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EA Sports UFC 2 Announced, More Details this Tuesday

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A follow up to the 2014 UFC title from EA is currently in development. The publisher made the announcement via a tweet today, letting its fans know that they can expect more details on the sequel tomorrow.

Stay tuned!

Source: EASportsUFC

343 Industries and Microsoft Studios Release Rare Halo 5 Guardians Screenshots

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The first person shooter, alien / human warfare video game Halo 5 Guardians releasing to Xbox ONE exclusively on October 27, 2015 which was originally debuted by the cryptic theme of war logs through viral campaign has been known as one of the console’s main selling points (60 frames per second has also been confirmed) even before the Beta testing occurred showcasing the game’s new multiplayer format changing up the formula of gunplay in the online battlefield between players. 343 Industries has been developing this game for potentially upwards of two years as the earliest conceptual work on the game began while Halo 4 was being produced.

Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens has been rumored as a consideration for technological breakthroughs in observing the game of Halo, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet how far this ends up going and if the feature makes the final cut before release. Early adopters will want to keep an eye on it though, Minecraft HoloLens was displayed recently from Microsoft at E3 2015 as well during a live presentation. Check out Mega Ran’s E3 2015 Wrap Up!

Below the game’s trailers, you will find Screenshots released by Microsoft Studios, the publisher of Halo 5 Guardians, who owns all rights to the ongoing blockbuster series.

Halo 5 Guardians Official Trailer:

Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Gameplay:

Official Screenshots:

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Lionsgate is Working on a Borderlands Movie

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A movie based on the popular video game series, is in the works. Variety broke the news this morning, confirming Avi and Ari Arad as the film’s producers.

“Part of our strategy in entering the game space under Peter Levin has been to source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “The ‘Borderlands’ games don’t pull any punches, and we’ll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise.”

No details on who will direct or a release window have been revealed at this time. Take-Two’s Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick had this to say in regards to this announcement.

“Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises. This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight ‘Borderlands” current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world.”

The first Borderlands game launched in 2009 to critical acclaim. Its sequel Borderlands 2, in 2012 received similar praise. Personally both games couldn’t hold my interest for long (Playing solo), though they were quite funny. Hopefully the movie can deliver on the laughs.

Source: Variety

Until Dawn has Gone Gold

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Supermassive Games, the studio behind the upcoming PS4 exclusive B-movie horror title Until Dawn, has announced via twitter that the game has gone gold. For those who are unaware, “going gold” means the development of a video game is finished and it is now time for the discs to be manufactured and distributed.

 

Until Dawn will release on August 25th. Pre-ordering it will reward players with a bonus scene.

Source: Supermassive

Zombi and Rocket League DLC Lead this List of New Trailers in Today’s Roundup

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So far today has seen the release of several new video game trailers –including the reveal of Ubisoft’s ‘Zombi’ for PS4, PC and Xbox One. I went ahead and complied the current trailers all in one place for your viewing pleasure. This post will be updated with any new trailers that drop later on today.

Zombi Reveal

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The Wii U launch title ZombiU is being ported over to current consoles and PC with a several new updates. You can read more about it here.

 

Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack

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The super popular soccer/racing game on PC and PS4 will receive its first paid DLC pack early next month. Fans can expect two new battle cars, several new customization options and trophies for the price of $3.99. You can get the full details here.

 

Arma 3 – Tanoa Expansion Dev Walkthrough

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Bohemia Interactive’s Creative Director Jay Crowe and Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land discuss the development for their Arma 3 expansion.

 

Total War: Black Hammer Black Fire Pass Developer Walkthrough

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The folks over at Creative Assembly have put together a walkthrough, showcasing gameplay for their upcoming real-time strategy game. Give a click and check out the Battle of Black Fire Pass.

 

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition – Story Trailer

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The critically acclaimed PC title will be making its way to PlayStation 4 on the 25th of August. Priced at $50, the DE version will include the ‘Road to Gehenna’ expansion pack.

