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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.

Ubisoft withdraws Unity's Season Pass, offers free game for owners‏

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Ubisoft has apologised for the shaky launch of Assassin's Creed: Unity, and is now offering a choice of several free games as compensation to those who purchased the game's Season Pass.

If you didn't buy the Pass, which has now been withdrawn from sale, you'll still be able to claim Unity's first piece of DLC content, titled Dead Kings, for free.

Valve kicks off the Steam Autumn Exploration Sale‏

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Steam's Autumn sale has kicked off as expected, though Valve is actually calling it the Exploration Sale. It runs until Tuesday December 2.

As usual the sale is split into various daily deals, with the first batch of offers including Lords of the Fallen, Watch Dogs, Civilization: Beyond Earth and more.

Broken Sword creator warns "catastrophic Kickstarters" are on the horizon

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Revolution CEO and creator of Broken Sword, Charles Cecil, has warned everyone to brace themselves for "catastrophic Kickstarters within the next year," saying many underestimate funds they need.

He says the crowd-funding platform was a "great tool two years ago," thanks to it being fresh, but time is catching up. Broken Sword 5 raised $771k from Kickstarter but it covered less than a third of costs.

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon launches today, 'humies deserve ta get stomped'

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The hex and turn-based strategy Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is out today with a sale on until December 3rd with 25% off. The Imperial Hive World of Armageddon is under threat by Ork invasion.

Really, if you name a planet 'Armageddon' you're just asking for it. A "massive space hulk" is drifting to the planet full of Orks led by the Prophet of the Waaagh! Over 30 scenarios and 300 units await.

Blizzard's Black Friday deals revealed for StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft and Diablo 3

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The insanity that is Black Friday is almost ready to plague the United States, simulating if you will the national panic of a zombie apocalypse-style rush for consumer goods. Blizzard has joined the madness.

That means there are savings to be had for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and of course the big cheese, World of Warcraft. The latter includes all expansions up to Warlords of Draenor, the latest addition.

Runescape increasing subscription costs in early 2015 for new members

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MMO RuneScape will be charging more for subscriptions soon for new members, while those already subscribed will stick with their current billing, unless you stop paying for more than 14 days.

Developer Jagex Games is offering a Premier Club from December 1st which offers to "lock in" membership as well as a "massive pack of rewards". The price rise is in Q1 2015.

Daedalic announces Blackguards 2 releasing January 20th, 2015

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Publisher Daedalic Entertainment has dated the sequel Blackguards 2, the turn-based strategy RPG based on The Dark Eye fantasy universe. Fan feedback has been instrumental to the team.

It will release for PC and Mac on January 20th next year, confirms Daedalic, and the RPG continues to use the rulebook of The Dark Eye. It will be available through Steam, GOG and more.

EA kicks off huge Black Friday sale on Origin

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Black Friday is a peculiarly American phenomenon (though worryingly it's spreading into Europe) in which thousands of shoppers gather to tear each other to shreds in an attempt to be the first to grab overpriced toys for a negligible discount.

EA is celebrating this cultural event/capitalist riot with a huge sale on Origin, in which some very decent games are available for up to 75% off.

Alien: Isolation available for 50% off on the Humble Store

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Now this is quite the flash sale; Creative Assembly's divisive (but actually excellent and whoever disagrees is wrong) survival horror Alien: Isolation is available on the Humble Store for 50% off until 6PM GMT this evening.

That means you can enjoy hiding the unique sensation of crouching, terrified in a locker while a horrible xenomorph monstrosity slithers back and forth in front of you for the very reasonable sum of £14.99/$24.

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