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PlayStation Getting Exclusive Red Dead Redemption Online Content
Oct 20, 2016 - 11:42 AM - by Evil Avatar

The PlayStation.Blog has word that the PlayStation version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will have first shot at exclusive content for the online game world.

Hand crafted to take full advantage of PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

We are pleased to announce that PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. Check back on PlayStation.Blog for more details soon and for all of the latest information on Red Dead Redemption 2.

In addition, the PS3 classic Red Dead Redemption will be coming to PlayStation Now soon. Relive the epic story of former outlaw John Marston as he hunts down the gang members he once called friends through the harsh and punishing landscape of America’s dying West.
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Forst Trailer for Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness
Oct 20, 2016 - 11:36 AM - by Evil Avatar

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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Now Live! #RedDeadRedemption2
Oct 20, 2016 - 8:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Snikt! Logan Movie Trailer Released #Logan
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Nintendo SWITCH revealed!
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:11 AM - by Anenome

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The convergence of home and portable consoles have been predicted for a long time, Nintendo is making it happen with Nintendo Switch

And here are two screengrabs of the controller: 1, 2. Bonus shot of the console itself in its carriage: 3.

Release date: March, 2017
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Samsung Doesn't Like The New GTA V Sticky Bombs
Oct 20, 2016 - 5:24 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Samsung has filed a copyright claim against a video by Modded Games on YouTube showcasing a Grand Theft Auto V mod that replaced Sticky Bombs with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone.

The “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 [Bomb]” mod was created by HitmanNeko, a modder with an affinity for making alternate car models for Grand Theft Auto V. This particular mod simply replaces the Sticky Bomb model with that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 initially faced a recall of 2.5 million units which later became a tricky logistical issue. Samsung eventually halted all production of the Note 7 after replacement phones began having issues with batteries catching fire.
Via TechRaptor
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A Mortician’s Tale
Oct 20, 2016 - 5:19 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Death is a game mechanic. It’s a check mate, a character motivation, a point earned, a fail state, a loss, a reset. In many games, death is everywhere. But even though death is woven into most games, rarely do games have a funeral or ritual associated with death. And that can deprive the gamer, according to Carla Sofka, a professor at Siena College who specializes in grief and online communities. “When a book or a TV show kills off a popular character, people often grieve, so it’s important to validate that. Even if something is fictional or virtual — that doesn’t mean people don’t get connected to the character,” Sofka said. “Giving people a chance to validate that grief is a wonderful thing.”

Toronto-based game developer Gabby DaRienzo wants to provide that validation. “I very much am a fan of games that have a traditional death mechanic to them and I think that mechanic does exist for a reason,” DaRienzo said. “But it’s just that — a mechanic. A way to punish or challenge the player, to convince them to keep going. Maybe your wife or your child dies at the beginning of the game and that motivates you to get revenge. There’s not much more beyond that and it feels very shallow.”

... She began work on a project that would eventually become “A Mortician’s Tale,” in which the player runs every facet of a funeral home — from answering emails to meeting loved ones of the deceased to preparing cadavers to attending the funeral. The game is scheduled to launch early 2017.
Via Vocativ
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Watch Nintendo's NX-preview trailer tomorrow at 7am PT
Oct 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM - by Anenome

Nintendo announced on twitter:
@NintendoAmerica: Be among the first to discover #NX. Watch the Preview Trailer at 7am PT/10am ET!
The announcement will occur at: 7:00 a.m. Los Angeles / 10:00 a.m. New York / 15:00 p.m. England / 16:00 p.m. France/Spain (Madrid) / 23:00 p.m. Japan (Tokyo) / 01:00 a.m. Australia (Sydney)

Relevant links for watching the video tomorrow: Nintendo YouTube // Nintendo Twitch // Nintendo.com
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First Westworld Episode 4 Photos #Westworld
Oct 19, 2016 - 3:19 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Image above for the Album.

Titled “Dissonance Theory,” Episode 4 is officially described as follows:

Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) joins William (Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (Ben Barnes) on a bounty hunt in the badlands. The Man in Black (Ed Harris), with Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.) in tow, finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and Theresa (Sidse Babett Knudsen) discuss the future of the park. Maeve (Thandie Newton) is troubled by a recurring vision.
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Warner Bros. Developing new Willy Wonka Movie
Oct 19, 2016 - 2:25 PM - by Evil Avatar

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has secured the rights to the Willy Wonka character and franchise, and is developing a new prequel movie.

