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PlayStation Now Is Bringing PS3 Classics To Your PC – The Last of Us, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank And More

Oh frabjous day! You will soon [UPDATE: tomorrow if you’re in the UK, Belgium or Netherlands] be able to stream PlayStation exclusive games like Uncharted, The Last of Us and Heavy Rain on PC, Sony has announced. The streaming service, PS Now, originally let PlayStation 4 users play older PS3 games for a subscription and currently costs £12.99/$19.99 per month. Sony are also bringing out a wireless USB adapter for their DualShock 4 controller, for anyone who wants to use their joypad on PC and does not want to fiddle around with unofficial driver packages to do so.

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Smash + Grab = New Bruiser From Sleeping Dogs Team

The studio responsible for open-world martial arts brawler Sleeping Dogs is bringing out a competitive multiplayer punch-up set in a corporate dystopia, they announced today. Smash + Grab [official site] will feature the contestants of an underground competition in which factions smash windows and break down the doors of shops to collect as much loot as they can, fighting off other gangs in the process using third-person combat. The first gang to scoop $50,000 worth of riot loot wins. Come and see, it looks daft.

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Spark Up A Friendship With The Animals In Lost Ember

It’s Deus Ex Day, and the press is full of smog and people with knife-elbows. So here’s something to bring you back to nature. Lost Ember [official site] is an upcoming adventure that lets you walk in the paws of a possessive wolf. That is, a wolf who can possess other animals. He can leap into parrots and fly through the canopy, or dive into a fish and swim around in murky water. There’s some mysterious ruins of an ancient race littering the world, crumbling and overgrown, and the wolf wants to know where all the people went. It’s all very pretty, so come and take a gander at the teaser trailer.

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Premature Evaluation: Rogue System

Every Monday, we launch Brendan into the black void of early access and see what he comes back with (if he comes back). This week, the hardcore spaceship simulator Rogue System [official site].

I’m sitting in complete darkness and silence. I can’t hear the hum of the ship, can’t even see the stars anymore. It could almost be peaceful, if it didn’t mean that I was going to die.

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Housebound Horror Allison Road Back From The Grave

It’s the curse that keeps on giving. Allison Road [official site], the cancelled first-person horror about wandering around inside your family home stalked by a creepy girl with a bad case of the Blood Drools, has been revived. Its original developer, Christian Kesler, told IGN that he is continuing to work on it alone. Which is a scary prospect by itself, considering the game’s spoooooky history.

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Fan-made Halo Multiplayer Remake Is ‘Following Microsoft’s Rules’ Say Creators

A group of Halo fans are creating a free multiplayer-only tribute and say they are following all of Microsoft’s legal rules for doing so. The game, called Installation 01 [official site], will combine parts from each game in the series but focuses on the classic style of multiplayer. “Halo 3 is what we’re aiming for,” said one of the developers when asked how it will ‘feel’ to play. You can see some footage of the game in action here, as well as commentary from the developers about how much love they are putting into it.

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Have You Played… King Arthur’s Gold?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

It’s unfortunate that King Arthur’s Gold looks like Terraria, Starbound and the rest of that ilk. Because it is absolutely nothing like those games. What we have here is a tiny, heroic arcade murderfest between teams of 16 players on a medieval battleground that can be populated with huge towers and dastardly tunnels. It’s also the only game for which I’ve written a Steam review. Which must say something about it’s quality, but I’m not sure what.

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