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Rumour: PS4 patch 'downgrades' Assassin's Creed: Unity visuals, PC patch yet to release

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According to those who've got their PS4 versions of Assassin's Creed: Unity patched, the whopping 2GB update that targets performance issues also 'downgrades' the visuals - specifically the lighting.

It hasn't been confirmed as of yet but images are surfacing with rather damning comparisons. Troubling is that the PC is due a performance update which is yet to go live. Will it follow suit?

Football Manager 2015 receives hotfix, red card to game launch issues

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Sports Interactive have just booted a hotfix patch to Football Manager 2015, taking the game to version 15.1.4. It optimises save speeds, fixes a rare crash and should stop game launch troubles.

The Match Engine has also seen a number of tweaks like player movements and the mighty power of the offside rule. The Greek Superleague scheduling was also fixed.

Star Citizen achieves $63 million in crowd-funding in wake of anniversary sale

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The latest 'Letter from the Chairman' from Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts announces the latest record-breaking milestone of $63 million for space sim Star Citizen. It's thanks to the recent anniversary sales.

Roberts stresses "you don't need anything beyond" a basic starter pack to get in Star Citizen early, but the studio is grateful to those still contributing so they can invest in "bigger or additional ships".

Daedalic developing adventure game version of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

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Publisher Daedalic Entertainment has announced that it will develop a video game version of The Pillars of the Earth based on the best-selling novel from author Ken Follett.

An adventure game set in a medieval English town, the project's barely up and running yet. it's scheduled for release on PC and consoles in 2017.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has a banter problem, Bioware is looking into it‏

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Dragon Agegames are well known for their entertaining inter-party squabbles, but some players have noticed that latest installment Inquisition is a bit lacking in that department.

That's not due to laziness on developer Bioware's part, but rather a big in the game that prevents party banter from starting up.

Amplitude releases free content updates for Endless Legend and Endless Space‏

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Amplitude Studios has been hard at work cooking up a heady brew of new content for its two flagship 4X games, the fantasy-flavoured Endless Legend and the sci-fi Endless Space.

Legends add-on Visions of the Unseen adds a new community-chosen minor faction, the 'Eyeless One', plus 10 new side-quests and some other enhancements, while Endless Space's Chronicles of the Lost adds eight new exploration random events, 24 colonization random Events, a new Vaulters introduction and more.

Day Z will go up in price after Steam sale, Bohemia lays out development roadmap for 2015‏

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Bohemia Interactive announced yesterday that its open-world zombie survival title DayZ will be going up in price - from 23.99 EUR/ $29.99 to 27.99 EUR/ $34.99.

Along with that rather unwelcome news, the studio also revealed its development plan going forward into 2015.

Sledgehammer adds limited edition loadout to Advanced Warfare, available until December 1‏

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Log in to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare this week, and you'll be in with a chance of unlocking a unique commando skin for your character.

According to the announcement post it's "a special thanks" to fans who've been playing the near-future shooter in its earliest weeks, and you'll only be able to earn it until December 1.

Torchlight available for free via Arc Games, sequel for only $5‏

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Runic’s action RPG Torchlight is a terrific little hack-and-slash lootfest, and its sequel Torchlight 2 gives Diablo 3 a serious run for its money in terms of sheer addictive fun.

So here's some good news for anyone who doesn't own a copy of either game; Arc Games is currently offering the first tile for free and the sequel for only $5.

New Metal Gear Online will debut at The Game Awards

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Hideo Kojima is set to show off a new and improved version of Metal Gear Online at The Game Awards next week, according to host Geoff Keighley.

Metal Gear first went online back in Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2, while multiplayer elements were also found in Metal Gear Solid 4. Knowing Kojima, he's probably got something intriguing up his sleeve for next year's Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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