After helping build the “Harry Potter” franchise and rebooting it with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” producer David Heyman and Warner Bros. are re-teaming to revive another classic character.

Sources tell Variety that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the “Willy Wonka” IP from the Roald Dahl Estate and is planning a new movie centered around the eccentric character.

Heyman will produce with Michael Siegel, who is the manager of the Dahl Estate. Kevin McCormick is exec producing. “The Secret Life of Pets” scribe Simon Rich is penning the script. Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda are overseeing the project for the studio.

Sources reveal that the film will not be an origin tale, but a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures. It’s unknown who from the original book series, other than Wonka, will be involved in the project. If the reboot is a hit, it seems likely that characters like Charlie could be seen in future installments of a possible franchise.
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Horizon Zero Dawn - Evolution of the Machines Video
Oct 19, 2016 - 2:19 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Get some insight on how the team at Guerrilla Games created the amazing Machines in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Launching February 28, 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn is an exhilarating new open-world action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 System, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise.

Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures.

Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.
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Phantom Thieves Have Leaked the English Voice Cast of Persona 5, Protagonist Trailer
Oct 19, 2016 - 11:31 AM - by Emabulator

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We're the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and we're ready to leak some news about Persona 5! We've discovered who the main English voice actors are and have stolen all of their marketing videos from the ATLUS vault. It wouldn't be right in our eyes to keep this information, so how about we share it with the world? I know it sounds weird since we'll be revealing our identities, but that's just how we roll. So without further ado, meet the "heroes" of Persona 5:
  • Xander Mobus as the protagonist
  • Cassandra Morris as Morgana
  • Max Mittelman as Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Erika Harlacher as Ann Takamaki
  • Matt Mercer as Yusuke Kitagawa
  • Cherami Leigh as Makoto Niijima
  • Erica Lindbeck as Futaba Sakura
  • Xanthe Huynh as Haru Okumura
  • Robbie Daymond as Goro Akechi
We're still reveling in the fact that we outwitted those worthless adults at the ATLUS office, so why not also unveil the protagonist of the game? The protagonist is the newest transfer student of Shujin Academy in Tokyo. He had a bad experience with corrupt authority figures in his hometown, but he's been given a second chance to start anew. Although he lives the life of a typical Japanese high-schooler during the day (such as going to class, hanging out with friends, putting in work at the batting cage, and more), by night he's something much more than "typical." Don't let his clean cut school boy uniform and stoic demeanor fool you, because this kid is the leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Codenamed "Joker," the protagonist is a wildcard who'll do whatever it takes to steal the hearts of adults he perceives as corrupt.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sneak Peek #GotG2
Oct 19, 2016 - 9:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

They’re back. Check out this sneak peek of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" coming to theaters May 5, 2017!
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser Poster
Oct 19, 2016 - 8:26 AM - by Evil Avatar
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Nvidia Unveils Two Budget-Priced Graphics Cards: GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti #Nvidia
Oct 18, 2016 - 5:36 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has word that Nvidia has two new budget-priced Pascal-powered video cards on the way. The $139 GTX 1050 Ti (4GB, 768 CUDA cores) will be released on October 25th, with the $109 GTX 1050 (2GB, 640 CUDA cores) coming shortly thereafter. For reference; a $249 6GB GTX 1060 has 1280 CUDA cores, and a $199 3GB GTX 1060 has 1152 CUDA cores.

Nvidia today announced two new Pascal-powered graphics cards that come in at a budget price, the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti.

The GTX 1050 starts at $109, and the 1050 Ti starts at $139, making them the cheapest Pascal cards to date. Nvidia also offers the GTX 1060 in the $250 range, while at the high-end it has the $600 GTX 1080.

These prices put the GTX 1050 Ti and 1050 in direct competition with the AMD RX 460, which is also priced in the $100-$150 range. Nvidia claims these cards are powerful enough to run modern games at 1080p and 60 FPS.

