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    Zombi

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Stripped of all its Wii-U specific elements, Zombi is a monumentally unfair first-person survival horror game set in what used to be London, before the “Blight” showed up…

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    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    There aren’t a lot of video games that are able to impress on the same level as the original Gears of War. Technical achievements aside, this is a…

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    Until Dawn

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    There was a moment near the end of Until Dawn when I knew I was doing something stupid. My current character was split from the group, investigating a…

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    Mega Man Legacy Collection

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    While Capcom’s minimal use of the Mega Man IP over the past few years has angered some fans, it has led to a greater appreciation of every single…

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    Tales from the Borderlands, Episode 4: Escape Pl...

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    My official review of this episode, from a few minutes after I finished it, is “…did that just happen?”   “Escape Plan Bravo” is a particularly tense episode…

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Aug
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Imperial City Now Available for The Elder Scrolls Online

Imperial City, the first DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is now available for PC. Imperial City will be available for Xbox One on September 15th and PlayStation 4 on September 16th.

Imperial City, the heart of the Cyrodiilic Empire, has fallen to Daedric Prince Molag Bal and now all three alliances must battle not only against the Daedric forces, but against each other as well. Featuring new areas, quests, enemies, and exclusive items, Imperial City adds hours of additional gameplay for players adventuring through Tamriel on their own, in small groups, or with hundreds of others.

Imperial City is included with an active ESO Plus membership or is available for 2,500 crowns via the Crown Store.

Aug
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Call of Duty Set to Take Black Ops Fans Back to Nuk3town

A re-imagined version of the fan-favorite multiplayer map Nuketown is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Set in the year 2065 and refreshed for a new generation of gameplay, Nuk3town integrates Black Ops III’s new momentum-based chained-movement system, taking players into close-quarters action that they’ve come to expect. Fans that pre-order the game will receive the Nuk3town downloadable bonus map as an in-box download code, available with launch units of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops III will arrive in stores on November 6th.

Aug
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Destiny: The Taken King – Launch Gameplay Trailer

With a little over two weeks until Oryx invades our solar system, Activision and Bungie have unveiled the launch gameplay trailer for Destiny: The Taken King.

Aug
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Free Weekend of Evolve on Xbox One and PC

2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced today a free weekend of Evolve on Xbox One and PC. This coming weekend, new players are invited to experience the content in Evolve, ranging from four playable Monsters and 18 playable Hunters across four unique classes, to five game modes and 19 maps at no cost. Following the free weekend, players can purchase the full game to retain their progress.

In addition to the free weekend of Evolve, Meteor Goliath, a free adaptation of the Goliath Monster, will also be available permanently for all Evolve players on September 3rd. As Evolve’s first adaptation, Meteor Goliath features an alternate character variant that combines new looks, effects, audio and gameplay into a blue-fire wrapped package.

Aug
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Coming February 23rd

Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal announced today that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, will officially launch on February 23rd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Square Enix also revealed “Augment Your Pre-Order” – the channel wide pre-order campaign for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, in which increasing tiers of pre-order bonuses will be unlocked as more copies of the game are reserved, worldwide in select countries. The campaign will give fans an opportunity to collectively expand and enhance their own customized Day One Edition. In the spirit of emphasizing player choice, fans will be able to choose which pre-order bonuses they will receive from each unlocked tier. In addition the fans will have the opportunity to shift the official release date early by 4 days.

Tier 1 – One Item Per Pre-Order (Unlocked for everyone on August 31st)
Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.

  • Intruder Pack – Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations.
  • Enforcer Pack – Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations
  • Classic Pack – Grants access to Adam Jensen’s iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.

Tier 2 – One Item Per Pre-Order
Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from composer Michael McCann.

Tier 3 – Available for Everyone
Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.

Tier 4 – One Item Per Pre-Order
Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.

Tier 5 – Available for Everyone
For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.

Finally, for hardcore Deus Ex fans, a fan voted Collector’s Edition is also available for pre-order. In addition to containing all the in-game content and rewards from the ‘Augment Your Pre-Order’ campaign, it also comes with a 48-page ‘Titan’ Art Book, a 9″ Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and the Day 1 Edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Aug
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Final Fantasy XV Confirmed for 2016 Release

At this past weekend’s PAX Prime, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be released in 2016. A new video was also unveiled at PAX Prime, giving fans a closer look at the game’s driving feature.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Launches

Disney Interactive today launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest installment in the Disney Infinity “toys-to-life” franchise, bringing together Star Wars with Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel.

Available at a SRP of $64.99, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game software and base, the Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.

The following standalone Play Sets and figures are also available today for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition:

  • Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set with Joy and Anger character figures included (MSRP: $34.99)
  • Disney•Pixar Inside Out character figures Sadness, Disgust and Fear (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set (MSRP: $34.99) for players who choose to digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Software
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic character figures Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Rebels character figures Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Disney character figures Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Saga Bundle (MSRP $114.99) – Sony Exclusive
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Power Disc Pack (MSRP $9.99)
  • Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack (MSRP $9.99)

Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available later this year.

Fans who already own Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition, but want to play Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, will once again have the option to purchase and digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game and use the Disney Infinity base, figures and Power Discs that they already own with the newly improved Toy Box 3.0 without having to purchase a new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack. The digital download for the video game is available for a SRP of $29.99.

Aug
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Hitman – World Premiere “Showstopper” Playthrough

Io-Interactive and Square Enix today released the first playthrough from the upcoming Hitman. The video focuses on the core Hitman experience – creative stealth gameplay, disguises, hiding in plain sight and the choice and freedom of approach that is the hallmark of the series. Featuring the Parisian “Showstopper” mission, the playthrough aims to give fans insight into the mechanics of Hitman while not spoiling the game.

Aug
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta Open to All Gamers on Xbox One and PC

In the final weekend of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta, Treyarch has some updates and announcements – first the beta is open to all gamers on Xbox One and PC.

Treyarch also announced via Twitter some new additions to the Black Ops III Beta currently available on Xbox One and PC. They are increasing the level cap to Level 34, introducing the map Stronghold into the rotation, and unlocking the new Multiplayer Specialist Reaper.

Aug
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ASTRO Gaming Introduces Tournament Ready Series of Audio Products

ASTRO Gaming announced a new Tournament Ready series of gaming audio products. The ASTRO Gaming TR lineup includes a redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset that enables this product to be compatible with the studio’s new ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits, a collection of interchangeable parts that enable the headset to adapt to any gaming environment. In addition, ASTRO has delivered improvements to the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR making it an essential piece of gaming hardware for pro players, serious gamers and livestreamers alike. ASTRO Gaming’s new TR series will be available later this year.