Director's Cut Trailer Claims You Always Have Options

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Post-apocalyptic RPGs are set to have good year, and not just because of Fallout 4. Today developer inXile Entertainment released a new gameplay trailer for Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut, an overhaul of last year’s isometric turn-based revival of the cult classic series that inspired Fallout.

In the video, Interplay founder and inXile studio head Brian Fargo details the range of choices players can make when trekking through the Arizona badlands. In a game that mixes old-school role-playing exploration with turn-based tactical combat, Desert Rangers can battle or befriend crazed monks and pick, bash or blow up obstacles like sealed doors, among other survival strategies.

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Stanley Parable Creator Announces New Game Launching This Week

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Davey Wreden, one of the minds behind 2013’s weird and funny The Stanley Parable, has announced his next game. The Beginner’s Guide is largely a mystery right now, though Wreden is revealing that it’s a first-person, narrative game.

The title is coming to PC and Mac this Thursday, October 1. We’ve got some screenshots to share. There’s also a teaser website that is just as cryptic as everything else Wreden has shared at this point.

While we suspect this game will be different than The Stanley Parable, you can check out what we thought of that game in our review. If you haven’t played it though, you might not want to dig for spoilers. It’s better experienced than read about.

Creating Your Kind Of Car In Need For Speed

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Need for Speed has always been about the streets, but this year's reboot (out November 3 for Xbox One and PS4) aims to nail the car culture of street racing. One component of this is the car customization options in the game. Find out how you can make your perfect ride.

The new trailer for the title walks through how you can do apply aftermarket parts, tune the car, and apply your own artistic touch courtesy of vinyl decals.

Apart from the cool visual aspect of building your beast, I've spent some time with the performance customization of the game, and it's cool that it's as granular or as basic as you want it to be.

Telltale Digs Into The Past For Back To The Future Anniversary Edition Release

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Telltale Digs Into The Past For Back To The Future Anniversary Edition Release

Apparently, you can go back again. Telltale Games has announced that it's delivering a new version of its 2011 game based on the film Back to the Future. Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition is coming to new-gen consoles, and it features enhanced visuals, new voice work, and behind-the-scenes footage.

If you missed it, the game features an original story that centers around a young Doc Brown. Events in the future have gone haywire, and Marty has to go back and convince Doc to help prevent his own death in 1985. Time travel ain't easy.

In addition to the updated visuals, Tom Wilson, the actor who played perennial bully Biff Tannen in the films, has provided new voice acting for the game. 

Link Teams Up With Friends, Cosplays As Tingle In New Trailer

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Three-person puzzle solving and zany fashionista humor are on full display in a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. Nintendo released an in-depth look at the upcoming 3DS adventure today, showcasing its teamwork-oriented gameplay and outfit-switching system.

A cooperative take on A Link Between World’s top-down Zelda formula, Tri Force Warriors allows three players to join on a quest to save the fashion-obsessed land of Hytopia. In the trailer, the three heroes jump on each other’s shoulders to activate orbs with arrow shots and reach tall platforms, among other traditional Zelda tasks. The trailer also shows several of the many outfits Link can don to gain special powers in the game, such as a Goron suit that allows him to swim through lava. Players can also laugh with the legendary hero by making him prance around in Tingle’s goofy tights.

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Halo 5: Guardians Live-Action Trialer Mourns A Hero

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Halo 5: Guardians Live-Action Trialer Mourns A Hero

With a month before the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft and 343 are ramping up hints about the story. The latest live-action commercial strikes a somber tone, as the UNSC mourns the loss of a hero.

The Master Chief has been thought dead before. Maybe this time it's for real. Or maybe, just maybe, this has something to do with the ongoing Hunt the Truth radio drama series.

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Five Awesome Things You Can Expect From The New Expansion

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Five Awesome Things You Can Expect From The New Expansion

Come October 13, The Witcher 3 is about to get even bigger with a brand new expansion adding around 10 hours of gameplay. The Hearts of Stone expansion adds a brand new questline and CD Projekt RED compares its time investment and depth to The Bloody Baron portion of the Witcher 3. I went hands-on with the new content, playing the first two and a half hours. Here's what caught my eye.

Before we dig into the awesome content, let's get some of the main features out of the way.

The BasicsHearts of Stone is a self-contained story that doesn't factor into the main story of The Witcher 3, meaning you can play it without finishing the original game. Think of it as just another contract in Geralt's monster-hunting life and not something to flesh out the main narrative of the game. The quest takes place at level 30. A new game option under the expansion name takes you straight to the new content, allowing you to start fresh at 30 or use your character already at the aforementioned level, so newcomers can head straight for Hearts of Stone if they wish. Once you hop into the expansion, you accept the quest off the board to begin, taking you to areas around Novigrad, such as the Redanian city of Oxenfurt and No Man's Land.

Creators Play The Game On Stage For 47 Minutes

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Creators Play The Game On Stage For 47 Minutes

EGX 2015, the huge annual gaming event in the UK, wraps up today and one of the more noteworthy products of the show is an extended look at the new Hitman.

Developer IO Interactive's Sven Liebold and Travis Barbour took to the stage to present 47 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming game. It's a level we've seen before, but the fact that it has shown it multiple times showcasing the different paths you can take speaks to the game's malleability. You can check out the video below. Note that the gameplay kicks in at the 8:57 mark.

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Rock Band 4's First Free Feature Update Adds Variable Breakneck Speed

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Rock Band 4's First Free Feature Update Adds Variable Breakneck Speed

Rock Band 4's first feature update arrives two months after release and adds variable breakneck speed among other free goodies.

Variable breakneck speed, if you're unfamiliar, lets players control note scrolling speeds for each track independently – a first for Rock Band, and a feature fans have wanted for some time. The post announcing the update also promises new social and competitive features and, "a new mode that changes gameplay in a really significant way that we think people are going to love,” according to Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak.

Rock Band 4 releases October 6 and its first feature update arrives December 8. We've keeping track of Rock Band 4's confirmed track list as new announcements roll in. You can find that list here.

Fallout 4's Install Size On Xbox One Comes In At Just Under 30 GB

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Fallout 4's Install Size On Xbox One Comes In At Just Under 30 GB

Turns out the big expansive open world requires a smaller install on Xbox One than expected.

According to the product details page on Xbox.com, you will want to set aside 28.12 GB of space on your Xbox One hard drive in order to install Fallout 4. That amount of space, 28.12 GB, is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but I'm sure many (myself included) expected Fallout 4 to take up a much larger chuck of the Xbox One's hard drive.

The PlayStation 4 and PC install amounts have not yet been revealed. One number you won't necessarily need to worry about regarding Fallout 4, is your level cap because there isn't one. You can read more about that here.