It didn't provide specific benchmarks, but Nvidia did state, "Out of the box, the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are both blazing fast, with the GTX 1050 Ti on average 40 percent faster and more than 128 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds." It said the card was compared against an RX 460 in games like BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3, and others.
Read on.
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Stranger Things Demogorgon Pie and French Onion Barb #StrangerThings #Netflix
Oct 18, 2016 - 5:35 PM - by sai tyrus

Learn to make delicious (and grotesque) recipes inspired by Stranger Things!
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Civilization VI Launch Trailer #CivilizationVI #pcgaming
Oct 18, 2016 - 5:27 PM - by sai tyrus

Video after the break.

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Watch Pixar's Western Short Borrowed Time
Oct 18, 2016 - 4:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

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4205 Cast - You Cannot Escape Comic-Con
Oct 18, 2016 - 4:21 PM - by 4205 Cast

NYCC has come and gone, but we've got some comics talk for ya!This episode, Andre tells it to the cleaning lady, Theo unpacks his belongings, Chris works the booth and Joe goes into pun overload. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the thirty-eighth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss comics in video games.

This week on the 4205 Cast - You Cannot Escape Comic-Con

It's Comic-Con! Everyone loves Comic-Con... Ok, maybe not. Join the 4205 Crew as we talk about comics and the many games based off of them.

Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta will be Open to All PS4 Players this Weekend #CoD
Oct 18, 2016 - 2:45 PM - by Emabulator

Activision has announced that the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta will be to all PlayStation 4 players this weekend.

“Thank you to the awesome Call of Duty community and your response to the Beta. We’ve been watching players experiment with different Rigs, all unique to their playstyles, and dig into our new weapon crafting system. We’ve also introduced a new matchmaking system to provide the highest quality matches possible, which the Beta has helped us optimize for launch,” said Joe Cecot, Lead Multiplayer Designer at Infinity Ward.

“The feedback and player data is exactly what we need in order to make our day one experience on November 4 the best it can be in the final game. So much so that we’d like to open the beta up even further starting this Friday for all PS4 players. We are constantly fine tuning and balancing the MP experience to meet player expectations and our design goals, so huge thanks from all of us at the studio.”

That’s right, the second Infinite Warfare Beta weekend is opening up to all PlayStation 4 players, no pre-order needed. The Beta will be available as a free download in the PS Store starting around 11am PDT (6pm GMT) today, so be sure to pre-download the Beta before it starts back up this Friday. Plus, Infinity Ward has even more surprises in store for players, so stay tuned!

The Infinite Warfare Beta Weekend #2 will begin on October 21 at 10am PDT (5pm GMT) and will conclude on October 24 at 10am PDT (5pm GMT). Grab a Combat Rig and we’ll see you there!
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Mordheim: City of the Damned - Consoles Launch Trailer #Mordheim #PS4 #XboxOne
Oct 18, 2016 - 1:55 PM - by Emabulator

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After seducing a large number of players on PC with its brutal and tactical gameplay, Mordheim: City of the Damned is available today for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Mordheim: City of the Damned, the first video game adaptation of Games Workshop's cult classic, is a turn-based tactical game in which you lead your Warband into bloody and lethal skirmishes. The game blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry where only the strongest survive. Today, you can watch its Consoles Launch Trailer before recruiting your warband and invading the dark streets of Mordheim.

Mordheim: City of the Damned takes place during a grim conflict where factions, empires, and mercenaries fight for gems, called Wyrdstone, created by a comet impact that destroyed the depraved city of Mordheim. It will be your responsibility, amidst this chaos, to take command of your Warband and storm the ruins to battle other parties, avoid abominable monsters, and gather Wyrdstone. Each nail-biting decision has its consequences: Permanent death or crippling injury that could leave your recruits without a limb or an eye.

The game includes a full campaign for each of the four Warbands: The Human Mercenaries, the Sisters of Sigmar, the Skaven of Clan Eshin, and the Cult of the Possessed. Once you feel ready, you can also enlist your single-player Warband to compete in online multiplayer skirmishes!
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Star Control: Origins Announced for 2017 #StarControl
Oct 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM - by Methos

If anyone here is a fan of Starflight or Star Control series, (i.e. PC gamer over 35), your prayers have been answered! Star Control: Origins releases in 2017! From developers Stardock...

