Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope gets new co-op mode, difficulty levels

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope has been updated to support co-op play. Up to two players can now fight alongside one another through all levels available on Steam Early Access. The levels are set within the VR simulation of Sam’s combat log, with players capable of using the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or one of each. Additionally, the update includes tweaks, fixes, and two new difficulty settings, playable in single player or co-op modes: Tourist and Serious.

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Call of Duty remains #1 selling console franchise for eighth year

Call of Duty is the #1 top-selling console game franchise in North America, according to Activision. The series continues its run, recently marking its eighth consecutive year. Additionally, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the #1 console video game in the United States, based on year-to-date revenues from physical unit sales, and, also based on revenue from physical unit sales, the #1 top-selling console title for November. Infinite Warfare isn’t selling as much as Black Ops 3, but the publisher has high expectations given the latter’s high retention, due to a paced schedule of downloadable content, which is also planned for Infinite Warfare as well Modern Warfare Remastered.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live gets seven-song 3rd Stage

Hatsune Miku’s third stage has opened up in Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The PSVR-exclusive entry receives seven additional songs today, for $14.99: Raspberry * Monster by HoneyWorks, Amazing Dolce by Hitoshizuku & Yama?, Sweet Devil by Hachioji P, Erase or Zero by Crystal P, Beginning Medley – Primary Colors by OSTER project, Name of the Sin by ryo (supercell), and a special encore performance of The First Sound by malo. A demo is also available on PSN.

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The Elder Scrolls Online begins seasonal event The New Life Festival

The Elder Scrolls Online begins its year-end celebration today. The New Life Festival is being held throughout Tamriel, offering Double Experience mead and limited-time quests that reward successful adventurers with special items. The event will end at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. To take part, players will need to meet Breda near Windhelm to initiate her quest, The New Life Festival. Afterwards, they will be able to work through up to nine daily quests, located throughout the various zones and themed for the different races.

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Fight! Fight! Fight! Yakuza 0 trailer highlights combat system

Kiryu and Majima will be cracking plenty of skulls in Yakuza 0, and Sega has released a trailer showing the two in action. Each has three unique fighting styles with which to dispatch rivals and thugs. As in previous entries, players can improve their fighting prowess by upgrading and expanding their move sets. Of course, everyday objects can also be used as weapons, if fists and feet aren’t getting the job done. As an added twist, players can throw money to distract their enemies, though there’s a chance Mr. Shakedown will appear to clear them out.

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Bully: Scholarship Edition now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Rockstar has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As with other titles, digital owners can download it immediately, while physical owners will have to insert the game disc in order to initiate a free download. If players have their original save files stored via Cloud Saved Games, they can transfer it over to continue their session on Xbox One.

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition now on Windows 10 Store

THQ Nordic is following up Titan Quest Anniversary Edition’s release earlier this year with a launch on Windows 10 Store. The $19.99 Anniversary Edition include both Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, with improved stability, enhanced AI, restored and improved multiplayer (with built-in voice chat), support for mods and Steam Workshop, and other tweaks.

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Sega bringing Valkyria Revolution over for PS4, Xbox One

The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.

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Dishonored 2 to get free update next week with New Game Plus

Dishonored 2’s first free game update has been announced and dated for next week. Arkane is using the update to note only improve performance but to also add a new feature. Beginning Monday, and today as part of the beta update for PC, players can access New Game Plus. In the mode, accessible once the game has been completed, players will be able to access both Corvo’s and Emily’s ability sets as well as all Bonecharm Traits and Runes found during the playthrough. Two more features were announced to be added in January, as part of the second free update: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select.

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(Xbox One Review) Dead Rising 4

“… brings back the addictive over-the-top action of its predecessors, but not all of the changes made to the open-world formula are positive.”

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