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Noir investigative thriller Blues and Bullets out for Xbox One

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The first episode in a new noir adventure title has gone live for Xbox One, Blues and Bullets. A Crowd of Monsters’ crime thriller is already available on Steam, and has made its way onto console through the ID@Xbox program. As former detective Eliot Ness, players must investigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, question witnesses, and at times, draw down on the criminals of Santa Esperanza. How players interact with characters will also impact how they are received by the city’s inhabitants.

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Xbox One News

Mega Man Legacy Collection launches for PC, PS4, Xbox One

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Find something soft to throw your controller against because Mega Man Legacy Collection is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The set includes the first six Mega Man games, a new Challenge Mode that offers remixed segments from all games with scaling difficulty along with leaderboard support, and a Museum with hundreds of unlockables. The unlockable content includes songs, concept sketches, production art, and unused designs. As a reminder to fans of physical media, this download-only release will be joined by a $29.99 boxed copy early next year for 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Smite officially launches on Live for Xbox One

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Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA Smite has left beta and is now officially available for Xbox One. All million-plus beta participants will find that all purchases, progress, and achievements have been carried over. While free to play, Smite also offers for-pay content in the form of cosmetic skins and new gods. Items can be purchased singularly or in a bundle via The Founder’s Pack, available until August 31, which contains all 67 gods, all future gods, 400 Gems, Ares ‘Soldier of Fortune’ skin, and Ymir ‘Cacodemon X’ for $29.99. For those wanting a freebie, PC players who take advantage of a one-time deal to link their accounts before August 31 will receive a Zeus Xbox skin for both versions. Monthly updates are planned to add new gods, content, and modes.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has sent word that Reckoning, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be launching on September 3 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Four new maps are included with the add-on—Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm—along with an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas locale, ‘fused’ enemy type, and Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Details on each of the maps can be found below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons released for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games has released Starbreeze’s fairytale-esque platformer-style adventure title Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons for PS4 and Xbox One. The next-gen versions add an art gallery, a soundtrack section, and a walkthrough with director’s commentary. If you missed out on it until now, give the new version a look.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mega Man Legacy Collection gets release dates, physical versions

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The upcoming Mega Man compilation, Mega Man Legacy Collection, has been officially dated for August 25. Save for the 3DS version, that is, which is slated for an early 2016 release. Gamers who prefer physical copies should be glad to hear that Capcom plans on releasing the 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One versions in stores early next year as well. Boxed copies will cost a bit more, however, running $29.99 instead of $14.99. Details about the 3DS and physical versions should be coming along in the near future. Regardless of the format, all sets will include the first six Mega Man games along with a new Challenge Mode, which features remixed segments from all games with scaling difficulty, and a Museum with hundreds of unlockable songs as well as high-res scans of concept sketches, production art, and unused designs.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning hitting Live tomorrow

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has revealed that the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Reckoning, will be available tomorrow for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The pack will include four new maps (Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm), an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. The final Exo Zombies entry adds new ‘fused’ enemies, a new ocean-based Atlas locale, and the Trident Reflected Energy weapon. A new trailer for Descent, as well as details on each of the maps, can be found below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons set to hit PS4, Xbox One next month

Brothers A Tale of Two Sons (360, PC, PS3) 360 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

505 Games and Starbreeze will be updating Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons for the latest console generation. Scheduled to launch online on August 12, the puzzle-platforming adventure will be available for PS4 and Xbox One with extra content, including an art gallery, the soundtrack, and a director’s commentary walkthrough. As with the last-gen versions, Brothers for PS4 and Xbox One will be a download-only release.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Tetris Ultimate: Challenge Pack launches for PS4, Xbox One

Tetris (3DS, PS4, Xbox One) Ultimate Challenge Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Challenge Pack has gone live for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tetris Ultimate. The set consists of three new modes and is available as a $6.99 bundle or as individual downloads for $2.99. All three modes are playable in single and multiplayer, with Time’s Up challenging players to add extra time to a 30-second timer, Landslide increasing the number of blocks and their speed as player’s attain higher levels (with a random Tetriminos popping in every 10 turns), and Haunted turning the bottom Tetriminos invisible as players level.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection to hit 3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One this year

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One) - Announcement - Screenshot 1

The blue bomber will be returning in a new six-title compilation this fall in Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch initially for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later for 3DS, the set will include the first six Mega Man games, plus a Museum of concept and character art and a new Challenge Mode. The latter will consist of a set of increasingly difficult trials that utilize portions from all six games, such as going through an area from each game on a single life, which is said to provide a challenge for veterans and serve as a learning tool for new players. The mode will also upload replays of the best runs for everyone to check out. Digital Eclipse is handling the project.

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