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Next Car Game shakes off its old name and becomes Wreckfest

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Wreckfest

Next Car Game teeters somewhere between being a brilliant title for a game and a really terrible one. It’s sillier than plain old Forza Motorsport, and less like it was devised by an amped up teenage boy, like Need for Speed. Lamentably, there is no such game as Next Car Game anymore. 

The name was temporary, and the demolition racing game is now going by a new handle, which the community helped developer Bugbear pick: Wreckfest. Oh dear.

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The Black Glove, ex-BioShock devs' surreal narrative game, gets a Kickstarter

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The Black Glove

After Ken Levine decided to “wind down” Irrational Games, a bunch of BioShock and BioShock Infinite devs banded together to create Day For Night Games and their first project, The Black Glove. Announced earlier this year, The Black Glove sounded like a tantalising game, where players are called on to alter the pasts of three artists in attempt to improve their works in the future. 

Unsurprisingly, it’s ended up on Kickstarter. A strong pitch reveals more about the game, and I find my interest piqued even more, where experimentation, art and even arcade games have been squeezed together to create something utterly bizarre. 

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Costume Quest 2 launches today, pitting time-travelling scamps against an evil dentist from the future

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Costume Quest 2

The last time I checked, Double Fine’s Halloween-themed Costume Quest 2 was set to launch some time in October, but what day it would pop into existence wasn’t clear. It turns out that day is today, October 7th. 

You can now reacquaint yourselves with the precocious duo of Wren and Reynold as they once again attempt to save Halloween, but this time in the future. Expect time travel, evil dentists and costumes that are more than meets the eye. 

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CD Projekt: There Will Be No Downgrade For The Witcher 3

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Even though CD Projekt enjoyed a full fledged honeymoon with both the press and the community so far, the last few days have sparked somewhat of a commotion in the community, particularly on the official forums and on Neogaf board. This was directly related to last week’s release of the latest...

League of Legends' Sion has been taken apart and put back together again

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League of Legends Sion

I like to think that there’s a retirement home for old League of Legends characters, where they are tossed when new and improved versions get added to the game. Sion’s probably in there, confusing his fellow residents by being a gigantic mage with an axe and smelling of rotting flesh. He’s in there because Riot have put together a new Sion, an unstoppable undead general. 

The new version of the old champion was revealed a couple of weeks ago, and now you can take a look at him in action with the latest Champion Spotlight. 

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The return of Heroes of the Storm's technical alpha will introduce custom games, observer mode and replays

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Heroes of the Storm

Update: The technical alpha is live once more.

Heroes of the Storm’s technical alpha took a break last week, but it’s set to return soon with a whole bunch of new features that Blizzard want players to put through their paces. Today, the studio introduces three big ones: custom games, observer mode and replays. 

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"Every star in the night sky exists in Elite: Dangerous" — Braben on recreating a galaxy all over again

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Elite: Dangerous

Last week Elite: Dangerous reached a milestone update, boosting the number of star systems by about a factor of ten, introducing new weapons, stations and planetary rings made of massive chunks of floating ice. With the ever expanding galaxy map comes the option to explore and scan distant frontier worlds for profit, with mapmakers now racing across the sky to be the first to log their findings with the board of stellar cartography. It's all terribly exciting.

I sat down with David Braben to discuss how Beta 2 is unfolding, what all this extra space means for players, when we can expect to start landing on planets and astronomy in general. Lovely, lovely astronomy. You can read our conversation below. And here's why Elite matters.

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Australian consumer rights regulator sues Valve over Steam refund policy

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Earth: Year 2066 was removed from sale by Valve after player complaints.

Valve’s refund policy is easily summarised: they don’t do ‘em. And while they have been known to reach into their own pockets to recompense, for instance, Earth: Year 2066 players, the blanket ban has often rubbed consumer watchdogs the wrong way - so that all their watchdoghair stands on end.

Enter the Australian Competition and Consumer Authority, who last week began proceedings in the country’s federal court against Valve. They allege that Valve have made “false or misleading representations” to their Australian customers.

