Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Video Reveals More About Chloe Price

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is the upcoming prequel to the critically acclaimed game Life is Strange and will focus on the character Chloe Price. If you played the previous episodic adventure game, you'll recognize her as lead character Max Caulfield's friend. Set three years before Life is Strange, the game will tell Chloe's story, and developer Deck Nine is giving audiences a preview in the video above.
“The rawness of her hurt and her pain is the thing that makes her such a dynamic and powerful character,” said Rhianna Devries, who voices Chloe Price in the game. Much of the story will revolve around Chloe's struggles following the death of her father and her relationship with the character Rachel.
Ashly Burch, who voiced Chloe is the first game, previously tweeted that she was unable to reprise her role in the prequel because of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Instead, she'll be returning to Before the Storm as a writing consultant. “We heard about [Chloe and R..

Here’s When Overwatch’s Doomfist Is Being Released

Blizzard has announced Doomfist, the newest hero to join Overwatch, will be available from July 27. The confirmation was made alongside the release of a hero preview video, which you can watch above.
In the video, various members of the Overwatch development team talk about the history behind Doomfist's development and also how the character's brawler style harkens back to classic fighting games.
There's also some insight into the morality and motivation behind Doomfist. Although the character is technically considered to be a villain, game director Jeff Kaplan talks about Doomfist doesn't believe himself to be bad, and instead is focused on “perpetuating strength and honor.” This has led to other people perceiving him as a villain.
Doomfist was added to Overwatch's PTR in early July as part of an update that made a series of other changes as well. Another PTR update made some tweaks to the way the character plays, and a major change to Zarya. The PTR is only a..

Next Free Titanfall 2 DLC Includes 4-Player Horde Mode, Two New Maps

Titanfall 2's next DLC pack has been revealed, and its biggest addition is Frontier Defense, a cooperative, wave-based mode. It's coming next week on July 25, and the mode and two new maps will be free to all players.
In a blog post today, developer Respawn announced that Frontier Defense is on the way and will support five maps at launch. It's a four-player co-op mode that's much like other horde modes, although this one will, of course, feature Titans. It's very similar to the Frontier Defense mode that was added to the first Titanfall in a post-launch update.
There are five waves of increasingly strong enemies to defeat, and killing them gets you money that you can spend on tools and items. Frontier Defense has five difficulty levels to choose from, and a new Titan progression system that unlocks upgrades for your Titan. You can watch the mode's trailer above.
In addition, the DLC comes with two maps. The first, called Rise, is a remaster from the origi..

Terry Crews Still Loves Overwatch, But His New Favorite Game Is PUBG

Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and professional Intimidating Large Man Terry Crews is a well-known fan of Overwatch, having campaigned to play the role of one of its characters. While he still loves that game, he–like many other people–has found a new passion: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.
Battlegrounds remains in Early Access but has made an impressive debut during its first few months on Steam. Just recently, it surpassed the all-time peak concurrent player count of Grand Theft Auto V, bringing it to number four on the list. Among those players are Crews and his son, with whom he frequently plays video games.
“[Our favorite] was Overwatch at first; we loved Overwatch, we still love it,” Crews told PC Gamer. “But then we got into Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. PUBG? Holy cow, we can't get enough.”
Crews also drew a comparison between the battle royale-style game and a real-life activity: “You know what? It's a safe way to do paintball. You are literally in this world ..

GTA 5 Update Brings An Upgraded Gun-Equipped Truck, Bonuses, And More

Grand Theft Auto V's latest weekly update has arrived. As always, it's focused on delivering new content and bonuses in GTA Online, the highlight of which is an upgraded version of an existing vehicle.
The Karin Technical–which you might remember from the Series A Funding heist as the pickup truck with a gun mounted in the back–is now available and with new customization options. The Karin Technical Custom can be upgraded in the Mobile Operations Center's Vehicle Workshop Module, letting you deck it out with armor, a better weapon, and more. You can get a glimpse at what it can look like in the image below.
GTA Online players can also jump in the game now to receive a 25% boost to Arms Manufacturing through July 24. You can also get a free black Ammu-Nation hoodie by completing a sell mission from your Bunker during that time, while bodyguards and associates see their salaries doubled. The ongoing double GTA$ and RP bonuses offered when playing the recently added Overt..

