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Undergrads Movie on Kickstarter September 28, 2018

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Nearly a year before I left for college I caught a late night animated show on Comedy Central. The show was called Undergrads and focused on four friends in college and the hi-jinx they got into during their first year of college. The episode, called Jerks, was absolutely hilarious. Its jokes were timely and the four main characters, Nitz, Cal, Rocko and Gimpy were great. After I completed my first year of college I discovered I had received the nearly the exact same experiences as the show’s main characters.

Undergrads was a great show but it was also groundbreaking in the way that it was one of the first shows to showcase gaming as part of its plot lines. One episode revolved around the characters playing the board game Risk, with the winner receiving all the glory that comes with it. Another episode ended with an epic Quake III Arena LAN party, with the winning team getting control of the dorm’s chosen fandom theme.

The show ended after just thirteen episodes, and the season finale which became the series finale ended on a cliffhanger. Series creator Pete Williams said he always planned to focus each season on a different school year and had the show continued the second season would have covered their sophomore year. Now, through some kind of legal magic, Pete Williams has gotten MTV (the show’s owner) to give him the film rights to Undergrads and allow him to finish the show. Pete is asking for $88,000 CA, which he says will be enough money to fund the film’s pre-production process.

You can learn more about the film’s status and (if you like) contribute funding here. They are currently halfway to their funding goal and have over a month until the crowdfunding goal concludes.

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The Legacy of Spider-Man PS4 September 26, 2018

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We decided to start our Let’s Play of Spider-Man on PS4 yesterday and earlier today Sony and Marvel have dropped this all-new Behind the Scenes featurette about the game. Take a look and see the character’s legacy for yourselves!

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Pokemon Go’s Newest Wild Pokemon is Coming to Pokemon Let’s Go September 26, 2018

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Over the past few days, Pokémon Go players have noted the outline of a previously unrecognized Pokémon in the wild. These unknown Pokémon typically turned into Ditto shortly after being captured. Today, Niantic and The Pokemon Company have revealed these dittos have been mimicking a previously never before seen Pokémon, Meltran. They also confirmed it will appear in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee! Take a look!

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu are coming November 16th 2018 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Happy Outbreak Day From The Last of Us Part II September 26, 2018

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September 26th marks the fictional Outbreak Day, known by fans of the Naughty Dog game The Last of Us as the day the zombie-creating plague and subsequent apocalypse took place. Twenty years later, the world would be changed by two unlikely heroes, Joel and Ellie, who traveled the country looking for a way to stop the outbreak and instead found a new reason to live.

Naughty Dog is celebrating Outbreak Day by offering players new and old some exclusive goodies. A special PS4 theme, several PSN avatars, iPhone Stickers and more are being offered for free today! You can view and obtain all the goodies from the special event right here or through your PlayStation 4 console and iPhone.

The Last of Us Part II is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

Let’s Play Spider-Man on PS4 Pro Part 1 and 2 September 25, 2018

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Spider-Man was our most anticipated gaming title in all of 2018 and it did not disappoint. Join us as we play the game and share some exclusive information about the game, the history of the character, and a lot more.

All footage is provided with live video commentary and streamed from a PS4 Pro.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Telltale Games Has Closed September 22, 2018

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It is my sad duty to inform you that the company Telltale Games, responsible for games like The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, The Wolf Among Us and Back to the Future: The Game has closed down. No definitive word has come down yet on what will happen to the games Telltale have in development including the latest season of The Walking Dead. It is highly likely the second season of The Wolf Among Us is cancelled.

Telltale Games came to prominence in 2007 with the Sam & Max Episodic Games. This was a year after many companies including Valve and Ritual had decided to branch out and create games based on an episodic business model. Ritual would not survive past releasing the first episode of their planned nine-part episodic game. Valve would not continue to release episodic games after The Orange Box. How did Telltale do well in this market? They charged up front for future episodes whereas the other companies would not.

In the past few years, Telltale has been known for creating some incredible games. My favorite among their most recent releases was The Wolf Among Us, but I also loved Sam & Max, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. Their good work, according to the studio, simply did not translate to sales.

I’ll miss Telltale a lot, not just because of what they made but because of what we will lose from its closure.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 Launch Trailer September 20, 2018

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We’ve been anticipating Life is Strange 2 ever since playing The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for free a few months ago. Now we are a week away from the release of the game’s first episode, and to celebrate the upcoming launch DONTNOD has made this launch trailer for the game. Enjoy.

If you’d like to see more about the game’s development, check out The Road to Life is Strange 2 below.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 (of 5) is coming September 27th, 2018 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Transference Launch Trailer September 20, 2018

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We had a lot of excitement over the announcement of Transference earlier this year at E3 2018. The game looks like it’s creating an immersive virtual story for the player to interact with. Now that the game is out, you can view its launch trailer below!

Transference is out now for PC, PS4 and PSVR.

Spider-Man PS4 Behind the Scenes: Making The Suit September 19, 2018

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Spider-Man has been out on the PS4 for a few weeks now and while we played the heck out of it, Sony is continuing to release behind the scenes videos about the game. Today they’re talking about Spider-Man’s new Advanced Suit.

As someone who played the game and knows the in-story explanation for where this suit came from I just have to say bravo.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively on the PS4.

Pokemon Let’s Go – Go Park Trailer September 19, 2018

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Ever since Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee were released we’ve known it will have connectivity with the extremely popular Pokémon Go smartphone game. Today, The Pokémon Company released this trailer to show how you’ll be able to get a closer look at the Pokémon you’ve collected from Pokémon Go in the new Switch titles.

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee are coming November 2018 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS Smartphones and tablets.