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If you didn't buy the Pass, which has now been withdrawn from sale, you'll still be able to claim Unity's first piece of DLC content, titled Dead Kings, for free.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

Modern reboot Haunted House: Cryptic Graves is now available on Steam

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Inspired by (though not really anything to do with) the classic 1982 game Haunted House, Atari's modern day adventure horror Haunted House: Cryptic Graves is now available on Steam.

We honestly haven't heard that much about the game since it was announced a few months back, but there's a launch trailer out which shows off some in-game footage.

Ian Livingstone: “Now is the second golden age of games"

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Games Workshop co-founder and industry legend Ian Livingstone, currently acting as the British government's Creative Industries Champion, claims that we are living in the "second golden age of games".

During a talk at the BFI Video Games Day in London, Livingstone praised titles like Minecraft and League of Legends for proving that anyone can make a successful game, but also claimed the industry still has work to do in order to be taken seriously by mainstream culture.

Dark Souls' Games for Windows Live migration delayed until December

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Dark Souls was intended to shed its much-maligned Games for Windows Live online functionality in favour of moving across to Steam this November, but the date's now been pushed back a month.

The news was revealed in a post on the game's Steam community page, with Bandai Namco promising to keep fans updated over the coming weeks.

Sci-fi RTS Grey Goo is coming to Steam on January 23

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Petroglyph’s sci-fi RTS Grey Goo will be released via Steam on January 23, the developers have announced. A new developer diary video has also been posted, explaining the intention behind releasing earlier than anticipated.

The team says that they decided to skip an extended Beta testing phase in order to "get Grey Goo into your hands and onto your computer as soon as possible."

Next episode of Guild Wars 2's Living World storyline is Seeds of Truth, new trailer released

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Arenanet continues to push out an ungodly amount of content for Guild Wars 2, with the latest Living Season effort seemingly taking things in a rather rogue-y direction.

Yes, there's lots of sneaking about in this one. “To catch a thief, you must become a thief”, proclaims the trailer for next episode Seeds of Truth.

Thimbleweed Park hits Kickstarter goal in just one week

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Former Lucasarts developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's retro adventure game Thimbleweed Park has been successfully Kickstarted only one week after the campaign began.

People sure do love Lucasarts adventure games. The game's raised $400,000, easily nipping past its $375,000 goal with 22 days still to go.

Assassin's Creed: Unity to get a huge PC patch this week

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be updated with a new patch this week, which aims to sort out some of those well-documented framerate and multiplayer connection issues.

Patch 3 contains “over three hundred fixes”, and although it may improve framerate, Ubisoft says there's another patch on the way that will tackle that problem more specifically.

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is getting an expansion, announces indie creator

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The remake The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is set to expand even further as creator Edmund McMillen has announced plans for an expansion are under way, with plenty more from a "very large design doc".

He's planning on a "very huge chunk" of gameplay with a new game mode, which should "almost double" what we can do. McMillen is also asking the "vast and creative" Isaac fans for ideas.

Kickstarter suspend Blood Sport campaign, offers 'no comment' to why

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The blood donation 'peripheral' cooked up by group Brand & Grotesque has had their Kickstarter suspended by the crowd-funding website. So far they haven't offered an official statement why.

It's likely there were concerns over the safety of such an idea, which is that blood is drawn from donor gamers during special blood drive events as they were taking damage in multiplayer matches.

Tales from the Borderlands' first episode out now on PC

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Telltale Games' first episode in their new Tales from the Borderlands series is now out for PC, and available through Steam. This is an adventure game spin-off to Gearbox Software's shooter RPG.

It follows characters that aren't in the main games but are connected to the wider universe and major figures, like Handsome Jack. Just like other recent Telltale adventures - choices matter.

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