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Prey 2 cancelled by Bethesda

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Prey 2’s been in on/off development since 2011 but now Bethesda’s vice president, Pete Hines, confirms the game is firmly in the off position. They cancelled it.

That’s a damn shame because Prey 2 was looking fantastic from the trailer footage released a couple of years ago and the premise of the thing was compelling, too. You played a US Marshall who’d been abducted from Earth and was now working as a bounty hunter on an alien world.

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Far Cry 4's PvP will let you duke it out using armoured vehicles, magic animals and teleportation

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Far Cry 4 PvP

Along with single-player and co-op shenanigans, Far Cry 4 also bring PvP back to the series after a good long while. Fancy villain Pagan Min’s magical Rakshasha face off against the rebellious Golden Path faction in fights that rage across three modes and 10 maps. And it doesn’t look half bad. 

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Survival management game This War of Mine gets a November release date and a gloomy trailer

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This War of Mine release date

I don’t expect to have much fun in This War of Mine. War’s not really a great source of fun, especially not for civilians caught in the middle of one, and these are the protagonists and, sometimes, antagonists of 11 Bit Studios’ grim survival management game. Not fun, then, but potentially very compelling. 

It’s due out in only two weeks, on November 14th. 

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Hone your testicle shooting skills in Sniper Elite 3's free Shooting Range update

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Sniper Elite 3 Shooting Range

If you’ve not picked up your sniper rifle and caused a few heads to explode in Sniper Elite 3 in a while, you might want to take it for another spin. Rebellion’s chucked in nine free content updates since launch, adding a new multiplayer mode, new missions and a bunch of multiplayer maps. 

The ninth one arrived today: the Shooting Range. As the name suggests, you’ll find yourself facing a bunch of shooting range challenges across three ranges, with over 30 weapons, including ones from DLC. 

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's live action trailer is leaking testosterone all over the carpet

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare live action trailer

Call of Duty live trailers sure are big, loud and expensive. Advanced Warfare isn’t bucking the trend, with its brotacular, first-person perspective advert. Live action is a bit of a misnomer, though as it’s so filled with CGI that it’s about as live action as the game itself. 

It’s a race through Advanced Warfare’s vision of 20159 Lagos, with your best bro, that dude who was, I think, in that awful Battleship movie. The lassie from the fairly creepy Blurred Lines music video is also in it because... no, I honestly don’t know. Watch it for yourself, below.

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The best of the Steam Halloween Sale

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Steam Halloween Sale

If you’ve nearly emptied your bank account to pay for the materials required to make your completely authentic xenomorph costume for Halloween, but still fancy grabbing some appropriately themed games, then not to worry - Valve has you covered. 

And by has you covered, I mean that Valve wants to bleed that bank account dry with the Steam Halloween Sale. Lock up that wallet.

With 21 pages of discounted sales, I’m not going to be listing them all, but I've found a few choice spooky games to keep you feeling uneasy this Halloween. And they’re dead cheap. 

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Alone in the Dark: Illumination and Haunted House: Cryptic Graves appear on Steam in time for Halloween

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Haunted House: Cryptic Graves

We haven’t heard all that much about Atari’s Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots, both due out in Holiday 2014, as the Americans say. This doesn’t mean you can’t throw caution to the wind and pre-order both of them now, but caution is good, so maybe you shouldn’t.

Both games have appeared on Steam, and Haunted House has a new trailer that you can slap your eyes on below. 

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The Swindle is Spelunky meets Deus Ex, a stealth roguelike in a steampunk top hat

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The Swindle

Having deannounced it a while back, Size Five Games have just reannounced The Swindle. It's a sort of side-scrolling Deus Ex in which you break into heavily guarded buildings, hack money out of computers, swipe bags of cash from vaults and then run away.

The old Swindle didn't really work, admits developer Dan Marshall, but this Swindle does. It's been overhauled, refurbished, gutted and rebuilt into something that's infinitely more compelling and fun to play: a smart, steampunk roguelike, a stealth RPG with permadeath and procedurally generated levels and scoops of Victorian charm and character.

I've been playing it and, well, it's remarkable. It's Spelunky in a top hat.

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Shadow of Mordor DLC Lord of the Hunt detailed. Lead a ghul horde

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Shadow of Mordor’s set to get its first major piece of DLC and it’s focused on the open world’s beasts. Lord of the Hunt adds mounted uruk captains to the fray as well as two new beasts to be ridden - the stealthy caragath and a new kind of graug which can vomit toxin on its enemies.

It also marks the return of Torvin the dwarf in a set of new story missions.

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The Long Dark update doubles world size with new Coastal Highway

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The Long Dark just added a long road which made the game twice as large (and twice as long). The new Coastal Highway area’s not the only thing to come in the v.152 update, there’s also been changes to starvation, wolves will hunt you more the closer you are to death, and there are now rabbits.

Cute little rabbits you can devour.

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The 10 best World War 2 PC games

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Games look as much to history as they do the the future and fantasies, and there’s few periods as well recreated in games as World War 2. A brutal and savage conflict, World War 2 was also a time of massive technological leaps and impressive new battle tactics that make it an exciting setting for player heroics.

