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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.

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.

Dragon Age: Inquisition The Keep Trailer

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The Keep is your way to discover, shape, and share your Dragon Age experience. Explore plot points and story arcs from previous Dragon Age games. Crown rulers, topple foes, and forge bonds in over 300 decisions as you prepare your world for the coming Inquisition.

The Keep is a free web application, available on all platforms and browsers with HTML5 capability. No prior purchase is necessary, and the Keep is an excellent resource for players who are new to the franchise.

Valve kicks off Scream Fortress 6 for Team Fortress 2

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Now that they're done treating fans to a Scream Fortress retrospective, Valve has moved on to the serious business of releasing this year's entry.

Team Fortress 2 fans can expect a fun if unhygienic time in 'Merasmus's Carnival of Carnage'; as well as bumper cars and inventive curses, Scream Fortress 6 adds... lakes of urine.

World of Warships Dev Diary 3: Aircraft Carriers Video

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Wargaming today unveiled the third episode in a series of developer diaries for the naval battle game, World of Warships. The new video diary focuses on aircraft carriers and their impactful effect on the battlefield.

Watch the World of Warships team explain how these impressive vessels stand out from battleships, cruisers, and destroyers by bringing a unique RTS style gameplay to the fight. Discover the four different types of warplane squadrons (Dive Bombers, Torpedo Bombers, Scouts and Fighter Planes) that can be launched from an aircraft carrier and learn how to turn the course of the battle by using each of them.

Endless Legends gets free Halloween-themed update, Shades of Alteration‏

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It's coming up to Halloween, so as expected we're being inundated with a bunch of horror-themed seasonal events - for fantasy 4X game Endless Legend, that means a mini add-on called Shades of Alteration.

In addition to a Halloween-inspired quest called 'A Tale from the Dark Season', which offers spooky rewards to players who complete it, the add-on also comes with some free modding tools.

The Evil Within patch removes 30FPS limit and letterboxing‏

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I think it's fair to say that there's been some dissatisfaction with the PC version of horror title The Evil Within, which was locked at 30FPS upon release, and comes equipped with love-'em-or-hate-'em letterbox borders.

Bethesda and developer Tango Gameworks have decided to listen to unhappy fans, and have just released a patch that unlocks native 60FPS support and removes the letterboxing.