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Report: Steam Thanksgiving Sale Kicks Off Tomorrow?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Sales, Steam

Report: Steam Thanksgiving Sale Kicks Off Tomorrow?

Hold onto your wallets, folks, because temptation is coming. According to a post on the Artery Studios devblog [via PCGamesN], Steam are set to kick off their Autumn Thanksgiving sale tomorrow (November 21st), backed up by a report from Runic Games last week.

If true, we can therefore use some incredibly simple logic to deduce that Secret Of The Magic Crystals and Torchlight II will be put on sale. Sherlock Holmes I ain't, but it will be interesting to see what else gets reduced over the coming week.

Xbox Live Holiday Deals: Spelunky, Warp & Rock Band Blitz

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Spelunky, Warp, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Live Holiday Deals: Spelunky, Warp & Rock Band Blitz

Microsoft has delivered another week of promotions, which arguably lacks in quality what it packs in quantity. That said, wading through the reams of DLC packs and avatar tat reveals a couple of decent bargains, including Spelunky, Warp, Rock Band Blitz and Space Channel 5: Part 2 at half price.

Major Nelson has invited us to embed a the list of offers as an Excel Web App, which contains convenient links to the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Borderlands 2: Mr Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Borderlands 2, DLC, Gearbox Software, Mr. Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage

Borderlands 2: Mr Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage Trailer

EXPLOSIONS?!

Do you have what it takes to venture into the BADASS CRATER OF BADASSITUDE?!!1!one

If you suspect that the answer might be 'yes,' the latest Borderlands 2 expansion is likely to suit you down to the ground. Mr Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage is out today, featuring plenty of arena battles, new areas to explore, new enemies, more Tiny Tina and more explosions than are strictly necessary. Ever necessary. It's included as part of the Season Pass - so remember to download from the in-game marketplace.

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Double Fine Asks Fans To Vote For Their Next Game Prototype

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Double Fine, Indie Games

Let The Amnesia Fortnight Commence!

Double Fine's annual Amnesia Fortnight is in full swing, a festival of blue sky brainstorming followed by prototyping the most promising (and bizarre) ideas. This year, however, they're asking fans for feedback on what projects ideas they should turn into prototypes.

To participate, head over to the Humble Bundle page and donate a minimum of $1 to the cause. You'll get the right to vote on your favourite pitches, receive two previous prototypes, watch live streams of the development process and eventually get to play the completed projects.

Costume Quest, Once Upon A Monster, Stacking and Iron Brigade were conceived in previous Amnesia Fortnight brainstorming sessions, so you might just end up playing an early version of the next big thing.

DMC: Devil May Cry Demo Hits Xbox Live, Out On PSN Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, Demo, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DMC: Devil May Cry Demo Hits Xbox Live, Out On PSN Tomorrow

Xbox Live Gold members can now try out one of the most controversial games currently in development. A DMC: Devil May Cry demo is out now on the downloadable marketplace (currently exclusive to Gold subscribers), while a PSN version will arrive tomorrow as part of the weekly store update.

Capcom believes that "other games will feel very slow in comparison" once you've tried it - and this is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with Ninja Theory's incredibly divisive reboot. Let us know what you make of it!

Guardians Of Middle Earth Training Trailer Loads Up With Loadouts

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Guardians Of Middle Earth, MOBA, Monolith, Slow news day, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive

Guardians Of Middle Earth Training Trailer Loads Up With Loadouts

If you ever wondered what Lord Of The Rings would be like as a MOBA, Guardians Of Middle Earth is set to answer your incredibly esoteric and bizarre question. You weirdo. Anyway, the latest in a series of training videos illustrates how loadouts will work: i.e. how the items you equip will drastically improve your character's combat potential.

Guardians Of Middle Earth is out on December 5th on PSN, with the XBLA version following before year's end. Retail editions will also be available.

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Vita Firmware Update 2.0 Patch Notes

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Firmware update 2.0, PS Vita, Sony

Vita Firmware Update 2.0 Patch Notes

Yesterday, we reported that Vita Firmware 2.0 will be rolling out this week - bringing an improved web browser and massive support for PS Plus members. Sony has now released the full patch notes, which shows a few supplementary improvements hiding behind the scenes.

Wi-Fi PC file transfer and an email app take our fancy. Check out the changes after the break.

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The Walking Dead: Season Finale Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Adventure Games, Horror games, Survival Horror Games, Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left, trailer

The Walking Dead: Season Finale Trailer

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left is out this week, bringing Telltale Games' critically-acclaimed series to a close.

We know you're excited. Now behold the trailer. No Time Left is out this week on PC, XBLA and EU PSN (which has been specifically dated for Wednesday 21st November - so no European certification delays this time).

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Red Orchestra 2 Receiving Free Content Pack

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, FPS games, PC games, Red Orchestra 2, Tripwire Interactive

New Map & Mode

Tripwire Interactive are giving more free updates to Red Orchestra 2 players, this time featuring a new map - Barashka - and an improved version of the Countdown game mode.

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New Shogun 2 DLC Puts The Otomo Clan At Your Command

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, PC games, RTS, Sega, Shogun 2: Otomo Clan Pack, Strategy games, The Creative Assembly, Total War: Shogun 2

New Shogun 2 DLC Puts The Otomo Clan At Your Command

Previously an AI-only force, the Otomo Clan has been expanded into a fully-featured playable faction in Shogun 2's latest DLC pack.

