Undead Labs Talks Map Size In State Of Decay 2

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 Undead Labs Talks Map Size In State Of Decay 2

Developer Undead Labs posted a small update on the main website for State of Decay 2 that revealed some details about the size of the world in the upcoming sequel. Undead Labs says that the game will launch with three maps, each roughly the size of the world from the original game:

Hey, all, I’ve seen a lot of chatter about what everyone is hoping to see with a map. We’re finally far enough along that I can safely tell you: We are launching with THREE maps. Each roughly the size of the original. You should expect to see slightly different environments, definitely different landmarks and locations, different layouts lending themselves to different strategies, unique home sites, and even different mission types.

Why’d we do it that way? Well, primarily, because it makes the game more fun. It really feels like you’re moving from one small town to another, and creates a tremendous sense of immersion. And perhaps counter-intuitively, it makes the world feel even bigger. You know how on one map (even one three times the size as the original game’s) the longer you play, the more you start feeling deju vu with every mission? That’s less of an issue with separate maps. And see above about strategies and missions. Oh, and one more detail – the multiple map set up makes it easy to expand the world down the line, if you know what I mean.

New Trailer Shows How You Can Harvest Your Enemies

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New Trailer Shows How You Can Harvest Your Enemies

It's been a while since we've heard from Deck 13's Dark Souls-inspired game The Surge, but a new trailer comes out swinging. The clip shows off how players will be able to target enemies specifically with the goal of harvesting specific parts for use in crafting powerful new gear.

The clip highlights several of the game's systems, including how you can select individual enemy limbs, slice 'em off, and then use crafting terminals to create new weapons and armor using the newly acquired components.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III Multiplayer Tutorial Trailer

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III Multiplayer Tutorial Trailer

Relic Entertainment just announced the beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, and a new multiplayer trailer featuring some of the doctrine special abilities could be essential in letting you get a handle on the title.

The video discusses, among other important multiplayer topics, doctrines, which are special abilities that apply to not only your chosen elite but your entire army as a whole. Take a look below.

Dawn of War III comes out on PC on April 27.

Marvel Heroes Assemble For Console MMO

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Marvel Heroes Assemble For Console MMO

Marvel Heroes 2016 developer Gazillion has announced a new Marvel free-to-play action-MMO for consoles called Marvel Heroes Omega for this spring.

Gazillion is getting ready to commence a closed beta for the PS4 (with an open beta later on), and at launch the game contains 38 heroes, including Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine, Iron Man, and more.

Omega naturally has end-game content for online players as they go through operations missions, but it also contains a nine-chapter story campaign, the X-Men's Danger Room simulator, legendary missions (for legendary items), trials, and other modes of play.

New Trailer Gives The Lowdown On Hardware And Gear

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New Trailer Gives The Lowdown On Hardware And Gear

Bethesda released a new trailer for their upcoming space shooter Prey today, showcasing some of the weapons and gear players will utilize as they make their way through the Talos 1 space station. Everything shown off in the trailer seems to go along with Prey's overarching goal of giving players unprecedented freedom, including antimatter grenades and the Gloo Cannon, which shoots a hardening foam that can block and immobilize opponents. You can check out the trailer down below. 

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Bethesda also released a trailer last week detailing Prey's Neural Modifier, a device that allows protagonist Morgan Yu to use various superhuman powers as he (or she) fights the Typhon infestation. You can check it out below.

The Chase Begins In Launch Trailer

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The Chase Begins In Launch Trailer

Released today, the remastered version of Lego City Undercover makes the leap from Wii U to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Bringing its signature goofy humor to the fore, the game's launch trailer stars dancing squirrels, ice-cream interrogations, and of course, Chase McCain. 

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The trailer builds on the new features showcased in previous previews, giving glimpses of some of the game's vehicles and locations. It also shows off several of the eight disguises McCain can use to go undercover, including an alien, as well as offering a brief look at the game's new co-op mode, allowing players to explore Lego City together via splitscreen.

New Developer Video Explores How Playtonic Brought 1990s Platforming Into The 21st Century

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New Developer Video Explores How Playtonic Brought 1990s Platforming Into The 21st Century

Playtonic is a team composed of ex-Rare developers who worked on legendary platformers like Banzo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. It's fitting then, that their first title is an old-school throwback to the glory days of the mascot platformer. Yooka-Laylee wears its inspiration on its sleeve, and a new video from the team explores Playtonic's process of updating their classic mechanics for modern audiences.

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For more on Yooka-Laylee, check out GI's review, and our interview with the composers behind the game's whimsical soundtrack.

Five Ways Outlast 2 Captures Mind-Bending Horror

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Five Ways Outlast 2 Captures Mind-Bending Horror

When I played the original Outlast, I discovered quickly that I could never play it alone. As a solution, I roped in a friend to face the gory horrors of the asylum with me. Although terrifying, it was a memorable experience., Upon hearing that developer Red Barrels was planning a sequel, I was instantly excited.

Outlast 2 ditches the claustrophobic asylum hallways of the original and shifts to more open environments set in the Arizona desert. You play as an investigative journalist, camcorder in hand, who along with his wife looks into the mysterious murder of a Jane Doe. From what I’ve seen of the game so far, it is bloody, disgusting, controversial, and features more of a psychological tone than the previous installment. Here are five ways Outlast 2 captures mind-bending horror.

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Catwoman Gets Cracking In New Gameplay Trailer

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Catwoman Gets Cracking In New Gameplay Trailer

Another week, another Injustice 2 trailer. This time, NetherRealm studios has seen fit to grace fans with a new gameplay trailer showing off Catwoman's various moves and abilities. Fans also get a closer look at Injustice 2's Batcave, a new stage transition, and some quality Harley Quinn-Selina Kyle interaction. You can take a look at the full trailer down below.

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Gameplay wise, Catwoman seems to have gotten a pretty big overhaul since the first Injustice, with new moves for her whip, a new trait that appears to allow her to command a cat, and a projectile dodge. She also shows off to a divekick, and an overhead cartwheel kick similar to the first Injustice's Batgirl. One thing that hasn't changed about the character is her speed and agility. Catwoman seems to be a very close-range character, relying on mixups and short-burst combo strings to do her damage. Time will tell how her moveset compares to other faster characters like Cheetah and Black Canary.

Finding The Potential Within Agents of Mayhem

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Finding The Potential Within Agents of Mayhem

Agents of Mayhem is a spin-off in the Saints Row universe, and while the oversized personalities and open world of its progenitor may be something Saints Row fans immediately recognize in Agents of Mayhem, the game goes a different direction from its source material. The third-person shooter revels in switching between a trio of characters during combat to maximize each one's special abilities as you mow down Legion forces in a reimagined Seoul, South Korea. I recently got some hands-on time with a preview demo of the title (out on August 15 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC), and found a few key areas of potential that I'd like to see grow for the final product.

The Importance of Seoul

The game takes place in a near-future version of Seoul where Mayhem agents try to take down Legion - an organization seizing control of the world with weapons fueled by dark matter. The representation of the city, expressed through a vivid art style that pops off the screen, contains the usual mix of pedestrians, traffic, and the occasional loot box or collectible.