Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent’s Curse Arrives Today On Xbox One, Next Week On PS4

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The long-running Broken Sword series returns to consoles today, with the fifth entry in the series, The Serpent’s Curse. The franchise is firmly rooted in the classic adventure genre with puzzles and a mystery to solve.

The series began in 1996, with Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, a title that has been ported to a number of platforms. The Serpent’s Curse launched on PC late in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign the year before.

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Destiny 2.0 Update Details Revealed, Including PvP Trial And Exotic Bounty Auto-Completion

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Destiny 2.0 Update Details Revealed, Including PvP Trial And Exotic Bounty Auto-Completion

The launch of Destiny's The Taken King expansion is just around the corner, but you don't have to wait long to experience all the benefits and changes of the big update Bungie is releasing in preparation for the game. Next Tuesday, September 8, Destiny's 2.0 update will go live, implementing a wealth of changes that will affect how everyone plays. Today we have all the info on what will be affected, from a playable trial of the new Crucible content to news that players' bounties that earn exotic weapons will complete automatically.

Here are the big changes we pulled out from Bungie's update that will kick in with the update:

Head over to Bungie.net for the full rundown on next week's Destiny 2.0 update. The Taken King hits PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and 360 on September 15. For more info on the upcoming expansion, check out our huge hub of exclusive cover story content below.

New Trailer Shows Off Terrifying Underwater Environments

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Frictional Games' Soma has a new trailer showcasing some of the game's creepy underwater environments. It's hard not to recall Bioshock's underwater city, Rapture, but Soma definitely has a terrifying identity all its own. Alongside the new trailer, Frictional is also offering up some behind-the-scenes details about the game's development on its blog. You can find more here.

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For more on Soma, head here to learn 16 things we know about the game. Soma arrives on PC and PlayStation 4 on September 22.

Technology Is Responsible For Agent 47’s Iconic, Bald Hitman Head

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With seven games and two lackluster movies in the past 15 years, there are few heads in gaming as recognizable as Agent 47’s. He’s bald, menacing, and has a strange barcode tattoo on the back of his noggin. But that wasn’t always the plan.

At PAX this past weekend, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel featuring three members of the Hitman team at IO Interactive. As I was discussing the agenda with the team, art director Jonathan Rowe mentioned that he had recently been talking with the team on the original Hitman game, Codename 47.

What emerged was that 47 wasn’t always supposed to be bald. Much like Mario’s now-iconic mustache was an artifact of technology limitations, so is the notorious Hitman’s shining dome.

The Court Of Oryx Detailed In Latest Bungie Live Stream

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The Court Of Oryx Detailed In Latest Bungie Live Stream

Today, we got a first look at the Court of Oryx, a new activity set aboard the Hive Dreadnaught in The Taken King. The arena-based combat space was shown off with a fireteam of Bungie players, along with the help of online personality and game streamer, Laced Up Lauren. The live steam showed off how these new public events are triggered by players, as well as how the different tiers of arena fights can be attained.

The stream starts with a brief look at the new Raze-Lighter, a solar exotic sword, the new weapon type that is premiering for the first time, and clarified that we will indeed be getting at least one exotic sword in the mix when The Taken King launches.

After exiting the inventory, the fireteam started off in the Dreadnaught, where they came across a Taken Blight. When attacking this swirling rift, the Taken swarm the area, and you’re suddenly engaged in a fight. By completing the Blight, the fireteam was able to get one of several unique rune items that can drop. In this case, the fireteam got the Agonarch Rune.

Transformers: Devastation’s Peter Cullen On Playing Optimus Prime Then And Now

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Transformers: Devastation’s Peter Cullen On Playing Optimus Prime Then And Now

It was a Sunday morning in 1984, and I had been anticipating getting up early all week long. I had seen commercials for a new cartoon called Transformers, and was instantly excited. With cereal in hand, I experienced one of the most formative moments of my childhood.

To this day, Optimus Prime stands out as one of the most important hero figures of my youth. He is as much father figure to the Autobots as he is their military leader, and that is in no small part thanks to actor Peter Cullen.

In the video below, Cullen discusses his role in the upcoming Transformers: Devastation. He also reminisces about his first time reading for Optimus Prime and how he approaches the character.

Speedy Rats And Hearty Dwarves Face Off In Blood Bowl II

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The field is full of Warhammer games, but only one pits fantasy races against each other in a modified version of American football. In the latest trailer for Blood Bowl II, we see the speedy Skaven square off against the stout and hearty Dwarves.

The digital version of Blood Bowl is adapted from the Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name. In this sequel, developer Cyanide Studio has polished up the visuals and made it more accessible to those coming into Blood Bowl for the first time.

In the video below, you can get a sense for how turns work and get brief glimpses at player trading cards that carry important stats and crucial skills. Most importantly, you’ll get a look at the danger of the game. You can lose players to injury or death with a bad die roll.

Take A Tour Through The Forza 6 Demo

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Microsoft and developer Turn 10 have just released the Forza Motorsport 6 demo on Xbox One, and we detail it all in this series of videos.

Note: The videos below do not run in 60 fps, although the game does.

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