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Dynasty Warriors 9 Debut Trailer

Koei Tecmo America Details New Combat Features for Dinasty Warriors 9 Alongside New Trailer Koei Tecmo America today revealed exciting new combat mechanics and exploration features slated to debut with the upcoming installment in developer Omega Force’s long-running action franchise, Dynasty Warriors 9. An impressive new trailer released alongside today’s announcement provides a closer look at the beautifully rendered environments and dynamic combat systems that players can look forward to. Dynasty Warriors 9 introduces exhilarating new combat mechanics to the series’ signature “one versus thousands” style gameplay with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles – Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks – each dealing progressively more damage. Trigger Attacks allow players to create the start of an explosive combo, leading to Flow Attacks, which adapt to the enemy’s current state. Successful combos allow for a Finish Attack to be performed, delivering a final blow that eradicates any foes caught in its path. These new enhancements aim to create a thrilling and fluid experience unlike any previous entry in the franchise. Augmenting the series’ first true open world is another immersive innovation introduced in Dynasty Warriors 9: the Interactive Action READ…

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Steam Link for Under £12, Steam Controller for Under £28

See below for Xbox One wireless controller with Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 for £54.99 By IGN Staff IGN Deals Facebook/Twitter Help us get to 5000 likes! Like our pages on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also to find exclusive codes that we provide for our readers. Hottest Deals Today Steam Link and Steam Controller Have Both Reduced in Price Optimize your gaming experience: Connect the Steam Link to your TV and home network, grab your Steam Controller, kick back, and enjoy your collection of games from the comfort of your couch. Xbox One Wireless Controller With Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 for Under £55 One of the best deals we’ve seen for a while. Get either a White, Red or Blue Xbox One wireless controller from GAME and they’ll chuck in Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4 for just £55. Putting some perspective on this, an Xbox One wireless controller usually costs around £49.99, which means you’re essentially getting 2 A-list games for £5! Free Rocket League When You Purchase 3 Months Xbox Live From Amazon Have you run out of Xbox Live? Why not READ FULL STORY…

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Total War: Warhammer II Campaign First Look Video

Download HQ Trailer .MP4 | 662 MB Embark on a jaw-dropping tour of Ulthuan and Lustria in Total War: Warhammer II’s Campaign First Look Video Creative Assembly have unveiled a stunning new video, taking viewers on a journey across two continents of Total War: Warhammer II’s huge campaign map in this Campaign First Look video. The journey begins in the High Elves’ homeland of Ulthuan, where The Great Vortex crackles with magical energy on the Isle of the Dead; its dangerously unstable presence a magnificent but ominous sight that dominates the immediate landscape. The High Elves who reside there are led by Prince Tyrion and, as the video swoops down towards the White Tower of Hoeth and past the Fortress Gates of Ulthuan, you begin to get an understanding of the proud, highly developed people who live there. Across the treacherous oceans and into Lustria, we see several races from the Old World who have set up outposts, while rogue armies roam the continent in search of riches. You will need to decide whether to enlist them to your cause or put them to the sword in your quest for dominance. The ruins of ancient cities, overrun by the jungle-landscape…

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Sega announces Sega Forever, a collection of free classic games for mobile devices

Sega Forever Makes Time Travel Cost-Effective, Convenient In celebration of a simpler time – an era that came before cool kale, hyper-connectedness, DIY artisanal beer-making, and social media mayhem – Sega Networks is bringing a growing collection of classic video games from every console era to your mobile device for free. The collection, called Sega Forever, is a re-awakening of archetypal gaming, an ode to the deep and diverse Sega catalogue, and the beginning of a retro revolution that will transport players back through two decades of console gaming. Each game in the Sega Forever lineup is free-to-play, ad-supported, playable offline, and includes added features like cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. For players who prefer a pristinely ad-free mobile gaming experience – folks who want to play Sega just like they remember playing in their basement, without interruptions from parents, siblings, or homework – we’ve rolled back the price so each game can be purchased without ads for $1.99. As the Sega Forever collection expands through months and years, it will include both official emulations and ported games that pan all Sega console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original games. “Above all…

