>OBSERVER_ Review: Long Live The New Flesh

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>OBSERVER_ Review: Long Live The New Flesh

Just when you thought Poland was taking a breather from producing some of the finest video games available today, the developers at Bloober Team birthed the next jewel from the land that gave us Copernicus and Joanna Krupa. >OBSERVER_ delivers big on its promise of providing a sense of dread and unease against the backdrop of a dark, cybernetic future. Gamers who take the journey will find an experience that is more than capable of standing up against other Polish-developed giants like The Witcher 3, Dying Light, and This War of Mine.

Set in a dystopian 2084 Poland, >OBSERVER_ puts players into the mind of Daniel Lazarski, a cybernetically enhanced detective with the ability to enter the minds of suspects via a device known as The Dream Eater. Lazarski works for a unit under control of Chiron, an evil mega corporation that has a hand in virtually everything, not unlike OmniCorp in RoboCop, Taco Bell in Demolition Man, or Comcast in America 2017. Responsible for wars, income inequality, and the technology that seems to permeateall parts of human life in 2084, Chiron looms oppressively over everything that happens in the game. This world is seen through the eyes of the poorest dregs of society; a people with no hope and no way out, clinging to any small escape, regardless of the personal cost.

Mod Support For PC Version of Final Fantasy XV Is In The Works

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Mod Support For PC Version of Final Fantasy XV Is In The Works

Better late than never, the PC version of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV is on the way and will be coming in glorious 4K. Price and PC specifications have yet to be revealed but the game’s director has shared some exciting news for those that have patiently waited to play: The PC version will receive mod support.

Reported by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, director Hajime Tabata had this to say while at Gamescom:

“I think one of the biggest things [PC] players can expect is mod support,” Tabata said via translator at Gamescom 2017. “We definitely want to do it. We haven’t actually managed to get our full modding policy or discussions on that finished but at the moment we do really want to do it. We’ll have the full details around autumn time.”

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Play Time

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Play Time

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is now available for purchase and download on the PS4. It’s clear that many PS4 owners will be jumping on this one since August is a rather quiet time for video game releases. Of course, there are notable games coming up in a few weeks, so many players want to know the total play time of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Spoiler Warning: We’ve listed the chapters below. If you don’t wish to see them, back out now.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will consist of a total of 10 chapters if you include the prologue and finale. They are as follows:

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Your Prize Trophy

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Your Prize Trophy

There are many collectibles to be found in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but there are also a few cool secrets that gamers can find to unlock some of the PS4 trophies. Today, we’re going to show you how to unlock the Your Prize trophy which requires you to appreciate the view at the top of the Hoysala Empire.

The Your Prize trophy can be unlocked while you’re playing through Chapter 4: The Western Ghats. To find it, open your map and look to the very center. There will be a tower that you can’t miss. Head to the tower to begin your journey to the top.

Begin to climb up the outside and make your way to the very top. This shouldn’t be too difficult by this point in the game. When you finally reach the tip of the tower, Chloe will have some interesting dialogue. Listen to it all the way to the end, even past the point where she talks about getting down. In fact, stay up there and, as the trophy description says, appreciate the view. Once the trophy pops, continue to enjoy a cinematic that shows Chloe putting her yoga skills on display. It’s a cool scene, and something that you don’t want to miss.

Far Cry 5 Walkthrough Video Trumps Any Extremist Gameplay Yet

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Far Cry 5 Walkthrough Video Trumps Any Extremist Gameplay Yet

Far Cry 5 is all about hunting extremists hunkering down for an Armageddon they see coming. As a rookie member of law enforcement, you need to stop them. So watch a new walkthrough video of two members of the dev team bringing along their trusty weapon-retrieving dog, polishing up their big-rig driving and piloting skills, and making the lives of the egomanic-worshipping cultists a lot more difficult.

