Until Dawn Brings Halloween Early With Late August Release Date

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Until Dawn Brings Halloween Early With Late August Release Date

Until Dawn might be the game you play on Halloween this year, but it might also be the game you play again on October 31. The game is coming out well in advance of the spookiest holiday, and will be one of the games kicking off the fall rush.

Along with a new trailer, Sony announced that Supermassive Games' teen slasher flick will be arriving at the end of August. Additionally, Peter Stormare (Arrow, Destiny) has been revealed as a member of the cast.

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Yoshi's Woolly World Gets Adorable Cosmetic Amiibo Support

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Yoshi's Woolly World Gets Adorable Cosmetic Amiibo Support

It looks like your Amiibo collection is going to have an adorable (but purely cosmetic) purpose when Yoshi's Woolly World arrives later this year. A new, brief trailer shows off the concept.

While Yoshi doesn't speak English, we are interpretting his gestures to mean that when you tap an Amiibo during Yoshi's Woolly World, you'll see the results on-screen. Yoshi will take on the appearance of the character whose Amiibo you used.

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Building Up Mad Max's Magnum Opus, The Four-Wheeled Heart Of His Wasteland

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Building Up Mad Max's Magnum Opus, The Four-Wheeled Heart Of His Wasteland

I ventured into the heart of wasteland with the upcoming Mad Max game at a recent press event in Santa Monica. To stand a chance in this harsh atmosphere, you need to build up Max's Magnum Opus, his main source of transportation. Here's what I did to survive with my time in the crazy world, which was full of close calls and satisfying victories.

Collecting Scrap For Car UpgradesScrap is the wasteland's treasure. It can used for upgrades to Max's Magnum Opus, making it the top priority. I went to a scrap-collecting mission, where I was instructed to find three pieces. While the first two were easy enough to find, the third one poses a bigger challenge, as it's locked in a container. Luckily, I have a harpoon on my car. I aim and release it at the container to pull off the front portion. I now have what I need to obtain a new car body. Going into the upgrade screen, I can select the new body, but I also have even more options for customization with color and design. Using additional scrap, I upgrade the car's armor to give it some extra protection. Who knows what the open road will bring?

Before The Empire Rises, There's Disney Infinity 3.0's Star Wars: Twilight of The Republic Play Set

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We've had a lot of Disney Infinity 3.0 love with our recent cover story complemented by our month long of online coverage. Disney is finally ready to talk about some of the new play sets. Three play sets centered on Star Wars are scheduled to release later this year. Today, Disney Interactive has unveiled new screens of its upcoming Star Wars: Twilight of The Republic play set. Here's what you can expect from the set.

Travel To Cool PlanetsThis set takes place during the latter years of Clone Wars when Anakin is at the height of his Jedi powers. Your quest has you visiting four distinct planets, traveling to the open worlds of Tattooine, Geonosis, Naboo, and Coruscant. You must join Yoda, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-wan Kenobi to take down the Separatists.

An Indie Puzzler That Will Help You Understand The Forth Dimension

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An Indie Puzzler That Will Help You Understand The Forth Dimension

After reading Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, indie game designer Marc Ten Bosch was inspired to create a game that would help people better understand how the fourth dimension works. Miegakure has been in development for a long time, but it may be nearing completion, so we talked with Bosch about the challenges of creating a game set in a dimension outside our own and what he's doing to ensure that players don't get completely lost while exploring the multiverse.

What's the most challenging aspect of programming a game like this?In general we have to generalize to 4D every concept we take for granted in other games. Almost no one has done this before, so we had to invent of lot of new tech for this game. For example, in a 3D game objects are represented by a bunch of triangles that create the surface of the object. In a 4D game the surface is represented using a bunch of tetrahedra! Similarly to represent the texture of an object, in a 3D game we use images, which are essentially 2D squares of pixels. In a 4D game we have to use images which are 3D cubes of pixels!

Hands-On Impressions With Nintendo's New Multiplayer Shooter

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Hands-On Impressions With Nintendo's New Multiplayer Shooter

It's rare for Nintendo to reveal a new IP, but when the house of Mario first revealed Splatoon at last year's E3 it was surprising not just because it was a fresh face, but because Nintendo was diving into waters it hasn't previously charted: online multiplayer shooters. With Splatoon's release just around the corner, we jumped online and threw some paint around to see if this new property lives up to Nintendo's standards.

Unlike most shooters where players single-mindedly train their weapons on the opposing team, Splatton's primary multiplayer mode, called Turf War, tasks two teams of four with spreading paint across the floor. Players can still shoot paint at their opponents, causing them to respawn at their home base, but kill counts aren't important; the only number that matters at the end of each round is the percentage of your team's paint covering the floor.

First-person Puzzler Heading To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And Wii U This Summer

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QUBE, the 2011 indie first-person puzzler is making its way to new-gen consoles this summer.

The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U (which we heard about way back in 2013), as well as PlayStation 3. Developer Toxic Games and publisher GRIP Games don't have an exact release date nailed down quote yet.

In the games, players wake up on a mysterious spaceship and must manipulate physics and blocks in order to make their way out. For the director's cut, a new soundtrack has been added as well as ten new levels, time trials, and leaderboards.

Splash Damage Teases Dirty Bomb's Open Beta For Next Month

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Splash Damage Teases Dirty Bomb's Open Beta For Next Month

Dirty Bomb from Splash Damage (Brink, Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer mode) is entering open beta soon, though the date is still vague.

At the very end of a recent video from the team showcasing some new mechanics, Dirty Bomb's community manager Miss Murder said, "Should we tell them open beta's next month?"

If you're unfamiliar with the game, in Dirty Bomb players work together as part of a team of mercenaries who must enter an irradiated London to procure or destroy sensitive data. You can find out more about the game  by heading here.

EA Punts First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots

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EA Punts First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots

Yesterday, EA pulled a quarterback sneak and unceremoniously released the first screenshots of Madden NFL 16. The good news is the game is looking good, at least in these stills.

These perfectly posed action shots show of a number of interactions on and off the ball. You can check them out below.

Madden NFL 16 will be out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on August 25.

Check Out These Exclusive Hex: Armies Of Myth Preview Cards

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Digital card game Hex: Shards of Fate is currently available to all in an early access phase, and you can check out a few special cards from the upcoming third set, Armies of Myth, today! Armies of Myth is expected to hit this summer, and new mechanics have already been revealed, including one you'll see on today's card: Shift. Shift as a power goes away after you use it, but you can essentially transfer the skill that may be on an undesirable body (like today's Duke's rather marginal 2/2 frame) and put it on something more appropriate, if you have the other troop around; the Duke's ability plays rather well with high-power or comes-into-play creatures, for instance.

We'll also be getting cards with the Prophecy ability, which augments upcoming cards in your deck, and Allegiance cards that will reward players for using cards of various race alignments. But enough about all that, I know you're here to take a look at some exciting new cards, and the first one is a real doozy. For one thing, it's multi-shard. For another, it's legendary. Without any additional fanfare, here's Windsinger, Master of the Hunt!