Oddworld Inhabitants Details Abe's Exoddus Remake

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Oddworld Inhabitants Details Abe's Exoddus Remake

After Oddworld Inhabitants first teased the project nearly a year ago, a remake of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus has been confirmed. The remake is entitled Oddworld: Soulstorm and is being co-developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and Frima Studios.

Work on the game began after the success of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, and will include "a fresh narrative, a big visual and cinematic leap and intelligent new mechanics." Soulstorm will directly follow the events of New 'n' Tasty, retelling the tale of Abe's adventures with the 300 Mudokons as they cross the desert to escape their corporate persecutors. 

According to series creator Lorne Lanning, Soulstorm will be "the deeper, darker and more sinister story that we never got to tell." Platforms have not yet been announced, but the game is slated for release in late 2017.

What If The 2016 Presidential Candidates Were Pokémon?

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What If The 2016 Presidential Candidates Were Pokémon?

The political scene has been tense leading up to 2016’s election day, and it’s important to step back, look at the lineup of candidates, and ask the tough questions. Such as: what would Bernie Sanders look like if he were a Charmander?

Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s recently ended animated show Gravity Falls, decided to answer these burning questions on his Twitter account. He doodled the most talked about nominees, reimagining them as Pokémon based on their personalities and name wordplay.

Tried drawing Pokemon while listening to election news, resulting in this guy #PresidentialPokemon pic.twitter.com/sI9BFhVqyz

PlayStation Vue Expands Nationwide, New Markets Starting At $30 A Month

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Starting today, Sony Network Entertainment International is expanding its cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, to an additional 203 areas. The expansion covers the entire U.S., with service in the new areas staring at $29.99 per month. In addition to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Vue can be used using an iOS product or Amazon's Fire Stick.

PlayStation Vue launched in limited markets last March, and now offers a TV service with more than 100 channels supporting live and on-demand content, as well as "thousands of hours" of cloud DVR service. The $29.99 entry point only offers 55 channels. The full selection of 100-plus channels is only offered in the "Elite Slim" plan for $44.99 a month. Unlike most cable networks, PlayStation Vue doesn't lock consumers into lengthy contracts. It can be cancelled after a month of trying it out.

YouTube Video Busts Myths In The Division

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YouTube user DefendTheHouse posted a myth-busting video on Tom Clancy's The Division today. The video addresses some of the rumors, tricks, and tips that have been circulating around the third-person shooter.

Watch the video below to find out the truth behind some of the mysteries in The Division including portable Smart Cover, invulnerable elevator passengers, and enemy-piercing sniper shots. 

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Take A Sneak Peek At The Force Awakens Documentary

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The Blu-ray and DVD versions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit retail stores on April 5. The discs are loaded with bonus content, including a video of the table reading, a number of deleted scenes, and features that dive into the creation of BB-8 and a variety of new creatures. Disney is also including a full-length documentary called Secrets of the Force Awakens, which, according to the official Star Wars site, tells the "the complete story" behind the making of the film.

ABC News posted a sneak peek at the documentary on YouTube. This tease shows off new footage, and surprisingly dives into the big story moment from the film. You can view the video below, and if you want our thoughts on the film, check our our hour-long, spoiler-filled discussion.

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Rocket League Xbox One And PC Players Can Soon Play Together

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Rocket League Xbox One And PC Players Can Soon Play Together

If you’re an Xbox One Rocket League player, you’ll soon be able to play with PC users, and vice versa.

In an official blog post from Microsoft’s director of ID@Xbox Chris Charla, the publisher revealed that it will soon allow developers to offer cross-network support for their games. This opens up the possibility that Xbox One games will be able to connect with people playing the same game on PC or even PS4. 

Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of cross-platform play for Xbox One and PC . We don't have a specific date at this time, but the feature should unlock later this Spring.

Axiom Verge Coming To Xbox One And Wii U

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A year after releasing Axiom Verge on PlayStation 4 (on March 31, 2015), Tom Happ announced today that the title is coming to Xbox One and Wii U later this year. No details about system specifics or differences between the versions were given with the announcement.

Axiom Verge was created over the span of five years by Happ. He handled almost every aspect of the game's development, from the programming to the music. Axiom Verge is a love letter to Nintendo's Metroid series, with many praising the game as the 2D Metroid that fans have been waiting for years to play.

Game Informer's Bryan Vore gave Axiom Verge one such rave review, saying "I was constantly excited to explore strange worlds, gain game-changing powerups, and fire off a new gun for the first time. Almost everything you pick up feels meaningful, unlike collecting overabundant missile-capacity expansions that you don’t even need. I heartily applaud Tom Happ’s first solo effort. It’s incredible that he was able to nail every component of game creation in one package."

Gone Home Follow Up Tacoma Delayed Into 2017

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Gone Home Follow Up Tacoma Delayed Into 2017

Tacoma developer Fullbright has announced it is pushing the release date of the game six months or so into the Spring of 2017.

According to a blog post on the company's website, the developer says it's not just a case of needing more polish time, but the team has decided to rework some fundamental aspects of the title, such as gravity and how players interact with the story. The post elaborates:

We dove in and took this job seriously, redefining a number of elements that really needed it. It's been an important process (and we've recently sent out another playtest, the response to which has made our months of deep-structure soul-searching feel very worth it) but it's also taken time... time that would've otherwise been devoted to getting the game further on toward being finished and shipped.

Square RPG I Am Setsuna Namechecks Chrono Trigger

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Square RPG I Am Setsuna Namechecks Chrono Trigger

The first project from Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory has been announced, I Am Setsuna, and the game will come out this summer on PS4 and PC via Steam.

The label's aim is to create games reminiscent of classic JRPGs for the current systems. Tokyo RPG Factory says that I Am Setsuna's battle system is inspired by that of Chrono Trigger, so at least it's aiming high.

BTW, here's Dan Tack's sleuthing from the original announcement.

See The New Trailer For Fallout 4's First DLC, Out Next Week

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See The New Trailer For Fallout 4's First DLC, Out Next Week

Bethesda announced that the first of several Fallout 4 DLC packs, Automatron, will be available next week. The download adds a new villain to the game, who has released a host of his robotic minions.

Players can destroy these menacing foes, and then harvest their metallic corpses for parts and pieces to build their own robot creations. Those parts include limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons. Players who are at least level 15 can take things further, changing their bots' paint jobs and voices.

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