Halo: The Master Chief Collection goes goooold, plus pre-load info

Halo The MAster Chief Collection (Xbox One) Gold and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone gold. The Xbox One set will also be receiving a wider release with most territories now scheduled to get the game on the earlier release date, November 11. The countries not included in the bump are Belgium (November 12), Japan (November 13), and France (November 14). The game will also go live for pre-order and pre-download later today, which will allow gamers to pre-load the game to have it ready to play the second it goes live. Those going the digital route should take advantage of that option, as there will be a lot to download: 45 GB for the game and another 20 GB for a launch content patch, which will include “some features and multiplayer content.” The campaign will be playable as content is installing.

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Xbox One News

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets four new screenshots for 360, PS3

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A handful of new screenshots has been released from Torn Banner Studios’ upcoming action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The screens show some of the first-person medieval-flair combat that is currently making its way from PC to 360 and PS3. The console version will feature 60-plus weapons across several arm types, four classes, 12-player versus combat, and five multiplayer modes.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign– shipping Dec. 16, gets DLC launch bonus

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Aksys is ending the year with another Arc System Works collaboration, Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign–. The publisher will be following Arcana Heart 3 with Guilty Gear on December 16 for PS3 and PS4. A launch-window bonus was also announced: a free downloadable character, Elphelt. The standard and limited editions are both currently available for pre-order.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Double Damage reveals space opera Rebel Galaxy for PC, PS4

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Double Damage Games has revealed their debut title, the “action-packed, swashbuckling space opera” Rebel Galaxy. As the commander of a star cruiser, players will pilot through a randomly generated galaxy filled with pirates, anomalies, aliens as a rogue, trader, privateer, or somewhere in-between. The ship will be customizable with a variety of offensive and defensive upgrades that will be purchased using credits earned by harvesting and scavenging resources from artifacts, asteroids, and wreckage. Players will also be able to interact with aliens to negotiate trades and gather information. Although, going by my experience in negotiating with aliens, any talks will most likely end in a fight to the death.

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GOG.com giving away Aliens vs. Predator, Linux library grows

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For the next 48 hours, GOG.com is offering a free copy of Aliens versus Predator to users who sign up to beta test GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy is the service’s upcoming multiplayer client, and the game is being provided as a way for gamers to try the system and for GOG to see how the infrastructure holds up under increased stress. Bearing in mind that this is Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, one of the better titles to use the licenses, and that the game will remain in the user’s library, this is a pretty nice bonus. A cross-compatibility update with Steam is set to go live “soon.” GOG-ers (if we can make that a thing) can head here to sign up for a copy.

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PC News

Square Enix details Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, PS4) Fan Festival 2014 Stream Announcement - Header

Details for accessing the upcoming Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream have been released by Square Enix. Two packages are on offer, with a free version streaming in standard definition and showing most events, except for the opening keynote and closing ceremonies. For $20, viewers get to see the opening keynote on what the studio has in store for the game by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, closing ceremonies, and extra bonuses. The full list of extras included with the premium package is available below. For those wanting to go with the free version, bookmark Square Enix’s official FFXIV Twitch channel.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona Q finalized box art, new character videos released

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) Final Box Shot Announcement - Art 2

The final covers have been released for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition of Persona Q. New videos for Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’a Naoto were also released and are viewable below. The Persona and Etrian Odyssey hybrid will come as a first-run Limited Standard Edition bundled inside a cardboard box with a pack of tarot cards, the second set of a deck that matches a set released with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and as a Premium Edition, which costs more but also comes with a music CD, 38-page art book, and 3DS XL case.

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Rockstar verifies 10 new Air Races, now up for 360, PS3 GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) GTA Online Flight School Jobs - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has added 10 new Verified Jobs to GTA Online. All of the jobs are Air Races, which were chosen from submissions to the recent #FlightSchool Event Weekend Creator Competition, with five being official selections and the other five being select runners-up that the studio decided to designate as Verified. The jobs are now playable on both 360 and PS3, and will be playable in the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One versions. Details for each are available below.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

The Evil Within now available for console, PC

Detective Castellanos begins his journey through a monster-filled nether realm today with the release of The Evil Within. The Tango Gameworks-developed survival-horror title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, tasks players with surviving a world teeming with traps and bizarre, murderous creatures by scrounging for whatever they can find to defend themselves. A recent series of videos have detailed what’s in store and can be found here (survival), here (world), and here (traps and weapons).

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Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

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Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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