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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse launches on PSN for PS4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second download pack, Eclipse, debuts today on PSN. The drop adds four new maps, one of which is a re-imagining of Call of Duty: World at War’s Banzai, and the next chapter of Zombies, titled Zetsubou No Shima. The maps range from a post-apocalyptic tribal compound to a futuristic civilian sub-orbital airport.

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Umbrella Corps – Code: Veronica map, new enemy debuted

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Umbrella Corps is getting a touch of Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The Antarctic Base is a direct carryover from Code: Veronica, with the facilities still damaged after the T-virus outbreak. It’s a three-story structure with connecting ventilation ducts and ladders, and is described as “perhaps the most tactical map in the game.” A new enemy was also revealed, Mutated Zombies. These are advanced cases that are unaffected by the Zombie Jammer and can cause the device to become ineffective on other monsters that are near the player. They will be in the single-player Experiment Mode’s Antarctic Base map as well as Multi-Mission Mode’s SP DNA Hunter ruleset. Check them and the new map out below.

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The Collider 2 now available on Steam for PC, VR devices

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The Collider 2, a new VR-ified action title, has hit Steam. Playable on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows, The Collider 2 tasks pilots with taking down an alien invasion by destroying its mothership using a fleet of fighters. The twist is that the ship must be destroyed from the inside, as six unique fighters collect data, attack reactors, and dodge the internal defenses throughout 54 fast-paced, arcade-style missions. The space fighters can be upgraded with unlocks and power-ups, and pilots can gain ranks for higher score multipliers. Endless Clash Mode is also on offer for those wanting extended runs, and players can test their skills against others in online weekly tournaments.

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Two Ghostbusters games announced for PC, console, and mobile

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Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.

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Monster Hunter Generations’ Styles detailed, displayed in trailer

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Monster Hunter Generations’ new Styles mechanics have been demonstrated in a new trailer and screenshots. Styles allow access to different Hunter Arts—chargeable skills and power-ups—and come in four forms: Adept, Aerial, Guild, and Striker. Adept offers additional blocking and dodging options based on the equipped weapon; Aerial adds a new jumping ability so that players can attack from above, and have more chances to mount and knock down monsters; Guild reverts to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate-style gameplay for all weapons; and Striker is all about building up powerful attacks. PAX attendees will get a chance to check the game out for themselves in four-player co-op sessions at Capcom’s Booth (#3117).

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Homefront: The Revolution – Hearts and Minds 101 media released

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Homefront: The Revolution’s populace and Merits system is in the limelight today with a new trailer and screenshots. Hearts and Minds 101 demonstrates how and why it’s important for players to get the residents of Philadelphia’s various zones on their side. A revolution without the people wouldn’t make much of a revolution—or at least a harder game. To ensure that the people embrace the cause, players will be able to perform actions that sway popular opinion to their side. Screenshots were released demonstrating the differences between when the people are for or against the occupiers. The Merits system was also detailed. This is the mechanic that unlocks new items in the co-op Resistance mode. Players can start earning Merits now at Homefront-Game.com by completing ‘missions’ to gain Red Rebel gear. To see the kit in-game, players must link their Homefront profile to their Live, PSN, or Steam account.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse trailer released for Zombies

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A new trailer has gone live for the next entry in Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Zetsubou No Shima. Part of the upcoming Eclipse add-on, Zetsubou No Shima follows Der Eisendrache with the Origins characters stranded on a remote island in the Pacific. After finding a lab that’s been experimenting with Element 115, the group must explore the facilities while battling new enemies, avoiding traps, and tacking side quests.

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Spruce up your settlement today with Fallout 4 – Wasteland Workshop

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Bethesda has released the second downloadable add-on for Fallout 4, Wasteland Workshop. The $4.99 pack adds new settlement options, including letter kits, nixie tube lighting, and taxidermy. The drop also adds the ability to design and set cages that are capable of capturing both man and monster. Next up is Far Harbor, set to be released next month. Beyond that, Creation Kit, the tool suite that will bring PC mods to console, is planned for later in 2016.

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Dark Souls III now available for PC, PS4, Xbox One

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FromSoftware is back with a new teeth-gritting adventure for souls fans. Today marks the first of several sick days for many a people with the release of Dark Souls III. As the Champion of Ash, players must traverse the world of Lothric, avoiding its many traps and tackling the numerous enemies within, to unite the five Lords of Cinder to stave off the Age of Dark. Multiplayer also returns, allowing players to once again leave messages for fellow adventurers, summon or be summoned to lend a hand, and invade to pick a fight. Just be sure to grab your Estus Flask before heading out.

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JD Fenix introduced in new Gears of War 4 story trailer, Tomorrow

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The Coalition and Microsoft have released the first story trailer for Gears of War 4. Titled Tomorrow, the video introduces a new arc that begins after the events of Gears of War 3. The upcoming storyline takes place 25 years later and follows the exploits of Marcus Felix’s son, JD, as he struggles against a new enemy. Also, a reminder for multiplayer fans: the beta is set to kick off on April 18 for players who’ve logged in time with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Later that week, on April 24, it will expand to include Live Gold members. Check here for details.

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