Bulletstorm Remaster Shows Its Serious Side With New Story Trailer

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Bulletstorm Remaster Shows Its Serious Side With New Story Trailer

Six years ago, People Can Fly unleashed Bulletstorm on the world, a gonzo shooter that gave players a mayhem-filled moveset and the freedom to lay waste to enemies in over-the-top ways. The story may have gotten lost in the shuffle, but it was surprisingly OK. With the upcoming remaster, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, publisher Gearbox wants to remind you about that story, and they're doing it in a surprisingly humorless trailer.

Take a look at the clip below to see Grayson Hunt navigate a sci-fi conspiracy, as well as a few shots of some of the game's bigger set pieces. And while you're watching it, keep in mind that this is still the game that rewards you for shooting crotches, kicking bad guys into spike traps, and turning crowds of enemies into clouds of red goo.

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Team 17 Announces New Sci-Fi Roguelike

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Team 17 Announces New Sci-Fi Roguelike

Team 17, publisher of games like Worms and the upcoming Yooka-Laylee, has announced a new "mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival" titled Genesis Alpha One.

The game's debut trailer shows off how those disparate elements come together to create a coherent sci-fi thriller. As you build your base through an isometric interface, you'll discover aliens aboard your newly-built station, which means you'll have to take care of them yourself or build limited-use defenses to help you out. With this being a roguelike and all, proving yourself fit to be one of the last remnants of mankind will likely be no easy task.

The trailer also hints a few story details, such as computers determining that in order to save mankind, you'll have to build "a new one." Whether that means repopulating the planet or creating a new species is unclear. The game does not currently have a release date, but will be coming to both consoles and PC.

New Video Breaks Down Weapons And Biotic Powers

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New Video Breaks Down Weapons And Biotic Powers

BioWare has released a new trailer, presented as an in-universe training video, that breaks down the sorts of weapons and powers you can use in Mass Effect Andromeda. The trailer's narrated by squadmate Liam and you can watch the whole right here, getting the lowdown on guns, special ammo, and even swords:

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Be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the game as well as 50 details we noticed during the hands-on. You can also check out all our cover story content about the game by clicking on the banner below.

Sega Master System Remaster Lets You Reload Decades-Old Saves

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Sega Master System Remaster Lets You Reload Decades-Old Saves

DotEmu is bringing back a pretty deep cut, with the remastered version of the Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. The game, now called Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, features an impressive new hand-drawn art style, but developer Lizardcube is going the extra mile for retro fans. A new trailer shows just how far they're willing to go.

You can swap between the new visuals and the original 8-bit style at the press of a button. The screens above and at bottom show the same level in both formats. Take a look at the clip below for more examples.

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Sail The Seas Of The Deadfire Archipelago

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Sail The Seas Of The Deadfire Archipelago

After meeting its initial goal of $1.1 million in just a day, Obsidian Entertainment continues to build more content into Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire through its Fig crowdfunding campaign. 

The most recent addition to the game is a Dyrwoodan sloop called the Defiant. This ship not only acts as players' base of operations to interact with party members, but also allows them to freely navigate and explore the world. Aided by a new world map, players can now enjoy a more open-world experience as they sail around the Deadfire Archipelago, discovering uncharted islands and stumbling onto special ship-related events.

As the trailer shows below, players can also customize and upgrade their ship. Sails can be changed to reflect players' alliances, the Defiant's hull can be repainted, and the cannons can be improved for more power in combat.

New Injustice 2 Trailer Shows Superman's Return And Cyborg In Action

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New Injustice 2 Trailer Shows Superman's Return And Cyborg In Action

NetherRealm Studios continued its recent string of Injustice 2 reveals with a new trailer showcasing some of the fighting game's cinematic story mode. This trailer is the first major look at the story, and manages to fit an awful lot into its brief runtime.

In the trailer, we see Batman and Robin working together, as well as Batman trying to reason with a newly liberated Superman before inevitably coming to blows. Later, players get their first look at Cyborg battling Blue Beetle in a facility that looks similar to the one Superman is being held in. It's too early to tell for certain, but if his character retains the same allegiance to Superman as in the first game, he could be partially responsible for the Man of Steel's escape. At this time, it's unknown if Cyborg is playable, as only a few moments of gameplay involving him are present here. It wouldn't be the first time NetherRealm has featured a non-playable character in story mode, as Sindel, Baraka, and Rain all made appearances in Mortal Kombat X's narrative and were never made playable. 

You can watch the trailer below.

The Power Of Toilet Paper In Prey

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The Power Of Toilet Paper In Prey

The ability of some of the aliens in Prey to mimic environmental objects and surprise you is unnerving. But, it's also useful when you learn how to use this power yourself.

The latest trailer for the game showcases how handy this ability is, and some of the objects in the game you can use it on. You may start with teapots and toilet-paper rolls, but later on you'll be mimicking more impressive objects such as turrets and robots.

Prey comes out on May 5 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Squadmates, Fandom, And Mass Effect's Future: The Latest On Andromeda From BioWare

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Squadmates, Fandom, And Mass Effect's Future: The Latest On Andromeda From BioWare

At a recent preview event hosted by EA and BioWare, we got the chance to play sections of Mass Effect Andromeda. After the play session, we also sat down to chat with producer Mike Gamble about the legacy of the series, the love for its characters, and what fans can expect from (and after) Andromeda.

Game Informer: Mass Effect Andromeda was pitched to the public as a standalone game apart from the trilogy. What have been some of the challenges in breaking away from the first three games to create something that has to stand on its own legs while respecting the legacy of what came before?There have been a few definitely. So moving away from the Unreal engine to Frostbite, there’s been a lot of tech and engineering around that, which took us some time to do. Frostbite allows us to do some cool things, which we couldn’t do before.

In terms of the trilogy itself, we have a lot of fans who love a lot of characters – whether it’s Liara, Javik, Garrus – they’ve grown to love these characters over a decade nearly. Starting out with a new game and introducing new characters, you have to make the characters interesting from day one, make sure they’re fun to romance and get to know. That was a focus for us because we don’t have the inheritance of 10 years of being with these characters.

50 Details We Noticed During Our Hands-On Time With The Game

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50 Details We Noticed During Our Hands-On Time With The Game

I recently had the chance to play three hours of Mass Effect Andromeda. If you want in-depth impressions, you can find those here. However, there were also A LOT of details I noticed as a fan of the series that I thought were worth collecting, so here they are. All 50 of them.

Character Generation

1. Since our protagonist, Ryder, doesn’t have a military background like Commander Shepard, the character creator has a plethora of customization options for face and hair. Want a character with a pink mullet? Go for it.

Five Things We Loved About Our Hands-On Time With BioWare's Space Epic

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Five Things We Loved About Our Hands-On Time With BioWare's Space Epic

The newest, hotly anticipated Mass Effect game is here in little over a month and I recently had the chance to play a slice of the game. I played through the opening mission and then a section from the middle of the game, where I had almost complete access to my squadmates, powers, and The Tempest, the ship that functions as your base in the game.

I admit that I sat down to play Andromeda with much trepidation. Mass Effect 2 is, after all, my favorite game of all time. Seeing BioWare in the unenviable position of having to carry the series in a new direction while also upholding the legacy of the series had me wondering if the developer could pull it off. Now, with three hours of the game under my belt, I feel pretty excited about Andromeda for a number of reasons.

Let’s get to them, shall we?