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Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection PC version isn't coming out in the US

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Ubisoft have clarified their clarified position and said that Assasin’s Creed: The Americas Collection is coming to PC but not in the US. There was some confusion after the bundle was announced on Monday because a later statement from Ubisoft said that it wasn’t coming to PC. We’ve spoken to Ubisoft and they’ve confirmed its PC release for us in the UK but not in the states.

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Elite: Dangerous’ budget was originally £8m. Kickstarter made up less than a quarter of that

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Developers often say during their Kickstarter campaigns that they’re footing a large part of a game’s development bill themselves. In Elite: Dangerous’ case that turns out to mean more than £6 million.

More than that, since the campaign completed that budget has risen “by quite a lot,” according to studio founder David Braben.

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Divinity: Original Sin sold 500,000 copies so far. Larian hope not to need Kickstarter again

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It’s now been two months since Divinity: Orignal Sin launched and Larian Studios’ founder Swen Vincke has written a post mortem of the game’s development and success. The sandbox RPG has sold more than 500,000 copies and their “debts have been paid and we are now in the profitable zone.”

Vincke reveals how it was touch and go towards release as many of the studio’s creditors lost faith in the game, almost leading to the team running out of money before launch, and that at one point in development  they “dumped more than half of what we had.”

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Grand Theft Auto V PC release date announced, will launch on January 27

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Rockstar have finally announced a release date for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V. The new consoles will be blessed with the game on November 18, while the PC version will follow next year, on January 27.

Two and a bit months later. And what a bitter two and bit months they will be.

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Football Manager movie An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary screenings announced

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Football Manager may not be something you’d immediately expect to spawn a feature-length documentary but An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary is a thing and if you live in the UK then it may be coming to a Vue cinema near you.

The documentary charts the history of the famous football simulator and how it’s found fans around the world and influenced the sport itself.

On 7 October, for one night only, the film will be on show in 26 Vue cinemas around the UK.

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Titanfall map Zone 18 eliminates rooftop advantage to foster a pilots' massacre

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Titanfall’s a game that pits squishy mech pilots against solid steel titan-class mechs. Often the best way to survive out of the cockpit is climb as high as you can and then shoot down on the mechs and pilots in the streets below. Zone 18, one of the new maps coming in the IMC Rising update, eliminates that tactic by making all the buildings a single story.

Limited rooftop cover means it’s going to be a massacre for anyone hoping to camp.

Zone 18’s all about keeping on the move.

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Dying Light release date moved forward. New video shows multiplayer incursion

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So often release date news is to announce a game has been delayed but Dying Light is eschewing that tradition and releasing earlier than expected. Earlier estimates put Dying Light’s release date in February 2015, that’s now been pulled forwards into January.

A new video of the open world, free running, zombie killing survival game has emerged, too. One that shows off how the your game can be invaded by other players at night time.

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Hearthstone’s Leeroy Jenkins nerf should put an end to the game-ending card

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Hearthstone battles have been ringing to the sound “Leeroy Jenkins!” for months now. The cheap charge card has become something of a game ender because, with the right buff cards, it can cause as much as 32 points of damage in a single hit.

Blizzard have been watching Jenkin’s rise to dominance and have finally found a fair way to nerf him.

He’s not the only card to have seen a quick kick in the shin.

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The Crew trailer shows joining a gang is as simple as powersliding into your friends

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Multiplayer in The Crew is fluid, you can just drive up along your friends to join their group and break away when you want to play on your own. There’s no party invites and waiting in lobbies. Similarly, kicking off a rumble against a rival crew looks to be as simple driving headlong into their chassis.

The latest trailer breaks down the freeform play of The Crew.

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Hold your breath: Metal Gear Collection 2014 teased by Kojima, could it come to PC?

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At Gamescom, Hideo Kojima made a lot of people very happy when he confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain would be released on PC via Steam. And with that reveal, the speculation began: would previous Metal Gear Solid games make the trip over, as well? 

A tweety tease from Kojima today, while confirming nothing, is likely to inflame speculation even more. There’s a new Metal Gear Solid collection on the way, and it wouldn’t be completely bonkers if it made its way onto PC.

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Surprise! Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is going to be a weekly episodic mystery

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I was extremely excited when Capcom announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the sequel to the best Resident Evil game since the fourth one. It really is. It's great. And it's even - amazingly - brilliant on the 3DS, though the PC version is the one you should really play. But the publisher has now released a launch schedule and pricing model that has replaced the initial excitement with just a wee bit of confusion.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be an episodic game, split into four parts across a single month. And it will cost you more to buy them all together. What. 

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Get your face ready: a consumer beta for the Oculus Rift could kick off as early as next April

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Oculus VR has yet to spill the beans on its plans for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, and when we’ll actually be able to slap the headset on our eager faces. However, a public beta of the consumer version may kick off as early as April, 2015. 

That’s less than a year away, so start moisturising your face now.

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Fable Anniversary launches tomorrow; will have limited modding support

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Fable Anniversary got a lukewarm reception when it launched in Xbox 360 way back in February, but Lionhead’s offering a little bit more with the PC version: modding support. 

On top of the HD textures, improved lighting and tweaked UI, Fable Anniversary on PC will come with a version of the Unreal Engine 3 editor, allowing players to fiddle around with the art and animation, putting their own stamp on the decade-old RPG. 

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The Sims 4: I trapped a man in a box and forced him to learn to play the piano

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The Sims 4 allows you to virtually recreate any human being, from their hair colour and whether they walk a bit funny, down to the beautiful nuances of their souls and how their skeleton tastes. The Sims you control can have skills and hobbies that they can practise and improve over time. Besides clicking on a postman over and over again until he has sex with you, improving these skills is one of the few things to do in the game.

But how quickly can you drag a sausage-fingered sim from amateur keyboard smasher to virtuoso pianist? I found out by locking one in a room and not letting him out until he'd learned to play. This is his story.

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Atari isn't done rebooting old games: "The challenge side is what do you select?"

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Last month, publisher Atari decided to rummage through its library of games - it’s a big one - and resurrect a couple of them. The result is two remakes: Alone in the Dark and Haunted House. A new Roller Coaster Tycoon is in the works as well, and hopefully one that’s more appealing than the mobile game they recently released. 

But Atari isn’t done. The publisher continues to rifle through its back catalogue, looking for old games that could be brought back to life with new technology. Like the Million Dollar Man. Though presumably they will cost a lot more than that to create. 

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Garry’s Mod sales figures just topped 6,000,000 copies

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Garry’s Mod has sold more than 6,000,000 copies. That’s a whole lot of folk poking and pulling at the faces of Valve’s characters. Garry Newman, founder of developer Facepunch Studios, is reported to have celebrated the news by buying three fist-sized balls of cocaine and a bouncy castle.

Newman went onto break down the sales figures into a bit more detail.

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World of Warcraft tenth anniversary detailed. You get a free corgi

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It’s a bumper year for Blizzard. World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor is set to release on 13 November and this year also marks ten years since the MMO originally launched.

Blizzard have announced how they plan to celebrate the game’s first decade, it includes gifts, fighting, and corgis. As all good parties do.

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Elite: Dangerous voice pack lets you talk to your ship

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Since watching Knight Rider as a kid I’ve wanted to chat with my car, Elite: Dangerous fans have skipped that generation of vehicle and let you talk to your spaceship.

The Elite: Dangerous Voice Pack loads your ship with an AI entity called ASTRA who you can instruct with voice commands. Primarily she can fly your ship but she also has a pretty big database that you can query at any time, the GalaXapediA.

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