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Double Civilization & Scenario Pack Coming Soon to Civilization VI; Starts With the Addition of Persia, Led by Cyrus

Today, developer Firaxis announced that two new civs are coming soon to Civilization VI. While the second civ wasn’t revealed, the first was: Persia, led by Cyrus. Additionally, Firaxis provided a new first-look video at Persia …Read More The post Double Civilization & Scenario Pack Coming Soon to Civilization VI; Starts With the Addition of Persia, Led by Cyrus by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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BioShock: The Collection Is Half-Off on Playstation Store This Weekend

On the PlayStation Store, this weekend only, buy the remastered collection of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite (plus all released DLC) for half of its usual price. …Read More The post BioShock: The Collection Is Half-Off on Playstation Store This Weekend by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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All Hail The Brief, Glorious Return Of The PC Demo

Demos have been gone so long there will be younger readers who never really got comfy with them in the first place, but a some news from big PC publishers this week shows that the oldest (and maybe best) way of selling a video game is making a comeback. OK, so demos never entirely disappeared—and their spirit, if nothing else, has been kept alive with stuff like Steam’s free weekends—but for the most part, the idea that studios would break little chunks of their game off and give them to you to just…play, for free, seemed long gone. There are many reasons for this, some easier to parse than others, but maybe those are on the wane, because this week we’ve seen some big games on the PC suddenly get proper, old-fashioned demos. No strings, no limited deals, you didn’t even need to buy a magazine. They’re just free to download and free to play. Advertisement Advertisement Halo Wars 2 got things started a few days ago, with a demo that lets you play the first campaign mission and READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Try Out Sid Meier’s Civilization VI With its New 60 Turn Free Demo

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Dialogue Screw Up Discovered In Latest DLC For WWE 2K17

[Image: 2K] Bugs and glitches are nothing new. But WWE 2K17‘s just released Hall of Fame Showcase does one better with a dialogue flub. Advertisement Raw audio of commentator Jerry Lawler flubbing dialogue during the Papa Shango versus The Godfather match ended up in the final DLC. This doesn’t appear in every match (it’s not in this one), because loads of recorded dialogue can be used. Obviously, during the recording process, dialogue screw ups are normal, but they are usually edited out. Not here. I dunno. I kind of like it this way. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon

Developer Firaxis has announced that the next premium DLC pack for Civilization VI will feature, for the first time ever in a Civilization game, Australia, led by Prime Minister John Curtin. …Read More The post Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Mafia III’s “Faster, Baby!” DLC Arrives on March 28

[embedded content] Faster, Baby!, the first story expansion for Mafia III, is releasing on March 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, 2K and Hangar 13 announced today. Beginning at 2:58 of the above video, you can see some of the new features being introduced with Faster, Baby!, including the ability to slow down time when you’re driving, toss explosives from your car, and use proximity mines. The DLC also includes some new vehicles and outfits, and the herbalism activity where you work with MJ to grow your criminal empire. Set in the new area of Sinclair Parish, the story of Faster, Baby! sees Lincoln joining forces with Roxy Laveau, a “sister-in-arms out to take down a corrupt Sheriff terrorizing Civil Rights activists on the outskirts of New Bordeaux.” Hangar 13 adds that “the core game’s racket system won’t be there.” When Faster, Baby! releases on March 28, it will be accompanied by “another large patch.” No details were given on what the patch will include. At 5:15 of the video, Hangar 13 touches on the two remaining story DLCs: Stones Unturned (May 2017) and Sign of the Times (July 2017). Just like Faster, Baby!, these two expansions will include new areas. Standalone prices for the story expansions weren’t given today,…

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Mafia III’s First Expansion Faster, Baby! Arrives March 28, 2017; New Story Details, Features, and More Revealed

Earlier this month, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K announced release windows for the previously announced three story expansions for Mafia III, as well as provided further details for each. …Read More The post Mafia III’s First Expansion Faster, Baby! Arrives March 28, 2017; New Story Details, Features, and More Revealed by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Take-Two Financials: Mafia III Nears 5 Million Shipped, NBA 2K18 Platforms Confirmed

