First Full Screenshots Revealed For Styx: Shards Of Darkness

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Styx: Master of Shadows is getting a sequel from Cyanide Studio, Styx: Shards of Darkness, and some early screenshots have been revealed.

The goblin assassin Styx will resume his role as the main character in Shards of Darkness, exploring a variety of lands throughout the game. These include the City of Thieves, built from the remains of shipwrecks, and the Elven city of Korangar, hidden high in the mountains. You can see them in high-res in the gallery below.

The new environments in the game are designed with an emphasis on verticality, making them larger and more open. According to Cyanide Studio, there is a lot of freedom in completing different mission objectives.

Codemasters Talks Hardcore Rally Racing In DiRT Rally Dev Diary

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DiRT Rally has been out on PC for a few months, and Codemasters is now moving towards their console release of the game. In a brand new developer diary released today, the team discusses the gritty details of bringing back hardcore rallycross simulation.

In the video, which you can watch below, Codemasters goes over the process of making a focused and challenging rally racer in the vein of their earlier Colin McRae titles. It further shows how input from the DiRT community helped shape the core ideas behind the game, and how it tries to emulate the concentration and endurance that real rally racers need to win.

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Id Dives Deeper Into Doom’s Hack Modules And Capture-Style Warpath Mode

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With Doom still a few months off, we’re still learning about what the speedy, bloody first-person shooter has to offer. We explored quite a bit in our February 2016 issue, but there’s still more to uncover.

Today, id is talking about how hack modules work. These consumables confer a variety of effects, including displaying item respawn timers, pinging enemies on the map, and displaying health bars so you can sweep in for an easy kill. 

Bethesda is clear to point out are not microtransaction driven. You’ll earn modules by playing. The idea is to give players enhanced awareness rather than more raw power or resilience.

Explore Elysia In A New Launch Trailer

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Soul Axiom, the new adventure game from developer Wales Interactive, launches on February 29. You can see a first-look at the game’s cyber-world of Elysia in a launch trailer released today.

Soul Axiom’s puzzle-based gameplay has been compared to Myst . Players will explore neon-lit environments, acquiring new hand powers (think tonics in Bioshock) that allow them to better interact with their surroundings.

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One More Look At The Walking Dead: Michonne Before Tomorrow’s Release

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With Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Michonne out tomorrow, we’ve got one last look at what the popular character has gotten herself into. In the brief launch trailer below, we discover that she’s made herself new enemies.

The first episode, “In Too Deep,” kicks off a three-month arc. The second installment, “Give No Shelter,” will be out in March. Michonne’s mini-series concludes in April with “What We Deserve.”

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Carmageddon Crashes Onto Consoles In 2016

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Nobody is safe from being splattered in Stainless Games' newest iteration in the Carmageddon series, subtitled Max Damage. The game has just been announced for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the title's debut trailer runs amok on cars and pedestrians alike.

Carmageddon: Max Damage is scheduled to hit the home systems sometime in mid-2016. Developer Stainless has alluded to a PC version of the game, which it says it will deliver free to those who've purchased 2015's Carmageddon: Reincarnation at some point. It's unclear how or if Max Damage is different from Reincarnation.

Max Damage features over 30 cars and 90 power-ups to lay waste to the competition over three modes: career, freeplay, and multiplayer. Multiplayer includes playing offline against A.I. as well as online against five other players. This includes the Fox 'n' Hounds variant whereby one player becomes the hunted. The game also includes an Action Replay mode that allows you to place cameras to capture all the action – including running over a variety of pedestrians and animals.

New Gameplay Footage of One Piece: Burning Blood Revealed

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Japanese magazine V Jump recently got to spend some time with the upcoming One Piece game, One Piece: Burning Blood, and showed off a couple of matches with a video. The footage showcases a good deal of gameplay from Spike Chunsoft's fighter.

You can watch the video here (skip to 2:20 if you want to bypass the amusing intro and jump straight into the gameplay footage itself):

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So Much To Do, So Much To See

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To celebrate the anniversary of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers at Pixel Titans have released a new tongue-in-cheek trailer for the upcoming FPS Strafe. The offbeat video celebrates the life and death of an unfortunate grunt.  

Strafe is an homage to the fast-paced first-person shooters of the ‘90s with roguelike elements peppered in.  Players explore an overrun spaceship, blasting their way through procedurally generated areas and purchase upgrades from merchants, dodging and shooting their way past the dangers of permadeath. 

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Latest Tips Video Shows How To Go With The Flow

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The Molasses Flood's rogue-lite The Flame in the Flood is coming to Xbox One and PC next week, and they've released another video in their wilderness-preparedness series to help get prospective players up to speed. Today, they're showing how rafting works. Even if you understand how the current works and that you should make a point of avoiding rocks, the clip features a bunch of new river-based gameplay footage to soak in.

You'll have to navigate treacherous waters and the equally inhospitable woods in the game. Fortunately, you're a resourceful one, able to craft a variety of traps and other tools to make your life easier – and hopefully longer. It's coming out February 24 for $19.99

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Your Road To The Top

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Your Road To The Top

Capturing the belt is not easy, and this new video for EA Sports' UFC 2 shows you the steps in the game's career and online modes that can lead you there.

It's not as easy as just fighting the matches that come your way, as training and who to fight and when are important things to consider. The video also covers online championships. 

For more on the game's Ultimate Team component, click the link for this video.