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In honour of Homeworld Remastered's release -- and the game's enduring style -- artist Matt Frith pu

Kotaku - 10 hours 56 min ago

In honour of Homeworld Remastered's release — and the game's enduring style — artist Matt Frith put together this homage to Homeworld 2. Suddenly, I want to play a 2D Homeworld, real bad.

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Sword Art Online: Lost Song Game's 5th TV Ad Previews Seven, Rain

Anime News Network - 11 hours 26 min ago
2 new characters previewed from March 26 game
Categories: General Anime

Singer Kano, Cast Perform Hōkago no Pleiades Anime's Theme Songs

Anime News Network - 12 hours 26 min ago
The series will premiere on Japanese television stations this spring
Categories: General Anime

League Of Legends' Character Art Is Awesome

Kotaku - 12 hours 56 min ago

Jason Chan once worked at Massive Black (and also once drew Kotaku mascots). He's now at Riot Games, the guys who make League of Legends.

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There will never be another Kotaku 'Shop Contest ever again until next week.

Kotaku - 13 hours 1 min ago

There will never be another Kotaku 'Shop Contest ever again until next week. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, this week's contest has been postponed. Fahey may be convinced to run a new one tomorrow instead should a good enough idea arise. Until then, here's a picture of a man hugging an aardvark he found on Twitter.

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My Little Monster Listed on DVD/Blu-ray From NIS America

Anime News Network - 13 hours 1 min ago
Subtitled Complete Series Premium Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo listed for spring
Categories: General Anime

Latest PlayStation 4 Bundle Comes with 3 Free Games - Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall, Last of Us Remastered

gamrFeed - 13 hours 37 min ago

There is a new Playtation 4 bundle available on Amazon spotted by Game Idealist. The bundle retails for the standard $399 MSRP, but comes bundled with three games for free. The three games are Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us Remastered.

Amazon will provide people who purchase the bundle with two download codes within two days after the console has been shipped. One code unlocks Infamous Second Son and Killzone Shadow Fall, while the other will unlock The Last of Us Remastered.

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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/253241/latest-playstation-4-bundle-comes-with-3-free-games-infamous-second-son-killzone-shadow-fall-last-of-us-remastered/

Evolve Patch Fixes Xbox One Save Game loss

gamrFeed - 13 hours 44 min ago

The Xbox One version of the 2K game Evolve has had some issues with users reporting they have had their progress and saved game data lost. 2K has released a patch to fix this issue, among other smaller fixes.

"The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly limited to the Xbox One; it was rare and affected only a small percentage of players," read the post on the 2K Games official site. "Fixing this has been the dev team's top priority since it was first reported, and our customer service agents have been working to help those affected."

Other fixes in Patch 1.1 for the Xbox One include the improvement of the shadows and flashlight. There is also improvements to the online portion of the game, including matchmaking, invites and rejoining games. The glitch where a class spawned more than once, causing a 5 player team has also been fixed.

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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/253240/evolve-patch-fixes-xbox-one-save-game-loss/

Sonic Team Lead: 'No Plans to Stop Making Sonic Games for Home Consoles'

gamrFeed - 13 hours 57 min ago

Sega recently announced they will stop developing games for dedicated gaming hardware and will focus on developing games for smartphones. However, Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has stated he will keep on developing Sonic games for home consoles.

"Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles," said Iizuka speaking with 4Gamer in an interview and translated by TSSZ.

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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/253239/sonic-team-lead-no-plans-to-stop-making-sonic-games-for-home-consoles/

Gundam's Char Edges Out Amuro On Who Girls Would Rather Marry

Anime News Network - 14 hours 26 min ago
Buzz+ News asked 200 women who they'd rather marry&#8212Gundam's Char Aznable or Amuro Ray. The results were pretty close, but in the end, Char beat Amuro...
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC Out on March 6 for Free

gamrFeed - 14 hours 31 min ago

The first set of DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be released on March 6 for free, announced Capcom who spoke with IGN in their latest episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Capcom plans to release new DLC for the game on the first Friday of every month from now on.

In the first set of DLC Capcom will be adding items based on the Legend of Zelda franchise, including a new Link armor set, sword and shield, and a bow and arrow. Other new additions is the release of the Clockwork Contraption and Emperor’s Speech weapon, equipment set based on a collaboration with Universal Studios Japan and the first episode quest.

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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/253238/monster-hunter-4-ultimate-dlc-out-on-march-6-for-free/

Runescape Developer Jagex Working on Unannounced MMORPG

gamrFeed - 14 hours 42 min ago

Runescape developer Jagex is currently working on an unannounced MMORPG, according to a job listing for a lead programmer and spotted by VG247. The game is in the preliminary stages of development and currently has a small team of developers.

"Multi-award winning games development and publishing studio Jagex are at the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre," reads the job listing. "Given the exciting recent developments in online game engine technology and our historical success with the record breaking Runescape, we offer an amazing opportunity for a Lead Programmer to define the technological path of an undisclosed MMO."

"Initially working with a small but highly specialised team you will be given key responsibilities of engine, tools and pipeline selection. This is the ultimate opportunity for an experienced lead or senior programmer with a solid background in MMO development to create something new and exciting, with the support of a company known globally for its expertise in this genre."

