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Devin Townsend sold out, then decided not to

Metal Insider - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:35
Devin Townsend is one of the hardest-working and unique artists in metal. And while he’s capable of writing everything from complete ragers to albums that could be played while getting a massage, a lot of his songs are extremely hooky and commercial. For example, listen to “Sky Blue,” then compare it to Usher’s “DJ Got Us […]
Categories: Music

I Am a Hero Manga Gets Osaka-Based Spinoff

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:20
Tokyo Yamimushi's Honda will draw side story manga this summer
Categories: General Anime

Majora's Mask 3DS Changes The Game's Hardest Boss Fight

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:15

I love The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, but I'll admit the game's not perfect. Nintendo knows this, too. It's why the 3DS version is getting more than new visuals. Gyorg, who lords over the water-themed third dungeon, used to be a tough but boring boss fight. That's changed.

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Fox's Animation Domination Spoofs Afro Samurai and Other Anime with Steve Urkel-san

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:15
Fox's Animation Domination High-Def had some fun with Family Matters in their latest video, spoofing Afro Samurai and sprinkling in a few nods to the series....
Categories: General Anime

What People Google About Sex, According To The Numbers

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:00

What People Google About Sex, According To The Numbers

People type their deepest, darkest secrets and fears into Google, all in search for answers. Sex, while a taboo subject, is no different.

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Design Agency Reimagines Pokemon as Corporate Logos

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:45
San Francisco design agency Pictogram has reimagined several Pokemon as corporate logos, joking that "since the Pokémon Corporate Personhood Act of 2015,...
Categories: General Anime

Snipe City: Hey now, you’re an all-star

Metal Insider - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:43
You’re reading Snipe City, 36 Crazyfists frontman and Alaska native Brock Lindow’s weekly take on hockey. 36 Crazyfists’ new album, Time & Trauma, will be released on February 17th on Spinefarm Records. You can read about that here. The NHL All-Star events kicked off this last weekend in Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena. The draft was […]
Categories: Music

Lo, The Incredible Artwork of Exodus, Revealed In Before And After Pics

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:41

Lo, The Incredible Artwork of Exodus, Revealed In Before And After Pics

What Exodus may have lacked in script and casting, it made up for in spectacle. The plagues and ancient temples were insane. Behold the magic in these before and after wipes.

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​Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Looks Freakin' Terrifying

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:36

​Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Looks Freakin' Terrifying

Another teaser for Five Nights at Freddy's 3 has landed, and this one gives us a look at what the game will look like in motion—and the animatronics you'll be screaming at once more. Looks like this one will be focusing on Golden Freddy.

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The Latest Game Tearing Up Steam's Charts Looks So Typical

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:30

If the last couple of years didn't make it clear, Steam players sure love their survival games.

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Time of Eve's Yasuhiro Yoshiura Pens Next Animator Expo Short

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:20
Power Plant No.33 Short will debut on Friday
Categories: General Anime

Vault of Glass vs. Crota's End: The Destiny Comparison We Had To Make

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:00

 The Destiny Comparison We Had To Make

If you're still playing Destiny these days, if you're in deep enough to obsess over tiny details and require advanced tips , you're probably no stranger to the game's two raids.

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PlayStation 4 2014 Sales Overview - 13.65M Units Sold, 73.28M Games Sold

gamrFeed - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:20

Welcome to the ‘2014 Sales Overview’ series of articles. Over the next several weeks we will be taking a look at the sales of each console and handheld in 2014: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

In this first ‘2014 Sales Overview’ we will be taking a look at the sales of the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Let’s first take a look at the hardware sales of the PlayStation 4. Sony’s 8th generation home consoles sold 13.65 million units worldwide in 2014 to bring its lifetime sales up to 18.5 million units. Hardware sales in 2014 were up 208 percent year-over-year. That is not surprising as the PlayStation 4 was only out in two months in 2013.

The PlayStation 4 sold 6.59 million units during the holiday quarter, October through December. That accounts for 48.3 percent of the total sales for the entire year. December was the biggest month for the console where it sold 3.2 million units, followed by November where it sold 2.31 million units.

Hardware sales also tripled in September to 1.75 million units, when compared to August thanks to the release of Destiny. The PlayStation 4 also sold more than one million units in October where it sold 1.08 million units.

 

Taking a look at the software sales for the PlayStation 4 in 2014 there were 73.28 million games sold worldwide. That is a massive 664 percent increase year-over-year. There have been a total of 82.87 million games sold for the PlayStation 4.

The top selling game for the PlayStation 4 in 2014 was Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with sales of 5.80 million units. Electronic Arts’ FIFA 15 was the 2nd bestselling game with sales of 5.65 million units. The next generation re-release of Grand Theft Auto V was the one other game to sell more than five million units for the PlayStation 4, with sales of 5.41 million units.

Activision and Bungie’s Destiny was at number four with sales of 4.55 million units. Ubisoft had three of the top 10 bestselling games for the PlayStation 4 in 2014. Watch Dogs sold 3.66 million units, Assassin’s Creed: Unity sold 2.89 million units and Far Cry 4 sold 2.63 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 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/252906/playstation-4-2014-sales-overview-1365m-units-sold-7328m-games-sold/

How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00

How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

Do you know how much of your personal information is floating around? It's more than you think and very easy to find. Phone numbers, home addresses, email accounts. As my recent story about gamers who got swatted showed , anybody can become a target. You don't have to be someone with a million followers. Social networks have encouraged us share everything, including where we're hanging out. We've signed up for a million different accounts, and we need to be more careful.

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Fear Factory has got balls, thanks to Ministry and Mr. Belding

Metal Insider - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:56
The old saying goes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Los Angeles, and this past Friday, Fear Factory headlined the Whisky a Go Go there. The  band were, oddly, introduced by Dennis Haskins, who you might know better as Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell. That’s something in […]
Categories: Music

Viz Media Licenses Shotaro Ishinomori's Link to the Past Manga

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:52
The Legend of Zelda comic ran Nintendo Power in early 90's
Categories: General Anime

Former Doctor Who to Play One of Marvel's Creepiest Villains

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:33

Former Doctor Who to Play One of Marvel's Creepiest Villains

Of all the many bad guys in the Marvel Universe, the one that's always disturbed me the most has been Zebediah Kilgrave, otherwise known as the Purple Man. The guy's superpower is make people do whatever he says. Gross, no? And now he's going to be played by David Tenant, one of the most affable actors to ever play Doctor Who. Brilliant.

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Faith No More announces North American tour

Metal Insider - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:30
Still pissed off at yourself for missing Faith No More on their 2010 tour? Well, the wait may be finally over, as the reunited group has announced plans for a North American tour, just in time for their new album. The band’s first North American tour in roughly five years will find them starting off […]
Categories: Music

The Biggest First-Person Shooter Battle Ever Had Over A Thousand Players

Kotaku - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:30

The Biggest First-Person Shooter Battle Ever Had Over A Thousand Players

1,158 players. 5,089 vehicles destroyed. 53,729 kills. Big numbers, is what I'm saying.

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Viz's Shonen Jump Adds My Hero Academia

Anime News Network - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:30
Series will run simultaneously with Japanese release
Categories: General Anime