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Dark Souls II now out for 360 and PS3, break out the stress balls

The 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Dark Souls II are now in stores. The famed tough-as-nails action-RPG series, which began in 2010 with the Atlus-published Demon’s Souls, returns with the same controller-gripping difficult, integrated multiplayer, and grim atmosphere that has made it such a hit. Series creator FromSoftware continues their role at the helm, adding to the sequel “improved visuals, life-like animations and dynamic lighting” while retaining “the game’s core tenants to provide challenging gameplay and deliver true emotional elation from each hard-fought victory.”

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Devastation, Live MP weekend announced

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Devastation DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has revealed the second of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ four download packs, Devastation. The drop will launch first for 360 and Xbox One on April 3 and include four new multiplayer maps, detailed below; a new weapon accessible in all multiplayer maps, the Ripper sub machinegun/assault rifle combo; the second part of Extinction’s four-part episodic campaign, Mayday; and a new boss, the Kraken. As a bonus for Season Pass holders, the Ripper can be downloaded today.

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Dark Souls II launching for PC on April 25, screenshots released

Dark Souls 2 (360, PC, PS3) PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has handed PC gamers their marching orders to be suited up to take down Dark Souls II on April 25. The PC version can be pre-ordered today from Amazon, ClubNamco, Steam, and GameStop as either a standard edition or as a collector’s edition, though the latter isn’t available through Steam. Pre-ordering will allow access to the Black Armor Weapons Pack, detailed below, as well as a digital artbook, a download of the soundtrack, and a digital comic book. Additionally, the computer version will feature higher texture resolution and increased framerates, plus support for gamepads.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

(PlayStation 3 Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

” … built upon its predecessor in many meaningful ways, but it frequently stumbles whenever attempting something new.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Arkham series to end this year with Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady will be returning to the Batman: Arkham series for the storyline’s finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the conclusion will ship later this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Series fans will have to face off against old foes as Scarecrow returns with a cohort of villainous allies, including Harley Quinn, Pengiun, and Two-Face. All of Gotham City will be a battleground next time around, and now gamers will have a chance to zip around the city in the Batmobile. A nearly four-minute trailer, Father to Son, was also released.

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EA deploys Titanfall launch trailer, final countdown begins

The PC and Xbox One release of Titanfall is only a week away, with the 360 version following two weeks after, and to keep the momentum from the beta going, EA has released a new gameplay trailer. The nearly two minutes of ‘launch trailer’ footage features all of the gunning, mech piloting, and parkouring gamers got a taste of recently.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 costume DLC pre-order bonus announced

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Virtual webslingers who enjoy the fancier things in life will get to fill Peter Parker’s closet with new spider suits, for free, courtesy of GameStop’s Web Threads Suit Pack pre-order bonus. Gamers who purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 before April 29 will be able to access four additional costumes, all of which were available in previous Spidey titles: the red-and-gold Iron Suit, the blue-and-white Cosmic Suit, the Venom-styled Black Suit, and the 1940s-era Noir Suit. Each outfit will also bestow unique combat perks.

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Multiplayer, dynamic events coming to Edge of Space this week

Edge of Space (PC) MP Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The next update to Edge of Space will add multiplayer, according to developer Handyman Studios. Players will be able to link up and battle, gather resources, share gear, and alter bases together when patch goes live later this week. A training mode will also be added, which will explain the basics of both new and old mechanics, as well as dynamic events in the form of base invasions and boss battles. New screens were released showing some of the upcoming additions.

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(PC Review) Thief

(PC Review) Thief

“It’s a testament to the brilliance of Thief’s core gameplay that it’s able to be extremely entertaining despite the unbelievable litany of flaws, bugs, and flubs that otherwise plague its design.”

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HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 now on Steam

Resident Evil 4 (360, PC, PS2, Wii) PC Announcement - Screenshot 7

Leon Kennedy is a busy man. As if his current workload isn’t enough, he has to go back in time today to relive one of his past adventures with a new HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 for PC. Now available on Steam, the $19.99 download features the Separate Ways epilogue, support for Steam achievements, cloud saving, trading cards, and controllers, and a host graphical upgrades, including sharpened text, enhanced textures, and a bump to 60 frames per second.

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