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Child of Light turned a profit for Ubisoft

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Ubisoft tried something a bit different with Child of Light, a side-scrolling fairy tale RPG with a little bit of platforming mixed in. The risk seems to have payed off.

According to creative lead Patrick Plourde, for whom the game was a very personal project, the game has turned a profit since its release back in April of this year.

Ubisoft looking to bring kids into the Assassin's Creed franchise

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I was playing ssassin's Creed: Unity the other day, and I finished hacking my targets' bodyguards apart with my lumber axe, leapt after him and slit his throat as he tried to run. It was at this point that I thought, "Hey, this franchise would be great for kids."

Ubisoft clearly thinks the same. The company's international brand manager Yannick Spagna explained during the GameON Finance conference that a recent Mega Bloks deal was intended to introduce children to the franchise.

Telltale's Game of Thrones will star members of the TV show's cast, first trailer released‏

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The first trailer for Iron From Ice, the opening episode of Telltale's highly anticipated Game of Thrones adventure series is out, and it reveals some welcome news for fans of the show.

Several high-profile cast members, including Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dromer (Margaery Tyrell) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) will appear in the series.

Far Cry 4 creative lead starts work on "something new" for Ubisoft‏

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Far Cry 4's creative lead Alex Hutchinson has had his personal game pitch greenlit by Ubisoft, and will head a team including former Assassin's Creed staff on a new project.

No clues as to what that project might involve just yet, but it sounds like a step away from developing for mega-budget franchises.

Paradox announces Crusader Kings 2 Way of Life DLC

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Another DLC is on the way for Crusader Kings 2, making the full count something like 348,000 if I'm recalling correctly. This one's called Way of Life, and adds more content for customising your ruler's personal life and relationships.

Such as having your secret lovers executed, for example. Life was cruel back in the middle ages. Paradox also announced that the traditional accompanying free patch will go into open Beta.

Take-Two CEO says that gaming isn't ready to fully embrace VR technology‏

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In an interview on Bloomberg TV earlier this week, Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick claimed that the publisher, and gaming at large, is not yet ready to fully embrace virtual reality tech.

When host Erik Schatzker asked him whether the games industry was ready for VR, Zelnick said; "Not yet. Part of it is we need to see how the headsets roll out and how we can best deliver an experience... We are concerned that you'll play our games for a long period of time -- we don't want people getting nauseated."

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes gets 15 new maps in Battlegrounds DLC‏

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The sixth DLC pack for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes will drop this November, Stardock has confirmed. Titled Battlegrounds, it will add 15 new maps and over 20 new 'stamps' to add variety to the game's random map generator.

That's a lot of new worlds to conquer. The new content joins the free patch 1.8, which adds six new monsters to the game and tweaks the game's monster-spawning system.

Shadow of Mordor gets new batch of free content‏ starring Lithariel

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Monolith and Warner Bros. have put out another bit of free content for their open world orc-stabbing simulator Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The new content includes an extra skin, letting you play as Lithariel, Commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn, as well as a new rune and a new Challenge.

Warframe's latest update "puts the 'space' in 'space ninja'"‏

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Digital Extremes has released a new update for sci-fi action game Warframe. Titled ‘Archwing’, it adds a new winged jetsuit that allows players to navigate space without getting onto a ship.

Also included in the update is a new Warframe, new weapons to accompany the Archwing suit, new quests, enemies, Syndicates and more.

Latest Trials Fusion update introduces teams and online multiplayer, arrives in 2015

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A free update to RedLynx's platform racer Trials Fusion will be launching in 2015 and with it come Teams and Online Multiplayer. Three modes will be offered to multiplayer gamers, with two private.

Teams, which are basically guilds, can have up to 50 members sporting a name and emblem. Teams get their own bulletin board and can race privately with the new Online Multiplayer.