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Cinder heats up Killer Instinct later this week. Full Cinder trailer with ARIA tease released

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Killer Instinct is adding a new character to It's roster later this week and this is pretty much the one character fans have been waiting for since Killer Instinct was announced at E3 almost two years ago.

Cinder is finally hitting Killer Instinct Season 2 and well... the characters looks to have changed quite a bit. He still has his signature flames and his theme music has never sounded better. I love his design, his play style, his stage, his music... but I'm not so sure how I feel about the new dude bro / surfer dude voice. 

I'll withhold full judgement until I finally get a chance to play him completely but the one thing I was interested in the most was the tease for the final character to be released this season for Killer Instinct, ARIA. 

We only got a brief glimpse of her but I got a Gundam/Zone of The Enders type vibe with her. Can't wait to see what her final design looks like. 

Be sure to check out the official trailer for Cinder and the ARIA tease below. 

On a side note. Guys, come on. Releasing Cinder the same month that Mortal Kombat X drops? Not smart. At all.  

Bethesda reverses course on paid mods for Skyrim

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From the "Well that didn't take long" file comes word that Bethesda has officially pulled paid mods for Skyrim from Steam. This after wide-spread backlash across the internet about the decision to allow mod makers to charge for their wares on Steam.

There were a few people who thought the idea might not be bad but rampant abuse of the system led to the obvious decision to kill the program after being announced over the weekend. Those who actually paid for mods will get their money refunded and hopefully we can all now put away our pitchforks and move on with our lives.

Dying Light update brings new developer tools

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An incoming update for Dying Light on PC will add a few new modding features to its already existing developer tool kit.

According to a new video—seen below—on Techland's YouTube channel, the three major additions for modders include terrain creation and editing, an ability to import custom made models, and multiplayer support. 

Techland announced the addition of modding tools for their open-world zombie slasher back in February, after their past games Dead Island and Call of Juarez 2 received positive modding feedback. 

Still haven't picked up a copy of Dying Light? Check out our review to see if it's your type of game. 

Now Loading for the week of April 27, 2015

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It is time to close the books on yet another month in 2015. We’re officially a quarter through the year and E3 is just a little over a month away. We’re going to expand our listing this week and every week going forward in an attempt include as many titles as we can, not just the mainstream retail releases. There are a long list of titles that hit the PC platform weekly that often get overlooked; we’re going to try our best to lower that number as much as we can. It is our goal to offer the most comprehensive list of new releases on a weekly basis

There are three AAA releases worth noting this week. First off, El Presidente is making his debut on the PS4 with Tropico 5. This series has become a staple in the city-building genre thanks to a combination of its excellent quality and off-beat sense of humor. The WWE 2K franchise is making its PC debut this week as WWE 2K15 finally rolls out to computers everywhere. While this particularly entry hasn’t quite been the best received, the potential for user created mods and custom characters will have me keeping an eye on it once it drops. The third and final notable release is a DLC pack rather than a full game as the latest pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare makes its way to the PS3, PS4 and PC after spending a few weeks being exclusive to the Xbox platforms.

This week’s list of releases:

  • Abyss Raiders: Uncharted for PC
  • Angry Video Game Nerd for PC
  • Battle Brothers for PC
  • Block N Load for PC
  • Broken Age for Vita and PS4 (via PSN, Cross Buy enabled)
  • Broken Age: Act 2 for PC
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare- Ascendance DLC for PS3, PS4 and PC
  • Cloud Knights for PC
  • Chroma Squad for PC
  • Earthtongue for PC
  • Flem for PC
  • The Golf Club: Collector’s Edition for PC, PS4 and XBO
  • Guns, Gore & Canoli for PC
  • in Space for PC
  • Karous- The Beast of RE:Eden for 3DS
  • Koi-Koi Japan (Hanafuda playing cards) for PC
  • The Little Crane That Could for PC
  • Lux Delux for PC
  • Metamorphabet for PC
  • Not Without My Donuts for PC
  • Omega Quintet for PS4
  • Order of Battle: Pacific for PC
  • Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One Collector’s Edition for PS3
  • The Perils of Man for PC
  • Project Root for Vita and PS4 (via PSN Cross Buy enabled)
  • RBI Baseball 15 for PC
  • Reverse Side for PC
  • Risk for PS3 and 360
  • Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown for PC
  • Sketchcross for Vita (via PSN)
  • Sky Force Anniversary for PC
  • Solarix for PC
  • Space Colony: Steam Edition for PC
  • Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels for PC, 360, Xbox One, Vita, PS3, PS4 and mobile
  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for PC and Xbox One
  • Subterrain for PC
  • Toukiden: Kiwami for Vita and PS4
  • Tropico 5 for PS4
  • Truck Mechanic Simulator 2015 for PC
  • Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe for PC
  • The Weaponographist for PC
  • WWE 2K15 for PC
  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim for PC

Batman: Arkham Knight's All Who Follow You trailer shows off a new feature

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Some allies will be showing up in Batman: Arkham Knight and they look like they're going to offer up a lot more help this time around. The trailer's got some nice action to it, but what stood out to me was seeing the likes of Robin and Catwoman teaming up with Batman and performing combo moves together. I'd love to have a companion come with me this time around and from what I read, you can seamlessly switch between allies and Batman during a fight.

