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The Guild 3’s courts, offices, and popular opinion detailed

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Three new screens were released for The Guild 3. The shots cover the political side of the dynastic simulator. In the upcoming entry, players will be able to utilize an ‘automatic’ economy system so that they can focus on their political rivals rather than their ledgers. Keeping an eye on others will be necessary because, as with the first two games, rivals can bring players to court or block them from attaining office. Just as current office holders vote for who will take over a vacancy, three judges will pass verdict on those brought to trial. Popular opinion affects both systems, and will benefit the player if they are supported by the people. Similarly, if they suspect that the player’s been up to no good, through bad backroom deals or excessive nepotism, the townsfolk will turn on them. A new AI based on a six-trait system will guide all proceedings, and is said to cause behavioral patterns to evolve during play.

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Supernatural-tinged noir Virginia launching Sept. 22, demo out

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Variable State has sent word that their upcoming first-person thriller, Virginia, is set to launch on September 22. The noir is said to be infused with elements of horror and science fiction, and being set in 1992, inspired by several shows of that era, including X-Files, Twin Peaks, and the revamped The Outer Limits. As a newly minted FBI agent, players are assigned to look into the disappearance of a young boy from Kingdom, Virginia, Lucas Fairfax. A veteran of the force has also been assigned the case, and will keep an eye on the player throughout the investigation. A demo for Mac and Windows PC is currently available through Steam.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation revealed, hitting PSN on Sept. 6

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s fourth downloadable pack, Salvation, will debut for PS4 on September 6. The Treyarch-developed drop will add four multiplayer maps and the last installment of Origins Zombies, Revelations. The maps, detailed below, include a medieval castle, an oversized picnic layout, and two reimaginings. Black Ops II’s Standoff is taking on a Western-style flair in Outlaws, and World at War’s Outskirts will be turned into a futuristic repair facility. Revelations will find the time-jumping, space-traveling heroes facing off for one last fight, this time against Doctor Monty in The House.

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The Final Station now available for preorder on Steam

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Steam users can now pre-purchase their train ticket through a decrepit world in The Final Station. In the post-apocalyptic survival thriller, players must maintain a train, attend to its surviving passengers, and scavenge resources from abandoned stations. Early buyers can snag the game through Steam for 20% off, $11.99.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy DLC, Forge for PC to hit Sept. 8

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Halo 5: Forge is set to launch on September 8 for Windows 10. Releasing alongside Forge will be Halo 5: Guardians’ ninth free content update, Anvil’s Legacy. Forge will allow players to create, share, and play on maps for Halo 5, which should be easier with a keyboard and mouse, and will also feature sharper visuals, including support for 4k, the ability to play and host 16-player custom matches, and a new multiplatform content browser. Anvil’s Legacy will also include a streamlined crossover content browser for Forge, plus two new maps (Arena’s Mercy, Warzone’s Temple) and several new REQs. The requisitions will add three weapons, Sound Dampener attachments, and customization options.

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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

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Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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Final garage reveal brings 65 cars to Forza Horizon 3

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A new week, a new list of the cars set to appear in Forza Horizon 3. This is also the biggest week of reveals as it’s also the last, with the list clocking in at 65 cars. As always, three of them are being highlighted, and they’re an eclectic lot: the 1972 Reliant Supervan III, 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon, and 2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car. The full list can be found below.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now available for console, PC

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After being away for a few years, Adam Jensen returns today to find a world on the brink of anarchy. Following the events in Human Revolution, augmented humans turned on their non-augmented counterparts, leading to an outburst of violence that has resulted in harsh laws designed by the latter in order to control the augmented. The cause remains a mystery to the public, and Jensen is determined to find the answers, using stealth, hacking, and gunplay, before the struggle erupts into chaos. Also included is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a first for the series, which has players take on the role of a hacker in a puzzle-shooter hybrid.

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Dynamic RPG Zombasite launches in full for Linux, Mac, and Windows

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Soldak’s latest open-world action role-playing game, Zombasite, is now available for PC. The full version has left early access and can be purchased for 25% off during launch week for Linux, Mac, and Windows. As the leader of a struggling group of survivors, players must navigate a dynamic land that is succumbing to the Zombasite parasite. They will have to make sure their clan is fed, protected, and happy. Clan members will also need to be heavily armed, in the event that negotiations with nearby factions devolve into open warfare. The game features eight main classes, hybrid classes, 24 specialties, co-op multiplayer, and numerous options to customize sessions.

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New trailer released for survival open-world RPG Outward

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Nine Dots has released the Pax West trailer for their upcoming open-world fantasy adventure Outward. The role-playing game is said to utilize elements from survival titles, such as the need for food and water, to impact the narrative. Players take charge of one of four factions and lead them across the lands of Aurai. The group will have to manage their resources and fight those that get in their way. The game will autosave frequently to ensure that players live with the outcomes of their decisions, and enemies will not scale to their level, which will make navigation difficult. Magic will take time to prepare, equipment will reduce mobility, and the environment will have an impact on gear. Players can also have a friend tag along locally or online in two-player co-op. Pax attendees can try the game out at Booth #7303.

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