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  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
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Dragon Quest Heroes Sold 1 Million Units in Japan and Asia

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:47

Dragon Quest Heroes has sold more than 1 million units on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 between Japan and Asia.

First spotted on NeoGAF, Square Enix confirmed the sales milestone in live stream event. Dragon Quest Heroes launched in Japan in February and in Asia in June.

Developed by the same studio responsible for Hyrule Warriors, players challenge hordes of Akira Toriyama designed Dragon Quest enemies.

Recently, Square Enix revealed a Day One and Collector’s Edition of Dragon Quest Heroes would be available for PS4 in stores and via digital download. A limited edition Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 console, complete with a Metal Slime USB cover released earlier this year in Japan.

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Warhammer 40k Regicide Release Date Announced

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:38

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will see its full, official Steam release on August 26.

The full release includes a single-player campaign comprised of 50 missions; the Armoury, where players can unlock new abilities to take into battle; and a new unit upgrade system. Hammerfall Publishing also promises "a barrage of fan-requested features."

Also included is localisation for Russian, German, and French, with further languages still to be announced.

Warhammer 40k: Regicide has been in Early Access on Steam since its announcement in 2014.

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Daily Deals: Rare Replay, Three Xbox One Bundle Deals, 1TB SSD

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:18

Rare Replay For $26, or With A $10 Gift Card

Rare Replay looks like it could be more than just a nostalgia-fest, and we've got two solid pre-order deals: First, Amazon is letting Prime Members have it with a $4 discount. Second, the Microsoft Store is tossing in $10 gift cards with pre-orders.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Coming Soon to PS4, Xbox One

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:59

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will be released digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One August 12, 505 Games announced today. A retail release will follow on September 1 in the US and September 4 in Europe.

Announced earlier this year, the current-gen version of the twin-stick adventure game will include a director's commentary mode, soundtrack, and concept art gallery. A mobile version is also expected to be released this holiday season.

505 Games didn't announce a price for the current-gen version. However, it may be worth noting Brothers is currently $15 USD on available platforms.

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Wii U's ZombiU Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC as Zombi

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:58

Zombi, an update to the Wii U exclusive ZombiU, has been announced for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Today, Ubisoft announced the first-person survival horror game will release on August 18, 2015 and will be available via digital download only.

Zombi pits players in zombie infested London, as they must survive as long as possible without dying because death is permanent.

The game will be optimized for the latest consoles and PC.

A Zombi re-release was rumored to be in the works after the game was spotted on the Taiwanese Game Software Ratings board recently.

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Life Is Strange: Episode 4 Review

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:28

Developer Dontnod has a lot to answer for with Life Is Strange: Episode 4 -- Dark Room. It begins and ends with emotionally charged scenes that remind me why I like main character Max Caulfield so much. She’s a compassionate, believable protagonist stuck in an ugly sequence of events that’s resistant to change, no matter how hard she tries. That said, this up-and-down three-hour episode betrays a lot of what makes her special.

Dark Room is the most inconsistent episode in Life Is Strange so far. The two hours between the excellent prologue and the finale advances the story slowly, and spends most of its time rehashing of what Life Is Strange has already done better before. The story and choices swing wildly from believable lucid to incomprehensible and gross. At times, Dark Room is just plain cheap. Max’s major choices here don’t suit her behavior, or are shocking for the sake of shock value, and that’s really disappointing.

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Endless Space 2 Announced

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:04

A teaser website has revealed Endless Space 2.

The website has a vague URL, but links to a cryptic teaser trailer for the game with the voice over saying: "What if I could begin again? I had reached perfect harmony before they came and destroyed everything. But sometimes you just need a single drop to change everything."

Also on the website are incentives for you to share the news via social media, with a Fan Kit, invitations for an early playtest session and an extra in-game faction as rewards.

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Hard West is Coming to PC This Year

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:57

Developer CreativeForge and publisher Gambitious Digital have announced that Hard West will launch this Fall.

