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Check out all the major balance changes coming to Killer Instinct: Season 2

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Killer Instinct: Season 2 is on the horizon and today, Iron Galaxy pulled back the curtain on some of the changes that will be included with the game. Season 2 will not simply just be a ton of new characters, it will include tons of changes to the original characters as well. After watching the stream it looks like it will be a completely different game from what we have been playing before. 

Of course some of the original 8 characters will get some buffs and nerfs, but a lot of them will also be given brand new moves. For instance, Orchid can now charge her electric blast, allowing it to travel full screen. Sadira can now jump back against the wall as a way for her to escape and Fulgore has been given a full rework of his meter. In the first season, you had to charge Fulgore's meter. In Season 2, the meter is constantly filling. The more aggressive you are, the faster it fills. 

We also got a good look at TJ Combo including his Ultra Combo. Iron Galaxy will be showing more in the weeks leading up to the release of the game. 

The balance changes to the original characters will be released for free on September 23rd and Iron Galaxy will keep an eye on how things go in case some changes need to be made when Season 2 goes live late October. 

Be sure to check out the full video of all the changes on their official Twitch steam. 

Nintendo Download for 8/28/2014: This week belongs to Capcom. Any OBJECTION!s?

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The big release this week for Nintendo systems is tomorrow's release of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney for the 3DS.  However, that's not all that's being released this week.  It is Thursday after all, so that means another Nintendo Download.

The second month dedicated to Mega Man continues with Mega Man X3 hitting the Wii U eShop.  This time around a new scientist by the name of Dr. Doppler is behind the latest round of Maverick attacks...though if you're a fan of the classic series then you know that it's always the same main villain behind it all in every game.

We also have the release of Azure Striker GUNVOLT from Inti Creates tomorrow.  This game takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new mechanics and graphics.  Plus for a limited time you'll get a free digital code to download the 8-bit game MIGHTY GUNVOLT.

If you were a fan of SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS, you'll be happy to know that it's making its way to the Wii U.  In SteamWorld Dig you'll take on the role of Rusty as he arrives at a mining town.  You'll be able to utilize the Wii U GamePad as you explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure, and terrors.

On a final note, Capcom is having a sale through September 4th where select games for the Wii U and 3DS are up to 60% off, including Ducktales Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons, Chronicles of Mystara, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorneys - Dual Destinies, and more.  Check out Nintendo's website for more details.

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Professor Layton teaming up with Phoenix Wright? No OBJECTION!s here

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One is an archeologist who has traveled the world solving puzzles while the other is a bumbling defense attorney.  That doesn't mean that they wouldn't work well together, and it's time to finally put that theory to the test here in the States as Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney will hit stores and the Nintendo eShop tomorrow for the 3DS.

In this...um...interesting crossover between two of the handheld's top franchises, you'll go back and forth as Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, utilizing their respective games' methods of gameplay while unexpectedly working together to uncover the truth behind a place called Labyrinthia and to prove the innocence of a girl named Espella who's on trial for witchcraft.

For more info, check out Sean Colleli's review of the game to see if it's something you might want to check out.  If you're a fan of either series, I'd imagine you probably might.

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Lords of the Fallen is dark, lovely, and due October 28

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It's been awhile since we've tracked hack-and-slash action RPG Lords of the Fallen. But it looks like the antihero, Harkyn, is still on a mission to take down some mighty big prey -- some godlike prey.

Harkyn is a convicted villain, yet the world's only hope. "Only evil can destroy evil," the narrator says. Sounds like dark days are ahead. This newest trailer stark, cold, detail-rich environments. And, if the video's narrator is to be trusted, it sounds like there will be multiple paths through Lords of the Fallen. If not that, then it certainly sounds like there will be at least a binary ending of the player's choosing. 

Lords of the Fallen will be on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this October 28.

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 shows off its new features

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A good remake / remaster takes more than just re-releasing the same game with a fresh coat of paint. Anyone can do that., In order to make a re-release worthwhile, they need to take the time to actually improve the game and add some stuff to the experience. Square Enix wants to ensure you that they are definitely doing more than just a vanilla rehash with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.

The developer has released a new trailer for the game that shows off some of the new content being added to the experience. Fans can look forward to new bosses and a variety of new equipment when they pick up the game this coming December on PS3. I really need to track down a copy of the first HD ReMIX and play through the games in preparation for this as Kingdom Hearts is easily one of my favorite video game series of all time.

 

NVIDIA cards offer hardware encoding for Steam In-Home Streaming

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Ever since Valve released In-Home Streaming with Steam, I've been utilizing it to let me play all my games anywhere in my house using my Windows 8 tablet. It's pretty convenient when I need to be in a certain room yet want to get in a quick game of Diablo III. (Yes, you can stream non-Steam games too.)

Valve and NVIDIA are teaming up though to take advantage of those GeForce cards and enable hardware encoding for streaming. That means you're going to get some amazing quality in your stream without taxing your computer nearly as much. The CPU is left to do other things and the video card handles it all.

The experience is really great and having hardware encoding with a NVIDIA card helps performance a lot when streaming. Performance was good before this feature was supported. Now, it'll be even better.

Xbox Live Games with Gold line up for September

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PlayStation Plus isn’t the only program giving free games to its members, as Xbox Live has their Games with Gold program as well. Major Nelson has revealed the free games that will be released on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox 360 members can get a free copy of Monaco beginning Monday through September 15. At that point, the XBLA title will be switched out for Halo: Reach. Xbox One owners will see Crimson Dragon and Super Time Force become available for the entire month.

Remember, once you download these games, they are your’s to keep, even if your Xbox Gold membership expires.

Assassin’s Creed Unity slips out of October

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Bad news for Assassin’s Creed fans: Assassin’s Creed Unity is getting a slight delay. The game will be set back 2 weeks in order for the developer to add some more polish to the game. The game will now launch on November 11, 2014. This isn’t a huge delay and it makes sense that Ubisoft would want to make their first, dedicated entry into the series on the Xbox One and PS4 (as well as PC) as good as possible. At the same time, I am sure that they want to ensure that they get the game out this year because this is their big, holiday title for 2014.

As a result, both Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue (for the 360 and PS3) will be launching on the same day. Should we declare it a holiday for Assassin’s Creed fans?

More Walking Dead Pinball on the way, but not digital

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The Walking Dead took to the pinball realms this week with the release of Zen’s digital table based on Tell Tale’s adventure series. Well, Stern Pinball is teasing a new table on both their official website and on their Facebook page. Very little is known about the new table right now, other than its existence although it is being reported that it was designed by John Borg. Borg’s other work includes Stern’s Metallica and Indiana Jones tables.

I always get excited when I hear of a new, physical table being created in the pinball world. The problem is that I don't ever get to see them in real life because there aren't any establishments in Columbus that get them. I will get to play them one of these days.

Meet Randal from Clerks as Randal in not Clerks

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Mondays suck.  

For Randal, from Randal's Monday one particular Monday is going to suck worse than any Monday you or I have ever experienced because his Monday will repeat until the heat death of the universe (one assumes) unless Randal fixes everything.

So it sounds like Clerks crossed with Groundhog Day.  Randal's Monday is from Nexus Game Studios (not Gamingnexus Studios since that doesn't exist, yet), and you can watch Jeff Anderson (Randal, Clerks and Randal's Monday if you haven't been paying attention) in the following video.

Randal's Monday hits PC later this year.