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Europa Universalis IV hands-on: an idiot’s guide to founding the Netherlands

It’s the early 16th century, and I’ve just invented the Netherlands. It’s taken me six hours to do it, but it’s there. It’s got all the requisite Netherland-y bits: canals, beer, and impressive societal stability, and...
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Get in here stalker: Survarium alpha set to expand soon

I still can’t pronounce its name without adding an extra ‘iv’ in the middle – ‘Survivarium’ just sounds so much better to my ears – but I’m still champing at the bit to play this sorta-spiritual-successor to the...
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Get in here stalker: Survarium alpha set to expand soon

I still can’t pronounce its name without adding an extra ‘iv’ in the middle – ‘Survivarium’ just sounds so much better to my ears – but I’m still champing at the bit to play this sorta-spiritual-successor to the...
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Meet the item creators: pro and self-taught artists making millions from Dota 2

Of all the things Valve have done, the ‘have-the-community-make-their-own-cosmetics’ movement that started with Team Fortress 2, might be the smartest. By creating an ecosystem in which item-makers can profit, Valve have ef...
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Meet the item creators: pro and self-taught artists making millions from Dota 2

Of all the things Valve have done, the ‘have-the-community-make-their-own-cosmetics’ movement that started with Team Fortress 2, might be the smartest. By creating an ecosystem in which item-makers can profit, Valve have ef...
by Geek Staff
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Will Love Tear Us Apart: a study on music, miscommunication and broken relationships

Gordon Calleja’s online game Will Love Tear Us Apart sets itself up against the song: each chapter is based on a verse of the morose Ian Curtis lyrics. It’s impossible to extricate the two from each other: the comparison ha...
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Will Love Tear Us Apart: a study on music, miscommunication and broken relationships

Gordon Calleja’s online game Will Love Tear Us Apart sets itself up against the song: each chapter is based on a verse of the morose Ian Curtis lyrics. It’s impossible to extricate the two from each other: the comparison ha...
by Geek Staff
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Saturday Crapshoot: Geisha

Every week, Richard Cobbett rolls the dice to bring you an obscure slice of gaming history, from lost gems to weapons grade atrocities. This week, an erotic French game that wouldn’t have anyone turning Japanese – just turn...
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Titanfall artist talks about the futuristic shooter’s “old-school” beginnings

Even though it’s set to feature giant mechanized robots, Titanfall found its origins in some decidedly “old-school” development techniques, according to Respawn Entertainment lead artist Joel Emslie. Emslie details this p...
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