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Destiny Beta Maintenance Finished Early, All Platforms Active July 22, 2014

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Bungie has just announced they finished their scheduled maintenance for the Destiny Beta ahead of schedule and they are in the process of emailing all the Xbox One and Xbox 360 players who are participating in the Beta Test the download codes they need to play.

If you’re an Xbox One or Xbox 360 tester, go and check your emails right now. Just remember you will need a Hard Drive and Xbox Live Gold to play on the Xbox 360. PS3 and PS4 owners already participating can get back into the game right now!

Destiny is coming September 2014 to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3.

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PS4 System Software Update 1.74 Released July 22, 2014

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A required PS4 update was quietly pushed to the PSN today. System Update 1.74 says it “improves system software stability during certain functions” but does not specifically state what those specific functions are. I know I’ve been having some issues with Game Streaming recently so hopefully this update addresses that.

The update is out now and, like with other required updates, you MUST install it before the PS4 will allow you back on the Playstation Network.

Destiny Beta Test Gameplay Video July 21, 2014

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As promised, we’ve got more footage from the Destiny Beta test coming your way.  Here is the first scene of the Destiny Beta Test played on the Playstation 4.  For your convenience, the video was captured in two parts.

The Destiny Beta will resume on July 23rd, with the reactivation of the service for PS3 and PS4 owners, and the activation of the service for all Xbox One and Xbox 360 testers.

Destiny is coming September, 2014 to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.

Destiny Beta Test Character Creation Video July 21, 2014

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While the Destiny Beta Test may be offline for maintenance right now, you can take a look at some of the early portions of the game for yourself before it comes back online.  When it resumes on July 23rd, it will be opened to Xbox 360 and Xbox One players.

Here is some footage of the game’s character creation menu, which is the first thing you’ll get to do in the game.

More videos to come!

Destiny is coming September, 2014 to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.

Destiny Beta is Down for Maintenance July 21, 2014

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Bungie has confirmed they have taken down the Destiny Beta for maintenance so PS3 and PS4 players won’t be able to access the game for the next few days.

Bungie plans to restore the Beta Test on July 23rd, when the Beta Test will officially start for Xbox 360 and Xbox One players. On that day, PS3 and PS4 players should be able to regain their access to the Destiny Beta until the testing period concludes on July 27th.

Destiny is coming September, 2014 to the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Pokémon National Championships 2014 Review July 19, 2014

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It’s the return of Mind of Maniac, an unscripted series where our host talks about a variety of gaming topics not related to a specific gaming franchise.  In the latest episode, Maniac talks about this year’s Pokémon National Championships.  For those unable to attend, the event was streamed live for the first time, and all the major events were broadcast with commentary in HD.  In this video, Maniac gives his review of the live broadcast of the event, what he liked about it, and how he feels the event could have been improved.

If you watched the event in person or online you may find yourself interested in what Maniac has to say about it.  Don’t worry if you missed the event or aren’t familiar with Pokémon don’t worry, Maniac has you covered.  Now grab your Pokémon Trainer hat and let your Pikachu out of its Poké Ball, lets talk about this event!

Destiny PS4 Beta Code Giveaway (ENDED) July 17, 2014

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Today is the first day of the Destiny Beta Test on PS4 and PS3 and we have our hands on two beta codes for any PS4 owner interested in one.

Watch the video below for all the details on how to enter.

Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: First winner selected! One more to go! I will only respond with a code to someone who has a valid entry!

UPDATE 2: The event has ended and preparations are being made to contact all the winners. Thank you for participating.

UPDATE 3: I’m unending the contest. The second winner’s entry was found to be invalid. The next entry with a proper PSN screen name IN THE PHOTOGRAPH will win the contest.

UPDATE 4: The final code has been given away. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Club Nintendo Elite Status Awards Now Out July 17, 2014

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Every year, Nintendo offers all Club Nintendo Members who have registered enough new game consoles, retail games and downloadable titles a special gift. The total amount of points you earned over the course of a calendar year (ending on July 15th) without deducting for any rewards redeemed earns you a status reward for that year. A total of 300 points in one year earns you Gold Status, and a total of 600 points in that same year upgrades Gold Status to Platinum Status.

In previous years, Nintendo would offer a physical gift you couldn’t get anywhere else. This year they’re offering a free game for download on the Nintendo eShop. While Nintendo is offering titles for both the Wii U and 3DS, this year you’ll only be able to pick one free title on one platform.

Platinum Members will be able to choose one game Club Nintendo is offering for either Platinum or Gold Status. Gold Members will only be able to redeem a game offered to Gold Status, and can’t redeem a game offered to Platinum Status Members.

The games available for download include titles on the Wii U or 3DS. Platinum members will be able to exclusively choose from titles like Game & Wario, Dr. Luigi, EarthBound, or NES Remix for the Wii U. 3DS titles included Dillion’s Rolling Western and Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move.

Gold members have a slightly smaller selection of titles to choose from. Titles on the Wii U include Virtual Console titles Kid Icarus, Zelda II: The Adventures of Link, and Super Mario Bros. Gold titles for the 3DS include Metroid, Donkey Kong 3, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land 2.

Happy downloading.

Marble Hornets ConnectiCon 2014 Press Q&A July 16, 2014

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Don’t feel you have to look away from this video, the Slenderman does not appear in it.  Or does he?  The Marble Hornets sit in for a Press Only panel at this year’s ConnectiCon.  If you had any questions about their series or the Slenderman, give it a watch.

Apologies for the poor audio.  You may need to increase the volume on your speakers to hear it better.

Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulson ConnectiCon 2014 Press Q&A July 16, 2014

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The legendary voice actors Rob Paulson and Maurice LaMarche, best known for their roles as Pinky and The Brain, did a special Q&A session at ConnectiCon 2014 not open to the public.  Take a look for yourselves as they talk about how they got into voice acting and the wide range of roles they’ve played over the years.

Apologies for the poor audio.

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