October 18, 2016 – Plymouth Michigan - Stardock announced Star Control: Origins today. Star Control: Origins is a sci-fi action/adventure game with many RPG elements set in the future where the player is the captain of Earth’s first interstellar starship that explores a procedurally created galaxy, makes contact with various alien races, explores unique worlds, and engages in action packed battles, all while trying to unravel the complex intrigue that has the galaxy on the brink of chaos.

"We Earthlings are the newcomers to the galactic scene," said Brad Wardell, Executive Producer. "The dozen plus space-faring species have been hatching their schemes since before we got out of trees. Now, suddenly, they have to deal with those meddling apes from Sol 3 who threaten to upset the plot."

The game starts in the year 2086 with the unaware humans receiving a distress call from an alien ship that has crashed on the moon of Triton, leading to the formation of Star Control, an international space agency dedicated to protecting the Earth. The player takes on the role of The Captain of Earth’s first interstellar ship whose first mission is to investigate the the distress signal.

Star Control: Origins represents a new start for the beloved franchise. Stardock acquired the rights to Star Control 1/2/3 from Atari and since then has launched a new game studio in Towson Maryland specifically to create the new Star Control title. The classic series is available for sale on Stardock's newly launched StarControl.com website with players also able to pre-order Star Control: Origins and join the Founder’s Program.

"Star Control is ultimately about us Earthlings exploring the galaxy, finding and talking to strange alien civilizations, and hopefully living to tell the tale," said Wardell. "We are hopeful those who remember the original trilogy will like the direction we’re taking here while at the same time introducing a whole new generation to the awesomeness of a game that combined action, adventure, and roleplaying in a sci-fi game simultaneously."

Star Control: Origins is scheduled for release on PC and consoles with the PC release scheduled for 2017.

Players interested in joining the Founder's program for $35 will gain access to the upcoming beta program as well as access to the Founder’s Vault, mod tools, private journals and more.

Visit www.starcontrol.com to join or get more details.
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Titanfall 2: Single Player Gameplay Trailer - Jack and BT-7274 #Titanfall2
Oct 18, 2016 - 1:16 PM - by Emabulator

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Jack Cooper is a 3rd Class Rifleman with the Militia. He’s a grunt with aspirations of becoming a Pilot and he’s caught the eye of a Master-level Pilot, Captain Tai Lastimosa. Lastimosa sees potential in Jack and takes him under his wing, training him secretly to avoid the red tape during their time of war against the IMC. Jack is showing a lot of potential but he’s still got a long way to go before he’s ready for Pilot Certification.

When an investigation of a research facility on the IMC controlled planet of Typhon goes wrong, Jack and BT are thrown off course and behind enemy lines. With Lastimosa killed in action, there is no other option but for the two to link up and work together to finish the mission BT and Lastimosa started, whether Jack is ready for it or not.
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Kyle MacLachlan & The Cast talk about Returning to Twin Peaks #TwinPeaks
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

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The cast members of Twin Peaks - Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell, and Harry Goaz - talk about the show and returning to film after all these years. Don't miss new episodes starting in 2017.
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Batman: Return to Arkham Launch Trailer #Batman
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Two of the most critically acclaimed videogames on the last generation of gaming consoles, remastered for PS4 and Xbox One. Available today.
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Prey - The History of TranStar Animated Trailer #Prey
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Prey – The History of TranStar

In the alternate future of Prey, President Kennedy survives the assassination, which sets off a turn of events leading to the central conflict in Arkane Studios’ newly announced game. After recovering from the attempt on his life, Kennedy threw his nation further into the space race by taking control of a U.S./Russian joint program and transforming a Russian satellite into a fully functional R&D facility meant to study non-terrestrials. This facility later became Talos I, a highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation. In just the scant few years since TranStar took over, the station has been used as the testing ground for some morally dubious experiments, with people on board serving as subjects – people like Morgan Yu. Discover more about the dark history of Talos I in the newly released alternate history video.

“The world of Prey is not exactly the world as we know it,” says Creative Director Raphael Colantonio. “We imagined how things would have gone if we had added one very significant event to our timeline: the discovery of non-terrestrial life forms in the 50s.”

