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Sunday, Oct 25, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight Rerelease Wednesday

A Steam Community Group Announcement unveils the official re-release date for the PC edition of Batman: Arkham Knight is October 28th, saying this will be accompanied by a patch for owners of the game to add all the non-exclusive content already available for the console editions of the action adventure (thanks PC Invasion). They don't actually say so, but presumably this patch will address the multitude of woes that caused WBIE to pull the game from sale back in June shortly after release. Here's word:
At 10 am PDT, Oct. 28th, Batman: Arkham Knight will be re-released for the PC platform. At the same time we’ll also be releasing a patch that brings the PC version fully up-to-date with content that has been released for console (with the exception of console exclusives).

This means that next week, all PC players will have access to Photo Mode, Big Head Mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman Skin, and character selection in combat AR challenges. Season Pass holders will have access to all content released since launch, including:
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Spore Servers Return

A Spore Service Announcement has word that Spore servers are coming back online after months of downtime (thanks Gav). The evolutionary strategy game does not support synchronous multiplayer play, but centralized servers allow players to share their in-game creations. Word is EA Maxis has naturally selected a new datacenter:

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding during this transition to a new datacenter.

I'm happy to say that we will be bringing Spore back online TODAY. We are taking the final steps which will open the servers to you once again.

When the servers come back online, you may notice the website is a little bare and needs your new creations and ratings to bring the site back to life. All your previous creations are still available and came with us to the new datacenter.

Once you have had a chance to use the site again and the activity re-populates the site please let us know of any issues you come across.

Please keep an eye on this thread for exact timing of the servers being fully available and status updates.

Steam Top 10

Here are last week's bestselling games on Steam:

  1. Fallout 4
  2. Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Rebel Galaxy
  6. ARK: Survival Evolved
  7. Tales of Zestiria
  8. Rocket League
  9. Tales of Zestiria
  10. South Park: The Stick of Truth

On Sale

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Reflex on Steam. Save 25%.

Out of the Blue

We had an interesting adventure this morning at the BlueTower as someone managed to let a little bird in. In spite of not actually being the guilty party, I am the house animal control officer, which usually just involves bugs, but the bird was also something I had to deal with. I tried opening a window in the living room and he flew into the kitchen. As I opened the back door he managed to fall behind a picture on top of a cabinet, but when I moved the picture, he flew straight out the door, leaving me basking in the glow of a job well done. This outcome was much easier than I imagined, and he wasn't in the house for more than five minutes, but from what I know about bird physiology, this means there are probably at least three bird poops to track down and clean up.

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Gods of Arena.
Boss Rush.
Story: David Bowie Will Reportedly Release New Album, ‘Blackstar,’ in January. Thanks nin.
Media: REAL Assassin's Creed HIDDEN BLADE & ROPE LAUNCHER. Thanks GameSpot.
He Never Died - Official Red Band Trailer. Thanks nin.
English Bulldog puppy's reaction to seeing rain for the very first time.
The Funnies: Uncandy X-Men - FoxTrot.
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