Three Big Takeaways From Ours Hands-On Time

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Three Big Takeaways From Ours Hands-On Time

The Far Cry series has always been about survival in interesting locales, but Far Cry Primal is taking things to a new era: the Stone Age. Many have wondered how this change would affect the franchise. After all, so much about Far Cry has been tied up in its gunplay and bombastic explosions, but taking the journey to such a primitive time doesn’t afford those opportunities. Recently, we got hands-on time at PSX to see how the game was shaping up, and were surprised by some of the fun new layers.

It’s Still Very Much A Far Cry GameNo guns? No cars? No problem. Far Cry Primal makes up for these things with new elements that makes your battle against the wilderness feel exciting. Instead of cars, you can move around the landscape on the backs of various wildlife, such as woolly mammoths and sabretooth tigers. You still search the land for resources and hunt animals for crafting supplies, but everything fits the time period, like using animal bones to craft your next weapon.

Metro 2033 XCOM-Style Strategy Game Available Now

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Metro 2033 XCOM-Style Strategy Game Available Now

Metro 2033: Wars is a different spin on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s post-apocalyptic Russian underground. Unlike 4A Games survival shooters, TapStar Interactive and DaSuppa Games have approached the setting with a tactical offering.

The strategy game features multiple factions, resource management, 25 different unit types, and a new narrative set in post-nuclear Russia. And, if you are the kind of player that prefers to purchase your games up front, you’ll be happy to know Metro 2033: Wars is not free-to-play. 

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Learn The Seven Nouns That Describe Overwatch With Its Theatrical Trailer

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Learn The Seven Nouns That Describe Overwatch With Its Theatrical Trailer

Overwatch's latest trailer is going to big screens, and offers up a handful of words you can use when describing Overwatch to those unfamiliar with Blizzard's shooter.

The trailer shows off some of the game's soon-to-be-iconic characters, and gives you an idea of what the Overwatch team is and its goals. For your notes, the nouns are hope, honor, courage, justice, compassion, determination, and harmony.

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Trailer Unveils New Kingdom Hearts III And HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gameplay

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Trailer Unveils New Kingdom Hearts III And HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gameplay

Square Enix unveiled some new Kingdom Hearts footage as part of Jump Fest 2015 that shows off HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and more importantly, about two minutes of Kingdom Hearts III combat.

The trailer below starts with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which contains three parts. It will have an HD remaster of the 3DS title, Dream Drop Distance; Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, which is a new short playable episode that serves as a prologue of sorts for Kingdom Hearts III; and Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] Back Cover, and HD movie that sheds light on the Foretellers and the series' early history. For more on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, head here.

The Kingdom Hearts III footage starts around the 1:50 mark and shows combat near Rapunzel's castle from Tangled, as well as combat in front of Yensid's tower, a location that appeared in Kingdom Hearts II.

Use Your Powers To Manipulate Your Surroundings And Time Itself

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The original Heroes was one of the hottest shows on TV when it premiered nearly a decade ago. The Emmy-nominated drama successfully translated comic-book storytelling into a mainstream, television presentation that even viewers who had never stepped foot into a comic store could enjoy. Despite its premise and popularity, Heroes is surprisingly underrepresented in the gaming space. A Ubisoft published, last-gen console title was canned during production, and Gameloft released a small mobile title in 2007. With the current superhero boom and a franchise revival in Heroes: Reborn, NBC and publisher Imperative Interactive see an opportunity to finally give fans the big console Heroes experience they’ve been waiting for with Gemini: Heroes Reborn.  

Gemini: Heroes Reborn’s gameplay blends first-person exploration with supernatural abilities. Players control Cassandra (sister of Dahlia from the show) who boasts the dual abilities of telekinesis and time manipulation. The former power acts as Cassandra’s primary form of offense; taking down foes typically involves telekinetically chucking boxes and other objects at them, but you can also seize control of them directly. Players can use enemies as human shields or toss them into environmental hazards such as exposed circuit breakers or ventilation pipes. 

Latest This War Of Mine: The Little Ones Dev Diary Focuses On Child A.I.

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Latest This War Of Mine: The Little Ones Dev Diary Focuses On Child A.I.

This War of Mine focused on the horrors of war, and its update, The Little Ones, lets players experience it through the lens of childhood. A new developer diary opens the hood a bit and highlights how the team is using A.I. to effectively simulate actions and relationships that will engage players.

The video breaks down a variety of the game's systems, and shows how children – which are six of the nine new characters to the game – fit into the game's larger world. They're not able to forage for items in the world, for instance, but they can be taught a variety of things that will help your small community. That is, if you take the time to engage them and nurture relationships.

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Become A Zombie Herder In Moving Hazard

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In zombie fiction, the undead eventually become background noise to greater conflicts between the living. The upcoming PC shooter Moving Hazard plays with this notion, letting players use the walking corpses to their advantage as they do their best to turn their fellow survivors into Swiss cheese.

In addition to a variety of traditional arms, players can use special zombie-focused weapons to fatally troll the opposition. They include Molotov cocktails loaded with zombie pheromones instead of gas, which attract zombies to the target; chaos grenades that simultaneously stun other players while attracting the undead; and an item called the Templar, which creates uses radio waves to create a zombie-repelling field. It sounds similar to what Capcom is doing with its Resident Evil spinoff Umbrella Corp. We'll have to see what separates the two games when Moving Hazard enters early access in February 2016.

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2’s Open World Explained

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When we previewed Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 at New York Comic Con, we got a quick look at some of what the game’s open world has to offer. Backyard Battlegrounds is a never-ending fight between flora and undead fauna that players can engage with at will.

In addition to what amounts to a free-flowing practice mode, the Backyard Battlegrounds open world hides treasures. The bases for each team, while capable of defending themselves, can face an onslaught of foes if you start getting into the fight yourself.

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The Wither Storm Rampages In Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 Trailer

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Minecraft: Story Mode is a five-episode series, but the fourth installment coming next week wraps up a major part of the story. Telltale has been cryptically hinting that this game is a bit different than previous ones.

The Order of the Stone is assembled and Jesse and Reuben need to put an end to the Wither Storm once and for all. You can get a taste of what’s to come below.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Multiplayer Trailer

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Teaming up with friends in Final Fantasy Explorers' four-player multiplayer mode is a big part of the game, and the title's latest trailer shows off the game's multiplayer.

The game can also be played solo, and the co-op options accommodate two to four players in either local or online co-op.

Final Fantasy Explorers comes out for 3DS on January 26