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Every single Deus Ex game can be purchased for under $7 right now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 33 mins ago

With the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided set for February 2016, gamers need to get into the world of Deus Ex, and what better way than by getting every Deus Ex game released for just $6.59 from Steam?

 

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The $6.59 bundle includes Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director's Cut) and Deus Ex: The Fall. This is a steal, considering it would cost close to, or just over $200 if you paid nearly full price for all of the Deus Ex games when they were released.

 

The sale lasts for another 14 hours or so, so you will want to jump in quick.

Forza Motorsport 6 launch trailer is here, 1080p 60FPS on the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 48 mins ago

Now that the release of Forza Motorsport 6 is right around the corner, Turn 10 Studios has released the launch trailer of Forza Motorsport 6, teasing the beautiful weather effects, night racing, and career mode highlights of the Xbox One exclusive.

 

 

Forza 6 will be running at 1080p 60FPS on the APU-powered Xbox One, which is something worth highlighting because most games don't hit that mark on Microsoft's console. During Gamescom 2015 last month, Forza Motorsport 6 was called 'Best Racing Game' and 'Best Simulation Game', which are some serious awards for the Xbox One exclusive.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 drops onto the Xbox One on September 15, including over 450 cars all with working cockpits, opening doors, and even full damage. There will be 24-player matches throughout 26 real-world locations in wet weather, and night time racing.

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Xbox manager: 2015 shaping up to be best year of gaming since 2007

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours ago

It doesn't matter if you're a PC gamer or console owner, this looks like a fantastic time to be playing video games. Microsoft Xbox product manager Patrick Perkins recently described it as the strongest gaming period in almost 10 years, with plenty of high-profile titles that have either launched - or will launch in the next several quarters.

 

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"Before we even launched the Xbox One, we knew that this was the year," Perkins recently said while speaking on the GameStop Expo livestream. "You just look at the development cycles and when everything's going to come together."

 

While speaking on the livestream, Perkins compared the upcoming 2015 holiday and early 2016 gaming season to that of 2007 holiday and early 2008 - when games such as Assassin's Creed, Halo 3, BioShock, Rock Band, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Mass Effect launched. Of course, games such as The Witcher, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Crysis, and Super Mario Galaxy also were released in that same time frame.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's pre-order scheme could change everything

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 1 min ago

Square Enix recently revealed the official release date for sci-fi wonder Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but the celebration was dampened with a strange pre-order scheme that could have a huge impact on the future of the games industry.

 

 

The studio's neo-noir augmented dystopian sci-fantasy Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks to be one of the best games in recent memory, and it now has a release date of February 23, 2016. Unless enough people pre-order the game--then it'll release four days earlier on February 19, 2016. To get the game early a good portion of gamers will have to pay up front and everyone gets the game early...this time.

 

In the future might be different. What if there are actually two release dates for games: the early pre-orderers who acted like early adopters in a weird sort of Early Access for AAA games, and the regular joes who get access to the game later. If this kind of disparity is created it'll likely eschew an exodus towards pre-buying as the mainstream public will probably want to get their game as soon as possible--it's the same price, right, so what's the big deal?

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Ocarina of Time gets an enchanting Unreal Engine 4 makeover

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 4 mins ago

Ever wondered what Ocarina of Time would look like as a modern day game? Talented 3D artist Michael Eurek answers this query with a truly stunning vision of the Nintendo 64 classic rendered in Unreal Engine 4.

 

 

Eurek's enchanting overhaul takes us on a tour of the flowing oasis of Zora's Domain, fully realizing the original island vibes with torch-fire licking the rough-hewn rock walls, beautiful waterfalls, lush flora, and a color scheme that truly immerses you in another world. When I played the game as a kid, this area was one of my personal favorite areas in the game because of the tropical atmosphere, and it's amazing to see Zora's refuge given such a high-detail overhaul.given such a high-detail overhaul.

