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Dark Horse announces The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy

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Dark Horse Comics in collaboration with Naughty Dog have announced the The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy for release this April. The book will feature art from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, along with commentary by the game series creators.

Naughty Dog Art Director Erick Pangilinan described the book's contents:

With each Uncharted game we make we strive to set a new bar for video game art, design, and tech. This book is an inside look at our creative process, the technology, and the artistry that goes into making Nathan Drake’s adventures come to life. Fans of the series and art in general will find many hidden treasures in this book.

The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy will be available in April and retail for $39.99. Pre-orders are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia announced as a best selling book

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Dark Horse Comics has announced that the The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia as the number one and best selling book of 2014 for Diamond Comic Distributors (largest comic book distributor serving North America). In addition, the book has been at the top of the following bestseller lists: Nielsen BookScan, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia hardcover includes game concept art, history of Hyrule, chronology of the games, and an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto. The book is available at local comic shops and bookstores in addition to online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Things From Another World.

Weekend News Roundup - 01/25/2015

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Dying Light gets a launch date and offers Be the Zombie mode free

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After last week's announcement from Techland that the physical release of Dying Light, the survival horror game, would be delayed across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, this week brings news that a date has been set, as well as some info on the Be the Zombie mode.  

Firstly, while nothing has changed on the digital release front (the game will available for PC worldwide on January 27th, PS4 and Xbox One the same day in North America and the day after elsewhere), and the physical release reminds the same in North America (January 27th), Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia will have to wait until February 27th for the physical version.

But that's not all, as the press release states:

  • "Additionally all of the physical preordered versions will include two DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, free of charge."
  • "Subsequently, the "Be the Zombie" multiplayer mode, where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others' games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere."

It's a great contrition for the delay to non-North American markets, and even better news for those already planning on just buying it digitally. You can find the letter from the Dying Light team at Techland below, and enjoy this gameplay video of the devs playing Be the Zombie

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IGN will have a character reveal for Mortal Kombat X on Tuesday

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So my night has been pretty disappointing after finishing the garbage that was the 2015 Royal Rumble match (F Roman Reigns), but there was one thing I learned that did make me pretty happy.

A few days ago I reported that Netherealm Studios will be streaming Mortal Kombat X this Thursday and will be showing off two unannounced characters in the game. Well, looks like we will only have to wait until Tuesday to find out about one of them.

IGN has announced that they will indeed reveal a character that will be joining the growing Mortal Kombat X cast on Tuesday. No word on what time or who will be revealed just yet. 

So it looks like next week will be a pretty heavy week in terms of Mortal Kombat X content. We have the IGN reveal on Tuesday and the live stream on Thursday where they will reveal another character and give us gameplay demos of both. 

My guess? Well, the newest issue of the Mortal Kombat X comic did reveal a brand new character called Erron Black, who appears to be one of Kotal Khan's henchmen. Apparently Kotal Kahn has been at war with Mileena for ten years to claim the Outworld throne now that Shao Khan is dead. We also were introduced to Jaqui, who appears to be Jax's daughter and best friend of Cassie Cage, so it seems like there is tons of potential for the reveals next week.  

 

The Mythbusters are going to be taking on Doom in their next episode

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Mythbusters has a long standing tradition of taking your favorite movies, TV shows, videogames and pretty much telling you that it wouldn't be possible for them to happen in the real world. That's okay though as it's an amazing show and it's always fun to tell you the science of why all of that stuff isn't possible. Well they are doing it again and their next episode will be taking on one of the most beloved videogames of all time.

Doom! 

So what myths are they going to be tackling this show? Well, would it actually be possible to carry all those guns in the game along with a chainsaw and still fight hellspawn at the same time? I personally would love to see if it would even be possible to punch hellspawn to death after picking but those annoying berzerker packs. 

They will be using the original Doom and Doom 3 BFG Edition for reference and the team from Bethesda are going to help the team recreate Doom in real life

The episode will air on Saturday, January 31st at 9PM on the Discovery Channel. 

Check out the preview of the episode below! 

Source: Bethblog

Homeworld Remastered Collection launching on Feb. 25

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At PAX South, Gearbox Software revealed the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Homeworld Remastered Collection. In addition to the new reveal trailer, the game has been announced to be launching on February 25 with pre-orders now available on Steam.

A pre-order discount of 15% off puts the game at $29.74, which includes high-definition, remastered editions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2, original versions of the games with compatibility updates, and a Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta.

Gearbox Software Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel described development on the remastered collection:

Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs. We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.

Visit the official Homeworld Remastered Collection website for further information. The Homeworld Remastered Collection will be available on February 25 for Windows.

