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Bethesda has made an announcement on Major Nelson's blog that digital pre-orders for Fallout 4 on Xbox One can now be made on the Xbox Games Store and Xbox.com. For a limited time, codes for a free copy of Fallout 3 will also be included with some pre-orders.

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Electronic Arts doesn’t have the best reputation. The company has been criticized for hamfisted DRM, an overabundance of DLC, and premature launches of buggy games. Yet, it is debatably the biggest name in the video game industry. It has built franchises up to reputations that have become household names. If there’s any company that I feel represents the highs and lows of triple-A publishers, it’s Electronic Arts.

Considering EA’s reputation and position in the industry, the company’s reveal of Unravel at E3 sticks out like a little indie apple in a pile of action-packed oranges. Sandwiched between Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (complemented with Kenny Loggins’s “Danger Zone”) and Mass Effect: Andromeda (complemented by Johnny Cash’s “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”), a nervous man took the stage to talk about his studio’s physics-based sidescroller. The juxtaposition is almost laughable in retrospect. Unravel didn’t quite fit in with Electronic Arts’ line-up. It shouldn’t though, as it is something completely new for the publisher. Unravel represents an expansion into smaller, quieter games for Electronic Arts. That’s worth welcoming.

Back in April, Best Buy's listings told of an upcoming physical release of last year's hit indie title Shovel Knight, indicating that the once digital exclusive would hit retail shelves later this year. Yacht Club Games had since stated that their game would not see a retail release, but it appears that the eponymous Blue Burrower ultimately will be digging his way into stores later this year after all! In a recent announcement on the developer's website, Shovel Knight will release for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One come October. Read on for more details!

Batman: Arkham Knight, the latest game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, has recently seen its PC edition pulled from store shelves and online marketplaces due to critical game-breaking bugs. But, according to anonymous sources who spoke to Kotaku, Warner Bros. was well aware of these issues—months before launch.

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The voice actor for main character Ryo in Shenmue and Shenmue II, Corey Marshall, will be returning to voice the character in Shenmue III. The third game in the series, Shenmue III is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, and has already made nearly $3.8 million with 16 days still to go.

It's been a long time since the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter first launched, and we're finally closing in on the game's release. If you backed the game on Kickstarter, you'll want to check your email, as Comcept is now sending out platform selection surveys. Simply answer a few basic questions (name, email, country, etc.) and select your platform of choice, and you're done! Download codes will be sent out to backers closer to the game's official release.

Last December, Telltale Games announced that it was partnering with Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode, a narrative-driven adventure game set in the world of Minecraft. No details have been revealed yet, but that's likely to change soon. A recent tweet by Telltale teases that Minecraft: Story Mode will appear at Minecon in London this weekend. While we aren't sure what exactly will come from this, any news on the game would be greatly appreciated! So just sit back and let Telltale tell you a story!

Mortal Kombat fans hoping to get a glimpse of the Predator in action, look no further! Players who purchased Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack will be able to download the Predator later this month, but for a sneak peek of what to expect you can check out a gameplay video of the Predator unleashing absolute carnage against his opponents. If you win the match, the Predator walks over to your carcass and collects your skull and spine, placing it on his mantle.

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Gamers who want to get to know the story of Shenmue prior to Shenmue III's release may soon get their wish. In a recent Q & A via Twitch, legendary game designer Yu Suzuki discussed the possibility of Shenmue I and II being released in HD. Because SEGA owns the rights to both Shenmue games, Suzuki says that it rests entirely in their hands.

"I think that if Shenmue I and II could be released before Shenmue III, people would be able to understand the backstory and enjoy Shenmue III even more. And so I also personally strongly want this to happen, but as the rights are held by SEGA I'm not really in a position to be able to comment. However I will also express to SEGA that I really would like for them to be produced." — Yu Suzuki

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During this year's E3, we got a look at Battleborn, the newest game from the studio behind the critically-acclaimed Borderlands series. This game is a hybrid role-playing game and first person shooter, with highly stylised visuals and fast action very much in the vein of the Borderlands games.

A couple of days ago, Gearbox Software released a new 20-minute gameplay demo for the public to see how the game will actually look, as well as a short trailer introducing the basic premise and main characters of the game.

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Ready your lightsabers, as EA is now accepting applications for the Star Wars Battlefront closed PC alpha testing. EA has also been sending invites to select players, but by clicking here you can login and apply for the testing yourself. They will no longer be accepting applicants after June 30th, and the alpha testing is scheduled to start on this Thursday July 2nd.

The alpha will only be available for Origin on PC, and throughout the alpha testing DICE will perform a number of tests to help them as they continue development of the game.

Street Fighter V doesn't launch until early next year (although PlayStation 4 owners can get their hands on a beta next month), but Capcom is doing plenty to keep the hype alive in the meantime. In this spirit, there will be a Street Fighter V panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, and it will feature Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono. This panel will take place on Thursday July 9, 2015 from 11:45am – 12:45pm in Room 6BCF. We can expect news on Street Fighter V, the Capcom Pro Tour, and more! Are you excited?

Fans of Playtonic (Rare) with Owlstice Games have created a fan-made 2D platformer based off of Yooka-Laylee called Tooka-Laydee. The charming trailer inside explains the premise as Playtonic Games accidentally orders £2,000,000 worth of Tetley tea bags and they have to make a few cut-backs to Yooka-Laylee. You can play the game here on Kongregate.

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Plague of Shadows is the name of the first DLC that will be available for Shovel Knight. We already know you'll be able to play with a new story and gameplay. Now we've got a bit of insight on the Alchemy mechanic and how that works with the Plague Knight you'll control.

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Following their E3 2015 announcement that Fallout 4 would be released on November 10th, 2015, Bethesda's Peter Hines has said that the reason for bringing out the game so soon is because "we felt like it was a big enough title that we could get away with it." He said that "we're pretty close to being done, which you have to be if you're going to ship in five months."

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