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As an apology for the delayed release of their upcoming Havoc DLC pack for first-person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developer Sledgehammer Games has announced that they will be giving away a free rare loot drop to PC gamers: the KVA Paramilitary Exo. They also said that XP would be doubled throughout the PC launch of the Havoc pack on March 3rd, 2015.

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Life is Strange, a story-driven episodic adventure from Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix, debuted its first chapter last month to fairly positive reviews. Since then, there have been rumors that episode two would be delayed, and some publications reported this is a confirmed fact. Thankfully, it looks like this is not the case, as the official Twitter page has denied the rumors. Development of Life is Strange episode two (titled Out of Time) is "on track" and its expected to be released in March as planned. 

A recent report from Nielsen, a company that specializes in analyzing consumer behavior, relates ownership between current- and last-generation video game consoles. The data shows that 91% of PS4 owners, 88% of Xbox One owners, and 93% of Wii U owners have at some point been in possession of a last-gen console. It also shows which consoles were owned by these demographics. Interestingly, more PS4 gamers have had a Wii in the past than a PS3.

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Despite rumors of a potential release date being announced soon, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might take a bit longer to finish. According to Hideo Kojima, the amount of freedom given to you in MGS V could lead to incoherence in gameplay. Kojima tries to explain as best he can on his Twitter account. 

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The popular indie game Shovel Knight will finally be released for the PlayStation family of systems in a little under two months.

The game, developed by Yacht Club Games, has been available for the 3DS and Wii U since June in North America; the official PlayStation blog has announced that the title will be released on the PS4, PS3, and Vita on April 21st. The game will cost $13.49 for PlayStation Plus members and $14.99 for everyone else; the game will also support cross-buy, so once purchased you'll be able to play Shovel Knight on all three consoles. 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has finally been confirmed for a March 10th release date.

After a cryptic phone number posted by the game's developer last month featuring a Miami area code, a "Wrong Number" message, and a heavy, yet blurry, focus on the word "March", it has been revealed that this is indeed the correct date.

The upcoming "top-down neon f***-em-up" is set for a release on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita for the price of $14.99. With pre-orders available on Steam, Humble, and GOG, you'll be able to save 10% via pre-order.

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The Yakuza franchise has offered gamers a lot across its entries in the series, and it will continue to offer more of its Japanese crime drama and Grand Theft Auto-like appeal. Yakuza Zero will be the latest entry in the franchise, and the hour long video inside displays more of the gritty drama and atmosphere we have come to expect from the series in a gorgeous 1080p definition and at a lucid 60 frames per second.

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The Media Create numbers are in for software and hardware sales in Japan, and it's a good week for PlayStation. God Eater 2: Rage Burst launched on both Vita and PlayStation 4, selling a combined 272,004 units. This boosted Vita sales from just under 11,000 last week to over 35,000 this week. Vita was the top-selling single piece of hardware for the week and PlayStation 4 (which saw a slight boost) was second, but combined sales of all 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS models were higher, coming in at around 38,000. With no new titles charting this week, Wii U sales dipped to 6,000. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!

According to series producer Akihiro Suzuki, Dynasty Warriors 9 will see a complete revamp of the core gameplay system. In an interview with PlayStation Universe, Suzuki was asked how he plans to keep the series fresh going forward.

"So obviously we reached DW8 now at this stage, and, ah, Suzuki-san himself personally feels that it’s reached that stage where it’s a good time to sort of look back, and see, you know, what the different options are in the future there." — Akihiro Suzuki (via translator)

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Resogun developers Housemarque have announced a new collaboration with Eugene Jarvis, the creator of Williams Electronics' classic arcade game Defender and Midway's Cruisi'n series. Jarvis, who hasn't worked with outside developers since 1994's Cruis'n USA, is the founder of Raw Thrills, Inc., an arcade company known for creating games based on films as well as producing the Big Buck Hunter franchise.

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