Airborne Kingdom is a floating city builder that looks like the intro to Game of Thrones

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Airborne Kingdom is a floating city builder that looks like the intro to Game of Thrones

Developer The Wandering Band has unveiled Airborne Kingdom, a rather glorious looking city builder of sorts that, in something of a break from the norm, puts you in charge of an ever-expanding floating metropolis.

To a point, it sounds like any other city builder; you start small (in this case, not much more than a single bobbing propeller), then build houses and amenities in a bid to attract civilians and use the available resources to expand outward and upward - until you're an urban sprawl to be reckoned with. Just, you know, a flying one.

"Will you create a balloon flotilla connected by ropes and based on faith, or a winged metropolis focused on entertainment," asks The Wandering Band, "or will steam-powered fans fly your kingdom as you search for answers in the stars?"

Bethesda shares Fallout 76's roadmap of free content updates for 2019

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Bethesda shares Fallout 76's roadmap of free content updates for 2019

Bethesda has unveiled a new Fallout 76 roadmap, outlining the year ahead for its much-maligned online survival game.

"We know the game had a difficult launch, and we've made mistakes along the way," the developer wrote in its post detailing the coming year, "We share in your frustrations when we do. We'll probably make a few more, and when we do, we will work to correct them as quickly as possible."

While the looming spectre of yet more mistakes piled onto to the shambolic, teetering mass of everything that's come before, probably doesn't strike quite the reassuring note Bethesda was aiming for, it does go on to say that "we're fully dedicated to making this game the best it can be - and even more so, a platform for endless Fallout adventures for years to come."

Sandbox construction and exploration game Space Engineers leaves early access next week

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Sandbox construction and exploration game Space Engineers leaves early access next week

Developer Keen Software House has announced that its construction-focussed sandbox game Space Engineers will be leaving Steam Early Access next week, on February 28th.

It's been a long road for Space Engineers; the game, which initially launched on Steam in 2013, will have been in early access for almost five and a half years by the time its official Version 1.0 release rolls around next week.

That lengthy gestation period isn't too much of a surprise, however, given that Space Engineers is an incredibly ambitious game. Described as "sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets", it gives players the change to build everything from planetary outposts to space stations and space ships, piloting the latter through the depths of space in order to explore further and, hopefully, survive.

Best Xbox One and PS4 games deals

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Best Xbox One and PS4 games deals

It's February, and although not traditionally the habitat for deals, they are thriving nonetheless. Stick with us to see the best Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games discounts around right now, with plenty of top-notch titles going for under £20, and even a few for below a fiver.

First up, the cheapest place you can grab hypnotically lurid apocalyptic shooter Far Cry New Dawn is Base, where it's going for £30.85 on both platforms.

As well as the usual ultra-violent carnage we associate with the series, I was delighted to find a quest involving both adorable doggos and South African hip-hop. Also, it's gorgeous - such a relief from the usual grey and pallid shooters doing the rounds.

Nintendo of America's new boss Doug Bowser quickly turned into memes

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Nintendo of America's new boss Doug Bowser quickly turned into memes

Nintendo of America shocked fans around the world last night with the announcement its iconic figurehead, Reggie Fils-Aime, would be retiring after 15 years at the top of the company.

But while fans were still wishing Reggie well, attention was already turning to the new man in charge, the improbably named Doug Bowser.

Mr. Bowser has already been at Nintendo for four years, but his ascension to NOA boss makes him one of the most visible characters in the entire company. And with a name like that - Doug! lol - Twitter was quick to begin the memes.

Epic's putting up a $100m prize pool for competitive Fortnite in 2019

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Epic's putting up a $100m prize pool for competitive Fortnite in 2019

Epic has put together a $100m prize pool for competitive Fornite in 2019, it's announced.

The astonishing figure revolves around the Fortnite World Cup, which begins with 10 weekly online open qualifiers running from 13th April to 16th June. Each week, $1m is up for grabs.

The top 100 solo players and the top 50 duos teams from around the world will then battle at the Fornite World Cup Finals in New York City 26-28 July, with a $30m prize pool up for grabs.

Searching for BioWare, somewhere in Anthem's Fort Tarsis

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Searching for BioWare, somewhere in Anthem's Fort Tarsis

BioWare has been asked - a lot - why it is the studio to make Anthem, a game far removed from its traditional single-player role-playing game fare. BioWare's responses have been - 'well, we've done multiplayer before', 'we've experimented in other genres before', and also 'would you please let us make something new for a change?' And fair enough. But from day one, many BioWare fans have been turned off by the idea of a game not specifically built for them. (And I'm sorry BioWare, as much as you protest 1996's Shattered Steel had multiplayer too, single-player RPGs are the million-selling corner of the market you have pretty successfully endeared yourself to.)

Yet a huge chunk of Anthem has been built specifically for BioWare fans - a chunk which is rigidly single-player, follows close to the studio's recent formula, and where BioWare's loremasters have been crafting characters and story which feel very familiar to the ones fans have previously fallen in love with. This portion of the game, Fort Tarsis, is a classic BioWare hub. And, for whatever reason, BioWare has barely mentioned any of it.

Football Manager helped a real life goalkeeper score for his country - on his debut

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Football Manager helped a real life goalkeeper score for his country - on his debut

I knew real-life football teams used Football Manager to help scout players. Even managers, such as current Manchester United darling Ole Gunnar Solskjær, have said they've used the famous football management sim to help them out in real-life. But I did not know Football Manager helped a real-life goalkeeper not just play for his country - but score on his debut.

This is the story revealed in the latest episode of YouTube series People Make Games, which is the work of ex-Eurogamer video person Chris Bratt. It revolves around keeper Kai Mckenzie-Lyle, who, with a little help from a Football Manager researcher, ended up playing and scoring a last-minute header for his country.

Kai's journey alone makes the video worth a watch, but make sure you stick with it for the bonus reveal of Football Manager's disturbing default female manager model. Come on Sports Interactive. Sort it out!

Tetris 99 hides the way it works - and that's brilliant

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Tetris 99 hides the way it works - and that's brilliant

Did you know that if you're playing Tetris 99 handheld, you can target anyone using the Nintendo Switch touchscreen? I didn't.

Did you know you get bonus lines if more than one person is attacking you? I didn't.

Did you know Attackers mode is the only way to send junk to more than one player at once? I didn't.

Overwatch teases French medic hero Jean-Baptiste Augustin

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Overwatch teases French medic hero Jean-Baptiste Augustin

The Overwatch tease-machine has whirred into life again, and at the centre of attention is a character - possibly the game's 30th hero - called Jean-Baptiste Augustin.

He's a deserting Talon (the baddies) medic, and he's on the run. A Talon squad led by someone called D. Cuerva was sent to deal with Baptiste, but he dealt with three of them and issued the fourth, the leader D. Cuerva, a bold challenge: "Come find me, Cuerva."

To which Cuerva, in his lore-ified report of the incident, wrote: "I know better than to underestimate Baptiste. I helped train him myself, and he was one of our best. I've never known a medic to be such a good shot, and his adaptability to new situations is a rare talent. All of us have seen our fair share of conflict, but Baptiste was built to survive. I swear he has the Devil's own luck."