Final Fantasy XIII now available on Steam, SE Store for PC

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Final Fantasy XIII has launched as a download-only release for PC. Available through Square Enix Online Store and Steam, the PC version features 60 frames per second, dual audio for those wanting Japanese dialog with English subtitles, and support for Steam Trading Cards. The rest of the trilogy is slated for release in spring 2015.

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley goes gooooold for 3DS

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Natsume has announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley has gone gold for 3DS. The latest entry in the farming-centric role-playing series will hit stores on November 4, but gamers who pre-order before then from GameStop or the Natsume store will receive a 5” plushie designed after the player’s in-game pet dog. A collector’s edition is also available exclusively at the Natsume store, which comes with a 12” rabbit plushie.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets Warlord as final Halo 2 map

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The last of the six classic multiplayer maps being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been announced, Warlord. The map will included as part of Halo 2: Anniversary, but it originated in Halo as Wizard, which was followed by two further revisions, the first as Warlock in Halo 2 and the second as Magus in Halo: Reach. This updated version will feature additional skill jumps, more cover, and a new weapon located in the center. Warlord joins Ascension, Coagulation, Lockout, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar.

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Free digital upgrade plan revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Activision has announced a free upgrade plan for the digital versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Gamers who pick up the current-gen versions through Live for 360 or PSN for PS3 by March 31 will be able to download their next-gen equivalent for Xbox One or PS4 at no additional cost. All multiplayer stats and DLC purchases, including the Season Pass, will also carry over to the new versions for free, as long as the Xbox Gamertag and PSN ID are the same. Note that physical copies aren’t eligible for the free upgrade.

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We’ve got movement! Alien: Isolation released for console, PC

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Sega has released Creative Assembly’s new survival-thriller Alien: Isolation. In this latest take on the popular franchise, players will find themselves on a decommissioned trading station on the outskirts of space, trying to avoid being impaled, sliced, burned, or otherwise mutilated by a Xenomorph that has found its way on board. Unlike previous Aliens titles, players will have to make do with limited resources by sticking to the shadows and gathering whatever they can to survive the hunt.

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Beware Vilius! Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle deploys for 3DS

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The Tenkai Knights are making their 3DS debut today in Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle. Based off the anime currently airing on Cartoon Network, players will be able to harness Tenkai Energy to transform into one of the Tenkai Knights and battle against Vilius and The Corrupted. Missions are based off the series’ first season, and they can be tackled solo or in a co-op mode with a friend. Multiplayer versus modes are also included, allowing players to test their customized robots against their friends’. For fans of the show wanting to spruce up their collection, Target is selling a special bundle for the same price as the standard edition ($29.99) that includes a red metallic Bravenwolf mini-figure.

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GOG.com begins new Mutator Promo, sales plus mystery discounts

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GOG.com has kicked off the Mutator Promo, a new sales promotion offering up to 85% off select titles. The sale features a strange mutator modifier: three ‘mutator’ games will be available to purchase at a variety of discounts after three others have been purchased from a list of select titles, but the mutator titles won’t be accessible until purchased for $2 upfront nor revealed until after checkout. Some of the deals include Cannon Fodder for $1.19, Eador for $3.99, Outlast for $4.99, and Theme Hospital for $1.49. The set of mutator titles and sale titles will change after 48 hours, and the promo itself will run for the next 6 days.

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Forza Horizon 2 to get Mobil 1 Car Pack, bonus free ride tomorrow

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Turn 10 has revealed details about their first post-launch car pack for Forza Horizon 2. The debut add-on, the Mobil 1 Car Pack, will go live tomorrow and include six vehicles for $5: the 1988 BMW M5, 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 1957 Maserati 300 S, 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, and 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v. The 1988 BMW M5 is also available for free as a bonus for all players. Details for all of the rides are available below.

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Traps, crossbows, and more in new The Evil Within trailer

The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title, is due out next week, and Bethesda has released a new gameplay video. The trailer, Fight for Life, runs around three and a half minutes long and features more blood-splattered walls, monsters, and combat, but the focus this time is on traps. Traps can not only be used to lure enemies to their (final) death but also to construct new weapons, with the footage demonstrating a powerful mechanical crossbow. It’s one of the more action-packed videos to come out, plus it has an extended sequence with Pyramid Head’s long-lost brother, The Keeper.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launching for PC on December 18

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Konami announced that they will be launching Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PC via Steam on December 18. This version of the Phantom Pain prequel will be 4K compatible and feature several graphical upgrades, including an increase in the number of on-screen models, shadow resolution, and simultaneous light sources. As Big Boss, players must break into Camp Omega prison on a rescue mission. The game world is now an open environment, allowing for greater freedom of movement and engagement, and features a day-and-night cycle and weather effects.

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