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Santa Monica Studios Documentary August 29, 2014

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The house that built the God of War franchise packed up and moved to a new facility some time ago as they continue development on new games. To chronicle this move, they decided to film a short documentary. Not only do they show how difficult it is for an entire game studio to pick up and move everything, but they also show the studio’s incredible history. Give it a look.

Free Multiplayer Maps For The Last of Us Releasing Today August 29, 2014

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Sony and Naughty Dog have announced today that two new multiplayer maps are coming to the PS3 and PS4 versions of The Last of Us free of charge. Here’s a look.

You should be able to download the new maps right now off the Playstation Store.

The Last of Us is out now for PS3 and PS4

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX New Features Trailer August 28, 2014

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Last year, Square Enix released an HD remake of two games from the Kingdom Hearts series in the form of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. It was a dream come true for Kingdom Hearts fans. It included not only the updated version of the original Kingdom Hearts game which never released in North America, it also included the spin off game Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories and remastered cutscenes from the Nintendo DS exclusive title Kingdom Hearts 365/2 Days.

Out of all the games in the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts II is my favorite. Now, Square Enix is planning to bring that game, along with the PSP title Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, and the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded, to the Playstation 3 in glorious HD by Christmas. Today, Square Enix confirmed they are bringing all new features to the games that were previously only available in the updated Japanese versions. What’s included? Take a look!

The game has never looked so good! Hopefully the cutscene viewer mode included in the updated Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts II will also be included along with all this.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is coming December 2014 exclusively to the PS3.

We Have a New Set August 27, 2014

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Maniac has just installed a new set we plan to use in future videos. We want to hear what you have to say about it. Take a look and post a comment!

Pokkén Tournament Announced August 27, 2014

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If what he mentioned hoping to see in his review of The Electric Tales of Pikachu #1 is still valid, Linkara will be VERY happy about today’s major Pokémon announcement.

Nintendo is partnering with Bandai Namco to release the first ever fully 3D Pokémon fighting game. No, I don’t mean an RPG or a sequel to Pokémon Rumble, I mean a full fighting game in the same style as Tekken. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourselves.

Pokkén Tournament is expected to hit Japanese arcades in 2015. No word was given on a North American or home console release.

The Evil Within Voice Actor Trailer August 27, 2014

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Earlier today, Bethesda announced the cast that would be donating their talents to the upcoming horror game, The Evil Within. Now, they have released this official short video with interviews from that cast. In the video they talk about their background with video games and what they plan to bring to the game.

The Evil Within is coming October, 2014 to PS3, PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

inFAMOUS: First Light Now Preloading August 26, 2014

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One of the best advantages to placing a preorder on digital content is the ability to preload that content on your gaming system so it can be ready to play the very second the content releases.  I have been asking developer Sucker Punch for days now if they planned to offer a preload to anyone who chose to preorder their next game, a digital standalone expansion to inFAMOUS: Second SoninFAMOUS: First Light.  Well, tonight I discovered that anyone who placed a digital preload for inFAMOUS: First Light on the Playstation 4 should find their game starting to preload right now.

Unfortunately, the game is not yet available to play.  The game’s countdown timer is still ticking, and if my watch is correct, that means the game should officially unlock worldwide at 1 PM Eastern Time today.  A shame really, I was hoping for a midnight release.  The other issue is that the exclusive player skin for Fetch, dubbed the DUP Fetch costume, hasn’t been downloading alongside the rest of the preloaded content.  Many players across the world, myself included, have instead been greeted with an error message when their PS4 tried to download the DUP Fetch costume.  Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

inFAMOUS: First Light launches later today exclusively on the Playstation 4.

Destiny Launch Trailer August 22, 2014

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With the release of Destiny coming just around the bend, Bungie and Activision have released the game’s official launch trailer.

An abridged version of this trailer has been making the rounds as a television commercial on various networks. It looks like they want to keep the hype train rolling across all media for this release.

Destiny is coming September 9th, 2014 to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4.

Watch Dogs Drinking Game Patch Changes August 21, 2014

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The new patch for Watch_Dogs launches today in North America on all platforms, and among many of the requested features the game’s community asked for, Ubisoft has brought some changes to Watch_Dog’s infamous drinking minigame.

So how was the drinking minigame changed? Here you go:

  • Increase round fail time by 20%. More time for player to finish.
  • Increase button cycling time by 50%. More time between button switch.
  • Increase player reticle radius by 25% in collect button mode. Allow easier button press succeeded on bad latency tv.
  • Increase player reticle last frame velocity impact on this frame position (inertia friction) by 70%. The player reticle slow down faster when no input from player -> easier to stay on the spot targeted & More precise player control.
  • Increase player input factor by 50%. More precise and more reactive player control.
  • Reduce max force applied randomly to player reticle from 0.35 to 0.29. Less strong random impulse for drunk effect.
  • Reduce moving target speed by 15%. Easier for player to time his button press on a target.

Watch_Dogs is out now on the PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It is coming soon to the Wii U.

New Watch Dogs Patch Coming August 21st to All Platforms August 21, 2014

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UbiSoft’s multiplatform title Watch_Dogs is getting an all new patch on all of the game’s platforms. The patch is expected to include several bug fixes and tweaks to the single player and multiplayer game based on community feedback.

Here are the full patch notes.

Single Player Added Features

  • REPLAY OPTIONS – After having completed the main story line, players will now have the option to reset previously played Gang Hideouts and Convoy Missions. – (ALL PLATFORMS)
  • DRINKING GAMES – The Drinking Games were re-tuned based on community feedback. – (ALL PLATFORMS)

Multiplayer Added Features

  • HACK YOUR FRIENDS – You can now select available friends via the grid and hack or tail them without their knowledge. This can be disabled under online options. – (ALL PLATFORMS)
  • CTOS MOBILE – Mobile players disconnecting will no longer result in the gameplay ending for the console/PC player. Console and PC players will play their match to the end and receive some Notoriety points for doing so. – (ALL PLATFORMS)
  • MULTIPLAYER BAD BEHAVIOR – Players who are frequently disconnecting from multiplayer matches will be pooled together and paired only against players with similar online behaviors. – (ALL PLATFORMS)

Single Player Fixes

  • POKER – Fixed a bug in which players were getting stuck playing poker if they used the camera against the last opponent in a low stakes game. – (ALL PLATFORMS)
  • MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATIONS – Fixed instances in which the wrong text was appearing in Portuguese language. – (ALL PLATFORMS)

Watch_Dogs is out now on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and PS4. It is coming to Wii U soon.

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