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Arnold Schwarzenegger Impressions Make Assassin's Creed Better

Kotaku - 4 hours 34 min ago

So imagine if Schwarzenegger, Morgan Freeman, Alan Carr, and David Attenborough all got together and played co-op in Assassin's Creed Unity.

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The Creator of Smash Bros. Needs a Vacation

Kotaku - 4 hours 54 min ago

The Creator of Smash Bros. Needs a Vacation

Director Masahiro Sakurai reflects on his workload on the latest Super Smash Bros., and holy hell, what a workload it is.

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Bungie President on Destiny Story Criticism - News

gamrFeed - 5 hours 14 min ago

Bungie may have a ten year plan for Destiny, but that doesn't mean that the franchise isn't without its issues right now. In fact, even the President of Bungie, Harold Ryan, feels that they should have spent more time on certain areas of the game. 

During an interview with Eurogamer, Ryan was asked about how Bungie have acted on feedback for the title:

"What you’ll see in this expansion [The Dark Below], it’s going to be a very different approach to telling a new story to players than the thematically-driven story from the original launch of the game.”

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Bungie President on Destiny Story Criticism - News

Fate's Bardiche Assault from Lyrical Nanoha Replicated Full-Size

Anime News Network - 5 hours 54 min ago
Become a mage with your very own Intelligent Device
Categories: General Anime

The Crew Getting Second Beta Next Week - News

gamrFeed - 5 hours 57 min ago

The Crew, Ubisoft's upcoming open world driving game from the developers behind Test Drive Unlimited, will be getting a second beta between the 6th and 10th of November, Ubisoft have announced.

To participate, Xbox One or PS4 owners will need to register for the beta over at The Crew's Official Website. The beta will require players to have a valid Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription. 

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The beta will include two locations, which cover the American East Coast and Midwest. The rest of the map will be locked until The Crew's official release date of 2nd December. 

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - The Crew Getting Second Beta Next Week - News

Man Arrested for Selling One Piece Money

Kotaku - 6 hours 24 min ago

Man Arrested for Selling One Piece Money

A 45-year-old man was arrested in Japan for selling U.S. legal tender with anime characters on it. His crime? Violating the characters' copyright, reports TBS News.

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Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer Shows Off New Cinematics - News

gamrFeed - 6 hours 45 min ago

With Halo: The Master Chief Collection fast approaching its release date, Microsoft have released a new trailer showcasing the collection's stunningly remastered Halo 2 cinematics.

Blur Studios - the company behind the cinematics - have painstakingly recreated each cut scene from the original Halo 2 with brand new graphics and in full 1080p.

You can watch the trailer below:

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer Shows Off New Cinematics - News

After successfully reaching the English voice acting stretch goal, Mighty No. 9's slacker backer cam

Kotaku - 6 hours 54 min ago

After successfully reaching the English voice acting stretch goal, Mighty No. 9's slacker backer campaign is now raising money for a post-release DLC pack consisting of an extra stage with its own boss fight. The planned release window is Summer 2015, provided they can collect another $190,000 by the end of this year.

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Meat-Loving Zeushi-kun Gets Second Round of Ads

Anime News Network - 6 hours 54 min ago
First series of ads aired from January to March
Categories: General Anime

People Are Testing Out YouTube's 60FPS

Kotaku - 7 hours 24 min ago

Yesterday, Kotaku reported that YouTube was finally launching a 60 frames per second option. And now, people are testing it out, like they would anything new.

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Destiny's First Expansion Will Raise Level Cap - News

gamrFeed - 7 hours 39 min ago

The Dark Below, Destiny's first expansion, will increase the level cap to 32, Bungie have revealed. 

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Bungie's president Harold Ryan also explained what other content players can expect from the DLC, including:

  • Three new story missions which will play out differently to all of the story missions in the main game
  • Three new PvP maps, with one including vehicles
  • Five new bounty slots, making for a total of ten bounties possible at any one time
  • Two new raids, one of which is exclusive to PlayStation gamers
  • New Armour sets for all classes as well as new exotic and legendary items to collect

The DLC will release on the 9th of December at a stand-alone pricepoint of £19.99/$19.99, or you can purchase Destiny's season pass for £34.99/$34.99.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Destiny's First Expansion Will Raise Level Cap - News

Prince of Tennis II Gets 3rd OVA Volume in February

Anime News Network - 7 hours 54 min ago
Episodes 5 & 6 to feature "The Strongest Pair" & "Betrayal and Bargaining"
Categories: General Anime

J-Pop Trio Perfume, 'Fumiko's Confession's' Ishida Create 'Fastening Days' Anime Short

Anime News Network - 8 hours 21 min ago
Zipper maker YKK streams short worldwide in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese
Categories: General Anime

The Evil Within PC Patch Released - News

gamrFeed - 8 hours 34 min ago

Bethesda have released a new patch for the PC version of The Evil Within, which amongst other things will allow PC players to fully adjust the game's settings.

