Elder Scrolls Online dropping for-pay model, console release dated

A lot of news out of Bethesda today in regards to the upcoming revamp of their Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. First up, console gamers were given a set launch date of June 9 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The biggest announcement, impacting all players, is that the game is dropping its for-pay model on March 17. Instead of a monthly subscription fee, players will only have to pay the one-time purchase price whenever they first buy the game. The Tamriel Unlimited release includes all of the content from the original game as well as new Justice and Champion systems, plus support for optional for-pay content and an in-game Crown Store for item customization. Former and current accounts will all be upgraded to the new version for free. To entice more players to Tamriel, a new 23-plus-minute ‘supercut’ cinematic video was also released, featuring all of the game’s factions battling it out.

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Citizens of Earth now available online for console and PC

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The Vice President of the World is setting out to quell the rioting masses today in Citizens of Earth. After returning home for a vacation after a rough election, he awakens to find that a large part of the world has gone mad. Players must help the VP gather 40 different types of citizens around him to shield him from the unwieldy hordes as he undertakes his quest to find out what’s going on in this (goofy) retro-style RPG.

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Insomniac adds three new challenges to Sunset Overdrive

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Insomniac Games has added new challenges to their open-world action-platformer shooter Sunset Overdrive. The three new Buck National challenges involve clearing 600,000 in Buck’s National vs The Apocalypse, 564,500 in Buck’s Strikes Back, and 703,700 in Buck’s Stops Here. Each challenge also has an accompanying new Achievement. For those looking to pick it up, Microsoft announced that they are currently running a promo for Sunset Overdrive, knocking the price down 40% on the Xbox Game Store.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies gameplay trailer up

A new gameplay trailer has launched for Exo Zombies, one of the additions from the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack Havoc. The gameplay clip runs a little over two minutes and features the latest actors to join the series, including Bill Paxton and John Malkovich, mixing it up with a variety of exo-suit-powered zombies and mutant dogs. The Havoc pack is set to launch first for Xbox on January 27.

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GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

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Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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Resident Evil remake now available online for console, PC

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The latest remake of Resident Evil, based on a previous remake released on the GameCube in 2002, has launched online for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The new version features upgraded textures, remastered audio with support for 5.1, two resolution choices (4:3 or 16:9 widescreen), support for a new control scheme in addition to the old tank-style controls, and a new Easy Mode. The GameCube version was also released for the Wii as part of the Archive series, but for those who haven’t tried it, imagine the original game but with revamped puzzles, tweaked enemy placement, and slightly different pace. As a reminder, this is a download-only release, so check for it on Live, PSN, and Steam.

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Daedalic launches Blackguards 2 online for PC

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Daedalic has taken a break from adventuring to continue their strategy-RPG series Blackguards. Available today, Blackguards 2 once again tasks players with commanding a band of ruffians as they fight their way through turn-based battles against man and monster. Players can look forward to more hex-based combat along with a “gritty story filled with violence and crime.”

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Aksys releases new Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late screenshots

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Aksys has released a new batch of screenshots from their upcoming 2D fighter from French Bread, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The screens follow a recently released roster trailer and show the first glimpse of the storyline, in addition to plenty of combat.

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Ork pirates incoming! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada announced for PC

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Focus Home and Tindalos Interactive have announced a new real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The title is based on a Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name that centers on the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic’s struggle against the Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler for control of the Gothic sector. Players will also be able to command battlefleets made up of Eldar and Ork forces, customized to their liking, with options for weaponry, defense, and support subsystems. Crews will also be persistent, gaining and leveling with each victory. The screens released today are from an early build, but more images and details should be coming in soon.

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Grab your canteen and ammo, H1Z1 added to Steam Early Access

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Sony Online has announced that their zombie-themed survival title H1Z1 has launched on Steam Early Access. Available in two packages, digital survivalists can download the standard edition for $19.99 or the premium edition for $39.99. The standard edition includes early access, three event tickets, two crates, and one crate key, while the premium edition includes 25 Event Tickets, three Airdrop Tickets, six Crates, four Crate Keys, and an exclusive Aviator Hat Crafting Recipe.

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