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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

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) GameStop Preorder Bonus - Header

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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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes getting early-run DLC, mobile app

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Konami has revealed more info about Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain prequel Ground Zeroes. An early-bird bonus will be available for both games, with buyers of the first-run physical or launch-period online copies of Ground Zeroes receiving DLC for Phantom Pain. The pack will add more personnel for Mother Base. The two games will be further linked by the ability to bring over character skins as well as freed prisoners of war and rescued VIPs from Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain, the latter also serving as staff in Mother Base. It was also announced that the PS4 and Xbox One will also be receiving physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes for $29.99.

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New limited Xbox One bundle packed with a free copy of Titanfall

Xbox One (Bundle) Titanfall Bundle Announcement - Set

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One bundle that includes a free digital copy of Respawn and EA’s shooter Titanfall. Beginning March 11, select retailers will be selling a $499.99 set that includes a digital code for Titanfall, a month of Live Gold, a system with Kinect sensor, a wireless controller (standard, not the futuristic-looking Titanfall-themed controller), and a headset. The bundle will only be available for the launch of the game and won’t be restocked afterwards.

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