Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

GTA Online gets into the illegal arm biz on June 13, trailer released

Rockstar is going to add the distribution and manufacture of weaponry into GTA Online with the Gunrunning add-on next week. To get players ready for June 13, a new trailer has been released to offer a better look at what’s being added, including weaponized vehicles, bunkers, and a a Mobile Operations Center. Check it out below.

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Behold! Birthdays the Beginning released for PC, PS4

NIS has released their god-game-like evolution sim Birthdays the Beginning. As a benevolent guide, players terraform a cube-shaped world to manipulate its weather and geography in order to create an ecosystem that shifts the evolution of its flora and fauna. Macro and micro modes allow for planet-wide and specific changes, while the ability to save the genetic makeup of creatures allows players to choose when and where to introduce specific animals. To celebrate the game’s release, two free decorative downloadable items will go live tomorrow, Boxasaurus Rex and Crashed UFO. Upcoming for-pay drops include eight bundles and two individual pieces, though their contents were unspecified.

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GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$

GTA Online has received new competitive racing mode, Tiny Racers. Up to four players can battle it out across seven courses in a classic top-down view. The goal isn’t just to come in first but to avoid falling too far behind because whoever lags will eventually explode. Participants are able to grab a variety of power-ups, from bombs to rockets, to reach the head of the pack. Additionally, players who log in this week are eligible for a GTA$425K ‘tax rebate’, which will be deposited in their Maze Bank account during May.

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Birthdays the Beginning screenshots highlight challenges, creatures

A new batch of screenshots has gone live for NIS’ upcoming god-game-like sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning. The shots show a variety of the modes and mechanics on offer, including Challenge Mode and the Mysterious Glass Jar. The latter is one of the many items that the player will accumulate to toy with the world. Instead of adjusting the topography or temperature, the jar saves the genetic makeup of an organism, allowing players to convert the contents back into said organism whenever and wherever they wish.

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Rockstar adds new Adversary Mode to GTA Online, Land Grab

GTA Online has been updated today with Land Grab. Set in cyberspace, players divide into four teams to take down their opponents in order to grab their territory. Teams battle for control across seven maps, with those holding the most area declared the winner once the buzzer sounds to end the round. Everyone who tries Land Grab from now through April 24 will earn Double GTA$ & RP.

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Birthdays the Beginning’s second interview video released, Nurture

The second release of a three-part video series interviewing Birthdays the Beginning’s Yasuhiro Wada has gone live. The debut covered Creation, while the newest, titled Nurture, focuses on the types of different worlds that players can create. In addition, he also highlights how to create an optimal ecosystem for the world’s many lifeforms.

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Birthdays the Beginning developer video series debuts with Creation

A new developer video series has been releasing for Birthdays the Beginning. The first features the game’s creator, Yasuhiro Wada, discussing the creation element and its concepts. Specific topics touched on include the game’s Macro and Micro modes, which will allow players to view their world in its entirety as a cube or on a ground level, amongst the flora and fauna. The next entry will focus on two new topics: Nurture and Celebrate.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online for Windows PC

Ubisoft has released the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. The computer version features a few system-specific extras, including support for 4K, ultra textures, multi-monitor support, uncapped FPS, three save slots, and the ability to add extra details. The minimum and recommended specs can be found below. As tech pro Marcus Holloway, players must clear their name after being framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In doing so, they will uncover a city-wide conspiracy that causes them to link up with the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will take on the city’s security forces by hacking the local infrastructure and taking down gunmen by using stealth or force.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online, in stores for PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft’s hacking-heavy open-world action title Watch Dogs 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait a little longer until it’s released for Windows on November 29. Players take on the role of young tech wizard Marcus Holloway after he has been framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In clearing his name, Marcus uncovers a city-wide conspiracy, which causes him to help the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will combat security forces by hacking the city’s infrastructure and using their skills to complete missions using stealth or force.

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Birthdays the Beginning dated March 7, developer stream, AMA today

NIS has sent word that their upcoming god-game-like sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning will be released on March 7. The PC, PS4 title’s development is being headed by Yasuhiro Wada, who will be on a stream today on the studio’s Twitch channel, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), to discuss the project. Shortly after that, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST), he will take part in a Reddit AMA.

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