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E3 2015: Toying Around With Star Wars in Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive

It's a new year, and that means it's also time for a new iteration of the Disney Infinity series. Over the past two years, Disney Interactive has been fine-tuning its NFC figure gaming franchise, improving on the previous version in small but welcome ways. There have been some larger changes to the overall as well, but none more visible than the addition of new characters and figures to the ever-expanding roster of Disney properties. With Disney Infinity 3.0, not only are we going to be getting a load of new toys and Play Sets based on the beloved Star Wars license, we're also getting new Toy Box modes that offer more ways to play with the characters you've already collected.

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Commissioner Gordon Foretells Batman’s Death in Arkham Knight Launch Trailer

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Rocksteady Studios

Let Commissioner Gordon's cryptic description of the Caped Crusader's demise set the tone for Batman: Arkham Knight in this epic launch trailer.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Insider Video Features Predator Gameplay

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Rocksteady

The sixth episode of Arkham Insider features Social Marketing Manager Gaz Deaves interviewing members of Rocksteady Studios to learn about the gameplay features of Batman: Arkham Knight before the game's big launch next week. Gaz interviews Bill Green, who designed Two Face's bank robbery stages throughout the game. In the midst of all the chaos being caused by the rest of the Rogues Gallery, Two Faces' men are robbing Gotham's banks. Due to the loud alarms going off, Batman is able to steathily enter these buildings and begin some Predator gameplay sequences where you've got to takedown gun-toting baddies without being caught.

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E3 2015: Talking Bout My Generation 1 in ‘Transformers: Devastation’

Platinum Games
Platinum Games

Hasbro's Transformers brand has been one of the most consistently popular properties for fans of all ages since it debuted in 1984. There have been many incarnations of the robots in disguise over the last thirty years, but the Generation 1 version has always been the dominant fan favorite. Though we've seen the characters from that iteration of the cartoon and action figure series in game before, we've never seen them brought to life quite like this.

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Filed Under: Category: Gaming, Previews

E3 2015: Frozen With Fear in Starbreeze’s The Walking Dead VR

Starbreeze Studios
Starbreeze Studios

I’m sitting in a wheelchair in a dimly lit hospital. In a room across the hall, two mysterious strangers argue about whether or not I’m going to be a liability. My hands are bandaged. My legs, not quite all there. The female stands up for me, promising not to leave me behind. The male begrudgingly agrees, and sets off down the hall to find us an exit.

As the woman grabs the handles of my wheelchair, I take in my surroundings, even going so far as to notice my amputated leg lying still on the operating table beside me. There’s blood everywhere, and I’m not convinced it’s all mine. Papers litter the halls, while broken glass and upturned gurneys make quiet traversal a challenge. The hospital has seen better days, but it’s clear those days are long gone. Besides the three of us, there doesn’t appear to be anyone else left alive. It’s not the living people you should be worried about though, it’s the undead, and they are everywhere.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Collector’s Edition Cancelled Days Before Launch

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Warner Bros. Interactive

The Batmobile Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight has been cancelled just days before the game's launch and we have some new news about its DLC.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Mini-Series Announced by Telltale Games

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Telltale Games

Telltale Games has announced a new, Michonne-centered mini-series for The Walking Dead, which suggests Season Three might not hit until 2016.

As the world is awaiting Xbox's E3 2015 press conference, Telltale Games has come out of nowhere with the announcement of a new spin-off mini-series based on The Walking Dead comic series. The Walking Dead: Michonne mini-series will focus on our favorite katana-wielding badass of the same name. Taking place between issues #126 and #139 of the comic series, we'll learn what pulled Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel and the rest of the gang, and what was able to bring her back to the land of the living.

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GI Joe And Masters Of The Universe Join Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest’

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Remember when you were a kid and you'd pit toys from different lines against each other, like, say, having the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation in a crossover that somehow never happened? Remember how this was something you definitely did as a kid and not, like, this weekend when you were bored and realized that you paid good money for all these toys and so you might as well get some use out of them? Well, Ubisoft, the video game publisher best known these days for the Assassin's Creed franchise, is certainly hoping you do, because that seems to be the premise of the upcoming Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

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The Lego Marvel’s Avengers Trailer is Selfie Aware

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In case you forgot, there's a Lego Marvel video game still on the docket this year. That's on top of Lego Jurassic World, Lego Worlds and Lego Dimensions, all of which are either currently available or coming very, very soon. Though we haven't had a Lego Marvel game proper since Lego Marvel Super Heroes in 2013, we have had one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time release this year. Guess that makes it perfect timing for a new adventure in the Lego Marvel world.

The first full trailer for Lego Marvel's Avengers arrived today, just ahead of its gameplay debut at E3 2015. Like Lego Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings before it, Lego Avengers will combine the cinematic heroics of Marvel's most well-known team of heroes into one game disc. While it is a bit of a shame we won't have quite as big a look into the Lego Marvel U as we did with the previous game, this trailer does bring back fond feelings for Lego Hulk.

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Red Hood Shoots Many Men in New Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

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It wouldn't be a modern day video game release if there wasn't some kind of exclusive pre-order DLC at GameStop. Despite the hopes of just about everyone in the universe that isn't an executive at the gaming retail chain, even Batman: Arkham Knight has succumbed to the trend. Exclusive to those who pre-order the upcoming third game in Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham trilogy at GameStop, the Red Hood Story Pack puts you in the shoes of the vigilante for the first time in the series. If you recall, GameStop is also the only place you can get DC Collectibles' Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood figure as well. Guess somebody over there really, really, really, really likes Jason Todd... if that's who this Red Hood is, anyway.

Today, we got our first in-depth look at the Red Hood Story Pack DLC outside of a brief commercial that's been airing hyping up the pre-order incentive. Unlike previous Batman: Arkham DLC packs, you'll actually be able to play through some story missions as the Red Hood. Previously, additional character packs were relegated to Challenge Mode only, save for the Catwoman DLC in Arkham City. This time around, both Harley Quinn and Red Hood will get playable segments, which would be a great new twist if both characters weren't used as bargaining chips in exclusive deals.

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