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Ashen Rift is "a man and a dog" against Earth shattering forces, now on Kickstarter

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Think your four-legged best friend can take on apocalyptic journeys? Ashen Rift is single-player, first-person survival game. It's got Quake and HeXen inspirations for that "classic shooter" feel.

Pyroclastic Games has brought their project to Kickstarter where they ask for $85,000 CAD with over 40 days to go. A portal has opened on Earth and has "raged with impunity" - now it's up to us.

DLC maps for Evolve will be available to all players for free

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DLC maps for Evolve will be available to players free, ensuring that players won't get kicked off of a game server because they don't own the right content.

Creative director Phil Robb revealed the news to IGN, adding that players will also fight alongside new characters and against new monsters as long as they know someone who has bought the DLC.

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.