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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay, announcement stream tomorrow

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Square Enix is set to show a new gameplay demo for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tomorrow. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CST) on the game’s official Twitch channel, 18 minutes of gameplay footage will be revealed as well as news about upcoming Deus Ex-related projects. The demo will feature the city-hub of Prague along with a few side quests.

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Stranger of Sword City now available on Steam for Windows PC

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Experience Inc.’s dungeon-crawling role-playing game Stranger of Sword City has launched for Windows PC. After waking up in a strange realm, players must harvest powerful crystals and decide which of the ruling factions deserves them as they try to find their way home. The Steam version also features a new mode, Picture Gate, which allows players to upload images to be used as in-game characters.

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Degica bringing Triangle’s Shmups Skill Test to Steam on June 9

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Degica introduced PC gamers to Triangle Services’ catalog last year with DeltaZeal and XiiZeal, and they’re looking to expand it throughout 2016. Starting on June 9, the go-to publisher for shooters will begin rolling out the four titles that comprise the Shooting Love 20XX collection with the release of Shmups Skill Test. The collection of mini-games will evaluate the player’s skill based on several criteria, including dodging, shooting, and judgment. In addition to a score, the game will also return a gamer age. Up to four (local) players will be able to try their hand at the trials, which can be played individually or at random. The collection’s remaining titles—Minus Zero, TriZeal Remix, and ExZeal—will be released in the near future.

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Crimson Room Decade announced for Mac, Windows PC

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Degica will be releasing Dream Holdings and Takagism’s Crimson Room Decade next week. Set a decade after the original, Inspector Jean-Jacques Gordot finds himself stuck in the Crimson Room that he was investigating. Players will have to combine items, solve puzzles, and collect diary entries to figure out the purpose of the room and how he can escape before time runs out.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies map The Giant up for purchase

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies map The Giant, a remake of Der Riese, is now available as a single-map purchase. The drop continues the Zombies storyline with returning characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The $5.99 download is up for current-gen consoles and PC, and was previously included as a bonus with the various premium editions (Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe) and as part of the Season Pass. PS3 owners can also grab it for the same price as well, though Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer.

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Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

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Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst demo on EA/Origin Access for PC, Xbox One

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Players who’ve been anticipating Faith’s return are getting a chance to try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst today. A demo has been released for members of EA Access and Origin Access for PC and Xbox One. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Play First Trial is playable for up to six hours and includes 10 missions set within two districts of Glass city. The asynchronous multiplayer mode Social Play is also included, allowing players to challenge friends to their Time Trials and hide Beat L.E. within Glass for them to find. Progress will carry over to the full version.

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This War of Mine – The Little Ones DLC now available for PC

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11 bit studios has released a new downloadable pack for This War of Mine, The Little Ones. The drop shifts the player’s perspective to a group of adults that are tasked with taking care of children. Stuck in a besieged city, players must once again guide a beleaguered group through the chaos of war. Caring for the children will require a different approach from the base game, as adults will need to build toys and play games with them. The studio also announced that they’ve helped to raise over $137,000 for the War Child charity, and that every dollar from the pack will go towards the fund.

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta gets new map, heroes, tweaks

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Robot Entertainment has updated the open beta for Orcs Must Die! Unchained. The patch affects Survival mode, with minion waves rebalanced to offer a tougher challenge to high-level players as well as making them faster but weaker to attacks. Heroes also now have greater damage bonuses for both melee and magic, and their ranks are being bolstered by a new addition, Bloodspike the Brutal. Lastly, a new battleground similar to levels from the first two Orcs Must Die! has been added, Banquet Hall Survival. Other changes were made to crafting and traps, which have been detailed in a new blog post.

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GOG launches GOG Connect to link supported Steam titles

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GOG has introduced GOG Connect, a new feature to link Steam versions of certain titles to their service. The feature adds DRM-free versions of the games to the user’s library, along with digital extras, and the option to use GOG Galaxy or a standalone installer. The release notes that “these are limited-time opportunities from participating developers and publishers, with more to come.” Some of those studios include Deep Silver, TaleWorlds, and Harebrained Schemes. To kick things off, select supported titles, including System Shock 2 and The Witness, are available for up to 85% off until June 6. Check out a list of some of the supported titles below.

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