Jackbox Party Pack 5 Targets October Release

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Jackbox Party Pack 5 Targets October Release

The latest installment of the Jackbox Party Pack series is headed to PS4 on October 16, followed soon after by a release on PC and Mac on October 17. That news comes via a tweet from Jackbox Games today, which should allow fans to begin planning their first friend get-together to try out the new included games.

Jackbox Party Pack 5 is set to offer five distinct games, including a new twist on the trivia classic You Don’t Know Jack, a game about hypothetical situations called Split the Room, a rap lyric creation game called Mad Verse City, an invention drawing game called Patently Stupid, and an unusually action-packed game called Zeeple Dome.

Like previous installments, the new game has players logging in with their phones as controllers through an easy-to-use interface, making it simple to change player counts on the fly.

A Glimpse Into Red Dead Redemption II's Amazing Wilderness

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A Glimpse Into Red Dead Redemption II's Amazing Wilderness

This morning, Rockstar Games announced that they have created an astonishing 200 different animal species – and developed interactive AI for each one – in their pursuit to craft the most immersive open world for Red Dead Redemption II. After the initial tweet showing off a small sample of this vast ecosystem, Rockstar posted a link to an expanded blog on its official site.

Players will encounter large herds on the move and dangerous predators seeking out prey. If Red Dead Redemption is any indication, you can expect to find yourself as both the hunter and hunted. The post shows drawings of several species including: a grizzly bear, a white-tailed buck, an alligator, and a banded Gila monster. The diversity of the creature types hints at the environment variety we can expect in the game. Also, each drawing has a page number in the bottom right. Could this possibly be the new look for Red Dead Redemption II’s animal index?

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Nickelodeon has partnered with Bamtang Games for the upcoming Nickelodeon Kart Racers, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on October 23. In advance of the release, the studio has pulled together a trailer for the kid-friendly release, which offers the opportunity to see the many familiar faces that will be part of the racer, including characters from Spongebob Squarepants, Hey Arnold!, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In the kart racer, characters from this disparate mix of fictional universes are all racing around tracks on which green slime plays a major role. Slime helps to fill up your turbo meter, but when you win a race, it’s also the substance that falls all over your character while he/she stands on the podium.

Check out the trailer for a look at the family-targeted driving game.

Get Ready For Launch With New Black Ops 4 Trailer

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Get Ready For Launch With New Black Ops 4 Trailer

Call of Duty just released a new trailer that shows off all the upcoming mayhem that’s to be expected from the latest game by Treyarch.

Showcasing all three of its game modes, including multiplayer, zombies, and its new battle royale mode dubbed Blackout, the trailer features familiar faces like Frank Woods from the original Black Ops campaign, and the undead tiger seen in a previous trailer. Wingsuits, ATVs, and some high-tech looking revolvers also make an appearance along with more footage of what to expect from the three different zombies modes. Set to a Diplo soundtrack, the trailer is also interspersed by some exciting cutscenes and frenetic gameplay. 

For more updates on the game, you can check out our hub of exclusive content where we discuss the game’s lore, provide exclusive interviews and answer lingering questions.

Get Ready For Launch With New Black Ops 4 Trailer

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Get Ready For Launch With New Black Ops 4 Trailer

Call of Duty just released a new trailer that shows off all the upcoming mayhem that’s to be expected from the latest game by Treyarch.

Showcasing all three of its game modes, including multiplayer, zombies, and its new battle royale mode dubbed Blackout, the trailer features familiar faces like Frank Woods from the original Black Ops campaign, and the undead tiger seen in a previous trailer. Wingsuits, ATVs, and some high-tech looking revolvers also make an appearance along with more footage of what to expect from the three different zombies modes. Set to a Diplo soundtrack, the trailer is also interspersed by some exciting cutscenes and frenetic gameplay. 

For more updates on the game, you can check out our hub of exclusive content where we discuss the game’s lore, provide exclusive interviews and answer lingering questions.

Bumblebee Recalls The 80s In Full-Length Trailer

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Bumblebee Recalls The 80s In Full-Length Trailer

The new Bumblebee movie is on its way to release on December 21, and Paramount today released a trailer to showcase what fans can expect from the latest installment in the long-running Transformers live-action film franchise.

The new movie is the first in the series not directed by Michael Bay, although he is still involved as a producer. Instead, Bumblebee comes to us from director Travis Knight, best known as the director of the excellent animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings.

In the trailer released today, we get a glimpse of the plucky title character bonding with new friend Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), but we also get plenty of homages to the original generation of Transformers characters and cartoon, including the familiar transformation sound effect, shots of Cybertron at war, and even a brief snippet of Soundwave ejecting Ravage – both of them looking very similar to their original incarnations.

Vampyr Receives New Difficulty Modes Next Week

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Vampyr Receives New Difficulty Modes Next Week

Earlier this summer, Focus Home Interactive announced that Vampyr would be receiving two new difficulty modes soon. We've finally received word that these additions are coming to the open-world vampire simulator by next week, on September 26.

The new content consists of a hard mode that amps up the difficulty and gives you less experience points for defeating enemies. This means that players must "embrace" (also known as sucking blood) more citizens to gain more power.

The new story mode "de-emphasizes" the combat, putting more focus on the narrative and introducing a lower difficulty. Considering how difficult Vampyr's combat and certain boss encounters can be, this sounds like an enticing mode for those that want a simpler playthrough.

Sunless Skies Gets Release Date, Pen-And-Paper RPG Available Now

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Sunless Skies Gets Release Date, Pen-And-Paper RPG Available Now

Failbetter Games' Sunless Skies, the sequel to the 2015 title Sunless Sea, has a release date.  Announced at a panel during EGX 2018, Sunless Skies is to release on January 31, 2019.

Sunless Skies has been in early access on Steam since 2017. Similar to its predecessor, Sunless Skies tasks players to take control of guiding a ship through a treacherous world. It has many improvements, including an overhauled combat system.

SUNLESS SKIES will release on 31 January 2019

Reader Discussion – What's Your Favorite Telltale Game?

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Reader Discussion – What's Your Favorite Telltale Game?

Just a couple days ago, word spread quickly online that Telltale was facing huge layoffs and closing down the majority of its studio. It came as a shock to most, since the developer had several projects in the works, from continuing The Walking Dead, creating its own take on Stranger Things, and had plans to rekindle The Wolf Among Us.

The news, especially for the majority of the studio that was laid off unexpectedly, is devastating. I'm devastated because Telltale helped inspire me to pursue video games as a career. Yes, the format of their games began to be a tired concept, but some of their storytelling was the best I've seen for the interactive medium.

I remember playing through The Walking Dead S1 several times with friends because I wanted them to see how brilliant it was too. I remember my jaw dropping at the end of The Wolf Among Us.