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    There Came an Echo

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

     There Came an Echo is the second title from indie developer Iridium Studios. It follows in the footsteps of Sequence, which was released in 2011, but it’s only…

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    ScreamRide

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

     ScreamRide is a bit of a surprise on the Xbox One’s library. It’s a cross-gen game, of which there are fairly few on the downloadable storefront, and splits…

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    Homeworld Remastered Collection

    Monday, March 2, 2015

     The Good: Space looks amazing! Gameplay holds up great after all these years. Multiplayer! The Bad: 3-D controls a little clunky. Unit balance off. Single player missions a…

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    Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

    Monday, March 2, 2015

     2013′s Dead or Alive 5 was the only major 3D fighter released then that actually played like what you would think a current-gen fighter to be. Tekken, SoulCalibur,…

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    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

    Monday, March 2, 2015

     The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the latest point-and-click adventure from KING Art Games. It picks up about a year after the events from The Book of…

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Shadow of Mordor Receives Top Honor at the 15th Annual GDC Awards

Tonight, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was honored with the coveted Game of the Year award during the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. The mobile puzzle game Monument Valley left with the most awards of the night, including the Best Visual Art, Innovation and Best Handheld/Mobile Game awards. Other notable winners honored during the ceremony include Alien Isolation, whose score won Best Audio, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, which took home the Best Design award, and Destiny, which was recognized with the Best Technology award.

The awards ceremony also celebrated developers who have contributed to the art, science and craft of video games. David Braben received the Pioneer Award for co-creating the seminal ‘open world’ 3D space trading game Elite in the early 1980s. The Ambassador Award was presented to game designer and academic Brenda Romero for her work in the video game industry for over the past 30 years. Finally, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series and founder and president of Mistwalker.

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Outer Wilds Wins Grand Prize at the 2015 Independent Games Festival Awards

Tonight, the celestial exploration game Outer Wilds was honored with the Seumas McNally Grand Prize award at the 2015 Independent Games Festival hosted by the Game Developers Conference. Outer Wilds also won the Excellence in Design award.

Other achievements that were recognized during the awards ceremony include the Excellence in Visual Art award won by Patrick Smith for his fresh take on the alphabet in Metamorphabet, and the Excellence in Audio award presented to SuperChop Games for the original soundtrack to Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure. Additionally, the Nuovo Award for abstract and unconventional games was awarded to Tetrageddon Games by Nathalie Lawhead, the Best Narrative award went to 80 Days by developer inkle, and the Best Student Game was awarded to Close Your by Goodbye World Games. Finally, the Audience Award was presented to This War of Mine from 11 bit studios for their fresh take on the survival game genre.

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Shovel Knight Coming to Xbox One with Special Guests

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Yacht Club Games today revealed that Shovel Knight will be coming to Xbox One in April, and he’s bringing some friends. In collaboration with Microsoft and Rare, the Battletoads will appear in the Xbox One version of the game.

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Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

inXile Entertainment today announced their crowdfunded RPG Wasteland 2 will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition will be available this summer.

For the Game of the Year Edition, inXile has ported Wasteland 2 to Unity 5, which has let them overhaul the game with some new visual effects, improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity 5’s physically based shading to get more realistic lighting and shadowing.

You’ll be able to customize your squad even more with our new Perks and Quirks (traits) to add unique bonuses and characteristics. The new Precision Strike (aimed shots) system will let you target individual body parts to cripple or stun enemies, or shatter their armor so you can mop them up, giving you even more options in combat.

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Cross-Device Confirmed for Super Dungeon Bros. on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Wired Productions today announced that Super Dungeon Bros, a rock-themed co-op dungeon brawler, is coming to Xbox One as well as Windows 10 via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. Developed by React Games, Super Dungeon Bros will be one of the first games to take advantage of the cross-device multiplayer gameplay between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC systems.

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Gigantic Coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

Motiga announced today it has partnered with Microsoft to publish its competitive action game, Gigantic, on Windows 10 and Xbox One later this year.

Gigantic, where teams of five players fight fantasy battles alongside a five-story-tall guardian monster, will be a launch title for Microsoft’s release of Windows 10 and release simultaneously (or nearly so) on Xbox One.

The game is free to play on Xbox One with Xbox Live Gold and Windows 10 PC and is currently undergoing alpha testing.

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Elite: Dangerous Announced for Xbox One

Frontier Developments today announced plans to bring the massively multiplayer space simulation Elite: Dangerous to Xbox One in 2015. Elite: Dangerous for Xbox One will include all content added to the PC version by February’s Community Goals content update and March’s Wings content update.

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Zen Studios is Bringing Pinball FX2 to Windows 10

Zen Studios today revealed that its digital pinball platform, Pinball FX2, will be available as a launch title for Windows 10. Collaborating with Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, Zen worked to ensure the title will support cross-buy on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices. With cross-buy, players will be able purchase a Pinball FX2 table once on either Windows 10 enabled devices or on Xbox One consoles, and play it on the other platform at no additional charge.

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Magicka to Release on PC and PS4 on May 26th

Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer for Magicka 2, the forthcoming magick-mixing game for PC and PlayStation 4. The trailer, containing all-new gameplay and allegedly new ideas, celebrates the upcoming launch of Magicka 2, which will arrive on PC and PS4 on May 26th. The game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders starting soon. Magicka 2 will be available for $14.99 on both platforms.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Coming September 1st

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Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will also be available two weeks later, on September 15th, for PC. Konami will release both a special ‘Day 1 Edition’ and a limited ‘Collector’s Edition’, which will include the following items:

‘Day 1 Edition’ Content

  • Map (Physical Version Only)
  • DLC Items
    • Adam-ska Special Handgun
    • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
    • Cardboard Box (Wetland)
    • Fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume)
    • Metal Gear Online XP Boost

‘Collector’s Edition’ Content

  • Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm
  • Collectible SteelBook
  • Behind the Scenes Documentary & Trailers Blu-ray Disc
  • Map
  • Exclusive Packaging
  • Weapon & Shield Pack
    • Windurger S333 Combat Special Revolver
    • Adam-ska Special Handgun
    • Maschinen aktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Handgun
    • Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold
    • Personal Ballistic Shield (Olive Drab)
    • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
    • Personal Ballistic Shield (White)
    • Personal Ballistic Shield (Gold)
  • Cardboard Boxes
    • Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain)
    • Cardboard Box (All-Purpose Dryland)
    • Cardboard Box (Wetland)
  • Snake Costumes
    • Fatigues (Black Ocelot)
    • Fatigues (Gray Urban)
    • Fatigues (Blue Urban)
    • Fatigues (All-Purpose Dryland)
  • Other
    • ‘Venom Snake’ Emblem
  • Metal Gear Online Boost
    • Metal Gear Online XP Boost
  • Metal Gear Online Items
    • Metal Gear Rex Helmet
    • AM MRS-4 Gold Assault Rifle
    • WU S. Pistol Gold