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Elder Scrolls Online dropping for-pay model, console release dated

A lot of news out of Bethesda today in regards to the upcoming revamp of their Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. First up, console gamers were given a set launch date of June 9 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The biggest announcement, impacting all players, is that the game is dropping its for-pay model on March 17. Instead of a monthly subscription fee, players will only have to pay the one-time purchase price whenever they first buy the game. The Tamriel Unlimited release includes all of the content from the original game as well as new Justice and Champion systems, plus support for optional for-pay content and an in-game Crown Store for item customization. Former and current accounts will all be upgraded to the new version for free. To entice more players to Tamriel, a new 23-plus-minute ‘supercut’ cinematic video was also released, featuring all of the game’s factions battling it out.

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GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

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Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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Daedalic launches Blackguards 2 online for PC

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Daedalic has taken a break from adventuring to continue their strategy-RPG series Blackguards. Available today, Blackguards 2 once again tasks players with commanding a band of ruffians as they fight their way through turn-based battles against man and monster. Players can look forward to more hex-based combat along with a “gritty story filled with violence and crime.”

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 release date, Almanac Edition revealed

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The Book of Unwritten Tales developer King Art Games has announced that the sequel’s final chapter will now be released on February 20. The studio also revealed a special version, the DRM-free Almanac Edition. The premium set will come bundled with a 104-page hardback artbook, a making-of DVD, a soundtrack, a double-sided poster, and the Color Your Critter DLC, which will allow players to choose the color of Nate’s sidekick. And to store everything, the set will be packed inside of box designed to look like a hardcover book.

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Genai calls, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons deploys onto Steam

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?The Black Talons are taking to the frontlines today in Kasedo Gamse’ Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons. As the leader of a mercenary company trapped on the besieged planet Genai, players must defend against the invading forces of the Tsarist Union and recapture territory to reinforce and resupply their troops.

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Aliens invade El Presidente’s domain in new Tropico 5 DLC, Surf’s Up!

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El Presidente protects his island from all threats, even from those beyond the stars. In the new Tropico 5 DLC add-on, Surf’s Up!, it’s up to the benevolent dictator to stop aliens from building an intergalactic highway across Tropico. The $3.99 expansion adds The Dolphinarium building, The Diving Mask avatar accessory, Qualichi sandbox map, and a new scenario that requires players to call upon the might of the Pacific Ocean’s many dolphins to repel the alien invasion.

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Chilled Mouse brings Warhammer Quest to PC, now on Steam

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Chilled Mouse has released Warhammer Quest for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The turn-based strategy game is based on Games Workshop’s board game, which pits a team of heroes against hordes of enemies scattered throughout the dungeons that dot the border of the Empire. Players can control and level up the Marauder, Wood Elf Waywatcher, Dwarf IronBreaker, and Grey Wizard as they battle Orcs, Night Goblins, River Trolls, and Skaven. Two versions are available, a $14.99 standard edition and a $27 expanded edition.

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Nordic Games to release Double Fine’s Broken Age in retail

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A retail boxed version of Broken Age will be hitting store shelves next spring, courtesy of Nordic Games. The publisher announced that they have struck a deal with developer Double Fine Productions, with versions slated for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The graphic adventure will join other Double Fine-developed titles published for retail by Nordic, including Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking.

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New Total War: Attila spotlights revamped army management

Creative Assembly has revealed Total War: Attila’s revamped army management systems in a new video. Several new and updated mechanics are featured, including army integrity, decimation, and the family tree. Apparel, companions, items, and skills are also covered. Many of the changes are geared towards increased specialization, with players now able to more easily develop more defensive- or offensive-oriented field armies.

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Shields up! Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta DLC now on Steam

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War has erupted across the Mediterranean and Aegean in the new downloadable campaign for Total War: Rome II, Wrath of Sparta. In the $14.99 expansion, players will be able to lead Athens, Corinth, Sparta, or the Boeotian League during the nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War. Each faction has their own unique units, while a Hellenic focus influences a new technology tree with mathematics and philosophy as well as the various events, which center on the regions’ athletic competitions and festivals.

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