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Techland covers Dying Light: The Following in 28-minute video

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) The Following DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

Techland is showing off Dying Light’s upcoming downloadable add-on The Following with a lengthy new gameplay video. Running nearly 29 minutes long, the video features a 15-plus-minute unedited look at the story-based expansion, highlighting one of the new quest chains, The Truth Is Out There, along with the new map, dirt buggies, and ranged weapons. The remaining run time is taken up by the Techland crew answering questions and offering insight into what’s taking place onscreen. For the map creators out there, the second edition of the Beyond Dying Light Dev Tools contest is ongoing and will end on August 31. Head over to their blog for rules and prize info; a Youtube playlist covering how to use the tools can be found here.

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Konami releases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch trailer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Hideo Kojima-created launch trailer has gone live for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video runs a little over five minutes and features cutescene clips as well as gameplay footage, along with sections from earlier titles, going back to the first Metal Gear Solid. A few additional details were also released about the Companion App. The PS4 and Xbox One download will connect with the game to act as a second screen to display a separate map as well as allow access to any map at any time, and it will play all collected records and music. The app will be available on September 1.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection launches for PC, PS4, Xbox One

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Find something soft to throw your controller against because Mega Man Legacy Collection is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The set includes the first six Mega Man games, a new Challenge Mode that offers remixed segments from all games with scaling difficulty along with leaderboard support, and a Museum with hundreds of unlockables. The unlockable content includes songs, concept sketches, production art, and unused designs. As a reminder to fans of physical media, this download-only release will be joined by a $29.99 boxed copy early next year for 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One.

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GTAV’s Rockstar Editor coming to PS4, Xbox One, plus Online update

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) GTA Editor Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar will be adding Rockstar Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online with next month’s update. The update will also add features that will be available for the PC version, including new font styles, the ability to copy and paste audio markers, Snapmatic integration, access to an ambient audio and sound effects library, and extra Director Mode options. Director Mode will receive an enlarged minimap with blips marking preset locations, the ability to spawn air and water vehicles, and the option to freeze time-of-day settings. GTA Online’s Freemode will also be receiving some new gameplay content, though specifics won’t be revealed until later.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 multiplayer beta extended until tonight

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Treyarch has announced through their Twitter account that they are extending the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 beta through 10 p.m. (PST) tonight. They also added and adjusted several items during the weekend. The Spectre specialist was added, as was a new attack-and-defend mode, Safeguard, and the level cap was increased to 40. Head over to their blog for more details.

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Lara takes the stealthy route in new Rise of the Tomb Raider video

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 1

Crystal Dynamics has put together a new gameplay video for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The latest footage highlights Lara’s less-lethal side, as she makes her way around an armed gang by sticking to the shadows and utilizing distractions. Nearly five minutes of play and not a single arrow to the neck? I didn’t know such a level of restraint existed.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets final piece of free DLC, New Game+

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) New Game Plus DLC Launch Announcement - Header

CD Projekt Red has sent word that the final piece of free downloadable content for The Witcher 3 has gone live for all versions, a New Game + mode. With this, all 16 pieces of free DLC are up for grabs. Instructions on how to get them are posted below, as well as a full list of what’s on offer, which includes new quests, contracts, armor, animations, and weapons.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is a go for PS4

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) PS4 MP Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

The multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is now live for PS4. From today until Sunday, early buyers will be able to try out three maps, seven modes, eight Specialists (two of which haven’t been revealed), and weapon-customization options. For those that take part, a feedback form has been set up so that Treyarch can get an idea of players’ thoughts on the current state of multiplayer. Events are also planned during the period, but no info is as yet known as to what’s in store. To keep up to date on all of the events, keep an eye on Treyarch’s blog, which will be updated throughout the period.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD launches on Steam for Windows PC

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is now on Steam for Windows PC. The PC version is said to more closely represent the director’s vision, adding new gameplay features and PC specific add-ons to the world. Other enhancements include an improved battle camera, scalable motion-blur settings, options for increased resolution, and support for controllers. Minimum and recommended system requirements are listed below.

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New Mad Max interactive trailer released, Choose Your Path

Mad Max (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new interactive trailer has been released for Mad Max. The Choose Your Path video runs through a scenario that takes over two minutes to complete and allows viewers to decide how Max goes about tackling a variety of situations, loading a clip corresponding to their choice. There are three branches in total, three choices per branch, with each showcasing a different gameplay style. The video’s total run length is over seven minutes, the scenario looping several times so that viewers can follow multiple paths.

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