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Mad Science Cat Game On Hold For Mobile Super Meat Boy

Kotaku - 17 hours 4 min ago

Mad Science Cat Game On Hold For Mobile Super Meat Boy

You might remember that Team Meat, two-man studio behind uber-tough platformer Super Meat Boy, was working on a mad science cat breeding sim, Mew-Genics . Moral of the story? Cats are gross, but awwww kitty! Now, though, it's on hold in favor of a new Meat Boy game—for phones (and Steam).

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New Nintendo 3DS announced with a much faster CPU - Coming this October in Japan

Just Push Start - 17 hours 13 min ago

New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo announced that they will release two new Nintendo 3DS models in Japan this October.

According to Nintendo, the “New Nintendo 3DS” will be available in both standard and XL versions.

One of the new models’ main feature is a new C-stick located on the right-hand side, replicating the features of the Slidepad add-on for free camera movement. Upcoming games that will make use of the C-stick include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Final Fantasy Explorers, Dragon Quest X Online, and Super Smash Bros.

In addition, there will be a new ZR and ZL buttons, as well as a 3D shake prevention function and NFC functionality compatibility. The system itself has a faster CPU, in which the newly announced Xenoblade Chronicles will take advantage.

The new standard Nintendo 3DS model will be available in metallic blue and metallic black variations. It will feature a 3.88 inch screen on top and a 3.33 inch screen on the bottom. It will cost 16,000 yen.

For the new Nintendo 3DS XL, it will be available in metallic blue and metallic black colors as well. It will feature a 4.88 inch screen on top and 4.18 inch screen on the bottom. It will cost 18,800 yen.

Nintendo fans can look forward to the new Nintendo 3DS this October 11 in Japan. No word yet as to when it will release in North America but they can expect it most likely by end of the year or by March of 2015.

Bayonetta 2 release date finally announced - Coming this October

Just Push Start - 18 hours 25 sec ago

Bayonetta 2

Nintendo has finally announced the release date of the much awaited Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Wii U.

Fans of the first Bayonetta can look forward to the sequel this October 24 in North America and sometime in October in Europe. According to Nintendo, the anticipated sequel features over-the-top battles, wild weapons, exotic locations, and a new story that takes Bayonetta on a journey to inferno to save her friend’s soul.

For Wii U owners who never played the original, it will be included in the package.

Paramount Pictures Project Asks Artists to Reimagine Ninja Turtles As Kappa

Anime News Network - 18 hours 29 min ago
Paramount Pictures has asked artists from all over the world to contribute to its Legend of the Yokai project, which features the Teenage Mutant Ninja...
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Peggle 2 No Longer Xbox Exclusive, Coming To PlayStation 4

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:35

Peggle 2 No Longer Xbox Exclusive, Coming To PlayStation 4

Peggle 2, PopCap's previously Microsoft-exclusive black hole time vortex of sheer addiction , is finally coming to PlayStation 4.

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Parasyte Tribute Manga Will Also Run in Aria Magazine for Women

Anime News Network - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
Series of one-shots from multiple authors also runs in Afternoon
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The Good And Bad Of Mario Kart 8's First Major Update

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:00

The Good And Bad Of Mario Kart 8's First Major Update

Nintendo made a few changes to Mario Kart 8 this week—some big, some small, some the size of a luxury card brand's new SUV. If nothing else, this gives us a good opportunity to pause and reflect on how one of the summer's biggest games is doing. So let's do that.

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Gundam's Tomino Thinks Young Voice Actors All Sound the Same

Anime News Network - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:00
Yoshiyuki Tomino, the opinionated creator of the Gundam franchise recently lamented the state of anime's voice acting industry in the September issue of...
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Nintendo's Amiibo Figures Priced at $13 Each - News

gamrFeed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:53

Today Nintendo announced that each Amiibo figure will cost $13, and that the first wave of Amiibos will release in 2014. This first wave includes: Mario, Donkey Kong, Villager, Peach, Yoshi, Link, Samus, Pikachu, Fox, Kirby, Wii Fit Trainer and Marth.

The figures will interact with Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, Yoshi's Wooly World and, of course, Super Smash Bros. 4, as well as other future releases.

