Blaxploitation Meets Ancient Greece In Funk of Titan

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Blaxploitation Meets Ancient Greece In Funk of Titan

Are you a fan of Super Fly, Super Mario Bros., and the literary stylings of Homer? Than developer A Crowd of Monsters has you covered.

Its quirky new action/platforming title, Funk of Titans, combines the sensibilities of blaxploitation films with Greek mythology to create a game mash-up unlike anything else we've seen. In the game, you take the role of Perseus, a funkified son of Zeus who must travel through Greece to defeat gods who are challenging the power of funk by mesmerizing people with other forms of music. Through the course of more than 40 levels, you will re-establish the reign of funk by defeating enemies with your funk-fu, collecting golden records along the way.

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New Comparison Screens Show Improved Graphics In Resident Evil Remake

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Capcom is working on a remastered version of Resident Evil Remake, a new version of the classic survival horror game that released on GameCube in 2002.

That GameCube title was eventually ported to Wii, but since the system couldn't output true HD, it wasn't markedly better looking. Now, a fully HD remaster of Resident Evil is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Today, Capcom released some new images of the game, including three new shots that had been released in Japan. If you go to Capcom Unity, there are some great interactive screenshots that allow you to compare the Wii version with the 360/PS3 version by moving a slider across the screen to transition between the two. It's pretty impressive. These are shots of the Xbox 360/PS3 version, so it's conceivable that the Xbox One/PS4 version could look better still. Check out some comparison shots below, and look for the three new screens in the image gallery.

Escape Dead Island Gets Launch Date & New Trailer

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Escape Dead Island links the two previous games in the zombie series, and it also approaches gameplay slightly different as well.

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Fatshark have announced that the game hits the PS3, 360, and PC on November 18.

The title still has plenty of zombies to eviscerate, but it also adds a more thoughtful stealth element. For more on the game, take a look at Kyle's hands-on.

The Game's Getting Delayed, But Here's A New Trailer

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The Game's Getting Delayed, But Here's A New Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that its Gauntlet revival will be arriving a bit later than previously announced. A new walkthrough video accompanied the news, which will either alleviate or amplify the sting, depending on your perspective.

The game, which was originally slated for a September 3 release, will now be coming to PC on September 23. According to Warner, the additional time was needed for fine-tuning the game.

While you wait, check out the video below. It shows quick profiles of each of the game's four characters, explains how they can be upgraded with gear and perks, and also provides a look at the game's environments. The floods of enemies that you'll be facing are definitely reminiscent of the series' arcade roots, and gamers of a certain age might recognize a few classic sound effects in there, too. Dungeons are both hand-created and procedurally generated, which should add to replayability. At long last, there's there's the possibility that someone can end a session of Gauntlet satisfied that they got their money's worth.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Multiplayer

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Multiplayer

During a visit to BioWare’s Edmonton studio, I got a chance to play the newly announced multiplayer mode for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The company has talked extensively about what the game’s single-player campaign entails, but this new co-op mode will be uncharted territory for some Dragon Age fans – especially those who did not play Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer.

Thankfully, there’s no reason to be intimidated; Inquisition’s approach to co-op is accessible and easy to understand. This step-by-step guide gives you an idea what to expect from your introductory hours of multiplayer, and how that experience can evolve over time.

Orcs Must Die Unchained Gets Update, PAX Panel

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Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die Unchained has a new update with a new heroes, new skins, and some new trap cards to confound minions and players alike. If you’re in the closed beta, update 1.4 will be available for you on August 27.

The new hero, Tundra is a giant polar bear that can ignore some crowd control effects and disable enemy traps. Used appropriately, he’ll be able to shepherd minions through dangerous areas and rack up even more “leadership,” a valuable in-game resource.

The update also adds 20 new trap cards and a new “weaver,” which is used to upgrade your hero. On the usability front, Robot Entertainment has added a new tutorial that is mandatory for new players. 

Behind The Scenes Of The In-Engine Gamescom Teaser

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Behind The Scenes Of The In-Engine Gamescom Teaser

In eight weeks, the team at Ninja Theory brought to life one of the more stunning trailers unveiled at Gamescom. The team’s upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive title, Hellblade is a long time off, but the studio will be engaging in open development along the way.

The trailer was shot in Unreal Engine 4 on a shortened deadline in order to make Sony’s Gamescom press conference. The budget was only a few hundred pounds, and the team used a member of the staff rather than an actress for the protagonist’s model.

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A Menacing Voice For A Terrifying Antagonist

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A Menacing Voice For A Terrifying Antagonist

Bethesda has announced the principal actors for Shinji Mikami’s upcoming survival horror title, The Evil Within. The headliner has played anti-heroes and villains, including one of horror’s most recognizable monsters.

Jackie Earle Haley, who played Rorschach in Watchmen and Freddy Krueger in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, voices The Evil Within’s antagonist, Ruvik. Joining him is Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as protagonist Sebastian Castellanos and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as Juli Kidman.

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MotoGP Returns On November 4

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MotoGP Returns On November 4

Bandai Namco has announced that MotoGP 14 is speeding toward retail and digital releases this fall. The title will feature 100 different racers, real manufacturers, and 18 tracks.

The title is under development at Milestone S.r.L., in Milan, Italy. The team previously worked on MotoGP 13, the WRC series, and the Superbike World Championship franchise.

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GoldDust And Randy Orton Enter The New-Gen Ring

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GoldDust And Randy Orton Enter The New-Gen Ring

When we visited Gamescom in Germany earlier this month, we got our first hands-on experience with WWE 2K15. Up until now, we’ve only been able to describe how good the first new-gen entry looks. You can finally see it for yourself today.

Developers Yuke’s and Visual Concepts have delivered two different entrance videos. Sure, it’s not in-ring action, but you do get to see character models for Randy Orton and GoldDust.

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