Blizzard’s Lords Of War Series Wraps Up With The Story Of A Regretful Hero

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The next major expansion for World of Warcraft, Warlord of Draenor, is coming later this fall. To prepare players for the story, Blizzard has released a five-part cinematic series focused on the major players.

The first four were focused on powerful Orcs who built powerful clans. The final installment looks at a key hero, the paladin Maraad.

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Shape Your Own Assassin Before Joining Up With Friends

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Shape Your Own Assassin Before Joining Up With Friends

Aside from being executed by a frenzied mob of Parisians, just about everything is more fun with a friend. Assassin's Creed Unity takes that to heart, allowing players to join up with their buddies and take on special missions. A new trailer shows how you can tailor your version of Arno Dorian to support your style of play – and even your fashion sense – before hitting the streets.

Creative director Alex Amancio narrates the video, showing how your wardrobe affects more than how you look. For example, a low-slung hood allows you to maintain an equally low profile, which is perfect for blending into crowds. Weapons and clothing items all have stat bonuses, and you can get a glimpse of some of the possible combinations. There's also footage of how players can work together to navigate tricky situations – something Kim and I experienced during our hands-on time with the game.

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Far Cry 4’s Pagan Min Is Not Very Nice

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There is a reason that Ubisoft puts its villains front and center on Far Cry box art. Last time it was the more-than-slightly sociopathic Vaas. For Far Cry 4, it’s the charismatic Pagan Min, who seems off-kilter in a very different way.

In a new trailer for Far Cry 4, Ubisoft gives us a bit more insight into how Pagan Min rules Kryat (spoiler: with an iron fist). You can check it out below.

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Sherlock Holmes Crime & Punishment Reveals Launch Trailer

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With the latest entry of the Sherlock Holmes saga launching next week, Focus Home Interactive makes one more impassioned pitch.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment offers six mysteries for the fabled investigator to solve with the help of his faithful foil Watson. Developer Frogwares says the Unreal Engine 3 powered game offers the freedom to solve these murders, disappearances, and robberies as you see fit using the uncanny powers of deduction for which Holmes is known. Check out the trailer below:

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Attila The Hun Invades The Latest Total War Game

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For the latest entry in its popular strategy series, Creative Assembly is staying in Roman times to pay homage to one of the most infamous rulers of the era.

Total War: Attila focuses on the legendary Hun leader, who proved to be one of the most formidable opponents for the Roman Empire. Yes, you could assume the role of this warrior, but you could also take up the other side and repel his advances as he attempts to overtake the crumbling Roman Empire. Creative Assembly refers to this as "survival strategy," as you will also face famines, plagues, and decaying public order.

“With Total War: Attila we will create a Total War game that will challenge and enthrall fans of the series,” says project lead Janos Gaspar in a press release. “We’re reintroducing some features that fans have been asking for, such as family trees and skill trees, and improving many of the core aspects of Total War we know are important to them. But to really bring the period to life, we’re building on these foundations with many new strategic features for them to consider, such as advanced street-fighting, civilians, complete settlement destruction and dynamic fire that can rage across a city as armies clash. We want to push players to the limits of their skill to survive against the odds, and to love every minute of it.” 

Your First Look At Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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When Sleeping Dogs came out in 2012, it had a lot going against it. The title had been through development hell and people weren’t quite sure what to expect. Sliding right in between Saints Row: The Third and Grand Theft Auto V, Sleeping Dogs was a pleasant surprise and sold 1.75 million copies in its first seven months.

Square Enix is giving it (and you) another chance at it with an upcoming Definitive Edition. It’s coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, running at 1080p on both, and comes with all of the available DLC. It will also be available on PC.

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Developer Diary Discusses The Witcher 3's Wide Open World

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Developer Diary Discusses The Witcher 3's Wide Open World

With the incredible success enjoyed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, more role-playing games are emboldened to pursue the open world experience. Count The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt among them.

Abandoning the zoned environments of its predecessors, The Witcher 3 embraces a wide open world filled with towns to visit, side quest to pursue, and monsters to battle. In this developer diary, CD Projekt Red discusses its approach to tackling this behemoth task and showcases some of the surprises awaiting gamers when they step into the Northern Kingdoms. 

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44 Things We Know About NBA 2K15

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44 Things We Know About NBA 2K15

Earlier this month we revealed everything we knew about the improvements coming to the MyGM mode, which promises several innovations that could make NBA 2K15 the destination sports game for franchise mode fans. Now after sitting down with senior producer Rob Jones we have more details surrounding the game presentation, gameplay, MyLeague, MyCareer, and the popular MyCareer role-player mode. Check out the new intel below:

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Roll7 Announces OlliOlli2: Welcome To Olliwood

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Roll7 Announces OlliOlli2: Welcome To Olliwood

Roll7 is starting a new skate session, this time under the cameras and bright lights of Olliwood in OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood on PlayStation 4 and Vita.

The side-scrolling/runner skateboarding platformer's debut earlier this year on Vita and PC was fast fun, and the sequel pushes the envelope with bigger ramps, hills, and tricks – all set to the backdrop of what looks like a variety of movie sets. New moves like 540 shuvits and darkslides have been added, and reverts, manuals, and grind switching also open up the gameplay.

The game contains five new worlds (with 50 amateur and pro levels), as well as 250 new challenges. Daily Grind, Spots and RAD modes return, and they will be joined by a new mode called Combo Rush. This is 4-player local splitscreen multiplayer.

Be Smart Or Be Dead In Alien: Isolation

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Life is fleeting in this pair of new trailers for Alien: Isolation, showing some of what does and does not work when trying to fool a xenomorph.

This pair of short vignettes demonstrates that it's not enough to be a one-trick pony in the game if you hope to survive. Situations develop rapidly, and having a few strategies and plans at hand can keep you alive.

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