 

King Zora XVI sits atop his throne, features muted and frozen in stone. The water churns and endlessly flows while the exotic jungle plants sway in the gentle breeze. Everything is rendered in such pristine hyper-realistic fidelity that it really brings a new dimension to the franchise, offering a testament to the new generation of game-building engines that developers have at their fingertips.

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Hideo Kojima: The players are everything, I get my energy from them

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

To celebrate the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has released an official debriefing that shows Hideo Kojima is truly one of the most heartfelt developers in the industry.

 

 

Hideo Kojima cares about his audience and really connects with the people who play his games. During the MGSV debriefing, the grandmaster of tactical stealth espionage personally visited the home of Sean Gillespie, a fan who had recently tragically died of cancer. Before his death in February, Sean's love and enthusiasm for Metal Gear Solid directly touched and inspired Kojima and his dev team.

 

"I'm visiting Sean's home after he passed because my energy comes from the players," Hideo Kojima said in the video, his voice seeming to hitch with emotion. "When I announced a release date for MGSV I swore to follow through, and not to disappoint them. The players are everything. Without them, nothing I do would matter."

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Your daily WTF: Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 is a real game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

I don't even know where to begin with this, but there is a new game that has hit Steam called 'Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015' and it is exactly, and I mean exactly, what it sounds like.

 

 

It's one of the weirdest games you could ever play, and is explained as "fast paced shower-simulation where you shower with your 8-bit dad". You can grab it from the Steam store for just $0.99, so you won't be spending much to shower with your dad, in a simulator of course.

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Star Wars: Battlefront won't have server browsers on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

Today Battlefront fans got a big shock when EA revealed that the new Star Wars shooter won't have server browsers, and instead will be based entirely on a new matchmaking system.

 

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"Star Wars Battlefront will not offer a server browser, but will utilize a new skill-based matchmaking system," EA's community manager Sledgehammer70 said in a Reddit post. Essentially it looks as if even PC gamers won't be able to create and join custom maps and gametypes on a server, instead being stuck in a matchmaking playlist.

 

EA says that gamers will still be able to join and create party lobbies with their friends, but the studio still hasn't revealed any concrete details on their new system. Reddit users accuse EA of "console-izing" PC gaming with this move. Servers offer a customized space for PC gamers, letting users filter game modes and maps so they can tailor their own specific experiences.

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How Fallout 4's perk system might work

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Fallout 4 is a pretty complex and dynamic game, and lots of gamers are stumped when it comes to the new perk system. Below we make an educated guess based off of data and speculation on how Fallout 4's perk and leveling system might work.

 

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A recent OXM interview with a Bethesda rep has prompted a dizzying level of confusion in the Fallout community, leading to rampant speculation and millions of gamers scratching their heads. "You'll still level up via XP, and each level increase will still give you a point to spend on a perk, but now those perks have varying XP levels of their own," says the Bethesda employee. "It's perk-ception, essentially, and means that, should you theoretically play long enough to max out every tier of every single one gaining untold buffs and no doubt all kinds of horrendous real-world illnesses in the process - you'll top off with a total of 275."

 

Perk-ception? Perk level ups? How does that work exactly? Also does this mean there actually is a level cap after all? I believe the concept is pretty hard to explain in just words, and the rep was put on the spot and wasn't prepared to adequately explain the system. Which makes sense, as Todd Howard says Bethsoft won't spoil Fallout 4, and this could ruin some surprises.

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Halo 5 opening cinematic teases a bunch of stuff you can't do in-game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

The release of Halo 5 isn't far away, with Microsoft and 343 Industries releasing the cinematic trailer to Halo 5: Guardians, which you can check out below.

 

 

Hollywood star Nathan Fillion of Firefly fame is featured, with some pretty balls to the wall action. Unfortunately, most of it can't be done within the game, which sucks. Other than that, Halo 5: Guardians is an Xbox One exclusive hitting Microsoft's console on October 27.

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