Xbox Live Games With Gold For January Includes A New Release And Deus Ex

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Microsoft has announced January’s Xbox Live Games with Gold roster. One of the highlights is Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which was just added to the backward compatibility roster.

On Xbox One, you can grab Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition for the entire month of January. This includes all eight fighters from the first round, sixteen accessory packs, eight extra costumes, and 1994’s Killer Instinct Classic. 

From January 16 through February 15, you can grab Zheros. It’s a new release that appears to be a throwback beat-em-up with colorful graphics. For those dragging their heels, Thief will remain available through January 15.

New Releases This Week: December 20 Through December 26

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New Releases This Week: December 20 Through December 26

We’ve more than likely reached the end. It’s been a delightful ride, but we need to begin saying our goodbyes to 2015.

As you might expect, this week’s release list is extremely thin. But never fear, a new year is right around the corner and it’s already packed with hotly anticipated games.

Check out what’s coming this week:

Dying Light Enhanced Edition And Free Update Include Legendary Meta-Level System

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If you’ve played Borderlands 2 or Diablo III, you’ll be familiar with the concept of meta-levels. In the former, they’re called Badass Ranks. In the latter, it’s Paragon levels. Dying Light is getting something similar next year.

When Dying Light: Enhanced Edition and its related free update for the vanilla version arrive, players will be able to start earning Legendary Levels. These are unlocked once one of the three primary skill trees are completed.

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Get Bio Menace For Free From GOG, Bethesda Games At Massive Discount

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Get Bio Menace For Free From GOG, Bethesda Games At Massive Discount

Digital seller of classic games, GOG.com, is giving away Bio Menace as part of its free games collection. Furthermore, all of GOG.com's Bethesda games are up to 75 percent off.

Bio Menace came out in 1993 from 3D Realms, and its 2D side-scrolling action platformer was built by the Commander Keen engine.

If that's not your thing, you can always peruse the site's Bethesda sale, including 75 percent off the Fallout series and more, as well as 66 percent off the site's Elder Scrolls titles.

Bandai Namco Confirms God Eater 2, Tales Of Berseria, More For Western Releases

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Bandai Namco Confirms God Eater 2, Tales Of Berseria, More For Western Releases

Bandai Namco announced a number of games for Western release at the Jump Festa expo in Japan this weekend. The publisher has confirmed a number of titles that will make their way to Europe and North America, though not all are yet confirmed for 2016.

The list below reflects new announcements. These are in addition to Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom and Ace Combat 7 announced at PSX.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Cloud And Barrett Will Be Immortalized As Play Arts Kai Figures

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At Japan’s Jump Festa expo this weekend, Square Enix showed off new Play Arts Kai figures for two of its most memorable characters. Cloud Strife and Barrett Wallace are getting brand new figures based on the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The two figures are currently only being shown in grayscale prototype form. We’re likely to see sample coloring before they go up for order in the future.

The images were captured by enthusiast site NoSoloHobby and shared via its Facebook gallery. You can see the full images and more from Jump Festa there.

Fantavision Arrives On PlayStation 4 This Week

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The odd tech demo turned puzzle fireworks simulator will be available on PlayStation 4 this week.

A number of PlayStation 2 games have made it to the PlayStation 4 recently, including games like Mark of Kri and PaRappa the Rapper 2. You can find many of our classic reviews for the recently re-released on PlayStation 4 PlayStation 2 games here.

We didn't love Fantavision, scoring it a 6.75 when it released in 2000.

Nintendogs' Roots Were Planted On The Nintendo 64 With An Unreleased Game Called Cabbage

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Nintendo experimented with a virtual pet game called Cabbage for the ultimately doomed Nintendo 64 disc drive, and some of its ideas came over to Nintendogs years later.

Nintendo also apparently experimented with applying dog animations to cats for the 3DS game, Nintendogs + Cats, but abandoned the idea when it realized how weird it looked for a cat to move like a dog. For more on Nintendogs, you can check out the video below from Did You Know Gaming.

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Nintendo Shares Its Fan-Voted Favorite Wii U And 3DS Games Of 2015

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Nintendo Shares Its Fan-Voted Favorite Wii U And 3DS Games Of 2015

Nintendo took votes recently on its Miiverse platform for 3DS and Wii U players to select its favorite games of the year and the results are in.

You can find the results written out in list form (complete with links to our own reviews!) below, or you can head here to see the posting on the Miiverse. In order for a vote to be counted, Miiverse users had to comment to the Miiverse 2015 Fan Faves thread about their favorite game of the year.

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Square Enix AShowcases Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 With A New Trailer

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Square Enix AShowcases Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 With A New Trailer

Dragon Quest's Pokémon-esque, monster-collector-fighter series' third entry has a new trailer.

The game has not been confirmed for a North American release, but the previous two games did come stateside, giving it a good shot. According to Gematsu, the game will feature 500 monsters, and will allow players to ride them. The game releases in March in Japan.

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