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What are the Best Rechargeable Batteries?

Kotaku - 3 hours 45 min ago

What are the Best Rechargeable Batteries?

We talk a lot about how great rechargeable batteries are, and have a few brands we love, but we've never polled all of you to learn about some great options we're missing out on, until now. Tell us, which AA rechargeables are the best?

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Space Engineers Top 1 Million Sold on Steam, 230K Weekly Active Users

gamrFeed - 3 hours 51 min ago

Developer Keen Software House has announced that its game Space Engineers has sold more than one million units since its release a year ago on the Steam Early Access. The game was originally released on October 23, 2013.

"We feel twice as happy with this achievement since it came on our first year anniversary since Space Engineers was launched to the public. This gives us double reasons to celebrate" said Keen Software House CEO Marek Rosa.

"We want to devote this accomplishment to our fans, whose encouragement and active participation made this possible. They have been beside us all along, giving inspiration for new ideas and supporting us with their valuable feedback. It is a great thing to have such an amazing community like ours."

Space Engineers sold 100,000 units after 3 weeks and 500,000 units in May, 2014. There are 230,000 weekly active users and 675,000 monthly active users. There has been 21 million hours played of the game.

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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/252002/space-engineers-top-1-million-sold-on-steam-230k-weekly-active-users/

Guy Lands Perfect Falcon Punch, Opponent Just Quits

Kotaku - 4 hours 15 min ago

Guy Lands Perfect Falcon Punch, Opponent Just Quits

If you think "I've done some pretty amazing Falcon Punches before", just ask yourself: did your opponent just quit the game after you did it? And, as always, much more!

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Japanese Bakery Starts Selling the Best Part of Melon Bread - Just the Top

Anime News Network - 4 hours 15 min ago
Just as the best part of a muffin is the crown, the best part of melon bread (or melonpan) is totally the crunchy cookie skin, the texture of which gives...
Categories: General Anime

In This Moment have a sick new video

Metal Insider - 4 hours 19 min ago
Earlier today, In This Moment unveiled their video for “Sick Like Me.” Just in time for Halloween, the video finds frontwoman Maria Brink in a variety of outfits – a witch-like outfit, caught in a spiderweb, writhing around in a bathtub with black makeup on like she’s in Motionless In White, and with two weird backup […]
Categories: Music

This Final Fantasy VI Wu-Tang Clan Mash-Up Is Weird And Wonderful

Kotaku - 4 hours 45 min ago

This Final Fantasy VI Wu-Tang Clan Mash-Up Is Weird And Wonderful

If you're wondering what this image is, yes: it's a silhouette of a chocobo with the iconic Wu-Tang "W" cut out. And yes, that can only mean one thing: someone finally mashed up key verses from the Wu-Tang Clan with songs from Final Fantasy VI. The end result is about as whacky as you'd expect.

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Song premiere: Circuitry give five facts about Jersey, premiere song

Metal Insider - 4 hours 52 min ago
As unfortunate as the demise of a band can be, the band (or bands), that spring forth from the ashes of the previous one can be encouraging both for the band members and fans of the previous one. The July 2013 demise of New Jersey progressive death metal band Dark Empire last year meant that guitarist […]
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Candy Crush Saga Sequel Arrives To Refresh A Faltering Fanbase

Kotaku - 5 hours 52 sec ago

Candy Crush Saga Sequel Arrives To Refresh A Faltering Fanbase

After two and a half years of candy crushing, fans of King's massive gem-matching hit could use a little break. Enter Candy Crush Soda Saga, released today on Facebook and coming soon to mobile.

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Hisako Kanemoto, Takahiro Sakurai Join The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Cast

Anime News Network - 5 hours 5 min ago
Kanemoto will play Veronica, while Sakurai will play Griamor
Categories: General Anime

Pokémon Battles Are Way Better With A Little Dragon Ball Z

Kotaku - 5 hours 15 min ago

We've seen what happens when Pokémon battles get ugly. What about when they get really intense, what happens then? A Smash Bros. mod can answer that question.

