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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12/23/2015 - New Gameplay Video for Escape from Tarkov
A new Escape from Tarkov gameplay video is released

The developers from Battlestate Games, a Russian game studio, have released the hot new video with gameplay of their online game. The video is set in the outskirts of the Tarkov city, in one of the chemical plant's dorms that is now being used as a staging post by local raiders. At this location, characters of Escape from Tarkov can encounter Scavs, who have made the place their headquarters and are unlikely to welcome surprise guests. The video showcases inventory management, partial weapon tweaking, search for items, and investigation of the player's surroundings.

More info on Escape from Tarkov can be found at the game's official page: 

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore story-driven MMO which combines the elements of FPS/TPS and RPG. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed of by roadblocks and sunk into the chaos of local warfare between private miltray companies. The extreme conditions combat simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create an incredibly immersive gameplay and make players feel the reality of what is happening in the game. The closed beta-testing of Escape from Tarkov is planned for 2016. Sign up on the official project page at 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12/22/2015 - Square Enix and GamesAid Release Charity Humble Bundle
GamesAid To Be Included in Square Enix’s Humble Bundle 3

UK Games Industry Charity Stars In Line Up For ‘Choose Your Own Charity’ Feature In Videogaming Pack

Tuesday, 22nd Dec. 2016. Running from 11am PT (7pm GMT) today until January 5th 2016, the third Square Enix Humble Bundle offers gamers the opportunity to get their mitts on a wealth of amazing gaming content and do a good deed or two at the same time – helping ensure it’s a very merry Christmas for one and all.

Running over two weeks there are two fantastic bundles of gaming goodness for players to enjoy and great charities to benefit from.

Humble Inc operate a pay-what-you-want system where the consumer decides how much they want to pay for the games and where their hard earned cash will go. It’s an awesome set up that provides vital funding for charities such as the small children and youth based causes GamesAid supports to continue vital work throughout the year.

GamesAid would like to thank Square Enix, Humble and the individuals that have helped pull together an amazing gaming package the contents of which can be found below:

Here is the lineup of the bundle:

1st Week
Last Remnant
Life Is Strange Episode 1
Tomb Raider I, II + III
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Just Cause Collection
Front Mission Evolved
20% off Just Cause 3 (Coupon)
33% off Life is Strange Season Pass (Coupon)
Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris
Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition
Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition

2nd Week Addition
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Link to the bundle:


About GamesAid:

GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity # 1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

Last year, GamesAid raised £564,000 which was distributed to eight charities who got an equal share of £70,500 each.

GamesAid is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a chairman who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually. The charities who get the top number of votes then get an equal share of all the monies raised that year, proving that games and gamers can do great things for others.
For more information about GamesAid:
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Monday, December 21, 2015

12/21/2015 - More U2 Tracks Coming to Rock Band 4

Plus Big Savings on Rock Band 4 Bundles at Best Buy

Boston, Mass. – December 21, 2015 – Harmonix is pleased to announce that more music from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends U2 is coming to the Rock Band Music Store for Xbox One and PlayStation ® 4 tomorrow, December 22!
These songs join the already impressive selection of new Rock Band 4 tracks released since the game’s October launch. In October, Harmonix released a 6-pack of Aerosmith hits, followed by a Van Halen 6-pack. The studio has also focused on adding current chart toppers to the catalog this year, such as Beck’s “Dreams”, Fall Out Boy’s “Irresistible”, The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”, , Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”, X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” and more.
For nearly four decades, U2 has won over fans around the world with its eclectic rock sound, earning them 22 Grammy Awards and countless records sold. For the first time in a rhythm action game, fans were able to play as a full band along with the band’s music, with “I Will Follow” and “Cedarwood Road” included as part of the core Rock Band 4 soundtrack. Now, Rock Band players can expand their music library with eight of U2’s treasures as part of “U2 Essentials 01.”
This must-have pack includes tracks that span U2’s incredible musical career, from “Sunday Bloody Sunday” off of the band’s third-studio record, 1983’s War, to “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” from 2014’s Songs of Innocence. Players can pick up the full collection of tracks for £10.79 or pick up their favourites for £1.59 apiece.
The full “U2 Essentials 01” includes:
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday” - 1983
  • “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” - 1984
  • “Where The Streets Have No Name” - 1987
  • “Desire” - 1988
  • “One” - 1992
  • “Vertigo” - 2004
  • “California (There Is No End To Love)” - 2014
  • “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” - 2014  
VIDEO: U2 DLC Coming to Rock Band 4
Also this week Harmonix and Mad Catz are happy to offer these great deals on Rock Band 4 at Best Buy:
  • Fender Stratocaster Guitar Bundle (XB1, PS4) - $99.99 ($30 off!)
  • Band-In-A-Box Bundle (XB1, PS4) - $199.99 ($50 off!)
Rock Band 4 Deals at Best Buy
Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love, with brand new features, including game-changing Freestyle Guitar Solo gameplay that allows players to craft their own face-melting and truly original guitar solos.

For more information on Rock Band 4 and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to
http://www.rockband.com and follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.
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About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit
www.harmonixmusic.com .

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