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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launches on Steam for PC

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prequel to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has launched on Steam for PC. The $19.99 release features 4K compatibility, which is said to increase “the number of simultaneous light sources, the number of models that can be displayed on-screen and increased shadow resolution.”

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Heists emerge in new Grand Theft Auto Online screenshots, trailer

Heists have been an eagerly awaited addition to Grand Theft Auto Online, and today, Rockstar has revealed a bit more about their plans. The four-player, multi-tiered Heists are currently scheduled to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online in early 2015 for all versions across console and PC. The mode will also bring with it new weapons, clothing, and vehicles. Over a dozen screenshots have also been posted, which, along with the trailer, should give would-be robbers a good look at what’s in store for next year.

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DmC gets new Definitive Edition, Devil May Cry 4 new Special Edition

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The Devil May Cry series will be returning next year with two titles, DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition and Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, both for PS4 and Xbox One. The Definitive Edition of DmC will include a host of new, extra content: Vergil playable in Bloody Palace Mode, Gods Must Die difficulty level, Must Style Mode, Hardcore Mode (designed after the older Devil May Cry titles), Turbo Mode and other gameplay modifiers, new costumes sporting designs akin to the original titles, 60 frames-per-second at 1080p, and all downloadable content, including the Vergil’s Downfall side story. Nothing else about Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition was mentioned aside from its release date of summer 2015.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches on Steam, SE Online store for PC

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Square Enix has released the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Available for $19.99 on Steam and the Square Enix Online Store, the PC version features support for 60 frames-per-second, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles, and several resolutions (also added today in Final Fantasy XIII). The downloadable content from the console versions, including new enemies, missions, and outfits, detailed below, are also included. Some content from the console versions are missing, though, such as the Lost Report side story episode and any collaborative pieces with other series (e.g., Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect).

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition now available for Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft has released Minecraft for Windows Phone 8.1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition includes creative mode, survival mode, and multiplayer over local wi-fi. This version also sports new biodomes, caves, mobs, and villages.

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Techland offers extra weapons as Dying Light pre-order perk

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Techland has kicked off a new pre-order perk program for Dying Light. Players who buy the game before launch will receive special in-game weapons through weapon dockets that are redeemed in-game by the Quartermaster. The sooner players pre-order, the more weapons they will be rewarded. At the moment, since there are eight weeks until launch, eight dockets are on offer. Each docket will include a weapon from one of the game’s higher tiers, rare, exceptional, or legendary. Current and future pre-orders will need to sign up at dockets.dyinglight.com to receive their goodies.

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The Harran Crisis unfolds in Dying Light intro cinematic

The opening movie from Dying Light has been released by developer Techland. The intro catches up with the city of Harran after a deadly outbreak and sets up the battle between the game’s two main factions, the privately funded humanitarian organization Global Relief Effort and the city’s Ministry of Defense. Also, check for some killer music. And in case any readers missed it, Techland also recently released a story trailer.

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris now available for console, PC

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lara Croft returns today in a new isometric adventure for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The sequel to Guardian of Light follows in its predecessor’s footsteps with more traps to avoid, puzzles to solve, and twin-stick shooting, arcade-style combat. Now with support for up to four players, the game follows Lara and three allies as she searches for powerful artifacts and battles Set’s army of monsters alongside treasure hunter Carter Bell and gods Horus and Isis.

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Dying Light story, factions revealed in new trailer

A new story trailer has been released for Dying Light. According to the game’s co-author Rafal Orkan, the team drew inspiration from several literary works, including Heart of Darkness and The Plague. As secret operative Kyle Crane, players must sneak into the quarantine zone of a city that’s been overtaken by zombies and navigate their way around hordes of zombies and warring factions.

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Metal Gear Online gameplay trailer, screenshots released

Konami has debuted gameplay from Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The four-minute-long trailer was revealed at The Game Awards 2014. According to the announcement accompanying the video, Online will be available for free and transition into elements of the single-player mode. The game will feature graphical and mechanical updates in line with The Phantom Pain’s additions, a class-based system, and appearances by prominent characters, including Ocelot and Venom Snake.

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