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Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force dated for July, new media up

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force will be arriving stateside as a digital-only release on July 12 for PS Vita. Along with the date, nine new playable characters were revealed: 00 Gundam, Barbatos 1st Form, Barbatos 4th Form, Destiny Gundam (Heine), Gundam GP02, Mack Knife, Master Gundam, Strike Freedom, and Turn X. A new trailer and nearly 20 screenshots showing the characters in action, along with the new Force Attack mechanic, have also been posted.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

(PlayStation Vita Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“The numerous changes accentuate and expand on what made the original so good…”

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PS Vita Reviews

(PlayStation 4 Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

(PlayStation 4 Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“… a fantastic update to an already wonderful game.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

All Points Bulletin Reloaded launches for Xbox One

All Points Bulletin Reloaded (PC, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The free-to-play action MMO All Points Bulletin Reloaded has been released for Xbox One. The near-future, open-world title takes place in San Paro, where players sign on as either an Enforcer or a Criminal. Up to 100 players, in teams of up to 50, can participate in various missions types (deathmatch, hunting VIPs, etc.) and timed events. Characters are customizable with player-created designs, items earned for free, and kit purchased with cash. Items are available for gear, clothing, vehicles, and more. User-created items can also be put up for auction. To welcome new players, every Xbox One player who logs in within the first 30 days will receive the Xbox One Founders Pack, which includes weapons and vehicles. Players who manage to put in over 10 hours within the same timeframe will also receive the title XB1 Founder and special weapon skins.

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Xbox One News

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

Rock of Ages II Bigger and Boulder (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst demo on EA/Origin Access for PC, Xbox One

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Closed Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Players who’ve been anticipating Faith’s return are getting a chance to try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst today. A demo has been released for members of EA Access and Origin Access for PC and Xbox One. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Play First Trial is playable for up to six hours and includes 10 missions set within two districts of Glass city. The asynchronous multiplayer mode Social Play is also included, allowing players to challenge friends to their Time Trials and hide Beat L.E. within Glass for them to find. Progress will carry over to the full version.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta gets new map, heroes, tweaks

Orcs Must Die Unchained (PC) Patch Update - Screenshot 1

Robot Entertainment has updated the open beta for Orcs Must Die! Unchained. The patch affects Survival mode, with minion waves rebalanced to offer a tougher challenge to high-level players as well as making them faster but weaker to attacks. Heroes also now have greater damage bonuses for both melee and magic, and their ranks are being bolstered by a new addition, Bloodspike the Brutal. Lastly, a new battleground similar to levels from the first two Orcs Must Die! has been added, Banquet Hall Survival. Other changes were made to crafting and traps, which have been detailed in a new blog post.

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PC News

GOG launches GOG Connect to link supported Steam titles

Shadowrun Returns (PC)

GOG has introduced GOG Connect, a new feature to link Steam versions of certain titles to their service. The feature adds DRM-free versions of the games to the user’s library, along with digital extras, and the option to use GOG Galaxy or a standalone installer. The release notes that “these are limited-time opportunities from participating developers and publishers, with more to come.” Some of those studios include Deep Silver, TaleWorlds, and Harebrained Schemes. To kick things off, select supported titles, including System Shock 2 and The Witness, are available for up to 85% off until June 6. Check out a list of some of the supported titles below.

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PC News

Geralt begins his final quest in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Blood and Wine, the second downloadable pack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has gone live. Geralt of Rivia’s final adventure takes him to Toussaint, a new, remote area that has been saved from the recent turmoils but is currently being stalked by a murderous beast. Geralt’s assignment is to take down the monster in a quest that’s estimated to last over 30 hours and feature new monsters, weapons, gear, and plot lines.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection released for console, PC

Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Preorder PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 8

Dead Island Definitive Collection has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The enhanced re-release bundles together Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge. The older titles sport graphical improvements that utilize Techland’s new engine, upgrading them with enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface has undergone a change as well to be uniform across both titles. As a bonus, an unofficial PC mod was also added to both, Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode). On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Island Retro Revenge is a retro-style side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

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