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Friday, Nov 23, 2012

  

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads

The Baldur's Gate Website announces that preloads of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition are now being offered in advance of next week's release of the updated role-playing game. The news is accompanied by some screenshots and this new trailer. Here's word:

Overhaul Games is excited to announce that pre-loading for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has begun ahead of final release on November 28th, 2012. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for PC is available exclusively through Beamdog, and can be purchased here.

If you've already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, you can either pre-load it through the Beamdog client, which can be found here, or through the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Installer which can be downloaded here.

Assassin's Creed III Patch

The Assassin's Creed III Website now offers a Thanksgiving patch to update the recently released action/stealth sequel to version 1.01. The download is mirrored on The Patches Scrolls. Update: Apparently this is the proper change list for this patch, rather than what was originally posted here. Apologies for the confusion.

World of Warcraft Hotfixes

The World of Warcraft Website has updated its list of hotfixes applied to the servers for Blizzard's MMORPG since the release of the version 5.0.5 patch. This includes bug fixes and balance tweaks, mostly concerned with dungeons, raids, and scenarios.

CARGASM HD Released

The Intel AppUp center now offers digital sales of CARGASM HD, the updated arcade racing game. Word is: "Heralding a return of the classic arcade racer, Cargasm gives gamers a host of cars which they can enter into different races. All the race tracks are set in meticulously recreated photorealistic real-world locations such as London, Paris and Egypt."

Rush Bros. Demo

A playable demo for Rush Bros. is now available from XYLA Entertainment to help support their Steam Greenlight campaign for this throwback platformer. Here's word on the game: "Rush Bros. is a platforming racing game with a distinctly 8-bit retro look and feel, but using modern day technology to implement an amazing music mechanic that directly affects your game play based upon your own music choices."

Eurocom Layoffs

More than 200 former Eurocom employees have lost their jobs, reports GamesIndustry International, confirming that fewer than 50 employees remain at the 007 Legends developer. "We've fought to try and save as many jobs as possible, but the steep decline in demand for console games, culminating in a number of console projects falling through in the last week, left us with no option," reads an official statement from the developer. "Eurocom has retained a core staff of just under 50 employees and will be focusing mainly on mobile opportunities moving forward."

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Oops, thanks to dj LiTh for pointing out I missed picking one of the games this week: For the Bills/Colts game I'll take the Colts. We had an awesome time for Thanksgiving yesterday, the food came out great, and it was wonderful spending time with our family. Today is that Black Friday that is such a treat for people who love bargains, and of course people who love crowds. I hope you are in a position to avoid this, but if it's your thing, I at least hope you can avoid being trampled.

Black Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
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