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PlayStaion Plus December's Free Games #PlayStation
Nov 25, 2015 - 4:16 PM - by Evil Avatar

Sony has announced the December free games coming to PlayStation Plus subscribers, including Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for the PS3 and Gauntlet: Slayer Edition for the PS4.

The full lineup of PS Plus games from December 2015 is available below.
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
  • Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
  • King's Quest — Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PS Vita)
  • SSX (PS3)
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Dying Light Season Pass Price Increase Coming Next Month #DyingLight
Nov 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM - by Emabulator

In a classic pre-holiday news dump, Techland has announced that the price for the Dying Light season pass will increase from $19.99 to $29.99 on December 8th. Up until that point you can still get the season pass for $19.99.

Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready. We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it's clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it could be a standalone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.

However, due to the increased scale of the project, we needed to revise the pricing that we announced back in August, and so we want to let you know that Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $19.99.

As promised back in August, our expansion will still be free for all Dying Light Season Pass holders. However since the Season Pass will now include this bigger-than-anticipated addition, we needed to adjust the price accordingly.

Starting December 8th 2015, the Season Pass will be sold at $29.99. We didn't want this to come as a surprise to you, so we're announcing it in advance. This price change will not affect players who already own the Season Pass.

So if you're looking forward to Dying Light: The Following, you still have time to get the whole Season Pass package, including the expansion, at only $19.99. Just remember to do it before Dec 8th.

We've got some cool reveals about what's in Dying Light: The Following and we'll be sharing them with you really soon, so stay tuned!
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PS4 Worldwide Sales Top 30.2 Million #PlayStation
Nov 25, 2015 - 11:42 AM - by Evil Avatar

Sony continues to dominate the console marketplace this generation, announcing that the PlayStation 4 has sold through more than 30.2 million units worldwide.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 30.2 million units*1 worldwide as of November 22. PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation® hardware history.

PS4 is a uniform system on which gamers everywhere can enjoy the same high-quality digital entertainment experiences. The rapid expansion of the PS4 platform further reinforces the foundation of delivering compelling entertainment experiences. Customers can choose from multiple offerings available on this most favored platform that ranges from games on discs or through digital download to a variety of services available on PlayStation™Network, including PlayStation®Plus membership service, apps for streaming video, music and TV content. The 30.2 million PS4 owners around the world are spending more time playing games and enjoying entertainment content as the company further enriches content and services.

"We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation."

The PS4 system's games portfolio will continue to broaden this holiday season and beyond with highly anticipated titles such as DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Ryu Ga Gotoku KIWAMI (SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), Bloodborne The Old Hunters Edition, Gravity Rush Remastered, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SCE Worldwide Studios). The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including GALAK-Z (17-BIT) and Super Time Force Ultra (Capybara Games).*2

SCE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
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Captain America: Civil War Trailer #CaptainAmerica #CivilWar
Nov 25, 2015 - 4:54 AM - by sai tyrus

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This Week in Geek #Fallout4 #StarWars #TheForceAwakens #retrogaming #comics
Nov 25, 2015 - 2:30 AM - by sai tyrus
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Pure Evil - The Last Wish is a great read for Witcher fans #Witcher3 #WildHunt
Nov 25, 2015 - 2:10 AM - by sai tyrus

Ever wonder how Geralt met Dandelion? Or Yennifer? Or how he was earned the title, the Butcher of Blaviken? The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski tells all of those tales, and makes it fun to boot. Fans of the games will find themselves in for a treat as CD Projekt RED did great service to the books. I immediately went into the first novel and felt right at home as the developers certainly captured the feel of the world and characters.

The Last Wish is fun in that it's more of a series of interconnecting short stories chronicling Geralt's life as a Witcher. He wanders about the land meeting peasants and nobleman alike, willing to help them with their monster problems - for a fee, of course.