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Crytek are finding it "increasingly difficult to wow people" with graphics

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Ryse: Son of Rome, Spawn of Crytek.

There won’t ever be a time your PC’s bits aren’t squeezed for all of their juice - a new console generation and the VRAM apocalypse will see to that. But it’s going to be harder to find that quintessential benchmark game.

Crytek are happy with the work they've done for the imminent PC release of Ryse, but they know they’ll never again make jaws drop like they did with Crysis.

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Massive Chalice Steam beta open to some from October 21

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Massive Chalice beta footage from December.

Once upon a time, a game named Massive Chalice was Kickstarted to the tune of $1,229,015.

Double Fine’s community capital might have diminished a little in the wake of Spacebase DF-9’s early exit and the overscoping of Broken Age - but that second Kickstarter win remains a very compelling turn-based tactics concept in the hands of a deeply capable studio. So it’s a pleasure to know it’ll be on Steam in some form by the end of the month - even if access is fairly tightly restricted for now.

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StarCraft II WCS Global Finals tickets go on sale today

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StarCraft II: the hostess with the WCS.

In exactly a month, a news post with a header image quite a lot like this one will let you know that the last leg of the StarCraft II WCS finals have started, and you should already be in your computer chair with your player reference tabs and family-size bag of jelly babies open.

But today is your chance to alter that timeline a little. Buy an arena ticket this evening and you could be at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on November 7 and 8, cheering on the oblivious pros sat in their tiny, noise-cancelled booths.

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Epic Mickey 2 leads parade of Disney games onto Steam

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Epic Mickey 2: two is not always better than one.

You probably haven’t given much thought to Disney Interactive as a PC publisher lately. It’d be a bit odd if you had - they shut down Warren Spector’s Junction Point just after Christmas, and have since pumped out two Where’s My Water? sequels.

But that back catalogue is not to be sniffed at, and a big chunk of it just landed on Steam in one big, snow-off-the-roof thwump.

Epic Mickey 2 gets its first international PC release alongside Black Rock racer Split/Second, family-friendly MMO Disney Universe, and Steam versions of 18 other Disney games.

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Playing With Myself: Alien: Isolation

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Alien: Isolation

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do Alien: Isolation for my second episode of Playing With Myself. Did I need that sort of stress? It wasn’t like I had a choice, though - this is a game I’ve been waiting for since long before it was ever announced. A proper bloody Alien game. So here you have it, 48 minutes of me wandering around a space station never feeling anything less than extremely nervous. 

The original plan was to film the first hour, but somehow I only managed to record the audio, so this is most of the second hour instead. Not to worry, though, as the start of the game is rather slow and features neither xenomorphs nor killer androids. The second hour is where things kick off. Take a gander at the video, and my impressions, below. And don't forget to take a look at Steve's Alien: Isolation review.

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Ubisoft has parked The Crew until December 2nd

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The Crew postponed

Ubisoft’s absurd release schedule, which was going to see The Crew, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 all release not only in the same month, but within a week of each other, has become a wee bit more sensible. 

Unity and Far Cry 4 will still arrive on the 13th and 18th of November, respectively, but The Crew has been pushed back to December 2nd.

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Stark Revan mad: The Old Republic's next expansion has been revealed

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Shadow of Revan

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s getting another expansion, and it’s all about Knights of the Old Republic’s Revan - who’s popped up a few times in the MMO, along with the delightful HK-41, but hasn’t been focused on until now. 

Shadow of Revan pits both Republic and Imperial forces again the titular villain-turned-hero-turned-villain-again. He’s put together an army of loopy Revanites with one goal: demolish both factions and probably other megalomaniacal stuff. 

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WildStar cancels Christmas

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WildStar cancels Christmas

Christmas or the winter holidays or whatever you want to call it is still a long way off, but Carbine Studios has deflated festive anticipation early this year by cancelling the celebrations in WildStar. Halloween’s been struck by the same bullet. 

Content designer Kristen "Caydiem" DeMeza took to the forums to explain why the Grinch and whatever his Halloween counterpart is called were unleashed on Nexus. 

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