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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Announced, Free to Existing Owners...

01 July 2015 - 06:18 PM


With Van Helsing III releasing back in May, concluding the trilogy, you would think that developer NeocoreGames would be done with the series, but not so fast. Today, NeocoreGames announced The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut, which the studio says is its way of giving back something to the loyal community.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is a standalone product that combines the campaign content of all three games with modified or additional content. Players get to choose from the six playable classes featured in Van Helsing III from the very beginning and play through all the campaign content with a campaign level cap of 80, which can be increased to 100 in additional game modes. Players will be able to create a new character or start right at level 80 so they can fully enjoy the endgame content, which will include 20 randomly generated scenario maps, daily quests, challenges, and weekly events, all the tower defense game modes, and four refined multiplayer modes (4-player co-op, touchdown, arena, and battle royal).

The best part is, if you have been a loyal Van Helsing fan and own all three games of the trilogy on Steam, you'll receive the Final Cut for free! If not, it'll cost $44.99. The Final Cut is planned for a September 2015 release via Steam. Non-Steam Windows and Mac versions are planned for a later date.

With "remastering" and "HD remakes" all the rage these days, milking consumers for more money, it's always nice when a developer truly rewards its loyal fans and shows appreciation. NeocoreGames could have simply offered a discount to existing owners and most fans would have been completely satisfied with that, but the studio decided to go the extra mile, and it should be applauded for that.

Source: Press Release




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Google Unveils YouTube Gaming, Coming This Summer

14 June 2015 - 04:09 PM


When it comes to game trailers and pre-recorded videos, YouTube has always been the place to go. But gaming was never the focus for YouTube, and when it comes to live-streaming, Twitch has taken center stage. While it may be hard to dethrone Twitch, Google will sure try. This Summer, Google will be launching YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and website specifically catered to all things gaming.

More than 25,000 games will each have their own page on YouTube Gaming, providing "a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title." Game publishers and YouTube creators will also have channels on the site, making keeping up with your favorite games and publishers easier than ever. In addition, searching for gaming videos will be easier than ever as well, as you'll only ever see game-related videos when searching from the new site and app.

To help knock Twitch off its pedestal, major changes will also be coming to how YouTube handles live-streaming. Live streams will be front and center on the YouTube Gaming homepage, and in the coming weeks, Google will be making several changes to improve the live experience on YouTube. "On top of existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting your stream into a YouTube video, we’re redesigning our system so that you no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. We’re also creating single link you can share for all your streams."

YouTube Gaming will start in the US and UK this summer, but those attending E3 will be able to get a sneak peek of the new site and features at YouTube's E3 booth.

Source: Official YouTube Blog




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Focus Home Partnering with Lords of the Fallen Developer Deck13 for New Sci-Fi Action-R...

14 June 2015 - 02:46 PM


Paris-based publisher Focus Home Interactive and Frankfurt-based indie studio Deck13 (best known for Lords of the Fallen) have announced a partnership to launch a brand new action-RPG IP set in a dystopian sci-fi future. The name of the game and details will be revealed at a later date, but according to the press release, "the new game will feature innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat." Dark Souls meets Deus Ex?

The unnamed game is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but isn't expected to arrive until 2017. No word on whether we'll get a sneak peek during E3.

Source: Press Release



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Blood Bowl 2 Brutalizing PC, PS4, and XBO on September 22

14 June 2015 - 02:11 PM


Focus Home Interactive has announced that Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Game Workshop's Warhammer-football board game melding, will be arriving on September 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The base game will feature eight races to choose from: Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos, and the Bretonnia newcomers. With the game originally planned for a June release, as a thank you to players for their patience, a ninth race will be provided as a pre-order bonus, complete with its own AI, design, skills, and Star Players: the Lizardmen or the Wood Elves. It is unclear whether players will get to vote on one, whether they'll be platform-specific, whether they'll be retailer-specific, or what have you. More information about these bonus races will be provided soon. In the meantime, Focus Home has published a bloody and brutal Campaign Trailer for all to enjoy:

Blood Bowl 2 will be arriving September 22 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-ordering the game on Steam will grant you access to the multiplayer beta demo a few weeks prior to release.

Source: Press Release




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The Chimera Faction Introduced in New Act of Aggression Video

14 June 2015 - 01:48 PM


Back in August of last year, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Eugen Systems promised "to bring about a return to the 90s Golden Era of real time strategy games" with near-future RTS Act of Aggression. In a new series of videos, Focus Home is introducing us to each of the game's three playable factions. First up is the Chimera, a versatile global task-force. The Chimera's HQ also acts as a power reserve, while the faction relies heavily on unmanned UAVs for exploration and transport, and super-soldiers with exoskeletons when it comes to fighting. The Cartel faction will be featured in the next video, while the US Army faction will conclude the series.

Act of Aggression will be launching exclusively on PC in September 2015. The Steam page already exists, but the game is not yet available for pre-purchase.

Source: Press Release




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