In Take-Two’s Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 (ended December 31, 2016) earnings report today, the company revealed that Mafia III has now shipped approximately five million units since launch. Mafia III shipped 4.5 million copies in its launch week last October, becoming 2K’s fastest-selling game ever. Take-Two also updated their future titles list, revealing that NBA 2K18 is scheduled for a fall 2017 release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS/Android. Take-Two’s only other listed game is Red Dead Redemption 2, which launches in fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. Take-Two saw net revenues grow 15% year-on-year to $476.5 million in Q3, with Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, WWE 2K17, NBA 2K17, and Civilization VI highlighted as the main contributors. Digital revenue was up 64% year-on-year to $240.2 million, thanks to GTAV and GTA Online, Civilization VI, and NBA 2K17. CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about the strong quarter: Take-Two had a highly-successful holiday quarter. Consumer demand for our new releases and catalog titles was strong throughout the period, and players continued to engage significantly with our games after purchase. As a result, we delivered better-than-expected bookings, including our best-ever quarter for recurrent consumer spending, along with double-digit growth in both net revenue and net cash provided by READ FULL…

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WWE 2K17 Launches on PC with Thrilling Trailer

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NBA 2K17 Update 1.10 Is 7.6GB on PS4, Adds Tournament Functionality

Marking the third 7+GB patch this week, NBA 2K17 update 1.10 is now available to download on PlayStation 4. According to players, it’s a 7.6GB download. Community Manager Chris Manning said, “Quick patch hit #NBA2K17 today which added 2K All Star Tournament functionality, as well as addressing a ‘hop step’ exploit.” Updates 1.08 and 1.09 earlier this week corrected a case where users were able to upgrade their MyPlayer outside of the constraints of their selected archetype, addressed a hang that could occur during a Park After Dark event when leaving and re-entering the event, and more. In the United States, NBA 2K17 was the 4th best-selling game of 2016, behind Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, and The Division. You can expect NBA 2K18 to launch this fall “across all platforms.” Did you notice any other changes with today’s update? [Source: NBA 2K, Chris Manning, Reddit (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Mafia III’s Story Expansions Are All Expected to Launch by July, Here’s What to Expect

Hangar 13 and 2K announced today that Faster, Baby!, the first story expansion for Mafia III, is releasing at the end of March 2017. They’ll follow this up with the Stones Unturned and Sign of the Times story expansions in May 2017 and July 2017, respectively. After noting that these release windows are targets, and dates may shift slightly during development, Hangar 13 said, “All three of these story expansions will deliver tight, focused, and compelling narratives, while also introducing new gameplay mechanics, activities, environments, and rewards.” Here’s what to expect from each of the expansions: Faster, Baby! (End of March 2017) Fast cars, dramatic chases, and epic stunt driving take center stage as Lincoln joins forces with Roxy Laveau, a sister-in-arms out to take down a corrupt Sheriff terrorizing Civil Rights activists on the outskirts of New Bordeaux. Stones Unturned (May 2017) When a merciless rival resurfaces in New Bordeaux, Lincoln must join forces with CIA agent John Donovan to settle a blood feud that began in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Sign of the Times (July 2017) A string of ritualistic killings has New Bordeaux on the edge of terror. At Father James’ request, Lincoln agrees to hunt down the cult responsible, a READ FULL…

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Mafia III’s Three Story Expansions Get Release Windows and Further Details

Today, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K announced release windows for the previously announced three story expansions for Mafia III, as well as provided further details for each. …Read More The post Mafia III’s Three Story Expansions Get Release Windows and Further Details by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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WWE 2K17 Update 1.06 Fixes Bugs, Adds Hall of Fame Showcase DLC Support

Released earlier today, WWE 2K17 update 1.06 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fixes more issues and adds support for the upcoming Hall of Fame Showcase DLC pack. A release date for the Hall of Fame Showcase wasn’t given, but we do know that it will cost $9.99 on its own, and includes matches like Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000), Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match), and Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988). Reportedly 3.8GB, here’s what you’ll find in today’s WWE 2K17 update: Gameplay Fixed a stability issue when performing a Dirty Pin while the referee is down in a match Fixed issues with various corner comeback moves not being able to be performed Fixed an issue in which Superstars couldn’t reposition an opponent back into the ring when dragging a standing opponent outside the ring Addressed a warping issue that occurred when performing apron grapples from outside the ring Fixed an issue with Superstars getting stuck when grappling a female Custom Superstar performing an apron taunt Addressed issues with certain moves not connecting properly when performed Fixed an issue where a Superstar’s body could float unnaturally when reversing certain moves Tuned damage values of various moves that were READ FULL…