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Gran Turismo Sport Release Date Announced, Watch First Trailer

[Update] A trailer for Gran Turismo Sport has been released. Watch it below. Gran Turismo Sport, the latest entry in the PlayStation-exclusive racing sim series, will launch for PS4 on November 15 in Japan, Asia, and North america, followed by a November 18 launch in the UK. The date was provided during a special event showcasing the game. Details, screenshots, and a trailer were scheduled to be officially released later today, but some of it has appeared online a little ahead of time. Take a look at a few screenshots below. GameSpot will update this post with further details as they’re revealed. Gran Turismo Sport was first announced last October. At the time, there were plans for a beta version to be available in early 2016. There’s no mention of that in today’s announcement, nor is there any reference to the PlayStation VR support that was mentioned last year. Sport

The King of Fighters 14 Release Date Announced for Europe

SNK has announced The King of Fighters 14 will launch in Europe on August 26. As previously announced, the PlayStation 4-exclusive fighting game will be available in North America on August 23. The publisher has also released a new trailer for the game, which shows off some of the characters; there are a total of 50 fighters in the roster. Also showcased are various special attacks, the new story mode, and mission mode, among other things. Watch it below. The trailer also reveals a day one steelbook edition will be available, which includes a classic costume for Kyo. SNK previously updated the game’s official website and highlighted some key features: A Brand New KOF Saga: The KOF Series’ storyline has been continuing over the Orochi, Nests, and Ash story arcs. KOF’s rich story has not finished, and returns in a brand new exciting arc with KOF XIV KOF’s traditional game

Watch The Division Livestream for Update 1.2 Right Here Later Today

Ubisoft will air a “Special Report” broadcast for The Division‘s soon-to-launch 1.2 update later today, and you can watch it right here in this post through the Twitch embed below. The event begins at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. Ubisoft has not said exactly what to expect, but it’s likely the broadcast will cover the update’s new content, including the next Incursion, Clear Sky. It’s also possible Ubisoft will talk about the new Hijack features that allows players to cut an extraction rope, which will spill all of the loot on the ground. The Conflict update also adds “high-value targets,” which you’ll learn about from your base of operations. “The HVT officer inside your base of operations will provide you with a list of these targets, along with a description, their level, and the recommended gear score you need to engage them,” Ubisoft explained. “You’ll have a limited

$7,500 Edition of OmniBus Includes a Real Bus

Devolver Digital has announced a very special edition of its upcoming “bus physics” game, OmniBus. The one-of-a-kind Omnibus Ultimate Edition will cost $7,500 and include the game, an original soundtrack, and a real life MCI bus that “may or may not have been used to motion capture lifelike bus movement for the game.” The bus itself must be picked up by the purchaser from its storage location in North America. The publisher also confirmed the game’s release date, which is May 26 for PC, Mac, and Linux. Players who are interested in picking up a copy of the game sans bus can pre-order OmniBus: Game of the Year Edition (which includes the soundtrack) or OmniBus: Bus Driver Edition with a ten percent discount and download the OmniBus Free Edition from the official website. The game comes from a Kickstarter campaign which launched in August 2015. The project smashed through its

Dishonored 2 Devs on Building a More Ambitious Sequel

Despite being one of the biggest releases of the year, Bethesda has been very coy with Dishonored 2 details. While information on most AAA games is drip fed over a protracted period, Arkane’s sequel still carries an air of mystery. However, ahead of Bethesda’s E3 press conference in June, the publisher has started to lift the veil on the sequel. GameSpot was recently given the opportunity to see the game and has published a Dishonored 2 preview with our impressions. We also spoke to Harvey Smith, creator and director of the series, as well as art director Sébastien Mitton and lead designer Dinga Bakaba about the decision to introduce a new protagonist, designing Dishonored 2’s unique powers, and reinventing Corvo. Why have two playable characters? It could be interpreted like a compromise. Emily seems like a natural next step, but the presence of Corvo feels like an attempt to retain

Witcher 3 Dev Celebrates Game's One-Year Anniversary With This Birthday Card

CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released one year ago today. To celebrate the RPG’s first birthday, the developer released an image of characters and creatures from the game having a big party. Hero Geralt is at the center, raising a mug and toasting the occasion. A cake with a massive “1” candle is seen at the center table, while characters like Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, and Vesemir are all standing around having a good time. There are even what appear to be Gwent cards on the table. In the past year, The Witcher 3 has shipped around 10 million copies, helping CD Projekt Red post a profit. The game’s first paid expansion, Hearts of Stone, came out in October. The next add-on, Blood and Wine, is slated to arrive on May 31. It is set in a new region called Toussaint, and there are more than 90

See How Warcraft Lead Prepared for Role in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

With just a few more weeks to go before Legendary’s video game movie Warcraft comes to theaters, the film company has now released a pair of new videos for it. One of these is a 30-second TV spot that contains footage from past trailers. The other is a behind-the-scenes video that spotlights actress Paula Patton and the work she did to perform her character Garona’s stunts and fight scenes. Take a look at the two videos below. Patton explains that she did 2.5 hours of physical training, six days a week to prepare for her role in the movie. On top of that, there was an additional two hours of stunt training where she was taught how to use swords and knives. “I think it’s so important to be able to feel physically that you can do what your character is able to do. The physical preparation, it was very

Total War: Warhammer Review Roundup

Creative Assembly has a stellar record in creating high-quality strategy games based on real history. Its next game, however, blends the deep mechanics of its Total War series with the fantasy universe of Warhammer. But is Total War: Warhammer a successful marriage of the two properties? We’ve delivered our verdict on it, as have many other online video game publications. These have been gathered up and put into a list below; have a read and by the time you’re done you’ll have a good idea of whether it’s worth picking up. For a wider look at the game’s critical reception head over to GameSpot sister site Metacritic. Game: Total War: Warhammer Developer: Creative Assembly Platform: PC Release Date: May 24 Price: $60/£40 GameSpot — 9/10 “When you’re in the middle of a siege and you’re coordinating an assault with a friend, Total War: Warhammer approaches perfection. You’ll be tested on

