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Earn double koins this weekend playing Mortal Kombat X

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One of the most annoying things about Mortal Kombat X is how little currency you make while playing through all the various modes in the game. Sure you can get a small boost if you complete the challenges in the game but those are few and far between.

The biggest reason that earning so little is annoying is that everything in the Krypt this time around is extremely expensive. Sure there are some items that cost a little but most of them range from 6,000 - 10,000 Koins.

Well, NetherRealm Studios is feeling generous and is offering a double koins weekend. From now until Monday, all of the towers in the game will earn you double koins, so this is a perfect opportunity to try and stock up so you can unlock the rest of the Krypt. 

In other news, the Mortal Kombat X roster will be expanding by one this coming Tuesday as the iconic Jason Vorhees will be released for Kombat Pack owners. If you don't own the Kombat Pack, you gotta wait an extra week. NetherRealm will also be holding a special stream on Monday where they will show off Jason in full. 

If you haven't already, be sure to check out Jeremy Duff's review of the game.

What Are You Playing This Weekend? Boston Inquisition Edition

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Valve allowed people to charge money for mods, then other people made Valve walk that one all the way back. Double Fine blew the doors off Kickstarter in 2012 with Broken Age, and this week, that game is complete.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
I'll likely be using this weekend to wrap up both Crypt of the Necrodancer and Titan Souls. Both games are pretty fun. Then again, I'm a sucker for anything that resembles an NES or Super NES game.\ Beyond that, I recently fired up Final Fantasy VII for the first time in awhile, since I have an inkling of where to go—when I left off, Aerith just bit the big one. So, I followed the path I needed to take and, holy crap, I'm back on the world map, and I'm not sure where to go next. Well, time to wander around the world map and gain a few levels trying to find my way.

Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
I got my final Club Nintendo platinum member reward: a free game download. I decided on Mario: Wolf of Wall Street Edition, otherwise known as New Super Mario Bros. 2, the one with all the coins. A lot of people complained when it came out that it was just more of the same, but so far I'm really enjoying the level design and grabbing all that cheddar. You can literally make it rain in this one.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I'm picking fights in the Hinterlands. I'm lost in the maze of the Forbidden Oasis. I'm dying for a romantic option with my Val Royeaux princess, Vivienne. I'm 40 hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm having a good time Twitching my journey, too. I especially enjoy being mic'd up, using my voice that (according to one Gaming Nexus staffer) sounds like, "That one neighbor that everybody likes but no one hangs out with because he smokes a little too much weed." I don't do drugs, so I don't know what he's talking about.

Rob Larkin, staff writer, @Rob_GN
Got the Resogun platinum trophy last weekend, so I started up Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag. Mostly just playing multiplayer at this point, me and the dozen others that still wander into the matchmaking. Will be putting most of the rest of my time into Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown for an upcoming review. Also, it's a bank holiday weekend, woot woot! So three days to play. [Rob Larkin lives in Jolly Old England where they say "holiday" when they really mean "vacation." -ed]

FIFA Ultimate Team TOTW 33: Higuain, Terry, and Lavezzi top a solid week.

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Week 33 of FIFA 15's Ultimate Team TOTW has some great pieces to pick up for those who are looking to fill out an Argentine squad as Gonzalo Higuain and Ezekiel Lavezzi can be nabbed this week.  Higuain, who has enjoyed a good spell at Napoli, comes in at an 89 overall with a blistering 93 shooting rating.  Lavezzi, who may be moving on from current club Paris Saint-Germain, checks in at an 83 overall.  His 88 pace and 87 dribbling ratings are a must have out on the wing.  Chelsea captain John Terry, who will more than likely be celebrating a Barclay's Premier League title this weekend, slots in at an 85 overall.  While his pace is still incredibly slow, those who build around three center-back formations should include him in their squad with a fantastic 89 defense rating.

As always, this group of cards will be available until Wednesday 6pm UK time.

News Roundup - 04/30/2015

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Magicka: Wizard Wars launches as a free-to-play game

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Paradox Interactive has announced that Magicka: Wizard Wars has completed its Early Access phase and is now available as a free-to-play title on Steam. Gameplay is centered around the Magicka spellcasting system seen in past games in which players combine various elemental powers to unleash both offensive and defensive spellcasts.

