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Gaming News Updates for January 12th, 2016.


We have a few notable stories worth talking about this week while keeping it brief to get as much information out as we can. If you have questions, please post them in the comments and we will try to get you whatever answers we are able to. Thanks, and have fun.
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Homefront: The Revolution Release Date Announced.
Target reservation cards leaked the release date of this now Deep Silver title. May 17th is the day to look out for this sleeper hit that is being described a more urbanized version of Far Cry. If you aren't sure about it yet, you can watch the new trailer that officially announced the date.

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For Honor to have a Single Player Campaign
This new IP from Ubisoft is bringing a more realistic approach to combat than we have typically seen as of late. Aside from the heavy focus on team work and multi-player, we are now hearing more about a single player campaign as well. You can hear the details about it at roughly the 5 minute mark in the 2015 Producer Highlights below.

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The Witcher 3's patch 1.12 is out now. 
CD Projekt Red has been building a fantastic reputation for support and updates, especially with all the free extra content they release for their fans. For a full list of all the many updates this patch brings, you can check look here.

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Diablo 3 patch 2.4.0 gets more details. 
Blizzard packs way too much in their free updates to cover in a short description. The video below gives a nice preview of the new location and the enemies it holds. To see all the extra content coming your way, check out the Blizzblog and see what you have in store for you.

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Is Uncharted 4 the end for Nathan Drake?
Neil Druckman, creative director on Uncharted 4, talked to The Sun about leaving Uncharted with Nathan Drake on top.
“He’s at the height of his popularity, so it’s not a good business decision. But I feel like the best way to honour him is to go out on top, to finish his story. Whether that’s it for Uncharted? I don’t know. At the end of the day Sony owns Uncharted and they can do whatever they want.”
You can get the Full Interview from The Sun and draw your own conclusions on Nathan's fate.

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Gears of War 4 release date moved closer.
During a live stream on Sunday, a Microsoft representative announced that the game is looking at a fall release date rather than the "holiday 2016" date that was expected before. This could be good news for gamers waiting patiently for the new title. In addition to this good news, the Gears of War 4 beta hits this spring and will give us a good idea of what Microsoft is doing now that Epic Games is no longer in charge of the series.

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Double the good news for Doublefine's Psychonaughts series.
Psychonaughts 2 has had a successful crowd funding event pulling in 116% of the money they hoped to. 24,109 backers raised $3,829,024 to see the new title come to light. In addition to this good news, the PS4 is getting a re-release of the original title as well. Psychonaughts fans have a lot to be happy about right now and in the days ahead.

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New Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 gameplay footage.
New footage shows off the Kombat Pack 2 with Leatherface, Triborg, Bo' Rai Cho, and the Xenomorph from Alien as playable characters. Those who purchase the pack will also get the Apocalypse Pack (apocalypse-themed skins for Erron Black, Takeda, and D'Vorah),  the Brazil Pack (soccer-themed skins for Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Johnny Cage), the Kold War Pack (Russian military themed skins for Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, and Kano), and the Kold War Scorpion skin which is sScorpion's equivalent to the Kold War pack. The final addition in the Kombat pack is Goro, who was previously only a pre-order bonus.

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak gets a beautiful story trailer.
This prequel to the original Homeworld titles seems to be getting all the right treatment from Gearbox. They are trying hard to do the series justice, and this trailer seems to show that rather well. Given how beloved the franchise is to most PC gamers, it makes sense that they would want to be rather careful with it. Watch the trailer below and make you own decision.


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Head of Rockstar North Leaves the Company
After a relatively long sabbatical, Leslie Benzies, now former head of GTA studio Rockstar North, has left the company in the hands of GTA 5 art directors Rob Nelson and Aaron Garbut. What this means for the company is as of yet unknown. The two now in charge have been with Rockstar for some time and should hopefully be able to keep the company moving forward.


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MLG purchased by Activision.
46 Million dollars was the magic number to get one of the more influential parts of the e-sports scene in the notorious hands of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. There is a lot of worry right now of impending favoritism and unfair treatment of games not under the activation banner, whether or not this will actually happen is something that will only be told with time.


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EA Access re-branded as Origin Access for PC.
Subscription based service, Origin Access, is now on PC. The $4.99/£3.99 monthly fee will net users a list of games they can play without having purchased them, a 10% discount on all games and DLC in the origin store, and a 10 hour trial of games before they have officially launched.


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That's all for this week. Expect more next week and big/breaking stories as they happen.

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