Bomber Crew gets Secret Weapons DLC, a season pass, and a free Winter Update

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Bomber Crew gets Secret Weapons DLC, a season pass, and a free Winter Update

Bomber Crew, the FTL-esque take on the air war over Europe, got a new DLC pack today called Secret Weapons that includes a new "mini-campaign," with new bomber upgrades, enemy aces, and dangerous enemy fighters. The campaign will take players through missions based on Big Week, a real-world operation that took place in early 1944 in which the US Air Force undertook an aggressive campaign to force the Luftwaffe to engage in direct, decisive combat. 

Pepe the Frog emoticons have been removed from the Steam Marketplace

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Pepe the Frog emoticons have been removed from the Steam Marketplace

Pepe the Frog first appeared in 2005 in Matt Furie's comic Boy's Club, but courtesy of the efforts of 4chan and other sites is better known, in the online world at least, as a meme. It's taken on an uglier connotation in more recent years, however, as a sort of mascot of the alt-right, which led Furie to take a more aggressive approach to protecting his IP rights. That effort, as Motherboard reported in September, resulted in legal notices being served to Richard Spencer, Baked Alaska, Mike Cernovich, Reddit, and Amazon.

Verdun's Christmas Truce DLC returns next week

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Verdun's Christmas Truce DLC returns next week

The 1914 Christmas Truce is once again returning to the First World War multiplayer Verdun in the form of time-limited DLC that will raise funds for War Child's Armistice, "an annual event that encourages peaceful gameplay to support children affected by conflict across the world." The DLC will reenact the events of the famous, tragically brief truce that saw French, German, and British soldiers come together to exchange gifts, take part in joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, and even play a little soccer. 

The Far Cry 5 'Resistance' trailer is here to remind you that James got owned by Ubisoft

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The Far Cry 5 'Resistance' trailer is here to remind you that James got owned by Ubisoft

Shaun said in his new hands-on preview of Far Cry 5 that his time with it was fun, but essentially more of the same: "A dramatically different setting doesn’t really change the moment-to-moment feel of a Far Cry game." I get a similar vibe from today's Resistance trailer, which showcases some of the things you'll be doing in the great state of Montana, like driving cars, toppling flagpoles, and killing all kinds of people. It feels pretty familiar. Fortunately, it also afford me an opportunity to remind everyone that James got savagely owned by Ubisoft. 

Fortnite Battle Royale adds a new 'Battle Pass' for season two

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Fortnite Battle Royale adds a new 'Battle Pass' for season two

The second season of Fortnite Battle Royale is now underway, with a new Battle Pass that provides immediate access to cosmetic loot is now available for purchase. The pass goes for 950 Vbucks and is tiered, meaning that it will unlock some items immediately, but must be leveled up for others.   

PUBG will add map selection sometime after its launch from Early Access

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PUBG will add map selection sometime after its launch from Early Access

With Playerunknown's Battlegrounds exit from Early Access coming in just a few days, changes and tweaks are still underway on the test server, which is hosting 1.0's new desert map, Miramar. If you've been playing—and a lot of you have, seeing as how PUBG's test servers are the 5th most played game on Steam—you may be happy to learn that sometime after launch you'll be able to choose which map you play on when you join a PUBG server.