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Xbox One Sizzle Reel 2

Xbox One Sizzle Reel 2

An updated look at upcoming Xbox One games, including heavy hitters Halo, Battlefield and Call of Duty, new franchises The Division, Watch_Dogs and Sunset Overdrive and crossovers FFXV, MGS V and Kingdom Hearts III.

Console Wars

Console Wars

Say farewell to the previous generation of video game consoles with this upbeat track. YouTuber liltommyj made it using the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware as instruments, along with sounds from their user interface.

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Ascension of the Jackdaw

Ascension of the Jackdaw

Glitches can be annoying or hilarious. But on occasion, a glitch reaches such epic proportions that it’s better than some of the game’s scripted moments. This Assassin’s Creed IV glitch is one such moment of unintended brilliance.

Tearaway (Launch Trailer)

Tearaway (Launch Trailer)

Possibly the killer app PS Vita has been looking for. Use the touchscreen, rear touchpad and camera to interact directly with the lively and colorful papercraft world of Tearaway. Made by Media Molecule, the guys behind LittleBigPlanet.

Logitech PowerShell Controller

Logitech PowerShell Controller

Logitech’s PowerShell controller has a d-pad, four face buttons and two shoulder buttons. It can also charge your device with its 1500mAh battery. It works with the iPhone 5/5S and 5th gen. iPod Touch. List of compatible games here.

Utopia Playing Cards

Utopia Playing Cards
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Another amazing deck from Card Experiment, these playing cards feature imagery inspired by a utopian world that descents into dystopia. The neo-futurist styling of Tarin Yuangtrakul’s cards, box design, and backstory remind us of Bioshock.

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC

A teaser for Left Behind, a new single player campaign for the critically-acclaimed PS3 adventure game The Last of Us. It will be about heroine Ellie and Riley, her best friend from military school. Coming in 2014.

Portals and a Penguin

Portals and a Penguin

Fans of the Portal games will love this music video – not just for its beats, but for its clever animation and addition of a gameplay mechanic we could have used on at least a few occasions – a penguin with a pick axe – and an AK-47.

RetroWorld

RetroWorld

If you liked Evoland or Retro Game Challenge, check out RetroWorld. It’s a game where you play – wait for it – a gamer. You’ll have to play with four generations of video games (or at least their bootlegs) to restore peace.

MGS V: Ground Zeroes (Gameplay)

MGS V: Ground Zeroes (Gameplay)

A look at an optional mission from Ground Zeroes, the standalone prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. The video shows off Big Boss’ new (old?) tricks and tech, as well as the more open stages of MGS V.

NBA 2K14: Uber Trailer

NBA 2K14: Uber Trailer

A look at the features available in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of NBA 2K14. Enjoy updates about actual events in the league, more in-depth Career and General Manager modes and of course the sweet new graphics.

Zelda: ALBW (Launch Trailer)

Zelda: ALBW (Launch Trailer)

Return to the lands from the SNES classic A Link to the Past in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Use Link’s ability to turn into a painting and save both Hyrule and its parallel kingdom Lorule from an evil wizard.

WoW: Warlords of Draenor

WoW: Warlords of Draenor

The fifth expansion of the long-running World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor brings back characters from the original Warcraft trilogy. It also features new character models, maps, quests, and raises the level cap to 100.

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The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

If The Hunger Games were The Hunger Video Games, we hope it would look and play like this. We only wish that it had a train level with a drunk Woody Harrelson and a TV studio with Stanley Tucci in a powdered wig.

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Gameplay)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Gameplay)

YouTuber Pelaajaboard captured 30 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay of Dragon Age: Inquisition, which seems to put an emphasis on exploration and player choice. It will be released for the PC, PS3/4 and Xbox 360/One in 2014.

The Banner Saga (Trailer)

The Banner Saga (Trailer)

The Kickstarter-funded tactical RPG Banner Saga finally has a release date: 1/14/14. The game features beautiful hand-drawn animation of combat sequences and tense battles. Play the free multiplayer mode on Steam now.

Space Engineers

Space Engineers

Space Engineers is a sandbox game where you build and maintain structures in space. Think Minecraft, except instead of axes and houses you’ll make spaceships and space stations. Pre-order to play the alpha right now. More here.

The Humble Store

The Humble Store

The Humble Bundle has opened its own store. Each day the Humble Store will have a different set of heavily discounted games. As usual, many of the games are cross-platform, DRM-free or both. Plus 10% of its proceeds go to charity.

The Walking Dead Monopoly

The Walking Dead Monopoly
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A version of the classic board game in which your goal is to fortify properties to protect yourself from the horde – given the fact that there is no real estate market during the zombie apocalypse. Go directly to jail. It’s your home afterall.

Heroes of the Storm (Trailer)

Heroes of the Storm (Trailer)

Better late than never. Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre. It features characters from its games – Diablo, Kerrigan, Arthas etc. – and attempts to streamline the team-based game. Gameplay here.

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Xbox One & Kinect Demo 2

Xbox One & Kinect Demo 2

Microsoft finally reveals why the Kinect has to be bundled with the Xbox One. This demo shows off the next-gen duo’s impressive multitasking and accurate voice command feature, capable of mapping your voice to your own Xbox profile.

KZ Shadow Fall: Oaths & Promises

KZ Shadow Fall: Oaths & Promises

We’ll be playing the actual game in less than a week, but for now let this live-action trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall set the stage for the epic battles that await PS4 players on 11/15. Download high-bitrate HD game footage here.

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

The trailer for the international release of Square Enix’ hit Nintendo 3DS RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It’s a classic Final Fantasy game in all but name (and what a name it has), from its art to its combat. Hits Europe on 12/13; US in 2014.

Forza Motorsport 5 (Trailer)

Forza Motorsport 5 (Trailer)

The slick and shiny final trailer for one of the Xbox One launch games Forza Motorsport 5. Sadly the gameplay footage’s been compressed to hell, but you can imagine how good that looks in person. The last bit was quite the tease.

Humble WB Games Bundle

Humble WB Games Bundle

Support charity and pay what you want for Steam keys of some of Warner Brothers’ Windows games: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Fear 2 & 3 and LotR: War in the North. Beat the average to get Scribblenauts Unlimited and Arkham City.

Super Time Force (Trailer)

Super Time Force (Trailer)

This new trailer for Capybara Games’ 2D action game and Denver The Last Dinosaur homage Super Time Force outlines the basics of its gameplay, including its strictly bananas weapons and single player co-op by way of time travel.

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