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The Banner Saga trailer and screenshots show turn-based combat and conversation

This is our first look at The Banner Saga, a Viking adventure from an ex-Bioware indie team, Stoic. We got a few glimpses of that hand drawn artwork when the Banner Saga site went live recently, but it looks even better in moti...
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Introducing the teams of the Dota 2 International 2013

Comment The International is the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world. With Valve slapping down over one million dollars in prize money, the best teams from the around world flock to Seattle to claim their share. A lot has ha...
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Blizzard’s Morhaime, StarCraft caster Day9, Evil Geniuses CEO, and MLG chief talk eSports future

For the first time, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday played host to a panel on eSports to discuss what they are, why they are enjoying such a tremendous period of growth, and what the future holds for them....
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Crusader Kings 2: A Game of Thrones mod adding massive eastern continent

Sometimes, awesome things just get more awesome. Such is the case with the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings II, which has just posted a dev diary detailing a long-awaited addition. The expansive continent of Essos is unde...
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Guild Wars 2 video talks innovation and design aims: “we just don’t want players to grind”

The latest Guild Wars 2 trailer is supposed to show off some of the ideas laid out in Arenanet’s “design manifesto” for Guild Wars 2. “If you hate MMOs, you’ll really want to check out Guild Wars 2,” they say. The q...
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Surrealist stealth game Tangiers will let you collect conversations, hurl them at enemies

I don’t know where Tangiers has been hiding, but I’m glad it’s finally emerged from the shadows of its stark industrial environment to show off its first teaser trailer, because it’s a doozy. Inspired by literature (Wil...
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Modding is amazing again

Spore showed the way. The thinking behind its sharing and viral propogation of user created content was near spot on. Now we look to Valve, and the Steam Workshop, and realise that mods and user-created content is again at the ...
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CS:GO community to regulate itself through “Overwatch”

Valve are beta testing a community-run self-regulation system for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It will allow certain experienced players to review reports of “disruptive behaviour”, watch replays, and issue temporary b...
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Rift prepares us for the coming of Maelforge, Dragon Lord of the Fire Plane

There are dragons that steal gold, dragons we train as young vikings, and dragons that eat entire worlds while backstabbing everyone close to them. Maelforge, Rift’s Dragon Lord of the Fire Plane, is the embodiment of the lat...
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