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In a post on the Steam Community, Valve announced a change to their gifting and sharing system. From now on, all new games purchased as a gift and placed in the purchaser's inventory cannot be traded for 30 days, but it can still be gifted at any time. Valve says the change was made to "make trading gifts a better experience for those receiving the gifts." Additionally, Valve is hoping this will reduce instances of people trading for a game only to have the game revoked later due to issues with the purchaser's payment method. 

Batman: Arkham City was released in 2011, but new Easter eggs are still being found. The most recent discovery was a cryptic piece of dialog from the infamous Calendar Man, which can only be accessed by setting your date to December 13th, 2004. Why such a seemingly random date? The specific December day was the date that Rocksteady, the developer of the Arkham series was founded. While Easter eggs are no new thing, the fact that it took several years to find is surprising. Of course, it probably would have stayed hidden had not a seemingly random YouTube channel posted a short, cut-off clip of the dialog. The video is suspected to have originated from the developer. Make the jump to watch a video about its discovery.

Souls fans, prepare for another masochistic descent into the world of Dark Souls 2 — this time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The new-gen port, subtitled Scholar of the First Sin is due to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on April 7, 2015 and will include all three of the game's previously released DLC chapters. Namco Bandai has stated that the updated version of the game is set to include new NPCs, an expanded story, improved balance, and updated graphics on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. 

Make the jump to view a trailer for the newly renovated Dark Souls 2!

Evolve, the upcoming shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, just got a little more enticing. The game launches on February 10, 2015, but there are already plans for DLC. However, this isn't a case of a greedy cash-grab. All of the new maps that will be released as DLC will be completely free. According to director Phil Robb, this decision was an easy one, as the creative leads on the game all thought "we can't break the community up." 

Additional characters and monsters will be added as paid DLC, but the maps are all free. You'll be able to encounter these players and monsters you haven't purchased while playing online with others, but you'll need to spend a little cash if you want to play as the new characters or encounter the monsters while playing solo.

Batman: Arkham Knight was originally slated to launch later this year, but it was delayed until June 2, 2015, and developer Rocksteady has been relatively quiet in recent months. Thankfully the silence has ended, as a brand new action-packed trailer (the first in a series of three new trailers) has been released. In this trailer, Batman infiltrates ACE Chemicals while showing off new features like the Fear Takedown, and there's some Batmobile action as well! Check it all out by clicking below!

Nowadays, it is exceedingly rare for a game to be released without some sort of combat system. While exploration-driven games like Journey may avoid including violent gameplay elements, it is not common for a game without combat to also lack some central gameplay mechanic other than exploration.

In the MMO genre in particular, there is a tendency to accept combat as a sort of given. Developers have taken notice. Australian-born Wander is branded on the company website as the first MMO of its kind: "a non-combat, non-competitive, collaborative multiplayer game."

Interested? Head past the jump for more!

Longtime Ubisoft employee and Rayman creator Michael Ancel has taken to YouTube to show off an unused level in Rayman Legends. Dubbed "Chateau Dracula," the scrapped level is a large Gothic castle complete with a dining room, library, wine cellar (or is that blood in the bottles?), and more. Unfortunately this spooky level was axed due to time and budget limitations, but maybe it will re-surface in a future title. Check out the footage and screenshots below!

Assassin’s Creed Unity has been heavily criticized by reviewers and gamers alike. These complaints and concerns have all centered on the gameplay itself. Recently, however, the game’s content has been called into question. Former French minister Jean-Luc Mélenchon has spoken out against Assassin’s Creed Unity, saying that the game distorts the truth behind the French Revolution. Head inside to see his complaints!

Prepare your wallets, the Steam Autumn Sale may start next week. Paypal recently sent an email to their customers stating that the annual sale begins November 26th.

Although Valve hasn't officially given the date, it is around this time every year the sale begins. No official list has gone up for what games will be on sale either, but as for usual most games will be heavily discounted.

There may also be even greater savings on the 28th for Black Friday, but make sure you get in on all the savings you can, as the sale ends December 1st. 

After being promoted to Executive Producer, Andie Nordgren (also known as her in-game alias CCP Seagull) has pushed for a new wave of change for EVE Online. Of course, this began with solidifying long-running mechanics and changing old ones. Things like manual control, infinite skill training, and redesigned territory control have been on players' wish lists for years, and in the span of months we have gotten all of that and more.

Regardless, one thing has always lacked in regards to EVE—the advertisements. With the latest one, entitled "This Is EVE", that changes. You can hit the jump to see it, but it is worth mentioning that it does use some explicit language.