The First Gameplay Walkthrough Of Sid Meier's Starships

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At the Firaxis Megapanel at PAX South, Sid Meier and fellow Firaxis team members Will Miller and David McDonough unveiled the first gameplay footage of Starships – the PC/Mac/iPad galactic strategy title due out some time early this year.

The lengthy video explores the philosophy of Starships as well as Civilization: Beyond Earth and the relationship between the two, and 30 minutes in the gameplay demo for Starships starts.

You begin out by picking one of three Affinities (Supremacy, Harmony, and Purity), and from there select a leader of your federation, who each bring their own benefits to the table.

Watch 20 Minutes Of Evolve’s Solo Mode As Hunters And Monster

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Watch 20 Minutes Of Evolve’s Solo Mode As Hunters And Monster

Turtle Rock and 2K are finally ready to give us a good look at what Evolve looks like as a solo experience. When you don’t have friends to team up with, you can work your skills as hunter and prey with some features that will make it worth visiting.

In the video below, you’ll see 22 minutes of the Defend game type (part of Evacuation mode) from both perspectives. As the monster, you’ll have minions at your disposal as you work to take out generators and the evacuation ship. As the Hunters, you can hot swap among your team to lock down the objectives and take on an AI monster. 

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Evolve Companion App Includes A Match-3 Game That Can Improve Your Console Or PC Hunters

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Evolve will be arriving in just under two weeks, but you can start plotting your moves against the monster today. 2K and Cat Daddy Games have created a companion app with a match-3 game that can boost your hunter skills on the go.

Evolve: Hunters Quest is reminiscent of the Puzzle Quest titles (and the Knack tie-in game from 2013). There’s more than just a time-waster here, though.

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Private Beta Includes Access To Single Player Mode

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Atari announced today that by preordering the upcoming survival horror game Alone in the Dark: Illumination on Steam players can access a private beta starting tomorrow January 29th. The beta will give access to the Coal Mine section from the first campaign of the single player mode and let players try out the Hunter class. An additional beta period will arrive before the game releases and include new elements to expand the experience.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination features a 4-player co-op mode in the final game and also includes at total of four distinct classes. You can check out our preview of the game from PAX here

While originally scheduled for November of 2014, Alone in the Dark: Illumination will now be arriving in Spring 2015. Check out some new screens from Alone in the Dark: Illumination in the gallery below.

The Dangers & Wonders Of Final Fantasy XV's Open World

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A set of new screens for Final Fantasy XV offer a glimpse at the game's Active Cross Battle System, open world, and an impressive Behemoth.

Aspects of the combat system can be seen in the shots in the media gallery below. The Active Cross Battle System is a mix of real-time and pre-determined commands, with some actions mapped to the face buttons. Combat occurs throughout the game's open world, where there is no loading except to enter towns or cities.

For more on the game's story, check out this recent trailer.

Project Cars Puts You In The Driver's Seat

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Slightly Mad Studios' Project Cars – with its high visual bar, multi-series racing, and community involvement model – is an ambitious project. However, that doesn't mean the developer has lost sight of the little details that matter. We got our hands on an early build of the game on PlayStation 4 and took some videos showing the game's custom weather, time of day, and HUD options; culminating in one hot, wet six-lap shoot out.

The pre-race weather, field, etc. options for this solo practice race.

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Capcom Breaks Down Raid Mode

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Capcom Breaks Down Raid Mode

Resident Evil Revelations 2 producer Michiteru Okabe explains the assorted changes coming to Raid mode.

The run and gun mode that appeared in the first Revelations will be making a return. When the first episode launches, it will come included with a handful of offline Raid levels. Online will be added shortly after the game's final episode releases, and each new episode will add new levels. There will be 15 playable characters, new maps, and new weapons from the first Revelations' Raide mode. You can't find more details about the mode (along with gameplay) in the video below, or by heading here.

Episode one of a planned four episodes launches February 24.

Watch Our Hour Long Live Stream Archive

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Watch Our Hour Long Live Stream Archive

Yesterday, we streamed the first hour of The Legend of Zelda 3D side by side with the original Nintendo 64 version of the game.

You can watch the archived stream on Twitch by heading here, or you can check out the YouTube archive of the stream below. During the stream Andrew Reiner, Wade Wojcik, and myself played through the opening hour of the new Majora's Mask on 3DS and the original Nintendo 64 release simultaneously and shared our memories of our three days in Termina, talked about some of the changes for the remake, and commiserated over the poor shape of our Nintendo 64 vault copy of Majora's Mask.

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Magicka 2’s Destruction And Humor Seem To Be Intact

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Paradox has released a new trailer for the spell-weaving co-op sequel to 2011’s Magicka. The series gives players the chance to combine spells for catastrophic (and oftentimes hilarious) destruction.

The latest look combines Paradox’s familiar live-action giggles with new glimpses of the title. Mostly, there’s a fake vampire who misses his friends, though.

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Ghost Song Trailer Scares Up Metroid Style Gameplay

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Ghost Song Trailer Scares Up Metroid Style Gameplay

After a successful Kickstarter that raised over $54,000 against a $15,000 goal in 2013, Old Moon Games released a trailer for Ghost Song. The side-scrolling action game gives nods to past games like Metroid and Castlevania, with a decidedly desolate feeling to the environment.

In Ghost Song, players navigate the main character through gorgeous, ambient settings with the feeling of loneliness that is heavily inspired by Super Metroid. Matt White, the creator of Ghost Song, also claims to draw inspiration from Dark Souls.

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