Minecraft's anniversary map is a huge interactive museum

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Minecraft's anniversary map is a huge interactive museum

The first version of Minecraft appeared 10 years ago this Friday, which is a truly terrifying thought. Microsoft and Mojang are marking the occasion with, among other things, a fancy new map that's free for all players to download. It's a theme park and museum, put together by the builders at BlockWorks to take you on a trip through the game's history.

Cities: Skylines' Campus expansion sends it back to school

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Cities: Skylines' Campus expansion sends it back to school

Cities: Skylines is a pretty comprehensive city builder, but it looks like we've been ignoring our citizens' brains and they've been turning to mush thanks to our lack of attention. Not to worry, there's an expansion coming for that, too. The upcoming Campus DLC, due out later this month, will let you design your own university, activate new education policies and nurture eggheads with research grants.

Unearthed Ryse: Son of Rome prototype reveals first-person melee combat

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Unearthed Ryse: Son of Rome prototype reveals first-person melee combat

Originally an Xbox One launch exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome hit Steam in 2014. It was an impressive technical showcase for a new console, but was in every other way mediocre, a sadly common fate for games with such long gestation periods. Originally revealed as Codename: Kingdoms during Microsoft's 2010 E3 conference, the Crytek developed game was later revealed to be a Kinect-only Xbox 360 title. After a long period of absence, Microsoft re-announced it in 2013 as a third-person action game for Xbox One. That's the version we got.

Devolver Digital plan another E3 anti-conference

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Devolver Digital plan another E3 anti-conference

For the last two years indie publisher Devolver Digital have been presenting their own conference during but outside of E3. It's been a highlight, with host Nina Struthers (their fictional "chief synergy officer") shouting buzzwords and parodying the awkward intensity unique to these events. Sometimes they even show games, with trailers for My Friend Pedro, Metal Wolf Chaos, and Scum appearing last year.

Dream Engines will let you build a sci-fi city and then watch it fly away

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Dream Engines will let you build a sci-fi city and then watch it fly away

Developer Suncrash has revealed Dream Engines: Nomad Cities, a sci-fi city builder in which you'll design a settlement, defend against "nightmare-born creatures" and gather resources from the surrounding land. Once you've exhausted one planet—or when a dangerous threat overwhelms you—you can flee, blasting your city into the air and flying to another location.