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Dragon Age gets sexy, Assassin's Creed: Unity gets ridiculous, and more must-know gaming news

Hayden Dingman | Oct. 27, 2014
Plus Mortal Kombat is getting a live-action series, we get a glimpse of the Star Wars Battlefront sequel that never was, and someone threatens Gabe Newell's life.

Recommended specs:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or betterRAM: 8 GBVideo Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)

Right...A game that runs perfectly fine on less-than-impressive console hardware requires at least a GTX 680 to run? And this after Watch Dogs required merely a GTX 460 and last year's Assassin's Creed IV only required a GTX 260?

We won't know what's going on here until the game is released, and of course the crowd sizes in Unity are much larger than previous games, but even so this seems ridiculous.

Murder of crows
After teasing us with an image of an empty field, CD Projekt Red released the entire opening cinematic for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt this week--wherein a crow flies through someone's eye socket and bursts out the back of their skull.

Don't take his name in vain
The creators of Paranautical Activity are scrambling this week after their game was yanked from Steam. The cause? Threatening Valve co-founder (and PC folk hero) Gabe Newell's life through Twitter. The tweet has since been deleted, but GameSpot snagged a screenshot of it:

Apparently Valve hadn't flipped the switch indicating that Paranautical Activity had moved from Early Access to full release. Tempers got heated. Tweets were made.

Here's your GI Joe-style PSA for the day: Don't tweet while angry. Ever.

Hype Rising
I had very little interest in that upcoming Dead Rising movie, and then Legendary Pictures announced that Rob Riggle will play series mainstay Frank West. Bravo, Legendary--I'm now slightly (slightly) interested.

Outlast...again!
My old friends at Bloody Disgusting hit upon some fantastic horror news this week--Red Barrels is working on a sequel to Outlast. Said Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin:

"The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast, but it will have different characters and a different setting. We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes we'd like to explore and we think we're cooking up something special."

And for more scares, be sure to check out our list of outstanding horror games this week.

Alas, poor Yorick
Before there was ever EA and DICE's Star Wars-themed shooter Battlefront, there was Star Wars: Battlefront III. All sorts of pre-alpha footage from the canceled game came out this week, so feel free to watch and weep for what could've been.

More reading
It's a reviews-heavy week as we continue through the fall--Civilization: Beyond Earthis stellar (albeit familiar), while the 20th anniversary remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a bit less so. Oh, and give Spoiler Alert a miss. We'll also have a review of Dreamfall: Chapters Episode One up this weekend.

 

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