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Atlas Reactor Season 2 Welcomes New Character, Free-To-Play Model

Over the next 10 weeks, Trion Worlds' Atlas Reactor is getting a slew of content, including a new freelancer (read: character), modes, and a free-to-play model.

The game's Season 2 update lets anyone try the game out and purchase characters individually with a new in-game currency, called Flux.

The update also adds Brynn the Skywarden, who can create cover at her location, with a second character planned for later in the season. You'll be able to try Brynn out in a five new modes introduced over the course of season as well, with the first being All-Random. The game's beginning hours, existing characters, and ranked system have each received some tweaks as well, easing players and making losses in competitive play a bit less devastating.

You can read more about the update here, and watch the game's initial trailer here.


Our Take
Atlas Reactor always looked kind of interesting, and with the game now being free-to-play, that may encourage more people to jump in. Which is good, because as the multiplayer space gets more crowded, free-to-play seems like the only option for any game that needs a consistent player base to make it fun. – The Feed

Resident Evil 7 Welcomes You Home In Latest Atmospheric Trailer

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been slow to share its many mysteries with fans, and that trend continues in the game’s latest trailer, which managed to sneak online earlier today. Within, we hear an increasingly troubling narrator describe the virtues of coming home, even as we observe that home as filtered through the Resident Evil worldview. Enjoy the creepy video below.

Resident Evil 7 is now only a few days from launch on January 24, when it will be playable PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more about the game by watching some of our hands-on impressions and gameplay

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Sega Welcomes Two New Yakuza Games To The Family

Yakuza fans should gear up for a barrage of new crime family action. Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original game, which should release in Summer of 2017. Meanwhile, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is a brand new title slated for release in early 2018.

Yakuza Kiwami doesn't look like a simple HD rerelease; the game has been completely rebuilt for PS4, as you can see in the trailer for both games below.

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IGF 2017 welcomes a remarkable lineup of over 650 entrants!

The Independent Games Festival — the longest-running and largest showcase for independent developers — festival has seen more than 650 entries for its 19th annual competition. …

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Watch Dogs 2 Welcomes You To San Francisco With New Trailer

Ubisoft's new gameplay trailer for Watch Dogs 2 sets its focus on the Bay Area and its wide variety of distinct cultures.

Lead character Marcus Halloway narrates as the scene shifts across the San Francisco Bay, through the city, and over Oakland, Marin, and Silicon Valley. He describes the often uneasy coexistence of the free-spirited counter culture and wealthy elites within the Bay Area, as characters experiment with VR and play guitar in the colorful plazas.

And of course there's plenty of hacking, plus lots of Fast & Furious-style car, speedboat, and helicopter hijacking. Check out the video below.

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Watch Dogs 2 comes out November 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and November 29 for PC. – The Feed

Game industry welcomes more women composers, still pays them less than men

“The difference in total income is equivalent to approximately 2.1 years of experience,” reads an analysis of a recent game audio industry survey. “That is,┬áthe ‘cost’ of being female in game audio.” …

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Trailer For The King of Fighters XIV Welcomes Team Another World

Another weekly team trailer for The King of Fighters XIV has been released, this time highlighting the dangerous trio of Team Another World.

Nakoruru, Mui Mui, and Love Heart have traveled across dimensions to join the roster of The King of Fighters XIV and bring their unique fighting abilities to the table. A new trailer (seen below) highlights some of their moves.

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Love Heart is the main character from an SNK Pachinko game series titled Sky Love. As the Captain of the Peace Sky Pirates she sports a pirate hat and excels in hand to hand combat, but can whip out her illuminating sword to deal serious damage.

Next is Mui Mui. Like Love Heart, she is the main character of her own Pachinko game, Dragon Gal. Her dragon blood gives her immense strength while using Kung Fu fighting tactics. 

Finally there is Nakoruru, the Maiden of Light from the Samurai Shodown series. Utilizing the Shikanna-Kamui
style she uses her sword to cut through enemies, but has an even more dangerous weapon perched on her shoulder. Her pet hawk 
Mamahaha can not only dive bomb enemies, but carry Nakoruru up in the air to confuse them as well. 

Along with the new trailer comes news that on August 19, four popular fighting game players Justin
Wong, OGAWA, GO1, and sako will be competing in a The King of Fighters XIV exhibition. You can tune in on Twitch here on that day at 5 AM CT to watch the ensuing battles. Previous team trailers for The King of Fighters XIV include Team Japan, Team Yagami, Team Fatal Fury, Team Art of Fighting, Team Kim, Team Psycho Soldier, and more. The King of Fighters XIV comes exclusively to PlayStation 4 on August 23. – The Feed

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Welcomes You To The World In 2029

Game artwork isn't just doodling, it's an important part of the development process that helps the team establish a mindset for the project. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal has just released artwork showing what some of the world's most famous cities will look like two years after the Aug Incident.

The Aug Incident of 2027 was when those humans with augmentations went berserk and millions were killed in the ensuing chaos. Mankind Divided occurs two years after the Aug Incident, with the world at odds over the issue of mechanical augmentation.

Scroll down to the media gallery below of futuristic glimpses of cities like London, Stockholm, and Berlin.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 23. For more info, check out the game's other recent blurring of the lines between it and real-life, and click on the hub banner below for more info from our May 2015 cover story.





WWE 2K17 Cover Star Brock Lesnar Welcomes You To Suplex City

2K Games has announced that Brock Lesnar – the unbeatable, incumbent mayor of Suplex City – is the cover star for the game this fall.

The title, which is coming to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, comes out on October 11.

If you pre-order the game you get two versions of Goldberg as well as the WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.

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The Strong Museum Welcomes The Desk Of The ‘Father Of Video Games’ Ralph Baer

The Strong National Museum of Play in New York is welcoming a new edition to their eGameRevolution exhibit: the desk of video game pioneer Ralph Baer.

Baer invented the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, and adopted the affectionate nickname the '"father of video games" as a result. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 92 in 2014, and now admirers of his work can see where he crafted his inventions on his desk brought all the way from his Florida home. His desk includes many tools of his trade, including his soldering gun, oscilloscope, ohm meter, and drawers of electronic components. 

His home console creation helped bring the possibly for interactive play into the domestic sphere, and set the foundation for all future consoles that proceeded it. He is also well known for many of his other electronic creations, the most popular being handheld memory Simon, which is still selling four decades later.

The Strong museum and Baer have worked together in the past. Baer provided the museum with thousands of personal papers and artifacts documenting his life's work, as well as a working reproduction of his prototype for the Magnavox Odyssey system for the same exhibit his desk now resides in, and Baer traveled to New York himself to celebrate its installation in 2010. 

For more on Baer, you can check him out in a web series on contemporary inventors by filmmaker David Friedman, showing the gaming founding father working as hard as ever and inventing at the age of 90 in 2012

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