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Need for Speed’s Next Update Adds New Customzation Items, Music Tracks and More

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EA and Ghost Games’ Need for Speed reboot is getting its second free update tomorrow and it will deliver a plethora of new content that’ll be sure to please fans of older NFS titles.

The ‘Legends’ update will see the return of Eddie (NFS: Underground, NFS: U2), who will provide players with a series of new racing events to overcome.

He’s put together a list of the hottest street racers in Ventura Bay and you’re on it! He isn’t alone though as he’ll be accompanied by Melissa. She’ll be in touch as you look to compete in a series of knock-out events to earn a shot at Eddie himself, with the goal of walking away with his tricked out Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (1999).

Longtime Need for Speed fans will be pleased to learn that several of their favorite songs are also returning. Players will be able to listen to the likes of ‘The Baddest’ from Underground 2 and ‘Romulus 3 (NFS II), as they race through the streets of Ventura Bay.

New Music:

  • Aquila 303 – The Need for Speed (1994)
  • Overheated – The Need for Speed (1994)
  • Scud – The Need for Speed (1994)
  • Toxic Exhaust – The Need for Speed (1994)
  • Menu – NFS II (1997)
  • Romulus 3 – NFS II (1997)
  • Sirius 909 – NFS III Hot Pursuit (1998)
  • Callista – NFS Road Challenge / High Stakes (1999)
  • Quantum Singularity – NFS 4 Road Challenge / High Stakes (1999)
  • The Good, The Bad, The Eddie – NFS Underground (2003)
  • Intro Song – NFS Underground 2 (2004)
  • The Baddest – NFS Underground 2 (2004)
  • I Am Rock – NFS Most Wanted (2005)
  • Belt – NFS Carbon (2006)
  • Hard Drivers – NFS Carbon (2006)
  • Induction Kit – NFS Carbon (2006)
  • Decalomania – NFS Pro Street (2007)
  • Dampener Rod – NFS Pro Street (2007)
  • Bezel – NFS Pro Street (2007)

To continue the trend of NFS nostalgia, the update will also include new pre-set wraps for your cars, based on some of the most iconic designs in the racing series history.

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  • Chad – Toyota Supra SZ-R
  • Samantha – Honda Civic Type-R

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  • Rachel – Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec 1999
  • Caleb – Ford Mustang 1965

Most Wanted

  • Big Lou – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
  • JV – Dodge Viper SRT
  • Sonny – Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • Kira – Mercedes-AMG GT
  • Taz – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
  • Webster – Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Victor – Toyota Supra SZ-R
  • Baron – Porsche Cayman GT4
  • Ronnie – Mercedes-AMG GT
  • Ming – Lamborghini Aventador
  • Jade – Ford Mustang GT
  • Izzy – Mazda RX7 Spirit R
  • Razor – Ford Mustang GT
  • Earl – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Carbon

  • Angie – Dodge Charger SRT8

Pro Street

  • Karol Monre – Ford Mustang GT
  • Nate Denver – Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • Ray Krieger – BMW M3 E92
  • Rayo – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

The list of new content doesn’t stop there. You can expect new achievements/trophies, more decals, Reo level increase and more. Check out the full patch notes below.

Full ‘Legends’ Patch notes:

  • Brand new progression thread unlocked at Rep Level 25. Eddie and Melissa are back and ready for a new challenge in Ventura Bay. 15 new events with a great reward at the end
  • Unlock Eddies Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (1999)
  • 12 new Donor car collectables hidden around Ventura Bay
  • 10 Urbex spots – Collect interesting spots around Ventura Bay
  • 113 New customisation items for a selection of cars: Dodge Challenger SRT8Ford Mustang 1965Honda Civic Type-RLotus Exige SVolkswagen Golf GTI and Volvo 242
  • New screens in My NFS to track new collectables and progression
  • Rep Level has now been increased to 70, each level unlocking new decals for the Wrap editor
  • 3 New Achievements & Trophies
  • New Daily Challenges and new rewards
  • Hundreds of new decals so you can make your favourite Need for Speed cars
  • 20+ Pre-set Wraps from Most Wanted, Underground and Pro Street
  • A selection of new music tracks to remind you of the old days
  • Ability to mute new phone calls
  • Phone call improvements
  • You can now customize brake discs and calipers!
  • Improvements to AI
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

The update drops on December 9 for PS4 and Xbox One. PC owners who purchase Need for Speed once it releases next year will receive all of this content day one.

 

Via: NeedforSpeed

The Division Xbox One Beta Delayed, Closed Alpha Releases this Week

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Xbox One owners who were looking forward to playing the Beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division this month, will now have to wait until early 2016. Not to worry though,as Ubisoft has confirmed that those who pre-order the upcoming open-world action-RPG on X1, will receive priority access to the closed alpha, which will run from December 9-12.

Access to the closed alpha may be granted to those on the wishlist on, “as needed basis”.

