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Shinra Technologies established; fears of tyrannical rule grow

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Square Enix have announced a venture into harvesting the life stream cloud based gaming with the launch of Shinra Technologies. The American based company “intends to change the game industry ecosystem by offering new types of game experiences through Shinra’s proprietary cloud technologies.” Read More »

More Info Released on GameJournoPros Mailing List

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Today, Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart released more emails, copied verbatim, regarding the GameJournoPros mailing list that was revealed yesterday. Some, not all, seem to indicate at least some kind of flippancy towards the issue of game journalism ethics, as well as discussion on not even discussing it. Below will be both the copied emails as well as small analysis of what ... Read More »

Final Fantasy XIII trilogy confirmed for PC, Steam

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A few days ago, the Steam logo was seen on the Final Fantasy XIII page for Square Enix. Of course, rumors started to fly that the trilogy was coming to Steam, but today it has been confirmed. The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is coming to Steam and as of right now, the first game in the series will be available ... Read More »

Conflict of Interest At Indiecade

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NOTE: Before this article was written, a request to Indiecade was made for comment on the matter with no response received. UPDATE: See bottom of article for information from Indiecade. Indiecade is an international festival of independent games and it has recently come to light that the 2011 edition of the festival was tainted by conflict of interest. Read More »

P.T. Silent Hills announcement at TGS 2014

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An announcement regarding the terrifying P.T. Silent Hills demo at TGS 2014 is being live streamed on the official Konami Youtube in 10 minutes as of the time of writing. For those who are unaware, P.T. was the secret Silent Hills teaser thrown onto the PlayStation Store some weeks ago. Under the guise of a fake indie studio name, the ... Read More »

Secret Game Journalist Mailing List, GameJournoPros, Exposed

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Update here. Milo Yiannopoulos at Breitbart, recently found himself privy to a mailing group called Gaming Journalism Professionals, or GameJournoPros. The purpose of this group seems to be to create a unified message for the involved journalists to then report independently on their respective outlets. It seems that this has confirmed a lot of people’s suspicions, as no one can ... Read More »

Rumor: Final Fantasy XIII coming to Steam

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It is unconfirmed (not anymore CONFIRMED HERE) whether or not this is a recent change, but on the Japanese portal site for Final Fantasy XIII, and its sequels, the Steam logo can be seen along side the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 (in case that is taken down, here is a picture of the site). Also, on the North American page ... Read More »

Mojang: “Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft.” Notch leaves.

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After weeks of rumor and speculation Mojang have conformed that they are indeed being bought by Microsoft. The confirmation comes from the Mojang website seen here. Where they put the rumors to bed. Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft. The post opens. Mojang gives some reasons as to why they would sell Minecraft. Why did ... Read More »

Hearthstone’s Leeroy Eats the Nerf Bat (Finally)

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Blizzard CM Zeriyah announced balance changes to Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard in a post on the Hearthstone General forums Friday.  According to the announcement, the changes are the last balance updates that will be made to Hearthstone’s “extended base set” prior to the Hearthstone World Championships.  The target date for the balance changes to go live is September 22. Read More »

Is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releasing in November?

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A reservation card posted by Twitter user BluesDriveBuster suggests that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will come November 21st. The reservation card comes from a chain of superstores called Fred Meyer (guess what the founders name was?). No official release date has been announced for the game at this time, and the card itself says the release date is subject ... Read More »

Fill your day with extended cuts of excellent new Smash Bros music

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Each new release in the Smash Bros. series brings with it a wealth of wonderful Nintendo music arrangements. Brawl in particular provided a ridiculous amount of quality covers and medleys, and the new Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is looking to be no different. With unique stages and songs in each entry, it’s shaping up to be a ... Read More »

BoI:Rebirth Steam Pre-Sales Huge

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth experienced a large volume of pre-sales in its first three days of availability on Steam, according to a post made on bindingofisaac.com Monday.  The post goes on to describe the sales volume of Rebirth to be triple the release day sales volume of a recent AAA PC release.  Monday’s post gives a side-by-side comparison of graphics between ... Read More »

What We Know so Far: Killing Floor 2

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Killing Floor 2, the sequel to 2009’s cooperative first person shooter Killing Floor, is being developed and published by Tripwire Interactive for the PC and SteamOS for release in 2015. I have rounded up the best news so far for this gore filled survival horror game so you can know what to expect when it is released next year. Read More »

Humble Indie Bundle 12 Deal Roundup

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The Humble Indie Bundle 12 (Want to find it? Click right here.) is running now! It’s been rolling since 2PM EDT yesterday, and will end on September 23rd.  You’ll find the list of games after the break.  Read More »

The dead have risen once more and Australia has spoken

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Valve time takes a long time these days, but you can be rest assured Valve stick to their guns. After only 5 years, L4D2 has been resubmitted to the Australian classification board and been classified  as R18+. If you have recently been somewhat disillusioned with a few of Valve’s choices and lack of action regarding a certain third entry into ... Read More »

Metal Gear Collection 2014 Teased by Kojima

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Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, has tweeted a picture indicating at a new Metal Gear Solid Collection. We have had the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which included Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Peace walker. Then there was the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. Could this new collection be all the Metal ... Read More »

New Super Smash Bros. Leaks: Duck Hunt Dog, Dark Pit, Ness, Falco Confirmed

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Early this morning, a user at neoGAF, Kewl0210s, got a hold of a Japanese version of the new Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. This is not super surprising as this information would be hitting in a few days anyway as the game releases in Japan on September 13. Confirmed character list so far (details/pictures below): Ness, Falco, Dark Pit, ... Read More »

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Will Be Episodic

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Capcom announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be available in both episodic download and physical copy versions when the game launches early 2015. The game will first release as a weekly episodic download, with the disc based versions coming later on. Four episodes will release over 4 weeks, each costing $5.99. “The Complete Season” will be $24.99 and comes with ... Read More »

Microsoft Rumored to Purchase Minecraft Studio

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According to recent rumors, Microsoft Corp. is in talks with Minecraft developer Mojang for a possible buy out. This news, if true, would come as a surprise given Mojang’s founder Marcus “Notch” Persson’s has a reputation for publicly vilifying large corporations. “Notch” has mentioned in the past of other companies attempting to buy the franchise or studio. “We make a ... Read More »

Xbox One Suffers Worst Japanese Console Launch in 15 Years

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console launched in Japan on September 4th as part of its expansion into an additional twenty-eight markets across the globe this month. Microsoft has traditionally had a very tough time engaging the Japanese audience, and if the first week’s sales are any indication, that doesn’t appear to have changed. Read More »

New Xbox One update to add snap features and more

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Information detailing the October Xbox One update was announced on Xbox Live’s Major Nelson’s blog. This update is currently being rolled out to all members of the Xbox Live Preview Program but the changes have been listed for next month’s console update which includes new snap features, improvements to TV and Movie support as well as some additional features. Read More »