A Profile Of Prey's Morgan Yu

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A Profile Of Prey's Morgan Yu

Not a lot is known about Prey's protagonist Morgan Yu – who doesn't even know a lot about himself/herself. But today's developer diary sheds some more light on the character.

Developers at Arkane Studio discuss Yu, illuminating some important bits about his/her past, and discussing how your choices influence the game as a whole.

To find out more about the game's aliens themselves, check out this previous trailer.

New Trailer Highlights Burial Chamber Arena

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New Trailer Highlights Burial Chamber Arena

Id Software (Doom) and Saber Interactive (Timeshift) are hard at work on Quake Champions, the latest entry in the venerable FPS franchise. The game is currently preparing for its upcoming closed beta test, but publisher Bethesda isn't done building hype for the title, releasing a new trailer for the Burial Chamber arena.

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The map offers ample opportunity for Quake's signature brand of bloody murder, with wide-open spaces for rocket-jumping and circle strafing, as well as some tighter corridors, perfect for point-blank shotgun battles.

Springing Into Action With Two New Videos

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Springing Into Action With Two New Videos

Arms is not your typical boxing league. Fighters sport spring-loaded limbs that allow them to punch opponents from across the ring, special gloves let them set each other on fire, and one of the challengers is a mummy. With its newly-introduced quirky characters and a diverse arsenal of weapons, Nintendo's upcoming 3D fighting game puts a new spin on motion-controlled brawling.

The cast of Arms brims with colorful personality in the new character trailer below. Comprised of a springy everyman, peppy popstar, brooding ninja, undead menace, and mechanical genius, everyone brings their own unique fighting style to the ring. Whether it's Ribbon Girl's aerial acrobatics or Ninjara's smoke bomb teleportation, all the boxers have something that gives them an edge over their competitors. 

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Cheetah Sharpens Her Claws In Latest Character Trailer

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Cheetah Sharpens Her Claws In Latest Character Trailer

After her initial reveal in the "Here Come The Girls" Trailer last month, NetherRealm has given fans a closer look at Cheetah with a trailer that spotlights the feral fighter and her various moves and abilities. Battling Robin, Deadshot, and Wonder Woman, Cheetah makes the best of a fast, juggle-heavy moveset to slash her way to victory.

Aside from Cheetah, the trailer shows off a fair bit of new content, including some new moves from Deadshot, as well as a new stage transition involving the Batwing getting its wings clipped. Check it out down below.

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Final Setlist Revealed, Classic Mode Detailed

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Final Setlist Revealed, Classic Mode Detailed

Rock Band VR is just a week away, and Harmonix has just revealed final batch of songs which will be present at launch.

The virtual reality rock and roll simulator will contain 60 songs on day one, and the company plans to support the rhythm game with post-launch DLC; Six songs by Aerosmith (including "Ragdoll" and "Janie's Got a Gun") will be available from the Oculus Store for $2.99 each.

Finally, while we've already detailed how Rock Band VR shakes up the traditional Rock Band formula with its performance-based scoring, old-school fans of the franchise will be pleased to learn that the original five-button guitar gameplay is still an important part of the game. Classic Mode is the Rock Band we all know and love, but with an extra touch of virtual reality immersion thanks to the Oculus headset.

New Cinematic Trailer Shows Off Robot Beatdowns And A Release Date

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New Cinematic Trailer Shows Off Robot Beatdowns And A Release Date

Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 have released a new trailer for their upcoming action-RPG The Surge. The trailer features a release date for the anticipated title, as well as some good old-fashioned robot bashing as protagonist Warren battles his way through a facility presumably owned by the sinister Creo corporation.The game is set to release on May 16, with bonuses for pre-ordering. You can check out the trailer down below.

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The Surge is an action-RPG that focuses on brutal difficulty and timing, taking heavy inspiration from the Dark Souls series. We played a demo at E3 2016, and were quite impressed. You can read about it here.

Expanded Version Of 2014's Fast-Paced Fighter Coming In May

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Expanded Version Of 2014's Fast-Paced Fighter Coming In May

Guilty Gear has been delivering solid, 2D fighting with an anime aesthetic since the original game hit the PlayStation all the way back in 1998. Now, nearly twenty years later, the latest iteration in the long-running one-on-one fighter has a release date on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

The amusingly-titled Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 hits physical and digital shelves on May 26. This updated version of 2014's Xrd: Revelator will be available as a stand-alone purchase for $39.99, or as a digital upgrade to the original Revelator for $19.99. Rev 2 includes the original's previously-released DLC and adds new moves, stages, and characters, as well as expanded Arcade and Story modes. The whole game has been rebalanced from the bottom up, and is sure to provide a whole new experience for hardcore fans of the franchise.

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A Longer Look At Modern Sonic

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A Longer Look At Modern Sonic

During its South By Southwest panel last night, Sega revealed the name for its upcoming mainline entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise as Sonic Forces. The reveal was followed by a quick teaser clip showing some gameplay featuring Modern Sonic running through a European-style city as destruction rains down from above. We had a chance to see a longer version of this stage.

The Modern Sonic mechanics in Sonic Forces are inspired heavily by the 3D gameplay found in Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, featuring a new version of the Hedgehog Engine used in those games. As seen in the teaser, Sonic runs through the streets while the city crumbles around him. As he turns a corner, two giant egg-shaped robots can be seen in the distance approaching the city via water. Sonic can't immediately do anything about those giant machines, so he opts to take care of the smaller bots right in front of him. He boosts through the first set before using his homing attack to knock out another group and reach a higher platform. 

The VR Horror Game Now Has A Release Date

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The VR Horror Game Now Has A Release Date

Narcosis, an indepedent Horror game from Honor Code Inc we recently named one of the most exciting VR games on the horizon, has re-emerged from the depths with a new trailer and release date.

The VR title, which will release on the Xbox One, Steam, and Oculus Store on March 28, has plenty of deep-sea scares in its latest trailer. It reminds me quite a bit of both Soma (which I love) and Cryostasis (which was great despite a number of a technical glitches I encountered on PC), so it's definitely in good company. You can watch the trailer below.

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Scalebearer Leaves An Impact In New Highlight Trailer

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Scalebearer Leaves An Impact In New Highlight Trailer

A new champion is set to join the ranks of id Software's hero-based online shooter, Quake Champions. Unveiled via Bethesda's YouTube channel, the intergalactic warlord Scalebearer is the primary focus of Quake's latest trailer, which shows the combatant in action with his special abilities that let him pulverize foes by landing on them from above or running into them headlong. 

Scalebearer will be joining other characters in the free-to-play title, and will be purchasable with in-game currency called Favor for a limited time, or a more permanent purchase with real world currency. You can check out his trailer down below.

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