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The Simpsons Halloween Episode Pays Tribute to Popular Anime

Anime News Network - 5 hours 30 min ago
The Simpsons had some fun last night in their "Treehouse of Horror XXV" Halloween episode, imagining a world where multiple incarnations of the Simpsons...
Categories: General Anime

6 Types Of Movies We Never Want To See Again

Kotaku - 5 hours 45 min ago

6 Types Of Movies We Never Want To See Again

Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.

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A Free Amiibo With Smash Bros., Gat Out of Hell, and More deals

Kotaku - 6 hours 52 sec ago

A Free Amiibo With Smash Bros., Gat Out of Hell, and More deals

You're buying Smash Bros. for Wii U, so get a free Amiibo while you're at it. Must add both to cart to see deal. [Smash Bros.]

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Atelier Shallie to Get Western Release in 2015

Anime News Network - 6 hours 15 min ago
Tecmo Koei Europe confirms upcoming game
Categories: General Anime

Come to our CMJ 2014 showcase on Wednesday and get a Toothgrinder EP!

Metal Insider - 6 hours 26 min ago
We’re only two days away from our third annual CMJ Metal Insider showcase, taking place on Wednesday (22) at The Wick in Brooklyn. And the killer lineup of Incite, ’68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder is already enough reason to roll out if you’re in or around the New York area. But just in case you […]
Categories: Music

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's PC system requirements have now been revealed on the game's Steam p

Kotaku - 6 hours 30 min ago

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's PC system requirements have now been revealed on the game's Steam page. Unsurprisingly, the game is a meaty one—requiring 55 GB of free hard drive space and 6GB of RAM for its minimum requirements. Read the full list of specs below.

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V-Jump December issue features Gaia Volcano, Tidal Storm: New details known about previously ...

BulbaNews - 6 hours 35 min ago
The December 2014 issue of V-Jump magazine has provided further details on cards revealed earlier on the official card website. Now able to be translated is Tidal Storm's Crawdaunt, a Darkness-type Pokémon printed as a Holofoil Rare. The expansions will be released on December 13.
Categories: Pokemon News

20GB Day One Download for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 2 Discs 'Wasn't Practical'

gamrFeed - 6 hours 51 min ago

Halo: The Master Chief Collection when it launches next month will come with a 20GB day one download. Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor has stated the reason for the big download is that 343 Industries said it was simply impractical to have the game launch on two discs.

"That's not a patch," said O'Connor in a post on NeoGAF. "It's content. The game is designed to run as a single, unified product, digital is seamless obviously, but we also wanted disc users to have the same experience, without swapping discs. Since the bulk of it is MP or MP related, the logic is sound. There will ALSO be a TU in there, but that in itself is a tiny fraction of the content."

"We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience.," he added. "If fixes were required for Campaign, they would be very small, but that's not the case. All four campaigns will run directly from the disc without the content update. As will some custom game features. Again, the bulk of the CU is MP and MP related."

O'Connor in another post stated that two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The 20GB makes sense, however he stated that in a year two discs or another option might make more sense.

"Anything is feasible, it simply wasn't practical for this product, this year in this timeline. The Xbox One platform continues to improve and mature, arguably faster and more meaningfully than others and maybe next year two discs or some other method would have been the right approach, but this year it's the option we have available that on balance, makes the most sense for this giant, ambitious project."

"Do I understand the inconvenience and annoyance for some users? Of course. I'm not going to blow smoke or ignore it. For some folks it will be straight up annoying and I both apologize unreservedly for the irritance, and hope that the package and the way it works more than makes up for it."

 

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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/252001/20gb-day-one-download-for-halo-the-master-chief-collection-2-discs-wasnt-practical/

Mega-Producer Jade Raymond Leaves Ubisoft

Kotaku - 6 hours 52 min ago

Mega-Producer Jade Raymond Leaves Ubisoft

Jade Raymond, best known for helping produce Assassin's Creed and a number of other major Ubisoft games like Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs, has left the publisher after ten years, Ubisoft announced today.

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Crowbar kick it old school in ‘Symmetry in White’ video

Metal Insider - 6 hours 54 min ago
You can tell from the opening of the Crowbar’s video for “Symmetry in White,” which starts with a quote framed by fleur-de-lis that it’s going to be New Orleans-centric. The sepia-toned video features some swampy shots, pagan-looking rituals, and Kirk Windstein in a preachers robe. Also an angel, a creepy doll and menacing hooded figures and a […]
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