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iOS 8.4 Released June 30, 2015

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Apple has just released a major update for any personal devices running iOS 8. iOS 8.4 includes, among minor bug fixes, a major update to the iOS Music app, enabling access to the new Apple Music service.

iTunes users who update to iOS 8.4 are eligible for a free three month trial of the Apple Music service.

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FAIL: Why Terminator 3 Has a Broken Ending June 29, 2015

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Apologies for this particular item not being about a gaming related topic but darn it there have been a whole bunch of Terminator games made in the past twenty years, so I figured this is close enough.

I was a huge fan of the Terminator movies up until the release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was released in the early 2000s. Then I saw that horrible film and thought it was so badly written that I haven’t seen a new Terminator movie since. But then I discovered Terminator 3‘s ending is not only bad, but it’s fundamentally broken with a plot hole big enough to drive a semi truck through.

So what is wrong with this ending?  Let’s watch the video and find out.

The Sprint Season 2 Now Online June 24, 2015

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A documentary series showcasing the ongoing development of the upcoming Xbox One exclusive game Halo 5: Guardians has just released its second season online.

The first season of The Sprint focused on the difficult process to get the game ready for game’s multiplayer beta test. This season focuses the road to E3 2015, and all the difficulties in getting the game ready for the world’s biggest trade show.  That not only includes showing the difficult process of game development, but also the amazing work that goes into the game’s digital actor performance. That alone makes this series worth watching.

While you can watch the entire series on your PC or Xbox One console using the Halo Channel app, 343 Industries and Microsoft were good enough to release the entire season online for all to see. Enjoy.

Halo 5: Guardians is coming October, 2015 exclusively to the Xbox One.

Sunset Overdrive DLC Goodies Being Distributed on Xbox Live June 23, 2015

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If you’ve ever played the Xbox One exclusive game Sunset Overdrive before Monday, check your Xbox Live messages on your console right now.

Microsoft is distributing download codes for some free DLC to anyone who has played Sunset Overdrive.  That includes anyone who may have downloaded the game and played it during a free Xbox Live weekend or anyone who borrowed the game and played a friend’s copy.

If you are an eligible player and want to see if you’ve got the content, just check your private messages on your Xbox One, and you should find a free download code for the content in one of your messages. Thankfully, Microsoft offers anyone with a valid download code in their Xbox Live messages the option to automatically redeem it without having to manually re-input the code. The DLC codes unlock some exclusive clothing and weapon options in the game.

Sunset Overdrive is out now exclusively on the Xbox One.

Batman: Arkham Knight Launch Trailer June 22, 2015

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The highly anticipated multiplatform title Batman: Arkham Knight launches tonight at midnight. To celebrate the release, the game’s developers just released this awesome launch trailer.

Just be aware, if you didn’t want to know who Batman would be fighting in this game, or what allies of his would be helping him, you might want to give this a miss. Never forget the game’s tag line, this is how the Batman dies.

Batman: Arkham Knight launches tomorrow on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Halo 5 Warzone E3 2015 Hololens Experience June 19, 2015

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The guys over at Microsoft and 343 Industries paired up to do something pretty special at this year’s E3. Before players would get the chance to preview Halo 5‘s Warzone gameplay, they would get the chance to walk a set they enhanced with the Microsoft Hololens. Take a look and see for yourself what these things can do.

Talk about immersive. I have no idea how they could use this technology outside of the E3 event, but it sure works well for projecting 3D objects in real space.

Halo 5: Guardians is coming October 2015 exclusively to the Xbox One.

Super Mario Maker E3 2015 Best Buy Preview June 18, 2015

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Nintendo was hosting demos of Super Mario Maker on the Wii U at Best Buy locations all over the country.  Maniac decided to take a look at this game, and talk with the people who came to demo it.  The developers had set up some great premade missions before the event, so we got the chance to play some Super Mario Bros levels that nobody had ever seen before.  How did we do?  Take a look for yourselves.

Super Mario Maker is coming exclusively to the Wii U.

World of Final Fantasy Announced June 16, 2015

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Last night, Sony showed the first trailer for this all new Final Fantasy title, called World of Final Fantasy, just before premiering the trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake. We don’t really know that much about this title just yet, but Square Enix showed the trailer again earlier today at their E3 Press Event and gave some further information about the title. The game’s director said that this game is intended to be the type of game that will have a broad appeal across gaming. They promise this game can be enjoyed by adults and their children as well as RPG fans from all levels of experience.

World of Final Fantasy is coming to PS4 and Vita in 2016.

Final Fantasy Portal App Announced June 16, 2015

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Earlier today during the Square Enix E3 2015 Press Event, Square Enix showed off several new games and apps they plan to release on mobile platforms alongside the games they plan to release on PC and Consoles.  One of the most interesting announcements they made for mobile today was the announcement of the Final Fantasy Portal app.

In the app, you’ll be able to research Final Fantasy information and lore to your heart’s content. You’ll also be able to play the fan favorite minigame Triple Triad, which debuted in Final Fantasy VIII. Square Enix promises that the hub will also be a place where you will be able to unlock exclusive content  for future games, but did not give further details about that.

Final Fantasy Portal is coming to iOS and Android Devices free of charge.

A Look at Sony’s E3 2015 Theater Event June 16, 2015

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We traveled all the way to Waterbury, CT for the only theater in the entire state of Connecticut which was scheduled to show the Sony E3 2015 Press Event live on a big movie theater screen.  How many players went to go see what Sony had in store for us?  What games did we want to see?  Was everyone excited for what was shown?  Let’s find out.