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Prep the little grey cells! Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders detailed

Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Copy Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has announced that they’ve entered into a partnership with Microids to release boxed copies of Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Adopted from the novel of the same title, The ABC Murders puts players in the polished shoes of famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to track down and unmask the A.B.C. killer. Players will have to solve puzzles, interview characters, and collect evidence. A three-part making-of series has been launched as well, and the entire run can be found below.

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Ashdar kicks off Stars in Shadow’s Steam Greenlight campaign

Stars in Shadows (PC) Steam Greenlight Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stars in Shadow, a new 4X strategy title from indie studio Ashdar Games, has begun its Steam Greenlight campaign. In it, players will be able to control everything from individual ships to entire fleets in turn-based combat, with a design that is said to be fast paced with minimal micromanagement but still large in scope. In addition to more hands-on combat, there is a shift in planet management, as now, instead of managing build chains, races are chosen to change the worlds as they inhabit them. The general flow of the game remains the same, however, as players begin with a single planet and use their resources to colonize worlds, research technologies, and build up their armed forces.

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Degica to bring Deathsmiles to PC via Steam in 2016

Deathsmiles (PC, Xbox 360) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another Cave shooter is heading to PC courtesy of Degica. The Xbox 360 shooter Deathsmiles is the latest making its way to Steam, following last month’s release of Mushihimesama, and is set to hit the service next spring. The bullet-hell-style shooter will feature six modes, six playable angels, two-player local co-op support, and a nonlinear progression system.

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New Kingdom Hearts video features HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, III

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) Jump Fest 2015 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue at Jump Festa 2015 in Japan. Included in the packed five-minute-long video are new scenes from the extra Birth by Sleep playable episode A Fragmentary Passage, the HD movie Back x [chi] Cover, and remastered gameplay from Dream Drop Distance. And squeezed in at the end is a snippet of new combat footage from Kingdom Hearts III.

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PlayStation 4 News

Console versions of Minecraft get new items, mobs, fixes, and more

Minecraft Console Edition (PS3, PS4 Xbox 360, Xbox One) Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

The console edition of Minecraft received a significant update today. In addition to a number of tweaks to enchanting, fishing, crafting, etc., the patch also brings with it dozens of new pieces of content. Over 30 items, 20-plus blocks, five mobs, and nine biomes are included in the patch. A new tutorial has also been created to acclimate players to all of the additions and changes. The sizable list of everything patch 1.8.8 features is available below.

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Turok returns to PC, gussied up and ready to kill more dinosaurs

Turok (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Night Dive Studios has released Turok for PC. Originally released in 1997, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter made its mark as the Nintendo 64’s inaugural first-person shooter and a tie-in to the revamped comic line. The remastered version updates the game for modern systems, with improved menus, customization options, updated graphics, support for controllers and keyboard binding, and a restructured engine that is said to capture “the look and feel of the original while also supporting today’s technology.” The Steam version also supports achievements and trading cards.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada faction trailer highlights Imperial Navy

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Focus Home has released a new faction trailer for Tindalos’ upcoming real-time strategy title Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The latest video covers one of the four navies that are battling for control of Gothic sector, the Imperial fleet. Despite not being the strongest or fastest, the battle-hardened ships have become adaptable to most situations, with their void shields, thick armor, torpedoes, and Nova cannon. Broadside Macro cannons and Lance batteries round out the arsenal, and if all else fails, the ships can use their hefty hulls to ram their enemies.

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause on PSN, tomorrow Live, Steam

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Chapter 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Graham gets his crown today with the release of King’s Quest – Chapter 2: Rubble Without a Cause for PS3 and PS4. The follow-up to A Knight to Remember finds Graham being booted out of his newly acquired kingdom by a band of goblins. In the process of regaining the throne, he must free the people of Daventry from the horde and save his friends from A Knight to Remember. PC and Xbox gamers can download the game tomorrow.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Cartographer’s Gift free content update detailed

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Cartographers-Gift Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries is rolling out the second free update for Halo 5: Guardians this week, Cartographer’s Gift. Following up Battle of Shadow and Light, the upcoming add-on will feature Forge Mode, new weapon (M41 “SPNKr” Rocket Launcher) and armor set (Mark IV [Gen 1]) REQs, and four new maps. The maps are spread across several modes: The Battle of Noctus for Warzone, Overgrowth for Arena, and the other two, Antifreeze and Entombed, for Big Team Battle. Cartographer’s Gift will download automatically when it goes live in a few days.

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Xbox One News

The captain’s chair calls, Starpoint Gemini 2 available for Xbox One

Starpoint Gemini 2 (PC, Xbox One) Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Starpoint Gemini 2, a space sim and role-playing hybrid, has launched for Xbox One. Set against the backdrop of a mysterious event causing the Empire to halt at the Starpoint and cease finishing the remnants of the Gemini League, players will enter the scene as a ship captain surrounded by enemies. In time, they will be able to command a fleet of everything from agile gunships to massive carriers, battling in real-time combat and exploring a dynamic universe. The game features 50 factions, 100 commodities to trade or steal, 70-plus upgradeable ships, mercenaries, randomly generated missions based on actions and treaties, and a role-playing system. The Xbox One version sports a new save-anywhere system, redesigned interface, and no load screens.

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