Seasons After Fall Release Date Announced

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A release date has been announced for the adventure-puzzle game Seasons After Fall. The Game will be released on September 2nd of this year. Pre-order is now available on Steam and those who pre-order will receive 15% off. 

In Seasons After Fall you play as a gifted wild fox who can manipulate its surrounding world. Use the Spring rain to raise the water levels and then the icy cold chill of Winter to freeze it. Check out the trailer below and newly released images from the game!

Freemode Events Start for GTA Online

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Starting today GTA Online has a new week of discounts and bonuses! Freemode Events will be rewarding Double RP and GTA$ through Thursday, September 1st. There are new discounts on select vehicles such as the Vapid FMJ and vehicle mods including the Karin Sultan RS upgrade from Benny's. Players can also purchase Assault Rifles and SMGs at 25% off along with 50% off Body Armor and Pistols. There is also a new Premium Race for those looking for another way to increase their in-game bank account. 

What we're playing this weekend: Inside Divided Edition

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Eurogamer visited the person that bought the leaked PS4 Slim on eBay, booting up the console, and confirmed that the PS4 Slim is a real thing. Abduzeedo chats with Andrew Kim, innovative minimalist designer, about designing the Xbox One S. And Star Citizen showed some off-the-rails interplanetary gameplay at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, Staff Writer, @NeoScyther

I'll be spending most of the weekend checking out Axiom Verge on the Wii U for my upcoming review. I've already played through the game on Steam and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I'm really anticipating what the developers have done with the Wii U tablet in terms of game functionality. I'm really hoping for a map system; while the game does have one, having to go into a separate screen to view the full map was starting to get a little tiring when I kept forgetting where I needed to go. Having a map on the tablet controller would be a huge plus. I'll also continue my trek through WWE 2K16's career mode (shameless plug for YouTube videos) as I'm about to start January 2017 Week 1, have been NXT Champion since September 2016 Week 1, and have only had to defend my title once. At this rate, I'll be a Hall of Famer before I even get out of NXT.

Sean Colleli, Staff Writer, @scolleli

After a dozen hours with little to show for it, I'm officially giving up on No Man's Sky. It's a cool premise, but the meaningless, sucking tedium far outweighs any lofty potential. Hopefully Randy will let me know when Hello Games puts an actual game on the rickety skeleton. But for now, GOG refund, here I come. Instead I'll probably pull the trigger on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It's been getting rave reviews and I've been itching to dive back into some cyberpunk-noir.

Charles Husemann, Editor-in-Chief, @chusemann

This weekend I'm going to be checking out Kittypocalypse, a VR tower defense game where you have to defend a base against waves of cats of varying levels of armor. The VR part is very cool so far, as you have nearly unlimited ways to view the action and interact with the battlefield.  

I'll also be diving into the second week of the Titanfall 2 technical test. I enjoyed what I played last week and I'm interested to see if all of the tweaks that Respawn has made from last week's data improves the gameplay like they hope it will.  

After that, any remaining time will be spent playing MechWarrior Online so that I test out the SteelSeries Rival 700 mouse and Apex M500 keyboard that I'm reviewing.

Randy Kalista, Staff Writer, @randykalista

No Man's Sky wanted to seat me in a starship, but it's more like it strapped me into a roller coaster. My first dozen hours were like entering the atmosphere, my eyes wide and nervous, my ship (and my impressions) burning up on entry, wondering if this rattling cage would hold itself together. But the second dozen hours have relaxed. My opinion has leveled out. I'm coasting now. I finally see No Man's Sky for what it really is: Not the infinitely huge game it would have you believe, but an infinitesimally small game writ large.

I'm also watching my six-year-old play through Bound for the second time. She loves the dancing movements more than anything, but she hands me the controller during the darkly lit interludes (even though the interludes are just scenes reassembling from polygonal shards of glass). It's the darker nature and hints of emotional family abuse that make her not want to walk through those scenes. My kiddo loves her dad. But I've still felt a bit of parental guidance is required with this one. And she gets it. But I've found myself looking at those scenes of a father yelling at a mother, then me turning to my own child and saying something like, "Not all dads. Not all dads are like this."

This just in: Got review code for Inside. You can have your PTs and your Allison Roads and your Resident Evil 7 demos. For my money, Inside is the most survival-horror game out there.

John Yan, Senior Hardware Editor, @TheJohnYan
GTX 1080.

Pre-Order Your Park Ticket Now for Planet Coaster

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Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your arms, legs, hands, head, and the person sitting next to you in the vehicle at all times. Just kidding! Prepare to unleash your wildest roller coaster and park designs with Planet Coaster!

Planet Coaster and Planet Coaster Thrillseeker Edition are now available for pre-order on Steam! Since the release of Alpha 3 on August 23rd, over 3,000 player-created items have been uploaded to Steam.

Planet Coaster launches on November 17th and pre-orders start at $40.49 or $44.99 for the Planet Coaster Thrillseeker Edition. The Thrillseeker edition includes full Beta access before launch, a digital soundtrack, digital sketchbook, and a special in-game hat.

Raw Data gets a nice big update

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If you have a HTC Vive  and haven't picked up Raw Data, you really should. It's an intense wave shooter with the ability to play with another and it's got some serious graphics to boot.

Today, Raw Data got a nice big update with a new mission, new enemies, some help for you with the plasma turret, and some more difficulty settings. As always, there's a few bug fixes in there as well.

I wrote a small impression piece on Raw Data a month ago and it's been one of the best purchases I've made for the HTC Vive. It's an Early Access title on Steam right now for $39.99.

The Bioshock Collection makes the second game look even better

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Cahill already posted the early game walkthrough of the first game in the Bioshock Collection, but 2K is also showing off the first few minutes of my personal favorite game in the series, Bioshock 2. And boy, does it look good.