“This discovery has all kinds of rippling consequences in our version of history, including Kennedy surviving his assassination attempt, which in turn led to more involvement from the U.S. government in space research, and so on,” adds Lead Designer Ricardo Bare. “These ripples are even reflected in the 60s ‘neo-deco’ aesthetic of Talos I.”

After awakening on Talos I, Morgan finds the station overrun by a previously contained non-terrestrial entity called Typhon, which the scientists had been studying and using to improve the scope of human abilities. Aided by strange alien-based powers, Morgan must survive the incursion, uncover the mysteries surrounding the Typhon and save humanity from the impending danger aboard the station.

Prey will launch in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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Assassin’s Creed Movie Official Trailer 2 #AssassinsCreed
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Pure Evil - Red Dead Redemption Promo Items
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:13 AM - by Evil Avatar

Above are a couple of promo items Rockstar sent out for Red Dead Redemption back in the day! An unopened box of RDR playing cards and some black "Eradicator" soap.

The lesson you should take away from this is that I never throw anything out! Doh!
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What is the MOST METAL VIDEO GAME of all time!?
Oct 18, 2016 - 8:41 AM - by Metal Jesus

This is a tough question because do you go for the game soundtrack? Or how about the atmosphere and story? What about licensed games? We came up with our list... but what did we miss?
32 Replies | 911 Views
Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PS4 and Xbox One
Oct 18, 2016 - 7:32 AM - by Evil Avatar

Sorry PC Master race. No soup for you. To launch "worldwide in Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems."

Rockstar Games Announces Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming Fall 2017

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, is proud to announce that the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will release worldwide in Fall 2017 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems and for the Xbox One games and entertainment system.

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

"With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."

Watch the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Thursday October 20th at rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2.

Trailer Thursday!
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Call of Duty Created as 'A Little Bit' of an F-You at EA and Medal of Honor
Oct 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM - by Emabulator

IGN has the story.

Respawn co-founder and Call of Duty creator Vince Zampella recently talked with IGN to discuss the formation of Infinity Ward and the birth of Activision's wildly popular military FPS franchise, revealing that Call of Duty was created, in part, as a jab at EA and Medal of Honor, which Zampella had worked on at 2015 Inc.

On the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered, we asked Zampella about where the idea for Call of Duty came from and whether or not it was an "f-you" to Medal of Honor, to which we responded by saying, "a little bit."

Zampella then went on to discuss how–following the success of their work on Medal of Honor: Allied Assault–Electronic Arts wanted to take ownership of the studio, something he and his team pushed back against. "Originally when we formed Infinity Ward we were working with EA. We had a deal to do the sequel to Medal of Honor," he explained. "Allied Assault did so well that EA wanted to pull it in house, so they tried to force us to come be part of EA. We didn't want to do that."

When the publisher "tried to strong-arm" the studio, Infinity Ward opted to take its business elsewhere and partner with Activision to essentially one-up Medal of Honor with Call of Duty. "Once they tried to strong-arm us, we decided we don't want to be part of EA. As a team we decided that isn't what we set out to do. We ended up going and working with Activision, and yeah, Call of Duty was kind of a response to that," he added.
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Will Rogue One fix a major Star Wars plot hole? #RogueOne #StarWars
Oct 17, 2016 - 3:33 PM - by sai tyrus

Video after the break.
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The 3 Best Westworld Theories #Westworld #HBO
Oct 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM - by sai tyrus

Warning, possible spoilers.
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8 New Rogue One Posters
Oct 17, 2016 - 2:25 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Click the headline to view all eight!

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The Evil Avatar Mafia 3 Review!
Oct 17, 2016 - 11:23 AM - by Evil Avatar

Evil Avatar is happy to welcome writer Aaron Birch to our family and he hits the ground running with a review of Take Two's new open-world shooter Mafia III.

