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Watch The Smash Bros. Wii U Event Live, Right Here

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:45

What's Nintendo got in store for Smash Bros. on Wii U? New features? DLC? Ridley?

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Faith No More share photos from the studio

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:30
Faith No More posted a few photos from the studio today on their Facebook page. Titled as simply, “Studio Shots,” the photos are of drummer Mike Bordin and bassist Billy Gould, who is also producing the album. It’s been reported that the album will be recorded in the band’s Oakland, CA rehearsal space, but these photos came without […]
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Counter-Strike's Zombie Chicken, In Action

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:30

Counter-Strike's Zombie Chicken, In Action

Fact: Halloween is the best holiday.

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Japanese Comic Ranking, October 13-19

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:30
Tokyo Ghoul, Magi, The Seven Deadly Sins, JoJolion, Kingdom in top 5
Categories: General Anime

Taiwanese rock act Luantan Ascent talks metal/rock scene in Taiwan

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:00
While Metal Insider Day is over at CMJ, the festival is still continuing through Saturday (26), with hundreds of bands from around the world converging on New York City. In fact, Taiwan Music Express is having it’s own night of music on Friday, November 24th at the Highline Ballroom. It’s a genre-spanning evening of music, […]
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Civilization: Beyond Earth: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:00

 The Kotaku Review

Whatever you do, no matter how tempted you are by the sci-fi setting and purple landscape, don't think of this as a brand new video game.

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Making Batman Poorer Might Actually Be a Pretty Good Idea

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:45

Making Batman Poorer Might Actually Be a Pretty Good Idea

The long-running joke about Batman was that—where guys like Superman have multiple superhuman abilities—his only real superpower is money. Now, he's apparently going to have less of it. And it might be one of the more interesting things to happen to the Dark Knight in years.

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The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition Heading to PS3

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:40

Sony has announced in a blog post The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition is heading to the PlayStation 3. The game will be released on November 11 in Europe and retail for  €39.99.

The game includes the Left Behind DLC, the Abandoned Territories & Reclaimed Territories multiplayer maps, as well as the Grounded Mode for single player.

"With over 250 Game of the Year Awards, and countless other industry accolades under its belt including five BAFTAs, there really are few games that deserve the title as much as The Last of Us," read the blog post.

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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/252023/the-last-of-us-game-of-the-year-edition-heading-to-ps3/

Phantasy Star Nova Game Inspires PS Vita, PS TV Variants

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:20
Systems to ship in Japan independent of the game on November 27
Categories: General Anime

3D Realms Returns After 5 Years, Releases Anthology

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:15

3D Realms has returned after shutting its doors five years ago in May 2009. 3D Realms closed after having insufficient funding to finish developing Duke Nukem Forever.

3D Realms will celebrate its relaunch by released an anthology of its games. The 3D Realms Anthology will include more than 30 titles and be sold for $40, but can get bought for $20 for the next 48 hours.

The new 3DS Realms includes original founder Scott Miller and new CEO Mike Nielsen and new vice president Frederik Schreiber.

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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/252022/3d-realms-returns-after-5-years-releases-anthology/

​Your PC Must Be Trés Magnifique For Assassin's Creed Unity

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:15

​Your PC Must Be Trés Magnifique For Assassin's Creed Unity

The next big Assassin's Creed game, Unity, looks like it's going to be very pretty and very French . PC gamers might have a hard time grappling with Unity, however, and not just because of the ideological complexities of the French Revolution. Ubisoft just revealed its system requirements, and, well, they're intense.

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Microsoft Ending Free Xbox Music Streaming, $10 a Month Subscription

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:53

Microsoft is ending its free ad-supported Xbox Music streaming service on December 1st. The $10 per month subscription will be the only way to access the service. It is available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8, Windows Phone and on the web.

The subscription includes unlimited ad-free music streaming, access to 90,000 music videos and offline listening on PCs, tablets and Phones.

"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," said Microsoft in an FAQ. "With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists that automatically sync across all your devices."

"You may continue to view any playlists or collections you created using the free streaming feature, but you can't listen to the music in those playlists or collections unless you purchase the music or an Xbox Music Pass. If you have an Xbox Music Pass, you will still have access to all the music in your playlists, radio stations, collections, and catalogue."

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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/252021/microsoft-ending-free-xbox-music-streaming-10-a-month-subscription/

Better Version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Hits Xbox 360 Next Week

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:45

 San Andreas Hits Xbox 360 Next Week

A graphically improved version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be hitting Xbox Live on October 26, just in time for the game's 10th anniversary. But there's a bit of a catch.

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Free-to-Play Developer Goodgame Studios Hires New Head of Communications

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:34

Free-to-play German developer Goodgame has hired Dick Hensen aas the new head of communications and public affairs. Hensen had previously worked at Twitter's German office as the head of communications. He also had previously worked at PayPal and Yahoo.

"We are delighted to welcome Dirk Hensen to Goodgame Studios," said COO Dr Christian Wawrzinek. "His many years of experience leading communications teams in international online companies make him the perfect person to fill the role, as well as the ideal candidate for leading our corporate communications."

Goodgame this month hired its 1,000th employees. The studio opened its doors in 2009 and now has offices in Hamburg, Seoul, and Tokyo. They have developed 12 games, with more than 220 million registered players.

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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/252020/free-to-play-developer-goodgame-studios-hires-new-head-of-communications/

Uncharted's Opening Scene, In Real Life

Kotaku - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:32

OK, this is impressive—a group of Scandinavian filmmakers (headed up by director Martin Sofiedal) put together this live-action re-creation of Uncharted's intro scene that's just about as good a fan film as I've ever seen.

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Seriously Impressive Fullmetal Alchemist Automail, And CNN's Day with a Cosplayer

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:30
There are a lot of talented cosplayers and prop-makers in the world, and every now and then, we like to showcase some of the ones that pop up on our radar....
Categories: General Anime

Cavalera Conspiracy have a Babylonian Pandemonium in new video

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:22
In a little over a week, Cavalera Conspiracy will release their third album, Pandemonium. While the album doesn’t have a title track, the closest it comes is “Babylonian Pandemonium.” Much like the band’s other music, the song is a quick thrash one with a catchy chorus that sounds a bit like the chant of The Wizard of Oz […]
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Studio Gobo Opens New Studio in Zurich

gamrFeed - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:14

Studio Gobo, the Brighton based studio, has opened up a new office in Zurich. The studio worked with Disney to help create some of the figures for Disney Infinity and the sequel Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. They produced the Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy figures. They are currently working on an unannounced project.

"We have close working relationships with Disney Research Zurich as well as Universities in the area, so it makes sense for us to establish Studio Gobo Zurich in order to help us continue to attract high-calibre talent," said Gobo founder Tony Beckwith.

"We have always been impressed by the students at ETH Zurich (University) in particular, their excellence in computer graphics is a big draw for us. The new studio will retain the same innovative and creative culture as Gobo's Brighton base and will be an integral part of the team working on the current projects."

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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/252019/studio-gobo-opens-new-studio-in-zurich/

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn calls out Children of Bodom, their fans

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:04
As soon as Machine Head was forced to cancel their tour with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross, Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho weighed in on the cancellation via Facebook stating that it had nothing to do with him or his band. While he didn’t take any direct shots at Machine Head, it was pretty obvious from […]
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All bass band Extinction Level Event release new single

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:30
A few days ago, the metal blogosphere wrote about Extinction Level Event, a band that’s decided to ditch the guitars, and instead has three five string bassists along with drums and vocals. The band’s only song at the time, “Destroyer,” got plenty of ink, with it’s Meshuggah-like grooves. It’s only been five days since they […]
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