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Telltale: "Nobody" turned down Game of Thrones role, "richer experience" for fans

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The first of six instalments to Telltale Games' adventure series Game of Thrones will be upon us in December, with the first episode titled 'Iron From Ice'. The series focuses on the troubled House Forrester.

Telltale said none of the HBO show's actor turned down a chance for their character to be in the game, and that fans would "have a richer experience" given all that's happened throughout the series.

Double Fine reduce staff by 12 following 'unexpected cancellation'

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Broken Age developer Double Fine has had to let a dozen staff members go from the studio after a project with a publisher fell through, signing the death warrant to the unannounced project.

They did confirm however that Broken Age, Massive Chalice and the remastering of Grim Fandango "were unaffected." Massive Chalice has recently hit Early Access and is a strategy RPG.

Fan 're-imagining' of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines stopped by CCP Games

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A valiant effort to rouse Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines from the coffin has been stopped as CCP Games hammers in the nails. Dedicated fans were trying to give the series an injection of new life.

CCP Games legal department however, likely in service to the Masquerade, has sent forth a "cease and desist" order preventing the use of any copyright and trademarked material. It's a stake to the heart.

Ori and the Blind Forest delayed until 2015

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Developer Moon Studios' promising platformer Ori and the Blind Forest has been delayed until 2015, the studio revealed yesterday.

It was due out this Winter, but in a blog post on the official website the developers explained that they "need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience."

First Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes screenshots, Nvidia list PC features

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The first two screenshots of Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PC have been released, but not by the developer itself. Instead the images have been published by Nvidia.

They compare two scenes from a PS4 and PC perspective. They also chest beat what special extras the PC version is getting, like SLI support, higher-resolution effects and 60 frames per second.

Block N Load announced by Jagex, "true departure" from MMOs and F2P

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More fully destructible environments are coming as Jagex announce team-based shooter Block N Load, which also boasts a healthy appetite for construction too. We'll shoot and build to victory!

Strategic constructions come in defensive and offensive flavours, before you charge off to tunnel and blast through the enemy base. An announcement trailer has been posted by Jagex.

Elite: Dangerous Beta 3.9 update released, Frontier post lengthy patch notes

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The space faring Elite: Dangerous is now at Beta 3.9 thanks to the latest patch release from developer Frontier, and there's a massive list of changes and new content to trawl through on the official forums.

There's new missions, mission branching, permits and more permits, custom Earth and Mars, and a gas giant's worth of stability fixes and other tweaks. No offline 'fix' though, sorry.

Dragon Age: Inquisition chronicles "Plants vs. Corpses" at the "battle of Pauper's Cap"

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Forget the large cheese wheels plaguing all of Thedas, as BioWare have included a cheeky Easter Egg in their Dragon Age: Inquisition codex for something known as "Plants vs. Corpses".

If that wasn't enough this battle between demon-raised corpses and apostate-summoned plant life takes place at "Pauper's Cap", giving a nice place in Thedas for PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies.

The Game Awards 2014 promo briefly teases Arkham Knight's Scarecrow

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Next month on December 5th The Game Awards 2014 will be kicking off and so a promo trailer has been released to tease what awaits us. Right at the end is the most promising morsel for the event.

We get Scarecrow from Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, and he says, "All that's left for you to do is watch." This hopefully means a meaty glimpse at the new Batman game.

Valve revise Early Access rules and guidelines, want to "set proper expectations "

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Right now the words 'Early' and 'Access' are starting to become a little unsavoury, and Valve wants to nip this in the bud. To that end they've updated their paperwork for Early Access, helping to define what it is.

Rules are the first thing developers must now adhere to, like not being able to skirt around the issue their game is in Early Access, and therefore incomplete. Valve also has guidelines to help devs and gamers.