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Is The Year’s Best Seller So Far As Ubisoft Enjoys A Positive Quarter

Ubisoft today reported the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2017, which ended on June 30. It was a positive one for the publisher, as it saw sales increase the absence of any major new releases during the period.
Sales for the quarter were €202.1 million, an increase of 45.2% compared with the same period a year ago and higher than Ubisoft projected. A whopping 80.4% of that came in the form of digital revenue, up from 75.3% last year. The back catalog (meaning games not released during this period) made up 94.3% of total sales, up from 91.1%.
Ghost Recon: WildlandsIn lieu of any new games from this quarter to discuss, Ghost Recon: Wildlands (which launched in March) was singled out as the “biggest hit” of the year. Ubisoft says this is true when combining its physical and digital sales on all platforms in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan through the first half of the year.
A breakdown of sales by region and platform revealed little change in the former category. Howev..

Two More Dragon Ball FighterZ Characters Revealed

The Dragon Ball FighterZ roster continues to grow. This time, another pair of characters have been revealed for the new Dragon Ball fighting game, and they're two rather obvious choices: Piccolo and Krillin.
The two fighters were unveiled in the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump (via Gematsu), which also provided some brief information on each. While Piccolo and Krillin lack the power of the Saiyans on the roster, each one compensates for that with some unique abilities. According to Gematsu, Piccolo can extended his arms to grab opponents and can fire beam attacks at high speeds. Krillin, on the other hand, can use classic Dragon Ball moves like the Kamehameha and Afterimage Technique to battle foes. His signature Destructo Disc attack is also impossible to block, and players can control the trajectory of Krillin's Ki blasts.
Seven other characters have already been confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ thus far: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, and Future T..

Mass Effect Director Returns To Head Up BioWare, As Current Boss Departs

Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare has announced Aaryn Flynn, general manager of its Edmonton-based studio, will be leaving. Casey Hudson, who initially left BioWare in August 2014, will return to take up the position as his replacement.
In a post on the BioWare Blog, Flynn confirmed he will be “working with [Hudson] over the next couple of weeks to help catch him up and do my part to set him up for success to be the best GM he can be,” before leaving at the end of July.
“The last few years have been transformative for me, from having time to reflect on what I most want to do, to working with new technologies at platform scale,” Hudson said in a separate blog post. “And now, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to return to lead BioWare–a studio that I think of as home.”
Flynn has been involved in all of BioWare's major games, including Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Jade Empire. While Hudson also worked on these games, he is known wid..

Destiny 2 Early Access Beta Starts Now On PS4

Destiny 2's full release isn't until September, but Bungie is opening the game up to a portion of the playerbase today, July 18, with the highly anticipated beta.
People who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4 can start playing right now, while Xbox One pre-order players can jump in this time tomorrow, July 19. If you don't pre-order, you can start playing when the beta opens to everyone on July 21. The beta is also coming to PC, but now until August; keep checking back with GameSpot for more on the PC beta.
The Destiny 2 beta includes the game's first campaign mission, Homecoming, along with the Inverted Spire Strike and Crucible content. The Strike and Crucible content require a subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold, while the campaign mission doesn't.
For lots more on the Destiny 2 beta, check out GameSpot's rundown of everything you need to know, including when it starts, what's in it, and all of the known issues.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds-Like Gameplay Might Come To Future Ubisoft DLCs, CEO Says

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games that's released this year, and it's consistently been near the top on Steam in terms of active players. It's gaining enough attention that other companies are starting to take note. Today during Ubisoft's earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned that the company is watching Battlegrounds with interest, and that it might do something similar down the line.
In response to a question about the rise of Battlegrounds, Guillemot responded that the game doesn't pose a threat to Ubisoft's properties, but instead it presents an opportunity. Rainbow Six Siege and Ubisoft's other shooters are doing well regardless of Battlegrounds' performance. However, there's a possibility that Ubisoft could make its own version of Battlegrounds' gameplay.
“[Battlegrounds] is doing a fantastic job,” Guillemot said. “Rainbow Six continues to grow, and the time spent on the game is increasing, ..