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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Now Finished, Director Confirms
Sep 23, 2017 - 1:32 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has completed post-production. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that the latest movie in the blockbuster franchise is now finished, ahead of its December release.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer slams Fornite for "replicating" gameplay
Sep 22, 2017 - 5:09 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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The developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has hit out at Epic's Fortnite for "replicating" its game.

n an eyebrow-raising press release, Bluehole exec Chang Han Kim slammed Fortnite's new Battle Royale mode for its similarities to PUBG. Kim said his studio was "concerned" and - ominously - stated it would "contemplate further action".

It's a surprising position to take; despite Battlegrounds' huge popularity, it is far from the first game to offer Battle Royale-inspired gameplay. It's not even the first competitor from a major publisher - GTA Online recently launched its own take, for example.

Fornite is muscling in with the might of Epic behind it, and this week announced an aggressive launch proposition: it will be completely free to download and launch on console as soon as next week, eclipsing PUBG's own Xbox One version. It's feels like it's rattled Bluepoint - not least because Epic has mentioned PUBG while talking about its competitor.

"We've had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG's development as they are the creators of [Unreal Engine], the engine we licensed for the game," Kim stated. "After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.

"We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press. This was never discussed with us and we don't feel that it's right."
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Sep 22, 2017 - 5:08 PM - by Jetherik

You know you had a long week when you don't realize it is Friday. What are you playing?
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The Evil Within Director Wants To Port Sequel To Nintendo Switch
Sep 22, 2017 - 1:11 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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The Evil Within 2 is out in just a few weeks for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and now producer Shinji Mikami--who previously directed the original game as well as the Resident Evil series--has said he would like to see a Switch version of the horror title.

In an interview with GameSpot, Mikami said, "I think a Switch version would be interesting. I'd like to try it if I had the chance." While not exactly confirmation that such a port is happening, it's at least promising that such a prominent figure in the series (Mikami is acting as producer and supervisor on the sequel) would like to see it happen.

There's at least one small stumbling block however: "First I'd like to buy a Switch myself," Mikami said. "I had to borrow Zelda with the Switch from another staff member to play it."
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Sep 22, 2017 - 11:28 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I'm going up to the Twin Cities on Sunday to help a friend with a project, so I'll have a few hours of drive time. I'm sure I'll listen to a ton of stuff during the drive.

What are you listening to?
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Ron Howard Tweets a Han Solo Kessel Run Tease
Sep 22, 2017 - 11:11 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Ron Howard recently tweeted a tease about a role for Paul Bettany in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film Han Solo. Today he posted a teaser pic that might show us the entrance to the Kessel Run. In the tweet, we see a pic of what looks like the entrance to a cave with the caption, “Spicey?” As Star Wars fans know, Han Solo is very proud of the fact that he flew the Millennium Falcon through the famous Kessel Run in fewer than 12 parsecs. The Kessel Run is the hyperspace route that smugglers use to move spice from the mines on Kessel. Han Solo’s run broke a long-standing record.
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The New Trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs
Sep 22, 2017 - 11:08 AM - by Evil Avatar

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ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals the First Peter Rabbit Trailer
Sep 22, 2017 - 11:05 AM - by Evil Avatar


Next spring, discover the rabbit behind the legend. #PeterRabbitMovie
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1922 Trailer: Thomas Jane Returns to the World of Stephen King Read
Sep 22, 2017 - 10:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

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1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has Gone Gold
Sep 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Goes Gold

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has gone gold and is almost here. Get ready for release on October 17th 2017!

This highly anticipated sequel features more than twice the amount of content than South Park: The Stick of Truth. Created, written, voiced, and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is authentic, interactive South Park at its finest – hilarious, outrageous, and a whole lot of fun. Everything is bigger, longer, and goes deeper than before. Come on down to South Park and have yourself a time.
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Destiny 2 Faction Rallies Start Soon, Guided Games and More
Sep 21, 2017 - 7:10 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has word that the first Destiny 2 Faction Rallies event starts on September 26th.

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Weapons tied to factions have begun to pop up in Destiny 2, but things will soon become much more involved. Bungie previously revealed that something called Faction Rallies would begin on September 26, but we had no idea of what those would actually entail. The developer has now provided details on how they'll work and what you can get by participating.

