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Ahh, the weird and wonderful world of indie gaming. Away from the hustle and bustle, indie developers are busy getting creative. They don't always work, but they're often some of the most interesting and forward-thinking ideas around. There's a distinct lack of 'glamour' indies this month, although there's certainly a handful that could end up essential by the month's end. Here are the most exciting indie games coming your way in March 2018.
I buy my fair share of games. I’m not an extreme purchaser, but I definitely buy a fair few games split across a handful of platforms. Even just dipping into the odd purchase on Steam, I’ve managed to amass a library of 282 games over the 14 years I’ve been using it, which seems a very reasonable 20 games per year. Now I’ve got them all though, actually keeping them in some semblance of order is a tricky prospect. It’s only going to get more difficult as I buy more games too - my Steam library grows while my control over it withers.
Creative Assembly has sent along a pair of new Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia trailers, both focused on the Gaelic kingdom of Mide. The first is a cinematic trailer in which see Flann Sinna’s unholy alliance with the Vikings formed, while the second is a bit of a tree - eight minutes of all-new gameplay, including a look at the world map and a swift battle with a roving rebel army.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Origins’ second story-driven expansion, Curse of the Pharaohs, will be launching on March 13th. They’ve also sent along heaps of gameplay footage from the fantastical outing to the Underworld, where Bayek fights undead pharaohs and giant scorpions.
March 2018 isn't exactly a month packed full of absolute blockbusters, but it does probably have at least something for everyone. Whether first-person shooters are your bag, open-world exploration, co-op shenanigans, Japanese role-playing, grog-swilling, or fighting giant naked men. It's unlikely there'll be tons this month that appeal to any one person, but there are some potentially fantastic games out this month in a few more specialist genres. 
Ever wondered why CPU clock speeds have stayed much the same over the last decade? Back in the 90’s and early 00’s, the big push from AMD and Intel was in upping their clock speeds, reaching the hallow 1.0GHz mark before pushing up to 2 and then eventually 3.0GHz by 2003. And then, well, it just stopped being a priority. Both AMD and Intel opted to focus on multiple cores, and the promise of 10GHz CPU cores seems as distant now as it did 10 years ago.
Ahar it be peg leg time. AMD’s gearing up for next month’s release of Sea of Thieves in record time, commandeering the good ship Radeon and dropping a new Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 graphics card driver.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held its annual DICE awards this week, with a number of industry experts and Academy members getting their heads together to determine the finest games that have released over the past 12 months.
We're back. After a few months of quiet releases, March is hotting up. Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves and Final Fantasy XV are all releasing on PC within a matter of weeks, and we're giving a copy of one of these games away for free to a GD'er. All you've got to do is get involved in the free game giveaway via any of the options shown below, and you could get your hands on a PC cd key for Sea of Thieves, Far Cry or FFXV!
Well, that didn’t take long. Following in the footsteps of the tragic Parkland High School shooting, US president Donald Trump has once again raised the spectre of violent video games, suggesting that something must be done about them.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s beta test is playable this weekend, providing players with a taste of Fatshark’s upcoming Left 4 Dead-alike sequel. The big change this time around is the addition of the Chaos horde as an enemy faction, on top of the already thronging masses of Skaven.