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Unravel- Adorable and emotionally satisfying

I’ve always enjoyed platformers, even though my skill playing them is less than optimal. Still the genre draws me, and add an emotionally fulfilling story in, and I’m generally hooked and will push on to the end of the game. Games like Journey, Flower, and Ori and the Blind Forest all suck me in with both their beauty visually and narrative. And it always helps to have an adorable character to play, like Sackboy in LittleBigPlanet or the protagonist in Puppeteer. Now ColdWood Interactive, in partnership with EA, brings us the tale of Yarny, an adorable, little devil like creature made of yarn, who makes his way on a journey through a series of memories in the game Unravel. And how does this game stack up against others in its genre? Quite well, as it turns out...

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Far Cry Primal 101 trailer

Ubisoft has released a gameplay overview trailer for their upcoming game Far Cry Primal, showing off both human and animal enemies, and your character’s Beastmaster abilities. Check it out below.

Far Cry Primal is set for release on February 23.

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Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch- Lara deals with some spooky goings on

Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch is the first story driven DLC pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The pack gives us a new area to explore, which is accessible from the Soviet installation in the main game, some new enemies, a new boss fight, and of course collectibles to be found. It adds in a supernatural element, something that was prevalent in the 2013 Tomb Raider game but missing from the sequel. The mission has Lara rescuing a girl named Nadia from enemy soldiers at the copper mine. Nadia tells Lara that her grandfather has gone into the Witch’s Vale, a place ruled over by a fearsome witch named Baba Yaga (who is indeed based on Slavic folklore), who moves about in a walking house with giant bird-like legs...

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Dark Souls 3 opening cinematic trailer

From Software and Bandai Namco has released a trailer featuring the opening cinematic for the next title in the brutal Dark Souls series. Check it out below.

Dark Souls III is slated to release on April 12 for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

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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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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.
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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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