What I liked most about the novel is that we really get a sense of Geralt and his inner workings. Geralt is the world-weary monster hunter you know and love, but in a few instances, we see why he has his code and tries to be neutral as intervening in the affairs of others often has unforeseen (and tragic) consequences.

Despite that, Geralt is good at heart and often finds himself trying to do the right thing. But in the world of the Witcher, things aren't necessarily black and white. Coming in at 384 pages, I found this one to be a quick, engaging read. Do yourself a favor and check it out. I'll also be adding this to our recommended sci-fi/fantasy as this is a good one!
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AMD Radeon Settings: Crimson Edition Now Available #Radeon #AMD
Nov 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM - by brandonjclark

AMD has made available it's Radeon Settings: Crimson Edition driver pack for GCN-architecture display adapters. It's a complete redesign built on speed and exceptional customization and is the full replacement to the previous Catalyst driver system.

  • Fast high-speed game loading with Shader Cache.
  • Optimized Flip Queue Size provides users with the very latest keyboard and mouse positional information while gaming
  • Frame Pacing: smoother gaming enhancements enabled on DirectX® 9 games
  • Enhanced image quality for 1080p media content scaled to 4K using adaptive directional filtering technology
  • Fine-tuned Dynamic Contrast algorithm

  • Enhanced Video quality settings for 6th Generation A-Series AMD APUs
  • Display Port to HDMI™ 2.0 dongle support
  • Customizable display settings with fine tuning for resolutions, timings, and refresh rates
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology enhancements including AMD CrossFire™ support for DirectX 9 games and low frame rate compensation for smoother gameplay when below the minimum refresh rate
  • Incredible power efficiency for select products and applications through power optimizations
  • Frame Rate Target Control enhancements including; power saving capability, support for DirectX 9 games and extended range for target control (20 – 200 FPS)
I've just applied the update and it's a welcome change. My favorite feature is the instantaneous game application discovery and per-game OC settings.
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More People are Playing Ark: Survival Evolved than Star Wars Battlefront on PC
Nov 24, 2015 - 6:04 PM - by Emabulator

PCGames N is reporting that more people are playing Ark: Survival Evolved than Star Wars: Battlefront on PC.

Star Wars Battlefront’s launch has been quite successful, compared to other Star Wars game launches. In the UK, it was the biggest Star Wars game launch, ever, according to Chart-Track, though this is only based on physical sales, not digital downloads, so it doesn’t really tell us much about how it’s doing on PC.

For that, we can look at swbstats.com. These aren’t official numbers from EA, so should be taken with a pinch of salt, but the numbers aren’t looking great. There are less people playing Star Wars Battlefront than Ark: Survival Evolved, an Early Access game.

According to swbstats.com, PS4 is the dominant platform, followed by Xbox One and then PC. The 24 hour peak figure is a surprisingly low 39,622 players, compared to Ark’s 41,660. If Battlefront was on Steam, this would still put it in the top 10 in terms of concurrent player count, however. But for a highly anticipated triple-A launch from a major FPS studio, it still seems a little low. Especially since the game is still so new.

As more players burn out or get everything there is to unlock, it’s likely that this number will only drop. So why hasn’t it made as much of a splash as EA and DICE likely hoped for? The PC port was pretty good, as we said in our Star Wars Battlefront PC port review, so it’s not the quality of the PC version.
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Star Wars Battlefront Breaks EA Download Records, Free DLC Coming #StarWars
Nov 24, 2015 - 4:31 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

DICE's Star Wars Battlefront is breaking records. Publisher Electronic Arts announced today that the sci-fi shooter has become the "largest digital launch" in the company's history. It's also the "biggest launch" of any new Star Wars game ever released, the company said, though no specific data points were shared.

In a blog post, EA Studios executive Patrick Soderlund also reveals that players can look forward to "lots of new content" coming to Battlefront in the coming months. One of the biggest critiques of the game so far is that some feel the game doesn't have enough content.

