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Today’s Best Deals

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Out on Tuesday – 20% off Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition (PS4, X1)

Spiritual successor to Harvest Moon. Rated 8.8/10 “Great” on IGN. The Collector’s Edition includes the game, mini guidebook, fold out map of Pelican Town, and soundtrack.

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Out on Tuesday – 20% off Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. Check out our review.

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For Honor (Xbox One, PS4) for $35

Today Only. Rated 8/10 “Great” on IGN.

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New Humble Monthly PC Bundle – DiRT Rally + Inside + More for $12

This Humble Monthly Bundle includes DiRT Rally (8.9/10 on IGN) and Inside (10/10 “Masterpiece” on IGN). Receive these two games immediately and get more games ($100+ worth) later in the month as they become unlocked.

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Crazy Humble THQ Nordic Playstation Bundle – 15 Games for $15

You can pay $1 and get 5 games, or $11.89 and get 9 games, but the real deal is if you pay $15 to get all 15 games in the picture above, including MX vs ATV, Darksiders Warmastered, and Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition.

Get 15 Playstation Games (12 PS4 Games) for 15

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Releases 6/27 – 40% off The Art of Persona 5 (Paperback) for $24

New price drop brings the price down from $40 to $24. For those who preordered it at a higher price, Amazon will automatically price adjust to this low price (their Preorder Price Guarantee).

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Lowest price for a 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership is $45

If you “like” CDKeys  on Facebook, you get an instant one-time-use 5% off coupon code that drops the price to $42.75.

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$10 Online Game Design and Development Courses at Udemy

This deal is back and should last till the 12th. Train yourself in tools, software, and programming languages specific to the gaming industry. I have used Udemy and definitely recommend it myself.

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30% off at TeePublic

Get an automatic 30% off your order through the link. Discount is reflected in shopping cart. Shipping starts at $7 so this coupon  cancels it out.

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UFC 2 (PS4, Xbox One) for $20 or $16 w/ Best Buy GCU

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Releases 5/2 – Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition (Blu-ray) for $12

The ultimate De Niro vs Pacino flick.

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Amazon Price Drops on these Mario 3DS & Wii Games

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Newegg 35% off These Video Games

Use code “EMCRERJ37” to see the prices below. $2.99 Shipping.

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Get the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $69

Considered by many to be an essential Switch purchase.

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50% off the Newest Sprint LG G6 Smartphone + FREE Google Home

The flagship G6 released just last month in March and is intended to be a competitor to the S8. Sprint offers a crazy good instant 50% off deal.

Make sure to choose the monthly payments option. You’ll pay $14.7/mo for 24 months, or $354. Normally sells for $708. You should also be eligible for the Free Google Home promotion. Activation required.

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Releases 4/20 – Free Swag with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Preorders

Starts at $750 for the S8 and $850 for the S8 Plus. Improvements include faster hardware, a 5.8″ – 6.2″ QHD+ curved screen on all models, native HDR. and USB Type C port. Micro SD expansion remains.

Until 4/20, get a FREE Samsung VR Headset. If you pay $100, you can also get a 256GB memory card and AKG headphones. This promotion is valid from any authorized reseller.

Additional offers from resellers that stack with the offer above:

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Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones for Apple Devices for $90

Normally priced at $180, the SoundTrue II headphones feature a built-in mic and inline remote for Apple devices, plush memory foam earpads, and swivelling earcups for compact storage.

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The Best Portable Hard Drive Deals of the Day

These drives are compatible with both your Xbox One and PS4. We like portables because they are entirely USB powered – no AC adapter required.

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Zacro PS4 Vertical Stand w/ Cooling Fan & Charging Station for $9.74

Use code “LMPGMJ9O“. Designed to fit the original PS4, not the Slim or Pro. Includes two cooling fans, two charging docks for your controllers, and three additional USB ports for peripherals.

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EA Access 12 Month Subscription (Xbox One) for $22.69

Perks include access to a large collection of EA Xbox One titles for free, playing upcoming games before they are released and 10% off all EA digital purchases on Xbox One.

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Releases 10/24 – Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set for $120

Just went down in price again from $135 to $119 (list price is $199). For those who preordered at $135, Amazon will automatically price adjust.

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NordVPN Anonymous VPN Subscription 1-Year for $48 (or just $4/mo)

Your ISP will continue selling your personal internet usage data without your explicit consent – sign up for a VPN to keep your anonymity intact. NordVPN and PIA are rated among PCMag’s top VPN services of 2017.

