Square Enix Montreal's Deus Ex Go Releases August 18

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Square Enix Montreal's Deus Ex Go Releases August 18

Get ready to infiltrate your way through Deus Ex Go by solving turn-based puzzles and using futuristic augmentations. Square Enix's mobile title, the newest of the Go series following titles based on Tomb Raider and Hitman, is releasing this month in a week's time.

Taking on the role of Adam Jensen, you progress through a series of levels that are filled with puzzles that can be overcome with either your augmentations at your disposal such as cloaking, or through the use of hacking. You'll be able to hack and manipulate terminals, turrets, and more, but timing which move to do when will be an important tactic to succeed, as guards can interrupt your hacking process. Unlike past Go games, you'll now be able to create your own levels and share them with friends. Check out the trailer below.

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Klei Entertainment's Shank 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Klei Entertainment's Shank 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

The side-scrolling, bloody platformer Shank 2 will now be playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. This action-packed title from Klei Entertainment released back in 2012, following the original which came out two years earlier.

Several Xbox 360 titles have been shifting over to Xbox One via backwards compatibility, such as the recent addition of the JRPG Blue Dragon. Back in May, multi-disk support was added to backwards compatibility with the addition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

You can check out the growing list of Xbox One backwards compatible titles, which now includes over 200 games, on Major Nelson's blog. Read our review of Shank 2 here.

The Xbox One Was The Top-Selling Console In July

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The Xbox One Was The Top-Selling Console In July

Although official NPD numbers for July have not yet been released, Microsoft has already released a statement saying the Xbox One was the highest-selling console in July.

This is the first time in several months that the Xbox One has outperformed the PlayStation 4 in sales. It's important to note that this lead was not caused by the Xbox One S, the 2TB launch edition of which launched on August 2.

The 500GB and 1TB versions of the Xbox One S will launch on August 23. You can read Andrew Reiner's review of the Xbox One S here.

New $150 Sephiroth Action Figure Coming Next February

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New $150 Sephiroth Action Figure Coming Next February

Final Fantasy XV releases in just over a month (yes, this release crept up on all of us), and will hopefully get the RPG series back on track. Whether its successful in doing this or not, Square Enix doesn't want you to forget about one of the series' greatest chapters: Final Fantasy VII.

In February, the company is releasing a new Play Arts Kai figure of Sephiroth, Final Fantasy VII's villain and rival to the spiky haired Cloud. Wielding his comically long Masamune sword and with just one wing on his back, this version of Sephiroth is based on the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children anime.

The figure stands in at 10 inches in height and retails for $149.99. A Cloud figure is also on the way soon, but is based on the forthcoming (and undated) Final Fantasy VII remake game.

Halo Wars 2 Summer Beta Leads To Changes

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Halo Wars 2 Summer Beta Leads To Changes

Earlier this summer, Microsoft invited players to provide feedback for the in-development Halo Wars 2. Today, the publisher and developer Creative Assembly are sharing the fruits of those efforts. 

One of the biggest issues from the beta was connectivity. Those problems have been addressed already. Additionally, Creative Assembly has already started responding to other feedback.

The control scheme has been adjusted, and the team is exploring multiple button configurations. However, that might not be done in time for launch.

Nintendo Employee Files Patent For Clip-On Controllers Similar To NX Rumors

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Nintendo is remaining mum for now on what we can expect from the NX. However, multiple hints have emerged that the console is a hybrid portable device that uses cartridges and will connect to televisions.

The latest bit of information supporting that theory, is a patent filing that shows controller add-ons for a portable device. What’s curious is that these peripherals wouldn’t work through electrical signals. Rather they would use infrared to detect button presses.

The camera in the portable housing would be able to sense default and depressed positions for the buttons. Each of the surface buttons would be connected to a piece that has a bit that can be detected by the infrared camera. Different positions sensed by the camera would then be translated into inputs similar to how standard, circuit-based controllers work now.

The Dota 2 International Main Event Continues Today After Major Upset

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The Dota 2 International Main Event Continues Today After Major Upset

Update: After an incredible series between the America's Evil Geniuses and China's EHOME, the fourth day of the International will have a lot to live up to. Today's matches should be good ones, though, as all three have hardened teams fighting in the lower bracket for survival.

The full schedule for today's matches is as follows. Matches begin at approximately 10am PST on Twitch (times vary depending on the total number and length of matches):

Lower BracketTNC Gaming (Philippines) vs. Digital Chaos (Americas/Europe) (best of three)Fnatic (Malaysia) vs. Team Liquid (Europe) (best of three)
EHOME vs. TNC Gaming OR Digital Chaos (best of three)

Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite No Man's Sky Discoveries?

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Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite No Man's Sky Discoveries?

No Man's Sky has been out for a few days now (unless you're waiting for the PC version to play, like I am). According to Hello Games founder Sean Murray, more species have been discovered in the game's universe than on Earth. So what are your favorite discoveries so far?

Have you found a creature that looks like the Pokémon Sun and Moon Exeggutor redesign? Do you have a cool naming scheme for planets and such? Have you actually encountered another player, against all odds? Did you find an Easter egg? Have you finally found a nice planet to settle down on and cultivated a rich, fulfilling life unconstrained by the shackles of modern society with an alien spouse?

Let us know what you've found in the comments so far, and reply to this tweet with pictures of your favorite creatures or planet names.

Microsoft Purchases Interactive Streaming Platform Beam

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Microsoft Purchases Interactive Streaming Platform Beam

Microsoft is getting into the streaming game with the purchase of Beam. The platform not only allows people to share their gameplay, but is built for interactivity.

Players can impact games via visual controls (rather than chat). We’ve seen similar, chat-driven features in other games like Daylight, but those all require users to flood the chat channel with specific commands.

Rare’s upcoming Sea of Thieves will feature the ability to jump between multiple players and crews from the same stream. On Beam’s site, you can see integrations in a number of games. The company says that it doesn’t require developers bake-in interactive features. All titles and platforms are supported.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition Arrives This Month

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition Arrives This Month

If you been sleeping on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you’re getting another chance at it in a new bundle. The Complete Edition is arriving later this month, inclusive of all expansions and DLC.

Listed at $49.99, this is a significant discount that essentially gives you the $24.99 expansion pass for free. If you’re not sure if The Witcher 3 is for you, you can always read our review.

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