NBA Live 16 Targets Rival's Weak Point With Return Of Live Run

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NBA Live 16 Targets Rival's Weak Point With Return Of Live Run

Over the course of its rebuilding process the NBA Live series hasn't attacked rival NBA 2K's weakest offering – the competitive online team play marred by frequent server disruptions and "got next" lines that waste players' time. Until now. 

On the heels of NBA 2K announcing its revamped 5v5 online Pro-Am experience, EA Tiburon is stepping onto the court with a new suite of experiences for NBA Live 16 called Live Pro-Am (a name that appears to be popular among basketball game developers). EA says this collection of modes is based on the off-season experience of real NBA players, who often play in local leagues against talented amateurs and fellow pros alike. 

New Video Recounts Io-Interactive's Evolution Leading To The New Hitman

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Hitman's Agent 47 is getting his new-gen debut later this year and a new video about the studio showcases how the studio has changed over the years.

You can check out the video below which features many of the studio's leaders talking about their history with Io-interactive and how they personally fell in love with video games, as well as their thoughts on the entertainment medium and its future.

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Modes and Gameplay Features Explained In Our New Video

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Several editors on the Game Informer staff have poured innumerable hours into the old Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, so we were cautiously excited when news broke earlier this year that both franchises were set to return. But I’ll be the first to admit to some trepidation about the first things I heard about Guitar Hero Live, especially the use of full-motion video as a major aspect of the game’s presentation. Activision recently visited our offices to show off Guitar Hero Live, and I got a much better sense of how the game works.

After the visit, fellow music game enthusiast Brian Shea and I sat down to look over some of the footage we were able to capture during the visit, and discuss what we liked, what we’re not sure about, and laugh about what happens onstage when you screw up. 

Guitar Hero Live is set for release on October 20, on a plethora of platforms including PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android.

See Some Familiar Faces In Latest Screens From The Upcoming Episode

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New screenshots from the upcoming Tales from the Borderlands episode Escape Plan Bravo highlight some of the familiar faces players can expect to see as the crew continues their search for the Vault beacon.

Tensions run high as Rhys and Fiona make their way towards the Hyperion moon base where the beacon is said to reside. Screenshots in the gallery below show some of the hardships players can expect to endure, including Rhys' never-ending conflict with Handsome Jack. 

Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Four – Escape Plan Bravo releases for just about every system next week. PS4, PS3, and PC players can expect to play it on August 18. The game comes to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on August 19, and finally to iOS and Android on August 20. For more on Tales From The Borderlands, check out our reviews of episodes One, Two, and Three.

Take A Look At These New Features

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Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on Super Mario Maker, offering a close look at a few of the game's systems. 

Players intimidated by the challenge of building Mario levels can relax. Super Mario Maker introduces its content over a nine day period, with more advanced tools, objects, and mechanics becoming available to players after they spend more time with the editor. Making the creative process even more exciting are new obstacles that have never appeared in a Mario game before. Dedicated Mario fans may be familiar with Note Blocks; by shaking the stylus, players transform Note Blocks into Music Blocks.

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Horror Game The Flock Scares Up Release Date

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Horror Game The Flock Scares Up Release Date

Death is coming to all players of The Flock sooner than you think. Today developer Vogelsap announced its asymmetrical multiplayer first-person horror game is coming to PC on August 21. 

The Flock has attracted attention from horror fans with its unique premise. Every multiplayer match starts with each player as a member of the Flock. The first person to find the Light Artifact (which spawns randomly on the map) becomes the Carrier, who must then defend him or herself against the Flock by aiming the light at the pursuers. Flock members who get caught moving in the light perish forever so standing still is key to surviving. Should a member of the Flock kill the Carrier, they assume the role and the dead player respawns as one of the Flock.  

If they remain still, however, they live. Games are won by capturing objectives as the Carrier or by keeping the artifact lit for a certain period of time. Don't think grabbing the artifact guarantees a win. By killing the Carrier, members of the Flock can steal the Light Artifact and become the new Carrier. The dead player will then respawn as one of the Flock. Players win the game by capturing objectives as the Carrier. The Flock can win by forcing the Carrier to keep the light on long enough that it extinguishes. 

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Beta Includes At Least Seven Maps, Three Modes

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Activision is holding the first Call of Duty beta in a number of years starting next week. For those that have pre-ordered Black Ops III, there’s a sizable chunk of content waiting when things get underway.

The beta will include at least seven maps, three modes, eight specialists, and the weapon customization and paint features. PlayStation 4 owners can get things underway starting on August 19. Xbox One and PC players get their crack at it a week later on August 26.  

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Platinum Games' Scalebound Isn't Just Action-Packed, It's A Full-Scale RPG, Too

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Platinum Games' Scalebound Isn't Just Action-Packed, It's A Full-Scale RPG, Too

Hideki Kamiya, the man behind games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, has become synonymous with stylish action games. Therefore, when he debuted the first gameplay footage for Scalebound at this year's Gamescom, many people were surprised to discover it was a slower-paced, action/RPG. Kamiya obviously has a flair for fast-paced action, but he's also worked on games like Ōkami and Resident Evil that slow things down. For Scalebound, Kamiya was ready for a change of pace and to venture into new territory with a full-scale RPG.

Kamiya is known for putting his own creative stamp on every project he touches. Scalebound should be no different. It follows Drew, a man from Earth who has been transported to a fantasy world called Draconis. Once there, he bonds with a dragon and the pair work together in combat. Here are the most interesting things we found out about Platinum Games' upcoming RPG.

Tomb Raider’s Smarter Side

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Lara Croft is brave, resourceful, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. She’ll also challenge your mind in her next adventure.

Lara Croft Go is Square Enix Montreal’s second puzzle-style adaptation, following last year’s enjoyable Hitman Go. Unlike its predecessor though, the mobile Tomb Raider title doesn’t use a board game aesthetic. 

While the simple swiping puzzles return, Lara and her environment are fully animated but retain a minimalistic appeal with almost no textures. You’ll need to figure out how to maneuver her past obstacles, like decaying platforms and spinning blades.