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With VR aims, Starbreeze scoops up Cinemaware name and games

Starbreeze has bought the rights to the venerable Cinemaware brand, and Cinemaware’s catalog of games, for € 525,000 (or roughly $ 585k in USD) in cash. It plans to use them to make VR ‘experiences.’ …


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Reminder: Today Is Your Last Day For May Xbox Games With Gold

It’s the final day of May, which means it’s also your last chance for two Games with Gold. Don’t forget to grab them.

Rotating off the service today are Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One and Peggle on Xbox 360. You still have another two weeks to nab Costume Quest 2 on Xbox One.

Next month’s lineup kicks off tomorrow. For more on that, check out our previous coverage.

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Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Two)

A few months ago I emerged as the victor of Game Informer's most recent Super Replay Showdown. My prize? Subjecting my fellow editors and our viewers to the strange and maddening FMV adventure game that is Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. Starring a bumbling private eye who spends his weeks trying to make rent and ends up going on a quest to prevent the end of the world, Under A Killing Moon is a peculiar mishmash of genres, the kind of game that could have only been birthed in the early '90s.

It's pure, undistilled zaniness that has to been seen to be believed. So sit back in your chair and push the Maltese falcon on your desk out of the way of the screen so you can join me, Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Kyle Hilliard as we navigate this twisted, futuristic vision of San Francisco, putting our flimsy detective skills to use while being constantly berated by James Earl Jones.

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For more episodes of Replay, check out our Replay hub, or click on the banner below to watch episodes on YouTube.

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A Combination Of Sci-Fi And Fantasy Sets The Mood In Latest Trailer For Elex

Swedish publisher Nordic Games and German game developer Piranha Bytes released a trailer to showcase the atmospheric mood of the future open-world RPG Elex. Using pre-alpha footage, the trailer spans numerous environments and features characters types including human, mechanical, and beast.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Elex seeks to combine sci-fi and fantasy themes where you decide the path you take when man and machine are pitted against each other. The infusion of themes is apparent in the trailer, as transmission towers peak out over a misty forest as an armor-clad hero glances on.   

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Piranha Bytes is the studio behind other series such as Risen and Gothic. Elex is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2017. 

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Watch Our In-Depth Discussion Of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End First Half

This year we kicked off GI Game Club, a new initiative for us here at Game Informer to play through and discuss games with our community. The first game that we broke down in exhaustive detail was 1997's Final Fantasy VII, and you can find the full archive of that conversation by clicking here. Now we're working through Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While the discussion segments debut on The Game Informer Show, we wanted to post a stand-alone version of our discussion as well, and prepare people for the next installment. In this episode of GI Game Club, we cover the first ten chapters of Uncharted 4 and do not spoil a second beyond the tenth chapter.

Watch the discussion below to hear myself, Matthew Kato, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, Jeff Marchiafava, and Elise Favis talk about the highs and lows of Uncharted 4's first ten chapters.

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You can also subscribe to The Game Informer Show on iTunes and follow along there.

If you'd like to join the discussion for the second half of Uncharted 4, send an email to podcast@gameinformer.com sharing your thoughts or impressions of the rest of the game. Here are a couple of key discussion points to write in about if you'd like a prompt…

  • What was the biggest surprise in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • How compelled were you to unravel this game's pirate mystery?
  • What is the strongest emotional moment in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • What is your favorite chapter to play?
  • How well does Uncharted 4: A Thief's End close the door on future installments in the franchise? Is there any wiggle room?

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Capcom Reveals Bombastic New Character For Street Fighter V

Capcom has released a gameplay trailer for its new Street Fighter V character, Ibuki. Check it out to see her combat in action.

Ibuki first appeared in Street Fighter III: New Generation and has appeared in a number of mainline and spin-off games since. In the trailer, she can be seen taking on Guile using a number of her special moves, including her V-Trigger, Isshaku Horokudama, where she throws a bomb at her opponent with several different detonation options depending on the direction thrown. Also shown in the trailer is an upcoming alternate stage of the Kanzuki Estate called Estate at Noon.

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No release date has yet been given for Ibuki, but we've reached out to Capcom for clarification on a specific date and will update the story accordingly. Make sure to read our review for more on Street Fighter V.

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Prepare To Die With Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse’s Story Trailer

Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse to the 3DS in North America this summer. See the game's protagonist die in the very first story trailer.

There is no spoiler warning on this new look at the Shin Megami Tensei IV cross-over, and it isn't needed. The very beginning of this entry in the popular franchise features the player character falling in battle. The mysterious god Dagda quickly brings the character back to life and things only get crazier from there.

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For fans of the series, there are plenty of familiar faces and callbacks in this footage. The story of Apocalypse actually runs at the same time as Shin Megami Tensei IV, so expect a decent amount of characters from that game to appear. All of the gameplay staples like demon fusion and combat systems are present, with over 450 demons to pair up with or defeat this time around.

Players will have to choose to align themselves with either the cause of anarchy or peace over the course of the story, all while caught in a war-torn Tokyo that serves as the battleground between gods Merkabah and Lucifer. A number of unique outfits are available as pre-order bonuses, which can be seen in the images below.

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EA Origin Offers Up Nox ‘On The House’

EA is offering up a new On the House game. You can download it entirely free via the Origin app on PC.

The latest giveaway is Westwood Studios’ Nox. Released in 2000, Nox is an action-RPG in which the protagonist is sucked through his television into the eponymous land.

It features three classes, each with their own storyline. You can download it via Origin here.

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Watch Our In-Depth Discussion Of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End First Half

This year we kicked off GI Game Club, a new initiative for us here at Game Informer to play through and discuss games with our community. The first game that we broke down in exhaustive detail was 1997's Final Fantasy VII, and you can find the full archive of that conversation by clicking here. Now we're working through Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While the discussion segments debut on The Game Informer Show, we wanted to post a stand-alone version of our discussion as well, and prepare people for the next installment. In this episode of GI Game Club, we cover the first ten chapters of Uncharted 4 and do not spoil a second beyond the tenth chapter.

Watch the discussion below to hear myself, Matthew Kato, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, Jeff Marchiafava, and Elise Favis talk about the highs and lows of Uncharted 4's first ten chapters.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

You can also subscribe to The Game Informer Show on iTunes and follow along there.

If you'd like to join the discussion for the second half of Uncharted 4, send an email to podcast@gameinformer.com sharing your thoughts or impressions of the rest of the game. Here are a couple of key discussion points to write in about if you'd like a prompt…

  • What was the biggest surprise in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • How compelled were you to unravel this game's pirate mystery?
  • What is the strongest emotional moment in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • What is your favorite chapter to play?
  • How well does Uncharted 4: A Thief's End close the door on future installments in the franchise? Is there any wiggle room?

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6 lessons from Mighty No. 9′s lousy trailer

A freelance game trailer maker has some key takeaways from the widely-panned trailer for the action game Mighty No. 9. …


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