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The Chief is back! Halo 5: Guardians available for Xbox One

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Master Chief is reporting for duty today with the release of Halo 5: Guardians. 343 Industries’ latest is a game of cat and mouse as Spartan Locke and fireteam Osiris pursue Master Chief and his squad. New to the series is the Requisition System for multiplayer. Players purchase packs of digital cards to unlock weapons, customization options, vehicles, and variants for use in Warzone and in Arena (well, cosmetics and boosts in Arena). A few pics from the various global launch events have been posted below.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer previews CE bonus map The Giant

Black Ops III (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Zombies Prologue Announcement - Screenshot 2

Activision is following up yesterday’s launch gameplay trailer with a new video to showcase The Giant bonus map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The map, available in Zombies, will be included with all Collector’s Editions and pick up the story where Origins ended with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richthofen battling through Der Riese. The map features hellhounds, teleporters, and a Pack-a-Punch machine for upgrading weapons. For more Black Ops III, head over to the game’s official Youtube channel where the Friday live stream is set to kick off in a few minutes (2 p.m. CST).

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System Shock: Enhanced Edition now available on Steam

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Night Dive Studios’ updated version of System Shock is now available through Steam. Released earlier this year on GOG, the 1994 original hybrid first-person shooter and role-playing game was updated to run on modern systems along with support for higher resolutions, mouselook, and remappable keys. This version also features trading cards and partial support for the Steam controller. Steam users can download a double pack of Enhanced Edition and the original, System Shock: Classic, for $7.99 (regularly $9.99).

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch gameplay trailer released

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Activision has released a launch gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The video gives an overview of the core three modes, with the campaign sending players across the globe to track down their squadmates in the midst of a new Cold War, multiplayer adding a new momentum-based chained movement system, and Zombies returning as the noir-inspired Shadows of Evil. The campaign can be completed solo or with friends, who can be connected to at any time. Multiplayer also introduces the Specialist system that allows players to progress up to nine characters through a challenge-based system.

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Prologue released from Black Ops III – Zombies ‘Shadows of Evil’

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The prologue has been released from Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode, Shadows of Evil. The latest chapter introduces four new characters, played by Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman. The squad must battle their way through an expansive noir-styled world brimming with undead to uncover the truth behind a mysterious stranger who is offering them redemption.

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Rainbow Six Siege trailer introduces Germany’s GSG-9

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Ubisoft has released the fourth installment of their Inside Rainbow series for Rainbow Six Siege. The latest video showcases the elite German counterterrorism unit GSG-9. In the game, players will lead a four-man squad comprised of operators Bandit, Blitz, I.Q., and Jager. The crew will have access to a projectile-destroying device, a mini-flashbang-deploying shield, and an instrument that can electrify defenses.

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New Specialist, map revealed in live-stream video of Black Ops III

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Treyarch has released an archive video of their first Black Fridays live-stream event for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The inaugural stream revealed the ninth Specialist, Firebreak, and a new multiplayer map, Redwood. In addition to the archive, a handful of screenshots were also released to show Redwood in greater detail. Everything is available below to check out.

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Halo 5: Guardians goes goooold, 343 Industries releases statement

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Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, according to Microsoft HQ. To celebrate, 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes, head of Internal Development, has released a statement on behalf of the company. Of particular interest is a multiplayer supplement that’s being prepped for release, and will require a download at launch. The full letter has been posted below.

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Near-future Earth is looking pretty bleak in new Black Ops III trailer

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Players can get a look at what’s shaping up to be a pretty wild campaign in a new story trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As with the previous entries, there is a heavy sci-fi influence, what with the cybernetic augmentations, but a flash of anachronistic weaponry adds an intriguing twist.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition

(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition

“… a great buy for both newcomers and returning players who skipped out on the early expansions.”

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