New Lego Star Wars 7 Trailer Spotlights Poe Dameron

To promote this summer’s Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Warner Bros. is releasing a video series that spotlights different characters from the game. The first of these videos, released today, focuses on X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron. There’s a good amount of action in the trailer, but of course some silly sequences as well. At one point, Dameron says, “Don’t worry, I work best under pressure, although ideally less than two tons per square inch.” And that’s actually Oscar Isaac doing the voicework, as he recorded new lines for the game. Isaac isn’t the only actor from The Force Awakens who recorded new dialogue for the game. Others actors who did the same include Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), John Boyega (Finn), Luputia Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), and Max von

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 "Eclipse" DLC Hits Xbox One, PC Today

Following its release on PlayStation 4 in April, Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s second expansion, Eclipse, launches today for Xbox One and PC. CharlieIntel reports that the expansion (7.92 GB) is out now on Xbox One and will come to PC at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST today. Included with Eclipse are four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies campaign. One of the new maps is remake of Bonzai, a fan-favorite from Call of Duty: World at War, which is now called Verge. The other maps included in Eclipse are Spire, Rift, and Knockout. You can see full descriptions for each of these maps here in GameSpot’s previous coverage. Eclipse also expands on Zombies mode with a new chapter called Zetsubou No Shima, which continues the Origins storyline of previous games. Check out screenshots from the DLC below. Click image to view in full screen The

Sony "Certainly Aware" of Fan Demand for New Crash Bandicoot

Sony is “certainly aware” that fans would like to see the Crash Bandicoot series return, according to SCEE CEO Jim Ryan. He made the comment in an interview with OPM UK (via PSU), but unfortunately, didn’t say more. “Um…we’re certainly aware of the considerable affection–even reverence–in which the mighty Crash is held. But nothing to update at this stage in that area,” he explained (via VideoGamer.com). Recently, Sony confirmed that the Crash Bandicoot rights remained with Activision. The Call of Duty company said in 2013 that it “continue[s] to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life,” though nothing has been announced. The latest title to bear the jorts-wearing Bandicoot’s name was mobile game Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 in 2010. As for why Crash is back in the news now, check out this spoiler-filled post. You can also check out this story to see

Star Wars Actor John Boyega in Talks to Join Marvel's Black Panther – Report

While the Marvel Studios debut of Spider-Man got much of the attention during the build-up to Captain America: Civil War, the first appearance of Black Panther has since proved just as impressive. Creed director Ryan Coogler is on board to helm the standalone Black Panther movie, which will star Chadwick Boseman as the superpowered King of Wakanda. It has now been rumoured that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega may be joining the cast. According Heroic Hollywood, Boyega is in talks to play a role in the movie. Boyega and Coogler are certainly in touch, given images of the pair hanging out at the Force Awakens premiere back in December, and Boyega himself has spoken about his desire to appear in the film. If Boyega does score a part in Black Panther, he will join his fellow Force Awakens actor Lupita Nyong’o, as well as Creed star Michael

Homefront: The Revolution PS4 vs. Xbox One Graphics Comparison

Homefront sequel The Revolution launched this week. If you’re thinking about picking it up on console but wondering which platform–PS4 or Xbox One–offers the best performance, a new analysis may help you decide which to go with. Digital Foundry today posted its Performance Analysis for the shooter. In terms of resolution, the PS4 edition runs at native 1920×1080 (1080p), while the Xbox One comes in below that, at 1600×900 (900p). The site mentioned that for its tests, it had the latest patch applied and enabled temporal anti-aliasing, though this apparently has no impact on performance. As for frame rate, the Xbox One edition of The Revolution held the advantage, though both platforms struggled somewhat, according to the analysis. Starting with the very first cutscene, the Xbox One edition performs by an average of 3fps better, which also extends to gameplay. Both editions of The Revolution come in at around 20-25fps

PSA: Fallout 4's Far Harbor Expansion Arrives Today

The world of Bethesda’s celebrated open-world RPG Fallout 4 continues to grow today. The game’s third paid expansion, Far Harbor, is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It’s included with Fallout 4’s $50 DLC pass or can be purchased by itself for $25. The expansion is set in a post-apocalyptic version of Maine’s Bar Harbor. It represents the largest landmass that Bethesda has ever created for a piece of add-on content. Players can expect new quests, weapons, creatures, and more. Check out some concept art in the galley above. “Far Harbor will take you on a journey that’s a far cry from the Commonwealth,” Bethesda said. To get a closer look at the content and to hear directly from the Bethesda designers who made it, check out the video above. You can also see some screenshots of the expansion in the gallery below. Looking ahead, Fallout 4

No New Rockstar Game Until April 2017 At the Earliest, Company Confirms

After telling fans to expect Rockstar Games announce “exciting future projects” soon, Take-Two Interactive has now confirmed when these games might be released–and it’s not for a while. Speaking during Take-Two’s earnings call, CEO Strauss Zelnick said Rockstar will not release a new game in the current fiscal year, which runs April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. That means the earliest a new Rockstar title might be released is April 2017, though of course the games may be announced sooner. Earlier in the call, CFO Lanie Goldstein mentioned that Take-Two is expecting a 75/25 revenue split between its 2K Games and Rockstar Games labels for the current fiscal year, which suggested no Rockstar release. Rockstar titles, including Grand Theft Auto V, will continue to make money for Take-Two even without new releases, however. GTA Online microtransactions are big business, while back catalog sales will also kick in more revenue.