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by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 18, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode. Read more

Chris Roberts wants his new space sim Star Citizen to bring back the glory days of high-end PC gaming. An FAQ on the official site has revealed just how high-end your PC will need to be to run the game when it is finally released. Read more

Sega of Japan has teased five upcoming games re-releases. Three we already knew about, but the revelation of Virtual Striker and Virtua On are new. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Oct 17, 2012 2:00PM PDT

A series of XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam achievements hint at extra missions not found in the main game, including special win conditions and a new squad member. Read more

It's been four years since we've seen a proper Burnout game from Criterion. Fans who fear that the team has abandoned its beloved series can rest their minds a bit. Read more

Star Wars: The Old Republic has outlined which features will be free and what you'll have to pay for when it switches to a free-to-play model later this fall. Read more

by John Keefer,, Oct 17, 2012 10:15AM PDT

We knew Dead Space 3 was going to give fans a few perks if they pre-ordered the game, but now you can see those benefits in action in a new trailer showing Isaac Clarke and John Carver putting two new suits and weapons to the test. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 17, 2012 9:15AM PDT

The Independent Games Festival is different from many award-o-ramas in that it allows unfinished games to be entered, meaning it can champion games we won't even get to play for years. Such was the case with Monaco, which lifted the Grand Prize at the 2010 IGF. After a long wait, developer Pocketwatch Games yesterday confirmed platforms for its co-op heist 'em up: PC, Mac and Xbox Live Arcade. We still have no release date, though. Read more

The Project Eternity Kickstarter came to a close yesterday, collecting more than $3.98 million, making it the crowd-funding site's most successful videogame project. Add to that the more than $140,000 in PayPal contributions, and Obsidian Entertainment blew past all its stretch goals with more than $4.1 million. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 17, 2012 7:30AM PDT

If you commute on public transport but fancy recreating the pure murderous rage inspired by driving to work, you're in luck, as Stainless Games today launched the iOS edition of its vintage bloody racer Carmageddon. As Stainless promised during its Kickstarter campaign for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, the pocket edition is free for the first 24 hours. Read more