Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Watch Warren Spector and other devs play, discuss original Deus Ex

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Deus Ex creators Chris Norden, Sheldon Pacotti, and Warren Spector play through their groundbreaking title in a new video from Square Enix. The trio offer insight into the game’s development as well as dig into their memory banks for some anecdotes and secrets. The one-hour Let’s Play is a part of the buildup to the franchise’s 15th anniversary, and the first of several planned events. To find out more about upcoming activities, head over to the Deus Ex Twitter account and Facebook page.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III bonus map The Giant gets new trailer

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Activision has released some more of their Comic-Con media. The latest is a video for The Giant bonus map for Black Ops III’s Zombies mode. Fans might recognize the locale as it’s from an old favorite, Der Riese. The Giant will be available in all of the collector’s editions: Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe.

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Halo 5: Guardians video documentary, Fall of Reach trailer released

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Microsoft has released the 12-minute Halo 5: Guardians video documentary they debuted at Comic-Con, A Hero Reborn. The behind-the-scenes look features 343 Industries discussing the development of Guardians, detailing their approach in designing the game from the ground up for Xbox One and Live integration. The doc can be viewed below or on the Halo Channel and downloaded on Android and iOS devices, as well as on Xbox One, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile, and tablets. Another topic covered at the panel was how the studio is linking game’s story to other releases in the franchise, including the newly announced Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, an adaptation of Eric Nylund’s origin novel, and the second story of Hunt the Truth.

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Tembo the Badass Elephant deploys its mighty trunk on console

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The murderous Phantom Army has invaded, and there’s only one thing that can stop them: a commando elephant. Tembo the Badass Elephant, from Pokemon developer Game Freak, calls in the toughest of the tough (pachyderms) to save the day, which will require battling across 18 levels in a side-scrolling action-heavy platformer. The game is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One but on sale across all platforms, with 10% off for Gold Members, PS Plus subscribers, and Steam pre-orders.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies – Shadows of Evil revealed

Another gaming company making their mark at this year’s Comic-Con is Activision. The publisher revealed new details about Zombies in Treyarch’s upcoming entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III. During Zombies Panel, it was announced that the game will include Zombies – Shadows of Evil, a new narrative-driven survival co-op mode featuring Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and others. Adopting a noir-style theme, Shadows of Evil follows four characters (The Boxer, The Cop, the Femme-Fatale, and The Magician) as they fight to survive against an obscure enemy known as Shadow Man. The Juggernog Collector’s Edition was also on display, which will come with a Season Pass, The Giant map (a remake of Der Rise), and of course, a mini-fright modeled after the Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser. Screenshots and pics of the different versions have been posted below.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

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Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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The Red Solstice leaves Early Access, launches in full for Windows

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The Red Solstice has left Early Access and fully launched for PC. The final version features a single-player campaign, a tutorial, tactical mode, skirmish mode, and online mode with eight-player co-op. Players control an upgradeable squad comprised of eight different classes in a tactical strategy title set on Mars, and are tasked with battling the planet’s dangerous inhabitants as they tackle randomized objectives, such as retrieving supplies and defending zones. Soldiers not only earn experience by defeating enemies and accomplishing tasks, allowing them access to new abilities and classes, but they also get stronger in defeat, returning even more powerful to continue the fight against the Martians.

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Grand Theft Auto Online gets Title Update, The Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2

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The second part of the The Ill-Gotten Gains Update is now available for all versions of Grand Theft Auto Online. The download adds new vehicles, weapons, clothes, and music. Some of the new additions include the Coil Brawler luxury sports-styled off-roader, Dinka Vindicator motorcycle, Lampadati Toro speedboat, wood-finished Marksman Pistol, solid gold Knuckle Dusters, and the iFruit Snap Watch. The Lab, a new station, is on all console versions and features hosts Dr. No and the Chemical Bro. playing new music from The Alchemist and Oh No, along with several guest appearances, that is inspired by their tracks on the original score. The download also includes a Title Update, to 1.28, which includes general improvements and fixes as well as the ability to create custom Jobs at the airport and military base. A full list of changes can be found here.

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Breach & Clear: Deadline given deployment notice, launching July 21

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Breach & Clear: Deadline has been given the all-clear to leave Steam Early Access and launch in full on July 21. The zombie-infest tactical top-down shooter, co-developed by Mighty Rabbit and Gun Media, tasks players with leading their squad through Harbor City in the midst of a zombie outbreak. As a result of feedback during Early Access, a new co-op mode has been developed and will be available in the final version.

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Gauntlet: Slayer Edition set to release this summer for PS4

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Warner Bros. announced that they will be releasing a new version of last year’s reimagined Gauntlet later this summer for PS4. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition brings the Elf, Warrior, Wizard, and Valkyrie back for more solo and co-op action. The console version will feature a new locale along with new abilities, enemies, and weapons. Pre-orders are also open today, and early buyers will receive item codes for Mordok’s Screaming Hammer and Reaper’s Visage Helm for the Warrior.

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