The King of Fighters 14 comes to PS4 in August

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The King of Fighters 14 comes to PS4 in August

A 'day-one edition' will also be available

The King of Fighters 14 will be released Aug. 23 on PlayStation 4, publisher Atlus and SNK confirmed today. The next entry in SNK's venerable fighting game franchise is also getting a day-one, pre-order limited edition, complete with a Steelbook case.

When the game launches this August, The King of Fighters 14 will boast a roster of 50 characters, 31 of them returning fighters, 19 of them new. During the game's launch week, a classic costume for KOF mainstay Kyo Kusanagi — who also appears on the game's SteelBook cover — will be available for free.

Watch an amazing, one-handed run of Space Pirate Trainer

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Watch an amazing, one-handed run of Space Pirate Trainer

Do a barrel roll!

It takes a lot of skill to get really good at Space Pirate Trainer for the HTC Vive. And there is an interesting physical component of that skill that makes the game stand out, even among other virtual reality games.

This amazing run — which doesn't break any records, but does show what's possible with the use of only one gun and no shields — puts those physical skills on display. You may look a bit goofy when rolling around the floor or dodging fire, but who cares? You're dodging bullets. At some point you don't play the game as much as you feel the rhythm of it, and begin to react almost because you know why.

From Life is Strange to Vampyr: Dontnod's dark turn

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From Life is Strange to Vampyr: Dontnod's dark turn

How the developer is adapting the values that made Life is Strange a success

Dontnod Entertainment could have been a failure.

The studio, founded in 2008, has a familiar origin story: Five developers left prestigious jobs to strike out on their own. They came from companies like Ubisoft, Criterion Games and Electronic Arts, united by the desire to make their dream game. It was not as easy as they thought it would be.

Gears of War 4's $99.99 'Ultimate Edition' will let Xbox One owners play four days early

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Gears of War 4's $99.99 'Ultimate Edition' will let Xbox One owners play four days early

Early access to the next Gears is a $40 premium

Xbox One owners who purchase Gears of War 4's Ultimate Edition version will be able to play the game early on Oct. 7, four days ahead of its official launch date, according to a listing for the game on Xbox.com.

The Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition includes the game's season pass and additional playable characters for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 4. The season pass includes two dozen maps, character skins, a VIP playlist and more. Here's the full description of the season pass' contents:

Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic results

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Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic results

"We're calling it a rhythm role-playing game. We wanted to capture the feeling of a proper role-playing game, but I wanted to expedite it.

"I wanted to make it something that wasn't daunting to new players."

Danny Garfield, and the rest of the team at Puuba, have a history of making, well, weird games.

Rock Band 4 getting online multiplayer mode later this year

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Rock Band 4 getting online multiplayer mode later this year

New mode part of a major expansion coming holiday 2016

An upcoming expansion for Rock Band 4 will bring synchronous online multiplayer to the game, developer Harmonix announced today. That expansion will be out sometime during "holiday 2016."

"Synchronous online multiplayer will be like Quickplay, modified to provide a fair and streamlined experience for console friends looking to play Rock Band 4 together online," Harmonix community manager Criss Burki said in a PlayStation Blog post. "We'll be implementing enhancements on the back end to address issues for folks who don't have the same DLC libraries and want a more fluid process for choosing songs together as a band (you all know that one person who would pick a song before you had the chance)."

Monster Hunter Generations tips its cap to Okami's 10-year anniversary

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Monster Hunter Generations tips its cap to Okami's 10-year anniversary

Human sacrifice, cats dressing up like dogs, mass hysteria ...

It's really been 10 years since Okami launched — April 20, 2006 on PlayStation 2 and PS3, then two years later on Wii. To mark the anniversary, Capcom's Monster Hunter Generations will feature an Amaterasu costume/skin when the Nintendo 3DS game launches in the West this summer.

The costume is for a Felyne, which Monster Hunter Generations allows you to play as through its Prowler mode. So you're a dude playing a cat disguised as a dog.

Never-seen Lara Croft short film kicks off Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary celebration

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Never-seen Lara Croft short film kicks off Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary celebration

Made but never shown, 'Tomb Raider: The Trilogy' was only recently found

This film was made nearly 20 years ago for Tomb Raider 3's launch party, but it was never shown. Now that the producer found an old tape with it, Tomb Raider: The Trilogy can at last be shown.

In the movie, a video gamer is interrogated by two police detectives who are skeptical of his claims about his "girlfriend" Lara Croft. He's treated as delusional until, of course, the twist ending.

Top StarCraft 2 champion indicted in second match-fixing probe

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Top StarCraft 2 champion indicted in second match-fixing probe

Ten-time champion accused of taking $60,000 to throw two games

South Korean authorities have indicted 10 persons, including two top StarCraft 2 players, at the end of a second investigation into esports match-fixing in that country.

The report, as translated by Team Liquid, alleges Lee "Life" Seung Hyun (pictured) received 70,000,000 South Korean won (roughly $60,000) to intentionally lose two matches in May 2015, and Bung "Bbyong" Woo Yong, 23, was paid the equivalent of $26,000 to throw one in January of this year. Another former StarCraft pro, Sun "Enough" Jun Mo, 34, was accused of being Life's benefactor, and also of profiting from bets on the fixed match.

A girl, a puppy and a lot of zombies

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A girl, a puppy and a lot of zombies

This is about a girl and her puppy and zombies, lots and lots of zombies.

In Dead Years you play the role of an amnesiac young woman who finds herself dropped into the middle of a broken world with her pet dog.

"The game starts with a girl landing in a parachute in this crazy empty world," said Natalie Petkova, art director at developer Zero Byte. "She loses some of her memory."