Faction Rallies are a special event that kicks off with the weekly reset on Tuesday, September 26, at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 9 AM BST and runs until the same time on October 3. All three factions return from the original Destiny--Dead Orbit (represented by Arach Jalaal), Future War Cult (Lakshmi-2), and New Monarchy (Executor Hideo)--to task players with "gather[ing] supplies for their faction and destroy[ing] enemy resources." This is done by simply playing the game--you'll choose one of the three factions to align yourself with and then earn Faction Tokens by completing public events, Lost Sectors, Strikes, or the Raid, or by playing Crucible.
Destiny 2 Guided Games: What You Need To Know Ahead Of Launch

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One of the new features coming to Destiny 2 is what Bungie is calling "Guided Games." This is where a solo player can group up with a higher-level players to help learn the ropes of end-game activities such as Nightfalls and Raids. The Guided Games feature officially rolls out on September 26, but it's been available for testers for a little over a week now in beta form, and Bungie has now talked about how many people tested it out and what it learned from the beta.
Destiny 2 Known Issues List Includes Clan XP Bug And More

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Starting off, the limited-time multiplayer event, Trials of the Nine, was disabled at the wrong time this week. Going forward, you can expect it to run from 10 AM PT on Friday until Tuesday at 2 AM PT. Another issue Bungie is aware of and working on is that Clan XP is not always being awarded upon completion of public events. Bungie said it's also aware of a problem where Clan Engrams are not given to members. One note Bungie provided is that you can't earn a Clan Engram if you quit a clan and join another one before the weekly reset.

Additionally, there is a problem with Destiny's microtransaction store, Eververse. Players are experiencing delays in receiving Silver after buying it through errors such as "Silver Sync Pending" and "Query Failed."
Destiny 2 Going Offline Next Week, Here's When And For How Long

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Starting at 6 AM PT on September 25, players won't be able to sign in. At 7 AM PT that day, everyone who is logged in to Destiny 2 will be kicked off. The maintenance period is scheduled to run until 12 PM PT, so all told, there will be interruptions for around six hours. That's if everything goes to plan; there is always a chance the maintenance period could wrap up sooner or, as was the case last time, take longer.
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Overwatch Free Weekend Begins on September 22nd
Sep 21, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by Emabulator

Blizzard has posted a reminder that you can play Overwatch for free this weekend, beginning at 11 AM PT on September 22nd. The free weekend will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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DON'T FORGET: You can play Overwatch FREE on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One starting tomorrow at 11AM PT!
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, September 21 - 27: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #GTSport
Sep 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and VideoBooks
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Call of Duty: WWII – ‘Brotherhood of Heroes’ Documentary
Sep 21, 2017 - 1:32 PM - by Emabulator


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Call of Duty®: WWII will take players to the front lines of war-torn Western Europe during one of history’s greatest conflicts, where the stakes were high and the only thing standing in the way of Nazi oppression was a generation of ordinary men and women willing to make extraordinary sacrifices to preserve our way of life.

Get a peek at how Sledgehammer Games pays homage to the men and women who answered history’s call through a gripping Campaign Mode that aims to redefine World War II for a new generation of gamers. The journey begins on November 3.
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Left Alive TGS 2017 Trailer - PS4 & PC
Sep 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Left Alive is reportedly set in the world of Square Enix’s Front Mission franchise. It’s being developed by director Toshifumi Nabeshima, who worked on the Armored Core franchise; Yoji Shinkawa, character designer on the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series; Takayuki Yanase, a designer whose credits include Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Xenoblade Chronicles X; and Shinji Hashimoto, producer of the original Front Mission and Front Mission Evolved.

Left Alive is expected to hit PS4 and Steam sometime in 2018.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War New Mystic Tribe Video Revealed
Sep 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a new video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, spotlighting the Mystic tribe, a faction of Orcs who specialise in dark magic, rituals and incantations that date back thousands of years. In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. While the Mystic tribe's warriors are as capable as Orcs of other tribes, all of Mordor fear the curses and spells that the Mystic tribe can invoke, who call upon their black magic of the Dark Lord to torment their enemies.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10, 2017.
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Fortnite Battle Royal will be Free for everybody from September 26th
Sep 21, 2017 - 10:46 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Hey Fortnite community,

We have exciting news: on September 26, Fortnite Battle Royale will be free for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Mac.

