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Life-Size Patlabor Now Down for the Count

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:45
Crucial part broken by unknown culprit
Categories: General Anime

​You'll Be Getting a Very Different Kind of War Game in Two Weeks

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:30

​You'll Be Getting a Very Different Kind of War Game in Two Weeks

Embodying a soldier has been a staple of video games for a while now. But, on November 14th, players will control the kind of ordinary citizen who the machines of war usually roll right over. Here's what This War of Mine will look like when you play.

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Spinefarm partners with Search and Destroy Records, picks up Atreyu

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:28
Raw Power Management, a management company with roots in the UK,  has landed a w0rldwide deal for its label, Search and Destroy, partnering with Spinefarm Records. With the signing comes the announcement of two acts signed to the label, including Atreyu and UK-based band Turbowolf. The Atreyu album will be their first new music in […]
Categories: Music

The Perfect Lineup of Tabletop Horror Games for a Scary Game Night

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:20

The Perfect Lineup of Tabletop Horror Games for a Scary Game Night

Halloween is a great excuse to get together with friends and do some gaming. These horror-themed board and card games are perfect for playing in a single crisp autumn evening, and you might even prevent (or cause) the apocalypse.

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Two-Formula to Perform Isuca Action Anime's Ending Theme

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:20
Ayumi Fujimura will play title character in series premiering January
Categories: General Anime

Assassin’s Creed: Unity: Arno Versus Airplanes - Fatal error: French Revolution simulation failed to load

Just Push Start - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:09

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No stranger to dealing with alternate universes and simulations with its add-on content, Assassin’s Creed: Unity will feature at least one time anomaly for Arno to deal with in its Animus simulations.

After a simulation goes haywire and fails to load the French Revolution data properly, it thrusts adult Arno into a future where France is being attacked during World War II. If you’ve ever wanted something more effective than an assassin’s hidden blade or hand cannon, why not try your hand at a stationary turret and shoot down German warplanes? Check out the trailer below to see Arno in action, finally offering a scaleable Eiffel Tower.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be available exclusive for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Unity launches in North America on November 11th with a European release to follow on November 14th.

Today in Metal: ‘The Dark Ride’ by Helloween turns 14 years old

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:53
Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This album is their best of all time, easily, for me. The riffs and themes on this album are SO dark for power metal standards. Andi Deris has both his signature unique vocals, but […]
Categories: Music

Free PS+ Edition of Driveclub Postponed Until Further Notice

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:34

Driveclub has had a rocky launch. Now Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has announced the free PlayStation Plus version of the game for subscribers has been postponed until further notice.

"Unfortunately, the road to launch has been a little rocky, and we are truly sorry that so many of you have not been able to enjoy everything that we had hoped Driveclub would deliver," said Yoshida in a Facebook post.

"We have been listening to your feedback and realize that patience understandably is running out. Evo is working around the clock to close the gap, and we have deployed additional engineering resources to help resolve the remaining issues as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the time frames required to roll out the fully connected experience will be longer than anticipated and we do not have an exact time frame for when they will be resolved."

"We are also very conscious that we have disappointed so many of you who were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing Driveclub. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice."

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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/252064/free-ps-edition-of-driveclub-postponed-until-further-notice/

How To Repair PS4 Rest Mode If Unresponsive - Does your system have a pulsing orange light when you try to wake it up?

Just Push Start - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:32

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Sony recently rolled out the v2.0 software update for the Playstation 4, adding a plethora of new additions to the software and a few small hiccups. If you’re like me, you might have tried turning your Playstation 4 on from Rest Mode (previously known as Standby Mode) only to be greeted by a slowly pulsing orange light. Here’s a couple of steps to help reverse an unresponsive system.

First off, if your system is in Rest Mode and not responding to controller inputs or quick button presses on the power button, please do NOT unplug the AC adapter. This may cause damage to the system software and always brings up a warning when turning the PS4 on afterwards.

Instead, gently rest your finger on the entire power button and let it rest there for a short while. It took approximately 30 seconds for my system to power cycle and wake from Rest Mode, so don’t worry if it doesn’t respond immediately.

If this method for restoring from Rest Mode does not work for you, you may have to place the PS4 into Safe Mode and rebuild the database. Here are the steps to do so, courtesy of Sony Customer Support.

  • Turn off the PlayStation 4 by pressing the power button on the front panel. The power indicator will blink for a few moments before turning off.
  • Once the PlayStation 4 is off, press and hold the power button. Release it after you’ve heard two beeps: one when you initially press, and another 7 seconds later.
  • Connect the DualShock 4 controller with the provided USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.

After entering Safe Mode, you have a number of options available to you. The one recommended to fix the Rest Mode issue is Rebuild Database. Under no circumstance should you select Initialize PS4, as this will reformat and reset the Playstation 4 console back to factory default.

Sunset Overdrive: Ten Tips To Surviving The Funpocalypse - With these tips, you too can survive another night in Sunset City

Just Push Start - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15

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By now you’ve probably had a chance to try out Sunset Overdrive and given the city a little spin for yourself. With these quick and easy tips, you can become a vanquisher of the OD and savior of the humanity trapped within Sunset City’s invisible walls.

