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Injustice 2 officially announced with new trailer, coming in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 1:25 pm

Injustice 2, the sequel to NetheRealm's popular fighting game Injustice Gods Among Us, has been officially announced with a new cinematic trailer.

 

 

With Injustice 2, Netherealm promises a ton of innovations including deep character customization with "unique and powerful gear" and a dynamic level-up system, a brand new original story arc that follows the original game, and a massive roster of DC characters including Supergirl. The trailer shows off some amazing-looking gear for all the combatants, including a very Batman Beyond-like armorset for Batman. The sequel will also take players across the DC universe's most iconic regions, including Metropolis, Atlantis and Gotham City.

 

"In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games. We're always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customize and level-up their favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap," said NetheRealm's Ed Boon.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 coming December 2016, gets new gameplay trailer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 12:26 pm

Square Enix today announced that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 will release in December, and showcased a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming compilation.

 

 

The new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 gameplay trailer shows off Aqua, one of the original Keyblade warriors, battling against the Heartless. Aqua's adventure will be told in the all-new playable Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, which acts as a direct prequel that bridges to the events of the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III.

 

"In this new trailer, experience Aqua's battle against the Heartless in KH0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-, new HD gameplay from KH Dream Drop Distance & new scenes from KHχ Back Cover that sheds light on the mysterious Foretellers!" reads the trailer's official description.

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Watch Dogs 2 might support online co-op in singleplayer campaign

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 11:44 am

Ubisoft promised big innovations for Watch Dogs 2, and it looks like they plan to deliver: the sequel might support drop-in/drop-out online co-op.

 

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New Google ad metadata for Watch Dogs 2 says "online singleplayer", possibly hinting the open-world game could have an expansive online co-op component. Maybe Watch Dogs 2 will allow friends to team up and complete campaign missions in co-op style, or maybe it's a limited co-op function like Assassin's Creed Unity's online co-op mode.

 

The possibility of online co-op is reinforced by Watch Dogs 2's leaked 30 second trailer, which clearly shows groups of Anonymous-like hacktivists that join your cause. This strongly hints that players will be able to join up and spread anarchy across the Bay Area, as the masked hacker vigilantes likely represent other random players across the globe. Online competitive multiplayer will likely also be in the mix, too, with new modes and features. All online components will be tethered to uPlay.

 

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Watch leaked Watch Dogs 2 footage right here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 11:03 am

Earlier this morning Twitch accidentally published a thirty second trailer for Watch Dogs 2, revealing key details about the upcoming game.

 

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Ubisoft has scrubbed almost all of the leaked Watch Dogs 2 footage off the face of the internet, but we managed to find a quick clip. All in all the footage was pretty good, and it definitely is a huge step up from the Aiden Pearce's sulky revenge tactics. I joked that Watch Dogs 2 reminds me of a punky, hip-hop hipster version of Mr. Robot, and this time around players will have a nice Anonymous-style gang to help them out.

 

Other leaks have revealed key details about Watch Dogs 2 including the game's San Francisco Bay Area setting, the new African-American hipster-hacktivist Marcus, and a November 15, 2016 release date on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Watch Dogs 2 will likely have a season pass

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 10:20 am

Surprise! Watch Dogs 2 will likely come with its own season pass for DLC content.

 

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Online retailer Amazon lists a $99 Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition, which hints the upcoming sequel will sport its own season pass. Editions of AAA games in this price tier typically include the base game with a season pass and pre-order incentives while shaving off some $10 or so from buying the content a la carte. Based on the price I'm guessing that Watch Dogs 2 could have about 2-3 pieces of content, likely story-driven add-ons.

 

Although Ubisoft plans to officially unveil Watch Dogs 2 today at 12 PM EST, we already know a ton about the game thanks to a few leaks. Watch Dogs 2 takes place in San Francisco's Bay Area, it features a brand new African American hipster/punkish hacker protagonist named Marcus, and it's releasing on November 15 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Stock photo company Getty Images looks to the future, creates VR group

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 4:32 am

Seattle's Getty Images has supplied more than 80 million photos and more than 50,000 hours of stock video footage to graphic designers, press outlets, corporations, and just about anyone needing high quality visual content for a wide range of use cases. They've been doing this successfully for 21 years. So when Getty Images decides they're going to create a new division focused on 360-degree images viewable in VR, I pay attention.

 

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In June 2015, Getty Images partnered with Oculus to publish a wealth of 360-degree photos viewable on the Gear VR and (then forthcoming) Oculus Rift. Now they're taking things to the next level by creating the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group.

 

"The technology is still in its infancy, as are the business models addressing how to use it, but we can expect to see VR become a leading tool for visual storytelling," Getty CEO Dawn Airey said in a prepared statement.

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30 disc 'Star Trek' original crew Blu-ray boxset beams down

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 11:58 pm

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original 'Star Trek' series, Paramount Pictures and CBS television are teaming up to provide fans with a massive 30 disc Blu-ray boxset which brings together the complete adventures of the original series crew for the first time.

 

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According to our friends at TrekCore, the mammoth boxset is set to include all three seasons of the original series remastered in 1080p, the six feature films 'The Motion Picture', 'The Wrath of Khan', 'The Search for Spock', The Voyage Home, 'The Final Frontier' and 'The Undiscovered Country', as well as the original animated series which hits Blu-ray for the first time in HD. Fans will have plenty of extra content to watch, with the inclusion of 22 hours of bonus features such as documentaries, featurettes and audio commentaries, alongside some physical swag.

 

There's currently no word on how much the set will go for (it won't be cheap), but pre-orders are expected to go live soon ahead of the September release.

'Tethered' is an adorable PlayStation VR launch game for strategy fans

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:56 pm

Sony's PlayStation VR system is getting yet another launch title, this one from a stable of developers boasting a collective 100 years combined experience in the industry. It's a strategy title called Tethered, and it looks adorable.

 

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Let me throw some words on the screen and see if they get your attention. Tethered is created by a bunch of people who founded companies like Evolution Studios and Rage. Along the way they gathered up Kenny Young, whose outstanding soundtrack and audio work can be found in LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. For inspiration they looked to the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, spliced in some artwork from a concept artist known only as Espen who lives in the mountains of Norway, and wrapped it all up in a strategy-meets-puzzler bow.

 

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Twitter gets Material design refresh on Android

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:39 pm

Earlier this year Facebook Messenger saw its Google Material design roll out on Android, and now Twitter is following suit.

 

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Available for everyone starting today, a new update brings you a fresh, cleaner look with practical functionality. Among the changes: a new tab bar that allows you to swipe between your timeline, messages, and so on, a navigation bar for menus that slides out at will, and a floating action button that makes tweeting as easy as pie.

 

Update the app now through the Play Store if it hasn't been downloaded already to try out the new look and features.

Blizzard will integrate Facebook livestreaming into games

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 9:25 pm

Blizzard is teaming up with Facebook to offer integrated livestreaming in its games. Once you connect your Facebook account, you'll be able to stream to your timeline, and friends can subscribe and receive notifications about when you're streaming.

 

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"Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it's important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other," said Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard Entertainment. "We're working closely with Facebook on this integration for Overwatch, as well as our other games, and we look forward to sharing further details on our plans as development progresses."

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