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Thank God Cheat Codes Were Never This Complicated

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:15

Thank God Cheat Codes Were Never This Complicated

Look, if you want the Boner Code to work in Monster Peninsula, you're going to have to sweat. And bleed.

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Square Enix Holds Final Fantasy Music Contest

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:00
Composer Nobuo Uematsu will judge the entries
Categories: General Anime

Here’s a clip of a new Wovenwar song

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:47
In a little under two weeks, the non-incarcerated members of As I Lay Dying, along with Oh Sleeper’s Shane Blay, will be releasing their debut album as Wovenwar. So far, the band has released two full songs, “All Rise” and “The Mason.”  They’re starting to tease a little more about the album though, as they’ve just released […]
Categories: Music

Tales of Zesteria Screenshots Show Off Mini-Map - Looking Good!

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:30

Tales of Zesteria 1

In the official Twitter page of Hideo Baba, producer of the upcoming Tales of Zesteria, two new screenshots showing the game’s mini-map was posted.

The first image that is viewable below shows Slay and Mikurio exploring together in the historic ruins. The second one shows Slay standing above a sea of clouds.

Tales of Zesteria 1 Tales of Zesteria 2

Excited? Expect more stuff to be unveiled on July 30th as a live stream event will be held. For now, cherish the two new screenshots. Don’t forget that Tales of Xillia 2 in North America is coming out very soon!

Trials Fusion Sells 1 Million Units

gamrFeed - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:30

Ubisoft has announced that Trials Fusion has sold more than one million units worldwide since it launched on April 16. To celebrate it Redlynx has released an update to the game today.

The update today includes improvements for the Tournaments, Track Central and the Track Editor. Track builders can now add four lanes into their custom tracks. RedLynx is also featuring 15 of the most popular custom in the uPlay recommended feed.

Trials Fusion is available for $19.99 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is available at retail and as a downloadable title.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251715/trials-fusion-sells-1-million-units/

​Mario Kart 8 vs. Sonic Racing: The Comparison We Had To Make

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:30

 The Comparison We Had To Make

When it comes to kart racing, it often seems like Mario Kart is the only game in town. I'm here to tell you that it's not. In fact, there's another, arguably better game that came out for Nintendo's Wii U console two years before Mario Kart 8 was even a thing people were playing.

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Akiba's Trip 2's 2 English Trailers Posted, PS4 Port Release Revealed

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:20
PS3, PS Vita version delayed by 1 week to August 12
Categories: General Anime

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza saw a UFO

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:14
Possibly he’s seen too much, Hangar 18, he knows too much. Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza claims that on Monday, July 14th, he was looking southeast at the moon, and zoomed in to see a UFO. He even recorded it on his Samsung Galaxy4. Here’s his commentary, via the video that he took: “We lost […]
Categories: Music

The upcoming Sonic Boom games will race onto the 3DS and Wii U on November 11 and 18, respectively.

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:12

The upcoming Sonic Boom games will race onto the 3DS and Wii U on November 11 and 18, respectively. The playable parts of Sega's new-look re-imagination of their super-fast mascot have different names: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Nintendo home console and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the handheld.

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PS4 vs PS3 ? VGChartz Gap Charts ? June 2014 Update

gamrFeed - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:57

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs PS3  VGChartz Gap Charts  June 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 314,276 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,689,913 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 8,506,126

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 3,816,213

June 2014 is the eighth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the eighth month the PlayStation 3 was on sale. The gap increased by 314,276 units, to bring it to 4,689,913.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first eight months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 8.51 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 3.82 million units.

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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 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.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251714/ps4-vs-ps3vgchartz-gap-chartsjune-2014-update/

Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:38
With Mr. Big’s eighth studio album, …The Stories We Could Tell, coming out in September, they’ll sadly be touring in support of it without original drummer Pat Torpey behind the kit. The 60 year-old has admitted that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The4 band plan on finding a replacement drummer shortly. Here’s what the press […]
Categories: Music

Uncharted Movie To Hit Theaters In 2016 - Mark Wahlberg still contacted for lead role

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:30

uncharted 2 trailer

Further revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the fate of the Uncharted movie is still somewhat in limbo. With no one filling the lead role and the script still in draft, it seems that the film adaptation could be a ways off. Sony Pictures seems to see the film differently and has given an official release date for the film to hit theatres.

Speaking to Deadline, Sony Pictures unveiled plans to release Uncharted on June 10, 2016. This date was originally held for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which has since been delayed into 2018. While no official statement was given on the delay for Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group president Doug Belgrad had this to say about Uncharted:

“June 10 is a great date for Uncharted. It’s just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film.”

As of right now, Uncharted is being penned by David Guggenheim and directed by Seth Gordon of King of Kong fame. Mark Wahlberg has been considered to play the lead role of Nathan Drake, although neither he nor his agents have commented on this.

​Where to Find the Destiny Beta's Five Golden Chests

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:30

​Where to Find the Destiny Beta's Five Golden Chests

Part of Destiny's gameplay formula is finding and grabbing loot amidst all the sci-fi gunplay. But some of the loot chests in the beta are shinier and cooler than the others, bestowing special rewards to players that find them all. Here's where the good stuff is.

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Sword Art Online Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada to Attend Otakon

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:20
Associate producer for Madoka Magica, Oreimo attends August event
Categories: General Anime

Lords of the Fallen Comic-Con Trailer - See more action

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:15

Lords of the Fallen

CI Games released today a brand new trailer for the Lords of the Fallen.

The trailer that you can check out below will give gamers more insight on the gameplay. Fans of Dark Souls and a bit of Darksiders should definitely check out the trailer below. This is one of the game I am most excited to play this year!

Lords of the Fallen is scheduled for release on October 28th in North America and October 31st in Europe. Check back with us near the release date for our review of the game.

Why Do You Play Video Games?

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:15

Why Do You Play Video Games?

And, for good measure, why do you care to read about video games on the Internet? Please answer below. Your answers just might help shape the future of Kotaku! Thanks.

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Red Fang release free acoustic EP

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:13
When you think of Red Fang’s fun stoner-rific riff rock, “I bet that’d sound great acoustic” probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. Yet the Portland quartet have gone ahead and recorded an acoustic EP regardless in conjunction with Teamrock. When in London in March, the band recorded three songs-acoustically, “Failure,” “Human Herd” […]
Categories: Music

Deals: Playstation 1 Classic RPGs(!), Transformers Comics, Free Sims 2

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:06

 Playstation 1 Classic RPGs(!), Transformers Comics, Free Sims 2

Once in a while our Commerce Researcher Corey finds something unexpected in the morning deal hunt, and today it's Playstation 1 RPGs. No, not PSN downloads, the actual discs, and sold by Amazon, not some third party, and only $10 each. So we're guessing Amazon found a pallet in some warehouse...

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The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:00

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con floor can be both a sensory delight and an overload of color, light, and swirling brand names. To help you cut through the pop culture fog, we've collected the sights you won't want to miss this week inside the exhibition hall.

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A New World Record For Beating Pokémon Red

Kotaku - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:00

Despite being criticized for being too easy, a typical play-through of any given Pokémon game might take around 8-25 hours. The world record for Pokémon Red as of July 2014, though? One hour and fifty minutes—and you can watch the incredible run here.

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