Hard West had a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be coming to PC after making its press debut at Gamescom next week.

It follows the story of Warren in the frontier world of Hard West, and features tactical turn-based combat where you control a posse of 1-4 members. According to the press release, it "features a deep narrative of choice and fate, where the Luck of the Draw acts as your unique guardian."

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Wet Hot American Summer's "Serialized Comic Book Reality"

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:18

14 years after the release of the cult comedy film Wet Hot American Summer, the gang at Camp Firewood is back for the Netflix prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, debuting this Friday. Once again the brainchild of The State alum Michael Showalter and David Wain, the eight-episode series reunites the huge cast -- including Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, AD Miles, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan and Molly Shannon -- in a prequel set eight weeks before the movie.

This week, the day after Showalter took part in a TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour panel for Netflix showrunners – you’ll see that panel referenced a couple of times below – I spoke to the writer and actor, who also reprises his role as Coop in Wet Hot, about the appeal of Wet Hot American Summer, the approach he and Wain take with the material, making the schedules of the cast work and more – including why he thinks another installment of Wet Hot is very possible.

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Becoming a Dad Brought Me Back to Nintendo

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:15

My wife and I welcomed our first son into the world on January 26th, 2014.  In the year and a half since his birth, we’ve encountered an endless list of unexpected events - both good and bad - that no one can prepare you for.  The avocado that gave him a skin rash, his insane fascination with cars, the first time he flung himself out of his crib, and the day he randomly decided to stand up and walk for the first time.  If you’re a parent, the combination of utter joy and pure fear surrounding these moments become oddly normal. Each event is life-changing, but there has been one change to my life that I didn’t see coming at all - after 23 years, I became a Nintendo fan again.

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PS Plus: New 'Vote to Play' Feature Leaks Prematurely

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:58

Sony may be set to introduce a new feature allowing you to vote on games you'd like to see in each month's set of free PlayStation Plus titles.

NeoGAF user El_Cinefilo discovered a video while browsing the "What's New" section of his PS4 in the UK going into detail about a new "Vote to Play" feature.

According to the video, gamers will be given a choice of three games to choose between, and the one that receives the most votes will be offered free as part of PS Plus the following month, while the other two will be discounted.

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Rocket League's First DLC Coming Very Soon

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:57

The first downloadable content pack for Rocket League, entitled Supersonic Fury, is coming in early August.

Supersonic Fury includes two new Battle-Cars: The Dominus is an over-the-top American muscle car, and the Takumi is a Japanese street racer.

The DLC also includes two new rocket boosts called Nitrous and Burnout, two new wheel sets called Cristiano and Spinner, and five new paint types.

As well as Supersonic Fury, which costs $4 / €4, Psyonix is also releasing a free game update. This update adds the new map Utopia Coliseum, and more than 70 new country flags. Spectator mode is also being added, allowing you to watch games in real time from any camera angle.

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Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:57

A remastered version of Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from October 13, 2015 in the Americas, and October 16, 2015 worldwide.

This "definitive" Director’s Cut edition of the post-apocalyptic RPG will feature "overhauled graphics, expanded voice-overs, gameplay enhancements & tweaks", including fully "redone character and level art", an enhanced lighting system and improved textures.

All major speaking parts, NPCs and weapon sounds have also been refreshed for the Director's Cut.

If you're at gamescom later this month, you'll be able to try it yourself. A playable demo will be available on the show floor, where you'll be able to sample the new gameplay features, including improved combat encounters, enhanced cutscenes and "all-new “Precision Strike” and “Perk & Traits” systems.

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One Upon Light Headed to PS4 in Europe, America

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:41

Rising Star Games is bringing One Upon Light to PS4 in North America and Europe in October, 2015.

Up until now, the indie puzzler - developed by SUTD Lab - has only been available in Asia.

