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Carbine's MMO WildStar in 'Proto-Sale' with 50% off, includes Deluxe Edition

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The colourful and tongue-in-cheek MMO WildStar is currently on sale with 50% shaved off the asking price, for both the standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe upgrade though remains at full price.

It's a good time to get involved if you've been keeping an eye on things, especially since earlier this month they released the Mystery of the Genesis Prime update with a huge list of fixes.

Real-time space strategy Distant Star: Revenant Fleet now Greenlit on Steam

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It has taken just under two weeks for Blazing Griffin's real-time space strategy Distant Star: Revenant Fleet to be zipped through Steam Greenlight, with over 3,000 votes demanding more space pew-pew.

It's already available through alpha access, but can now officially join the Early Access club on Steam. The first content update landed this week, with it due for full release in Q1 2015.

Introversion bring Prison Architect to Alpha 27, no more 'quantum tunnelling' food

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Another excellent Alpha video update from Introversion Software as Prison Architect inches forward to Alpha 27. There are some big changes on the menu.

By 'menu' I'm actually referring to the game's handling of kitchens which, from the last alpha, used 'quantum tunnelling' to help get food around the prison - that 'cheat' was very quickly exploited.

Raven's Cry pushed back again by Reality Pump, now out December 16th

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The pirate-themed RPG romp Raven's Cry from developer Reality Pump should have been out yesterday having already "hit some rough seas" and needing more time in dry dock.

The release date has come and gone, only to find Raven's Cry is now bound for the high seas in mid-December. It's a third-person adventure RPG with plenty of swashbuckling.

Don't Starve Together opening up beta in December, free content due in Spring 2015

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Klei Entertainment has posted a roadmap for Don't Starve, specifically the new multiplayer expansion Don't Starve Together. The studio is going to give beta keys to all 80,000 registrations who signed up.

There's also free content on the horizon with Through the Ages, which is out in Spring 2015. For those who really want in the beta, Klei have announced the Frontier Pack for 'safe' purchases.

FIFA series has been increasing football's popularity in the States, EA claims‏

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I'm not sure exactly how all this data has been collated, but EA claims that the FIFA series has been steadily increasing football's (not soccer) popularity in the States.

According to facts and figures in an infographic drawn up by the publishing giant, 34% of FIFA players became fans of pro soccer after playing the game, while 50% had an increased interest in the sport.

Milestone release new Ducati 1199 trailer for RIDE, set for release in Spring 2015‏

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Italian studio Milestone s.r.l. is currently developing RIDE, a superbike racer that's the developer's first ever proprietary IP.

The team has released a new trailer for the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, one of the street bikes you'll be able to ride in the final game.

First footage of first-person horror Lethe released‏

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Lethe is a first-person horror game with a focus on physics-based telekinetic combat. Think Outlast, except you can chuck boxes at people.

Developer KouKou Studios has just revealed the first footage of the game in action, offering a tiny glimpse of what's in store.

Trainz: A New Era coming to PC February 2, new dev diary released‏

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N3V Games and Deep Silver have announced that Trainz: A New Era, the next incarnation of the ongoing rail simulator series, is coming to PC on February 27.

They've also released the first trailer for the game, with several members of the development team discussing the major changes longtime fans can expect.

Blizzard teases new Blood Elf character models‏

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Most of World of Warcraft's races got a visual overhaul in the game's latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Players running Blood Elf characters, however, drew the short straw.

Fortunately Blizzard is working on an upgrade for elves too, acknowledging that "it’s not ideal to see a mix of older player character models next to newer player character models".

Patch 1.3.0 for Path of Exile adds new Challenge Leagues and reworked PVP‏

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Grinding Gear has detailed the content players can expect from Path of Exile's next patch, which focuses on multiplayer matches and challenges.

Patch 1.3.0 adds the Bloodlines and Torment challenge leagues, which both provide unpleasant new enemies for players to battle in order to earn more rewards and trinkets.

Telltale's Game of Thrones premieres next week‏

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Telltale Games' highly anticipated adventure series Game of Thrones is on the way next week, the developer has confirmed. Talk about short notice.

First episode Iron From Ice will drop on December 2 for PC and consoles, and becomes the second debut serial released by Telltale this Winter, following on from Tales from the Borderlands.

Tengami delayed on PC and Mac until mid-January 2015 due to 'Christmas crush'

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Developer Nyamyam has pushed the release of indie adventure Tengami back until January 15th, 2015. Why? They're concerned the game will be buried under the big titles out this Christmas.

Nyamyam don't want Tengami caught in the crossfire and so feel January would be better for both sales and press coverage. However those who've pre-ordered get their Steam keys 'in a few days'.

CD Projekt Red's The Witcher Adventure Game now out on PC

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The digital adaptation of CD Projekt Red's board game of The Witcher is today released, promising a huge saving on both time and space since you don't need to pack anything away when you're done.

The Witcher Adventure Game gives us four distinct characters from the books and game of The Witcher, including Geralt, Triss, Yarpen and Dandelion.

Paradox Store begins seasonal sale, discounts up to 80% and new merchandise section

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Paradox Interactive has announced some mega seasonal savings on now being offered through their Paradox Store, with some of their catalogue gems being slashed by 80%. There's also the new 'merch' section.

Yes, Paradox aren't content with peddling just digital wares as they now want our homes packed full of mousepads and t-shirts. This merchandise is all themed around major games like Europa Universalis.

DayZ scheduled to leave Early Access in first half of 2016, beta in late 2015

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The long, long, long development of DayZ is expected to pay off with a 'full version' of the survival game in the first half of 2016, says team behind it at Bohemia Interactive.

They've reached an "important project milestone" having been in Early Access for a year on Steam. The road map for DayZ has been laid out through 2015 with diseases next year.

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two "coming soon," trailer teases second episode

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Red Thread Games has just released an announcement trailer for Book Two of their episodic adventure Dreamfall Chapters. While there's no hard date yet the studio promises it's "coming soon!"

The trailer, summing up the series, also has brief glimpses of Book Two in action which is titled 'Rebels'. Dreamfall Chapters is a collision of two worlds embodying science and magic.

After just 48 hours This War of Mine in profit for 11 Bit Studios

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Warsaw-based 11 Bit Studios, founded by former CD Projekt RED developers, has announced it took just two days for This War of Mine to climb out of development costs and start turning a profit.

They rocketed up Steam's top sellers chart when it launched November 14th. This game centres around warfare, but we don't actually 'pick a side' but instead manage terrified civilians hiding out.

Rumour: PS4 patch 'downgrades' Assassin's Creed: Unity visuals, PC patch yet to release [UPDATE]

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UPDATE: The lighting 'downgrade' on the patched PS4 version of the game is not limited to just one platform, it has been reported. It's also the result of a bug linked to the 'Time of Day' setting in the game. It's unlikely this has been addressed in the PC patch yet to release either.

Original story follows:

According to those who've got their PS4 versions of Assassin's Creed: Unity patched, the whopping 2GB update that targets performance issues also 'downgrades' the visuals - specifically the lighting.

It hasn't been confirmed as of yet but images are surfacing with rather damning comparisons. Troubling is that the PC is due a performance update which is yet to go live. Will it follow suit?

Football Manager 2015 receives hotfix, red card to game launch issues

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Sports Interactive have just booted a hotfix patch to Football Manager 2015, taking the game to version 15.1.4. It optimises save speeds, fixes a rare crash and should stop game launch troubles.

The Match Engine has also seen a number of tweaks like player movements and the mighty power of the offside rule. The Greek Superleague scheduling was also fixed.

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