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God Of War: Ascension Dev Diary Details The Evolution Of Megalops

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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God Of War: Ascension, PS3 games, Sony, Sony Santa Monica Studios, trailer

God Of War: Ascension Dev Diary Details The Evolution Of Megalops

One of God Of War: Ascension's multiplayer arenas features an enormous cyclops, appropriately named Megalops. Or is it Megaclops? It turns out that the nickname became a raging argument within Sony Santa Monica - just one of the interesting facts residing within this latest developer diary.

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Chamillionaire Fronts Dead Island: Riptide Promo

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Chamillionaire, Dead Island: Riptide, Deep Silver

No Room In Hell

Remember aspiring rapper Sam B from Dead Island? Apparently he recorded a single featuring Chamillionaire before the outbreak on Banoi... and in a fourth wall-breaking flight of fancy, we have it here.

Presumably No Room In Hell is a promo for upcoming sequel Dead Island: Riptide, which is slated for an April 2013 release.

Hitman: Absolution Getting Deus Ex DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Agent 47, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DLC, Hitman: Absolution, Slow news day, Square Enix

Hitman: Absolution Getting Deus Ex DLC

Siliconera reports that Agent 47 will soon be getting some new threads via DLC. Specifically: a pack that includes a smart tuxedo, a high tech outfit, gangster getup and Adam Jensen's suit. Since Adam Jensen is the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, we can expect a fairly legendary coat and a big gun. Its usefulness as a disguise remains to be seen.

This is just one of several recent Square Enix crossovers, such as Deus Ex gear in Sleeping Dogs (not to mention Final Fantasy XIII-2's extensive DLC library). Frankly, we still don't think they're going far enough - Agent 47 would look adorable in a Kuja or Chocobo costume...

BioWare Asks: Should Mass Effect 4 Be A Prequel Or Sequel?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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BioWare, EA, Mass Effect

BioWare Asks: Should Mass Effect 4 Be A Prequel Or Sequel?

BioWare is canvassing opinion for their next game.

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Star Citizen Smashes Crowd Funding Record As Campaign Ends

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Carl Phillips
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News
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ALL THE MONEY, Chris Roberts, Cloud Imperium, Crowd Funding, Kickstarter, PC games, Space sims, Star Citizen

Star Citizen Smashes Crowd Funding Record As Campaign Ends

Pledgers Go Beyond Developer's Expectations

It hasn’t been a case of “if” but “by how much” for some time in regards Star Citizen’s crowd funding campaign, but after an exciting month filled with reveals and increasingly elaborate tier goals, the developers at Cloud Imperium have a final total: A record breaking $6,222,353. Tripling their initial target, the grand total beats the previous record holders at Project Eternity by $2.1 million. Despite the Roberts Space Industries website suffering from heavy traffic throughout the day (including an outage at the start of the final day) pledges have been swarming in at an unprecedented rate for exclusive 11th hour items, which included rare ships, hardback cover manuals, and T-shirts.

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GTA V PC Version "Up For Consideration"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, PC games, Rockstar, Wii U games

GTA V PC Version "Up For Consideration"

Nintendo Hopeful For Wii U Port

Rockstar is currently concentrating on bringing Grand Theft Auto V to the PS3 and Xbox 360, but PC and Wii U versions are still "up for consideration." Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime hopes to turn "consideration" into confirmation fairly soon, however...

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New Sir, You Are Being Hunted Alpha Footage Shows Stealth At Its Most Genteel

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Big Robot, Gameplay footage, Indie Games, PC games, Sir You Are Being Hunted, trailer

New Sir, You Are Being Hunted Alpha Footage Shows Stealth At Its Most Genteel

Sir, You Are Being Hunted has sailed past its Kickstarter target despite having twelve days yet to go, prompting Big Robot Games to implement all manner of stretch goals including hot air balloon hunters. In an effort to entice even more backers, James Carey and the team have released some more alpha footage showing how players will need to use stealth to avoid ignominious death in the procedurally-generated British countryside.

Visibility, cover and sound will all be potent weapons in your arsenal as you evade and engage patrols of artistocratic robots bent on putting your head above their mantelpiece.

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Xbox 360 Karaoke App Will Bill For Time, Not Songs

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free to play... ish, Karaoke, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

Xbox 360 Karaoke App Will Bill For Time, Not Songs

Microsoft has been experimenting with different pricing models of late, such as the free-to-play MOBA Happy Wars. In another new twist, they've announced that a new Karaoke app will give players full access to over 8000 tracks... for as long as you're willing to pay.

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Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Officially Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Card games, CCG, PS Vita games, Turn-based strategy games, Uncharted: Fight For Fortune

Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Officially Revealed

After a somewhat inglorious premature leak, Sony has officially announced Uncharted: Fight For Fortune.

In case you don't already know, it's an "action-adventure turn-based card game" for the PS Vita. Details and trailer after the break.

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Strike Suit Zero Gets Firm Release Date

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Born Ready Games, Mech games, Space Sim, Strike Suit Zero

Strike Suit Zero Gets Firm Release Date

After making $174,804 off the back of their successful Kickstarter campaign, Born Ready Games have locked down space/mech sim Strike Suit Zero for a January 24th, 2013 release date on PC.

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