Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees Guest Starring In Mortal Kombat X

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How fortunate for Warner Bros. that March 13th falls on a Friday. The publisher has announced one of the guest characters for Mortal Kombat X along with additional details about the title’s season pass.

Another horror icon is joining the Mortal Kombat franchise. The last title included Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger. Mortal Kombat X will welcome the terror of Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees.

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Here’s What You Need To Know Before Journeying To Space With Sid Meier’s Starships

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Here’s What You Need To Know Before Journeying To Space With Sid Meier’s Starships

In celebration of the release of Sid Meier’s Starships today, 2K and Firaxis want to make sure you’re fully briefed for the journey. To that end, the studio and publisher have put together a “101” video to bring you up to speed.

You’ll learn about how the title connects to Civilization: Beyond Earth, opportunities for tactical combat, and the different ways you can customize your ships. Blowing up the opposing forces isn’t the only way to secure victory, though. Just like in Civilization titles, you can achieve a science-based win by focusing your efforts on research.

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Eugen Systems Releases New Trailer For Upcoming RTS

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Eugen Systems Releases New Trailer For Upcoming RTS

Eugen Systems has released a new trailer for its upcoming real-time strategy title, Act of Aggression.

The trailer details some of what the players can expect from gameplay, including things like base-building and defending supply networks. Also shown in the trailer are the game’s three factions: the stealthy Cartel, the brute-force US Army, and the highly adaptable Chimera.

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New Dev Diary Focuses On The Feel Of The Guns

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New Dev Diary Focuses On The Feel Of The Guns

A new dev diary was released for Killing Floor 2 that focuses on what Tripwire Interactive has learned from their previous work on Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm and how they are applying that knowledge to their upcoming sequel. From the video below you can see how they are striving to combine the arcade-feel of the first Killing Floor with the realism of their World War II shooters.

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Additionally, the developers explain how perks will be more smoothly integrated and get you into the action quicker. Finally, there is a good amount of discussion about how the reload animations were created by bringing in professional soldiers and how smooth all the guns animate due to the incredibly large amount of frames of animation.

Hands-On With Mortal Kombat X’s First Story Chapter

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Since its debut, Mortal Kombat’s cataclysmic stakes made its in-universe tournaments stand out from the pack. Winning a trophy or gaining a sense of purpose are great prizes in other fighting games, but do they stack up against saving an entire plane of existence from being annihilated? The problem has been that Mortal Kombat’s storytelling ambition has been hindered by a variety of technical constraints. And let’s face it – single-player campaigns aren’t traditionally the go-to place for fighting fans looking for a good time. With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm may very well change that perception.

The lengthy opening cinematic does a nice job of setting things up, in case you haven’t breathlessly followed the events of every tournament over the past few decades. The gist of it is that the fallen elder god Shinnok is in the midst of returning to Earthrealm, with the goal of claiming it for his own. He’s aided by his trusty soul-sucking amulet, which is one of the sources of his powerful sorcery.

Hands-On With Mortal Kombat X’s First Story Chapter

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Hands-On With Mortal Kombat X’s First Story Chapter

Since its debut, Mortal Kombat’s cataclysmic stakes made its in-universe tournaments stand out from the pack. Winning a trophy or gaining a sense of purpose are great prizes in other fighting games, but do they stack up against saving an entire plane of existence from being annihilated? The problem has been that Mortal Kombat’s storytelling ambition has been hindered by a variety of technical constraints. And let’s face it – single-player campaigns aren’t traditionally the go-to place for fighting fans looking for a good time. With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm may very well change that perception.

The lengthy opening cinematic does a nice job of setting things up, in case you haven’t breathlessly followed the events of every tournament over the past few decades. The gist of it is that the fallen elder god Shinnok is in the midst of returning to Earthrealm, with the goal of claiming it for his own. He’s aided by his trusty soul-sucking amulet, which is one of the sources of his powerful sorcery.

AirMech Arena Heading To New-Gen Consoles

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AirMech Arena, the free-to-play MOBA mech fighter from Carbine Games, is heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

If you're unfamiliar with AirMech Arena, the game is AirMech is a twin-stick MOBA with fast-paced and strategic gameplay. The game features solo, cooperative, and ranked PvP gameplay variants. It will be available as a free-to-play title on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Spring 2015.

You can check out some screens from the game in the gallery below. You can also check out a trailer for the Xbox 360 version of the game by heading here.

Star Trek Timelines Is Free-To-Play Fan Service

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Star Trek Timelines Is Free-To-Play Fan Service

If you aren’t the least bit interested in Star Trek, turn back. There is absolutely nothing for you here if you aren’t invested in Kirk, Picard, Spock, Worf, and the rest of the colorful characters from the long-running franchise.

For those that are enamored of Gene Roddenberry’s vision for humanity’s future, here’s what Disruptor Beam has planned for its upcoming title. Spoiler: it’s 100 percent fan service.

Star Trek Timelines is Disruptor Beam’s second title, following Game of Thrones Ascent. It’s a social title and, yes, it’s free-to-play. 

Flying Through The Frantic, Gravity-Warping Arena Battles

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Flying Through The Frantic, Gravity-Warping Arena Battles

Dissident Logic’s upcoming Paperbound capitalizes on the recent popularity of local multiplayer arena battle titles like TowerFall and Samurai Gunn. The twist here is that the arenas are based on literary classics like A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Dante’s Inferno and it has a neat ability to flip the gravity for your character whenever you want. We recently got the chance to go hands-on to see how the game stacks up with others in the genre.

Every attack in Paperbound kills in one hit, so you always need to be constantly moving and wary of your opponents’ positions. At the start of every life, you are armed with your basic melee weapon, often a pencil or sword, and a scissor and an ink bomb to throw at your opponents. While scissors fly in a straight line and can be picked up off the ground if you miss your target, you only have one ink bomb that you throw in an arc that explodes. If you aren’t careful with your ink bombs you can be caught and killed in your own explosion.

Play As A Commando Elephant In Upcoming Action Platformer

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Play As A Commando Elephant In Upcoming Action Platformer

Sega and Game Freak, best known for their Pokémon franchise, have teamed up to bring the side-scrolling action platformer Tembo The Badass Elephant, coming this summer for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be released as a digital download on each platform. The game has players racing through levels as a Rambo-styled elephant, creating as much rampage and destruction as possible. 

Shell City is being attacked by PHANTOM, a force led by a mysterious, masked commander. Tembo is called in by the National Army to help crush and stomp the enemy, whilst eating peanuts along the way. Just how badass is this elephant? Check out the humorous and cartoon-like game in the trailer below.

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