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Ori: Willow of the Wisps Launches In 2019

Indie platforming darling Ori and The Blind Forest is getting a sequel, subtitled Willow of the Wisps, and it will launch in 2019 as revealed at the Microsoft E3 press conference. We got just under two minutes of gameplay footage from Willow of the Wisps and what was shown was very impressive. Featuring a bright. colorful and whimsical style that stays true to the 2D art style of the original it looks like OATBF: WOW is going...

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E3 2018: Crackdown 3 Is Basically Terry Crews: The Video Game

Crackdown 3 has been on the radar for a while now, originally revealed in 2014, it is not stranger to long periods of silence before new information comes to light. At their E3 press conference Microsoft showed off a brand new trailer featuring narration of none other than comedian Terry Crews. Watch as Terry shows us how you can scale buildings, collect those ever present orbs, become more powerful and even summon a mother $#*@ing tank out...

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E3 2018: First Gameplay Demo of Battlefield V Shown

EA kicked things off yesterday afternoon with the first gameplay demo of the upcoming Battlefield V. We already knew that BFV wold set during World War II and will feature playable female soldiers both in the campaign mode and online. While no gameplay of the rumored Battle Royale mode was shown during the conference, nor were concrete details divulged, developers from DICE did confirm that BFV will ship with a Battle Royale mode when the game arrives...

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E3 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gets First Gameplay Trailer and Screenshots

Square Enix revealed the first in-engine gameplay trailer for the upcoming third entry in the Tomb Raider reboot franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This 3 minute long cut of sequences seems to be taken from the same “first hour” demo that I got to play at the Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal event back in April. Demo stations featuring a slice of Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be playable at both Square Enix’s E3...

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Community Developed Halo Online Eldewrito 0.6 Confirmed To Release This Friday

Microsoft has long since abandoned their attempts to bring Halo 3’s multiplayer experience to PC via the Russian only free to play title Halo Online. Although almost two years have passed since the game’s official closure in August of 2016, a dedicated group of community developers have kept the game going with semi-regular updates thanks to a leaked Russian build of the Halo Online client. Here are just some of the improvements and highlights that the Eldewrito...

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Spike Chunsoft Announces 2018 Line-Up

Spike Chunsoft has revealed their full 2018 slate of games coming out for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. New entries in the Fire Pro Wrestling franchise, Pixeljunk Monsters series and the acclaimed visual novel 428: Shibuya scramble are all coming soon. First up is a new entry in the Pixel Junk Monsters series: Pixeljunk Monsters 2 Platform  PlayStation 4 Release Summer 2018 Features: Local & Online Play – Maximize the fun by playing with your...

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Here’s A Look At All of The Elaborate Booths of GDC 2018

The 2018 edition of the Games Developer Conference has come to a close but there is still a lot more for us to show including gameplay videos, developer interviews and exclusive hands-on with several AAA and indie titles. In this post I’d like to take a quick jaunt through some of the cooler booths on display at this year’s show. By “cooler” I don’t necessarily mean “elaborate” or “expensive” but visually impressive or booths that offered attendees...

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March’s Games With Gold Title Announced

It’s that time of the month like clockwork, where Microsoft announces their Games With Gold title for the upcoming month. As always, the lineup consists of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games. We will see Trials of the Blood Dragon, SUPERHOT, Brave: The Video Game, and Quantum Conundrum as March’s Games With Gold titles.   Here is the list of when you can download these free games: Trials of the Blood Dragon Achievements ($14.99 ERP): Available March 1...

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A Eulogy To The Future That Kinect Promised But Never Delivered

Kinect version 1.0 arrived hot off the heels of the motion control craze sparked by the Nintendo Wii with the marketing tagline “You Are The Controller”. Promising players a mixture of easy to understand motion based controls using their own bodies and a dash of science fiction, with almost Minority Report-like gesture control – it seemed like Microsoft had stumbled upon an easily understandable control scheme for those with the mobility to enjoy it. As Kinect is thrown into the technology wastebasket of products past their prime, where...

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First Major Update For Halo Online In Years– ElDewrito 0.60 – Due Out For Halo 3’s 10th Anniversary

Microsoft may have no public plans to mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 but that hasn’t stopped a group of dedicated fans from working on a project that Microsoft themselves abandoned. For the first time in several years, the first major update to Halo Online will be made available before the end of September 2017.  Halo Online was short lived free to play adaptation of Halo 3’s multiplayer component ported to modern x64 Windows operating systems and updated with original content...

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Four New State of Decay 2 Screenshots Released At GamesCom 2017

Microsoft alongside State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs released four new screenshots and a brand new trailer for the 2018 survival title at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. State of Decay 2 is, of course, a direct sequel to the 2012 Xbox 360 original that was ported to Windows PC a year later. Like its predecessor, SoD2 will allow players to immerse themselves in a single-player experience where they must team up with other survivors and build...

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The Wins & Fails of E3 2017

Another E3 has come and gone and now all of the developers and publishers have packed up from the LA Convention Centre for another year. After a week of impressions, live streaming videos and major announcements – what games & announcements can we can put in the ‘win’ column and which left a sour taste in viewers’ mouths?  Here are three of the biggest wins and fails of E3 2017. Let us know your pick the for...

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Sea of Thieves Gets 9 Minute Demo @ E3 2017, Coming Out Spring 2018

We’ve known about Rare’s Sea of Thieves for quite some time now but now we know approximately when it will come out – Spring 2017. Rare’s colorful pirate world comes to life in an 8-minute gameplay trailer showcasing a team of four searching an island for an epic treasure. Players will collect cryptic riddle maps that will the player & their friends find epic loot, should they be able to survive the encounter. Perhaps my favorite moment...

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Coming October 27th

Rumors about the Assassin’s Creed franchise making the trip to ancient Egypt with a pair of Assassin’s Creed: Origins videos unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 press conference this morning.  Players will witness the birth of the order of Assassins featuring the first person to ever don the hood of the order who oppose the Templars. The game’s protagonist is an “Egyptian Sheriff” of sorts according to the game’s Creative Director. It will be out on October 27th, check...

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