Watch nine minutes of The Signal From Tölva gameplay

Open-world sci-fi shooter The Signal From Tölva has received a nine-minute developer walkthrough showing off some of its niftiest features.

Developed by Big Robot, the folks behind Sir, You Are Being Hunted, The Signal From Tölva follows the exploits of a robot investigating a mysterious signal on the other side of the planet.

As detailed by director Jim Rossignol, The Signal From Tölva will let players hack enemy robots and turn them into friendlies, setting up large scale battles between factions across the game’s open plains.

Hearthstone bug is manifesting way too many duplicate cards

Hearthstone’s Mean Street of Gadgetzan expansion just , but there’s a problem: cards packs are dishing out a disproportionate number of duplicate cards.

“We are currently aware of reports of players having a higher chance of opening tri-class cards in MSOG packs and are looking into it,” Blizzard . Many replies have shown this error in action, with some poor folks getting four of the same card in a pack of five.

Mean Street of Gadgetzan is currently live in the US, and will arrive in the UK in the next few hours. We’d recommend not opening any card packs until Blizzard issues a fix.

There’s a new Titanfall game coming to South Korea

EA recently said that it was , despite Respawn’s sequel , but this brand expansion may not be what some of us had in mind as the publisher recently revealed the Asia specific Titanfall Online.

As reported by , this spin-off is a joint effort between Respawn, EA, and Nexon. It appears to be a free-to-play affair and it will premiere in South Korea for a “Frontier Test” from 15th-21st December.

There’s no word on an international release, and based on the footage below, it appears to be based more on the first Titanfall than its sequel. It’s also noticeably less pretty.

Watch: We made a hoorntooth pie from Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 15 is crammed with beautifully rendered foodstuffs, from hearty bean soups and croque madames to simpler fare like cup noodles and flame grilled toast.

Spurred on by my (mis)adventures in the kitchen with the from Dishonored 2, I decided to tackle the delicious sounding horntooth meat pie from Final Fantasy 15. I’m pleased to say it went fairly well, leaky pastry aside. You can see the video for yourself below and, if you fancy giving the pie a go for yourself, you can find the recipe under that. Enjoy!

Horntooth meat pie recipe

The Walking Dead’s third season will let you import saves

Telltale’s third season of The Walking Dead may act like a soft reboot to the series, but existing fans will still be able to import saves.

The developer confirmed the news via Twitter last night, and hinted at support for those who have upgraded or changed consoles since playing the game’s first two seasons.

“Fresh players can head straight to a new story,” Telltale . “S1/S2 players will have multiple save import options. More details on that soon!”

The man who dared call educational Minecraft a “gimmick”

What happens when you go up against Minecraft? What happens when you dare suggest gaming’s golden child not belong in the classroom, then call it “a gimmick”, then say “we need to drain the swamp of gimmicks”? It does not involve being sent nice flowers I’ll tell you that.

. Who’s he? A behavioural adviser to the UK Department for Education, someone with a perceived level of clout and influence – enough to be quoted on the topic by the Sunday Times at least.

“I am not a fan of Minecraft in lessons,” he told the paper. “This smacks to me of another gimmick which will get in the way of children actually learning. Removing these gimmicky aspects of education is one of the biggest tasks facing us as teachers. We need to drain the swamp of gimmicks.”

Pokémon Go’s Nearby feature live now in the UK

After months in testing, Pokémon Go’s Nearby feature is live right now in the UK.

The tool offers an improved method of tracking close-by creatures by showing which Pokéstop they are closest to. Head to the PokéStop shown next to each critter and you’ll find it lurking somewhere within its radius.

We’ve been waiting a long time for Nearby to land here in Blighty, although the feature has only started to rapidly roll-out in the past coming weeks.

Lara Croft Go leaked for PlayStation 4, Vita

Lara Croft Go is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, according to new Trophies scooped up by .

The timing suggests Lara’s leap to PlayStation is another announcement from this weekend’s PlayStation Experience (PSX) which has been spilled online.

Just a couple of days ago, Marvel vs Capcom 4 was similarly revealed a little earlier than planned.

Steam Winter Sale start date confirmed

The Steam Winter Sale, or Christmas sale, or Holiday sale, or whatever you call it, will begin 22nd December, Eurogamer can confirm, and last until 2nd January.

The date slipped onto and we have separately confirmed it.

Feels like only yesterday Steam’s Halloween sale was in effect. Or was it Black Friday. I lose track. Nevertheless the Winter Sale is usually considerable, so perhaps save money by foregoing Christmas presents for your children, you monster.

Nintendo has just snuck out one of the best 2D Mario games in years

Let’s get the bad stuff out the way – there’s a fair amount of it, after all. The 3DS port of last year’s Super Mario Maker has been shorn of some key features. You can create levels but there’s no way to upload them properly, bar the cute but ultimately fairly pointless ability to send and receive levels via StreetPass. You can play other people’s levels, but the search tools are absent, the ability to follow makers has been cut and – at least as far as I can tell in the version that’s being released this week – there’s no way to input codes and seek out a level that might have taken your interest on the Wii U. Instead all you get is a dumb list of recommended levels with filters for difficulty, and the 100 Mario Challenge that pulls in random levels for you to tackle.

In so many ways this is a disappointing port of last year’s outstanding Wii U game. If you want to make levels, the 3DS’ touchscreen does as good a job as the Wii U’s GamePad ever did, even if it’s a little cramped, yet without the ability to properly share creations it’s hard to see the point in putting the hours in. If you want to play everything that’s out there, this version of Super Mario Maker also comes up seriously short.

And yet I’ve found myself pouring just as many hours into this cut-down version of Super Mario Maker as its full-featured cousin. How so? It helps that I’m not a creator by any means. My two published Super Mario Maker levels involved stringing together a series of long jumps and spelling my daughter’s name out in coins, a level that I was appalled to find out when booting up the Wii U version recently some 65 people have played. To each and every one of you, I am truly sorry.