 

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend – Announcement Trailer

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Koei Tecmo’s upcoming 2016 action title is an adaptation of a late 1980’s novella.

Official game description:

It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and murdered and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.

 

There you have it, if we have missed anything please feel free to let us know in the comments below. We will do our best to keep this post up to date for today.

Sources: Ubiblog and PSBlog.

Here’s 10 Minutes of New Bombshell Gameplay from this Year’s Quakecon

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Those in attendance at the 2015 Quakecon event, were able to get some hands-on time with Bombshell, 3D Realms’ upcoming isometric action role-playing game. For the rest of us who weren’t there, we will just have to settle for the brand new gameplay video that dropped today.

While some of the voice acting is less than impressive so far, the combat looks like brutal fun as Shelly blasts her way through the alien opposition. I for one, can’t wait to see more.

 

Bombshell is set to release sometime this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has Died

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Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.  The company confirmed his untimely departure today in a brief statement.

“Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.”

Iwata missed last year’s E3 event due to medical concerns. He later had to undergo surgery to get rid of the growth located in his bile duct.

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Satoru Iwata joined Nintendo in 1983 as a programmer, working at the HAL laboratory. Some of the games he helped create while working there, were EarthBound and the Kirby titles. He was promoted to President of HAL in 1993 and eventually went on to becoming Nintendo’s fourth President in 2002. The launches of the GameCube, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U were overseen by Iwata.

Another of Iwata’s roles was as the host of “Iwata Asks”, a series of game developer Q&As that offered fans a deeper look into a company that was known for its secrecy. In 2013 he became CEO of Nintendo of America. One of the first things he did, was announced that Nintendo would no longer hold large press conferences at E3. Instead Iwata would speak directly to millions of gamers via the Nintendo Direct video series, providing fans of all generations with all the latest Nintendo announcements.

Rest in peace Iwata-san, you will be missed.

New Rise of the Tomb Raider Gameplay Surfaces

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Crystal Dynamics has dropped a brand new gameplay video for their Tomb Raider sequel. The video picks up where the E3 gameplay left off and we find Lara trekking through the snowy wilderness of Siberia.

Lara has new ways of dispatching bad guys, from stealthy bow kills involving poison arrows, to the ever popular “death from above” stealth kill. The crafting system introduced in the 2013 reboot makes a return as we see Lara craft herself the aforementioned poison arrows. Ms Croft doesn’t just have to contend with humans in the wild but highly dangerous animals as well, including a very big, very pissed off Bear.

How will Lara overcome this ferocious beasts? You’ll have to watch to find out.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches on November 10, 2015 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It is a timed exclusive.

Until Dawn’s Pre-order Bonus Revealed

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For this summer’s August 25th release of Until Dawn, a bonus chapter awaits those who pre-order. It consists of a new chapter that will feature a fresh couple, Matt and Emily, strolling on a wintry mountain path, oblivious to their approaching doom.

Originally revealed as a PlayStation move title for the PS3 back in 2012, Until Dawn was later reintroduced in August 2014 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The main game stars eight friends who are stranded together on a remote mountain getaway with a psychotic murderer, their fates to be determined by the player’s decisions.

Details from the game’s official listing:

  • Make the impossible choices where every decision could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?
  • Until Dawn will shock you with realistic graphics and terrify you with edge-of-your seat gameplay
  • Carve your path to survival with branching story lines that promise no two experiences will be the same.
  • Immerse yourself in a spine-tingling story written in collaboration with famed cult writer/directors Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick.

You can also check out the game’s official box art.

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The Bonus Chapter pre-order offer is available at Amazon, GameStop, Target and other retailers.

ReconInForce Out Now on the iOS App Store

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RiemenRade Studios’s first video game, ReconInForce is now available to download from the iOS App. A turn -based strategy game, RIF tasks its players with destroying their opponents’ base through the use of ambush, deception, and tactics.

The game features “hardcore real-time strategy elements” such as fog of war, line of sight, and field control, a rare experience in iOS titles. Players are encouraged to use terrain for cover and concealment, and actually rewarded for playing dirty.

