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Mar 31, 2016

By John Powell - G4 Canada

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Gaming NewsApril Games with Gold

April is not for fools but sunsets and wolves.

April’s Games with Gold for those with Xbox Live Gold accounts are The Wolf Among Us – available March 1 to 30 – which will find players immersed in 1980s Manhattan as they try to solve a series of bizarre murders that appear to be taking out fairy tale characters and the over-the-top third-person shooter action, Sunset Overdrive – available April 16 to May 15.

On Xbox 360 and Xbox One with Backward Compatibility, Dead Space will be available April 1 to 15 and Saints Row IV will be available April 16 to 30.

Gaming NewsSecond episode of ‘Michonne’ launches

Michonne is back.

The second chapter of her Telltale miniseries - 'Give No Shelter' - is now available for download.

The miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) and Danai Gurira in ‘The Walking Dead’ TV series.

Haunted by her past, the story explores Michonne discovering what took her away from Rick, Carl, and the rest of her trusted group and what brought her back. In 'Give No Shelter’, a daring escape from the floating colony of Monroe sees Michonne, Pete, and Sam running for their lives.

The miniseries will conclude with the third episode - 'What We Deserve' - in April.

Gaming NewsAlex, In-Game Shop join Street Fighter

Alex is ready to rumble.

The brash grappler will be available today for all Street Fighter V players on PS4 and PC.

Along with the character of Alex, the In-Game Shop for earned currency has opened allowing players spend their Fight Money on extra game content, such as new characters and Story Mode Costumes.

Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien will be releasing later this year and each will have a Story Mode costume available for purchase using Fight Money.

Since the In-Game Shop for real currency is not available just yet, Capcom is offering Alex as a free trial period to all players, until the Zenny shop launches. This also applies to any future DLC character that releases prior to the Zenny shop launching. Once the Zenny shop launches, the free trial for DLC characters that released prior to the Zenny shop opening will end, and players will need to use Fight Money, Zenny, or the Season Pass to access those characters.

In order to thank players for their patience and understanding throughout the beta phases and game launch, Capcom is making Ryu and Chun-Li’s Story Mode Costumes available for free to all users beginning today.

Gaming NewsLara Croft celebrates 20 years of raiding

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are celebrating 20 years of Tomb Raider star Lara Croft beginning with festivities at PAX East 2016 as well as special activities and events planned throughout 2016.

As part of the 20-year celebration, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have partnered with GameChanger Charity to provide a free digital copy of Tomb Raider 2013 for every donation made to the charity of at least $1. Eligible contributors who donate at least $20 will be entered into a drawing where prizes include a special Crystal Dynamics swag bag including a collector’s edition of Rise of The Tomb Raider, along with special items related to the series and its famed globetrotting explorer.

GameChanger is a non-profit focused on improving the lives of children suffering from life-threatening diseases. GameChanger delivers video game gifts to hospitals, and provides financial support to deserving families.

To donate to GameChanger, gamers can visit http://gamechangercharity.donordrive.com/event/20yearstombraider/

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics today also released the third Rise of The Tomb Raider content pack titled Cold Darkness Awakened for PC on Steam and The Windows Store. Players who have purchased the Season Pass or have downloaded the additional content separately will be able to continue the journey as Lara Croft takes on nightmarish predators in an abandoned Cold War base. Cold Darkness Awakened is also available for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Croft first made her debut in 1996 with the original Tomb Raider game.

Gaming NewsBattleborn’s story mode, open beta announced

2K and Gearbox Softwareg have revealed that Battleborn’s Story Mode will take a TV-style approach where you and your friends, as the commander of the Battleborn, are the stars of every episode which will begin May 3rd.

The “season” will have one large over-arching story spanning eight episodes and each episode tells a self-contained story about your heroes’ fight to save the last star: Solus.

Battleborn’s Open Beta begins on April 8th on PS4 and April 13th on PC and Xbox One.

The Open Beta will include access to two story episodes – Void’s Edge and The Algorithm – two of the game’s three competitive multiplayer modes – Incursion and Meltdown – all 25 playable heroes, loot, gear, and the game’s full progression systems.

Battleborn launches on May 3, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Gaming NewsFallout 4: Automatron now available

It is time to go back to The Commonwealth.

Fallout 4’s first add-on, Automatron, is now available today for download worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

In ‘Automatron’, the mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions.

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

 
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