Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Halo: The Master Chief Collection goes goooold, plus pre-load info

Halo The MAster Chief Collection (Xbox One) Gold and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone gold. The Xbox One set will also be receiving a wider release with most territories now scheduled to get the game on the earlier release date, November 11. The countries not included in the bump are Belgium (November 12), Japan (November 13), and France (November 14). The game will also go live for pre-order and pre-download later today, which will allow gamers to pre-load the game to have it ready to play the second it goes live. Those going the digital route should take advantage of that option, as there will be a lot to download: 45 GB for the game and another 20 GB for a launch content patch, which will include “some features and multiplayer content.” The campaign will be playable as content is installing.

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Xbox One News

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets four new screenshots for 360, PS3

Chivalry Medieval Warfare (360, PS3) Oct Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

A handful of new screenshots has been released from Torn Banner Studios’ upcoming action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The screens show some of the first-person medieval-flair combat that is currently making its way from PC to 360 and PS3. The console version will feature 60-plus weapons across several arm types, four classes, 12-player versus combat, and five multiplayer modes.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Double Damage reveals space opera Rebel Galaxy for PC, PS4

Rebel Galaxy (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Double Damage Games has revealed their debut title, the “action-packed, swashbuckling space opera” Rebel Galaxy. As the commander of a star cruiser, players will pilot through a randomly generated galaxy filled with pirates, anomalies, aliens as a rogue, trader, privateer, or somewhere in-between. The ship will be customizable with a variety of offensive and defensive upgrades that will be purchased using credits earned by harvesting and scavenging resources from artifacts, asteroids, and wreckage. Players will also be able to interact with aliens to negotiate trades and gather information. Although, going by my experience in negotiating with aliens, any talks will most likely end in a fight to the death.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

GOG.com giving away Aliens vs. Predator, Linux library grows

GOG (PC) AvP Promo and Linux Announcement - Screenshot 1

For the next 48 hours, GOG.com is offering a free copy of Aliens versus Predator to users who sign up to beta test GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy is the service’s upcoming multiplayer client, and the game is being provided as a way for gamers to try the system and for GOG to see how the infrastructure holds up under increased stress. Bearing in mind that this is Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, one of the better titles to use the licenses, and that the game will remain in the user’s library, this is a pretty nice bonus. A cross-compatibility update with Steam is set to go live “soon.” GOG-ers (if we can make that a thing) can head here to sign up for a copy.

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PC News

Rockstar verifies 10 new Air Races, now up for 360, PS3 GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) GTA Online Flight School Jobs - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has added 10 new Verified Jobs to GTA Online. All of the jobs are Air Races, which were chosen from submissions to the recent #FlightSchool Event Weekend Creator Competition, with five being official selections and the other five being select runners-up that the studio decided to designate as Verified. The jobs are now playable on both 360 and PS3, and will be playable in the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One versions. Details for each are available below.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Strength of the Sword 3 added to PS Plus sale, .99 starting tomorrow

Strength of the Sword 3 (PS3) Sale Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ivent Games has sent word that their downloadable action title Strength of the Sword 3 is going on sale tomorrow on PSN. From October 15 to November 18, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the title for $0.99, four bucks off the regular price. Gamers looking for some tough indie action can check it out on PS Store.

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PlayStation 3 News

Sunset Overdrive goes goooold, pre-order extras and more detailed

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has sent word that Insomniac Games’ upcoming action shooter Sunset Overdrive has gone gold. Pre-orders are now open, and gamers who put down their cash between now and the game’s release on October 28 will receive the Day One Edition or, for a bit more, the Day One Digital Deluxe Edition. Both versions come with a variety of extras, including modified weapons and an outfit. The full list of items is available below. The Digital version is slightly more expensive at $79.99, but it also includes the $19.99 Season Pass, which adds exclusive outfits as well as new amps and traps.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy XIII now available on Steam, SE Store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy XIII has launched as a download-only release for PC. Available through Square Enix Online Store and Steam, the PC version features 60 frames per second, dual audio for those wanting Japanese dialog with English subtitles, and support for Steam Trading Cards. The rest of the trilogy is slated for release in spring 2015.

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PC News

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets Warlord as final Halo 2 map

Halo The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One) Halo 2 Warlock Map Announcement - Screenshot 1

The last of the six classic multiplayer maps being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been announced, Warlord. The map will included as part of Halo 2: Anniversary, but it originated in Halo as Wizard, which was followed by two further revisions, the first as Warlock in Halo 2 and the second as Magus in Halo: Reach. This updated version will feature additional skill jumps, more cover, and a new weapon located in the center. Warlord joins Ascension, Coagulation, Lockout, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar.

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Xbox One News

Free digital upgrade plan revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Digital Upgrade Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has announced a free upgrade plan for the digital versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Gamers who pick up the current-gen versions through Live for 360 or PSN for PS3 by March 31 will be able to download their next-gen equivalent for Xbox One or PS4 at no additional cost. All multiplayer stats and DLC purchases, including the Season Pass, will also carry over to the new versions for free, as long as the Xbox Gamertag and PSN ID are the same. Note that physical copies aren’t eligible for the free upgrade.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News