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Total War: Warhammer Shows Off Orc Campaign Gameplay

Greenskins get prickly when they aren't fighting, so Total War: Warhammer developer Creative Assembly has put together this video walkthrough of the title's gameplay highlighting the Orcs' campaign.

The video (from alpha) explores some of the unique abilities, units, and challenges of the Greenskins in the game's campaign as the Orcs' territory borders Dwarf lands.

Total War: Warhammer comes out for PC on April 28. For more on the game, check out this general overview of the title's campaign map.

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Windows 10 vs. SteamOS – One benchmark shows low Linux performance

It’s just one test, conducted on just one PC — but it’s food for thought on whether or not you can expect Linux games to perform as well as Windows titles. …


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Square Enix Shows Off Platinum Games’ Nier: Automata Gameplay

We haven’t heard much about Square Enix’s new Nier title since its announcement at E3, but Paris Games Week brings a nice surprise. A new trailer features Platinum’s high-flying gameplay and new details about the game.

Nier: Automata stars an infantry android named 2B, who fights with both sword and gunfire from her “pod.” The story centers around an otherworldly invasion, as the attackers deploy machines of war around the world. 

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2B is part of the squad designed to fight the invaders, leading to machine-on-machine conflict. You can check out the gameplay trailer above and our coverage from E3 2015 here.

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Latest Ratchet & Clank Trailer Shows Off Vibrant Action And Aerial Ship Combat

Insomniac shared an action-packed trailer for its upcoming Ratchet & Clank title. Most notably, aerial battles appear to play a role in the series once again.

The trailer shows off a healthy dose of the series' colorful, bombastic action and trademark humor. There's also an appearance by fan favorite villain, Dr. Nefarious.

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Ratchet & Clank arrives on PlayStation 4 in 2016. 

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New Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Shows Off Mission Variety

Being a Rainbow Six Operator is more than just breaching doorways and rappelling down walls. A new trailer for Rainbow Six Siege shows off a handful of the mission types players will encounter in their fight against terrorist forces.

Shown in the trailer are three separate missions, including a hostage rescue in the snowy mountains of Courchevel, France, a shipyard infiltration under the dark skies of Hamburg, Germany, and a bomb defusal in sunny Los Angeles.

For a glimpse of the action, check out the trailer below. 

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Rainbow Six Siege will feature 11 playable maps at launch, with post-launch downloadable maps available for free. Rainbow Six Siege releases on December 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on how the game is shaking tactical shooting up, check out Matt Bertz’s preview.

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Man Shows Off Replica Of Thor’s Mjölnir That Only He Can Lift

In the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron, a scene centers on the various heroes attempting to pick up Thor's mighty hammer, Mjölnir. Just before each hero fails to lift the legendary hammer, Thor explains that only those who are worthy to wield Mjölnir are able to lift it. YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced took to Venice Beach with his own replica of the hammer that only he was worthy to lift.

Sure, he may very well be deceptively strong, but that's not the secret to why only he can lift it. So how does he make it this way? The answer, as usual, is magnets. Using super powerful electromagnets and a thumbprint scanner programmed to recognize his prints and deactivate the magnets, he makes it so only he can pick up the replica when it's placed head-down on sheet metal or a manhole cover.

Check out the video of him showing off his intricate invention (including a behind-the-scenes look at the mechanics beneath the convincing shell) below and join us in pondering how much time, money, and effort was poured into this awesome device.

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Treyarch Shows Off New Multiplayer Map And Final Specialist For Black Ops III

Starting this week, Treyarch is beginning a weekly live stream series leading up to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops III on November 6. During its first broadcast of this campaign, Treyarch revealed a new multiplayer map called, as well as the ninth and final multiplayer Specialist character.

The first reveal of the live stream was a new multiplayer map called Redwood. "This map is very different from any other map that we have in the game or any map we've really done in the past," game director of multiplayer Dan Bunting said during the broadcast. "It's set in the Redwoods  as its name would suggest  in northern California, and it's a little bit outside of the core fiction of our game, but it lives inside the universe. And it's a military emplacement that's got some sky bridges connecting between different trees and it's a very just picturesque and serene kind of setting for the mayhem that happens in war."

According the game design director David Vonderhaar, players can expect one of the most balanced maps in the game in terms of movement once they step into Redwood. Since it was the final map created during the development cycle, the team had a better grasp of how to design maps based on the futuristic movement set at the disposal of players. Bunting feels as though Redwood has several destinations that players will want to fight over spread out nicely over the course of the map.

The other big reveal during the first broadcast was the reveal of the final multiplayer Specialist character, Firebreak. This new character is a fire expert with a powerful flamethrower called the Purifier as his Specialist weapon. The Purifier is seen as the next level of the flamethrower that appeared in Treyarch's last-gen game, World at War. According to Bunting, the Purifier is great for clearing out rooms and is designed to dominate at close range. 

Firebreak's Specialist ability is called Heat Wave. Heat Wave is a rapid blast of heat that not only stuns nearby enemies, but also takes out nearby enemy equipment. Vonderhaar says the ability is great for evening the odds if you find yourself outnumbered during a multiplayer match.

To see the whole broadcast and learn more about both Redwood and Firebreak, you can check out the embedded video below.

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If you'd like to see some higher resolution screens of the Redwood map, you can check those out in the gallery below. Call of Duty: Black Ops III hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 6.

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Hello Games Shows Off More No Man’s Sky Gameplay

A few days ago, Hello Games' Sean Murray visited Stephen Colbert to show off No Man's Sky. Now, he's showing off the game on another outlet similarly unaffiliated with video games with The New Yorker.

You can check out the clip below, which differs only slightly from what Murray showed Colbert, but it's uninterrupted here. It's interesting to see more of the game, but it's also interesting to see those outside of the video game industry who possibly aren't fans of video games impressed by what Hello Games is working on.

Regarding No Man's Sky's release date? It's still unconfirmed.

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For more No Man's Sky, check out all of our features from when the game was on our cover, including one where we asked Murray 70 quickfire questions about the game.

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Rare Shows Off Conker’s Kid-Friendly Roots With Conker’s Quest Gameplay

It's widely known that Conker began his life as a kid-friendly platformer, but it's rare to see his original form in motion.

As part of the continuing celebration of its history (which includes the recent release of Rare Replay), Rare put together a short video showing off Conker's Quest, which would later turn into Twelve Tales: Conker 64, and eventually take a radical left turn into mature-rated territory to become Conker's Bad Fur Day.

You can check out the video below to see the transition, as narrated by Rare's Louise O'Connor, which offers gameplay, a look at the game's original mechanics, as well as its other playable characters that aren't named Conker.

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Grand Theft Auto V Mod Shows Us How To Deal With Traffic Jams

We’ve all been here: stuck in a traffic jam only to get up to the source of the congestion band find out there wasn’t even an accident. It almost makes you want to strap a giant shipping crate to the front of your car and plow everyone off the road.

BlackSmoke Billy's crazy truck tricks continue to impress. With only a few simple mods, Rockstar's open world epic remains endlessly entertaining. You should try this at home!

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