Sea of Thieves closed beta returns this weekend for more server testing

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Sea of Thieves closed beta returns this weekend for more server testing

Arr, mateys! If you're looking for another chance to be a pirate-slash-guinea pig, the Sea of Thieves closed beta and server stress test is returning this weekend. From Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, anyone who has already participated in the closed beta for Rare's open world multiplayer pirate game will be able to climb aboard the servers again.

ESA sides with 'internationally renowned' mental health professionals to oppose WHO's gaming disorder proposal

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ESA sides with 'internationally renowned' mental health professionals to oppose WHO's gaming disorder proposal

In December last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed "gaming disorder" as an addictive behaviour in a beta draft of its International Classification of Diseases for 2018. Perceived as comparable to gambling disorder, the WHO's proposal suggested the observed affliction has negative "mental and behavioural" effects—similar to those consistent with alcohol and drug addiction—and should be categorised alongside "disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours."

New Frostpunk developer update outlines endgame and confirms price

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New Frostpunk developer update outlines endgame and confirms price

Frostpunk, the game about building and maintaining a society in very undesirable (read: frosty) circumstances, will release in March. But in the meantime, studio 11 Bit has released details about the game's "advanced endgame", which involves keeping your society on the straight and narrow or, if you want, tyrannically beating it into the shape you desire.

Discord shutters alt-right and Nazi servers, but they're not completely gone

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Discord shutters alt-right and Nazi servers, but they're not completely gone

It was noticed recently that a number of Discord servers including Atomwaffen Division, Nordic Resistance Movement, and Ironmarch, seemed to have disappeared, very suddenly and without notice. And it's true, although not without complications: Discord confirmed with Polygon that the servers were shut down for violating its terms of service, but some of them appear to have bounced back rather quickly. 

Shattered Realms is a fun, free singleplayer co-op brawler

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Shattered Realms is a fun, free singleplayer co-op brawler

I know, I know. Singleplayer co-op. Bet you thought that was a typo. Just stick with me. Shattered Realms is a 2D brawler whose free demo supports up to two players. So you could play with a buddy, or you could play alone and control two of your chosen character at the same time. The second character acts like a shadow, mirroring your moves in perfect harmony, and is handily the game's most distinguishing feature.