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Halo 3: ODST

343 Industries says Halo 3: ODST will join the Master Chief Collection next month

Halo: The Master Chief Collection hasn’t had the best track record, to say the least. Marred by severe multiplayer issues long after the game’s release, 343 Industries and Microsoft tried to placate loyal players by saying that they would eventually release Halo 3: ODST as a free add-on to the Master Chief Collection. Well, that time is almost upon us now after 343 Industries announced on Halo Waypoint that the remastered Halo 3: ODST would be dropping sometime next month, as well as a remake of the Relic multiplayer map from Halo 2. For the record, if you bought and played the Master Chief Collection between November 11th and December 19th, you will be eligible to get Halo 3: ODST for free. 343 Industries probably bit off a little more than it could chew releasing all four Halo games, despite only having made one of them, and expected all of it to work flawlessly. ...

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Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details

The Force is strong in this one: Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details have finally been dropped

We’re a bit slow on this one, but we’re no less excited. The Star Wars: Battlefront trailer and details have finally dropped during the Star Wars Experience convention, outlining parts of the game and giving us our first look at what the game is going to look like. And hopefully we’re not letting our enthusiasm blind us, but it looks fantastic so far – check out the trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet: Like the previous Battlefront entries, this reboot of Battlefront will involve large scale battles, including up to 40 players, and see the use of all manner of vehicles and machinery in the Rebels-v-Empire battles, including space battles between TIE. Also, as in Battlefront 2, players will be able to play as heroes of either side, such as Darth Vader, to try and turn the tide of the battle. The planets revealed so far which will host ...

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the technomancer

I need this game in my life: The Technomancer is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

If everyone is honest, there’s a distinct lack of new video game IP these days that isn’t coming from indie developers. Fewer still are truly immersive RPG games that implore you to explore every nook and cranny in the game to get the full story. After finding out about The Technomancer, however, I’m hoping the wait is now over. Developed by Spiders Games and published by Focus Home Interactive, The Technomancer is an ambitious RPG set in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world set on Mars and follows the plight of a Technomancer whose past and future are on a collision course. What really caught my eye about The Technomancer was the description given about the game talking about the skill trees and dynamic story and conversations: The Technomancer will offer players action-oriented combat gameplay along four different skill trees, focusing on 3 different fighting styles and the destructive electric-focused powers of the Technomancers. ...

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NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault

NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault, free to play for subscribers

When EA Access was launched, it was met mostly with raised eyebrows – after all, who would want to subscribe to a service that only offered EA titles? Well, eight months later, EA Access is still going strong and has just added its tenth title to its Vault which is free to play for all subscribers. Yes, NHL 15 is now in the EA Access Vault, joining the likes of other yearly sports titles NBA Live 15 and Madden NFL 15 in what is starting to look like a pretty impressive library of games. In case you’re late to the EA Access party, here’s what you need to know – EA Access is only available to Xbox One. For a subscription fee (paid monthly or yearly), subscribers get access to the aforementioned Vault (which EA says will never have games removed), as well as 10% off all EA content on the Xbox Store ...

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is officially announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Yesterday, the existence of Deus Ex sequel game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, was leaked, but as it turns out, Square Enix was ready to announce the game anyway. Today, the publisher officially announced the game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and dropped a sweet, cinematic trailer to help set the scene for the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Check it out below: Am I the only one who hopes there is a Deus Ex movie one day? As expected, Mankind Divided takes place two years after the events of Human Revolution and takes a look at the world as the relationship between augmented humans and ‘normal’ humans degenerates into violence. Factions and terrorism are rife and our protagonist, Adam Jensen, finds himself amongst it, presumably where the player choices come into the game, where even the Illuminati looks to play a role in dictating the course of the story. ...

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is leaked, official announcement to follow on April 8th

Just when I was losing hope for a new Deus Ex title, a nice big ol’ leak hits the air waves. A new Square Enix game allegedly titled “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” has been outed today and continues after the last Deus Ex title, Human Revolution. Set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, what started out a testy violence between ‘normal’ humans and augmented humans has broken out into all-out conflict and the story re-centers on protagonist, Adam Jensen, who will presumably do something along the lines of save the day. Come see the future of Deus Ex, tomorrow at 09:00PT/12:00ET/18:00CEST on http://t.co/cyr5xIE3fm. #CantKillProgress pic.twitter.com/bJS5Gf2gUu — Deus Ex (@DeusEx) April 7, 2015 Not to be completely beaten by the leaked news, the Deus Ex Twitter feed has posted up that a likely game reveal will be happening tomorrow (or today) on April 8th at 9:00am PST, ...

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Quantum Break is delayed to 2016

Remedy and Microsoft announce Quantum Break is delayed to 2016

One of the most anticipated games on the Xbox One game console is Quantum Break, an exclusive that looks to be one of the first to fully explore the capabilities of the next-gen console’s performance. Involving breathtaking graphics, time warp sequences, and a mind-boggling story, Quantum Break has all the makings of a fantastic game, however, we’re going to have to wait a little longer for its release after it was announced by Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment that Quantum Break is delayed to 2016. The quoted reason for this is that “with so many Xbox One games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.” The strategy behind this is sound – like Evolve, a new IP is likely to struggle against yearly stalwarts like Call of Duty and assorted sports games in the latter half of the year, so waiting ...

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage

First ever Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage to be unveiled on April 17th

For the longest time, gaming enthusiasts everywhere have been clamoring for Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage. We know that about a month ago gameplay footage was shown off to retailers thanks to EA executive, Peter Moore, who kindly teased some pictures after that fateful meeting. Well, it looks like EA is ready to show off that footage to the general public, and will be doing so while hosting a panel at the Star Wars Celebration which runs from April 16-19 – the exact time and day will be April 17th at 10:30am PT. We’ll be sure to share it as soon as it drops/ Personally, I’m extremely psyched for the game despite having seen so little of it, and I have faith that EA has the funds and vision to see this project through and to see Battlefront regain some of its former glory. What do you think about Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage ...

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Xbox One picks up Sling TV, the $20 live subscription TV service

Sling TV made its debut on mobile devices and Fire TV a few months back and with its announcement brought a solid line-up of live TV programming for just $20 a month. It is a pretty big move that certainly pushes towards the cord cutters more so than others have done so in the past. It was announced that Xbox One would also be supported, but the official launch date was a bit of a mystery. That changes today as the Sling TV service is now officially available for Xbox One owners. If you want to give it a spin prior to making the $20 commitment you have the opportunity to do so for 30-days. That is a substantial boost to the regular 7-day trial that Sling TV offers on their website for other devices. The $20 package brings you 17 live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, [Adult Swim], ...

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Star Trek Online Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek Online places multiple in-game memorials for Leonard Nimoy

Last week, the world was saddened to hear about the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a man who in gaming and tech circles was held incredibly dear. None more dear than the community of the game Star Trek Online, a game based on the TV show and movies that Nimoy became so loved in as the character, Spock. Fittingly, the game’s creators have seen fit to put a number of memorials into the game in remembrance of Nimoy, one on Spock’s home planet of Vulcan, one on the planet of New Romulus, and a plaque that is going to serve as a memorial to all the cast of Star Trek who have passed away, including Majel Barret (Christine Chapel), James Doohan (Montgomery Scott), DeForest Kelley (Leonard McCoy), and also the series’ creator, Gene Roddenberry. A most fitting memorial. And for fans of the series who are wondering why New Romulus needed ...

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