Meet Mafia III’s Irish Mob Boss, Thomas Burke

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Meet Mafia III’s Irish Mob Boss, Thomas Burke

Mafia III has a diverse cast of characters, each with their own, violent motivations. Today, we’re introduced to Thomas Burke, who is out for revenge against the Marcano Crime family.

Burke became a target for the Marranos, which resulted in his leg being crippled and his son murdered. He finds himself in an alliance with Lincoln Clay under one condition: Burke gets to kill the man who attacked him.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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NBA 2K17 Trailer Teases Gameplay Enhancements

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NBA 2K17 Trailer Teases Gameplay Enhancements

The next entry in the venerable NBA 2K franchise is slated to come out September 20, but a month out 2K Sports hasn't shown the game off to almost any press outlets or streamers. Hopefully the slow trickle of trailers and information turns into a deluge soon, with this gameplay trailer serving as the opening salvo of a campaign detailing the changes coming to MyCareer, online modes, and gameplay.

The NBA 2K17 video below features some new team intros, a tease at what looks like new player body types, aggressive rebounding animations, and some fantastic facial scans. See them for yourself:

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Meet The English Voice Actors Behind Final Fantasy XV’s Large Cast

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Meet The English Voice Actors Behind Final Fantasy XV’s Large Cast

With Final Fantasy XV recently delayed two months, Square Enix is continuing to roll out new information about the game. Today, we get to meet the cast handling the English localization.

The actors introduced today are no strangers to gaming. And there are some surprises in there, especially if you’ve learn to fear the sentence, “It’s high noon.”

King Regis - Jim Pirri (Mirror’s Edge Catalyst as Noah) Noctis - Ray Chase (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as Louis Gallois) Prompto - Robbie Daymond (Lego Marvel’s Avengers as A-Bomb) Ignis - Adam Croasdell (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as Torvin) Gladio - Chris Parson (Overwatch as Junkrat) Lunafreya - Amy Shiels (Divinity: Dragon Commander as Ophelia) Ardyn Izunia - Darin De Paul (Doom as Samuel Hayden) Cor Leonis - Matthew Mercer (Overwatch as McCree)

Gwent Is Likely To Stand Tall Beside Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends

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Gwent Is Likely To Stand Tall Beside Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends

There's a reason that so many developers are investing in card games, and it isn't just because Hearthstone is making money hand over fist. The concept of cards as a collectible item is easy for us to understand, whether you've collected Topps sports cards or regularly crack Magic: The Gathering packs. Not all card games are created equal, though.

A good card game requires delicate balance, a commitment to thematic "flavor", engaging mechanics, and interactions that are accessible to new players but inspire experimentation to find unexpected and crafty combos. Most importantly, they have to do something different.

Gwent deviates significantly from the genre's forebearers. Instead of drawing from a deck after each turn, you're limited to 10 cards for the entirety of the game. You need to play them judiciously. Spend them too early, and you'll be a pushover in rounds two and three. Hold back too long, and you could find you've missed an opportunity.

Fight Every Kind of Saiyan You Can Think Of In New Trailer

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Fight Every Kind of Saiyan You Can Think Of In New Trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character to join Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, some new modes, and an open beta for the game, arriving soon.

Majin Vegeta will join the game's diverse cast of characters from the world of Dragon Ball. Majin Vegeta is a version of the character under the mind control of the sorcerer Babidi. While under his control, he turned on his friends in order to gain more power, eventually breaking free from Babidi's grasp. You can see him in action in the trailer below.

The trailer also shows off the new Expert Mission mode, which has six players taking on powerful bosses such as Broly, Great Ape Vegeta, and Turles.

Space Hulk: Deathwing Is Left 4 Dead In The Grimdark Future

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Space Hulk: Deathwing Is Left 4 Dead In The Grimdark Future

While I've never played the tabletop miniatures game, Warhammer 40K's lore has always been fascinating to me. Games Workshop's long-running universe populated by a humanity that fears aberration, the risk of corruption by a force vital to survival, and alien threats that borrow from fantasy but diverge severely is filled with stories of heroism and betrayal.

One of the most adored offshoots of the 40K universe is an old board game called Space Hulk. The original and its more recent video game adaptations feature a small squad of heavily armored Space Marines fending off a swarm-like alien race called the Tyranid on giant, derelict spaceships. 

Streum On Studio and Cyanide are adapting that concept into a first-person, squad-based shooter. Deathwing will feature a solo campaign that puts players in the role of a Space Marine Librarian with psychic powers and a huge, powerful arsenal of weaponry. 

Shadow Warrior 2 Continues To Impress With Brand New Weapons And Setting

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Shadow Warrior 2 Continues To Impress With Brand New Weapons And Setting

We've had hands-on time with Shadow Warrior 2 at a number of events. Each previous demo has taken place in a lush forest with cherry blossoms in bloom, perfectly juxtaposed with piles of demon giblets created with the game's precision cutting system.

This time out, we had the chance to visit the second of three different environments. The cyber city is a glossy, pristine metropolis of the future. Just like all of the game's mission areas, the city is procedurally generated.

The reason for showing us the new setting was to give us a chance to play around with new weapons. Each of the three areas features guns and swords themed for that area. So far, we've only seen the countryside versions: embossed in gold and decorated with dragons.

Action-Packed Trailer Ushers In Long-Awaited PC Release Date

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After being announced way back at E3 2013, the PC version of Behaviour Interactive's MMO third-person shooter, Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade, finally has a release date. The bad news? Behaviour has also announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are currently on hold.

PC players can take up arms on September 23. The launch version of the game reportedly includes four player factions (Eldar, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, and Orks), 20 sub-factions, and hundreds of weapons, and will be supported with "free lifetime expansions."

In the press release, Behaviour Interactive's Stephen Mulrooney says the decision to delay the console versions "...will result in an optimized and extended experience when released." No further release window was given for the console versions, but today's release date announcement was accompanied by a spiffy new trailer, which you can watch below.

Short Gameplay Video Teases Wild Powers And Possibilities

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Short Gameplay Video Teases Wild Powers And Possibilities

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released a new gameplay teaser for Prey, which shows off some of the exciting powers that players can get their hands on.

Earlier this month Reiner highlighted some of Prey's more interesting gameplay mechanics in his in-depth breakdown of the game's on-stage Quakecon demo, which included a foam-spewing Gloo Cannon and protagonist Morgan Yu's ability to turn into inanimate objects. If you were intrigued, you can now see these abilities for yourself, in a new video released by Bethesda.

While much shorter than the Quakecon demo, the gameplay teaser shows off the aforementioned abilities, along with the sci-fi setting and an impromptu spacewalk. See it all in the video below.