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The Black Death, Now In A Video Game

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:08

The Black Death, an outbreak of the bubonic plague which swept through Europe in the 14th century (killing anywhere from 30-60% of its population!), does not seem a good setting for a video game. Oh, unless it’s Crusader Kings II we’re talking about. Which, hey, we are.

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New Trailer Released For The NES Classic Edition

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:39
Nintendo has released a new trailer advertising what the NES Classic Edition can do. This is a small console that has 30 NES games built inside of it. Here’s what Nintendo announced: From your first Goomba stomp to your thousandth victory in FINAL FANTASY, the Nintendo Entertainment System™ may just be the most nostalgic gaming console ever. And now, a new, miniaturized version is here, pre-loaded with 30 of the all-time greatest games, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, and MEGA MAN 2. Just plug it in…and play. This NES Classic console will be released on November 11th. Check out the radical new trailer below.

One Piece's Luffy, Chopper Make Cameo in Usagi Rope Anime

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:30
On Thursday, One Piece's Luffy and Chopper appeared on the Kami-Usagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitarutte Majissu ka!? anime, which airs within the Mezamashi...
Categories: General Anime

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Game List Expands With Sonic 4 And More

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:16
Major Nelson has confirmed more Xbox One backwards compatible games have been added to the list today. Eight games have all been added. The eight games are: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Capcom Arcade Cabinet Crystal Defenders Fret Nice NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Pac-Man Museum Since all of these games are digital only titles, you should see them in your downloads list ready to install if you owned them on Xbox 360. If you don’t, you can purchase them via the Xbox One store.

Man Arrested For Sending Death Threats To Blizzard

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:12

A Sacramento man has been arrested and charged with sending multiple death threats to Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of World of Warcraft and Overwatch.

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System Shock Remake Heading To The PS4

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:00
The System Shock Remake will now be released for the PS4 console. This follows the originally announced platforms for the PC and Xbox One. Nightdive Studios announced on Kickstarter: When we launched this Kickstarter, supporting PS4 was a possibility, but we hadn’t started talking to Sony just yet about it. We were all focused on wrapping the demo up and prepping the Kickstarter. We already had strong contacts at Microsoft from prior projects, so supporting XboxOne was less of an unknown. After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen. After a few weeks and lotttts of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4! No stretch goal for it. We’re adding it in as a thank you to our backers that put their faith in us. The System Shock Remake has been successfully funded raising over $1.1 million. There are 6 days left to go as its $900,000 goal was already reached a few days ago.

Final Fantasy XIV's Exciting New Dungeon Is Not Very Exciting Yet

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:00

When Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida revealed the MMORPG’s upcoming Palace of the Dead dungeon last April, I had what I now realize was an embarrassingly romantic notion of what it would be: dungeon-crawling with friendly strangers, sneaking by traps and strategically navigating its roguelike-inspired, randomized maps to best an onslaught of challenging monsters.

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EA Sports Announces Top Rookie Ratings In Madden 17

Just Push Start - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:55
EA Sports has announced the top rookie player ratings for Madden 17. It’s only one month until the game comes out. Here are the top 10 rookies in the game: Jalen Ramsey (Overall 82) Ezekiel Elliott (Overall 80) Ronnie Stanley (Overall 79) Roberto Aguayo (Overall 79) Joey Bosa (Overall 79) Laremy Tunsil (Overall 78) Jack Conklin (Overall 79) Corey Coleman (Overall 78) Hunter Henry (Overall 78) DeForest Buckner (Overall 78) Madden 17 comes out for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 23rd.

Rumor alert: Will Dave Lombardo play with Misfits for their reunion?

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:44
When Misfits announced earlier this year that they would be burying the hatchet and playing both Riot Fests, pretty much anyone that’s listened to punk or metal for the last 30 years lost their shit. Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Wolfgang Doyle von Frankenstein hadn’t played together since 1983, and it seemed like the only […]
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Sony Is The Only Remaining Obstacle To PS4-Xbox Cross-Play

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:35

In recent days, the developers behind Rocket League and The Witcher 3 have both called for Sony to break down the walls separating PlayStation Network and Xbox Live and allow cross-platform multiplayer.

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Yoshino Nanjō, Ayami Tsukui Star in New Tama and Friends Anime

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:20
Series with 1-minute episodes will premiere in October
Categories: General Anime

No Man's Sky And The Patented 'Superformula'

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:15

With just under three weeks before the launch of No Man’s Sky—which I personally delayed back in May—a new potential controversy has emerged, this one revolving around a Dutch scientist’s patent.

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Men Who Brought Guns To Pokémon World Championships Sent To Prison For Two Years

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:00

Two Iowan men who were arrested in August of 2015 for apparent gun threats at the Pokémon World Championships were sentenced to two years in prison today in a Boston court.

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Guy Pranks Pokémon Go Players, Causes Stampede

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:30

When Pokémon Go players see a good Pokémon spawn on the map, everyone will start running toward it, even if it’s not particularly rare. It was only a matter of time before someone took advantage of this phenomenon.

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Udon Ent. to Release Street Fighter Novel, Dragon's Crown Manga

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:23
Company also announces 3 more Manga Classics releases, 5 more artbooks
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What Happens After An Indie Game Fails On Steam

Kotaku - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:15

Brigador took five years to create. It’s a mech game with a great retro-chic look, a standout soundtrack, and fully desctructible everything. The developers jokingly call it a “Kool-Aid Man simulator.” On Steam, it has a 94 percent positive rating. Despite all that, it flopped.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game Ships in Japan on November 2

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Game slated for October in the the west
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Find out how much Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos and more made on the road

Metal Insider - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 19:25
If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. Last time we spoke about earnings and attendance, we saw the numbers of a few festivals like Rocklahoma, Carolina […]
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Ryuta Amazume Ends Nana to Kaoru Erotic Manga Next Month

Anime News Network - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 19:20
Series began in 2008; inspired OVA, live-action films
Categories: General Anime