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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight goes live for free, trailer up

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Warzone Firefight Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

Halo 5: Guardians’ eighth, and according to 343 the largest, free content update has gone live. Warzone Firefight includes two armor sets, three maps, customization options, the Halo 2 Beam rifle, the UNSC air vehicle, and a Forge canvas, Tidal. Additionally, players can tackle the new Score Attack mode in the campaign and Warzone Firefight online. A limited-time promo also kicks off today, the Firefight REQ Reward program, which bestows a Gold REQ Pack to everyone who plays Guardians. Ten are available, the remaining being unlocked by playing in Warzone Firefight. As previously mentioned, Halo 5: Guardians is free to download for Gold members from today until July 5, and the full version is 50% off via Xbox Store.

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Dark Horse producing Dishonored 2 art book, fan art contest kicks off

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Bethesda has teamed up with Dark Horse to release a book based on the art of Arkane’s Dishonored 2. The Art of Dishonored 2 will feature exclusive pieces of concept art that chronicle the title’s development from the original. Fans of the series can look for it to hit stores and online outlets on November 22. The studio has also launched a contest where fans can submit their own illustrations for inclusion in the book. Pieces can be submitted by using the hashtag #drawDishonored. Aspiring (or current) artists can check out the rules over at Bethesda.net.

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System Shock remake Kickstarter campaign, PC demo launches

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Nightdive Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a full reboot of the classic role-playing and shooter hybrid System Shock. The 1994 original is being updated from the ground up for Windows PC and Xbox One, with original development members giving a hand, including concept artist Robb Waters. Linux and Mac versions are currently stretch goals. Physical copies are available for $75 and up, with digital rewards dominating lesser reward tiers. On the other end of the spectrum, gamers with deep pockets can get a multiple copies, digital goodies, and custom System Shock-themed Razor gaming laptop for $5,000. To help alleviate any fears about investing in the campaign, Night Dive has released a fully playable demo that can be downloaded from the campaign page.

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God Eater Resurrection now available on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

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God Eater Resurrection has launched on PSN for PS4 and PS Vita. As a God Eater, players wield God Arc weapons to take down giant monsters as the latest recruit to Fenrir Organization’s Far East Branch. He’s a New Type God Eater with the ability to handle weapons that can transform between blade and gun forms. From the organization’s home base, players set out to clear the land of the evil Aragami who are immune to normal weapons but weak to the Oracle Cells within God Arc weapons. The cells allow players to devour the essence of each monster. Players can tackle the game solo or with up to three friends online.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent detailed, hitting PS4 on July 12

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s third downloadable pack, Descent, got its first trailer today. The add-on, debuting on PSN on July 12, features four multiplayer maps as well as the next installment in Zombies. The maps, detailed below, include Empire, a reimagined versions of Black Ops II’s Raid; Berserk, a Viking village; Rumble, set in an arena where giant robots battle; and Cryogen, a prison filled with cryogenic tubes. The new Zombies entry, Gorod Krovi, sees the Origins gang in an alternate USSR where the remains of Stalingrad are dominated by mechanized zombies.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Mighty No. 9

(PlayStation 4 Review) Mighty No. 9

“… I’d be happy to see Beck again in the future, but he’s got a long way to go before he can compete with the Blue Bomber.”

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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight revealed, launching June 29

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Halo 5: Guardians will be receiving free additional content next Wednesday in a new update, Warzone Firefight. The eighth expansion will add the new game mode, and update namesake, Warzone Firefight. After some time in beta, the final version of the mode will have a gradually increasing difficulty level, along with new bosses and REQs. The REQs will offer new vehicles, armors, and weapons (UNSC VTOL, AV-49 Wasp, etc.). These will be accessible in Forge as well, which is also getting a new canvas, the ocean-themed Tidal. Multiplayer will be expanded with three new maps: Attack on Sanctum, Prospect, and Molten. The campaign isn’t being left out, either, as it will get Score Attack. As in previous titles, Score Attack allows players to compete with one another for the highest score, solo or in co-op, with points determined by how stylishly enemies are defeated. 343 is planning on showing everyone the ropes with a Firefight pre-release livestream at the official Twitch channel on June 28, 4 p.m. (CST).

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Becks sets out for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One in Mighty No. 9

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After a long road, the Mega Man-inspired action-platformer Mighty No. 9 has been released for console and PC. Developed by comcept and designed by Keiji Inafune, Mighty No. 9 follows the adventures of the robot Beck, unit No. 9 of a 10-robot squad of combat units. After a computer virus infects the others as well as the world’s machines, Beck, alongside his friend Call, must fight the now-violent bots as they track down the source.

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Deadlight: Director’s Cut now available online for console, PC

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The 2012 side-scrolling survival-horror title Deadlight returns today in Deadlight: Director’s Cut for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The revamped version includes updated graphics, improved controls, and a new mode, Survival Arena Mode. The arena pits players against hordes of enemies and hosts strange weapons as well as interactive defenses. Both console versions also feature a new ending for those who are able to complete the game’s Nightmare Mode. As Randall Wayne, players find themselves in an alternate 1986 where they must solve puzzles, sneak around, and battle zombies throughout the ruins of Seattle as they search for their family.

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Resident Evil arena shooter Umbrella Corps launches for PC, PS4

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Capcom’s Resident Evil-themed third-person shooter Umbrella Corps has launched for PC and PS4. The download-only title focuses on bursts of fast-paced action with quick matches set in levels from throughout the series, including Raccoon City, RPD Police Station, and the Village from RE4. The 29.99 main game is supplemented by a $14.99 Upgrade Pack that includes a set of skins (Leon, Chris, Wesker), weapons, emotes, custom colors, and patches. The $39.99 Deluxe Edition bundles the game with the pack. Capcom plans on supporting the game with free post-launch content, which will include maps (the Mansion from RE1, Lanshiang from RE6), and a free-for-all mode called 4 Survivors.

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