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Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the Rare 3D platformers of the Nintendo 64 era, including Banjo-Kazooie. In that spirit, backers who pledged £340 or more will receive an exclusive Yooka-Laylee Nintendo 64 cartridge with a built-in 64GB flash drive.

The team at Playtonic Games recently updated their Kickstarter page with an image of the special flash drive, and seeing Yooka-Laylee (even if it's not real working copy) plugged into a Nintendo 64 looks about as fitting and natural as can be. You can check out the full-sized image by clicking below.

One of the popular features of PlayStation 4 is remote play, which allows players to stream their PlayStation 4 games to the handheld PlayStation Vita. Meanwhile, Microsoft allows for cross-platform streaming and gaming between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, including PCs.

Many have been requesting that Sony implement a similar feature, and Sony is listening. PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that Sony is currently developing an app that will extend remote play functionality to PC and Mac. We're not sure when we can look forward to this app launching, but it's great to hear that Sony has it in the works.

Phil Fish is a rather controversial character, and ever since his iconic cancellation of FEZ II, Polytron has sort of hung around the fringes of the industry, porting FEZ to a few more platforms and doing a little production work. Now the company's got something new.

FEZ has been around for several years now and has sold over one million copies, but it's never gotten a physical release. Polytron has seen fit to change that and has unveiled onto their online store, Polyshop, an incredibly pretty limited edition physical box for FEZ. At a price of $100.00, you'll be getting a DRM-free PC and Mac versions of FEZ, a beautiful red hardcover notebook, and both a vinyl and digital download of the game's soundtrack. As well, the item description says only 500 of these things are going to be made.

Check it out after the jump!

The first hour of Just Cause 3 has been uploaded to YouTube by Square Enix and Avalanche Studios. The video shows the introductory story content, as well as the first few missions and some optional shenanigans that can take place in the 400 square mile map. According to Square Enix, it was uploaded to satisfy the fans' hunger until the game launches just next week on December 1st. Make the jump to view the full video.

Toby Fox's UnderTale is a retro-inspired indie title that combines elements from role-playing and bullet hell games. With numerous nods to the EarthBound series through a quirky and diverse cast, unconventional combat, and an awesome soundtrack, UnderTale stands out due to the numerous branching paths present in the story — the way you choose to play (be it as a pacifist or a destroyer) will severely impact the rest of your time spent playing the game.

Taro4012 of YouTube took to Stepmania, a Dance Dance Revolution-style game, and sought to bring one of UnderTale's more memorable and intense tracks, "MEGALOVANIA", to the dancepad. However, he then took it a step further by completely recreating the harsh final boss battle from the game's "Genocide Route" as well! See it in action after the jump, but be warned, for there are major spoilers.

On December 3rd, Geoff Keighley will be holding The Game Awards for the second straight year. Keighley is looking to strike a good balance between on-stage awards and world premieres, and he announced earlier today that there will be ten world premieres.

We don't know what all of the premieres will be, and we're sure to see some surprises, but one game has been confirmed. Far Cry Primal was recently announced by Ubisoft, and we'll be getting our first-ever look at gameplay footage during The Game Awards. We'll be livestreaming The Game Awards and covering all of the exciting announcements as they come, so join us on December 3rd!

A new mod for Star Wars Battlefront gives the game an amazingly realistic level of graphics. Created by coder Martin Bergman, the "Toddyhancer" mod applies reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom, and other visual tweaks to the game's core graphics, and you can see some beautiful screenshots of it after the jump!

Microsoft launched Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10 earlier this year, and it seems to have been a success. Many were skeptical about how many people would actually use the feature, including Xbox and Windows Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra. However, Ybarra revealed in an interview that the feature is "huge" and the usage of it is "very high."

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More players are online in Star Wars Battlefront on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One and PC combined, according to information from At the time of writing, 49,137 players are on PC, 113,696 are playing on Xbox One, and 189,191 are on PlayStation 4. This suggests that significantly more players own Star Wars Battlefront on Sony's console than the other options, but until official sales figures are released nothing can be confirmed.

One of the biggest surprise success stories of the year has been Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange. The story-driven episodic adventures of Max and Chloe have captivated over a million gamers worldwide, and Square Enix recently announced a limited edition box set for the full series on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The series is also available on PC, and PC gamers were very vocal about the fact that they wanted the box set too. Square Enix heard the message loud and clear, and today they announced via Twitter that the limited edition box set is coming to PC in North America "due top popular demand."

Following its massive success as a book and television series, the next challenge for Game of Thrones was to make it big in video games. As such, HBO partnered with critically-acclaimed developers Telltale Games to combine the Game of Thrones universe with Telltale's defining story-driven, episodic style.

Telltale's video game adaptation has been a big hit, and the season finale recently released, but the story is far from over. Speaking with Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Bruner, Telltale's CEO, co-founder, and executive producer on the Game of Thrones video game series, confirmed that season two is already in development. Click below for more.

The Witness may finally have a release date set for January 26th, but that doesn't mean Braid-creator Jonathan Blow and the rest of Thekla Inc. are ready to stop showing off their game. The most recent post on The Witness' website features a sublime new video comprised of a single, two-minute lateral tracking shot of the game's stunning island, simply called a "long screenshot."

Being one of the most incredible-looking titles around, there are more amazing screenshots of The Witness than a sane person would bother to count, but it's the oft-overlooked audio portion of the game's aesthetic the team wanted to focus on this time around. The Witness is rather non-traditional in that it features no actual soundtrack, but don't take that to mean the sound in The Witness is underwhelming. The way Jonathan Blow explains this choice is actually quite interesting.

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We've seen a lot done with Unreal Engine 4 recently, especially fan creations like a remake of Shadow Moses Island from Metal Gear Solid and Zora's Domain from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But this time Luigi is given the Unreal Engine 4 treatment. In this short film, created by YouTube channel CryZENx, our hero Luigi goes on an adventure through stunningly-detailed forests and past jaw-dropping gorgeous lakes. The base of the content was originally presented in the "Kite Demo" for Unreal Engine, but it's interesting how the creator was able to weave a completely different story using Luigi.

Check out this touching story after the jump!

Street Fighter V is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 next Spring, and Capcom has been keeping the hype strong with regular announcements. The upcoming fighting game features a tutorial mode that flashes back to a young Ken and Ryu being trained by Master Gouken. A video that showcases this mode has just been released in English, and you can check it out by clicking below.

Dragon Quest Heroes blends the characters, weapons, and locations of the popular Dragon Quest series with the massive battlefields and enemy hordes of Dynasty Warriors for a winning formula that made the game a top-seller in Japan. Last month, Dragon Quest Heroes launched in North America and Europe exclusively on PlayStation 4, but that's about to change.

Following a leak, it has now officially been confirmed that Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to Steam. The Square Enix title launches on December 3rd for $49.99, but preordering drops the price by five dollars. You can check out the minimum and recommended specs by clicking below.