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Apple Overhauls iOS With AR Gaming And App Store Revision
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

ARKit is a toolset for developers that streamlines the creation process for AR games and apps on the Apple platform. Both the iPhone and iPad can run games built on ARKit with iOS 11 installed. The device's camera and motion sensors provide the real-world space for which game assets are rendered on. For example, The Machines requires a flat surface to draw up the game's maps, and players physically move around to get different viewing angles of the environment.

The Machines was demoed during Apple's recent iPhone event and GameSpot was able to play an early build of the game prior to launch. It works similarly to a MOBA (like Heroes of the Storm or Dota 2) in terms of map structure and abilities subjected to cooldown, but players control multiple characters during a match. It features local and online multiplayer, and a leaderboard. We also got hands-on with Zombie Gunship Revenant, a base-defense wave-based shooter where you place your base anywhere in the real world through your camera.
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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Leaves Early Access on September 21st, Trailer
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:31 PM - by Emabulator

HeroСraft has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will leave Steam Early Access on September 21st.

Your Great Company’s Strike Cruiser was ambushed by the infamous Chaos Space Marines of the Word Bearers legion. The battle forced you to land on Kanak, a volcano-wracked feral world – a living hell inhabited by tribes of ruthless barbarians. However, you are not just an ordinary soldier but a mighty Space Marine of the Space Wolves chapter, a son of Leman Russ, the Wolf King. You will emerge victorious – or die fighting for Russ and the Allfather!

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a card driven, turn-based tactical game with RPG elements developed by Russian independent studio HeroCraft. You play as Valgard Twice Slain and his squad of fearsome Space Wolves, one of the First Founding Space Marine Legions, in their fight for survival after becoming castaways in the dangerous world of Kanak. After a successful Early Access period, HeroCraft is happy to announce that their turn-based tactical combat game, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, will leave Early Access to go on full release on September 21st 2017 on Steam. Its final price will increase from $11.99 / €11.99 to $17.99 / €17.99.
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Call of Duty: WWII - Meet the Squad Trailers
Sep 19, 2017 - 2:14 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline to Watch the Four New Trailers.
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Pro Trailer
Sep 19, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

Experience the wonder and magic of a fan favorite, rebuilt from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 system.

Coming 2018.
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US Navy Subs Will Use Xbox Controllers
Sep 18, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by Terran

How do you improve a clunky, heavy device for controlling periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines, the most advanced subs in the Navy? You use familiar, off-the-shelf parts like an Xbox 360 controller!

“The Navy got together and they asked a bunch of J.O.s and junior guys, ‘What can we do to make your life better?’ ” said Lt. j.g. Kyle Leonard, the USS John Warner’s assistant weapons officer, referring to junior officers and sailors. “And one of the things that came out is the controls for the scope. It’s kind of clunky in your hand; it’s real heavy.”

Lockheed Martin and Navy officials have been working to use commercial off-the-shelf technology to reduce costs and take advantage of the technological skills sailors grow up with. The integration of the video game console controller grew out of that effort.
Benefits? Several!

The Xbox controller is no different than the ones a lot of crew members grew up playing with. Lockheed Martin says the sailors who tested the controller at its lab were intuitively able to figure out how to use it on their own within minutes, compared to hours of training required for the joystick.

The Xbox controller also is significantly cheaper. The company says the photonic mast handgrip and imaging control panel that cost about $38,000 can be replaced with an Xbox controller that typically costs less than $30.
Private sector innovation at work. Well done!
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Tomb Raider Movie Poster Revealed
Sep 18, 2017 - 1:24 PM - by Emabulator

"Her legend begins. #TombRaider, in theaters March 2018."
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PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales After Strong Release
Sep 18, 2017 - 1:11 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Divinity: Original Sin II came out just a few days ago, but it's been in Steam Early Access for almost a year. Now, publisher and developer Larian Studios is sharing some sales data, telling Eurogamer the game has sold nearly 500,000 copies in total. 180,000 of those sales have come since its 1.0 release on September 14.

"We're close to hitting 500K units sold, which is a number I believe took us two or three months with Divinity: Original Sin 1," said Swen Vincke, owner of Larian Studios. The game has also hit a milestone in terms of concurrent players on Steam, reaching nearly 86,000 players at one time. At the time of this writing, it's the fourth most-played game on Steam. The response has been unexpected, Vincke told Eurogamer. Servers have struggled to handle the large number of players, but "we should have them up and running again soon," he said.

