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The Banner Saga- A cold tale of Vikings and giants

The Banner Saga made a splash on the PC in 2014, and was well received by gamers and critics alike. Now, two years later, the Viking themed tactical RPG from the three man team at Stoic Studio arrives on the PS4, giving console owners a chance to make decisions guiding caravans across a frigid landscape as they’re being pursued by the demonic Dredge. The game has the look of a Don Bluth animated feature, even though most cut scenes are generally static. The bright art style provides a nice contrast to a bleak story that will see your caravan hounded, hunted, betrayed, and devastated by loss. It’s a game that has you make choices without any clue as to what the outcome will be, and on a first playthrough you’ll often choose with heart in throat, hoping that you’ve chosen wisely...

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New releases for the week of Monday, February 8, 2016

Here in the second full week of February it’s a busy one for zombie slaying, assassins, ninjas, and a cute little guy made of yarn that goes on a journey. And one crazy red suited ninja assassin type guy who loves chimichangas. Last year’s surprise hit zombie/parkour game Dying Light gets both a huge expansion this week and a special edition on disc containing all the DLC. The Following expansion contains a map that’s bigger than the original game, with plenty of open space to traverse in your souped up dune buggy modified to mow down the walking dead. The expansion can be purchased separately, as part of the season pass, or as part of the nifty Enhanced Edition of the game...

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Bravely Default: A retro review in time for the sequel

Even though Square Enix released Bravely Default onto the Nintendo 3DS on October 11, 2012, I’ve first gotten around to playing the game this year. After spending nearly 110 hours with the game, and since the sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer, hits Europe later this month and North America in April, I felt I’d do a bit of a retro review and share my thoughts on the game. With the game being nearly four years old, some spoilers may follow in my review. If you haven’t played the game (and for the most part, if you enjoy JRPGs, you should) you may wish to stop reading now. If spoilers don’t faze you or you’ve already completed Square Enix’s flawed gem, come along and hear my thoughts.
Bravely Default centers around four characters whose world has been upended when a Great Chasm opens up and d...

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A Definitive Guide On How To Be A Pro At Downwell

This article first originally appeared on Vulcan Post.

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you’re just falling? You just keep falling and it seems like forever before you hit the ground. If you are looking to recreate the similar experience – where you keep falling and falling, there’s actually an app for that – Downwell.

What Is Downwell?

Downwell is the brainchild of a single Japanese man, Ojiro Fumoto. It’s a game where you… go down a well.

With Downwell, you control your character with three buttons — left, right, and an all-purpose action button. Pressing the action button while on the ground makes your character jump, while pressing the button in mid-air causes your character to fire bullets from whatever gun it has at the moment.

It sounds deceptively simple, ...

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game announced

WB Interactive announced today that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be heading to gaming platforms early this summer. The game was initially leaked on Amazon Italy and the Xbox store, and was confirmed by WB Interactive as coming to the PS3, PS4, Playstation Vita, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Take a look at the announcement trailer below.

Along with covering the events in the movie, the game will also explore the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Deluxe versions of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One will contain a Finn mini-figure, with the PS4 also getting a droid character pack and a phantom limb level bonus. Both deluxe versions of the game contain the Season Pass.
The game is set to release on June 28.

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Final Fantasy XV- New gameplay battle footage, character released

Square Enix released some new battle footage for Final Fantasy XV during its latest Active Time Report. The footage shows Noctis and his crew invading a Niflheim base. Check it out below.

A new character was also introduced by director Hajime Tabata and marketing director Akio Ofuji. The character’s name is Aranea Highwind, and is “a skilled aerial combatant known as ‘Dragoon’ within the Imperial military.” The character can be seen in the footage in action, which shows some magic used in combat.
Another playable demo could be on the way, but further details on the game, including its release date (which Square Enix still maintains will be in 2016), won’t be released until March 30 during an event titled Final Fantasy Uncovered, which will be held in Los Angeles...

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New releases for the week of Monday, February 1, 2016

A new month begins, and with it comes a slew of all new gaming experiences. It’s time to gather your forces to stave off those nasty extraterrestrials in XCOM 2. The dizzying action game Gravity Rush makes the jump from the Vita to the PS4 in a remastered version. Cute monsters and detective collide in Digimon Story Cybersleuth. And 4 new maps to wage mayhem on plus a new ground for zombie slaying arrives with The Awakening, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. On the home video front we get the espionage thriller Bridge of Spies from director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks along with Vin Diesel’s fantasy action flick The Last Witch Hunter...

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The Division- Thoughts and impressions from the beta

Hearing the crunch of snow underfoot as I make my way through the desolate streets of New York fills me with a sense of isolation. For a block or two I see only wrecked cars and trucks, a few crows, and occasionally a group of rats scurry by. Then slowly I start to come across survivors of the disease that ravaged the once great city. Some are frightened, imploring me not to harm them as they shrink in fear at the sight of my guns. Others are more self assured, going about their daily business in the fallen city. Every now and then, someone will come up and thank me for my efforts to restore the city. Other encounters include JTF officers, sometimes in need of assistance against a marauding band of armed thugs and other times simply trying to stave off boredom as the guard a checkpoint...

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Insomniac Games reveals their next project

Insomniac Games, the developer behind the Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance franchises has announced their new project, a 2D metroidvania style adventure game called Song of the Deep. Take a look at the reveal trailer below.

Song of the Deep follows a young girl who undertakes an underwater quest in search of her father. Players will be challenged to explore and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape. The game is slated to release this summer on the PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and will retail for $14.99 (USD). The game will be available both digitally and on disc which can be purchased at GameStop, who is helping to publish the game.

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New releases for the week of Monday, January 25, 2016

Some major releases are hitting consoles, handhelds, and PC in this last week of January. Marvel’s Avengers get the LEGO treatment, so expect plenty of collectibles and bricks to smash and reassemble. Rise of the Tomb Raider debuts on PC this week along with getting its first story driven DLC called Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch. This War of Mine: The Little Ones brings a different perspective to human conflict to the PS4 and Xbox One. The puzzle exploration game The Witness arrives on PS4 and PC, and Final Fantasy characters from across the franchise come together in Final Fantasy Explorers on the 3DS. The Jack Black family friendly horror comedy Goosebumps arrives on home video this week along with the critically acclaimed thriller The Assassin and the cooking drama Burnt...

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