Q.U.B.E. 2 dazzles in new mind-bending trailer

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Q.U.B.E. 2 dazzles in new mind-bending trailer

You can't fit a square peg in a round hole, they say. But you can use them to manipulate the structures of a mysterious planet in a bid to find your way home. In other words, first-person puzzle adventure game Q.U.B.E. 2 has a new trailer, that shows off a host of mind-bending, head-scratching puzzles. 

Carmageddon TDR 2000 free on GOG, Max Damage half-price for a limited time

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Carmageddon TDR 2000 free on GOG, Max Damage half-price for a limited time

How do you like your 18-year-old vehicular combat simulators? If the answer is free, you're in luck: digital storefront GOG is giving away Carmageddon TDR 2000 for the next couple of days. And if you fancy its younger sibling, know that 2016's Carmageddon: Max Damage is also half-price till January 25. 

Play unique puzzler Shift Quantum at the PC Gamer Weekender

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Play unique puzzler Shift Quantum at the PC Gamer Weekender

Shift Quantum is coming to the PC Gamer Weekender, bringing with it a unique take on the puzzle genre. A cyber-noir action-puzzle platformer, Shift Quantum features an unusual mechanic known as SHIFTING. This changes the world around you, twisting the environment in mind-bending ways that help you solve each “brain-drilling” (their words) level.

There's a new Alien game in the works

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There's a new Alien game in the works

Games based on the Aliens series have generally been either a) terrible or b) excellent, with little room for the merely okay. Alien: Isolation was an incredible stealth horror game, but it was unlikely to have satisfied anyone who prefers to shoot things, with that camp also thoroughly disappointed by Gearbox's  dire Aliens: Colonial Marines. But for those who like to shoot, there is hope: a new Aliens shooter is in development.

Magic: The Gathering Arena developers explain how it will hand out the cards

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Magic: The Gathering Arena developers explain how it will hand out the cards

The free-to-play digital card game Magic: The Gathering Arena will have two in-game currencies, Wizards of the Coast revealed today: Gold, earned through gameplay, and Gems, which will be purchasable with real money. Gems can be used in place of gold to speed things along, principal designer Chris Clay explained in a blog post, but while there may some cosmetic items that are restricted to real-money purchases, "there won't be any gameplay content that can only be unlocked with real money." 

Cryptocurrency prices tank due to regulatory fears

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Cryptocurrency prices tank due to regulatory fears

For cryptocurrency investors, it's been a rocky 24 hours. On Tuesday, reports that China and Russia may enact more regulations around cryptocurrency exchanges sent Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple dropping billions off their market caps. Bitcoin was sitting at around $14,000 before it dropped to below $10,000, though it's climbed back up to more than $11,000 on Wednesday. It's still sitting at nearly 18 percent down since last week, according to Coinbase. It's also been a bad week for PC gamers looking to buy new graphics cards, as the prices are exorbitant thanks to dwindling stock and rampant mining. And unfortunately, crypto's woes are unlikely to lead to more graphics card stock right away.