InXile Teaches Us How To Build An A-Hole

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InXile Teaches Us How To Build An A-Hole

Sure, being an a-hole is popular now thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but Peter Quill isn’t the only jerk in the nerd-o-sphere. Wasteland 2, the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 PC game, will give you the chance to shape your Rangers in your image (even if you don’t happen to be very nice).

A new video shows off the game’s combat, which will look familiar to anyone who’s played a tactical RPG like Fallout (or the original Wasteland). You can name your Rangers and enter a backstory into their information screens.

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What You Need To Know About Skyhold

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What You Need To Know About Skyhold

During your time as Inquisitor, you will travel to far-off lands, fight exotic beasts, and explore ancient structures. However, at the end of all these adventures, you and your Inquisition still need a place to regroup – a place to call home. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, that home takes the form of a castle called Skyhold.

Though it serves as a nexus for many elements that are important in Inquisition, Skyhold is not just a utilitarian hub. During a visit to BioWare’s Edmonton studio, creative director Mike Laidlaw and producer Cameron Lee shared some tidbits about the unique functions the castle serves, and how Skyhold gives players a greater sense of the Inquisition’s power and progress.

It’s a fixer-upper You don’t start the game with Skyhold as your base of operations. For the early part of the adventure – before the Inquisition is even properly formed – you and your allies gather at the village of Haven. Even once you move the Inquisition to Skyhold, the castle isn’t exactly in prime condition. “When you first reach Skyhold, it’s not in good shape,” Laidlaw says. “There are holes in the roofs, it’s wrecked, you can’t even go to the entire castle because they haven’t cleared out the rubble yet.”

Tron Legacy Director Helms Destiny Live Action Trailer

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I was wondering when we were going to see another Bungie live action trailer. It’s been a long time since the Jon Favreau-directed “The Law of the Jungle” trailer that was released in May 2013.

Now, less than a week before Destiny arrives on store shelves, we have something a bit peppier. The new trailer shows off the exploits of a fireteam as they cross the solar system from the Moon to Venus to Mars.

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29 Reasons Why NBA 2K15's MyGM May Be The Future Of Franchise Modes

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Once the centerpiece of nearly every sports game, the franchise mode no longer stands alone as a destination mode. In modern games, franchise must compete with online versus, single-player modes, historical recreations like the Jordan Challenge, Ultimate Team, and other spin-offs for both followers and development resources.

Taking franchise mode online so players could share the league experience was the last major innovation seen in the genre, but since then the creativity being brought to these modes has slowed as developers focus on more lucrative initiatives littered with microtransactions. Some chalk this up to players no longer being interested in franchise mode, but Visual Concepts senior producer Erick Boenisch and producer Dave Zdyrko aren't buying that. With NBA 2K15, they hope to give the longstanding mode a jolt of new energy with several ambitious undertakings meant to deliver a deeper experience for both sim fans and those who slog through the 82-game NBA seasons. 

Wayforward’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Sounds Like Shelltroidvania

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a had a spotty video game history, but Activision and Wayforward are giving it another go this fall. Danger of the Ooze takes place between seasons two and three of the currently running cartoon take on the shellbacks.

Activision says the game is non-linear, and players will be able to swap among all four turtles on the fly (no, not Baxter Stockman). As you collect new gear and powers, you’ll be able to access new parts of New York and Dimension X.

The game will be out this fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS.

Wayforward’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Sounds Like Shelltroidvania

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Wayforward’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Sounds Like Shelltroidvania

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a had a spotty video game history, but Activision and Wayforward are giving it another go this fall. Danger of the Ooze takes place between seasons two and three of the currently running cartoon take on the shellbacks.

Activision says the game is non-linear, and players will be able to swap among all four turtles on the fly (no, not Baxter Stockman). As you collect new gear and powers, you’ll be able to access new parts of New York and Dimension X.

The game will be out this fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS.

Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Are As Pretty As You’d Expect

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The Pokémon Company has dropped a new trailer in Japan for the upcoming Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes due out this fall. In it, we get a look at mega-evolutions and the revamped world map in the same 3D style as last year’s Pokémon X and Y.

You’ll be able to catch ‘em all (all over again) when Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby arrive on 3DS on November 21. For more, check out our most recent preview.

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Get Your Butt To Mars For Destiny’s Dust Palace Strike

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Yesterday, we showed you a PlayStation-exclusive map for Destiny’s competitive Crucible mode. Today, we get a look at an exclusive strike on Mars, called Dust Palace.

Dust Palace is a three-person mission that, like the beta’s journey to conquer Sepkis Prime, will take you about half an hour to complete. You’ll meet the Cabal and the Vex there, including some tricky enemies that are vulnerable to specific damage types (discernible from the colors of their cloaks).

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Tears To Tiara II Getting A Limited Run Art Book

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Tears To Tiara II Getting A Limited Run Art Book

Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, the upcoming Atlus strategy RPG the first printing of the game will come included with an art book.

The announcement of the art book also showcases the game's North American cover, which you can see above. The art book is 31 pages and is full color. You can check out an interactive sample of the book by heading here.

Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is a strategy RPG with more than 80 hours of gameplay and visual novel elements, according to Atlus. For more on the game, its story, and gameplay, head here. The game arrives on October 14 on PlayStation 3.

10000000 Creator's Smarter Than You Launches This Month

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Smarter Than You, the social dueling mobile game from the creator of 10000000 is coming to iOS This month.

The game launches on September 25, and functions as a sort of rock, paper, scissors versus game, but you can try and trick your combatants into predicting your moves.

Its creator, Luca Redwood, still hasn't revealed exactly how the game will be monetized, but says it is something that hasn't been done before and probably won't make him much money. Redwood developed the game while taking a break from his 10000000 follow-up, You Must Build a Boat, which he says was one of the best decisions he's ever made as it gave him a mental break, re-energizing his desires to work on that title.