Take A Look At Halo 2's Completely Remastered Master Chief Collection Cutscenes

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Take A Look At Halo 2's Completely Remastered Master Chief Collection Cutscenes

Blur Studios, the animation studio behind many amazing pre-rendered video game cutescenes, has overhauled all of Halo 2's cutscenes, and you can see some of them in action here.

Blur Studios is responsible for the cutscenes that appeared on Halo Wars an many other video games, as well as work in the world of film, like the opening credits of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. You can check out some clips from the updated scenes below, which offer a drastic visual improvement over the original scenes from Halo 2's 2004 release.

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Hands-On With The Newest Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Demo

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Hands-On With The Newest Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Demo

Sega brought Sonic Boom to Comic Con, and though it featured many of the same areas as the game’s E3 build, I was told it had been tweaked and updated since its showing in July.

As far as specific changes for the latest build, Sega representatives said it was hard to pinpoint exactly what had changed, but one change was in Sonic’s speed. He wasn’t overall faster or slower, but rather tweaked throughout to speed up and slow down as dictated by the level.

I played through three sections: an exploration area, a speed-run area, and a boss battle. In the exploration area I played as Sonic and Amy exploring what appeared to be a toxic waste plant. I could switch back and forth between the two seamlessly and each had their own combat and traversal styles. When playing co-op, with the two characters, one player will late the TV and one will take the GamePad screen.

The Investigation Of Black Peter Trailer

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The Investigation Of Black Peter Trailer

Sherlock Holmes is an eccentric guy, so he tends to go about a criminal investigation in some rather strange ways, but they always pay off. Check out Crimes and Punishments' newest trailer, which shows off over 20 minutes of actual gameplay.

Take a look a one of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments’ six cases in the following video. Holmes investigates various objects in the environment and interrogates civilians in order to get an idea who might have committed a murder. Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive will release Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments at the end of September on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Check out the game’s E3 trailer here.

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Command Your Allies Against The Divine Empire This Fall

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On top of the numerous Persona titles Atlus has planned for this year and next, the publisher also has some other surprise projects for RPG fans, too. Today, Atlus announced it'll localize Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for a North American release October 14.

In Tears to Tiara II, originally released in Japan under Aquaplus, players assume the role of Hamilcar Barca, a boy who awakens a demonic power within himself to lead an uprising against the despotic Divine Empire. And although American audiences have not experienced the first entry in the series, Atlus says the visual novel-style storytelling will bring players up to speed in between the tactical role playing combat segments.

Heir of the Overlord introduces the elephant unit, which players can use to attack enemies, mount or store units in its carriage. Finding the balance between offensive and defensive positioning on the game grid with this unit will be key to completing the lengthy adventure.

See The Zelda-Like Gameplay In This New Trailer

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See The Zelda-Like Gameplay In This New Trailer

A brand new trailer for Little Orbit's newest Adventure Time title has cropped up from the San Diego Comic-Con. This marks the third foray into the gaming space that the series has attempted.

Secret of the Nameless King is a top-down adventure title that borrows elements from classic high fantasy games. The trailer below certainly has classic Legend of Zelda vibes to it.

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Learn More About The Storied History Of Celebrimbor

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Since the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, we’ve learned about Talion and his quest for revenge against the dark lord, Sauron. We’ve also known that somehow, he became bonded to a wraith that gives the ranger inhuman powers.

Today, we finally learn who that spectral being is and why he is helping Talion. Celebrimbor was one of the elven lords that fashioned the rings of power (as Sauron made the One Ring in secret). 

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Use Your Enemy's Ice Projectiles To Your Advantage In Birdbone Islands

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Use Your Enemy's Ice Projectiles To Your Advantage In Birdbone Islands

With each new trailer from Green Lava Studios for their title Fenix Rage, we learn a little more about the title character's mastery over the elements. In his newest trailer, Fenix navigates through the game's fourth stage, Bonebird Islands, plagued by the chilling powers of villain Oktarus.

Oktarus's flurry of ice bombs can prove either help or hindrance to Fenix, given the situation at hand. For example, getting hit with them causes Fenix to plummet helplessly through the air as enemies whirl around, but the cold cube prison can also temporarily protect him from some hazards like laser traps.

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DC's B-Squad Comes Out In Droves For San Diego Comic-Con

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Lego Marvel 3: Beyond Gotham features a roster of more than 150 playable characters, which means that some of DC's lesser-known heroes and villains (and animals) will get to share the spotlight with members of the Justice League and other big names. Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive have revealed some of those obscurities at San Diego Comic Con 2014, along with a new gameplay trailer.  Say hello to Bat-Cow, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Booster Gold, and more.

The trailer shows off several of the Justice League members (and their spiffy new costumes) fighting baddies in a traditional way, as well as in Resogun-like shooter sections. I watched the trailer with comic superfan Andrew Reiner, and he noticed that there's a character in there who looks an awful lot like the werewolf Warren Griffith. Could we be seeing more of the Creature Commandos, a group of good guys that includes Frankenstein, a mummy, a vampire, and other classic creatures.

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More Customization At San Diego Comic Con

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More Customization At San Diego Comic Con

Yesterday, we told you all about the customization options discussed at the Insomniac San Diego Comic Con panel. Today, Microsoft dropped off a trailer showing the style in action (including the now infamous kangaroo codpiece).

As we mentioned yesterday, clothing options come from three groups: mainstream, street, and costume. They are entirely aesthetic and confer no bonuses whatsoever.

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Kangaroo Codpieces And Character Customization

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Kangaroo Codpieces And Character Customization

Insomniac has shared plenty of details on Sunset's Overdrive's combat and world, but other than knowing the player character can be customized, we didn't know how deep the rabbit hole went. At Comic-Con, Sunset Overdrive's game director Drew Murray, creative director Marcus Smith, art director Jacinda Chew, and lead character artist Gavin Goulden gathered on stage with moderator Larry Hyrb to discuss how customizable the characters can be.

Smith started off the panel by reiterating that Sunset Overdrive focuses on fun over realism. Many aspects of the game don't make sense, and Smith and Murray don't care. Smith even jokingly said he would punch anyone in the neck who demanded an explanation regarding some of the game's more bizarre elements. After getting that out of the way, the panel moved onto the assorted customization options present in the game.

The team looked to a number of creative influences to direct the game's fashion. The anime Tekkonkinkreet, the comic book Tank Girl, and films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World all served, among many others, as inspirations for the game's art style. As art director Jacinda Chew began gathering these influences to create assorted clothing options, they started organizing them into three distinct groups: normal fashion, street fashion, and costume fashion.