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Every Big Game Coming Out In Spring 2017

Illustration: Angelica Alzona Spring has arrived, and with it, a new slew of big releases. Here’s what to look out for from now until summer. March 23rd Super Mario Run | Android | Runner March 24th Zero Escape: The Nonary Games | PC, PS4, Vita | Visual Novel/Puzzle March 28th Snake Pass | PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One | Action Advertisement Advertisement Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix | PS4 | Action RPG Has Been Heroes | PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One | Action MLB: The Show 17 | PS4 | Baseball Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladio | PS4, Xbox One | Action RPG Expansion Rain World | PC, PS4 | Platformer Destiny: Age of Triumph | PS4, Xbox One | Online FPS Event The Walking Dead Season 3 | PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile | Narrative Adventure Game March 30th Thimbleweed Park | PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One| Point and Click Adventure April 4th Persona 5 | PS4, PS3 | JRPG + Dating Sim Advertisement Advertisement Lego City Undercover | PC, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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“Talent not included “sets the stage for its Xbox One debut

Frima brings their cylinder-based action platformer to Xbox One fans on April 5th. Press release: Quebec – March 22nd, 2017 – Places, please! Frima, independent Canadian game developer, has announced today that Talent Not Included, their theatrical drama-filled action/combat platformer, will be released on Xbox One on April 5th. After launching to critical acclaim on PC via Steam last August,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Microsoft Is Making A New Xbox Controller Inspired By The Military

Xbox just announced a new controller: the special edition Recon Tech wireless controller, to be released next month. Advertisement With a stylized utilitarian look Xbox says was inspired by “military technology,” combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear,” the controller has etched textures on the front and back, apparently for grip. Like other Xbox wireless controllers, it’s bluetooth compatible. Mostly, it’s pretty. The controller will be available April 25th for a steep $70, still less than half the cost of an Elite wireless controller. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, Final Fantasy XV, and More Highlight This Week’s Deals With Gold

The latest Deals With Gold offer include plenty of discounts on titles like Resident Evil VII, Final Fantasy XV, Thomas Was Alone, and more. …Read More The post Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, Final Fantasy XV, and More Highlight This Week’s Deals With Gold by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


It Stinks That Nobody Talks In Diablo III's Public Multiplayer

In Diablo III, a good deal of high level play revolves around entering farming runs with random strangers and marching through content to try and get the most items and gear in the shortest amount of time. It’s fun, but it’s disappointing that it seems to exist in a cone of silence. Advertisement You can easily enter public games with up to three other players in one of the world’s most popular games, and no one will talk. People join together to get loot, because Diablo III makes it more likely that you’ll get more loot if you’re battling the more difficult enemies that spawn when playing with others. But they don’t talk, because it seems that Blizzard just didn’t design this installment of Diablo to be social enough for strangers. Advertisement You might join a group that is labeled as “Bounties” or “Rift. The label will tell you something about the group’s purpose, but once you get in there is essentially no communication between players. Nothing is said. No directions are given. No one asks for help or offers advice. Players just run READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Tactical RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory Gets New Screenshots and Plans for Early Access in Q2 2017

Dreamlords Digital announced that their upcoming tactical turn-based RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory is set to launch on Steam early access in quarter 2 of 2017. …Read More The post Tactical RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory Gets New Screenshots and Plans for Early Access in Q2 2017 by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.

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Gears of War 4, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and More Highlight This Week’s Deals With Gold

Featuring discounts on titles such as Gears of War 4, Far Cry 4, and the Assassin’s Creed series, this week’s Deals With Gold is heavy on the action. …Read More The post Gears of War 4, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and More Highlight This Week’s Deals With Gold by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

A Very Pretty Xbox One S

This box, featuring a custom Xbox One S, controllers and a pair of Atmos x Air Max 1 ‘Elephants’, was a giveaway at Laced Up, a sneaker con in Germany. The “43″ is for 43einhalb, a sneaker store in Fulda. I could live without the Air Maxs, but the colour scheme on that console is fantastic. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


The Level That Shows Why Halo: Reach Is Awesome

You drop right into a firefight, plasma crackling as it flies past your head. You push forward, blasting away at a pack of grunts, causing them to panic. An Elite taunts you with a burst of blue fire from his rifle, but he backs off when, having caught your attention, you go after him. Starting right in the thick of things is a wonderfully chaotic way to begin a level–in this case, the level is ONI: Sword Base, and it showcases everything great about Halo: Reach. Advertisement This piece originally appeared 5/11/16. When I discovered that Halo: Reach had been added to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility mode, I couldn’t resist another playthrough. Reach was Bungie’s last Halo game, released in 2010 before 343 Industries took it over, but it’s a prologue for the entire series, setting up the events of Halo: Combat Evolved and everything that follows. Sword Base is one of the many great levels in Reach, but to me it’s the purest one, a level of textbook perfection that balances player freedom with great pacing. Advertisement You play as Noble Six, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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'Let Him Fix It': The Battle Over Who Gets To Repair Your Consoles

GorillaStump at work In a gritty vintage video games store in Manhattan’s East Village, a man who only wanted to be identified by his PlayStation username, GorillaStump, explained his passion for repairing video game consoles. Years ago, he turned those skills into a job that’s now entangled in legal battles across the county. Advertisement “I’ve been fixing stuff since I was a little kid, scavenging garbage,” GorillaStump said, not looking up from the Xbox 360 he was dismantling with a screwdriver. “Basically, I went from Legos to real-life troubleshooting.” We were in 8-Bit And Up, an independent games store that also deals in console repair. He was watching a For Honor Twitch stream while removing pet dander and cigarette detritus from the 360’s jammed disc tray. Advertisement We were discussing his job and his take on legal fights in New York and seven other states over whether independent shops like the one where he works should be able to not just repair game consoles but do so by using official parts and documentation from the likes of Sony and Microsoft. He fervently wants independent repair READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Witcher 3, Titanfall 2, and More Highlight This Week’s Deals With Gold

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DayZ Creator’s Xbox One/PC Title Ion Ceases Development


Save Big on Xbox One Downloads of Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and More

Building an all-digital game collection is usually an expensive proposition, but four popular game downloads are deeply discounted on Xbox One right now. $24 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $30 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $5 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $8 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Despite Avatar News, Ubisoft Says Division Franchise Will Be Supported 'Long Term' 

On Tuesday Ubisoft said its Swedish game studio Massive will lead the development of a game set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. That left some people, including us, wondering what that meant for the future of The Division, the 2016 Massive-led co-op third-person shooter that got its last, announced expansion also on Tuesday. Not to worry, Ubisoft says. Advertisement “Avatar’s development has no impact on the team working on The Division or on our plans to continually support and update the game and brand for the long term,” a Ubisoft rep told Kotaku. “We’re proud of what the team has accomplished with The Division, thankful for our community’s dedication, and looking forward to sharing more about what’s coming next for the game very soon.” The rep noted that the Avatar game is “a new project with its own dedicated team.” Advertisement The Division launched to huge sales a year ago, but shed players quickly as players fretted about cheaters, glitches and a lack of satisfying endgame content. A rocky year of patches, expansions and major changes brought many players back and improved the game, though the third of three announced expansions, the PvP-centric Last Stand, has left some…