The first of Battlefront's post-launch DLC is a free Force Awakens-inspired expansion called The Battle of Jakku, which starts to roll out on December 1 for people who preordered. Everyone else gets it on December 8, also as a free download.

Soderlund also teased that, in addition to all the new maps and items coming to the game through Battlefront's $50 DLC pass, players can also expect a number of free updates.

"We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass," he said. "We'll have more to share soon."

This statement from EA comes after big-time retailer GameStop said Battlefront underperformed. "We're not going to quantify it in terms of actual numbers, but we had high expectations that diminished somewhat as it got closer and it failed to hit those lowered expectations," management said on Monday.
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3D Print Your Halo 5 Spartan #Halo5
Nov 24, 2015 - 3:08 PM - by VenomUSMC


343 Industries has joined forces with Sandboxr to bring your Spartan to life. With the click of a button, we’ll send your Spartan to Sandboxr where you can choose from a variety of poses and three size options. Then a 3D Print of your personal Spartan will be on its way!

Ready to bring your Spartan into the real world with a 3D Print? Log in to your Xbox Live account on Halo Waypoint, hop over to your profile, and customize your Spartan to show off your personality. You’ll have access to all the amazing armor choices that you’ve unlocked in Halo 5: Guardians so make sure to open all your REQ packs before you start. Once you have customized your Spartan to perfection, click the 3D Print button and you’ll be able to complete your order at Sandboxr.
Would be cool if more games, especially MMOs, allowed this.
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The Witcher 3 - Epic Year for The Witcher Trailer #TheWitcher3
Nov 24, 2015 - 2:10 PM - by Emabulator

This has been a phenomenal year for The Witcher! Here are a couple words from Konrad Tomaszkiewicz our Game Director:

“This year was really epic for the entire crew behind The Witcher. We launched Wild Hunt, the RPG we’ve been working o77n for so long, then we’ve gone above and beyond to give gamers as many free DLC as we could, and then released Hearts of Stone, which - judging from player feedback - took the game even further. And we innovated all along the way -- if you compare Wild Hunt to our previous game, almost every element was improved or changed. Now we’re working on Blood and Wine, the final expansion for Wild Hunt which we will launch in 2016. To thank everyone for being with us this whole time, we’ve prepared something special -- enjoy the Epic Trailer!”
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Batman: Arkham Knight November Update Trailer #Batman #ArkhamKnight
Nov 24, 2015 - 1:45 PM - by Emabulator

The next series of add-ons for Batman™: Arkham Knight, including the free 2016 Batman v Superman Batmobile Pack, will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC, and are connected to the Internet. The content can also be purchased separately beginning today on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft and STEAM.

Season Pass holders receive early access to the 2016 Batman v. Superman Batmobile Pack, which includes the Batsuit and Batmobile from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Also available today are two new Arkham Episodes, which give players the ability to control two of Gotham City’s most well-known characters, Catwoman and Robin. Catwoman’s Revenge takes place after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight and puts players under the cover of darkness as they seek revenge on the Riddler. Flip of a Coin lets players take control of Robin as he looks to take down Two- Face’s lucrative money laundering operation. Both Arkham Episodes also include two AR challenge maps.
Click on the headline for more details and the trailer.
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Tremors Reboot Series Will Star Kevin Bacon #Tremors
Nov 24, 2015 - 1:17 PM - by Evil Avatar

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor Kevin Bacon will return to the town of Perfection in a Tremors TV series.

Earth-shaking reboot news!

There’s a TV series in the works reviving the sci-fi franchise Tremors — and original star Kevin Bacon is back on board as an actor and executive producer.

Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions are developing a show based on the 1990 cult favorite about giant killer worms, a movie that spawned four direct-to-video sequels. There was a previous TV version, as well (the 13-episode Tremors: The Series that aired on SciFi Channel in 2003).

Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) has been tapped to write the adaptation.

