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Games of Our Lives — 1.21.16 | Kojima Visits Sucker Punch; The Witcher 2 Currently Free; More News!

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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

/// GAMES FEATURED

►Overwatch
►Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-
►SEGA 3D Classics Collection
►Republique
►The Witcher 2
►The Division
►The Escapists The Walking Dead

/// Hideo Kojima Teases New ‘HideoTube’ Program!


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/// 505 Games to Make Own Games; New IP Reveal in the Next Couple of Weeks!

Publisher 505 Games says it is determined to develop its own brands going forward.

The firm, celebrating its tenth birthday this month, traditionally partners with other studios’ titles, and has helped turn Terraria, Cooking Mama, Payday and Zumba Fitness into smash hits.

505 boss Ian Howe told MCV that he’s not turning his back on these partnerships, but the firm is now looking to create its own hits.
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/// Overwatch Beta Returning February With New Game Modes, Maps & Progression System!

While progress has been great and the team has been working super hard to get everything implemented on time, we’re not quite ready to bring the Closed Beta back online just yet. We’ve been pretty open about the fact that we could slip into February from the beginning, but a big reason for this delay is that we really wanted to add one more big feature to the next beta patch.

After looking through all of the feedback from last year, one of the things we noticed players consistently mentioning was their desire for more game modes in Overwatch, in addition to Point Capture and Payload. Without getting into specifics, we are working on a new game mode. And we’re very excited about it! And we have some great new maps to support it, too, but we need a little more time to get everything just right.

Rather than try to rush a beta patch out this month (which would mean the new game mode would have to be put off), we’re going to take a few extra weeks before bringing the Closed Beta back. By doing so, we can make sure we can include the new game mode along with the new maps. This will also allow us to do some additional polish to the game’s progression and reward system. Though all these features will still technically be a work-in-progress during the beta, we’d like them to be at a certain quality bar before releasing them for testing.

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/// Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Launches June 7 in North America!


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/// SEGA 3D Classics Collection coming to North America on April 26!

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The SEGA 3D Classics Collection will be released at a value price of $29.99/CA$44.99 for the Nintendo 3DS system in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, with retail packaging that features original artwork by Pokémon art director, Ken Sugimori. For more information, please visit 3dclassics.sega.com.
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/// Republique for PS4 launches March 22 in North America!

GungHo Online Entertainment America and Seattle-based development studio Camouflaj announced today that the critically acclaimed stealth-action masterpiece Republique will release on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system digitally and in retail stores on March 22 in North America and later this spring for Europe. On the same day, the fifth and final episode, Terminus, will be available for download on PC and mobile devices. The PS4 version, distributed by Atlus, will include the complete series for $24.99/CA $39.99. NIS America will also distribute a limited “Contraband Edition” of the game for $44.99 in their online store, which includes Republique-themed physical goods such as the soundtrack and The Manifesto, a 160 page book detailing about life inside Metamorphosis.
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/// New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition Bundle Announced for Europe!

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March will be a blockbuster month for The Legend of Zelda fans thanks to a trio of new releases, beginning with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U on 4th March 2016, and followed by the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition system and Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS family systems on 24th March.
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/// The Witcher 2 is Currently Free for Xbox Owners!

CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, prequel to the award winning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is now available on Xbox One via backward compatibility and is free to download for a limited time.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings spins a mature, thought-provoking tale to produce one of the most complex and unique RPGs ever released on consoles. In addition to its epic story, the game features a complex combat system that uniquely combines dynamic action and tactical depth.

Free download of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is available in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany.

The giveaway is from January 21 (6 a.m. PST) through February 5 (12 a.m. UTC).
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/// The Division | Visual Options in Console Version!

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/// The Walking Dead Coming to PS4 in February from The Escapists!


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/// Hideo Kojima Visits Sucker Punch With Mark Cerny!

/// You’ve Now Reached the End of Games of Our Lives

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