Horizon: Zero Dawn devs discuss lack of loading screens, creating high quality facial animation in new video

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Horizon: Zero Dawn’s release isn’t far off, and a quick video released today by the developers discusses a couple of interesting points regarding the lovely action-RPG.

In the video for Horizon: Zero Dawn above, Guerrilla Games discusses how it had to rework the engine in order to render the open-world into a seamless experience without the need for loading screens. The team wanted this to be the case whether running around the landscape or going underground.

Guerrilla said in many RPG games, facial animation isn’t of the “highest quality”, so the team worked extra hard to improve in this area. In order to create characters which looked more realistic, and high quality, the team recorded over 15 hours of dialogue in the motion cap studio.

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 coming to Steam, Day One Explorer’s Edition announced for PS4, PC

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Good news Dragon Quest fans: Square Enix announced today Dragon Quest Heroes 2 would release on PC alongside the PS4 version.

A Day One Explorer’s Edition ($59.99) for Dragon Quest Heroes 2 was also announced, and it is up for pre-order on the Square Enix Store and the PS Store.

It comes with 15 exclusive DLC items such as weapons designed from the enemies in the game. This includes the Slime Knight’s Shield, Great Sabreclaws, Golem Gauntlets and per the list below. You can see the items in the image below, and in the gallery.

Dead Rising 4 releases on Steam next month – take 20% off your pre-purchase

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Dead Rising 4 is heading to Steam next month, as reported last year.

Previously only available on PC through the Windows 10 Store due to a 90-day exclusivity agreement with Capcom, Dead Rising 4 will soon be available for the Steam crowd – providing they are using Windows 10.

The digital Steam release is available to pre-purchase starting today for 20% off the price of $47.99 or your regional equivalent. After the game releases, it will go back to the normal $59.99 price.

Borderlands 2, Evolve are two of your Xbox Games with Gold for March

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Microsoft has announced the four freebies Xbox Live Gold members can download during March.

On Xbox One, Gold members can download Layers of Fear for free during the entire month of March. Evolve Ultimate Edition, will be available as a free download March 16-April 15.

Xbox 360 users can download Borderlands 2 starting March 1. It will be free until Heavy Weapon takes its place on March 16.

Twitch Prime subs get this exclusive and badass Ghost Recon: Wildlands skins pack

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Twitch Prime subs get this exclusive and badass Ghost Recon: Wildlands skins pack

War Within The Cartel pack up for grabs for any Amazon Twitch Prime members.

Nothing says “badass” more than strutting around the jungle wearing skulls and blood splatter. That’s badassery 101.

So if you’re buying Ghost Recon: Wildlands next month you’ll be pleased to know that if you have a Twitch Prime (or Amazon Prime) account you’ll be getting this verifiably badass War Within The Cartel skin pack for free. Free!

Theories suggest Overwatch’s new hero could be a spider tank

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Speculation surrounding the new Overwatch hero continues, and an interesting theory has popped up.

As you already know, as teased yesterday, Efi Oladele is an 11-year-old robotics prodigy from Numbani, the city where the Unity Celebration took place. This is where the gauntlet of Doomfist is location, and where an attempt to steal it took place.

Efi is interested in Omnics, she lives around then in peace and all that so it goes without saying she wants to create one to help mankind. This Omnic could be Anchora, a female Omnic quadruped tank hero who was outed by a 4chan member who also leaked the Lunar festival.