July 2015

Ubisoft has released an “interactive trailer” for Rainbow Six: Siege’s recently revealed Terrohunt mode. The interactive element is perhaps being a little oversold. It’s little more than the option to click on the screen as a man jumps through a window, triggering a text box pop-up that explains the concept of jumping…

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PC Gamer can reveal that the Early Access indie race-’em-up Speedrunners will be a fixture of ESL rotation, appearing alongside Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends. Players are now invited to compete in official ESL cups and tournaments, with the first series—the SpeedRunners 1on1 Summer Series—set to kick off this Saturday. “At…

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Harebrained Schemes, creator of Shadowrun Returns, will soon return to Kickstarter for a fourth time. This time, the project isn’t another Shadowrun. It’s Battletech, a turn-based game based on Harebrained founder Jordan Weisman’s classic wargaming series. “Steeped in the feudal political intrigue of the BattleTech universe,” explains the new Battletech site, “the game…

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Windows 10—which is out now, by the way—comes, as it used to in the pre-Win8 days, with Solitaire preinstalled. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection, in fact, which bundles the classic Klondike with other familiar variants like Freecell and Spider Solitaire, tracks stats and logs achievements, and will even have leaderboards at…

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Last year was the first-ever Firaxicon, a convention dedicated to all things Firaxis, with activities including panels and presentations, advance hands-on time with Civilization: Beyond Earth, and “An Evening With Sid Meier.” It must have gone over pretty well, because 2K Games announced today that it’s doing it again this…

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The action-adventure platformer Iconoclasts had already been kicking around for years when we spent seven hours with its “lush Metroidvania-style world” in early 2013, shortly after creator Joakim “Konjak” Sandberg released a new build for that year’s Independent Games Festival. But even then, he refused to put a launch date…

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