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You will be shocked to hear this, but many of us on staff here at Kotaku play Overwatch.

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:00

You will be shocked to hear this, but many of us on staff here at Kotaku play Overwatch. It’s actually pretty unusual for so many of us to be playing the same game, so we thought we’d make some weekly videos where we casually chat about what’s new with the game.

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Yep, the Original Captain America Is Going Full Supervillain

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:45

Steve Rogers is doing a whole lot more than just saying Hail Hydra and taking orders from the Red Skull. He’s got plans. Straight-up evil plans.

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Nioh Feels Like A Samurai Take On A Souls Game

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:30

Nioh is an upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive that blends aspects of Dark Souls, Onimusha, and even a little Genji: Days of the Blade to create a fast paced hack and slash game. The game is currently hosting an open beta. A perfect chance for some samurai action!

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Paramount Pictures Streams Rings Horror Film Trailer

Anime News Network - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:30
Film sequel to The Ring slated for October 28
Categories: General Anime

Sci-Fi Romance Adventure Alone With You Just Feels Lonely

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:00

My optimism about Alone With You, released yesterday, glided on high-soaring generic expectations set by recent retro-styled adventures like Read Only Memories and VA-11 HALL-A : excellent interactive fiction with minimal gameplay. With knockouts like those, under-appreciated genres draw in wider audiences, as I was drawn to “sci-fi romance adventure” Alone With You. Unfortunately, throughout the 3.5 hours I played, Alone With You was more of a railroad than a kite.

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What It’s Like To Drive The Weirdest Amphibious Car Ever Built

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:52

This amphibious 1994 Hobby Car is the pre-production prototype of only 52 actual Hobby Cars built. It was insanely overpriced in its day—about the cost of two contemporary BMWs or Jaguars—but then again, it’s an amphibious, mid-engined, roofless, doorless cab-over slab of crazy that you can drive right into the water. How do you put a price on that?

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Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Priced at $50, Includes 4 Expansion Packs

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:40

A page for the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass has gone live on the official Origin website. The season pass is priced at $50 / £40 / €50.


Here are details on the Premium Pass:

Expand the theater of all-out war with the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Get two-week early access to new multiplayer maps, armies and more in four themed digital expansion packs. Join the fight with the French army in the first expansion, Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, in March 2017.

Key Features:

  • New frontline battles: Scout ahead with a two-week head start on four themed expansion packs. And France joins the fight in all new multiplayer maps. An upcoming expansion will bring the Russian Empire into the battle.
  • All the Premium extras: Get ready for new Operations and game modes, new Elite classes, weapons, vehicles and more. The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, 14 unique dog tags and 14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins. Each Battlepack is delivered monthly, starting November 2016.

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/265600/battlefield-1-premium-pass-priced-at-50-includes-4-expansion-packs/

Nanbaka Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Opening Theme, October Premiere

Anime News Network - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:39
Hashiguchikanaderiya hugs The Super Ball performs opening; cast performs ending
Categories: General Anime

Fallout 4 Nuka-World DLC Gets Developer Walkthrough

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:35

Bethesda Softworks has released an hour long developer walkthrough of the upcoming Fallout 4 DLC Nuka-World.

View it below:

The Nuka-World DLC launches on August 30 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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/265599/fallout-4-nuka-world-dlc-gets-developer-walkthrough/

io9's Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:30

Summer is nearly at it end, and as publishers put away its big events and crazy twists for the latter part of the year, getting ready to replace them with... well, more big events and crazy twists! Here’s our guide to the very best new comic series you’ll want to curl up with in the cooler months. Warning: There are a lot.

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Infinity Ward: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Criticism has Strengthened Our Resolve

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:28

When Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was first announced it faced a lot of criticism. The reveal trailer on YouTube has over 3 million dislikes, compared to 516,000 likes.

Developer Infinity Ward has taken the criticism from fans and is using it as motivation.

 

"We're happy the response has been positive, but we have to stick to our lathe and focus on making this game the best it can possibly be," said narrative lead Taylor Kurosaki about how much more positive fans are about what was shown during Gamescom. "Infinity Ward has wanted to make this game for such a long time.

"[The criticism] strengthened our resolve. We just had to get back to it and complete our mission. Reyes has a mission to complete, we do too. It's amazing how analogous some of these things are - the burden of leadership is something a lot of people at the studio feel."

