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Path of Exile update adds Challenge Leagues, overhauls skill tree, and more

Path of Exile update adds Challenge Leagues, overhauls skill tree, and more

A big update is coming to Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile next month.

Update 1.3.0 hits on December 12, and will add two new Challenge Leagues: Torment and Bloodlines.

Each league has a self-contained economy and contain eight difficult challenges.

The update will rebalance the game’s player versus player mode, add user interface improvements, and an Events screen that shows upcoming events in the game itself.

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Friday Briefing: Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, Quantum Break, and more

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Friday Briefing: Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, Quantum Break, and more

Free on Games With Gold this month: artillery strategy title Worms Battlegrounds (Xbox One, all month), The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (Xbox 360, December 1-15), and classic snowboarding title SSX (Xbox 360, Dec. 16-31).

Free on PlayStation Plus this month: the Ultimate Edition of Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS4), new competitive isometric shooter Secret Ponchos (PS4),
tower defence title Final Horizon (Vita), 2D space shooter Titan Attacks! (Vita), Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (PS3), and Hitman Trilogy HD (PS3).

This War of Mine recouped its development costs in two days, developer 11 bit Studios has announced. It’s currently 10 percent off on Steam.

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Daedalic is adapting lauded novel The Pillars of the Earth into an adventure game

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Daedalic is adapting lauded novel The Pillars of the Earth into an adventure game

Renowned historical novel The Pillars of the Earth is getting the adventure game treatment courtesy of Blackguards and Deponia series developer Daedalic Entertainment.

The novel was written by Ken Follett in 1989, and takes place in medieval England in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge, tracing disputes between the clergy, nobility, and the exploited classes.

The Pillars of the Earth was showered in praise at release, with the New York Daily News calling it, “A towering tale… a ripping read… there’s murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust.”

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The Witcher Adventure Game is out now

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The Witcher Adventure Game is out now

The Witcher Adventure Game is now available in both board and digital format, CD Projekt Red has announced.

Designed by Polish game designer and long-time role-playing game writer Ignacy Trzewiczek, The Witcher Adventure Game promises to take players on a journey across the world of The Witcher as they assume the roles of four beloved characters from the books and computer games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Dandelion, roguish bard; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; and Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior.

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Black Friday and Thanksgiving game sales roundup

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Black Friday and Thanksgiving game sales roundup

Steam isn’t the only games outlet having a sale right now. Here’s a rundown of where to get some great deals:

Amazon is having a sale across all platforms

The Paradox sale has games like Crusader Kings II at 80 percent off (US$8), the Magicka series at 75 percent off, Europa Universalis IV at 75 percent off, and more.

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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads

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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads

Sony will compensate some Vita customers following complaints that early advertisements for the handheld were misleading.

The Federal Trade Commission represented consumers who complained that ads for the device shown in 2012 touted features that are either absent or only partially-implemented.

As part of that settlement, Sony will offer Vita customers who bought the system before June 1, 2012 a US$25 rebate or a US$50 voucher "for select games and services".

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Ultima creator's latest fantasy RPG Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access

Ultima creator's latest fantasy RPG Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, the latest third-person fantasy RPG from Ultima creator Richard Garriott, is now available on Steam Early Access.

Shroud of the Avatar gathered almost US$2m via Kickstarter last year by promising to expand upon all the best ideas from the Ultima series.

According to developer Portalarium, it will combine a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes Garriott, Ultima Online director Starr Long, and Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman.

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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales

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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales

Blizzard has joined just about every other digital distributor in offering substantial discounts over the biggest shopping weekend on the US calendar.

Blizzard's sale slashes prices on big entries in its StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. The sale will continue until December 2.

Diablo 3 – AU$27.48 / US$19.99
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – AU$22.48 / US$19.99
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
World of Warcraft – AU$6.24 / US$4.99

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Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation next week

Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation next week

Critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita on December 3, Norwegian developer Rain has announced.

It will also get a Wii U release early next year.

Teslagrad is often compared to Braid and Limbo, and has the player take on the role of a Teslamancer who is on a quest to reveal why he is the last of his kind.

Friday 28 November

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two announcement trailer
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Dreamfall Chapters Book Two announcement trailer
Hailed story-driven title continues.
The Order: 1886 – Music BTS trailer
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The Order: 1886 – Music BTS trailer
Serenaded to death.
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The Witcher Adventure Game is out now
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The Witcher Adventure Game is out now
Digital and physical versions available.
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Black Friday and Thanksgiving game sales roundup
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Black Friday and Thanksgiving game sales roundup
Of course you'll play 'em all.
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Win a White PlayStation 4 with the Fricken Christmas Gamers Pack
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Win a White PlayStation 4 with the Fricken Christmas Gamers Pack
Winner, winner, fricken dinner.
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Thursday 27 November

Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads
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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads
Features touted non-existent or limited.
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Campaign Focus trailer
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Campaign Focus trailer
What to expect story-wise.
Teslagrad launch trailer
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Teslagrad launch trailer
Coming soon to PlayStation and Wii U.
Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales
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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales
Diablo, StarCraft, WoW all discounted.
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David Jaffe's new game teaser trailer
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David Jaffe's new game teaser trailer
It's not survival horror.
Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date
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Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date
Enhanced gameplay, new features.
Evolve - Creating a Hunter trailer
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Evolve - Creating a Hunter trailer
Part of a BTS series.
Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live
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Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live
Explore the depths of your bank account.
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Wednesday 26 November

EA announces Origin Mega sale
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EA announces Origin Mega sale
Up to 75% off.
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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation
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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation
Juggernaut finally changes direction.
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Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer
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Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer
Put on your red shoes.
Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
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Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
Know your enemy.
Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer
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Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer
A Pandorean adventure.