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Well know, this should be good. According to a set of leaked images, there is a prequel for Life is Strange in the works. The leak itself contained eight different. The pictures feature Chloe Price and her best friend Rachel Amber, who is missing at the start of the original game. This is an interesting development because there was already a follow-up title announced. Gamekult broke the story showing the images, and reporting Deck Nine will develop the prequel.

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Deck Nine

Recently changing names to Deck Nine, the former Idol Minds has had a run of bad luck. Aside from working on the Ratchet and Clank collection in 2012, Deck Nine hasn’t released a console game since 2013. The last console game in development by Deck Nine, Warrior’s Lair, was canceled before completion. After switching to mobile development Idol Minds, rebranded as Deck Nine Games. The goal was to show the shift in direction to focus on the creation of narrative-driven titles. The titles were said to be“deep in development” on a new addition to a “critically acclaimed franchise” from a “leading AAA video game publisher”. So that title deep in development is Life is Strange.

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After being on the brink of closing, Dontnod Entertainment has a smash hit on its hands. The title racked up awards left and right for its story and unique gameplay. In fact, the leaked prequel is now the third project in development for the Life is Strange franchise. A sequel has been in development since the first was released. And Square Enix is working on a live action adaptation for the series. Narrative driven games with less emphasis on gameplay are a double edged sword. If there is a great story, the game will succeed with passable gameplay. But too often the games rely on cliche-ridden stories and almost no real gameplay. Then players are just paying $60 for a crappy interactive movie. But Life is Strange manages to combine an interesting way of playing with legitimately great stories. (Although the dialogue needs work.)

More details should come out on E3, as Deck Nine announced, so stay tuned.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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