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Mad Max Road Rages Onto PS4 / Xbox One / Windows PC

Avalanche Software and Warner Bros Interactive have kicked things into overdrive with the release of Mad Max for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

This new open world action game puts players in the role of Max as he is confronted by the current warlord of gastown, Scrotus, as his iconic car -the interceptor – is destroyed and Max is left for dead.  Players must complete main story missions as well as explore the Wasteland for side activities to upgrade their abilities, scavenge for scrap and supplies to upgrade their new ride – the Magnum Opus.

Peter Wyse of Warner Bros Interactive’s Production and Development Division had this to say about the game:

“Avalanche Studios has created an expansive, beautiful open world environment that comes to life with a brand new story for Mad Max.”

Mad Max is available at physical retailers and digitally through the Xbox Live Market Place, PlayStation Store and Steam for Windows.

 

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Pre-Order Bonuses For Transformers: Devastation Announced

Are you ready to roll out with the October 6th release of Platinum game’s Transformers: Devastation? Activision has announced the pre-order incentives for this brand new brawler based upon the classic series featuring warring factions of transforming robots.

By pre-ordering Devastation either at a physical retailer or digitally through Steam, Xbox Live Marketplace or PlayStation Networks fans will receive three character skins (Nemesis Prime, Red Alert and Goldfire) along with three unique weapons (Dark Star Saber, Photon Disruptor and the Golden Hunter).

Transfromers: Devastation takes inspiration from the series’ carton roots with a pretty neat looking cel-shaded look combined with all of the action we’d expect from a Saturday morning cartoon.  Featuring the original voice of Optimus Prime himself – Peter Cullen – Devastation sounds like a nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up in the mid-1980s.

Transformers: Devastation will be available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Daganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Dispair Girls Out Now

NIS America has released Daganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls on the PlayStation Vita. Set between the events of the original Daganronpa and Goodbye Despair, Ultra Despair Girls tels the story of protagonist Komaru Naegi – a high school student who has spent the last year captured against her will with no knowledge of her captors intentions. Using the unique Hacking Gun and protagonist switching mechanic players must guide Komaru through the mysteries of Towa City in this action focused spinoff.

It is available in both physical and digital releases and is priced at $39.99 USD. Ultra Despair Girls originally was released in Japan in September of 2014.

 

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Let’s Take Another Look At Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

We haven’t checked in with Tony Hawk and crew for a few weeks so let’s grind on thru the latest updates for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. Read more »

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Batman: Arkham Knight | Review

The RockSteady developed Arkham games have been absolutely fantastic and have proved once and for all that superhero storylines aren’t just confined to the pages of comic books or recent film adaptations. Within the span of two games they proved that players could fill the shoes of The Dark Knight while doing the source material justice. Their game worlds have been full of memorable villains and challenging missions while providing a main narrative that always seems to raise the stakes.  As the Caped Crusader swoops down on current generation consoles we set out to ask does his latest game complete the trilogy? Read more »

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PlayStation 4 COD: Black Ops III Beta Sets Record

Activision announced today that the PS4 beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III that ran from August 19th thru the 23rd enlisted millions of gamers to help stress test Treyarch’s latest FPS.  Black Ops III has set the record for the highest number of players playing a beta on the PlayStation Network according to a press release issued by Activison.

Rob Kostich a VP and Call of Duty general manager had this to say about the beta version of COD: Black Ops II:

 “Becoming the biggest beta on PS4 speaks to the excitement felt by gamers and the quality of work by Treyarch.  And remember, this beta is just a fraction of the overall multiplayer experience and a portion of what’s coming on November 6 when the full game – spanning campaign, multiplayer and Zombies hits worldwide.”

PS4 owners weren’t the only ones enlisted to help test our Black Ops III- PC gamers and Xbox One owners got a chance to try out the same beta version as their Sony counter-parts this past weekend.

The full version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will ship for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 6th. New features include specialists in multiplayer – preset characters who each have their own special ability that charges up over time and the inclusion of vertical movement and wall running.

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Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America!

The smaller version of the New Nintendo 3DS is finally making its way to North America according to a Nintendo press release released after the first day of the GameStop Expo. Fans of the big N’s hardware have been eagerly awaiting the North American release of the smaller N3DS as Japan and other territories have had access to it for some time.

A smaller sized N3DS, a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and two additional faceplates will be available in a exclusive bundle that will be priced at $219.99 USD (Aprox $289.99 CDN) with a release date of September 25th! No word yet if a standalone version of the smaller N3DS will be available or its pricing minus the packed in goodies.

New features included in the New Nintendo 3DS line include: Two additional shoulder buttons, a second analog nub, a faster processor, enhanced 3D mode via camera face tracking and swappable face plates on the smaller model.

Source: Nintendo [Via Kotaku]

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Guild Wars 2 Goes Free To Play

ArenaNet’s 2012 MMORPG Guild Wars 2 has an expansion incoming and at their PAX Prime panel this weekend the developer announced that previously “pay once play forever” base game is free-to-play starting this weekend.

For those looking for a gratis pass to the world of GR2 will be faced with some restrictions unless they purchase the full game from a retailer or buy upgrades individually. Free accounts have fewer character slows, fewer bag slots and they also have communication restrictions and bank restrictions so that gold sellers and RMT (real money trading) can’t crash the game’s economy.

For a full breakdown of the differences between free-to-play accounts and paid accounts or to download the game client check out ArenaNet’s official page here. The next expansion to Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thrones is expected to be released on October 25th of this year.

You can watch the full Guild Wars 2 PAX Panel below:

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Watch Nintendo’s XenoBlade Chronicles X Panel

Nintendo held an hour long presentation for their upcoming open world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend and they’ve posted the entire presentation on YouTube for all to Enjoy.

The majority of this presentation focused on the evolution of the game’s art style over the course of development. Members of the North American localization team were on hand to walk us through early character designs all the way through to the final versions seen in the game. We also got an early look at New Los Angeles, the main hub world of Xenoblade Chronicles X from conception through implementation. For those unfamiliar with the game watching this panel is a great way to get to know some of the alien races you’ll encounter.

A special edition of Xenoblade Chornicles X was teased through the entire presentation and then finally revealed at the panel. It will include a full 7 inch x 11 inch artbook featuring over 100 pieces of concept art, a 10 track soundtrack loaded onto a custom USB drive and a postcard featuring Xenoblade artwork done in the style of 1970s and 1980s sci-fi.

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No price for the special edition has been announced and a quick check on a few Canadian retailers does not show any listings for it yet. The standard edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released on Wii U on December 4th for $69.99.

Check out the full presentation below:

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August 27th Nintendo Download

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionDisney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together, new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination! Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 30. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Runbow – Arriving exclusively on Wii U consoles, Runbow is a frantic party-platforming game in which the world transforms with swipes of color. Enjoy five chaotic local and online multiplayer modes (up to nine players), along with two single-player modes that will test the skill and mind of any challenger. If you downloaded the Nindies@Home demo during the limited time E3 promotion, save 15 percent off your purchase of Runbow until Sept. 27. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

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