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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dishonored 2

“… is easily the spiritual successor to Thief 2, and I can think of no higher praise.”

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition out now for PS4, Xbox One

War returns to consoles today in Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The latest version of the action-adventure title is available for PS4 and Xbox One, and has been updated to support 4K at 60 frames per second. The PC version is following next Tuesday, while the Wii U version is still in the works and is set for release in the near future. As one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, players must battle their way through a world overrun by demons to take revenge on those who tricked them into bringing about Armageddon.

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Enjoy the nightlife in 1980s Japan in new Yakuza 0 activities trailer

A new video has gone live highlighting some of the side activities available in Yakuza 0. Sometimes even gangsters need to cut loose, and Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima will have plenty to do during their downtime in the redlight districts of Kamurocho and Sotenbori. The areas will offer access to a batting cage, karaoke bar, disco, (ahem) wrestling arena, and arcade. The latter will host a number of Sega titles, including Out Run, Space Harrier, and Super Hang On. PSX 2016 attendees can try their hand at the game with a special playable demo at Sega’s booth, B2250.

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Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open prize pool now $300,000

Microsoft and The Coalition have sent word that the Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open’s winnings has been increased by $50,000. The bump is being attributed to “the overwhelming support of our player community and sales of Gears of War 4 eSports Supporter Packs.” The additional cash has pushed the prize pool up to $300,000. Gamers can try their hand at the Open LAN event by going to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on November 25. Everything kicks off at 4 p.m. (CST), and will run until the 27th. This is the first open event of the Gears Pro Circuit, and can be watched at the official site, with subsequent open events are set to take place in Paris, London, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. Team passes are still up for grabs, and allow for up to five players and a coach or manager to participate; additional info can be found here.

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Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls headed to PS4

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will be getting a PS4 release next year. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically next summer, the spin-off connects the storylines between Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Unlike its predecessors, the game is an action-adventure title, rather than a visual novel, and follows Komaru Naegi as she teams up with Toko Fukawa to escape a city filled with killer Monokumas.

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Star Wars Battlefront getting Rogue One: Scarif, X-Wing VR on Dec. 6

Star Wars Battlefront will be receiving its final download pack, Rogue One: Scarif, on December 6. The drop will add four maps set in a new location—the Beaches of Scarif—a multi-stage mode that mixes space- and ground-based combat, and two new playable heroes, Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic. Launching alongside the add-on is the free PSVR-exclusive mode Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission.

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Ubisoft releases trailer for Rainbow Six Siege – Operation Red Crow

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s upcoming free update, Operation Red Crow, has received a new trailer. The drop marks the end of the first season of add-on content for Siege, and will add the map Skyscraper, two Japanese Special Assault operators, and new weapon skins. The download will also debut Elite sets, with Kapkan, Sledge and Thermite having access to bundles that include a matching uniform and headgear, an operator card, a charm, an operator name, and a victory animation. The second year of content will begin in February, launching alongside the Six Invitational, an event that will host Pro League matches and gameplay reveals.

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition goes 4K for PS4 Pro, trailer released

PS4 Pro owners will get a chance to flex their new system’s muscle with Darksiders Warmastered Edition. War’s adventure marks THQ Nordic’s first console game to support 4K. All versions will run at 1080p, while the PC and PS4 Pro versions will also run at 4K, with improved rendering, double the texture resolutions, and 60 frames per second (30 for Wii U). A trailer has also been released, and can be found below along with some new screenshots.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online, in stores for PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft’s hacking-heavy open-world action title Watch Dogs 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait a little longer until it’s released for Windows on November 29. Players take on the role of young tech wizard Marcus Holloway after he has been framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In clearing his name, Marcus uncovers a city-wide conspiracy, which causes him to help the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will combat security forces by hacking the city’s infrastructure and using their skills to complete missions using stealth or force.

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Dishonored 2 launches online, in stores for console and PC

After releasing earlier this week for pre-orders, Dishonored 2 is now available for all through retail and digital outlets. The assassin Corvo, protagonist of the original Dishonored, returns to fight alongside his daughter, Emily. The pair is in a battle to restore Emily to the throne, as they take down the usurper’s forces in the city of Karnaca. As in the original, players have access to melee abilities, firearms, and special powers.

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