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Humble Bundle is infested with Worms

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Worms Humble Bundle

While you might normally expect to find worms in dirt, these horrible, wriggly creatures can really get in anywhere. You’re probably only a few feet away from thousands of worms right now. And that’s not good, because they are violent, well-armed wee beasties. 

Even game bundle sales aren’t safe, and today, Humble Bundle has been infested with the creatures. For the next week, Team17 are offering nine Worms games, with some of the proceeds going to GamesAid. 

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Chaos returns to Unreal Tournament

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ChaosUT

Unreal Tournament can be pretty crazy - it’s fast, hectic and people blow up a lot. But the series was at its most weird in ChaosUT, a mod designed with one thing in mind: craziness. It was a mod where horrible, grinning mines chased you around and weapons were clearly made by mad scientists at ACME.

The new, free Unreal Tournament that Epic’s developing with the community is getting some chaos pumped through its veins now, as Chaotic Dreams has started working on a new version of the mod. 

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Rome 2 DLC adds Massilia faction for free. Black Sea Colonies announced

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rome 2 creative assembly free dlc

Creative Assembly may be spooling up for Total War Attila’s release date but they’re still releasing new factions for Rome 2. Better still, they’re giving away one of those factions for free.

On 20 November everyone who owns Rome 2 will find themselves able to play with the new Greek faction Massilia.

That same day also sees the release of the new Black Sea Colonies DLC.

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Nvidia Grid

Nvidia Grid aims to be Netflix for games

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Nvidia Grid hopes to end OnLive’s monopoly on Netflix-style game streaming. The graphics card manufacturer has set up data centres around the world that will stream high spec games to whatever screen you like. 

This month sees Grid launch in the US, next month it comes to Europe, and it will launch in Asia in 2015.

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Just Cause 3 is not free to play. This and other rumours debunked by CCO

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Just Cause 3 is a thing and that’s the best news of 2014. There’s not a single open world game out that competes with the sheer joyful abandon of Just Cause 2.

However, since the announcement a number of trouble rumours have emerged. Chiefly that Just Cause 3 is a free to play game.

Christofer Sundberg, Avalanches Chief Creative Officer, has taken to the internet to set the record straight.

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Why the Summoner’s Rift update is good for League of Legends' performance

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League of Legends

“What good is a spiffy update if your toaster explodes during loading?” 

That’s the question Riot’s engineering team have been asking themselves while developing the new League of Legends update for Summoner’s Rift. They’ve made it their mission (as well as their jobs) to ensure that the new map runs at least as well on bog-standard machines as the old Rift.

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100 best free PC games

The 101 Best Free PC Games

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Update! We've had a little tinker with the list and added a particular little action RPG that was shamefully missed off. Please forgive us! 

Free PC games! Whether you're broke or just frugal, free is a price point that appeals to everybody's purse. We've collated the 100 best free PC games guaranteed to deliver a near endless stream of complementary entertainment. All you need to spend here is your time.

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor's Spires of Arak previewed as launch trailer appears

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Warlords of Draenor

Our Nick’s spent the night working on his Warlords of Draenor review-in-progress, but you’ve probably spent it sleeping. You’ve yet to pass through the portal into the alternate orcish realm.

In that case, you’ll want to take a look at Blizzard’s latest trailer - and maybe hear a little about the grumpy winged beasts awaiting you on the Spires of Arak.

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Assassin's Creed Unity AMD performance issues provoke prompt Ubisoft response

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Assassins Creed Unity

Fraser had a fiddle with Assassin’s Creed Unity PC port yesterday, and came away with a number of technical reservations about Ubisoft’s Parisian playground.

While the most dramatic framerate troughs have been reserved for consoles, PC players have discovered performance problems across a range of rigs. In fact, the only point of consistency seems to be that AMD users have had the worst of it.

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That Dragon, Cancer has appeared on Kickstarter; developers looking for $85k to finish the game

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That Dragon, Cancer Kickstarter

That Dragon, Cancer is the sort of game you hear people tell you about just before the admit they cried their eyes out. It’s a love letter from a father to his son, an autobiographical adventure game where players can experience the harrowing real-life story of a family dealing with their child’s brain cancer.  

Joel Green sadly died this year, but his father, Ryan Green, and his collaborator, Josh Larson, have continued development, expanding it beyond its Ouya roots. That Dragon, Cancer is now being developed for PC as well, and the developers are now looking for funding to finish the game on Kickstarter

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Port Review - Assassin's Creed Unity

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Assassin's Creed Unity Port Review

Assassin’s Creed Unity is out, in most places at least, and I’ve spent the day running around France, flashing dashing grins, duelling and looting every treasure chest I could find, all with one goal: to let you know if the PC version is a dud, or if it’s just as shiny and lovely as Versailles. 

