Gaming news round-up: November 1

So how many of you checked out Uncharted 3 yet? It looks like it will be nominated for a bunch of Game of the Year awards. In the meantime let's check out some gaming news for today.

Gears of War 3 DLC plans - The first DLC pack for the Xbox 360 third person shooter, the Horde Command Pack, is now available for 800 Microsoft points. A free multiplayer map pack will be released on November 24 (US Thanksgiving) and the single player DLC RAAM's Shadow will be released on December 13.

Silicon Knights confirms layoffs - The Canadian game developer confirmed that the studio cut down its staff this week from 97 down to "almost" 40, claiming that an unnamed game project had been canceled.

Humble Voxatron Bundle adds games - The newest "pay what you want" indie game bundle has added two games, Blocks That Matter and The Binding of Isaac, along with Voxatron.

Saints Row The Third PC features - The PC version of the upcoming open world action game from THQ will get some exclusive features including an in-game video record mode.

Battlefield 3 DLC via Dr. Pepper - People who buy specially marked cans of Dr. Pepper can get some exclusive Battlefield 3 DLC items like multiplayer skins, dog tags and more.

DOTA 2 beta to expand soon - More people will be invited this week to try out Valve's upcoming action-RTS sequel with plans to update the beta every Thursday with new content and bug fixes.

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