News Roundup October 4th

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New Extinction trailer, stealth detailed for Assasin's Creed Origins, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition coming this holiday, A classic home computer is getting miniaturized, and some spooky games coming to subscription services just in time for Halloween.   

it's not ogre yet

Today a new trailer for Iron Galaxy's upcoming game Extinction released.  While we have seen footage of the game before, this time we learn a little about the world of Extinction along with some gameplay.  And yes, some awesome action sequences.  As if Q1 wasn't loaded with enough games, this is looking to be another good one to add to the list.  Watch the new trailer below. 

before bullet time, there was arrow time

In a new Ubiblog post, they go over some new and some revived gameplay elements coming to Assasin's Creed Origins.  To start with, they claim to be focusing on stealth in their next assassination game, something most should be happy about.  Other actually new features include a plethora of new tools at your disposal.  Tame animals, a skill called Eagle Harass to sick your bird of prey on an enemy, subdue targets with sleep knives and even control the path of your arrows.  One thing that stands out is damage numbers popping off of your enemies within the Predator Bow arrow steering shots.  Nonetheless, Assassin's Creed Origins is aiming to offer more than one way to approach any situation.

Horizon Zero Sunset

After a little more than seven months from its launch date, Sony has announced Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition.  The turn around time for GOTY or Complete Editions seems to be getting shorter.  HZD:CE includes The Frozen Wilds and all of the Digital Deluxe content for $49.99.  So Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition has been announced before the Frozen Wilds DLC has even been released.  HZD:CE launches (Dec 5th) about one month after The Frozen Wilds comes out, so if you have yet to play Horizon Zero Dawn just wait an extra month to get a good deal on the complete game.

retro mini home computer

It looks like the next mini console is for OG gamers.  Go old school with THEC64, a mini version of the Commodore 64.  THEC64 comes with 64 fully licensed games installed, a Joystick, HDMI cable, save states for your games, and pixel filters.  The system is scaled down to 50%, so unfortunately, the keyboard is non-functional.  THEC64 launches in early 2018 at $69.99, with a full-sized model coming later that year.   Play some of the classics on the up-and-up with fully licensed titles, although oddly enough the word "Commodore" is not used once anywhere on their website...

Halloween subscriptions

Do you have either Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Now subscription services?  If so, get ready for a dose of spooky games just in time for Halloween.  While Xbox Game Pass is getting games like Costume Quest 2 and State of Decay, PlayStation Now has quite the list of seasonal titles.

  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • SOMA
  • Deadlight: Director’s Cut
  • Blood Bowl 2
  • The Swapper
  • Toukiden: Kiwami
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition
  • Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed
  • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut
  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Edition
  • Whispering Willows
  • Extreme Exorcism
  • Styx: Master of Shadows
  • Technomancer
  • Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders