The Escapists Arrives On PS4 In June, No Plans For Vita

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The pixelated prison escape simulator is coming to PlayStation 4 next month.

On June 2, the game will be available for $19.99 with DLC based on Alcatraz available for $2.99. In the game, players must work out how to escape from a collection of six different prisons in an assortment of different ways. Responding to comments on the PlayStation Blog's post about the game, publisher Team17 wrote, "No plans for Vita I’m afraid," when asked about Sony's other platform.

For our review of The Escapists on Xbox One where Kimberly Wallace wrote, "The Escapists implores you to dig deep for your strategy, but it doesn't offer enough excitement along the way," head here. The game is also available on Steam and Xbox One.

The Nintendo 64's Paper Mario Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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The Nintendo 64's Paper Mario Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

Mario's second RPG adventure and first paper craft adventure, Paper Mario, is now available on Wii U.

Announced during Nintendo's most recent Direct presentation, you can grab the game now for $9.99 on the Wii U. This, Super Mario 64, and Donkey Kong 64 are among the first of the Wii U's initiative to release Nintendo 64 games on the Wii U's Virtual Console.

As far as announced DS and Nintendo 64 Virtual Console games from Nintendo go, this is the last one. There will be more, but we don't know what to expect in the coming weeks.

New Compendium To Increase DOTA 2 International Prize Pool

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New Compendium To Increase DOTA 2 International Prize Pool

Valve has released a new Compendium – an interactive book designed to not only grow the prize pool for the DOTA 2 International tournament, but to give rewards to buyers.

Buying items in the Compendium contributes to the prize pool, and the more that grows, the more rewards – such as items, Immortals, and features – given to everyone who owns the Compendium.

New for this year are Compendium Challenges. Complete these in the game and win the match, and you'll get Compendium Coins. These can be turned in for item or set drops. Increasing your Compendium level also brings more riches.

PSA: Xbox Live Experiencing Problems

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PSA: Xbox Live Experiencing Problems

According to Microsoft's support page, Xbox Live is experiencing some problems affecting the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

As of the time of this writing, the affected areas include gaming/social, some apps like Netflix and YouTube, and Xbox Live core services like signing in. It lists these services as "limited."

We'll update this story as the situation continues.

Report: Microsoft's HoloLens To Cost A Lot More Than A Home Console

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Report: Microsoft's HoloLens To Cost A Lot More Than A Home Console

Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology sounds far out, and as is usually the case, you get what you pay for. A recent report states that the tech will likely cost well north of $400.

The New York Times says that an unnamed Microsoft executive (whose relationship to the project is also unknown) told the paper that HoloLens would cost – in the paper's words – "significantly more than a game console."

HoloLens will be at E3, and Microsoft also recently released this hardware video.

Microsoft And Square Enix Show Off Stunning DirectX 12 Demo

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Microsoft And Square Enix Show Off Stunning DirectX 12 Demo

Microsoft invited Square Enix to create a demo for its Build event showing off the power of DirectX 12. The results are impressive, especially when you realize that the video is running in-engine.

Of course, it’s important to remember that “in-engine” isn’t the same as “gameplay.” Still, these are impressive visuals.

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Humble Bundle Discounts Ubisoft Titles, Including Late 2014 Releases

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Humble Bundle Discounts Ubisoft Titles, Including Late 2014 Releases

If you’ve been waiting for a sale on Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, or other Ubisoft titles, your ship has come in. Humble Bundle is teaming up with the publisher to discount a number of games.

Highlights of the sale include Far Cry 3 for $7.49 (75 percent off), South Park: The Stick of Truth for $13.59 (66 percent off), and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for $3.49 (75 percent off). Recent titles, including Far Cry 4, The Crew, and Assassin’s Creed Unity are priced at $35.99 (40 percent off).

You can check out the complete list of offerings on Humble Bundle’s website. As always, 10 percent of all purchases support charities, including American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Wikimedia, GamesAid, and charity: water. The sale ends May 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

Reader Discussion: What Was Your Game Of The Month For April?

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Reader Discussion: What Was Your Game Of The Month For April?

I don’t mean to alarm you, but today is the first day of May. That also means that E3 2015 is next month.

Before we get to that little event, it’s time to look back. April is now behind us and, as usual, we have an important question for you: What was your game of the month?

If you can’t remember everything that was released in the past four weeks, fear not. We have you covered with our list of 2015 release dates. Let us know what won your heart and time.

Two Free DLC Add-Ons Coming Next Week To Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Two Free DLC Add-Ons Coming Next Week To Dragon Age: Inquisition

Now that we know when the Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon DLC is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, it’s time to turn our ambitions elsewhere. BioWare has announced two upcoming DLC add-ons that are arriving very soon.

Those who played Dragon Age II will likely remember the Black Emporium and its strange curios. You’ll be able to visit that wondrous shop once more. And, if you’re anxious to change your appearance, the Mirror of Transformation remains in place in Xenon’s collection.

This DLC also comes with two seats upon which you may place your posterior in Skyhold. If you’ve played Dragon Age: Origins with your Origin account, you’ll get the Legacy Ferelden throne. If you’ve done the same with Dragon Age II, you’ll unlock the Legacy Kirkwall throne.