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Dark Souls II's Backstory, Explained In A Minute

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:30

Dark Souls II's Backstory, Explained In A Minute

Like in every game in the series, the lore of Dark Souls II is cryptic and obscured. Lucky for us, the Lore in a Minute guys have our back.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Heads to N. America This Summer

Anime News Network - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:20
PS Vita digital download to have multiplayer mode & dating element
Categories: General Anime

A Behind-The Scenes Look At Kotaku

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:15

Have you ever wanted to watch Kotaku talk about Kotaku? "Hell yes!" you say? "I want nothing more in this world," you say? Excellent. Here's a video recording of our panel from PAX East earlier this month. We talk about games, new consoles, and what it's like to work for everyone's favorite video game website.


PS4 vs PS3 ? VGChartz Gap Charts ? March 2014 Update

gamrFeed - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:04

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  March 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 121,162 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,094,187 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,951,562

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 2,857,375

February 2014 is the fifth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 because it launched in Europe during its fifth month on sale. The gap decreased by 121,162 units, to bring it to 4,094,187.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first five months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 6.95 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 2.86 million units.


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

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How Much It Costs To Mortgage An Xbox One And PS4

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00

How Much It Costs To Mortgage An Xbox One And PS4

Video games are an expensive habit. And few things are pricier than being an early adopter for a next-gen console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. So if you're really itching to dive into some quality PS4 or Xbox One games, are you better off renting one system or the other and paying it off in installments?


Members of Premonitions of War arrested over Firefest mayhem

Metal Insider - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:54
More details are emerging after a burst of violence brought Firefest 2014 to a halt. Originally, it was reported that the brawl was started by members of FSU and SOSF, but a series of mugshots uploaded online have revealed some other familiar faces among those arrested. Two members of the band Premonitions of War, guitarist […]
Categories: Music

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Heads West in 2014

Anime News Network - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:50
Nintendo 3DS rhythm game sequel boasts 221 songs, over 60 characters, Versus Mode
Categories: General Anime

The First Player To Unlock All 2,057 Of World of Warcraft's Achievements

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30

The First Player To Unlock All 2,057 Of World of Warcraft's Achievements

No, it wasn't one of the Blizzard devs, but a rather enthusiastic Russian player, Хируко, who managed to unlock every single achievement in World of Warcraft (that's 2057 at the moment) and an extra 205 of the ~300 Feats of Strengths unlocked.


Today in Metal: ‘Damnation’ by Opeth turns 11 years old

Metal Insider - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:19
Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s progressive masters Opeth with Damnation, which was released on April 22nd, 2003. I think my favorite thing about Opeth is how natural and well mixed all of their instruments are. The drums have such […]
Categories: Music

Minecraft's New Terrain Generator Looks Amazing

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:00

Mojang has been slowly teasing out details about the next big update for Minecraft dubbed for a while now. This Tuesday, the team decided to drop a bombshell on fans of the legendary PC game in the form of a quiet little YouTube video announcing how players will soon be able "to create their own wild and crazy terrain!"


Attack on Titan's Levi and Eren Chow Down On Burgers & Fries

Anime News Network - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:00
New Lotteria burger set comes with Titan merchandise
Categories: General Anime

Epic Insomnium song is epic

Metal Insider - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:50
Insomnium have  been releasing music from their forthcoming sixth album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, since last year. Now, with the album finally due to come out next week, the Finnish melodeath band has unveiled another track. “Black Heart Rebellion” is a perfect summation of the band’s strengths – hooky death metal, tons of melody, some […]
Categories: Music

Every Swear Counted in GTA V's NSFW Supercut

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:40

YouTuber TheMediocreScot spent 5 months to prove that GTA V drops the F-Bomb more times than anything else with a 12-minute-long NFSW montage.


Kinect Adventures Is Xbox 360′s Best Selling Game? - Kinect bundles helped

Just Push Start - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:30
The best selling game for the Xbox 360 is none other than Kinect Adventures. has compiled a list of the top 15 best selling games for the Xbox 360 platform. It’s very surprising to see that Kinect Adventures in on top of the list. It even beat out Halo 3. Although, the game was bundled with the Xbox 360 Kinect hardware to that would have helped sales a lot. This list only shows Xbox 360 versions of games sold. Games like Minecraft and Call of Duty would have sold more copies, but those sales would have been shared with other platforms. Their list is somewhat inaccurate however as some games are not there. Modern Warfare 3 is not listed in the top 15 best sellers list nor is Grand Theft Auto V. Although the website stated Kinect Adventures sold 24 million copies in total which is higher than what those games sold on Xbox 360 only.

New and Noteworthy, April 22nd: Hallelujah Rock n’ Roll

Metal Insider - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:12
Did you miss Record Store Day 2014? If you did, don’t be ashamed, because I did too. Blame it on the fact that I don’t own a record player, or the fact that it was a holiday weekend – either way, I missed the vinyl. But you might still have a chance to get some […]
Categories: Music

Nintendo and Japanese studio Tecmo Koei are developing a new installment in the horror series Fatal

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:04

Nintendo and Japanese studio Tecmo Koei are developing a new installment in the horror series Fatal Frame, according to Famitsu. The good news for Nintendo fans is that it's for the Wii U, which is a console in dire need of more quality games to play. The bad news for American Nintendo fans living stateside is that it's not clear if the game will make it to the U.S. in any official capacity.


Man to Be Charged for Cutting Up & Selling K-ON! Trailer Reel

Anime News Network - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:50
Former projectionist accused of auctioning pieces of trailer's film online
Categories: General Anime

Classic Video Game Protagonists As Wacky Cartoon Characters

Kotaku - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:20

Classic Video Game Protagonists As Wacky Cartoon Characters

What would those classic characters—such as Jazz Jackrabbit, or Cool Spot above—have looked if they were on TV, starring in Saturday morning shows? German comic artist Dirk Erik Schulz gives us the answer by reimagining 24 of them in that exact style.