Vincke also commented on possible console releases in the future. The company had indicated it was waiting to see how the game sold on PC before deciding to release on other systems and, right now, that PC version still remains the focus, he said.
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Call of Duty: WWII - Story Trailer
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history. After surviving the beaches of Normandy, Red and his squad will fight their way across Europe, engaging the enemy in iconic battle locations such as the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, as they make their way into Germany. The journey begins on November 3.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Campaign That Never Forgets Live Action Trailer
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

New “Campaign That Never Forgets” Launches for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today launched a new “Campaign That Never Forgets,” bringing to life the videogame that never forgets, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Beginning with an interactive live-action film directed by Neil Huxley (Avatar, Watchmen) and shot by Director of Photography, Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones), the “Campaign That Never Forgets” faithfully recreates the award-winning Nemesis System, driving viewers to make key story decisions during the siege of a fortress in Mordor. Those decisions then result in a personal relationship with a specific Orc as a loyal ally or vengeful enemy, which will extend beyond the interactive trailer and follow viewers across the internet, emulating the gameplay experience created by the Nemesis System. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players now have entirely new ways to journey through the dynamic world, with more choices and opportunities than ever before due to addition of Orc Followers. Whether spared, scarred, recruited or marked, every encounter will be remembered and help fuel the dynamics of society and conflict within Mordor, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System.

The interactive live-action film kicking off the Official Middle-earth: Shadow of War “Campaign That Never Forgets” can be viewed and shared at shadowofwar.com.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10, 2017.
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Injustice 2 Raiden Gameplay Trailer #Injustice2
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Game & Movie Releases for September 17th to September 23rd, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for September 17th to September 23rd, 2017

Retail Games
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbone)
Project CARS 2 (PS4, Xbone)
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (PS4, Xbone)
LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (PS4, Xbone, Switch)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (PS4)
Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)
Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Vita)

Movies & TV
Wonder Woman
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season
Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Ranma 1/2: OVA and Movie Collection
Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season
Bates Motel: Season Five
The Big Sick
The Bad Batch
The Hero
Bates Motel: The Complete Series
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
The Little Hours
Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series
Matoi the Sacred Slayer: Complete Collection
SEED: The Untold Story
Body of Deceit
Friends: The Complete Series
Innocent Blood
The Prison
The Adventures of Captain Marvel
The Illustrated Man
Certain Women Criterion Collection

Box Office
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Friend Request
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Heroes of the Storm Ana Spotlight
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:23 AM - by Evil Avatar

As a founding member of Overwatch and one of the world’s best snipers, Ana Amari uses her skills to protect the innocent. Though she went MIA after losing her eye, Ana’s sense of duty and responsibility has brought her back to fight in the Nexus!

Get all the necessary information and gameplay tips on our newest Support Hero, Ana, Veteran Sniper, in this spotlight video!
I'm out of Heroes of the Storm until I get bored of Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda and Shadow of Mordor. Ranked play is so toxic that I needed a break.
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mother! Bombs on the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Stephen King adaption It continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky's audacious genre-bending psychological thriller mother!

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 15th to September 17th, 2017.
  1. It $60.0/$218.7
  2. American Assassin $14.8/$14.8
  3. mother! $7.5/$7.5
  4. Home Again $5.3/$17.1
  5. The Hitman's Bodyguard $3.5/$70.3
  6. Annabelle: Creation $2.6/$99.9
  7. Wind River $2.5/$29.1
  8. Leap! $2.1/$18.6
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming $1.8/$330.2
  10. Dunkirk $1.3/$185.1
  11. Logan Lucky $1.0/$26.8
  12. The Emoji Movie $.975/$83.8

mother! bombed with a 'F' Cinemascore. Who knew that consumers didn't want to watch Jennifer Lawrence lecture them on the evils of Christianity? I never would have guessed.
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Mass Effect Andromeda Hits the Bargain Bin
Sep 17, 2017 - 10:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

Deluxe Edition available today on Amazon for $23.11.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Sep 17, 2017 - 7:04 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's Sunday, and my birthday too. Mrs. SonOfNel got me the nice new jersey pictured above, so you all can guess who I'm rooting for

What games are you watching today?
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Final Fantasy Director Will Try To Recreate How Players Felt With Zelda
Sep 17, 2017 - 5:10 AM - by PatrickRes9

Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched back in March and it left a pretty large footprint. In a conversation with Gamespot, Director Hajime Tabata states he will try to draw from Breath of the Wild for his next Final Fantasy title.

"I've heard a lot from the dev team and their reactions to having played it. But just from hearing the stories and the feedback, you know, we can tell that it's a really complete game," Tabata said. "It's very polished, almost a perfect game in that regard. And our goals are probably to take that experience that players felt with Breath of the Wild, but with our own technology and our own know-how."

Breath of the Wild did a lot of things right. Nothing felt copy/paste and it made for a unique open world experience. It looks like it's already shaping the landscape of future open world games. It may help push Final Fantasy forward as an open world game, so we aren't pushing cars in extended scenes (FF:XV) anymore.

Click Here for the full conversation at Gamespot.
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Cliff Bleszinski On LawBreakers: "I Have To Keep This Game Alive"
Sep 16, 2017 - 12:07 PM - by Emabulator

Cliffy B said he wants to be "less of a dick" to people online. GameSpot has the story.

