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30 Years Later, One Man Is Still Trying To Fix Video Games

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:29

30 Years Later, One Man Is Still Trying To Fix Video Games

Chris Crawford owns 29,216 small plastic beads. Each bead is one of eight colors, and there are 3,652 beads in each color group. One bead represents a single day in Crawford's life. Each color group, therefore, represents one decade. The yellow beads are his childhood. The black beads are his teens. The greens are his inexperienced twenties, the oranges his restless thirties, the navy blues his settling forties and so on, all the way up to bead 29,216, which will represent his eightieth birthday.

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Happy birthday to King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill

Metal Insider - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:18
Today is King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s 56th birthday. 2012 was a tough year for him. First, he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for a month. Thankfully he was able to make a recovery. Midway through the year, it was announced that the band would tour again. However, his troubles weren’t over yet. [...]
Categories: Music

Deep Down's Next-Gen Living Treasure Chests Look Terrifying

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:30

Deep Down's Next-Gen Living Treasure Chests Look Terrifying

Deep Down will be a free-to-play online RPG for the PS4. It will have knights and disturbing HD mimics. I think I liked them more when they were just sprites or silly 3D models, ugh.

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Idolm@ster Film's Full Trailer Previews Theme Song

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:20
Million Live spinoff's idols join main idols in their 1st arena concert
Categories: General Anime

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX gets English version of Jump Festa trailer - Releasing in 2014

Just Push Start - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:00
Just last week we received a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX from Jump Festa 2014. Now, we have an official release for that trailer for the English version of the game straight from the official PlayStation YouTube page. For those that have seen the original Jump Festa 2014 trailer, you won’t find any new footage in this one, but it does have the English dub voices instead and looks absolutely fantastic. If Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is any indication, we are going to be in for a treat with this one, especially with our first chance at playing Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep on a console.

40 Years of Hello Kitty in Two Minutes

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:00
Hello Kitty is turning 40 soon, but it looks like the cat hasn't aged much at all over the years. Sanrio Japan recently posted this two-minute video retrospective...
Categories: General Anime

Nintendo's Taking The eShop Down For Repair

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:50

Nintendo's Taking The eShop Down For Repair

Troubled by connectivity issues since Christmas Day's influx of new console owners, Nintendo's eShop for the Wii U and 3DS is in dire need of maintenance, so it's coming down at 4 PM Eastern for a 12-hour repair session.

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Sony to Drop Online Play for Gran Turismo 5 and Resistance Series - News

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:25

Sony have announced that a number of high-profile games will have their online functionality removed in the coming months, including Gran Turismo 5 and the Resistance Trilogy. Exact details are listed below:

  • Gran Turismo 5 - 20th May, 2014
  • Resistance: Fall of Man - 28th March, 2014
  • Resistance 2 - 28th March, 2014
  • Resistance 3 - 28th March, 2014
  • MAG - 28th January, 2014
  • SOCOM: Special Forces - 28th January, 2014
  • SOCOM: Confrontation - 28th January, 2014

You will no longer be able to use the online features present in any of the above games as of the relevant dates, although you will still be able to play them offline, with the notable exceptions of MAG and SOCOM: Confrontation which are online-only games and are therefore rendered unplayable.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Sony to Drop Online Play for Gran Turismo 5 and Resistance Series - News

Here's what's going on Talk Amongst Yourselves, our reader-written blog: Christmas is completely ove

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:21

Here's what's going on Talk Amongst Yourselves, our reader-written blog: Christmas is completely over now. Let's get back to work. Aestevalis starts us off with an exhaustive primer on the next Tales of... game. Stormborn's Pokemon One A Day features Growlithe, looking more adorable than ever, if that's possible. Oh, and Jollybootsofdoom takes on Godzilla and King Ghidorah, all by himself.

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The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix on New Year's Day

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:03

The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix on New Year's Day

When the clock strikes its last midnight in 2013—or somewhere around there, anyway—dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix streaming. Fortunately, you've still got some time to churn through the ones you'll miss the most. Here's a list of the very best of the movies that'll be gone in 2014.

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The Top Mods of 2013, As Chosen by PC Gamers

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:00

The Top Mods of 2013, As Chosen by PC Gamers

Last year, it was Black Mesa. Which mod did the community choose as their favorite this year? Let's find out.

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Mitch Lucker Documentary Posted Online

Metal Insider - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:51
The CD/DVD release for departed Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker’s memorial show was announced recently. On the DVD, a 30-minute documentary on Mitch Lucker’s life will be included, but you can view it in full right now in the video above. It was directed by Jeremy Scott, who also directed the memorial show DVD, and [...]
Categories: Music

Spider-Man Fights Batman And Robin In Ridiculous MMA Match

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:51

I don't have any information or context to provide to help you make sense of how this video came to be. The best I can do is this message board thread that has live play-by-play of the action, but it isn't necessarily all that helpful. ("No one in the crowd. Including us, know what the fucks going on. Before you start shouting 'staged'. I can confirm they arnt. The fights are SO bad that they couldn't possibly been choreographed.") Anyway, I think that's for the best. You should be able to enjoy Spider-Man beating the absolute shit out of Batman and Robin without having to think about what you're watching.

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PSN Plus US Instant Game Collection for January Announced - News

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:35

The Instant Game Collection for PSN Plus members has been a great incentive for gamers to dish out the 50$ yearly fee for the service. Last month alone the two retail IGC games on the PS3 (Grid 2 and Borderlands 2) would have cost around 60$ to buy. While the games are around for only a limited time before being removed, as long as you attempted to download the game while it was up you can re-download the game anytime.  This month US PSN Plus members are receiving 1 PS4 game, 3 PS3 games and 2 Vita games.

PSN Plus Jan  2

First up is the survival game from the creators of Mark of the Ninja, Don’t Starve. This will be the lone game added to the PS4’s IGC. Next up is a beloved hack’n slash franchise’s reboot. Of course I’m talking about Devil May Cry coming to the PS3’s IGC. The second game joining DMC is the critically acclaimed BioShock Infinite.  The final game to be added to the PS3’s IGC is the fairly new indie game full of brotherly love, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

PSN Plus Jan  1

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - PSN Plus US Instant Game Collection for January Announced - News

Former World Chess Champion Gives His Take On eSports In 15 Tweets

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:30

Former World Chess Champion Gives His Take On eSports In 15 Tweets

Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess.

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If Anything Can Make Me Love My Vita, It's Digimon

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:24

If Anything Can Make Me Love My Vita, It's Digimon

This is a screenshot for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for the PlayStation Vita. It's a game that probably won't make it to North America. It's not even due out in Japan until 2015. I'm so excited.

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Love is in the ai--... water.

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:30

Love is in the ai—... water. It's in the water. Let that Christmas Spirit stay a while longer, even if it needs a little help from War Thunder. And don't forget to pull this, or similar stunts in any game in February.

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The Five Best Anime of 2013

Kotaku - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:00

The Five Best Anime of 2013

Over this past year, I've shown you my picks for the anime you should be watching for the spring, summer, and fall seasons. You've even had the chance to weigh in on your favorites. So without further ado, here are Kotaku's picks for the best anime of 2013.

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Persona Q 3DS Game's 2nd Promo Features All Characters

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:49
Persona 3, 4 heroes and heroines gather for June 5 RPG
Categories: General Anime