Gears of War effectively closed out its original storyline with the third installment several years ago, but it seems you can’t keep a good video game franchise down – especially one as influential as Gears has been in terms of popularising the cover-based third-person shooter, and turning John DiMaggio’s Marcus Fenix into one of the most iconic digital heroes of the modern era. Gears of War 4 promises to bring the classic gameplay back, along with all-new features and a new cast of characters centered on Marcus’ son and his friends.


Go behind the scenes of Gymkhana NINE with Ken Block and Hoonigan as they take on the incredible challenge of doing tricks inspired by the showcase events in Forza Horizon 3.


From the gritty streets of Dunwall to the shimmering opulence of Karnaca, every level in Dishonored 2 is a puzzle waiting for you to solve. Watch as both Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano showcase a few of the seemingly limitless creative combinations of their supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to dispatch their enemies. If you plan on facing your foes head-on, you may find some inspiration here.


The PC release of GTA V has already been hailed as the best iteration of the game, but there were still signs of its original status as a last-generation title, with some relatively simple scene geometry. Mods like GTA V Redux should more than address that problem, with vastly improved image quality and full 4K support. We haven’t even listed the various improvements to the underlying game, so check the mod page and watch the video if you want more information.


Virtual reality video gaming has been a dream of the industry for decades. And, after several false starts such as Nintendo’s Virtual Boy and the SEGA VR, in 2016 it’s finally happening, and in a big way. Companies like Facebook and Sony are now fully invested in the potential of virtual reality, and they’re making big promises. According to the makers of the biggest consumer VR devices, these headsets will offer a new users a new type of escape, connect us to each other in novel ways, and revolutionise video games.


Microsoft has released a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 called “Return to the Mall.” In the upcoming sequel, Dead Rising 1 protagonist Frank West returns to the game’s original setting, the Willamette Memorial Megaplex, with even more weapons and vehicles at his disposal. Dead Rising 4 is due out for Xbox One and PC on December 6.


Board the Death Star and blast foes with the new K-16 Bryar Pistol or TL-50t Heavy Repeater. Take your Starfighters to space in an all-new game mode and even hop into the cockpits of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced or Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-Wing. If the Force is strong with you, attempt a trench run to take down the Empire’s ultimate weapon.


“As you bang through the gears and are rocked back in your seat at the release of the clutch, you’ll quickly understand why the GTS Maloo is referred to as the “Ferrari of utes.” It’s one way for Holden to say thank you in big way before the Australian manufacturer closes its doors in 2017. While utilitarian in purpose, this ute is all about going very fast. Take the supercharged V8 under the hood or the upgraded brakes and suspension. This Maloo is ready for track duty straight away, mate!” – Forza Horizon 3.


Infinite Warfare may be moving the Call of Duty series to space, but some things aren’t changing: namely, the series’ love of celebrity cameos. In the latest trailer for the game, which focuses on Infinite Warfare’s story, we get our first real in-game glimpse of Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington as the antagonist Admiral Salen Kotch. He’s also joined by UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who will be taking on the role of Captain Bradley Fillion.


Horizon: Zero Dawn has always looked gorgeous but someone at Guerrilla Games had the bright idea of putting together a new demo for the PlayStation Meeting this week and now it looks flat-out spectacular. This gameplay demo shows how it will look running at 4K on a PS4 Pro, and while I’m no graphics snob I must admit to opening a new tab and getting halfway through typing “how much is a 4K TV” before closing it and burning my credit card.


Explore an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, with a new team of adventurers to fight alongside of. This is the first Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay demo, showing off the games incredible graphics!

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Gears of War 4 features Horde 3.0, an updated version of the series’ classic five-player co-op mode, and today fans got the first taste of its gameplay with a bonus helping of hip hop courtesy of Run the Jewels.


Agony has officially been announced for release in 2017. It’s an upcoming first-person survival horror game being developed by Madmind Studio, a studio comprised of AAA developers. The game will be taking players through a horror-filled survival where they must fight their way through the inner circles of Hell. It is a place that is comprised of bone, sinew, sin, and demonic amalgamations made of human flesh.


Mincrafter MiningGodBruce has spend an entire year and a whooping 250 hours of recording to make the above Acid Interstate, a hallucinatory on-rails experience of the Minecraft game happen. The result is a trippy ride through the iconic landscapes. Everything has of course been synchronised to the track “Singa” by Topaz.


Now, don’t go thinking this is a 1:1 recreation of Australia, because as Playground Games Creative Director Ralph Fulton says “that would be a fool’s errand”. But we have some serious representation of our great land, and our history and love affair with car culture, in Forza Horizon 3, and it’s something the developers are very proud of.


Joe Rogan is a secret unlockable character in the UFC 2 game, so now in this weird world, we get to watch Joe Rogan fight Nick Diaz, as Joe Rogan commentates the fight, as Joe Rogan watches the fight during a podcast.


The trailer teases some of the authentic aspects of the NBA experience that have been added to 2K17, including cheerleaders and mascots firing T-shirts into the stands, Dunk Teams entertaining fans during timeouts and improved crowd reactions.


Blizzard’s latest animated short for its team shooter Overwatch features the origin story of the convertible robot-turret hero Bastion. Bastion, a peacekeeping robot, is apparently the last of his kind after a war against humans, and he lay dormant for more than a decade and awoke with “an intense curiosity about the natural world and its inhabitants.”