Exclusive Ascendancy Occultist Class Revealed

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Exclusive Ascendancy Occultist Class Revealed

Path of Exile, the popular free-to-play action/RPG from Grinding Gear Games, will be getting a brand new expansion next month. The Ascendancy expansion launches on March 4 as the fourth major update, and adds 19 new character classes including the newly announced Occultist. We talked with Grinding Gear about the new features and improvements to the game in Ascendancy, and got some insight into the changes that classes like the Occultist bring to the table.

In Path of Exile, each of the core classes has three available ascendancy classes. The Witch, for example, will now have three different choices you can make which will provide a specific set of ascendancy skills. The Occultist is one of those three, and focuses on dark magic and chaos damage. She’s not limited to those, however. Get a breakdown of the Occultist in the trailer and gallery below.

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Total War: Warhammer Shows Off Its Turn-Based Tabletop Roots

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Everything we’ve seen of Total War: Warhammer so far has been about the real-time strategy battles. Today we get a good look at the campaign, as Creative Assembly takes us through part of the Orc’s quest to dominate the Old World.

In between the real-time battles, you’ll move troops around the map, conquer settlements, build structures, and upgrade your forces. In the video below, you’ll see how that works, and how Total War: Warhammer connects to the tabletop experience.

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Left For Dead In Conan Exiles

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Left for dead at the beginning of the game, it's up to your character to survive and conquer the wasteland in Funcom's open-world title Conan Exiles. A new developer diary for the title gives an overview of the title and teases the brutal combat the property is known for.

The developers talk about your larger purpose in the game, how it begins, and some visual techniques being used to enrich the world, as well as give you a glimpse of some of the different non-desert environments in the title.

Conan Exiles will be playable via Early Access on Steam for PC this summer, with console releases to follow in the future.

Here's Exactly When You Can Play Homefront: The Revolution's Beta And Some More Details

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Homefront: The Revolution's beta begins tomorrow, and Dambuster Studios has offered some details about it, including exactly when it will start.

The beta is closed, so you will need a code to get in. Here's where you can apply. It's only available on Xbox One and begins Thursday, February 11 at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. GMT, 8 p.m. CET) and goes until Sunday, February 14, midnight PST (Monday 3 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. GMT, 9 a.m. CET).

The beta will be testing out three missions in Resistance mode, which you can find more about here. You can find some more details on the mission below:

Get Devoured By A Bear When The Flame In Flood Arrives This Month

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Molasses Flood, a small team made up of former BioShock, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Halo developers, is about to embark on its first adventure. The studio’s Kickstarted game, The Flame in the Flood, will be out in just a couple of weeks.

This spin on the rogue-lite formula takes place in what the developers call “post-societal” America. That translates roughly to “everything has gone to heck, and you’re on your own.”

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Overwatch Returns With A Spiffy New Progression System

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Players in the PC beta for Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch can expect to get their hands on the revamped title today. After a lengthy hiatus for balance fixing, the second closed test period introduces a new game mode and a long-awaited progression system.

After several attempts to get the system right in internal builds, the third time's a charm as the new system will be available today. Instead of giving each character their own level up system to unlock cosmetic rewards (there's no actual gameplay progression like talents or stats), players will advance through unlimited levels in an account level experience system from match to match. Every time a player levels up, they'll receive a crate with four different goodies ranging in rarity, with everything from skins to spraypaints to custom play-of-the-game emotes. There's a ton of unique things to collect.

Finding your inventory dripping with duplicates and still haven't pulled that epic Tracer skin you've always wanted to time travel with? No problem. You can crunch your dupes down for currency and get whatever item you desire from the catalog.

Learn About The Division’s Enemy Factions Before Upcoming Open Beta

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Learn About The Division’s Enemy Factions Before Upcoming Open Beta

We got a small taste of The Division in the recent closed beta, but the lore has still remained largely hidden. There’s much more to uncover, including the different enemy factions that stand in between you and rebuilding New York City.

In addition to the Cleaners, which look like sanitation workers, we meet the Rioters, Rikers (prison escapees), and the Last Man Battalion. None of them are friendly to Division agents or each other.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia Launch Trailer Also Touts Three-Game Bundle

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia Launch Trailer Also Touts Three-Game Bundle

Ubisoft has wrapped up its 2D experimental Assassin’s Creed series with today’s launch of Chronicles: Russia. With the arc now complete, you can also purchase a retail bundle featuring all three games.

The series has taken us around the globe to new playable locations. You can journey through 1526 China with Shao Jun (featured in Assassin's Creed: Embers), 1841 India with Arbaaz Mir (the focus of Assassin's Creed: Brahman), and 1918 Russia with Nikolaï Orelov (star of the Assassin’s Creed: The Fall comic).

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Trailer Gives Us The Basics And Shows Off Pre-Order Bonus

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With Far Cry Primal, Ubisoft is taking its popular first-person franchise back to the Stone Age. The guns are gone, but protagonist Takkar has several tricks up his sleeve to make it a more engaging experience. In addition to being quite the crafty journeyman, Takkar can also charm animals to fight alongside him.

In a time of violent tribes and prehistoric creatures, survival is no simple task. To combat the constant threat of death, Takkar can scavenge and craft different weapons ranging from clubs and spears to fire arrows and bee bombs. These weapons come in handy whether fighting fellow humans during stronghold attacks or simply trying to survive the night full of natural predators. 

If this feels a little too overwhelming, you're in luck. Ubisoft has released a primer video that shows how these various mechanics work within the Far Cry formula. The video also shows the different kinds of animals that Takkar can use as companions in action, as well as the adversaries you'll face. The video below wraps up with a look at the pre-order bonus sequence, which allows you to create havoc as a woolly mammoth. 

Street Fighter V’s Flashy Trailer Shows Off Older Returning Cast Members

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Street Fighter V’s Flashy Trailer Shows Off Older Returning Cast Members

Street Fighter V is only one week away, and if you haven’t started building up the callouses on your thumbs, now’s the time. If you haven’t yet gotten motivated to rejoin the fight, perhaps a new trailer will get your blood pumping.

One of the more interesting things about this look at Street Fighter is how characters have aged. We saw something similar in Mortal Kombat X, but a gray-haired Bison and bearded Dhalsim remind us that even the heartiest of pugilists aren’t a match for Father Time.

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