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Dying Light’s ‘Be The Zombie’ Mode Infects The Following’s Sprawling Countryside

The expansion to Dying Light, The Following, hits next week, complete with a huge new map to face off against player-controlled monstrosities in the asymmetrical Be The Zombie multiplayer mode. This new trailer from Techland showcases what it's like to fight an insanely agile zombie with weaponized buggies in the pitch black night.

Players can drive around durable dune buggies with electrified roll cages in The Following, which is pretty convenient when the enemy super zombie web-slings onto your vehicle with his nasty appendages. Techland invites players to wet the country soil with blood and oil in Be The Zombie mode, and you can see it in action via the trailer below.

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The Following DLC is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 9. The Enhanced Edition, which boasts both the main game and the The Following DLC, launches the same day. Read our review of the core game here and check out our hands-on with The Following here for more info.

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Bungie Details Destiny’s Time-Limited Crimson Doubles Crucible Mode

Love is in the air, and so is molten death. It’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day the Destiny way.

In this week’s update, Bungie has unveiled the two-versus-two Crimson Doubles mode that will launch along side the in-game Crimson Days event. You’ll need a date for this one, so find your special someone.

Crimson Doubles is an elimination game mode. When your partner dies, you’ll get a “broken heart” buff that makes you more lethal by taking your armor, agility, recovery, and weapon handling stats to max level. 

You’ll be able to earn special rewards during the event, and your kills count for your partners bounties and vice versa. Crimson Days is scheduled to start on February 9. The salt about Crimson Days started last week, and you can read more about it here.

[Source: Bungie]

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Hex: Shards Of Fate Exits Beta With Campaign Mode

Digital card game Hex: Shards of Fate is now available as a fully released game. It hasn’t been easy for developer Cryptozoic, which survived a lawsuit with Magic: The Gathering creator Wizards of the Coast, but Hex is now out of beta.

The launch comes alongside the long-awaited release of a solo campaign. There are a host of updates, as well. Champions have new race and class combinations, dungeons have been added, a new talent system, and race-dependent quests.

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The campaign, called Chronicles of Entrath, offers eight different races and three different classes. Starting the campaign will earn you a starter deck and a number of other cards. A tutorial has been added alongside the solo mode to ease players in.

If Hearthstone has given you the digital collectible card game itch, Hex might be a good place to scratch it. And it won't cost you a dime to find out. 

The game is free-to-play, and you can create an account on the official website. We’ll have a review of Hex: Shards of Fate in the coming days. 

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Grand Theft Auto Online Drop Zone Mode Kicks You Out Of A Plane

Grand Theft Auto Online has a new high-flying and fast-falling adversary mode today. Drop Zone straps a parachute to your back for a twist on King of the Hill.

Four teams of up to sixteen players each will plummet to the earth to hold onto a patch of land. The first team to secure the location for two non-consecutive minutes wins. Drop Zone is featured on five different maps to start. 

Also out today are two new sports cars: the Karin Sultan RS and Bravado Banshee 900R. You’ll be able to take them for a spin in a weekend event offering double GTA cash and RP.

For more on GTA V, check out our review.

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Doom’s user-gen mode, SnapMap: It’s not mods, but here’s what it is

This year Doom, the latest game in the storied franchise, will arrive on PC and consoles — without mods. But id hopes that its SnapMap custom building system will be just as good. …


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Dying Light: The Following Ups The Difficulty With The New Nightmare Mode

Dying Light's upcoming The Following DLC has all kinds of additions, and a new one was revealed today – a new difficulty.

Nightmare Mode has longer nights, stronger enemies, stamina and XP restrictions, and no more Easter egg weapons. There are a few other tweaks the the game to make it harder (and more rewarding) and you can learn about them in the video below.

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The Following will be available to those who own the base game on
February 9 for $ 20. You can also pick it up as a part of the Dying
Light: The Following Enhanced Edition. To learn more about Dying Light,
you can read our review. To learn more about Dying Light's free Enhanced Edition upgrade, head here.

To see us play some of the DLC's early missions, head here for an early look in our Test Chamber video.

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Dying Light: The Following Ups The Difficulty With The New Nightmare Mode

Dying Light's upcoming The Following DLC has all kinds of additions, and a new one was revealed today – a new difficulty.

Nightmare Mode has longer nights, stronger enemies, stamina and XP restrictions, and no more Easter egg weapons. There are a few other tweaks the the game to make it harder (and more rewarding) and you can learn about them in the video below.