As a big fan of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City (we won't mention Arkham Origins), I'm really hyped for this final installment in the series. Rocksteady has proven they can do a great Batman game having done it twice. I'm hoping lightning strikes one more time for this game and we'll have a great send off for Rocksteady and Batman.

Weekend News Roundup - 04/26/2015

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Legends and transsexuals, Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown has it all

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Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown sees it's full release tomorrow, April 28th. To celebrate, Nordic Games has announced Legend Runs in the multiplayer hub. Every Friday at 6pm Eastern (3PM Pacific) a legend of the more than 2 decades of Shadowrun history will log in and give players an opportunity to chat in-game and, for the lucky few, even go on a multiplayer run. More than a dozen have already been scheduled, bringing in authors, artist and creators that span the formats and studios that have brought Shadowrun to life over the years. 

Jan Wagner, Managing Director of the latest entry into the Shadowrun verse, comments: "We are really happy to be able to use Chronicles as a game as well as a unique social Shadowrun experience. The fact that creators from all the corners of Shadowrun will be present in our game and that you actually can have the chance to go on a run with them is something we have been looking forward to since the game's concept stages. I think it also shows the great spirit of friendship and co-operation between the various companies, which is rare in this competitive environment."

The first run will feature Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Dragonfall, co-founder Mitch Gitelman. 

In other Shadowrun news, the creators have commented on a feature of the character creation in Shadowrun Chronicles that generated a bit of buzz in the Early Access. There were no restrictions in the creator on matching hair and facial hair models with gender. So transsexual characters were fully create-able. Originally the feature was unintentional, just a byproduct of Early Access that would have been patched before release, but team at Nordic Games got behind the spirit of the feature: "The code for matching hair/beard options was initially gender neutral as it just applied any visual to any model. That made us think: Are we going to artificially create restrictions on how a character can be customized based on his or her gender? Being an Austrian company, we were inspired by resident performer Conchita Wurst, who had won the European Song Contest becoming a local celebrity and decided to embrace diversity. It isn't an explicit topic in the game, but within the Shadowrun setting, where body modifications are normal, gender should not be a limiting factor anymore." So there you have it. 

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown moves from Early Access to a full release tomorrow, April 28th, and we will have a full review in the coming weeks.

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Silent Hills maybe cancelled

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You know that P.T. demo that got everyone excited? At the end, it was revealed that it would be for a new Silent Hills game starring Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead and Boondock Saints fame? Guillermo del Toro, an awesome and visually impressive director, was attached to the game. That game might not happen.

From this tweet, it del Toro is saying the game is not going to happen. No other details are available, but some folks are speculating that it's because Kojima is no longer associated with Konami. 

Also, the P.T. demo is be being removed from the PlayStation Store after April 29th, so if you haven't gotten it you better hurry before it gets taken down in 3 days. 

Hopefully, we'll get more info soon as to why the game isn't happening, but I know a lot of people that's going to be really disappointed by this bit of news.

Reveal trailer for Black Ops 3 with a 11-6 release date

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Here's the full trailer released by Activision today for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Like the previous game, it's set in the future, but we don't know how it connects to the previous game yet. The trailer shows off some new abilities like for an arm to become a gatling gun and jump jets. Yeah, if you like jump jets and wall running in Titanfall, Black Ops 3 has it too.

Pre-ordering now will get you into the multiplayer beta. Right now, we don't know if that includes the new zombie mode that gets teased at the end. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC on November 6th, 2015.

Ultrabrilliant does Los Santos

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Man, Ultrabrilliant, where have you been? You've been hiding out for, what, four months now? Then you crawl back out with a video tour of Grand Theft Auto V? Oh well. I ain't even mad. This is another great visual cruise through another gameworld—this time it's Rockstar's L.A., also known as Los Santos. These shots clip from day to night, night to day. And I see how much you're in love with the rain effects in GTA V, Ultrabrilliant. I see how you take it from the palm trees to the oil derricks, from the beaches to the suburbs, and from the freeways to the freight lines.

I could watch your stuff for days, Ultrabrilliant, even though your videos are never longer than a song. Nice work as always, regardless. Don't leave us hanging another four months for the next one.