Rainbow Six Siege Beta Lands Tomorrow, September 24

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Rainbow Six Siege Beta Lands Tomorrow, September 24

The Rainbow Six Siege closed beta is set to begin tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. In advance of its launch, Ubisoft has detailed what we can expect from the test phase.

The beta will include fourteen operators, three maps, two multiplayer modes, and the terrorist hunt cooperative game type. Ubisoft hasn’t yet detailed how long the beta will run, but it will at least last through this weekend. We’ll update should we hear back on our inquiry about this.

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Co-Op In Divinity Original Sin On Consoles Is More Than Just A Second Controller

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Co-Op In Divinity Original Sin On Consoles Is More Than Just A Second Controller

Larian Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming console version of its 2014 RPG hit Divinity: Original Sin. In addition to all of the things we liked about the PC version, consoles will support online and local split-screen play.

The cooperative options aren’t just adding a second controller to the mix. Players will be able to adventure together or split up entirely without being tethered or hindered.

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See How The Skaters Made It Into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

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See How The Skaters Made It Into Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

By now, we've all seen videos of actors in black leotards, dotted with ping-pong balls. It's an amusing look behind the motion-capture curtain, but it rarely is as interesting as actually seeing the finished product. A new behind-the-scenes trailer for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 breaks that mold, featuring zero ping-pong balls and a ton of in-game footage.

Watch the video below for a glimpse of the facial-scanning tech, which is described as a less-radioactive dental X-ray or, alternately, like being abducted by aliens. The developers also talk about their thoughts on multiplayer. They see it as simulating the experiencing a real-world skate park, where goals and games come up organically. That doesn't mean you won't have plenty of collectibles to snag or structured activities, though.

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Get Your First Look At Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins, Early Access Soon

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Get Your First Look At Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins, Early Access Soon

At Gamescom this year, I had a chance to go hands-on with Hi-Rez’s next free-to-play game. Paladins was one of my favorite games of the show, and according to the studio, you’ll be able to find out why soon.

Paladins borrows a bit from MOBAs, but leans more heavily on capture point-style arena combat. It’s character driven rather than based on classes, and relies on a collectible card system for in-match leveling.

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What Endurance Can Do For You In Fallout 4

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Living outside of the vault requires certain qualities, including a high level of the Endurance attribute. Find out how what it does in the latest in Fallout 4's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series.

Your Endurance attribute keeps your body from harm (of either the physical or radiation varieties), allows you to find sustenance in new ways, run farther, and more.

For additional details on the game's other attributes, check out these previous videos in this S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series: Strength and Perception.

Alison Brie Reprises Her Role As Unikitty In Lego Dimensions

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The toys-to-life apocalypse is upon us. For some of us, that’s not a bad thing.

With Disney Infinity and Skylander Superchargers available now, our attention turns to the last of the competitors arriving this fall. Lego Dimensions arrives this Sunday, September 27, with a well-known cast including Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie, Jurassic World), and now Alison Brie (The Lego Movie).

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Halo 5: Guardians’ Campaign Feels Like A Series Coming To Life

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Halo 5: Guardians’ Campaign Feels Like A Series Coming To Life

There’s no denying the power of Microsoft’s Halo franchise. The series has been synonymous with the Xbox since the original hulking black and green console launched in 2001.

And as much as I’ve enjoyed past outings, something about the two Halo 5: Guardians campaign missions makes me feel like the series is coming alive in a new way. Past adventures with the Master Chief and Halo ODST’s Rookie have felt solitary to the point of loneliness. Even with Cortana’s infrequent chatter, Halo made its bones pitting one man against an army of absurdly powerful adversaries.  

In the bits that I played, it seems that Halo 5 is shifting away from that elegantly. I experienced a mission with Chief, Frederic, Linda, and Kelly (the fabled Blue Team) and one with Spartan Locke (played by Halo: Nightfall’s Mike Colter), ODST’s Buck (voiced by quipster Nathan Fillion), and newly minted Spartans Tanaka and Vale.

Inon Zur Explains How Banging On Lawn Furniture Helped Create Fallout 4’s Music

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Inon Zur Explains How Banging On Lawn Furniture Helped Create Fallout 4’s Music

When you boot up Fallout 3 for the first time, it’s Inon Zur’s haunting melody that begins your time in the wasteland. The composer, who is behind the music of Dragon Age, a number of Prince of Persia games, and both released Everquest MMOs, is returning for Fallout 4 this fall.

In a new post on Bethesda’s website, you can hear Zur hammering out the new theme on his piano. It turns out the grand piano version was too bright for game director Todd Howard and audio director Mark Lampert.

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Noct Should Have Been Called NOPENOPENOPE: The Game

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Noct Should Have Been Called NOPENOPENOPE: The Game

Devolver Digital has a knack for finding unique (and sometimes disturbing) indie titles. The latest is C3SK’s Noct, which changes up the well-worn survival horror genre by giving you a satellite view of the action and then murdering you with terrible monsters.

Instead of your typical zombie apocalypse, our world has been overrun with Lovecraftian monsters. You, and the people you meet online, will do better to run for your lives than pump bullets into the creatures you encounter. 

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