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Pac-Man 256 will have co-op multiplayer when it comes to PC, PS4, Xbox One next month

Pac-Man 256, an endless maze runner released last year for mobile devices, is chomping its way towards the PC, PS4, and Xbox One next month.

In Pac-Man 256, players dash through a neverending maze level as they avoid ghosts, chomp pellets, and stay one step ahead of the dreaded “Level 256” glitch. But Pac-Man won’t need to do it alone anymore, because developer Hipster Whale is adding four-player simultaneous co-op to the PC/console version of Pac-Man 256. In addition to the main game, a collection of bonus themes will also be included in the game’s $4.99 purchase price.

Pac-Man 256 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 21.

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Dino Run DX has 60 new hats and heads available!

Hold onto your hats – no, really! There are 60 new hats and heads in the rad Dino Run DX, which is currently available on Steam for just $5.99. This is an absurd steal – $6 to doomsurf all you want?!?!

PixelJam calls it “The Indie Collection,” and be sure to watch the video to see loads of familiar faces from games like Castle Crashers, Fez, Hyper Light Drifter, Shovel Knight, and many more!

Dino Run DX is a remaster of the beautiful prehistoric multiplayer racing game, which PixelJam refers to as “the final evolution of the original game.” They’re currently raising funds via their own crowdfunding platform to add even more extra features to the game, and they’ve currently raised over $17,500.

What are you waiting for? Get your doomsurf on!

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sells 2.7 million copies in its first week

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Back in March, Sony delayed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End one final time to ensure they’d have enough copies of the game available for its worldwide launch. After today’s announcement, it’s clear the consolemaker needed as many copies as they could manufacture.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, more than 2.7 million copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End were sold during the game’s first week of availability. That number includes retail copies of the game on Blu-ray disc, as well as digital copies through the PlayStation Store. As you might have guessed, these monumental figures made Uncharted 4 the fastest-selling PS4 first party title in North America.

Naughty Dog hasn’t announced their next project yet, but there’s a very real possibility that it could be The Last of Us 2.

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Neon Deity’s Bruis’n Cruisers channels Bump N Jump in first trailer

Bump N Jump is a lesser-known name from the annals of NES history. But the overhead driving game’s combination of bopping and hopping has made it one to remember for a small cult of fans.

This cult appeal meant that a followup to Bump N Jump was never produced. But the team behind the gonzo goldfish shooter Shutshimi, Neon Deity, clearly has a fondness for it. Just take a gander at the first trailer for their next project, the equally rhyme-y Bruis’n Cruisers.

Like Bump N Jump, Bruis’n Cruisers is an overhead racer where players will have to bash the opposing cars if they want to stay on the highway. And don’t think the developer forgot the jumping… each course is also littered with ramps that supply some serious hangtime. The eight-year-old within me is practically vibrating with excitement.

Bruis’n Cruisers is currently very early in development, but more will be revealed soon.

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Soldier 76 stars in the final Overwatch animated short

Our long wait is almost over, Overwatch will be available beginning tomorrow for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. But Blizzard has one last animated short to debut before the game’s launch: Soldier 76.

In a previous life, Soldier 76 was known as John Morrison, the leader of Overwatch. He lead his team to victory in the Omnic Wars, a clash between robots and humans that took place well before the events of the game. Now, he’s a disgraced former agent, who still takes to the streets to dispense his own brand of law and order. Yes, you can take your pick… Solider 76 is Batman or The Punisher or Travis Bickle or Judge Dredd or any other one man army. But as the title of this short implies, he is also a “Hero.”

Blizzard has built quite a universe for Overwatch, and I’m genuinely sad that “Hero” is the final animated short (for now, at least). If you missed any of the others (“Recall,” “Alive,” and “Dragons“), I recommend you remedy that immediately.

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Carl Edwards crosses the finish line first at All-Star Race to become NASCAR Heat: Evolution’s cover athlete

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For some drivers, there was more at stake than the checkered flag during yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. That’s because Dusenberry Martin Racing, the publisher behind the upcoming NASCAR Heat: Evolution, offered the coveted cover athlete position to the first Toyota driver to cross the finish line. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, and Martin Truex Jr. competed for the prize for 113 laps, but it was Edwards who beat out the other four in the end.

Dusenberry Martin Racing sent out this image (note the “Not Final Cover Art” tag) after his fourth place finish:

NASCAR Heat: Evolution will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13. And congratulations are also in order for Joey Logano, the actual winner of yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

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Weekly Warp-Up: Rumors About Red Dead Redemption 2 and Quake 5 Abound…

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

With the 2016 E3 Expo inching ever closer, more and more rumors have started to crop up about what the major publishers are working on next. Just look at Rockstar Games, the publishing label hasn’t produced an original game since 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V, but this week we learned they’re working on “multiple projects,” and that one of them might be Red Dead Redemption 2.

I don’t doubt that something big is brewing within the walls of Rockstar, but it’s a little harder to believe that id Software is going to jump straight from Doom to Quake 5. However, I also can’t picture them trying something new just yet, so a return to one of gaming’s biggest franchises could be a very real possibility (albeit one we might not get to play until 2018).

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed Renegade Kid’s Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and if you’re a fan of retro-inspired platformers, you might want to give it a chance.

More news from this past week can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Overwatch, TMNT Mutants in Manhattan, More

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Another week, another handful of new releases. However, one of the most-anticipated games of the last few years will be available on store shelves this week, so that’s certainly something to celebrate.

Blizzard began working on their secretive “Titan MMO” project more than ten years, and while the game was eventually scrapped, parts of it were incorporated into Overwatch, a unique “Hero Shooter” for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Rather than populate its game with generic character types, Blizzard chose to create dozens of unique “Heroes” for Overwatch, and they gave each one their own personality and fighting style. Overwatch is very similar to the recently-released Battleborn, and I’m sure the two games will be compared and contrasted for many years to come.

Also available this week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, a Platinum Games-developed beat ’em up for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360. Mutants in Manhattan isn’t a simple movie adaptation, and instead features a comics-inspired art style and an original storyline not tied to any previous incarnation of the Ninja Turtles.

Finally this week, a trio of lesser-known games will also be available on store shelves for the first time. The list includes Dungeons II (PS4), a tactical strategy game; Adam’s Venture: Origins (PS4), a narrative adventure game; and Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition (Xbox One), a repackaged re-release of the city builder with additional bonus material.

We’ll be back soon to look at the latest digital releases on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop throughout the rest of the week.

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