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Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released

Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released

Telltale Games' Game of Thrones adaptation will feature some of the HBO show’s main cast members, the developer announced today.

The studio also released the first teaser trailer for the game.

"Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game," said Telltale.

"While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Headey, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes."

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series follows the plight of House Forrester, and takes place towards the end of season three of the HBO show. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always been loyal to the ruling great house of the North — the Starks.

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StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent

StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent

A StarCraft II player was disqualified from a tournament after tweeting that he was about to "rape" his female opponent.

Mihaylo “Kas” Hayda [pictured] was booted from Fragbite Masters Season 3 tournament after he tweeted: "Going to rape some girl soon". The tweet has since been deleted.

His opponent, Madeleine “MaddeLisk” Leander, described the situation as scary, and said, "A few minutes into the first map the game was paused. I had no idea why but it was because of the tweet. The game went on and I lost 0-2. When the match was over I saw [the tweet] written by my opponent.

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Total War: Attila gets a release date

Total War: Attila gets a release date

The Creative Assembly has announced that Total War: Attila will be released internationally on February 18, 2015.

Anyone who pre-orders the game will get day-one DLC, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, for free. The pack includes three new playable factions, the Danes, the Jutes, and the Geats, each with their own traits, missions, and land and naval units.

The DLC will also be sold separately for US$7.99.

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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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Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint

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Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint

Armed robbers have held up a GameStop and its customers who were queuing for the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

At around 9.30pm Monday, local time, three masked men entered the Texan store and held everyone at gunpoint, reports the ABC. The criminals tasered one customer then took everyone's money and phones, and cleaned out the store's cash register.

A store clerk was able to place a tracking device in the bag with the cash, but it appears the crooks found and disposed of it shortly after fleeing the scene.

The tasered customer was not admitted to hospital, no one else was hurt.

Deputies are now searching for the robbers.

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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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Warlords of Draenor sees subscriptions jump back up to 10 million

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Warlords of Draenor sees subscriptions jump back up to 10 million

Subscriptions to World of Warcraft have shot back up on the strength of the Warlords of Draenor launch.

There are now more than 10 million active subscriptions to the MMO. In June, the subscriber base had slipped to 6.8 million.

Blizzard has sold through more than 3.3 million copies of Warlords of Draenor since its release last week.

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In France, the controversy over Assassin's Creed Unity is its dodgy history

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In France, the controversy over Assassin's Creed Unity is its dodgy history

Assassin's Creed Unity has been lambasted in many corners of the English-language press for its technical deficiencies, but in its native French press, developer Ubisoft has been attacked over the game's historical inaccuracies.

Assassin's Creed Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution, a critical moment in modern European history characterised in popular culture by mass beheadings via guillotine.

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon described the game to Le Figaro as "propaganda against the people, the people who are [portrayed as] barbarians, bloodthirsty savages."

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WoW players get free game time to compensate for Warlords launch woes

WoW players get free game time to compensate for Warlords launch woes

Blizzard has apologised for the server stability issues that hampered the launch of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and announced plans to make it up to players with five free days of game time for all active subscriptions created on or before November 15, 2014, NZDT.

“The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems,” wrote J. Allen Brack on Battle.net. “We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday.

“While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.”

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"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India

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"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India

Electronic Arts has pulled Dragon Age: Inquisition from store shelves in India due to the country's obscenity laws.

Dragon Age: Inquisition allows players to engage in same-gender relationships if they choose, and it was initially believed that this was the so-called "obscene" content in question.

Indian TV station NDTV reported that the game's local distributor, Milestone Entertainment, pulled the game due to its same-sex relationships.

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A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error

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A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error

Rockstar is rushing to patch a bug that is preventing some gamers from playing GTA Online on console.

The bug appears to only be affecting those who haven’t played GTA Online this year, and throws up the following error when they attempt to log in: "No previous Grand theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account."

The bug is also blocking attempts to transfer Grand Theft Auto 5 profiles to new-gen consoles.

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Far Cry 4 pirates out themselves over missing FOV slider

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Far Cry 4 pirates out themselves over missing FOV slider

Some people are complaining that the PC version of Far Cry 4 doesn’t feature a field of view slider, but there’s actually a good reason the option isn’t there.

As per Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alex Hutchinson:

The slider is in the game’s day one patch, and so isn’t available to pirates.