Bacon’s involvement is particularly cool as the actor is returning to the franchise after 25 years. Bacon, who recently starred in Fox’s The Following, only appeared in the original Tremors (and doubtless turned down ample opportunities to be involved with the sequels). Bacon will reprise his character Valentine McKee and the setting will return to the fictional Nevada desert town of Perfection.
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Retro City Rampage Sequel Shakedown Hawaii Announced for PS4 & PC
Nov 24, 2015 - 1:10 PM - by Evil Avatar

Shakedown Hawaii: Vblank’s New Open World Adventure

It’s been three years since Retro City Rampage was released, but a new game from Vblank Entertainment is finally on its way for PS4 and PS Vita! Check out the trailer for a sneak peek.

Shakedown Hawaii brings the Vblank open world universe into the 16-bit era, powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of supercharged weapons. Taking place some thirty years after the events of Retro City Rampage, the game follows The Player as he comes out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.

What a tease! I know that’s not much to go on, but much more will be revealed next-next weekend, as Shakedown Hawaii makes its first playable debut at PlayStation Experience December 5-6th.
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République for PS4 Debut Trailer #Republique
Nov 24, 2015 - 1:02 PM - by Evil Avatar

Now that République is on PS4, players can finally take full control of Hope, a young woman held captive inside Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into this secret nation's elaborate surveillance network, players and Hope begin a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom.

Seattle-based Camouflaj developed the game and has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Storytelling” from the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). With a 87 percent Steam user rating, République’s reviews have been positive.

Although it was previously limited to PC and mobile, now PS4™ players can look forward to experiencing the entire season—including the fifth and final episode—in one complete package.
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Just Cause 3 Dev Diary: Engine #JustCause3
Nov 24, 2015 - 12:06 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Stories: The Path of Destinies Trailer PS4 & PC Action RPG
Nov 24, 2015 - 11:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

Take a Peek into Stories: The Path of Destinies with a New Trailer

Spearhead Games has released a new trailer for Stories: The Path of Destinies, an action RPG about a sword-wielding fox who’s gotten himself into a bit of trouble. Reynardo reluctantly joined a losing battle against the mad Emperor and he quickly became the rebellion’s last hope. Can he come up with a plan that won’t blow up in his face, for a change?

In Stories, each choice you make takes Reynardo into a unique narrative. From tongue-in-cheek takes on heroic adventures to dark, Lovecraftian scenes, Stories’ repertoire is as diverse as it is action-packed. But Reynardo’s fateful decisions won’t always be easy: Sometimes retrieving a weapon lost at the beginning of time means sacrificing the life of an old friend.

If he has any hope to save the realm, Reynardo must journey across Boreas, a world of floating islands with locales ranging from half-buried desert ruins to vertiginous, ice-topped mountains. And with the Emperor’s troops intent on stopping him at every turn, Reynardo is sure to make use of his Sword Fu technique, a fluid, offense-oriented combat style that players can customize to suit their preferences.

With more than a few ways to screw up, can Reynardo choose the path that will lead him to victory?
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Heroes of the Storm: Towers of Doom Overview #HeroesoftheStorm
Nov 24, 2015 - 11:34 AM - by Evil Avatar

Kevin "Cloaken" Johnson guides you through our newest Battleground to join the Nexus: Towers of Doom. (Available Today.)

Learn more about Heroes of the Storm at: http://www.heroesofthestorm.com.
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Rainbow Six Siege Nvidia Gameworks Trailer #RainbowSixSiege
Nov 24, 2015 - 11:17 AM - by Evil Avatar

Check out the PC version of Rainbow Six Siege featuring NVIDIA GameWorks Technologies. Get Rainbow Six Siege FREE with qualifying graphics cards. Go to http://www.GeForce.com/BulletsorBlades
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Alien: Isolation Xbox One is on sale for $16.99 #XboxOne #Aliens
Nov 24, 2015 - 11:09 AM - by Evil Avatar

Major Nelson has posted word that Alien: Isolation for the Xbox One is on sale today for $16.89.

