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Star Wars: Battlefront's Hero Hunt, Cargo and Droid Run modes detailed

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While it doesn't have a singleplayer story mode (boo, hiss), there's no shortage of multiplayer modes to be found in EA DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. Only two were shown off in the recent open Beta, but now the developers have lifted the lid on three other ways to play.

Hero Hunt has one player spawn as a Hero character, and seven others as normal foot-soldiers. The troopers have to hunt Darth Vader, Boba Fett or whoever down, and the player that nets the killing blow respawns as a Hero themselves. It's an extended boss fight, basically.

Cargo mode, meanwhile, is Battlefront's take on Capture the Flag. The only real difference from the traditional setup here is that you don't have to have your cargo present at your base in order to score a point. "This creates a tug of war experience where you simply need to collect as much cargo as possible," says DICE. Cargo is a 6v6 mode, more tactical and small-scale than the showpiece cinema of Walker Assault.

H1Z1 servers to be wiped for game update

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Daybreak has announced that all of the updates that are currently on the test server will be installed on the live server on the 14 October 2015. This will require the developer to wipe the entire server and player info.

Ubisoft apologises over Might and Magic: Heroes VII Collector's Edition confusion

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Gamers who expected a Might and Magic: Heroes VII DVD in the $99.99 Collector's Edition of the game were disappointed to find only codes for it and the soundtrack. Ubisoft apologized for the misleading photo which depicted discs; the description itself stated that there would be codes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III's single player campaign will launch unlocked

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Gamers won't have to play through the entire single player campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops III to see the ending, as all of the campaign's chapters will be available the minute the player boots up the game.

Rocket League goes Back to the Future on October 21

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Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced that on the very day that Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future, Part II, 21 October 2015, the time-traveling DeLorean will officially be one of the playable Battle-Cars in the futuristic footie game.

Adventure movie cheesiness the highlight of Shadows of Evil prologue for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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While the main campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a dark techno-thriller, the zombie-infested Shadows of Evil is made of pure cheese, starring major actors including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman.

Dwarven Ranger highlighted in new Warhammer: Vermintide trailer

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Developer Fatshark has released a new trailer for their upcoming co-op shooter Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide, which shows off Bardin Goreksson, the wild, reckless Dwarven Ranger.

German special forces GSG 9 team shown off in Rainbow Six: Siege trailer

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Ubisoft has posted a new trailer showing off the German counter-terrorism GSG 9 operators in their upcoming multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six: Siege.

Early Access platformer Pixel: ru² gets more levels, Steam Achievements

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Indie developer C63 Industries has announced that their dotty platformer Pixel: ru², which is currently in Steam Early Access, has 10 new levels, Steam Achievements and bug fixes.

Barbarian Makeover update coming to Castle Crashers October 14

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The Behemoth has announced that a new content update will be coming to the Steam version of their four-player co-op beat'em up Castle Crashers, "Barbarian Makeover".

Indie developer Nomad Games enters publishing business

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Nomad Games, best known for their adaptation of Talisman, the popular fantasy board game, has announced they have thrown their hat into the publishing ring.

Allison Road Kickstarter canceled, Team17 to publish survivor horror game

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Indie developer Lilith has announced that they have canceled their Kickstarter for their survival horror game Allison Road, which is a spiritual successor to the creepy game P.T. They revealed that they found a publisher to fund the game, Team17, best known for the Worms franchise.

Side-scrolling strategy adventure Kingdom out this October 21

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Kingdom started out life as a very interesting little side-scrolling browser game, in which you played a king who spent his time wandering across his lands, ordering peasants around and trying not to get eaten by troll-monsters.

Publisher Raw Fury has picked up the game and helped developers Noio and Licorice turn it into a fully-featured experience, and it's almost ready to launch - the final release date has been set for October 21.

Gazillion details key features and events coming to Marvel Heroes 2016

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Gazillion Entertainment demoed some of the content fans can expect from Marvel Heroes 2016 - the next annual evolution of the MMO action RPG - at Ney Work Comic Con over the weekend.

Comics nerds can enjoy a story campaign based on the major Secret Invasion event from 2008, in which the devious Skrulls invade Earth in the guise of various superheroes.

New Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Video shows off the game's hacking, slashing and looting

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Codemasters' action RPG spin-off Overlord: Fellowship of Evil was delayed last month, and pushed back to an October 20 release date. Here's the latest trailer for the co-op dungeon crawler.

Your four playable villains are Croys the ice mage, Inferna the armoured warrior, Hakon the dwarf, and Malady the sorceress. Each character commands a squad of minions in battle, and each has their own set of skills and spells to use on pesky do-gooders like elves and paladins.

Treyarch is working on performance issues highlighted in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta

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Treyarch's recent Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 open Beta was received fairly well in terms of gameplay, but on the PC version there were numerous performance issues and some oddly laggy and unresponsive mouse movement.

The developer has penned a blog post assuring PC players that these issues have been highlighted by the community, and that the development team is currently working on fixing them.

Former Yager developers reunite to form new indie studio inbetweengames

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After the disappointing cancellation of Dead Island 2, several former Yager developers have set up a new studio, inbetweengames. Based in Berlin, the studio will focus on smaller budget indie games.

"inbetweengames are three former AAA developers who worked together at YAGER in Berlin on Dead Island 2," the team writes. "When that game got cancelled, we started thinking about what we wanted to do next. Turns out we wanted to keep making video games! So now we’re happy to announce that we’ll keep doing that as an indie team!

Here's a brief glimpse at planetary exploration in Elite: Dangerous

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Elite: Dangerous' forthcoming Horizons expansion will introduce a number of new features to the space sim, including the ability to land on planets and take a closer look around for valuable minerals and other treats.

Judging by this brief gameplay clip, much of what you will see will be a great big expanse of brown dirt. This is because early landing zones will mostly be atmosphere-less rocks in space, while developer Frontier prepares the tech for more varied, Earth-like climates.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition set for release on October 27

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Larian Studios has revealed an exact release date for the Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition – the free upgrade for owners of the original game will launch on October 27.

There are a number of key additions included in the new version, including controller support, more voice-work, and alterations to the occasionally woolly storytelling and writing.

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta extended for one day

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Here's some good news if you've enjoyed running around blasting stormtroopers in the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta these last few days – EA Dice has extended it until Tuesday, giving you one whole extra day to play.

As well as letting players spend a bit more time getting a feel for the game, the additional time will help the developers carry out "further technical tests on our infrastructure". Hopefully avoiding any nasty launch issues.

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