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    Rare Replay

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    In the mid to late 2000s, retro compilations were a huge deal. Lapsed gamers wanted to play some of their childhood favorites, and disc sizes got to the…

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    Fallout Shelter

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    Perhaps the simplest way to describe Fallout Shelter is to equate it with the game SimTower. SimTower had you building skyscrapers to the heavens and carving out units…

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    Godzilla

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    Godzilla’s history in gaming has been pretty rocky to say the least. Despite the character and the whole concept of “giant monster destroys other giant monsters and/or towns”…

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    J-Stars Victory Vs+

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    J-Stars Victory Vs + doesn’t just have a wacky title, it has a ton of characters from a wide selection of anime and manga series from over 40…

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    Anna’s Quest

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Anna’s Quest is the latest point-and-click adventure from Daedalic Entertainment, the German developer behind the Deponia trilogy. The game revolves around an orphan girl named Anna, who perhaps…

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Xbox Unveils More of Its Game Lineup at Gamescom

Today, Xbox opened gamescom 2015 with new game reveals for Xbox and Windows 10, extending the company’s lineup into 2016.

The company debuted world-premiere gameplay of exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound and Killer Instinct Season 3, alongside a new gameplay demo of Quantum Break.

Xbox also announced Halo Wars 2 — a new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016.

Shawn Ashmore, lead actor for Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, surprised fans as he took the stage with Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake to discuss and showcase the game’s latest time-amplified gameplay features.

By popular fan request, Xbox announced DVR for Over-the-Air TV is coming to Xbox One as a subscription-free service in 2016. Once Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, Xbox One owners will be able to record their favorite TV shows, movies and sporting events and store them onto a hard drive, so the amount of recorded content is only limited by the size of the drive.

The Greatest Games Lineup in Xbox History Starts Today

  • 343 Industries signaled the return of Halo eSports with the Halo World Championship, kicking off this fall with the biggest investment in Halo eSports history — a $1 million prize pool.
  • Crystal Dynamics gave fans their first look at one of the expansive hubs gamers will be able to explore in Rise of the Tomb Raider, before showing off Lara’s new guerilla combat skills and the Prophets Tomb, filled with secrets to be discovered when the game releases this November, exclusively on Xbox.
  • Turn 10 Studios announced four additional tracks coming to Forza Motorsport 6, each built from the ground up for this generation — Circuit of the Americas, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Sonoma Raceway and Germany’s famous Hockenheimring — as well as all-new Forza Race Leagues that offer competitive 24-player multiplayer on dedicated servers.
  • Electronic Arts shared a look at FIFA 16, detailing the full roster and new features coming to FIFA Ultimate Team Legends, and reminded fans that EA Access members will get exclusive early access to the game beginning September 17th, only on Xbox One.
  • Gamers who purchase Square Enix and Avalanche Studios’ upcoming open-world action adventure Just Cause 3 on Xbox One will exclusively receive Just Cause 2.
  • Ubisoft provided a look at the German CTU featured in its upcoming multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Gamers who purchase the game on Xbox One will exclusively receive both Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
  • Oxeye Game Studio, co-founded by Minecraft Lead Developer Jens Bergensten, Daniel Brynolf and Pontus Hammarberg, will launch indie title Cobalt as a console exclusive on Xbox 360 and Xbox One in October 2015.
  • ID@Xbox showed several titles at gamescom, including Worms WMD, Thimbleweed Park, Train Simulator, Ark : Survival Evolved, Sheltered, We Happy Few, Bloodstained and more than 30 independent games coming to Windows 10. Fans have a lot more to look forward to, as more than 150 new ID@Xbox titles are coming in the next 12 months.
  • Just in time for the holidays, two exclusive FIFA 16 console bundles, a limited edition Halo 5: Guardians console bundle and two new limited edition controllers from Halo 5: Guardians, are all available for pre-order starting today.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility Launches in November with 100 Xbox 360 Titles and Games With Gold Support

  • Gears of War and Shadow Complex are the newest titles playable on Xbox One today through Backward Compatibility.
  • Xbox One will be the only next-generation console to offer backward compatibility for free this November. With more than 100 Xbox 360 titles and hundreds more to follow.
  • All future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be playable on Xbox One, meaning Xbox Live Gold members will have more free games to play each month on Xbox One.