Kurosaki added that the more details are released about the game the more positive the response is from fans.

"What we've been seeing is, the more assets we put out, the more the response has got more positive," Kurosaki added. "I'm glad the trend is the way it is."

Thanks Eurogamer.

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/265598/infinity-ward-call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-criticism-has-strengthened-our-resolve/

Metal By Numbers 8/24: The charts are bringin’ on the heartbreak

Metal Insider - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:16
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We don’t have an overabundance of albums this week compared to the last few, but we’re not lacking in anything noteworthy. Summer touring season is wrapping up, so you’ll be seeing some albums drop […]
Categories: Music

Tokyo Game Show PlayStation Conference to Take Place on September 13

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:16

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced it will host its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference on September 13 from 16:00 to 17:10 JST.

This years show is called "2016 PlayStation Press Conference in Japan" and will host the latest Japanese PlayStation announcements.


The press conference will be live streamed on YouTube.

Thanks Gematsu.

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/265597/tokyo-game-show-playstation-conference-to-take-place-on-september-13/

Take a Look at the New Characters and Places in Gravity Rush 2

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:10

Sony released a details preview for Gravity Rush 2 on the PlayStation Blog. It takes a look at the new characters and places in the game.

 

Here is the story:

Following the events of the original Gravity Rush, Kat and her friend Syd find themselves caught in a gravity anomaly and transported far away from the peaceful town of Hekseville and into the mining settlement of Banga.

Banga’s a mobile town – an odd mixture of residencies and boats that are home to miners and their families who make their living collecting gravity ore from the floating reef area below. Under the strict command of their leader Lisa, they regularly dock at other ports in order to stock up on supplies and conduct business.

Powerless without Dusty by her side, Kat and Syd begin working to earn their keep in Banga, and meet a host of interesting characters that will set a new adventure into motion.


New Characters:

  • Lisa is the strong and short-tempered leader of the Banga Settlement. Ever the realist, she inspires both fear and respect in the villagers but always prioritizes the safety of the settlement.
  • Vogo is a merchant, and head of “Sun Shipping.” He regularly does business with a variety of clients, and is rumored to be involved with the illegal buying and selling of military supplies. His plans for Banga are less than noble.
  • Cecie is a quiet and reserved girl who works as a herder within Banga. As Lisa’s adopted daughter, Cecie is usually on the receiving end of her mother’s strict teachings. When she runs away from home, Kat is asked to track her down.
  • Fi is Vogo’s bodyguard and close aide. His quiet and cold demeanor is accompanied by a proficiency in martial arts, and he regularly intimidates those who resist Vogo’s demands.
  • Misai is the top miner in Banga, and one of Kat’s biggest critics. His stubbornness leads him into dangerous mining missions in order to prove his worth.
    In case there was any doubt, Gravity Rush 2 retains the beautiful open world structure and gorgeous comic-book presentation that fans fell in love with in the previous game. A wealth of story missions and challenge missions (over 50!) are marked by icons on the map, and completing them will reward players with various types of rewards.   As a final glimpse of things to come, let’s take a look at one final new location: The Rift Plane.   A fordbidden land with a wealth of high quality ore, Kat will encounter a number of new Nevi, (or “scarabs” as the Banga Settlers call them) as she makes her way across the Rift Plane. Giant Stone tablets will provide clues on how to proceed, and successfully satisfying their conditions will lead Kat to mysterious new rewards.
Gravity Rush 2 launches for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 1 and in North America and Europe on December 2.

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/265596/take-a-look-at-the-new-characters-and-places-in-gravity-rush-2/

Take a First Look at Birthdays for PS4, Launches January 19, 2017

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:01

Famitsu has released the first look at Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and Arc System Works latest game, Birthdays.

The game is a PlayStation 4 simulation game. Plays can create, evolve and develop environments where animals are born. The game goes as far back as the dinosaurs and to as recent as humanity. 


Birthdays launches for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on January 19, 2017.

View more screenshots below:

 

Thanks Gematsu.

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/265595/take-a-first-look-at-birthdays-for-ps4-launches-january-19-2017/

New Earth-Like Exoplanet Could Be Discovery of the Century

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:00

In what’s being hailed as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century, scientists with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri—our nearest neighboring star. Details of the team’s discovery were just published in Nature.

