Improvements To MyPARK And MyPLAYER Systems Aim To Balance Online Modes

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Improvements To MyPARK And MyPLAYER Systems Aim To Balance Online Modes

2K has just released an all new trailer detailing the new features they are bringing to NBA 2K15’s online mode, MyPARK. The mode, which was first introduced in NBA2K14, is getting a wealth of new features and improvements in the latest game. New player upgrades, new courts, and new social integration options are just a few of the things mentioned in the trailer.

In this mode players will pick one of three communities to align themselves with and earn rep while playing for them. You can choose to play on your own turf with street rules or battle for control of the new Jordan Rec Center which features more traditional 5v5 matches with professional rules. There will even be weekly competitions between the three affiliations, leading up to a championship match where the winning team will receive a new court design. For more info on the factions, check out the video below.

According to the press release, NBA 2K15 will also balance the MyPLAYER mode with the new Attribute Upgrades feature, which force players to choose a specialty rather than just maxing out every skill. Wait times between MyPARK games have also been shortened due to the new 15 point limit. Communication is also easier thanks to the NBA 2K15 Mobile App which lets you send texts to squad members from your smartphone which then appear on their game screen. 

DriveClub Racing To The Finish Line In New Trailer

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DriveClub Racing To The Finish Line In New Trailer

It's been a long, hard road for DriveClub, but the game's October 7 release date for PlayStation 4 is almost here. Sony and developer Evolution Studios have just released a trailer reveling in the fruits of their labor.

The trailer has a little bit of everything, from the game's gorgeous looks, damage, and competitive face-off feature during races.

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A Brief Look At Chris And Jill’s BSAA Costumes In Resident Evil HD Remake

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Now that the Resident Evil community has fully zombified Raccoon City, Capcom is ready to show off the reward. The publisher has released a short video of Chris and Jill in their BSAA costumes, which will be unlocked in all versions of the Resident Evil HD Remake.

2015 is going to be full of Resident Evil. Not only will we be getting the HD Remake (originally a Gamecube exclusive) on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, but a sequel to Resident Evil Revelations is coming.

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Smash Bros. Inspired Rivals Of Aether Coming To Xbox One And PC

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Rivals of Aether's creator, Dan Fornace, is a big fan of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., and he makes no attempts to hide it.

Fornace created Super Smash Land during college, a Super Smash Bros. demake, and went on to work with Microsoft on Killer Instinct. He also played Super Smash Bros. competitively. Now, since becoming an independent developer in April, Fornace along with composer Flashygoodness, have been working on Rivals of Aether.

You can check out the game's announcement trailer which showcases two of the game's fighters below. Much like Super Smash Bros., success depends on how good you are at knocking people off the ledge.

SOE Is Looking To Revolutionize MMOs With EverQuest Next’s NPCs

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SOE Is Looking To Revolutionize MMOs With EverQuest Next’s NPCs

With each new MMO comes the promise of something different, whether its real story, more meaningful progression, or some semblance of reason behind “the grind.” Sony Online Entertainment is planning its own improvements to the genre with EverQuest Next, some of which we’ve already started to see with Landmark.

The team is also looking to change how players interact with non-player characters. In a new video, members of the team show how NPCs will react to players and how factions will dynamically execute on their behaviors.

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See How You’ll Make Your Dragon Age Inquisitor In Your Image

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See How You’ll Make Your Dragon Age Inquisitor In Your Image

Whether you want to save Thedas as a Human, Elf, Dwarf, or Qunari, you’ll be able to shape your Inquisitor in your image (or, if you have someone else in mind, their image). A new video from BioWare shows off the tools you’ll have at your disposal.

The character creator allows you to easily tweak facial features, tattoos, scars, makeup, and hair. Based on what we’re seeing, it seems like you’ll be able to use sliders and then do finer tuning using cursor movement.

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WWE 2K15’s MyCareer Mode Lets You Take A Wrestler From Scrub To Star

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WWE 2K15’s MyCareer Mode Lets You Take A Wrestler From Scrub To Star

If you’ve been following the development of WWE 2K15, you might have wondered why 2K Sports added Visual Concepts to the mix. With today’s announcement of MyCareer mode in this year’s title, things make a bit more sense.

Visual Concepts, the team behind the NBA 2K series, has developed and refined MyCareer in that series. Now, you’ll be able to create, train, and promote talent in the WWE through a similar system.

Players will bring their created superstars to the WWE Performance Center to train under head coach Bill DeMott. Completing objectives will advance them to NXT, WWE’s showcase for rising stars. 

Free-To-Play Shooter Releases In October

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Free-To-Play Shooter Releases In October

Developer Aeria Games has announced that its free-to-play take on Warner Bros. F.E.A.R. franchise will be coming to Steam on October 17. After a closed beta, the team has made some tweaks and deemed the results ready for an official release.

The narrative of F.E.A.R. Online occurs parallel to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, and aims to retain the horror element while focusing on first-person shooter action. It has four-player cooperative combat and 10 maps, and a crafting system that allows you to make weapons. See more in the trailer below:

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Build, Ride, Share, And Destroy Roller Coasters In Xbox-Exclusive Screamride

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At PAX, we had the opportunity to check out the upcoming Roller Coaster Tycoon World. That game pushes the boundaries of the franchise, allowing people to build theme parks together to delight their peeps. When Screamride was announced at Gamescom we wondered how a newcomer would bring something new to genre?

In a new video, we learn a bit more about what sets Screamride apart from other roller coaster simulators. While Frontier Developments (Elite: Dangerous, Zoo Tycoon, Thrillville) has included some of the core concepts (coaster building and testing), Screamride takes the genre in a different direction.

Here, safety (or rather, lack thereof) is a weapon you can use against your unsuspecting riders. Toss them off with your stomach-turning loops and you’ll earn additional scream points. 

The New Amplitude Is Playing More Like The Original Now

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With a successful Kickstarter campaign behind completed, Harmonix has plunged headlong into development on Amplitude. Some backers got to see the game at PAX in August, and now the rest of us can see what the team has been working on.

In a new video featuring creative director Ryan Lesser, you can see some of the changes coming to the Amplitude reboot. If you’re a fan of the original, you’ll notice that the camera and pacing are similar to the PS2 title.

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