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Rise of the Tomb Raider to launch online for PC on January 28

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

PC gamers itching to raid some tombs are in luck as Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Windows 10 later this month, on January 28. The PC version is being co-developed with Nixxes Software, and for those with the rigs, will support 4K resolution. The download-only release will be available in three versions: standard for $59.99, Digital Deluxe edition (with Season Pass) for $89.99, and Collector’s Edition (with Season Pass, 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replica of Lara’s journal and necklace, and steel case) for $149.99 from Square Enix’s online store.

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Xbox One holiday lineup sells 1 million each, Windows 10 doing well

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Launch Week Stats Announcement - Screenshot 2

Microsoft announced some new stats for Windows 10 and Xbox One. On the PC front, Windows 10 is said to be active on over 200 million devices worldwide, with over 40 percent of new Windows 10 devices being activated since Black Friday. Over 11 billion hours have been spent using the new OS. In gaming, the heavy hitters of MS’ holiday lineup—Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Halo 5, and Rise of the Tomb Raider—have each sold over a million units. Over 350 games were made playable throughout the year, and Xbox users have accumulated over 4 billion achievements and 77 billion in Gamerscore. Backwards compatibility is also proving to be popular, with players logging over 15 million hours in the 100-plus titles that are now playable.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening hitting PS4 on February 2

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Awakening Announcement - Screenshot 1

Awakening, the first downloadable pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will be making its debut on PSN for PS4 on February 2. Four maps will be included, detailed below: Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, and a reimagined map from Black Ops II, Skyjacked. Players will find themselves in a military training facility that hosts multiple environments, an abandoned water park, and a construction site. In addition, Zombies’ downloadable story is being introduced with the first chapter, Der Eisendrache. Four characters—Dempsey, Richtofen, Nicolai, and Takeo—must fight their way through a medieval castle built on a cursed site.

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Doom, Fallout, more on sale in GOG.com promo, Bio Menace free

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GOG.com has launched a new sales promo for Bethesda’s catalog and added a new free game to boot. Several of Bethesda’s titles are up to 75% off, including the original Fallout titles, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom bundles, and the Quake series, while various Elder Scrolls titles are 66% off, such as Morrowind and Redguard. Two extras are also being tossed into the pot, with buyers receiving free copies of The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall with any purchase. And as a bonus for everyone, 3D Realms’ Bio Menace is now available for free. The promo, part of the Happy Holiday Sales, ends next Tuesday.

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Meet the vile, high-tech inhabitants of The Deadly Tower of Monsters

The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC, PS4) Monsters Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new trailer highlighting the goofy fiends in Ace Team’s The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Inspired by older, and in some cases some might say cheap, sci-fi films, the monsters are designed after a time when practical effects ruled cinema. Big Blob, Lizard Man, and Pipe Worm are just a few of the top-tier villains awaiting in the tower.

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New video details Dying Light’s upcoming 250 Legendary Levels

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) The Following New Level Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland has released a video going over the upcoming Legendary Levels that will be making their debut in an upcoming patch and in Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. The studio will be boosting the game’s replayability considerably with the addition of 250 levels that will offer new emblems, outfits, skills, and weapons. As a reminder, all of the new content will be provided to current owners for free via an update.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 5

(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 5

“… worth the wait.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Console versions of Minecraft get new items, mobs, fixes, and more

Minecraft Console Edition (PS3, PS4 Xbox 360, Xbox One) Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

The console edition of Minecraft received a significant update today. In addition to a number of tweaks to enchanting, fishing, crafting, etc., the patch also brings with it dozens of new pieces of content. Over 30 items, 20-plus blocks, five mobs, and nine biomes are included in the patch. A new tutorial has also been created to acclimate players to all of the additions and changes. The sizable list of everything patch 1.8.8 features is available below.

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Turok returns to PC, gussied up and ready to kill more dinosaurs

Turok (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Night Dive Studios has released Turok for PC. Originally released in 1997, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter made its mark as the Nintendo 64’s inaugural first-person shooter and a tie-in to the revamped comic line. The remastered version updates the game for modern systems, with improved menus, customization options, updated graphics, support for controllers and keyboard binding, and a restructured engine that is said to capture “the look and feel of the original while also supporting today’s technology.” The Steam version also supports achievements and trading cards.

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Deus Ex, Fable III, Halo: Reach, more now compatible with Xbox One

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Header

Microsoft has rolled out the next batch of Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One. The backward compatibility list grows by 16 today, with Braid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Halo: Reach, Iron Brigade, and Portal: Still Alive joining the library. The full list is below. To let Microsoft know which titles you would like to be added to future updates, head over to Xbox.UserVoice.com.

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