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Xbox Store Today: Broken Age, Get Even, Art of Fighting 2, more

We’re closing out the work part of this week with another Xbox Games Store update, and Microsoft has finally added one of Kickstarter’s biggest successes to its digital storefront.

That’s because Double Fine’s return to the adventure genre, Broken Age, was finally added to the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox One today. If you’ve never played it before, or maybe even if you have, players will follow the lives of two teenagers that become gradually more entwined… even though they live in “radically different worlds.”

Another adventure game will be available to download for the Xbox One today from Bandai Namco and The Farm 51. Get Even is a first-person puzzler that isn’t afraid to get weird. Players will travel inside the mind of an amnesiac named Cole to figure out how an abandoned asylum and a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest are connected.

Finally today, Hamster Corporation has brought Art of Fighting 2, a NeoGeo classic from 1994, to the Xbox One. The fighting game is one of the first entries in the King of Fighters mega-franchise, and features 12 fighters and a “Rage Gauge.”

You can learn more about all of these games (and the rest of today’s new releases) after the break. (more…)

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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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Get Even uses photorealistic graphics to ask “What Is Real?”

Polish developers The Farm 51 are best known for budget titles like 2009’s Necrovision, last year’s Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, or the Indiana Jones-esque Deadfall Adventures. But for their first next-gen project, the company is getting a little ambitious.

Get Even plays with memories like The Matrix and drops players into a world that melds single-player and multiplayer gameplay. Which “memories” a player chooses to follow will change the how the game progresses. And, according to the developer, “[Other players] on the network can join the quest as enemies, so players never know whether their opponents are human or CPU-based.”

The game will also make extensive use of a brand new 3D photoscanning technology that will literally drop these images into the game to create “expansive and lifelike environments.” “Advanced lighting effects” will add to the immersive images to create an even more realistic world. The developer plans to combine these elements to create a unique shooter that stands out from the crowd.

Wojtek Pazdur, CEO of The Farm 51, said: “As an independent developer, it would be foolish to go head-to-head with the larger companies and create a ‘me too’ knock-off, and frankly we wouldn’t be interested in doing it. We believe that there is still a ton of content and design creativity that has yet to be explored in first-person genre, as well as an audience beyond the warfare player — those are the people we are going for with Get Even.”

Get Even will be available sometime in 2015 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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