It’s 1968 and after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through those responsible. Intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving and street smarts will all be needed. But with the right crew, tough decisions and some dirty hands, it’s possible to make it to the top of the city's underworld.
Check out the Full Article Here!
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Game & Movie Releases for October 16th to October 22nd, 2016
Oct 17, 2016 - 10:06 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for October 16th to October 22nd, 2016

Retail Games
Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbone)
Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC)
Xbox One S 500GB Console - Battlefield 1 Bundle
Batman: Return to Arkham (PS4, Xbone)
LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (Vita)
Exist Archive: The other side of the sky (PS4, Vita)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS)
Disney Frozen & Big Hero 6 2 Pack (3DS)

Titanfall 2 (October 28th)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (November 4th)
Dishonored 2 (November 11th)
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (2017)

Movies & TV
Independence Day: Resurgence
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Pan's Labyrinth Criterion Collection
Bates Motel: Season Four
Special Effects
Waxwork 1 & 2
Villa Rides
Little Fauss and Big Halsy
The Return of Dracula
Our Kind of Traitor
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection
Child's Play Collector's Edition
Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro Criterion Collection
The Laughing Policeman
Short Cuts Criterion Collection
The Pit

Box Office
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Keeping Up with the Joneses
American Pastoral
Rob Zombie's 31
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Westworld Episode 4 Teaser Trailer #Westworld
Oct 17, 2016 - 9:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Teaser from Episode 4: Dissonance Theory.
25 Replies | 832 Views
Rockstar Teasing New Red Dead Title #RedDead
Oct 17, 2016 - 8:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

Rockstar has posted a couple of cryptic images to twitter, teasing the launch of a Red Dead title.

Speculation? Will this be the real announcement of a new Red Dead title or just a HD remaster of Red Dead Redemption?
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Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Oct 17, 2016 - 8:38 AM - by Evil Avatar

Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit, his new thriller The Accountant opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million this weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 14th to October 16th, 2016.
  1. The Accountant $24.7/$24.7
  2. Kevin Hart: What Now? $11.9/$11.9
  3. The Girl on the Train $11.9/$46.5
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $8.9/$65.8
  5. Deepwater Horizon $6.3/$49.3
  6. Storks $5.6/$59.1
  7. The Magnificent Seven $5.2/$84.8
  8. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life $4.2/$13.7
  9. Sully $2.9/$118.3
  10. The Birth of a Nation $2.7/$12.2
  11. Max Steel $2.1/$2.1
  12. Masterminds $1.7/$16.2
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SAG-AFTRA Actors Striking Against Game Industry
Oct 17, 2016 - 6:43 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

SAG-AFTRA’s National Board of Directors has voted unanimously on a strike date against major video game employers, and if negotiations are unsuccessful, will walk go on strike Friday, October 21 at 12:01 a.m.

The union will be striking a litany of video game industry giants, including Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blindlight, LLC; Corps of Discovery Films; Disney Character Voices, Inc.; Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.; Formosa Interactive, LLC; Insomniac Games, Inc.; Interactive Associates, Inc.; Take 2 Interactive Software; VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.; and WB Games, Inc. If no deal is reached, all games which went into production after February 17, 2015 will be struck.
Via Deadline
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Gunhand Crowdfunding Campaign Now Live! #Gunhand
Oct 16, 2016 - 3:46 PM - by Evil Avatar

The crowdfunding campaign for indie western Gunhand is now live over on IndieGoGo. Pitch in a few bucks if you would like to help support a new western!

I plan to pitch in a few bucks! More westerns is good.
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ERA: 77% of UK Players Prefer Boxed Games #videogames
Oct 16, 2016 - 12:08 PM - by Emabulator

MCV has the story.

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes.

Writing for MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley explained that British gamers are hugely in favour of physical releases for a variety of reasons, including the tangibility of a boxed title and the permanence and security of owning a physical item.

Those who said they preferred digital cited the medium’s immediacy and its space-saving quality.

“It is clear that digital is far from winning the hearts and minds of Britain’s gamers,” said Bayley. “Hard discs have attractive traits which digital struggles to replicate.

“Strikingly, when respondents are classified by social class, it is C2s [skilled manual workers], the biggest buyers of games overall who skew most dramatically (84.2 per cent) in favour of physical.

“When quizzed on the reasons why they prefer to buy hard copies, the Top Five answers are unsurprisingly tangibility (owing something I can touch, feel, look at and collect) on 23 per cent, permanence and security on 16.5 per cent, convenience 12.9 per cent, habit 11.6 per cent and the ability to trade titles for other games on 7.7 per cent.”

