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

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

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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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Call of Duty: Black Ops III video details Black Market update

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Activision has released a new trailer for the latest Black Market update for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Supply Drops are now packed new taunts, head and body variants for Specialists, camo, and three melee weapons (Brass Knuckles, Butterfly Knight, and Wrench). Drops are called using earned Cryptokeys, but a new optional virtual currency is being introduced, Call of Duty Points, to get Rare Supply Drops. To introduce the currency, anyone who logs into the game will receive a gift of 200 Points. Treyarch has posted an article detailing the additions.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Cartographer’s Gift free content update detailed

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343 Industries is rolling out the second free update for Halo 5: Guardians this week, Cartographer’s Gift. Following up Battle of Shadow and Light, the upcoming add-on will feature Forge Mode, new weapon (M41 “SPNKr” Rocket Launcher) and armor set (Mark IV [Gen 1]) REQs, and four new maps. The maps are spread across several modes: The Battle of Noctus for Warzone, Overgrowth for Arena, and the other two, Antifreeze and Entombed, for Big Team Battle. Cartographer’s Gift will download automatically when it goes live in a few days.

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Otherside Entertainment developing System Shock 3

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Underworld Ascendant developer Otherside Entertainment has announced that they are currently working on System Shock 3. The studio was able to secure the System Shock trademark from Night Dive Studios after nabbing IP rights to all future versions. A teaser site is already up, with SHODAN, who is once again voiced by Terri Brosius, making an appearance. Members of the two previous development teams have signed on to lend a hand, including Paul Neurath, System Shock 2 senior artist Nate Wells, and series lead concept artist Robb Waters.

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GTA Online – Executives and Other Criminals trailer released

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A new trailer has gone live for Grand Theft Auto Online’s upcoming update Executives and Other Criminals. The free add-on will feature customizable apartments and stilt houses in Vinewood Hills, the Super Yacht, and new modes that allow players to run their own crime ring. In Freemode, players who head their own operation will be able to take on new challenges and co-op jobs, access special abilities, hire and fire other players as bodyguards, and battle other organizations. Those who take on the role of bodyguard will receive payment in the form of RP, GTA$, and stat boosts. Organizations that go to war will be able to access new missions as well as armored vehicles variants , such as the Turreted Limo. A few Freemode Events will work when played by organizations, including King of the Hill and Moving Target, along with the new Extraction Adversary Mode, which has bodyguards search wreckage for an Executive before they’re found by a Hit Squad.

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Tango down! Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege now available

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The long-running tactical shooter series Rainbow Six returns today with the release of Siege. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Siege features squads of counterterrorism units from across the globe, including Germany’s GSG-9 and Russia’s Spetsnaz, as they attempt to breach fortified positions utilizing their unique equipment and techniques. Players can also switch the roles and go on the defense by deploying everything from heavy shields to barbed wire.

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GTA Online gets new Football-themed Adversary Mode, Running Back

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Rockstar has added a new Adversary Mode to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of GTA Online. The latest addition, Running Back, pits two teams of 2 to 4 players in a race to get one side’s Runner to the end zone in their Benefactor Panto aided by their teammates in BF Biftas. The opposing team, also in BF Biftas, must block the Runner by crashing and smashing into the opposing team. The mode is playable in three areas: La Mesa Bridge, Raton Canyon Bridge, and Zancudo Tunnel. Rockstar will be demonstrating Running Back the mode later today, at 4 p.m. (CST), on Twitch and YouTube.

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition gets Limited Edition for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games is releasing a limited edition bundle of Payday 2: Crimewave Edition this week for PS4 and Xbox One. The $99.99 set, launching this Thursday, will include the original game along with all previously released DLC, plus a handful of physical items: a Premium Dallas Mask, themed Duffle Bag, key ring, and special limited edition branded box. The bundle is only available through 505 Games’ online store. Crimewave Edition is itself a revamped version of the original Payday 2 with improved visuals, new playable characters, a new perk system, and a greater degree of customization within the skill tree.

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