Cliff Bleszinski knows the player figures for LawBreakers right now are low. But he isn't losing faith. Games can be slow-burners--just look at Warframe as an example--and developer Boss Key has big plans to get lapsed players to return and bring in new ones. In an interview with GameSpot this week, Bleszinski spoke frankly about LawBreakers. He told us he's been humbled by the low player figures; he talked about the mistakes he made in the direction of the game. He said launching near "Destiny season" probably didn't help. And he said he wants to be "less of a dick" with his interactions with people online.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Sep 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM - by Jetherik

A weekend without games? Say it ain't so. What are you playing this weekend?
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for Halloween Sequel in 2018
Sep 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Halloween, the horror franchise that helped to launch her career.

"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018. #HalloweenMovie," Blumhouse Productions tweeted Friday.

"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween," Curtis tweeted.

David Gordon Green, the co-creator of HBO's Eastbound & Down and director of movies such as Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis, will helm a new movie with a script co-written by him and frequent collaborator Danny McBride. That announcement was made in February by John Carpenter, the co-creator of the franchise and director the 1978 original.

Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas are the production entities involved. Carpenter will executive produce along with Gordon Green and McBride’s Rough House Pictures.

"David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and … WOW. They get it. I think you're gonna dig it. They blew me away," Carpenter wrote then. "I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool. And you'll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018."

Curtis has played Laurie Strode in multiple Halloween films. Her first appearance was in the classic 1978 original when the world was introduced to the mask-wearing, mental-patient mass-murderer Michael Myers.
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Released
Sep 15, 2017 - 2:17 PM - by Emabulator

Larian Studios' role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now available on GOG and Steam.

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning RPG. Gather your party. Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

The Divine is dead. The Void approaches. And the powers latent within you are soon to awaken. The battle for Divinity has begun. Choose wisely and trust sparingly; darkness lurks within every heart.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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NHL 18 Now Available Worldwide, Launch Trailer
Sep 15, 2017 - 12:59 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Press Release and Trailer.

Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) launched EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18, delivering an authentic, fun and fast-paced hockey experience where the ice is a playground. Featuring new Creative Attack controls, an all-new Defensive Skill Stick, Creative A.I. and a brand-new 3-on-3 gameplay experience, NHL® 18 captures the skill and creativity displayed by today’s young superstars. On top of that, players can do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in an EA SPORTS NHL® game.
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Sony Announces Call of Duty WWII PS4 Bundle
Sep 15, 2017 - 11:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

Introducing the Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 Bundle

Today I’m happy to introduce the Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PlayStation 4 Bundle. This special bundle features a green camo PS4 system equipped with a 1TB hard drive – which if you take a closer look you might spot patterns of something you’re all familiar with… The bundle also includes a matching green DualShock 4 wireless controller, and a physical standard edition copy of Call of Duty: WWII. And don’t forget, PS4 users get early access to Call of Duty: WWII DLC Map Packs, which will launch on PS4 30 days ahead of other platforms (sold separately).

This bundle will be available across the U.S. and Canada for $299.99 USD (MSRP) / $379.99 CAD (MSRP) alongside the game’s launch on November 3, 2017. But you don’t have to wait – you can pre-order your bundle soon.

Hope to see you all online in November!
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Assassin’s Creed: Origins Order of the Ancients Trailer
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:49 AM - by Evil Avatar

Learn more about the Order of the Ancients, a mysterious force controlling Egypt from the shadows.
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EXCLUSIVE: Limited Run Games Q&A - Your Questions Answered!
Sep 15, 2017 - 8:25 AM - by Metal Jesus

Limited Run Games focuses on bringing games that were previously only available in a digital format to a physical medium. Co-Founder Doug answers your questions openly and honestly about how Limited Run Game works and what to expect from them in the future!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Overkill
Sep 14, 2017 - 7:06 PM - by Emabulator

I saw Havok, Crowbar and Overkill last night at Irving Plaza in New York on the Metal Alliance Tour. Havok was okay and Crowbar was a mixed bag. Havok was wire tight, the band can bring it, but the song writing has room to grow. Crowbar has some great grooves and some cool vocals, but some of the bridges and riffs were bordering on cringe worthy.

Overkill rocked the house. The crowd, which I was glad to see was packed with a lot of young headbangers, went friggin' nuts during Overkill. Vocalist Bobby Blitz knows how to work the crowd ("We're gonna' pound so much metal down your throats you'll be shitting roofing nails!") and the set was tight, with a good mix of new and older tunes.

What are you listening to?
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Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Beta Coming to PC on September 29th
Sep 14, 2017 - 6:28 PM - by Emabulator

Sledgehammer has announced that the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer beta is coming to PC on September 29th.

Thanks to everyone for making the Call of Duty: WWII Private Multiplayer Beta on console a huge success. We received a ton of great feedback and insights that we’re applying across the game on the road to launch. We’re also thankful for the open and constructive dialogue throughout the course of the Beta. It meant a lot to every developer who was actively reading comments on Reddit and our social channels. And best of all, it was great to finally be able to play Call of Duty: WWII with the community.

Now, the Multiplayer Beta is coming to PC as an Open Beta for all PC gamers.

Together with Raven Software, we’re excited to share that the Call of Duty: WWII Open Multiplayer Beta on PC will kick off on September 29th and run through October 2nd on Steam.

The PC Open Beta is just a small part of the full Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer experience coming to Steam in November. This test is a critical step on our road to delivering the best possible online experience on Steam at launch in November, with the following key goals:
  • Stress test core gameplay systems and online backend infrastructure at scale
  • Provide PC fans with their first hands-on experience of the boots-on-the-ground combat coming in Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer
  • Engage with the PC community to fine-tune and optimize the PC experience for November
Here are the minimum PC specs you’ll need to play in the Beta test. Please note that these specs are for the Beta only. In our next update, we’ll share the recommended PC specs for the Beta, since we’re finalizing this part of our testing as we speak.

Min Spec:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 3225 or equivalent
HDD: 25 GB HD space
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 @ 2GB or better
DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

These specs could change following the PC Open Beta, so we’ll share the final specs closer to launch.
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Spintires: MudRunner - 'The Ultimate Off-Road Experience' Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 6:08 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

As seen in this latest video, Spintires: Mudrunner constantly challenges your limits and ability to overcome precarious obstacles while at the helm of powerful all-terrain vehicles. Alone or with up to 3 friends in cooperative multiplayer, take on each of the game’s 6 sandbox maps as you traverse thick mud, raging rivers, slippery rock climbs, swamps, and more. Whether steering your heavy rig through thick forests or struggling along narrow, muddy cliff paths, your driving skills, audacity and patience will be tested to the extreme. The choice of path or method to succeed in a seemingly impossible situation is always yours in the sandbox environments of Spintires: MudRunner - but keep an eye on your vehicles' condition!

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, Spintires: MudRunner boasts overhauled graphics, and an advanced physics engine which allows for more authentic water and mud physics, an improved soft-body tire simulation and differential lock system, as well as more realistic interactions between your vehicles and every element of the environment. It’s not just an enhanced edition, it’s the ultimate off-road experience!
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Launch Edition Revealed, Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:55 PM - by Emabulator

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It’s been six years since Radiant Historia was released on Nintendo DS in 2011, but it’s time to return to Vainqueur and unlock the time traveling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded 3DS port of the original.
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ATLUS is Bringing 3DS JRPG 'The Alliance Alive' to the Americas and Europe, Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:43 PM - by Emabulator

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It's time to resist! Humanity must band together and unite against Daemon oppressors because ATLUS is bringing FURYU Corporation's JRPG The Alliance Alive to the Americas and Europe for Nintendo 3DS!

The game was originally released in Japan earlier this year and features nostalgic gameplay developed with a modern touch. Featuring massive world-exploration, an intertwining story of nine protagonists, an exhilarating turn-based battle system, and more, JRPG fans will instantly feel at home when crusading against evil in The Alliance Alive.

One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. It carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities in its wake. Humanity was decimated. Hundreds of years later, Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again in The Alliance Alive.
Update from Atlus:

European Release Correction: We mistakenly mentioned that the game will be out physically and digitally in the West. It will come out physically and digitally in the Americas, and will be available digitally in Europe.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, September 14 - 20: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #NBA2K18
Sep 14, 2017 - 5:20 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and VideoBooks
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The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
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First Look at David Harbour as the new Hellboy
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

Not sure I care for the long hair.
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SJWs At Gossip Rag Game Informer Overreact to Destiny 2 Texture Containing Letter 'K'
Sep 13, 2017 - 12:21 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

UPDATE: Changes have been made to this story since its original posting to more clearly reflect the story without supposition of motivation. Bungie reacted to this information quickly and we do not want to imply anything otherwise. The initial post made comments that were unnecessarily inflammatory to Bungie and to some readers and has since been corrected.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Road Complex AA1 gauntlets, a legendary item in Destiny 2, was discovered to bear a slightly tweaked logo that bears a resemblance to a hate symbol. Bungie has been made aware of the issue and is moving to get it removed.

The logo, which looks disturbingly like the hate symbol for "Kekistan," was discovered this morning by Waypoint, who then reached out to Activision and Bungie about the issue. Unless Bungie comes out and explains how it got into the game, it is unlikely the public will ever know.

The "Kekistan" flag resembles the Nazi third reich flag and emerged from online image boards. Popular white supremacists have used the logo during marches, which muddies the original intent as an admittedly off-color joke.

Bungie has explained that it was not intentional and they renounce hate.
The original URL explains why the article had to be updated.

But don't worry kids, Game Informer just reports the news.