“On the other hand it is worth acknowledging that those who favour digital copies also have arguments in their favour, a substantial 32.4 per cent citing ‘instant access to games’ and 17.6 per cent mentioning the fact that they are space-saving.”
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Gears of War 4 Update Should Help With Hitching Issues on Xbox One at Start of Match
Oct 15, 2016 - 10:23 PM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

Xbox One users playing Gears of War 4 may want to load the game up so it can update.

The game has been patched to “address the hitching issues” players have been experiencing in game.

According to a post from The Coalition, the title update should “iron out” any lag issues users are experiencing at the beginning of a match.

The update is around 218MB in size, and for Xbox One only, according to the post, as Windows 10 PC users haven’t run into the same issue.

One of the other complaints from players has to do with matchmaking times, which going by some of the posts in that thread still seems to be an issue for some.
Read on.
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Sony Might Owe You $55 & Xbox One Tops Console Sales
Oct 15, 2016 - 9:51 PM - by Emabulator

Sony lawsuit may deliver you some cash and Xbox One tops consoles again. Plus, we're giveaway a console with a copy of Gears of War 4.

Robert Downey Jr. to Voice A.I.

Sony May Owe You $55

Xbox One Tops Console Sales Again

Win a Copy of Gears of War 4!
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World Of WarCraft: Return To Karazhan Patch Coming on October 25th #WoW
Oct 15, 2016 - 8:45 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

The upcoming update for World of Warcraft: Legion is coming sooner than you may think, bringing the game to version 7.1 in less than two weeks.

Return to Karazhan will be available for download on October 25.
Click on the headline to watch the previously released trailer for the World of WarCraft: Return to Karazhan update.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 Beta Adds New Map and Mode #CallOfDuty
Oct 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has word that Infinity Ward has added a new gameplay mode and map to the ongoing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PlayStation 4 beta.

The ongoing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta on PlayStation 4 has added a new map and mode. The new map is Precinct, while the mode is Kill Confirmed, which was seen in past games.

Here is the official description for the Precinct map, as posted by Charlie Intel: "Set in Japan following the invasion of the Settlement Defense Front, Precinct is a medium-sized map that uses grand interiors and the city’s winding backstreets as primary locations for combat. Focusing on easy targets and enemy recognition, the map supports all play styles while driving frontline engagements."

Already-available maps in the Infinite Warfare beta include Frontier, a circular two-lane map set on a space station near Neptune; Frost, a three-lane research facility set on one of Jupiter's moons; and Throwback, a three-lane map that's a throwback to 1950s USA.

Modes already in the beta include Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Defender, which tasks players with grabbing a drone and defending it for as long as possible.

Additionally, you can play as three of the six Combat Rigs available in the full game. Each Rig specializes in a specific type of combat and can be equipped with one Payload and one Trait.
Read on.
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Farming Simulator 17 Garage Trailer #FarmingSimulator17
Oct 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

Farming Simulator 17 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the 25th of October, only a few days away. The Farming Simulator franchise has entranced millions of players along the years thanks to its popular setting, its addictive gameplay, and the hundreds of vehicles from the world's biggest agriculture brands available. With today's Garage Trailer, we're giving you a sneak peek of Farming Simulator 17's immense garage that includes more than 250 faithfully reproduced vehicles and equipment spanning 75 brands - and for the first time, AGCO brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra.
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Gaming and Movie Deals - #GTX1060 #Nvidia #EVGA #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo
Oct 15, 2016 - 5:35 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoBlu-ray and DVD
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ALL NEW PlayStation 4 / PS4 Games - Hidden Gems
Oct 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM - by Metal Jesus
The Sony Playstation 4 is a huge success with hundreds of games released from big Triple-AAA titles to small independent games and more. Here Reggie and Metal Jesus tell you some of our favorite hidden gems games for the PS4 and which ones you should add to your collection!

I could title this PS4 AND Steam Hidden Gems!
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 14, 2016 - 7:24 AM - by Jetherik

Weekends in the Fall are very nice in Arizona with the weather being nice, excuses to be made not to do chores and play games instead. What are you playing this weekend?
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Weekend Headbanger: What are you listening to?
Oct 14, 2016 - 7:17 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been listening to a hodgepodge of different stuff. What's on your playlist this weekend?
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A Game Full of Bugs Coming to PS4 and Xbox One #BugButcher
Oct 13, 2016 - 8:33 PM - by Emabulator

No, it's not the latest AAA game from 2K or WB Games; it's The Bug Butcher by Triangle Studios.

