Harmonix Music VR wants to change how you listen to music

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Harmonix Music VR wants to change how you listen to music

Lean back, relax and bliss out

“There’s nothing wrong with listening to music however you want to listen to music,” Jon Carter, the creative lead on PlayStation VR’s Harmonix Music VR, told Polygon.

“That said, there is a somewhat nostalgic image — a kid from some bygone era, sitting in their room and getting to know their music collection for hours on end — that serves as something of a driving inspiration for Harmonix Music VR,” he continued.

Telltale Batman’s third episode brings a ‘New World Order’ later this month

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Telltale Batman’s third episode brings a ‘New World Order’ later this month

And good ol’ Harvey’s not good ol’ Harvey anymore

The third episode of Batman: The Telltale Games Series launches Oct. 25, the studio announced today, bringing fans closer to the first season’s conclusion. There are just two more installments left after “New World Order,” and that means times are about to get even tougher for Bruce Wayne and his costumed alter ego.

Episode three begins in the aftermath of the previous release’s events, which we won’t spoil here — check out our review for more on the first two episodes this season. In short, exxpect to see plenty of the Penguin and a new, not-quite-improved Harvey Dent making things tough for the Dark Knight. Things aren’t all bad, though; Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, will also continue making her move on the orphaned bachelor.

Discover if World of Final Fantasy is too painfully adorable next week

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Discover if World of Final Fantasy is too painfully adorable next week

Or watch its anime intro right now to find out

World of Final Fantasy is the latest spinoff in the venerated role-playing series, but depending on where you fall along the spectrum of cuteness, the game could either be a must-buy or a hard pass. Square Enix is giving fans the chance to test the limits of their appreciation for all things chibi and lighthearted by releasing a demo for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Oct. 17.

The demo will let players check out the game’s other big selling point, big-headed anime characters aside: Fan favorites like Final Fantasy 7’s Cloud, Final Fantasy 8’s Squall and Final Fantasy 13’s Lightning will make appearances during the short mission. Seeing the build to its conclusion will net all players special armor, which can be carried over to the full game on launch day.

Rain-drenched lightning level and more coming to VR shooter Raw Data today

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Rain-drenched lightning level and more coming to VR shooter Raw Data today

New shotgun-wielding hero

Virtual reality shooter Raw Data gets a major update today which includes a new hero, missions, weapons and abilities.

One of the new missions puts players on the roof of Eden Tower in a heavy rain as they fight waves of enemies over the Skyport. Lightning strikes can hurt the player, take down defenses and charge up enemies. The other new mission is designed to force players to avoid using the game's teleshift as they dodge lasers while fighting back the game's enemies.

Overwatch has more than 20 million players

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Overwatch has more than 20 million players

Blizzard reaches a new milestone in under five months

Blizzard announced today that Overwatch crossed a new player milestone recently: More 20 million players have registered accounts for the hero-based shooter.

While it’s not clear how many of those 20 million players have completely ignored escorting the payload for the entirety of a match or refused to step on the capture point during overtime even though it’s right there like 1 foot in front of them, I mean, come on, guys, it’s a long way from where Overwatch started.

How do you get your free copy of Gears of War 4 on PC, anyway?

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How do you get your free copy of Gears of War 4 on PC, anyway?

It’s easy, once you get your logins sorted out

Listen, I’m going to be honest with you here. The last time I turned on my Xbox One was Christmas. That’s because I have A Christmas Story on there, and I needed to watch it on repeat for a week. As far as playing games on the thing, it’s been a while. I don’t even know what I did with that little headset dongle. Frankly, I’m surprised the thing even turned on last week when I set it to update.

But Gears of War 4 is here, and I’ve spent too much time with the franchise over the last decade to sit this one out.

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s newest DLC brings in Gone Home, zombies and VR

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Rise of the Tomb Raider’s newest DLC brings in Gone Home, zombies and VR

Return to Croft Manor

If you’ve been following Crystal Dynamics’ series of add-ons for Rise of the Tomb Raider — which culminates today with the release of the game’s 20 Year Celebration edition — you may have noticed a trend. While the studio blended a wide variety of mechanics and genres together in the full game, it focused on a particular element for each piece of downloadable content.

That continues with Blood Ties and Lara’s Nightmare, the two new expansions in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Both of them bring Lara Croft to her childhood home, Croft Manor, but in very different ways.

Cuphead now shooting for mid-2017 release

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Cuphead now shooting for mid-2017 release

Developer says it won’t compromise to ship the game this year

Cuphead developer Studio MDHR now plans to release its stylish cartoony platformer sometime in the middle of next year, according to an update posted to its website.

"Throughout this year we discussed reducing the scope to make a 2016 release, but we made the difficult decision to delay the launch in order to ship with our vision intact," Studio MDHR co-founder Chad Moldenhauer wrote on the developer’s website. "We are happy to announce that Cuphead will be coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam in Mid-2017."

Overwatch’s latest patch has big changes for the Halloween averse too

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Overwatch’s latest patch has big changes for the Halloween averse too

In case costumes and candy just aren’t your things

Halloween has come to Overwatch today, and its new line of costume changes, spooky sprays and hilarious victory poses is dominating all conversation within the game’s community. But what if All Hallows’ Eve just isn’t your thing? Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s patch notes for the encompassing Halloween update, there’s still plenty worth celebrating for the more stoic player.

Overwatch’s competitive mode receives a fix today that should please those with poor connections. Leaving a match, whether by choice or otherwise, will no longer prevent you from re-entering it while it’s ongoing. Anyone can rejoin at any point, although a disconnected player’s teammates who leave two minutes in will record a loss for doing so.