I've been wanting to buy this one, still runs almost $30 for the PS4 version. What do you have on your Black Friday wish list???
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December Games With Gold Announced #XboxOne #Xbox360
Nov 24, 2015 - 10:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

In December on Xbox One, we kick things off with epic action-role-playing game The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. There’s plenty of gameplay at your fingertips from the get-go here, combining combat, character development, a deep story, and plenty of deadly action in a single package. Then we move on to Thief, the blockbuster reboot of the beloved action-stealth series – and it challenges your mind as much as your nerves as you take on tough traps and merciless guards.

On Xbox 360 and Xbox One with Backward Compatibility, Games with Gold offers up CastleStorm to start the holiday season. A tower defense title with a twist, CastleStorm’s colorful graphics and charming aesthetic will keep any player engaged for hours on end. And when those hours are finished, Xbox 360 gamers still get another free title in Sacred 3, an exciting hack-and-slash medieval fantasy title with four-player cooperative modes both online and off – so you can, you know, chop bad guys up with your friends. And as an extra gift for the holidays Gold members can get Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising free the second half of the month. What’s not to like!

As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program – so don’t let the holiday festivities slow you down. Get playing!

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing ($14.99) Available from December 1-31 on Xbox One

Thief ($29.99) Available from December 16-January 15 on Xbox One

CastleStorm ($9.99) Available from December 1-15 on Xbox 360

Sacred 3 ($19.99) Available from December 16-31 on Xbox 360

• Bonus; Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising ($9.99) Available from December 16-31 on Xbox 360
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Killing Floor 2 to charge for skins and outfits #KillingFloor2
Nov 23, 2015 - 8:35 PM - by sai tyrus

Via the official announcement:

Your guns will continue to fire with exactly the standard 100% gory satisfaction guaranteed, with no effect to your combat statistics OR performance. AND the proceeds will enable us to send you to new and ever-more exotic locations in which to exterminate the Zed menace.

No longer will you have that cold aching thought in the back of your mind - ‘what if...’ What if you had only shown Hans the spirit of the British Monarchy with a grenade launcher decaled as a shark? Perhaps that Fleshpound, his chest glowing oh-so-bright red, would balk at the sight of your cyber-red Katana? These are the questions you need answers to and you’ll find them at The Trading Floor!
That's fair. Key point is that there are no stat changes, à la Payday 2.
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Path of Exile: Ascendancy Official Trailer #PathofExile #Ascendancy
Nov 23, 2015 - 8:26 PM - by sai tyrus

Video after the break.
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Halo 5, Star Wars: Battlefront, Assassin's Creed Syndicate Underperform at GameStop
Nov 23, 2015 - 11:36 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

GameStop today reported that new software sales were down by 9.3 percent, a downturn that was attributed to a tough comparison to last year when Destiny and Super Smash Bros. came to market. But in an earnings call this morning, GameStop executives shared more insight into why new game sales came up short.

High-profile new releases like Halo 5: Guardians and Assassin's Creed Syndicate underperformed during the quarter ended October 31, GameStop CEO Paul Raines told investors and analysts. Star Wars Battlefront launched on November 17, outside of that reporting period, but sales of this game, too, came in below what the company had modeled, GameStop president Tony Bartel added.

Bartel went on to say that some in the industry believe Halo 5's digital sales--for which GameStop does not earn a penny--were significantly higher, on a percentage basis, than past entries in the series. This line of thinking comes from a discrepancy between Microsoft's reported $400 million in Halo 5 sales and an NPD report Bartel cited that said Halo 5 only generated $119 million.

The variance to NPD is reconciled, Bartel said, by the fact that NPD only reports US sales, as well as a broader inclusion of SKUs beyond those tracked by NPD, two additional days of sales in Microsoft's announcement versus NPD's reporting period, and sales that were reported by publishers but not retailers.

