This War Of Mine Update Lets Players Share User-Created Content

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This War Of Mine Update Lets Players Share User-Created Content

11 Bit Studios introduced user-created content to This War of Mine via an update earlier this year. The latest update, known as New Beginning (or just 1.4), is letting players share their personalized stories with players around the globe.  

User-created scenarios can now be shared through Steam Workshop. The Scenario Editor has been expanded to feature greater diversity in character creation for more complex storytelling. This War of Mine also now supports three new languages: Turkish, Korean and Japanese.  

The developer video below details the new content as well as what they’ll mean for the game going forward. 

The Mafia III Digital Issue Is Now Live

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If you subscribe to the computer or tablet edition of Game Informer magazine, you’re able to get the inside scoop on Mafia III right now. Following today's cover story announcement, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPadAndroid, and Google Play throughout the day. You can download the apps to download the issue by following this link. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches tomorrow on our third-party subscription apps including ZinioKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Game Of The Year Edition Is Out Today

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Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Game Of The Year Edition Is Out Today

Less than a month after announcing a Game of the Year edition for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bioware released the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC today. The package includes all DLC created for the hit RPG since launch, including Jaws of Hakkon, the Descent, and the recent add-on epilogue, Trespasser.

The edition also includes gear, weapons, and mounts added to the game through official add-ons like Spoils of Avvar and Spoils of Qunari. Those looking to own one of 2014's most talked-about titles can purchase the collection for $59.99. Dragon Age: Inquisition was Game Informer's game of the year 2014, making this version's subtitle fully accurate. Check out our review if you want to learn more about the base game before committing. 

Our TakeGame of the Year editions are a great way to own the entirety of a game’s content from the get-go. If you’re still looking for a reason to play one of 2014’s biggest releases, this might just be an ideal opportunity. 

November Cover Revealed – Mafia III

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November Cover Revealed – Mafia III

Five years after the release of Mafia II, 2K Games finally took the veil off the ambitious next entry in the series at Gamescom 2015. With a new studio at the helm, Hangar 13, the Mafia franchise is expanding its boundaries beyond those of the Italian mob with a new protagonist, new setting, and new historical era. In our November issue, we detail the creation of this new studio filled with triple-A development veterans and delve into why the studio chose this bold new direction for the series.

Over the course of our 12-page feature, expect to learn more about new protagonist Lincoln Clay, his lieutenants, and two new characters that aid Lincoln Clay in his revenge quest against mob boss Sal Marcano. The story also details Hangar 13's new approach to building out the open world, reveals why the studio chose to set the game in a fictional version of New Orleans in the late '60s, and highlights the technological jumps the game is taking with its driving and combat. 

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Test Chamber – Watch Exterminate Insecticons In An Hour Of Transformers: Devastation

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Test Chamber – Watch Exterminate Insecticons In An Hour Of Transformers: Devastation

PlatinumGames is well-known for its brand of hyperactive action. After developing stylish titles like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Japanese action gurus turned their focus to a few of our favorite robots in disguise. Our early impressions of the game are fairly positive, but you don’t have to take our word for it, get an early glimpse of the title in action right here.

We're still working our way through the review, but we're having a lot of fun with Transformers: Devastation's colorful action. Join Game Informer editors Matt Miller and Ben Reeves as they tour through a few early levels and get a taste for the title's diverse gameplay. Transformers: Devastation is officially out today, but you can get a sample of what to expect by clicking on the play button below.

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The Witcher 3 Lives On In Hearts Of Stone Expansion

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The Witcher 3 Lives On In Hearts Of Stone Expansion

Developer CD Project RED has just released a trailer for The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone, one of two major expansions for the game.

The trailer introduces the immortal Olgierd von Everec (naturally, not being able to die is not a blessing) as well as brings back characters from Witcher 3 and even earlier in the franchise.

Hearts of Stone comes out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 13. Come back later in the week when we'll have more on the expansion.

Microsoft Starts HoloLens Developer-Kit Program

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Microsoft Starts HoloLens Developer-Kit Program

Today at its Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced that it is taking applications for HoloLens developer kits, which will be available early next year.

The company said the kits will cost $3,000 and that they would ship in the first quarter of 2016.

To show off some of the kinds of experiences possible, Microsoft demoed Project X-Ray, a mixed-reality title also shown at this year's E3 convention.

Konami Is Now Offering Real Money Insurance For Your MGSV FOB

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Konami Is Now Offering Real Money Insurance For Your MGSV FOB

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been the source of controversy over its aggressive microtransaction strategy. The FOB system, which helps facilitate the single-player campaign, is in part reliant on real money.

Playing online once you have an FOB opens you up to attacks from other players. The mechanics are similar to Clash of Clans, and you can lose soldiers and equipment if your base is successfully invaded.

Now, Konami is offering a way for you to avoid losing those hard-won resources. You just need to pay for it with MB Coins, which don’t flow quickly in-game and are largely driven by real money.

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Roars Onto PS4 And Xbox One Later This Month

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Nordic and Gunfire Games have announced that Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition will be releasing on October 27. The digital and physical editions of the remastered game will each feature a $29.99 price point.

In addition to making Darksiders II look better by remastering the original assets and art, the developers have taken extra care to make all of the downloadable content for the base game, which is included in this version, fit better into the experience. "Darksiders II has a lot of DLC in the form of weapons, armor and unique locations," Gunfire Games design director John Pearl says. "These pieces of DLC which felt separate from the main campaign have now been integrated into the game and rebalanced accordingly."

The Deathinitive Edition will also feature a rebalanced base game, as well as added polish with regards to bugs that were found in the original. Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition also runs at native 1080p resolution. If you'd like to see the game in action, Gunfire Games is holding a live stream on its Twitch channel today at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Live Stream – Rock Band 4

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Live Stream – Rock Band 4

The Rock Band series has always been a great addition to parties, and with Rock Band 4 releasing this week, we wanted to take the party to our GI Live streaming show. Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at 5 p.m. Eastern / 2 p.m. Pacific as we play two straight hours of Rock Band 4.

During the stream, we'll play a mix of quickplay and career, and take requests for songs and modes. We'll even let our viewers get involved by helping us make some of the pivotal decisions in the career mode as we chart our path to rock super stardom.

It all goes down on Tuesday, October 6. If you'd like to know how Rock Band 4 is, you can check out Matt Miller's review here. You can join the stream by clicking the banner below or by visiting our Twitch channel or our YouTube channel.