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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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PSA: Destiny’s Crimson Days Event Begins Tomorrow

If you simply can't wait until tomorrow to see what the world of Destiny looks like adorned in red, you can take a look at these images.

The event, which you can read about in more detail here, casts the world of Destiny in red (because Valentine's day is soon) and will introduce a two-versus-two Crimson Doubles mode.

The event also brings special rewards with kills counting toward your partner's bounties and vice versa. Crimson Days starts tomorrow, February 9, and you can check out a handful of images showcasing what Crimson Days will look like in the gallery below.

[Source: Bungie]

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Platinum Pokes Fun At Absurd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leaks, Game Reveal Tomorrow

At this point, the only people that haven’t acknowledged that a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is coming is publisher Activision. Screenshots and achievements have been out in the wild for weeks. At least developer Platinum Games is having some fun with it.

The developer tweeted a not so subtle gif promising an “official leak” on January 26. The tweet carries a hashtag with the obvious TMNT abbreviation and a shot of a pile of pizzas with a sai stuck in them.

We suspect that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (if that is its final name) will be out in fairly short order. The game was first rumored in November 2015 and received an achievement list on January 4, with screens showing up shortly thereafter.

A sequel to the Michael Bay-produced movie featuring the mutated heroes will be out on June 3, 2016. 

[Source: Platinum Games on Twitter]

 

Our Take
Games usually don’t get achievement lists until they are nearing release. The only thing that would then hold this one back is brand synergy. Releasing a game alongside the movie is marketing 101 (though that doesn’t mean we will necessarily need to wait that long). 

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Star Wars Battlefront Is Teasing Something For Tomorrow With A Snowy Han And Luke

DICE and EA are teasing something related to Star Wars Battlefront for tomorrow, and it has something to do with the cold.

Hoth is the easiest conclusion to jump to, but we've already seen plenty of the frozen planet in Battlefront. Maybe they're referring to Darth Vader's heart pre-Return of the Jedi? Or maybe it has something to do with The Force Awakens' Starkiller base? Whatever the case, be it new content, an event, or something different, we'll learn more tomorrow.

For our review of Star Wars Battlefront, head here.

[Source: @EAStarWars]

 

Our Take
We're certainly due to learn more about Battlefront's promised DLC. Maybe tomorrow will be our first peek?

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PSA: Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Grab Shadow Complex For Free On PC

Chair Entertainment has extended the offer to get the PC version of Shadow Complex Remastered free through January 10. Originally the game was supposed to be free until the end of 2015, but the developer extended it a few more days into the new year. The remastered edition of the game is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One sometime later this year.

Shadow Complex, a 2.5D Metroid-style game that  is generally considered to be one of the best of Xbox Live's downloadable games, casts the player as a man infiltrating an underground military base in the Olympic Mountains in order to save his girlfriend and the world (no pressure). Despite a setup that might sound ho-hum, Shadow Complex is a fun, engaging game that's more than worth the time it takes to play it.

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You can download the PC version of the game here. Remember to grab it soon if you want it for free.

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Reminder: PlayStation Experience Starts Tomorrow

Sony and its partners will be using the weekend to highlight upcoming games at PlayStation Experience. The keynote begins at 10:00am PT (12:00pm CT) on Saturday, but viewers can stick around for more content.

While the keynote will be the main attraction (which you can watch via Sony's stream), the event promises to let a variety of games share the spotlight.

For more about what to expect from the panels and demos, read Sony's guide to PSX. 

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You Can Watch Tomorrow Night’s Game Awards Right Here

This year’s Game Awards lights up Los Angeles tomorrow night. If you can’t be there, you can still watch the event live on YouTube right here.

This year’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. Pacific / 8:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, December 3. We know that there will, as usual, be a number of announcements and reveals.

The Game Awards kicks off a busy December week that also includes the second PlayStation Experience. This year’s event is in San Francisco instead of balmy Las Vegas.

We’ll be covering both, and you can start keeping track by following along with The Game Awards live stream right here:

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Gameplay Reveal For Star Wars Battlefront’s Free Battle Of Jakku DLC Set For Tomorrow

Star Wars Battlefront is getting some free DLC in the form of Jakku (a planet that will feature in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and we will be able to get a look at it tomorrow.

Tomorrow at 11 a.m. PT on twitch.tv/eastarwars, Electronic Arts will be streaming gameplay from the Jakku maps. The free DLC will include two maps, a large 40-player mode, and the Turning Point mode. It will be available starting December 1 for pre-order customers and December 8 for everyone. For more on the DLC, head here.

For more on Star Wars Battlefront, you can check out our review.

[Source: @ElectronicArts]

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Last Day To Grab Dirt 3 With Xbox Live Games With Gold, New Games Added Tomorrow

Today marks the middle of November which means new Xbox Live Games with Gold titles changeover tomorrow.

On Xbox One, you can grab Pneuma: Breath of Life, a first-person adventure puzzle game, throughout the entire month, so no rush on that one if you haven't grabbed it already. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to grab Knight Squad.

As the headline implies, today is the last day to grab Dirt 3 on Xbox 360, and tomorrow you will be able to download the Xbox 360 version of Dungeon Siege III. For more details, head here.

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Watch Full Yo-Kai Watch Episodes On YouTube Beginning Tomorrow

Yo-Kai Watch’s popularity has spread like wildfire in Japan, and American children have their shot at indoctrination now that Disney XD has begun airing the anime. Non-cable viewers interested in the hoopla surrounding the franchise can now watch full episodes of Yo-Kai Watch on the show’s official YouTube channel.

The channel is helmed by Level-5 Abby Inc., a subsidiary of the RPG developer that is focused on creating content geared towards tykes. Yo-Kai Watch episodes will be uploaded according to the following schedule: Episode 1 hits the site this Thursday. Episodes 2-5 land between November 6 and 9. Subsequent episodes air Friday, November 13 and then every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET going forward. Obviously, these episodes are the English versions. 

For a more interactive Yo-Kai Watch experience, the game adaptation releases on Nintendo 3DS this Friday. You can read our review here.

[Source: Yo-kai Watch Official Channel]

Our Take
I recently watched the first episode of the English dub and it was a surprisingly humorous show that I honestly wouldn't mind watching more of. I'll probably check these out as they're uploaded, and I recommend Yo-Kai Watch to anyone with children – or if you're just looking for a charming anime to kill time with.  

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