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Thief developer diary steals a quick glance at Garrett’s backstory

You don’t get to develop a gravelly voice or kleptomania through anything as quaint as a happy childhood, that’s for sure. This new dev diary from Eidos Montreal reveals the backstory behind Thief’s protagonist, Garrett...
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Maia preview: battle with starvation and psychosis in this smart SF survival sim

Simon Roth’s chickens are misbehaving. They’re supposed to be a passive food source in his sci-fi god-game, but in the early build he’s showing me they’re compelled by instinct to waddle into the nearest puddle of lava....
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SimCity gets Airships DLC, yours for 8.99 luftballons

Hey there, blimpy boy: SimCity hasn’t gotten any more consumer friendly with its latest bit of paid DLC, but it has taken to the skies by adding airships, balloons and even blimps. Which, erm, is almost as good. Pretend you...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic adds Ewok companion as part of update 2.3

Hate them or hate them, Ewoks will forever remain part of the Star Wars mythology, in all parallel universes except for the Revenge of the Jedi one from BioShock Infinite. Probably. As part of update 2.3, the cuddly murderous r...
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Reinstall: Myst

Reinstall invites you to join us in revisiting classics of PC gaming days gone by. This week, we explore the eerily deserted, ethereal landscape of Myst. With six million copies sold, making it the best-selling game of all time...
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Game of Thrones diary part one: staying alive in Crusader Kings 2′s Westeros

Rich’s rules: 1. Play as ruler of the North, Ned Stark. 2. Don’t die. 3. No honour, only backstabbing. 4. I’d really like not to die, please. Crusader Kings II is a game about scheming, plotting and advanced nefariousness...
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Mod of the Week: Helgen Reborn, for Skyrim

Welcome back to the town of Helgen! Last seen at the beginning of Skyrim being curb-stomped into splinters by the Nordic God of Destruction, Helgen has since remained a shattered ruin filled with bandit jerks… until now. Helg...
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Edge of Space appears on Steam, pay £8 to get Early Access to the sci-fi sandbox

In-development indie sandbox Edge of Space is now on the edge of Steam, having recently moved into the sketchy, slightly rough suburb known as Steam Early Access. It’s sort of like a sci-fi Terraria – not to be confused wit...
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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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