We're Game Informer. We are not a gossip rag. When we write the news, we do not deal in hypotheticals, and we do not take for granted the sacredness of facts in an age where people distrust the media at every turn.
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The Evil Avatar Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review!
Sep 13, 2017 - 10:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

Can you do an Uncharted game without Nathan Fillon? Why would you want to? Sony takes the Uncharted franchise into new territory with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Check out Aaron's review Here!
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$329 Chinese Gaming Handheld!? - Is it WORTH IT?
Sep 12, 2017 - 4:46 PM - by Metal Jesus

The JXD S192K is a $329 android tablet with controllers built into the sides. It's advertised as "Bringing you the speed you crave"...but is that true?!
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Metroid: Samus Returns Reviews "Metroid: Samus Returns is the franchise in top form"
Sep 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer - 9.75/10

Samus Returns has enough unique content that it feels like a worthy sequel. MercurySteam’s first outing with the franchise is also different enough from the recent fan remake AM2R, so fans shouldn’t hesitate to pick up this rare gem. This might be Samus’ first 2D adventure in more than a dozen years, but it’s a great reminder of why we fell in love with the franchise in the first place.
GameSpot - 9/10

As the first 2D Metroid game in over a decade, Samus Returns faces unfairly high expectations. Mercury Steam's involvement, a team known to play fast and loose with classic game traditions, was also a potential red flag for some. In hindsight, there was never anything to worry about, and a lot to look forward to. Samus Returns is both a return to form and a look to the potential future for 2D Metroid games, where combat plays a bigger role and exploration involves clever thinking rather than persistent guessing. Fans get more than they bargained (and hoped) for, and everyone else gets an excellent 2D action game with one of the most captivating and capable video game heroes around.
IGN - 8.5/10

While it’s been marketed as a remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus for Game Boy, Metroid: Samus Returns is more of a much-needed reboot of the 2D Metroid games we know and love. It’s a safe, modern take on Super Metroid, one of the greatest games of all time. Aside from some repetitive boss fights and hand-cramping controls, it’s nearly everything I could ask for as a fan of old-school Metroids.
Destructoid - 8/10

Maybe the next 2D Metroid will take more chances, but Returns is far better than I expected it to be. The faux magic system, while shallow, adds some panache to the action, as do the combat animations that work within the confines of the engine.
Digital Trends - 4/5

Nostalgia guides much what gets made in video game industry right now, with reboots, remakes, and remasters dominating the release calendar in lieu of riskier, new titles. Metroid: Samus Returns is far more than a simple rehash. Rather, it takes an underappreciated classic, whose design influence is perhaps felt more widely today than ever before, and enhances it for new audiences. The core of the gameplay remains largely untouched, but what new additions there are enrich the overall experience. The first classic 2D-style Metroid in 13 years (since the GBA Metroid: Zero Mission, also directed by Sakamoto), Metroid: Samus Returns is the franchise in top form, and makes an excellent case for the old masters.
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NES Classic Mini Production Restarted
Sep 12, 2017 - 12:51 PM - by Emabulator

Irish Examiner has the story.

Nintendo has restarted production of its NES Mini console and will restock the product in European retailers next summer.

Nintendo shared the news on the company’s official Japanese Twitter account (via Eurogamer), stating:

‘Nintendo has decided to restart production of the Famicom Mini in 2018. We will announce sale dates at a later time.’

A Nintendo spokesperson shared further details with Eurogamer, telling the publication:

‘We're happy to confirm that we'll continue to ship stock of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System to Europe in 2018. In addition, next summer we'll also bring the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System back to Europe. More information will be shared in the future.’
Thanks, the artist formerly know as lockwoodx!
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Feral Tribe Trailer
Sep 12, 2017 - 10:37 AM - by Evil Avatar

Middle-earth: Shadow of War New Feral Tribe Video Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a new video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, showcasing the Feral tribe, a faction of Orcs who revere the fearsome beasts of Mordor, feeding on the strength of these vicious creatures as inspiration for their own acts of savagery. In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. Feral Orcs live among the graugs, caragors, drakes and other monsters when they can, while adorning their clothing and armor with trophies from the beasts they've hunted. In battle, the Feral tribe is also infamous for roaring, snarling and rending flesh with a ferocity that rivals any caragor.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.
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Fortnite Adds a 100 Player Battle Royale Mode
Sep 12, 2017 - 10:09 AM - by Evil Avatar

Announcing Fortnite Battle Royale

Hey Fortnite community,

We are excited to announce a new mode officially coming to Fortnite players on Sept. 26: Fortnite Battle Royale. 100 players. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments are combined with intense PvP combat. The last commander standing wins.

Our Battle Royale mode is now in Public Test for Fortnite players and we would love your help testing the mode.

Just open the game and select Battle Royale. We expect the servers will probably break and there will be other crashes and bugs during the Public Test.

Wait... What?

Yeah, we made a PvP mode for Fortnite. We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version. A few months ago Epic’s Unreal Tournament team began experimenting with the mode while the original Fortnite team kept updating the core game. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. The new Battle Royale mode was so much fun we decided to share it with everyone to get feedback.

This is also a great time for new Fortnite players to jump in because for one week only we have a 25% discount on our Standard and Deluxe Edition Founder’s Packs. (Sale runs from Sept. 12-18.)

