Need For Speed Strives For Perfection In Reboot

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Need For Speed Strives For Perfection In Reboot

The Need for Speed franchise has taken some time off since 2013's Rivals title, so it seems fitting that Ghost Games' new title in the series is a reboot simply titled Need for Speed. The game is scheduled to come out this year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and serves as a chance for the studio to reconnect with the car-culture community.

"I think some fans would like to see us just carry on a continuation of what Rivals was," Marcus Nilsson, Ghost Games' executive producer told us. "It was a good game, to some degree a great game, but at the same time, from what I think is the perfect Need for Speed experience, I don't think it was that."

Although many of the fundamental aspects of the series will remain – cops, the AllDrive online feature set, a story-based experience, and racing tailor-made for drifting around corners and pushing your car to the edge – Nilsson believes that getting in touch with car culture, and car customization in particular, is what the franchise has been missing.

Latest Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Shows Off Its Weird World

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Latest Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Shows Off Its Weird World

With Torment: Tides of Numenera, developer inXile Entertainment is working to deliver an RPG cloaked in mystery. Your hero arrives in the game's Ninth World without any memories of who they are or how they got to this strange new place. As a new trailer shows, "strange" might be a bit of an understatement.

The setting is based on Monte Cook's tabletop game Numenera, and it's not your typical fantasy romp. The Ninth World is actually Earth in the distant future, and a medieval-like culture is flourishing. There are remnants of the high-tech past in this world, and priests and intellectuals are working to understand the significance and functionality of these ancient devices.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Live-Action Trailer Urges You To Be Batman

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Batman: Arkham Knight Live-Action Trailer Urges You To Be Batman

There are times in your life when you're called to action. In these situations, this live-action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight reminds us what we should do in the face of adversity.

The clip tells us that there are times when courage and fearlessness are sometimes needed, even against seemingly overwhelming odds. Although personally, when faced in a dark alley (in the rain) with three assailants, my thoughts wouldn't tell me to be Batman, they'd tell me that handing over my money is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

Batman: Arkham Knight is out June 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Watch The First 15 Minutes Of Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed

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Watch The First 15 Minutes Of Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed

First-person physics puzzlers are likely going to be compared to Portal for some time. Valve set a high bar with its gameplay and narrative. Guru Games is taking a run at the genre with its own twist in Magnetic: Cage Closed.

Players will find themselves captive in a prison that doesn’t subscribe to many ethical strictures. Residents are used in scientific and psychological testing, in a series of test cubes.

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Three More Of Lost Dimension’s Potential Backstabbers Featured In New Trailer

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Three More Of Lost Dimension’s Potential Backstabbers Featured In New Trailer

There are 13 characters in Lost Dimension. You won’t be shamed if you don’t remember all their names, though. After all, you’ll be sentencing a number of them to die.

The upcoming PlayStation 3 and Vita game tasks you with assembling your team and climbing a structure called The Pillar. Unfortunately, five of your comrades are working against you.

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Samurai Warriors 4-II Is About The People Who Hack And Slash Thousands Of Troops

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Samurai Warriors 4-II Is About The People Who Hack And Slash Thousands Of Troops

Koei Tecmo is taking its Samurai Warriors series in a different direction this fall. While previous entries in the titles have focused on the different regions of Japan during its feudal period, a new title will instead focus on the characters.

Samurai Warriors 4-II tells the tales of thirteen different characters, including nine from Samurai Warriors 4, a new edition, and three that are returning by popular demand. This isn’t just an update to last year’s title.

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Overwatch’s Resident Gunslinger Draws At High Noon

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Overwatch’s Resident Gunslinger Draws At High Noon

Last week, Blizzard delivered two extended looks at characters from its upcoming team-based shooter, Overwatch. Zenyatta, the robotic monk, and Mercy, the techno-winged medic look positively futuristic.

Not all the Overwatch characters look forward, though. Today, the spotlight shines on McCree, a Wild West-style gunslinger. OK, fine. He has futuristic guns and a robotic prosthetic arm. He's still old school.

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How The Odd Gentlement Create The Hand-Painted Look For King’s Quest

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It’s fair to say that most contemporary gamers wouldn’t be content with a new King’s Quest game that looks like the originals. That means that The Odd Gentlemen, tasked with reviving the classic Sierra franchise, needed to come up with a way to honor the franchise without replicating its older look.

The decision was made to go with hand-painting, using some of the original references for the 1980s franchise. The result is cinematic animation that gives the new King’s Quest title a charming look all its own.

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Christopher Lloyd Invents More Excitement For Lego Dimensions

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Christopher Lloyd Invents More Excitement For Lego Dimensions

We’ve known that Back to the Future will be part of the Lego Dimensions universe since the game was announced in early April. Today, we get to see some of the components in a new trailer starring Christopher Lloyd in his role as Doctor Emmett L. Brown.

The trailer below also teases more DC Comics characters, the Wicked Witch of the West and flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz,  and Sauron and the Balrog from Lord of the Rings. The last bit of animation indicates that the characters from the different universes will have some story interaction with one another.

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10000000 Sequel Sailing Our Way Next Month

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10000000 Sequel Sailing Our Way Next Month

You Must Build A Boat, the sequel to 2012's hit puzzle game 10000000, is hitting our shores in early June. In addition to the letting us know when we can play it, EightyEightGames has released a new gameplay trailer.

The game is coming to iOS, PC, and Android on June 4. Take a look at the video below to get a glimpse of how it plays (or a refresher, if you're a 10000000 vet). As you can see in the trailer, you aren't just building a boat; you're expanding it to become a floating base of operations.

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