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Rob Scallon likes metal in inappropriate places

Metal Insider - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:23
YouTube sensation Rob Scallon appears to have come from out of nowhere, but whenever he posts a video, be it a Slayer cover on banjo or a metal song made with nothing but YouTube user-submitted lyrics, it’s usually worth a look or two, sometimes more. His latest video, “Metal in Inappropriate Places,” features him playing […]
Categories: Music

​Arcades In Movies Were Glorious

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:00

​Arcades In Movies Were Glorious

Ah yes...the old arcades of the 80s and 90s. You may not remember them, but they were wondrous things to behold. And they were even more glorious in the movies!

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Hidamari Sketch's Aoki Draws Kill la Kill's Ryūko

Anime News Network - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:00
Hidamari Sketch mangaka and Madoka Magica character designer Ume Aoki Tweeted an illustration she drew of Kill la Kill's Ryūko Matoi, and it's every ounce...
Categories: General Anime

Thomas Gabriel Fischer really doesn’t like At the Gates

Metal Insider - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:57
Despite sharing a label (Century Media) and a manager (Artje Lange), it doesn’t look like Triptykon and At the Gates are getting along with each other that well. Recently on his Facebook page, Triptykon/Celtic Frost mastermind Tom Gabriel Fischer (aka Tom G. Warrior)posted a simple sentence, stating “The amount of contempt I feel for At […]
Categories: Music

Five Best Solid State Drives For The Money

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:40

Five Best Solid State Drives For The Money

We've collected and counted your votes and now your five picks for Best Solid State Drive For the Money are ready to be narrowed down to a winner. These are absolutely the five drives we expected to see make it to this round, but the winner isn't so obvious, and we're looking forward to it.

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A Video Game About How People Actually Talk to Each Other

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:39

A Video Game About How People Actually Talk to Each Other

Imagine being lonely. Not 'no dates for a year' kind of lonely. No, we're talking no physical human contact for days on end, with only a voice on the phone for company. Then, things start to get tense. Trust erodes. What would that do you? Firewatch aims to find out.

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Yuka Aisaka, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Shiori Mikami, Minami Tsuda Perfom Amagi Brilliant Park Ending Theme

Anime News Network - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:20
Voice actresses unit to perform song in character
Categories: General Anime

Early Access Game Pulled From Steam After Months Without Updates

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:11

Early Access Game Pulled From Steam After Months Without Updates

The Stomping Land, an ambitious dinosaur game that launched on Steam in May, is no longer available for sale following months without updates or news from the developers behind it.

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Vinnie Paul says ‘no bad blood’ between him and Pantera

Metal Insider - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:11
There will probably never be an interview with Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul where the “P” word isn’t brought up. That word is Pantera, of course, and despite the fact that his current band is on their fourth album, his first one still looms large over his subsequent ones. When Metal Blast interviewed him, they asked once […]
Categories: Music

Former Remedy, Rovio, Guerrilla Games Devs Form New Studio

gamrFeed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:09

Former Remedy, Guerrilla Games, Digital Chocolate. and Rovio developers have formed a new mobile studio called Helsinki GameWorks. The studio is based in Finland. There are 11 employees which feature "experienced game industry executives and senior experts."

"I am thrilled to announce our team, which has worked the breadth of the industry and has come together to realize a shared vision of modern mobile games," said Helsinki GameWorks CEO Kalle Kaivola. "This team works out of a passion for delivering deeply captivating experiences for the contemporary gamer."

The new studio is focused on developing mid-core mobile games. The first game will be free-to-play that will use physics based gameplay that is "cutting-edge."

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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/251822/former-remedy-rovio-guerrilla-games-devs-form-new-studio/

The Sims Patch Notes Continue To Be Ridiculous

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:00

The Sims Patch Notes Continue To Be Ridiculous

Today is a big day for PC gamers. The Sims 4 comes out. While this gives us all a great opportunity to brush up on our Simlish, it also means that we have a whole new era of amazing and silly patch notes to look forward to.

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Have you seen an amazing gaming moment lately?

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:45

Have you seen an amazing gaming moment lately? Send it to us at highlightreel@kotaku.com to get it included in our new feature, Highlight Reel! Check out some of the previous episodes right here.

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Dissident Aggression: Earth Becomes Primitive and Deadly

Metal Insider - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:30
What happens when a band has had a long, critically fruitful career, and has virtually nothing left to prove?  There are two paths to be taken at this juncture.  The first path is one of complacency and recycling of old themes and ideas.  The second path is one of exploration.  It’s a path of growth […]
Categories: Music

Meet The Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone In Fallout 3

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:30

Meet The Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone In Fallout 3

On January 19th, 2014, Many A True Nerd started a new playthrough of Fallout 3. Not just any playthrough, though: his goal was to eradicate everyone from the capital wasteland.

