Warner Bros and Monolith Productions today unveiled a new trailer for "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" that introduces Ratbag, a special Uruk who plays a critical role in the story as Talion goes on his journey to destroy Sauron's army.
In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
Sierra Games has announced that "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions", Lucid Games fast-paced, multi-directional arcade game, will be available this holiday on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC via steam.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions evolves with new features like 3D action, new gameplay modes, persistent customization choices, a dedicated single-player campaign, a revamped cooperative mode and online competitive multiplayer.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is planned to launch this holiday season and will be available on more platforms than ever before, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC via Steam.
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Microsoft has announced that September's Xbox One System Update, featuring a new DNLA Media Player app, updates to the party chat system, bandwidth usage display, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass, is now rolling out on Xbox Live for Xbox One owners worldwide.
Here's the full list of changes, from Microsoft.
A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app – DNLA support for home media servers coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year.
Party on in the new and improved Party App: Be the leader of your party with the new party leader setting. As the party leader, you can change whether the party requires invitations and you can remove others from the party. The updated app also lets you see what activities everyone in your party is doing and who is playing in the same game with you in addition to being able to quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites.
New features for SmartGlass: You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, or share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile and messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, for users who upgrade the app directly, we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release.
“Xbox On” capabilities in Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, and Mexico: New regions will have the ability to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on their consoles when they’re in connected standby (Instant On) mode.
OneGuide comes to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland: The ability to configure live TV listings will be available to all customers in these four countries. Also coming to these markets is the ability to use OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass.
Boot to TV: Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
Bandwidth Usage Display:Bandwidth Usage will show users how much bandwidth their Xbox One is consuming over a period of time, a useful tool for those who want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.
GameDVR deletes: Users will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.
Save your Avatar Gamerpic: A new option to save Avatar Gamerpics to users’ OneDrive.
Learn more about the new features as Major Nelson walks us through September's System Update.
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ESCAPE Dead Island, a third-person survival mystery spin-off that unravels the origins of the zombie outbreak and connects the events of multi-million-seller Dead Island with the recently announced successor Dead Island 2, will be available on November 18 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – ESCAPE adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2.
The mysteries of the island of Narapela beg to be unraveled, but at what cost? Can you survive the island and still maintain your sanity?
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Escape Dead Island releases for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC on November 18. Until then, browse through all of our coverage via the Xbox 360 Games database.
BioWare has just announced that "Dragon Age: Inquisition", the third entry in the epic fantasy role-playing game trilogy, will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
Created alongside the massive single player campaign, this marks the first time gamers can play with their friends in the Dragon Age franchise. The multiplayer mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer mode, four players will team up across a range of multiplayer quests and objectives, exploring intricate dungeons and vanquishing all who oppose them. While dungeon-crawling, players will collect loot, salvage items, craft new weapons and armor, and unlock new characters. At launch, players will be able to unlock up to twelve characters across the three Inquisition classes of Legionnaire, Reaver and Mage, each playing a different and strategic role in multiplayer combat. Multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition is a standalone experience from the open world story players will embark in the main game, and will not have an impact on single player progression or story.
“For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition’s party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager, BioWare. “It was early in the game’s development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to give Dragon Age fans an even bigger and deeper experience.”
Players can pre-order* Dragon Age: Inquisition to get special bonus content. Visit the Dragon Age website for more information on editions, including the Deluxe Edition available for pre-order and the upcoming Inquisitor’s Edition.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is in development at BioWare in Edmonton and will be available on November 18, 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC via Origin.
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Rising Star Games Inc. today announced that Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, G-Rev's best-selling, highly-regarded classic shmup (shoot 'em up) arcade game that pushed the Dreamcast graphics engine to the limit when it was released in 2006, is now available for $19.99 on Xbox 360 Games on Demand across North America.
Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition offers players even more bullets for their gaming buck by building off of the classic arcade version and adding an all-new set of upgrades and gameplay modes. Among the list of new features: dual stick compatibility and destructive realism, which presents a refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, and HD textures and refined shadowing. In addition, the game includes two engaging player modes: the Classic Arcade Mode, and a 16:9 aspect ratio New Order Mode, which takes advantage of HD televisions and monitors - showcasing high quality graphics through the Xbox 360. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available to players looking to refine their shooting skills.
Electronic Arts official game demo for EA Sports NHL 15 is now available for download worldwide on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
With the demo, you can lace up as either team from the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, the Los Angeles Kings or New York Rangers, and skate under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. If you are new to the NHL franchise or just want to work on mastering the Superstar Skill Stick, jump into the demo’s Practice Mode for a free skate against a goalie.
In NHL 15, you will see the most realistic looking and skating hockey players ever in a videogame, along with most detailed and authentic representation of the game of hockey itself. 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics capture the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of the sport, while the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI put the flow and finesse of the game in your hands.
Witness the sights and sounds of authentic arenas across the National Hockey League, as 9,000 individual crowd models - the most ever in a sports videogame - hang on every play called by an all-new three man commentary team. Play the game from three new camera angles, Dynamic High, Dynamic Medium and Dynamic low, to experience the on-ice action like never before. In addition, a new partnership with NBC Sports, brings a world class broadcast package to the game.
Check out the new NHL 15 Gameplay Series: Living Worlds Trailer:
EA Sports NHL 15 will be available this September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. For more information on NHL 15, please browse through all of our coverage via our games database.
Metro Redux, the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine at 60fps for next-gen consoles, is now available to download via the Xbox Game Store on Xbox One.
The digital release, a boxed compilation containing both games, titled METRO REDUX is available at retail for a suggested $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux are also available separately as a digital download on Xbox One, PlayStation and PC for $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raisedunderground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. But will they even listen? Rather than stand united, the factions of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. Including the epic single-player campaigns of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux takes you on a journey from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
Little Orbit announced today that Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise, will be making its way to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS and Windows PC this November.
"What time is it? It's time for an all-new Adventure Time video game! Little Orbit, alongside Cartoon Network Enterprises, announce the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch in November 2014 and will be developed by veteran game studio WayForward, which created the franchise's first two titles. The game will introduce a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games."
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch on November 21st 2014 in Europe and Australasia on PS3, X360 and 3DS!
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Famed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker game studio and developer Artoon present the highly anticipated Xbox 360-exclusive “Blue Dragon.” Featuring the character design of Akira Toriyama,..