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Mafia III's first DLC gets a developer diary video

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Mafia III will be getting its first DLC, the racing-heavy Faster, Baby! on March 28th. It will see players visiting a new area, a small town on the outskirts of main city New Bordeaux, as well as a new supporting character, Roxy Laveau.

In the leadup to the DLC's release, developers Hangar 13 have released a video discussing some of the details of what you can expect. You can watch it for yourself below.

The Elder Scrolls Online housing update has reached consoles

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A big player housing update was announced for The Elder Scrolls Online a few months ago, featuring extremely customizable player homes for each race and faction. It launched on PC two weeks ago, and now has finally arrived on the Xbox One and PS4 as well.

The update comes with a hefty list of patch notes as well, which you can read on the Elder Scrolls forum here.

You can watch the trailer for the player houses below.

WWE 2K17's final DLC pack, the Hall of Fame Showcase, arrives next week

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WWE 2K17's season of DLC has come to an end and the last piece of content will drop next week on February 21st. 

The Hall of Fame showcase will let WWE fans play some historic matches from wrestling history. Of course with these matches comes a plethora of new wrestlers and arenas that will be added to the game. 

Here are the playable matches in the Hall of Fame Showcase. 

  • Michael "PS" Hayes & Buddy Rodgers vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich
  • Diamond Dallas Page & Cactus Jack vs. Michael "PS" Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
  • Sting vs. Ric Flair
  • Sting vs. Bret Hart
  • Jacqueline vs. Ivory
  • Big Boss Man vs. The Big Show
  • (dream match)Papa Shango vs. The Godfather 

The Hall of Fame Showcase will be free to all season pass holders. Non season pass holders can pick it up for $9.99

Cities: Skylines Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 Spring 2017

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Paradox Interactive, developer of Cities: Skylines, announced today that the game will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in the Spring of 2017.

Both editions will include the After Dark expansion pack, which includes tourism and nightlife aspects. 

Here's the trailer:

Here's a Nintendo Switch unboxing video.

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The Nintendo Switch is only a few weeks away, but a lucky SOB has gotten his hands on one early. Neogaf user hiphoptherobot has already gotten his Nintendo Switch sent to him by a company which he doesn't want to name. With good reason because I assume Nintendo isn't too happy about this. 

Anyways, hiphoptherobot was kind enough to put together an unboxing video of the new console and you can see the unboxing courtesy of floko.tv

 

 

 

The illustrators from The Witcher 3 are also doing Torment: Tides of Numenera

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The guy that illustrated videos for Torment: Tides of Numenera? Yeah, he's my favorite illustrator right now. His name is Grzesiek Przybys. If you, too, were from Wroclaw, Poland, then you might be able to pronounce his name. But I cannot.

Przybys, along with his brother, founded Division48, an animation, concept art, and illustration studio. They worked on the Might and Magic X Legacy intro, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recap video, and, yes, the Torment: Tides of Numenera story trailer. I speculated these all came from the same guy—or at least the same animation studio. They're some of the finest examples of living 2D animation I've seen in all video gaming. While done in a different style, Division48 also did the remarkable intro to Dying Light.

Przybyz (maybe it's pronounced something like "precipice"?) recently published some stills from his most recent work in Tides of Numenera. It's good stuff. Look over more of his work at ArtStation. I only wish I'd run across these videos in-game as I review Tides of Numenera. I hope they're in there.

Torment: Tides of Numenera launches on February 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Look for our review that day.

There's a scary black metal singer in this Witcher YouTube concert

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So, I grew up in marching band, dabbled in a jazz outfit, and have attended many an orchestral concert. But I've never seen anything put together quite like this. This is a full performance of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's original soundtrack. It also contains music from the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions.

