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Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head

Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head

The next game from Broken Age developer Double Fine is a 2D side-scroller that puts you in control of the last human head in the universe.

Headlander is based on ‘70s sci-fi, and is a comedic Metroid-style title about adventure, combat and exploration.

Initially the player moves via a jetpack-thruster throat, and can take over the bodies of various robots to work their way around a mysterious space station, solving puzzles and battling enemies via cover-oriented combat.

Headlander is coming to consoles and PC next year, and will be published by Adult Swim Games.

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Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Capcom is taking another swing at a Street Fight V beta on PS4, starting tomorrow.

The worldwide beta test will begin Saturday August 29 at 11AM NZT, and will continue for five days, ending on Thursday, September 3 at 2AM NZT.

“As a lot of you may have known, we’ve recently been holding regional server stress tests and have experienced minimal issues,” said Capcom.

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console

An expanded version of harrowing survival sim This War of Mine is coming to current-gen consoles.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child.

Based on This War of Mine, The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger. The question is: how far will you go to make it through another day?

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has surpassed its Kickstarter target, fewer than 12 hours after it went live.

In a video update, Larian founder Swen Vincke expressed his surprise at the campaign’s popularity.

“It went so fast that we’ve been caught off-guard, so we haven‘t been able to finish up all the preparations for the stretch goals but rest assured they’re coming to you very soon – most likely tomorrow,” he said.

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits PC a month after console

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits PC a month after console

The PC version of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will launch on November 19, Ubisoft has announced.

That’s almost four weeks after the console versions hit shelves on October 23.

According to Ubisoft Kiev studio production manager Sam Kovalev, the PC version is coming later to ensure that performance-wise it’s rock solid.

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The Secret World studio returns to single player with sinister horror The Park

The Secret World studio returns to single player with sinister horror The Park

The Secret World developer Funcom is returning the realm of single player games with The Park, an experimental horror coming to PC this year.

It is the studio’s first single player experience since award-winning 2006 adventure Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, but it will take place in the mysterious universe of MMO The Secret World.

According to the Norwegian developer, The Park is a unique horror story that will put players in the shoes of a mother whose son goes missing. When night falls and the lights go out, what follows is "a short, but intense horror story set against the backdrop of an amusement park where a dark and sinister secret is just waiting to be uncovered".

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Cliffy B's latest is team-based FPS LawBreakers

Cliffy B's latest is team-based FPS LawBreakers

The first game from Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Studios is LawBreakers, a competitive team-based FPS set in an alternate future.

Formerly known as Project BlueStreak, LawBreakers takes place in a world that has been divided into two factions following a huge cataclysmic event known as ‘The Shattering’ – an event that changed gravity forever.

Afterward, the world recovered and ushered in a new age technological advancements providing gravity manipulation and supplement use that grants near-superhuman abilities. Now, two forces fight for control; a peacekeeping organisation charged with upholding the law, and a highly-organised crime syndicate bent on breaking it. Players will be asked to choose a side – it’s Law versus Breakers.

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Gears Of War was inspired by Cliff Bleszinski's failed marriage

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Gears Of War was inspired by Cliff Bleszinski's failed marriage

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski today tweeted out a storm of memories from the game's creation.

He revealed a wide range of behind-the-scenes details, including the fact that the "buff" characters were not his doing, but his personal statements were more intriguing by far.

Bleszinski said the first Gears was a response to his failed marriage at the time.

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GOG Galaxy can now roll back unwanted game updates

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GOG Galaxy can now roll back unwanted game updates

Good Old Games' Steam competitor GOG Galaxy is launching a feature that allows players to "roll back" troublesome game updates.

Players will now be able to revert to previous versions of games if updates cause issues, as they occasionally do.

"With the newest update to GOG Galaxy, we're giving our users more control over their games and patches," said GOG's Piotr Karwowski.

Friday 28 August

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 preview
Preview
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 preview
With designer Chris Fox.
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Shadowrun Hong Kong review
Review
Shadowrun Hong Kong sees Harebrained go three-for-three
Cyberpunk intrigue in Fragrant Harbour.
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Thief Town live action trailer
Trailer
Thief Town live action trailer
Stab your friends.
Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow
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Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow
"We expect everything to run continuously."
Headlander announce trailer
Trailer
Headlander announce trailer
Calvino Noir release trailer
Trailer
Calvino Noir release trailer
Sneak through the '30s criminal underworld.
Layers of Fear – Early Access trailer
Trailer
Layers of Fear – Early Access trailer
Sad Walrus.
Street Fighter V – PAX 2015 R. Mika trailer
Trailer
Street Fighter V – PAX 2015 R. Mika trailer
Character from Street Fighter Alpha 3 returns.

Thursday 27 August