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Lowest price for a 12-Month PS Plus Membership is $50

20% off April’s Upcoming and New Release Games with Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU

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New Release – 20% off Persona 5 Steelbook Launch Edition (PS4)

Persona 5 has been awarded an IGN Editors’ Choice and rated 9.7/10. PS4 owners get a Steelbook Launch Edition while supplies last.

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New Release – 20% off Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PS4)

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New Release – 20% off Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One)

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Releases 4/21 – 20% off Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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Releases 4/25 – 20% off Syberia 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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Releases 4/25 – 20% off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, X1, PC)

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Releases 4/28 – 20% off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

Computer Deals

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Dell Inspiron Intel Core i7-6500U 15″ 1080p Laptop $519

Specs include a 15.6″ 1080p Full HD display, 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 7 Pro, and discrete graphics. Not for intense gaming, but it can handle anything else.

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Dell Inspiron 15 Core i5-7300HQ 15″ 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Laptop $784

Buy through Dell MPP to get an extra 2% off. Checkout as guest.

Specs include a 15.6″ 1080p Full HD display, 7th gen Core i5 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

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Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Core i5-6300HQ 15″ 4K GTX 960M Laptop $735

Buy through Dell MPP to get an extra 2% off. Checkout as guest.

Specs include a 15.6″ 4K touchscreen display, 6th gen Core i5 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 960M graphics.

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Lenovo Legion Intel Core i5-7300HQ 15″ 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Laptop $849

Specs include a 15.6″ 1080p Full HD display, 7th gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

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HP Omen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 15″ 1080p GTX 1050 Laptop $849

Specs include a 15.6″ 1080p Full HD display, 7th gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.

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Asus Core i7 15″ Laptop w/ 512GB SSD, Geforce GTX 960M $800

For $800, you get a 15″ Full HD display, 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. The GeForce GTX 960M video card is a slightly older model, but it still performs well with most games at up to 1080p resolution.

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Acer Switch Core i7 12″ QHD 512GB SSD 2-in-1 Laptop $800

Specs include a 12″ 2160×1440 display, 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and detachable keyboard. Not for gaming.

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Asus F556UA Intel Core i5-7200U 15″ 1080p 256GB SSD Laptop $549

Specs include a 15″ 1080p Full HD display, 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. Not for gaming.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 Tiny Intel Core i3-6100T Desktop for $320

Specs include a 6th gen Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Win7 Pro, and a tiny tiny chassis. Not for gaming.

TV Deals

Use Dell Promo Cards on almost anything sold at Dell. Promo card is emailed 10-20 days after your TV ships and expires in 90 days.

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50″ Samsung UN50KU6300F 4K Smart HDTV + $250 Dell Credit for $700

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55″ LG OLED55B6P 4K True HDR OLED Smart HDTV for $1500

OLED TVs are generally considered the cream of the crop because of their unbeatable black levels (and thus contrast ratio). This TV has all the qualities for true HDR including a 10-bit panel, wide color gamut, and local dimming.

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55″ Samsung UN55KS9500 Curved 4K True HDR Smart HDTV for $1299

Samsung’s highest end TV model. This TV has all the qualities for true HDR including a 10-bit panel, wide color gamut, and local dimming.

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60″ Vizio M60-D1 4K UHD Smart HDTV + $300 Dell Credit for $900

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65″ Samsung UN65KU6500F Curved 4K HDTV + $175 Dell Credit $1100

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65″ LG OLED65E6P 4K True HDR OLED Smart HDTV $2599

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New April Loot Gaming Crate includes an exclusive Overwatch figure

This month’s theme is “Suit Up” and includes items from Overwatch, Injustice 2, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and HALO. The exclusive Overwatch figure is in celebration of Overwatch’s 1yr anniversary. Expires 4/30.

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Get 10% off the New April Loot Crate – Theme is “Investigate”

This month’s theme is “Investigate” and features items from Batman, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, and The X-Files. Loot Crate sends you a mystery crate packaged with 4-6 items plus a t-shirt every month based on a particular theme. Expires 4/19.

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How About Two Months of Gamefly for $10?

Gamefly is normally $15 a month, but you right now you can get your first two months for only $10. Watch out for that auto-renew, as the third month will be $15, but you can always set a calendar reminder to cancel in time.

Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Review

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Warning: Full spoilers for Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 follow.

While Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 couldn’t match the “Darth Vader! Ahsoka!” hype and momentum Season 2 had out of the gate, it still had some very notable story elements in play right from the start – including Darth Maul’s return in the Season 2 finale, and the introduction of the show’s big new villain, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

The decision to make Thrawn a part of official Star Wars canon at last — after his appearances in Timothy Zahn’s beloved books were deemed “Legends” stories that didn’t connect to the films — was undeniably exciting for many fans. And it was clear from the start that even if some specifics were different, Dave Filoni and his collaborators got the character’s core essence right, including his deeply analytical, measured approach to warfare – and how his appreciation for art factored in in a fascinating manner. It also helped that Lars Mikkelsen’s performance voicing Thrawn was perfect, bringing just the right fierce, intelligent vibe to the character.

The idea with Thrawn was clearly to build things slowly – to make the entire point of his character that he wouldn’t act impulsively and, say, shoot down the Ghost, when he felt he could gain more information and hurt the Rebels more in the long term by letting the ship go. Early episodes did a good job of establishing this and how he operates, but at the same time, the longer we went without seeing Thrawn do something with permanent consequences to the Rebels, the more pressure there was for the end of the season to deliver in this regard.

This is one place Season 3 faltered, because the finale, while strong in and of itself, didn’t have Thrawn do anything that really felt dire. Yes, in the big picture, he struck a big blow and forced a large faction of Rebels to flee – but the Rebels fleeing to Yavin was inevitable in the timeline, and because our core characters essentially escaped unscathed, there wasn’t enough emotional resonance to Thrawn’s victory, given it had a season-long build up. Whether it be causing the death of one of the core cast, turning one of them to his side, or some other “things will never be the same” action, it just felt like Thrawn needed a bigger payoff this season, even accounting for the fact that he still could do something of the sort in Season 4.

Now all of that being said, a lot of Season 3 worked really well. In many ways, this was a better-paced season than the first two, of which both suffered a bit from coming off as top heavy with notable guest appearances/introductions in early episodes (in Season 1, with original trilogy characters; in Season 2, The Clone Wars characters). The first two seasons also often felt incredibly focused on Kanan and Ezra, sometimes to the detriment of the others. By Season 3, we had a much better handle on who everyone was, and even though characters like Hera and Zeb still only got one or two big spotlight episodes each during the season, we felt their value to the crew throughout.

However, a couple of other characters often stole the show in Season 3, evolving into some of the best elements Star Wars Rebels has to offer – namely, Agent Kallus and Sabine.

Kallus’ transformation from an Imperial loyalist to someone doubting the cause he’d sided with, to a spy working against his subordinates, was one of the most fascinating arcs Rebels has included and “An Inside Man” and “Through Imperial Eyes” were two highlights this season, as we saw just how dangerous things were getting for the increasingly sympathetic Kallus – and the fact that Thrawn was able to deduce the truth was, in retrospect, perhaps the most notable, personal example of the danger Thrawn represented.

As for Sabine, this was a terrific year for the young Mandalorian, as she discovered the Darksaber (first introduced in The Clone Wars), we met her family, and we found out much more about what motivates – and haunts – her. That latter information came in the episode “Trials of the Darksaber,” which was an absolutely stellar episode that took a less is more approach by focusing only on Kanan training Sabine to fight with the Darksaber, and how that training led to a lot of emotional catharsis for Sabine.

In the midst of this, the portrayal of Ezra was sometimes frustrating, in that there were some intriguing ideas introduced for him – including the continuing question of possibly being tempted by the dark side, or even how he’d been ignoring Hondo’s true, duplicitous nature – but it often felt like the resolution to these issues was rushed through or not properly dealt with.

Season 3 meanwhile did a great job of making use of all facets of Star Wars, with episodes that blended elements from the original trilogy, The Clone Wars, Rogue One and Rebels-originated characters in really cool, nuanced ways, in episodes like “The Last Battle,” “Visions and Voices” and “Ghosts of Geonosis.” There were a couple of low points too (let’s try and forget about “Iron Squadron”), but by and large, there was a lot to appreciate as a Star Wars fan here – including an emotional confrontation between Darth Maul and an older, Alec Guinness-esque Obi-Wan Kenobi that felt appropriately meaningful.