The game, inspired visually by classic black and white cartoons, features top-down puzzle gameplay, using "the unique properties of light and shadow to explore and overcome obstacles" and offers a "true test of skill, brains and photophobia". You must explore the ruins of deserted labs to uncover the mystery of who you are, and what happened at Aurora Science Labs.

“Since our exclusive Sony PlayStation 4 Asia release in October 2014, we have been looking for the right partner to bring this game to the West,” said Teo Chor Guan, programme director of SUTD Game Lab.

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Firefly: "Our Mrs. Reynolds" Flashback Review

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:41

We're doing the impossible, and that makes us mighty. IGN wasn't covering TV back when Joss Whedon's beloved space western Firefly was airing on FOX (infamously out of order, incomplete, and with little fanfare/support), so we're spending this summer taking a loving look back at the 14 shiny episodes. We'll be reviewing Firefly episodes on Thursdays; follow along with us by watching the episodes on Netflix, Amazon, Blu-ray, DVD or on iTunes.

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What You Get in Windows 10

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:30

Maybe you've seen the Xbox App in Windows 10 (or in particular, how it lets you stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 PC), and you're now curious if it's really worth leaving Windows 7 behind. Or maybe you're wondering if Windows 10 is the salvation from Windows 8 you've been long waiting for.

So far, those of us in the office who've spent time with Windows 10 have found it a positive experience—but we'll leave it to our friends at PC Magazine to tell you just what you get if you upgrade. Their concise review should help you figure out if and when you should make the jump.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Gets Western Release Date

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:16

Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy Explorers will arrive in North America on January 26 and in Europe on January 29.

The action-RPG, which has been described as Crystal Chronicles meets Monster Hunter, originally launched in Japan back in December 2014.

The game tasks players with searching for crystals while fighting Summons, the magical creatures that have appeared in Final Fantasy titles since FF III. Like many other entries in the FF universe, Explorers will allow players to choose from and level up a variety of jobs including Black Mage, White Mage, Knight and Monk. You'll be able to play the game alone, or with up to three friends.

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Koei Tecmo Announces Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:09

Koei Tecmo has announced Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, a tactical action game based on The Heroic Legend of Arslan novellas.

For those who don’t know, The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a Japanese fantasy series written by Yoshiki Tanaka. The first entry into the now 14 novel series was released back in 1986. Since its initial release Arslan has been adapted into anime numerous times, the most well-known of which being the 2013 manga series by Hiromu Arakawa in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine.

As the story goes, a young prince by the name Arslan is forced out of his kingdom after his father suffers a betrayal, and is soon after defeated. It’s then up to Arslan, and a group of companions, to reforge an army in the hopes of regaining his father’s lost throne.

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Here's When Tropico 5 Is Coming to Xbox One

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:39

Tropico 5 is coming to Xbox One in early 2016.

The Tropico 5 Xbox One Edition contains the full version of the game, plus the Waterborne expansion pack and the Bayo del Ofato, Big Cheese, Mad World, Generalissimo and Joint Venture add-ons.

You'll also receive "exclusive Xbox One sandbox maps", a new "controller-optimised" user interface, and Xbox Live Achievements.

We gave Tropico 5 a solid 7.2 score in our review, saying: "there is a lot that I like about Tropico 5, and it will probably hold my interest far longer than Tropico 4 did.

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Total War: Warhammer Gameplay Revealed

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:31

Creative Assembly has released the first gameplay footage for Total War: Warhammer.

The video, which you can see below, is a developer walkthrough of a set-piece battle called The Battle of Black Fire Pass. It's apparently a Quest Battle - "available specifically to Karl Franz, it represents one of many bespoke, optional encounters players will unlock as they progress through a campaign with their chosen Legendary Lord."

It's safe to say the battle between the Greenskins and the Empire is suitably impressive, from heaps of custom characters and animations to breathtaking spell effects. Be warned - there's also giant spiders.

So check it out below, and remember a cinematic in-engine version of the battle is already available. This is also the demo we saw at E3 2015, so be sure to check out our thoughts.

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