Watch huge robots smash stuff in this new MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries trailer

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Watch huge robots smash stuff in this new MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries trailer

We spent some time with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries in December, and came away optimistic about its potential. The AI was weak, our resident robot jockey Steven declared, but it's "shaping up to be the mech game I've always wanted." It's a good look at the state of the game so far, showcasing changing mission conditions, various types of enemy units, the inconvenience of enemy reinforcements, and other elements of gameplay. 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is getting a Houses of Morrowind expansion and some big changes

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is getting a Houses of Morrowind expansion and some big changes

Having already done Skyrim and Clockwork City, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is ticking off another stop on the tour guide by heading Vvardenfell for its next expansion: Houses of Morrowind. The new set was announced earlier today and is scheduled for release on March 29. It will add 149 cards to the game based on the mystical realm of the Dunmer, and also make some big changes to the core mechanics of the game, foremost of which are the addition of new three-attribute cards and an increase to the already voluminous deck size limit. 

Itch.io says it's 'not super-interested' in replacing human curators with algorithms

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Itch.io says it's 'not super-interested' in replacing human curators with algorithms

Curation, as Itch.io explained in a recent blog post, "is the act of selecting games to highlight and present to customers." Different platforms do it differently: Steam, for instance, relies heavily on algorithms to handle the mass of games it offers, with sometimes mixed results. But Itch.io, content director Spencer Hayes explained, is "not super-interested" in taking that approach.   

Hearthstone gets finally gets an official deck tracking app (but only in China)

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Hearthstone gets finally gets an official deck tracking app (but only in China)

Hearthstone is in rude shape right now, with a good amount of deck diversity on the ladder and a spooky expansion waiting around the corner. But there's always room for improvement, and one perennial complaint about the game is that it does a terrible job of tracking your stats. The only data the client exposes in-game is your total number of wins with each class, and overall across constructed and arena. Thin gruel, given that the game is well-suited to statistical analysis, with sites like HS Replay and Vicious Syndicate designed to give players an edge using data. There's also a range of deck tracking software which all use Blizzard's API to give you a ton of extra info and help ensure you know what's left to draw.

Survival management RPG Dead in Bermuda is now free on Origin

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Survival management RPG Dead in Bermuda is now free on Origin

Dead in Bermuda is a "survival management game with RPG and adventure elements" in which a plane crash leaves eight people stranded on a desert island, and it falls to you to keep them alive. You'll have to deal with all the usual problems, like hunger, sickness, injury, depression, and interpersonal relationships, while researching and crafting upgrades to your camp, exploring the island around you, and unraveling the secrets of an ancient Atlantean prophecy—a point on the feature list that really comes out of nowhere.