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Shelter 2's first gameplay trailer says 'click this lynx'

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Shelter 2's first gameplay trailer says 'click this lynx'

Stockholm-based independent developer Might and Delight offered up its first gameplay trailer of Shelter 2 today, the studio's next PC exploration game. Found after the break, the video demonstrates the motherly lynx's survival and protection methods, including tracking down prey and cautiously trotting close to her cubs.

The survival sequel features "more elaborate gameplay features than its predecessor," according to the game's site. Shelter 2 will add stamina as well as a greater variety of movement and killing abilities. Players will also be able to call their cubs to their side, carry them and encourage them to drink from streams. First announced in March, Shelter 2 is expected to launch on Steam, GOG and other digital platforms in February 2015 following its delay earlier this month. [Image: Might and Delight]

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A Sneak Peek At Video Game High School Episode 3

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Back in 2012, Rocket Jump studios launched Video Game High School, a web series set in the near future where video gaming players compete in the world's most popular competitive sport. Season three returned earlier this month, and the first episode of the season attained 740k views in only 24 hours. Get a sneak peek at the third episode before it releases next Monday. Video Game High School features production values on par with many cable TV shows, so you know that when the action flies it's going to look crazy. Here's a look at one of the shootouts that takes place during Episode 3.

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And here's a clip showing how the crew creatively deals with set design problems on the cheap.

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Destiny – Bungie Promises Major Changes For Next Iron Banner Event, Get The Details

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Destiny – Bungie Promises Major Changes For Next Iron Banner Event, Get The Details

Having acknowledge player concerns over Destiny’s previous special competitive multiplayer event, Bungie is now promising a few major changes for the next time Lord Saladin and his Iron Banner roll into town. For starters, player level will have a much greater effect on performance in the Iron Banner, which will now require Fireteam leaders to be level […]

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This is how the Train Simulator series celebrates Halloween

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This is how the Train Simulator series celebrates Halloween

Dovetail Games' Train Simulator 2015 is pushing the boundaries of rail simulation with its latest downloadable content, a Halloween themed add-on called The Count of Monster Disco. The expansion aims to accurately recreate the real-world experience of a Frankenstein's monster driving a skull and bone-laden steam locomotive that may or may not be fueled by jack-o'-lanterns.

The Count of Monster Disco downloadable content adds the Spirit of Halloween train — which you can drive through locations like the Field of Screams to Trainsylvania — eight Halloween-themed activities and a other festive goodies. The add-on costs $9.99, but is on sale for 50 percent off through Oct. 31. In the grand scheme of Train Simulator 2015 DLC, which has more than $4,000 worth of available add-on content, that's a "fun size" amount of cash to drop.

Perhaps the treat of Halloween DLC for Train Simulator 2015 will sweeten the disposition of longtime RailWorks and Train Simulator fans, who don't appear too happy with the latest release, based on Steam user reviews.

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All five prior Scream Fortress maps return to Team Fortress 2

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All five prior Scream Fortress maps return to Team Fortress 2

To prepare players for the imminent horror of a new Scream Fortress map, Team Fortress 2 developer Valve has made all five of its previous Scream Fortress releases available to players at no charge.

As its punny name suggests, a Scream Fortress map is a Team Fortress 2 map designed to be extra spooky, with additions like zombies, arcane magic and new, thematically-appropriate achievements. Er, excuse me, according to Valve that should read "Necromannchievements." In practice, new Scream Fortress maps are a usually just a change of scenery for most regular Team Fortress 2 players, but any excuse to gun down magical wizard ghosts is a good one.

There are no caveats attached to these five re-released Scream Fortress maps. Anyone with a copy of Team Fortress 2 can jump right into the Halloween gunplay after a relatively quick, free download. [Image: Valve]

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New Gears of War is getting back to basics

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New Gears of War is getting back to basics

What is Microsoft planning for the next Gears of War game, currently in development with Black Tusk?

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has been offering up some clues, suggesting that he wants the game to get back to the tone of the early titles in the combat series, which dates back to 2006.

"The thing that was great about the early Gears of War games, to me, was just the epic scale of the settings that I was in," he said in a podcast interview with IGN, transcribed by GameSpot. "The story, the setting was a lot more what I would call soulful and maybe even a little dark. I think the game over time became almost more of a parody of itself; not for any kind of horrible reasons. It's hard to continue to manage the IP."

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The Legend of Korra review

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The Legend of Korra review

What is it? A beat-em up based on the popular Nickelodeon TV show.
Price: $15/£12
Release date: Out now
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Platinum Games
Multiplayer: None
Link: Steam page
ESRB: Teen
Reviewed on: Windows 7, Intel i7@3.00Ghz, 8 GBs RAM, Nvidia GTX 680.
Play it on: AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+/Intel Core 2 Duo+, 2 GBs RAM, Radeon HD 3850/GeForce 8800 GT+

I’m running up the steps of Air Temple Island when another mob of equalists attack and I only have my fists to defend myself. Breaking the fourth and final pot of spirit water, I unlock my waterbending and instantly feel like the badass I should, tearing through the foes that were holding me back. The feeling put into perspective just how strong Avatar Korra could really be, and it was the first moment of The Legend of Korra in which I was really having fun.

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