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Lockout being reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One) Lockout Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has announced that Lockout will join Halo 2 multiplayer maps Ascension, Coagulation, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar in being reimagined for the upcoming compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of Halo 2’s lead designers, described some of the changes to the three-level map: “most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies.” Lockout will also be one of the levels playable at the Xbox Booth (#412, #422, #432) at PAX Prime. 343 Industries will be hosting a number of events at PAX, including a signing, a panel, and a weekend-long tournament, details of which can be found below. Gamers not attending can check out a livestream of the events at the Halo Twitch channel.

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Convention, Xbox One News

Dead Island 2 gamescom demo footage, screenshots released

Deep Silver has released a new gameplay trailer and new screens from Yager’s Dead Island 2. Picking up after Dead Island and the upcoming Escape Dead Island, players will find themselves trying to survive in Los Angeles while its under quarantine by the military. Up to eight players can fight, cooperate, or ignore one another as they make their way through the undead hordes. The new media is being released in anticipation of this year’s gamescom in Germany, where attendees will be able to get some hands-on time at Deep Silver’s booth in Hall 9.1, B11/C10.

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New extended version of Tekken 7 trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.

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QuakeCon 2014 sales announced on Steam, Bethesda Store, more

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has announced an ongoing sale as part of the QuakeCon 2014 celebrations. Discounts are available on games, gear, and art across Bethesda’s own online store as well as Amazon, Steam, Xbox Live, and other outlets. The breakdown of who is offering what, including art, hoodies, series packs, and more, is available below.

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Mondo creates Sunset Overdrive poster for SD Comic-Con 2014

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Mondo Comic-Con Announcement - Header

A new limited release poster for Insomniac Games’ upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Designed by the Austin, TX-based studio Mondo, who makes some rather nice art for vinyl film soundtracks and VHS re-releases, in addition to newer formats, the print marks the gallery’s gaming debut and was created by UK artist Matt Taylor. The poster will be available at Mondo’s booth (#835).

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Bandai Namco announces event schedule for Anime Expo 2014

Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 12

Gamers attending the 2014 Anime Expo, running from Thursday to Sunday in Los Angeles, will be able to check out several gaming events being hosted by Bandai Namco. An hour-long panel on Japanese RPGs, the JRPG Power Hour, will kick things off on Thursday with talks on Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Xillia 2, and Sword Art Online. Two tournaments will also be held at the company’s booth (#101) throughout the weekend, one on Friday for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and another on Saturday for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. Additionally, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment producer Yosuke Futami and One Piece Unlimited World Red producer Koji Nakajima will both be on hand to sign autographs. The full event schedule is available below.

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Aksys, Arc add $30,000 to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Evo 2014 pot

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Evo 2014 Pot Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer Arc System Works and publisher Aksys Games have decided to up the ante for Evo 2014 with $30,000 for the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pot. The top U.S. player at the tournament will also be flown with a friend to Japan on Aksys’ dime so that both can compete in Arc Revolution Cup 2014 on August 30. Series creator Toshimichi Mori and Rachel Alucard’s voice actress Kana Ueda will also be on hand at Aksys’ booth to sign free posters, as will stations to practice Chrono Phantasma, try a playable demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, and check out BlazBlue Battle Cards and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News

Bethesda details, gets some help with QuakeCon’s Table Top Village

QuakeCon 2014 (Convention) Tabletop Announcement - Logo

Bethesda has announced that Common Ground Games has signed on to assist with the new Table Top Village at this year’s QuakeCon. Tabletop gaming will make a strong debut this year with room for vendors, events, including demonstrations and contests, and play areas. DFW Nerd Night will be helping Common Ground to host several events at the convention for players of all skill levels.

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Bethesda announces QuakeCon 2014 pre-registration details

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The first round of pre-registration for QuakeCon 2014 will begin on March 5. This year, the premium pre-registration stage will take place over four stages with four different packages. Details for all four rounds, including pricing ($50 to $175) and bonuses, are available below. The big event will once again take place in Dallas, TX, from July 17-July 20, and remains free for those that want to arrive day of and don’t mind waiting in line. However, per-registering is required for a guaranteed spot in the Bring Your Own Computer area this year.

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The horde approaches! BlizzCon 2013 to kick off this Friday

BlizzCon 2013 (Convention) Announcement - Art 1

Blizzard has sent a reminder that BlizzCon 2013 is right around the corner. Beginning this Friday, fans of all things Craft (and Diablo) will be able to celebrate their fandom during the annual two-day celebration. This year’s festivities, once again held at the Anaheim Convention Center, will feature numerous panels, including one with director Duncan Jones about the upcoming Warcraft movie, a concert by Blink-182, community cosplay, and both the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Final and World of Warcraft Arena Invitational.

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