Bartel went on to say there is no reason to believe Halo 5's digital sales were higher than what they were modeling, based on conversations with Microsoft. "We are in constant discussions with all publishers and platform-holders and we believe that all major full-game titles launched in this quarter were in line with previously announced digital download levels," he said.

"We are in full understanding and full belief that there is no game that was launched this quarter that was materially above a normal digital percent at launch."
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Jon Snow Is Back in a New Game of Thrones Promo #JonSnow #GameofThrones
Nov 23, 2015 - 10:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

HBO has released a new teaser image for Game of Thrones season 4, featuring a bloody Jon Snow & fueling speculation that they might be "pulling a Glenn" and bringing the iconic character back to life.
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Game & Movie Releases for November 22nd to November 28th, 2015
Nov 23, 2015 - 10:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for November 22nd to November 28th, 2015

Retail Games
Chibi-Robo amiibo - Amazon Exclusive
WRC 5 (PS4, PS3, Xbone, 360)
Let's Sing with Microphone (PS4, Wii)

Movies & TV
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Ricki and the Flash
No Escape
American Ultra
A Christmas Horror Story
Ghost Story
The Mask 3-D
The Hurricane
Blood And Lace
A Child is Waiting
The Devil's Disciple
Doctor Who: Christmas Specials Giftset with Tardis Speakers
Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
Voodoo Man
The Devil's Disciple
A Hard Day
Dramatical Murder

Box Office
The Good Dinosaur
Victor Frankenstein
The Danish Girl

Slow week for new game releases, what are you still playing from the last few weeks?
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Weekend Boxoffice Chart #Spectre #Mockinjay
Nov 23, 2015 - 9:46 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, the lowest opening take among the four films in the series.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of November 20th to November 22nd, 2015.
  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $101.0/$101.0
  2. Spectre $14.6/$153.7
  3. The Peanuts Movie $12.8/$98.9
  4. The Night Before $10.1/$10.1
  5. The Secret in their Eyes $6.6/$6.6
  6. Love the Coopers $3.9/$14.9
  7. The Martian $3.7/$213.0
  8. Spotlight $3.6/$5.8
  9. The 33 $2.2/$9.9
  10. Bridge of Spies $1.9/$65.1
  11. Goosebumps $1.7/$76.0
  12. Brooklyn $1.1/$2.1
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Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC Showdown #StarWars #Battlefront
Nov 23, 2015 - 12:55 AM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry put DICE's new shooter, Star Wars: Battlefront, under the microscope in a PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC showdown.

The areas where we encountered slowdown are curious. On PS4, Battlefront manages to hold a very steady level of performance during even the largest of battles online. The occasional dips show up once in a while, but overall, it's very smooth. That said, in testing the single-player portions of the game, we actually ran across a couple instances where slowdown consistently appeared leading to dips into the mid-40s at the absolute lowest. This is not representative of general performance, however.

On Xbox One, performance slips somewhat lower at times during the largest of battles. During an average play session, the experience still comes close to achieving its objective, but certain areas trigger dips under 60fps. It's not as smooth overall as PlayStation 4, but for a large scale multiplayer title, the performance is still a huge improvement over Battlefield 4. As for the PC, well our main test machine here was equipped with a GTX 780 and a Core i5 3570K overclocked to 4.5GHz. We were able to achieve a very stable 60fps at 1080p on our system using ultra settings for everything except shadows, which we dialled back to medium.
Click on the headline for the videos.
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Watch the First Episode of Syfy's The Expanse #TheExpanse
Nov 22, 2015 - 10:48 PM - by Evil Avatar

In the future, where the Asteroid Belt has been colonized, the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a young heiress sets off a series of events that will change humanity. 2 night premiere of The Expanse, December 14th on Syfy.
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Disney Wants to Release a New Star Wars Every Year Indefinitely #StarWars
Nov 22, 2015 - 3:11 PM - by Emabulator

The Escapist has the story.

