Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Tears Down Tradition To Build A Better Spartan

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I recently spent more than an hour with the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. The slice of gameplay featured two modes (including one entirely new), three maps, and new match pacing thanks to Spartan upgrades.

The Halo 5 is technically called the Halo 5: Guardians Arena Beta. That’s a mouthful, but there’s a reason for the inclusion of the extra word. 343 Industries wants to make sure that Halo 5 has strong foundations for the eSports community. When the game launches, there will be a seven different tiers that players get slotted into based on the new skill rating system. The top tier is called Pro, with 343 hoping to see fans climb the ranks and make their marks.

Even seasoned Halo fans have new features to get used to in Halo 5: Guardians. The beta introduces a number of them, including some that drastically overhaul fundamentals that have been with the series since Combat Evolved.

Rockstar Brings Us Back To Los Santos In GTA V New-Gen Launch Trailer

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Rockstar Brings Us Back To Los Santos In GTA V New-Gen Launch Trailer

We're still a week out from a return trip to Los Santos, but Rockstar wants to make sure you don't forget to pack. The launch trailer for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game is available now.

The new-gen versions feature increased population density, new content, new music, and a first-person mode. You can check out our recent coverage, including video of the first-person mode for more.

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There's also new footage of Grand Theft Auto Online, for those of you looking to build your crew's empire. And if you missed out on Grand Theft Auto V last year, you can read our review to see what you missed.

Assassin's Creed Rogue Launch Trailer Betrays The Brotherhood

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Assassin's Creed Rogue Launch Trailer Betrays The Brotherhood

Ubisoft is set to release two Assassin's Creed titles across five platforms tomorrow. While some people will choose to explore Paris in Assassin's Creed Unity first, others choose to betray the brotherhood in Assassin's Creed Rogue.

The launch trailer shows off a bit more of the story and Shay Cormac's indoctrination into the Templar Order. Spoiler: that means he's going to stab former allies.

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For more on Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue, check out our cover story from September 2014.

Latest WWE 2K15 Making-Of Video Focuses On The Path To Stardom

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Latest WWE 2K15 Making-Of Video Focuses On The Path To Stardom

Believe it or not, there's more to becoming a professional wrestler than simply putting on a pair of tights and selecting your entrance music. A new making-of video for WWE 2K15 shows some of the training that the athletes go through on their paths to potential stardom, as well as a look at some of the decisions will make in the game's career mode.

The video below shows a little bit of what happens at the WWE's Performance Center in Orlando. There, the would-be wrestlers work out and learn how to handle themselves in the ring. The WWE NXT program is similar to amateur sports leagues that are affiliated with a major-league counterpart. If wrestlers are impressive enough, they could end up in the main WWE roster.

For WWE 2K15's career mode, the developers at 2K Sports wanted to capture some of that progression. In addition to showing off real-world wrestlers and their training, the video shows how players can take their created characters from Orlando to trading slaps with John Cena. 

Greek Art Inspired Apotheon Arrives On PlayStation 4 Early Next Year

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The beat 'em up inspired by ancient Greek art is coming to PlayStation 4 in January 2015.

Developer Alien Trap Games was not able to offer an exact date for the game, but it did says it is working on putting the finishing touches on the game.

The game takes place on Mount Olympus with players making their way to the top while battling a collection of gods and interacting with NPCs. You can choose to explore any direction you'd like from the beginning. Everything featured in the game is grounded in Greek mythology and its sometimes crazy stories and characters. You can see the game's PlayStation 4 announcement trailer below.

Hands-On With Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

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Hands-On With Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

We had a chance to dive into a few demo decks at Blizzcon and see how the new mechs feel in the field. After several rounds of dueling with a mage goblin deck and a priest gnome deck, I’m confident that Goblins vs. Gnomes is going to be more fun than the core set and Naxxramas combined, with ease. While it’s easy to be concerned about the RNG elements found in many of the cards we know of right now (around 30 of the 120+ pool), in practice things play out in a fashion that can be hard to explain – it’s about controlling the chaotic elements as best as you can, and learning how to use what you are given to the best of your abilities.

Atlus' EarthBound Love Letter Delayed Again

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Atlus' EarthBound Love Letter Delayed Again

Citizen's of Earth, the EarthBound inspired RPG where you play as the vice president of the United States, is now coming out early next year.

The game, a turn-based RPG from developer Eden Industries, follows the vice president as he builds a team of random citizens to battle some kind of threat – that part of the game isn't entirely clear yet. It was delayed once already back in August, and is now slipping beyond its November release date.

Atlus brought the game by the office a few months ago and showed off some gameplay, which you can see in the Test Chamber video below. You can also check out a new batch of screens for the game in the gallery below.

Watch Stop-Animated Digimon Battle For All-Star Rumble

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A new Digimon game is coming out on Tuesday, and a new trailer shows off some gameplay, but also imagines the battles in stop-motion animation.

You can check out the trailer below which features Veemon and Agumon duking it out digitally, and physically. I had a chance to play the game at Comic Con early this year, and at that early stage it felt like an unspectacular 3D brawler. This trailer definitely shows some improvement since then, especially regarding technical areas like the framerate. The game also has a single-player component, which gives players a chance to explore a world and beat up monsters as the Digimon.Dgigmon All-Star Rumble launches November 11 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for a discounted $39.99.

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Mount A White Horse To Battle The Barbarian Hordes

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Total War: Attila is a game with gravitas. A new cinematic trailer, which includes in-engine footage, follows Rome’s descent into war with apocalyptic themes.

In the White Horse trailer, the narrator conveys the desperation of the Roman Empire’s warlords while enkindling patriotism for the waning glory of Rome. In the game, players can choose to fight for the Empire as the Romans or attack it with Attila's barbarian armies at the dawn of the Dark Ages. See how the armies match up in the trailer below.

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