Eidos Montréal Picks Apart Deus Ex: Human Revolution In 45-Minute Retrospective

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Recently, Square Enix sat down members of the original Deus Ex team to playthrough the 15-year-old game. Today, the publisher has shared a similar retrospective featuring current members of the team.

Executive game director Jean-François Dugas and executive art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête play through 45 minutes of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In addition to discussing the art design and the evolution of characters like the pilot, Malik, there are some amusing bits.

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The Hitman: Agent 47 Film Is Sitting At A Miserable 4 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

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Critics didn’t love Timothy Olyphant’s (Justified) turn playing Agent 47 in 2007’s take on IO Interactive’s Hitman series. But that film is getting glowing reviews compared to the imminent release of Hitman: Agent 47, starring Rupert Friend (Homeland).

We’ve learned not to expect much from films based on video games, but director Aleksander Bach’s feature directorial debut is getting positively obliterated by critics. Here’s what some notable voices had to say about Hitman: Agent 47.

“What to call it, exactly? The 47th best action film of 2015? A feature-length Audi commercial, or a promo reel for the Singapore Tourism Board? The most unnecessary artistic contribution ever made by someone named Bach?” – Justin Chang, Variety

Play Triple Triad & More With Final Fantasy Portal App

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Play Triple Triad & More With Final Fantasy Portal App

Final Fantasy VII came to iOS yesterday, and Square Enix has a few more mobile treats in store. The free Final Fantasy Portal app is available now on both iOS and Android, which includes access to a free-to-play variant of Final Fantasy VIII's Triple Triad and a limited-time free download of Final Fantasy I.

Reading news stories, watching videos, and playing Triple Triad awards points that can be redeemed for new cards and wallpapers.

The portal version of Final Fantasy I is, naturally, only playable through the Portal app. The free download expires 11:59 PM PDT on August 31.

The Road Ahead For DriveClub

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It hasn't been the smoothest of roads for DriveClub, but kudos to developer Evolution Studios for keeping its foot on the gas in crafting the game, supporting it, and delivering on the PlayStation Plus Edition as promised. Now the studio is looking ahead to what's next for the racer.

In a post on the Official PlayStation Blog, Jamie Brayshaw, community developer manager at Evolution, outlined some of the things in store for fans in future updates: new difficulty and photo mode options, more tracks, tuning tweaks for drift mode, customizable multiplayer lobbies, and more.

Also announced is a double XP event for the 15 cars available in the game's PS Plus Edition. The event starts today and goes through Monday, August 24.

Street Fighter V Claws Back Into Beta With Regional Test Phases

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After a failure to launch earlier this summer, Capcom is getting ready to give the Street Fighter V beta another try. The beta test will roll out in three phases in the same number of regions.

Europe gets first crack at it, beginning today from 4 p.m. until midnight BST. The beta opens back up tomorrow, August 21, during the same window. 

Capcom will be analyzing the results of the beta test to determine when North American and Asian gamers will be allowed in. Following the regional stress tests, Capcom will commit to the next five-day global beta.

Nintendo Cuts Price Of 2DS To Under $100, Includes Mario Kart 7

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It may not have the fancy new 3D or NFC reader of the New 3DS, but the 2DS is no slouch. If you’ve been looking for an entry point to the 3DS family for you or a family member, Nintendo just sweetened the deal.

The 2DS is dropping in price from $129 to $99. Don’t run out quite yet, though. The wedge-shaped handheld isn’t getting its cut for another 10 days. You’ll be able to get it for the lower price on August 30.

The console is packed with a digital copy of Mario Kart 7. It has access to all of the some online and digital functionality as the 3DS, without the 3D mode. Because it doesn’t close though, you’ll want to make sure you have a way to protect the screens when not in use.

Classic Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons Games Remembered Again On GoG Today

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The Forgotten Realms branch of the Dungeons & Dragons universe has had a long and storied history in gaming. GoG has managed to pull together 13 of those classic games in three different compilations available today.

Collection one ($9.99) includes the Eye of the Beholder trilogy. The second ($9.99) bundles Curse of the Azure Bonds, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Hillsfar, Pool of Radiance, Secret of the Silver Blades, Treasures of the Savage Frontier, and D&D: Unlimited Adventures. Finally, you can get Dungeon Hack and Menzoberranzan in the third bundle ($5.99). 

This week also offers deals on another 10 games, up to 80 percent off. The list includes Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate, and Neverwinter Nights. These deals last until Tuesday, August 25. You can check them out at GoG.com.

Rockstar Editor Is Headed To PS4 And Xbox One

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Rockstar Editor Is Headed To PS4 And Xbox One

Rockstar hid a bit of news in its announcement for the Ill Gotten Gains filmmaking contest. The PC version’s baked-in editor is coming to current-gen consoles.

The developer says that the next update to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will include the video editor. There are no specifics yet about when that will be or if it will be as fully featured as the PC version.

However, Rockstar does suggest you get comfortable with the editor when it launches. Another film contest is on the way for all three platforms.

Valve And Star Wars Episode VII Production Company Bad Robot Team Up For Team Fortress 2 Mode

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Valve And Star Wars Episode VII Production Company Bad Robot Team Up For Team Fortress 2 Mode

Team Fortress 2 is getting a new mode care of Bad Robot, the production company behind projects like Lost, Star Trek, Cloverfield, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

The mode, which is currently available in beta, is called PASS Time, and is being developed by Escalation Studios under the direction of Bad Robot. The mode has more in common with traditional sports as players pass a ball back and forth and try to score goals. The carrier of the ball is also given a number of bonuses like speed and health boosts, as well as temporary invulnerability when the ball is stolen from an opponent. You can can find the fill details of the mode, and how to download it, by heading here.

This isn't the first time Bad Robot has teamed with Valve. Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams appeared on stage together at GDC in 2013, and in October 2010, Valve released an interactive teaser promoting Abrams' film, Super 8.

Gunman Clive And Sequel Coming To Wii U in HD Next Month

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Gunman Clive and its sequel, a pair of cowboy-themed platformers originally released on 3DS, is coming to Wii U in September.

The game's developer, Bertil Hörberg, announced plans to release the games in an HD bundle on Wii U in June, but he didn't have a date on the time. Today, on twitter, he says, pending any complications, the game will be available in September 3 for $3.99. Both games will run at 1080p and 60 FPS.

If everything goes as planned, Gunman Clive HD Collection will release on the US Wii U eShop on September 3 for $3.99