Over the past few weeks we've introduced you to the residents of Suplex City. Now it's time to take you on a bit of a tour. 2K has recently released a new trailer for WWE 2K17 that was shown tonight during WWE Clash of Champions on the WWE Network...insert $9.99 joke here. The video, set to "Downtown" by Petula Clark, shows just how dark and grim Suplex City can be...and now I want an action game based on Suplex City. Not sure how you'd do that, but if WWE Crush Hour exists, I'm sure they can find a way to do GTA: Suplex City.
2K and Hangar 13 have recently released the official Mafia III gameplay demo video that was shown at Gamescom and the Tokyo Games Show. The near seventeen minute video show Lincoln Clay takes out one of Sal Marcano's underbosses, Tony Derazio. In just a couple of weeks on October 7th, you can choose how you want to take down Derazio and the rest of the Marcano family yourself when Mafia III releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
I've put up a few posts over the past month about some of the leaders in the upcoming Civilization VI. As with any PC game there are some specs that need to be met if you even want the chance to run your own civilization, and 2K has posted the minimum and recommended specs to run Civilization VI.
For starters, they have the listed OS being Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, but they also list each as 64 bit, so if you're still running a 32 bit system, you might be out of luck. Either an Intel Core i3 or an AMD Phenom II is required as is 4 GB of RAM, 12 GB of hard drive space, and a 1 GB DX 11 video card which they listed either an AMD 5570 or an NVIDIA 450. Not too terribly bad as I'm sure a lot of gamers probably have most of this already covered.
The University of California–Irvine will pay for half your college tuition but, oh bummer, you have to play video games to get the scholarship. Time Magazine took a stab at making a Top 50 Video Games of All Time list last month; it might be the first one of these you've seen that puts Half-Life 2 at #17, and where Pong rubs elbows with Castlevania and ESPN NFL 2K5. And while the United States might have new Star Trek and Wonder Woman stamps, Poland has a stamp of The Witcher.
What are you playing this weekend?
Russell Archey, Staff Writer, @NeoScyther
I'm closing in on finishing up Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. I'm about halfway through the final dungeon and have taken care of most of the optional stuff outside of the three optional boss re-fights. Beyond that, it's just grinding my way up a few more levels to prepare for the final boss. I'll also be starting up Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary in preparation for my review. It's been far too long since I've fired up a Boulder Dash game, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
Sean Cahill, Staff Writer, @seancahill24
This weekend I will be playing the game called "Flying to Chicago" where I'll be spending the weekend with family and taking in a Chicago Cubs game. This means busting out the handheld systems, so I look forward to diving into Bravely Second for the first time.
Sean Colleli, Staff Writer, @scolleli
After completing BioShock Remastered, I'm moving on to the second game in the Collection, BioShock 2. Charles scored the original version a 9.5, and I still maintain that BioShock 2 is the best game in the series. It lacks the initial first-impression punch of the original, but it also lacks the freshman clunkiness, its insecurity-driven need to be about something, and thus the bluntness of its story. Instead, BioShock 2 is a more subtle, more elegant, and more human evolution of both the story and gameplay that made the original so good, and thus the sequel is even better. Its DLC chapter, Minerva's Den, is also a beautifully poignant bookend for the whole series. BioShock 2 was unfairly maligned as a shameless cash grab when it was released in 2010. It is anything but. Now that it has been re-released in the remastered BioShock: The Collection, I encourage anyone who missed it the first time to give it a chance. I'm betting you will be pleasantly surprised.
Randy Kalista, Staff Writer, @randykalista
I'm falling in love with Mad Max. I'm only half a dozen hours in, so I don't know what the longview looks like. But I dig the gameplay loop so far: bolt stuff onto car, smash War Boys, find Guzzolene, drink water, burn rubber. It's a simple life, but I'm a simple guy. Then, just to drive the breakdown of societal norms into the ground, I got This War of Mine on mobile. Seeing the civilian side of the Siege of Sarajevo in Bosnia should make for a sobering weekend. I'm great at parties. Also, yes, I'm that dude downloading the free Dear Esther: Landmark Edition dynamic theme to my PS4. Long live the walking simulator. I reviewed the game. It's still fantastic. A fantastic 9 out of 10.
