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Tropico 5 pre-order bonuses include costumes and maps

Tropico 5 pre-order bonuses include costumes and maps

Kalypso has outlined a few bonus goodies for pre-ordering both the retail and digital versions of Tropico 5. The retail version is available as a "Limited Special Edition," and rewards anyone who puts down their cash early with an El Presidente avatar costume, and the Bayo del Olfato map for Sandbox mode. Plus, you'll get a Tropico passport and postcard in the box.

Read more: Steam pre-orders 10% off, plus tiered rewards »

"The email I got implies that you have to pre-order at Amazon.com in order to get the limited ..."
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Last Life a sci-fi noir on Mars, and Double Fine's second publishing deal

Related Topics – PC, Double Fine, Mac, Linux, Crowdfunding, Sam Farmer
Last Life a sci-fi noir on Mars, and Double Fine's second publishing deal

Double Fine has revealed the second game to get a shot in the arm from its new indie publishing program, Last Life. The first salvo of the publisher's assistance is coming in helping to launch a crowd-funding effort, which is already well on its way to completion.

Read more: An episodic sci-fi noir on Mars »

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Secrets of Rætikon takes flight on April 17

Secrets of Rætikon takes flight on April 17

It's almost time to take to the skies with Broken Rules' new aerial exploration game, Secrets of Rætikon. The Chasing Aurora developer has announced that their ambient open-world flight game will take to the skies on PC and Mac on April 17.

Watch: The serene trailer »

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Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash coming soon to Steam Early Access

Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash coming soon to Steam Early Access

Double Fine's elvish cheatfest, Hack 'n' Slash, has been slowly progressing from what was originally a two-week prototype, hoping to make its targeted 2014 release. Those looking to jump into this strange world of exploits and hacks a little early will be happy to hear that Double Fine is looking to hit Steam Early Access in just a couple of weeks.

Watch: An 8-bit era trailer »

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Bravely Default studio shows off new next-gen rendering engine, Yebis 2

Bravely Default studio shows off new next-gen rendering engine, Yebis 2

Silicon Studio may be best known for their work on Bravely Default and 3D Dot Heroes, but the company also specializes in offering middleware to other developers. A new tech demo showcases their work on next-gen, with a focus on depth of field, glare, and motion blur.

"Yebis 2" is targeting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, Android, and iOS. You can see the latest tech demo after the break.

Watch: Robots and graphics »

"To be fair, it's a "NEXT" gen engine. The current gen being PS4 and Xbone :P"
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Monaco says 'Fin' with final free update

Monaco says 'Fin' with final free update

Creator Andy Schatz is ready to bid a fond farewell to his beloved heist game, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine. The game's final update is being deployed today and it's appropriately titled 'Fin.'

Read more: Eight new levels »

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PSA: FTL: Faster Than Light now on iPad

PSA: FTL: Faster Than Light now on iPad

Update: Details regarding the current state of FTL's Android version have been added.

Subset Games has officially released FTL: Faster Than Light on iPad, as promised last week. The iOS version includes the new Advanced Edition content, which is set to come to PC tomorrow in a free automatic update.

Read more: The current state of FTL on Android »

"Died within 1 minute of playing the new content. Yes, this is FTL. "
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Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 offers four cross-platform games for charity

Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 offers four cross-platform games for charity

Humble Bundle is offering a new cross-platform bundle that will appeal to PC and Android users alike. The PC and Android 9 bundle will include four games, with two more potentially getting tossed in, depending on how much you choose to pay.

Read more: Pay what you want for these games »

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Tropico 5 coming to PC on May 23, Xbox 360 and PS4 versions coming later

Tropico 5 coming to PC on May 23, Xbox 360 and PS4 versions coming later

Tropico 5 will launch on PC on May 23rd, with a retail release to follow on May 27th. It's just the first platform Kalypso Media's strategy game will onslaught this year.

Following the PC release will be Xbox 360 and Mac versions, available this summer. Afterwards, the game will hit PS4 in autumn. Finally, a Linux/SteamOS version will be available once Steam Machines are released.

Watch: a gameplay trailer »

"So excited for this - I've loved all the Tropico games. I hope after this one they go back to ..."
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Kerbal Space Program 'Asteroid Redirect Mission' takes flight today

Related Topics – Kerbal Space Program, PC, Mac, Linux, Squad
Kerbal Space Program 'Asteroid Redirect Mission' takes flight today

Kerbal Space Program's new Asteroid Redirect Mission update has launched into orbit. This new piece of content from Squad, created in collaboration with NASA, allows players to emulate the real-world space mission of identifying, redirecting, and researching asteroids, in order to gather scientific data.

Watch: The animated trailer »

"No that isn't what I meant, but thanks for trying to help. I found that once you have a ..."
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Draugen is a VR horror game from Dreamfall Chapters dev

Related Topics – PC, Mac, Linux, Oculus Rift, Red Thread Games
Draugen is a VR horror game from Dreamfall Chapters dev

Developer Red Thread Games (Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey) is throwing its hat into the virtual reality gaming ring with a new horror game called Draugen. This first-person horror game will support VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, and is targeting a 2015 release on PC, Mac, and Linux.

Watch: 'The past is an ocean' »

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Kerbal Space Program video introduces asteroids

Related Topics – Kerbal Space Program, PC, Mac, Linux, Squad
Kerbal Space Program video introduces asteroids

Kerbal Space Program is taking a brief side step from its normal bout of updates to introduce the concept of asteroid redirection. In an effort to make it feel more like a real space mission and less like something out of a Bruce Willis movie, developer Squad is collaborating with NASA on this latest addition to the game and has revealed some new video of asteroid redirection in action.

Watch: Working with asteroids »

"Scott Manley did a live stream last week and introduced some of the new nasa equipment "
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This War of Mine preview: war and peace

This War of Mine preview: war and peace

Forget everything you know about war's portrayal in video games. It's not glamorous, it's not an adrenaline-rush, and it certainly isn't representative of real war. Until now, war in video games has been portrayed as a black-and-white struggle, where the main goal is to win. But there are no winners in war, especially when you're a civilian on the battlefield.

This War of Mine from 11-Bit Studios is a grim look into wartime from the eyes of civilians, an idea inspired by real-life events. The objective isn't to win, it's simply to survive. To learn more about the game, Shacknews got to take a first look at the game with senior writer Pawel Miechowski.

Read more: Coping with perpetual war »

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Not a Hero is next game from OlliOlli dev, coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Not a Hero is next game from OlliOlli dev, coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Updated with platform information.

Roll7, the creator of the skateboarding game OlliOlli, has announced its next game: an isometric cover-based shooter called Not a Hero. The announcement promises multiple playable characters and mission types revolving around a bizarre story.

Read more: An anthropomorphic rabbit from the future named BunnyLord »

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Tropico 5 trailer has El Presidente doing his best Jack Sparrow

Tropico 5 trailer has El Presidente doing his best Jack Sparrow

Tropico 5 starts out in early colonial times, which may raise the question of what El Presidente was doing in the heady days of forging the New World. A new trailer gives us that answer, with a generous dose of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Watch: "The worst dictator I have ever heard of" »

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