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Mewtwo coming to Smash in April...and another character returns in June

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A while back it was announced that players who registered both versions of Super Smash Bros. prior to March 31st would receive Mewtwo as a DLC character.  In today's Nintendo Direct not only was a new Mewtwo trailer shown but also his release date...s.  If you took part in the Club Nintendo promotion, you'll be able to download Mewtwo on April 15th.  Everyone else will have to wait a couple of more weeks until April 28th.

However, Mewtwo wasn't the only character shown off today as we also got to see a trailer for another returning character: Lucas.  Like Ness, Lucas comes from the Earthbound/Mother series but unlike Ness, Lucas didn't debut in Super Smash Bros. until Brawl.  Lucas will be available as DLC sometime in June.

For more Smash Bros. info as well as everything else in today's Nintendo Direct, head on over to YouTube (the Smash info is conveniently right at the start).

 

Echo of Soul trailer highlights PvE component

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Developer Aeria Games has released a new trailer for upcoming free-to-play MMORPG Echo of Soul that highlights the game's player versus environment (PvE) component features. The PvE content includes 60 dungeons along with over 150 bosses and over 1,600 quests that are spread across 68 landscapes. Game modes within PvE include both party and solo dungeon playthroughs. In the party dungeon mode, up to five players can journey together to battle a variety of bosses.

Echo of Soul will be available in beta form this May for PC.

Buy This War of Mine's DLC to benefit charity

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11 bit studios has announced that if you have purchased This War of Mine's War Child Charity DLC, you've helped to change the lives of 350 children.

War Child, an international charity organization, originally partnered with 11 bit studios to bring proceeds of This War of Mine to protect children from the brutal effects of war. Since War Child Charity's release, all proceeds of the DLC have gone to the War Child organization. Those who have purchased the DLC have helped to provide Syrian refugee children with psycho-social support from trauma, child friendly spaces, and an informal education.

You can still purchase the charity DLC for either $0.99, $9.99, or $19.99. The benefit lasts until April 3. 

If you haven't picked up This War of Mine and are curious about what kind of game it is, be sure to read our review. Also check out the detailed infographic below.

Get your first look at the Briggs family in Mortal Kombat X

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Jeremy posted the news earlier today about how MKX will allow players to try out the DLC character for free through the Living Towers mode. Well another bit of MKX news came out today and is NOT an April Fools joke. 

NetherRealm released a trailer a few weeks ago showing off the Cage family, Sonya, Johnny and Cassie, and today they released a new trailer showing off the Briggs family, Jax and Jaqui. 

Well for me there was bound to be some extreme disappointment at some point. I have never, ever cared for Jax before in any Mortal Kombat game. He has the personality of a cardboard box and has always seemed boring to me. It will be interesting to see how Jaqui plays and fits into the story, but after watching this trailer, I am completely unimpressed. Oh well, at least there are tons of other characters I can play as. 

The wait is almost over. Mortal Kombat X hits store shelves in only 11 days. 

Check out the trailer below courtesy of MKIceAndFire

April fools! - War Thunder

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If you play War Thunder today, April Fools Day, and you use Soviet, German, or American vehicles, you will gain access for this day only to walking tanks.  Yes, WALKING tanks.

The story goes that Russia developed these proto-mechs prior to WW2. Of the so-called ST-1 walking tanks built prior to WWII, 20 remain.  The Russians still have 8, while 5 were captured by Germany during the Battle of Stalingrad.  The remaining 3 found their way to the United States in a failed tech exchange program.

You'll also get access to tanks with rubberized armor today only.  This rubberized armor simply causes enemy shells to bounce of - cool, but not nearly as cool as walking tanks.

Learn more at the dev blog and after the jump. 

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MKX to allow players to try DLC for free

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There is nothing worse then spending your hard-earned money on a new, DLC character in a fighting game only to find out that you really don’t like playing as them. Netherrealm Studios doesn’t want you to have that experience with Mortal Kombat X, which is why players will be able to play as Jason Voorhees, Predator, Tremor, and Tanya in the Challenge Tower portion of the game. The feature was revealed by Ed Boon in a recent interview with Angry Joe:

“So for instance, if [DLC character Jason Voorhees] comes along, you’re going to have a Jason tower that you can play as Jason. And you can even use that tower if you didn’t purchase Jason. So it’s really cool, it gives the players a taste of what the character and what it’s like to play them.”

It will be nice to get a sample of the DLC experience before deciding to drop the money. Considering that the season pass for the game is $30, I am expecting the characters themselves to be rather costly, probably $9.99 piece, so this is definitely a welcome addition.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions has Evolved

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Owners of the amazing Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will notice that things have changed a bit if they boot up the game this week. One might even say that the title has "Evolved". A free title update has been released for the game that adds a slew of new content to the game, making it better than ever.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved adds new supers, new enemies, additional modes, and tons more at no additional charge to the game. If you don't own the game, this content will now be included in the download for new purchases as well. 

You can check out the video below for a very brief sample of one of the new adventure mode stages. We hope to have plenty of more videos added soon highlighting the other additions to the game. 

 

PlayStation redefining the immersive experience

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With all of the talk about virtual reality headsets and various immersive technology, Sony and their PlayStation brand are looking to take things to an all new level. Say hello to the PlayStation Flow.

This new wearable technology is designed to make the swimming portion of your favorite games more lifelike as you dive into an actual pool and experience the segments first hand. Imagine playing The Last of Us Remastered or Tomb Raider, and having to actually navigate around an aquatic environment in real time. There won’t be any more need for oxygen meters as the experiences will now depend on your actual ability to hold your breath under water.

You can check out the video below to see the new tech in action.

Oh, and don’t forget to check the date on your nearest calendar.

 

News Roundup - 03/31/2015

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Sword & Sworcery's positive female character

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Femenist Frequency kicks off a new chapter in its video series, introducing Positive Female Characters in Video Games. Host Anita Sarkeesian talks about The Scythian, protagonist of 2011's superb Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Sarkeesian discusses how The Scythian is a hero first, who happens to be a woman—not a caricature of a woman with hyperactive gender signifiers, like pink clothes, bows in her hair, or the recipient of jiggly breast physics. The most important takeaway from this video is that women can quietly fill the role of hero as easily as men can.


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