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There's no shortage of board games based on Game of Thrones, though that didn't stop CMON from setting up a Kickstarter for A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game (sic). Rather than going the grand strategy route, CMON's attempt will focus more on the individual skirmishes and includes detailed miniatures and placemats to replicate the characters and landscapes of the war-ravaged continent.

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In an unexpected turn of events, Valve revealed not one, but two new heroes for Dota 2. Announced in grandiose fashion, complete with orchestra, the one minute video gave attendees a sneak peek at the currently unnamed additions — a musketeer cat/fox/pangolin and a fey-like creature with a glowing insect companion.

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If you want the best 3D graphics has to offer, then raytracing is where it's at. By simulating the path each photon takes from a light source to a surface, you can theoretically render lifelike, if motionless, scenes. Offline, you have all the time in the world, but in real-time... you have about 16 milliseconds. We're not at the point where real-time raytracing is practical for games, but we're inching closer, as this experiment with Quake 2 shows.

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If memory serves, Settlers 2 supported multiple players on the same computer. All you had to do was plug in an extra mouse. Sounds like madness, sure, but it hasn't got a peripheral on Larian's four-player co-op for Divinity: Original Sin 2 using two PCs and whatever combination of keyboards and controllers you can come up with.

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In the works for two-and-a-half years, the developers behind XWVM — the "modernisation" mod for Star Wars: X-Wing — have delivered their first pre-alpha version. While only available to selected testers, it does signal that XWVM is no pipe dream and eventually, we'll all be able to enjoy a fresh-faced revamp of the classic space sim.

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The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at Comic-Con, but the new trailer take care of at all. It's a two-and-a-half-minute ball of action, awesomeness, humour, and insanity that may be the most purely fun Marvel movie trailer we've ever seen, all courtesy of director Taika Waititi. Guys, Thor and Loki are shooting people with laser guns.