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How to Get All Batman: Arkham Knight Retailer Exclusive DLC

As with many big releases these days, Batman: Arkham Knight is available to preorder at several retailers, each offering their own exclusive preorder bonuses.

If you’re a completionist, however, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently clarified that there’s a way to get all this retailer-specific content in one big purchase.

“Throughout the 6 months of additional Batman: Arkham Knight content, Premium and Season Pass owners will also receive the in-game content that is offered through various retail pre-order incentives,” Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment community admin Yorick said on the game’s official forums. “This includes the Harley Quinn and Red Hood Story Packs, and the Prototype Batmobile. For those who did not receive the content with their game, these items will become available when their respective exclusivity windows expire in August/September.”

In short, Premium Edition and Season Pass owners will receive all retail exclusive DLC after their respective early access periods expire.

In case you missed the news during E3 2015, developer Rocksteady recently announced that the the $200 Batmobile edition of the game has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of the product, presumably the transforming Batmobile statue.

For more on Batman: Arkham Knight, check out GameSpot’s review.

Steam’s Summer Sale Is Almost Over, Huge Encore Deals Up Now

Steam’s Summer Sale is almost over, but you still have a chance to buy some of the online storefront’s top sellers in its closing Encore Sale.

The Encore Sale, which started this morning and will run until Monday, 10:00 AM Pacific Time, collects all the top sellers from the past 10 days and offers them again at a deep discount.

The Encore Sale includes some of our previous picks of the day, including Transistor for $5, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for $20, This War of Mine for $8, and many more. Overall, the Encore Sale includes almost 100 deals.

Some other standout offers include Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for $10, Project Cars for $30, and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for $5.

You can find the full list of deals included in the Summer Encore Sale here.

Ubisoft’s Zombi for Xbox One Spotted on Australian Rating Site

The Australian Classification Board, the government body which which rates movies, certain publications, and games in the same way that the Entertainment Software Board rates games in North America, has rated an Ubisoft game for Xbox One called Zombi.

Given its title and Ubisoft being listed as the publisher, this might be a port of company’s 2012 Wii U exclusive ZombiU.

The listing on the Classification Board appears a little more than a week after Unseen64, a site that has previously revealed a canceled Ubisoft Wii U game and concept art for Driver 5, reported that a ZombiU port might be in development.

According to the Classification Board’s website, Zombi is rated MA 15+ for strong horror violence, blood, and gore, which also describes the adult content in the original ZombiU. The date of the classification listed is June 17, 2015.

In May of 2013, Ubisoft Montpellier’s the creative director Jean-Philippe Caro said that the studio was working on a ZombiU 2 prototype, but in July 2013, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry International that “betting big” on the Wii U did not pay off for the company, and that there are no plans or desire for a sequel.

Destiny Players Pay Respects to Fallen Guardian

Last week, a Destiny clan named DoD Legion lost a member, Joshua R. Stokell, who passed away after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. A fellow clan member who goes by the handle Ln_Wanderer on Reddit put out a call on the Destiny sub-Reddit, asking dellow Destiny players to send video clips the clan can put together as a kind of memorial montage.

“As expected, you the Destiny community, came through is an amazing way,” Ln_Wanderer wrote. “More than 250 people have stopped by here and the Bungie forum to offer your condolences and to submit video clips. From the bottom of our hearts- Thank You! We are proud to honor our friend with the following video:”

The 3-minute video shows Destiny players firing their guns in unison, saluting, and waving goodbye from all around the game’s universe in honor of Stokell, or TheSquashPhD, as he was known in the game.

In other Destiny news, Bungie was at E3 2015 to announce the newest expansion for the game, The Taken King, which launches on September 15.

Watch 25 Minutes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay

Publisher Square Enix had an impressive lineup of games to show off at E3 this year, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the well-reviewed Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

We’ve seen a few trailers for the game before, but if you’re still curious about it and don’t mind seeing a spoiler scene, Square Enix released a full 25 minutes of gameplay.

Mankind Divided is set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, and the video walks us through the beginning of the game, setting up the tension between mechanically augmented humans and non-augmented humans. Later in the video, we get to see both stealth and action gameplay, Adam Jensen’s new gadgets, the new hacking system, all with developer commentary from the games executive audio director, Steve Szczepkowski.

If you want to avoid the spoiler here, you should skip the video between 18:25 and 22:20.

During its E3 press conference, Square Enix announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming out in early 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Half-Life Meets Hotline Miami in This Fan Game Mashup

Another E3 ended this week without Valve making even the tiniest peep about the long-awaited Half-Life 3. Soon, however, you’ll be able to take Gordon Freeman on a new adventure of a different kind.

Dutch Developer Thomas Kole is working on a small game he calls Halfline Miami, which mashes up the legendary first-person shooter Half-Life and the ultra violent indie-hit Hotline Miami.

