Introducing Game Informer's Newest Video Editor

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Introducing Game Informer's Newest Video Editor

Two and a half months ago, I was sitting in my office at an advertising agency contemplating what would be the biggest decision of my life. I had finally been accepted to Game Informer’s internship program; I stood on the precipice of realizing my dream of working at GI – one I’d had since cracking open the From Russia With Love cover and saw GI was based in my home state of Minnesota. I always knew I wanted to be part of the game industry, but being able to achieve that dream from the comfort of my own home was always something that lingered in my mind.

But with a plethora of bills gnawing at my wallet, the risk of taking an unpaid position with no guarantee of employment was daunting, to say the least. But with the support of my friends, girlfriend, and family, I took the greatest risk of my life, and I cannot believe that today I get my start as Game Informer's newest video editor.

Valve To Unveil Half-Life: Alyx For VR On Thursday

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Valve To Unveil Half-Life: Alyx For VR On Thursday

Half-Life fans have long waited for a conclusion to Half-Life 2, and Valve may finally be coming around on the idea of returning to this beloved story. Valve announced on Twitter that it will unveil Half-Life: Alyx on Thursday at 10 a.m. PT, describing it as a flagship VR game.

Outside of knowing Alyx Vance is likely returning, we don't know anything else about this project. Is it the sequel fans have been waiting for? A prequel? Something different entirely? We'll have to until until Thursday to find out. Regardless of what it is, I think we can all agree it's great to see Valve making a new Half-Life game again. It's been too long!

Path of Exile 2 Announced At Exilecon

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Path of Exile 2 Announced At Exilecon

Today at Exilecon, Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2. It will feature a new campaign alongside Path of Exile and will feature a conjoined endgame with Path of Exile players, and all of your previous purchases like stash tabs and cosmetics will carry over, along with many of the Path of Exile existing league mechanics that have made their way into the game over the years, like delve.

This announcement comes with a deluge of huge changes to skills and more (essentially a complete overhaul of all existing systems) - you can watch Exilecon for full details as it continues at https://www.twitch.tv/pathofexile

Halo Reach Set To Drop Into The Master Chief Collection In December

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Halo Reach Set To Drop Into The Master Chief Collection In December

Halo fans got good news today as 343 Industries Community Director Brian Jarrard announced the long-awaited Halo Reach will launch on Xbox One and PC starting December 3.

Bungie's last foray into the Halo series takes place before the events of the first game and follows a group of Spartans attempting to stave off the Covenant's forces and, subsequently, the planet's ruin.

Upgraded with 4K visuals, Halo Reach's release marks the completion of the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Unfortunately though, PC fans will have to wait a bit longer to have every Halo game in their Steam libraries. Starting with Halo Reach, each game in the Master Chief Collection will eventually make its way to PC before the end of 2020.

Final Fantasy And Yakuza Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

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Final Fantasy And Yakuza Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Today at X019, Microsoft announced over 50 games that will be added to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service starting today and moving into 2020. The biggest additions are most of the numbered Final Fantasy games, three Yakuza titles (which will also be sold separately for people without Game Pass), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Here's everything that is getting added and subtracted:

Games available today Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC)
Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Xbox One, coming soon to PC)
Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition (PC)
Lego: The Ninjago Movie (Xbox One)
Rage 2 (Xbox One, coming soon to PC)
Remnant: From the Ashes (Xbox One)
The Talos Principle (Xbox One, PC)
Tracks: The Train Set Game (Xbox One, PC)

Frontier Announces Jurassic World Evolution: Return To Jurassic Park

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Frontier Announces Jurassic World Evolution: Return To Jurassic Park

During today's X019 Inside Xbox stream, Frontier Developments debuted a trailer for a new expansion for Jurassic World Evolution. The trailer for Return to Jurassic Park gives us all kinds of nostalgic feelings, and makes us want to rewatch the first two Jurassic Park movies.

Frontier didn't divulge too much about the upcoming expansion in the announcement trailer, but it did give us a release date. Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 10. If you want to learn more about Return to Jurassic Park, come back on November 26 for hands-on impressions!

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Dontnod’s New Game, Tell Me Why, Promotes Transgender Equality

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Dontnod’s New Game, Tell Me Why, Promotes Transgender Equality

Today at X019, Xbox Games Studios announced a brand-new IP from French developer Dontnod, the makers of Life is Strange. Tell Me Why focuses on the close bond between two twins: Tyler and Alyson Ronan. A “true-to-life story” determined by player choice, Tell Me Why will entrust players with the emotionally challenging childhood of its protagonists as they come to grips with their past and grow into adulthood in Alaska.

“The core mechanic of the game is the special bond Tyler and Alyson share and is also a theme strongly anchored into the Dontnod storytelling approach,” says game director Florent Guillaume. “Over the course of the story, players will explore the identical twins’ different memories of key events and choose which memory to believe. Ultimately, the choices players make determine the strength of the twins’ bond – and the future course of their lives.”

Aside from the already inventive narrative approach, Tell Me Why pushes for inclusiveness as one of the twins, Tyler, is a transgender man.

Rare Works Its Whimsical Magic In The New World Of Everwild

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Rare Works Its Whimsical Magic In The New World Of Everwild

During today's X019 presentation, Executive Producer Louise O'Connor at Rare announced the studio is currently in production on its newest IP, titled Everwild.

The game's first trailer reveals the journey of three characters as they interact with a mythical world where strange beasts roam an unfamiliar place. In classic Rare fashion, the game was designed with a gorgeous array of colors and striking character designs. Outside of the few shots of the different biomes, the trailer did not reveal combat or what players can expect gameplay-wise when Everwild eventually releases.

In a press release, studio head Craig Duncan also stressed that the game is in the early stages of production and did not give fans a release date for Rare's first new title since Sea of Thieves.

Obsidian Announces Microscale Survival Game, Grounded

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Obsidian Announces Microscale Survival Game, Grounded

Hot off the heels of the successful RPG The Outer Worlds, Obsidian Entertainment has announced another offbeat project: a survival game where players explore a microcosm of our world. 

Grounded is a co-op survival friendly survival game where up to four players are shrunken to the size of an ant and then tasked with gathering supplies to build a camp while fending off threats from the local insect population.

“Grounded offers our unique take on survival games, creating an unforgettable experience," says game director Adam Brennecke. “It's a perfect setting to flex our creative muscles. We want to create a versatile sandbox where players can create their own memorable experiences.”