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Y2K: Paranormal elevator death, new RPG systems, no hipsters

Y2K stars Alex, a young man with thick-rimmed glasses, a full beard and a flannel shirt over a nerdy retro tee and jeans. He fights enemies with vinyl records. Need more hipster cred? Developer AckkStudios describes the plot of Y2K as follows: "When an erratically behaving elevator claims the li...

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Free-to-play Total War Battles: Kingdom coming to PC, Mac, tablets

A new free-to-play entry in Creative Assembly's Total War series is entering a closed beta on PC platforms soon, publisher Sega announced today. Developed by Creative Assembly's Digital Team (creator of the PC and mobile RTS Total War Battles: Shogun), Total War Battles: Kingdom offers a serie...

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Gear up with Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs. Gnomes next week

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft bolsters its hand with Goblins vs. Gnomes starting December 8 in the Americas, Southeast Asia and Oceania, and December 9 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan and China. While next week sees the diminutive buy inventive creatures grace cards on iPad, PC and Mac, Blizzard previou...

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Steam infiltrates Twitch territory with Steam Broadcasting [Update: Twitch reaction]

Steam Broadcasting allows players to stream their live gameplay to friends, strangers and any Steam user between, without any third-party programs required. To stream a game, simply start playing. Players are able to keep their gameplay private, too. The first time a friend requests to watch you...

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Game of Thrones Episode One review: Baptism by ice

Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, iOS The good news about Telltale Games' Game of Thrones is that it is very, very Game of Thrones. It captures perfectly the machinations, intrigue and violence that are the hallmark of the show - which is why, of course, its fidelity to...

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German fantasy epic Blackguards spawns sequel in January

Developer Daedalic Entertainment will return to the dark fantasy world of German pen and paper hit The Dark Eye for a sequel to 2013's Blackguards to be released on January 20, 2015. Fans of the first game will be pleased to hear that several Blackguards from that adventure will return in the se...

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Telltale dishes ominous Game of Thrones launch trailer

The debut episode of Telltale Games' latest adventure game series premieres this week, and the newly launched trailer above offers a glimpse at its beguiling cast. Game of Thrones Episode One: Iron from Ice introduces House Forrester and details the events leading up to the War of the Five Kings,...

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Changes to Steam gift rules aim to deter resellers

Were you planning to purchase a game on Steam and then trade said game for another this holiday season? Well, you may want to plan ahead. Valve changed the rules regarding how Steam users can trade games purchased as gifts this week, making gifted titles untradeable for 30 days. "All new games p...

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Broken Age's second act slips to early 2015

Double Fine's Broken Age raised $3.3 million on Kickstarter back in 2012, but creator and studio founder Tim Schafer admitted last year that he wrote a game "so big that it would need even more money." Thus, Broken Age was split in twain, and the funds raised from sales of the first act helped fund...

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Development costs for This War of Mine covered in two days

This War of Mine presents a different vision of war than many gamers may be used to, trading QTEs and pew-pew 'splosions for somber reflection and grim analysis of war's collateral damage. And yet, despite its dreary, depressing atmosphere, developer 11 Bit Studios is likely smiling wide at the mom...

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