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CD Projekt RED "making a statement" and 'owe us' 16 free DLC packs for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Downloadable content is a mixed bag, but CD Projekt RED is "making a statement" that it can be a force for good in the world, and not a price-gouging torture. To that end we'll be getting 16 DLC releases free.

That's right, 16 extra pieces of content at no charge for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Does the studio have no business sense? On the contrary, the DLC is all free because we "just paid full price" for the game.

Swedish studio Gaming Corps partners with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Interactive

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The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his company Skybound Interactive have teamed up with Sweden-based developer Gaming Corps to work on "well-known brands," that it will announce in March.

The SXSW Gaming Expo scheduled March 13-15 is where and when they'll announce their first game in development, with it expected to launch this year. Fingers crossed it's something for PC.

Block N Load gets new "youthful makeover" skin with Old School Nigel, plus two new arenas

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Jagex has just updated their multiplayer shooter Block N Load with a new 'youthful skin' as well as introduced two new arenas to enter the map rotation for the beta; The Last Bastion and Shuko Style.

Pre-ordering Block N Load: Fully Loaded Edition gets immediate access to the beta, as well as the 'Skins for the Win' pack. Jagex is currently offering fresh beta keys on their official website.

Daedalic post 'first of four' video guides to Blackguards 2, part one on "what's new?"

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Sequel Blackguards 2 is out but some may be wondering what's all the fuss? Daedalic Entertainment is releasing four video guides to help ease people into the turn-based RPG, and the first is what's new.

It's over 9 minutes long and new features are at the forefront, from improved mechanics to all-new additions. One major difference in Blackguards 2 is the ability to conquer and defend settlements.

Blizzard include S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera in latest World of Warcraft patch

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The vanity virus known as 'selfie' has just been confirmed for World of Warcraft as Blizzard has included the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera in the latest Patch 6.1, currently on the Public Test Realms.

There is no known cure for the 'selfie' - it continues to ravage humanity. A level 100 quest called Field Photography will unlock the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, which can be upgraded to Mk. II with another quest.

Dying Light live stream tonight @ 8.00pm GMT on GameWatcher

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Today marks the release of Techland's Dying Light, and we'll be hitting the ground running, climbing and stomping tonight as we live stream via the GameWatcher Twitch channel at 8.00pm GMT.

It's a vast open world to explore with plenty of zombie hooligans to smash on the noggin, but do we have what it takes to last during the night? There's only one way to find out.

Watch fifteen minutes of Witcher 3 footage in 1080p

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The chaps over at Eurogamer Portugal have posted a fifteen-minute gameplay video showing CD Projekt Red's upcoming fantasy RPG The Witcher 3 in action.

The video covers combat, travel, conversations and a cutscene or two. It's 1080p, too, which lets you get a good look at those crisp graphics. The game sure does a good line in ugly medieval peasants.

GameWatcher's Star Wars Marathon live streaming this Friday at 8.00pm GMT

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At the end of the week we'll be geeking out with our very own Star Wars Marathon for your viewing pleasure. Chris Capel will be feeling the Force... of your votes! Every good Imperial citizen and even Rebel scum are welcome at the polls.

Thanks to the recent GOG.com launch of many Star Wars classics, a marathon is finally within our grasp. Will the Empire rule in Empire at War? Will Carth ever shut up in Knights of the Old Republic?

Kickstarter campaign launched for gorgeous action platformer Orphan

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Windy Hill Studio has set up a Kickstarter campaign for the very pretty side-scrolling action platformer Orphan, which sees a young boy trying to survive an alien invasion in the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains.

With the main character silhouetted against gloomy, threatening backdrops, the obvious reference that comes to mind is Limbo, but Orphan distinguishes itself visually with some impressive lighting effects and splashes of colour.

Horror sequel Lucius 2: The Prophecy set for release on Friday 13

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Shiver Games' The Omen inspired horror adventure game Lucius 2: The Prophecy is, of course, set for release on Friday 13 February. Do you see what they did there?

