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Plex pushing out some really good updates

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Some new and highly requested features are out now on Plex. These features hit both Smart TVs and your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as well.

Filtering and sorting is finally in with the ability to sort by various categories. This should help you find and organize your media quicker.

Another really cool feature is now you can push something you're watching or listening to onto another device and continue on it. Say your son's watching some video in the car on the way home. He can then from the app on say his phone push it to the PlayStation 4 and continue watching there.

For those that want a movie theater like experience at home, Plex can now serve up trailers before movies play.

Finally, there are some new staff picked channels for you to browse through.

All in all, sounds like a great update for a great program that I use a ton around my house and on the go.

R. Mika wrestles her way into Street Fighter V

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The Street Fighter series is no stranger to grapplers.  In the past we've had Zangief and, more recently, El Fuerte.  However, there was another wrestler-based fighter in the series way back in Street Fighter Alpha 3 named R. Mika and she's finally making a return to the series in Street Fighter V.

After seeing the video, my first impressions of her were that of a female El Fuerte, which isn't a bad thing.  Granted I have no experience with SFA3 so for all I know El Fuerte might have been somewhat based off of R. Mika.  Still, any fighter who can pull off running bulldogs and Stone Cold Stunners should fit right in with the rest of the Street Fighter V cast thus far. 

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Get a first look at Star Wars Battlefront's Battle of Jakku

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On EA's Star Wars page today, an article was posted giving us a bit more information about Battlefront's take on the Battle of Jakku, the fifth planet in the game.

People that have been keeping up with Star Wars: The Force Awakens will know that Jakku is the desert planet seen in the trailer with the giant crashed Star Destroyer. The battle that led to his scene of destruction will take place in Battlefront on December 1st for those who preorder, and December 8th for everyone else.

The battle itself looks like it will take place around, and possibly in, the crashed Star Destroyer, with the Imperial troops on board leaving the wreckage to meet the Rebels. That sounds pretty exciting. The concept art below should give you an idea of what to expect.

Personally, I was disappointed by the realization that this battle takes place shortly after the Battle of Endor. I was hoping that the inclusion of Jakku meant that we were going to have a chance to see Battlefront tie into the time period of the upcoming sequel trilogy, but it will instead take place 29 years before The Force Awakens. Maybe for Battlefront 2, after the sequel trilogy has begun, we'll be able to see some of the new era in the game.

Out of the arcades and onto the Wii U: Pokken Tournament

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Let’s be honest, who didn’t see this one coming? Last week Nintendo made an announcement that shocked absolutely no one in the world: Pokken Tournament is coming to the Wii U in 2016. The Namco fighter was previously boasted as being arcade-only, but the home version was made official at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. We still have a little while before we can get our hands on the game, but I am sure that you will find a Dave & Busters or two with the original arcade version in the meantime.

3 successful stress tests = Worldwide SF5 beta this weekend

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“Three up, and three down” for Capcom’s regional stress tests for the Street Fighter 5 beta, which can only mean one thing: the worldwide beta can be scheduled. Well, not only “can” it be scheduled, it HAS been scheduled. Capcom didn’t waste any time after closing the North and South American street tests to set up the fully-functional worldwide beta for this weekend.

The return of the Street Fighter 5 worldwide beta test kicks off tomorrow, 8/28/2015, at 4pm PST and run for five consecutive days. There are no more specific time slots that you will need to aim for; we are talking about five, full days of SF5 action. The test will be shut down at 7am PST on 9/2/2015. The only time things should go offline is when there are short periods of maintenance, but all of that will be announced and broadcast via the official beta test Twitter account (@SFVServer).

Turok is getting resurrected, possibly through cloning

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Night Dive Studios is doing the gaming community a favor by bringing Turok Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil back from prehistoric death. Both titles will be optimized to run on modern computers and will be available on your digital platform of choice, including Steam, Humble Bundle, GamersGate and of course GOG. 

I'm excited by this turn of events for two reasons. First, I've always wanted to play the Turok games but they never ran on modern PCs very well  and The mediocre 2008 reboot was no substitute. Sadly the fog, framerate and controls in the N64 versions made me nauseous; sorry but GoldenEye spoiled me. So basically I haven't really had many options to play through the old Turok games.

Second, Night Dive did the excellent modern port of System Shock 2, an incredible game that I was dying to replay but couldn't on my current rig. As far as I'm concerned these folks are doing God's work resurrecting classics like these so I'll gladly support them with my wallet as long as they want to keep working.

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GOG is DOOMed, resulting Fallout spreads to Morrowind, Galaxy

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As you may have gathered from my punny headline, GOG has just been cleared to publish several classic Bethesda and Id properties. This includes Doom, Doom 2 and Final Doom, Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics, and Elder Scrolls Morrowind, Redguard and Battlespire. They've also tossed in the original Quake and its mission packs for good measure.

If you're feeling particularly old school, when you buy any of these Bethesda titles you'll get Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall free. I don't know many people who still play those archaic RPGs, but the option is nice regardless.

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GOG Galaxy gets its first major update

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GOG Galaxy, the frontend client for Good Old Games, has just been patched to beta 1.1. This update introduces the rollback feature, which lets you restore any individual game to a previous version or update. I'm excited about this feature as I've had a number of unfortunate situations where a publisher drops a patch that completely breaks a game. This update also improves the friends list, after the team received feedback following the Witcher 3 launch.

I've been playing around with Galaxy for a while now and I really like it. Valve and Steam have rarely steered me wrong--outside of its disastrous launch alongside Half-Life 2 in 2004--but GOG's extra transparency and flexibility are growing on me. If Galaxy gets even more stable in its final release I'll probably do all my big day-one game purchases there.

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News Roundup - 08/26/2015

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PAX Prime 2015: Nintendo's lineup

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PAX Prime kicks off tomorrow and Nintendo will be on hand with playable demos of their upcoming games. Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, Zelda Tri-Force Heroes and a build of Splatoon including the latest updates will all be on the show floor. PAX will also host tournaments for Smash Bros 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. I'm particularly interested to see what the general public response is to Star Fox; reports out of E3 indicate its unorthodox control scheme is...spotty.

There will also be a panel discussion led by the Treehouse folks where talk about all things Xenoblade Chronicles X. I'm really looking forward to this one as the RPG seems positively massive. It will probably be the game I use to fill time during the interminable wait for No Man's Sky.

Of course what PAX would be complete without some love for indie games? Nintendo is renting a space at the adjacent Sheraton Seattle Hotel to host another Nindies event to show off 13 independent titles, with developers on hand. Indie games are a notoriously mixed bag but Nintendo's quality control is legendary, so I've actually enjoyed most of the indie games I've gotten for Wii U. I'm especially excited for Shin'en's FAST Racing Neo, which looks amazing.

Check after the jump for the full details.

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