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Like a masked psychopath sneaking up on a group of skinny dipping college students, the Steam Halloween Sale has suddenly arrived to murder your wallet in cold blood. There are 156 spooky games up for sale, including Eldritch, The Walking Dead, Don’t Starve (which now comes bundled with a free horror mod), and...Sleeping Dogs?
Nether, the urban-focused DayZ-alike we first told you about in August, has just hit Steam Early Access. The hopefully brutal survival MMO is now in Beta, and eager early adopters can get in and start checking out the game.
The next five episodes of Telltale's The Walking Dead series will be played as Clementine, the child taken in by previous lead Lee Everett, according to today's reveal. The Walking Dead: Season Two is "expected to premiere later this year," and continues Clementine's story from her point of view as she's "left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad."
EA's free-to-play Command & Conquer successor has been canceled during its closed alpha phase. A post on developer Victory Games' site points to community feedback as the primary reason for this decision. Polygon reports, via sources inside the studio, that the dev team is also being laid off.
A recent trailer for Volume has revealed that author, actor, and Thomas Was Alone narrator Danny Wallace will lend his voice to the game’s companion AI. YouTuber Charlie McDonnell will play the role of Robin Hood. Yes, that Robin Hood.
Rebel Machine is the latest label to join the growing independent games scene. Much like the recently launched Midnight City, creators Tom Ohle and Khaled Ibrahimi have emerged with the goal of helping out indie developers.
Normally, a good night's sleep can work wonders. Inside the disorienting premise of InSomnia, you've been asleep for 20 years on a semi-derelict station as it lumbers through space on a mysterious journey. As one of the few people not held in sleep stasis to preserve resources, it's up to you to survive among the ruins of the station and figure out what's been going on while you were unconscious.
Terrifying because it's a Halloween themed horror movie pack, y'see? Joe Danger 2 is set to get spooky, when the Undead Movie Pack is released later today. Although, I don't know about Hello Games, but most of the horror films I've seen don't involve a jolly fat stuntman riding a motorbike past cheerily sentient scenery, while a director jibbers merrily and a disembodied voice sings a melodic "DAAAANGER". It's possible that I've been watching the wrong movies.
Absurd FPS Rise of the Triad has just released its 1.2 update, which could alternatively be called the "stuff people kept banging on about" update. It adds a much requested quicksave feature, which should reduce instances of keyboards being thrown out of windows by roughly 32%. It also introduces the game's Ludicrous Development Kit, giving the community the chance to create maps and mods.
You could fry an egg on AMD's Radeon R9 290X chip and it gobbles up power like a volt-starved Pikachu, but its speedy performance has forced Nvidia's hand - find out why in our 290X review. AnandTech report that they're dropping the price of the GTX 780 by $150 to $500, and the price of the 770 by $70 to $330. The former just undercuts AMD's new flagship GPU, and the latter puts the 770 in a competitive range with the AMD 280X.
Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer contains all the loud noises and explosions that a growing shooter needs
EXPLODING THINGS! SHAKING THINGS! SHOOTING THINGS! OTHER, UNBEARABLY LOUD THINGS! Sorry, I'm shouting because the Battlefield 4 multiplayer launch trailer has deafened me with its weaponised noise assault. It is the sound of vengeful robots bellowing mechanical hatred into puny, membranous ear tissue. Watching it, I felt a mixture of excitement, and deep, building, ceaseless dread. Although, yes, I'll admit that the bit with the elevator raised a chuckle.
I had a whole intro planned around the combination of RIFT's fire and water elementals. It would have been like a nature documentary, the end result of which was a little Steam baby. To be honest, though, who wants to be forced into considering the technical difficulties of magmic rutting? And wouldn't creatures from the other planes just feel left out? Instead, we'll try this: RIFT's free-to-play incarnation is on Steam now, should that be the distribution platform that you favour. For existing players, the more significant news is a recent livestream held by the developers, in which they revealed the content roadmap leading up to the next expansion, RIFT 3.0.
I have to admit I’m an absolute sucker for a good mini-ITX motherboard, and the MSI Z87I is one of the best I’ve come across. There’s something wonderful about pulling a tiny mobo from its packaging knowing that it’s capable of forming an immensely powerful gaming rig. There’s also something rather gratifying about jamming a massive graphics card into that PCIe slot and seeing it dwarfing the board it’s plugged in to.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been pushed back on PC to November 22, but why? Are PC push-backs so coded into Ubisoft's DNA that they can't physically stop themselves delaying things? Are they adding more beards to the piratey assassin adventure? Perhaps they're fine tuning the collection of smooth PC-only effects demonstrated in a new Nvidia video, invluding a TXAA mode that removes flickering jaggies during camera movements, and god rays. Caribbean god rays, no less, which surely need to mature in a luscious tropical paradise for a while before being allowed near a finished game.
There's also a HBAO+ mode, which means faster and smoother HBAO for the refined HBAO connoisseur. Oh, and PCSS, though it's better to watch the video below to see what that is. Now excuse me for a moment, I have bits of alphabet stuck in my teeth.
I'd previously assumed that Desktop Dungeons had ventured in the realm of the NeverLaunch, alongside all the other roguelikes and indie games forever stuck in a state of beta. Since the original alpha back in 2010, the QCF design team have been tinkering, fixing and rebalancing, seemingly with no end in sight. In fact, the browser-based roguelike puzzler has nearly completed its randomly generated quest; it's reward a Steam release, planned for November 7th.
Battlefield 4's first expansion pack, China Rising, will be with Premium players on December 3, Videogamer note. Players who opted for the pricey premium package get the five planned BF4 Xpacks two weeks before general release, which means China Rising should be available for everyone on December 17. It'll add four new maps set in "the vast and majestic Chinese mainland", which will be full of new vehicles and "high-tech military equipment". Please be lasers, please be lasers, please be lasers.
From a game that contains ghosts, to a game that's called Ghosts... and contains aliens? As predicted yesterday, Call of Duty: Ghosts has now officially trailed Extinction, with a two minute video showing glimpses of the series' "all new" four-player co-op mode. As you can tell from the gratuitous "BWAAAAARM" noise, the tone here is steely determination, ruminations on the nature of change, and acid spitting monstrosities. Essentially, the military equivalent of a pub night with the PCG team.
I like Team Fortress 2 but, at this point, I think I like Team Fortress 2 comics more. Luckily, one usually coincides with the other, meaning that everyone wins. At least, everyone except those traumatised veterans, huddled in their corner, muttering about how everything was better when this was just a patch of dust, and before fancy headwear meant that everybody looked fabulous. The next update will, inevitably, be the annual Halloween event. In preparation for that, here's a comic about some ghosts.
Battlefield 4 wants you to break it. Demolition has been, to varying degrees, its distinguishing feature since DICE made Battlefield: Bad Company 2 destructible. In BF4 it takes the form of massive, shatterable centerpieces in each multiplayer map. A concrete dam you can ruin. A dentable radar telescope. A crippled Navy destroyer that, with an encouraging explosive push, can be run aground in Paracel Storm. On Siege of Shanghai, which you may have played during the beta, it’s a glass skyscraper that’s centered on control point C. Throw enough C4, RPGs, or tank rounds at its four exterior support columns, and the tower will jenga to the ground, leaving a grave of split concrete behind.