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Rumor: Blizzard hiring for new mobile Diablo, Overwatch, and Warcraft games

The iconic hack and slash RPG from yester-year is getting a new installation. Whether it will be a Diablo IV sized title or something smaller, no one is quite sure of yet, but Blizzard has been spotted hiring a new Art Director as well as dungeon designers for something Diablo-related.

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PlatinumGames Confirms New Ninja Turtles Game, Official Reveal Tomorrow

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After months of rumors, the studio behind the likes of Bayonetta and Transformers: Devastation have finally confirmed (Via a cheeky tweet) the existence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.

According to the tweet, fans can expect an “official leak” on Jan 26, 2016.

https://twitter.com/platinumgames/status/691636714272485379

Stay tuned.

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Achievements for PlatinumGames’ Unannounced TMNT Game Surface Online

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While Activision still hasn’t confirmed the existence of PlatinumGames’ rumored TMNT title, more evidence has surfaced suggesting validity to these claims. The incredibly reliable Xboxachievements has revealed the achievement list for TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan.

The list which features a total of 50 achievements can be seen below.

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Though the list looks pretty believable, until Acitivision confirms this game please take this all with a grain of salt.

Source: Xboxachievements

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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

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Final DLC Pack Revealed

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The fourth and final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been revealed by Activision today. Releasing first for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 4th, the Reckoning pack will include 4 brand new multiplayer maps and the final episode for the EXO Zombies game mode.

Official Reckoning pack info:

  • Overload – Enjoy the grand view of downtown New Baghdad from this exotic compound, complete with fountains, gardens and decorative plasma lamps. The map’s multiple levels and long perimeter site-lines highlight medium to long-range combat, and firing a shot at the lamps will send enemies flying in a burst of energy.
  • Quarantine – Following a deadly viral outbreak, the island has been converted into a biological testing center. This medium sized map’s tight corners dial up the speed and open areas combine to allow for any style of gameplay. Activate the map-based scorestreak to unleash a devastating ship-fired missile strike.
  • Fracture – Discover what secrets are locked in the ice in this arctic excavation site. Take refuge behind wind turbines and heavy equipment through large combat areas cradled on the shelf of a glacier. Stay alert as the timed event cracks the ice sheet, sending one lane sinking to the depths.
  • Swarm – Reconstruction is underway in Seoul, South Korea, congesting narrow corridors of this small to medium sized map with vehicles and equipment. Take position in war-scarred storefronts that provide plenty of cover over the streets or flank the enemy through close quarter interiors in the center of the map.
  • Descent (Exo Zombies) – In the last episode, the team – Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) and new member Bruce Campbell(Army of Darkness, Burn Notice), are about to escape from the Atlas aircraft carrier on which they’ve been stranded. But before they do, they discover their friend and original squad member, John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), has been turned, and is now among the undead. Descent introduces a remote ocean Atlas survival facility, new “fused” exo zombie enemies, and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon.

 

Via: ESG

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Beta Launches this August

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Treyarch Studios has revealed when PS4 owners can take part in the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty:Black Ops 3. According to a tweet sent out today, the Beta will begin on August 19th.

If you want in on the Beta, you can pre-order the game at any participating retailer for guaranteed access. The Xbox One and PC Betas will launch at a later date due to Activision’s new partnership with Sony, so stay tuned for more info on that.

The full game launches on November 6, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Treyarch

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Best Buy leaks Platinum’s Newest Game, Transformers: Devastation

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Best Buy Canada let the cat out of the bag earlier today, when they revealed the listing for a brand new Transformers title from Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames. Based on the look of Transformers: Devastation, Activision appears to be moving away from the universe established by High Moon Studios with the Cybertron games.

Official Overview

Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devestation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.

More details

  • Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth
  • PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system
  • Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bubblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock
  • A deep customization system and 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition deliver hours of intense gameplay
  • Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles include Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bubblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more

Transformers: Devastation is slated for an October 6, 2015 release, for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Check out the screenshots and box art below.

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Source: Dualshockers, via NeoGAF and BestBuy CA

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Destiny – Expansion II: House of Wolves Behind the Scenes Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Expansion II: House of Wolves Behind the Scenes Trailer of Destiny.

Genre(s): Action role playing, first person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Bungie
Release Date (NA): September 9, 2014

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Rise From Your Graves…. Guitar Hero Live Revealed by Activision w/ Trailer

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Here and now, the Music Game genre is about to come back to life. There are many titles who hastily jumped to take the spot of Guitar Hero when it was discontinued by Activision. Some good, some bad. But that’s not what this post is about. Today, Guitar Hero Live has been revealed by Activision. The company did always say that the discontinuation of the world’s best-selling music game would be temporary, and now they are living up to their words.

Guitar Hero Live will release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U some time during 2015 at a to-be-determined date and is being developed by FreeStyleGames for Activision.

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Back in Black: Activision Teases The Next Call of Duty Game

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Activision has dropped a very cryptic trailer, teasing the next game in their Juggernaut franchise.

