DayZ Will Not Be Finished Until 2016

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DayZ Will Not Be Finished Until 2016

Bohemia Interactive has notified Early Access buyers that DayZ, its zombies survival game, will not be finished until the first half of 2016. The developer shared with us its plans for 2015 and beyond today, including final price points for when the game is released.

The standalone version of DayZ entered Steam Early Access almost one year ago. The price is slated to gradually increase, though it will be reduced from the new norm of $34.99 to its previous cost of $34.99.

As the game completes alpha testing in the final quarter of 2015, that price will be raised to $43.99. Final release price will be $49.99.

Xbox Live Games With Gold In December Includes Worms, Ravens, And Snow

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Xbox Live Games With Gold In December Includes Worms, Ravens, And Snow

Microsoft has announced the December Games with Gold titles for Xbox Live members. One new Xbox One game and two Xbox 360 titles enter the rotation on December 1.

On Xbox One, players will be able to lob holy hand grenades at each other in Worms Battlegrounds. On Xbox 360, you might solve a mystery in The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief or, instead, go snowboarding in EA’s SSX reboot.

The Raven will be available for the first half of the month. SSX swaps in from December 16 through the end of the year.

PlayStation Plus In December Includes Extra Games For PlayStation 3

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PlayStation Plus In December Includes Extra Games For PlayStation 3

We’re in the final week of November’s PlayStation Plus lineup. If you haven’t downloaded those titles yet, you’d best get on that. Not sure what’s available? We’ve got you covered.

On Tuesday, December 2, a new slate of games becomes available. And if we’re being technical, this month includes eight games. No, Driveclub is not one of them, PlayStation Plus fans.

On PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to don cape and cowl with Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. As we mentioned yesterday, gunslinging arena title Secret Ponchos will also hit the service.

Razer Announces ‘Team Razer: Great Games’ eSports Documentary

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Razer Announces ‘Team Razer: Great Games’ eSports Documentary

Razer has announced a three-part documentary series that will explore some of the most competitive video games and their players. Team Razer: Great Games will explore the origins of competitive gaming in an effort to introduce new viewers to the sport.

The first installment of the series focuses on Starcraft II, with a look back at the first title and its expansion, Brood War. Further installments will examine Dota 2 and League of Legends.

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2015 Video Game Release Schedule

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It wasn’t even September when readers started asking when we’d publish the initial list of 2015 release dates. Our ever-popular and regularly updated roster of launch dates for the new year is here.

If you see anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates. Prior to that, they will appear in the bottom grouping.

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3, Vita) - January 13Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (Vita) - January 13Saints Row IV: Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell Expansion (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) - January 20
Dying Light (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - January 27
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) - January 27
Grand Theft Auto V (PC) - January 27
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 (Vita) - January 27

Over 3 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Sold In Opening Week

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Over 3 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Sold In Opening Week

The Pokémon Company has announced that sales of its latest duo of titles for the Nintendo 3DS are off to a strong start. Over 3 million copies of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been sold so far.

The titles were released in Japan, North America, and Australia on November 21. European release is slated for later this week.

According to a report in Famitsu, 3.04 million copies of the titles were sold in the opening week. Three-day sales in Japan totaled 1,534,593 inclusive of the double-pack of games, but not counting digital sales. Because of the mismatch in periods, it’s not possible to draw a specific line between Japan domestic sales and the other territories. 

PSA: PSN Co-op Sale Marks Down More Than 30 Multiplayer Games

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PSA: PSN Co-op Sale Marks Down More Than 30 Multiplayer Games

It's that time of year when everything is slightly cheaper than usual for a brief period of time, and the PlayStation Network is no exception.

Below you will find a large collection of games currently on sale on the PlayStation Network dubbed, "The Co-op Sale." In the list below you will find the name of discounted game, the platform, the PlayStation Plus sale price, followed by the non-PlayStation Plus sale price. You can also find the full list on the PlayStation blog.

PSA: More Than 60 Xbox 360 And Xbox One Games Marked Up To 85% Off

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PSA: More Than 60 Xbox 360 And Xbox One Games Marked Up To 85% Off

Ahead of Black Friday, Microsoft has marked down a huge collection of digital games, with more discounts planned for the day after Thanksgiving.

You can check out the whole extensive list here, but below you will find just a small sampling of some of the bigger highlights. Some of the games are discounted for everyone; some you will need an Xbox Live Gold account to take advantage of the sale.

Xbox OneStrider - $7.49Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition - $34.99
Rayman Legends - $19.99
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag - $34.99
Killer Instinct Ultra Edition Season 1 - $20

Take A Relaxing Underwater Voyage In Fan-Made GTA V Nature Doc

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Take A Relaxing Underwater Voyage In Fan-Made GTA V Nature Doc

A few days ago, we showed you how to play Grand Theft Auto V as a shark. As a faux documentary shows, the waters of Los Santos are alluring to a variety of people – and not necessarily only recreational drug users.

The video, called "Into the Deep," shows the crew of a small sub exploring the seas, calling out the impressive variety of creatures and plants that call it home. It's a fantastic showcase for how good the game looks, and it's one of the more relaxing game videos we've seen in a while.

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Secret Ponchos Coming Free To PS Plus Members In Early December

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Earlier this month, Sony announced that Secret Ponchos would be available on PlayStation 4 in December at no cost as part of the PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection. Now, developer Secret Ponchos has provided a firm release date for that version of the game.

Secret Ponchos will be available on PlayStation 4 starting December 2. You'll have a month to download it, along with Injustice: Gods Among Us Edition, on the house. After that, it'll cost you. For more on the shooter, take a look at our earlier hands-on impressions of the game.

Our TakeSecret Ponchos was originally due out in the beginning of the year, but it was delayed. While there's no shortage of games to play now, it's nice to have another free game to look forward to playing once my backlog thins out.