We are really excited about Fortnite Battle Royale and can’t wait for you to play it. This is just the first version of the mode, and we will update Battle Royale and the core Fortnite game throughout our Early Access period and into launch. We are excited to grow the game with you and thank you for joining us on the adventure.

The battle is building. Good luck!

This is Epic pretty much announcing "Hey, our product is a complete failure, so we just copied what someone else is doing." How gauche.
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Nintendo "Strongly Urges" You Don't Overpay For SNES Mini on eBay
Sep 11, 2017 - 1:13 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES mini for short, won't run into the same sorts of supply shortages that befell its NES mini predecessor, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Demand for that limited edition retro console far outweighed its scarce supply, leading to colossal markups on second-hand auction sites where it was going for more than quadruple its £49.99 asking price.

Fils-Aime was adamant that this wouldn't happen again and that fans shouldn't pay more than the SNES mini's retail price of £69.99 / $79.99 to acquire the collector's item on eBay.

"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites," Fils-Aime said in an interview with Financial Times. "You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99."

Given how quickly pre-orders sold out, the impending micro-console is already going for roughly £200 on eBay ahead of its 29th September launch.
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PewDiePie Uses Racial Slur In Livestream
Sep 11, 2017 - 11:46 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot: PewDiePie Uses Racial Slur In Livestream, Game Dev Says He's "Worse Than A Closeted Racist"

YouTube's biggest star, PewDiePie, used a racial slur during a livestream today and at least one developer has said some strong words against him in response. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, said during a PUBG livestream today, "What a f**king n*****! Geez! Oh my god! What the f**k? Sorry, but what the f***?"

This is not the first time the loud and outspoken streamer--whose YouTube channel has 57 million subscribers, the most on the service--has generated controversy. In February this year, he apologised for a "Death to all Jews" sign; Disney and YouTube severed ties with him in the wake of this.

At least one prominent game developer has responded to PewDiePie's choice of words. Sean Vanaman, the co-founder of Firewatch developer Campo Santo, said his company will file a DMCA takedown notice on PewDiePie's videos about Firewatch and its future games.

"There is a bit of leeway you have to have with the Internet when u wake up every day and make video games. There's also a breaking point," Vanaman explained. "I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make."

"He's worse than a closeted racist: he's a propagator of despicable garbage that does real damage to the culture around this industry," he added. "I'd urge other developers & will be reaching out to folks much larger than us to cut him off from the content that has made him a millionaire. Furthermore, we're complicit: I'm sure we've made money off of the 5.7M views that video has and that's something for us to think about."
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Game & Movie Releases for September 10th to September 16th, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 - 9:31 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for September 10th to September 16th, 2017

Retail Games
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition (PS4, Xbone)
NBA LIVE 18 (PS4, Xbone)
NHL 18 (PS4, Xbone)
NASCAR Heat 2 (PS4, Xbone)
PES 2018: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS4, Xbone)
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PS4, Xbone)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4)
INSIDE/LIMBO Double Pack (PS4, Xbone)
Baja: Edge of Control HD (PS4, Xbone)
Touhou Kobuto V Burst Battle (PS4)

Movies & TV
The Mummy
Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
It Comes at Night
Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season
Orphan Black: Season Five
El Dorado
Chihayafuru: Season 1
Festival Criterion Collection
Krakatoa, East of Java
The Hatred
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Law and Jake Wade
The Resurrected
The Ghoul
Custer of the West

Box Office
American Assassin
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IT crawls out of the sewer to the top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Sep 11, 2017 - 8:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million, "It" is now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest September opening of all time.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 8th to September 10th, 2017.
  1. It $123.1/$123.1
  2. Home Again $9.0/$9.0
  3. The Hitman's Bodyguard $4.8/$64.8
  4. Annabelle: Creation $4.0/$96.2
  5. Wind River $3.2/$25.0
  6. Leap! $2.5/$15.8
  7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $2.0/$327.7
  8. Dunkirk $1.8/$183.0
  9. Logan Lucky $1.8/$25.2
  10. The Emoji Movie $1.0/$82.5
  11. Despicable Me 3 $.909/$259.9
  12. Girls Trip $.802/$113.3

We went to It this weekend, it is a really decent movie, but not really scary. It was more Stranger Things than Nightmare on Elm Street.
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Number of Games Released on Steam Could Top 5,000 in 2017
Sep 10, 2017 - 2:08 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

It's no wonder your Steam backlog keeps growing: the platform is releasing more games than ever before. According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, of Niko Partners, the number of games released on the platform so far this year has already surpassed the total for the whole of 2015.

Around 1,300 games have popped up since June's launch of Steam Direct, the replacement for Steam Greenlight that lets developers publish on Steam without passing through an approval process. If that pace carries on then the number of games released this year could top 5,000 for the first time.

That would mean there were more games released this year on Steam than in the eight years between 2006 and 2014. Pretty staggering.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Sep 10, 2017 - 7:37 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Well a new season kicked off this week. I'll catch the Vikings on Monday.

