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Offer beans to restless spirits and fend off harpy hallucinations in free Total War: Rome 2 update‏

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There's a free update out for Total War: Rome 2, and yes, of course it's Halloween themed. It adds the Lemuria festival and a new seasonal challenge called Nightmare Mode.

Lemuria was apparently an ancient feast during which restless spirits were ushered away by first offering them beans, and then banging cooking pans together. How effective this was is open to debate.

EUIV expansion Art of War released, along with free update patch‏

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Paradox has released Art of War, the latest DLC pack for Europa Universalis IV. According to the developer the content pack "could be the largest expansion DLC in Paradox history." Which is bloody exciting.

As always, Paradox are doing their level best to confuse me by also adding a free 1.8 update alongside the expansion, which adds some additional improvements and fixes.

Sniper Elite 3 gets free singleplayer shooting range DLC‏

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Think you're a good sniper? Well, you can test out your marksmanship skills in an upcoming singleplayer mode for Sniper Elite 3, the Shooting Range.

The Shooting Range offers four sharpshooter challenges and new achievements for every weapon in the game, from rifles to SMGs and pistols.

Monolith spills the beans on Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC‏

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a fun game, with a wide variety of orc warlords to murder in amusing ways. With the addition of the forthcoming Lord of the Hunt DLC, there's going to be even more enemies to slay.

The pack will add a new class of mounted Beast Master warlords, as well as the vomit-spraying Wretched Graug, the predatory Caragath and to top things off, some all-devouring Ghul hordes.

Haunted House: Cryptic Graves Official Trailer

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Purge paranormal activity while deciphering the eldritch clues of Abaddon Grange, in this terrifying, first-person single-player adventure-horror game.

Gifted with psychic abilities, Anya Graves must use her unique powers to purge the spirits and monsters that infest the Haunted House. Anya can communicate with the dead to decipher puzzles and avoid deadly traps, and use additional powers to craft objects that eradicate gruesome ghosts.

Randal's Monday Jeff Anderson & Jason Mewes Interview Video

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The actors Jason Mewes, also known as Jay from Jay & Silent Bob, and Jeff Anderson, known as Randal from the Clerks-franchise, will lend their voices to characters from Randal's Monday – Jeff Anderson even taking over the part of the main character Randal. This video shows you material right from the voice recordings in LA, where they are presenting their roles, themselves and also talk about their reunion.

NWI releases free "Halloween-inspired" update for Insurgency

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Yep, that's right, another Halloween event update. This time it's for tactical shooter Insurgency, which is getting a free, night-time combat focused addition titled Nightfall.

Wait, it's just set at night? No zombies or vampires? Well what the hell are you calling it "Halloween-inspired" for, New World Interactive?

Twitch adds new category for live-streaming game development

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Streaming site Twitch has added a new category to its list of available channels, which lets users watch developers in the process of building their games.

It's called, fittingly, 'Game Development', and if you've ever wondered how games are created, at least the smaller indie projects, now's your chance to find out.

Carbine offering free server transitions for WildStar players‏

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WildStar developer Carbine Studios is allowing players of the sci-fi fantasy MMO to transition between its new PVE and PVP megaservers. The transitions are free, and for the moment Carbine hasn't set a time limit on shifting your characters.

Wildstar shifted over to the megaserver structure earlier this month, but players on the PVP servers found themselves in something of a ghost town. The developers hope the server moves will bump up the population.

Nosgoth kicks off closed beta Cup Series next month‏

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Players taking part in Nosgoth's ongoing closed Beta will soon be able to stretch their competitive muscles in the ESL Nosgoth Closed Beta Cup Series.

The series, which starts on November 9 and will be playable in both Europe and North America, will have weekly and monthly competitions. Cash prized will be available for both.