It's been ten years since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It was 15 years between Episode VI and Episode I. How long will it be between The Force Awakens and the next Star Wars movie, Rogue One? Just one year. How about the one after that? Also one year. In fact, Disney plans on releasing a Star Wars movie every year for... well, as long as people keep buying tickets for them.

"If the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, have anything to say about it, the past four decades of Star Wars are merely prologue," writer Adam Rogers wrote in a feature on Wired magazine. "They are making more. A lot more."

"A lot more" to the tune of one every year for as long as they can. In fact, Rogers thinks that Disney will milk Star Wars so hard, and for so long, that if you were alive when A New Hope launched back in the 70s, you'll probably be dead by the time they stop making new ones.

Reportedly, the company plans on achieving this gargantuan level of production by branching out Star Wars films Marvel Universe-style, with lots of stand-alone films focusing on different aspects of the universe. Indeed, next year's Rogue One is exactly that.
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GAME ROOM Tips, Setup & Storage - On the CHEAP!
Nov 22, 2015 - 3:07 PM - by Metal Jesus
Are you planning on building a Game Room? Are you looking for suggestions on storage and setup? Metal Jesus walks you through the solutions he has discovered including bookshelves, entertainment centers, storage bins, dust covers and even sexy colored LED lighting!

This video is in response to the TONS of questions I get about this topic every single week. Hopefully it gives people some new ideas about their game rooms!
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Squadron 42: Meet the "Old Man" Teaser
Nov 22, 2015 - 1:48 AM - by defiant
Catch the first glimpse of Mark Hamill as Lt Cdr Steve 'Old Man' Colton in the single player campaign of Star Citizen:

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Did Kotaku Try to Dupe Readers into Restoring Its Access to Publishers? #GamerGate
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:59 PM - by Emabulator

Stephen Totilo from Kotaku wrote an article complaining about being blacklisted by publishers Bethesda and Ubisoft. In a YouTube video Harmful Opinion points out that Mr. Totilo and company do little of value for gamers when they do have early access to products from publishers. Harmful Opinion also points out that the article is a case of what you can do for Kotaku, not what Kotaku can do for you.

Click on the headline to watch Harmful Opinion's video on the matter.
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3D Realms and Interceptor Delay Bombshell to Fix the Bugs #Bombshell
Nov 21, 2015 - 4:21 PM - by Emabulator

In a refreshing bit of straight talk, Interceptor Entertainment has announced that Bombshell has been delayed until January 29, 2016 to fix the bugs.

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been exhaustively testing Bombshell to get it ready for ship. Unfortunately, and honestly, the game isn’t entirely bug free at this point. Our first instinct was to just get this puppy out-the-door, and that we could fix the remaining issues with a quick patch after launch. But within ten seconds we realized that’s no way to treat paying fans of our games.

As painful as this is to say, we’ve made the command decision to move our release date out a bit. This will give us the time to polish the game that we know you all deserve, and the team here is raring to put in the hours necessary and get sh*t done! Bombshell will release on Windows PC on both Steam and GOG.com on January 29, 2016. We’ll be offering two packages - the Standard Edition for $34.99 USD, and a Digital Deluxe Edition for $39.99 USD.
Read on.
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This Book's Collected All the Original Topps #StarWars Cards So You Don't Have To
Nov 21, 2015 - 12:24 PM - by Evil Avatar

Wish you still had all your old Topps Star Wars trading cards? Now you can collect them all at once in the Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One, with pictures of all the stickers and cards from the five series of Topps Star Wars cards.

Don't worry, there is also an Empire Strikes Back edition.

We threw out bags and bags of these cards a few years back. Almost wish I still had them.
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First Wonder Woman Still Released #WonderWoman
Nov 21, 2015 - 11:33 AM - by Evil Avatar

Warner Bros. has released the first still of Gal Gadot from the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film, scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2017.
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Pure Evil - Jessica Jones is Slow #JessicaJones
Nov 21, 2015 - 11:20 AM - by Evil Avatar

As I posted yesterday, the new Marvel/Netflix series Jessica Jones is now available for your weekend binging pleasure. I'm up to Episode 12 and I'm still waiting for something to happen.