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As of right now it's unknown which characters will be in the second wave, and also when these Amiibos will come out. Nintendo have said they'll release more information on the functionality of Amiibos soon.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Nintendo's Amiibo Figures Priced at $13 Each - News

​How Mortal Kombat Is Getting More Complex

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:30

​How Mortal Kombat Is Getting More Complex

The next Mortal Kombat is going deep. Not just in the 'show you highly detailed internal organs' kind of way, either. The newly announced Variations feature and other tweaks in Mortal Kombat X are going to give players other layers of options for how they beat each other up.

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Nintendo of Europe Lays off 320 Employees

gamrFeed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:13

Nintendo of Europe will be laying off 320 employees by August 31. The news comes from a statement released to Kotaku by Nintendo of Europe. The figure includes 130 full time employees that was reported back in June. Another 190 temporary employees will be laid off at Nintendo's German location.

"As previously communicated in June 2014, approximately 130 permanent employees will be released by Nintendo of Europe (Germany) at the end of August 2014 as part of a set of measures to better enable the European business to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment."

"As a separate measure, Nintendo of Europe is reorganizing its European Localization Development (ELD) department, where it currently uses a number of temporary agency workers in translation and testing activities, in order to increase flexibility and cost-efficiency in the long-term. It is intended that there will be an increase in outsourcing future translation and test activities to third-party companies on an as-needed basis, and very sadly this has meant having ended the contracts of 190 temporary agency workers, who were formally notified of this decision in June 2014."

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251814/nintendo-of-europe-lays-off-320-employees/

The Most Realistic Fighting Game, In A Manner Of Speaking

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:00

I believe that Double Fine's latest venture into indie publishing, Gang Beasts, is one of the most realistic depictions of combat ever seen in a game. This is because 90 percent of fights are sloppy, awkward affairs where all involved fall down and give each other angry hugs.

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Track: Industrial Revolution | Artist: Immortal Technique | Album: Revolutionary Vol. 2

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:55

Track: Industrial Revolution | Artist: Immortal Technique | Album: Revolutionary Vol. 2

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Funimation to Stream One Piece '3D2Y' Anime Special

Anime News Network - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:37
2-hour "mysterious episode" to premiere Saturday night
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Eight Big Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Questions, Answered

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:30

Eight Big Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Questions, Answered

The first current-gen Final Fantasy will be out within the next year, it'll serve as something of a stopgap before Final Fantasy XV, and, well, it's got kind of a silly name.

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One Week Friends Gets Stage Play

Anime News Network - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:20
Manga-based stage play to open in November
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Total War: Rome II Getting New Expansion - News

gamrFeed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:13

Total War: Rome II will be getting a new expansion, called Emperor Edition, Creative Assembly has announced in their latest Rally Point episode (which can be seen below).

Emperor Edition, which will be free to all owners of the main game, will include a new campaign expansion called Imperator Augustus and will add hundreds of hours of new gameplay. It will also bring with it a number of tweaks to the visuals, as well as an overhauled politics system and better battles.

Emperor Edition is due to be released this September, a year after Total War: Rome II was released. 

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Total War: Rome II Getting New Expansion - News

State of Decay Coming to Xbox One in 1080p and 60 FPS - News

gamrFeed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:04

State of Decay, the commercially successful open world zombie survival game that was originally released on the PC and Xbox 360 will be making its way to the Xbox One, Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced. It follows news last month that a port could be on the cards.

The port will bump the game's specs to 1080p and 60 FPS, and will come with both pieces of DLC that were released for the game, Breakdown and Lifeline.

The trailer for the Xbox One version can be found below:

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - State of Decay Coming to Xbox One in 1080p and 60 FPS - News

What We Know About The New 3DS So Far

Kotaku - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:00

What We Know About The New 3DS So Far

Nintendo woke us all up early this morning with a fresh batch of information about a new and improved 3DS mobile console it's making. Most of this was geared towards its Japanese audience, however, so let's break down the relevant parts of the news for gamers outside the company's home country.

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Hinata Tops Weekly Shonen Jump's Haikyu!! Character Poll

Anime News Network - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:00
This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the winners in the latest Haikyu!! character poll. Despite his short stature,...
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