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.

Microsoft Reveals The Full List Of Achievements – Even The Hidden Ones

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Microsoft Reveals The Full List Of Achievements – Even The Hidden Ones

Ahead of its November 10 release date, Microsoft has revealed the full list of Rise of the Tomb Raider's Achievements – including the hidden ones.

Achievements (or Trophies) releasing prior to a game's launch is common, but it's odd to hear them come straight from the publisher, and even odder that the hidden Achievements (which often contain spoilers) are included as well.

You can find the full list here, which thankfully contains a generous buffer before the hidden Achievements. I am personally very excited for the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, so I am avoiding the possibly spoiler-filled Achievements, but the non-hidden ones are similar to 2013's Tomb Raider – craft a certain number of things, use this weapon, etc. The 2013 Tomb Raider had straightforward Achievements, save for one called Crab Cakes. We asked the game's director about it during our cover trip. You can find that feature here.

Slay Zombies In A Romero-Approved Open-World MMO

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Slay Zombies In A Romero-Approved Open-World MMO

Zombies once again infect the open-world MMO genre in a new free-to-play collaboration between horror film director George C. Romero and publisher Free Reign Entertainment.

Romero’s Aftermath features a number of locations to explore, including deserts, forests, and large towns, allowing players to scavenge supplies, develop skills, and establish shelters. Players can also customize their character, taking on the role of a shrewd trader, peaceful protector, or violent psychopath, as well as a number of cosmetic customization options.

Romero's Aftermath also emphasizes a more cartoony style of play, as opposed to intensely demanding zombie games like DayZ; you won’t break a leg by jumping out of a second-story window, and players that join your group can’t stab you in the back.

Reclamation Short Details The Eve Of The Protoss' Battle For Their Homeworld

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Reclamation Short Details The Eve Of The Protoss' Battle For Their Homeworld

With StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void creeping closer, Blizzard has released an animated short called Reclamation to set up the events to come.

The cinematic sets the stage for the Protoss' impending battle to retake their home planet Aiur from the villainous Zerg. Fans may recognize the main Protoss in the video as Artenis, who also appears in the expansion's opening cinematic

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Halo 5’s Breakout eSports Mode Gets Revamped Before Launch

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Halo 5’s Breakout eSports Mode Gets Revamped Before Launch

If you played the Halo 5: Guardians beta in December or January, you had a chance to give the new Breakout mode a try. It’s designed with eSports in mind, with quick, single-elimination rounds. When you play next month, it’s going to be a little different.

343 Industries watched players during the beta and noticed that a number of rounds were ending in ties. When teams were down to their last player, it wasn’t uncommon to see the survivor hiding from opposing forces.

In order to combat this, 343 added a flag to the mode. Now, rounds can be won either by eliminating the other four-person team or running the flag into their base. 

Hatsune Miku Brings The Power Of Vocaloids

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The turquoise, twin-tailed J-pop icon is coming to Persona 4: Dancing All Night as DLC after rumors of her inclusion were teased by developer Atlus.

Atlus also released a handful of new screenshots showing off how the vocaloid looks in the Persona 4 universe. Hatsune will be dancing to the ATOLS remix of “Heaven Feat. Hatsune Miku” in Free Dance Mode, and will be able to change her hair and eye color while she dances.

The Hatsune Miku DLC will be released October 20 for $4.99. Persona 4 characters Adachi and Marie will also be made available on the same date for the same price.

Meet The Mad Villains Of 19th Century London

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Meet The Mad Villains Of 19th Century London

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate goes full Ocean’s Eleven in its latest trailer, showcasing the wide cast of villainous madmen and women Jacob and Evie Frye will face-off against in 19th Century England.

Chief among those heinous villains is Crawford Starrick, head of the London Templars, who has a quick trigger finger. Aiding Starrick in his plot for domination are his seven cohorts who exemplify the greed and corruption of England’s Industrial Revolution. This includes the crooked businessman Rupert Farris, wealthy tycoon Pearl Attaway, the mad medical duo of Dr. John Elliotson and David Brewster, bankroller Phillip Tupenny, the corrupt politician James Brudenell, and leader of the Blighter gang, Maxwell Roth.

The Frye twins go on to discuss their overall goal of ridding London of Templar influence once and for all, before engaging in a montage of zip-lining and launching a train off a bridge. All in a day’s work, it seems.

Battle Chasers Kickstarter Holding A Contest For Fans To Create A Monster For The Game

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Battle Chasers Kickstarter Holding A Contest For Fans To Create A Monster For The Game

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, the currently being Kickstarted game from the creators of Darksiders, is holding a contest for fans to create a monster.

You can find the full rules of the contest here which are pretty straightforward. Create a creature, describe a pair of attacks for the monster, and post it online with the hashtag #Battlechasers. The contest is being held until October 7 and the winner's creation will appear in the final game, as well as some loot from developer Airship Syndicate and a credit in the game.

This isn't the first time Battle Chasers creator Joe Madureira has gone to the public for a monster design contest. For the comic series, on which the game is based, Madureira held a similar contest which produced the monster seen below.