As you can see in the recently released trailer above, the game re-creates Gordon Freeman’s adventures in Half-Life 2, but as a Hotline Miami level, using the same top-down perspective, and fast, combo-based scoring system.

Instead of the variety of guns and melee weapons you’d find in Hotline Miami, Freeman still has his signature gravity gun, which he uses to pick up items and launch them at enemies.

Kole said that at this point he’s done working on the core gameplay and just has to finish making the maps. At the moment, he has three maps named after areas in Half-Life 2—Point Insertion, Route Kanal, Water Hazard—and another bonus level.

You can follow the game’s progress on its indieDB page here.

Half-Life Meets Hotline Miami in This Fan Game Mashup

Another E3 ended this week without Valve making even the tiniest peep about the long-awaited Half-Life 3. Soon, however, you’ll be able to take Gordon Freeman on a new adventure of a different kind.

Dutch Developer Thomas Kole is working on a small game he calls Halfline Miami, which mashes up the legendary first-person shooter Half-Life and the ultra violent indie-hit Hotline Miami.

As you can see in the recently released trailer above, the game re-creates Gordon Freeman’s adventures in Half-Life 2, but as a Hotline Miami level, using the same top-down perspective, and fast, combo-based scoring system.

Instead of the variety of guns and melee weapons you’d find in Hotline Miami, Freeman still has his signature gravity gun, which he uses to pick up items and launch them at enemies.

Kole said that at this point he’s done working on the core gameplay and just has to finish making the maps. At the moment, he has three maps named after areas in Half-Life 2—Point Insertion, Route Kanal, Water Hazard—and another bonus level.

You can follow the game’s progress on its indieDB page here.

Amazing Minecraft Mod Is Like Splatoon for Your PC

Splatoon is a wonderful spin on the multiplayer genre, but you’re not going to be able to play the Nintendo exclusive unless you have a Wii U. This Minecraft mod, however, is a pretty impressive imitation you can play on your PC.

Created by Minecraft Modder Sethbling (via Polygon), it follows Splatoon’s formula closely. Two teams of four players enter an arena and must paint as much of it as they can with their team’s color using a variety of ink-based weapons.

Just like Splatoon, the mod also lets players turn into squids on top of their team color to recharge their weapon and travel faster.

Splatoon launched exclusively for Wii U on May 28. For more, check out GameSpot’s review, which gave it a great score of 8/10 for proving that shooters don’t have to be violent to be engaging.

"It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there," Bethesda's global community manager Matt Grandstaff said in a NeoGAF thread.

A shame if you don't already own one of the new consoles, but probably a better choice for the game overall, as it's now only limited by the power of the PS4 and Xbox One.

As previously indicated, Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. During the trailer we are briefly shown an area called "Scollay Square," which is located in real-world Boston. The USS Constitution, which is docked in the city, Bunker Hill Monument, and the Massachusetts State House are also seen in the video.

Bethesda is expected to show more of Fallout 4 at its E3 press briefing in Los Angeles on June 14. This is the first time the company is hosting its own press conference, creating the expectation that it has several big titles to showcase.

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No Chance of Fallout 4 on Xbox 360 or PS3

Last week Bethesda finally announced the hotly anticipated Fallout 4. The game’s official website only listed an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions, but just in case there was any confusion, the developer yesterday confirmed that there’s no chance the game is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

“It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there,” Bethesda’s global community manager Matt Grandstaff said in a NeoGAF thread.

A shame if you don’t already own one of the new consoles, but probably a better choice for the game overall, as it’s now only limited by the power of the PS4 and Xbox One.

As previously indicated, Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. During the trailer we are briefly shown an area called “Scollay Square,” which is located in real-world Boston. The USS Constitution, which is docked in the city, Bunker Hill Monument, and the Massachusetts State House are also seen in the video.

Bethesda is expected to show more of Fallout 4 at its E3 press briefing in Los Angeles on June 14. This is the first time the company is hosting its own press conference, creating the expectation that it has several big titles to showcase.

Check Out the Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Disney Infinity 3.0 Set

Disney has released a ton of new images from Its Star Wars-themed toys-to-life Disney Infinity 3.0 set, Rise Against the Empire.

Rise Against the Empire lets players play through iconic moments from the original Star Wars trilogy, Episodes IV-VI. Players will be able to explore open world planets like Tatooine on foot or on a Bantha, take down AT-AT walkers with snowspeeders on Hoth, and relive the speeder bike chase on Endor from Return of the Jedi as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca.

Disney Infinity 3.0’s Rise Against the Empire playset has been crafted by Studio Gobo, which previously worked on the Pirates of the Caribbean set, in partnership with Avalanche software.

DmC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword studio Ninja Theory will create the Twilight of the Republic playset, which follows Anakin and Ahsoka as they fight to uncover who is behind the creation of a new droid army. Another Star Wars playset, based on The Force Awakens, has also been announced for this winter, along with sets based on Pixar’s Inside Out.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will ship on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android.