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Grand Theft Auto V graphics video compares PS3 and PS4 versions

Rockstar has followed up their announcement about the upcoming first-person mode in the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V with a trailer demonstrating the graphical improvements that players can expect. Specifically, the video covers the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions, showcasing a variety of locales, vehicles, and characters during its nearly minute and a half running time. In addition to a higher resolution, the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions will also sport double the drawing distance and upgraded textures.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Ubisoft to host Assassin’s Creed Unity livestream launch event

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Ubisoft will be hosting a livestream launch event for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The stream will take place on November 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (CST) and feature an extended look at gameplay as well as interviews with the developers and giveaways. Gamers wanting to check it out should head on over to and bookmark Ubisoft’s official Twitch channel.

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Upcoming versions of Grand Theft Auto V get First Person Experience

In addition to the recently revealed new content for the upcoming PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has announced a brand-new mode: First Person Experience. Players can now experience the game, single player or online, using a first-person perspective that has been fully integrated into the game world. To achieve this, Rockstar has created an optional first-person cover system, a new targeting system, new animations, and a traditional first-person shooter control scheme. Views can be switched between on the fly throughout play. A trailer and some new screenshots were released to highlight the new mode.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition extras detailed

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Day Zero Edition Detail Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has detailed the Day Zero Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This version is slated to go live online and hit store shelves on November 3, ahead of the traditional Tuesday launch, and will come with several bonuses. The entire day will offer double experience during online play, and players will have access to two custom weapons (AK-12G Assault Rifle and Crossbow-B2) and the Advanced Arsenal, which includes a Bullet Brass Exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum Directed Energy Weapon. Gamers who go the digital route will receive the same bonuses, and those who buy the PS3 or Xbox 360 version will be eligible for a free digital upgrade to a PS4 or Xbox One version. The only restrictions on the digital upgrade are that it must be within the same console family and purchased prior to March 31.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Condemned 2: Bloodshot

(Xbox 360 Review) Condemned 2: Bloodshot

“… a fairly decent way to gain some storyline closure, or simply to beat up murderous hobos.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gets new trailer, Discover Your Power

Activision has released a new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Titled Discover Your Power, the video is similar to previous trailers in the series in that actors take on the role of the in-game characters, but the amped-up sci-fi aspect switches things up here. Magnetic gloves, jump packs, drones, and hover bikes are all showcased.

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Techland cancels PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dyling Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Steam 4 Pack Announcement - Screenshot 3

Techland has announced that development has ceased on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dying Light. The studio released an open letter to the community, posted below, regarding their decision. And a single-sentence summary for those pinched for time: “Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.”

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below launching December 9

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Activision has announced that Bungie will be rolling out its first expansion pack for Destiny, The Dark Below, on December 9. The pack’s full contents are listed below, but gamers can expect to find new weapons and gear, a level cap bump up to 32, three versus arenas, and new co-op strike missions, raids, and story quests. PlayStation gamers will also receive a timed exclusive strike mission, The Undying Mind.

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Grand Theft Auto V PC, PS4, Xbox extras detailed, F.A.Q. released

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC, PS4, Xbox One Extras Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has revealed more details about the bonuses in store for Grand Theft Auto V players that upgrade to one of the upcoming versions for PC, PS4, or Xbox One. The extensive list is available below, as is a host of frequently asked questions about upgrades, the transferring of exclusive content from current-gen versions, and the handling of Grand Theft Auto Online characters and jobs. Some of the additions include new events and rewards to unlock new vehicles, including the Dodo seaplane, a murder mystery that rewards two Noir Style Filters, and a wildlife photography challenge that unlocks the Kraken sub. New players will also find extra vehicles added for the release, including several from previous GTAs, and anyone who pre-orders will receive a million bucks to spend in-game, half for Story Mode and half for GTA Online.

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FizzCo’s on notice, Sunset Overdrive now available for Xbox One

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The world is once again in need of saving, and Insomniac Games is calling upon Xbox One owners to step to the plate today in Sunset Overdrive. The fast-paced shooter has launched online and hit store shelves, pitting players against hordes of humans who’ve turned into mutants after downing too much of FizzCo’s latest energy drink. Be safe parkouring, sliding, blasting, shocking, and exploding (stuff up) out there.

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