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First round of Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta now live for consoles, PC

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta has officially launched for 360, PC, and PS3 gamers who pre-ordered the Battlefield 3 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, are registered owners of either Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, or who are Battlefield 3 Premium members. The beta features the Siege of Shanghai map and support for two game modes, Conquest and Domination. This will also be the first time that gamers get to experience Levolution, a new feature that involves levels reacting dynamically to the ongoing action to ensure that each session is different, and earn Battlepacks, random combinations of camos, dog tags, and items.

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse launching for console, PC

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has launched a new reimagined version of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The 1991 classic platformer has been redesigned in 3D for current consoles and PC, and is available today for 360 and tomorrow for PC and PS3. The graphics might have been updated, but the story remains the same, with players guiding Mickey through the Castle of Illusion’s five worlds in his quest to save Minnie from the evil witch Mizrabel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse launches for 360

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse, the final downloadable pack for the Season Pass, is now available on Live Marketplace. The drop includes a new Zombies mode, Origins, and four multiplayer maps. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins is set in a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France and features the return of four heroes (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen). New screenshots were also released.

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Tropico 4 – Propaganda pack now available for 360 and PC

Tropico 4 (360, PC) Propaganda DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente treats his loyal subjects well, and today he is giving them the most precious gift of all: more time with him. One of his many holdings, Kalypso Media, has released the new Propaganda DLC pack for Tropico 4. As a participant in the International Communist Propaganda competition, players will assist the president in completing the new Propaganda Competition mission by utilizing the new Propaganda Tower to suppress protests and convert citizens as well as by calling upon the PR Specialist trait to brainwash the masses. And of course, a new outfit is included, the Party Leader, to dazzle the competition.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse detailed, trailer released

Activision has announced Treyarch’s final downloadable pack for Black Ops II’s Season Pass, Apocalypse. The fourth pack will include four multiplayer maps and a new mode for Zombies called Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, a utopian community abandoned in the 1970s; Frost, a European city covered in snow and split by a frozen canal; Takeoff, a map based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack; and Dig, an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard. Origins takes Zombies into a “Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France” (excellent!) where four heroes from the first map—Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen—return to help in the trenches.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance launches for PC, PS3

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance, the latest DLC pack from Treyarch, is now available for PC and PS3. The $14.99 add-on features four multiplayer maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: Ray Gun Mark II and Buried. Buried is a new mode that has players team up with returning characters to protect an Old West mining town from a zombie invasion.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance launching August 1 for PC, PS3

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) Vengeance PC and PS3 Release Date Announcement - Buried

Activision has announced that Treyarch’s latest DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Vengeance, will be launching on August 1 for PC and PS3. The $14.99 add-on features four maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: the Ray Gun Mark II, and Buried, which has players team up with returning characters to protect an Old West mining town from the undead.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance now available for 360

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance, the latest downloadable pack from Treyarch, is now available for 360. The 1200 MS Point drop features four maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: the Ray Gun Mark II, and Buried, which teams players up with old characters to fend off zombies in an Old West mining town.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance revealed, debuting July on 360

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s next download pack, Vengeance, will launch on July 2 for 360. The Treyarch-developed drop will feature four new maps set across the globe: Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink. Cove is set on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, while Detour is set on a destroyed suspension bridge. Rush takes place on an abandoned paintball course, and Uplink is a re-imagined version of Summit from the first Black Ops. The pack will also include a new themed Zombies addition, Buried. Players will have to battle the undead as they try to return to their homes in an Old West mining town, but now they will have access to the new Ray Gun Mark II.

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E3 2013: Namco Bandai – Pac-Man CE DX+, Tekken Revolution, more

Namco Bandai (E3 2013) Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai showed off a dozen titles at E3, many from their biggest franchises, and several of which are set to ship shortly. The full line-up features Armored Core: Verdict Day, Dark Souls II, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac-Man CE DX Plus, Pac-Man Museum, Power Rangers Megaforce, Project X Zone, Ridge Racer Driftopia, Tales of Xillia, and Tekken Revolution. Several of the highlights are detailed below.

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