Xbox Is Home to the Most Anticipated Exclusives and Blockbusters of 2016

Building on the lineup announced at E3 2015, including games like ReCore, Sea of Thieves and Gears of War 4, Microsoft revealed additional details on the lineup of titles coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016:

  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One Exclusive). Stop crime as a superpowered Agent of justice in this hyperpowered sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, Crackdown 3 delivers cooperative mayhem and an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon, powered by the Microsoft Cloud. Multiplayer beta beginning in 2016.
  • Dark Souls III. Known for delivering a high level of unrelenting challenge to gamers, the next chapter of the Dark Souls saga returns with Dark Souls III. Developer FromSoftware returns to create a new blighted world for players to explore. The embers of a once-proud kingdom set the stage for this new adventure. Players will battle against fearsome enemies and bosses with a variety of weapons and magic through a mysterious land riddled with secrets.
  • Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive). A new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story, Halo Wars 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016. Developed by Creative Assembly, a Sega company and the creators of the Total War series, in partnership with 343 Industries, Halo Wars 2 is the sequel to the game that redefined real-time strategy on consoles.
  • Homefront: The Revolution. Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world first-person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement and wage guerrilla warfare against a superior military force to ignite the Revolution. The dynamic, evolving world responds to your actions as an oppressed nation rises up in defiance against the occupation.
  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive). Launching in March 2016 on Xbox One and Windows 10, Killer Instinct Season 3 was announced at gamescom and features eight new characters, including Rash from Battletoads. Killer Instinct and Rare Replay players can download and play a limited sneak peek of Rash on Xbox One starting August 4th.
  • Quantum Break (Xbox One Exclusive). From the makers of Max Payne and Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment showcased new gameplay and footage of Quantum Break, the studio’s latest game with time-amplified action and a suspenseful storyline brought to life in a way never done before in the gaming world. Quantum Break will be available on April 5th, 2016.
  • Scalebound (Xbox One Exclusive). Unite with a fearsome, noble dragon in Scalebound, the next great adventure from developer PlatinumGames and Game Director Hideki Kamiya. Available fall 2016.

DVR for Over-the-Air TV Coming to Xbox One

  • Stream recorded TV shows to other devices in your home and schedule recordings while on the go, either via the Xbox app on Windows 10, or through Xbox SmartGlass for iOS and Android.
  • Add, review and edit your scheduled recordings from your Windows 10, iOS or Android PC, tablet or phone while you are away from home with ease.
  • Download shows to your Windows 10 phone, PC or tablet so you can watch them on an airplane, on a bus – really anywhere – even without an internet connection.

New Xbox One Consoles Offer Fans More Ways to Play This Holiday

In addition to the previously announced Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console and Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, Microsoft offers even more options for bringing home Xbox One this fall.

  • Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle. Featuring a 1TB custom-designed console and controller, a full game download of Halo 5: Guardians, the Warzone REQ Bundle that includes 14 premium Requisition Packs, access to Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, and more. The bundle is available starting October 20th for an estimated retail price of $499.99, so fans will have the benefit of pre-downloading Halo 5: Guardians to be ready for launch day.
  • Xbox One 1TB FIFA 16 Bundle. Pre-order the Xbox One 1TB FIFA 16 bundle today. The Xbox One 1TB HIFA 16 Bundle includes a full-game download of FIFA 16, three Xbox exclusive FIFA Ultimate Team Loan Legends and one-year of EA Access for an estimated retail price of $399.99.

Xbox Chatpad and Halo Limited Edition Controllers Take Your Gaming to the Next Level

  • The Xbox Chatpad. A new Xbox Chatpad for all Xbox One controllers will let you compose messages to friends, enter codes and search apps in seconds. Two new programmable buttons available mid-2016 on Xbox One only will give you access to your favorite features like Game DVR, screenshots or apps at the touch of a button. The Xbox Chatpad is coming this November for an estimated retail price of $34.99.
  • Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller. Featuring a unique laser-etched design inspired by Spartan Locke and UNSC technology, the controller includes metallic blue accents, UNSC military insignias and a bonus Requisition Pack including the Resolute visor. The controller will be available starting in early October for an estimated retail price of $69.99.
  • Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians The Master Chief Wireless Controller. Featuring the signature green and metallic orange accents of the Master Chief’s armor, the controller includes laser-etched designs and a bonus Requisition Pack including the Dauntless visor. The controller will be available starting in early October for an estimated retail price of $69.99.
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Dark Souls III – Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware today released the official Dark Souls III gameplay trailer. Dark Souls III is coming soon for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2016.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Gamescom Screenshots

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Activision has released new Call of Duty: Black Ops III screenshots, including single and multiplayer screens.

