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Get a job: Zenimax Online Studios seeks a Sound Designer

Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios seeks to hire an experienced sound designer to work alongside the team at its studio in Rockville, Maryland. …


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Video game video hub GameTrailers is shutting down this week

GameTrailers announced today via its Twitter account that the video game video hub is shutting down, over a year after it was sold to Defy Media by Viacom in a layoff-ridden 2014 deal.  …


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New Releases This Week: February 7 Through February 13

Love is in the air. So is fire. And adorable yarn. Valentine’s Day is upon us, so cozy up with that special someone and find something to play together.

This week sees the release of Unravel, EA’s first venture into smaller development. We’ve also got Firewatch, an adventure game full of mystery and intrigue set in the Wyoming wilderness.

If it’s a bit more action you seek, Dying Light is reborn with a new enhanced edition and the meaty The Following add-on. The final of three side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed stories is out tomorrow, as well. Here’s the full list:

Alekhine's Gun (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) – February 9
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, Trilogy Pack (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Dying Light: The Following Expansion and Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Firewatch (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4) – February 9
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Neverwinter: Underdark (Xbox One) – February 9
Unravel (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Level 22: Gary's Misadventures (PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) – February 11 

For more on this year's games, check out our regularly updated list of game releases.

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Hitman Takes Us Back To Agent 47’s Murderous Beginnings

In a new trailer for the upcoming Hitman, we learn a bit more about the game’s place in the timeline. We’ve played as a seasoned Agent 47. Now it’s time to learn how the story began.

The new video shows the assassin doing what he does best. The voiceover features 47’s long-time handler Diana Burnwood and a shadowy ICA leader discussing if the bald agent is too dangerous.

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The Hitman beta begins first on PlayStation 4. You can jump in this Friday, February 12. 

For those of you on PC, the beta begins a week later on February 19. Access is tied to pre-ordering. You can read up more about the beta and pre-order benefits in our previous coverage.

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Dark Souls III Bosses Look Appropriately Intimidating In Opening Cinematic

While From Software’s Souls series is known for being immensely challenging, it’s the bosses that strike terror into the hearts of gamers. These enormous, complex, and devastatingly twisted creations are at the heart of our Souls nightmares and victories.

Bandai Namco has released the opening cinematic trailer for the upcoming Dark Souls III. Not only does it set the stage, but it gives us an appropriately foreboding look at the creatures that stand in between us and victory.

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Dark Souls III will be out on April 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For much more on the game, check out our coverage hub from the October 2015 issue.

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2016 Video Game Release Schedule

We've pulled together everything we know about 2016's video game releases in one handy location. This rundown of gaming goodness is a living, breathing list, and should help you plan out your gaming calendar for the next few months and beyond.

We promise you won't be sorry for bookmarking this and coming back to find out when your most anticipated games are scheduled to land on your PC, console, handheld, or mobile device. If you see anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates. Prior to that, they will appear in the bottom grouping (confirmed, but undated).

