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PC demo released for The Evil Within

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There's a demo out for survival horror The Evil Within, letting you try out the first three blood-spattered chapters of the game for free. They happen to be the worst chapters in the game... but still!

Should you decide you want to buy the game after that taster, you'll also get a copy of 2009 FPS horror Call of Cthulhu - which is a bit odd, but fair enough.

Early Access for tactical RPG Mordheim will launch "in the coming weeks"

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Developer Rogue Factor is almost ready to let us loose on the chaos-warped streets of Mordheim: City of the Damned. The turn-based tactical RPG will enter Early Access on Steam "in the coming weeks."

As a little bonus, there's four new screenshots showing three of the factions fighting over Warhammer Fantasy's least recommended holiday destination.

Atari details pre-order deals for Alone in the Dark and Haunted House

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Atari is bringing back classic horror franchises Alone in the Dark and Haunted House later this year, and the publisher has just opened up pre-orders for both titles.

Putting down your money for Alone in the Dark: Illumination will net you limited-edition character and weapon skins and a 10% discount, and there's a 15% discount for pre-ordering Haunted House: Cryptic Graves.

Valkyria Chronicles coming to PC in November

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Turns out that the discovery of a PEGI listing for Valkyria Chronicles did indeed mean that the cult tactical RPG was on its way to the PC. Now we know when.

Square Enix has confirmed that a digital version of the game will launch on PC this November 11, and will come with every single DLC pack already available for the PS3 edition.

Will Houses Bolton and Greyjoy be making an appearance in Telltale's Game of Thrones?

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Everyone's favourite band of flaying enthusiasts, the noble House Bolton, will probably be making an appearance in Telltale Games' Game of Thrones adaptation.

That's if the latest teaser for the much-anticipated adventure title is to be believed. It reads; "There's Squids in the Wolfswood, and Flayed Men ride the Kingsroad..."

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.