So what are the best World War 2 games you can play on PC? In no particular order these are our ten favourites, containing a mix of genre-defining classics, and more modern experiences that you can easily download from Steam and play right now.  

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Enforcer: Police Crime Action is a full-blooded police simulator. Yet it’s hilarious

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Enforcer Police Crime Action

Enforcer: Police Crime Action puts you behind the badge of a Mountain Valley Police Officer. It’s your duty to keep the peace, be that by setting up roadblocks to check for drunk drivers, ticketing illegally parked cars, or hunting down escaped murderers in the woods.

Too few games let you play as the police and, when they do, it’s often as an undercover cop so you end up committing crimes anyway. Enforcer’s not like that. It’s an authentic police simulator and it allows for a lot more fun than you’d expect.

I just wasn’t expecting people to fly into the air when I tased them.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer shows off Nvidia Gameworks enhancements

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With Assassin’s Creed Unity seeing the series make the jump to the new generation of consoles we’re finally getting a game that makes better use of our humongous PCs. Ubisoft’s released a trailer that details the graphical lovelies we’ll see on PC.

I warn you now it’s all HBAO+ this and PCSS that. It looks well good, though.

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Scream Fortress has turned Team Fortress 2 into a urine-soaked carnival

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Scream Fortress 6

Have you had your fill of Scream Fortresses past? If you’re not too fat on candy and old game modes, you might want to jump back into Team Fortress 2 now that Scream Fortress 6 is underway. 

It’s a carnival of death, dismemberment and silliness, as Merasmus takes over, sowing chaos with spells, curses and bumper cars. 

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Oculus Rift

50-100 million Oculus Rifts will need to be sold for it to be a "meaningful thing as a computing platform"

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Oculus Rifts

Facebook has over a billion users. Even babies, unable to communicate with the world besides leaking, have Facebook pages. So it’s probably with good reason that Mark Zuckerberg thinks in big numbers, numbers like 50-100 million. That’s the number of Oculus Rift units that will need to be sold for the device to be a "meaningful" platform, which the Facebook head honcho dropped in an earnings call

Not quite a billion then, but gosh that’s still a very large number. 

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Enforcer: Police Crime Action is a full-blooded police simulator. Yet it’s hilarious

Enforcer: Police Crime Action

Enforcer: Police Crime Action is a full-blooded police simulator. Yet it’s hilarious

Beginner's guide to X-Wing and TIE Fighter: joystick issues, controls, and picking a version

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Beginner's guide to X-Wing and TIE Fighter: joystick issues, controls, and picking a version

Inside Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition and the future of D&D RPGs

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

Inside Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition and the future of D&D RPGs

Hands on with Dirty Bomb

Dirty Bomb

Hands on with Dirty Bomb

Topic of the Week: Do you buy season passes?

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Topic of the Week: Do you buy season passes?

Dear everyone: it's time to stop buying season passes at launch

Season Pass

Dear everyone: it's time to stop buying season passes at launch

Making it in Unreal: How Yager are reinventing the open world in Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2

Making it in Unreal: How Yager are reinventing the open world in Dead Island 2

Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

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Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Scandinavia loves DreamHack

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Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Warframe

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Win a ticket to the Tank Museum and a premium Fury Sherman with World of Tanks

World of Tanks

Win a ticket to the Tank Museum and a premium Fury Sherman with World of Tanks

Lords of the Fallen is a ferocious, and infuriating Dark Souls clone

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen is a ferocious, and infuriating Dark Souls clone

Red:Out is Wipeout, but on the PC. It’s about time.

Red:Out

Red:Out is Wipeout, but on the PC. It’s about time.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor gear guide: getting started

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor gear guide: getting started

Putting on the deerstalker and becoming Sherlock Holmes in Crimes and Punishments

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Putting on the deerstalker and becoming Sherlock Holmes in Crimes and Punishments

Topic of the Week: What games are you looking forward to in 2015?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What games are you looking forward to in 2015?

Rodina is No Man's Sky on a budget

Rodina

Rodina is No Man's Sky on a budget

Fighting the inevitable in Stardock's Sorcerer King

Sorcerer King™

Fighting the inevitable in Stardock's Sorcerer King

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

The 100 Best Free PC Games

100 best free PC games

The 100 Best Free PC Games

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Here's what's coming in EVE Online's Phoebe expansion, and beyond

EVE Online

Here's what's coming in EVE Online's Phoebe expansion, and beyond

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Legend of Grimrock 2

Playing With Myself: Legend of Grimrock 2

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is the single-player campaign you've been waiting for

Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is the single-player campaign you've been waiting for

Make conversation, not war: Galactic Civilizations III gets diplomacy

Galactic Civilizations® III

Make conversation, not war: Galactic Civilizations III gets diplomacy

World of Warcraft's handsome new character models in action

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World of Warcraft's handsome new character models in action

The best PC games of 2014 so far

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Topic of the Week: When getting a new PC, do you build or buy?

Port Inspection - The Evil Within

The Evil Within

Port Inspection - The Evil Within