January
Shooting Stars (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 4
Amplitude (PS4) – January 5
Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5
Rebel Galaxy (PS4) – January 5
Volume (Vita) – January 5
G Prime Into the Rain (Xbox One) – January 6
Hyper Void (Xbox One) – January 6
Lovely Planet (Xbox One) – January 6
Avoider (Wii U) – January 7
Bigley's Revenge (Wii U) – January 7
Discovery (Wii U) – January 7
JetPack Fighter (iOS) – January 7
My Pets (3DS) – January 7
Ocean Runner (3DS) – January 7
Tabletop Gallery (Wii U) – January 7
Punch Club (PC) – January 8
Cubot – The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One) – January 11
Unepic (Xbox One) – January 11
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 12
The Banner Saga (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Gone Home (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Tharsis (PS4, PC) – January 12
That Dragon Cancer (PC) – January 12
Hyperdrive Massacre (Xbox One) – January 13
Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One) – January 13
Battle Pixels (PC) – January 14
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Open Beta (Xbox One, PS4) – January 14
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 (PC) – January 14
Dino Eggs: Rebirth (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 15
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC) – January 15
Herding Dog (PC) – January 15
Oxenfree (Xbox One, PC) – January 15
Protoshift (PC) – January 15
Raining Blobs (PC) – January 15
Super Ubie Island REMIX (PC) – January 15
Super Intergalactic Gang (PC) – January 15
Zheros (Xbox One) – January 16
The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Attractio (PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
A Boy and his Blob (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
Blade & Soul (PC) – January 19
The Bug Butcher (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Darkest Dungeon
(PC) – January 19
Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4, PC) – January 19
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One, PC) – January 19
Inside My Radio (PS4) – January 19
Klaus (PS4) – January 19
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Vita) – January 19
Red Game Without a Great Name (Vita) – January 19
Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – January 19
Resident Evil Origins Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 19
Shooting Stars (PC) – January 19
Stardust Vanguards (PS4) – January 19
Tachyon Project (PS4) – January 19
World of Tanks (PS4) – January 19
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (Xbox One) – January 20
Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Vita) – January 20
Electronic Super Joy (Xbox One) – January 20
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
(PC) – January 20
Bioxitivity (PC) – January 21
Close Order (PC) – January 21
Dark Era (PC) – January 21
Dinocide (PC) – January 21
Exploding Kittens (iOS) – January 21
Lost in Harmony (iOS, Android) – January 21
Minecraft: Story Mode (Wii U) – January 21
Move or Die (PC) – January 21
Bit Blaster XL (PC) – January 22
Death by Game Show (PC) – January 22
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22
Buried (PC) – January 25
Kwaan (PC) – January 25
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4) – January 26
Hero Defense – Haunted Island (PC) – January 26
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
(Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC) – January 26
Monumental (PC) – January 26
Order of the Thorne: The King's Challenge (PC) – January 26
The Witness (PS4, PC) – January 26
Roblox (Xbox One) – January 27
Sparkle 2 (Xbox One) – January 27
Hex: Shards of Fate (PC) – January 28
Plantera (PC) – January 28
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January 28
Sandstorm: Pirate Wars (iOS, Android) – January 28
Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U) – January 28
AIPD (Xbox One) – January 29
Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox One) – January 29
Bombshell (PC) – January 29
Curvatron (PC) – January 29
Level 22 (Xbox One) – January 29
The Living Dungeon (Xbox One) – January 29
This War of Mine (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
Tropico 5 – Complete Collection (PC) – January 29
Panmorphia (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 31 

February
Aveyond 4 (PC) – February 1
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC) – February 1
Spellweaver (PC) – February 1
Tales of Symphonia (PC) – February 1
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Amazing Discoveries in Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Calendula (PC) – February 2
Cobalt (Xbox One, 360, PC) – February 2
Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) – February 2
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
(PS4, Vita) – February 2
Dreii (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) – February 2
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 2
Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) – February 2
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4, PS3) – February 2
Not a Hero (PS4) – February 2
Steve Jackson's Sorcery (PC, Mac) – February 2
American Truck Simulator (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 3
Fortified (Xbox One, PC) – February 3
Adventures of Mana (iOS, Android) – February 4
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (PC, Mac) – February 4
Alphadia (3DS) – February 4
FreezeMe (Wii U) – February 4
Marvel Avengers Academy (iOS, Android) – February 4
Peg Solitaire (Wii U) – February 4
The Political Machine (PC) – February 4
Shutshimi (Wii U) – February 4
Dungelot: Shattered Lands (PC) – February 5
XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
Alekhine's Gun (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) – February 9
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, Trilogy Pack (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Dying Light: The Following Expansion and Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Firewatch (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4) – February 9
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Neverwinter: Underdark (Xbox One) – February 9
Unravel (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Level 22: Gary's Misadventures (PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) – February 11
The Ship: Remasted (PC) – February 15
The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4) – February 16
Layers of Fear (PS4) – February 16
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PS4) – February 16
Pillars of Eternity – The White March Part 2 (PC) – February 16
Project X-Zone 2 (3DS) – February 16
Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – February 16
Tron Run/r (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 16
Cities: Skylines – Snowfall Expansion (PC) – February 18
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS) – February 19
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS) – February 19
Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, PS4) – February 23
Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS) – February 23
Ninja Senki DX (PS4, Vita, PC) – February 23
Obliteracers (PC) – February 23
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 23
Runner 2 (PS4) – February 23
Toki Tori 2+ (PS4) – February 23
Disgaea (PC) – February 24
Spacejacked (PC) – February 26
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (Xbox One) – February 26
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (3DS eShop) – February 27
Soul Axiom (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 29 

March
Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1
Heavy Rain
(PS4) – March 1
Ironcast (PS4) – March 1
Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Return to Pololocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS) – March 1
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4) – March 1
Gunscape (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 2
Black Desert Online (PC) – March 3
E.T. Armies (PC) – March 3
Ironcast (Xbox One) – March 4
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes HD (Wii U) – March 4
Path of Exile: Ascendancy (PC) – March 4
The Division (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 8
Kholat (PS4) – March 8
Hitman (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 11
EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15
Marvel Battlegrounds Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC) – March 15  
Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15
Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4, PS3, Vita) – March 15
Necropolis (PC) – March 17
Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – March 18
Lichdom: Battlemage (Xbox One, PS4) – March 22
Republique (PS4) – March 22
Trackmania Turbo (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 22
Slain (PC) – March 24
Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS)  – March 25
Adr1ft (Rift, PC) – March 28
MLB The Show 16 (PS4, PS3) – March 29
Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29

