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    Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    The Good: A joyous return to CoH roots of small, highly strategic RTS gaming The Bad: Steep learning curve. Pointless mission debriefs. The Ugly: Incomplete tutorials leave all…

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    WWE 2K15

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Last year’s WWE 2K14 was flawed, but delivered the best overall WWE gaming experience in quite a while. With a robust roster comprised of legends from the first…

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    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    From the second the Halo: Master Chief Collection was announced, it was clear that this was going to be the biggest holiday exclusive for the Xbox One. Originally…

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    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Call of Duty: Ghosts hit last year with a tepid reception that in some ways was deserved and in other ways wasn’t. The map lineup was very good,…

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    The Evil Within

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Since the release of Resident Evil in 1996, the survival horror genre has gone through as many transformations as the abominations in the various storylines. Most critics and…

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First Look at Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Telltale Games and HBO have revealed the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, a first look at the six-part episodic game series.

Based on the HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones… where you win, or you die.

Additional details on the series and its upcoming premiere episode, ‘Iron From Ice’ are forthcoming.

Telltale Games also announced that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes.

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Blitzkrieg 3 – Video Digest #4

Nival has released the latest in a series of gameplay videos for Blitzkrieg 3. This one highlights the work the team has put into the game maps. The real-time strategy game will be available for PC in early 2015.

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The Crew Announces Open Beta on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Ubisoft today announced that The Crew open beta will take place from November 25th to November 27th for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The open beta will allow players to explore the entire United States and complete challenges in two of the five regions available in the game, the Midwest and East Coast. The PvP lobbies in these regions will also be accessible for players who want to prove their competitive skills. For those who like to customize and fine-tune their ride, two of the five spec classes, Street and Dirt, will be available.

The open beta will be accessible to all Xbox Live and PlayStation Network members, however some online features will require an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership.

To accompany the announcement, Ubisoft has released a new trailer bringing you up to speed in this comprehensive look into the world, cars and drivers of The Crew, which will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on December 2nd.

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Hearts of Iron IV – Developer Diary: Tanks for the Inspiration!

Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have released a new developer diary video for Hearts of Iron IV, the upcoming World War II strategy game for PC. The video features a visit to the “Arsenalen” museum of military vehicles in Sweden, where Hearts of Iron IV’s Project Lead, Dan Lind, invites commanders to join him on a tour of how different tanks were used to turn the tide of war – and how different nations pursued tactics of quality vs. quantity.

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Launch Trailer

Atlus has released the launch trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, which is scheduled for release on November 25th for the Nintendo 3DS.

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12th Free Content Update Released for Total War: Rome II

Marking the 12th piece of additional free content released for Total War: Rome II since launch, players will find their game updated via Steam today with the new, free playable faction of Massilia. A wealthy trading-state of Greek colonists situated on the north-western coast of the Mediterranean, Massilia has embraced Gallic culture and military techniques to form a unique and fascinating independent faction.

Also available for purchase today, the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack brings three further hybrid factions to Rome II’s Grand Campaign, custom battles and multiplayer. Cimmeria, Colchis and Pergamom all claim Greek heritage but their settlement away from their homelands has wrought subtle changes to their culture. Each faction enjoys unique traits, strengths and hybrid unit rosters that reflect their culturally diverse civic and military aspects.

Additionally, the latest patch will drop at the same time, consisting of further balancing changes to unit strengths based on community feedback.

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Skullcandy Brings SLYR Halo Edition Headset to Xbox One

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Skullcandy today announced that its SLYR gaming headset is now fully compatible with and available for the Xbox One. The newly redesigned Skullcandy SLYR Halo Edition for Xbox One features the GMX-1 Controller-Mounted Mixer, which works with the SLYR headset to deliver game-to-voice balancing, volume control, and push-button mute. The Skullcandy SLYR Halo Edition for Xbox One also features a new custom headset color and graphical treatment, and is now available from select retailers nationwide or directly at www.skullcandy.com for $99.

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Alphadia Genesis Arrives on Wii U

Natsume today announced the launch of their first title for the Wii U, Alphadia Genesis. The first game in the classic JRPG series to hit consoles in North America, Alphadia Genesis is available for digital download on the Wii U eShop for $14.99.

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Trials Fusion Introduces Teams, Online Multiplayer Coming Early 2015

Ubisoft today released a free update that introduces Teams in Trials Fusion. Players can now form Teams to compete against rivals and work their way up the Teams leaderboard by boosting their Team score.

Teams can have up to 50 members and are represented by a name and emblem. Each Team hosts its own bulletin board where teammates can communicate. Additionally, Teams will be able to race each other in private games through the upcoming Online Multiplayer feature.

Online Multiplayer, coming to all Trials Fusion players as a free update in early 2015, will allow four players per race on the Xbox 360 and up to eight players on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. PC players will have a chance to test out the Online Multiplayer in beta starting today.

Three Online Multiplayer modes will be available including:

  • Online X-Supercross – up to eight players race on three random tracks, after which a winner is announced based on an accumulative best score.
  • Private Game – up to eight players select which tracks to race and customize race parameters such as gravity of the track, modifying bike speed, or inverting the bike’s controls.
  • Private Game with Spectator – Players looking to watch online multiplayer select the tracks and parameters for the race and invite eight other players to ride so they can kick-back and watch the race. These matches can also be broadcast using streaming platforms.
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    Multiplayer will also host a global leaderboard that tracks the experience players have earned from the Online X-Supercross mode.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Biggest Launch of the Year

Activision today announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of the year, besting not only all other video games, but also the biggest movies, music and books launched in 2014.

Activision also confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the highest-selling digital launch in console history according to Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and internal Activision estimates.

Biggest entertainment launch of the year is based on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare retail and digital sell-through, and reported movie, music, and book gross sales, each for the first week following initial launch, according to publicly-available data, retail customer sell-through information, and internal Activision estimates.

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