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Oddworld: Soulstorm will give completionists “over 100 hours” of content

Ideally, you’ll make it through a level of Oddworld: Soulstorm without anybody dying. That’s much easier said than done, and you’re going to wrack up some replays if you’re going for perfect runs. The developers are aiming to make a totally non-lethal playthrough possible, but you’re going to have to put in some hours if you want to get the top rewards. read more

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John Wick Hex will let you watch your murder ballets in replay

John Wick Hex turns the purest action film series of the past decade into a more cerebral strategy game, letting you choose your actions, plan your murder ballet, and see how it all plays out. It’s a smart way to capture the feeling of being John Wick through gameplay, but the question we’ve been asking since we saw the first trailer is whether the game will have a replay function. read more

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Amazon Game Studios confirms layoffs, reportedly cancels multiple games

This week, during E3, Amazon laid off a number of employees from its game development studios. The company says it is working with affected employees to move them to other divisions within Amazon, and that “these moves are the result of regular business planning cycles where we align resources to match evolving, long-range priorities.” read more

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The Avengers story campaign is single-player only

We finally got to see the Avengers in action at E3 and, well, we’ve still got a lot of questions. We saw gameplay of the earliest bits of the game’s prologue, and that looked like a pretty straightforward single-player action game – but then, it’s also a four-player co-op game with long-time service hooks. Apparently, it’s only a multiplayer title outside of the core story. read more

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Despite fan backlash, The Avengers devs have “no plans to change our character designs”

Since the upcoming Avengers game was revealed at Square Enix’s E3 conference earlier this week, it seems that some expectant fans have been less than thrilled about their heroes’ appearances in the gameplay trailer shown. People have taken to Twitter to criticise the lack of resemblance between the characters they know (and love) from the big screen, and the versions they’ve seen in the game so far – but it sounds like the game’s developers have no plans to change them in response. read more