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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?

Expansive Worlds releasing theHunter: Primal, 'a product of studio interns'

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Avalanche Studios now owns The Hunter franchise which looks to recreate the hunt of wildlife as realistically as possible. Well, it's about to go a bit pre-historic thanks to interns at Expansive Worlds mucking about.

What started as just playing around with the game engine has led to theHunter: Primal being released in a few weeks’ time. Expansive claims this has even helped their main project out.

Daedalic Entertainment signs up real-time stealth title from Mimimi Productions

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German independent studio Mimimi Productions is up to something shifty, confirms publisher Daedalic Entertainment. This new project is a real-time stealth game with the fruits of their labour due in 2016.

The "overall concept and quality" of this new project won Daedalic over, says the publisher's CEO. What exactly Mimimi is creating will be unveiled soon, promise the studios.

Open-world dystopian vehicle combat in Collateral now on Steam Early Access

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A flying, heavily-armed taxi? That's all you really need to know that's pertinent in your decision to punch cash through your monitor to get yourself into the Early Access version of Collateral.

Set in a dystopic future, we're flying a taxi around an open-world city teeming with traffic zipping about. We drive/pilot a "highly customisable and heavily armed" caught between devious factions.

Blitzkrieg 3 pre-orders begin, Nival offers chance at Closed Beta this winter

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The strategy series Blitzkrieg is returning and developer Nival has started its pre-order war campaign. The World War II RTS is coming in two flavours; Tactical Edition and Strategic Edition.

Both guarantee access to Closed Beta Testing this winter, with the Strategic Edition offering a few more goodies and 30 days premium access to multiplayer post-release.

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