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Doom 3: BFG Edition – release date revealed

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The new collected edition of Doom features a whole new batch of missions and is coming straight at you in OctoberI wasn't sure about Doom 3 when it first arrived. The game's shonky AI, manipulative spawn points and dozy story seemed at odds with its astonishing id Tech 4-powered visuals....
Doom 3: BFG Edition – release date revealed

Microsoft reissues ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ smartphone challenge

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Microsoft on Thursday announced a new round of challenges for its “Smoked By Windows Phone” contest series. If users with non-Windows Phone handsets can perform a variety of tasks faster than a Microsoft Windows Phone, they can win a limited edition Hunger Games PC (HP Folio 13 Special Edition)...
Microsoft reissues ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ smartphone challenge

Would you swap your iPhone for a Windows Phone?

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This weekend, Microsoft is running a Windows Phone Challenge. If your phone is faster than Microsoft's, you win a $1,000 "Hunger Games" PC. If it isn't, you can swap your phone for a Windows Phone. [Read more]...
Would you swap your iPhone for a Windows Phone?

Galaxy Nexus user defeats Windows Phone in challenge, Microsoft calls foul

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After learning about Microsoft’s latest “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge, Sahas Katta visited his local Microsoft store equipped with confidence and his trusty Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Windows Phone challenge is issued to users with non-Windows Phone handsets, and it calls for these users to perform a variety of...
Galaxy Nexus user defeats Windows Phone in challenge, Microsoft calls foul

Remember Me - review

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PS3, Xbox360, PC, Capcom, cert: 16In a future where memories can be traded through a device called the Sensen, the amnesiac Nilin is waging a guerrilla war to bring down the corrupt corporation overseeing the technology. But when your entire recollection of an event can be rewritten with the flick...
Remember Me - review

Five great indie games for a long weekend

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Want something different to play over the next four days? Here's a selection of interesting independent titles that are all safe for family consumptionAmid all your other thoughts during the Easter Weekend you may at some point come to the conclusion that you have a house full of family members...
Five great indie games for a long weekend

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

The Button Affair: cool running for charity

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Play this enormously stylish 'auto-runner' and if you like it, donate a quid to the brilliant SpecialEffect organisationCombining the sleek thrills of a '60s spy caper with the ever popular 'auto-runner' genre (think Canabalt and Temple Run), The Button Affair is a short, sharp gem of a game. Created by...
The Button Affair: cool running for charity

Evil Within: new game from Resident Evil creator announced

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Shinji Mikami returns with another survival horror adventure after 'Project Zwei' teaser campaignOne day, veteran game design Shinji Mikami will tire of survival horror and just bring out a match-three puzzler about unicorns. Today is not that day. After teasing us for several weeks, Bethesda has finally announced that it...
Evil Within: new game from Resident Evil creator announced

Blood of the Werewolf: Altered Beast meets Castlevania?

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A new indie platformer from ex-Call of Duty developers promises 'white knuckle' action harking back to the glory days of the genreNathaniel McClure spent six years working on the very first Call of Duty titles before leaving Activision to set up his own small studio in Michigan. Scientifically Proven Entertainment...
Blood of the Werewolf: Altered Beast meets Castlevania?

Wolfenstein 3D: 20 this year and free online

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To celebrate two decades of zombie Nazi chaos, the Id classic is now a free browser gameOh hell, can it really be 20 years? Twenty years since Id Software effectively kickstarted the first-person shooter genre? Yes it can, because, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, Bethesda has made...
Wolfenstein 3D: 20 this year and free online

Minecraft to get splitscreen mode on Xbox

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XBLA Minecraft will allow four players to craft together on the sofa, while online gamers get an eight-player craft-'em-upMicrosoft has revealed that the Xbox Live version of Minecraft will boast a four-player splitscreen mode, allowing groups of avid crafters to work together. There will also be an eight-player online multiplayer...
Minecraft to get splitscreen mode on Xbox

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

Fifa 14 - new gameplay trailer launched

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EA prepares us for E3 with a new trailer of the latest Fifa title, showing off many of the game's new featuresEA has released a new gameplay trailer from Fifa 14, a few days ahead of E3. The 90 second clip whizzes through a series of scorching goals, crushing tackles...
Fifa 14 - new gameplay trailer launched

