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DayZ hits 3 million sales after 13 months in Early Access

The popular standalone version of DayZ has hit 3 million sales in just over a year — as the team works to rebuild its engine from the ground up. …


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Trials Fusion adds online multiplayer, new DLC hits next week

As promised late last year, developer Redlynx has added online multiplayer gameplay modes to its stunt-platforming motorcycle game Trials Fusion in a new, free update.

According to publisher Ubisoft, the new online multiplayer options support up to …
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Pneuma pneuma, yay: First-person puzzler hits Xbox next month

Pneuma: Breath of Life will launch on February 27 for Xbox One, developer Deco Digital announced. The first-person puzzle game is currently on Steam Greenlight, seeking community approval for distribution on the PC service as well. Pneuma will be con…
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Sony Online’s H1Z1 Hits Steam Early Access

You can now get an early look at Sony Online's upcoming zombie survial multiplayer game.

H1Z1 is now available as a Steam Early Access title. There are two tiers of Early Access: Standard ($ 19.99) and Premium ($ 39.99). Standard gets you three event tickets, two crates, and one crate key, while Premium gets you 25 event tickets, three airdrop tickets, six crates, four crate keys, and an Aviator Hat crafting recipe.

SOE is very keen on getting feedback from players during this early access. It's posted a blog entitled "What You Can Expect From H1Z1 Early Access," which is a pretty detailed – and frank – evaluation of the game and its most notable flaws and areas for improvement at present time.

The developers are also encouraging Early Access players to leave feedback about the game on the game's official Reddit and the offiicial H1Z1 forums.

The H1Z1 Early Access is now available on Steam.

SOE has also released a new Early Access trailer for the game, which you can watch below.

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There's no denying how popular Early Access passes are in video games today. On the one hand, it's great that developers are actively involving the community in the development process. It's obviously something gamers want. Still, the more cynical part of me thinks companies have basically just convinced everyone to pay to be in their public betas. Oh well, it's your dime.

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Styluses at the ready, Etrian Mystery Dungeon hits in April

Atlus crossover Etrian Mystery Dungeon welcomes map-makers and roguelike-ramblers on April 7. as shown in yesterday’s news-stuffed Nintendo Direct. It’s $ 40 for the pleasure of more chartwork, and Atlus is chucking in a free soundtrack with pre-order…
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Arland Atelier Trilogy hits European PS3s in March

If you cleared Tales of Xillia 2 months ago and need another JRPG grind to tide you over until Persona 5, consider what you may have missed in years past – NIS America has announced plans to release The Arland Atelier Trilogy in Europe on March 6, 20…
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PlayStation Now hits Samsung Smart TVs in first half of 2015

Game-streaming service PlayStation Now is coming to select Samsung Smart TVs in the first half of 2015, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy PS3 games without owning a Sony system or even a Sony TV. The Smart TV-based form of Sony’s cloud-based service wi…
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Telltale Games Collection hits Xbox One, 5 seasons for $55

Here’s an early Christmas present: The Walking Dead Seasons 1 and 2, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones, all bundled together for just $ 55 or £35. That’s the cut-down, half-price offer available to Gold members on Xbox …
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Duck Hunt Hits Wii U Virtual Console On Christmas

It's a Christmas miracle! Well, that might be overdoing it, but you'll definitely be able to play Duck Hunt with your family on December 25.

Nintendo just updated its schedule of Virtual Console games, and Duck Hunt stands alone on December 25. Obviously your old NES Zapper won't work, so you'll have to play with a Wii Remote instead.

[Source: Nintendo via Joystiq]

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It's been a renaissance year for Duck Hunt, as the infamously snarky Duck Hunt dog is also a character in the recent Super Smash Bros. 

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Final Fantasy 15 English-language trailer hits the road

It’s time to take another look at Final Fantasy 15′s TGS trailer — this time, with translated dialog. The trailer above gives a brief sample of Final Fantasy 15′s English-language voice cast as our heroes embark on a fantastical road trip and square…
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