• What’s Fortnite Battle Royale?

It’s a 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite that will be free for everybody on Sept. 26. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins.

• So, what’s the catch?

No catch. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and we will not sell items that give a competitive advantage. At some point in the future we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content.

• Squads are Coming!

On September 26, Fortnite Battle Royale will introduce squads. Also, we’re working to improve the feel of combat, controls, weapons, movement and inventory.

• “Save the World” PvE Updates

Fortnite’s “Save the World” PvE campaign remains in paid Early Access and we have lots of great updates in the works including the previously announced “Block Party” mode and some spooky October content.

• How Can I Play?

On September 26, Battle Royale will be available as a free download on the Epic Games PC launcher, PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.

• More Questions?

Check out our community FAQ for additional details.
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I just got this one, I like the art a lot and after playing Heroes of the Storm I'm usually up for more pay-to-win gaming as long as you can earn the items for free.
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Need for Speed Payback PC Gameplay at 4K
Sep 21, 2017 - 10:43 AM - by Evil Avatar


Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Kingsman Director Calls Out Marketing Team For Revealing Plot Twists
Sep 20, 2017 - 8:12 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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The director of Kingsman: The Golden Circle has called out his film's marketing team for giving away too many plot twists in trailers and other promotional materials. If you've seen a trailer for the film or some of its posters, you probably know what he's talking about. Speaking to Deadline, Matthew Vaughn said revealing these secrets "isn't great for the viewing experience," especially in the film's first act.

"I think the marketing department's done a bloody good job of giving away a lot of the twists and turns. That's been a private bugbear of mine, and I guess now a public one," the director said. "They insist it is the right thing to do. I think it isn't great for the viewing experience and the way I structured the first act. It definitely has left me feeling a bit hamstrung; the narrative thrust has been a little bit weakened."
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Square Enix is trying to get full-fat Final Fantasy 15 on Nintendo Switch
Sep 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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There was some speculation that the Switch would get Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition, a mobile spin-off that takes the original game's story and delivers it across 10 episodic chapters tailored for touchscreens, but it sounds as if Square Enix is attempting to get a version of the console game running on Nintendo's hardware.

"We're actually doing very specific technical investigations into what's possible at the moment," Tabata told us at Square Enix's Shinjuku offices ahead of this week's Tokyo Game Show. "Where we are at the moment - we've completed those tests and have worked out where the ground lies. We're currently in the middle of the discussion and debate about what we should be doing, and how to realise that on the Switch.

"The other thing - you see the mobile version, the PC version, one thing we value is to optimise the way the game plays and the experience for the individual hardware it's on rather than a one-size fits all approach. We can't currently announce anything - we haven't come to a full decision on the best way to do it yet. We're having very open, frank discussions with Nintendo at the moment about what they think is the best thing to do. It's all under investigation."

Last week Bethesda made the surprise announcement that it's bringing the recent Doom and the forthcoming Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch, which gives us some cause for optimism when it comes to seeing current-gen console ports on the hybrid hardware. Whether that'd be possible for Final Fantasy 15, meanwhile, seems uncertain right now - though there are options that Square Enix are open to exploring.
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Valve aims to combat Steam review bombing with new 'histogram' charts
Sep 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

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"Review-bombing" is a coordinated effort to damage the public profile of a company or product by inundating it with negative reviews. Actual problems with the product in question often have nothing to do with it: Dota 2 got hammered last month because Valve won't make Half-Life 3, and more recently Firewatch suffered because of Sean Vanaman's beef with Pewdiepie. As we reported earlier this summer, it happens because it works, and it's become enough of a problem that Valve has finally been forced to address the issue.

One of the big problems facing Valve, as Alden Kroll said in a new blog post, is that review bombers are "fulfilling the goal of User Reviews" by expressing their opinions on whether or not people should buy a particular game. "But one thing we've noticed is that the issue players are concerned about can often be outside the game itself. It might be that they're unhappy with something the developer has said online, or about choices the developer has made in the Steam version of their game relative to other platforms, or simply that they don't like the developer's political convictions," he wrote.