“This exclusive Xbox One alpha testing phase in December will be the first time the public gets to play a version of The Division that includes more than the Dark Zone PvP enabled areas. This means the moment you and other players sign into the game, you’ll be giving us valuable insight into how our infrastructure performs under pressure that we can’t replicate internally or at a tradeshow. This process allows us to monitor and gather additional feedback on other aspects of The Division, as well.”

You can find Ubisoft’s FAQ about the close Alpha.

The Division Alpha FAQ

1. Which platforms is the alpha available on?

Tom Clancy’s The Division Alpha will be available on Xbox One.

2. What are the start and end times for the Alpha?

The alpha will begin December 9 at 10 AM CET | 4 AM EST | 1 AM PST and will end December 12 at 9AM | 3 AM EST | 12 AM PST CET. We will begin sending codes on December 7, so keep an eye on your email.

3. Can I upload videos to Youtube or livestream the game?

No. There is an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for this alpha. By accepting the NDA, you are agreeing to not disclose alpha information and footage to the public. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Capturing gameplay content
  • Livestreaming
  • Posting images
  • Discussing the alpha anywhere outside of the alpha forums.

Please keep in mind that The Division Alpha is not a final representation of the game. For this alpha, we will be focusing mainly on gameplay feedback and other technical aspects such as server stability. This is the first time The Division will actively be in a public testing phase, so signing an NDA is required to participate.

4.What regions and country is the alpha available in?

The alpha will be available worldwide except for Japan and China.

5.What languages are supported in the alpha?

The game client (voices, subtitles and interface) will only be available in English for this alpha. Additional languages will be available in the beta in early 2016 and at launch.

6. What is the size of the alpha game client?

The download size of the alpha will be 23.2 GB.

The Division will launch on March 8, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those who pre-order the game will gain access to the closed beta on their respective platforms in the early part of 2016.

 

Via: Ubiblog

The Walking Dead: Michonne Premieres in Feb 2016, Will Now Be a Stand-alone Series

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A new episodic Batman video game wasn’t the only thing Telltale showed off at The Game Awards 2015. The award winning studio also revealed that their upcoming three part mini-series starring Michonne, will now release in February of next year instead of this month.

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When it was first announced, Telltale Games stated that players would be required to have at least completed the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, in order to play the mini-series. Now that will no longer be the case as Telltale’s Head of creative Communications, Job Stauffer has confirmed via Twitter, that Michonne “will now be a stand-alone series”.

Check out the reveal trailer.

 

You’ll be able to download The Walking Dead: Michonne on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, compatible iOS devices, and Android.

Via: Job Stauffer

Telltale Announces a New Batman Game for 2016

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During last night’s second annual edition of The Game Awards, Telltale Games annouced that they’ve partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to deliver an episodic Batman game in 2016.

“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.”

Specific platforms have yet to be announced but it will release digitally on home consoles, mobile devices and PC/MAC.

“Telltale has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman.”

The studio has yet to reveal an official title for the game and details are scarce at the moment. For now, we’ll have to make do with the teaser below.

 

Source: Telltale

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game being Developed by PlatinumGames

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It appears PlatinumGames is currently working on a new video game starring everyone’s favorite sewer dwelling heroes. The Australian Classification Board recently posted a rating for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, citing violence, mild themes and very mild language as reasons for its ‘M’ rating. Bear in mind an Australian ‘M’ rating is the equivalent to a ‘T’ rating in North America, so no need to become worried about it being too much for the young ones.

The game will apparently run on multiple platforms (No surprise) and feature online interactivity, hopefully 4-player co-op.

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This marks the third licensed video game Platinum has developed for Activision, with The Legend of Korra and Transformers: Devastation being the previous two.

Stay tuned for more info.

Via: RGN contributor Jesus Illnoise Melgoza, Gematsu, and @AusVGClass

Rainbow Six: Siege PS4 Trophies Breach the Internet

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Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming first-person shooter launches in just two days. Thanks to Exophase.com, you can view its PS4 trophies online right now. In order to earn the ‘Master of Siege’ Platinum trophy, you’ll have to complete a variety of tasks, including reaching Clearance level 50, customizing a weapon and killing an enemy with a breach charge. Check out the full list below.

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Rainbow Six: Siege releases on December 1st, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the launch trailer!

 

Source: Exophase

Here’s the First Hour of Just Cause 3 Gameplay

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With a week to go before the launch of Avalanche Studios’ open world action-adventure game, the developer has released a new video featuring the first hour of Just Cause 3. Check it out below, if you need to whet that appetite.

Official Game Description:

Set in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the ruthless rule of General Di Ravello, you take control of series’ hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici…by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

 

Just Cause 3 releases on December 1, for Xbox One, PC and PS4.

Heavy Rain Releasing in March 2016 on PS4, Beyond: Two Souls Next Week

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Yesterday developer Quantic Dream revealed that the remastered version of Beyond: Two Souls will be available to download for the PS4 next Tuesday. The PS4 version will feature some improvements on top of features requested by the fans.