Star Wars Rebels: Season 3

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The Verdict

Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 was another strong and entertaining year of the series, improving upon the first two seasons in some respects, while ultimately not quite feeling as impactful in its overall story. Thrawn was often fascinating, but the slow burn approach to the character and his plans meant the end of the season needed him to do something truly monumental to pay off the set up, and that didn’t really occur. On the other hand, characters like Kallus and Sabine got to step up and command the story in increasingly involving, engaging ways, delivering some of the show’s best storylines in the process. Artistically, the show was also operating at a higher level than ever, with some incredible-looking sequences, from a mid-air Mandalorian fight, to a space battle in front of a nebula that looked like nothing we’d ever seen before in Star Wars.

Get Even Composer Talks About The Game's "Melancholic, Oppressed, Happy" Music

Ahead of the new shooter Get Even‘s release next month, you can now listen to some of the game’s music tracks composed by Olivier Deriviere. You may not know him by name, but you’re likely familiar with his work, as he composed the music for Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry and Remember Me.

Developer The Farm 51 and Bandai Namco are promising something new for Get Even’s soundtrack, as the music will combine “real-time MIDI,” performances by live musicians,” and “other audio tricks.” The music itself blends electronic and live orchestra, as performed by the Brussels Philharmonic.

You can listen to all five of the preview tracks through the Soundcloud embed below. Additionally, the mini-documentary above sheds more light on how Deriviere and The Farm 51 went about creating the game’s music and their ambitions for it, stylistically and tonally.

There will be 19 tracks in all on the Get Even soundtrack, spanning 60 minutes. A premium version of the soundtrack will come with a music sheet and extra songs.

GameSpot spoke with Deriviere about the soundtrack for Get Even. He told us about how he became attached to the project and revealed that he turned down offers from AAA franchises to work on the game because Get Even is a “very personal game, unlike any other.”

Another interesting element to the music is that it’s all connected to the story…somehow.

“Everything in the music makes sense and has a purpose that connects to the story of the game,” Deriviere said. “If you hear a solo violin, if you hear a clock, if you hear breathing…etc…it is all connected.”

He also discussed the “music journey” players will get to experience with Get Even, touching on all manner of tones and feelings, including “melancholic, oppressed, [and] happy.”

Our full interview follows below.

Get Even launches in May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

GameSpot: How did you come to be attached to Get Even?

Deriviere: I think, as for any game, that I landed the title due to a number of factors including an element of luck as well as hard work and friendship. This game was such an amazing challenge that I even turned down some other exciting offers, including some AAA franchises, because I hoped we would achieve our ambition to create a very personal game, unlike any other.

When you say you’re “challenging industry conventions” with the music for Get Even, I presume this is the real-time MIDI system. Can you talk more about how that works and what it required from you, the performers, and the game?

Get Even is not a VR game but its setting takes place in VR so I had to approach it as a VR game. Therefore, I wondered how music would work in a world where everything looks, hears and feels so physical. How can an abstract music cue play when there is no ground for it? So the first rule we created was that every composition should start with an actual source from the world. Let’s take the first level. You progress in a building with many different rooms. In the real world rooms emit a random tone called “room tone.” We designed them to be all in the key of C as well as for the lights buzzing around you. So we have a low pitch C and a high buzzing pitch C that will morph seamlessly to a drone texture. As you progress through the level. But that’s not all! On top of that we have a very slow clock mechanical sound triggered in MIDI that will accelerate the more you approach your objective. At the end of the level we hear a live recording in sync with the clock and the drone that creates a very emotional and intense moment in the game. This could not be achieved in a traditional way.

Get Even Composer Talks About The Game's "Melancholic, Oppressed, Happy" Music

What kind of preparation did you do for this project?

This was very challenging work and preparation was key. I had to do a lot of research on both an artistic and technical level to make sure it would meet what the game needed. To merge real time generated music with pre-recorded music was really fun because we had so much more flexibility. But what really mattered to me, and for any game I score, is to be meaningful with what I am doing. Writing music just for the sake of adding a musical layer to a game has never been enough to me and Get Even is so mesmerizing that I had to make sure everything you would hear is connected to the story. Everything in the music makes sense and has a purpose that connects to the story of the game. If you hear a solo violin, if you hear a clock, if you hear breathing…etc…it is all connected.

What were some of the themes and tones you wanted to accentuate with your music and how did you go about delivering on those? I heard regret and guilt are two themes of the game.