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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/253237/runescape-developer-jagex-working-on-unannounced-mmorpg/

Dragon Age Cosplay Is Very, Very Fancy

Kotaku - 14 hours 48 min ago

Ophidia's take on Dragon Age's Morrigan here may as well be a promo shot for a HBO series.

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Job Simulator is First SteamVR Game Announced

gamrFeed - 14 hours 49 min ago

Developer Owlchemy Labs has announced that they have been developing a game for the last five months for Steam VR, Valve's Virtual Reality technology.The game is called Job Simulator and will be playable at Valve's GDC booth.

"Ever since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, we’ve been fervent believers in the potential of VR and ecstatic about the forthcoming widespread consumer adoption of such a transformative new medium," said developer Owlchemy Labs in the announcement post. "When the first Oculus development kit was released, we saw the potential and knew it would play a very important part in the future of Owlchemy Labs."

"We were lucky to have access to an existing title (Aaaaa! For the Awesome!) that we’d built, which was an incredible match for the Oculus DK1, so we set out to build Aaaaaculus!, one of the first fully-featured VR games. We learned an incredible amount throughout development and the more we explored the fertile design-space that VR affords, the more we wanted to move into this new space."

"It’s thrilling to play a part in the upcoming explosion of consumer VR and we’re proud to add another amazing opportunity to the list by being one of only a few select developers building content for some of the most incredible VR hardware in the world."

"Our friends and family have been incredibly supportive by putting up with our vaguebooking and cryptic tweets about 'the future.' It’s been so hard to keep this stuff to ourselves and can’t wait to talk all about it this week!"

"Seeing our company logo along side Valve’s in the HTC announcement keynote is surely a pivotal moment for Owlchemy Labs and we simply cannot wait for folks to experience Job Simulator at GDC."

This news comes on the same day HTC announced they have been developing a VR headset, the Vive, with Valve. It uses the SteamVR technology.

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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/253236/job-simulator-is-first-steamvr-game-announced/

Guilty Pleasure: Sweet Drawings Of Military Aircraft

Kotaku - 14 hours 56 min ago

I did a post the other day on Total War's art, which has been collected into a book, and while looking at that publisher's site I saw something that made me lose my shit, just a little. It was a book called Warbirds.

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Valve Partners with HTC on VR Headset Called the Vive

gamrFeed - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:52

HTC has announced they have partnered with Valve to develop a virtual reality headset, according to The Verge. The VR headset is called Vive and uses Valve's Steam VR technology. It will be released later this year. A developer model will be released this spring.

The Vive developer model comes with two 1200 x 1080 displays that run at 90fps. HTC says that will get rid of any jitter and have "photorealistic imagery." The display will use a person's entire field of vision with a 360 degree view. The headset uses an accelerometer, laser position sensor and gyrosensor to track a person's head movement up to 1/10th of a degree.

HTC plans to have a big presence at GDC next week. Developers will be given the chance to try out the headset. Watch the announcement trailer here.

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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/253235/valve-partners-with-htc-on-vr-headset-called-the-vive/

Kalafina to Sing Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works' 2nd Season Ending

Anime News Network - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:30
Aimer previously performed Aldnoah.Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica films, The Garden of Sinners/recalled out summer, Fate/Zero themes
Categories: General Anime

5 Things That Need to be in the Next Alien Game - Article

gamrFeed - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:28

The Alien film franchise is back in the news, thanks to the recent announcement that District 9 and Elysium writer/director Neil Blomkamp will be reinvigorating the series with his own take on it. For many, this is the best news to happen to Alien in nearly 30 years. For some of us, however, this is the best news to happen to Alien since last October, when Alien: Isolation came out and impressed everyone with its adherence to the original 1979 Alien and its terrifying yet satisfying survival horror gameplay. So, with all eyes on Alien at the moment, let’s take this time talk about what Alien: Isolation did right, and where things should go for a prospective sequel. 

Spoilers for Alien: Isolation, all Alien films, and Prometheus follow.




Stick with Amanda Ripley 

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Alien: Isolation is set 15 years after the first film, and 42 year before Ellen Ripley wakes up from her cryosleep in Aliens. In Alien: Isolation, you play as Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, now a grown woman and searching for answers into her mother’s disappearance. Towards the end of the game, Amanda received much-needed closure on her mother’s fate, but shortly after was forced by a swarm of Aliens to jettison herself into deep space, stranded with only a spacesuit and limited air supply before the credits rolled. It was a dark ending, fitting with the series’ oppressive nature. But Amanda’s story is not over, as Aliens has shown us that she went on to live until old age. Amanda Ripley was one of the highlights of Alien: Isolation, and I hope her story is continued. 

 

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - 5 Things That Need to be in the Next Alien Game - Article

Hori Racing Wheel For Xbox One: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:00

Pursuing my newfound love of racing wheels has been an expensive endeavor—so far I've played with a $400 Mad Catz wheel and a $400 Thrustmaster wheel . Ringing up at a modest $90, the Hori Racing Wheel for the Xbox One provides excellent motivation for spending a lot more.

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Cuddle Up With A Terraformars Cockroach Plush

Anime News Network - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:30
Terraformars is getting a lottery goods campaign, and one of the big prizes fans can win is a plush Terraformar, a humanoid cockroach that lives on Mars....
Categories: General Anime