He acknowledged that those opinions can be relevant to a player's happiness with a game purchase, but that relevance is less obvious when it comes to the actual review score. Data indicates that in most cases, review scores recover to an appropriate level once the bombing campaign is over, but there's no apparent correlation between a developer's response (or lack thereof) to complaints and the score's bounceback.

"In short, review bombs make it harder for the Review Score to achieve its goal of accurately representing the likelihood that you'd be happy with your purchase if you bought them," Kroll said.
Read on.
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4205 Cast - Direct and to the Point
Sep 20, 2017 - 2:37 PM - by 4205 Cast

Autumn means the games are coming and the well of information bears much water. Nintendo dominated another week of discussion with a hefty amount of information. Come take a listen and remember a time when talking cars solved crime and Ronald Reagan was president! This week, Andre takes the fork in the road, Theo plays a different kind of overwatch, Anthoney relives his hoop dreams and Joe tells you once again who's bad. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the eightieth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss Nintendo Direct September 2017, and make a whole lotta 80s references.

This week on the 4205 Cast - Direct and to the Point

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Join us for a full recap of the most recent Nintendo Direct (9/13/17), and a lot of unfortunate 80s references.
Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Call of Duty: WWII - Meet the Allies Trailers
Sep 20, 2017 - 1:19 PM - by Emabulator


Click on the Headline for the Trailers.
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Vampyr Delayed to Spring 2018
Sep 20, 2017 - 1:07 PM - by Emabulator

Focus Home Interactive has announced that DontNod's RPG, Vampyr has been delayed to Spring of 2018.

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Eagerly awaited by many players at the end of this year, upcoming RPG Vampyr announces the delay of its release date to Spring 2018, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DontNod Entertainment, explains:

'Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality. We were still convinced just a few weeks ago that we would be able to release Vampyr this year. Unfortunately, a technical issue - now solved - has set our teams' schedule back at the end of the development.

This delay allows us enough time for all the polishing and balancing phase, much needed for a game of Vampyr's scope, with its ambitious, semi-open world, its complex narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give players a real impact on the world.

We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience... especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it.'
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Linda Hamilton returning for new Terminator Movie
Sep 20, 2017 - 9:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Hollywood Reporter has word that Linda Hamilton will return to play Sarah Connor in the new Tim Miller (Deadpool) Terminator movie.

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Cameron, who will regain the Terminator rights in 2019, is producing the new film series which has Deadpool director Tim Miller and David Ellison of Skydance teaming up.

“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return,” Cameron said at the fan event, adding that now “there are 50-year old, 60-year old guys out there killing bad guys” in movies, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger was previously revealed to be returning as well. He and Linda Hamilton starred together in both the original Terminator in 1984 and the 1991 sequel.

THR adds that Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story,” Cameron said. “We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
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Tomb Raider Trailer: Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft!
Sep 20, 2017 - 9:19 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus - NO MORE NAZIS Gameplay Trailer
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:40 PM - by MacDuff


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Apple Overhauls iOS With AR Gaming And App Store Revision
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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ARKit is a toolset for developers that streamlines the creation process for AR games and apps on the Apple platform. Both the iPhone and iPad can run games built on ARKit with iOS 11 installed. The device's camera and motion sensors provide the real-world space for which game assets are rendered on. For example, The Machines requires a flat surface to draw up the game's maps, and players physically move around to get different viewing angles of the environment.

The Machines was demoed during Apple's recent iPhone event and GameSpot was able to play an early build of the game prior to launch. It works similarly to a MOBA (like Heroes of the Storm or Dota 2) in terms of map structure and abilities subjected to cooldown, but players control multiple characters during a match. It features local and online multiplayer, and a leaderboard. We also got hands-on with Zombie Gunship Revenant, a base-defense wave-based shooter where you place your base anywhere in the real world through your camera.
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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Leaves Early Access on September 21st, Trailer
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:31 PM - by Emabulator

HeroСraft has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will leave Steam Early Access on September 21st.

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Your Great Company’s Strike Cruiser was ambushed by the infamous Chaos Space Marines of the Word Bearers legion. The battle forced you to land on Kanak, a volcano-wracked feral world – a living hell inhabited by tribes of ruthless barbarians. However, you are not just an ordinary soldier but a mighty Space Marine of the Space Wolves chapter, a son of Leman Russ, the Wolf King. You will emerge victorious – or die fighting for Russ and the Allfather!

