Reminder: Last Day To Get Xbox Live Games With Gold Title The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief

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Reminder: Last Day To Get Xbox Live Games With Gold Title The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief

Xbox Live Gold members might want to make some time to download the first of two Xbox 360 titles. The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief rotates out tomorrow.

Note that this is only the first of three episodes, with the other two available for $9.99 each. You can read our review of it here.

Tomorrow, check back for EA’s SSX reboot. You can also get Worms Battlegrounds and Volgarr the Viking for Xbox One this month.

Someone Has Already Hit Level 32 In Destiny

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Someone Has Already Hit Level 32 In Destiny

Destiny's new expansion, The Dark Below, hasn't even been out a week yet and someone has already hit the new level cap. Most players can appreciate how nuts this is, but non-fans should know that this is an enormous undertaking.

To sum it up, you need to score three raid armor pieces from the new raid (combined with a fully upgraded new exotic armor piece) and then a total of 63 of the new radiant shards to max them out. This shard requirement isn't possible with one character even if you are extremely lucky and score all three armor pieces in a single run. So how was it accomplished?

Bungie forum member Enormous Trash posted his or her level 32 character super early this morning. The user didn't offer a ton of explanation, only linking to his or her profile page (shown above) for others to dig through. Enormous Trash has three warlocks and ran them all through the new raid. Then, according to a response in the thread, the user deleted a character and ran a new warlock from level 1 through a raid run a total of five times to get everything needed to hit 32.

System Shock 2’s Shodan Reveal Recreated In CryEngine 3

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System Shock 2’s Shodan Reveal Recreated In CryEngine 3

System Shock 2 is filled with twists and turns, the biggest of which is the revelation of its villain. Shodan is an evil, manipulative artificial intelligence who needs your help to stop her creations.

Today, System Shock 2 might not be quite as imposing thanks to outdated visuals. One person is trying to bring the graphics and the thrills into the 21st century.

A Polycount forum user that goes by the name “Mr. Smo” has recreated one of the most impactful scenes from Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios’ System Shock 2 using CryEngine 3.

Next Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch On Hold, Requires Paris Map To Be ‘Refurbished’

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Next Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch On Hold, Requires Paris Map To Be ‘Refurbished’

Ubisoft has issued a statement indicating that the next Assassin’s Creed Unity update (dubbed “Patch 4”) is on hold. The publisher had originally promised to roll out the latest fixes today, following a long line of repairs to the title.

“As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised,” the Ubisoft Live Update Team writes. “We are committed to delivering major performance improvements, which requires that we refurbish the Paris map and that will take a few more days to hit the high level of quality our players deserve.”

The publisher hasn’t offered a specific target for delivering Patch 4. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for context or clarification around what is involved in refurbishing Assassin’s Creed Unity’s map. We’ll update once more information is available.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Steam Migration Now Available

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Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Steam Migration Now Available

From Software and Bandai Namco have initiated the promised Steamworks conversion, dropping Games for Windows Live from the title. In order to carry over your save data and achievements, you’ll need to import them in the next two months.

There are different processes depending on whether you originally purchased on disc, the Windows Live marketplace, or Steam. Regardless, if you have previous save and achievement progress that you want to move over, you’ll need to do so before February 16.

In order to initiate the update, you’ll need to go to your Steam library (after you’ve redeemed that version for disc-based and Windows marketplace buyers). Once there, you’ll have to go into Dark Souls’ properties and enable the “dsptide-2.0” beta.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Free Game Redemption Starting This Week

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Free Game Redemption Starting This Week

Following Ubisoft’s apology for the problems with Assassin’s Creed Unity, the company indicated that it would be making changes to the season pass. As a make-right for anyone that purchased the game, the Dead Kings DLC will be free. And anyone that purchased the season pass (that previously included that content) will be getting a free Ubisoft game.

The publisher has updated its question and answer page related to the free game offer. On a page related to the matter, Ubisoft says that the website to secure your additional title will be going live this week.

If you have purchased but haven’t yet redeemed your season pass, you should do so at your earliest convenience. Delaying will cause a lag in your ability to collect your free title.

Total War: Arena Returns With New Alpha

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Sega-owned developer Creative Assembly first unveiled Total War: Arena back in 2013, and the game even went into beta at one point that year, but it wasn't officially released.

The game is a 10 v 10 free-to-play multiplayer strategy game, with each player controlling three units of soldiers led by an iconic warrior from history such as Alexander the Great.

To sign up for the alpha, head here.

Trine Remake Hitting PS4 Just In Time For Christmas

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Trine Remake Hitting PS4 Just In Time For Christmas

Frozenbyte has revealed the release date for the PlayStation 4 remake of its first Trine game, dubbed the Enchanted Edition. The updated version, which adds new visual effects and gameplay enhancements over the original 2009 release, is coming next week.

Specifically, Trine Enchanted Edition is arriving on the PlayStation Store on December 23, Christmas Eve Eve. Frozenbyte says the game runs at 1080p at 60 frames per second, and that it supports stereoscopic 3D if you're into that kind of thing.

For the uninitiated, Trine is a fantasy game for one to three players (local or online), in which a wizard, knight, and thief work cooperatively to solve environment-based puzzles and defeat enemies. PlayStation 4 players could download the sequel, Trine 2: Complete Story, earlier this year as part of June's PlayStation Plus promotion. 

Today’s Teens Confounded By The Original Mega Man

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Today’s Teens Confounded By The Original Mega Man

Growing up in the 8-bit era meant a lot of things. Game manuals were often filled with story (and color), games were challenging, and there was no Internet to search for tips. While games have certainly become more complex, there is still challenge to be found on those old grey carts.

Fine Brothers Entertainment has created the React YouTube channel featuring kids and teens responding to a variety of everyday activities. One series puts teens at the helm of popular video games.

Past installments have featured a number of current titles, including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Outlast. Yesterday, the React channel wound the clock back to 1987 with the original Mega Man.

Warhammer Quest Hitting New Platforms

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Warhammer Quest Hitting New Platforms

Developer Rodeo Games is bringing its adaptation of the Games Workshop board game based in the Warhammer fantasy world to PC, Mac, and Linux (via Steam) early next year.

The game hits the service on January 7 for $14.99, and includes three areas and the Vampire and Zombie content pack. Additionally, there is the in-game option to get seven more heroes, five weapons, and the Skeletons & Necromancers enemy pack – all of which are included in the Deluxe Edition for $29.99.

For more on the Warhammer Quest, check out Futter's review for the game's iOS/Android version.