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The Following will be available to those who own the base game on
February 9 for $ 20. You can also pick it up as a part of the Dying
Light: The Following Enhanced Edition. To learn more about Dying Light,
you can read our review. To learn more about Dying Light's free Enhanced Edition upgrade, head here.

To see us play some of the DLC's early missions, head here for an early look in our Test Chamber video.

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Homefront: The Revolution’s Newly Announced Resistance Mode Beta Coming To Xbox One Next Month

Developer Dambuster announced a new four-player-focused mode for Homefront: The Revolution, and revealed beta participants will be able to try it out next month on Xbox One.

The new mode, titled Resistance Mode, tasks players with customizing and leveling up a group of four to take on the the KPA military in guerrilla warfare on the streets of occupied Philadelphia. You can check out the trailer below to see the new mode in action, and head here to learn more about signing up to play. The beta is exclusive to Xbox One and begins February 11 and ends on February 14.

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Some other details about the game from director Hasit Zala note that the game will have a 30 hour campaign, 12 Resistance Mode missions with plans to up that number to 20 missions within the first year, and a confirmation that those future missions will all be free.

Dambuster also detailed some of the game's reserve items, which you can see below.

Homefront: The Revolution takes place in Philadelphia under North Korean
rule. The game is positioned as an open-world first-person shooter, and
supports both solo and cooperative play. It releases May 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game head here.

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Destiny’s Crimson Days Promises New PvP Mode

Destiny players have been struggling in recent weeks to find new content to explore, and Bungie was on a break from formal communications during the New Year. That changed yesterday with the return of the Bungie Weekly Update, in which we learned several interesting nuggets of info about the game.

The biggest news is that of the impending Crimson Days event. Said to be of a similar scope to Festival of the Lost, this Valentine’s Day-themed event sees the Tower decorated in red, as well as the introduction of a new PvP mode entitled Crimson Doubles. Bungie stops short of detailing the new mode, but declares that it has new gameplay twists we haven’t seen before. Crimson Days is set to launch on February 9th. 

The update also had a surprise regarding Iron Banner. For the first time, high-level guardians will be trying to impress the Lord Saladin in games of Rift, which promises to be…chaotic, at the very least. Tenacious guardians can look forward to both the iron banner scout rifle and fusion rifle as rewards at higher Iron Banner reputation tiers. 

Finally, we got some new details about Bungie’s recent approach to matchmaking. According to the update, the PvP team at Bungie has implemented a new skill evaluation system, which secretly premiered in the Control list back in October. Following that, the new matchmaking algorithms went into effect in other PvP modes, and by December, the new matchmaking was being used in all the Crucible playlists. 

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Our Take
Destiny continues to struggle with a player base that is voracious for additional content. With no formal expansion packs since the release of The Taken King, and none on the horizon, it’s getting harder to invest time and energy in the game. Anecdotally, I’ve certainly seen a dramatic drop-off in players on my friends list playing Destiny in recent weeks. I’m hopeful that the new Crimson Days event has some fun mechanics at play – I’d love to have some novel activities to master and rewards to obtain. 

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Test Chamber – Bursting Zombie Heads In Resident Evil 0 HD’s New Wesker Mode

Hardened survivors who manage their way through Rebecca and Billy's ordeal in Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster unlock a fun new treat. Capcom included Wesker Mode as an unlockable in the new Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (read our review), an updated digital download of the 2002 GameCube prequel polished up the same way as last year's Resident Evil HD Remaster. We unlocked Wesker Mode after fighting our way through the runaway Ecliptic Express and are here to show off the super villain's suite of new, over-powered moves.

In the Test Chamber video below, Tim Turi and Ben Reeves step into the combat boots of former S.T.A.R.S. captain Albert Wesker and medic Rebecca Chambers. Wesker has his prototype virus-fueled super abilities seen in entries like Resident Evil Code: Veronica X and Resident Evil 5. Rebecca remains mostly unchanged from RE 0, except with a decidedly more evil outfit, glowing red eyes, and what looks like a mind-control device on her chest. Watch the video to see Wesker's insane laser-eye powers explode zombies heads with ease and see him run laps around the shambling monsters.

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Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is also available alongside Resident Evil HD Remaster as part of the Resident Evil Origins Collection, a physical release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that's available now for $ 39.99.

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