Nobody can anticipate what this game is about but yes, the main themes are regret and guilt. Time also has a big part to play. When you look at some screenshots of the game or the trailer you might think it is a horror genre game. There is some of that but it’s maybe less than 10 percent of the experience. As well as the shooting part. Get Even is a very narrative-driven game that will play with your mind and, hopefully, talk to your heart and soul. That’s what my music is definitely for. It is a very intimate story; there is no world to be saved, no zombie killing, etc… It’s about making mistakes and the utter feeling of being powerless against them.

What kind of access did you have to the development team at The Farm 51 during the production of your score? And was it a very collaborative effort?

My relationship with a studio I work with is like the ones you can have in the movies such as Spiellberg/Williams, Burton/Elfman, Nolan/Zimmer… It is an intense collaboration to provide the best experience we can to players. I think this is the only approach for me to really capture the vision and enhance it with music.

“Get Even is a very narrative-driven game that will play with your mind and, hopefully, talk to your heart and soul.” — Deriviere

You’ve worked on some very high-profile projects in the past such as Alone in the Dark. How did this experience compare?

Well, working on high-profile games is no different in my opinion. You give the best you can. Of course it is very gratifying when you have worked on big franchises like Alone in the Dark or Assassin’s Creed but Get Even is very special to me. This game is not about the big picture but much more about us. Also the team was much smaller, we are talking about 60 people, so it feels more personal. I really had a great time talking with the team and I must say the lead level designer Gosia really provided me with all the material I needed for the music, I can’t thank her enough!

What should people know about the musical score for Get Even?

I think people will be very surprised listening to the whole soundtrack, it is such a musical journey that they will feel sometimes melancholic, oppressed, happy but in the end, at the very end, they will listen to it and, if I did my job, deep down, they will know it is about them as well.

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    More Details On The World Of Warships Anime DLC Revealed

    Today at an event in Taipei, Wargaming revealed new details on the company’s previously announced World of Warships partnership with the naval-themed anime High School Fleet.

    This will come in the form of a pair of new premium ships to buy, including the HSF Harekaze (destroyer) and the HSF Graf Spee (cruiser). You can see these ships in the image below.

    More Details On The World Of Warships Anime DLC Revealed

    Voice actors from High School Fleet will lend their voices to the DLC, for the characters Akeno Misaki and Moeka China, Wargaming announced during a stage presentation. A video was shown, but the voices were not added yet. We’ll add the video here when it’s made available.

    The new High School Fleet ships are coming to World of Warships later this year, timed with the release of the anime’s launch for Blu-ray.

    Keep checking back with GameSpot this weekend for more from the Wargaming event. For more on what we’ve seen and learned so far, check out the stories below.

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    Battlefield 1 Getting Monthly Updates, New DLC Concept Art Released

    The future of Battlefield 1 is coming into focus. In a blog post titled “The Road Ahead for Battlefield 1,” DICE talked about some of what’s coming to the World War I shooter and more.

    First, the developer confirmed the game will get monthly updates. Previous entries in the series have instead opted for seasonal updates, so around four major ones per year. “Considering all we have in store for Battlefield 1, we’ve decided to move to monthly updates,” DICE said. “With this new tempo, we’re going to bring you more of what you want, faster than ever.”

    Battlefield 1 Getting Monthly Updates, New DLC Concept Art Released
    Battlefield 1 Getting Monthly Updates, New DLC Concept Art ReleasedBattlefield 1 Getting Monthly Updates, New DLC Concept Art ReleasedBattlefield 1 Getting Monthly Updates, New DLC Concept Art Released

    The next major update for Battlefield 1, the Spring Update, will add Platoons as a new feature. As its name suggests, Platoons let you join up with friends to form a unit. That’s all we know for now, but DICE says more details are coming.

    An update scheduled for May will help make Battlefield 1 “as frictionless as possible,” DICE said.

    “This includes streamlining the flow into matches (especially Operations) and improving many gameplay grievances that will hopefully make the action feel more balanced and fair,” the studio explained. “The development team is also working on a feature update to the Battlefield 1 Rent-a-Server Program which we hope to release soon.”

    The other part of DICE’s blog post today focused on Battlefield 1’s three upcoming expansions: In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. We already knew about these, but DICE published some new concept art, which you can see embedded above, and official descriptions (see them here).

    Are you looking forward to what’s next for Battlefield 1? Let us know in the comments below!

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