Beyond: Two Souls PS4 improvements:

  • Enhanced 1080p graphics including motion blur, bloom and depth of field effects, as well as improved lighting and shadows. The game also makes use of the DualShock 4 speaker to improve immersion when playing as the Entity.
  • Decisions are highlighted at the end of each scene and compared with those made by other players.
  • You can now play the game in chronological order right from the start – a much requested feature in the PS3 version!
  • Increased difficulty in certain fight scene, combined with improved controls for action sequences.
  • Includes the “Enhanced Experiments” DLC.

Players will have another chance to experience the story of Jodie Holmes (played, excellently, by Ellen Page), a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to an invisible entity. Holmes’ journey is intertwined with the complex Dr. Dawkins (brought to life by the inimitable Willem Dafoe), on PS4.

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The PS4 remaster of Heavy Rain has also been confirmed for a digital release on March 1, 2016. While Europe and the UK will receive a physical collection of both games — on March 2nd and 4th respectively, it looks as though NA won’t.

Check out the Beyond: Two Souls trailer. You can download the game on November 24 in North America for $29.99 and Nov 26 in Europe for €29.99/£24.99. Purchasing Beyond will allow you to download Heavy Rain on PS4 next year at a discounted price.

 

Source: PSNAblog, PSFrBlog

Afro Samurai 2 Cancelled, Deemed a “Failure”, Refunds Going Out

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The sequel to the 2009 video game is being removed from online stores, including Steam, Xbox Marketplace and the PlayStation store. Volumes 2 and 3 of Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma have also been cancelled according to developer Versus Evil in their recent interview with CGMagazine, citing the first volume as a “failure”. Players who purchase Vol. 1 will be issued refunds.

“We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying ‘sorry about this,” Versus Evil general manager Steve Escalante told CGMagazine.

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma launched back in September for PC and PS4 (Oct for Xbox One) to a complete thrashing from critics and. The PS4 currently sits at 21/100 on Metacritic with 15 negative reviews.

Source: GameSpot via CGMagazine

Life is Strange Gets a Physical Release for January 2016, Limited Edition Revealed

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If you’ve been holding out for a physical release of Dontnod Entertainment’s ‘Life is Strange’, then you are in luck. Thanks to the overwhelming amount of requests from fans, the developer has announced that their game will see a retail release on January 19, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One in North America. The retail copy of the game will cost $29.99.

Dontnod has also revealed the Limited Edition, which will include a 32 page artbook (complete with unreleased concept art), the entire Life is Strange soundtrack, director commentary and the original score by composer Jonathan Morali. The LE will cost $39.99 in NA, 34.99 € in PAL territories, where it releases on January 22* for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

“The response to Life is Strange really has blown us away! To be able to share that experience with our fans in a traditional boxed format is something we’re really excited about and the decision to include the extra items for the Limited Edition is a direct response to fan requests,” says Luc Baghadoust Producer on Life is Strange

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Full Life is Strange track list:

1. Syd Matters – ‘To All Of You’

2. Jose Gonzales – ‘Crosses’

3. Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Santa Monica Dream’

4. Sparklehorse – ‘Piano Fire’

5. Alt J – ‘Something Good’

6. Local Natives – ‘Mt. Washington’

7. Bright Eyes ‘Lua’

8. Mogwai – ‘Kids Will Be Skeletons’

9. Amanda Palmer – ‘In My Mind’ (feat. Brian Viglione)

10. Message To Bears ‘Mountains’

11. Breton – ‘Got Well Soon’

12. Mud Flow – ‘The Sense of Me’

13. Foals – ‘Spanish Sahara’

14. Syd Matters – ‘Obstacles’

Original Score by Jonathan Morali

15. Jonathan Morali ‘Golden Hour’

16. Jonathan Morali ‘The Storm’

17. Jonathan Morali ‘Blackwell Academy’

18. Jonathan Morali ‘Kate’

19. Jonathan Morali ‘Timeless’

20. Jonathan Morali ‘Timelines’

21. Jonathan Morali ‘Night Walk’

22.  Jonathan Morali – ‘Max
& Chloe’

Official Synopsis:

Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

You can pre-order the standard and Limited Editions of Life is Strange now.

* At the moment it seems as the Limited Edition is the only physical version of Life is Strange for PAL regions. Stay tuned for more info.

Source: SquareEnix

Ronda Rousey Revealed as One of EA Sports UFC 2’s Cover Athletes

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Current undefeated UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, has been announced to be one of the two athletes who will grace the front cover of EA Sports UFC 2. The extremely dominant champion offered her take on what it is like to be on the cover.

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Check out the cover announce trailer.

 

EA Sports UFC launches in Spring 2016 for Xbox One and PS4.

Game of Thrones Season Finale Releases Next Week; Full Retail Version as well

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The sixth and final episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will be available next week. ‘The Ice Dragon’ will launch on November 7th for PS4, PS3, PC/Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360 AND compatible iOS and Android-based devices. This release will make it first time in Telltale’s history, that a finale will be available for download simultaneously across multiple platforms worldwide.

For those of you who were holding out for the retail version (Like myself), you’ll be happy to know that the full season will available on the same day in North America for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’ll be priced at $29.99. Europe will see a retail release on November 20th for the same consoles and PC.

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Source: Telltale Blog