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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.

Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.

Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:

US$3,000 tier: A Google AdWord campaign that targets Valve's 300 employees with ads demanding “We want Half-Life 3″.

US$9,000 tier: A mobile billboard will be plastered with "propaganda and besiege Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington until their white flag is raised. Or, at least until the end of the day when our driver's shift is over," whichever comes first.

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

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Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine

Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine

Upgraded versions of all four titles in the Supreme Ruler grand strategy series are now available in a single all-encompassing game for Windows and Mac.

BattleGoat Studios’ Supreme Ruler Ultimate is a collection of the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936, and the whole lot now run in an improved game engine.

Players can now take control of any nation in the world in any period from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future, and from there play a campaign, scenario, or custom game.

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Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.

Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update

There is a 20GB day one update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft has announced.

The update includes "features and multiplayer content", and adds to the game’s 45GB install size.

Only the game’s campaigns will be available before the update is downloaded. However, the update will be available for download before the game launches for those that pre-order the digital edition.

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Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists

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Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists

Updated 17/10/2014 9:30pm:

The Polish studio behind Hatred has links to far-right extremist groups, according to a report by FNVG.

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Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more

Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more

Sci-fi first-person shooter Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is available for free on GOG.com today. All you have to do is join the beta test of GOG Galaxy, a Steam-style game client and the game’s all yours.

Fast-paced local multiplayer twin-stick shooter In Space We Brawl is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for US$12. Players select a ship a weapon from 100+ different combinations, and battle it out over eight different locations. Players will also face “environmental space hazards such as solar winds, black holes, and alien nests that they must carefully navigate or use to their advantage when fighting against other players,” says developer Forge Reply.

A patch looking to fix problems plaguing the online functions within NBA2K15 has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft by 2K, and will be available in the next few days. .

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Google announces Nexus console

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Google announces Nexus console

Google has announced its entry into the home console market with the Google Nexus Player.

The Nexus will retail in the US for US$99, the same price as Amazon's Fire TV console. Like Amazon's console, the Nexus will allow users to play games and stream media.

The Nexus features an Intel Atom 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB storage, 1GB of RAM, and an Android TV operating system designed for set-top boxes.

Monday 20 October

Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
Spotlight
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today
From Sydney studio Flat Earth Games.
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Walking Tall with Miranda Raison trailer
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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Walking Tall with Miranda Raison trailer
BTS with Cassandra's voice actor.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Wave Focus trailer
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Wave Focus trailer
Survival mode outlined.
Total War: Attila - Londinium is Burning trailer
Trailer
Total War: Attila - Londinium is Burning trailer
See updates to siege scenarios.
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
A modern classic returns.
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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Another classic CRPG enhanced.
Evolve - Goliath Monster trailer
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Evolve - Goliath Monster trailer
Brute strength.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer
Preemptive strike.
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
Timestream randomised.
Supreme Ruler Ultimate launch trailer
Trailer
Supreme Ruler Ultimate launch trailer
All prior games linked together.
Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
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Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
Grand strategy made grander.

Friday 17 October

Designing Destiny
Video Feature
Designing Destiny
We talk to Bungie's Mars artist.
Skylanders: Trap Team review
Review
Skylanders: Trap Team review
Spyrolling costs.
Google announces Nexus console
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Google announces Nexus console
US$99, coming in November.
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Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00
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Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00
Players You May Know, USB music.
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Rugby 15 coming in November
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Rugby 15 coming in November
To new-gen and last-gen.
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E3 organiser speaks out against GamerGate
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E3 organiser speaks out against GamerGate
"They have to stop."
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – Halloween 2014 trailer
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – Halloween 2014 trailer
Afraid or aroused?
Media Design School to host 2015 Global Game Jam
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Media Design School to host 2015 Global Game Jam
Takes place January 23-25.
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Heroes of the Storm – Azmodan trailer
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Heroes of the Storm – Azmodan trailer
The Lord of Sin.
Farming Simulator 15 – A Day on the Farm trailer
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Farming Simulator 15 – A Day on the Farm trailer
More action than you might expect.
The Crew – Customisation trailer
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The Crew – Customisation trailer
Stand out and win out.
F1 2014 launch trailer
Trailer
F1 2014 launch trailer
The most accessible F1 game yet.
Halo: Spartan Strike announce trailer
Trailer
Halo: Spartan Strike announce trailer
More top-down twin-stick Halo action.