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Steam's Fall Sale starts Nov. 27 – report

Steam's Fall Sale starts Nov. 27 – report

Prepare thine wallet or purse, because Steam’s Fall Sale kicks off on November 27.

News on the date was transmitted via a PayPal email informing VG247 writer Stephany Nunneley to “stock up on Steam Wallet Codes from the PayPal Digital Gift Store.”

Valve is yet to announce the date.

There are usually extra savings on Black Friday, so expect even more savings on November 29.

The sale ends on December 1.

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Hackers claim Warcraft DDoS attack, release list of login info

Hackers claim Warcraft DDoS attack, release list of login info

A group calling itself "DerpTrolling" has claimed responsibility for a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks the crippled Blizzard's World of Warcraft servers over the Warlords of Draenor launch weekend.

The group also claims to have extensive login, password, email, and credit card details from PlayStation Network accounts and 2K accounts. It released a partial list as evidence.

DerpTrolling claimed it was working in the interest of consumers. It said it demanded better security from the companies it had targeted.

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Mordheim: City of the Damned goes into Early Access

Mordheim: City of the Damned goes into Early Access

Rogue Factor's Mordheim: City of the Damned is available now on Steam Early Access.

Mordheim: City of the Damned is a turn-based tactical RPG set in Games Workshop's Warhammer universe. The video game is an adaptation the tabletop game by the same name.

Players who pick up the game in Early Access will get 20 percent off the final asking price.

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MiniDayZ is "awesome, addictive" – Dean Hall

MiniDayZ is "awesome, addictive" – Dean Hall

DayZ creator Dean Hall has lent his support to a browser-based version of the zombie survival sandbox title.

“I have to say, I absolutely love MiniDayZ,” Hall wrote on the game’s Reddit page.

“I think it’s awesome, amazing, addictive, and brings something really new to the experience.”

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Teams disqualified, pro players cut in CS:GO cheating scandal

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Teams disqualified, pro players cut in CS:GO cheating scandal

The careers of three professional CS:GO players are in question after each was caught using a cheat in the game.

Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian, Gordon "Sf" Giry, and Simon "smn" Beck each received in-game bans through Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) earlier this week, but for the first two at least, things are more serious.

Tovmassian has the biggest profile of the three cheaters. He was immediately cut from his team (Titan), but it was disqualified from participating in the DreamHack Winter tournament anyway, which has a prize pool of US$250,000.

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All Evolve DLC maps will be free

All Evolve DLC maps will be free

All Evolve maps released after the game comes out will be available to all players free of charge, says developer Turtle Rock.

Evolve blends cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences as a team of four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. Set on an alien planet in the distant future, players hunt their prey in 4v1 matches.

Speaking with IGN, Turtle Rock creative director Phil Robb said the studio didn't want to divide the playerbase.

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Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered

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Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered

Updated 24/11/2014 9:43am:

After feedback from the Elite: Dangerous community, Frontier founder David Braben says those who want a refund will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

"We initially declined some people’s request for refund as our records showed they have already played Elite: Dangerous online," Braben wrote in a forum post.

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New 3DS and Pokémon titles now available in NZ

New 3DS and Pokémon titles now available in NZ

Thousands turned out around Australia and New Zealand for midnight launches of the New 3DS hardware, as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire last week, says Nintendo.

The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL are available for a suggested retail price of NZ$250 and NZ$280 respectively.

Australia and New Zealand are the first countries outside Japan to get the new models.

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Valve tweaks Steam Early Access rules to protect players

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Valve tweaks Early Access dev guidelines to protect players

Valve has tacitly acknowledged that some unethical practices and unclear communication by developers using its Steam Early Access service have burned unsuspecting customers.

Early Access was envisioned as a way to invite customers into the development process, fund the final stages of development, and crowdsource feedback. While Early Access has many success stories, some projects inevitably fall over or never materialise, leaving gamers dissatisfied and feeling they're out of pocket.

Overnight, Valve issued an updated set of rules and guidelines to Early Access developers that are designed to better protect the interests of customers.

Monday 24 November

Tennis In The Face trailer
Trailer
Tennis In The Face trailer
As advertised.
Hearts of Iron IV – The Tanks dev diary
Trailer
Hearts of Iron IV – The Tanks dev diary
A history lesson.
MiniDayZ is "awesome, addictive" – Dean Hall
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MiniDayZ is "awesome, addictive" – Dean Hall
Browser version a winner.
All Evolve DLC maps will be free
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All Evolve DLC maps will be free
To keep the playerbase whole.
Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered
News
Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered
Conditions apply, however.
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Far Cry 4 – Map Editor trailer
Trailer
Far Cry 4 – Map Editor trailer
Create your own dangerous world.
MotoGP 14 Compact launch trailer
Trailer
MotoGP 14 Compact launch trailer
Carry-size.
Rugby 15 launch trailer
Trailer
Rugby 15 launch trailer
Scrummy.
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New 3DS and Pokémon titles now available in NZ
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New 3DS and Pokémon titles now available in NZ
Midnight launch proves popular.
Steam's Fall Sale starts Nov. 27 – report
News
Steam's Fall Sale starts Nov. 27 – report
Keep some cash for xmas.

Friday 21 November

Valve tweaks Early Access dev guidelines to protect players
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Valve tweaks Steam Early Access rules to protect players
Better communication required.
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Grand Theft Auto V new-gen review
Review
Grand Theft Auto V new-gen review
A heist standard.
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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch trailer
Trailer
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch trailer
Out December 4 on 3DS.
Fractured Space – Early Access trailer
Trailer
Fractured Space – Early Access trailer
Strike Suit Zero dev's next game.
Isometric ARPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms out now
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Isometric ARPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms out now
Scratch that looting itch.
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The Crew – 101 trailer
Trailer
The Crew – 101 trailer
There will be a test after this trailer.
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms launch trailer
Trailer
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms launch trailer
Book I of ARPG available now.
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Battlefield 4 – Final Stand gameplay trailer
Trailer
Battlefield 4 – Final Stand gameplay trailer
Fifth expansion detailed.
Resident Evil – Producer Walkthrough #2 trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil – Producer Walkthrough #2 trailer
Behind the scenes of the remake.
Lords of the Fallen – The Look dev diary
Trailer
Lords of the Fallen – The Look dev diary
Investigating the superficial.
Bladestorm: Nightmare announcement trailer
Trailer
Bladestorm: Nightmare announcement trailer
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War remake.
Game of Thrones teaser trailer
Trailer
Game of Thrones teaser trailer
A first look at Telltale's adaptation.
Destiny: The Dark Below – Opening Cinematic trailer
Trailer
Destiny: The Dark Below – Opening Cinematic trailer
DLC intro escapes onto internet.