Sequel to the original Lucius, which received rather mixed reviews overall, the developers describe the game as a "splatter-adventure sandbox" in which you play as a murderous offspring of Satan himself.

Bioware offers up Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern music for free

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Bioware is offering fans the chance to download all ten of Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern songs for free. Those are the tunes that play in the bar at your fortress stronghold of Skyhold.

If you're interested you've got two weeks to head to the Dragon Age website and snap up the free tracks. After the allotted time period runs down, they'll go up for sale on various digital platforms.

Layoffs at Frontier Developments as studio announces theme park sim Coaster Park Tycoon

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Given its impressive launch, you'd think that Elite: Dangerous development team Frontier Developments would be fairly well protected from potential layoffs.

Apparently that's not the case. According to an investor report, fifteen members of staff have been laid off at the company's Halifax studio.

Update 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online allows you to indulge your criminal tendencies

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You'll be able to find out for yourself if crime does indeed pay when Update 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online launches early this year - the focus is firmly on the less heroic side of adventuring.

A new Justice system will finally allow you to indulge your criminal side, looting NPCs and stores, murdering citizens and beating up mouthy peasants. Of course, if you get caught doing any of these things the consequences can be unpleasant.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 hits Steam Greenlight, teaser trailer released

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Creator Scott Cawthon confirmed that Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was in the works earlier this month, but until now we haven't had a chance to see the puppet horror threequel in action.

That changed yesterday as Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was uploaded for the community to (inevitably) vote through on Steam Greenlight, complete with a new teaser trailer.

Rumour: Battlefield Hardline begins multiplayer beta February 3rd

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EA sponsorship program Ronku has outed the start date for Battlefield Hardline's multiplayer beta, if an email circulating YouTube stars is to be believed. A number of personalities are said to be playing it.

Their coverage is expected to go live once the multiplayer beta begins on February 3rd. Recently EA also updated the Battlefield Hardline website with some new assets, so it looks like they're gearing up.

Kerbal Space Program achieves "1.0 release" with next update, leaves Early Access

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The build-your-own-NASA sim Kerbal Space Program will be blasting off from planet Early Access with its next update to the game, announces developer Squad, as it 'fulfils its original design document'.

It's "finally ready" to be experienced as a complete game, but "this is not the end by any means." The team will continue with free updates as they reveal update 1.0's changes.

World of Tanks celebrates 8-bit gaming with Winter Showdown mode

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As of today, a new 'Winter Showdown' mode is available in World of Tanks. Three concept tanks are ready in 8-bit glory to do battle in specially made maps. This mode will be playable until February 9th.

It's 10 vs. 10 or 5 person platoons duking it out in 8-bit glory, where the aim is to destroy all opposition or capture a single base. A special 'Operation: Winter' medal is up for grabs for 8-bit veterans.

Gearbox "recruiting for next" Borderlands, new DLC for The Pre-Sequel

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Randy Pitchford has tweeted he's on the lookout for more talent over at Gearbox Software to work on the next Borderlands project. "This is the big one," he said, likely referring to full sequel Borderlands 3.

Also out tomorrow is the Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which adds a new character to play as, including her own three unique skill tress. It's priced at $10.

Planetside 2 players gather for record-breaking FPS battle

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Now that's what I call a real firefight. Planetside 2 players gathered for a good old-fashioned scrum over the weekend, with 1,158 grunts taking to the field to break the world record for the largest online FPS battle.

According to fansite and event organiser Planetside Battles, the record-breaking skirmish resulted in an impressive 53,729 kills, 3,822 team kills, 5,089 vehicles destroyed, and 31 separate base captures.

Kickstarter launched for NightCry, a “spritual successor” to classic horror series Clock Tower

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Playism Games has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for NightCry, a brand new game from Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono.

Described as a “spiritual successor” to that classic horror series, NightCry has an impressive roster of Japanese games industry talent on board, including Silent Hill's Masahiro Ito, composer Nobuko Toda, and film director Takashi Shimizu.

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