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Apple's slow reveal of refreshed hardware continued yesterday with the new AirPods many people have been waiting for. There's also a flood of news coming in from the Game Developers Conference, and our first real trailer for season three of Stranger Things is here.
The final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead series will come to an end next week, when the fourth and last episode is released by TWD creator Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games. When Telltale Games virtually shut down and laid off everyone working on the project any release of the game's finale seemed in doubt, but then Skybound announced plans to complete the series with participation from "many of the talented, passionate team members" who originally worked on it.
For players, they'll be able to end Clementine's story leading a community of lost children fighting through a world infested with zombies. After years of following along it will hopefully be a satisfying ending, despite everything that transpired at the game's studio and its impact on developers. There's a brief trailer that shouldn't give away too much about the story, but you can play it yourself on March 26th when its released on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and on PC via the Epic Games Store.
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Rockstar Games announced today its plans for ongoing improvements to Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. In an update set for later this spring, the developer plans to introduce a new play style system that will let gamers choose between an offensive mode with few limitations on player interaction and a defensive mode focused on exploring the in-game world.
Source: Rockstar Games
The FDA is behind a horror video game designed to teach teens about the dangers of smoking. Inspired by the statistic that three out of every four high school students who start smoking continue on to adulthood, One Leaves sets players in a cell with three other teens. The free PC and Xbox One game's objective is to escape the cell, but only one of the players will succeed. The game is being released as part of the FDA's "The Real Cost" youth tobacco prevention campaign, which is aimed at youth who are 12 to 17 years of age.
Everybody wants to rule the world, even AI-controlled alien robots. And in Speaking Simulator from Affable Games, you absolutely can -- you'll just first have to convince the rest of humanity to let you.
There's a good chance we'll remember Google's Stadia announcement as a landmark moment in gaming. In one fell swoop, Google laid out its plans for an ambitious game streaming service that goes far beyond anything we've ever seen before. Stadia promises unparalleled graphical power, near-instant access and the ability to play the latest titles on almost any screen. As Google's announcement went on, the future came into focus -- a world where the frustration of modern consoles didn't exist, and games flowed freely as water.