Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

Catch up with Yakuza with new video series, World of Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega is laying the groundwork for the return of Yakuza with the first of a three-part video series, Welcome to the World of Yakuza 5. The nearly six-minute-long video features Sony’s Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations Gio Corsi interviewing Yakuza 5’s General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Topics covered include what the duo value most as creators, the storyline, and the inspiration behind the series.

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PlayStation 3 News

GOG adds Darksiders series, Metro: Last Light Redux, Saints Row 2, 3

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GOG.com has added five titles to their library from Deep Silver and Nordic Games. Each title is on sale as part of a week-long discount to celebrate the deal, with DarkSiders 1 and 2 available for up to 75% off ($7.99, $11.99, respectively), Metro: Last Light Redux for 50% off ($12.49), Saints Row 2 for 60% off ($3.99), and Saints Row: The Third for 66% off ($4.99). All releases are available DRM-free, and as with other older titles, Saints Row 2 has been modified to work without issue on modern rigs.

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PC News

Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer goes boom, reveals pre-order DLC

Avalanche has released some new gameplay footage from Just Cause 3. The video features protagonist Rico Rodriguez blowing anything and everything he comes across on Medici island in his war against General Di Ravello. The end of the trailer features a glimpse at the Weaponised Vehicle Pack, a free pre-order download pack that adds three luxury vehicles.

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out now for PC, Xbox One

State of Decay Year-One Survival Edition (PC, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is now available for PC and Xbox One. The latest version includes the base game and both expansions, Breakdown and Lifeline, remastered in 1080p with improved animation, lighting, shadows, and textures. Combat mechanics have also been overhauled. Other added content includes a new mission type, requiring players to clear out hordes that gather around supply crates; an SUV along with 25-plus new vehicle skins; 30 minutes of new music; the ability to use Lifeline’s characters in Breakdown; Lifeline’s community upgrades in all versions; and an under-barrel grenade launcher and incendiary ammo.

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Grand Theft Auto V now available for PC, new radio stations added

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers are finally getting their chance to explore Los Santos today with the release of Grand Theft Auto V. The PC version features support for 4k and 60 frames per second, 3D, dual- and triple-monitor setups, controllers, and has 25-plus graphical customization options. Grand Theft Auto is also live, complete with all of the previous updates as well as the new Heists and Adversary Modes. Console gamers making the switch can transfer their GTAO characters to the PC version.

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PC News

Fifteen screenshots released from PC version of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) March PC Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Rockstar is preparing for next month’s release of Grand Theft Auto V for PC with a new batch of screenshots. The 15 shots cover everything from combat to wildlife, and give PC gamers a chance to check out what’s coming their way shortly. A trailer is also scheduled to go live soon, which will give a better look at the graphical upgrades planned for the long-awaited version.

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PC News

Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis launching tomorrow for console, PC

Far Cry 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Valley of the Yetis Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that they will be launching Far Cry 4’s latest downloadable pack, Valley of the Yetis, tomorrow. After players crash-land in Kyrat, a new region added by the expansion, they must set up and defend a camp against a murderous cult known as the The Awakened Ones as well as against the wild yetis that roam the area. The game utilizes a day-and-night cycle, with players undertaking side quests during the day to fortify the camp and fend off attackers at night. By exploring more of Kyrat, players will uncover the cult’s secrets.

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Grand Theft Auto Online to get new modes with Heists update

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) GTA Online Heists Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has revealed the new content additions that are set to go live with Heists next week for GTA Online. The online component will receive additional Daily Objectives, Free Mode Activities, and new Adversary Modes. The latter will unlock as players clear Heists, and include Come Out To Play, with three runners trying to make it home before hunters track them down; Siege Mentality, which pits four defenders against six attackers; and Hasta La Vista, a race between cyclists and homicidal truckers. Full details on all of the additions are available below. A new universal email notification system will also be implemented, allowing players to reach friends in other sessions, in addition to new Awards and rewards.

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Rockstar releases 15 new screens from Grand Theft Auto V for PC

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Feb Screenshots - Screenshot 1.jpg

Rockstar has released over a dozen new screenshots from the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. The studio also announced another digital pre-order bonus, with PC gamers getting the chance to score $300,000 of in-game cash for Grand Theft Auto Online by ordering the digital version from Rockstar Warehouse and other outlets. For those who have already pre-ordered either the physical or digital version, that is in addition to the $1.2 million already on offer.

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PC News

GTA Online getting Heists on March 10, PC GTAV releasing April 14

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Heists and PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has announced that Heists will be added to GTA Online on March 10. Heists have long been in the works, and when released, will allow for up to four players to team up for multi-part raids and robberies. More info should be available soon, including details on other new content currently in the works. The studio also revealed that the PC version of GTAV has been pushed back from March 24 to April 14, with the reason behind the delay being that “a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.” To hold players over, nearly a dozen new Heist screenshots were released to showcase the upcoming mode.

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