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  • I Wish Final Fantasy XV: Dog Simulator Was a Real Thing

    … Today at Jump Festa 2015 in Chiba, Japan, Final Fantasy XV producer Hajime Tabata showed off a bit of the upcoming game's unfinished urban environment. But instead of taking a tour of the city with Noctis and the gang, he instead showed us around through the eyes of a dog. It can pee on things, you guys. While not planned to be an actual…

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  • Check Out Final Fantasy XIV's New Race, Raid, and Jobs

    … At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014 in Tokyo today, Square-Enix showed off the new race, raid, and jobs previously hinted at back in October when Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming Heavensward expansion was announced. Producer Naoki Yoshida took to the stage and after reviewing what had been previously announced, dove into much of the new…

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  • Microsoft Sorry For Broken Halo Games, Giving Away Free Stuff

    …... Additionally, you've told us that you want more Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer map content and Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One. As a future bonus, we're going to make these happen and give them to you for free. We are just now starting work with our partners to bring both to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will share more specific details…

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  • How To Easily Get Destiny's Weird 'Husk of the Pit' Gun

    … Among the new pieces of gear in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion, one stands out: a gun called "Husk of the Pit." It's kind of a piece of crap… but it also isn't. See, the Husk starts out as a common assault rifle that pretty much completely sucks. However, if you follow its upgrade path (kill a ton of Hive with it, basically), you can…

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  • The Video Game Loading Screens Of 2014

    … Goes To... ...Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII I think I'm gonna barf just watching that gif. The Understatement of the Year Award goes to... ...Alien Isolation Some of the tips in Alien: Isolation's loading screens crack me up. "Distractions can sometimes attract a deadlier threat. Use with caution." Oh, YOU DON'T SAY?? What kind of "deadlier…

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  • The NSFW Stages Of Super Smash Bros.

    … Human nature dictates that whenever people acquire new tools for visual expression, they'll use them to draw dicks. So when Nintendo revealed that the latest (and, quite possibly greatest) Super Smash Bros. would come with a level editor, was there any doubt about what players would do with it? Of course not. Despite the developers best efforts…

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  • How To 'Ground Pound' And Other New Moves In Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta

    … Now that the Halo 5 multiplayer is officially in session, you might want to pull off one of those new movement abilities you may have heard of. You can see them all in action in HaloFollower's video above—with details explaining things like how your shield won't recharge if you're sprinting. But what about their basic controls? How do you pull…

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  • Yannick's Top Ten Games Of 2014

    … it set out to, Far Cry 4 still gave me many of my most memorable experiences playing games this year. As I said in my review, I'm still looking forward to the future of Far Cry more than anything else. But I continue to be intrigued by its present as well. South Park: The Stick Of Truth As a play on a somewhat obscure form of party and turn-based…

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  • "It's chess meets Hamlet.

    … "It's chess meets Hamlet. Okay, maybe not Hamlet. But it's a start." Ken Levine, of BioShock and System Shock 2 fame, wrote an interesting review of Shadow of Mordor this week in which he praises its novel ability to tell stories that players "build for themselves simply by playing the game." Read it over at Matter. Read more... …

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  • The Sims 4 Is Getting An Outdoorsy 'Game Pack' Next Month

    … and horseshoes, try their hand at mastering potions with the new herbalism skill, wander through the wilderness, collect all new plants, insects and use them to create herbal remedies and new cooking recipes. Kotaku: What sort of destination/area is granite falls, exactly? is it a new public lot? will sims be able to set up houses there, or anything like…

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  • The Opening Sequence to Super Metroid is a Masterpiece

    … It's been a little over two decades since Super Metroid debuted on the Super Nintendo, and it's lost none of its power in the intervening years. What really distinguishes this game is its storytelling — Super Metroid is cinematic in its approach, using a combination of textual, audio, and visual cues to tell its story. And the game's opening…

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  • Richard’s Top Ten Games of 2014

    … As you read this list, you’re going to notice something about me: The thing I most care about in a game isn’t the gameplay, but the plot. I just love a well-told story. Thus, my personal top 10 list is largely full of either plot-heavy games or those that told their story in a novel way. Steins;Gate Set in modern day Akihabara, the plot follows…

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