The teaser features multiple symbols and dialogue from the previous Black Ops games, before revealing the Roman Numeral 2, which then transforms into a 3. It’s Safe to say this year’s Call of Duty will be Black Ops 3.

A full reveal is then promised for April 26, 2015.

 

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The World’s First Ever Gameplay Footage Film Festival Has Been Announced

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Our Review of the Havoc DLC HERE

Havoc Point & Shoot Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games

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RGN Gameplays: Messing Around in Destiny Glitch [HD]

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This is just a test run, but then we ran out of time and had to go do some things. Unedited messing around, part two coming soon with full production value and the sweet spots!!! Alongside updates. Stay Tuned.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Championship Personalization Pack Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Championship Personalization Pack Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014

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Morning Mash Up – My First Time On Exo Zombies Outbreak Gameplay (From The Lost Archives) [HD]

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This is just a taste for those who don’t want to spoil the later levels yet. I’ll be uploading those later as well. This is from way back when I first played a match of Exo Zombies on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and I had no idea what I was doing. The Outbreak map is great and I’m excited to see more. If you haven’t already, make sure you read my Full Havoc DLC Review. I think this video perfectly demonstrates that anyone can pick up and play the new Exo Zombies mode and that it will be able to have a wider appeal than the previous Zombies modes because of that. Exo Zombies is available as a separate mode to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare upon purchase of the Season Pass on Xbox ONE or the Havoc DLC on Xbox ONE.

>>> Read Our Full Review Here <<<

Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Publisher: Activision

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Outbreak Exo Zombies / Havoc DLC Xbox Review

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Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed. If you haven’t already, go check out our CoD:AW Review to get a feel for where we rank the game overall in the franchise and genre at large. Outbreak is perhaps the most unexpected and now talked about piece of the Havoc DLC, so that’s what this Review will mainly focus around. It is unclear at this time how many new Zombies maps will be released by Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios in total – so keep that in mind. That being said, so far their work is impressive.

Outbreak is the first installment in a new mode called Exo Zombies debuting for the first time in the Call of Duty series. This mode combines the Exo Suit abilities of Advanced Warfare while at the same time borrowing a lot of classic gameplay principles from the Zombies modes seen in previous games (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II distinctively). Surprisingly the end result is more fun and enjoyable than expected, even right from the start. Sledgehammer + High Moon take some influence from the co-op survival mode Extinction created in Call of Duty: Ghosts by NeverSoft and grabbed the best of what that mode had to offer in terms of action-based, pick up and play feel. There are a few things that have been dropped from the traditional zombies experience including the need to repair windows. This act of boarding up windows had become a bit overly repetitive in the Zombies series as it were, and now players don’t need to board up windows but can get security such as lasers, turrets, drones, traps, decoys, grenades, as well as many new forms of defense both automated and manual.

The ease of gaining weapon access and upgrading weapons compared to previous Zombies installments is another welcomed change to the formula as Sledgehammer + High Moon’s first excellent entry in the Exo Zombies DLC series begins. Double jumping in the Exo Suit adds another aspect to Zombies as well and players can feel more ready than ever to adapt to it thanks to Destiny. Few games do control set crossovers so well, but the Exo Suit definitely pulls this off.

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This game takes more action based team work rather than puzzle based exploration, pitting players up against an ever increasing set of enemies that seem to take graphic design cues from heavyweights in the survival genre like Resident Evil. This is a very appropriate theme and I’m glad Activision gave the green light for something so dark and satisfying from Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios. I’ll admit, I initially had reservations as to whether or not they could do an entertaining zombies mode – but they’ve delivered fun gameplay ten fold to answer that challenge.

Air drops with security drones, ammo, camo, credit from ATM’s for running around the map and keeping a perimeter, getting a good gun quickly, upgrading it multiple times with ease, and getting infected then cured or dying are just a few of the experiences you can expect per second as 60 frames per second hit you on the Xbox ONE Call of Duty Zombies experience that is Advanced Warfare Havoc’s Outbreak Exo Zombies map. This is a straight forward approach to Zombies with less jumping through hoops and more getting into the meat of the action with friends. A couple of decent players who know what they are doing can hold an entire team at least several rounds in until deeper strategy is accomplished by said team – meaning this is a fun pick up and play experience even if you haven’t learned the map yet.

Advanced types of Zombies as players go further and further push the line forward for romanticizing the dark demonic look Activision is getting away with here. We love it. To keep up with increasing zombie health and difficulty players must maintain upgrades as before but now it feels much more balanced and ideal plus a different looking, different acting breed of Zombie every once in a while doesn’t hurt. For people who may have got bored too quickly with the sheer difficulty and a-typical logic puzzle / strategy aspects of past Zombies entries, this new Exo Zombies is definitely going to be more enjoyable for you. For those who loved the never-ending upgrades and murdering Zombies with long-form strategy, there’s none of that missing here – it’s just Easter Eggs aren’t part of the main requirement to play anymore, they’re actually Easter Eggs.

