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First episode of Tales From the Borderlands now free, final episode gets sneak peek

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Telltale Games is preparing for the final episode, "The Vault of the Traveler", of their Tales From the Borderlands series, which is, of course, based on the popular shooter by Gearbox Software. The studio has not only released a sneak peak trailer for it, they have also made the first episode, "Zero Sum", completely free.

Submarine spy thriller Undercover Missions: Operation Kursk K-141 arriving this November

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Koch Media has announced that German developer The Game Species' point-and-click adventure Undercover Missions: Operation Kursk K-141 will be arriving on PC this coming November 2015.

Stronghold Kingdoms expands from Europe to take over the entire world

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Firefly Studios has announced that their free-to-play castle building strategy game has expanded from Europe to encompass all 151 nations of the world with the Global Conflict update.

Planetary exploration and building sim Astroneer unveiled by System Era

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Indie developer System Era Softworks has unveiled a promising action-simulation Astroneer, which puts the player in the role of a pressure-suited astronaut. Players will be exploring planets and building space habitats, both alone and co-operatively.

Double Fine project lead Brad Muir moving to Valve

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Double Fine project lead Brad Muir has revealed that he is joining Valve Software later this year.

Bethesda reveals PC requirements for Fallout 4

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With just over a month to go until Fallout 4 is released, Bethesda has kindly decided to furnish us with the exact PC specifications you'll need to reach in order to go adventuring in the wasteland.

As with other Bethesda RPGs, we're not pushing the limits of computer hardware here. The requirements are fairly lenient at both minimum and recommended levels. Check out the specs below.

Sims 4 expansion Get Together pushed back to December

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EA has announced that Get Together, the second major expansion pack for The Sims 4, has been delayed into December. It was originally meant to launch in November, so this isnt the biggest delay.

"Your enthusiasm and feedback inspired us to work even harder to make sure that this pack is everything it could be," writes EA. "So we’ve decided to take a little more time to work on the expansion pack. The Sims 4 Get Together will now be releasing in North America on December 8, and rolling out to the rest of the world by the end of that week."

New Hero characters, mode discovered in Star Wars: Battlefront Beta files

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Inevitably, some Star Wars: Battlefront players have been sifting through the game's Beta files, and they've discovered a few new Hero characters and a new game mode.

Han Solo and Princess Leia will both be playable, to no one's great surprise given that the game skews towards celebrating the original trilogy more than the prequels, but it's the presence of the Emperor that excites me. You just can't go wrong with a bit of Force Lightning.

New expansion A Game of Winter is coming to Dungeons 2 this month

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Realmforge Studios' dungeon management sim Dungeons 2 will get a new expansion this month, adding a new Undead faction to the game, complete with thirteen new units and eight new room types.

A Game of Winter is - as you've probably guessed from that title - a comic spin on the novels of George R.R Martin, and stars Barthas Snow of the Northwatch, who finds himself up against an army of cadavers.

Slitherine teams up with board game designer Glenn Drover to release Victory and Glory: Napoleon

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Veteran board game designer Glenn Drover has signed a deal with strategy publisher Slitherine to create games specifically for the PC. These games won't be straight adaptations of physical board games (as in something like Heroes of Normandie), but designed with digital platforms in mind.

Drover - who has worked on popular board games like Railroad Tycoon: The Board game, Conquest of the Empire and Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery - will work on a new project called Victory and Glory: Napoleon, which is set for release in January 2016.

Chaos Reborn will release in full on October 26

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop has announced that version 1.0 of his Early Access strategy title Chaos Reborn will be released on October 26, after a year and a half in development.

Demigod and god roles will be the most significant addition in the final version of the game, but there will also be additional spells and game modes, an upgraded interface and several other new bits and pieces.

Here's five minutes of Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps gameplay

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has released five minutes of gameplay footage from its recently announced multiplayer shooter spin-off, Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps, narrated as an eSports event and played by members of the development team.

I'm trying to be positive about this, so here goes; I sort of like the way the teams are fighting it out in amongst a bunch of shambling zombies, who occasionally much on unsuspecting players.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer demos 'Cybercore' moves

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set in a near-future Earth where absolutely everyone has a minigun or a laser-swords attached to at least one part of their body, and as if that wasn't dangerous enough they can also make use of some impressive 'Cybercore' abilities.

Developer Treyarch highlights a few of these special moves in the latest trailer for the FPS' options include electro-punching robots in the head, firing swarms of tiny nano-killers at people, and setting off opponents' grenades.

MMO Rift gets major new Into the Wilds update

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Trion Worlds' free-to-play MMORPG Rift has received its "largest update since launch", adding a new class - the Primalist - as well as several large new zones to explore in the Planetouched Wilds.

"Stolen away from Telara for decades and recovered through the magic of the Infinity Gate," the developer explains, "the Planetouched Wilds have returned, its mysteries now open to all at last. News of the discovery has reached adventurers everywhere, enticing them to venture into the lost lands and experience the wonders within."

Torment: Tides of Numenara dev diary showcases a typical Crisis encounter

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In the same vein as its spiritual predecessor Planescape Torment, the highly anticipated Torment: Tides of Numenara aims to give players the tools to solve problems without always resorting to bashing the other guys' heads in.

So-called Crisis encounters in the game will allow players to enter tun-based combat, but still be able to choose non-violent options on their turn; you may decide to attempt to persuade your enemy to surrender, or make use of the environment to turn the tables.

Bethesda "has concerns" about multiplayer combat game Battlecry

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Free-to-play team-based multiplayer game Battlecry may be in a spot of trouble, according to a statement from publisher Bethesda.

First announced back at E3 2014, the game did make an appearance at this year's show, but ever since then it's sort of dropped off the radar. Here's the not entirely promising statement that Bethesda sent to Australian site Progress Bar.

Capcom releases new info about upcoming Street Fighter 5 beta

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Capcom has announced in its Unity blog some of the details about the PC beta of Street Fighter 5 that's coming in just over 2 weeks from now.

Top down action-JRPG Animal Gods gets October 12 release date

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Indie developer Still Games has announced that their Kickstarter-funded action-JRPG, Animal Gods, will be launching next week, on October 12 for PC, Mac OS and Linux on Steam.

TONIGHT 9PM: Star Wars Battlefront: Early Beta Streaming!

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Chris Capel will be streaming the early beta of Star Wars Battlefront TONIGHT!

Open Game mode added to Valhalla Hills

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Fantasy settlement game Valhalla Hills is currently in Steam Early Access, and thanks to fan feedback, a new mode has been added to the game, Open Mode.

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