Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Jack the Ripper, planned DLC detailed

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A Jack the Ripper add-on has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The story takes place 20 years after the events in Syndicate and teams players up with Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to track down the infamous killer. Jack the Ripper will also be part of the Season Pass, which includes four other downloads that add new missions, gear, and weapons. The full list of included packs is available below.


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New Resident Evil-themed shooter coming 2016, Umbrella Corps

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Capcom has announced a new third-person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe for PC and PS4, Umbrella Corps. Slated to launch in early 2016, the game is an online-focused, fast-paced arena shooter with players battling in “short and brutal” matches set within small combat zones. As mercenaries, players will be able to utilize a cover system and arm themselves with traditional Resident Evil gear as well as some more experimental items. In addition to the standard grenade and pistol, there is a Tactical Shield that allows zombies to be used as cover, Terrain Spikes for squashing enemies, the Brainer for bashing in skulls, and a Zombie Jammer to repel zombies.


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20XX entering beta tomorrow on Steam Early Access

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20XX, a cross between Mega Man X and a roguelite, is set to enter beta tomorrow on Steam. The update adds a co-op mode, both online and local. Currently implemented features include permadeath, 100-plus powerups, and procedurally generated levels.


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Fallout 4 video series kicks off to explain how you’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

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Bethesda has released the first in a new video series for Fallout 4 focusing on the player’s seven attributes. The classy trailer highlights the benefits of Strength. Upcoming videos will cover the rest of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system: Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.


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Smite launches on Steam, Ultimate God Pack on sale

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Hi-Rez’s mythology-themed MOBA Smite is now available on Steam. Up until the recent final launch of the Xbox One version, the free-to-play title had been downloadable through a proprietary service. The Steam version supports integration with the current infrastructure, so both communities can queue and play together. No migration is needed for those who prefer playing their titles through Steam, as the game is account based, and all that is required is players to log in with their username. To celebrate the release, Hi-Rez is selling the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future gods, for the reduced price of $19.99 until September 13.


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New Dying Light tools contest, Beyond Dying Light II, open for voting

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Techland has opened Beyond Dying Light II, the second Dying Light Dev Tools contest, for public voting. Five mods were selected by the production team, all of which are currently up for download through Steam workshop. Players can look forward to defending a replica of the pub from Shaun of the Dead, and trying to make their way through a house after being shrunk to the size of a bottle cap. Details for each are available below. Voting is open until September 13.


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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter passes $1.2 million, Undead added

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Larian has announced that the Undead have been added as the fifth playable race in Divinity: Original Sin 2. They are being added as a fulfillment of a stretch goal for the game’s ongoing Kickstarter campaigned for having surpassed $1,200,000 in funding. The studio released a video, below, detailing the latest addition. Also, for those wanting to see the game in action, a livestream event has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, at 2 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.


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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning now on PSN, Steam

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The final download includes four new maps (Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm), an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas setting, a ‘fused’ enemy type, and the Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Map details can be found below.


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QuakeCon returning to Dallas for 2016, taking place August 4-7

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QuakeCon will be returning to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Bethesda has announced that the four-day event will take place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7, 2016. General attendance will once again be free, but as in years past, special for-pay packages will be offered for reserved seating at events, shorter waits, and bags of items.


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Transformers: Devastation pre-order detailed, Peter Cullen video up

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Activision has released a new character trailer, an interview with Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen, and pre-order bonus details for Transformers: Devastation. The PlatinumGames-developed title will come with free downloadable content for all those who pre-order, a character skin pack and a weapon pack. The skin pack will come with three alternate costumes (Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire), while the weapon pack will bundle together the Dark Star Saber, the Photon Disruptor, and the twin Gold Hunter blaster pistols. Both videos are available below.


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