Author: Alyssa Hatmaker

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Details and Extended Premiere Video

At The Game Awards last week, we got a look at the new season of Telltale’s wildly popular and critically acclaimed Walking Dead series. In the season three premiere video, we saw newcomer Javier as he experiences the beginning of the zombie plague with his family, before catching up with him three years later when he encounters fan favorite Clementine. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will act as both a new beginning for players who are unfamiliar with the story so far – including an introduction to Clementine – and a continuation for those who played through the...

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Ubisoft Celebrates 30 Years of Play with 30 Days of Giveaways

In honor of their 30th anniversary and just in time for the holiday season, Ubisoft is gifting fans with 30 Days of Giveaways. The campaign will take place from November 24 through December 23. In addition to free games, digital assets, and discounts in the Ubisoft store, the campaign will offer regular giveaways available to anyone with an Ubisoft account, although some offers may be limited to certain countries. Offers can also be limited in time and quantity, so be sure to check the Ubi 30 Days of Giveaways website regularly. Ubisoft has been devoted to giving us memorable gaming...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo Available at Retail Now

If you haven’t yet, now is the time to escape into your very own peaceful animal village. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo was released across Europe on November 25. This new packaged version of the game includes the recent Welcome amiibo update, adding amiibo functionality to an already rich game as well as a new campground area, two extra games, and new furniture and decor items. Full features of this package deal include: amiibo!: The biggest feature is right in the title – exciting access to all Animal Crossing amiibo cards and figures (sold separately), including the 50 new cards...

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Peter the Great Leads Russia in Civilization 6

With Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 on the horizon, the leaders keep rolling in! Today, we have Peter the Great, “Emperor of All Russia”. Peter accomplished more than enough to fill a history book, but he’s known for modernizing Russia, with an interest in international affairs that extended to every area of his reign. He expanded the nation’s naval capabilities in both trade and warfare, gained access to the Black Sea, and toured Western Europe in the Grand Embassy. He led a coalition against the Swedish Empire in the Great Northern War that led to Russian dominance over the Baltic...

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege Celebrates Two Years with Patch 1.21

To celebrate two years on Windows 10, dynamic strategy game Age of Empires: Castle Siege brings a brand new level, Age 10, with its newest update. Age 10 will imbue your empire with a golden hue, letting everyone know you’ve reached this achievement. In addition to looking shiny, Age 10 will contain stronger troops, deadlier traps, and more castle upgrades. Patch 1.21 also includes bug fixes and streamlined combat along with new features. Its revamped league system will now offer participation awards for all players in individual leagues, with the top three players in each pool earning extra gold....

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Wasteland 3’s Crowdfunding Campaign and First Trailer Are Live

inXile Entertainment released Wasteland 2 in 2014 after a highly successful crowdfunding campaign, and they’re doing it again with the next installment in their post-apocalyptic RPG series. inXile hopes to build on Wasteland 2’s crowdfunded success with Wasteland 3. “If a platform like Fig had existed back when we kickstarted the Wasteland 2 campaign, investors would have been very happy,” said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile. “We want to take our Wasteland franchise to a darker and brutal post-apocalyptic setting that builds on the foundation of Wasteland 2. A game that is ambitious in reactivity and with new features...

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LEGO Dimensions Gets Expansions Based on Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, and More

LEGO Dimensions is growing! New expansion packs will introduce Battle Arenas, Story Packs, and new experiences based on beloved entertainment brands, including Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter, and The A-Team. Each expansion pack will include LEGO minifigures with golden Toy Tags that unlock different Battle Arenas. Battle Arenas have four gameplay modes: Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom! You’ll encounter different traps, defences, and special powers unique to each arena. You can play every minifigure for themselves, in configurations of 2 vs. 2 and 3 vs. 1, or individually against the game’s AI....

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Dontnod Reveals Details About Vampyr’s Combat

Vampyr is the upcoming action-RPG from Dontnod, who brought us last year’s acclaimed adventure Life Is Strange. Set in London during a lethal bout of the Spanish flu, you play as former doctor Jonathan Reid in a city riddled with disease, violence, and fear. From Vampire hunters to mutated abominations, you’ll face friends and foes as you learn to harness your new affliction. As Reid, you’ll attack and dodge foes to fill up your Blood Gauge, which unleashes a powerful vampiric attack. As you gain experience, you’ll unlock more powerful abilities allowing you to perform a range of attacks, from...

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Hitman Episode 5: Colorado Out Now

Hitman Episode 5: Colorado has been released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. With Season One nearing its thrilling climax, Episode 5 gives you an intense mission called “Freedom Fighters”. You’ll infiltrate a Colorado farm compound that has been converted into a private militia training camp, locating and taking out four targets. “This is the point where the events of the previous episodes will really start to make sense. In Episode 5, the story steps into the foreground and provides a much clearer picture of what has been unfolding and where the story is heading,” said lead writer...

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