More Secrets Teased Within BioShock: The Collection

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More Secrets Teased Within BioShock: The Collection

Gamers can't wait to go back to Rapture on September 13 when the remastered BioShock: The Collection comes out on PS4 and Xbox One. Included within the collection – containing remasters of all three BioShock titles and their single-player DLC – is Imagining BioShock, a video series featuring creator Ken Levine and animation lead Shawn Robertson. The videos cover the original BioShock's humble origins and more.

The videos can be unlocked in the collection by finding golden reels within the game. Below are a couple teaser trailers (containing some spoilers for those who haven't played the game) for Imagining BioShock.

For more on our impression's of how the original BioShock plays in the collection, check out Mike's preview.

ReCore Mixes Platforming With Color-Coded Combat

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ReCore Mixes Platforming With Color-Coded Combat

ReCore is brought to us by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team, and by members of the Metroid Prime team at Armature. Mixing Metroid-style exploration with hopping and gunning similar to Mega Man, ReCore blends these elements into a unique experience of its own. Taking place on a hostile planet known as Far Eden after a failed terraforming project, Joule and her robotic companions fight for survival and attempt to save what's left of the human race. 

At Gamescom, we played a portion of ReCore and saw a presentation focusing on customization and the secrets spread around the planet's wasteland. Here are five things we learned.

Your Robot Companions Have Unique AbilitiesIn ReCore, you have three sidekicks, including the robotic dog Mack, the spider-like droid Seth, and the hard-hitting, mechanical ape Duncan. Each have a lethal strike in combat which deals large amounts of damage, and they all have their own unique skill sets to help you out of sticky situations. Seth can grapple onto vertical or hanging tracks as you hold onto him, to reach higher vantage points and new areas. Duncan's beast-like strength allows him to smash boulders which can unveil loot. Other times, large rocks can unleash enemies; in our demo, Seth broke apart a boulder which let loose a flying, mechanical caterpillar.

Spain’s Philip II Is All About Religious Victory In Civilization VI

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Spain’s Philip II Is All About Religious Victory In Civilization VI

When Civilization VI launches in October, it will bring with it a new kind of victory. Religion matters right off the bat, and converting more than 50 percent of the population to your faith will give you a win.

Spain’s Philip II is a prime candidate for making a run at the religious victory. With bonuses tied to spreading the empire across a number of continents, Spain and Philip are about rapid expansionism.

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Meet Mafia III’s Irish Mob Boss, Thomas Burke

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Meet Mafia III’s Irish Mob Boss, Thomas Burke

Mafia III has a diverse cast of characters, each with their own, violent motivations. Today, we’re introduced to Thomas Burke, who is out for revenge against the Marcano Crime family.

Burke became a target for the Marranos, which resulted in his leg being crippled and his son murdered. He finds himself in an alliance with Lincoln Clay under one condition: Burke gets to kill the man who attacked him.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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NBA 2K17 Trailer Teases Gameplay Enhancements

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NBA 2K17 Trailer Teases Gameplay Enhancements

The next entry in the venerable NBA 2K franchise is slated to come out September 20, but a month out 2K Sports hasn't shown the game off to almost any press outlets or streamers. Hopefully the slow trickle of trailers and information turns into a deluge soon, with this gameplay trailer serving as the opening salvo of a campaign detailing the changes coming to MyCareer, online modes, and gameplay.

The NBA 2K17 video below features some new team intros, a tease at what looks like new player body types, aggressive rebounding animations, and some fantastic facial scans. See them for yourself:

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Meet The English Voice Actors Behind Final Fantasy XV’s Large Cast

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Meet The English Voice Actors Behind Final Fantasy XV’s Large Cast

With Final Fantasy XV recently delayed two months, Square Enix is continuing to roll out new information about the game. Today, we get to meet the cast handling the English localization.

The actors introduced today are no strangers to gaming. And there are some surprises in there, especially if you’ve learn to fear the sentence, “It’s high noon.”

King Regis - Jim Pirri (Mirror’s Edge Catalyst as Noah) Noctis - Ray Chase (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as Louis Gallois) Prompto - Robbie Daymond (Lego Marvel’s Avengers as A-Bomb) Ignis - Adam Croasdell (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as Torvin) Gladio - Chris Parson (Overwatch as Junkrat) Lunafreya - Amy Shiels (Divinity: Dragon Commander as Ophelia) Ardyn Izunia - Darin De Paul (Doom as Samuel Hayden) Cor Leonis - Matthew Mercer (Overwatch as McCree)

Gwent Is Likely To Stand Tall Beside Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends

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Gwent Is Likely To Stand Tall Beside Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends

There's a reason that so many developers are investing in card games, and it isn't just because Hearthstone is making money hand over fist. The concept of cards as a collectible item is easy for us to understand, whether you've collected Topps sports cards or regularly crack Magic: The Gathering packs. Not all card games are created equal, though.

A good card game requires delicate balance, a commitment to thematic "flavor", engaging mechanics, and interactions that are accessible to new players but inspire experimentation to find unexpected and crafty combos. Most importantly, they have to do something different.

Gwent deviates significantly from the genre's forebearers. Instead of drawing from a deck after each turn, you're limited to 10 cards for the entirety of the game. You need to play them judiciously. Spend them too early, and you'll be a pushover in rounds two and three. Hold back too long, and you could find you've missed an opportunity.

Fight Every Kind of Saiyan You Can Think Of In New Trailer

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Fight Every Kind of Saiyan You Can Think Of In New Trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character to join Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, some new modes, and an open beta for the game, arriving soon.

Majin Vegeta will join the game's diverse cast of characters from the world of Dragon Ball. Majin Vegeta is a version of the character under the mind control of the sorcerer Babidi. While under his control, he turned on his friends in order to gain more power, eventually breaking free from Babidi's grasp. You can see him in action in the trailer below.

The trailer also shows off the new Expert Mission mode, which has six players taking on powerful bosses such as Broly, Great Ape Vegeta, and Turles.

Space Hulk: Deathwing Is Left 4 Dead In The Grimdark Future

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Space Hulk: Deathwing Is Left 4 Dead In The Grimdark Future

While I've never played the tabletop miniatures game, Warhammer 40K's lore has always been fascinating to me. Games Workshop's long-running universe populated by a humanity that fears aberration, the risk of corruption by a force vital to survival, and alien threats that borrow from fantasy but diverge severely is filled with stories of heroism and betrayal.

One of the most adored offshoots of the 40K universe is an old board game called Space Hulk. The original and its more recent video game adaptations feature a small squad of heavily armored Space Marines fending off a swarm-like alien race called the Tyranid on giant, derelict spaceships. 

Streum On Studio and Cyanide are adapting that concept into a first-person, squad-based shooter. Deathwing will feature a solo campaign that puts players in the role of a Space Marine Librarian with psychic powers and a huge, powerful arsenal of weaponry.