Guild Wars 2 - review

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PC, NCsoft, cert: 12Despite jaw-dropping visuals and being free to play, the original Guild Wars could never quite unseat World of Warcraft as the king of massively multiplayer online RPGs. WoW's more varied playable races simply cemented it as the more imaginative effort.Not so for Guild Wars 2, which is...
Guild Wars 2 - review

Zwei – the return of horror maestro Shinji MIkami

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The creator of Resident Evil is going back to the genre that made his name, with his first game for new studio, Tango GameworksResident Evil creator Shinki Mikami has announced his latest project. Zwei will be a survival horror adventure, which would seem to be harking back to the original...
Zwei – the return of horror maestro Shinji MIkami

Diablo III confirmed for spring 2012 release

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The long-awaited third Diablo title will hit shelves in the second quarter, says Activision CEO Bobby KotickActivision CEO Bobby Kotick has announced that Diablo III will launch in the second quarter of 2012. Speaking to the Guardian ahead of an investor call to discuss the company's 2011 earnings, he confirmed...
Diablo III confirmed for spring 2012 release

Tomb Raider at Bafta: free tickets for Guardian readers

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Next week, Bafta is hosting a special event looking into the making of the forthcoming Tomb Raider title. We have tickets to give awayLara Croft is back. The video game icon is returning on 5 March with a much-anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider series. The new game, produced by...
Tomb Raider at Bafta: free tickets for Guardian readers

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse announced as Kickstarter project

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The long-awaited fifth title in the critically acclaimed adventure series will be self-published by developer Revolution - with the help of crowd fundingFans of traditional 2D adventure games can rejoice - after a long wait, Revolution Software has finally announced the fifth title in its legendary Broken Sword series. Subtitled...
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse announced as Kickstarter project

Choosing parts for a £1,000 games PC

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Alex is a gaming addict with an Xbox 360, but after playing Battlefield 3 on a friend's PC, he wants to build a games machine. Which parts should he buy?I'm a bit of a gaming addict and was perfectly happy with my seven-year-old Xbox 360 until I saw Battlefield 3...
Choosing parts for a £1,000 games PC

Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

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PC gaming is stronger than it has been in years, but the classic age of PC gaming has to be the mid- to late 1990s. The PC was a strong source of innovation in gaming, spawning new genres as well as the birth of real-time, online multiplayer games. That...
Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

Elder Scrolls Online announced

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Bethesda to launch a new massively multiplayer adventure in its multi-million selling Elder Scrolls seriesThe award-winning Elder Scrolls series of fantasy role-playing adventures is going massively mutiplayer. Bethesda has just announced Elder Scrolls Online, a vast MMORPG, set in the familiar land of Tamriel. Development is being undertaken at ZeniMax...
Elder Scrolls Online announced

Euro 2012 game announced as DLC for Fifa 12

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Electronic Arts will be releasing its tie-in with the European Championships as a downloadable extra for the current Fifa titleElectronic Arts has announced its official UEFA Euro 2012 tie-in – but in an interesting break from tradition, the title won't be available as a full-price standalone release. Instead, it will...
Euro 2012 game announced as DLC for Fifa 12

Assassin's Creed III – first gameplay trailer released

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Ubisoft shows off the first in-game footage from its latest Assassin's Creed adventure, this time set during the American war of independenceUbisoft has launched its first gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed III. The two-minute video shows half-British, half-Mohawk protagonist Connor Kenway agonising over which side to take in the American...
Assassin's Creed III – first gameplay trailer released

Alan Wake to hit PC

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An enhanced version of the cult psychological horror title will arrive on Steam this month, followed by other digital channelsBrooding psychological horror adventure Alan Wake is coming to PC. Swedish publisher Nordic Games has bought the platform rights to the title, and is launching it on Steam on 16 February...
Alan Wake to hit PC

Hitman: Absolution – trailer

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It's Agent 47 versus the cast from Sister ActSquareEnix has just released the latest teaser for forthcoming assassinate-'em-up, Hitman: Absolution. It's a pretty distrurbing little mini-drama with bald hitman Agent 47 facing off against a gang of female killers dressed in habits. Bit of a grindhouse pulp cinema fantasy, then,...
Hitman: Absolution – trailer

To the Moon - review

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PC, Lace Mamba, cert: 12, out nowAn old man named Johnny lies dying. His last wish, for reasons unknown, is to visit the moon. Playing as two doctors from the mysterious Sigmund Corporation, you enter his mind and wander through his thoughts, uncovering the secrets of his life and, eventually,...
To the Moon - review
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