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Life is Strange Episode 1 Launch Trailer January 31, 2015

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Yesterday, game developer DONTNOD released the first episode of their five part adventure game Life is Strange. Take a look.

We did two lets plays of the first episode on our Official Twitch Channel yesterday. They are currently under review and may get posted up on the site this weekend.

Life is Strange Episode 1 is out now for PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360.

New episodes are expected to be released every 60 days. Episode 2 currently has a release date of March 2015.


How to Get Free Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire January 31, 2015

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Nintendo has started to distribute three legendary Pokémon to all players of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire free of charge. If you are a Pokémon Trainer who would like to get your hands on these exclusive Pokémon, here’s how you can obtain them.

First off, you will need a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and a 3DS/2DS with online access. Boot up the game and go to the Secret Code area in the game menu.

To unlock Emboar, input the Secret Code: POKEMON500

To unlock Serperior, input the Secret Code: POKEMON497

The codes are valid until November 30, 2015.

The third Pokémon released through this promotion, Samurott, is expected to be released later today in the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter.

Life is Strange Developer Diary 3 January 29, 2015

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We are just a day away from the release of Life is Strange and to celebrate the impending release the game’s developers have released the third and final development diary of the game’s first episode. It is obvious that the game’s developers are hoping to tell a more personal, nostalgic story with this game. Take a look and judge for yourselves.

We are planning to stream a Let’s Play of Life is Strange at some point tomorrow on our Official Twitch Channel!

Life is Strange Episode 1 is coming tomorrow to PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4. Five episodes in total are planned. New episodes are expected to arrive every sixty days.

iOS 8.1.3 Released January 29, 2015

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A minor system update for iOS powered devices has been released early this morning. The new update, iOS 8.1.3, fixes several issues with the iPhone and iPad. Without a doubt the most popular fix included in this update is the lowered memory requirements for future software updates. Many users suffering from low storage space have been complaining for quite some time at the large amount of free space that Apple requires when performing a system update without iTunes assistance and this update will hopefully reduce the amount of free space your Apple iDevice will require when performing updates in the future. It also improves gestures in the iPad and other stability improvements.

iOS 8.1.3 is out now and can be installed on all iOS 8 devices including the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus models, as well as several models of iPad including the iPad with Retina, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and the iPad Mini series. The update is free.

Let’s Play The Last of Us Remastered January 28, 2015

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About a week ago, Maniac did a Let’s Play of the first chapters of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.  Developed by the same studio famous for the Playstation hit series Uncharted, The Last of Us is considered to be one of the best games of 2013, and PS4 owners can play it in 1080p at 60 frames.

Why is this game so good, and what information does Maniac have about this game?  Let’s give it a look and find out.

The Last of Us is out now on the Playstation 3 and The Last of Us Remastered is also out now for the Playstation 4.

Grim Fandango Remastered Launch Trailer January 28, 2015

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The launch of Grim Fandango Remastered was not without its problems today, as Sony did a horrible job servicing anyone who preordered this game on the PlayStation Network. However, even with all of its launch problems, it is still without a doubt one of the best adventure games ever made.

Thankfully, the launch has passed and the game is now finally up for download on the PC, Vita and PS4 at your preferred digital distribution platform of choice (PSN, Steam, GOG) for the first time in nearly twenty years. Here’s the game’s official launch trailer.

Grim Fandango Remastered is out now for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 and PS Vita.

Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition Unboxing January 26, 2015

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In 2007, I bought a Playstation 3 just so I could play one of its launch titles, Resistance: Fall of Man. The console floundered in its first year due to its high price but Insomniac Games provided me a reason to buy a Playstation 3 within its first year on the market.

Now, one year into the lifespan of the Xbox One, Microsoft bet on Insomniac Games to produce a console exclusive title players will be talking about. Insomniac provided all the staples they are famous for, unusual weapons, an art style that stands out, and a great amount of polish.

I may be a little late to this party, but I am happy to say that I finally arrived. This is Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition for the Xbox One.

Sunset Overdrive is out now exclusively on the Xbox One.

Let’s Play The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 January 25, 2015

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Telltale Games made a huge name for themselves producing some amazing episodic adventure games in the past few years. With their assistance, adventure gaming is back in a big way. Their writing can be funny, sharp, serious or poignant, and they can take some of the most outrageous concepts and bring them down to earth. The Wolf Among Us is proof of that.

Based on the popular FABLES comic series, The Wolf Among Us puts you in the role of Bigby Wolf, better known as The Big Bad Wolf, now serving as the Sheriff of Fabletown. All of the mythical characters you remembered from your childhood are now living in the heart of NYC and in the 80s, it was a very difficult place.

Today, we’re posting up a Let’s Play of the very first episode of The Wolf Among Us. The video is provided in three parts with full video commentary.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

If you like the commentary, post a comment! We are planning to do a Let’s Play of the first episode of Life is Strange on Friday. If you prefer to watch our game streams live, go to our Official Twitch Channel.

The Wolf Among Us is out now on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.

Xbox One App for Windows 10 Preview January 24, 2015

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It has been no secret that Microsoft has planned to launch Windows 10 with an Xbox App. However, the gaming community has been debating for some time about just what the Windows 10 Xbox app would be able to do.

Now that Windows 10 has been shown to the public, Microsoft has given us a taste of some of what Windows 10 will be able to do when it launches later this year. Take a look at their demonstration of the Xbox App.

Windows 10 is currently in beta testing and is expected to launch later this year. It will be a free upgrade for non-enterprise Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 license holders in its first year.

Weekend Game Deals 1/24/2015 January 24, 2015

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There has been a huge demand from fans to bring back our gaming haul videos, and we are more than happy to oblige.  With Christmas and New Year’s over with, many retail stores have become desperate to clear their shelves, and now is the perfect time to pick up any games you might have missed out on last generation.  In this new video, Maniac is joined by his buddy Twitch to show off the deals they got this weekend at a variety of different stores including GameStop, Best Buy, and Walmart.  You would not believe what Twitch was able to get at a discount.