Bounty Hunter Mode Is A Wild Chase Of Cat And Mouse

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Bounty Hunter Mode Is A Wild Chase Of Cat And Mouse

Starting a ruckus can be immensely entertaining in open-world games. From Grand Theft Auto to Just Cause, these games seem to encourage chaotic rebellion. With Watch Dogs 2, that same idea returns, but with a PvP competitive edge. Unleashing turmoil on the city of San Francisco is rewarding, as it triggers a multiplayer match called Bounty Hunter, where players will help the cops hunt you down.

In Bounty Hunter, opposing teams play as the hunter and the hunted. It can begin in two ways: by causing a high level of destruction, or by opening up Marcus Holloway's cell phone to trigger a bounty on your head. With Watch Dogs 2's seamless multiplayer, the police chase that begins in your game will also be present in other players' campaigns, so that they can join in on hunting you down. The PvP Bounty Mode can also be played as a 2v2 co-op experience, or 3v1, along with A.I. cop cars that will aid in attempting to defeat you. 

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Civilization VI Makes Big Changes That Deepen Strategy

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My first experience with the Civilization series was in my college dorm. One of my best friends introduced me to the franchise, with a game he had been methodically playing for most of the semester. He regaled me with tales of treaties made and broken, wars won and lost, and his people on the march toward the future.

Twenty years later, I'm still hooked. And that sweet addiction is only going to deepen later this year with Civilization VI.

I had a chance to play about an hour at Gamescom, experiencing first-hand some of the major changes that will force longtime fans to rethink tried and true tactics. Those same adjustments to the series open up big new strategic options that make battles more than just a binary win or loss.

Four New Pokémon Revealed For Sun And Moon

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Four New Pokémon Revealed For Sun And Moon

The Pokémon Company revealed four new creatures for Sun & Moon today, one of which will be familiar for anyone who has been following each reveal.

Crabrawler is a totally new Pokémon and looks like a giant crab who is not getting enough sleep. Sandygast, which evolves into Palossand, is a sand castle. Stufful is the pre-evolution form of the previously revealed Bewear, and he has a tag on his but.

You can check out more details about the new creatures straight from The Pokémon Company below, as well as  new trailer that shows them all in action.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Combines Joe Mad's Stellar Art With Solid RPG Gameplay

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Combines Joe Mad's Stellar Art With Solid RPG Gameplay

My biggest surprise out of Gamescom, hands down, is Airship Syndicate's Battle Chasers: Nightwar. While I'm not familiar with the comic (something I plan to remedy upon my return to the U.S.), I'm no stranger to creative director's Joe Madureira's signature art style and his past work.

The Darksiders games rank among my favorite of last generation. While Battle Chasers: Nightwar is in a completely different genre than those action-adventure games, it already shows the same care and love we've come to appreciate from his projects.

Battle Chasers is a combination dungeon crawler and traditional JRPG. Before embarking, you'll choose from a team of six characters, including the legendary swordsman Garrison, abandoned nine year old Gully, hulking war golem Calibretto, the wizard Knolan, and the bounty hunter Red Monika. A sixth character, Alumon, will be introduced for the first time in the game.

Conquering The Battlefield In Dominion Mode

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Conquering The Battlefield In Dominion Mode

While we got to see an extended look at For Honor's single player campaign at E3, the game's hands-on demo at Gamescom focused more on multiplayer. In particular, the developer demonstrated Dominion, a 4v4 multiplayer objective-based mode that left us eager for more.

For Honor, a melee-based title from Ubisoft, puts emphasis on swordplay and close-range combat. There are three factions to choose from: samurai, viking, and knight, along with classes (called heroes in-game) which change slightly depending on your faction. The classes include the vanguard, a character with a steady balance of attack and defense; the assassin, a quick and efficient killer that lacks defensive skills; the heavy, a tank-like character with slower movements; and finally the Hybrid, an advanced class with a mix of elements and characteristics of other classes. These four hero types can be combined with a faction, to form one of 12 unique heroes.

Ubisoft Makes Us Smell Farts While Playing South Park

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Ubisoft Makes Us Smell Farts While Playing South Park

Farts are not something you normally want to smell. Somehow, Ubisoft is attempting to change that. At this year's Gamescom, the developer strapped a mask to my head so that I could smell these foul odors while I played the hilarious South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

About a week ago, Ubisoft unveiled the Nosulus Rift, a spoof mask that mocks the Oculus Rift. While it is more of a gag item that the developer is bringing to events rather than a consumer product, it nonetheless left an impression. With it, fans at Gamescom have been sniffing an artificially pungent smell while they play a game that is no stranger to fart jokes. While not actually practical in any way, the mask is hilarious just as a gag, even if I had to pull it off midway through because of the lingering smell of old farts.

This sequel to Stick of Truth sees Cartman and friends create their own superhero team, Coon and Friends, lampooning Marvel's Civil War and the world of superheroes as a whole. The hands-on demo I played showed off an early portion of the game; the same section that was shown at E3. This is where the kids group at Cartman's house to plan and form their superhero team. Walking around Cartman's home, you find several items, some of which are for crafting later in the game. These are all goofy objects, including the crappacino enema.

Call Of Duty Zombies Goes Back In Time With Evil Pee Wee Herman

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Call Of Duty Zombies Goes Back In Time With Evil Pee Wee Herman

Once upon a time, Call of Duty Zombies was only found in Treyarch's series entries. It's now made its way into the other two studios' installments, with Sledgehammer and now Infinity Ward putting their own spin on it.

This year, we're going back to the 1980s in a sinister tale of success, loss, and Satan. Zombies in Spaceland, which is under development in-house at Infinity Ward, features a cast of comedians in the lead roles. Robot Chicken's Seth Green, Neighbors' Ike Barinholtz, and Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata step into the roles of classic 80s archetypes: the nerd, the jock, the rapper, and the Valley girl.

The quartet is lured to meet with a washed up film director played by Paul Reubens (known for his Pee Wee Herman character), who has made a deal with the Devil. The bargain will see his career restored, but only if he can offer up souls in exchange by trapping hapless victims in one of his old films.

Magnesis Ability Showcased In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Magnesis Ability Showcased In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo has unveiled a new video showcasing the Magnesis ability in Shrine Oman Au from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

While many mysteries remain regarding the upcoming Zelda title, this video gives players a good idea of what to expect with this ability, which appears extremely handy for manipulating the environment and moving things into critical positions.

Magnesis appears to be great for solving puzzles, opening up new areas, and collecting those hard to reach treasures.

Meet The Family In Latest Mafia III Trailer

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Meet The Family In Latest Mafia III Trailer

2K and Hangar 13 released a new trailer today, showcasing the Marcano family from the upcoming Mafia III.

The crime family will be one of the major players in the upcoming title, with the video highlighting four of its important members. The open-world crime game is scheduled to release on October 7 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Watch the entire video below. Check out much more on Mafia III at our cover story hub!