The series centers around Hero/Private Investigator Jessica Jones, who is suffering from trauma after being turned into a girl-toy by villain Kilgrave for several months. Jones escapes from Kilgrave when his powers pretty much just wear off for no reason and she walks away.

Now she spends her days drinking and doing the female version of the noir detective thing while using her super strength to occasionally open a locked door. Not kidding. For the most part in the series she gets her butt kicked by everyone she meets, including getting knocked out by a mousy neighbor girl with a 2x4 as a weapon. She can apparently also jump really high.

As villains do, Kilgrave has become Jones obsessed and follows her around like a lovesick puppy, trying to convince her to come back and be his girl-toy again of her own free will, while leaving a pile of dead bodies in his wake and making Jessica's life miserable.

There is only one villain in the entire show and they waste all 13 episodes trying to catch a bad guy that she defeated in the comic books by wearing earplugs. (Not kidding again.)

This isn't Daredevil. The acting is pretty good and the characters are enjoyable to watch, they just never do much with them. The same story could have been told in about 4 episodes and then moved onto a more interesting villain later. Doctor Who alumnus David Tennant turns in a slimy performance as Kilgrave, who moves quickly from arrogant to pathetic at a moments notice to manipulate those around him.

He makes the series worth watching. Luke Cage also makes an appearance in a few episodes and watching him fight is a lot of fun. He would have been a lot better choice for the lead than a little-known hero from an older Marvel mini-series.

Toward the end, the series does have a few racy moments, some side-boob and a little gore. It's a bit more mature than Daredevil, but nothing you haven't seen on The Walking Dead.

Enjoy it for what it is -- free TV.
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Steam Autumn and Winter Sale Dates Revealed, No More Flash or Daily Deals #Steam
Nov 20, 2015 - 10:40 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer and Shacknews have some details on the upcoming Autumn and Winter sales on Steam.

Valve will not run any flash or daily deals during its Steam autumn or winter sales, Eurogamer can confirm.

Steam's autumn sale will run from next Wednesday, 25th November at 6pm UK time until Tuesday, 1st December at 6pm UK time.

Then, Steam's winter sale will run from 22nd December at 6pm UK time until 4th January 2016, once again at 6pm UK time.

Those dates come from Shacknews, which also suggested that games would get just one sale price for the duration of each event.

Eurogamer can now confirm this, after receiving the notice of this change that Valve sent out to Steam developers and publishers today.

"We'll still be highlighting your top games on the front page for 24-48 hour spans, but those products will stay at their most competitive discount, before and after being featured," Valve wrote.

"It's not a major change, but it does make the sale a lot more valuable for customers, and it allows us to build sale features that recommend your product all sale long, instead of just during its front page feature.

"For a brand new release, if you can't get approval for your best discount for the full length of the sale, that's OK and we can work on a plan for that game. But the vast majority of your catalog should be running its best discount for the duration of the sale."
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Sony Confirms It's Working On PS2 Emulation On PS4 #PS2 #PS4
Nov 20, 2015 - 4:29 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer is reporting that Sony is working on PlayStation 2 emulation for the PlayStation 4.

Update: Sony isn't ready to talk about its PS2 game emulation, but it is working on it.

Sony sent us this official comment: "We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time."

Original Story: The Star Wars Battlefront PS4 hardware bundle launched a few days ago, giving players a Darth Vader-emblazoned console, a specially colored controller, and a copy of the game. It also included a voucher to download several older Star Wars games, perhaps inadvertently opening a window to Sony’s future emulation plans.

Digital Foundry noticed that several of those retro games – Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter – are running via emulation. That’s of particular interest to fans of the PlayStation 2 era, since the PlayStation 4 hasn’t supported emulation from that generation or the original PlayStation.

Wired got an official statement from Sony, which confirmed the news but declined to elaborate further at this time.
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