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PlayStation Plus In June Includes NBA 2K16 And Gone Home

Part of the June PlayStation Plus lineup has been announced. While we wait for the full lineup, here’s what you can expect on PlayStation 4.

Here’s the full rundown for the month:

PlayStation 4
NBA 2K16
Gone Home

PlayStation 3
Echochrome
Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1 – 12)

Vita
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Little Deviants

You have until June 6 to grab your May games. You can check out that list in our previous coverage.

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Clash Royale takes home top prize at inaugural Google Play Awards

This week, Google took the time to honour the best Android apps and games at the inaugural Google Play awards. …


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How The Coalition Became Gears Of War’s New Home

When Microsoft purchased Gears of War from Epic, fans were surprised that a mysterious and unproven studio in Vancouver called Black Tusk would be handling the development. After shifting away from their teased new IP, joining forces with Gears veteran Rod Fergusson, and changing their name to The Coalition, there were a lot of questions about what the new development studio would mean for Gears of War. While visiting The Coalition for our April cover story on Gears of War 4, we spoke with the studio's director of operations Mike Crump and new studio head Rod Fergusson about the full journey to become the new development home for Gears of War.

Watch the video below to learn how a relatively untested team is training to make the next Gears of War.

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The Witcher 3 Takes Home Top Prize At 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

In a formidable year with several worthy contenders. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took home the top prize of the GDC Choicd awards. Over the course of the back-to-back award shows, Her Story creator Sam Barlow was ultimately the belle of the GDC ball, taking home five awards from the GDC Choice and IGF.

Ori and the Forest also took home multiple awards. Here is the full list of winners:

  • Ambassador Award: Tracy Fullerton, USC
  • Pioneer Award: Markus "Notch" Persson, Mojang
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Todd Howard, Bethesda Studios
  • Best Technology: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Best Audio: Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • Best Narrative: Her Story
  • Best Visual Art: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Her Story
  • Best Game Design: Rocket League
  • Best Debut: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Innovation Award: Her Story
  • Audience Award: Life is Strange
  • Game of the Year: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Before the Choice Awards, Capybara Games president Nathan Vella took the stage for the third year in a row to hand out the Independent Game Festival awards. Here is the complete list of winners:

  • Excellence In Visual Art: Oxenfree
  • Excellence In Audio: Mini Metro
  • Excellence In Design: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Excellence In Narrative: Her Story
  • Nuovo Award: Cibele
  • Best Student Game: Beglitched
  • Audience Award: Undertale
  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize: Her Story

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PSA: Ubisoft Humble Bundle Includes Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Grow Home

Ubisoft games are once again the focus of the latest Humble Bundle. Paying $ 1 or more will net you the PC versions of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman Origins. As with all of Humble's bundles, you can control how much of your money goes to the developers and how much goes to charity with the sliders on the website.

If you pay over the average amount of money given (currently $ 8.52), you get a slew of titles: Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory,  Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Anyone who pays over $ 15 gets both Assassin's Creed: Rogue and The Crew as well while those who pay $ 75 get both a copy of The Division (when it's released), a shirt with The Division logo, and a coupon that knocks 66% off of up to three Ubisoft games in the Humble Store.

The bundle ends in a little over two days. You can access it here

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Bring A Dragon Age Morrigan Figure Home Without Breaking The Bank

The world of video game collectibles isn’t an inexpensive one. Often, there isn’t much available for those who want to fill their shelves on a budget.

Diamond Select Toys is hoping to change that for fans of one of Dragon Age’s iconic characters. An upcoming Morrigan figure due for release June carries an MSRP of $ 25, but can be found on a number of hobby retailer sites for a few dollars less.

This figure is seven inches tall and features sixteen points of articulation. It come with a staff and a diorama base (pictured). The packaging is designed for display should you wish to leave the figure in pristine condition.

This is significantly more affordable than the limited edition Morrigan statuette that we featured in 2014. That item was limited to 1,200 units and cost $ 330. It's also less expensive than the $ 120 Alistair figure designed by ThreeZero. 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Home Release Won’t Be An Extended Cut

For those who left the theater chatting excitedly about The Force Awakens and what a director's cut version of the film might contain, J.J. Abrams has some bad news for you. According to Entertainment Weekly, the director has confirmed there will be no extended cut of The Force Awakens when it hits DVD, Blu-ray, and digital.

However, there is some silver lining: in that same interview he confirms there will be deleted scenes, so y'know, we might finally get to see a scene that reveals Jar Jar Binks' fancy lightsaber moves. Or not. One of those.

Abrams also took some time to say some nice things about Rian Johnson, who's taking the reins for Episode VIII: " “I will say that Rian’s an amazing writer and director. I’m obviously really excited about what he’s going to do.” Johnson previously directed critical darlings Brick and Looper.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]

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Gone Home Is Finally Coming To Consoles Next Month

After being announced, and then seemingly abandoned, Gone Home is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January.

The port was developed in-house by Fullbright and the game has been updated to use the Unity 5 engine. It was originally built and released in the Unity 4 engine. The console version of the game will include 90 minutes of developer commentary and Fullbright is still partnered with Midnight City for its release.

Gone Home will be available on January 12 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For our review of the PC version of Gone Home, head here.

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As part of that coverage, we played through Gone Home in its entirety with its creators. You can can check out that video below.

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Our Take
Glad to see the game finally come to consoles. It's a game that would definitely work well on a couch with people watching you play type of setting. I hope a Vita version is in the works as well.

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Former Gone Home Dev Debuts Trailer For New Project Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

Johnnemann Nordhagen helped co-found The Fullbright Company and was the sole programmer on indie darling, Gone Home. He's since left the company to form his own studio called Dimbulb Games. During the The Game Awards, he debuted the trailer for his first venture, a game called Where the Water Tastes Like Wine.

The game focuses on surviving the aggressive expansion of manifest destiny, but also puts an emphasis on telling and sharing stories. In it, you travel all over the United States through a century of history, uncovering a slew of different people's tales. Dimbulb Games was inspired by many different famous works, from Jack Kerouac's On The Road to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

The debut trailer focuses on a train traveling across the land and what looks like a lonely soul. It also gives you a glimpse at the unique art style and beautiful music. Check it out below to see for yourself. 

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is due out in 2016 for PC and Mac. 

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SKTelecom Takes Home The 2015 League Of Legends World Champions’ Summoner’s Cup

The 2015 League of Legends World Champions tournament has declared its winner.

SKTelecom defeated KOO Tigers in the final rounds this morning making it the first team to ever win two League of Legends World Champions. SKTelecom also won in 2013. SKTelecom's Gyeong-hwan "MaRin" Jang was awarded the Worlds 2015 MVP. For more on the winning team you can check out the video below.

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