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Broken Sword creator warns "catastrophic Kickstarters" are on the horizon

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Revolution CEO and creator of Broken Sword, Charles Cecil, has warned everyone to brace themselves for "catastrophic Kickstarters within the next year," saying many underestimate funds they need.

He says the crowd-funding platform was a "great tool two years ago," thanks to it being fresh, but time is catching up. Broken Sword 5 raised $771k from Kickstarter but it covered less than a third of costs.

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon launches today, 'humies deserve ta get stomped'

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The hex and turn-based strategy Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is out today with a sale on until December 3rd with 25% off. The Imperial Hive World of Armageddon is under threat by Ork invasion.

Really, if you name a planet 'Armageddon' you're just asking for it. A "massive space hulk" is drifting to the planet full of Orks led by the Prophet of the Waaagh! Over 30 scenarios and 300 units await.

Blizzard's Black Friday deals revealed for StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft and Diablo 3

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The insanity that is Black Friday is almost ready to plague the United States, simulating if you will the national panic of a zombie apocalypse-style rush for consumer goods. Blizzard has joined the madness.

That means there are savings to be had for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and of course the big cheese, World of Warcraft. The latter includes all expansions up to Warlords of Draenor, the latest addition.

Runescape increasing subscription costs in early 2015 for new members

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MMO RuneScape will be charging more for subscriptions soon for new members, while those already subscribed will stick with their current billing, unless you stop paying for more than 14 days.

Developer Jagex Games is offering a Premier Club from December 1st which offers to "lock in" membership as well as a "massive pack of rewards". The price rise is in Q1 2015.

Daedalic announces Blackguards 2 releasing January 20th, 2015

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Publisher Daedalic Entertainment has dated the sequel Blackguards 2, the turn-based strategy RPG based on The Dark Eye fantasy universe. Fan feedback has been instrumental to the team.

It will release for PC and Mac on January 20th next year, confirms Daedalic, and the RPG continues to use the rulebook of The Dark Eye. It will be available through Steam, GOG and more.

EA kicks off huge Black Friday sale on Origin

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Black Friday is a peculiarly American phenomenon (though worryingly it's spreading into Europe) in which thousands of shoppers gather to tear each other to shreds in an attempt to be the first to grab overpriced toys for a negligible discount.

EA is celebrating this cultural event/capitalist riot with a huge sale on Origin, in which some very decent games are available for up to 75% off.

Alien: Isolation available for 50% off on the Humble Store

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Now this is quite the flash sale; Creative Assembly's divisive (but actually excellent and whoever disagrees is wrong) survival horror Alien: Isolation is available on the Humble Store for 50% off until 6PM GMT this evening.

That means you can enjoy hiding the unique sensation of crouching, terrified in a locker while a horrible xenomorph monstrosity slithers back and forth in front of you for the very reasonable sum of £14.99/$24.

Modern reboot Haunted House: Cryptic Graves is now available on Steam

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Inspired by (though not really anything to do with) the classic 1982 game Haunted House, Atari's modern day adventure horror Haunted House: Cryptic Graves is now available on Steam.

We honestly haven't heard that much about the game since it was announced a few months back, but there's a launch trailer out which shows off some in-game footage.

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.

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