What games are you watching today?
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Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support Coming Soon
Sep 09, 2017 - 1:23 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Speaking at this year's PAX West, Ybarra reiterated that "keyboard and mouse support is defintely coming." However, given the concern many have over how that will affect online balance, he adds, "we have to be very smart in how we do that."

"A lot of people tweet me and say ‘you can’t do this’ because of fairness," Ybarra admits. "We understand that; we run two platforms - the windows platform, the Xbox platform. When we bring keyboard and mouse we’ll coach developers and say ‘look you’ve got to think about your multiplayer pools.’ If you have a competitive game people probably are going to want the choice to say ‘I’ll play with only keyboard and mouse people, I’ll play with only controller people, or you know what, I’ll play with any of those.'"
Via GamesRadar
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YouTubers Escape Punishment For Promoting CSGO Gambling Site Without Disclosure
Sep 09, 2017 - 12:46 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Two YouTubers who promoted their own Counter Strike: Global Offensive gambling website without disclosing their stake in it will not be punished by the US Federal Trade Commission. Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Thomas "ProSyndicate" Cassel produced videos of themselves winning valuable CS:GO items via CSGOLotto.com, a website they owned but did not disclose their connection to until after investigations in 2016 by fellow YouTubers HonorTheCall and h3h3Productions.

After an investigation, the FTC has decided not to impose any fines on Martin and Cassel, who have instead agreed to disclose any endorsements going forward. Future breaches of this agreement will lead to a $40,000 fine for every infraction. Notably, the FTC's decision does not require Martin and Cassel to admit any wrong-doing over the pair's promotion of CSGOLotto.

"The goal of the FTC isn't to be a punitive or draconian agency," the regulator told Rolling Stone. "We are here to educate consumers about new markets."

Martin and Cassel's site allows users to gamble weapon skins earned in CS:GO in an attempt to win rarer and hence more valuable skins. These skins have real-world value and can therefore be sold for large sums of money by circumventing Steam, the Valve-owned platform where CS:GO is played. According to a Bloomberg report, as much as $2.3 billion worth of skins was bet in 2015 over a number of websites.

The YouTubers' failure to disclose their interests in CSGOLotto violates YouTube guidelines and has also called into question the authenticity of the videos; it has been suggested the pair's ownership of the site may have allowed them to fix the outcome of bets in order to stage wins and thus encourage viewers to use the website. Their videos showed them reacting with surprise and elation as they won large sums of money.
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Pure Evil - Ding! Level 20
Sep 09, 2017 - 8:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

I hit Level 20 in Destiny after a single day of gameplay. There is still a few single player missions to go through. I played a lot of the little side missions to build up Reputation with the different planetary factions and was able to farm a Purple Engram on every planet.

Destiny 2 is a lot like Destiny 1. Too much like Destiny 1. It's a huge expansion pack, only they didn't let you keep any of your stuff and instead gave you crappy stuff you don't want. The beginning weapons and armor not only are weak, they look like ass.

I understand the story is that you are crawling your way back from destruction and even with that some of the fun seems to have been leached out of the game because all the beginning armor looks so dull.

I see people are starting to score a few nicer items here and there. Let's hope that as more content gets dropped that we can get back to grinding for nice gear again.

I'm having a good time, but at this point the game is a little disappointing. It's Destiny 2.0, not Destiny 2.
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Digital Foundry: 'Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle: A Superb Switch Tech Showcase!'
Sep 08, 2017 - 6:28 PM - by Emabulator

Would you believe that Mario+Rabbids is actually running on the same engine as The Division? It's one of the most beautiful Switch titles money can buy and a great title in its own right. John has the full technical lowdown.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Sep 08, 2017 - 2:14 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been listening to Buckcherry all afternoon
What do you plan on listening to?
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Blizzard Will Open Its Own Esports Arena Next Month
Sep 08, 2017 - 1:53 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Blizzard has announced it will open its own esports arena on 7th October.

The Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will be "a cutting-edge live-event destination for pro players, esports fans, and everyone else who loves premier competition". The arena, situated in Burbank Studios, has been customised to support "an exciting live-event experience" for "pro players, esports fans, and everyone else who loves premier competition".

The venue boasts multiple sound stages, control room and practice facilities and was built to support competitive events all year round. It will also have a Blizzard retail store that rotates its stock based on competitions taking place.
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Destiny 2 Clan Features Are Now Live
Sep 08, 2017 - 10:47 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has word that Bungie has begun to bring Destiny 2's clan features online.

Destiny 2's new clan functionality is set to be important, as it not only allows people to form a group together, but it also serves as the backbone for the new Guided Games feature. Destiny 2 launched earlier this week without clan features activated in-game, but after a few-day wait, they've (partially) come online.

