Reign demonstrates 10 minutes of gameplay

5 Lives have released around 10 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay footage from their Syndicate-inspired title, Satellite Reign.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2014 | 0

The Sims 4 getting ghosts, pools, and more in free updates

Ghosts have been added to The Sims 4 today, and plenty more stuff – including swimming pools – will be added to the game in free content updates soon.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2014 | 4

Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition patch brings political fixes

Patch support continues for Total War: Rome 2 (recently re-branded as the Emperor Edition with the addition of a free campaign,) and today’s update fixes a few civil war and political issues.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2014 | 0

Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer explains crafting, bee grenades

A new Dragon Age: Inquisition delves into the important subject of bee grenades and how to make them.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2014 | 1

Star Citizen hits $55 million. All money “to be spent on development”

Star Citizen has raised another million in a matter of days and Chris Roberts sounds very pleased.

By Paul Younger | 1 Oct 2014 | 6

Alien Isolation’s firey men will stomp you to death

You can tell the release is close because here’s yet another video to entice you to buy.

By Paul Younger | 1 Oct 2014 | 0

Alien Isolation video shows that flares and dead people will get you killed

Can flares be useful in Alien Isolation? This video suggests not very.

By Paul Younger | 1 Oct 2014 | 0

Payday 2’s Hotline Miami DLC launches

Do you like hurting other people? Do you like heists? Then rejoice: someone’s spilled their Hotline Miami in your Payday 2.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2014 | 0

Cities: Skylines infrastructure highlights snipped from live stream

At the end of last week Paradox held a live stream for Cities: Skylines and now there’s this edited version.

By Paul Younger | 30 Sep 2014 | 0

Star Citizen Patch 13.1 (0.9.1) released with more control customisation

Cloud Imperium continue to tweak the current build of Star Citizen, and there are some nice additions in this 0.9.1 update to Arena Commander.

By Paul Younger | 30 Sep 2014 | 4

Pathologic meets Kickstarter goal, plague doctors rejoice

This actually happened a couple of days ago, but (shame on me) I didn’t notice.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Sep 2014 | 1

Deathtrap trailer shocks a pirate ninja clown to death

If you have an infestation of clown pirate ninjas, or indeed ninja clown pirates, the best thing to do is electrocute them.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Sep 2014 | 0

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor launch trailer

Warner’s Tolkien tie-in is ready for launch this week promising quality LOTR action.

By Paul Younger | 30 Sep 2014 | 0

X Rebirth DLC free until 1 November, patch 2.50 detailed

As a kind of reward for sticking with X Rebirth for so long, Egosoft is giving away the upcoming DLC for free until 1 November.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Sep 2014 | 0

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King playable now on PC

Imagine my surprise when the Dark Souls 2 patch today didn’t just update the calibrations, but also unlocked the Crown of the Ivory King DLC.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Sep 2014 | 9

Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation details and images

BioWare’s live stream of the Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation tool (plus bonus Deep Roads gameplay) has wrapped up, so here’s a run-down on what was shown.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Sep 2014 | 2

Something spooky heading to The Sims 4

EA have teased that something spooky is on its way to The Sims 4.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Sep 2014 | 3

Heroes of the Storm now offline – Blizzard prep for final alpha testing phase

The next stage of the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha is coming.

By Paul Younger | 29 Sep 2014 | 0

New Marvel Heroes characters unveiled

There’s going to be even more superheroes to play with in Marvel Heroes.

By Paul Younger | 29 Sep 2014 | 0

Alien: Isolation trailer proves that guns are rubbish

I’ve been a little hard on these Alien: Isolation vignettes, but this one made me laugh.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Sep 2014 | 0

The Evil Within trailer offers three minutes of gameplay footage

A new trailer for The Evil Within has been released, offering a full three minutes of gameplay goodness.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Sep 2014 | 0