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #16 Review

Share. The Darkest Timeline comes to a close. By Jeff Lake Recent origin asides and yearly annuals notwithstanding, it’s been a while since we’ve last seen the Rangers proper. BOOM!’s flagship title at last returns to finish what it started, Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya bringing their latest arc to its explosive conclusion. While technically broken up, the connective nature of the book’s last few arcs makes it feel like the Rangers have been dealing with the one singular conflict for quite some time. Writer Higgins has certainly made the most of that long-form approach, with a detailed attention to world building and some strong character development, yet there was the feeling going into this final stretch that there was just too much to bring it all together. Thankfully, that’s not the case. He mirrors the final standoff with Lord Drakkon to the attack by Rita Repulsa darn near perfectly, his stakes real and his character moments earned. With a split narrative and a slew of similar (or identical) characters dotting multiple timelines, the risk of the plot devolving into a jumbled mess was high. And yet, by keeping the focus squarely on the well-known traits that define his READ…

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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

About Pillars of Eternity Pillars of Eternity is an RPG inspired by classic titles such as Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, which features an original world and game system that evokes and improves upon the traditional computer RPG experience. The Complete Edition, adapted for consoles by Paradox Arctic and distributed at physical retail by 505 Games, features an enhanced UI and redesigned controls to provide a superb experience on the big screen, navigated easily and intuitively using game controllers.Key Features • Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II. • Countless character creation options, from races and classes to character backgrounds which drive your personal story. • An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse. • New UI and controls designed from the ground up, presenting the Pillars of Eternity experience like never before. READ FULL STORY AT ALLGAMESDELTA!

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Captain America: Steve Rogers #18 Review

Share. Can Namor resist the Secret Empire? By Jesse Schedeen There are a number of parallels to be drawn between Secret Wars and Secret Empire, one of which being that neither event comic seems to have any truly necessary tie-ins. Sure, there are some gems with Secret Empire just as there were for Secret Wars, but even those books written by Nick Spencer himself aren’t contributing a huge amount to the larger picture. Case in point – Captain America: Steve Rogers #18. This issue adds some extra context to the strained interaction between Namor and Steve in Secret Empire #4, but there’s a nagging sense that more could have been accomplished here. Perhaps the real problem with this issue is that it never seems entirely sure which side of the story it wants to tell. We see Namor lamenting the fall of his kingdom, but his perspective is only shown through two brief scenes that bookend the issue. Much of the remainder focuses on Steve paying a visit to the UN (such as it is after the fall of New York) and delivering a speech full of bluster and intimidation. But again, the script doesn’t really attempt to delve READ…

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What's Going to Happen in Game of Thrones: Season 7

Winter closes in as the war for Westeros begins. By Matt Fowler Warning: Do not proceed any further if you don’t want to know anything about anything with regards to Game of Thrones: Season 7. While some of this is merely strong speculation, it’s still rather spoiler-y for those who may not want to “know nothing, Jon Snow.” The night is dark and filled with hunches. War is coming to Westeros. Full-blown, massive and mighty war featuring Lannister forces, the Ironborn, the Unsullied, the Dothraki, and — naturally — a flame spitting dragon or three. Season 7 is only set to run for seven weeks, but it’s going to be overflowing with violence in the name of the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen, now allied with key members of the Greyjoy clan, is about to land in the Seven Kingdoms, ready to finally make good on her promise to reclaim her birthright. It’s no secret that she’s after Queen Cersei’s spot in King’s Landing, but will she see the newly reformed Northern alliance as a threat to her claim or a tool to help her win the day? And what about the frozen horrors that lie in wait beyond the Wall, ready READ…

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Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 Review

Share. Weapon X gets a Totally Awesome upgrade. By Jesse Schedeen Marvel’s new Weapon X series hasn’t gotten off to the most auspicious start this spring. If anything, Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 only highlights how pointless those first four issues have been, doing a better job in one chapter of introducing the new team and their uneasy dynamic. But at least things are looking up for Old Man Logan and his team, with more than a little help from the Totally Awesome Hulk. Building on the very limited foundation laid out in Weapon X to date, Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 officially kicks off the Weapon X/Totally Awesome Hulk crossover. Amadeus Cho has joined forces with Logan’s band of mutant assassins in order to take down Weapon X and its growing army of cyborg super-soldiers. As far as crossovers go, it’s a pretty straightforward premise, but one that helps keep the focus on the characters themselves. Pak is able to generate a strong team dynamic that was mostly lacking in previous chapters of Weapon X. Logan himself is settling nicely in as team leader, while characters like Sabretooth, Deathstrike and Domino are quickly finding their individual niches. As READ…

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Wrestling Wrap Up: How WWE Screwed Up with Carmella

