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Rise of the Tomb Raider now available for Xbox 360, Xbox One

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Crystal Dynamics has sent Lara back into the wilds today with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. After surviving her initial outing, Lara is now setting out on her first tomb-raiding expedition to discover the secret of immortality. To get up to speed on what’s in store, check out the recent video series that covers survival skills, combat skills, and puzzles. As a bonus, players who log time with the game between now and November 30 will receive the golden Rattlesnake Revolver Skin.


Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Zombasite updated to version 0.905 with over 70 changes

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Soldak has released a new patch for Zombasite. The latest update brings the game up to version 0.905 with over 70 tweaks. Some of the changes include empty towns spawning less monsters, traps triggering faster, nights turning darker, and clans being limited to starting rumors about only those with whom they’ve had contact. The patch can be downloaded here, while the entire change list can be found below.


PC News

Time to put some fists to faces in new Yakuza 5 screenshots

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Sega has released a new set of screenshots showcasing the combat system in Yakuza 5. In the upcoming crime thriller, each of the five protagonists has their own unique fighting style, special abilities, and skills. In addition, players can also grab a variety of ad hoc weapons to help them crush their enemies, including bicycles, pliers, and street signs. Sega’s recent livestream demonstrating the gameplay has been archived to their Youtube channel, while the next session is set to air today at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel. Over 25 shots have been posted.


PlayStation 3 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops III now available for console, PC

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

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III has launched online and in stores. Set 50 years into the future, soldiers are heavily altered by bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements, allowing them to utilize the entry’s signature addition, a new momentum-based movement system. The campaign, as with all modes, is playable online, and up to four players will be able to go through the story together. Multiplayer also features a Specialist system, with players choosing from nine different soldiers who have their own set of unique customization unlocks. Weapon customization has also been given a bump via Gunsmith, allowing for custom paint jobs access to a more advanced emblem editor. eSport features have been implemented, such as Theater, as has a new loot system, the Black Market. Lastly, Zombies returns with Shadows of Evil, a new campaign featuring four strangers making their way through a noir-film-inspired world, and Zombies also return in the main campaign once players finish the game.


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Rainbow Six Siege’s post-launch update, content plans announced

Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Post-Launch Plan Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has outlined their post-launch content plans for Rainbow Six Siege. In addition to regular balancing and tweaks, the development will be holding events and competitions. Four free content expansions are also in the works, with the seasonal releases each including a map, two operators, primary and secondary weapons, and a gadget. The new operators, along with tiered weapon skins, will have to be unlocked with real money via R6 Credits ($4.99 for 600) or with Renown earned during play; pretty much everything earns the player Renown, from accomplishing Daily Challenges to watching tutorials, though team killing will remove some. It will take 600 R6 Credits or 25,000 Renown to unlock operators, which equates to approximately 25 hours of gameplay. New game modes will also be added during the year.


DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

See what next week has in store in Fallout 4 gameplay launch trailer

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 6

In anticipation of its release next week, Bethesda has rolled out a new gameplay launch trailer for Fallout 4. The video runs nearly three minutes long and offers a glimpse at the environments, characters, and factions that players will encounter during their journey. There’s also a quick look at a shack evolving into a small outpost to protect its inhabitants. Hope everyone has their sick days stacked for the cold that’s coming next week.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Halo 5: Guardians launch sets series, system, and streaming records

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A week after its launch, Microsoft has announced that Halo 5: Guardians is “the biggest Halo launch,” taking in more than $400 million in global sales. Guardians is also the fastest-selling system exclusive to date, as well as the most played title on Xbox Live for the week, totaling nine million hours played in nearly seven million matches. Throughout the matches, players got their hands on over 45 million REQ Packs consisting of over 568 million cards. Lastly, Guinness World Records has given the title as the most-watched video game launch broadcast, with over 330,000 unique streams generating over 5.5 million views for the week. Many of the launch events have been archived and uploaded to


Xbox One News

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s environments, puzzles explored in video

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Woman vs Wild 3 Trailer - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released the final video in their ongoing series Woman Vs. Wild for Rise of the Tomb Raider. For those who missed the first two videos, the first covered survival skills and the second combat skills. For the final video, Crystal Dynamics highlights the new translation system, environmental puzzles, and challenge tombs.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Meet Kevin in new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Live Action Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Over the weekend, Activision released a new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Seize Glory features Michael B. Jordan introducing and Marshawn Lynch awing at Kevin, the everyday player who is utilizing some of the new maneuvers and skills to navigate around and take down zombies and mechs. The trailer was directed by Wayne McClammy.


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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer released for Nuk3town Bonus Map

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

Treyarch has released a new trailer for the Nuk3town Bonus Map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Black Ops map returns redesigned for 2065, with structures laid out to support the new momentum-based, chained-movement system. Nuk3town is a pre-order bonus for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.


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