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The (Suicide) Squad Arrives In Lego Batman 3 This Week, Additional Free Pack Coming

I’ve got to hand it to Telltale Games and Warner Bros. Despite the odds, they’ve figured out how to make the patently kid-unfriendly “Suicide Squad” fit into a family game.

The team of villains arrive in “The Squad” Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC bundle this week. Included are new missions, vehicles and characters.

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The roster lineup features Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, Deathstroke, King Shark, El Diablo, Katana, Deadshot, and a new version of Harley Quinn. It’s available for $ 2.99 or as part of the $ 14.99 season pass (of which this is the final installment).

The Squad arrives on March 3 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Additionally, Warner Bros. and Traveler's Tales are delivering a free Heroines and Villainesses pack that includes Raven, Terra, Starfire, Vixen, Plastique, and Killer Frost. That will be available on March 31 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. On April 1, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC gamers can start playing as these characters.

For more on Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, check out our review. – The Feed

Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free, New Build Of Unreal Tournament Available

Epic has announced that it has removed the subscription fee from Unreal Engine 4. Anyone can download the tools and start using them immediately, with no fees and no charge for future updates.

Developers won’t pay Epic anything until and unless shipped products earn $ 3,000 gross, with royalties assessed quarterly at five percent. Additionally, a new build of Unreal Tournament is available for download. 

Unreal Tournament has been in open development with community input and is available to download for free. When Epic announced the game in May 2014, it promised the title would free.

The company draws a distinction between “free” and “free-to-play,” as the latter term has come to imply some form of monetization. Epic has been streaming updates to the game, highlighting community contributions. The flak gun pictured above was spearheaded by a member of the Unreal Tournament community, and includes flourishes from other contributors.

The video below, an archived live stream from January 29, is an example of how Epic is moving forward alongside its talented fans. You’ll see a community member’s recreation of a Unreal Tournament 2004 level in Unreal Engine 4 (a more complex feat than it might sound).

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The Lea map shown above is included in the new build. Additionally, the update includes new characters and cosmetic items, along with the Epic-created Outpost 23 map.

[Source: Epic Games]


Our Take
If you have 30 minutes, watch the video embedded above to get a sense for how Epic is approaching Unreal Tournament. The studio also recently announced a program to fund projects built in Unreal Engine 4, is wise to foster a community of fans and amateur developers. With companies like EA and Ubisoft keeping engine creation internal, Epic is doing necessary work to create evangelists for one of its most important properties. – The Feed

Get A Free Latios Or Latias In Pokémon Omega Ruby Or Alpha Sapphire Today

Depending on what version of the recent Pokémon you played, either Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, you got either a Latios or Latias during the storyline. Now's your chance to get the other one.

By booting up Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire today and going to Mystery Gift, Receive Gift, and then Get With Code and entering 2015LATIOSLATIAS (or POKEMON380381 if you’re in Europe) you will get a special ticket. You can pick up the ticket at any Pokémon Center, and then take it to your father, the gym leader in Petalburg Gym, and he will place you on a ferry to go to an island where you can battle and capture whichever Legendary Pokémon you don't already have.

If you're playing Omega Ruby, it will be Latias. If you're playing Alpha Sapphire, it will be Latios.

For our review of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, head here.

[Source: Serebii, Kotaku] – The Feed

Announcing contract( ), a free tool for plain-English developer agreements

“Contract( ) generates free, plain-English agreements for and between game developers. It’s based on the idea that developers do not need legalese to come to an agreement or to resolve a disagreement.” …

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Announcing contract( ), a free tool for plain-English developer agreements

“Contract( ) generates free, plain-English agreements for and between game developers. It’s based on the idea that developers do not need legalese to come to an agreement or to resolve a disagreement.” …

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Forza Horizon 2 Introduces Fast And Furious Expansion, Free At Launch

Microsoft is teaming up with Universal Partnerships and Licensing to bring a new standalone expansion to Forza fans on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 centered around the Fast and Furious franchise. The expansion, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious, features cars from across the Fast and Furious franchise and even features cars from the upcoming Furious 7 that hits theaters on April 3.

Since the expansion is standalone, you do not need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play the expansion. From March 27, the day expansion launches, to April 10 you can download the Fast and Furious expansion for free. Afterwards the expansion will cost $ 10, but players who downloaded the expansion during the promotion window will own it for free forever.

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The new environment, which you can see in the brief teaser trailer above, is based on Southern France. The car challenges in the expansion will be based on classic Forza events and the Fast and Furious films.

In addition to the teaser trailer you can check out a partial list of some of the cars in the expansion. Some of these cars are unlocked by completing in-game challenges.

  • 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition

For more on Forza Horizon 2 be sure to check out our review and our afterwords interview with the developers. – The Feed

The power of free: The tools we use

A look inside a one indie developer’s pipeline, peppered with free programs that still let you get the game-development job done. …

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[Updated] Get Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott Free For Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

Update: All the special codes needed for grabbing Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott are out in the wild for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

To add the three Unova region Pokémon to your team, go to the Mystery Gift option in the main menu and enter POKEMON500 for Emboar, POKEMON497 for Serperior, and POKEMON503 for Samurott. The codes will be good until November 30, 2015 so you have some time to take care of business.

For our review of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, follow the link.

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The Pokémon Company is giving you a chance to add three new, special Pokémon to your collection. All you need to do is collect three codes during the designated periods and input them into Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby.

First up is grass type Pokémon Serperior. Head over to now to get the code for this pocket monster. Once you have it, go to Mystery Gift in the main menu, and choose the option to use a code. Don’t worry that the code is too short, the game will auto-populate the remaining fields.

Next up is Emboar starting on January 29. Again, a code will be posted on Finally, you can get Samurott beginning on February 5. That code will appear in the February Trainer Club Newsletter.

All three of the codes for these fully evolved Pokémon Black and White starters are good through November 30, 2015. Don’t miss out on these, as they all come with their hidden abilities. For more, check out our review of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – The Feed

New Outlaws And Free Maps Heading To Secret Ponchos This Month

The Hunting Ground update, which includes both paid and free content for Secret Ponchos, will be available later this month.

Free content includes two new maps, Plaza and The Mines. There will also be a free skin players can unlock following the update. Paid DLC includes the addition of two new characters, Gordo and The Wolf, who you can see above.

The Hunting Ground will also include assorted balancing fixes and will add a tutorial to help new players get acclimated. For more on the The Hunting Ground, which launches on February 17, head here.

You can find our review of Secret Ponchos by heading here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog] – The Feed

Grab a pint with free Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs

The songs that fill the tavern at Skyhold are now yours for the downloading, for free until February 9, when they will be sold on “popular digital platforms,” BioWare says. The download includes sheet music, as well.

“If you’ve indulged in the oppor…
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