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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight revealed, launching June 29

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Halo 5: Guardians will be receiving free additional content next Wednesday in a new update, Warzone Firefight. The eighth expansion will add the new game mode, and update namesake, Warzone Firefight. After some time in beta, the final version of the mode will have a gradually increasing difficulty level, along with new bosses and REQs. The REQs will offer new vehicles, armors, and weapons (UNSC VTOL, AV-49 Wasp, etc.). These will be accessible in Forge as well, which is also getting a new canvas, the ocean-themed Tidal. Multiplayer will be expanded with three new maps: Attack on Sanctum, Prospect, and Molten. The campaign isn’t being left out, either, as it will get Score Attack. As in previous titles, Score Attack allows players to compete with one another for the highest score, solo or in co-op, with points determined by how stylishly enemies are defeated. 343 is planning on showing everyone the ropes with a Firefight pre-release livestream at the official Twitch channel on June 28, 4 p.m. (CST).

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GOG kicks off its 2016 Summer Sale with events, free games, more

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GOG.com has officially begun its 2016 Summer Sale. Slated to run for two weeks, the promo will feature over 1,000 deals along with activities and an XP system that awards points for use towards free games. New deals will be added every 24 hours. To kick things off, the service is giving away a free copy of System Shock 2 through their GOG Galaxy client for the first 48 hours. The recently updated Homeworld Remastered Collection is also on sale for 50% off. For those wanting to see some of the games in action, GOG staff will be streaming Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered tomorrow on their Twitch channel. As a bonus, anyone who tunes in will receive an XP boost.

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Homeworld: Remastered Collection updated, added to GOG

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Homeworld: Remastered Collection has been given an overhaul in a new update, and has been added to GOG.com. Gearbox Software has released a new patch for the space-based real-time strategy series that includes bug fixes for single and multiplayer, more reactive and flexible formations, adjusted ballistic flight behavior so ships can overshoot and hit friendly units, targeting tweaks to make stationary units more vulnerable, and performance improvements. Modding has also been made easier with new controls and features. For those who use GOG Galaxy, the client supports achievements and multiplayer.

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GOG launches GOG Connect to link supported Steam titles

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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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Wargame: Red Dragon – The Netherlands now available on Steam

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Wargame: Red Dragon has been out for a while, but Eugen is still cranking out content, and today a new downloadable pack has gone live. The third add-on is based on the Netherlands, adding 80 high-end units, including variants of other countries’ units and their own Special Forces, the KCT. Additionally, the entire Wargame franchise is currently on sale for 70% off during a weekend-long promo on Steam.

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GOG.com begins new bundle-centric promotion, Bundleopolis Sale

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GOG.com has kicked off a new promotion, the Bundleopolis Sale. New bundles will go on sale every six hours, with some titles being discounted over 80% off. The week-long promotion will feature over 20 DRM-free bundles, and a few of …

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Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code hitting Steam later today

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Later today, Arc System Works will be releasing French Bread’s 2D fighter Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code for Windows PC. The fighter is slated to go live on Steam at 8 p.m. (CST). Over 30 characters take part in a story that’s set after the visual novel’s Tatari incident. Each brawler has access to one of three fighting styles—Crescent Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon—as well as an individual storyline in Arcade Mode. Local and online multiplayer is also supported.

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Guilty Gear 2 Overture launches on Steam for PC

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After announcing a PC port of Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code yesterday, Arc System Works has sent word that Guilty Gear 2 Overture has hit PC. Unlike the main series, Overture is an action-strategy line that takes place after The Crusades and the defeat of Justice and her fellow Gears. The PC version features six playable characters, 50-plus unit types, a Campaign mode, and both local and online multiplayer.

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Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code announced for PC

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Arc System Works will be bringing Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code to Steam on April 19. The French Bread-developed 2D fighter features 31 characters from across the visual novel’s universe, local and online multiplayer, and a training mode. The game also features an Arcade Mode with a new storyline that takes place a year after the Tatari incident. Also announced is a 20% launch-week discount for early buyers. For its first week on the market, players will be able to grab the title for $24.99.

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GOG.com adds titles from 2K Games, kicks off celebratory sale

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GOG.com has announced that they are now selling games from 2K Games. To celebrate the addition, a publisher-wide sale is running from now until April 5. Several series are featured, including Railroad Tycoon, X-Com, and Sid Meier’s Pirates!, with some bundles up to 75% off. Eleven titles in total are on offer.

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