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Vision Of Disorder’s Mike Fleischmann talks the reissue of ‘Still’ and its “inspiration” on new music

Metal Insider - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:10
1995; a year that saw Mel Gibson scream “FREEDOM” on movie screens, Hootie and The Blowfish dominate radio and album charts, and OJ Simpson acquitted for murder. That same year, though, a group of five teenagers from Long Island came together to release Still. It was a four-song EP that not only marked Vision Of […]
Categories: Music

Assassin's Creed Unity's New Patch: Wait, There's A Difference?

Kotaku - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:00

 Wait, There's A Difference?

There's no doubt that Assassin's Creed Unity had technical problems, otherwise Ubisoft wouldn't have apologized for the game's performance and issued a series of ever-larger patches. So what's it mean if the graphics, then and now, seem to in many ways be the same?

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Steam To Become 10% Cuter, Gain 20% More Cats With NEKOPARA Volume 1

Just Push Start - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:51

nekopara box

Steam is quickly becoming the platform to hang out on if you want to play the latest visual novels from Japan. Next up on the release slate is NEKOPARA Volume 1, a title featuring a pair of flavor-themed catgirls.

NEKOPARA Volume 1 follows the adventures of Chocola and Vanilla, a pair of catgirls raised by the main character’s family and a sort of mascot for the creator Sayori. The on-screen characters feature an “E-Mote” system, giving the characters breathing animations and other movements, similar to that seen in the more recent Hyperdimension Neptunia releases. Character art is done by Sayori of Sayori NEKO WORKS, known for her more adult-oriented works.

A demo is currently available for NEKOPARA Volume 1 on Steam, with a full game release scheduled for December 30th.

The Devil Wears Prada go to “War,” announce tour

Metal Insider - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
The Devil Wears Prada have just announced the Zombie 5 Tour, which starts in March of 2015 and will lead right up to their appearance at Rock On The Range in Ohio later in May. The band will be performing their 2010 Zombie EP each night, which came out on Ferret a year before the release of Dead Throne in […]
Categories: Music

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Help, My Sex Life Is Dead

Kotaku - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30

 Help, My Sex Life Is Dead

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the one dating advice column run by newest designated Green Lantern for Sector 2814.

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Funimation Adds Home Video Rights for Nobunagun

Anime News Network - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Series slated for Blu-ray/DVD release in summer 2015
Categories: General Anime

Tokyo Salon Sells Dangling UtaPri Nail Charms

Anime News Network - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:20
Tokyo nail salon Akiba Style, which specializes in anime-themed acrylic nails, is holding a special three-day sales event from December 23 to 25 where...
Categories: General Anime

Andrew W.K. gives advice on holiday office parties

Metal Insider - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
The ultimate party-hard advice-giver Andrew W.K. stopped by the Mashable office recently to impart some sagely holiday party wisdom. He suggests ditching the holiday sweater (unless it’s from the Acacia Strain, or the Foo Fighters), ordering pizza, and plenty of singing. I think we can all get on board with that. On the subject of singing, Mr. W.K. suggests […]
Categories: Music

Spider-Woman Gets Her First Costume Change in Decades

Kotaku - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00

Spider-Woman Gets Her First Costume Change in Decades

Ever since her debut in 1977, Jessica Drew's superhero costume has looked pretty much the same, despite a few tweaks over the decades: a tight red unitard with yellow accents and big webs stretching from arms to legs. But Spider-Woman's got an all-new look coming soon and it's radically different.

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Grand Theft Auto V Festive Surprise Out Now, Christmas Tree, New Vehicles, New Weapons, More

gamrFeed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:59

Rockstar hinted at a Christmas update that would be coming to Grand Theft Auto V. The update is now live and includes a Christmas tree, new vehicles, new weapons and new clothes. There will also be snow in Los Santos, as well as snowball fights.

One of the new weapons is the homing launcher. The new clothes includes festive scarves, PJS and hats. There are also tattoos and gingerbread man and elf masks. Two of the new cars are the Vapid Slamvan and the Bravado Rat-Truck.

