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Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits

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Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits

The developer who yesterday threatened to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell has resigned from Code Avarice, the studio he cofounded.

Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck yesterday aimed a volley of vitriolic tweets at Valve after the company's Steam digital distribution platform failed to correctly announce that his game had been released.

Valve responded to Maulbeck's tirade, which culminated in the death threat, by removing Paranautical Activity from Steam and closing the studio's administrator account.

As Steam essentially is, to borrow Maulbeck's own heated words, an "awful fucking monopoly", sales of Paranautical Activity were crippled.

Today, Maulbeck acknowledged his mistake and announced his resignation from Code Avarice.

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First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

The first downloadable add-on for Alien: Isolation will add a three new maps to Survival Mode and a new playable character.

Called Corporate Lockdown, the DLC pack will be available on October 28.

The new character is Seegson executive Ransome. He has been abandoned by his paymasters and must escape by navigating three new maps: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.

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Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year

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Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be available for Android tablets before the end of the year, Blizzard has announced.

"We're taking things one step at a time and we've got our sights set on a release for Android tablets, our next new platform, before the end of the year," wrote Blizzard. "We've just got a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down."

In the same update, Blizzard announced that the long-awaited iPhone and Android phone editions were still some way from completion.

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Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown

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Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown

Evolution Studios is not sure when the PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub will launch.

“PS Plus Edition news will come as soon as we have concrete info – sorry to keep you all waiting,” wrote the developer on the game’s official Facebook page.

Driveclub PS Plus Edition was supposed to launch with the full retail version on October 9, but was delayed when game struck server problems at launch.

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Metallica to close BlizzCon

Metallica to close BlizzCon

Rock legends Metallica will play BlizzCon's closing ceremony on Sunday, November 10 NZDT.

BlizzCon is a two-day convention held in Anaheim, California. At the event, members of Blizzard’s gaming community meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Virtual tickets to BlizzCon, which will include Metallica's performance, are still available.

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Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention

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Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention

The small team of Polish developers behind Hatred, a game in which players carry out mass murders, have spoken out against accusations that they're linked to far-right extremist groups.

Hatred puts the player in the boots of a cold-blooded killer on a mass-shooting spree in New York State, whose aim is to "spread Armageddon", according to Destructive Creations.

In the wake of the game's controversial reveal, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.

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Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell

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Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO, has game pulled from Steam

A disgruntled indie developer has had his game pulled from Steam after he issued a death threat to Valve CEO Gabe Newell over Twitter.

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The GTA V beta is a lie

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The GTA V beta is a lie

Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are fake.

The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.

"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."

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Alone in the Dark creator seeks crowdfunding for new project

Alone in the Dark creator seeks crowdfunding for new project

Frédérick Raynal, the creator of the trailblazing survival game Alone in the Dark, has announced his intention to return to the genre.

Raynal has formed a new studio called Gloomy Wood and is seeking funds via the French crowdfunding platform Ulule to develop 2Dark.

Wednesday 22 October

WWE 2K15 - The Game Has Changed trailer
Trailer
WWE 2K15 - The Game Has Changed trailer
Featuring Cesaro.
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Samurai Warriors 4 launch trailer
Trailer
Samurai Warriors 4 launch trailer
Unleash devastation.
Monster mash-up: The creation of Sunset Overdrive
Interview
Monster mash-up: The creation of Sunset Overdrive
We chat with Insomniac's creative director.
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
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First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
Called Corporate Lockdown.
Door Kickers launch trailer
Trailer
Door Kickers launch trailer
Knock knock.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - launch trailer
Trailer
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - launch trailer
Banana republic sale.
Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown
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Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown
Server situation improving.
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Metallica to close BlizzCon
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Metallica to close BlizzCon
Nothing else matters.
Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention
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Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention
"Thanks goes to those who were trying to harm us."
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Tuesday 21 October

Driveclub review
Review
Driveclub review
Formal dress only.
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Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack trailer
Trailer
Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack trailer
Epona vs moblins.
The GTA V beta is a lie
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The GTA V beta is a lie
You can ignore those emails.
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Alone in the Dark creator seeks crowdfunding for new project
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Alone in the Dark creator seeks crowdfunding for new project
Survival pioneer returns.
Quantum Rush: Champions – Early Access trailer
Trailer
Quantum Rush: Champions – Early Access trailer
A WipeOut-style racer for PC.
2Dark - Ulule campaign trailer
Trailer
2Dark - Ulule campaign trailer
From a pioneer in the survival genre.
A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343
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Two discs not practical for Master Chief Collection
“We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone."
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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser trailer
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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser trailer
New level cap, adventures, challenges.
Halo 2 Anniversary - Remaking The Legend trailer
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Halo 2 Anniversary - Remaking The Legend trailer
Of the Master Chief Collection.
GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
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GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
More than 30 minutes added.
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Halo: Nightfall – First Look BTS trailer
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Halo: Nightfall – First Look BTS trailer
The making of a live-action Halo feature.
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Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft
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Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft
Will pursue new opportunities.
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Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
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Hatred dev says neo-Nazi claims "ridiculous"
“We are group of nice, normal guys."
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Deadcore launch trailer
Trailer
Deadcore launch trailer
A sci-fi platformer-FPS for PC.

Monday 20 October

Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
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Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today
From Sydney studio Flat Earth Games.