Killing Floor 2 starts rehearsing for Christmas in an event beta today

We’re barely out of October and Killing Floor 2 is jumping the queue to get its next holiday sweater on. In a bit of oddball casting that somehow makes sense, Tripwire’s monster-mashing co-op shooter is adding a grizzled, eyepatched Santa to its playable characters, voiced by the eternally boggle-eyed Gary Busey. Players can opt in to the game’s beta branch later today to try the upcoming Season’s Beatings event featuring a story-based romp through Santa’s Workshop, a shopping mall map, three new weapons and Busey himself lurking in a video below.


Sony Released a Quieter Version of the PS4 Pro Without Telling Anyone

Sony has released an updated version of the PlayStation 4 Pro without bothering to announce it, reports Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry.

This new model runs a few decibels quieter than a previously updated version Sony released in 2017, which itself ran a few decibels quieter than the original 2016 model.

In testing the new model while playing God of War, Digital Foundry measured a two or three-decibel reduction (depending on whether measuring from the top or rear of the console) from last year’s model. That makes for a six-to-seven-decibel noise reduction from the launch model.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey side quests: how to complete side quests

It’s no real secret that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a huge map and is full of things to do. You could ignore the side quests completely, but there are some valuable rewards that can be obtained from pitching in; helping your fellow humans, even if they are hiding part of the truth. This guide will take you through each of the side quests in the game and show you how to complete them.


Steam Sale and Limited-Time DLC Coming in Aid of Anti-War Charities

Several games will offer limited DLC, and a Steam sale will be held, all to support the Armistice fundraising initiative from charities War Child and Children in Conflict.

Held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 on November 11, Armistice aims to encourage peaceful gameplay, and raise money for the anti-war charities.

Steam is offering a selection of (extremely good) games for up to 75% off this week, with a percentage of the proceeds going to charity.

Several games will also offer Armistice DLC or promotions. Aardman-animated World War 1 game, 11-11: Memories Retold will offer a £2.99 DLC pack featuring actress Carey Mulligan, with all proceeds going to War Child.

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Total Warhammer 2 now sailing the Vampire Coast

Consider your timbers shivered, quivered, spooked, and skeeved, as Total War: Warhammer II has set sail for the Vampire Coast. Crews of undead pirates fielding drowned zombies, giant crabs, seabeasts, shipwreck golems, and other such nautical horrors are the focus of the new expansion released today, Curse Of The Vampire Coast. Accompanying the paid expansion is a free update, revitalising the Vampire Counts faction, kinda sorta adding battles for when armies meet at sea (but not naval battles), and adding a new Dark Elf subfaction led by a salty fella called the ‘Krakenlord’.