Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

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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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

Halo 5: Guardians cover art, Spartan fireteams revealed in new trailer

The Halo 5: Guardians cover art has been released, along with a quasi-movie showing Master Chief and Spartan Locke facing off. The video also features the Spartan fireteams that hunt Master Chief, and it follows strange images released last week that hinted at the reveal. These follow another cryptic campaign, an episodic audio series that sheds light on what led to Locke squaring off against the Chief.

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Xbox One News

New Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves event to debut on Twitch

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) DLC Episode 2 Twitch Trials of Osiris Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie is continuing their livestream run of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves tomorrow. Starting at 1:00 p.m. (CST), Bungie community manager Deej, design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll, and player tripleWreck will play Trials of Osiris, a new three-versus-three Crucible event, on the studio’s Twitch channel. The victors will be rewarded with endgame kit sporting an Osiris theme.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley gets free Crop/Recipe and Flower DLC

Harvest Moon The Lost Valley (3DS) DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Natsume has released two free downloadable packs for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. The Crop/Recipe and Flower packs will be free until May 19, at which point they will cost .99. As with the current crop of … er … crops, the new ones will have mutations so that players can further expand their stock. These follow two other free downloads, an outfit and hairstyle set as well as a builder’s set. The studio has even more add-ons planned, with more packs scheduled for release in mid-June.

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3DS, DLC

Tropico 5 now available online, as Special Edition in stores for PS4

El Presidente has decided to grace the new console generation with his presence today in Tropico 5. Players will once again be able to guide a small island nation through the ages, from World War I to the Cold War and beyond. A dynastic element allows the president’s family to be placed in positions so that his policies are implemented, but each change must be monitored to ensure that the people do not become angry or rival factions gain too much power. Players wanting a physical copy will get a bonus, as the retail version is the Limited Special Edition and comes with a Tropican password, a postcard, and two download packs, Bayo del Olfato and The Big Cheese.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Daybreak launches website, kicks off livestreams and contests

Daybreak (Company) Launch - Screenshot 1 (H1Z1)

The recently rebranded Daybreak Game Company has revealed their new website as well as celebration plans. Beginning today, the studio will be hosting a week of livestreams of titles from their days as Sony Online Entertainment, including DC Universe Online, EverQuest, Landmark, and PlanetSide. In addition to the streams, the studio will also be giving away goodies and announcing other activities. The full schedule is available below.

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PC News

Call of Duty: Black Ops III screens, trailer released, launching Nov. 6

After last week’s Ember teaser, Activision has followed up with not only a new trailer but also the first screenshots as well as the official release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Treyarch will be making their return to the series after three years on Friday, November 6. Announced features include support for four-player co-op in campaign, a new, separate progression system for Zombies, a new weapon customizations system, and the new Specialist system, which allows players to rank and customize up to nine characters. Exo Suits will not be making a return from Advanced Warfare, but the high-tempo approach will remain in multiplayer with “a new momentum-based, chained-movement system,” which will allow for “players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse.” Also, starting today, all pre-orders will receive access to the upcoming multiplayer beta.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dungeons 2 launches for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC

Dungeons 2 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dungeon Lord is getting ready to rip apart a new batch of heroes with the release of Dungeons 2. As with its predecessor, the game combines elements of a dungeon sim and a real-time strategy title, allowing players to build and administer their base while gathering resources in order to build their forces. As the demonic lord, players get to create an army of Orcs with gold gathered by Snots in order to conquer The Overworld by defeating the humans on the surface. There are two factions who have access to 26 different characters, and up to four players get to compete with one another in four different modes.

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PC News

Resident Evil HD Remaster sells over a million units worldwide

Resident Evil (PC, PS4, Xbox One) One Million Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced that the latest Resident Evil re-release, a download-only title in North America, has sold over a million units worldwide. The HD Remaster had previously set a day-one record for the fastest-selling digital release on PSN across Europe and North America. This latest version features updated graphics, sound, and controls, along with a new Very Easy Mode.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Rainbow Six Siege trailer highlights the British Counter Terrorist Unit

This is the first video of Inside Rainbow, a new series that highlights each unit in Rainbow Six Siege. The footage runs a little over two minutes and gives a brief history and gameplay overview of the British Counter Terrorist Unit, represented in the game by the SAS. A scenario involving a hijacked airliner shows a squad in action, utilizing some of faction’s specialties, including top-down entry, speed, and toxic gas.

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