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News Roundup - 04/14/2014

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Impressions: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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Every four years, the world of international football gathers together for a month long final tournament to determine the best team in the world.  Just like the 2010 World Cup, EA Sports has brought the tournament straight into our homes via console in the form of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which is available today on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

We're not quite ready to do a review of the game, but we wanted to make sure some impressions of the game are available as we've had time to go through most of the game modes.  2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil brings the same fun game modes from the previous version of this game, including the ever-popular Captain Your Country mode, which allows players to create a pro from scratch or pick from an existing pro for a corresponding country and build them up during the qualification process, leading all the way to the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The mode has gone through some upgrades, including making it a bit easier to build up stats via the training mini-games that have been available in the FIFA franchise of games.  It may even be a little too easy to build those stats up, but considering that a player doesn't have access to a player's club team like they would in the regular title, this is the way to make sure that created players are competitive.

Of course, the regular World Cup mode is available, which leaves the choice up to a player as to whether to play the World Cup Final as is from the draw back in December, or to create their own fantasy version of the tournament and create some stacked groups in order to increase the difficulty.  The mode is straight forward, as expected, but stunning visuals of all the new stadiums that have been built or renovated for the tournament are shown off in all their glory.  Gameplay is fairly similar to FIFA 14, if not just a tad slower than its counterpart.

If a player feels like trying to re-write history, the History of the World Cup is available and allows players to replay some of the most exciting games in the history of the tournament.  Also included in the title is the Road to Qualification mode that allows a player to take on the managerial position of a country and try to take them from the early stages of qualifying all the way to Brazil. 

For a title that is somewhat truncated since it is only international matches leading to the World Cup, there is plenty of meat in this game, though there is a lot more to cover than what can be included in this.

We'll include more on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in our review, which is expected later this week.

PAX East 2014: My impressions of The Evil Within gameplay demo from PAX East 2014

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Those who attended PAX East 2014 got a chance to see a sneak peak at The Evil Within, the new survival horror game by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. I got a chance to sit in on the presentation and while I feel The Evil Within has the potential to be great I couldn't help shake this feeling of Deja Vu while watching the video.

The demo was split up into two parts. The first takes place in a city that looks like it's straight out of the movie Inception in how it kept collapsing and shape shifting as the demo went on. If you enjoyed the new Resident Evil games, you should feel right at home. Evil Within looks like a Resident Evil game with its over the shoulder camera, and while I didn't get to play the game, it looks like it will probably use the same Resident Evil control scheme as well. Of course with the similarities to Resident Evil, it's not surprising that Sebastian encountered zombies on his travels with the city. One interesting thing of note was that Sebastian has the ability to set the zombies on fire after they go down. I am going to assume that if you don't set them on fire, they could get back up and start chasing after you again. The first part of the demo reached its conclusion when Sebastian made his way to an area of the map that was completely flooded. Sebastian threw a bottle into the water and a giant creature appeared. I assume that you are going to have to traverse this area in the final game without making too much motion in the water or else you will meet certain death. Certain death was exactly what Sebastian faced as he jumped in the water and made as much noise as possible swimming. The giant creature jumped out of he water and killed him. 

The second part of the demo started and Sebastian is now making his way through a sewer system all while being chased by a monster that looks like it is something out of Silent Hill. The monsters were giant men in butcher aprons, with safes as their heads that are wrapped in bloody barbed wire. I honestly felt like I was now watching a new Silent Hill game. Silent Hill games are known for having enemies representing your worst nightmares coming after you so I am really excited to see how they handle this aspect of the game. The demo continued with Sebastian making his way through the sewers while avoiding monsters. Soon after, the demo came to an end.

I am a little conflicted about this game. While I am one of the few that has actually enjoyed the newer Resident Evil and Silent Hill games, I couldn't help but shake this feeling of Deja Vu when watching the video. One the one hand I feel like I would really enjoy this game but I feel like it would absolutely frustrate me at the same time, especially when something as simple as opening or closing doors turns into a button mashing, quick time event. I absolutely loathe this is video games today. Please, just let us either open or close the door. Stop this. I just hope when the final game is released that it feels like something new and fresh and not just another Resident Evil. 

A new trailer for the gameplay trailer was also released for the game so be sure to check that out below. 

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Update 1.1 has new map, tanks, and crew system

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition's Update 1.1 is here, and it's a game changer. Or at least a game deepener. Deepening maker. (I give up.) But I like the introduction of this crew system to Wargaming.net's competitive, online, free-to-play tank smasher.

Originally, you could buy upgrade packages for your tank. These packages improved certain aspects of your tank, like engine power, tank treads, or guns. But now, with the crew system, the non-player characters that run your tank, like the commander, driver, and gunner, can be assigned dozens of skills that further improve your overall tank. For example, you can assign your crew to train a camoflauge skill. Through battle experience, the camoflauge training bar goes up, and then, once fully trained, that specific crew—in that specific tank—gets better at camoflauging their tank on the battlefield.

