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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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    Lost Dimension

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    Lost Dimension takes a while to get going, which is surprising, since it opens with half the world blowing up.   One day, a guy who calls himself…

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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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Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Now Available

Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today released the first of a two-part expansion to Pillars of Eternity. “The White March: Part I” is the first addition to the role-playing game, and includes an array of new content for both veterans and newcomers. White March expands the story and experience of the original game, adding new locations, quests, and companions to the world of Eora, as well as new gameplay features such as multi-class abilities, soulbound weapons, and a higher level cap. The White March: Part I is available today as an add-on to Pillars of Eternity for PC for $14.99. A bundle with Parts I and II is available for $24.99, which will grant owners the second installment immediately upon its release.

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Xbox Games with Gold for September

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Games with Gold offering for September. On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download The Deer God in the month of September. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is also being offered starting September 16th through October 15th. On Xbox 360, starting September 1st, Battlestations: Pacific will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold members can download Crysis 3 for free through September 30th.

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First Wonder – Trailer

Indie developer Rogue Rocket Games has released a brand new trailer for First Wonder, its spiritual successor to Giants: Citizen Kabuto and MDK. The trailer introduces us to rival characters the Cargonauts and Monstro, and sets up the basic premise of the recently announced comedy action adventure.

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Street Fighter V Worldwide Beta Test Update

Capcom today announced that the Street Fighter V worldwide beta test will begin on August 28th at 7pm EST, and will continue for five days and end on September 2nd at 10am EST. Outside of the servers being shut down for periodic maintenance, Capcom expects everything to run continuously throughout the entire five day beta period. In case there are issues, be sure to follow @SFVServer on Twitter for the latest updates on the status of the server.

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Lumini Coming September 3rd

Rising Star Games, in partnership with Netherlands-based developer, Speelbaars is set to release the flow-based adventure game, Lumini on Steam for PC on September 3rd. A deluxe edition of Lumini, featuring the game and soundtrack, will also be made available on Steam at launch.

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FIFA 16 Demo Coming September 8th

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The FIFA 16 Demo is scheduled to launch from September 8th to 10th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This will be your first opportunity to experience FIFA 16 before the game hits shelves starting on September 22nd.

Here is what you can expect in the FIFA 16 Demo:

Game Options

  • Kick-Off: jump onto the pitch and play a match. When starting the FIFA 16 Demo for the first time on PC, Xbox One, or PS4, you will begin at El Clasico, Real Madrid C.F. at home to FC Barcelona.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team Draft: experience a brand new way to play – FUT Draft. Make careful decisions as you build a squad, then take them onto the pitch in an offline match.
  • FIFA Trainer: everyone can Compete at a Higher Level in FIFA 16. Check out the FIFA Trainer, a new contextual training system, to pick up some new tips while playing Kick Off or FUT Draft.
  • New Skill Games: while matches are loading you’ll have a chance to try out six new skill games.
  • Bundesliga Broadcast Presentation: experience authentic broadcast graphics on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 when Borussia Dortmund visits Borussia Mönchengladbach at BORUSSIA-PARK.

Pick From Top Teams

Included in the demo are 10 top Club Teams and two Women’s Teams*, including the World Cup Champion, U.S. Women’s National Team.

Clubs:

  • FC Barcelona
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Chelsea FC
  • Inter Milan
  • Manchester City
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid C.F.
  • River Plate
  • Seattle Sounders

Women’s National Teams:

  • Germany
  • United States
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Ubisoft Changes Rainbow Six: Siege Canada Tournament Dates

Ubisoft today announced new dates for its Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Canada Tournament, a national competition that will visit four Canadian cities and see teams battle for the highest score in Rainbow Six: Siege matches. Kicking off in Montreal on August 26th before visiting Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, each city’s top scorers will move on to compete in the Rainbow Six Siege Canada Tournament Finals in Toronto in November. The last standing team will be crowned Canadian grand champion, and will win a Ubisoft prize pack as well as a $5,000 grand prize.

Rainbow Six Siege Canada Tournament events will be held in the below Canadian cities on the specified dates:

Montreal: August 26, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Location: Peel Pub, 1196 Peel Street, Montreal

Toronto: September 24, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Location: Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill, 10 Dundas Street East, 3rd floor, Toronto

Calgary: October 22, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Location: Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill, 7995 11 Street SE, Calgary

Vancouver: October 29, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Location: Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill, 10331 St Edwards Drive, Richmond

Toronto: November – Rainbow Six Siege Canada Tournament Finals
• Location, Day and Time, To Be Announced

Gamers from across the country are invited to team up and compete in the Rainbow Six: Siege Canada Tournament. For additional information, including how to register, visit rainbowsixsiege.ca and follow the #R6SiegeCA hashtag on Twitter.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will be available on December 1st for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Dying Light Co-Op Demo Now Available

Techland announced today that a free demo of its zombie game Dying Light is now available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The demo lets players explore most of the Slums area and offers 3 hours of content, including one story quest chain and a number of side quests, challenges, and random encounters. It also features all the core gameplay mechanics of Dying Light, such as the day&night cycle, parkour-based Natural Movement system, creative brutality and crafting. Additionally, the demo supports online co-op mode for up to 4 players.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Live on Kickstarter

Larian Studios today announced that the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign is live.

Backers will have the opportunity to claim Kickstarter-only rewards including multiplayer packs, a unique Kickstarter Collector’s Edition, custom artwork, and even a surprise pack that includes handpicked trinkets, mementos and other little things that inspired the team as they were developing the game. To ensure all backers can give feedback to the team, every backer at the $25 tier and higher will receive Alpha and Beta access.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – “The Skaters” Trailer

Activision today shared a new behind-the-scenes trailer for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 that chronicles each of the skateboarding professionals in the game. There are riders from different eras of skateboarding sharing their perspectives on gaming history and how the classic THPS games intersected with the ever-progressing skateboarding scene, as well as what it’s been like to participate in THPS5.

Tony Hawk himself oversaw the inclusion of the following pros in THPS5: Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ishod Wair, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds, and Lizzie Armanto.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is scheduled to launch on September 29th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is also planned for release without online play on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 10th.