And it's super scary. Listen to the sample below. Tell me you don't have immediate and disturbing visions of the Sisters of the Wood or, at the very least, an overly chatty noonwraith. The inclusion of a black metal singer (is singer the right word?) just turned this lovely ensemble of stringed and folk instruments into nightmare fuel. I'd love to make fun of black metal as the Christian music of Hell, but nah, this sampling just keeps getting scarier and scarier the more I listen to it. Geralt would be unfazed but, you know, that's only because he's Geralt the Unfazed.

The Witcher 3 soundtrack has been available in many shapes and forms since its launch. Here it is on Spotify. Here it is on YouTube. In-store copies came with the CD, and don't even think about buying The Witcher 3 on GOG unless you want all the soundtracks plus a billion other goodies. So it's saying something to charge $9.99 for a two-hour concert of The Witcher 3 music on YouTube Red. I'd love to see it. It was performed live during the Film Music Festival 2016 in Krakow, Poland.

If you're still wondering why The Witcher 3 is still beloved, then read our reviews of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [GN score 9.8 out of 10], Hearts of Stone [9 out of 10], and Blood and Wine [9.8 out of 10]. The Witcher 3 replaced Half-Life 2 as Editor-in-Chief Chuck Husemann's favorite game of all time.

Redeemer baptizes bad guys in a bloodbath

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Sometimes all it takes is a little lite irony to make a thing interesting. Or to at least make you look at a thing from a new perspective. That's why Redeemer catches my eye. First off, you've got a monk. But he's a monk that's built like God of War. When he narrates his problems, he sounds real mean, too. And once you get to the part where he's pumping a shotgun and spreading people's innards around the room, then you know you're not dealing with your average everyday monk. You know, the average everyday monks we all interact with on a daily basis.

Sure, this game hasn't invented the concept of a fighting monk. But I'm not sure I've seen one this bloody in awhile.

Life comes at you fast. Unless you manage to go into hiding, like this guy has. Running from his past, but never able to get his past out of his head. It seems like his old runnin' and gunnin' days are too post-traumatically embedded into his broken, violent psyche. And then, one day, his old mercenary buddies show up at the temple. It sounds like they're there to collect on some kind of debt. And that's when it's No More Mr. Nice Monk time.

Redeemer then redeems himself in a bloodbath of punching, hammering, neck snapping, and gun blasting. This isn't a long trailer—it even takes a minute to get past his inner monologue—but it's unexpectedly relentless once the bashing begins. And if you click on the images below the trailer, you'll notice that the guy is wearing Chuck Taylor All-Stars. I've always knows those Converse high tops to be uniform issue for guitarists. Redeemer might be using them here to attest to the merc-monk's ex-rock n' roll lifestyle, or maybe monks have shifted from wearing sandals to wearing Chucks. Who knows? Like I hinted, it's not like I get to interact with monks on an everyday basis.

Redeemer's top-down beat 'em up action is coming to Steam in Spring 2017.

New game from creator of Alone in the Dark releasing March 10th

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2Dark, a new game from the creator of Alone in the Dark, Frederick Raynal, will be out on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One on March 10th.

In 2Dark, you play as former detective Mr. Smith, and follow a string of child abductions, trying to find the culprit. The game looks to be a stealthy horror, with noir elements, not necessarily in that order. 

On Steam, a deluxe edition of the game will also be released, with an uncensored art book and a soundtrack. 

You can watch the very spooky story trailer below:

Earth Defense Force is back

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D3 Publisher has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming 3rd person shooter, Earth Defense Force 5, and it is every bit as silly as you would expect from one in the series. It's a welcome thing when a game understands itself and embraces its own zaniness, and I'd have to say that's true for Earth Defense Force. This is a game that is much more Mars Attacks than War of the Worlds, and the Japense news report that frames this trailer does that every bit of justice.

Earth Defense Force 5 is a reboot of the series playing on the idea that this is humanity's first encounter with the invading Ravagers. The game will available for PS4 sometime in 2017, probably summer, in Japan. There is no word whether the game will see releases in other territories. 


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