The Bug Butcher invites you to a mysterious world filled with creepy spiders, frightening bugs and terrifying monsters. Your job is simple, exterminate all the bugs while protecting the crazy scientists who are hacking the facility's mainframe. Only if they succeed, you will be able to progress further into the facility and continue your journey to unravel the mystery of why the bugs have taken control!

Upgrade your character with new equipment, equip dynamic perks and unleash your arsenal of powerful weapons such as rocket launchers, lasers and miniguns on all bugs that stand in your way!

Just in case you’re having a hard time destroying all the bugs on your own, you can try to neutralize the threat by bringing one of your friends into the 'Panic mode', a mode where you fight endless waves of bugs in order to achieve the highest possible score!

The Bug Butcher has been a hit title on Steam since its release in January 2016, after having successfully completed the ‘early access’-program. Triangle Studios has teamed up with Awfully Nice Studios in creating a console version of The Bug Butcher to make sure that now anyone around the world is able to get in on the butchering of bugs!

On October 18th, The Bug Butcher will be available on Playstation 4 for $9,99 or your regional equivalent. The Xbox One version will launch on October 19th at the same price.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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J.K. Rowling reveals the Fantastic Beasts Franchise is now Five Movies!
Oct 13, 2016 - 2:56 PM - by Evil Avatar

J.K. Rowling has revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will now be a 5-movie series.

I can say one thing, we were doing some script sessions the other day and we always knew it was going to be one movie. We always knew that from the start. We said a trilogy as a placeholder because we knew there would be more than one movie. Now I think we can say, I’ve done the plotting properly so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.”
The two previously-announced sequels for Fantastic Beasts are set for release on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020.
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The New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Released!
Oct 13, 2016 - 7:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

Felicity Jones (Inferno, The Theory of Everything) leads the cast as Jyn Erso alongside Mads Mikklesen who plays her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna (Milk) stars as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep) as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus,, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind) as the film’s main antagonist.
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This Is Your Brain On Tetris
Oct 13, 2016 - 6:01 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

The remarkable and largely unknown story behind the game that transfixed millions — and continues to do so today — unfolds in the nonfiction graphic novel, "Tetris: The Games People Play," by Box Brown, released in the U.S. Oct. 11 by First Second Books.

During Brown's research for the book, he consulted with a neuroscientist to understand what happens in the brain when people play Tetris, and what compels them to keep playing once they start. [10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain]

Brown explained that the appearance of each Tetris tile in the frame signals your brain that there's a new problem to be solved. Guiding that piece into position creates closure and brings satisfaction. Those two steps — culminating in a satisfied feeling — repeat as long as you play the game, and provide motivation to continue playing.

"Every time you put a new piece down you're getting a new resolution," Brown said. "So it's constantly feeding this sense of completion."

And scientists have found that playing Tetris can provide benefits other than a feeling of satisfaction for a game well played.

Research presented in 2012 at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference suggested that playing Tetris could lessen symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and protect against traumatic flashbacks. And a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors in 2015 found that playing Tetris weakened cravings for drugs, activities and food.
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The Future Of Emotional AI
Oct 13, 2016 - 5:54 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

If you’re a video game fan of a certain age, you may remember Edge magazine’s controversial review of the bloody sci-fi shooting game, Doom. Perhaps you enjoyed a good laugh, as many first-person shooter fans have, at the writer’s much-mocked assertion: “if only you could talk to these creatures, then perhaps you could try and make friends with them, form alliances … Now that would be interesting.”

But during this era, something else was happening in game design, and in academic thinking around video games and artificial intelligence. Buoyed by advances in AI research and aided by increasingly powerful computer processors, developers were beginning to think about the possibilities of non-player characters (NPCs) who could think and act in a more complex and human way – who could provide the emotional feedback that the Edge reviewer was thinking about.
Via the Guardian
3 Replies | 545 Views
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