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a card driven, turn-based tactical game with RPG elements developed by Russian independent studio HeroCraft. You play as Valgard Twice Slain and his squad of fearsome Space Wolves, one of the First Founding Space Marine Legions, in their fight for survival after becoming castaways in the dangerous world of Kanak. After a successful Early Access period, HeroCraft is happy to announce that their turn-based tactical combat game, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, will leave Early Access to go on full release on September 21st 2017 on Steam. Its final price will increase from $11.99 / €11.99 to $17.99 / €17.99.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Call of Duty: WWII - Meet the Squad Trailers
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:14 PM - by Emabulator


Click on the Headline to Watch the Four New Trailers.
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Pro Trailer
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Experience the wonder and magic of a fan favorite, rebuilt from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 system.

Coming 2018.
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US Navy Subs Will Use Xbox Controllers
Sep 18, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by Terran

How do you improve a clunky, heavy device for controlling periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines, the most advanced subs in the Navy? You use familiar, off-the-shelf parts like an Xbox 360 controller!

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“The Navy got together and they asked a bunch of J.O.s and junior guys, ‘What can we do to make your life better?’ ” said Lt. j.g. Kyle Leonard, the USS John Warner’s assistant weapons officer, referring to junior officers and sailors. “And one of the things that came out is the controls for the scope. It’s kind of clunky in your hand; it’s real heavy.”

Lockheed Martin and Navy officials have been working to use commercial off-the-shelf technology to reduce costs and take advantage of the technological skills sailors grow up with. The integration of the video game console controller grew out of that effort.
Benefits? Several!

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The Xbox controller is no different than the ones a lot of crew members grew up playing with. Lockheed Martin says the sailors who tested the controller at its lab were intuitively able to figure out how to use it on their own within minutes, compared to hours of training required for the joystick.

The Xbox controller also is significantly cheaper. The company says the photonic mast handgrip and imaging control panel that cost about $38,000 can be replaced with an Xbox controller that typically costs less than $30.
Private sector innovation at work. Well done!
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Tomb Raider Movie Poster Revealed
Sep 18, 2017 - 1:24 PM - by Emabulator


"Her legend begins. #TombRaider, in theaters March 2018."
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PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales After Strong Release
Sep 18, 2017 - 1:11 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Divinity: Original Sin II came out just a few days ago, but it's been in Steam Early Access for almost a year. Now, publisher and developer Larian Studios is sharing some sales data, telling Eurogamer the game has sold nearly 500,000 copies in total. 180,000 of those sales have come since its 1.0 release on September 14.

"We're close to hitting 500K units sold, which is a number I believe took us two or three months with Divinity: Original Sin 1," said Swen Vincke, owner of Larian Studios. The game has also hit a milestone in terms of concurrent players on Steam, reaching nearly 86,000 players at one time. At the time of this writing, it's the fourth most-played game on Steam. The response has been unexpected, Vincke told Eurogamer. Servers have struggled to handle the large number of players, but "we should have them up and running again soon," he said.

Vincke also commented on possible console releases in the future. The company had indicated it was waiting to see how the game sold on PC before deciding to release on other systems and, right now, that PC version still remains the focus, he said.
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Call of Duty: WWII - Story Trailer
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history. After surviving the beaches of Normandy, Red and his squad will fight their way across Europe, engaging the enemy in iconic battle locations such as the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, as they make their way into Germany. The journey begins on November 3.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Campaign That Never Forgets Live Action Trailer
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

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New “Campaign That Never Forgets” Launches for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today launched a new “Campaign That Never Forgets,” bringing to life the videogame that never forgets, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Beginning with an interactive live-action film directed by Neil Huxley (Avatar, Watchmen) and shot by Director of Photography, Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones), the “Campaign That Never Forgets” faithfully recreates the award-winning Nemesis System, driving viewers to make key story decisions during the siege of a fortress in Mordor. Those decisions then result in a personal relationship with a specific Orc as a loyal ally or vengeful enemy, which will extend beyond the interactive trailer and follow viewers across the internet, emulating the gameplay experience created by the Nemesis System. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players now have entirely new ways to journey through the dynamic world, with more choices and opportunities than ever before due to addition of Orc Followers. Whether spared, scarred, recruited or marked, every encounter will be remembered and help fuel the dynamics of society and conflict within Mordor, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System.

