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Skyrim Meets Diablo: The Steam Stream Plays Umbra

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 23:50

A couple weeks ago I reported on Umbra , a game that wants to be the unholy demon baby of Skyrim and Diablo. Does it succeed? I got my hands on a demo, so let’s find out.

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Fan Mashes Up Iron Man With Gundam, Evangelion, Hello Kitty, Optimus Prime, Zaku

Anime News Network - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 23:45
Sam Kwok Workshop is taking the already pricey Hot Toys Iron Man figures and giving their designs a complete overhaul. Tony Stark's super-powered suit...
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Title: White Wine and Fried Chicken | Artist: Hot Chip | Album: Why Make Sense?

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 22:15

Title: White Wine and Fried Chicken | Artist: Hot Chip | Album: Why Make Sense?

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Snow Miku 2016 Winning Designs Announced

Anime News Network - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 22:15
Piapro announced the winning designs of its Snow Miku 2016 design contest last week. The virtual idol's pet rabbit Yukine returned for the 2016 theme "Enjoying...
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Metal Power Rankings 5/29: Sol Victorious

Metal Insider - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 22:09
Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account, such as newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. In this fast-paced week, Faith No More take […]
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The Witcher 3's Horses Need To Get It Together

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 22:00

On today’s episode of Highlight Reel we have weird horses, weird soldiers, defuses, close finishes and much more!

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Armored Saint streaming new album

Metal Insider - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:15
Heavy metal veterans Armored Saint will release their latest effort Win Hands Down on June 2nd via Metal Blade Records, but you don’t have to wait to listen to it, as the label has the entire album for streaming on their Soundcloud here. Singer John Bush (you know, that guy who was in Anthrax between Belladonna eras – […]
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Amplified: Impalers are a shovel headed riff machine

Metal Insider - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:10
Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. Low-fi aesthetics are great and all, but once in a while I come across an unsigned band that has the kind of album cover I would have bought back in middle school, completely on the […]
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A Hilarious Game Where You Can Date...Dogs

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:10

As game narratives expand into new territories, some are bound to make us feel uncomfortable.

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Earth Defense Force 2 Heads to N. America on PS Vita

Anime News Network - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:00
Physical, digital Fall release of Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2
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Dying Fetus’ band name offends Dutch gynecologist

Metal Insider - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:30
Well, this is hilarious. Dutch gynecologist Bertho Nieboer clearly has an eye for detail (or maybe just a tendency to pick out the word female reproductive words in advertisements?). Neiboer got a bit pissed off driving past a billboard for this year’s FortaRock when he saw Dying Fetus amongst the mentioned bands that will be […]
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Marvel’s Latest Big Superhero Crossover Is Way Better Than DC’s

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:30

You know the drill: Worlds will live! Worlds will die! Lots of spin-offs! Marvel and DC Comics are pretty much doing the same universe-changing story in almost the same way at almost the same time. One of them is good. One of them isn’t.

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Anime Expo to Host Voice Actresses Tomoyo Kurosawa, Yumiri Hanamori

Anime News Network - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:20
Sound! Euphonium's Kumiko, Etotama's Uri-tan will attend July convention in LA
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The Frag Dolls, a group of women who promoted Ubisoft games and gender diversity in gaming, have off

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:15

The Frag Dolls, a group of women who promoted Ubisoft games and gender diversity in gaming, have officially disbanded. You can read their goodbye letter here.

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USA Preorders Chart, 4 April - Xenoblade Chronicles

gamrFeed - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:00

Overview

There are two games in the top 40 that are in their final weeks (week ending April 4): Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS) and Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS).

Two games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from one last week, and the top seven all have 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from six last week. Four games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, down from seven last week, and eight added 10,000 or more, which is down from nine last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS) added 4,498 pre-orders for a grand total of 35,013. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 45,000 to 65,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 units and 350,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) added 1,728 pre-orders for a final total of 19,242. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 30,000 to 40,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 150,000 units and 250,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) added 10,605 pre-orders, up from 3,222 last week, for a total of 154,248. The Xbox One version added 6,819 pre-orders, up from 2,633 last week, for a total of 89,546. The PC version added 2,371 pre-orders, up from 928 last week, for a total of 73,760.

