PC shooter Sanctum 2 is free on Humble Bundle

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PC shooter Sanctum 2 is free on Humble Bundle

The game, developed by Coffee Stain Studios, is usually priced at $14.99 on Humble Bundle. Released in 2013 to mostly good reviews, it's a mixture of tower-defense and first person shooter.

Other Black Friday offers on Humble Bundle include The Witcher 3 for $19.99, Destiny 2 for $38.99, No Man's Sky for $23.99 and Civilization 6 for $29.99.

FIFA 18 fans organize Black Friday in-game purchase boycott

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FIFA 18 fans organize Black Friday in-game purchase boycott

Facing consumer anger, Electronic Arts was recently forced to cancel in-game purchases, also known as loot crates, for Star Wars Battlefront 2. Now the company is dealing with another consumer backlash, this time with its highly lucrative FIFA 18.

A consumer campaign called #FixFifa emerged this week from fans of the popular soccer series. Posts, videos and threads have sprung up on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter. A Change.org petition has so far attracted more than 23,000 signatures.

Free Wolfenstein 2 demo offers opening level

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Free Wolfenstein 2 demo offers opening level

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a tightly constructed shooter that offers a great story as well as memorable moments of extreme violence.

A new free-trial demo is now available, that offers the game's first level for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The PC version of the full game is being offered at a 50 percent discount on Steam, Green Man Gaming and GameStop. Amazon is also selling console versions at discount.

Gazillion cans Marvel Heroes team

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Gazillion cans Marvel Heroes team

Marvel Heroes publisher Gazillion Entertainment laid off most of its employees yesterday.

The Disney-owned company had already announced plans to wind down Marvel Heroes by the end of the year. A letter sent company-wide by CEO David von Dorman informed staff that they were being terminated immediately, with just a few remaining to handle the company's wind-down.

Best local multiplayer and couch co-op games

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Best local multiplayer and couch co-op games

There’s plenty of reasons why you’d want to whip out four controllers, some friends (or family) and plop down on the couch for some games. Whether its the holidays, a get together or a weekend with terrible weather, local multiplayer games are one of the best ways to have fun with friends in the same room.

We’ve compiled a list of games for players looking to use teamwork to win and a handful for those who want victory all for themselves.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp server errors are bringing us down

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp server errors are bringing us down

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a good time so far — when it works. The new mobile game is suffering from some painful server problems, leading to frequent crashes, communication errors and infinite load times.

I’ve had all of the above happen to me, sometimes in the same playthrough. Loading up the game takes time, which is to be expected (as I wrote yesterday). On a design level, Animal Crossing has never been about expedience, anyway. (I wrote about that, too.) But, when I begin to dig into its menus, Pocket Camp starts to lose its grip.

Steam Autumn Sale goes live, along with Steam Award nods

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Steam Autumn Sale goes live, along with Steam Award nods

Steam’s 2017 Autumn Sale is underway now through next Tuesday, Nov. 28. It packs the usual heavy-percentage discounts on almost 5,000 titles, covering some of the biggest franchises in PC gaming.

Highlighted deals include Middle-earth: Shadow of War for $35.99, which is 40 percent off full price; Dark Souls 3 at $23.99, a savings of 60 percent; and Elite: Dangerous for $13.49, or 55 percent off.

Xbox Games With Gold for December go Back to the Future

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Xbox Games With Gold for December go Back to the Future

Xbox Live’s Games With Gold series will close out 2017 with the multiplayer team-up action of Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide and Telltale Games’ sequel to the Back to the Future trilogy.

Xbox One gets Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide for the whole month. From Dec. 16 to Jan. 15, Xbox Live Gold subscribers get Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game — 30th Anniversary Edition, comprising all five episodes of the series that originally launched in 2010 and 2011.

Civilization 5 designer Jon Shafer leaves Paradox after six months

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Civilization 5 designer Jon Shafer leaves Paradox after six months

Jon Shafer, designer of Sid Meier’s Civilization 5, has parted ways with Paradox Interactive, citing creative differences.

Shafer left AAA development to found his own studio, called Conifer Games, in 2013. Shortly thereafter he led a successful Kickstarter campaign for a strategy title called At The Gates. That title was originally scheduled for a 2014 release, but has since been delayed. In March, Paradox announced that it had brought Shafer on full-time to start a new project. Earlier this week they parted ways due to “creative differences.” His tenure there lasted roughly six months.