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King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember- A charming, entertaining interactive animated fable

Let me state right off the bat here that I have never played a King’s Quest game before, though I have played a few other adventure titles, most notably in recent years those coming from Telltale Games. So coming into this sequel/reboot from publisher Sierra and developer The Odd Gentlemen I have a much different perspective than that of longtime fans of the older PC games. And I will say that my introduction to the series was a very pleasant experience, though not without a few minor bumps in the road.

King’s Quest is set up as a serialized chapter game (there will be five chapters in all plus an epilogue), and it tells the story of Graham, and how he came to be King...

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Techland announces The Following, an expansion to Dying Light

Techland announced that an expansion will be coming to its popular zombie/parkour game Dying Light. Called The Following, the expansion will be story driven, with a map the same size as all of the other game’s maps combined. Also coming with the expansion are drivable all terrain dirt buggies, which should prove useful for running over the living dead.

dying light expansionNo word on pricing or a release date, but The Following will be free to season pass holders. More is said to be being revealed at Gamescom. Stay tuned for more details.

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 27, 2015

Not a lot of big releases for this final week of July, but some of note. The adventure game remake King’s Quest kicks things off with its first chapter “A Knight to Remember”. “Dark Room”, the penultimate chapter for Life is Strange, launches this week, as does the remastered version of Legend of Kay and the RPG Lost Dimension. On the home video front we get an alternate universe in the DC animated movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons plays an alien who befriends a young girl in the family friendly flick Home. On the big screen, the Griswolds hit the road again in a remake of the Chevy Chase classic comedy Vacation, and Tom Cruise once again performs mind boggling stunts as the IMF tackles a shadowy organization in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation...

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Life is Strange hits 1 million in sales, Episode 4 releases next week

The episodic time manipulating game Life is Strange has hit the 1 million mark in sales for Square Enix and developer Dontnod Entertainment. Coming with the news announcing the sales figures was the date we can expect the next installment. Episode 4, titled “Dark Room”, will be available next week, on Tuesday, July 28, for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

According to the episode’s synopsis, Max “pushes the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Rachel Amber and the strange happenings in Arcadia Bay into unexplored and daunting territory. As the End of the World party approaches, Max must use her powers to put all the pieces of the puzzle in place.”

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Rise of the Tomb Raider expanding to other platforms in 2016

Turns out that Rise of the Tomb Raider will only be an Xbox exclusive for a year. Square Enix announced today that the sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider will be expanding to PC and PS4 in 2016. Those getting the game on PC will get it a little earlier, with the title said to be being released in “early 2016″ on Steam. The console exclusivity will continue until “holiday 2016″, when the game will then make the leap onto the PS4.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to hit store shelves on November 10 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 20, 2015

Not a lot of major releases this week, but there are some of note. Batgirl becomes playable for those who opted out of Arkham Knight’s season pass, and episode 5 of Telltale Games Game of Thrones releases this week. Two previous digital releases, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Zombie Army Trilogy, become available on retail disc, and Journey makes the leap onto the PS4. No real major titles on home video this week, though there are a couple of anime series- Soul Eater Not and Blazblue: Alter Memory. Hitting theaters this week is the Adam Sandler sci-fi comedy Pixels, the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes, and the comedy drama Paper Towns. Time to go off to the list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Batgirl: A Matter of Family (DLC Batman: Ark...

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Batgirl: A Matter of Family- Fun in spots DLC that comes up short overall

The first major story DLC pack for Batman: Arkham Knight has arrived and frankly, leaves a lot to be desired. Batgirl: A Matter of Family features Barbara Gordon in full Bat costume as the DLC takes place prior to her getting shot by Joker and before the events of Arkham Asylum. Barbara’s father, Commissioner Jim Gordon, has been kidnapped by Joker and taken to the abandoned Seagate Amusement Park. She enlists the aid of Tim Drake in the guise of Robin, and off the pair go to rescue Barbara’s dad and a few other cops that have also been captured. And that’s basically all the story you’ll get in this all too brief DLC. While far longer than the Harley Quinn story, it’s still all over in 1-2 hours, depending on the level of your skill...

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 13, 2015

This week, size matters, at least for a couple of releases. Godzilla the Game stomps onto PS3 and PS4 this week, where causing plenty of destruction gains you energy to grow even larger and take on a host of other giant beasties. There’s no shortage of massive enemies in God of War III Remastered which brings the vengeful Kratos to the PS4. At the other end of the spectrum we get Ant-Man, the next movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. Expect plenty of action, one liners, and a post credits scene. Elsewhere we have Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max heading to the PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and golfers can get their game on in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour...

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate animated short movie

Director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) teamed up with Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for a short animated film. Check it out below.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set for release on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on October 23.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 arriving the end of August

A release date has been given for Disney Infinity 3.0. The Star Wars themed edition will release on August 28 in the UK and on August 30 in the US. The starter pack comes with a base and a copy of the game, a web code for mobile content, the Twilight of the Republic playset, and the Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker figures. Those who preorder also receive a new toy box takeover game piece. Toy box takeover can be played online with up to 4 people, or locally with 2.

Those who preorder on Sony platforms can take advantage of the Playstation launch exclusive edition, which contains the Rise Against the Empire playset and the Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Boba Fett figures in addition to the regular starter pack items...

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