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It looks like GameStop did accidentally out the Game of the Year Edition of "Borderlands 2," which will be launching for all platforms on October 8 in the U.S.

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Octopus City Blues

So, this is great: "Octopus City Blues" is the first game from Kuwait City-based Ghost in a Bottle Corporation. It's an adventure game about a listless, middle-aged octoblood junkie, tentacle cutter, and all-around chump named Kaf Kafkaryan and his unwitting role in changing Octopus City forever.

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Gravity Ghost

Let's talk semantics: is it still a 2D platformer if your ponytailed protagonist doesn't run and jump so much as float and slingshot herself through the gravity wells of various interstellar bodies? I'm not sure, but in an indie games ecosystem positively lousy with platformers, designer Erin Robinson's "Gravity Ghost" stands out thanks to a slick little gravity mechanic.

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Titanfall

Since the "Medal of Honor" series was unceremoniously "taken out of the rotation" earlier this year, Electronic Arts will be relying on the "Titanfall," "Battlefield," and "Star Wars: Battlefront" franchises to go toe-to-toe with Activision's yearly "Call of Duty" games.

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Could Gearbox's RPG/FPS be getting a complete edition including all of its DLC?

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A new mode will have you blowing up enemy bases in DICE's "Battlefield 4."

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Between Me and the Night

"Between Me and the Night" is a kind of dual adventure-platform game, equal parts puzzle-solving and monster-slicing, tied together by striking, angular visuals reminiscent of the sadly defunct "Death, Inc."

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Mother 4

The "EarthBound" fan base continues to amaze: an amateur team of designers, programmers, artists, and musicians are in the process of making an unofficial version of "Mother 4," and their newly-released trailer looks great.

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Metro: Last Light

"Metro: Last Light" is a delightfully tense slice of post-apocalyptic Moscow. Normally, I'd call it a first-person shooter, but I spent most of my time non-lethally neck-punching guards until they pass out. I can't be the only one that enjoyed time spent first-person punching his way through "Metro"'s subterranean dystopia: after strong sales, publisher Deep Silver promises that the franchise will "absolutely continue."

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Rainbow 6: Patriots

"Rainbow 6: Patriots," the newest squad-based, Tom Clancy-penned entry in Ubisoft's surprisingly durable series, was announced in 2011. Ubi Montreal release a trailer shortly after, followed by a round of previews.

After two years of radio silence, Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre says that "Patriots" is "still cooking."

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