A lot of people criticize Bioshock 2 for not being as "fresh" as the first game, but I think they are missing the point. True, its early moments aren't as spectacle-driven as the first game, but under the hood Bioshock 2 is so much better in nearly every respect. The gameplay, from the plasmids to the Big Daddy/Big Sister fights (and particularly a vastly improved hacking minigame) got a huge overhaul in the sequel that made it much, much more fun to play than its predecessor.

Not only that, but the thematic elements and plot just felt more intelligent and nuanced. the first game's stark black and white morality with the little sisters always felt blunt and needlessly binary to me, but the sequel makes you a Big Daddy, turning that element intensely personal. The choices you make are heavier, leading to six different endings. What's more, Bioshock 2 offers a brilliant counterpoint to Andrew Ryan's "me first" philosophy with the maternally sadistic Sophia Lamb, who introduced a twisted form of collectivism to Rapture.

The first game's brute force "objectivism BAD!" moral always struck me as really heavy handed--yes, we get it Ken Levine, you really don't like Ayn Rand much. But Lamb shows that even the exact opposite--a form of cultish, totalitarian communism--is just as bad. Bioshock 2 is this brilliant counterpoint to the first game, demonstrating that any philosophy taken to an extreme just leads back to fascism in the end. It also demonstrates just how shaky an idea objectivism really is, making the first game's point for it more effectively and elegantly.

Bioshock 2 might not smack you over the head with its beauty or its message, but in every respect it improves on the first game, and even makes revisiting the original Bioshock more enjoyable. Oh, and the Minerva's Den DLC was pretty brilliant too. Definitely check that out when the Bioshock Collection lands on September 13th.


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Let's relive those first few minutes of BioShock before the remastered edition launches

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I have no doubt that Bioshock: The Collection is going to sell a massive amount of copies. The three titles were incredibly fun to play, featured gorgeous surroundings, and had a story that was somehow separate from each other, yet tied in together at the end of it all. 2K Games' masterpiece collection will be re-released in a remastered format on September 16, so we're just a couple of weeks away from getting these titles on the current generation of consoles. To celebrate this, here's thirteen minutes of goodness from the opening title in the series so you can relive the plane crash that started it all.

Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle is an absolute steal

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I love Humble Bundles! I love them even more now that they are branching out beyond just PC and mobile games. The latest Humble-offering is the first for a new platform: PlayStation systems. The Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle offers gamers an amazing package of great games for their PS3 and PS4 systems.

You should know how it works by now: pay what you want (more than $1.00) for a variety of titles. The more you pay, the more you get as there are tiers (price points) where more titles are offered. The current lineup breaks down as follows:

Pay $1.00 or more

  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 for PS3
  • Strider for PS3 or PS4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for PS3
  • Final Fight: Double Impact for PS3
  • digital coupon for 45% off of the purchase of Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store

Pay more than the average (currently $12.19)

  • all of the previously listed titles and coupon(s)
  • Lost Planet 3 for PS3
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix for PS3
  • Resident Evil HD for PS3 or PS4
  • Okami HD for PS3
  • Remember Me for PS3
  • Mega Man 9 & Mega Man 10 Combo Pack for PS3

Pay more than $15.00

  • all of the previously listed titles and coupon(s)
  • Resident Evil 0 Remastered for PS3 or PS4
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection for PS3
  • digital coupon for 50% off the purchase of Mega Man Legacy Collection on the PlayStation Store

The coupon alone is worth $27 off of Street Fighter V, so this is at least throwing a dollar towards. Plus, traditionally, more games are added over time, so who knows what else could be added to the deal. A customizable amount of your purchase goes to charity, so what do you have to lose?

Cappy and Bottle will show you what not to do in Nuka-World

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As Fallout 4: Nuka-World draw close to release, I'm getting more and more excited. I don't know why, but I'm really looking forward to this last DLC for Fallout 4. I really hope it lets the game go out with a bang.

When Fallout 4 was being hyped, Bethesda released some great videos highlighting S.P.E.C.I.A.L. They've gone back and produced a video about Nuka-World in the same style and it stars Nuka-World mascots, Bottle and Cappy.

Yeah, you can figure out what they are based on their names. Bottle and Cappy take you through rules of Nuka-World and how to stay safe at the park. I'm sure the guns and raiders there now wasn't thought about when it was made.

Fallout 4: Nuka-World will be out next Tuesday on August 30th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC and it'll be the last DLC from the folks at Bethesda.


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Ubisoft announces Rocksmith 2014 remaster

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Ubisoft have announced that a remastered and improved version of Rocksmith 2104 Edition will be available this fall. It will retail for €59.99 for new users while current owners will receive a free update via patch.

 

I picked up the 2014 Edition when it came out and I was pleasantly surprised. At the time I was playing as a musician in a band to pay for college and thought myself above the "beginners" level which I thought the game provided. Instead, I got to jam out to Iron Maidens - The Trooper, The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black and it even has Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country. The game breaks down each song for the player. When I struggled to keep up and even when I didn't know the notes the game was aware of it. It slowed down certain bars of a song for me and even made suggestions on what techniques to practise based on whatever song I was playing. I would really recommend Rocksmith 2014 Edition to guitarists or bassists at any level. Begginers, intermediate, expert and professional players will all find something of value in the game. Its a genuinely fun to jam along to.

These songs will be available for purchase to new and current players once the patch is dropped:

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers “Three Little Birds”
  • Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds”
  • FUN. “Some Nights”
  • Jackson 5 “I Want You Back”
  • Outkast “Hey Ya!”
  • Train “Drops of Jupiter”

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