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Square Enix to Host Dedicated E3 Conference

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:23

Square Enix has announced that it will be hosting a dedicated E3 conference this year.

The company will show off its "exciting sate of games coming out in 2015 and beyond" in Downtown LA on Tuesday, June 16, at 9AM PST/ 5PM GMT/ 1AM JST.

The press conference will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/258832/square-enix-to-host-dedicated-e3-conference/

Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, 2015: Day 1

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:16
This past weekend, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival kicked off the Festival season in earnest. Always a must-attend for anyone on the eastern seaboard, this year’s fest upped the ante with everything from prog (Between the Buried and Me) classic metal (Death Angel, Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault) and relatively rare performances (Corrosion of […]
Categories: Music

EA: We Still Believe in the Free-to-Play Model

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:01

Despite having plans to shut down four of its biggest free-to-play titles later this year, Electronic Arts still intends to continue backing the model. 

"These changes only affect those four titles; we still believe in the free-to-play model," an Electronic Arts spokesperson told MCVUK. "Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to be a dynamic live service with a growing player base, and more new content and updates are planned for this year. In Asia, FIFA Online 3 continues to grow as well."

"We are very committed to these experiences, and also exploring new concepts and ways to bring our games to more players around the world."

The games being scrapped are: Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need For Speed World, and FIFA World. These games will all be shut down on July 14th.

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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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/258831/ea-we-still-believe-in-the-free-to-play-model/

PSN Pre-Order Glitch Has Gone Ignored For Months

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:00

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been out for a while now, but a pre-order glitch has been causing havoc for users, and Sony has yet to address it. This seems wrong.

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Project Itoh Anime Films Slated for October, November, December

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:45
Genocidal Organ, Harmony, The Empire of Corpses will open in theaters
Categories: General Anime

Kerry King calls Dave Mustaine crazy

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:40
Sure, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is not the easiest person to work with. His revolving door lineup and controversial comments have made him the metal version of Ted Nugent – someone respected for his music, but viewed as sort of a crazy uncle. And while the metal community and keyboard jockeys have called his behavior […]
Categories: Music

Nintendo: Amiibo Expectations Have Been Smashed

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:37

Nintendo had originally hoped that its Amiibo figures would be a success, but the company did not anticipate quite how popular the figures would prove to be.

"Right from the outset we hoped that Amiibo would be strong, but even our expectations have been smashed," said head of consumer marketing at Nintendo UK, James Honeywell. "With a unique line-up of iconic characters that are loved by so many people, it really has been unprecedented."

Nintendo plans to ship more Amiibo figures in the future to help meet the demand, after originally failing to anticipate the number of people that would want to collect all of the figures:

"We hope to do a better job of satisfying these needs in the future with more stock, and, while there are always going to be some times when we can’t on certain characters, I suspect that is also part of the appeal.

What we hadn’t anticipated was the number of collectors wanting to get them all – this has seen demand exceed supply in some areas. Although, if you search around, you can still find some of the more hard-to-find Amiibo sitting on shelves."

Thanks MCVUK.

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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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/258829/nintendo-amiibo-expectations-have-been-smashed/

The Fake Video Game Rumor Someone Spread For... Homework

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:31

What drives a person to make up a video game rumor and spread it around the internet? They might do it for the fame or the infamy. Maybe for a laugh. Sometimes, it’s... to get a good grade on a college paper.

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UK Retailers Cut PS4 Price to ?289.99

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:26

As we reported yesterday, Sony has officially temporarily cut the price of the PlayStation 4 in the UK by £50 to £299.99 until Tuesday 28th April. Some retailers, however, have now dropped the price of the console even further.

Amazon, Argos, and Tesco are all selling the black and the white PlayStation 4 for £289.99. GAME is offering the Minecraft PlayStation 4 bundle for £290.

Thanks GameSpot.

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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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/258830/uk-retailers-cut-ps4-price-to-28999/

Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest PS3 Game's English Opening Movie Posted

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:10
3 new screenshots of PS3 tactical RPG also unveiled
Categories: General Anime

Unity Hires Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:04

Unity has hired the former Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard, Rob Pardo. He will work has a creative adviser for the firm's game developers and designers.

"While I was at Blizzard, we used Unity to develop a little game called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft," said Pardo. "So it’s extra fun for me to be more directly involved with the team at Unity that created the technology we used."

"After years steeped in the games business, my passion remains the same at its core: I love games, discussing design and creative process and I find it fascinating to see how different people work differently.

We’re seeing a new golden age of games currently with an amazing catalog of games, with more breadth and diversity than ever before; there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re into hardcore AAA shooters, deep strategy games, quirky platformers, or more avant garde indie fare, it’s an embarrassment of riches."

Pardo was the lead designer on World of Warcraft, StarCraft: Brood War, and WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos.

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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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/258828/unity-hires-former-blizzard-cco-rob-pardo/

Song premiere: Killer Bee take on Joystick Warriors, announce tour

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:02
While Killer Bee have a career spanning more than 20 years, six CDs and tons of European tours, they’re flown under the radar in the United States except to the most ravenous fans of traditional heavy metal/hard rock. Today, they announced that they’ll be headed to America for a five-week tour starting next week. Touring […]
Categories: Music

Summer Movie Preview: 28 Movies To Geek Out On!

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:00

The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 28 movies to watch out for this summer.

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Tell Us About The Time You Exploited A Game

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:00

I’ll admit it: I’m not above exploiting a game if I feel like it adds to the experience. In the case of Left 4 Dead 2, when I ran into some players who taught me a trick to lagging out the game, I was happy to play along.

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Square Enix has confirmed it’ll be holding an E3 press conference on June 16, which suggests the pub

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:43

Square Enix has confirmed it’ll be holding an E3 press conference on June 16, which suggests the publisher has lots to show off in Los Angeles. We’re sure to hear more about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (and maybe Final Fantasy XV?!) around then.

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Overlord Is Finally Coming Back, But I Have Concerns

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:32

It’s been six years since Codemasters released an Overlord, but I’ve gotta admit Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is not the sequel I was expecting. They seem to have turned it into Diablo.

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Sebastian Bach wipes out on stage and keeps singing

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:01
During a recent performance in California, vocalist Sebastian Bach took a tumble right in the middle of “Slave to the Grind,” the title track from Skid Row’s second album, released back in 1991. At least Bach has a sense of humor about the situation, Tweeting later: Omg @Madonna ain’t got nothin’ on me haha #ShitHappens #BodyCheck by […]
Categories: Music

Mario Kart 8 Is Now Officially The Cutest Mario Kart Ever

Kotaku - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:56

Mario Kart 8’s second batch of DLC finally came out today. Just like the first round that added Zelda and F-Zero stuff into the mix, this one looks pretty rad. Perhaps more importantly, it also looks ridiculously, disgustingly cute.

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Madman Entertainment Announces Several Updates for Australian Theatrical Releases

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:45
Parasyte: Part 1 this weekend, When Marnie was There in May and both Boruto -Naruto the Movie- and The Boy and the Beast confirmed for later this year;
Categories: General Anime