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Command & Conquer Might Be Remastered

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The original Command & Conquer released back in 1995 is one of the games that solidified the RTS genre, and spawned a plethora of sequels including classics such as Red Alert, Tiberian Sun, Generals and even an FPS called Renegade.

Since its prime in the mid to late 2000s, the RTS genre has received very little love from developers and gamers alike, but EA hopes to change that with the possibility of remastered versions of the old games.

Just Cause 4 Gameplay Trailer Released

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Just Cause sees another return of black ops agent Rico Rodriguez with Just Cause 4, as he travels Solis in an attempt to find the truth about his past.

Solid is a fictional South American country and the setting for the Just Cause games. The map for Just Cause 4 is huge, weighing in at more than 1,024 square kilometers (assuming a perfect square, that’s an area 32×32 kilometers).

Assassin’s Creed 3 Gets Remastered – With AC: Odyssey Season Pass

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which we looked at recently, comes bundled with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered provided you have a Season Pass (for the PC version on Steam it’s R 559 on its own, otherwise you can get it included with the Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition).

Ignite the American Revolution as Connor, the master assassin born of the beauty and the brutality of 18th century America. As a bloody revolution draws ever nearer, your clan is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. Shocked into action by the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to the cause of freedom, and embark on a decades-long quest to achieve it.

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Available on Steam

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Relive the glory days of cooperative arcade games with the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle! This comprehensive collection includes seven classic games, each with various multiplayer options, online capabilities and detailed galleries.

Say goodbye to game overs! Adjust your difficulty settings or give yourself more lives to battle through each game in its entirety. You can also play the English or Japanese versions of each title.

Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 Skins Live With New Event Update

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Overwatch gets a new seasonal event, called Halloween Terror 2018, you will receive skins live with new event update.

Halloween Terror’s return also introduces a new Halloween-themed version of Château Guillard and the addition of Tracer and Brigitte to the Junkenstein’s Revenge PvE mode.

You Will Soon Be Able to Change Your PSN Online Nametag

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Gamers with embarrassing or outdated game tags will soon be able to change their PSN Online ID on the PlayStation 4 as part of the PlayStation Preview Program. Select users from previous PS4 system software betas will be given access to this feature via the Profile page of their PS4.

WWE 2K19 Now Available on Steam

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WWE 2K19 returns as the flagship WWE video game, with cover Superstar AJ Styles! Experience tons of creation options, match types and more!

WWE 2K19 arrives as the latest entry to the flagship WWE video game franchise and features cover Superstar AJ Styles. WWE 2K19 will showcase a massive roster of popular WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as NXT favorites. Experience authentic WWE gameplay, extensive creation options, engaging match types, fan-favorite modes and much more!

Fallout 76’s Full Map Revealed

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The full world map for Fallout 76 has been revealed and now you can see how it compares to Fallout 4.

Bethesda says Fallout 76 is the biggest game it has ever created. At E3 2018 the studio said it will be “four times larger” than Fallout 4, which already offers a pretty expansive game world

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 is in the Works (No Mentions of what the New Console Will Be Called)

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Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 is in the works, and there are hints that the next machine could feature backward compatibility for old games too. Sony has finally gone on the record to say what we all know to be true: PlayStation 5 is coming.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is Now Available on Steam

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the latest in the AC series, with this episode taking you back to (unsurprisingly given the name) Ancient Greece. You need to choose your fate to evolve your character from an outcast to a living legend, embarking on an odyssey to uncover the secrets of your past and change the fate of Ancient Greece.

Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG

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GOG.com, formerly Good Old Games, is currently giving away the first person shooter Shadow Warrior for computer for a little less than the next two days. Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

Steam Weekend Deal – The Crew 2 Reduced 45%

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Take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea across the entire USA. With a wide variety of cars, bikes, boats, and planes, compete in a wide range of driving disciplines.

Parallels have been drawn to Forza Horizon, so if you’re not familiar with The Crew that should give you an indication of what to expect – a high speed, arcade racer taking you through beautiful locations in fast cars and an assortment of other vehicles.

Skywind “The Fall of House Dagoth” Trailer Released

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Skywind is a project focused on recreating The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind inside The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, giving it a complete overhaul with revamped graphics and audio. The project is run entirely by volunteers, so estimating a release date is impossible and the team is going with a “it’ll be done when it’s done” approach (in the wise words of Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind timeless classics such as Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad”).

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Available for Pre-Purchase

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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is the first in the multi award-winning strategy series to recreate epic conflict across ancient China. Combining a gripping turn-based campaign game of empire-building, statecraft and conquest with stunning real-time battles, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS redefines the series in an age of heroes and legends.