The game's free-to-play launch includes the new Soul Harvest game mode that functions similar to multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games for short. While there are certainly cues taken from games like Dota 2, Magicka: Wizard Wars makes the gameplay unique by blending its spellcasting system with frantic four versus four player matches. Magicka: Wizard Wars Game Director David Nisshagen provided his thoughts on the game's development, launch, and future:

Obviously the launch of a game is a momentous occasion, and it’s definitely a relief to have it officially out there after two years. Our job is certainly not over yet, however. Our players have been with us every step of the way, supporting us, giving us crucial feedback, and helping us make a Magicka PvP experience that feels right. We couldn’t have gotten to this point without them, and now that we’ve launched, we’re going to stick by them to keep the game growing, evolving, and repeatedly setting everybody on fire in new and unexpected ways.

Stayed tuned as we'll have further coverage of Magicka: Wizard Wars in the coming weeks.

E3 press event focused on PC gaming announced

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This year will mark the first-ever E3 event that will be focused exclusively on PC gaming and its industry. The PC Gaming Show will feature a variety of publishers, hardware creators, and developers that make up the PC industry. Event presenters will include Dean Hall, Cliff Bleszinski, AMD, Blizzard, Tripwire Interactive, Bohemia Interactive, and Paradox, to name a few.

The PC Gaming Show will take place on Tuesday, June 16 at the Belasco Theater that's located near the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will be live streamed via Twitch for those that can't make attendance in person.

Hatred launching on June 1

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Developer Destructive Creations has announced that upcoming isometric twin stick shooter Hatred will be launching on June 1 for PC. Along with the release announcement, a new trailer has been released that highlights the game's significant focus on violent gameplay in which players step into the shoes of a cold-blooded antagonist that has a deep hatred for humanity.

Hatred will be available on Steam upon its June 1 launch and will be rated AO.


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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 gameplay showcased in new trailer

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Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer for upcoming role-playing game Knights of Pen & Paper 2 in full 1080p resolution and at a smooth 60 FPS. I was a huge fan of the original game and am excited to see what's in store for the sequel, which if the trailer is any indicator a lot more addictive and entertaining role-playing gameplay.

The trailer in particular showcases the game's dynamic dungeons, custom-built encounters, new character classes, and many more aspects of the game's various adventures that await players. Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is scheduled for release this year for PC, iOS, and Android devices. Visit the game's official website for further information.

Razer announces Seiren Pro digital microphone

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Razer has announced a new digital microphone with the Seiren Pro that has been designed for streamers and YouTube video creators. The new microphone condenser features XLR recording and a high-pass filter aimed at a variety of recording environments.

The included XLR cable enables the microphone to be plugged directly into various mixing boards and cameras, but also includes a USB connection for computers and such. The high-pass filter is designed to remove ambient noises ranging from hums and rumbles to traffic and wind. Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan described the microphone:

With the success of YouTube, Twitch and the likes, there is a greater demand for high-fidelity recording equipment than ever before. Our second condenser microphone, the Razer Seiren Pro, delivers what video game streamers are looking for and provides great value to YouTubers, musicians and anyone looking to capture sound clearly.

Accessories are available for the microphone including a shock mount and pop filter to enable users to create a complete recording setup. The Razer Seiren Pro and additional accessories are available exclusively through the online Razer Store. The microphone will be available in May and retail for $249.99.

Features

  • HD recording with outstanding clarity
  • 4 adjustable recording patterns (Cardioid, Stereo, Omni, Bi–directional)
  • Quick controls for pattern switching, headphone volume and mic gain
  • Built in headphone amplifier with zero latency output
  • Recording via XLR or USB connection
  • High-pass filter – filters frequencies below 100 Hz

Madden 15 draft show starts tonight at 8pm

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I don't know what to expect at this year's upcoming NFL draft.  What I did learn, as per the two Walmart employees I overheard talking heatedly in the electronics department while I looked for some Apple earbuds, is that the Cleveland Browns are going to draft ANOTHER quarterback in the first round who will wash out.  They seemed rather convinced of this fact, so I'm inclined to agree with them.  

Anyway, EA Sports tweeted a reminder to all fans that they should tune into their #Madden15 NFL Draft show that begins tonight at 8pm (5pm Pacific time) on their Twitch channel.


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