Guild Wars 2 Heroic and Deluxe editions are a whopping 75% off!

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What an incredible deal this is!

Guild Wars 2 Digital Heroic Edition, and Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe Edition are both on sale for 75% off. The heroic edition is $10 as opposed to its regular $40, and the Deluxe is $15 as opposed to its regular $60.

Now, for any game that is an incredible deal, but for a game as phenomenally good and absolutely bursting at the seams with content, it's seriously one of the best deals I've seen in a long time. Travis reviewed Guild Wars 2 at the end of 2012, rating it a 9.5, and it deserves that rating in every way. I'm not a huge MMO player, but I loved GW2. It captured my attention in a way no other MMO (except maybe SWTOR, but that's only because I am obsessed with Star Wars) ever has. I sound like I'm fawning, and I kind of am, but the game deserves it!

Did I mention that there's no subscription fee either? Pay $10 or $15 and the game is yours forever.

If you have any interest in Guild Wars, MMOs, or just fantasy RPGs, it's worth looking into. Here's the link to the sale. Get 'em while they're hot, folks!

We'll find out Who's Next in Mortal Kombat X on Thursday

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Seems like news for Mortal Kombat X is gonna start picking up really quick. A little over a week ago, we got the official gameplay trailer for the game, which showed off Kung Lao for the first and also revealed Kitana as well. The reveals aren't stopping anytime soon it seems. 

Ed Boon announced on his Twitter page that Netherealm Studios will be hosting a stream on Twitch on Thursday, January 29th, at 3PM CST. During this stream, they will be giving an in depth gameplay demonstation for Mortal Kombat X, but will also be revealing not one, but TWO new kombatants that will be joining the MK X roster

So any guesses as to who they could be?

If I were a betting man, I would assume one of them is probably Mileena. Kitana and Mileena are essentially the female Scorpion and Sub Zero. It's one of the biggest running rivalries in MK history and Mileena did make brief appearance in the latest issue of the Mortal Kombat X comic along with what appears to be her new boy toy, Reiko. Maybe Reiko could be the other reveal? Maybe it could be Frost, or the unnamed African American female that was sparring with Jax in the comic. It could be a plethora of characters. Either way, I am extremely excited to see who will be joining the cast. 

What we're playing: Final Fantasy Metro Edition

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Google Glass is gone, and despite what Google says, it's probably gone for good. One guy died from playing games for three days straight, while another guy made a bot so he doesn't have to play Destiny anymore.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
I've been getting back into a project I started a couple of months ago and, well, then the holidays hit and it kept getting put off: my Pokemon Blue Nuzlocke Run. For those unfamiliar with this self-imposed challenge, the two core rules are you can only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in a route/area, and any Pokemon that faints in battle must be released or permanently stored in the PC. There are several optional rules that can be used to make the challenge a bit harder or a tad easier. I'm nearing the halfway point in the game and I'm hoping to finish this challenge up in the next month or so.

Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
I'm continuing my quest through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Sadly it doesn't make the New 3DS XL get here any sooner, but it makes the waiting more bearable. I might also pick up Star Wars: Dark Forces on GOG. It's one of my favorite old games, but I haven't been able to get it to run at an acceptable level in years, even with DosBox. I think I'll coin a new saying: Thank God for GOG.

Chapel Collins, staff writer, @ChapelCollins
I just ordered Metro Redux from Amazon for $25, so I will probably be playing that this weekend. I played Metro 2033 last year, but couldn't quite get into it. I'm hoping the new coat of paint in Redux will help me bridge that gap between loving it and not quite being interested enough. Besides that, still plugging away at Omega Ruby. I totally wasn't expecting all the post-game content there is, so I was nowhere near as close to finished as I thought. Fine by me!

Jeremy Duff, senior staff writer, @Duff3c
I am still living in a Wii U wonderland since picking one up for my daughter a few weeks back. I just can't seem to pull myself away from Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 long enough to get anything else done. Plus, I nabbed a copy of Super Smash Bros. this past weekend and have been putting off opening it up — but I have a feeling that is about to change.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I'mma put Hozier on blast so I can get some rhythm & blues into my Mass Effect 3. I can't believe I had this game on simmer for three years. All the internet's moaning and groaning about the ending actually made me stop playing very early on. But anyway. That's no one's fault but mine. It's time to finish the fight, and shrug off James Vega's remarks about how FemShep "fills out a uniform like nobody's business."

Matt Mirkovich, staff writer, @Stillmywords
The big 2.5 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has dropped. So that means a new major raid and a bunch of new dungeon runs and sidequests, perfect for Paladin training. Beyond that, I'll be working on getting 100% of the trophies in Far Cry 4.


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