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Shacknews - Xav de Matos
One of my favorite PC games could make its way to your gaming collection, if you're willing to part with a crisp George Washington. As today's Games for Windows "Daily Deal," the GSC Game World-developed shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl is available for 99 cents (or 80MS Points).

If you're planning on picking the game up--or own it and haven't fired it up in a while--make sure to download the "Complete" mod, which adds a slew of enhancements to the game. The latest S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete 2009 mod kit is available right now, for free, on FileShack.

The Games for Windows marketplace is offering a new title for 99 cents each day until December 8. Previously the sale featured Viva Pinata and Deus Ex, among others.

More post-nuclear fallout action is planned for the far-flung future, with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 planned for release in 2012. The series' most recent entry, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, launched earlier this year.

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Shacknews - Xav de Matos
The week-long THQ sale continues on Steam today, this time offering discounts on the Dawn of War franchise (Ed. Note: This particular sale runs until November 1).

Both the original Dawn of War and its sequel--conveniently dubbed Dawn of War 2--as well as all expansions for the RTS franchise are available for 50% off.

This is also a good opportunity to pick Dawn of War 2 and the expansion Chaos Rising for your chance to participate in the upcoming beta for Dawn of War 2: Retribution, which begins in the new year.

  • Dawn of War Bundle (Gold & Dark Crusade) - $14.99 (down 50% from $29.99)
    • Dawn of War: Dark Crusade - $9.99 (down 50% from $19.99)
    • Dawn of War: Gold Edition - $9.99 (down 50% from $19.99
  • Dawn of War: Soulstorm - $9.99 (down 50% from $19.99)
  • Dawn of War 2 Gold Bundle (DoW 2 & Chaos Rising) - $19.99 (down 50% from $39.99)
    • Dawn of War 2 - $14.99 (down 50% from $29.99)
    • Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising - $9.99 (down 50% from $19.99)

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Shacknews - Xav de Matos
Until November 1, Steam is offering discounts on select titles in the THQ catalog. Today, the action-roleplaying, hack and slash series Titan Quest from now defunct Iron Lore Entertainment is available for 75% off its regular price.

Players can pick up the two Titan Quest games in a Gold Edition bundle or purchase them individually.

Shacknews - Brian Leahy
Relic's RTS Dawn of War II and its expansion Chaos Rising have had their multiplayer patched to version 2.3.1, which has been lovingly named the "Eternal War" patch.

Free-for-fall and team free-for-all game modes have been added to the game along with a new map, "The White Walls of Calderis". Additionally, plays can now vote on preferred maps for matchmaking, which will be fed into the system and attempt to match players on his or her preferred maps.

A host of balance changes have also been introduced as well as improvements to the garrisoning and transporting systems. The patch should be automatically applied through Steam and the full notes can be found below.

Release Notes v2.3.1 Eternal WarDawn of War II: Chaos Rising

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Shacknews - Chris Faylor
A new update for Dawn of War II and its standalone expansion Chaos Rising should arrive today, developer Relic has revealed, bringing the PC RTS-RPG to v.2.2.


Dawn of War II and the Chaos Rising Expansion


Chief among the additions is support for custom keybindings, supplemented by various bug fixes, tweaks, and balance changes. Per usual, the update will be available through distribution platform Steam, which is required to run the game.

A full breakdown of the changes is just below. Thanks to spaceyme for the tip.

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