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Old man Ezio's makeover did wonders for him

It's 2016 and Ezio Auditore da Firenze is about to waltz back into our lives. He's proverbially old -- Assassin's Creed II came out in 2009 -- and literally old as we'll see in Revelations. He's looking better than we remember him, th...   read

 
 
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Snag a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon while it's free on PC

Even if you aren't that into the Far Cry series, you should consider Blood Dragon. You never know -- you might actually like it! Right now is an especially good time to do so if you have a capable PC. The game is free to claim through Ubiso...   read

 
 
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Hangar 13 has a Mafia III patch out and says it isn't done 'improving the game'

Mafia III wasn't the critical darling that 2K was surely hoping for, but it is selling, and that gives developer Hangar 13 more of a chance to tidy up and support the game with free content additions into the future. We're getting a little ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft gives us a first look at The Division's Survival add-on

It's the middle of New York City, but it certainly doesn't look it. With all that inclement weather and desperation, this is more akin to the Antarctic research station from The Thing. And, staying alive through the night is an equally unc...   read

 
 
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GTA Online brings the fight to the Game Grid with Tron-like lightcycle battles

The newest update to GTA Online doesn't carry the general vibe most people associate with Grand Theft Auto. This is more futuristic, more surreal, more Tron. Oops! (Listen, we all know it's Tron but don't call it Tron, alright? W...   read

 
 
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inFamous: Second Son patched for HDR and 4K support

Ahead of the PlayStation 4 Pro dropping next Thursday, Sucker Punch has put out updates for inFamous: Second Son and the standalone inFamous: First Light that refine the games' visuals. There's now support for high-dynamic range imaging (HD...   read

 
 
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Neon November: Ubisoft is giving away Blood Dragon later this month

Ubisoft's celebrating 30 years of existence by paying homage to the decade where it all started: The '80s. Rex Colt is fighting the good fight by bringing his uniquely crude, neon-swathed carnage to PC free of charge this month.  Ubiso...   read

 
 
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GameCenter DX takes an extended look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo brought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Japanese gaming show GameCenter DX, and that means plenty more footage of Link's tree chopping, boar hunting, raft sailing ways. Comedian and actor Masaru Hamaguchi provides comme...   read

 
 
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Red Dead Redemption 2 teaser teases and not much else

Did you blink? The follow up to one of the best games of 2010, if not the decade, showed little beyond environments in its first trailer. Reminiscent of the first Grand Theft Auto V trailer which didn't explicitly tell us much, this trailer...   read

 
 
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Watch Dogs 2 will be two weeks late on PC

Time has taught me not to expect day-and-date parity between console and PC versions of Ubisoft games, so it's not exactly unexpected to hear Watch Dogs 2 is facing that same situation. The PC version is now aiming for November 29, 2016, tw...   read

 
 
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Red Dead Redemption 2 coming Fall 2017

It's official. The Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2 page is now live. Not a surprise given the recent hints dropped on Twitter. Some may have been wishing for a new a title in the Red Dead series, but given the massive success ...   read

 
 
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Review: Mafia III

As I played Mafia III, I found myself thinking more and more about Assassin's Creed. Not the Assassin's Creed of today -- a series overrun with options and bloat -- but the original game. The trigger for my recollection is because Mafi...   read

 
 
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This glitch makes all of ReCore's toughest challenges simple, and it requires visiting a dungeon that's not even supposed to be there

ReCore's optional dungeons are the purest parts of the game. They're self-contained challenges that put an emphasis on platforming, combat, or exploration. These are the three core tenets of the whole game, but these dungeons' lean nat...   read

 
 
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Conservative Irish irate at 'sick glamorisation' of IRA in Mafia III

Right-wing Northern Irish politicians are mad at a Mafia III mission where the protagonist does a job for the benefit of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). According to The Irish News, it "has been branded 'sick' by outraged unionists and has...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience is out, not definitive

Look, Konami doesn't have a lot of options. It's a bad place to work, and its most creative talent was loyal for much longer than necessary. So we're getting Metal Gear Survive, to re-use some assets and try to make some money. Also releas...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Mafia III

Mafia III begins with protagonist Lincoln Clay playing a part in a grand heist. It's not something we haven't seen before in video games, but it still feels kind of unexpected. This game's predecessor, Mafia II, spent far too much time...   read

 
 
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ReCore gets a demo, and that's the best way to experience it

Those who are on the fence about buying ReCore have the opportunity to get pushed over to the other side. Microsoft has released a demo for its $40 budget title. The demo is unfiltered access to the first half hour of Joule's journey t...   read

 
 
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This is what stealth can look like in Ghost Recon Wildlands

This is another peek at the "proper" way to play Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ubisoft's free-roaming cooperative shooter set in Bolivia. A squad of developers works as a cohesive unit, sneaking around a cartel encampment in the cover of a stormy...   read

 
 
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Fuck up the KKK in Mafia 3

A lot of games have let us dispense of nazis with hot-leaded-justice, but what about groups that have since perpetuated the Nazi's occult-lunacy-derived racial superiority? Sure, the KKK existed before the Nazis, but Mafia 3 is set in 1968...   read

 
 
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Homefront: The Revolution liberates its first single-player DLC today

Without much fanfare, a single-player add-on for Homefront: The Revolution has released. It's called The Voice of Freedom, and it features most-wanted freedom fighter Benjamin Walker as he does revolutionary-like stuff. Also, Walker an...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 0 Business Edition pre-order is lackluster

Sega has announced a special pre-order deal for Yakuza 0 for North America. If you pre-order the "Business Edition" you get---business cards. A steel business card case with some business cards for Kiryu, as well as a hostess club card...   read

 
 
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Meet the crew in Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released a new trailer for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 earlier today. The video begins by introducing the other DedSec operatives your character, Marcus Holloway, will be working with. In addition to showing off some of the San Franc...   read

 
 
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Mafia III destroys more rackets than John McEnroe

Further proof positive that I am bad at this job. That headline is an extremely unclickable headline. John McEnroe references in 2016? Like, who's going to understand that? I cater to the four percent of people who understand both crime sy...   read

 
 
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ReCore's Xbox One load times are getting fixed this week

ReCore players on Xbox One will soon find that the game demands slightly less of their time. Armature Studios is rolling out a patch this week that cuts down on the egregiously long loading sequences, some of which are in excess of two...   read

 
 



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