Galak-Z's free DLC enters beta after months of setbacks

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Galak-Z's free DLC enters beta after months of setbacks

Steam users can check out the beta tonight

A beta for Galak-Z: The Dimensional's free downloadable expansion, The Void, will be available on Steam starting tonight. From 11 p.m. ET until 8 a.m. ET on April 18, fans of the sci-fi shooter can test out the new content before its official release.

Serving as a fifth season to Galak-Z's story, the DLC will include an "endless mode," one that only ends when the player dies. A score is posted to online leaderboards postmortem; both this and how The Void works are detailed when a beta tester launches the download for the first time. The beta doesn't allow for saves, and any progress made in other modes during the period will be lost.

One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

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One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

Twilight Struggle is out now, and it is worth your time

Long before Pandemic: Legacy rocketed up the charts at Board Game Geek, there was another "best" board game of all time, and now it's playable on Steam.

Twilight Struggle, the complex strategic wargame chronicling the entire Cold War, went live for Linux, Mac and Windows PC yesterday thanks to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. An iOS and Android version is still in the works.

Super Mario Bros. speedrunner makes one last record-breaking attempt

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Super Mario Bros. speedrunner makes one last record-breaking attempt

"I have reached my potential in this category"

A new world record for Super Mario Bros. speedruns has been set — and it's not much different than the previous one, set back in October. In fact, the player who breezed through the NES game in a record-breaking four minutes, 57 seconds and 260 milliseconds today is "Darbian," who also posted several of the other best times.

Above, watch him finish the game with an extra 387 milliseconds to spare over his October speedrun. It's an "Any %" run, meaning that completion is defined as getting to the very end of Super Mario Bros., allowing him to make ample use of warping.

The new Ghostbusters video game won't feature the new cast (or the old one)

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The new Ghostbusters video game won't feature the new cast (or the old one)

Bustin' to feel good on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Activision has confirmed that it's making a new Ghostbusters video game, one that will hit just a few days before the Paul Feig-directed reboot. The new game, however, which is simply titled Ghostbusters, won't feature the new cast of 'busters — it will feature four different characters.

In a debut trailer, posted by USA Today, the new Ghostbusters video game is revealed to be a four-player cooperative action game. It looks similar to 2011's Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, which was developed by Behaviour Interactive and released on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360. Sanctum of Slime was an isometric action game that featured four new Ghostbusters. The newest Ghostbusters appear to be a quartet of high school students.

Rust and Garry's Mod developer releases Chunks, and no, it isn't Minecraft in VR

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Rust and Garry's Mod developer releases Chunks, and no, it isn't Minecraft in VR

When selling 300 copies is good enough, for now

Chunks, an early access VR game from Facepunch Studios, makers of Rust and Garry's Mod, isn't Minecraft in VR. Although the company understands why you might be confused.

"I think we fucked up on the launch trailer," Facepunch Studios' Garry Newman told Polygon."We'd made a Minecraft-like tileset when it was called Vivecraft about a year ago and had become a bit blind to it.​ This has made a lot of people think we're cloning Minecraft. The only thing Chunks really has in common with Minecraft is that it has voxels. It shamed us that much that we removed the Minecraft clone tileset."

We finally know why C-3PO has a red arm

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We finally know why C-3PO has a red arm

Marvel's "The Phantom Limb" is available now

Marvel has finally released Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, a short and surprisingly touching little episode titled "The Phantom Limb." Written by James Robinson and with art by Tony Harris, it's available at Comixology right now.

We've included the gorgeous cover art, also by Tony Harris, below.

Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference returns to Monday slot

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Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference returns to Monday slot

A little earlier than usual, though

Ubisoft will hold its annual E3 press event on Monday, June 13. In a tweet, the company revealed both date and time for the conference: This year's presser will begin at 1 p.m. PT, following a 12:30 p.m. pre-show.

That's a bit earlier than last year's event. Ubisoft's 2015 show started at 2:45 p.m. and was hosted by comic Aisha Tyler — who Ubisoft teases will return, if you closely at the image embedded in its tweet below.

Hearthstone gets new hero, Jurassic World new dinos during Apps for Earth fundraiser

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Hearthstone gets new hero, Jurassic World new dinos during Apps for Earth fundraiser

Blizzard, EA, Disney and others celebrate Earth Day with digital goods for charity

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft starts selling a new hero today — Azeroth's protector mage Khadgar — as part of a weeklong Earth Day promotion on iTunes with all proceeds for the $5 character going to the World Wildlife Fund.

Hearthstone is just one of 27 apps and add-ons for apps helping to raise money for the WWF as part of Apple's Apps for Earth fundraiser.

Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse coming to the West this summer

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Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse coming to the West this summer

Apocalypse Soon

Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei 4: Final to North America this summer, the company announced in a press release. Renamed Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse for its localized debut, the game will be available in both digital and physical versions on Nintendo 3DS.

Set during the events of Shin Megami Tensei 4, the 2013 3DS game that we named one of the handheld's best, Atlus said that playing the earlier game isn't required to understand Apocalypse. In a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the game's hero is killed by a demon, only to be resurrected by a god who asks for his loyalty in exchange.

Fallout 4's rocket car is now available for Forza Motorsport 6

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Fallout 4's rocket car is now available for Forza Motorsport 6

Check your Xbox Live messages

Fallout 4's rocket-shaped ride from the future is now available to drive in Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One. The Chryslus Rocket '69 — and that's the 2069 model — will be available to Xbox One owners who have played either Forza 6 or Fallout 4 while connected to Xbox Live.

Microsoft says it's sending out Chryslus Rocket '69 codes via Xbox Live messages, but notes that it may take up to seven days for those codes to arrive. Xbox One owners who purchase Forza 6 or Fallout 4 as of today won't get their codes until May.