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Game of Thrones' Steam page brings screens, prices, Dinklage

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Game of Thrones' Steam page brings screens, prices, Dinklage

If you're hoping for Telltale's Game of Thrones to debut this month, you're probably out of luck. While the first episode of the six-part series is due before the end of this year, a new Steam listing pins it for December rather than November. Still, the Steam page does bear fruit in the form of official screens, a series price of $30, and 10 percent off pre-purchases.

So far Telltale has confirmed appearances from four stars of the TV show: Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister). For all the attention he received for his voice work in Destiny, deserved or otherwise, it'll be good to see Dinklage bringing one of his best characters to gaming. And hopefully, more of his best gifs (head below the break).

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CCP Shut Down Vampire: TM – Bloodlines Fan Remake

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CCP Shut Down Vampire: TM – Bloodlines Fan Remake

EVE developers CCP have put the kibosh on a fan remake of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. The remake, known as Project Vaulderie, was billed as a non-commercial endeavour focused on recreating Troika’s RPG in Unity. The reasons for the remake were partly to do with making it more stable, partly for modding reasons, partly [...]

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Commander Ladystab: Another Shadow Of Mordor Outfit

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Commander Ladystab: Another Shadow Of Mordor Outfit

Dear Video Games, Please observe what Monolith are doing with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Recognising that its bland-o hero could be anything with two legs, two arms, and two blades, they’ve been releasing outfits that turn Johnny Stabman into other people. First he became gothy villain the Black Hand of Sauron, and now we can [...]

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Grand Theft Auto 5 becomes the UK's all-time bestseller

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Grand Theft Auto 5 becomes the UK's all-time bestseller

The new king of Britain is Grand Theft Auto 5, after it claimed the crown for the most units sold in the nation in the ever of ever. On the back of hitting PS4 and Xbox One, Rockstar's latest crime circus usurped the former rule of Call of Duty: Black Ops, according to data-bods Chart Track. While Chart Track didn't report specific sales figures, MCV claims GTA 5 was at "almost 4 million" units sold in the UK ahead of its arrival on the newest systems.

As per other re-releases, GTA 5 offers enhanced graphics on PS4 and Xbox One. In its case, however, there's also the undoubted showpiece of the new first-person camera.

"Rather than lowering the camera and shoving it in the chests of its three protagonists, GTA 5's first-person mode adds detailed animations that give the perspective a feeling more akin to simulation than a shooter," said Joystiq's Xav de Matos in our updated review. GTA 5 isn't the only rock star in this week's UK charts, so head below the break to see how well Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition did, and just how badly Sonic Boom flopped. You'll also find the UK top ten and, as ever, the minimally-beloved customary music video.

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StarCraft 2 player kicked from tournament after rape comment

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StarCraft 2 player kicked from tournament after rape comment

Professional StarCraft 2 player Mihaylo Hayda has been kicked from a qualifying match following tweets stating he will "rape" his female opponent during their match, Kotaku reports.

Hayda took to his personal Twitter account on Friday, allegedly in the middle of the qualifying match for the Fragbite Masters Season Three tournament, writing "Going to rape some girl soon #fragbitemasters". His opponent, Madeleine Leander, has since gone on to call Hayda's statements "scary."

"I was invited to play in the tournament Fragbite Masters," she wrote in a post on eSport. "My first reaction was 'but I'm not good enough'. It was however not the first time an underdog was invited to a tournament. It would be stupid to say no, I thought. I saw it as chance and said yes. 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 this. A tweet with the text 'Going to rape some girl soon #fragbitemasters' written by my opponent.

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Ori and the Blind Forest won't be coming for Christmas, delayed into 2015

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Ori and the Blind Forest won't be coming for Christmas, delayed into 2015

The Xbox One launch of Ori and the Blind Forest is being delayed past this holiday season, with aims to release the game in early 2015, developer Moon Studios announced.

"While we're extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we'll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to - what we hope - will be an unforgettable gaming experience," explained the studio in a blog post.

The indie development was first announced earlier this year, during Microsoft's E3 2015 conference with plans of a simultaneous release on Xbox One and Windows PC.

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Freeware Garden: RADE

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Freeware Garden: RADE

RADE, the Radically Authentic Dogfighting Experience, is most assuredly not the most realistic flight sim I have ever played. Then again and despite appearances it isn’t much of rail-shooter either. It’s simply exhilarating, action packed and brilliantly fun. … [visit site to read more]

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Report: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer comes next week

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Report: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer comes next week

The highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will release next week, according to sources close to Slash Film.

The upcoming teaser will reportedly be shown in a limited number of theaters during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with a limited number of theaters participating in a "preview" for the film.

Support for this claim has also appeared on Reddit, with one user stating a 90-second teaser trailer for the film will debut in 100 theaters across the U.S. next week. According to the source, participating theaters will show the teaser ahead of every film this holiday weekend, and at every showtime. Additionally, Disney's Big Hero 6, from the same studio as Star Wars, will be the first film shown at the earliest showtime as part of this deal.

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BioShock developer Irrational Games is hiring again

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BioShock developer Irrational Games is hiring again

BioShock developer Irrational Games is looking to hire new staff, according to the game studio's official website — Just months after announcing a change in direction that led to the laying off of all but 15 members of staff.

A recruitment advert from the game studio states Irrational Games is seeking a new senior programmer with experience in Unreal Engine 3, Unreal Engine 4 and multiplayer, shedding little light on what the team's next project might be.

Polygon has reached out for further information and will update when more details become available.

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Battle For Wesnoth Is Still Free, Still Getting Better

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Battle For Wesnoth Is Still Free, Still Getting Better

A quick search reveals that we’ve only written one post about venerable, free, turn-based strategy game Battle for Wesnoth. One! One. Burn down RPS right now. It’s Fantasy Battles by way of Advance Wars, it’s open source, it offers a vast selection of user-created campaigns and the latest update vastly improves the interface, the map [...]

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I Wonder: Noncombative Wandering In MMO Wander

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I Wonder: Noncombative Wandering In MMO Wander

I’m not really sure what Wander is, which is a rare treat for me. I’m familiar with all the words in its official description – “a non-combat, non-competitive, collaborative multiplayer game” – and their meanings within video games. I have read before that it’s an MMO about shape-shifting to explore rainforest, undersea, and the air. [...]

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