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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta begins, limited editions detailed

Halo 5 (Xbox One) Multiplayer Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has announced the beginning of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. The beta pits two four-player teams against one another in arena-based combat across seven maps and three game types. Access to the beta is restricted to owners of The Master Chief Collection, and will end on January 19. For those who do participate, any content unlocked for Nightfall and The Master Chief Collection will be carried over into the retail version of Guardians. Coinciding with the beta’s launch is the reveal of three premium editions that have gone up for pre-order: Standard Edition ($59.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Limited Collector’s Edition ($249.99). Details for each are available below.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer reveals Exo Zombies cast

Activision has released a new trailer for the upcoming Exo Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The footage marks the debut of Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, and Bill Paxton as Atlas employees who are left to face the undead hordes. The first chapter will be bundled with the Havoc DLC pack, set to launch first for Xbox One in January .

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343 kicks off Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta documentary

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343 Industries has rolled out the first in a new behind-the-scenes series detailing their work on the multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians. The beta is scheduled to launch this month for owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and the new six-part series, The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, will follow the developers and development stages as the beta takes shape. The first episode, titled Balance, premiers today at 6 p.m. (CST) on the Halo Channel, Windows 8.1, and Xbox One. A new episode will air each day until the beta launches on December 29. The full schedule, including episode details, is available below.

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Heists emerge in new Grand Theft Auto Online screenshots, trailer

Heists have been an eagerly awaited addition to Grand Theft Auto Online, and today, Rockstar has revealed a bit more about their plans. The four-player, multi-tiered Heists are currently scheduled to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online in early 2015 for all versions across console and PC. The mode will also bring with it new weapons, clothing, and vehicles. Over a dozen screenshots have also been posted, which, along with the trailer, should give would-be robbers a good look at what’s in store for next year.

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(Xbox One Review) Halo: The Master Chief Collection

(Xbox One Review) Halo: The Master Chief Collection

” … it’s now a much better representation of the series that came to define the Xbox.”

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Xbox One Reviews

(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

(PlayStation 4 Review) Grand Theft Auto V

” … is every bit the must-buy title in 2014 that it was in 2013.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to get Exo Zombies mode in 2015

Sledgehammer has revealed on their blog that they will be releasing a zombies mode, Exo Zombies, for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The mode will be part of the upcoming DLC pack Havoc, which is slated to launch early next year.

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Prologue trailer reveals Crota

Bungie has released a new trailer for their upcoming Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. The CG-only video runs just short of a minute and a half and gives players a glimpse of Crota, a Hive god that must be defeated before he can launch an invasion of Earth.

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Titanfall Deluxe Edition launches for PC, next week for Xbox One

Titanfall (360, PC, Xbox One) PC and Xbox One Deluxe Edition Announcement - Header

EA has released a deluxe edition of Respawn’s latest shooter Titanfall. The new bundle includes the original game plus all three downloadable packs. The drops—Expedition, Frontier’s Edge, and IMC Rising—bolster the original’s roster of 15 maps with nine new additions. Deluxe Edition is out today for PC for $39.99 and will launch digitally on November 25 for Xbox One for $49.99.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

” A solid if not terribly robust entry.”

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