April
Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (Vita) – April 5
Dirt Rally (Xbox One, PS4) – April 5
Quantum Break
(Xbox One)  - April 5
Dark Souls III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 12
Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – April 12
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – April 15
Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – April 22
Stranger of Sword City (Vita) – April 26
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) – April 26
Total War: Warhammer (PC) – April 28

May
Battleborn (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 3
Doom (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 13
Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 17
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
(Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 24
One Piece: Burning Blood (Xbox One, PS4, Vita) – May 31 

June
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4, PS3, Vita) – June 7
Grand Kingdom (PS4, Vita) – June 21
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PC) – June 28 

July
Shiren the Wanderer (Vita) – July 26 

August
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – August 23

 

Confirmed for 2016, But Undated
6180 The Moon (Wii U)
Adr1ft
(Xbox One, PS4)
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (Xbox One, PS4)
Alienation (PS4)
Allison Road (PC)
Alone with You (PS4, Vita)
Amplitude (PS3)
Ark: Survival Evolved (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Assault Android Cactus (PS4, Vita, Wii U)
Assetto Corsa (Xbox One, PS4)
Attack on Titan (PS4, PS3, Vita)
The Banner Saga 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Battlecry (PC)
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC)
Battlezone (PSVR)
Beyond Flesh and Blood (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The Black Death (PC)
Blade Ballet (PS4)
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PC)
Bombshell (Xbox One, PS4)
Bound (PS4)
Boundless (PS4)
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)
Californium (PC)
Castles (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (Vita)
Clustertruck (PC)
Cobalt (PC)
Coffin Dodgers (Xbox One, PS4)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac)
Cosmochoria (Xbox One, PS4)
Crackdown 3 – Multipayer
 (Xbox One)
Crush Your Enemies (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
Cryptark (PS4, PC)
Cuphead (Xbox One, PC)
Dangerous Golf (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Darkest Dungeon (PS4, Vita)
Day of the Tentacle Special Edition (PS4, Vita)
Dead Secret (PS4, PS3, PC)
Death's Gambit (PS4, PC)
Deathsmiles (PC)
Demon's Age (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Depth (PS4)
Detached (Rift, Vive)
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival (PS4, Vita)
Discstorm (Vita)
Dishonored 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Distance (PSVR)
Don't Starve Together (PS4)
Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
Dreadnought (PC)
Dreii (Xbox One, PS4)
DriveDriveDrive (PS4, Vita)
Duck Game (PS4)
Dungeon Defenders 2 (PS4, PC)
Dusty Raging Fist (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
EarthNight (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
The Elder Scrolls Legends (PC, iOS)
Endless Space 2 (PC)
Enter the Gungeon (PS4, PC, Mac)
EVE Vakyrie (Rift, PSVR)
Everspace (Xbox One, PC)
Evil Genome (PS4, PC)
Excubitor (PC)
Expeditions: Viking (PC)
Fable Legends (Xbox One, PC)
Fallen Legion (PS4)
Fenix Furia (Xbox One, PS4)
Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One, PS4)
The Final Station (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Forest (PS4)
Fragments of Him (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Full Throttle (PS4, PC)
Furi (PS4, PC)
Gears of War Ultimate Edition (PC)
Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4)
Get Even (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Giana Sisters 2 (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Gigantic (Xbox One, PC)
God Eater: Resurrection (PS4, Vita)
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4, Vita)
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4, PSVR)
Grand Kingdom (PS4, Vita)
Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
Green Game: Timeswapper (PC, iOS)
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC)
Hard Reset Redux (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Head Lander (PS4)
Hellblade (PS4)
Hex Heroes (Wii U)
Hidden Folks (PC, Mac, iOS)
Hitman Go (PS4, Vita)
Hive Jump (Wii U)
Hob (PS4, PC)
Home Improvisation (PS4)
HoPiKo (PC, Mac)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
Human: Fall Flat (PC)
Hyper Light Drifter (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Infinium Strike (PC)
Invisible, Inc. (PS4)
Jazzpunk (PS4)
Jenny LeClue – Detectivú (PS4)
Kerbal Space Program (Wii U)
Killer Instinct Season 3 (Xbox One, PC)
Killing Floor 2 (PS4, PC)
Kim (PC)
Kingdom (Xbox One)
Kingdom Under Fire II (PS4, PS3, 360, PC)
Kittypocalypse (Rift, Vive)
Kôna: Day One (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Last Door – Season 2 (PC)
The Last Guardian (PS4)
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Little King’s Story (PC)
Lovely Planet Arcade (PC)
Lucky's Tale (Rift)
Lumo (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
Mafia III (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Marble Mountain (Rift, Vive, PC, Mac)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U, 3DS)
Masquerada (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
Mass Effect: Andromeda (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Master X Master (PC)