For early adopters who pre-purchase, there are a few bonuses included. Firstly, there are three new playable Warlords; He Yi, Gong Du, and Huang Shao. Secondly, there are three new hero classes: Healer, Scholar, and Veteran. Three new character skills that focus on the three virtues of Taoism: Frugality, Compassion, and Humility. Lastly, there are new weapons and armour suitable for the new heroes.

Mega Man 11/11 !! Now Available on Steam

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The almost-21 year old Mega Man has just had its latest update in the form of Mega Man 11/11 !! The original game was originally developed for the Nintendo NES, but has since spawned sequels on a multitude of platforms including the SEGA Genesis, Sega Game Gear and Nintendo Game Boy.

For the youngsters (or anyone else unfamiliar with the series), or anyone wanting more info on the game, Steam describes it as follows:

Far Cry 5 Receives a Graphical Revamp with an HD Texture Pack

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For fans of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 that want even more graphical detail, patch v1.11 adds high resolution texture packs. Along with that, the patch also includes a variety of new additions to the level editor, including new weapons, vehicles and more.

On the computer side of things, both Steam and uPlay will automatically download the patch the next time you launch them.

Tropico 6 Beta Trailer Released

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Tropico players rejoice! For those strategy gamers who enjoy taking the role of El Presidente and creating their own tropical paradise (or hell-hole slum), Tropico 6 is finally coming four years after Tropico 5 was released.

Available now for pre-order directly from Kalypso Media, players can get instant access to the beta as well as a price reduction of 10%. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait for the launch, which is scheduled for January 2019.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Released

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Back in 2010, Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption, a GTA-esque game set in the year 1911 and taking place on the USA/Mexico border. The game was met with critical acclaim, but was never released on PC. Gamers were after a sequel almost from the get-go, and finally we’re getting it. Rockstar Games has released a trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, which launches later this month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

$4 Overwatch PC – Exclusive 66% discount on Humble Monthly

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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, which released on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows

If you didn’t already subscribe to Humble Monthly, well now you can own OverwatchDungeons 3Hidden Folks and more great games on PC  for Just under R60.00 ($4).

The Crew 2 – FREE WEEKEND ON PC!

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Enjoy Free Weekend to discover Motornation! From the 27th of September to the 30th of September, make the best stunts and races. Ride all kind of cars, bikes, boats and planes!

About The Crew 2

The Crew 2 is an open world racing video game developed by Ivory Tower and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to 2014’s The Crew. It features a persistent open world environment for free-roaming across a scaled-down recreation of the United States.

World War 3 System Requirements Revealed

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The Farm 51’s upcoming futuristic multiplayer FPS, World War 3, is available for pre-order on Steam. This, of course, means that the system requirements are now available. For those who don’t have the power to play the latest Battlefield or Call of Duty titles, you might still be able to play World War 3 as the requirements are pretty lax.

In case you don’t know what the game is about, the Steam page sums it up nicely:

Metal Gear Solid (1998) Intro Remastered in Unreal Engine 4

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Unreal Engine 4 has been making some rather large waves lately, with our newest find being a remake of the intro scene of 1998’s Metal Gear Solid done in the engine (in case you missed it, we had an article earlier today about the opening scene for Half-Life being remade in Unreal Engine 4).

Made by Erasmus Brosdau, the remake has remastered sound and various market place assets. Once again, the engine shows just how impressively versatile it really is.

Strange Things “Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings” Taught Me

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As a long-time Age of Empires II player, there are quite a few things that I have learnt about the world that I would otherwise not have believed.

Here are the top 12 things I’ve learnt from playing Age of Empires II (and its expansion pack, but this is relevant to both) in no particular order:

SteelSeries Announces New Limited-Edition Peripherals

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CHICAGO – September 20, 2018 – SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, in collaboration with Valve, is proud to announce a limited-edition line of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) branded peripherals. The new mouse and mousepad feature a design based on CS:GO’s most legendary gun skin, the M4A4 Howl.

Half-Life Opening Scene Remade in Unreal Engine 4

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For those of you who won’t know, a small indie studio called SilverTM has been working on a remake of Half-Life in Unreal Engine 4 called Project Lambda. The graphics and environment are absolutely breathtaking, although it may be argued that the original game had a very unique atmosphere.

The below video shows the opening tram rail scene, which is likely to blow you away once it heads outdoors. The tram rail bending is also incredibly impressive, as are the lighting effects. The images below are from Project Lambda as well as some of their other works. As per the thumbnail, absolutely no commentary is required as it really does speak for itself.