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2K teases dystopian thriller about gene therapy, conspiracy

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2K teases dystopian thriller about gene therapy, conspiracy

2K is teasing a new game that looks to be some kind of dystopian thriller.

“Luxury for the privileged few is outdated. This is the future of urban living,” the publisher tweeted, with a link to a website touting the benefits of something called Advent.

According to the website, the Advent administration strives to create a world free from hunger, pain, sickness, and war.

“Advent gene therapy will free you from illness,” it reads.

“We believe in a global community of happy and comfortable citizens.”

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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster is coming to consoles and PC next year

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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster is coming to consoles and PC next year

Resident Evil Zero is getting the HD remaster treatment.

Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2016, Capcom revealed today.

Zero was first released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 as a prequel to Resident Evil. It was later ported to the Wii.

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An infamous glitch is an enemy in Pac-Man 256

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An infamous glitch is an enemy in Pac-Man 256

Bandai Namco is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man with a new Pac-Man game from the makers of mobile smash hit Crossy Road

Melbourne’s Hipster Whale is developing Pac-Man 256 alongside Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver, and the free-to-play game will be available for smartphones and tablets this year.

Pac-Man 256 claims to be a new genre of Pac-Man game, one in which the yellow gobbler is trapped in an endless maze and chased by the usual four ghosts (Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde) and a new enemy: the infamous ‘256 glitch’.

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Here's why Tychus is cigar-less in Heroes of the Storm

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Here's why Tychus is cigar-less in Heroes of the Storm

Iconic StarCraft marine Tychus Findlay has lost his signature cigar in Heroes of the Storm, and some fans are none too pleased about it.

In a popular Reddit thread, some vented about the cigar’s removal, assuming Blizzard was self-censoring thanks to pressure from some nefarious anti-smoking group.

However, as a Blizzard developer eventually stepped in and explained, it was simply a matter of game classification.

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Soma ARG unearths new pics and video

Soma ARG unearths new pics and video

Frictional Games is running a Soma ARG on at the moment, which is rewarding the inquisitive with image and videos related to the game.

A Twitter account called PathosII – a reference to the name of the underwater research station in which the game takes place according to the Soma Wiki – tweeted out a URL that links to a terminal users can manipulate with various DOS commands.

It is apparently the second day of the ARG, and keen players have summarised their findings so far here.

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The Witcher 3 patch improves HairWorks, adds textures and Gwent cards

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The Witcher 3 patch improves HairWorks, adds textures and Gwent cards

A new patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has upped its graphical performance – for some, anyway.

Patch 1.04 for the game improves high-end textures and boosts Nvidia HairWorks performance.

Prior to the patch, some users were reporting that switching HairWorks on would severely impact the way the game ran, and AMD aren’t crazy about its inclusion.

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Little Devil Inside is a gorgeous Wind Waker-style adventure

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Little Devil Inside is a gorgeous Wind Waker-style adventure

An extremely handsome title by the name of Little Devil Inside is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign, but there’s still a day or so to get on board.

Little Devil Inside is being sold as “a truly engaging 3D action adventure RPG game where you are thrown into a surreal but somewhat familiar setting with humans, creatures and monsters to interact with, learn and hunt – journey, survive and discover the world that exists beyond”.

According to developer Neostream, it is influenced by the X-COM series, Legend of Zelda, System Shock and Betrayal at Krondor.

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Flying mounts will never come to WoW: Warlords of Draenor

Flying mounts will never come to WoW: Warlords of Draenor

Flying mounts won’t be coming to World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard says.

Flying has been possible in the game since 2007 expansion The Burning Crusade, but it was controversially omitted from last year’s Warlords.

"Having looked at how flying has played out in the old world in the last couple of expansions, we realized that while we were doing it out of this ingrained habit after we introduced flying in The Burning Crusade, it actually detracted from gameplay in a whole lot of ways," lead designer Ion Hazzikostas told Polygon while chatting about the game's newest zone, Tanaan Jungle.

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Undead Labs' Moonrise hits Early Access this week

Undead Labs' Moonrise hits Early Access this week

The next game from State of Decay studio Undead Labs will hit Steam this week.

Moonrise, a “real-time tactical creature battler” will launch on Steam Early Access on May 28 for US$15-20.

According to Undead Labs, the game – which has been in closed beta since last March – combines the depth of a collectible card game with the speed and challenge of a head-to-head fighting game.

Tuesday 26 May

The Witcher 3 on PC is nothing less than stunning
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The Witcher 3 on PC is nothing less than stunning
A PC performance review.
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Pac-Man 256 announcement trailer
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Pac-Man 256 announcement trailer
Beware of the Glitch!
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An infamous glitch is an enemy in Pac-Man 256
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An infamous glitch is an enemy in Pac-Man 256
From Crossy Road dev Hipster Whale.
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Lost Dimension – Opening Movie cinematic trailer
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Lost Dimension – Opening Movie cinematic trailer
Coming West on PS3 and Vita.
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy – CPA Orientation trailer
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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy – CPA Orientation trailer
A JRPG from the makers of Demon Gaze.
What Remains of Edith Finch – House Introduction trailer
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What Remains of Edith Finch – House Introduction trailer
Inside the Finch family's home.
Soma ARG unearths new pics and video
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Soma ARG unearths new pics and video
No spoilers here.

Monday 25 May

The Orbitsound SB60 is all about the bass
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The Orbitsound SB60 is all about the bass
Some under-TV action.
This Week on Xbox trailer
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This Week on Xbox trailer
Nice shirt, Major.
Mortal Kombat X – Kombat Class: Kitana trailer
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Mortal Kombat X – Kombat Class: Kitana trailer
Some combo ideas.
Better Late Than Dead teaser trailer
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Better Late Than Dead teaser trailer
Yep, agreed.
Moonrise gameplay trailer
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Moonrise gameplay trailer
I see a bad moon risin'.
Undead Labs' Moonrise hits Early Access this week
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Undead Labs' Moonrise hits Early Access this week
The next from State of Decay dev.
Splatoon – Extended Cut trailer
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Splatoon – Extended Cut trailer
More colourful craziness.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III release trailer
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III release trailer
The trilogy comes to a close.
Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare turns 20
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Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare turns 20
An incredible run so far.
Total War: Arena alpha gameplay trailer
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Total War: Arena alpha gameplay trailer
A first look at the F2P spin-off.
Overwatch – Hanzo Gameplay Preview video
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Overwatch – Hanzo Gameplay Preview video
Another full match.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – New Multiplayer Sets trailer
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – New Multiplayer Sets trailer
New weapons and character gear.
Nvidia "completely sabotaged" Witcher 3's performance
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Nvidia "completely sabotaged" Witcher 3's performance
AMD calls shenanigans on GameWorks, again.
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Friday 22 May