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Homeworld: The Revolution – Cinematic Trailer

Deep Silver today revealed a new cinematic trailer for the upcoming open-world first person shooter, Homefront: The Revolution. Developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, Homefront: The Revolution puts the player in the middle of a full-blown guerrilla war in an occupied United States. The game is scheduled for release in spring 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Coming to Xbox One in September

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios today announced a new update coming to Neverwinter that will bring four different expansions – Elemental Evil, Fury of the Feywild, Shadowmantle and Curse of Icewind Dale – to Xbox One in September.

The newest update, titled Neverwinter: Elemental Evil, will bring an increase to level cap, the Oathbound playable class and new adventure zones. Adventurers will also gain access to four end-game campaigns and additional in-game dungeons for veteran Xbox One players looking to collect more loot as they adventure through the Forgotten Realms. In addition to new content, this update will also continue to bring quality-of-life improvements to the MMORPG.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Released

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, the first-person dungeon crawling RPG from Atlus is now available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. A remake of the original Etrian Odyssey 2, this Untold version adds a brand new, voiced Story Mode with a set party of characters in addition to the traditional Classic Mode, with 13 different character classes. As an added bonus, Atlus will have more than $13 of downloadable content offered for free over a limited time as it rolls out over the next several weeks.

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ASTRO Announces Halo 5: Guardians Edition A40+MixAmp M80 for Xbox One

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ASTRO Gaming today announced the upcoming release of a special Halo 5: Guardians Edition A40+MixAmp M80 gaming headset. Officially licensed for the Xbox One, the new ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition features a custom dark chrome matte finish with metallic blue accents and a Halo-inspired graphical treatment.

In addition, the ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will include a special downloadable in-game REQ Pack for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One which features a special ASTRO Gaming in-game emblem. REQ Packs are a bundle of random, digital goods in the form of unlockable weapons and armors, skins, vehicles and more that players can use in the Arena and Warzone multiplayer modes.

The ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will officially release in September, but is available now for pre-order at select retailers nationwide and directly from ASTRO Gaming for $220 USD.

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Mad Max – Stronghold Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios today released the Mad Max Stronghold Trailer giving a glimpse into the various fortified outposts, or strongholds, located throughout the open world of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland.

In the new trailer, Max visits some of the game’s diverse strongholds and encounters a number of intriguing characters, including Jeet, Gutgash, Pink Eye and Deep Friah. In a world where Max faces both his internal and external enemies, these strongholds hold the pieces essential to the puzzle he tries to solve as he prepares to take on merciless Wasteland tyrant, Scrotus.

Mad Max will be released on September 1st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Fairy Fencer F Now Available on Steam

Idea Factory International announced that Fairy Fencer F is out now on Steam. Boasting 1080p graphics and 60fps, this PC version of the PlayStation 3 game will have a week-long launch sale of 50% off, with the DLC packs “Beginner’s Pack” and “Secrets of Shukesoo’s Tower Pack” available for free.

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Skyhill – Animated Comic Trailer

Daedalic Entertainment presents a new trailer for Skyhill, the rogue-like survival game from Mandragora. The game focuses on entrepreneur Perry Jason, who survived the Third World War in the Skyhill Hotel’s Penthouse Suite, while the rest of the city fell victim to a missile strike that created a mutant apocalypse. Finding his food and supplies almost exhausted, Perry needs to leave the 100-story building to survive this nightmare. He can only achieve his goal if he skillfully budgets food, medicine and other supplies, which he finds in the mutant-infested floors and rooms of the hotel. Skyhill will be released for PC in Q4 2015.