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PC patch for Far Cry 4 targets 'black and grey screens', Ubisoft "in the process of preparing"

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The next PC patch for Far Cry 4 is in the works at Ubisoft bringing the shooter to version 1.4.0. This update looks to fix rather annoying black screens on game launch, and a grey screen during a mission.

Ubisoft are "still in the process of preparing" the PC patch and will give a "firm date for making it available." While not comforting to those who need this patch, at least it isn't a mess quite like Unity.

Grimlore Games founded by Nordic Games, new studio focuses on SpellForce 3

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Publisher Nordic Games has opened studio Grimlore Games in Munich, which is comprised of experienced developers from series such as The Settlers, Knights and Merchants, Cultures and SpellForce.

Grimlore will be sticking with PC development for 'core gamers', specifically blending role-playing with strategy. Nordic describes this in-house studio as a "significant step" for the growing publisher.

Crytek bringing winter to Warface in new co-op setting 'Operation Cold Peak'

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Free-to-play shooter Warface from Crysis creator Crytek is going to feel the chill as a new Siberian backdrop is added. Operation Cold Peak features a secluded stronghold high in the Altai Mountains.

Three new maps and "powerful new bosses" await in this snowy tundra. A teaser for the new co-op setting has been released with it due out soon. The last update was the Nevada Versus map pack.

New EVE Online trailer is a celebration of operatic space conflict

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To call EVE Online a video game seems almost laughably simplistic, considering the sheer scale of treachery, corporate espionage and pure, glorious space violence that occurs within its virtual borders.

Despite grovelling every now and then as a news story of another mass battle or long con game breaks, I've never been able to make the commitment and get into CCP's space MMO. This new trailer really makes me want to.

Game of Thrones now available to pre-order on Steam, PC specs revealed

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It's getting ever closer. If I was being a bit obvious and House Stark about it, I might even say "winter is coming." Telltale's Game of Thrones is creeping closer to release this winter, and the game's now available to pre-order on Steam.

There's even some recommended PC specifications, though obviously it's unlikely that this is going to strain your rig too much.

Goat Simulator MMO in tribute to Diablo's fabled 'cow level'

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Back in a time when games weren't entirely mastered by eagle-eyed Youtubers around thirty minutes after launch, Diablo's fabled cow level was one of the greatest gaming myths, the forerunner to GTA: San Andreas' missing Sasquatch.

Goat Simulator's recent, and breathtakingly silly, MMO update has paid tribute to this storied saga with an entire level of cows walking upright and shooting lasers out of their eyes.

Fast-paced MOBA battler TOME: Immortal Arena now available on Steam

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I know, I know. There's more than a few MOBAs out there vying for your attention already, and anyway, it can seem like playing anything but endless League of Legends DotA2 matches is a waste of time.

If you don't have the hours to put in to getting shouted at by irate junglers, however, newly released relative TOME: Immortal Arena may be more up your street.

Paypal email reveals the Steam Autumn Sale will begin November 26

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Prepare for your wallet to take another battering just a few weeks before Christmas, because Steam is kicking off its Autumn sale this November 26.

The news was revealed by an email sent to Paypal customers, which revealed that the sale would run until December 1. Valve hasn't officially confirmed anything yet, but it's pretty much a given that the dates are correct.

Zombies Monsters Robots adds giants mechs in Steel Corps update

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Free to play team shooter Zombies Monsters Robots has just received a big update called Steel Corps, allowing players to pilot mech battlesuits into combat.

The new Team Mech Match mode accompanies nine new maps for both PvP and PvE in the pretty hefty content drop.

Blood Sport on Kickstarter, get hit and lose real blood for "donation gaming events"

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Got some extra blood circulating you're willing to see shed in the name of gaming and blood donation? Kickstarter has gone live with a campaign for Blood Sport, which is going to literally drain you dry.

Well, not so much if you're actually good at not being shoot. The idea is "stupidly simple," says the team behind it. The rumble feedback is 'hacked' to let an Arduino know it's time to pay up.