ReconInForce features:

  • ReconInForce offers eight commanders, each with a distict personality and array of units. The commanders are inspired by the specific gameplay styles of testers and friends of the developer
  • Not a freemium or a pay to win game. Players pay once to unlock additional commanders forever. The free-to-play commander is flexible and able to adapt to any strategy. Even the smart AI will often select the free-to-play commander as the best army to dominate the field.
  • Play in single player mode against the thoughtfully-crafted AI on three difficulty levels to hone your tactics
  • Two multiplayer options: test your skills against your friends online or face to face while sharing one device.
  • Deploy over 30 unique units, each with specific roles and special abilities that add depth to gameplay.
    Conquer more than 20 battlefields that offer a variety of strategic options for defeating your opponent.

 

RiemenRade Studios is a one-man independent game development company founded by Garren Riemenschneider in St. Paul, MN, USA. Stricken. You can learn more at http://www.reconinforce.com/.

Prima Games and BradyGames Join Forces to Form a Video Game Strategy Powerhouse

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Earlier today video game strategy guide publisher Prima Games announced their merger with fellow guide publisher BradyGames. This is momentous news for fans of both publishers and newcomers alike.

“Uniting these two iconic strategy guide publishers brings together over 40 years of expertise, creativity, and passion for the video game industry. Whether in print or digital—from traditional strategy guides to map apps, video content, and eGuides—Prima Games helps players get the most out of their games.”

“As the premiere provider of official, expert strategy content, Prima Games has the largest catalog of detailed strategy delivered in the most convenient and easy-to-use formats. Products include interactive web-accessed guides, iTunes/Google Play apps, console strategy apps, cheats and codes databases, and traditional print guides.”

Their e-guides prove to be extremely accessible, while the collector’s editions include some pretty cool swag.

“Web-accessed strategy guides (eGuides) are available 24/7, directly from primagames.com with no download or DRM required. Print guides feature complete walkthroughs, detailed maps, instructional screenshots, and a free eGuide for access to updated content. Collector’s editions go even further with exclusive extras such as posters, interviews with game developers, lavish art sections, lithographs, and even in-game DLC.”

This merging will no doubt prove to be highly beneficial for all, especially the customers. Stay tuned for future announcements, and keep an eye out for our review of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt strategy guide.

Focus Home Interactive Announces its E3 2015 Line-up

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Focus Home Interactive has revealed their line-up for next month’s highly anticipated E3 event. Attendees will be able to feast their eyes, or even get the chance demo the games listed below, including Spacehulk: Deathwing, The Technomancer, Vampyr and more.

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Blood Bowl 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC), developed by Cyanide Studio, smashes Games Workshop’s Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor and brutality.

 

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC), developed by Tindalos Interactive, is the real-time strategy adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop game, that stages the dark, deadly and intense space battles from the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

 

Space Hulk: Deathwing (PS4, Xbox One, PC) by Streum On Studio is a First-Person Shooter experience of Games Workshop’s classic boardgame Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

 

Farming Simulator 15 (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Vita) joins E3 after its recent release on consoles. Developer Giants Software will tell you more about the future edition, and will unveil the first official Farming Simulator wheel controller, created by Saitek.

 

Act of Aggression (PC), the new real-time strategy game on PC from Wargame creator Eugen Systems. Act of Aggression draws inspiration from the Golden Era of RTS titles, with a unique near-future techno thriller ambiance.

 

Mordheim: City of the Damned (Consoles, PC) is the videogame adaptation of Games Workshop’s cult classic tabletop game. This is a turn-based strategy game that blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry.

 

The Technomancer (PS4, Xbox One and PC), a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic RPG set in a cyberpunk world from studio Spiders, that will bring you to the hazardous red planet.

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC), the multi-award winning RPG developed by Larian Studios arrives on consoles, with a load of new features and enhanced graphics.

 

Vampyr, the RPG from DontNod, will unveil its first teaser trailer at E3!

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The French publisher’s booth will be located in the West Hall #5312.