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The Division's Next Expansion, 'Last Stand', Adds 8v8 Objective-Based PvP
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The Division's Next Expansion, 'Last Stand', Adds 8v8 Objective-Based PvP
Plus, an expanded Dark Zone as part of a larger 1.6 update coming to the game. The third and hopefully not final bit of The Division content, 'Last Stand', looks to expand on the game's PvP offering by adding a separate objective-based mode where players a thrown into an instanced version of the Dark Zone and tasked with retrieving important data.

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Ubisoft Looking to Try Again with The Division: The Movie
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Ubisoft Looking to Try Again with The Division: The Movie
Assassin's Creed: The Major Motion Picture was savaged by a lot of critics when it was released this past December. It currently sits at 17% over at Rotten Tomatoes, making it yet another failed video game to movie experiment. Naturally, it has its fans (like all duds) -- but you get the picture. And as the hit R&B song from the '90s goes, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." Which is what Ubisoft is looking to do, as today they've tapped Hollywood heavyweight Stephen Gaghan to write and direct the upcoming 'The Divsion: The Movie.'

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Long War 2, the Total Conversion Mod for XCOM 2, is Available Now
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Long War 2, the Total Conversion Mod for XCOM 2, is Available Now
Long War 2, the total conversion mod for XCOM 2, is available now and comes from developer Pavonis Interactive with the full blessing of both Firaxis and 2K Games. Long War 2 offers considerable changes to the core experience with a number of new mission types, a new soldier class, plus several changes to enemy tactics and more. So if you're of the opinion that the already excellent XCOM 2 could use an extra dose of strategy, difficulty, and complexity, then Long War 2 is for you.

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Virtual Tabletop - Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Announced and Available Now via Steam Early Access
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Virtual Tabletop - Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Announced and Available Now via Steam Early Access
Ubisoft's Might & Magic series has been around for longer than we can remember, and has seen so many different entries that it even rivals Ultima in the roman numeral stakes. And today comes the announcement of a new entry, Might & Magic Showdown. A game that looks to takes the series in a new direction -- that of the world of tabletop figures. And the painting of said figures. And the battling of said figures. This actually looks pretty cool, especially for those out there that dabble in tabletop gaming.

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New Thimbleweed Park Trailer Gives Us a Glimpse at the World of this New LucasArts Style Graphic Adventure
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New Thimbleweed Park Trailer Gives Us a Glimpse at the World of this New LucasArts Style Graphic Adventure
A new graphic adventure game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of Maniac Mansion, is certainly something to look forward to. And with a release date of 'early 2017', we hopefully don't have long to wait until Thimbleweed Park hits our screens. The latest trailer, featuring narration from one of the playable characters in the game -- the crude clown Ransome -- definitely captures the look and feel of classic LucasArts titles.

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Yooka-Laylee Getting Multiplayer Modes Including Arcade Games and Co-op
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Yooka-Laylee Getting Multiplayer Modes Including Arcade Games and Co-op
Out April 11, Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is certainly one of our most anticipated game releases of 2017. You can chalk that up to a affinity for '90s 3D platformers, especially those that came from Rare. In addition to the single-player campaign, developer Playtonic Games is also bringing a number of multiplayer modes to Yooka-Laylee. And in typical Banjo fashion they'll be tied to the in-game Rextro's Arcade location.

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Loot-tastic! Grinding Gear's Excellent Path of Exile Headed to Xbox One in 2017
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Loot-tastic! Grinding Gear's Excellent Path of Exile Headed to Xbox One in 2017
Path of Exile, the popular PC action-RPG is branching out this year with an Xbox One release. From Auckland-based Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile made its debut on PC in 2013, where it quickly gained a loyal following. In the subsequent years its fans have been treated to several expansions and additional content. And mostly, for free. The Xbox One version of the game will be inline with the upcoming massive 3.0.0 expansion, that includes the long-awaited Act V.

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Blizzard Teases Year of the Rooster Event for Overwatch
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Blizzard Teases Year of the Rooster Event for Overwatch
With the simple tagline of "Good luck and great fortune await!" Overwatch's next seasonal event is scheduled to kick off on January 24 and is themed around the Chinese New Year. Based on past events we can probably expect to see find a few new skins and other cosmetic items, plus perhaps a visual overhaul for at least one of the in-game maps. To tease the upcoming event Blizzard naturally chose the game's Chinese hero, Mei, who can be seen donning a very traditional Chinese outfit.

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Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's Next Mobile Game, Headed to Android February 2
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Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's Next Mobile Game, Headed to Android February 2
With an iOS release listed as "coming soon". Following up from the successful Super Mario Run for iOS, Nintendo's next mobile offering will be Fire Emblem: Heroes. A series that, thanks to several handheld titles in the past, is perfectly suited to the mobile market. The announcement came via a Fire Emblem specific Nintendo Direct earlier today, and the debut trailer showcases a game very much in-line with Fire Emblem's we've seen before.

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Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch Comes from the Same Team Behind Hyrule Warriors
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Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch Comes from the Same Team Behind Hyrule Warriors
Announced at the Nintendo Switch reveal we now know that Fire Emblem Warriors comes from the same partnership between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo (with a dash of Team Ninja) that resulted in Hyrule Warriors -- the Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors hybrid. Now, if your a fan of the series this news may not be ideal, but, Nintendo has also confirmed that a proper Fire Emblem title is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

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