Matterfall (PS4)
McDroid (Xbox One, PS4)
Melty Blood Actress Again (PC)
Metrico+ (PS4)
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)
Mighty No. 9 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS-Force (Vita)
Monsters & Monacles (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
Moon Hunters (PC)
Move or Die (PC)
Moving Hazard (PC)
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Wii U, 3DS)
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (Xbox One)
Narcosis (PC, Rift)
Need for Speed (PC)
Neonchrome (PS4)
Neurovoider (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
New Hot Shots Golf (PS4)
Nier: Automata (PS4)
Night in the Woods (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
No Man’s Sky (PS4, PC)
Not a Hero (Vita)
Okhlos (PC, Mac, Linux)
Old School Musical (PC)
Omnibus (PC, Mac, Linux)
One Piece: Burning Blood (PC)
One Upon Light (PC, Mac)
Orcs Must Die Unchained (PS4)
Organic Panic (PS4)
Ori and the Blind Forest – Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PC)
Outlast 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Overwatch (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Oxenfree (PS4)
Quattro Gear (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Paladins (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
P.A.M.E.L.A. (PC)
Paragon (PS4, PC)
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3)
Pixel Piracy (Xbox One, PS4)
Planar Conquest (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Planetary Prospectors (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Police Tactics: Imperio (PC, Mac)
Portal Knights (PC)
Prison Architect (Xbox One, 360, PS4)
Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin (PSVR)
Push Me Pull You (PS4)
Rageball (Wii U)
Rain World (PS4)
Randall (PS4, PC)
Ray Gigant (Vita)
Ray's The Dead (PS4, Vita)
Read Only Memories (PS4, Vita)
ReCore (Xbox One)
Relativity (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux)
RIGS (PSVR)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
Rive (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC)
Road to Ballhalla (PC)
Robinson: The Journey (PSVR)
Rock Band VR (Rift)
Rocket League (Xbox One)
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4, Vita)
Roller Coaster Tycoon World
 (PC)
Rynn's Adventure (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, PC, Mac)
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC)
Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4, Vita)
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (PC)
Severed (Vita)
Shadow of the Beast (PS4)
Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Sheltered (PC)
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem (Wii U)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Platforms TBA)
Shiny (Xbox One, PC)
Skyjinx (PC, iOS, Android)
Skylanders Battlecast (iOS, Android)
Slain (PC)
Small Radios Big Televisions (PS4)
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Snow (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux, Rift, PSVR)
Soft Body (PS4, Vita, PC)
The Solus Project (Xbox One, PC)
Song of the Deep (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
Space Hulk: Deathwing (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
Spaceport Janitor (PC)
Spareware (Xbox One)
Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4)
Starborne: Sovereign Space (PC)
SteamWorld Heist (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux)
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Strength of the Sword Ultimate (PC)
Strike Vector Ex (Xbox One, PS4)
Styx: Shards of Darkness (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Super Dungeon Bros. (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac)
Superhot (Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux)
SwapQuest (Vita)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS4, Vita)
Sword Coast Legends (Xbox One, PS4)
Tacoma (Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
Telltale Batman Game (Platforms TBA)
Terraria (Wii U, 3DS)
Thea: The Awakening (Xbox One)
Tinertia (PS4, Xbox One)
Toe Jam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Tomorrow Children (PS4)
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC)
Tricky Towers (PS4)
Trillion: God of Destruction (Vita)
Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC)
Umbrella Corps (PS4, PC)
Under Night In-Birth (PC)
Underworld Ascendant (PC)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
Upwards, Lonely Robot (PC)
Urban Pirate (PC)
Vector 36 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
VHS is Not Dead (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U)
Volume: Coda (PSVR)
Xanadu Next (PC)
Xing: The Land Beyond (PS4, PSVR, PC, Rift)
The Walking Dead: Michonne (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) 
Warhammer:  The End Times – Vermintide (Xbox One, PS4)
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (PC, Mac)
Wild (PS4)
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Wondershot (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, Vita)
Worms W.M.D. (Xbox One, PC)
Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux)
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Working Title) (3DS)
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma (3DS, Vita)
Zodiac: The Orcanon Odyssey (PS4, Vita)
Zombie Night Terror (PC, Mac) 

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Rock Band 4 Co-Publisher Mad Catz Sees CEO And Board Chairman Depart One Day Before Earnings Report

Mad Catz will be announcing its third quarter earnings for the current fiscal year tomorrow. Today, the company has announced the departure of its CEO and Chairman.