Aidan Kelly, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend I'll be working on getting my Dark Souls III Bloodshades character up to the SL140 meta. I'm certainly not a good PVP fighter but shenanigans are to be had and I'm all for that. Destiny: Rise of Iron looks great and I'm excited to see how the new raid mechanics are going to work. Other than being a skeleton and drooling over the new Destiny armors, I'll be involved in some Battlefield 4 bouts in anticipation for Battlefield 1. The delayed GTA V graphics overhaul came out this week and I'll be looking forward to seeing the awesome work done by the modding team.
Rob Larkin, Staff Writer, @Rob_GN
Whole lotta Destiny this weekend. Played the first mission of the new expansion, Rise of Iron, while on my lunch break the day it came out. I'll be exploring all that's on offer for the vast majority of my time, and gearing up with my clan to have a go at the new raid on Sunday. While waiting for the release, I did get back into Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag last week and if anything is going to pull me away from Destiny, it might be that for a few minutes a day, but not much more.
Matt Mirkovich, Staff Writer, @Stillmywords
For me, it's all about Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. I'm also trying to work on a backlog that only grows more and more insurmountable by the week. I haven't finished Deus Ex yet, BioShock has my attention again thanks to the HD remasters, and I'm even looking at Skyrim again now that my PC has the power to create small universes with ease. And then there's always something that Final Fantasy XIV needs from me, now I feel like leveling another tank class since Paladin has fallen way out of favor, and patch 3.4 drops next week with a massive wealth of content. Don't cry for me, I'm already dead.
Relic is working on a brand new Dawn of War and today they are giving you the first look at the Eldars in WARHAMMER 40,000: Dawn of War III.
The Eldars rely on psychic powers and technology and they are the last of an ancient civilization. They've been all the Dawn of War games and will be making their third appearance.
They are stronger ranged fighters than melee and can also teleport. Not one to mix it up, they favor a hit and run tactic.
Dawn of War III is set to be released sometime next year on the PC.
WWE 2K17 is almost here and 2K and released the details about all of the DLC that they will be offering this year including NXT, WWE, WCW and WCCW characters.
The Season Pass this year will cost $29.99 and include the following content
There will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One which will cost $89.99
Here are the details on all of the DLC this year including what is included in each content pack.
Future Stars Pack ($8.99)
Hall of Fame Showcase ($9.99)
Legends Pack ($8.99)
MyPlayer Kick Start (PS4 and Xbox One Exclusive) ($9.99)
New Moves Pack ($3.99)
NXT Enhancement Pack ($9.99)
WWE 2K17 releases on October 11th for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360
Look, you lost, okay? XCOM lost. It doesn't matter if you beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown [GN score 9.5] or XCOM: Enemy Within. XCOM 2 [GN score 8] takes place 20 years later, and I hate to break it to you, dude, but the aliens won.
That mike make it a little more palatable when XCOM 2 launches on console next week, and the alien overlords are stomping a mudhole into the middle of your forehead. XCOM is the underdog now. On the upside of that, however, is that XCOM is calling the shots in a different way. XCOM is more agile, responding to the threats it wants to, in the order it wants to, dismantling the alien government how it wants to.
XCOM 2 lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week on September 27. (It's been on PC since February 5.)
In just a little over a week, the calendar will be turning once again and we will move into October 2016. A new month means new free games on all of your favorite console digital services. Microsoft has been the first to step up and reveal their plans for their next batch of free games.
Xbox Live subscribers will be getting the following at no additional cost for October 2016:
Both of the Xbox 360 games will be playable on the Xbox One console thanks to backwards compatibility.
Obsidian Entertainment is hard at work on their upcoming strategy RPG, Tyranny, but the developers took some time out of their schedule to make this dev diary discussing the art of the game. In this video the game director and the art team discuss how the lore, setting and character personalities shaped the art style of the game, and how the artists tried to make the world of Tyranny feel like a place people lived in day-to-day. Most amusingly, when the artists couldn't find any animation references for the characters, the developers acted out the desired animations themselves.
If you would like to get a closer look at Tyranny, Obsidian will be hosting a livestream today at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, at their Twitch page here.
With the holidays just around the corner, we are about to see a huge influx of new console bundles coming from all directions. One of the first one’s that has been announced for the season is Microsoft’s new bundle for their newer, smaller Xbox One S.
The Xbox One S Minecraft bundle is currently making its way into stores and will include a Xbox One S console and a variety of Minecraft content. This content includes download codes for the Xbox One Edition of Minecraft, the Xbox One Edition Fan Favorites Pack, and the Xbox One Edition Builder’s Pack. In addition to the main game, this gives players access to a wide variety of additional costumes and texture packs for the game.