The interactive live-action film kicking off the Official Middle-earth: Shadow of War “Campaign That Never Forgets” can be viewed and shared at shadowofwar.com.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10, 2017.
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Injustice 2 Raiden Gameplay Trailer #Injustice2
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Game & Movie Releases for September 17th to September 23rd, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for September 17th to September 23rd, 2017

Retail Games
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbone)
Project CARS 2 (PS4, Xbone)
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (PS4, Xbone)
LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (PS4, Xbone, Switch)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (PS4)
Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)
Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Vita)

Movies & TV
Wonder Woman
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season
Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Ranma 1/2: OVA and Movie Collection
Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season
Bates Motel: Season Five
The Big Sick
The Bad Batch
The Hero
Bates Motel: The Complete Series
Cartels
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
The Little Hours
Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series
Matoi the Sacred Slayer: Complete Collection
SEED: The Untold Story
Body of Deceit
Friends: The Complete Series
Innocent Blood
The Prison
The Adventures of Captain Marvel
The Illustrated Man
Certain Women Criterion Collection

Box Office
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Friend Request
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Heroes of the Storm Ana Spotlight
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:23 AM - by Evil Avatar

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As a founding member of Overwatch and one of the world’s best snipers, Ana Amari uses her skills to protect the innocent. Though she went MIA after losing her eye, Ana’s sense of duty and responsibility has brought her back to fight in the Nexus!

Get all the necessary information and gameplay tips on our newest Support Hero, Ana, Veteran Sniper, in this spotlight video!
I'm out of Heroes of the Storm until I get bored of Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda and Shadow of Mordor. Ranked play is so toxic that I needed a break.
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mother! Bombs on the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Stephen King adaption It continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky's audacious genre-bending psychological thriller mother!

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 15th to September 17th, 2017.
  1. It $60.0/$218.7
  2. American Assassin $14.8/$14.8
  3. mother! $7.5/$7.5
  4. Home Again $5.3/$17.1
  5. The Hitman's Bodyguard $3.5/$70.3
  6. Annabelle: Creation $2.6/$99.9
  7. Wind River $2.5/$29.1
  8. Leap! $2.1/$18.6
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming $1.8/$330.2
  10. Dunkirk $1.3/$185.1
  11. Logan Lucky $1.0/$26.8
  12. The Emoji Movie $.975/$83.8

mother! bombed with a 'F' Cinemascore. Who knew that consumers didn't want to watch Jennifer Lawrence lecture them on the evils of Christianity? I never would have guessed.
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Mass Effect Andromeda Hits the Bargain Bin
Sep 17, 2017 - 10:56 AM - by Evil Avatar


Deluxe Edition available today on Amazon for $23.11.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Sep 17, 2017 - 7:04 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's Sunday, and my birthday too. Mrs. SonOfNel got me the nice new jersey pictured above, so you all can guess who I'm rooting for

What games are you watching today?
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Final Fantasy Director Will Try To Recreate How Players Felt With Zelda
Sep 17, 2017 - 5:10 AM - by PatrickRes9

Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched back in March and it left a pretty large footprint. In a conversation with Gamespot, Director Hajime Tabata states he will try to draw from Breath of the Wild for his next Final Fantasy title.

"I've heard a lot from the dev team and their reactions to having played it. But just from hearing the stories and the feedback, you know, we can tell that it's a really complete game," Tabata said. "It's very polished, almost a perfect game in that regard. And our goals are probably to take that experience that players felt with Breath of the Wild, but with our own technology and our own know-how."

Breath of the Wild did a lot of things right. Nothing felt copy/paste and it made for a unique open world experience. It looks like it's already shaping the landscape of future open world games. It may help push Final Fantasy forward as an open world game, so we aren't pushing cars in extended scenes (FF:XV) anymore.

Click Here for the full conversation at Gamespot.
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Cliff Bleszinski On LawBreakers: "I Have To Keep This Game Alive"
Sep 16, 2017 - 12:07 PM - by Emabulator

Cliffy B said he wants to be "less of a dick" to people online. GameSpot has the story.

