Death Road to Canada

By the time this post goes live, Rocketcat Games will have far outpaced the $25,000 Kickstarter goal they set for their new game, "Death Road to Canada." Here's why you should care: if you play your cards right, you can teach a pack of dogs to drive a station wagon.

Which is awesome, obviously.

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EVE Online: Rubicon

Since its inception in 2003, CCP Games has released an expansion "EVE Online," their massively multiplayer game of asteroid mining and space-betrayal, every six months without fail. Two expansions per year, at ten years of continuous growth, carry the one … "EVE Online: Rubicon" is the twentieth expansion to the long running game, and it'll cross into New Eden in November.

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Sunless Sea

While Nintendo tries to convince people that 2013 is the Year of Luigi, the Year of the Roguelike hurtles on, full steam ahead. "Sunless Sea," a weird fiction naval exploration game by Failbetter Games, has careened through its £60,000 Kickstarter funding goal and should, elder turtle gods willing, should come out next year on PC and Mac

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Controller patent

Nestled in the Steam Machines Beta Test Agreement, like a babe in swaddling clothes, is the news that Valve is making a controller to compliment its recently-announced PC-console-Linux chimera.

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TheWolfAmongUs_002_Bigby_Colin_Apartment

Bigby Wolf (AKA Big Bad Wolf) doesn't have an easy job keeping the fairytale expatriates of Fabletown in line. In fact, his job as sheriff of the secret settlement in the heart of New York has been a near killer during the course of writer Bill Willingham's award-winning comic, "Fables," as he chases down killers and conspirators on the eve of a war with the their homeland.

The season premiere trailer for Telltale's "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" give you a glimpse into what it's like to be in Bigby's big bad shoes as he investigates a murder in this prequel to the comic series.

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Fez

Glitches and bugs are an inescapable part of game development, but they usually get squashed with extreme prejudice. That's too bad, though: as this collection of images from "Fez" developer Renaud Bédard shows, glitches can sometimes be beautifully striking

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Nowhere

"Nowhere," an in-development project by a German two-person studio called Duangle, is probably the most creative first-person sandbox game pitch I've ever heard. A quick and dirty comparison might be something like "Spore," but within a persistent single-player saga.

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Rogue Legacy

"Rogue Legacy," Cellar Door Games' procedurally-generated roguelike-meets-Punnett-square platformer became the surprise indie hit of the summer and the quirky, colorful figurehead atop a general resurgence in the genre. There's only one problem, though -- "Rogue Legacy" was announced for PC, Mac, and Linux.

The PC version was released back in July, but the other versions are nowhere to be found.

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SimCity

If I understand this blog post by Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner correctly, publisher Electronic Arts is set to donate at least $100,000 to the Red Cross this year. The process starts with a new pack of Red Cross-themed downloadable content for "SimCity," which went live earlier this week.

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Diablo III

Blizzard announced this week that it was canning the almost-unanimously loathed Real Money and Gold Auction Houses in “Diablo III.” According to a post on the game’s official website by production director John Hight, both auction houses will be closed on March 18, 2014.

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