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Dead Island Definitive Collection screenshots, PS4 pre-order live

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ten new screenshots have been released from Dead Island Definitive Collection. The upcoming enhanced re-release will bundle Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and Dead Island Retro Revenge with numerous graphical improvements using Techland’s new engine. Some of the upgrades include enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, added HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface is also being updated to be uniform across the included titles. The PS4 version of Dead Island Definitive Collection will support four-player co-op, PS Vita Remote Play, Share Play, streaming, and recording, and is now up for pre-order. Early buyers will receive a system theme.

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Mods now in open beta, available in-game in Fallout 4 for PC

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New details have been released from Bethesda about Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit. The modding suit is currently downloadable for PC, and with the tools, players can add characters, weapons, outfits, environments, dialog, and entire quests. As part of the latest game update, players can now browse and search for user-created mods, post feedback, and install them from within the game. For those who want to try their hand at making a mod, the Creation Kit can be downloaded from the Bethesda.net launcher. Instructions on how to access the 1.5 update in Steam can be found below. Console users will get a chance to try mods in June.

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Homefront: The Revolution intro, faux documentary released

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Deep Silver has released the opening cinematic to Homefront: The Revolution. Dambusters Studios’ upcoming shooter once again finds the US on the decline, and the intro, America Has Fallen, offers a recap of events up to the current state of affairs in 2029. The new backstory follows an alternate history where Korea rose to power after the Korean War with the aid of the Apex Corporation. To flesh out this new world, the studio also released an 11-minute faux documentary about Apex titled Apex and the Technology of Control.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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GOG.com begins new bundle-centric promotion, Bundleopolis Sale

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GOG.com has kicked off a new promotion, the Bundleopolis Sale. New bundles will go on sale every six hours, with some titles being discounted over 80% off. The week-long promotion will feature over 20 DRM-free bundles, and a few of …

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John Romero begins Kickstarter campaign for new FPS, Blackroom

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After recently releasing a video teaser last week, John Romero has officially announced Night Work Games‘ next project: Blackroom. He’s once again teaming up with id Software alumnus Adrian Carmack for “a visceral, varied and violent shooter that harkens back to classic FPS.” As with Doom, there will be an emphasis on speed, dodging fire by circle-strafing and sidestepping, and exploring to find shortcuts and items. Quake’s influence will also be felt, particularly with rocket-jumping. The single-player campaign is estimated to last over 10 hours, with environments ranging from a Victorian mansion to an old west ghost town, and multiplayer support for versus (one-on-one, free-for-all) and co-op over six maps. There will also be Challenge Modes, including some for speedrunners, and support for player-made maps, mods, and dedicated servers. A Kickstarter campaign has gone live to fund the project, with a goal of $700,000.

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Gears of War 4 pre-order bonuses, season pass detailed

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MS has sent word that the Standard and Ultimate editions of Gears of War 4 are up for pre-order. Additionally, a special bonus was announced for those who get in early. Gamers who pre-order either version will receive the Vintage Del Gear Pack, a set that includes a Vintage Del character model, emblem, two Vintage weapon skins, and a Vintage Del bounty. The standard edition costs $59.99 and the Ultimate Edition runs $99.99, which includes early access and the season pass. The pass, which includes 24 DLC maps and six Gear Packs, is detailed below along with the remaining Ultimate Edition goodies.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine screens, PAX info posted

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A handful of few new shots have been released from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion Blood and Wine. The screens cover a little of everything, from giant monsters to some of the surreal new environments. CD Projekt also announced a PAX East 2016 panel about the in-game card game Gwent, titled Gwent-Ception: Does a Game Within a Game, Make a Game a Better Game, which will take place on Saturday on 2 p.m. (EST) and stream on Twitch.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer, PAX East events details posted

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The Coalition has released a new trailer ahead of the Gears of War 4’s multiplayer beta opening to all Live Gold members. The beta will open up next Monday, so to get newer players up to speed, a highlight reel was put together showcasing some of the new weapons, abilities, and executions. The Dropshot, Buzzkill, and vault kick all pop up. PAX East attendees will get a chance to try multiplayer with a hands-on demo as well as watch the Gears eSports ESL Pro League Season 2 Grand Finals, catch the reveal of the new competitive mode Escalation, and sit in on a multiplayer-themed panel hosted by The Coalition. Gamers who won’t be in Boston for the show can check out the events, and take part in some giveaways, at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the official Gears Twitch channel.

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Pew! Pew! Rogue Stormers blasts everything en route to Steam

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Black Forest Games, creators of Giana Sisters, have released a new run-and-gun shooter on Steam, Rogue Stormers. Described as “Contra on steroids” and “Metal Slug in hyperspeed,” Rogue Stormers is a fast-paced shooter where up to four players blast through hazard-filled procedurally generated levels housed in five biodomes. As one of five characters, solo or in a squad (online or local), players will battle orcs, goblins, and other horrors as they scramble for random loot drops and trigger traps to maximize damage.

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