Included in the patch is the ability to get rid of the black bars across the top and bottom of the screen, which was enabled on consoles in order to achieve better performance. The patch also allows players to disable the 30 FPS cap without triggering gameplay issues - another feature that was imposed as a result of the console release. 

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Complete patch notes can be found below:

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - The Evil Within PC Patch Released - News

Microsoft Closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

gamrFeed - 9 hours 36 sec ago

Microsoft in July of this said it will be closing its Xbox Entertainment Studios later in the year. Today, Microsoft announced in a statement to GamesIndustry that Xbox Entertainment Studios has officially closed.

"Yes, we can confirm that Xbox Entertainment Studios has closed as part of the companywide restructuring announced by Microsoft last July," said Microsoft in a statement. "Xbox Entertainment Studios has officially closed. Nancy and Jordan were key members and visionaries for the XES team, and we thank them for their leadership and many contributions."

As part of the closure Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin who headed up the Xbox Entertainment Studios has been let go.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252060/microsoft-closes-xbox-entertainment-studios/

PS4 Gets Its YouTube App - News

gamrFeed - 9 hours 3 min ago

As of yesterday's 2.0 update for the PlayStation 4, Sony's latest console now has a YouTube app.

On Sony's PlayStation Blog, software engineer Richard O'Grady wrote that the app will play videos in full 1080p, and with 5.1 surround, making for a properly cinematic experience.

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With this addition comes the ability to upload video clips you record on the PS4 straight to YouTube. Pressing the share button in game or anywhere on the system will allow players to now select from YouTube, a feature many gamers have been asking for since the console's release.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - PS4 Gets Its YouTube App - News

Costume Quest 2 Now Available on Xbox and PlayStation Platforms - News

gamrFeed - 9 hours 10 min ago

Costume Quest 2, the sequel to surprise hit Costume Quest, has made its way to PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in North America. The Wii U version will also be launching on November 30th for Europe and America, Double Fine have confirmed.

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Unfortunately, European players will have to wait a little bit longer for the game to make its way onto PlayStation platforms in the region.

Costume Quest 2 is priced at £11.99 in the UK, and $14.99 in North America.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Costume Quest 2 Now Available on Xbox and PlayStation Platforms - News

Playstation Plus November Games Revealed - News

gamrFeed - 9 hours 18 min ago

Sony have revealed their latest free games as a part of their PlayStation Plus subscription service (via IGN).

PS4 owners will be getting The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Steamworld Dig, two indie titles, with the former being brand new and releasing on November 4th.

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PlayStation Vita owners will get The Hungry Horde and Escape Plan, another two indie games.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Playstation Plus November Games Revealed - News

Take-Two's Revenue Plummets YoY, Holiday Season Looking Strong

gamrFeed - 9 hours 27 min ago

Take-Two has released its quarterly report for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. Non-GAAP revenue plummeted to $135.4 million, from $1.27 billion during the same period a year ago. However, Grand Theft Auto V launched with one of the biggest openings for a game in history a year ago. Non-GAAP profits don't look that good either. Take-Two posted a loss of $35.4 million, down from a profit of $325.6 million.

However, if you look at GAAP sales it does not include sales from Grand Theft Auto V a year ago. On a GAAP basis revenue decreased 15 percent to $126.3 million. GAAP losses did decrease to $41.4 million, from $124.1 million a year ago.

"Our second quarter results exceeded expectations, driven by strong catalog sales and continued growth in digitally-delivered revenue from recurrent consumer spending,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

"With the successful launches of NBA 2K15, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth,  and WWE 2K15, our third quarter and holiday season is off to a great start, and there is tremendous anticipation for our upcoming releases, including Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well as Evolve  – the only title in history to win Game of Show honors at both E3 and Gamescom in the same year."

"As a result of our better-than-expected results, strong current business trends and positive outlook, we are raising our revenue and earnings expectations for the full-year. Fiscal 2015 is poised to be one of our strongest years ever and we are well-positioned for continued success."

Take-Two has revised its prediction for the full fiscal year. For the full year Take-Two expects revenue to be between $1.4 billion and $1.5 billion, an increase from $1.35 billion and $1.45 billion.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252059/take-twos-revenue-plummets-yoy-holiday-season-looking-strong/

Blood Blockade Battlefront TV Anime's BONES Staff, Cast Unveiled

Anime News Network - 9 hours 43 min ago
Kyousogiga's Rie Matsumoto helms 2015 anime with Cowboy Bebop designer Toshihiro Kawamoto
Categories: General Anime