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Xbox Store Today: Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, Elite Dangerous, more


This week’s Xbox Games Store update is all about metal. Watch, I’ll show you…

After leaving the stage empty for the last five years, Harmonix has roared back with an encore for the famed Rock Band franchise. Rock Band 4 is now available to download for the Xbox One, provided that you’ve got a few plastic instruments lying around and you remember to purchase the required adapter.

Also available this week is Transformers: Devastation, a new action game from Platinum Games starring robots who are “more than meets the eye.” The gleaming metal designs of the game’s cel-shaded protagonists are based on the 1980s Generation 1 era… which is a first for Transformers games in North America. Transformers: Devastation is available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Our last example of new metal on the Xbox Games Store is Elite: Dangerous, which has exited its “Preview” period and is now available as a full game for the Xbox One. Players start by spending a few credits on a small starship and then parlaying that small hunk of metal into a galaxy-spanning armada.

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

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PS Store Today: Uncharted Collection (Friday), Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, more


Nathan Drake is back this week as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will be available to download through the PlayStation Store on Friday, October 9. The Nathan Drake Collection will mark the PS4 of the first three Uncharted games (Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception) and all players who purchase it will receive access to the beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Several other big releases are now available as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update and they’re available today:

  • Get out your old plastic instruments… Rock Band 4 (PS4) is the first new entry in the franchise in five years. Harmonix didn’t stray too far from the familiar Rock Band 4 in the jump to the PS4, even ensuring backwards compatibility with your old instruments and a vast majority of downloadable songs.
  • Transformers: Devastation (PS4, PS3) is a Transformers-themed brawler from Platinum Games that is… wait for it… based on the original Generation 1 era. Believe it or not, Devastation is the first G1 game to ever be released in North America.
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) is the latest strategy RPG from NIS America and the first entry in the series to be available for the PS4.
  • Finally this week, Super Meat Boy (PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy) makes his PlayStation debut as the titular character’s ultra-hard platformer is now available for the PS4 and Vita.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s discounts and new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Roll out with this Transformers: Devastation launch trailer

The only thing that could make this Transformers: Devastation launch trailer more authentic is if it were scored with Stan Bush’s “The Touch.” But that’s OK, because we can still marvel at Optimus Prime, Bumbleebee, Grimlock, Wheeljack, and Sideswipe as they do battle with the evil Decepticons led by Megatron, Starscream, and Devastator.

Developed by Platinum Games, Transformers: Devastation rolled out to stores today on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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New Releases: Rock Band 4, Uncharted Collection, Transformers Devastation, More


It’s time to rock the world once more as Harmonix will release Rock Band 4 for the PS4 and Xbox One this week. In addition to the standard “Game Only” edition, the developer is also planning to replenish your stock of plastic instruments with a Rock Band 4: Guitar Bundle and a Band-In-A-Box Bundle.

Another big franchise that we’ll remember for centuries is coming back this week thanks to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on the PS4. Also available as part of a 500GB PS4 + Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle, the collection brings together Drake’s first three adventures and also includes an access code for the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End beta.

And speaking of characters that have been popular for centuries, Activision and Platinum have teamed up to produce Transformers: Devastation, a cel-shaded action game based on the franchise’s “Generation 1” era. It looks gorgeous and it’ll be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Finally, somebody told me that people love Nintendo’s adorable Chibi-Robo and NIS America’s Disgaea series of strategy RPGs. Fans are in luck this week, as new entries in both franchises are set to be released this week. Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash is a side-scrolling platformer for the 3DS, while Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance brings the series to the PS4 for the first time.

A complete list of this week’s new releases is available after the break. (more…)

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Second Transformers: Devastation behind-the-scenes video shows off more gameplay

Developers from Activision and Platinum Games recently released another behind-the-scenes trailer for Transformers: Devastation. This time, they’ve decided to show us even more footage from the game’s bot-filled brawls, in addition to discussing the story, the multiple difficulty levels (the toughest of which is known as “Prime”), and the Challenge Mode.

Transformers: Devastation will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 6.

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Transformers: Devastation gets pre-order bonuses, new trailer, Peter Cullen BTS video

As Summer transforms into Fall, Activision has released a ton of new information and gameplay footage about Transformers: Devastation, the Platinum-developed brawler that’ll be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 6.

Let’s start with a pair of pre-order bonus packs, which the publisher announced recently. All players who pre-order the game will receive a trio of Character Skins (Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire) alongside several side several powerful weapons:

  • Dark Star Sabre: A fearsome sword which radiates waves of dark energy with every swing.
  • Photon Disruptor: A cannon for huge damage at short range.
  • Golden Hunter: Twin blaster pistols, which causes enemies to drop credits when attacked.

I have no idea if these weapons are on display in Devastation’s latest gameplay trailer, but it has been embedded above for your viewing pleasure… especially if you’re interested in the combo-heavy combat that Platinum is preparing for the game. Finally, a behind-the-scenes interview with Peter Cullen (the one-and-only voice of Optimus Prime) is available after the break. Only an unfeeling Decepticon can ignore the pride he feels for the character, even after portraying him for three decades. (more…)

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Touch this Transformers: Devastation gameplay trailer and relive the 80s

You can practically feel the 80s vibe oozing off the latest gameplay trailer for Transformers: Devastation, created for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by Activision. Initially unveiled during this year’s E3 Expo, the brawler is in development at Platinum Games for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

This new trailer gives us a better look at four of the game’s five playable characters: Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Bumbleebee, and Wheeljack. Grimlock, the mighty leader of the Dinobots, will also be playable when the game ships to stores this Fall.

When you’re done with the trailer, I’d suggest following it up with Stan Bush’s “The Touch.”

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Activision officially announces Transformers: Devastation with E3 trailer

Even though Best Buy Canada spoiled the surprise, the official announcement of Transformers: Devastation is still pretty great… because it includes a trailer of the game in motion. Platinum’s decision to use cel-shaded graphics, and the original Generation 1 character designs, makes the game look like a lost episode of the 1980s cartoon series. I think I speak for every child of the 80s here when I say we couldn’t be happier.

The trailer also gives us a nice glimpse of Platinum’s patented brand of fast action as applied to the Transformers universe. According to the Activision Games Blog, players will even be able to string together combos using robot mode and vehicle mode:

If you’re in the mood for an iron-fisted rumble, your Autobot robot mode should fit the bill nicely. But when you need to race across the city to perform a few hit-and-run maneuvers, vehicle mode is just a button-touch away.

You can dynamically switch between modes to perform a seemingly endless stream of robot/vehicle combo maneuvers, reducing the Decepticon army to a pile of smoldering metal. It wouldn’t be a Transformers game without Optimus Prime, and Peter Cullen is once again lending his iconic voice to the character. Sideswipe, Bumbleebee, Wheeljack, and Grimlock are also playable, and each character has a unique set of maneuvers and combos.

Transformers: Devastation, which also features the vocal talents of Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee) and Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), will be released this Fall for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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