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Launch Trailer for “Dying Light”

January 26th, 2015

Officially launching tomorrow, January 27, 2015, Dying Light gets it’s launch trailer:

January 26th, 2015 – Warsaw, Poland/ Developed by Techland, Dying Light is an all-new story of survival set in a city devastated by a mysterious infection. Kyle Crane, an undercover operative, is sent to the quarantine zone with the mission to locate a high-ranking military officer gone missing. Soon his mission goes sour and Crane is caught in the midst of a desperate fight for survival. Read the rest of this entry »

“Homeworld: Remastered” Set for Feb.25

January 25th, 2015

TEXAS — Jan. 25, 2015 – Amid its large-scale presence at the PAX South gaming convention in San Antonio, independent developer Gearbox Software offered a glimpse of Homeworld Remastered Collection, the long-awaited, ultra high-definition remastering of the acclaimed strategy series. The Texas-based developer also announced that the game will be released for PC on February 25, 2015 (yes, just a month away) with pre-orders open now on Steam for $34.99 — currently just $29.74 with a 15% pre-order discount.

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“The Witcher: Battle Arena” Launches for Mobile

January 22nd, 2015

Direct from the good folks at CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games to whet the appetite of those with tablets and smartphones for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:

CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games announce the global release of The Witcher Battle Arena—a fast, fun and accessible Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game designed exclusively for smartphones and tablets!

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“Rise of Incarnates” Headed to Steam Early Access

January 22nd, 2015

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Fresh off the press from Bandai Namco and seemingly in the spirit of Soul Calibur:

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announces that its free-to-play action game, Rise of Incarnates, will go live on Steam Early Access on February 4. Offering players the unique opportunity to experience a highly rewarding cooperative experience, Rise of Incarnates is packed with a rich library of characters and customization.

Set in an era of unending catastrophe, players in Rise of Incarnates find themselves in a time where society lives in perpetual fear of what will become of the planet. Among the people of this universe, certain humans with extraordinary abilities have emerged. These humans are known as “incarnates,” and their powers are drawn from daimones, or spiritual manifestations of the gods, demons and monsters of all the world’s mythology.

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Content Update #7 for EA Sports UFC

January 21st, 2015

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Today EA SPORTS announced that the latest free content update from EA SPORTS UFC is now available for download worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the seventh content update from the franchise and features four new additions to the roster, including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Holly Holm and Rafael Dos Anjos. Johnson, one of the most feared fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, will be facing off against EA SPORTS UFC co-cover athlete, Alexander Gustafsson, this Saturday at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON. See “Rumble” come to life in EA SPORTS UFC now: http://on.fb.me/1J9TxX6. Read the rest of this entry »

Windows 10’s Hooks for Xbox One

January 21st, 2015

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Wrapped up in all the news about Windows 10, there was a few gaming tidbits as well:

  • Contana comes to PC and Tablet. The Cortana personal digital assistant will now be available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets to support people and help them get things done.
  • A new web experience for Windows 10. “Project Spartan,” the next generation browser offers the ability to annotate with keyboard or pen and share with friends, distraction-free reading mode and integration with Cortana to put the web to work
  • Xbox on Windows 10. Stream games directly from your Xbox One to Windows 10, play games with friends across devices and experience great graphics built using DirectX12.
  • Office for Windows 10: Office universal apps on Windows 10 deliver a consistent, touch-first experience across phone, tablet and PC. We’ll have more to share on the next version of the Office desktop suite in the coming months.
  • The world’s first holographic computing platform: Windows 10 enables developers to create holographic experiences in the real world, and the new Microsoft HoloLens is the first untethered holographic computer – no wires, phones or connection to a PC needed.
  • New Microsoft Surface Hub optimizes Windows 10 experiences for groups: Surface Hub takes advantage of Windows 10, Skype for Business and Office 365 to make every person – remote or onsite – feel like they’re in the same collaborative space.

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“Saints Row IV: Re-Elected” and “Gat Out of Hell” Launch

January 20th, 2015

While the video pretty much sums things up, here’s some text because you still know how to read. (We’re assuming.)

About Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
After the space faring antics of Saints Row IV, many fans asked what we could do next… the answer? Shoot The Devil in the face. Play as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a quest to save the leader of the Saints’ soul. Historical icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number, and a whole lot of other shenanigans all await you in the open world standalone expansion playground that is Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.