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Lilith is the best playable character by far with the quickest speed, and is played by Hollywood personality Rose McGowan. Every character is pretty interesting in their own way though and has some often hilarious and colorful dialogue, so hearing things like “I fu%&ng hate ATLAS Corporation”, dropping F – bombs, or yelling out “F@&k You!” after rage killing a nearly triumphant horde of Zombies. The top quality acting from its cast makes the game more cinematic and the overall experience maintains immersion because of this.

Many Power-ups and pick-ups exist in the game including but not limited to the DNA Bomb, Full Reload, Rocket Assault Drone, Power Surge (when everything in the game becomes 10 credits, any weapon, anywhere, even mystery boxes), and more. When you open up new areas Zombies find new ways to show up, even though a new round hasn’t even started yet. This keeps even veterans on their toes as they feel its safe, leave a crawler, and run deeper within the map for resource gathering purposes. You still have to pay to open up doors, and exactly which doors you choose to open will dramatically change how many rounds your team survives.

As usual, getting multi-kills, headshots, and using the pistol / stabbing combination early on are essential strategies to starting off with maximum efficiency and the best chance of going the distance. Every few rounds there’s a dog zombies round. Zombies who will bite players and infect them happen every few rounds as well. If this happens to you, get to the Decontamination Pad within 60 seconds to heal or you’re dead. Extra credits for killing zombies w/ Melee, DNA Bomb, headshots, or explosives, especially in combination for multi-kills, are non-stop incentives to the fast paced action.

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As for the deeper strategy breakdown within Outbreak, one player gets a hold of the Nano Machine bubble putting Zombies into slow motion and damaging them while another gets the Drones and decoys them at the same time forcing all of the Zombies to be attracted into this bubble area damage effect while all four players focus LMG (Light Machine Gun) gunfire onto them. All four players should take advantage of reduced pricing from Power Surge when needed in order to quickly gain access to and upgrade weapons of choice.

Pro Tip: Do NOT Open the Administration Wing door with the containment pad on the other side of it if you want to attempt the more straightforward logical strategies most players are familiar with. That means, get on the mic and tell everybody else not to open the door as well. This door actually ends up being the sweet spot and safe zone complete with cure to infection, weapon upgrade, and if not opened this door servers as the only wall and barrier blocking what otherwise becomes a never-ending barrage of Zombies coming up from your team’s behind.

Upgrading weapons over and over is of course the only way to deal with the escalation of Zombie intensity through later rounds. Each upgrade is costly though at 2,500 each. It’s best to get LMG’s or weapons of choice using the Mystery Box (AKA 3D Printer) before upgrading, and also to do the upgrade when out of ammo so it serves as killing two birds with one stone. That being said, it’s even better to wait it out and accomplish grabbing the Full Reload pick-up bonus for the entire team and doing the majority of weapon purchasing / upgrading during Power Surge (similar to Fire Sale from old Zombies modes) that way optimal spending can commence. Use the free ammo and reloading that the game gives you as much as possible and spend on getting the team into proper roles fully geared up that way when the round is over 30 before you know it – everyone is prepared to tough it out for many more rounds in this one spot. It’s unclear what round this spot will be good to, feel free to comment below if you’ve been playing it and have gotten very high.

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Of course, Outbreak is only one part of the Havoc DLC offered for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and while we decided to focus the majority of this 1500 word Review on Outbreak we would be remiss to not mention the additional features of the Havoc DLC pack Available Now on Xbox One.

ALL Included in Havoc DLC Pack:

Co-op Exo Zombies Mode & 1st Map:

  • Outbreak (Starring Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton, John Malkovich, and John Bernthal.)

Competitive Multiplayer Maps:

  • Urban
  • Sideshow
  • Core
  • Drift

New Weapons:

  • Including the AE4 Widowmaker (AE4 controlled energy assault rifle)

Final Verdict:

Ascendance, Supremacy, and Reckoning are still coming to Xbox One first, and this Havoc DLC will eventually be made available for PlayStation and PC platforms, but if you’re fortunate enough to be playing Outbreak on your Xbox One copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare right now you know what I’m about to say. Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios have redefined Zombies in a great way. Four multiplayer maps plus new weapons and a masterpiece entry into the Zombies legacy makes for a totally solid value proposition. We hope to see the franchise continue to take this gameplay direction in DLC as well as full games. Our only worry is that this game will mainly be purchased to play this new form of Zombies and there could only end up being 4 maps total created for it. This seems like a problem and admittedly hurt the score a bit of an otherwise great experience, and while we wish Advanced Warfare included more Zombies maps in either the original Advanced Warfare or in these DLC packs, we are still happy to be fortunate enough to experience this creation and compel others to try the same. I applaud Activision for funding titles that are becoming more and more fun with less emphasis on the meticulous parts of play and more on the reward of teamwork and elite success through firepower.

Havoc – Multiplayer DLC Trailer:

Exo Zombies – Outbreak Trailer:

Overall Score: 8.5 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Sledgehammer Games / High Moon Studios

Publisher: Activision

Available On: Xbox One Exclusive

Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed.

Played On: Microsoft Xbox One

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game’s downloadable content was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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