New Alien: Covenant Trailer Shows A Violent Xenomorph Attack

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New Alien: Covenant Trailer Shows A Violent Xenomorph Attack

Alien: Covenant, the next film in the Alien franchise – a sequel to 2012's Prometheus – has a new trailer.

It shows a xenomorph really giving it to a space ship with his head, and details why the crew of the film is off gallivanting in space to begin with. You can check out the trailer below and you can see the film in theaters May 19.

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Rebellion Teams Up With TickTock Games For Rogue Trooper Redux

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Rebellion Teams Up With TickTock Games For Rogue Trooper Redux

Rogue Trooper, the cult classic cover-based third-person shooter based on the 2000 A.D. comic book universe, is getting revived for the current generation of consoles.

Rebellion has enlisted TickTock Games to aid in the development of this HD remaster, the first time a studio outside of Rebellion has worked on the property. The original Rogue Trooper released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in 2006. In the June 2006 issue of Game Informer, editor Jeremy Zoss gave the game a score of 7.25, calling it "solid, if by-the-numbers" and praising its cover mechanics and two-player co-op, while lamenting the bland graphics and familiar gameplay.

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Nintendo Switch Is First System To Get Stardew Valley Multiplayer

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Nintendo Switch Is First System To Get Stardew Valley Multiplayer

Today during the Nintendo indie showcase for the Switch, the company announced that when Eric Barone's Stardew Valley hits the system in 2017, it'll be the first system to host multiplayer.

The game comes out for the console this summer, and Nintendo says there will be more details on the game's multiplayer on the Switch closer to launch.

Our TakeThe developer has been working on multiplayer for a while, and it still should come to the versions on other systems, just not immediately. 

Cities: Skylines Adds Infrastructure Expansion

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Cities: Skylines Adds Infrastructure Expansion

Paradox has announced a Mass Transit expansion for the PC, Mac, and Linux versions of Cities: Skylines that helps citizens get around the city by land, sea, and air.

Adding infrastructure transit features such as cable cars, monorails, ferries, and blimps, not only helps your citizens, but also generates wealth for your town.

Of course, with the new transportation systems (along with hubs to combine these services, new road types, etc.) comes additional traffic challenge scenarios.

SteamWorld Dig 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch

Today during Nintendo's indie game showcase, developer Image & Form announced SteamWorld Dig 2, which is coming to the Switch console in the summer.

Not many details for the title were given about the platforming mining game, but it involves a search for an old friend and the teaming up of "unlikely" companions.

No other platforms for SteamWorld Dig 2 have been announced at this time.

EA Details Three New Battlefield 1 Expansions, Free Trial Weekend

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EA Details Three New Battlefield 1 Expansions, Free Trial Weekend

Last month, EA and DICE revealed information about They Shall Not Pass, the DLC for Battlefield 1 slated to hit in March. Today, the companies outlined plans for three additional expansions, as well as a free trial period this weekend for Xbox One and PC players.

The upcoming expansions don't have solid release dates yet, but EA and DICE detailed the basic concepts. "In the Name of the Tsar" enlists players in the Russian army surrounded by snowy terrain. "Turning Tides" is focused on naval battles, and has them participating in the first days of the Gallipoli offensive. "Apocalypse" recreates infamous WW1 battles, giving players unique weapons and tools.  

For all of these (including They Shall Not Pass, which focuses on the French army), Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will receive various perks. According to an EA press release, these benefits include "two-week early access to each expansion pack, plus 14 Superior Battlepacks, 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons to use, new elite classes, priority sever access and more."

Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment Announce A New Avatar Game

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Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment Announce A New Avatar Game

On the day the final piece of announced DLC is releasing for The Division, developer Massive Entertainment announced an ambitious new project few expected. Today Ubisoft revealed that its Finnish development team is revisiting the Avatar universe with the blessing of 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment.

The 2009 blockbuster film, which was written, directed, and produced by James Cameron, is the highest grossing film of all time. It currently has four cinematic sequels in the works, with the second in the series scheduled to start filming in August for a tentative 2018 release. This is Ubisoft's second Avatar game. The 2009 release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC was widely panned by critics.

Ubisoft gave very few details about the new project other than to confirm Massive is using its Snowdrop engine to create the world of Pandora and to say it's coming to "consoles and PC." The game title, release window, and type of game will be revealed at a later date. You can watch the announcement trailer here:

Ubisoft Offering For Honor Bonus For Players Who Couldn't Hit The Battlefield

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Ubisoft Offering For Honor Bonus For Players Who Couldn't Hit The Battlefield

For Honor's deep combat and viking/samurai/knight mashup make it a unique fighting game full of "Holy crap!" moments. It had a rocky launch, however, and players reported issues with getting multiplayer matches started or seeing them through to completion. Ubisoft is extending an olive branch to affected players this weekend, giving them three days of champion status, and all the benefits that come with the status.

If you played between February 13-26 at 2 a.m. Eastern, you'll get the three-day champion status this weekend, from March 3-5. Champion status gives you more salvage from dismantling gear, additional loot, special emblems, a 25-percent XP boost, and a 10-percent XP boost for players on your team. If you already bought champion status, the additional days will be added to your total.

Ubisoft says that this weekend's community order will give players double steel rewards, too, so this could be a lucrative weekend.