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Ian Livingstone: “Now is the second golden age of games"

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Games Workshop co-founder and industry legend Ian Livingstone, currently acting as the British government's Creative Industries Champion, claims that we are living in the "second golden age of games".

During a talk at the BFI Video Games Day in London, Livingstone praised titles like Minecraft and League of Legends for proving that anyone can make a successful game, but also claimed the industry still has work to do in order to be taken seriously by mainstream culture.

Dark Souls' Games for Windows Live migration delayed until December

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Dark Souls was intended to shed its much-maligned Games for Windows Live online functionality in favour of moving across to Steam this November, but the date's now been pushed back a month.

The news was revealed in a post on the game's Steam community page, with Bandai Namco promising to keep fans updated over the coming weeks.

Sci-fi RTS Grey Goo is coming to Steam on January 23

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Petroglyph’s sci-fi RTS Grey Goo will be released via Steam on January 23, the developers have announced. A new developer diary video has also been posted, explaining the intention behind releasing earlier than anticipated.

The team says that they decided to skip an extended Beta testing phase in order to "get Grey Goo into your hands and onto your computer as soon as possible."

Next episode of Guild Wars 2's Living World storyline is Seeds of Truth, new trailer released

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Arenanet continues to push out an ungodly amount of content for Guild Wars 2, with the latest Living Season effort seemingly taking things in a rather rogue-y direction.

Yes, there's lots of sneaking about in this one. “To catch a thief, you must become a thief”, proclaims the trailer for next episode Seeds of Truth.

Thimbleweed Park hits Kickstarter goal in just one week

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Former Lucasarts developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's retro adventure game Thimbleweed Park has been successfully Kickstarted only one week after the campaign began.

People sure do love Lucasarts adventure games. The game's raised $400,000, easily nipping past its $375,000 goal with 22 days still to go.

Assassin's Creed: Unity to get a huge PC patch this week

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be updated with a new patch this week, which aims to sort out some of those well-documented framerate and multiplayer connection issues.

Patch 3 contains “over three hundred fixes”, and although it may improve framerate, Ubisoft says there's another patch on the way that will tackle that problem more specifically.

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is getting an expansion, announces indie creator

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The remake The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is set to expand even further as creator Edmund McMillen has announced plans for an expansion are under way, with plenty more from a "very large design doc".

He's planning on a "very huge chunk" of gameplay with a new game mode, which should "almost double" what we can do. McMillen is also asking the "vast and creative" Isaac fans for ideas.

Kickstarter suspend Blood Sport campaign, offers 'no comment' to why

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The blood donation 'peripheral' cooked up by group Brand & Grotesque has had their Kickstarter suspended by the crowd-funding website. So far they haven't offered an official statement why.

It's likely there were concerns over the safety of such an idea, which is that blood is drawn from donor gamers during special blood drive events as they were taking damage in multiplayer matches.

Tales from the Borderlands' first episode out now on PC

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Telltale Games' first episode in their new Tales from the Borderlands series is now out for PC, and available through Steam. This is an adventure game spin-off to Gearbox Software's shooter RPG.

It follows characters that aren't in the main games but are connected to the wider universe and major figures, like Handsome Jack. Just like other recent Telltale adventures - choices matter.

The Crew "only possible to assess" post-release, Ubisoft embargoes press reviews

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Ubisoft is in hot water right now over its rather disastrous launch of Assassin's Creed: Unity, which wasn't helped by strict press embargoes that could otherwise have warned of serious technical flaws.

Now Ubisoft's upcoming massively online racer The Crew is being embargoed with no review copies being offered to press before it launches, but they have a legitimate reason this time?

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