The video is a narrated version of the demo shown at E3 this year. Associate Producer Phillippe Fournier and scriptwriter Marri Knadle walk us through Hope County, Montana, as a rookie deputy trying to stop religious zealots from making a mess of the countryside through murder and terror. One of the first things we see is a pet dog that is described as a "fang for hire." Players can hire companions to assist them during their missions, and this mutt named Boomer proves to be fairly useful. He can retrieve guns for you, growl to warn of impending danger, and even provide a distraction against enemies while you circle around to cover or get the drop on a bad guy. 

Relic Entertainment Working on Age of Empires IV

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Relic Entertainment Working on Age of Empires IV

Microsoft chose Gamescom as the stage where it would reveal that work is underway on Age of Empires IV, the next installment in a popular series of strategy games dating to the release of the original installment in 1997. The new game will be available on Windows 10 devices.

Though the original three games in the series were developed by the team at Ensemble Studios, Microsoft has since shuttered that development house. The next installment is being handled by Sega-owned Relic Entertainment, which has produced strategy gems such as Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and Company of Heroes 2 (as well as numerous expansions for its past successes).

Rather than providing a lot of concrete details, Microsoft showcased a brief trailer which we have embedded here. It sets the scene, gives you a sense of the tone Relic might be aiming for, but doesn’t include any actual gameplay to go with its rousing music and artwork.

First Shenmue III Teaser Shows Off New Characters And World

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First Shenmue III Teaser Shows Off New Characters And World

Just last week it was revealed that Ys Net would be partnering up with Deep Silver for Shenmue III publishing. Now, we've got the first bit of content coming from that collaboration in the form of a new trailer uploaded on PlayStation's official YouTube.

The trailer shows off a collection of cutscenes and sweeps through environments and the clips seem to be in-engine. There are some fighting and training scenes, but no actual gameplay (unless the fights included QTE inputs edited out of the footage). In the embedded video's description, it is said that the trailer was created from a small slice of the in-development build to show off the main characters, new characters, and the world's feel.

It's good to finally see some action but one thing that unfortunately stands out in the lead character's dead expression throughout.  Ryu's face is comically stale no matter what he's doing in the trailer, but there's still plenty of development left for the game since it has a targeted release late in 2018. The environments look solid, especially a particular scene showing off giant versions of the Dragon and Phoenix mirrors.

Rick and Morty Episode Features Shacknews Logo Easter Egg

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Rick and Morty Episode Features Shacknews Logo Easter Egg

Our Chatty community forum has been around for over two decades and it never ceases to amaze us. We have threads about all sorts of topics ranging from politics, video games, the latest memes, and even TV shows. One TV show that has been a favorite amongst the Chatty hive mind is the outlandish cartoon Rick and Morty. User caveatemptor casually mentioned in a reply to this week's thread that he "hid" a Shacknews logo "among the graffiti on the bridge" in the most recent episode. 

Talk about doing it for Shacknews! Please take a look.

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Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle: What's in It and How to Pre-Order

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Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle: What's in It and How to Pre-Order

Are you interested in Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X console but more interested in putting that extra $100 toward games? Check out the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle, a package that includes a slimmer Xbox One complete with a 1TB hard drive as well as Minecraft, everyone's favorite blocky builder. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle: how much it costs, when you can get it, and the hardware perks of Microsoft's most svelte hardware.

Besides the requisite Xbox One S and a digital code from Minecraft, this bundle includes:

The Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle releases on October 3, roughly one month ahead of the Xbox One X.

Fortnite Celebrates 1 Million Players With Survival Mode

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Fortnite Celebrates 1 Million Players With Survival Mode

Epic Games recently reached a Fortnite milestone with 500,000 players but it came and went without much fanfare. This time, Epic is celebrating the new achievement of one million players by rewarding those players with the much-desired Survival mode. The news comes by way of a tweet let loose from the official Fortnite Twitter account:

Thank you to the first one million players! We heard you wanted a Survival mode. It’s coming Aug. 29.  pic.twitter.com/NreakE7rvr

The game, currently in paid Early Access, already inspired a few comparisons to the zombie mode of Call of Duty and other similar survival experiences. Fortnite's standard gameplay mixes up the formula a bit, but players have been wanting a straight up Survival mode since they got their hands on it.