Batman Arkham Knight (PS4) added 21,975 pre-orders, up from 7,088 last week, for a total of 220,926. The Xbox One version added 6,069 pre-orders, up from 3,391 last week, for a total of 100,825. The PC version added 2,394 pre-orders, up from 900 last week, for a total of 25,689.

Notable mentions: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has entered the charts for the week ending April 4. The Xbox One version has 89,584 pre-orders and the PlayStation 4 version has 62,052 pre-orders.

Requests: Just Cause 3 (PS4) added 2,762 pre-orders, for a total of 7,131. Just Cause 3 (XOne) added 1,024 pre-orders, for a total of 6,375.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 40, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 40 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

PosGameWeeks to LaunchWeekly ChangeTotal1 Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action 12 21,975 220,926 2 Halo 5: Guardians (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter N/A 11,428 217,119 3 Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting 2 14,348 177,202 4 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing 7 10,605 154,248 5 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action N/A 4,088 138,023 6 Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing N/A 439 102,727 7 Batman: Arkham Knight (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action 12 6,069 100,825 8 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (XOne)
Activision, Shooter N/A 89,584 89,584 9 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing 7 6,819 89,546 10 Mortal Kombat X (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting 2 6,028 86,374 11 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter N/A 1,428 84,934 12 Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing N/A 1,800 83,754 13 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing 7 2,344 73,760 14 Tom Clancy's The Division (XOne)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing N/A 2,371 68,270 15 Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Action 2 6,392 62,517 16 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4)
Activision, Shooter N/A 62,052 62,052 17 Mad Max (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action N/A 3,135 54,755 18 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (XOne)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action N/A 1,318 54,070 19 Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing N/A 435 48,343 20 Project CARS (PS4)
Slightly Mad Studios, Racing 6 3,498 39,097 21 Mortal Kombat X (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting N/A 5,195 37,883 22 Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing 1 4,498 35,013 23 Mortal Kombat X (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting N/A 3,345 32,031 24 Project CARS (XOne)
Slightly Mad Studios, Racing 6 2,197 28,577 25 Mad Max (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action N/A 27,381 27,381 26 Yarn Yoshi (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform N/A 1,053 26,564 27 Batman: Arkham Knight (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action 12 2,394 25,689 28 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action N/A 1,137 23,955 29 Terraria (XOne)
Unknown, Action N/A 649 22,729 30 Kingdom Hearts III (XOne)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing N/A 142 22,171 31 Splatoon (WiiU)
Nintendo, Shooter 8 4,077 21,544 32 Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing 1 1,728 19,242 33 Until Dawn (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure N/A 967 17,355 34 Dead Island 2 (PS4)
Deep Silver, Action N/A 89 17,303 35 Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)
Deep Silver, Action N/A 703 13,387 36 X (working title) (WiiU)
Nintendo, Role-Playing N/A 813 13,292 37 Rainbow Six: Siege (XOne)
Ubisoft, Shooter N/A 3,290 13,050 38 Terraria (PC)
Unknown, Action N/A 248 11,917 39 Dead Island 2 (XOne)
Deep Silver, Action N/A 782 11,516 40 Peggle 2 (X360)
Unknown, Action N/A 11,399 11,399

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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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259242/usa-preorders-chart-4-april-xenoblade-chronicles/

A Game About The Complicated World of Dick Pics

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 20:00

It’s rare for a video game to hang dong. Cobra Club, the newest game by developer Robert Yang, doesn’t just feature dicks: the game is fundamentally about dicks, how they look, and the many ways people try to make them look good. (NSFW warning!)

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Calling all League of Legends players: what do you think of Ekko?

Kotaku - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:57

Calling all League of Legends players: what do you think of Ekko? Cool? OP? Too many similarities to Transistor, or just enough? The time-traveling champ came out this week, and players seem divided on him. So let me know what you think! You can leave a comment, or send me an email at yannick.lejacq@kotaku.com.

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Sanrio Popularity Poll Prelimary Results Feature Four Show By Rock!! Bands

Anime News Network - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:45
Japanese pop culture icon Sanrio Co., Ltd. have released the current results of an on-going popularity poll for their plethora of mascots, featuring the...
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