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​Someone Beat Ninja Gaiden II's Hardest Setting Without Taking Damage

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:00

​Someone Beat Ninja Gaiden II's Hardest Setting Without Taking Damage

If you've played Ninja Gaiden II , you know that it's a game that's pretty tough on its third-hardest Mentor difficulty. On the Master Ninja setting, it makes grown men cry. Except for the Chinese player who seems to have beaten the game at its hardest without getting a scratch.

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Omega Quintet PS4 Game's Kanadeko Previewed in Video Before October Release

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:00
Moe Toyota stars as energetic, tomboyish idol in October 2 idol RPG from Compile Heart
Categories: General Anime

StarCraft II, Turned Into an Arena Shooter

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:30

StarCraft II, Turned Into an Arena Shooter

Accessible via StarCraft II's free Arcade section, "Unreal Arena" looks like a really fun way to kill some time between matches, and perhaps to practice unit control and micro a bit.

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Destiny 1.0.2 Patch Detailed - Coming very soon

Just Push Start - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:12

Destiny 1.0.2 Patch

Sometime this week, Bungie will be releasing a new patch for Destiny that addresses some of the game’s issues, as well as add new features.

According to a blog post from Bungie, there will be several changes to the Crypatch and Engram experiences. That changes that will take place later this week will guarantee that Engrams will always decode into items at or above the quality of an engram.

Cryptarch Changes Cayde-6 took the Cryptarch aside and showed him a sack of doorknobs. He decoded that mystery pretty quickly.
  • Legendary Engrams will always produce Legendary or better quality items, including Materials or Exotics
  • Rare Engrams will always produce Rare or better quality items
  • Rare engrams will have an increased chance to produce Legendary quality items
Activity Changes
  • Daily Heroics, Weekly Heroics, and Vanguard: Tiger Playlist activities will include Rare and Legendary Engrams in addition to their existing rewards
Item Changes
  • Ascendant materials have been promoted to Legendary to closer associate them with the gear they are used to upgrade
  • Legendary Engram items that exist in your inventory will be demoted to Rare quality when the patch goes live, so decode them while you can. But let’s be honest–even if you don’t, we all know they were blues already…

No exact date was announced as to when the patch will deploy, though it will be sometime this week.

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. Anime's 2nd Main Promo Features Maaya Uchida's Opening Theme

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:10
Uchida plays Thouars in October 9 series adapting Yume Mizusawa's light novels
Categories: General Anime

Joke World of Warcraft Cosplay Is Funny and Wonderful

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00

Joke World of Warcraft Cosplay Is Funny and Wonderful

The latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, hasn't dropped yet. That hasn't stopped Chinese gamers from getting excited over it. To help the time go by faster, Sina Weibo's official WoW account started a cosplay contest, and some of the entries they got were just gold. Gold.

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People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:30

People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One

I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't expect it to happen. But now, Microsoft has proven me wrong. The Xbox One is China's first official video game console in 14 years and, as of today, it is officially on sale.

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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X 3DS Game's New Promos Show Off Shirahoshi, Z, More

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:10
Fighting game boasting over 85 characters in New World setting ships on November 13
Categories: General Anime

Anime Cat is an Attack on China, Says Journalist

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:00

Anime Cat is an Attack on China, Says Journalist

Doraemon, the blue earless robotic cat from the future, super popular in most of Asia, is under attack. Sort of. A Chinese newspaper is positing that the cartoon character is nothing more than a tool for Japan to subvert Chinese culture.

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One of Japan's Scariest-Looking Train Stations

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:30

One of Japan's Scariest-Looking Train Stations

The vast majority of big city train stations in Japan don't look scary. That is, unless you are afraid of crowds. This one in Yokohama, however, looks spooky as all hell.

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No, This Isn't a Dragon Quest Car

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:00

No, This Isn't a Dragon Quest Car

Over the weekend, though, Twitter user Crexian thought he saw a car shaped like Dragon Quest's Slime on the highway. Sorry! It wasn't.

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'Minecraft 2' Runs On—What Else—Microsoft Excel

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:30

'Minecraft 2' Runs On—What Else—Microsoft Excel

It's a platform exclusive, yes, but in return, the game features greatly improved navigation, simplified crafting, and the one thing that's been missing from Minecraft all along: expense and efficiency reports.

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Kuroko's Basketball Blackmailer Withdraws Appeal

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:05
Hirofumi Watanabe accepts 4.5-year prison sentence for threats linked to manga
Categories: General Anime

Latest Smash Bros. Glitch Is the "Biggest" Bug Yet. Literally.

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:00

Latest Smash Bros. Glitch Is the "Biggest" Bug Yet. Literally.

Smash Bros. released with a handful of bugs. Personally, I don't think they're bad. They're features. Funny features! (Well, unless they get annoying and screw up gameplay.) The latest bug, it seems, is turning Yoshi into Giant Yoshi. Or better yet, GODZILLA YOSHI.

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Secrets from the Man Inside the Godzilla Suit

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:30

Secrets from the Man Inside the Godzilla Suit

Haruo Nakajima helped bring one of Japan's most iconic characters to life. In 1954, he was the first man to don a kaiju costume and star in Godzilla as the man inside the suit.

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Nintendo Characters Killed with Cuteness

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:00

Nintendo Characters Killed with Cuteness

The colors! The patterns! The shapes! Nintendo's latest New 3DS commercial is not only downright trippy, but also lethally cute.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Plays Dress-Up in New Nintendo 3DS Ad

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:50
Singer showcases interchangeable "dress-up plates" to customize New 3DS's exterior
Categories: General Anime

Mariya Ise, Marina Inoue, Ryohei Kimura Join The Seven Deadly Sins Cast

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:05
Holy Knights Guila, Jericho, Hauser in TV anime premiering October 5
Categories: General Anime

Mai Kuraki Sings Theme for Detective Conan's 20th Anniversary Special

Anime News Network - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:05
10 of 30 tracks on singer's November 12 best-of album are Conan themes
Categories: General Anime

Destiny, Call Of Duty Servers Brought Down. Again.

Kotaku - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:30

Destiny, Call Of Duty Servers Brought Down. Again.

Seemingly continuing with their recent attempts at being the video game internet's biggest pain in the ass, a group calling themselves Lizard Squad have taken responsibility for the server problems that have brought down both Destiny and Call of Duty Ghosts tonight.

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