1: Don’t stop moving

Staying still is the number one way to get wrecked in Sunset Overdrive. Many of the enemies you encounter have bigger and badder (or sometimes just a whole lot more) weapons. Not only will keeping mobile keep you out of their firing range, but it will also build your style meter and brings me to tip #2.

2: Mix up your mobility

Sunset Overdrive’s combo and style systems reward the player for mixing up their playstyle. Transitioning from a grind into pole swing into a wall run before blasting a group of OD away with your Flaming Compensator is sure to not only look awesome but score big on the style meter. The game is quite liberal with how fluid and free flowing the traversal systems can be, so don’t be afraid to use that X button to keep moving. Grinding on a rail that’s about to end? Switch to an undergrind then at the last second, tap X to switch to grinding atop the rail then the A button to launch yourself high into the air.

3: Max out your style

Sunset Overdrive has a unique system where most anything you do builds up not only a combo gauge but also a style meter (it’s that lightning bolt in the top right of the screen). Killing bad guys, grinding, vaulting, wall-running, all of these help build up your style. With each progressive notch on the lightning bolt, you activate a particular Amp equipped to your character and boost up your combat potential exponentially.

4: Tweak your amps to your playstyle

Just like how no one character will look alike in Sunset Overdrive, no one will have a similar amp loadout. With five amp slots, there are a great number of customization options. Hero Amps augment your character as he goes around Sunset City, from increasing the damage of his or her dodge roll, leaving a healing trail behind while grinding (handy for healing teammates during Chaos Squad), or my personal favorite: Screw the Fourth Wall, where an invisible announcer follows you around, proclaiming your awesomeness. You’ll have two Hero Amp slots to work with, so customize to your liking. In addition, there are Melee Amps that power up your melee swing, Dive Bomb Amps that switch on when you do a ground pound (hit the melee button while in the air), and Epic Amps that unleash incredibly powerful abilities once your style gauge is maxed.

5: Level up your weapons

Every weapon you pick up along the way carries their own experience meter. With each progressive level on the weapon, its maximum ammo capacity and overall damage increase. Also, hitting level 2 with a particular weapon will unlock a Weapon Amp slot, These work similarly to the Hero Amps for the player, augmenting the weapon in various magical and explosive ways. Would you like your weapon to have a chance to detonate a giant TNTeddie when it kills an enemy or maybe recycle a few rounds back into your inventory after blasting away?

6: Check up on Floyd from time to time

Floyd, the chummy scientist behind all of your amps, tends to cook up new concoctions from time to time. The main batches are all story missions as he builds up new bases across Sunset City which always culminate in a hectic base defense-style mission as you try to defend the amp-cooking overcharge vats from OD. Not only are these missions frantic and filled with larger-than-life swarms of enemies, but the armps you get afterwards help kit the player into much more of a badass.

7: Grab every collectible you see in Sunset City

While grinding around Sunset City, chances are you’ll be seeing some sort of collectible item just out of reach. Neon Overcharge signs, toilet paper handing from street signs, moldy sneakers, helium-filled Fizzie balloons, and more litter the streets of Sunset City. More than just a series of collectibles for an achievement, Floyd can use the chemical components from these items to craft new amps for you. His selection changes throughout the story of Sunset Overdrive, so it’s worth checking up on him just to see what else he’s cooking up.

8: Two-Hat Jack’s got the goods

Two-Hat Jack’s, the merchant with the giant Flavor Flav-style clock around his neck, is the man you need to look out for when you need to up your arsenal. Jack deals in cans of Overcharge, so beating up rogue OD, taking part in side missions, or Chaos Squad are the easiest ways to get that currency he craves. His stock always increases the further you progress into the story of Sunset Overdrive, as well as the level of ridiculousness with the various weapons. Another part of Jack’s ever-expanding inventory are a number of maps for the various collectibles scattered about, although these can get quite pricey.

9: Need some quick boosts? Chaos Squad!

In Sunset Overdrive, there’s no need to just play by yourself. After all, you made a custom avatar that’s far more baddass than any of the Scabs or OD roaming the streets, so why not show it off to other players? From any of the photo booths scattered across Sunset City, you can access the online-only Chaos Squad. The better you perform (remember hints #1 and #2 to boost your score in certain objectives), the more points you earn. After a successful Night Defense, your points will be tallied up and you’ll earn rewards based on just how highly you scored. These can range from cold hard cash and Overcharge, upgraded amps, cosmetic upgrades, and more. Even when you’re just starting out and learning the ropes, you’ll get rewarded for your effort so it’s worth your time to check this mode out.