Plus, Braun Strowman returns, Big Cass turns on Enzo, Randy Orton think Jinder Mahal crossed the line, and more! By Matt Fowler I have a lot of opinions this week and not a lot of time to express them. Blame Netflix for the rush. You don’t need full context, just… blame them. Anyhow, currently, it’s not exactly in vogue to criticize wrestling on the internet. It goes back and forth. Sometimes it’s “cool,” sometimes it’s “for lame-o squares.” Sometimes people who critique wrestling online even wind up liking things just because it pisses off other people who critique wrestling online. Sometimes people who critique wrestling online for a living somehow like it when people who don’t critique wrestling online for a living — yet critique wrestling nonetheless — don’t like things because those who do it for a living can then distance themselves from the “rabble.” It sinks and swells. High tide, low tide. There are no rules for how to do this so it’s ever-shifting. Speaking of “no rules,” the WWE currently has a free-for-all problem. Now, a lot went down over the past week, but I’ll only be touching on a few things. So, you know, READ FULL…

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Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Review

Share. Spider-Man learns how to have fun again. By Jesse Schedeen Never let it be said that Dan Slott hasn’t pushed Peter Parker in new and unexpected directions over the years. That said, sometimes it feels like the core of Spider-Man’s appeal is lost in the current status quo where Peter is a globetrotting businessman who funds the Avengers in his spare time. Where’s the everyman hero who’s perpetually down on his luck? Those who crave a more traditional take on Spidey, but one that still reflects the current goings-on in the Marvel Universe, could do far worse than checking out Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1. This new series doesn’t ignore the fact that Peter has moved on up in the world, but it seeks to ground him all the same by returning the hero to a New York setting and focusing on his battles with ordinary criminals and rocky romantic life. And in the process, writer Chip Zdarsky focuses less on Peter as a solo player and more on his relationships with both new characters and returning favorites. Zdarsky dispenses with a lot of the usual tropes here, at one point even going meta and poking fun READ…

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Jump Into the Action of Dungeon Defenders II Today on Xbox One

Dungeon Defenders II is a unique blend of action RPG and tower defense. Once you build your towers, you and up to three of your friends can grab a sword, a bow, or even a laser shotgun and jump into the action! There’s loot to discover, pets to raise, locations to explore and more. We crafted a fun, cooperative experience for players to enjoy online or even on the couch with a friend. I’d like to provide you with an insider look as to what inspired our choices for the game as well as some pro-tips on how you can get started defending Etheria. We originally released Dungeon Defenders II as an early access title on PC, but we’ve always wanted to get the game into the hands of our Xbox fan base. We’ve had an amazing Xbox community since we released the first Dungeon Defenders on Xbox 360 in 2011, so we leapt at the opportunity to bring the game to Xbox One with an exclusive Megalodon pet (can you say “Sharknado!?”), an exclusive weapon, and a limited-time exclusive map. For Dungeon Defenders II, we set out to improve the hero action gameplay from the first game. We READ…

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Daily Deals: 56% off Bose SoundTrue II Headphones

Free Overwatch Legendary Loot, New July Loot Crate features Rick and Morty and Bob’s Burgers, Switch-Compatible Controller for $15, and more By Eric Song Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Want IGN Deals in your social feeds? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Want deals in your inbox? Sign up for the IGN Deals Newsletter. Today’s Best Deals Looking for fast-moving items? Follow me on Twitter If you’re looking for fast-moving items such as the Switch, NES Classic, or video game collector’s editions, follow me at IGN Deals. I update that page immediately when hot items come in stock. —————————– Bose SoundTrue II Around-Ear Headphones for Apple Devices for $79 This is the lowest price I’ve seen for these popular headphones. The SoundTrue features a built-in mic and inline remote, plush memory foam earpads, and swivelling earcups for compact storage. Note that the in-line controls are meant for Apple devices, but the headphone itself can be used on anything with a 3.5mm port. —————————– READ FULL STORY AT…

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Has Characters Designed by Tetsuya Nomura

The director of Kingdom Hearts III has had a lot on his plate. By Alex Osborn Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will feature multiple characters designed by Tetsuya Nomura. At the end of the new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 trailer that was released last week at E3, Nomura—who is currently directing both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake—is credited at the end for character designs of “Ira” (or “Torna” in English). While “Torna” was initially believed to be the name of a single character, the official Japanese Twitter account for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (translation via Siliconera), clarified that “Torna” is actually the name of an organization in the game. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 “Torna” character, via Twitter As such, Nomura is actually designing multiple characters for Switch-exclusive RPG, one of which you can see pictured above, and another below: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 “Torna” character, via Twitter Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be released this holiday season, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Check out IGN’s interview with Monolith Soft studio head Tetsuya Takahashi to find out why Xenoblade Chronicles 2 isn’t merely a simple sequel. Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube READ FULL STORY AT IGN!