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Feel the sunshine in Mars: War Logs trailer
5 years ago

Feel the sunshine in Mars: War Logs trailer

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Cyberpunk action-roleplaying adventure Mars: War Logs shows off its sunnier side in its first official trailer. Soaked in sunlight and soulful melody, the trailer only hints at the dirty, dingy underbelly that is everyday life for the colonists of Mars.

Mars: War Logs takes place several undetermined hundreds of years in the future where humankind's colonization of the Red Planet has failed. The surviving remnants of those efforts have devolved into civil war for control of the most precious commodity on the planet: water. Because life's not hard enough, helping to ensure everyday could be the last are the mutants, the religious zealots and that beautiful sun. That savagely beautiful sun, scourging the surface with solar radiation in doses suitable for proper skin liquefaction.

You'll take on the role of Roy Temperance, the renegade whose story intertwines with the fate of the planet, as you fight against the aforementioned martian horrors and the corporate ruling class. Boasting a deep stable of intriguing characters, dozens of unlockable skills and perks and customizable equipment, Mars: War Logs is shaping up to be unique, to say the least.

Helmed by Spiders Studios, Mars: War Logs runs on the studio's cleverly named and obviously gorgeous Silk engine, spinning it's way toward a tentative "Spring 2013" release date. We'll keep this one on our radar. In the meantime, feast your eyes on a bevy of silky screens after the jump.

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Why Fallen Frontier is officially fallen

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In 2009, the XBLA goldmine cracked open treasures like Shadow Complex, Trials HD and 'Splosion Man. That gold rush attracted former Bungie designers Damián Isla, Rob Stokes and Michel Bastien …
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Terraria aims for March console release
5 years ago

Terraria aims for March console release

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Publisher 505 Games aims to release its long-awaited Terraria on consoles next month, according to Joystiq.
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Rumor: Next Xbox to ship with Kinect, new controller and 500GB HDD
5 years ago

Rumor: Next Xbox to ship with Kinect, new controller and 500GB HDD

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Microsoft's still-unannounced next-generation Xbox console will ship with a new control pad, a 500GB HDD, a "much-improved" Kinect motion sensor and the ability to run multiple games/apps simultaneously, according to a Kotaku source who claims to be in possession of a development kit for the machine said to be codenamed Durango. According to Kotaku's article, all Durango SKUs will not only ship with a Kinect sensor, but they will also only function when one is connected.

This latest next-gen scuttlebutt follows in the still-crashing wake churned up by another round of rumors that XBLAFans reported on just last week. The sources behind those rumors also asserted that the so-called Xbox 720 would bring with it a new and improved version of Microsoft's motion-sensing technology.

Regular next-gen rumor followers will be familiar with Kotaku's latest rumor source, who goes by the handle "SuperDaE." He, as Kotaku identifies him, caught gamers' attention last summer when he attempted to sell what he said was an Xbox Durango dev kit on eBay. Interestingly, SuperDaE said the sale was intercepted by Microsoft and prevented from going through on account of copyright issues. Microsoft has not acknowledged as much and is unlikely to considering that it has so far done everything short of wave its collective hand in front of a Kinect sensor like some sort of Jedi Knight and confidently state that there is no next-gen Xbox whenever the subject has been broached.

SuperDaE's information, which was supposedly gleaned from a score of Microsoft whitepapers, points to the next-gen Kinect sensor being capable of tracking up to six gamers simultaneously (up from two in the current version) and 25 of each player's skeletal joints (up from 20). Color and depth resolution and depth range are said to be getting dramatic increases, and "Active IR resolution" is reportedly being added to Kinect's specs. The whitepapers say Kinect will always be watching users and that it will automatically detect players and associate them with their Xbox Live accounts.

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Telltale CEO hints at possible direction for The Walking Dead's second season
5 years ago

Telltale CEO hints at possible direction for The Walking Dead's second season

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Speaking to Polygon, Telltale CEO Dan Connor revealed that "anything is possible" for the second season of the studio's hit episodic adventure game, The Walking Dead. Of particular note, …
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus headed to XBLA
5 years ago

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus headed to XBLA

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Konami has announced that a revised version of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels will release on XBLA.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus is an updated release of a game that …
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Bastion builds a wall of 1.7 million sales
5 years ago

Bastion builds a wall of 1.7 million sales

Supergiant Games have revealed that Bastion sales have reached 1.7 million across all platforms. The action-RPG was first released on XBLA as part of Microsoft's 2011 Summer of Arcade …
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Battleblock Theater arena modes revealed
5 years ago

Battleblock Theater arena modes revealed

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The Behemoth recently announced that they are looking for 10,000 players to participate in a closed beta test of their upcoming Battleblock Theater beginning sometime in either February or March. The beta program will give willing testers access to story levels, the level editor and a few levels of all arena modes. However, we've not had a lot of details on what these arena modes actually are, until now that is. For The Behemoth have just published some details on their developer's blog on the multiplayer games we can look forward to:

  • Soul -Steal enemy souls and run away. Stomp, punch, kick or kill your opponent to capture their soul. The longer you have their sweet, sweet spirit, the more points you or your team will get. Don’t forget that you’ve got a soul too, so you better make sure that doesn't get stolen in the process!
  • Muckle – Beat and kill the enemy team. It’s that simple. One, two and land those punches. Give them a good uppercut. Use those weapons you earned. Get points for being the most powerful team.
  • Challenge – Score the best time. How fast can you go through a level? Or a better question would be: How much faster can you go than others? Prove to everyone that you’re the best of the best at finishing before anyone else… In this context it’s a good thing!
  • King of the Hill – Stand on the crown blocks. They’re golden and shiny. You can’t miss them. The only problem is your enemies can’t miss them either! Keep your opponents off those blocks and do your best to stay on them for a multitude of points.
  • Color the World – Color more blocks than the other team. You’ll start off with a “blank slate” of greyish blocks and end with a kaleidoscope of colors – unless you’re really good or really suck, then you’ll only see giant blocks of color.
  • Grab the Gold – Grab more gold than the other team. A floating whale spits out gold. Your objective is to take those pieces to the safe. It’s that easy. Just remember to keep them safe from your opponents!
  • Ball Game – Get the ball in the basket. When you play this mode, you’ll be grabbing, passing and dunking in no time! Just remember to put the ball into your opponent’s hoop and not your own!
  • Horse – Ride the horse to the stables. You’ll have a chance to use your sneaky skills to steal the other team’s horse. Lead the horse all the way back to your own stable to get your haul of points.

You can sign up for the beta here, but to guarantee a spot then best look out for one of our daily giveaway contests. Hit the jump for some screenshots of all modes described above.

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Titles revealed for Capcom's Arcade Cabinet
5 years ago

Titles revealed for Capcom's Arcade Cabinet

Capcom Unity announced the full list of titles for its upcoming release: Capcom's Arcade Cabinet. The 8-bit games, originally released in 1984-1988, will be grouped in five different packs and …
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Glóin joins the Guardians of Middle-earth cast
5 years ago

Glóin joins the Guardians of Middle-earth cast

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Released this past Wednesday, the axe-wielding dwarf Glóin is now available for Guardians of Middle-earth. He joins a cast of over 20 different playable …
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