Learn More About Telltale’s Borderlands Team-Up With Gearbox

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Learn More About Telltale’s Borderlands Team-Up With Gearbox

Telltale Games wants you to know that Tales from the Borderlands is coming “very soon.” In order to get you hyped up for a trip to Pandora powered by words rather than bullets (ok, there are some bullets, too), the studio has released a new behind-the-scenes video featuring Gearbox talking about the team-up.

You might recall that this isn’t the first rodeo for this duo. The pair partnered for Poker Night 2, in which Claptrap appeared.

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Dead Or Alive 5 Boss Cyber-Raidou Rises From The Grave As Playable Character

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Team Ninja has revealed that Raidou, the final boss from the original Dead or Alive, will make a playable reappearance in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Presumed dead after losing the DOA tournament, Raidou returns as a murderous cyborg with amnesia.

With no conscience or memory (a nasty side-effect of cyber-resurrection) to remind him that he died in the last tournament, Raidou re-enters the ring hell-bent on quenching his thirst for power. The gallery of screenshots below shows Raidou going toe-to-mecha-toe with series fighters Hayabuse, Hayate, and more.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, an update to Dead or Alive 5, will be released on February 17 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. For pricing information, playable characters, and more about Last Round, visit our recent preview.

The Crew Open Beta Scheduled To Begin November 25

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The Crew Open Beta Scheduled To Begin November 25

Ubisoft has announced that the The Crew will have an open beta on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the coming days. The content featured will be the same as what was available during the closed beta earlier this month.

Players will be able to drive across the United States and participate in events in two of the five regions (Midwest and East Coast). Additionally, two of the five car specs (street and dirt) will be available.

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Battling Aliens At Buckingham Palace

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Battling Aliens At Buckingham Palace

Even for Nintendo, the company that brought us oddities like Pikmin and Earthbound, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a bizarre offering. The game’s premise is basically Independence Day set in a steampunk world. When aliens attack Earth, President Abraham Lincoln assembles an elite team of folkloric heroes and 19th and 20th century literary characters to combat the invaders. Here, S.T.E.A.M. both refers to the energy that powers everything in this alternate Earth and the acronym for Lincoln’s squad: Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace.

If you think any of the above sounds like it could be from a comic book, you’re not wrong. Developer Intelligent Systems (of Fire Emblem and Advance Wars fame) drew inspiration from classic comic artists like Jack Kirby, Bruce Timm, and Mike Mignola. But with so many disparate influences, is it possible for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. to function as a cohesive strategy game? From what I gleamed from my preview of the game, the answer is yes.

A New Bloodborne Weapon And Hints Of A Procedurally Generated Labyrinth

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A New Bloodborne Weapon And Hints Of A Procedurally Generated Labyrinth

Even though Bloodborne received a delay from February until March, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any news. Today, producer Masaaki Yamagiwa revealed a new weapon and hints that there may be more sinister secrets than any previous Souls-style game.

Underneath the city of Yharnam lies honeycombed tunnels and ruins. According to Yamagiwa’s post, these may not be easily mapped or predicted. “These ruins appear differently to each hunter brave enough to enter,” he writes.

This hints that there may be some procedurally generated elements of Bloodborne’s level design (though perhaps not something you’ll find everywhere). Thankfully, players will be well-armed for the journey.

Soap MacTavish Goes Mobile In Call of Duty: Heroes

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Soap MacTavish Goes Mobile In Call of Duty: Heroes

With last year’s Call of Duty: Strike Team, the venerable shooter franchise is no stranger to mobile gaming. Call of Duty: Heroes, the series’ latest mobile entry, breaks its shooting-focused tradition by introducing tower defense gameplay to the franchise and bringing along some familiar faces to ease the transition.

In Call of Duty: Heroes players will have to defend customizable outposts from enemy attacks. Players can kit out their bases with all kinds of tools of destruction, including sentry guns, turrets, and mines. If that sounds like Clash of Clans (or the more recent Star Wars: Galactic Defense), the images below suggest you wouldn't be wrong.

In addition to managing base operations, players will lead classic Call of Duty characters like Soap McTavish and Captain Price into battle. Killstreaks make a return too, as you can unleash drone strikes and chopper gunners on your unwitting foes.

Here Are The Five Playable Characters In Telltale’s Game Of Thrones

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Here Are The Five Playable Characters In Telltale’s Game Of Thrones

Telltale Games has now revealed all five playable characters for its Game of Thrones series. Earlier today, we exclusively revealed the exiled son of House Forrester, Asher.

Four other sites also participated in the reveals, and we’ve got the list of where you can find them.

Lady Elissa ForresterLady Elissa is the matriarch of House Forrester, wed to Lord Gregor following the defeat of the mad king, Aerys Targaryen. Read her full bio at Mashable.

[Exclusive] Meet The Exiled Son Of Game Of Thrones’ House Forrester

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Telltale Games has released the first trailer for its upcoming, six-part Game of Thrones episode game. If you were concerned about it being separate from the HBO series, you’re in for a treat.

The trailer below features two familiar faces (with one of them narrating the brief video). We also get a closer look at Ironrath, the seat of House Forrester, which has traditionally been bannermen to House Stark, guardians of the north.

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Firemonkeys, EA, And Ken Block Team Up For Ground-Up Mobile Need For Speed

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Firemonkeys, EA, And Ken Block Team Up For Ground-Up Mobile Need For Speed

Electronic Arts has announced a new Need for Speed game specially designed for mobile devices. Need for Speed: No Limits is coming to iOS and Android devices in 2015.

At present, we know that No Limits is being developed by Firemonkeys Studios (the team that handles the Need for Speed series’ mobile ports) and that Electronic Arts has paired in some capacity with rally driver Ken Block for the release of the game. Block is the man behind the wheel of the Gymkhana Seven video that went viral earlier this week.

The teaser trailer below shows a little bit of in-game footage, but a blog post from the developer promises more information about the game in the coming weeks.

Resident Evil HD Remake Producer Explains Why Capcom Didn't Remake The Game From Scratch

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There is at least one room in the upcoming Resident Evil HD Remake that was entirely remade, but producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi explains why this wasn't done throughout.

You can check out the video that showcases the possibly only entirely remade room, which is also pictured above. The opportunity to create better and more consistent lighting form the flame is what prompted this particular room to be remade. Hirabayashi also explains why the whole game wasn't remade: to do so had the potential to remove the game's difficult to quantify soul.

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