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Despite being only a couple of years old, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight has one of the most recognizable and impressive soundtracks in recent video games. From the iconic "Strike The Earth!" to the swelling main theme, fans of the game relish and praise Jake Kaufman's veritable master works. For the first time ever, fans will finally be able to own their own physical copy, either on CD or Vinyl.

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No Man's Sky has been the subject of much controversy since it launched, as misleading advertising has fans demanding refunds and advertising watchdogs launching an investigation. Through all of this, developer Hello Games and director Sean Murray have been almost entirely silent, but things heated up again yesterday morning when Hello Games' Twitter account tweeted out "No Man's Sky was a mistake." Hit the jump for more details.

There's a lot of hype among long-time Sonic fans for the upcoming retro-styled Sonic Mania, but that's not the only hedgehog adventure SEGA has in the pipeline. The team behind Sonic Generations is also working on a new 3D Sonic game (known only as Project Sonic 2017 at this time) for next year. While we still know very little about the upcoming game, a few details have trickled out thanks to a recent meet and greet event in Japan. Hit the jump for more!

Microsoft recently held an event where they announced several new devices and software, including a line of VR headsets starting at $299. Microsoft will be partnering with companies like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to create these devices. These new headsets will support "inside out six degrees of freedom sensors," which will reportedly eliminate the need for cameras or laser tracking systems. They also happen to pair well with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which will include a 3D version of Paint along with other additions to the OS to make it more VR friendly.

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Going gold is a significant milestone in every video game's development. It officially means that the game is ready to ship. Ubisoft decided to celebrate this specific occasion for Watch Dogs 2 with a fantastically silly and stylistic gif. According to a recent tweet from the Watch Dogs 2 official twitter page, the hacking simulator is officially ready to be in the hands of consumers. The game itself actually has a lot riding on it after the poor reception of its predecessor, but we still have a few more weeks to wait to see if it redeems its name, as it releases on November 15th.

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Unreal Engine 4 is one of the most popular graphics engines in the industry, and it's free for developers to download. Thanks to this wide availability, many fans have been recreating scenes and areas from popular classic games. YouTuber CryZENx has been particularly active with Unreal 4, recreating lots of iconic locations from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time including Zora's Domain, Gerudo Valley, and the Temple of Time.CryZENx is back again with another Unreal 4 creation, and this time it's Hyrule Field. Hit the jump for more details!

The long-running Resident Evil franchise has become increasingly more action-focused with each new main series release in recent years, but Capcom is bringing the series back to its horror roots with Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. The much-hyped game is set to launch on January 24th, and Capcom expects it to be a big hit in its first two months. The company's second quarter earnings release indicates that Capcom is projecting 4 million sales for Resident Evil VII by the end of the fiscal year, or March 31st, 2017. Will it hit that lofty target?

SEGA's iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and during the festivities SEGA announced Sonic Mania for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Kinda Funny Games recently got the chance to go hands-on with the retro-style Sonic game alongside producer Lola Shiraishi. They've uploaded nearly half an hour of footage, including a look at the newly-unveiled Mirage Saloon Zone and gameplay featuring Tails and Knuckles. Polygon has also uploaded a playlist of new Sonic Mania footage without commentary, and you can watch it all by clicking below!

Earlier this year, we reported that the player base for the not-so-popular team shooter Evolve had grown exponentially after updating into its free-to-play version, Evolve Stage 2. It had gained over one million users from a paltry few hundred in just a matter of days. Unfortunately, it seems the dream is over as Turtle Rock Studios recently announced that they are no longer supporting their now-very-popular game. As a given, the console version of Evolve Stage 2 has also been canceled.

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Overwatch's principal designer, Scott Mercer, recently published a blog post on the Blizzard forums detailing changes to the game's competitive mode. The post also confirmed that Season 3 will begin on December 1st, with Season 2 finishing on November 24th at midnight UTC.

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Back in May, Bethesda announced that review copies of DOOM would not be sent out early, effectively making it impossible for anyone to review the game before launch. At the time, they stated that this was done because the online servers weren't functioning yet, so reviewers wouldn't have access to the complete experience. However, Bethesda has since released a statement announcing that it is now their official policy to send out review copies just one day before release, as "We want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time." Hit the jump for more.

Dishonored 2, the upcoming sequel to the stealth-action game Dishonored, has a new live action trailer featuring featuring some stellar action footage of Emily Caldwin using her powers against guards and machines alike. The trailer showcases some awesome shots and has Emily herself as the narrator. The trailer clocks in at just about 2 minutes and is well worth the watch.

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Cities: Skylines was a huge hit when it launched last year on Steam. The city simulation game was everything that fans wanted from the genre, but it was missing one aspect that was highly requested: natural disasters. Now, this long-requested feature will make its way to Cities: Skylines through the Natural Disasters expansion. See what's included in the upcoming downloadable content after the jump!

Just over a month after the release of the fan-made Green Hill Paradise Act 2, another impressive 3D Sonic game has emerged from the series' community of fans. As part of Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2016, a new project called Sonic Utopia has been revealed. This open-world game (made almost entirely from scratch) "not only tries to expand on Sonic gameplay in an intuitive way in 3D, but also aims to capture the best of Sonic's style and tie it together in a cohesive experience." Hit the jump for more!

It is almost hard to believe Titanfall 2 is finally launching later this week. It seems like Respawn Entertainment was wowing audiences with their ridiculously awesome E3 gameplay montage only yesterday, and yet here we are showing off the new launch trailer. Aptly titled "Become One," this trailer shows just how important teamwork will be in the upcoming shooter.

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