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    Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is the latest in a long line of fantastic sleeper hit fighters on Sony systems. It not only features a bizarre title that…

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    Megadimension Neptunia VII

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    Megadimension Neptunia VII (pronounced as V-2) takes the normally jocular series and gives it a serious twist right off the bat. The purple-haired Neptune hears a distress call…

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    Resident Evil 0: HD Remaster

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    I have a strange history with Resident Evil 0. One of the first things I ever wrote professionally was a strategy guide for it for a British magazine,…

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    Yakuza 5

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    It’s been a long, strange trip to the states for Yakuza 5. Originally released in Japan in 2012, fans stateside had begun to give up on the idea…

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    Just Cause 3

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    There’s something to be said about a developer that’s singularly interested in building a game around the unpredictable moments the open-world genre is known for. If it can’t…

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Dark Souls III – Opening Cinematic

Bandai Namco has released the opening cinematic for Dark Souls III, available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam on April 12th. The cinematic introduces new characters players will encounter on their journey through the land of Lothric.

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Hitman – Beta Launch Trailer

Io-Interactive invites players to join Agent 47 on his very first assignment for the International Contract Agency in the upcoming Hitman Beta.

Labeled “The Prologue”, the Beta takes place twenty years before the Paris Showstopper mission. Set in a secret ICA training facility, the Prologue features a pivotal moment in Agent 47’s life – his introduction to the ICA and very first meeting with his future handler Diana Burnwood. The Prologue features two free-form training hits, which will introduce players to the features and mechanics of the upcoming Hitman game. The Prologue will also be available as part of the first episode of Hitman releasing March 11th.

The only way to guarantee your access to the Hitman Beta is to pre-order the game digitally on PlayStation 4 or PC via Steam. Alternatively, you can pre-order the Collector’s Edition. Access to the Hitman Beta is available for the pre-orders of the Full Experience, Intro Pack and Collector’s Edition.

The PS4 Beta is scheduled to start at 8:00 PST on February 12th and ends on February 15th at 8:00 PST. The PC Beta is scheduled to start at 11:00 CET on February 19th and ends on February 22nd at 11:00 CET.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Skills Trailer

As an agent of The Division, you have access to a host of abilities that will help you progress through a fallen New York City. Learn about the 3 different categories of skills (Medical, Technology and Security) and how they can give you an edge in the heat of combat in the latest trailer.

Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available March 8th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign Out Now on Xbox One

D3 Go! and Marvel Entertainment today announced Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available on Xbox One for $14.99. In addition, players will receive all the already released DLC packs (Science Friction and The Case of the Cold Chimichangas) for free and exclusively for Xbox One users, players will also receive a free Thor: Goddess of Thunder character to add to their roster. Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is already available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and Thor: Goddess of Thunder will not be available for these platforms until March 15th.

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Todd Howard to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC Awards 2016

The 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be recognizing Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard, game director of the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls game series, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of gaming. The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 pm at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and will be livestreamed on Twitch at: http://www.twitch.tv/gdca

Howard joins the ranks of previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients such as Warren Spector, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Kutaragi, Peter Molyneux, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, among others.

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Steam Lunar New Year Sale

In recognition of Golden Week and the Lunar New Year holidays, the first-ever Steam Lunar New Year Sale is on now. Happening through Friday, February 12th, the sale offers the chance to explore new games through a Lunar New Year story experience, and find thousands of titles offered at reduced prices.

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H1Z1 Splitting Into Two Games, Coming to Consoles this Summer

Daybreak Game Company today announced the upcoming separation of the Early Access survival game H1Z1 into two independent games. H1Z1: King of the Kill is a multiplayer shooter comprised of a variety of new fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale. King of the Kill will come out of Early Access and launch this summer on consoles and PC. H1Z1, in turn, will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, and will refine its focus on delivering a persistent, post-apocalyptic, open-world zombie experience where scavenging, crafting and base-building are the difference between life and death.

On February 17th, both H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill will be available on PC through Steam Early Access for $19.99 USD each. All players who currently own or purchase H1Z1 on or before February 16th will be granted both games upon the separation.

Both Just Survive and King of the Kill will continue to progress in Steam Early Access under the umbrella of the H1Z1 universe, but will be developed with independent milestones by dedicated teams within Daybreak Games. King of the Kill will come out of Early Access and launch simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer. Just Survive will remain in Early Access through the end of the year.

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XCOM 2 Now Available

2K and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM 2, the sequel to the real-time strategy title, is now available for PC.

In XCOM 2, humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order on Earth. XCOM, formerly a secret paramilitary organization, is largely forgotten and must strike back from the shadows to reclaim Earth from the aliens’ rule and free mankind from their evil plans.

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Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle Available April 26th

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To commemorate Uncharted 4’s April 26th release, Sony Interactive Entertainment will be releasing a special Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 Bundle for $399.99 USD / $499.99 CAD. Pre-orders start today.

This bundle includes a Limited Edition 500GB PS4 in Gray Blue featuring a silk-screened image of Nathan Drake, as well as a matching DualShock 4 and a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on Blu-ray. The limited edition PS4 also features the PlayStation logo, Uncharted logo, and the phrase “Sic Parvis Magna” in gold. “Sic Parvis Magna” is Latin for “Greatness from small beginnings” and is the same phrase engraved on Drake’s ring.

As a bonus, if you pre-order the Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle, you’ll receive a voucher for an Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Outfit, Golden Weapon Skin, and Uncharted Points to use in Multiplayer Mode.

The Gray Blue DualShock 4 will be sold separately in early March, ahead of the release of the bundle, for $64.99 USD / $89.99 CAD.

Lastly, a limited edition Gray Blue version of the Gold Wireless Headset will be available in early March for $99.99 USD / $119.99 CAD. This limited edition headset features the same gray blue color as the PS4 included in the bundle, as well as the PlayStation logo and “Sic Parvis Magna” in gold. A custom Uncharted 4 audio mode tuned specifically for PlayStation headsets by Naughty Dog will be available via the Headset Companion App when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launches on April 26th.

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Far Cry Primal – Live Action Trailer

Ubisoft has released a live action trailer for Far Cry Primal, available February 23rd on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and PC in March.