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Far Cry 4 season pass to include five packs of missions and modes

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Far Cry 4’s season pass has been detailed today by Ubisoft. The $29.99 pass will be available for all versions at launch and include new missions and modes for both solo and co-op play. A day-one mission, The Syringe, is a single or co-op mission exclusive for season pass holders that pits players against Pagan Min’s forces in a game of keep-away as they attempt to safeguard a recipe. In addition, there will be four other download packs. Escape from Durgesh Prison will be an open-world survival mode playable solo or in co-op, Hurk Deluxe Pack will include five missions and a new weapon, Overrun will add a player-versus-player territory-style mode, and Valley of the Yetis will add a horde-style mode playable solo or in co-op. Details for each are available below.

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Bungie’s Destiny breaks sales records during launch month

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Activision has released new sales data for Bungie’s latest shooter, Destiny. Going by NPD and Activision’s internal estimates, Destiny holds the title of being gaming’s biggest launch of a new franchise. Additionally, it is also the only new gaming franchise in the top 30 all-time based on US retail sales during launch month, and its launch month retail sales put it in the top 10 largest of all time in the US. Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg also noted that gamers are still playing Destiny for an average of three hours a day.

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

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

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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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Strength of the Sword 3 added to PS Plus sale, .99 starting tomorrow

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Ivent Games has sent word that their downloadable action title Strength of the Sword 3 is going on sale tomorrow on PSN. From October 15 to November 18, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the title for $0.99, four bucks off the regular price. Gamers looking for some tough indie action can check it out on PS Store.

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Sunset Overdrive goes goooold, pre-order extras and more detailed

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Microsoft has sent word that Insomniac Games’ upcoming action shooter Sunset Overdrive has gone gold. Pre-orders are now open, and gamers who put down their cash between now and the game’s release on October 28 will receive the Day One Edition or, for a bit more, the Day One Digital Deluxe Edition. Both versions come with a variety of extras, including modified weapons and an outfit. The full list of items is available below. The Digital version is slightly more expensive at $79.99, but it also includes the $19.99 Season Pass, which adds exclusive outfits as well as new amps and traps.

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DLC, Xbox One News

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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