10: Keep doing what you like and earn those badges

As you’re playing Sunset Overdrive, you’re bound to get frequent pop-ups mentioning a new badge that you’ve unlocked. These badges are another form of currency used to unlock player-specific upgrades called Overdrives. Do you use deployable turrets a lot? Spend some of those badges to increase your ammo capacity or the amount of style you gain with each kill. Just as customizable as your hero or heroine, Overdrives give you the tools to find a style that suits how you like to approach the city and specialize however you see fit. Don’t stress about trying to unlock everything and just have fun experimenting and finding new creative ways to survive the Funpocalypse.

"If games don't offer us complex heroines, then we apparently stop looking for them."

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15

"If games don't offer us complex heroines, then we apparently stop looking for them." That's critic Maddy Myers discussing kink, sex positivity, and female empowerment in Bayonetta in an excellent essay for Paste. Give the whole thing a read, and remember to check out our review of Bayonetta 2 .

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Song premiere: Silent Planet, firstwake

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:59
Los Angeles Christian metalcore band Silent Planet are set to release their Solid State debut, The Night God Slept, on November 10th. Today, Metal Insider is premiering a song from the band, “firstwake.” If you’re unfamiliar with Silent Planet and are a fan of Underoath or The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll want to pay special attention to […]
Categories: Music

Nintendo Unveils First Quality of Life Product, A Sleep Sensor

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:57

In January of this year Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo is working on Quality of Life products. The gaming company is interested in establishing new businesses outside of gaming.

"What Nintendo will try to achieve in the next 10 years is a platform business that improves people’s Quality Of Life in enjoyable ways," Iwata said in Janaury. "While we will continue to devote our energy to dedicated video game platforms, what I see as our first step into a new business area in our endeavour to improve QOL is."

Iwata has now revealed the first Quality of Life product that Nintendo has been working on. The device will measure a person's sleeping patterns. It will send the data to the cloud where the information will be analyzed. It will then provide advice to help improve a person's fatigue, such as eating healthier and/or exercise.

The product will sit next to the bed and is not wearable. It uses a non-contact radio frequency sensor to measure how much a person moves during the night. It also measures a person's breathing and heartbeat.

"Everyone needs to sleep, and all of us get tired," said Iwata in a presentation to investors. "However, we tend to recognise these conditions in a subjective fashion. Fatigue and sleep are themes that are rather hard to visualize in more objective ways. At Nintendo, we believe that if we could visualise them, there would be great potential for many people regardless of age, gender, language or culture."

This Quality of Life product is being made in collaboration with ResMed.

"[ResMed is the] leading corporation in the world that develops, manufactures and markets medical equipment for the treatment, diagnosis and management of Sleep Disordered Breathing, COPD and other chronic diseases," said Iwata.

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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/252063/nintendo-unveils-first-quality-of-life-product-a-sleep-sensor/

​Assassin's Creed Unity Will Be Going to World War II

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:48

​Assassin's Creed Unity Will Be Going to World War II

It looked like the new-gen-only Assassin's Creed game would be sticking only to the time period of the French Revolution. Nope. Somehow, lead character Arno will wind up smack dab in the middle of World War II, with machine guns and everything.

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Bioshock Infinite's Season Pass, Wolfenstein, and More Deals

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:45

Bioshock Infinite's Season Pass, Wolfenstein, and More Deals

Seeing as how Bioshock Infinite is one of the most popular games we've ever listed deals on, a few of you will probably want to grab the season pass for 10 bucks and get through that DLC . [Infinite Season Pass]

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Bump of Chicken to Perform 1st Live-Action Parasyte Film's Ending Song

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:45
1st of 2 films based on Hitoshi Iwaaki's manga premieres in Japan on November 29
Categories: General Anime

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U First Nintendo Game that Can be Pre-loaded

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:36

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first Nintendo game that can be pre-loaded on the Wii U before it is released. Gamers who pre-order the game on the console or through a download code at retailers will be able to download the game before its release. Gamer won't be able to play the game until its official release, however it will eliminate waiting for the game to download.

"The ‘pre-download’ system is a system in which consumers who have purchased the game before its release can download most of the game content in advance," said Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.

"Using this system, consumers will not have to wait for a long time to download the game after its release. They will then be able to start playing the game by only downloading a requisite minimum amount of update data."

"As I have mentioned today, we are working on various approaches to make the digital business more user-friendly by providing a variety of payment methods, expanding distribution channels and enhancing consumer convenience."

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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/252062/super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-first-nintendo-game-that-can-be-pre-loaded/

Project Itoh's Harmony Anime Film Previewed in Video

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:34
2015 film adapts late novelist's sci-fi story along with Genocidal Organ
Categories: General Anime

Guy Pretends To Be Serial Killer, Terrorizes GTA Online Players

Kotaku - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:30

Guy Pretends To Be Serial Killer, Terrorizes GTA Online Players

If you start hearing a little kid singing disturbing renditions of nursery songs in your Grand Theft Auto Online sessions, you better start running.

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The Slayer Scion car exists!

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:29
There’s a lot of synergy between Slayer and Scion. The car company is going to be offering a free song from the band, and there had already been talk of the company making a Slayer-branded car. Well guess what? There was a press event in Los Angeles last night, Metal Sucks and Gear Gods were […]
Categories: Music