Steam will get Australian pricing from November 21

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Steam will get Australian pricing from November 21

It's been years since Valve announced its intention to add Australian currency to Steam, but good things (or let's face it: moderately convenient things) come to those who wait. According to messages sent to Steam developers and reposted on the Steam forums (thanks PCGamesN), Australian currency will be displayed from November 21 onwards.

Destiny 2: Black Armory goes live on December 4

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Destiny 2: Black Armory goes live on December 4

Bungie announced today that the Season of the Outlaw, the spaghetti western-inspired first season of Destiny 2: Forsaken, will come to an end of November 27. That date will also mark the beginning of the Season of the Forge, which will see the return of heavy machine guns. And one week after that, on December 4, the first of three expansions included in the Destiny 2: Forsaken annual pass will go live: the Black Armory.    

Surprise! Killer7 is now on Steam

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Surprise! Killer7 is now on Steam

NIS America teased the upcoming release of Killer7 in September with a trailer showcasing the game's cel shaded graphics and first three assassins: The Cleaner, the Hellion, and Four-Eyes. What it did not have, unfortunately, was any hint of a release date or pricing. Today the publisher revealed both, by releasing the game on Steam entirely without warning. 

E3 is getting smaller next year

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E3 is getting smaller next year

Sony Interactive Entertainment dropped a big bombshell on the Entertainment Software Association today when it said that it would not be attending E3 in 2019. Nor is it planning a separate, offsite-but-nearby show of its own akin to EA or the late, lamented Devolver parking lot. PlayStation senior vice president of communications Jennifer Clark told Game Informer flat-out that Sony "will not activate or hold a press conference around E3." 

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine: Fireside Chats is a free 'standalone experience'

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine: Fireside Chats is a free 'standalone experience'

The story of Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an interesting one. Some game sites rated it very highly, while others—including ours—were much cooler on it. Some of the tales it tells "are beautiful, and they're all important," we wrote in our review, but they're told "at an agonizingly slow pace" that brings the entire experience down. And in any event, it was a sales disaster.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is free in the Humble Store Fall Sale

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is free in the Humble Store Fall Sale

Do you want to lead your people to a better future among the stars? Do you want to grind your enemies to dust beneath your power-armored bootheel?  Do you want to sit at the head of a galaxy-spanning empire that claims a thousand, thousand stars within its indisputable domain? Do you want a free game? I can help you with one of those things, thanks to the folks at the Humble Bundle, who for the next three days are giving away copies of the interstellar strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.