By Joseph Leray

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As is so often the case, a PlayStation 3 title update for Arkane Studios’ “Dishonored” has shed light on trophies for the game’s as-yet-unannounced downloadable campaign add-on, “The Other Side of the Coin.”

“Dishonored”’s previous DLC, “Dunwall City Trials,” was a set of challenge maps, but “The Other Side of the Coin” tasks would-be assassins with investigating one Ms. Copperspoon from the Rothwild Slaughterhouse to Ms. Thalia Timish’s estate.
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By Joseph Leray

Did you know that, before being gobbled up by ZeniMax, Arkane Studios (of "Dishonored" fame) were working on a standalone Half-Life 2 episode called “Return to Ravenholm”? Me neither.

This is apparently old hat within the "Half-Life" community, but fan site ValveTime dug up some concept art and a few screenshots of the canceled, giving fans their first real look at the project.

The action in these screens mostly takes place indoors, which is strange: I remember a large, outdoor level, with gasoline traps in the town square and a final standoff on the rooftops of Ravenholm. In any case, ValveTime points out that the heads-up display includes an “Absorption” stat, without any real indication of what it might do or how it might change the core Half-Life 2 gameplay.
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By Joseph Leray

"Dishonored", Arkane Studios’ steampunk stealth-action game, is selling better than expected, prompting publisher Bethesda Softworks to consider expanding the game into an on-going series.

“We clearly have a new franchise,” Bethesda PR man Pete Hines told Destructoid.
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Developer Arkane Studios (Arx Fatalis) has been plugging away at the Gilded Age-era FPS Dishonored and we’ll have more to show you in a full preview next week. But until then, here’s a cinematic trailer for the game, which comes complete with a flame-spewing death machine, as one will.
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