Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox 360

The Evil Within: The Assignment calls in Kidman, out for console, PC

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The Evil Within: The Assignment, the first of a two-part downloadable side story, is available on Live, PSN, and Steam. The Assignment is set during the original game and follows Sebastian’s partner, detective Juli Kidman, during their time apart. Her encounter differs from Sebastian’s in that she encounters new enemies, uncovers different information about the ongoing events, and has her own dealings with Mobius. The second part of her storyline will be available in The Consequence, set to go live this spring.

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

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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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QuakeCon 2015 registration begins for BYOC Select-a-Seat Round 1

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Online pre-registration for QuakeCon 2015’s ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center Seating’ package is opening today at 7 p.m. (CST) at registration.quakecon.org. The package runs $500 and is limited to 32 slots but includes VIP seating, express lane fast-pass registration, reserve sealing for all panels and events, and more. Full details on all the packages are available below.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, editions detailed

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After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.

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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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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance weapon trailer released

Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance. The footage covers the downloadable pack’s weapon additions. The video also coincides with the release of the pack to Xbox Season Pass holders, who receive early access. The latest addition is a hybrid weapon that switches between a light machinegun and a shotgun, along with an OHM-Werewolf variant.

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Epic Games drops subscription model, Unreal Engine 4 now free

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Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4, the current build as well as subsequent updates, free to download. The studio is dropping their previous subscription model of $19 a month in favor of a small royalty to be paid once a sales threshold has been reached. Once a game or application has been shipped, “developers pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter.” According to Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, “whatever your development aspirations, Epic stands with you, both as a technology provider, and as a fellow game developer counting on UE4 to power our own games.” Sweeney’s full blog post about the company’s decision to move away from the subscription model can be found here. An accompanying video, posted below, also offers additional details.

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EA announces, details Battlefield Hardline Premium Edition

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EA released details about a Premium Edition of Visceral Games’ upcoming shooter Battlefield Hardline. The membership program offers monthly rewards, access to exclusive events, special items, two weeks early access to the game’s four story-themed digital expansion packs, and new content. The new content is a mixture of features and stat-boosting items and includes Competitive Play, Gun Bench, Masks, and Legendary Status. The full list of all the extras is available below.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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The Evil Within DLC The Assignment announced, launching March 10

The Evil Within will be receiving its first downloadable add-on next month with The Assignment. Scheduled to launch on March 10, The Assignment is the first of a two-party side story that follows Sebastian’s partner Juli Kidman during the main campaign. The expansion will feature new enemies and locations, as well as more behind the group Mobius. Players can see The Assignment in action on Bethesda’s Twitch channel on March 6 at 3 p.m. (CST). Part two, The Consequence, is scheduled to launch this spring.

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