This isn’t the first time a developer has removed a feature so pirates would out themselves complaining about its absence.

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StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent
StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent
NEWS Kas "really ashamed".
PC
Strategy: Real Time
Total War: Attila gets a release date
Total War: Attila gets a release date
NEWS Free DLC with pre-orders.
PC
All Evolve DLC maps will be free
All Evolve DLC maps will be free
NEWS To keep the playerbase whole.
PC, XO, PS4
Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered
Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered
NEWS UPDATED: Refund eligibility widened.
PC
4
Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released
Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released
NEWS Dinklage. Yes.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
Warlords of Draenor sees subscriptions jump back up to 10 million
Warlords of Draenor sees subscriptions jump back up to 10 million
NEWS WoW ascendant once again.
PC
RPG: MMO
4
Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint
Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint
NEWS No one seriously injured.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
6
Far Cry 4 pirates out themselves over missing FOV slider
Far Cry 4 pirates out themselves over missing FOV slider
NEWS Only available in day one patch.
PC, XO, PS4
17
In France, the controversy over Assassin's Creed Unity is its dodgy history
In France, the controversy over Assassin's Creed Unity is its dodgy history
NEWS Ubi in need of a lesson, say detractors.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
14
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
NEWS Questions arise over sexual content.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
7
WoW players get free game time to compensate for Warlords launch woes
WoW players get free game time to compensate for Warlords launch woes
NEWS Five days.
PC
RPG: MMO
A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error
A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error
NEWS Day one patch woes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
Goat Simulator's MMO mode allows you to be a microwave
Goat Simulator's MMO mode allows you to be a microwave
NEWS Free, out Friday.
PC
Warlords of Draenor launch hampered by DDoS, choke points
Warlords of Draenor launch hampered by DDoS, choke points
NEWS Situation is improving.
PC
RPG: MMO
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First Telltale Game of Thrones screenshots leaked - report
First Telltale Game of Thrones screenshots leaked - report
NEWS Adventure is coming.
PC
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Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed Unity patches, lists known issues
Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed Unity patches, lists known issues
NEWS Plus some workarounds.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
8
Our Warlords of Draenor review plans
Our Warlords of Draenor review plans
EDITOR'S BLOG We'd like your input.
PC
RPG: MMO
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Tales from the Borderlands voice cast announced
Tales from the Borderlands voice cast announced
NEWS Trademark Borderlands humour promised.
PC, iOS, Android
2
Ubisoft launches blog detailing upcoming AC: Unity fixes
Ubisoft launches blog detailing upcoming AC: Unity fixes
NEWS Company "the new EA".
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Ubisoft stock slips following Assassin's Creed Unity's buggy launch
Ubisoft stock slips following Assassin's Creed Unity's buggy launch
NEWS Down nearly 10 percent.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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AC: Unity performance problems reported
AC: Unity performance problems reported
NEWS Frame rate chief among them.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
13
Just Cause 3 finally announced
Just Cause 3 finally announced
NEWS Free-to-play rumours squashed.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Open World
4
More GTA V new-gen and PC details announced
More GTA V new-gen and PC details announced
NEWS GTA Online, Heists, and more.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Advanced Warfare dedicated servers questioned following connection problem reports
Advanced Warfare dedicated servers questioned following connection problem reports
NEWS All dedicated, reiterates Sledgehammer.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
7
Blizzard reveals first Hearthstone expansion: Goblins vs. Gnomes
Blizzard reveals first Hearthstone expansion: Goblins vs. Gnomes
NEWS Gearheads, head-to-head.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
8
Blizzard unveils StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Blizzard unveils StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
NEWS The final chapter.
PC, Mac
Strategy: Real Time
10
Blizzard announces first-person shooter Overwatch
Blizzard announces first-person shooter Overwatch
NEWS Company's first new universe in 17 years.
PC, Mac
Action: First-Person
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Lords of the Fallen campaign expansion coming this summer
Lords of the Fallen campaign expansion coming this summer
NEWS Introduces puzzles, new items.
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: Action
The Crew, Far Cry 4, and AC: Unity pulled from Steam
The Crew, Far Cry 4, and AC: Unity pulled from Steam
NEWS No explanation forthcoming.
PC, XO, PS4
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PS4's Share Play disabled in Advanced Warfare
PS4's Share Play disabled in Advanced Warfare
NEWS #NotAllGames.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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