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Destiny: The Taken King prologue cinematic trailer released

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) The Taken King Intro - Screenshot 1

Bungie has released the prologue cinematic from Destiny: The Taken King. The upcoming add-on, set to release next month, will add new subclasses as well as new strikes, gear, and enemies. The upcoming quest will pit players against Oryx, a powerful Taken King who leads a massive army of corrupted taken.

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gamescom – Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Anno 2205, more

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) gamescom Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft released a host of new media for several of their key upcoming titles. Below are new trailers and screenshots for Anno 2205, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Crew Wild Run, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate media highlights the game’s two assassins, twins Jacob and Evie Frye, as they attempt to liberate Industrial Revolution-era London. Wild Run is the new expansion for The Crew, which will add customizable dragsters, drift cars, monster trucks, and motorcycles. In addition, to the new rides, the updated graphics and new weather system is also on display. The Spectator Cam was also revealed for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which will allow an extra player to watch the action; PC gamers will have it launch, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will need to wait until early 2016. It and more are highlighted in the screens and trailer, but to see it in action, gamers can check out Ubisoft’s Twitch channel on August 8 from 4-8 p.m. (CET) for a live 5 vs 5 match on PC.

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Watch six minutes of gameplay from Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) gamescom Announcement - Screenshot 4

After releasing Homefront: The Revolution’s opening cinematic yesterday, Deep Silver has revealed over six minutes of new gameplay footage. The video follows Resistance fighters after they receive a mission to ambush a nighttime patrol in the outskirts of Philadelphia. In addition to conventional weaponry, the group also uses an improvised trap and makeshift explosives to take down armored vehicles, drones, and snipers.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection gets release dates, physical versions

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One) - Announcement - Screenshot 6

The upcoming Mega Man compilation, Mega Man Legacy Collection, has been officially dated for August 25. Save for the 3DS version, that is, which is slated for an early 2016 release. Gamers who prefer physical copies should be glad to hear that Capcom plans on releasing the 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One versions in stores early next year as well. Boxed copies will cost a bit more, however, running $29.99 instead of $14.99. Details about the 3DS and physical versions should be coming along in the near future. Regardless of the format, all sets will include the first six Mega Man games along with a new Challenge Mode, which features remixed segments from all games with scaling difficulty, and a Museum with hundreds of unlockable songs as well as high-res scans of concept sketches, production art, and unused designs.

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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

Xbox One (System) Killer Instinct Season 3 Gamescom- Screenshot 4

Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.

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Deep Silver releases new Homefront: The Revolution screens, trailer

Homefront The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) gamescom Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new trailer has gone live for Homefront: The Revolution. The upcoming open-world shooter from Deep Silver Dambuster Studios switches things up from the original Homefront by eschewing a linear storyline in favor of greater freedom. Players will be able to tackle missions in any order as they lead a band of resistance fighters against an oppressive Korean corporation in Philadelphia. The group must rely on guerrilla tactics to further the cause, such as ambushes, improvised weaponry, and hit-and-run attacks. After inspiring others to join the cause in the single-player campaign, players can take the war online by linking up with others to form Resistance Cells.

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Rare Replay now available in stores, online for Xbox One

Rare Replay (Xbox One) E3 Media - Screenshot 1

Rare Replay is now available for Xbox One. The $30 30-title collection spans decades of Rare’s work, beginning with 1983’s Lunar Jetman and ending with 2008’s Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. For the newer releases, players who have achievements or save files tied to their current profile from their Xbox 360 days can transfer them to Xbox One. Previous progress also counts towards Replay’s various unlockable bonuses. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will unlock all four Xbox 360 titles

Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One) Collection Unlock Announcement - Art 1

Everyone who buys Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One bundle will be able to unlock the entire series. Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, announced during E3, will allow gamers who pick up Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31 to play the entire run on their Xbox One: Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. Of course, current owners will be able to play them using their own copies, once backwards compatibility goes live for all this fall. All save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over, and they will also support Xbox One features, such as screenshots, Snap, and DVR. Xbox One gamers in the preview program can play the first Gears of War today.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning hitting Live tomorrow

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has revealed that the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Reckoning, will be available tomorrow for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The pack will include four new maps (Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm), an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. The final Exo Zombies entry adds new ‘fused’ enemies, a new ocean-based Atlas locale, and the Trident Reflected Energy weapon. A new trailer for Descent, as well as details on each of the maps, can be found below.

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GOG adds Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty

GOG (PC) Archimedean Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has added three Ubisoft titles to their DRM-free library, Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty. All three titles are making their digital distribution debut, and to celebrate, they can be purchased in a bundle for 20% off. Each has also been updated to support Windows 10. Additional details and screens can be found below; we strongly suggest checking out Archimedean Dynasty.

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