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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex to enter open beta on May 5 for Windows 10

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Forza Motorsport will be making its PC debut on May 5 when the open beta kicks off for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The Windows 10 racer will support DirectX 12 and is said to run on a variety of machines. The beta is being utilized to improve performance across a range of systems with various specs. Future updates will add wheel support, optional V-Sync, and an in-app frame counter. System requirements and recommendations can be found below, under the latest set of screenshots.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection screenshots, PS4 pre-order live

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ten new screenshots have been released from Dead Island Definitive Collection. The upcoming enhanced re-release will bundle Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and Dead Island Retro Revenge with numerous graphical improvements using Techland’s new engine. Some of the upgrades include enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, added HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface is also being updated to be uniform across the included titles. The PS4 version of Dead Island Definitive Collection will support four-player co-op, PS Vita Remote Play, Share Play, streaming, and recording, and is now up for pre-order. Early buyers will receive a system theme.

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Mods now in open beta, available in-game in Fallout 4 for PC

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New details have been released from Bethesda about Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit. The modding suit is currently downloadable for PC, and with the tools, players can add characters, weapons, outfits, environments, dialog, and entire quests. As part of the latest game update, players can now browse and search for user-created mods, post feedback, and install them from within the game. For those who want to try their hand at making a mod, the Creation Kit can be downloaded from the Bethesda.net launcher. Instructions on how to access the 1.5 update in Steam can be found below. Console users will get a chance to try mods in June.

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Homefront: The Revolution intro, faux documentary released

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Deep Silver has released the opening cinematic to Homefront: The Revolution. Dambusters Studios’ upcoming shooter once again finds the US on the decline, and the intro, America Has Fallen, offers a recap of events up to the current state of affairs in 2029. The new backstory follows an alternate history where Korea rose to power after the Korean War with the aid of the Apex Corporation. To flesh out this new world, the studio also released an 11-minute faux documentary about Apex titled Apex and the Technology of Control.

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GOG.com begins new bundle-centric promotion, Bundleopolis Sale

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GOG.com has kicked off a new promotion, the Bundleopolis Sale. New bundles will go on sale every six hours, with some titles being discounted over 80% off. The week-long promotion will feature over 20 DRM-free bundles, and a few of …

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John Romero begins Kickstarter campaign for new FPS, Blackroom

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After recently releasing a video teaser last week, John Romero has officially announced Night Work Games‘ next project: Blackroom. He’s once again teaming up with id Software alumnus Adrian Carmack for “a visceral, varied and violent shooter that harkens back to classic FPS.” As with Doom, there will be an emphasis on speed, dodging fire by circle-strafing and sidestepping, and exploring to find shortcuts and items. Quake’s influence will also be felt, particularly with rocket-jumping. The single-player campaign is estimated to last over 10 hours, with environments ranging from a Victorian mansion to an old west ghost town, and multiplayer support for versus (one-on-one, free-for-all) and co-op over six maps. There will also be Challenge Modes, including some for speedrunners, and support for player-made maps, mods, and dedicated servers. A Kickstarter campaign has gone live to fund the project, with a goal of $700,000.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Dark Brotherhood detailed

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited  (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dark Brotherhood Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

Last week, Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited’s next add-on, Dark Brotherhood. Today, they have followed up with a more detailed rundown of what’s going to be included in the 2,000-crown pack. The assassin guild will unlock a new passive skill line with which players can take out citizens with impunity, protected as they are by the Shadows of Sithis. Located on the Gold Coast, last seen in Oblivion, the Brotherhood will send players on tasks in two new cities, Anvil and Kvatch. There’s danger lurking about, though, in the form of a black-armored warrior who is on the hunt for assassins. Battling him will take players through new story content. Virtual killers for hire will also have access to repeatable bounty quests, contract kill quests, and sacrament quests.

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Sci-Fi shooter RefRain -prism memories- headed to Steam in May

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Degica is preparing to roll out another shooter for PC, RefRain -prism memories-. Slated to hit Steam on May 12, RefRain is cyberpunk-style bullet-hell shooter that focuses on speed and aggression. Players have access to three different ships, each with their own attack modes, a gauge that charges special attacks as enemies are damaged, and the ability to transform projectiles into prisms to replenish the gauge faster.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine screens, PAX info posted

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Screenshots 1 - Screenshot 1

A handful of few new shots have been released from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion Blood and Wine. The screens cover a little of everything, from giant monsters to some of the surreal new environments. CD Projekt also announced a PAX East 2016 panel about the in-game card game Gwent, titled Gwent-Ception: Does a Game Within a Game, Make a Game a Better Game, which will take place on Saturday on 2 p.m. (EST) and stream on Twitch.

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I Am Setsuna launching July 19, new trailer, screens released

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I Am Setsuna, the debut title from Square Enix’s new Tokyo RPG Factory imprint, will be launching on July 19 for PC and PS4. Inspired by 16-bit RPGs, and featuring a battle system similar to Chrono Trigger, I Am Setsuna follows a young woman named Setsuna who sets out from her hometown with a band of bodyguards on a quest to save her people. The new media highlights one of her bodyguards, Endir, who is also the main playable character.

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