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Xbox Store Today: Dead By Daylight, MXGP 3, Dungeon Defenders II, more

Welcome to today’s Xbox Games Store update… Today, Microsoft has added monsters, motorcycles, and a free-to-play “Action Tower Defense” game to their digital storefront.

The monsters are courtesy of Dead By Daylight, which is now available to download for the Xbox One. The multiplayer game features the ever-popular 4v1 setup, as one player is thrust into the role of “The Killer,” and four others attempt to flee as “The Survivors.”

Also available to download today is MXGP 3, a new motorcycle racing sim for the Xbox One from Milestone. The third game in the series features all 18 tracks from the 2016 MXGP and MX2 seasons. Players will also get the chance to make their rider unique with a full set of customization options.

Finally today, Dungeon Defenders II is a free-to-play “Action Tower Defense” game for the Xbox One that asks players to defend their dungeon from the armies of the Old Ones.

More information about all of these games (and the rest of today’s new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Iron Galaxy releases two new gameplay trailer for Killer Instinct’s Eagle

Iron Galaxy is expected to add Killer Instinct‘s next downloadable character, Eagle, to the game this Friday.

If you’re a fan of the free-to-play fighting game, you can prepare yourself by viewing two new gameplay trailers starring Eagle. Both trailers are available after the break, and they depict Thunder’s brother going toe-to-toe with Shin Hisako and Fulgore. (more…)

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Sega Forever program will bring their classic games to mobile devices as free-to-play apps

You don’t have to dig very far to find a swath of Sega-published apps on the App Store for your favorite mobile device. And that includes classic re-releases of dozens of games that originally appeared on the Master System, Genesis, and Dreamcast.

But this morning, the publisher announced “Sega Forever,” a new initiative that’ll re-release these re-releases as ad-supported free-to-play apps through the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The program will kick off on June 22 with the re-release of five classic games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast:

Sega Forever Titles Available on June 22

  • Sonic The Hedgehog, the 1991 household classic that has remained at the forefront of hearts and minds since inception
  • Phantasy Star II, the longtime fan-favourite RPG from 1989
  • Comix Zone and Kid Chameleon, two American titles developed by Sega’s in-house studio STI
  • Altered Beast, the original Genesis pack-in title, a beat-em-up set in Ancient Greece that represents a weird and wonderful segment of the Sega catalogue that is ripe for rediscovery

All games in the Sega Forever lineup will be redesigned to work on mobile devices, and also include cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. You’ll also be able to remove the ads from each game for $1.99 apiece.

More titles will be added to the Sega Forever collection every two weeks, and to get an idea of which ones** will be coming soon, you should check out the wonderfully retro trailer embedded above.

** I spotted Shinobi, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Golden Axe, and Crazy Taxi, but I’m sure I missed some.

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Star-studded Launch Trailer reveals June 29 release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Twentieth Century Fox, Jam City, and TinyCo have announced that Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be available to download for iOS and Android devices on June 29. And to help celebrate the game’s launch, they’ve recruited a quartet of celebrities to “head”line its Launch Trailer.

In addition to appearing in the trailer, Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson will also be playable characters in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and all four will have their own unique storyline THe original animation team and Futurama‘s producers, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, are working closely with the development team on Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and they will continue to produce more animated sequences like this Launch Trailer after the game’s launch.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be a free-to-play title that blends “simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay” in an all-new adventure starring Fry, Leela, Bender, Professor Farnsworth, and the rest of the Planet Express crew.

Yes, even Zoidberg.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles now available for PC and Xbox One

You might have missed it during all the post-E3 hoopla, but the Zombies Chronicles expansion is now available to download for Call of Duty: Black Ops III on all platforms. Activision and Treyarch released the add-on earlier this week, giving PC and Xbox One owners the chance to replay their favorite Zombies maps from World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II:

Maps Originally Included in Call of Duty: World at War
“Nacht der Untoten” (Abandoned Bunker), “Verruckt” (Wittenau Sanitorium), and “Shi No Numa” (Jungle Swamp)

Maps Originally Included in Call of Duty: Black Ops
“Kino Der Toten” (Theater of the Dead), “Ascension” (Soviet Cosmodrome), “Shangri-La” (Exotic Jungle Shrine), and “Moon” (Lunar Base)

Maps Originally Included in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
“Origins” (WWI France)

Zombies Chronicles Bonus Content

  • 20 Vials of Liquid Divinium
  • 2 All-New Whimsical GobbleGums
  • Exclusive Zombies Pack-A-Punch Weapon Camo

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie Chronicles expansion can be purchased for $29.99, and a teaser trailer has been embedded above.

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PS Store This Week: Nex Machina, Dead By Daylight, MXGP 3, more

Now that the 2017 E3 Expo is in the rearview mirror, we can look forward to a big new PlayStation Store update…

This week, Housemarque has teamed up with the legendary Eugene Jarvis to bring Nex Machina to the PS4. The twin-stick shooter takes place in a dystopian future where machines have taken over and mankind must fight back. Sounds like the perfect playground for the creator of Robotron 2084 and Smash TV.

Also available this week is Dead by Daylight, a multiplayer game for the PS4 where one players controls a deranged Killer, and four others attempt to escape their gruesome fate as the Survivors. It’ll be joined on Friday by Get Even, a first-person puzzler from Bandai Namco that plays with reality.

Finally, racing onto the PS4 this week is MXGP 3, the latest motorcycle racing sim from Milestone; and Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, a new expansion for Square Enix’s MMORPG.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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The Adventure Log: What Happened on June 19, 2017

2K Games made this year’s “Hey, You Know E3 Was Last Week, Right?” announcement, Jason’s going retro in Friday the 13th: The Game, and Detroit: Become Human and Halo 6 are both further away than we thought.

Here’s what happened on Monday, June 19:

Gun Media is adding Jason’s retro-tastic purple-and-blue look to Friday the 13th
Detroit: Become Human won’t be released until 2018
WWE 2K18’s cover will feature wrestler Seth Rollins
343 Industries has no plans to unveil Halo 6 in 2017

And Don’t Forget to Catch Up on the Day Before…

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343 Industries has no plans to unveil Halo 6 in 2017

Microsoft doesn’t want to talk about the far-flung future right now. All the games on display at the consolemaker’s E3 Press Conference are set to launch fairly soon, and that meant there was no room to talk about Halo 6 on gaming’s big stage.

According to Jeff Easterling, “GrimBrother One” at 343 Industries, that stance won’t be changing anytime soon. Writing on Halo Waypoint, Easterling revealed that Microsoft and 343 Industries have no plans to talk about Halo 6 at all this year:

That being said, for some people – like most who are still reading this blog – the Xbox media briefing was bandied about as much for what it didn’t show, as what it did. Specifically, a new (or old-made-new) Halo title. For some folks, their despair stemmed from a lack of remastered fight-finishing. I know I know, we should have told you ahead of time to not expect anything like that. Others were hoping for a tease of things farther off to come. While there’s little to nothing that can be said on that front, it’s been made clear that we won’t be talking about Halo’s next major title for quite some time. And no, that doesn’t mean Gamescom. Or PAX. Trust us, when we’re ready to begin pulling back that proverbial curtain, you’ll know. It won’t be soon.

Halo Wars 2was released earlier this year, and is the most recent addition to the vast Halo franchise. A new expansion for Halo Wars 2, Awakening the Nightmare, was unveiled at E3 2017, and it’ll be available this Fall.

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