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New Xbox One S TV Ad Promotes 4K Blu-Ray Player

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Microsoft has launched its marketing blitz for the Xbox One S, and it isn’t holding any punches. The company’s latest TV Ad touts the slimmed-down system’s 4K Blu-Ray player, something the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro oddly don’t have.

In fact, the ad specifically mentions that the Xbox One S is the “only console with 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray,” offering owners both physical and streaming media. The PS4 Pro only supports 4K streaming of media from Netflix and YouTube, while the Slim offers niether.

The video also promotes the Xbox One S’s high dynamic range support, showcasing Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

Check it out and let us know what you think. Is it a good ad?

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From Red Dead Revolver To Red Dead Redemption – How Rockstar Turned Failed Capcom Project Into Success

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Like many great successes, the critically-acclaimed Western action adventure game had humble beginnings.

Red Dead Redemption has grown to become an industry powerhouse, but this wasn’t always the case.

Let’s time travel back to 2002, when Capcom and Angel Studios first showed the world their latest arcade shooter: Red Dead Revolver. Originally influenced by Tenchu: Stealth Assassin, and mixing elements of Panzer Dragoon and “really bad Japanese action games,” the game was described by designer Dominic Craig as not being very good.

As fate would have it, Red Dead Revolver would eventually find its way to Rockstar Games, albeit in a convoluted yet fun story that can be perused in the latest video from People Make Games, the media project founded by ex-Eurogamer video game enthusiast Chris Bratt.

The video is not only illuminating, but it’s also very good. Make sure to watch it all the way to the end to see the inspiration behind Red Dead Revolver’s box art

Sprouting from the ashes of failure, the Red Dead Redemption has come a very long way. Let us know what you think about Bratt’s piece the comments below.

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This Is What You Get When Spider-Man Meets Mortal Kombat

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Knocking out enemies would have some visible snap, crackle and pop.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is a game full of fast-paced combat that allows you to knock enemies out in many different ways, but as a T-rated game, the action is presented in a cartoony, less violent way that might leave some gamers wishing for more. You can bet things would have looked different if NetherRealm Studios was trusted with its development.

In fact, knocking enemies out in Spider-Man may not have looked that much different from Mortal Kombat fatalities if such was the case, as demonstrated in this small footage shared by NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon…

As convincing as the combat looks, it is carefully edited sequences from Spider-Man with Mortal Kombat fatalities. This is not some early prototype of a NetherRealm Spider-Man game, though I wish it was.

Would like to see an M-rated Spider-Man game sometime in the future?

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Get Hyped With The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Launch Trailer

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This is an Assassin’s Creed game unlike any other.

Set in ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey builds on what made origins so good, bringing back some of the beloved features the franchise is known for while introducing radical new changes and departures — most notably, an RPG-driven dialogue wheel, the ability to play either as a male or a female protagonist, and the ability to choose between romance options — that could potentially change the face of the series forever.

Unlike the previous Assassin’s Creed games, this launch trailer uses gameplay footage rather than CGI, but it still manages to be engaging. It showcases some of the gameplay elements players can expect, as well as the locations they will frequent. We also get a bit on the story and how the choice you make will affect it.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is playable on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Watch the trailer here, and let us know if it gets you hyped…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Gameplay Launch Trailer Is Action-Packed

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is primed and ready for your enjoyment.

Activision and Treyarch have unveiled a new gameplay launch trailer for the shooter, showcasing all three modes of the game: Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the trailer here…

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Watch The New Death Stranding TGS 2018 Trailer

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The PlayStation 4 exclusive remains cryptic.

Sony and Hideo Kojima used the 2018 Tokyo Game Show to unveil a new trailer for Death Stranding, shedding more light on what players could expect from the game.

In the trailer, we get to see an adversary for Norman Reedus’ character in action, one voiced by Troy Baker who played Joel in the 2013 hit game The Last of Us, as well as Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite.

The new antagonist wears a golden mask that he uses to summon strange ethereal forces, creating a huge lion-like monster out them before vanishing into thin air. It’s as if he’s playing with Reedus’ character.

The trailer looks brilliant, but despite being less cryptic than the previous ones, we are still left wondering what the hell the game is about. Watch it, and let us know what you think…

Death Stranding releases on the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2019.

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Have You Seen The Resident Evil 2 Remake TGS 2018 Trailer?

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It previews familiar allies and evil foes.

At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Capcom unveiled a new trailer for the remake of the classic survival horror Resident Evil 2, giving us a look at some of the enemies and potential allies you can expect in your adventure, including iconic series femme fatale Ada Wong, the mysterious Annette Birkin and Chief Officer Brian Irons.

Like the original, the Resident Evil 2 remake follows the journey of rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they begin to uncover what’s behind Raccoon City’s terrifying zombie outbreak. As the duo embark on their own campaigns independently, their collective experiences piece together to form a a comprehensive story that uncovers the people and motives behind the evil that’s engulfed the city.

Watch the trailer, and let us know what you think.

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