GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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Sega to open a new front, Valkyria Chronicles to deploy for PC

Valkyria Chronicles (PC, PS3) PC Announcement - Header

Sega has revealed via a tweet that Valkyria Chronicles is currently in development for PC. The turn-based strategy has, until now, been exclusive to PS3. The fantastic original spawned two sequels for PSP, the first of which was published in North America in 2010, but the other, the last of the trilogy, remains an untranslated Japan-only release. Fingers crossed this represents a continued interest in the series on Sega’s part.

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CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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Kraken Empire’s psychedelic shooter Kromaia now on Steam

Kromaia (PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games has released Kraken Empire’s Steam Greenlighted PC shooter Kromaia. Visually, it looks to be a distant cousin to rhythmic shooter Rez, which means you should probably be prepared for some brain-melting sequences. The final release features four difficulty levels, adaptive AI, destructible environments, several unique pilotable ships, and a handful of gameplay modes, including Story and Score Attack. The game also uses plain text (XML) for easier modification, with players capable of altering AI, level, object, player, and weapon properties.

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3D Realms reopens, releases 32-title 3D Realms Anthology

3D Realms Anthology (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

3D Realms has returned after a five-year hiatus. The studio has reopened its doors with many of its original members returning, including Scott Miller, along with newcomers Coolshop.com CEO and founder Mike Nielsen and Interceptor Entertainment CEO Frederik Schreiber. Their first release is a 32-title collection, 3D Realms Anthology. The full list of titles is available below, but some of the highlights are top-down shooter Raptor: Call of the Shadows, vehicle shooter Terminal Velocity, and of course, Duke Nukem 3D. The games have been updated with “re-rockestrated” soundtracks and to run on modern systems without any DRM. The pack is $39.99 regularly but is on sale for $19.99 for the next 48 hours.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) The Evil Within

(PlayStation 4 Review) The Evil Within

“… doesn’t redefine the survival- or action-horror genres, but it does offer plenty of opportunities to turn monsters into mush while escaping giant meat grinders and grotesque beasts.”

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch events announced, HaloFest

Microsoft has detailed HaloFest, a series of events being hosted by 343 Industries in celebration of the impending release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The studio plans on hosting broadcasts of interviews, new gameplay footage from the campaign, and sneak peeks of both the multiplayer beta as well as the first episode of Halo: Nightfall. The bulk of the festivities will take place on November 10 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, but a tournament will kick things off on November 8-9 and all events will be viewable via streams on Twitch, Xbox.com, and Xbox Live. The schedule is available below, and event details can be found on the official Facebook page. To get fans ready, 343 has released a new trailer debuting the live-action series Halo: Nightfall.

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Xbox One News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd gets GameStop pre-order extras

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS3, PS Vita) Pre-Order Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has revealed two pre-order bonuses on offer from GameStop for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Dropping a few bucks before the game’s November 18 launch will net players two costume module packs: the Extra Character Pack (with Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, and Kasane Teto) and Hatsune Miku’s Americana Module. The items are available for either version, PS3 or PS Vita. A new trailer and screenshots were released highlighting the goods.

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Festivals, marriage, and more in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer

Natsume has released a new trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. The video is focused on the festivals in which players can participate, including an Egg Hunt and a Horse Race, as well as glimpses of a variety of other events. Players will be able to spy married life and parenthood, a few of the animal types that can be raised, and the Harvest God and Goddess.

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Silence – The Whispered World 2 heading to Xbox One

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, Xbox One) Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 1

Adventure-gaming stalwarts Daedalic Entertainment has announced that their upcoming title Silence – The Whispered World 2 will be released for Xbox One in 2015, alongside the Mac and Windows PC versions. Silence marks the studio’s next-gen debut, which follows the adventures of Noah, who has joined with a group of rebels to fight the false Queen as he searches a war-torn land for his sister.

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