Odd system requirements evoked memories of The Evil Within, which was a terrible port, but like a hidden blade to the gut, Unity is quite a surprise. But it’s also very, very inconsistent. 

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Smite's European teams duke it out this weekend for a spot in the World Championships

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Smite European Championships

Smite’s still building up to the MOBA’s World Championship event in January next year, and this week will see European teams clash in Cologne, Germany. It’s the final hurdle for the Europeans, and the top two teams will secure a spot in the World Championships.

The European Championships kicks off on November 15th, at 5pm CET. 

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Swot up on Far Cry 4 with the 8 minute launch trailer

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Far Cry 4 launch trailer

Far Cry 4 is out in less than a week, and just in case you missed the barrage of trailers detailing every single aspect of this rather large game, Ubisoft has put together yet another, teaching you everything you need to know about the open world shooter.

It’s eight minutes long, which is quite long for a trailer, but not very long for a class. 

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GOG's Big Fall Sale begins: get Mount & Blade and The Witcher 2 for free

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GOG Big Fall Sale

GOG is attempting to alleviate the misery left by naked trees, cold weather and rain by putting on its Big Fall Sale. Over 700 discounted games are up for grabs, some up to 90 percent off, and GOG’s throwing gifts around too, both games and films. 

The sale kicked off just an hour ago, and you can already get yourself a freebie. Mount & Blade can be yours for absolutely nothing, or you could buy the whole series for £6.37. And remember to keep an eye out for the daily deals and flash sales.

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Wildstar gets its "biggest patch yet": Mystery of the Genesis Prime

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After years of cutting, development and self-improvement, Wildstar is content. Happy. That’s good to hear, isn’t it? Oh nope, hang on, there’s more. Message reads: ‘Wildstar is content patched’.

That’s something for its players, at least, who now have access to another zone, The Defile, and a new solo story: Journey into OmniCore-1.

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All about that bass: Dovetail Games Fishing now on Steam Early Access

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Dovetail Games Fishing

You might remember Dovetail Games as RailSimulator.com - the Chatham outfit currently coupling the Oculus Rift to Train Simulator 2015. But after too many afternoons spent staring wistfully out at the English countryside beyond the buffet carriage, they’ve expanded their remit to include bass and carp: the freshwater variants of the East Midlands express service.

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Are Traveller's Tales building a LEGO Jurassic Park? (Yeah, probably)

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3 has been out for a day. That’s physically enough time to squeeze in the 14 hours required to play the thing, so of course somebody has done it.

At the end of LEGO Batman 3, there’s a fun credit sequence in which LEGO Adam West and LEGO Burt Ward scale an endless building. They’re subject to a long stream of gags and cameos - one of which has got tongues speculatively wagging about a tie-in Jurassic Park game.

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Pool Nation FX will be the best pool game on PC

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Pool Nation FX

When I saw Pool Nation FX at EGX there was a crowd of people round the monitor, muttering advice to the player at the keyboard, and holding their breath each time the ball rolled towards the pocket. If it weren’t for the lack of pints, the giant Call of Duty booth below, and the people walking around in cosplay you could mistake it for a scene at the pub.

That’s exactly what CherryPop are aiming for: a pool table at your desktop. One you can play with friends the way you would at the pub. It also offers more than your local, you can play in tournaments, shoot frames at tables in settings all over the world, and sign up to Fifa-style leagues with both friends and strangers.

It’s easily going to be the best pool game on our platform.

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SkySaga: Infinite Isles is a free to play Minecraft with quests

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SkySaga: Infinite Isles

Radiant Worlds, the studio that rose like a phoenix from the ashes of Blitz Games, have just announced SkySaga: Infinite Isles, a disgustingly colourful, voxel-based and procedurally generated adventure game. It's... well, it looks a whole lot like Minecraft, obviously. I don't think we can continue having a grown up conversation about SkySaga until we address that particularly blocky elephant in the room.

But wait, don't go! Here's a bunch of unique things SkySaga is doing that make it a little less like Minecraft, and a little more like a cool thing worth being interested in.

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How StarCraft II's Legacy of the Void Archon mode is going to work

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Legacy of the Void

Legacy of the Void will make your Protoss fantasies come true, so long as you’re not responsible for some of the odder space-elf fan art available on Google Images. But it’ll also introduce something potentially more exciting to the world’s biggest RTS: shared-base co-op played out on one-versus-one maps. 

Blizzard have dubbed the idea Archon Mode. And since BlizzCon 2014 wrapped, they've been busy explaining its ins and outs.

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Pool Nation FX will be the best pool game on PC

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