Here are a few screenshots:

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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/252520/grand-theft-auto-v-festive-surprise-out-now-christmas-tree-new-vehicles-new-weapons-more/

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

Kotaku - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:52

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good anymore.

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People Who Bought Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass Can Get Free Game Now

gamrFeed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:49

Publisher Ubisoft has announced that people who purchased the Assassin's Creed Unity season pass will be able to get their free game starting today.

There is a list of six different games that are available. The free games are The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.

The free game offer runs until March 15, 2015.

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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/252519/people-who-bought-assassins-creed-unity-season-pass-can-get-free-game-now/

KanColle Anime Listed With 6 50-Minute Blu-ray/DVD Volumes

Anime News Network - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:45
The official website for the upcoming Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- anime updated on Friday with details on the Blu-ray and DVD releases. There are six...
Categories: General Anime

Latest Minecraft Update Hits Xbox Before PlayStation

gamrFeed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:38

Developer 4J Studios has announced that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Content Update 7 is out now. The update adds a huge amount of new mobs and items, including horses, the Wither, Wither Skeletons, Witches, Stained Clay, Horse Armor, and many more.

While the update is out now for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, the update has not been released for PlayStation consoles. 4J Studios tweeted that they are awaiting approval from Sony.

"Sony Europe, Sony America and Sony Japan have not completed their testing of the update yet," said 4J Studios when asked about the delay in the update to PlayStation consoles.

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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/252518/latest-minecraft-update-hits-xbox-before-playstation/

Romance Your Favorite Fairy Tale Characters in Upcoming Smartphone Game

Anime News Network - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:37
Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Beast included
Categories: General Anime

One Brave Destiny Player Beat Crota's End, Solo

Kotaku - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:27

We've been getting emails about people trying to solo the new Destiny raid ever since it launched. And while people got through bits and pieces of the raid by themselves, nobody managed to beat the entire thing solo. Until now.

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Sony to Fix 20th Anniversary PS4 Sale Exploits

gamrFeed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:26

An exploit has been revealed for the sale of the limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4. The exploit was revealed in a post called 'Hacking that PlayStation Competition' that  allows people access the purchase form without going through the competition process.

Sony has told Eurogamer that have are putting more security measures in place to prevent this exploit from being used again in the future.

"We launched #20YearsofCharacters on http://eu.playstation.com/20yearsofcharacters with the intention of giving our true fans the best opportunity of purchasing the PS4 20th Anniversary Edition console," said Sony.

"Following feedback from the PlayStation UK community we would like to remind everybody that the daily link for this activity won't be live until seconds before the clue is announced on twitter.com/PlayStationUK."

"Unfortunately we are now aware of some users attempting to run programmes to reveal the URL early and give themselves an unfair advantage. Users we identify as using these tactics will be disqualified from the process and will continue to be. Since reports of this behaviour surfaced we have been adding additional encryptions and will continue to do so in advance of the final clue tomorrow."

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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/252517/sony-to-fix-20th-anniversary-ps4-sale-exploits/

Sentai Filmworks Adds Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Anime News Network - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:22
Anime-original story premiered in 2012
Categories: General Anime

Study finds KISS are nearly illiterate, Metallica do better

Metal Insider - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:07
Earlier this year, a data analyst decided to find out who the most literate rapper was by taking the first 35,000 words of artists’ lyrics, figuring out how many unique words they used, and extrapolating that data. It found Aesop Rock the most literate and DMX  the least. So another data analyst decided to do […]
Categories: Music

Sony Sued Over Killzone: Shadow Fall Resolution

gamrFeed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:03

Sony is being sued over the resolution in Killzone: Shadow Fall. Plaintiff Douglas Ladore has stated that Sony said the game would run at 1080p, 1920x1080. However, in the end the game ran at 960x1080 and was upscaled to 1080p.

Ladore says this was misrepresenting, as the box of the game said the game ran at 1080p. The process of upscaling is called 'interpolation,' according to Game Informer.

In order for Ladore to win the lawsuit he must "show harm above and beyond the contract (or representations of the qualities of the game) to have been breached."

Sony has responded saying they do not comment on pending litigation.

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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/252516/sony-sued-over-killzone-shadow-fall-resolution/