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Spruce up your settlement today with Fallout 4 – Wasteland Workshop

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Wasteland Workshop DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Cinema Announcement - Screenshot 6

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

Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) Story Trailer Announcement - Logo

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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Titanfall 2 teaser released ahead of full gameplay reveal this June

Titanfall 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Teaser Announcement - Header

EA has released a teaser for Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2. The wall-running, mech-piloting shooter will have a full reveal later this summer, but for now, players will have to make do with the briefest of glimpses at what’s in store. Not much is shown in the snippet, with a tropical location hosting a drop pod and a mech with a sword. Gameplay will be debuted at EA Play on June 12.

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GTA Online getting new adversary mode on April 12, bonuses all week

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) GTA Inch by Inch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

GTA Online will be receiving new content in an update scheduled to go live on April 12. In addition to the Vapid Minivan, the patch will also add Inch By Inch Adversary Mode. Inch By Inch pits teams against one another for the possession of a package that they must take back to their end zone. Carriers cannot use weapons, but to compensate, they get a burst of speed to help dodge incoming fire. All this week, players will receive a set of bonuses—double GTA$ & RP—for select Adversary Mode playlists as well as a discount at Ammu-Nation. The playlist schedule for the bonuses is listed below.

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Assault Suit Leynos launching stateside this summer for PC, PS4

Assault Suit Leynos (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games will be bringing over Dracue Software’s updated version of Assault Suit Leynos. After hitting store shelves last year in Japan, the side-scrolling action title will finally be making its way to North America this summer for PC and PS4. The series is better known over here as Target Earth, which was released for the Sega Genesis in 1990 by DreamWorks. The updated version is said to follow the original closely but with improved visuals. As a bonus, the physical release for PS4 will come with a double-sided poster that features the art from this version as well as the original 16-bit Japanese release, which is hands down one of the best covers of that era.

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Doom multiplayer beta opening to all on April 15, DLC plans detailed

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Open Multiplayer Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

id Software is opening up the Doom multiplayer beta to everyone beginning April 15. Through April 17, players will be able to jump into the beta without a code and try out two modes—Team Deathmatch and Warpath—on Heatwave and Infernal. Post-launch content was also announced, and will come in the form of updates for SnapMap and multiplayer. For SnapMap, the game’s map-making and sharing suite, there are plans to release new AI enhancements, features, modules, objects, and props. Multiplayer will receive free game modes as well as for-pay packs. The latter will add new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons beginning this summer. Each drop will cost $14.99 each or $39.99 as part of the Season Pass.

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Gears of War 4 launching October 11, MP demo hitting April 18

Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2 (Art 1)

Microsoft has announced that Gears of War 4 will be launching for Xbox One on October 11. The fourth entry will begin a new story arc with a new set of characters setting out to face an unknown enemy. The game is said to harken “back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic” and that “fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay.” To get the ball rolling, a multiplayer beta is set to kick off on April 18 for anyone who has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. The beta will then expand on April 25 to include all Live Gold members.

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Quantum Break now available online, in stores for PC and Xbox One

Quantum Break (Xbox One) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 3

Remedy’s latest time-shifting action title Quantum Break has hit store shelves, Live Marketplace and Windows store for PC and Xbox One. To celebrate the launch, Remedy will be hosting a livestream on Twitch in a few hours (noon CST) with key members, including creative director Sam Lake, discussing the game from their studio in Finland. As Jack Joyce (Shawn Ashmore), players find themselves in a race to stop a world-shattering event. Mixing gameplay and live-action sequences, players watch their choices play out within the levels and during recorded episodes. As a bonus, every copy of the Xbox One version comes with a download for Alan Wake and its two add-ons.

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(Xbox One Review) Quantum Break

(Xbox One Review) Quantum Break

“… an action-packed, time-shifting adventure whose traditional gameplay is outpaced by its ambitious storytelling.”

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