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Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries Review

Stretched across the stars, my empire carried the burden of centuries of war. Yet we had few alternatives. Recently liberated from occupiers, we were desperate for peace, but also for freedom. At our darkest hour, we looked to a legion of guns for hire to turn the tide and finish the fight. But soldiers of fortune make for the most tenuous of allies, and ultimately sour Galactic Civilizations III. Galactic Civilizations III had a drawn-out campaign of careful planning and steady expansion, but Mercenaries drops bombshells on that formula. The ...

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Battleborn Requires Constant Internet Connection

Battleborn, the upcoming shooter from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, will require players to have a constant Internet connection. This is for the game overall, including single-player and multiplayer, the publisher has explained. In a statement, 2K Games explained one reason a constant connection is required is because it allows experience unlocked in the game’s story mode to carry over to multiplayer–and the other way around. 2K’s full statement follows below. “Battleborn requires an internet connection to play, whether you’re playing single-player, co-operatively with friends, or competitively against others,” 2K told ...

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26 Most Evil Aliens of All Time, Ranked

[unable to retrieve full-text content] 26) Hot Alien Women, Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) Their goal is to destroy not the world, but the whole universe. And if you get in their way, they’ll morph into a pissed-off, man-eating giant. Photo: 20th Century Fox 25) The Daleks, Doctor Who universe The Daleks may look like salt and pepper shakers, but they’re mean as hell and colder than Pluto. Obsessed with perfection (which they define as themselves) their narcissism is murderous, which is why the war cry of “exterminate” still strikes ...

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Here's When You Can Read Our Dark Souls 3 Review

In our increasingly global gaming world, Dark Souls 3 is a bit of an outlier. The game releases on March 24 in Japan (and we’ve got it pre-loaded and ready to start once it unlocks), but the English version won’t be available until April 12. While you’ll likely see reviews from foreign outlets this week, reviews for the English release of the game are embargoed until 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Monday, April 4, 2016. An easier breakdown for other major cities translates to: 3AM EDT (New York) 8AM BST ...

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Fallout 4 Survival Mode Entering PC Beta Next Week [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Bethesda Studios has tweeted that the Survival mode should start next week. The original story follows: Bethesda announced in a tweet that Fallout 4‘s overhauled Survival mode will enter Steam beta “soon.” Survival mode was explained last month and will change the post-apocalyptic game by disabling features like manual and quicksaves and the fast travel system. It’ll also makes it so combat is more lethal, and you’ll have better sleep in nicer beds as opposed to sleeping bags. You can read more in our article here, though Bethesda has ...

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies

For almost a decade, Apple and Imagination Technologies have been joined at the hip. Every iPhone from the original 2007 model has used a version of a PowerVR graphics core, as has the iPad. Apple’s business has been a huge boon for Imagination Technologies, but the company’s efforts to diversify outside of graphics by buying the MIPS architecture and developing real-time raytracing hardware have met with very limited success. Recently Imagination announced that it would lay off 350 staff and restructure its business. Now, reports suggest that Apple may be ...

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Hyper Light Drifter Finally Has Release Date, Watch Stylish New Trailer

Hyper Light Drifter, the stylish action game developed by indie studio Heart Machine, will be available on PC and Mac from March 31. Although exact release dates for Its Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions weren’t provided, they were described as “coming soon,” in the game’s latest trailer. The game has attracted much attention with its vibrant visuals, intriguing fantasy world, and fast-paced combat. All of that is exhibited in the new trailer (above). The game’s mysterious ninja-like character is shown teleporting around environments, cutting up enemies, reflecting fireballs in ...

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See Lego Batman Movie's First Images Here, They're Very Cool

Ben Affleck’s Batman isn’t the only version of the Caped Crusader heading to cinemas. While the live-action Batman will feature in this week’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his Lego counterpart will follow in his own movie in early 2017. Now the first images from The Lego Batman Movie have been released–check them out in the gallery below, via USA Today: The film is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed 2014’s The Lego Movie, in which Lego Batman made his first movie appearance. Bruce Wayne is ...

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Republique Review

Editor’s note: This is an update to our original review of the PC version of Republique, which did not include Episodes 4 and 5 at the time. The review has been expanded to include specifics for the completed, PS4 version. It begins with a plea for help. A close up on a teenage girl’s panicked face, clandestinely whispering about being “erased.” Her name is Hope. You don’t know why she’s called you. You can’t quite tell where she is. But you know she’s frightened, and everything is horribly wrong. We ...

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