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Buddy Complex Conclusion Anime Commercial Reveals Air Dates

Anime News Network - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:20
2-part special to also stream online
Categories: General Anime

Minecraft 1.8 Out Now for PC - Adds Dozens of New Blocks, Rabbits, Guardians, Ocean Monument, Faster Chunk Loading, More

gamrFeed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:13

The latest update for the pc version of Minecraft has been released for the launcher. The update has been called the Bountiful Update. Minecraft 1.8 has taken more than 300 days to develop.

The update features dozens of new features. There are dozens of new blocks including several new dirt and stone blocks, as well as a slime block. There is also red sandstone blocks and sponge blocks that can absorb water. Mossy cobblestone, mossy stone bricks, and chiseled stone bricks are now craftable.

There are now rabbits, Guardians, and a new dungeon called the Ocean Monument that features 2 new hostile mobs called Guardians and Ender Guardians. There is also the Endermite mob which is also hostile.

Other new items include customizable banners, armor stands, iron trapdoors, and new doors and fences that come in all the wood types. Sheep now drop mutton, which can be cooked and eaten to restore hunger.

There is also a ton of behind the scenes changes. The game code has been optimized to make the game run better and the max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks. The scoreboard has new features and the Block ID numbers have been replaced. resource packs now define the shape of blocks and items, and not just the textures.

Here is the full changelog:

  • Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
  • Added Slime Block
  • Added Iron Trapdoor
  • Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
  • Added the Ocean Monument
  • Added Red Sandstone
  • Added Banners
  • Added Armor Stands
  • Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
  • Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
  • Added Endermite mob
  • Added Rabbits, with item drops
  • Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
  • Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
  • Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
  • Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
  • Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
  • Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
  • Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
  • Added one new achievement
  • Added “Customized” world type
  • Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
  • Worlds can now have a world barrier
  • Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
  • Added /blockdata command
  • Added /clone command
  • Added /execute command
  • Added /fill command
  • Added /particle command
  • Added /testforblocks command
  • Added /title command
  • Added /trigger command
  • Added /worldborder command
  • Added /stats command
  • Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
  • Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
  • Added three new statistics
  • Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
  • Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
  • Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
  • Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
  • Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
  • Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
  • Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
  • Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
  • Villager trading has been rebalanced
  • Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
  • Considerable faster client-side performance
  • Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
  • Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
  • Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
  • Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
  • Tweaked the F3 debug screen
  • Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
  • Server list has been improved
  • A few minor changes to village and temple generation
  • Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
  • Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
  • Lots and lots of other changes
  • LOTS AND LOTS of other changes
  • Removed Herobrine

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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/251821/minecraft-18-out-now-for-pc-adds-dozens-of-new-blocks-rabbits-guardians-ocean-monument-faster-chunk-loading-more/

Star Trek Online Gets The Voyager Crew Back Together

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:00

Star Trek Online Gets The Voyager Crew Back Together

Just because Star Trek: Voyager was pretty horrible doesn't mean we don't miss the folks who starred in it. Five members of Captain Janeway's crew are reprising their roles for the next Star Trek Online expansion, "Delta Rising."

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Video: GWAR and Rammstein need to up their game (NSFW)

Metal Insider - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:52
GWAR have been spewing blood and goo onstage since they started 25 years ago. Rammstein’s show-ender since the release of Liebe ist fur alle da has been “Pussy,” with singer Till Lindemann riding a penis-shaped object that sprays foam into the audience. Yet all of that pales in comparison to occult festival El Aquelare (The Coven). […]
Categories: Music

The Angry Video Game Nerd Movie Now Available On Demand - Vimeo first, other platforms to follow

Just Push Start - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:49

avgn movie logo

James Rolfe’s oft-eccentric character The Angry Video Game Nerd has recently made its silver screen debut over the past few months. Today, the titular Angry Video Game Nerd Movie has been released on the digital front, giving fans a chance to check out the movie without having to wait for a physical version to arrive.

The Angry Video Game Nerd Movie focuses on James Rolfe’s character on a mission to review the ‘worst game of all time’, E.T. for the Atari 2600 and his quest to uncover the secret of a mass cartridge burial hidden out in New Mexico. The movie is presented in a similar style to Wayne’s World, where it focuses on a character that reviews games rather than one extended review or critique.

The AVGN movie is available currently on-demand through Vimeo. A rental period will cost $4.99USD whereas purchasing a digital copy of the film will cost $9.99USD. A DVD/Bluray release is planned but specifics have not been announced yet.

Destiny Limited Edition, Plus More Power and More Peripherals [Deals]

Kotaku - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:45

Destiny Limited Edition, Plus More Power and More Peripherals [Deals]

You're running out of chances for the Destiny Limited Edition to come back in stock before the game releases. Grab it today.

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