Thomas Brown has resigned as Chairman and will be replaced by John Nyholt. Nyholt has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 2013.

CEO Darren Richardson has also tendered his resignation from his executive post and from the board. He is replaced by former chief financial officer Karen McGinnis. 

Additionally, the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary Whitney Person has resigned. He is replaced by Tyson Marshall, who was previously associate general counsel.

Mad Catz bet on Rock Band 4, co-publishing with Harmonix and taking on the hardware distribution. The company’s earnings call will take place on February 9 at 5 p.m. Eastern. 

 

Our Take
This is a major leadership turnover, and the timing hints that the gamble on Rock Band 4 and additional debt financing has not paid off. When we covered the company’s debt warning in July 2015, we indicated that Rock Band 4 needed to hit big with new hardware sales. This signals that the bet may not have paid off.

The company has been posting operating losses since 2011, with recovery slow. If that trend slipped back, the gamble very well could have cost top leadership their jobs.

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GOG Adds Adventure Mystery Kôna: Day One To ‘Games In Development’ Roster Tomorrow

In January, we reported that GOG has gotten into the Early Access game. Unlike Steam’s approach though, GOG is curating the games it will offer for sale in pre-release date.

The storefront will add a sixth game to its list tomorrow. Kôna: Day One is an adventure game steeped in mystery. Players take on the role of private detective Carl Faubert as he explores a small town in 1970s Canada.

GOG offers a similar refund policy to Steam, giving players 14 days to refund a purchase. The difference is that the former does not restrict refunds to a specific amount of play time.

Kôna: Day One is due for release sometime before the end of March. The Games in Development version, which features two to five hours of play, will be priced at $ 8. The final release will increase to $ 12.

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Our Take
I’m interested in how GOG will evolve its Games in Development program over the long-term. The difference between its curated content and Valve’s more hands-off Early Access program are simply two different ways of reaching the same goal. Whether one system is better won’t be known for a while, but it’s worth paying attention to.

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Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Comedy Writers Behind Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One of the most consistent things about the Lego games from TT Games is the comedy. The developers in England have become masters of creating funny games, whether they're original stories or gag-filled film adaptations. While visiting TT Fusion for our March cover story on Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we spoke with the game's lead story designer Graham Goring and cutscene director Phil Gray talk about the process of turning Star Wars: The Force Awakens into a comedy. The duo break down their working relationship with Lego and Lucasfilm and also explain why certain scenes in the film were especially difficult to Lego-fy.

Watch the interview below to learn about the writing process for the Lego games and how they are handling that one scene.

Warning: The video contains the most spoileriest of spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Dead By Daylight Brings Asymmetrical, Procedurally Generated Multiplayer Horror To PC

Dead by Daylight is a newly announced horror title from developer Behaviour Interactive, a studio known for games like Wet and Naughty Bear. It sounds a lot like Illfonic’s upcoming Friday The 13th game. Both feature teens being maimed and an asymmetrical game of cat and mouse. This developer diary reveals the game and makes a case for how the game will be different when it eventually comes to Steam.

In Dead by Daylight, perspective is everything. If you’re one of the four unlucky teens being tracked by a murderer, your view is in third-person. If you’re the killer in this scenario, the game takes place in the first-person.

When you enter a level, you’re encouraged to cooperate with other players to survive. The procedurally generated stages switch up the layout so players don’t get too familiar with their environment.

There are also multiple killers that you could end up playing as, and not every slasher is as by-the-books as Jason Vorhees. Some have supernatural powers like the ability to pass through walls.

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Dead by Daylight is at an early point in development. There are no videos or screenshots of the game, but Behaviour Interactive has outlined the atmosphere of the game with detailed concept art of terrified teens being stalked by a shadowy killer.

You can join Dead by Daylight’s community hub on Steam to unlock two horrifying masks for Payday 2. The game’s price-point and release date are yet to be announced. If you’re looking for more coverage on broad-shouldered hatchet carriers, then check out our coverage of Friday The 13th

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