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Cliff Bleszinski knows the player figures for LawBreakers right now are low. But he isn't losing faith. Games can be slow-burners--just look at Warframe as an example--and developer Boss Key has big plans to get lapsed players to return and bring in new ones. In an interview with GameSpot this week, Bleszinski spoke frankly about LawBreakers. He told us he's been humbled by the low player figures; he talked about the mistakes he made in the direction of the game. He said launching near "Destiny season" probably didn't help. And he said he wants to be "less of a dick" with his interactions with people online.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Sep 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM - by Jetherik

A weekend without games? Say it ain't so. What are you playing this weekend?
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for Halloween Sequel in 2018
Sep 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

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Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Halloween, the horror franchise that helped to launch her career.

"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018. #HalloweenMovie," Blumhouse Productions tweeted Friday.

"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween," Curtis tweeted.

David Gordon Green, the co-creator of HBO's Eastbound & Down and director of movies such as Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis, will helm a new movie with a script co-written by him and frequent collaborator Danny McBride. That announcement was made in February by John Carpenter, the co-creator of the franchise and director the 1978 original.

Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas are the production entities involved. Carpenter will executive produce along with Gordon Green and McBride’s Rough House Pictures.

"David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and … WOW. They get it. I think you're gonna dig it. They blew me away," Carpenter wrote then. "I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool. And you'll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018."

Curtis has played Laurie Strode in multiple Halloween films. Her first appearance was in the classic 1978 original when the world was introduced to the mask-wearing, mental-patient mass-murderer Michael Myers.
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Released
Sep 15, 2017 - 2:17 PM - by Emabulator

Larian Studios' role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now available on GOG and Steam.

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The eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning RPG. Gather your party. Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

The Divine is dead. The Void approaches. And the powers latent within you are soon to awaken. The battle for Divinity has begun. Choose wisely and trust sparingly; darkness lurks within every heart.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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NHL 18 Now Available Worldwide, Launch Trailer
Sep 15, 2017 - 12:59 PM - by Emabulator


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Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) launched EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18, delivering an authentic, fun and fast-paced hockey experience where the ice is a playground. Featuring new Creative Attack controls, an all-new Defensive Skill Stick, Creative A.I. and a brand-new 3-on-3 gameplay experience, NHL® 18 captures the skill and creativity displayed by today’s young superstars. On top of that, players can do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in an EA SPORTS NHL® game.
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Sony Announces Call of Duty WWII PS4 Bundle
Sep 15, 2017 - 11:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Introducing the Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 Bundle

Today I’m happy to introduce the Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PlayStation 4 Bundle. This special bundle features a green camo PS4 system equipped with a 1TB hard drive – which if you take a closer look you might spot patterns of something you’re all familiar with… The bundle also includes a matching green DualShock 4 wireless controller, and a physical standard edition copy of Call of Duty: WWII. And don’t forget, PS4 users get early access to Call of Duty: WWII DLC Map Packs, which will launch on PS4 30 days ahead of other platforms (sold separately).

This bundle will be available across the U.S. and Canada for $299.99 USD (MSRP) / $379.99 CAD (MSRP) alongside the game’s launch on November 3, 2017. But you don’t have to wait – you can pre-order your bundle soon.

Hope to see you all online in November!
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Assassin’s Creed: Origins Order of the Ancients Trailer
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:49 AM - by Evil Avatar


Learn more about the Order of the Ancients, a mysterious force controlling Egypt from the shadows.
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EXCLUSIVE: Limited Run Games Q&A - Your Questions Answered!
Sep 15, 2017 - 8:25 AM - by Metal Jesus

Limited Run Games focuses on bringing games that were previously only available in a digital format to a physical medium. Co-Founder Doug answers your questions openly and honestly about how Limited Run Game works and what to expect from them in the future!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Overkill
Sep 14, 2017 - 7:06 PM - by Emabulator


I saw Havok, Crowbar and Overkill last night at Irving Plaza in New York on the Metal Alliance Tour. Havok was okay and Crowbar was a mixed bag. Havok was wire tight, the band can bring it, but the song writing has room to grow. Crowbar has some great grooves and some cool vocals, but some of the bridges and riffs were bordering on cringe worthy.

