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G4TV Gaming News: New York Game Awards, Walking Dead, Square Enix, Rocket League, Neverwinter, Quantum Break

Feb 18, 2016

By John Powell - G4 Canada

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Gaming NewsWitcher 3 big winner at New York Game Awards

The Witcher 3 took home three awards, including Best Game of the Year at the New York Game Awards.
Witcher also won for Best Writing and Best World.

Some other winners included Super Mario Maker won for Best Kids Game, Rare Replay for Best Remake, Lara Croft Go for Best Mobile Game and Boxboy! for best Hand-held Game. 

Rockstar Games won the prestigious Andrew Yoon Memorial Legend Award.

The Walking Dead: Michonne release dates announced

Gaming NewsThe first three episodes of the long-awaited Walking Dead game featuring everyone's favourite sword-swinging warrior - Michonne - will be released February 23rd for PC and consoles, and February 25th for iOS devices. Entitled 'In Too Deep', Michonne ends up uncovering a massacre at the sea-side town of Monroe while on a ship searching for supplies and other survivors.

'Give No Shelter', the second episode will be available in March while the third 'What We Deserve', will be released in April.

All three episodes in the miniseries will be available for purchase at the cost of $14.99

Super Square Enix sale

Gaming NewsPublisher Square Enix is celebrating the 1st anniversary of their online store with a massive sale.

The publisher of such titles as Dragon Quest, Just Cause and Tomb Raider is offering up to 50% some of their titles.
Some of the deals include $15 of Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe, $15 off of Just Cause 3, 30% off the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition (Xbox One) and 50% off all catalog games.

The Square Enix store sale ends February 21st.

Rocket League coming to Xbox One

Xbox One owners, be prepare to put the pedal to the metal.

Gaming NewsRocket League, the surprise indie game hit will be coming to Xbox One on February 17th. 

The Xbox One edition, featuring even more arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem, will include exclusives and bonuses from new cars to antennas, wheels, and rocket trails.

Neverwinter: Underdark available on Xbox One

The eighth Neverwinter expansion has come to Xbox One.

Set in the Dungeons & Dragons' Forgotten Realms world, the Underdark expansion brings the Rage of Demons story to the Xbox One in which the two-headed Demogorgon and other terrors invade the land.

Underdark also brings the new hub zone of Mantol-Derith, two end-game skirmishes and The Dwarven King, a quest line written by New York Times Best-Selling Author, R.A. Salvatore.

Gaming NewsQuantum Break details announced

Quantum Break meet Alan Wake. Alan Wake meet Quantum Break.

Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios' brilliant adventure Alan Wake and Alan Wake's American Nightmare will be a part of the Quantum Break release for those who are pre-ordering the title.

Every copy of Quantum Break for Xbox One will come with a full-game download for Alan Wake for Xbox 360, plus its two add-on packs, The Signal and The Writer, playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Fans that pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One at participating retailers or through the Xbox Store will also receive a full-game download of Alan Wake's American Nightmare for Xbox 360.

Quantum Break will also be launching on Windows 10 on April 5 and will be available at no additional cost for those who digitally pre-order the game on Xbox One.

In Quantum Break, players will take on the role of Jack Joyce, who battles evil-doers by manipulating time.

John Powell
Freelance Journalist (Entertainment, Gaming)
Twitter: @POW2112

 
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