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Titanfall 2 Is Getting Big Changes After Fan Backlash

Kotaku - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:00

Last weekend, Respawn Entertainment held an open technical test for the multiplayer shooter Titanfall 2 on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. I enjoyed my own time with the game but other players were a bit more concerned. Now, Respawn Entertainment is responding to critiques and discussing new changes coming to the anticipated sequel.

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Dark Souls III Ashes of Ariandel DLC Launches October 25

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:53

Bandai Namco announced the first of two DLC expansions for Dark Souls III.

The DLC is called Ashes of Ariandel and launches for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on October 25 for $14.99.

View the announcement trailer below:


"Ashen Ones… Enter this new world covered by snow and defeat the evil that has defiled this land. Grab ahold of the new armor sets, weapons, and magic that are available in Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel to aid you in discovering the new location. For the veterans of Dark Souls PVP, explore the new features and test your meddle with your fellow players."

Here is an overview:

Return to the world of Dark Souls III and uncover a terrible secret that lies within the frozen land of Ariandel. Players will find themselves steeped in a brand new environment filled with terrifying new enemies, challenges, and exciting lore to expand the overarching Dark Souls III storyline.

Players are tasked to enter the land of Ariandel and defeat the evil within to uncover the mystery of what has caused the land to become defiled. In addition to adding a new environment to Dark Souls III, the Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel expansion will also include new weapons, armor sets, and magic for players to discover and experiment with, as well as new features for the game’s wildly popular competitive multiplayer mode.

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/265594/dark-souls-iii-ashes-of-ariandel-dlc-launches-october-25/

100ft Robot Golf Launches October 10 on PS4

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:47

Developer No Goblin announced 100ft Robot Golf launches for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store on October 10. The game will also support PlayStation VR. 

"If you’re new to our wonderful large robot sports game, 100ft Robot Golf is literally what the title says: it’s a golf game where your golfer is a huge, 100ft robot that can destroy cities," said No Goblin's Dan Teasdale. "You can play for par with four people on your couch, or destroy cities online with pals around the world."

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/265593/100ft-robot-golf-launches-october-10-on-ps4/

Tales of Berseria Tops Japanese Charts

gamrFeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:39

Tales of Berseria (PS4) topped the Japanese charts in its first week with sales of 173,537 units, according to Media Create. The PlayStation 3 version sold 76,186 units.

Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (3DS) dropped to third with sales of 62,343 units. Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS) is in fourth with sales of 18,343. Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou (3DS) rounds out the top five with sales of 16,370 units.


The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling platform with sales of 28,807 units. The PlayStation 4 sold 17,596 units, the PlayStation Vita sold 10,027 units, and the Wii U sold 4,702 units. The PlayStation 3 sold 1,192 units, and the Xbox One sold 52 units.

Here is the complete top 20 chart:

  1. [PS4] Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco, 08/18/16) – 173,537 (New)
  2. [PS3] Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco, 08/18/16) – 76,186 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level-5, 07/16/16) – 62,343 (1,120,378)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions (Bandai Namco, 08/04/16) – 18,343 (127,652)
  5. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou (GungHo Online Entertainment, 07/28/16) – 16,370 (144,106)
  6. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 12,365 (407,297)
  7. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 9,786 (91,410)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 9,353 (2,871,259)
  9. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 8,155 (223,510)
  10. [Wii U] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 7,297 (81,445)
  11. [PSV] Collar X Malice (Idea Factory, 08/18/16) – 7,271 (New)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 6,459 (854,061)
  13. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 5,772 (1,452,067)
  14. [PSV] Toukiden 2 (Koei Tecmo, 07/28/16) – 5,434 (86,122)
  15. [PS4] Ratchet & Clank (SIE, 08/09/16) – 5,114 (32,648)
  16. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth (Atlus, 08/04/16) – 4,436 (42,977)
  17. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 07/28/16) – 4,436 (42,977)
  18. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koi Suru Diary (Happinet Games, 08/04/16) – 4,099 (24,459)
  19. [PS4] Toukiden 2 (Koei Tecmo, 07/28/16) – 3,756 (68,275)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (Nintendo, 03/17/16) – 3,626 (81,823)

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/265592/tales-of-berseria-tops-japanese-charts/