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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads the way at 2016 Game Awards with eight nominations

gameawards-statueWe’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, and that means the 2016 Game Awards are right around the corner. The Game Awards will once again be produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley, who will honor this year’s best games and look to the future with a number of huge World Premieres, including the first gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Before we blast off to a far away galaxy, let’s stop and recognize Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which received eight nominations this year from the Game Awards Advisory Board. In addition to “Game of the Year,” Nathan Drake’s final adventure is also up for “Best Game Direction,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Narrative,” and “Best Action/Adventure Game,” along with a “Best Performance” nomination for all three of the game’s main performers.

Uncharted 4 will compete with some of 2016’s biggest titles for “Game of the Year” at the 2016 Game Awards including Doom, Inside, Overwatch, and Titanfall 2.

“The Game Awards is all about celebrating the state of video game art,” said Keighley. “In just a few short weeks we will recognize the most outstanding games of 2016 in unexpected ways, and preview the most anticipated games of 2017 and beyond with the longest, most in-depth world premieres we’ve ever attempted… including surprises and new game announcements.”

The Game Awards will be held on December 1 at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time), and fans can watch the show through their favorite video streaming service or at TheGameAwards.com. The full list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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Madden NFL 17, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, King of Fighters XIV, more added to PS Store

While the fourth quarter is still ahead of us, publishers are running up the score with today’s PlayStation Store update.

Let’s start things off with Madden NFL 17, the latest entry in EA Sports’s long-running football franchise. A rebuilt Franchise Mode is the focus of this year’s game, which is now available to download for the PS4 and PS3. Developer EA Tiburon is also touting improvements to the gameplay on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

Also available to download for the PS4 this week is Square Enix’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The latest game from Eidos Montreal picks up where Deus Ex: Human Revolution left off and explores the aftermath of a terrorist attack that’s left mechanically augmented humans “deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society.”

And if you think elective surgery to become some kind of cyborg is crazy, then the future portrayed in The King of Fighters XIV is just as wild. More than 50 humans, robots, demons, and monsters have come together to compete in a new fighting tournament from developer SNK and publisher Atlus on the PS4.

Finally this week, a trio of side-scrollers will surely appeal to retro-minded PS4 owners. Inside is a mysterious platformer from Playdead, and after a short round of Xbox One/PC exclusivity, it’s now available to download through the PlayStation Store. Inside shares a minimalist aesthetic with Metrico+, a PS4 platformer that was inspired by infographics. And Worms W.M.D. brings the strategy series to the PS4 for the first time.

More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And don’t forget to visit the PlayStation Blog for a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts. (more…)

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Playdead’s Inside will be released for PS4 on August 23

Sony and Playdead have confirmed that Inside, Playdead’s moody and atmospheric puzzle platformer, will be released for the PS4 on August 23.

Inside has been showered with critical praise since its release in late June, and you can see all the perfect scores in a new trailer for the game embedded above.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild named E3 2016’s “Best of Show” by Game Critics Awards

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The Game Critics Awards has handed out their annual “Best of E3” honors for this year’s show, and unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Show.” The massive open-air game also took home awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”

Even though Battlefield 1 secured the most nominations, only one other game was able to collect more than a single award, and that was Civilization VI, which was named “Best PC Game” and “Best Strategy Game.” This year’s “Special Commendation for Graphics” went to Sony’s God of War reboot.

All told, 13 games (and the PlayStation VR headset, which won for “Best Hardware”) were honored this year by the Game Critics Awards. The full list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)

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Battlefield 1 blows away the competition with five nominations from Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2016

e3expologoThe Game Critics Awards has announced their annual Best of E3 nominations, and DICE’s Battlefield 1 has asserted its greatness with five nominations, including one for “Best of Show.” Battlefield 1’s other nominations include “Best Console Game,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” and “Best Online Multiplayer.”

Five other games will compete with the historical shooter for top honors including Dishonored 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea of Thieves, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Titanfall 2. With four nominations apiece, Dishonored 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn will surely provide some stiff competition for Battlefield 1.

The Game Critics Awards will announce the winners for Best of E3 2016 next Tuesday, July 5. A complete list of this year nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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Xbox Store Today: Inside, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 7 Days to Die, more

Playdead burst onto the scene back in 2010 with Limbo, a highly-acclaimed puzzle platformer that helped define the genre during the previous generation. Almost six full years later, they’re back with Inside, another dark and moody puzzle platformer, now available to download for the Xbox One. A single cryptic sentence is all that Playdead is willing to share about Inside: “Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.”

Also available to download through the Xbox Games Store this week is Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox One, Xbox 360), the latest Lego adaptation of the space saga. Featuring the vocal talents of Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), players will be able to relive all the action from the film and go beyond it with never-before-seen “New Adventures.”

Finally this week, a pair of zombie games will shamble into view for Xbox One owners. In 7 Days to Die, players will need to craft a shelter to survive the encroaching undead horde. And Capcom is resurrecting Resident Evil 5 for a new generation of players with enhanced graphics and new multiplayer options.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Limbo developer Playdead delays Inside, their Xbox One-exclusive platformer

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Playdead, the developer behind the highly acclaimed Limbo, has begun informing media outlets their next title, Inside, has been delayed. Originally set for an early 2015 launch exclusively on the Xbox One, Inside has been pushed back to “get it right”:

“After 5 years in development, we, more than anyone, are looking forward to the release. We are so close, but getting it right has taken a little more time than we anticipated. When we know more about the release timing, we will let you know.”

Development on Inside, a moody side-scrolling platformer, began just after Limbo was released for the Xbox 360 in July 2010. It made its public debut at last year’s E3 Expo as part of Microsoft’s presentation, but this is the first time we’ve heard about it since. With this year’s E3 Expo rapidly approaching, perhaps we’ll get our next look at the game in a little more than a week.

[Source: Polygon]

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