Make A Little Metal Head Monster In This New Mobile Game

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Rock Band developer Harmonix has released a new mobile game called BeatNiks. Players collect, care for, and design signature styles for a variety of pets in the free-to-play game.

Players act as the assistant to a friendly-looking scientist who’s researching the monsters known as “Beatniks.” Depending on how players shape their Beatnik, its musical style can vary between peppy harpsichord and aggressive rock n’ roll. Players help their Beatnik evolve by completing tasks like winning arcade games, dressing their Beatnik up in music genre-inspired clothing, or playing their own music inside or out of the game. Players can also help build their Beatnik’s city and apartment by collecting activity rewards.

While free-to-play, Beatniks does feature a standard payment system to advance the game instantly. Players can buy in-game currency for real-world money at various price levels ranging from $1.99 to $49.99.

The Mystery Surrounding Fallout 4's Institute

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The Mystery Surrounding Fallout 4's Institute

Fallout 4 finally comes out on the 10th (for PS4, Xbox One, and PC), and the game's new launch trailer touches on the story, including the mystery surrounding The Institute.

The trailer also highlights some of the game's different factions, as well as the tension behind synths and mankind.

For more on the game, check out this series of videos covering its perks, the live-action commercial, as well as the companion app.

Koei Tecmo’s Attack On Titan Gets Bloody New Teaser

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Koei Tecmo’s Attack On Titan Gets Bloody New Teaser

Attack on Titan isn’t what we would call a “feel good” anime. It’s filled with human suffering, usually at the hands and teeth of towering, naked monstrosities called Titans. Of course, that makes it perfect fodder for the interactive medium.

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force are bringing a new game based on the comic and animated show to PlayStation systems next year. A new trailer shows off the 3D maneuver gear that allows the human fighters to get close to the Titans.

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Mass Effect Mech And Release Date Revealed

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When the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was introduced, it was done with a series of mashup spoofs. One of those, Grass Effect, is being revisited for the sequel.

As announced earlier this year, those that pre-order the game will have access to the Z7 mech, a variant for the new Imp class. This version of the walking tank features Pull (a Mass Effect biotic power), a Zomniblade for up-close melee attacks, and a Z-8 Avenger basic weapon to dish out continuous damage.

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Fly Through Camp Crystal Lake In Pre-Alpha Footage

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Fly Through Camp Crystal Lake In Pre-Alpha Footage

The developer behind Friday the 13th: The Game have released pre-alpha footage of its vision of Camp Crystal Lake. From foreboding log cabins to campground trails, the video presents a promising playground for a certain hockey mask-wearing goon.

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Gun Media expanded its Summer Camp Kickstarter project last month to incorporate the iconic slasher franchise. As of this post, it has raised about $600,000 of its $700,000 goal, with nine days to go.

Lara Explores Deadly Tombs In Final Woman Vs. Wild Video

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One of the major criticism levied against the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was that it was missing something important to the franchise. Sure, there were tiny rooms called “tombs,” but they weren’t quite what fans were hoping for.

Rise of the Tomb Raider restores the franchise’s legacy of exploration and mystery. As I discussed in my hands-on preview, the translation system is a clever and thematic McGuffin that helps sell the atmosphere. Lara will learn new languages by finding different pieces of text around the environment.

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Skullgirls Dev Lab Zero’s Indivisible Gets Playable Prototype On PS4

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Skullgirls Dev Lab Zero’s Indivisible Gets Playable Prototype On PS4

Skullgirls developer Lab Zero is currently crowdfunding for its next game. To cultivate interest, the studio is releasing a playable prototype of its upcoming RPG, Indivisible.

Lab Zero likens the prototype to an RPG tutorial dungeon. It’s a sampling of what’s to come without all of the deeper systems yet revealed to the player.

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Arslan's Heroes Wreck Havoc In Gameplay Trailer

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Arslan's Heroes Wreck Havoc In Gameplay Trailer

Koei Tecmo has shared new info for Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, its action tactics game inspired by the '80s novel-series-turned-anime. In addition to new gameplay details, the publisher has a new trailer featuring Arslan's colorful warriors in action.

Arslan tells the story of a young prince who must reclaim his kingdom after being ousted by an invading empire. Like Dynasty Warriors, players plow through humongous waves of enemies using a variety of flashy attacks. 

Character equipment is upgraded and customized by assigning them Weapon Arts, attribute-based stat-enhancers (water, fire, power). Weapons unlock new powers and abilities the more they’re used, and can be combined with other armaments to unleash Chain Strikes and other devastating combos. 

Latest Trailer Teases Battle Of Jakku

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Latest Trailer Teases Battle Of Jakku

While moviegoers must wait until December 18 to see the desert planet of Jakku on the big screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, gamers can now glimpse how the war-ravaged world looks in Star Wars Battlefront. The latest trailer for the anticipated shooter presents a chaotic battle that unfolds on the planet's surface.

The brief snippet of footage opens with a rebel soldier crawling to his feet amidst a battlefield covered in wreckage. X-Wings and TIE Fighters swarm in a fierce dogfight overhead, and burning Star Destroyers plummet through the sky. AT-ATs loom over the battlefield, close to one of the crashed capital ships.

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Fallout 4 Features Original Songs By Wonder Woman Actress Lynda Carter

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Fallout 4 Features Original Songs By Wonder Woman Actress Lynda Carter

One of my fondest memories from Fallout 3 was repairing the Galaxy News Radio relay dish and giving Three Dog a way to howl throughout the capital wasteland. Music is an important part of the Fallout franchise, and that’s no different for next week’s new installment.

Bethesda announced today that musician, voice actor, and Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is contributing five songs to Fallout 4. Her character, Magnolia, performs songs from after the bombs dropped in the town of Goodneighbor.

One of these, appropriately named "Good Neighbor," is available to listen to now. Carter says that she may incorporate these original tunes into her performance repertoire.