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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch globally on February 23, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos-Montréal have announced.

Mankind Divided is set in 2029 in the Czech Republic capital Prague, two years after the events of Human Revolution. Adam Jensen returns as the protagonist, working with an international coalition to halt a rising tide of terrorist attacks, while the public rallies against those with augmentations.

Eidos-Montréal previously announced that stealth is a viable tactic all the way through the game including the boss fights, and that there will be a New Game+ mode.

The game’s PC port will be handled by Nixxes Software, which has previously worked on ports for Square Enix games including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, Thief, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.

Today, Square Enix also revealed a pre-order scheme wherein increasing tiers of bonuses will be unlocked as more copies of the game are reserved. You can see the scheme on the official pre-order site.

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Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

Hideo Kojima’s much-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V is out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and tomorrow on Windows PC, but unfortunately we are unlikely to have a review up for a week or two. That’s because we did not attend the game’s review event, and Konami has not supplied us with a review copy, so we are starting what looks to be a massive game at the same time as some of you are.

As such, we are not yet sure what form our coverage will take. We might publish a preliminary review in a week or so and update it as we progress, publish a full review later, or simply not publish one at all. It’s all going to depend what Tim wants to do – he paid for his own copy of the game, after all. In the meantime, you can check out what our forum users think of it here.

Similarly, Warner Bros hasn’t yet supplied us with a review copy of Mad Max, which is out tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Annoyingly, it’s not unusual for us to receive review copies on or very close to launch day (or not at all, we rarely know what the case will be), so our review for this one will also be delayed. Should a copy arrive, we’ll do our best to get a review up in a timely fashion.

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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

Turn-based tactical shooter XCOM 2 is no longer coming out this year.

The PC-exclusive sequel was due to touch down in November, but its release has been pushed to February 5, 2016.

“We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown,” said developer Firaxis Games.

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Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 18, 2016, Naughty Dog has announced.

You can see details of the game's Special Edition, Libertalia Collector’s Edition, and Digital Deluxe Edition on PlayStation Blog.

The game is set three years after the events of Uncharted 3, and finds Nathan Drake retired and settled into a normal life with his wife Elena Fisher. However, his world is turned upside down when his older brother Sam, long believed dead, suddenly appears seeking his help.

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

The last-gen console versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled.

The game’s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions simply weren’t up to scratch, said publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game,” it said.

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Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed

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Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed

You can now play Guild Wars 2 for free.

The game’s transition to free comes nearly three years to the day after it launched as a buy-to-play MMO without a subscription.

Since then, more than five million copies have been sold, and more than 40 major content updates delivered to players free of charge.

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The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film

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The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film

Lionsgate is working with Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive to create a film adaptation of Borderlands.

The Borderlands film creative team will be led by producers Avi and Ari Arad, who were responsible Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.

Avi Arad is also working on adaptations of Uncharted and Ghost in the Shell.

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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

The final piece of DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is an epilogue that takes place two years after the main game.

According to BioWare, Trespasser explores what it's like to be a world-saving organisation when the world no longer needs saving. It's a chance to meet and talk with old friends, to uncover a new threat, and ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.

Trespasser is the third piece of story DLC BioWare has added to Inquisition, the other two being Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent. It will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on September 9.

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Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Capcom is taking another swing at a Street Fight V beta on PS4, starting tomorrow.

The worldwide beta test will begin Saturday August 29 at 11AM NZT, and will continue for five days, ending on Thursday, September 3 at 2AM NZT.

“As a lot of you may have known, we’ve recently been holding regional server stress tests and have experienced minimal issues,” said Capcom.

Monday 31 August

Trine 3 review
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Doom – The Guts and Gore of Doom Glory Kills dev diary
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Doom – The Guts and Gore of Doom Glory Kills dev diary
Id on Doom's melee finishers.
Hitman – 'Showstopper' playthrough
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Hitman – 'Showstopper' playthrough
15 minutes of sneaky assassination.
Cities: Skylines – After Dark PAX Prime 2015 trailer
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Cities: Skylines – After Dark PAX Prime 2015 trailer
Night time is fun time.
LawBreakers gameplay reveal trailer
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LawBreakers gameplay reveal trailer
First look at CliffyB's latest.
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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC
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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC
Also a collectibles sync, wardrobe.