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XCOM 2’s Tactical Legacy DLC brings new modes, and is free for now

More XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen is such an exciting prospect to some that our Alec, despite being away on months-long sabbatical, appeared wanting to write about the new DLC released today (Brendan shooed him away with a broom). Tactical Legacy Pack is its name, and adding loads of new missions and maps and items and modes is its game. It's free for keepsies…

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Evolve shutting down dedicated servers and F2P version

2K plans have announced plans to largely end Evolve, the 4v1 monster-hunting first-person shooter from Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios, though it will remain playable in a way. Evolve first launched in February 2015, then relaunched as the free-to-play Evolve Stage 2 in July 2016. 2K plan to shut down Evolve Stage 2 in September, though people who bought the original will be…

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Civilization 6 finding religion in Fall Update

The next big free update to Sid Meier's Civilization VI [official site] will overhaul and expand the strategy game's religion system, bringing new beliefs, new pantheons, and new units as well as a reworking of religious combat. AI improvements are coming too, including making computer opponents less useless at sea. Our Adam's Civ 6 review was mighty fond of the game but it has certainly…

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Feature: I wish it was 6 hours long

Have You Played… Mafia 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I was put off from playing Mafia 3 [official site] by John's thorough review, which told tales of bugs, bad AI, repetitive mission design and more design flaws. But then a few people I respect kept praising it, for its supposedly exciting combat and its more-ish…

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Bob Ross, Team RPS and goodness knows who else star in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen propaganda

As someone who knows what twitter is, I have seen many brands invite people to manipulate images or add their own text to things imagining that the internet will adhere to the company’s #brand #values and not e.g. draw genitals all over the place or make jokes at the brand's expense and then the brand discovers that you maybe need to hope and pray that…

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Civilization VI launches summer update, Nubian DLC

Summer is certainly upon us, and Civilization VI [official site] is celebrating this joyous season by encouraging you to stay indoors for just one more turn. Civ 6 launched its 'Summer 2017 Update' last night, packed full of balance changes, AI improvements, and bug fixes. As requested, it also added a 'Restart' button to regenerate a map and start over, and the ability to save…

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Mafia 3’s third story DLC now meddling with a cult

A kooky cult is now causing trouble in Mafia III [official site] with Sign of the Times, the third of its three big story DLCs. I'm told the Ensanglante are a blood-worshipping cult into drugs and human sacrifice, which sounds like a wild time. Sadly, Lincoln Clay is out to shut them down, investigating their crime scenes using new detective skills then, I imagine, shooting…

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Civ 6’s Digital Deluxe Edition adding extra DLCs

The 'Digital Deluxe Edition' of Civilization 6 [official site] is to receive some extra little DLC packs for free, publishers 2K announced today, which is jolly surprising given that the game has been out for six months. 2K say that it wasn't good enough value, so they're making it better. And yup, folks who've already bought the Digital Deluxe Edition will get 'em too. Digital…

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Mafia 3 revs up races and car customisation

Given its pretty open-crimeworld shininess but blah reception, Mafia 3 [official site] seems likely to fall in the category of 'games to maybe pick up cheap on sale and pootle around over Winterval while clutching our bellies and groaning 'I should never have drunk all that eggnog''. In which case, you might be interested to know that an update yesterday added races and car customisation.…

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Civilization III, IV and CivCity: Rome now on GOG

Three of the best entries in Sid Meier's classic Civilization series are available now on GOG. Right now you can get Civilization III: Complete, Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, and CivCity: Rome DRM-free from the GOG website or GOG Galaxy client. And with the weekend upon us, what's better than curling up with games that grip you tightly and just won't let you go?

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Free To Clay: Mafia 3 Patch Suits Up And Fixes Bugs

Our John thought Mafia III [official site] was a “vast, seemingly unfinished calamity” but you might think that he is wholly, objectively wrong. If that’s you - happy days. 2K have released an update that gives New Bordeaux’s revenger-in-chief a bunch of outfits, some of which you’ve already seen if you’ve gone through the story and some of which are new. Alongside these new threads,…

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Feature: How Fergie got fired

Civilization 6 Diary, The Mighty Pip Empire: Part 2
Alex Ferguson Arrives

Now that I'm past the first 100 turns political offers seem to be turning up with greater frequency. I hate negotiating with AI civilizations so I have decided to appoint former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson as my diplomatic advisor. I cannot afford actual Alex Ferguson so I am, instead, opening his book, A Year In The Life: The Manager's Diary, at random and…

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When Does Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 Unlock?

Sid Meier's Civilization 6 is almost upon us, and reviews are going up across the internet. Ours will be along later - you can read Adam's impressions based on a week with the game in the meantime - but you might also want to know when it's going to unlock in your timezone. When can you finally lay your hands upon the sexy hexes once…

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Civilization VI Launch Trailer (It Is Kind Of Car Adverty)

I'll admit that my first thought upon seeing that there was a Civilization VI [official site] launch trailer was to get that Brentalfloss version of Baba Yetu which adds parody lyrics stuck in my head so I watched that first. Civ VI's actual trailer is far more SRSBSNS. It's all about cinematics showing the key achievements you can use as markers of progress in the…

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Mafia III review

Here, at last, is our Mafia III [official site] review. Having published two reviews-in-progress over the last week, this is the final version. I've still not finished it, because the game is apparently infinity hours long. And it's a fascinating mess. A vast, seemingly unfinished, calamity, incredible amounts of work routed by its AI, bloated plot and lack of ambition. Here's wot I think:

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Feature: Disorganised Crime

Mafia 3 Review In Progress Part 2

For reasons that are increasingly apparent, 2K chose not to share review code with the press for Mafia III [official site], instead choosing for everyone to be able to buy it before critics could potentially warn them off. Having played the game for many, many hours, here is a second incarnation of my review-in-progress of the crime caper, in a revised and much extended version…

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Review In Progress: Mafia III

For reasons that are becoming apparent, 2K chose not to share review code with the press for Mafia III [official site], instead choosing for everyone to be able to buy it before critics could potentially warn them off. So it is that we couldn’t get our hands on it before you could, and I’m playing the game over the weekend to be able to bring…

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