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Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Minecraft Console Edition gets Greek Mythology Mashup Pack

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Minecraft players can add a touch of ancient Hellas to their worlds today. The Greek Mythology Mashup Pack for Minecraft Console Editions bestows the blessings of Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus and more, as well as adds custom textures, a new interface, 39 unique skills, and an orchestral score by Gareth Coker. Over three dozen gods are included in the pack, check below for the full list.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Victor Vran leaves Early Access, now officially available for PC

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Demon hunter Victor Vran has set off from Early Access to track down even fiercer monsters in the full release of, er, Victor Vran. The action-heavy role-playing game from Haemimont Games features a gear-based progression system, over 400 challenges, dynamic difficulty, a campaigned estimated to last 20 hours, and four-player online co-op. Players can also expect two-player local co-op and three DLC packs in the coming months. The free packs are currently in development and will add a new weapon type that expands spellcaster abilities (The Tome of Souls), a new character-build-expanding outfit (The Highlander Outfit), and a map with a random layout and daily challenges (The Cauldron of Chaos).

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PC News

3D Streets of Rage 2 brings the side-scrolling pain to eShop for 3DS

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The Syndicate is back on the mean streets of the 3DS. Fortunately, Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Eddie “Skate” Hunter, and Max Hunter are prepared to deliver as many beatdowns as necessary in 3D Streets of Rage 2. In addition to stereoscopic 3D environments, the latest version also features a new Casual Mode, which kills enemies once they fall down; the unlockable Fists of Death Mode, where one hit kills; local co-op multiplayer; and options to alter the display mode, change it to the Japanese version, and so on. Two interviews—part one, part two—were also released detailing how M2 and Sega updated the 1992 side-scrawling brawler for a new generation.

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3DS

Fallout Anthology coming for PC, 5 games + DLC in mini-nuke case

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Fallout 4 is slowly nearing its release date, but before it hits outlets, Bethesda is offering gamers a chance to catch up on the series this September with Fallout Anthology. Scheduled to launch on September 29 for PC, the $49.99 set will include five games: Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, and Fallout Tactics, plus all downloadable content. The box will not only have an empty space to add a copy of Fallout 4, but the package itself will be a mini-nuke storage case that makes a bomb sound. That’s a lot of hours in the waste.

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DLC, PC News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night launching Sept. 29, new media released

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been officially dated for September 29. Two new additions were also announced for the rhythm-based spin-off, Kanami Mashita and Teddie. Mashita is the protégé of Rise as well as the leader of a new pop group, Kanamin Kitchen. Teddie returns in his regular form as well as his crazy General form from the Arena fighter series. Eight new screens and two new character trailers have also been posted to get a look at the two in action, and so you can get down with authority (with a weird person-bear-thing).

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PlayStation Vita News

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Xbox One News

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet, Prisoner of Ice now on GOG

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet (PC)

The Old Gods have returned! GOG.com has added two Lovecraftian adventure titles from Infogrames to their library, Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet and Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice. Shadow of the Comet, available for Linux and Windows, follows a young British photographer during their attempt to snap a photo of a strange comet passing over Illsmouth, New England. The same comet that sent a previous photographer to an asylum. The spiritual successor, Prisoner of Ice, available for Linux, Mac, and Windows, is set aboard a military submarine that’s recently become the home for an ancient horror.

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PC News

Breach & Clear: Deadline now available on Steam

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Mighty Rabbit and Gun Media’s top-down tactical shooter Breach & Clear: Deadline has launched on Steam. As squad leader, players must lead their soldiers through Harbor City to discover the source causing the dead to reanimate. The game has been available in an early form for some time, but today it leaves Early Access for its official launch. Its time in Early Access allowed for more than just bug fixes and gameplay adjustments, though, as fan feedback led to the creation of a new co-op mode for the release version.

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PC News

Tembo the Badass Elephant set to rampage tomorrow for console, PC

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Game Freak will be doing its bid to defend the world against the Phantom Army tomorrow by calling up the only hero capable of saving the day, Tembo the Badass Elephant. Global victory will require battling through 18 levels of side-scrolling action, packed with gun-toting soldiers and environmental hazards. And for the budget-minded readers, a 10% discount is still on offer across all platforms.

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