Gat out of Hell is the standalone expansion to the award-winning and multi-million selling Saints Row IV from Deep Silver and will launch on January 20, 2015 in the Americas for last gen and new gen console platforms as well as PC.
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GOG.com Makes More Classic “Star Wars” Titles Available

January 20th, 2015

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January 20, 2015 – After teaming up with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm last fall for the well-received release of six Lucasfilm titles, GOG.com is ready to release more classic Star Wars™ titles for fans and gamers to play once again. Starting January 20, GOG.com will release 12 more titles from the “galaxy far, far away….” for the following ten days.

Today’s releases, which complete the much loved Star Wars™: X-Wing series on GOG.com, are:

Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

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New 3DS XL Set for Feb.13 Launch

January 14th, 2015

new 3ds xlOn the heels of the recent Nintendo Direct, we received the official press release announcing details about the “New 3DS XL” and some other stuff, including a release date for Codename: S.T.E.A.M.:

VANCOUVER, B.C., January 14, 2015 – During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in Canada on February 13 at a suggested retail price of $229.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.

All of the new features of New Nintendo 3DS XL make it the ideal way to experience upcoming portable games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as all other existing Nintendo 3DS software. The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system.

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“Battlefield: Hardline” Beta #2 Coming

January 14th, 2015

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No word a specific date, but EA confirmed that Battlefield: Hardline’s second beta is coming to all platforms:

The second Battlefield Hardline beta will be open to all players on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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“Grim Fandango Remastered” Pre-Orders Commence

January 13th, 2015

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2015 – Double Fine Productions, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is pleased to announce that Grim Fandango Remastered is available to pre-order today for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux in anticipation of its January 27th launch date. The game will be listed on PlayStation Network as a Cross-Buy title for $14.99 and sports a new PlayStation 4 dynamic theme as a pre-order bonus. PC, Mac, and Linux pre-orders are also available at GOG.com where the game will be sold DRM-free for $14.99 with exclusive wallpapers for those who purchase before launch.

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New Release Date, System Specs for GTA V (PC)

January 13th, 2015

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Hot off the press from Rockstar:

Happy New Year! Today, we would like to share with you the first screens and system specs of Grand Theft Auto V for PC as well as a new release date of March 24, 2015, as announced today on the Rockstar Newswire.

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Sci-Fi MMO “AD2460″ Launches

January 12th, 2015

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From the official release:

Norwegian game developer and publisher Fifth Season AS is proud to announce the release of their new Sci-Fi themed MMO, AD2460. The servers are now ready for action, and the developer is encouraging gamers from across the globe to sign up and register to play.

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“Call of Duty Online” Launches Public Open Beta in China

January 12th, 2015

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It’s announcement a little more than two years in the making, so here it is!

Santa Monica, CA and SHANGHAI – January 12, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), announced the launch of the public open beta for Call of Duty Online to hundreds of millions of Chinese gamers. Currently live across China, Call of Duty Online is a new free-to-play version of the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise that marks a historic first for the series, as the pop culture phenomenon expands to the world’s largest gaming market.

The development of Call of Duty Online has been led by veteran Call of Duty studio Raven Software. Inspired by the blockbuster, critically-acclaimed hits Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops universes, Call of Duty Online draws from these iconic experiences that have captivated millions of gamers around the world in an all-new Call of Duty experience, created exclusively for China.

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“Evolve” Has Gone Gold

January 8th, 2015

From the official announcement:

Today 2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve has gone gold, which means that development on the game has finished and it’s being sent to the manufacturing to be printed to disc and shipped to stores. [Evolve is set for a February 10, 2015 launch.]

Also on a somewhat related note, developer Turtle Rock announced a donation based on “227.5 hairy inches”:

….we have some beards to shave and hair to cut! Team members at Turtle Rock pledged to not shave or cut their hair until the game passed certification. For each inch of beard grown by the guys and hair cut by the ladies, we’d donate $50 to Child’s Play charity. The total length? 227.5 hairy inches! That comes out to $11,375 raised for Child’s Play – with the hair itself, if long enough, being donated to Locks of Love. 2K is matching the Turtle Rock Studios contribution, for a total donation of $22,750.