Specifically, clan progression has been activated. That means clans that have formed can begin gaining experience and working toward unlocking rewards. If you're already logged into the game, you may need to sign out and then sign back in for the functionality to show up. In order to earn XP for your clan, it will need at least two members, and you'll need to have a clan banner in your inventory. You can obtain this by talking to Hawthorne with each of your characters once you've joined a clan.

Bungie has also highlighted some other key facts about clans on its website. Clan members taking part in activities adds XP up to a maximum for the week, which is set back to zero after the weekly reset. There are also weekly milestones for additional rewards, as well as weekly clan Engrams (which require at least half of the fireteam in an activity to be members of the clan). Clans earn perks as they accumulate XP, with this level being wiped out with the seasonal reset.
Game Informer: Curse Of Osiris Confirmed As First Destiny 2 Expansion
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Sep 08, 2017 - 8:44 AM - by Jetherik

I am ready to start the weekend! Football! Yet, I still have to work. What are you doing this weekend?
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Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in The Current War Trailer
Sep 08, 2017 - 8:25 AM - by Evil Avatar

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.
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New Early Man Trailer
Sep 08, 2017 - 8:17 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox One And PC Demo Detailed As Game Goes Gold
Sep 07, 2017 - 3:35 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Forza Motorsport 7 is nearly ready for release. Developer Turn 10 announced today the game has gone gold, meaning physical copies are ready to begin being manufactured. Alongside this news, Turn 10 released a new commercial and details regarding a demo.

The demo will be available on both PC and Xbox One on September 19, and will showcase three different racing experiences within the game. You'll get to drive the Forza 7 cover car, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, on Dubai's Jebel Hafeet Pass, a winding mountain highway that's one of the world's most famous driving roads. You can also head to the high-speed Mugello circuit in Italy and drive the Mercedes Benz Tankpool racing truck.

Of course, the third experience takes you to the legendary Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit and lets you test out the Nissan Nismo GT-R LM. Players will be challenged to handle the Ring's complex corners and elevation changes, while dealing with the dynamic track conditions. "Racing through rainstorms laced with thunder and lightning make for a visual showcase and for a challenge like no other--where dynamic puddles grow and shrink with the intensity of the rain," says the game's website.
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Farming Simulator Switch Edition Revealed in New Trailer
Sep 07, 2017 - 3:08 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

After enthralling millions of players worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Farming Simulator is making its way this November to Nintendo's latest console: the Nintendo Switch™. In today’s trailer, Martin Rabl from developer GIANTS Software plays and unveils what the latest entry in this global farming phenomenon has to offer on Nintendo Switch™.

A global hit both in stores and as a download, the Farming Simulator series owes its success to the immersive, unique and accessible experience created by GIANTS Software. As a popular and universal setting, farming appeals to players of all ages - casual and hardcore alike. Ready to charm a fresh new audience, Farming Simulator - Nintendo Switch Edition gives players a complete farming experience both at home and on the move! Explore huge open worlds loaded with farming activities, across hundreds of acres of land.

As is the standard in this premiere series, you will have access to a huge range of officially branded and authentic farming equipment. Drive over 250 farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Wherever you are, you’re free to harvest your crops, tend to livestock and take part in forestry work, before transporting and selling products to create your dream farm!
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, September 6 - 13: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #Firefly
Sep 07, 2017 - 2:53 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and VideoBooks
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Retribution Multiplayer Trailer
Sep 07, 2017 - 11:38 AM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

Vengeance has a new name. Add four action-packed new MP maps to your collection with Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare's fourth DLC Pack, Retribution. Take on the chaos of a post-apocalyptic rally track in Carnage, a high-end fashion mall above Earth in Altitude, the massive space elevator of Depot 22, and the remake of Call of Duty®: Ghosts' classic Warhawk in the interior robotics lab of Heartland.

Get the Retribution DLC Pack first on PS4 on September 12th
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Rockstar Reveals Special Edition of L.A. Noire for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Sep 07, 2017 - 9:23 AM - by Evil Avatar

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is proud to announce new versions of the blockbuster detective thriller, L.A. Noire, are scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems and for Xbox One games and entertainment systems.

Alongside these three new console versions comes LA Noire: The VR Case Files, featuring seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC VIVE system.

L.A. Noire takes place in the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940's Los Angeles as decorated veteran and newly minted detective, Cole Phelps investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A. The game was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival for its cinematic approach to gameplay and narrative.

Utilizing a unique type of facial capture technology called MotionScan, L.A. Noire breathes unprecedented life into character performances, creating brand new gameplay out of the art of interrogation.

"We're excited to bring L.A. Noire's unique mix of real detective work, classic Hollywood atmosphere and thrilling action to these new platforms," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "Now with a choice of spectacular virtual reality, stunning 4K, or the freedom of portable play, these enhanced versions are a perfect opportunity for players to experience this richly detailed world in a whole new way."

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from LA Noire rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, blending breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.

L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch features the complete original game and all additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.

L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. L.A. Noire plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, capturing the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.

L.A. Noire is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.rockstargames.com/lanoire.
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