Overkill rocked the house. The crowd, which I was glad to see was packed with a lot of young headbangers, went friggin' nuts during Overkill. Vocalist Bobby Blitz knows how to work the crowd ("We're gonna' pound so much metal down your throats you'll be shitting roofing nails!") and the set was tight, with a good mix of new and older tunes.


What are you listening to?
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Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Beta Coming to PC on September 29th
Sep 14, 2017 - 6:28 PM - by Emabulator

Sledgehammer has announced that the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer beta is coming to PC on September 29th.

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Thanks to everyone for making the Call of Duty: WWII Private Multiplayer Beta on console a huge success. We received a ton of great feedback and insights that we’re applying across the game on the road to launch. We’re also thankful for the open and constructive dialogue throughout the course of the Beta. It meant a lot to every developer who was actively reading comments on Reddit and our social channels. And best of all, it was great to finally be able to play Call of Duty: WWII with the community.

Now, the Multiplayer Beta is coming to PC as an Open Beta for all PC gamers.

Together with Raven Software, we’re excited to share that the Call of Duty: WWII Open Multiplayer Beta on PC will kick off on September 29th and run through October 2nd on Steam.

The PC Open Beta is just a small part of the full Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer experience coming to Steam in November. This test is a critical step on our road to delivering the best possible online experience on Steam at launch in November, with the following key goals:
  • Stress test core gameplay systems and online backend infrastructure at scale
  • Provide PC fans with their first hands-on experience of the boots-on-the-ground combat coming in Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer
  • Engage with the PC community to fine-tune and optimize the PC experience for November
Here are the minimum PC specs you’ll need to play in the Beta test. Please note that these specs are for the Beta only. In our next update, we’ll share the recommended PC specs for the Beta, since we’re finalizing this part of our testing as we speak.

Min Spec:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 3225 or equivalent
RAM: 8 GB RAM
HDD: 25 GB HD space
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 @ 2GB or better
DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


These specs could change following the PC Open Beta, so we’ll share the final specs closer to launch.
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Spintires: MudRunner - 'The Ultimate Off-Road Experience' Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 6:08 PM - by Emabulator


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As seen in this latest video, Spintires: Mudrunner constantly challenges your limits and ability to overcome precarious obstacles while at the helm of powerful all-terrain vehicles. Alone or with up to 3 friends in cooperative multiplayer, take on each of the game’s 6 sandbox maps as you traverse thick mud, raging rivers, slippery rock climbs, swamps, and more. Whether steering your heavy rig through thick forests or struggling along narrow, muddy cliff paths, your driving skills, audacity and patience will be tested to the extreme. The choice of path or method to succeed in a seemingly impossible situation is always yours in the sandbox environments of Spintires: MudRunner - but keep an eye on your vehicles' condition!

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, Spintires: MudRunner boasts overhauled graphics, and an advanced physics engine which allows for more authentic water and mud physics, an improved soft-body tire simulation and differential lock system, as well as more realistic interactions between your vehicles and every element of the environment. It’s not just an enhanced edition, it’s the ultimate off-road experience!
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Launch Edition Revealed, Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:55 PM - by Emabulator


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It’s been six years since Radiant Historia was released on Nintendo DS in 2011, but it’s time to return to Vainqueur and unlock the time traveling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded 3DS port of the original.
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ATLUS is Bringing 3DS JRPG 'The Alliance Alive' to the Americas and Europe, Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:43 PM - by Emabulator


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It's time to resist! Humanity must band together and unite against Daemon oppressors because ATLUS is bringing FURYU Corporation's JRPG The Alliance Alive to the Americas and Europe for Nintendo 3DS!

The game was originally released in Japan earlier this year and features nostalgic gameplay developed with a modern touch. Featuring massive world-exploration, an intertwining story of nine protagonists, an exhilarating turn-based battle system, and more, JRPG fans will instantly feel at home when crusading against evil in The Alliance Alive.

One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. It carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities in its wake. Humanity was decimated. Hundreds of years later, Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again in The Alliance Alive.
Update from Atlus:

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European Release Correction: We mistakenly mentioned that the game will be out physically and digitally in the West. It will come out physically and digitally in the Americas, and will be available digitally in Europe.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, September 14 - 20: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #NBA2K18
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:20 PM - by Emabulator

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The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

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First Look at David Harbour as the new Hellboy
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

Not sure I care for the long hair.
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