Um, maybe you had to be there. But, trust me, it makes me regret selling back all my old tanks. I could've kept training on them, improving my crew's skills. Lesson learned, however. I'm at least very close to 100 percent on my Chaffee (a tier V American light tank). Once that crew reaches 100 percent, they can start training individual skills. Yes, in World of Tanks there's always another bar to fill up, apparently. Finish one progress bar and there's another one right behind it. But, hey, that's the nature of online games with role-playing components. It's the beautiful grind.

Now that I've bored you with too many crew details, the other aspects of Update 1.1 (which are also cool) introduce a lineup of five new medium tanks to the still-sparse U.K. family tree. And Update 1.1 reveals a new map, Himmelsdorf, with a massive castle on a hill to one side, and a maze-like run of urban European buildings over the rest of the map. Artillery and heavy tanks should be quite miserable there as the architecture will mess with artillery's trajectory, and medium and light tanks will seriously outmaneuver the slow-moving, slow-maneuvering heavies.

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Sid Meier taking you to the stars in the next Civilization game

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You maybe still conquering Earth, but are you ready to move beyond our planet? Sid Meier wants to. During the weekend at PAX, 2K Games announced the next game in the Civilization series.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming this Fall and will be about colonizing other planets. It sounds like you'll be able to customize a ship and your culture to spread out among other planets in the universe. 

Along with a new theme to the game, there will be new technology options, new quests, and new science to research and build. 

Technology wise, Beyond Earth will be able to use th new Mantle API that's supported by various AMD cards. DirectX 11 will be there as well, but no word on DirectX 12.

To celebrate the announcement, here's the launch trailer, which has no gameplay whatsoever. Still, it's the first teaser for a game that I'm sure many Civilization fans are salivating over.

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PAX East 2014: This War of Mine hands on preview

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About a month ago, the first trailer for This War of Mine debuted and blew everyone away. I too was really excited about the concept of this game. The game does take place during a modern day war, but this time you aren't the soldier. You are the innocent civilians who have to fight to survive every single day as their homes, friends and family are taken from them in an instant. 

You start in a random area that has been devastated by the war. During the day, you manage things at your safe house. You can select any of your party members and have them perform a number of tasks. This can include building supplies so you can eat and sleep better, reinforced walls to keep other scavengers out, weapons and more. This is also where you will eat and take medicine to build up your party before you head out for the night. 

When you choose to head out at night, you will need to decide which of your party members will go out and which ones will stay behind. Each character has attributes that make them better at different tasks. It may be a good idea to send out the party member that is good at scavenging, and hold back the one that is good at guarding. After choosing who goes and who stays, you need to pick a location to scavenge. This is where the way gets really interesting and emotional. 

You have to search for supplies for your followers including food and medicine. On your travels you may run into other scavengers either living in that area or searching for items of their own. This is when the incredibly tough decisions will come into play. You may come across a family that is struggling to stay alive. Do you steal their items? They need to survive just like you do. You may take essential items from them, but it may help you and your followers survive. You may encounter someone who is on the brink of death and starving. They might beg you for food. Do you give it to them, or do you save it for yourself and your friends. People may join your party if you help them but that also means that you have an extra mouth to feed. You also need to keep in mind that other people aren't going to be so keen on you taking their stuff. Be prepared to fight for your life in some situations. This also brings up another interesting scenario. You never really know if someone will be hostile or not if they see you. You can sneak around ares if you want but you may miss out on the opportunity to get help from others. These are the kinds of huge decisions you will be faced with and I'm sure there are many other scenarios you will encounter when the game is released.

You never know how long a war might last so it seems like the game will keep going until you eventually run out of party members and items, or when the war does end. You need to also keep in mind that supplies will be scarce and you will often see your party members getting sick, tired, and hungry. 

I will admit that I was skeptical when I learned that the game was a 2D, point and click, side-scrolling or sorts but I am happy to say that it works and it is also really fun. The heavy use of the black and white tone really works as well because it really brings out how dark and scary the situation is. Color represents life and happiness, which there is none of in war. 

I absolutely love the idea of this game. It falls into the same level of emotion for me as the game Papers Please did. It actually makes you think about how you would react in those situations. Do you do what is best for you? Or what is best for others? I really love a videogame that actually forces me to think about how I would handle the situation at hand and I cannot wait to get my hands on the final version when it is eventually released. 

PAX East 2014: Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball hands on preview

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One of my favorite parts of PAX East is checking out the indie megabooth and seeing all kinds of innovating and fun games that I have not heard about. Over the next few days I am going to highlight some of my favorite games that I discovered down on the show floor. 

The first game up is Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball.

You play as cute little robots on roller skates in dance club like arenas while catchy techno music is blasting in the background. The game is played in the first person perspective so those who are familiar and enjoy those kinds of games should easily be able to hop in and have some fun.

What makes the game so great is that it actually feels like a real dodgeball game, with every hit being an instant kill. Picking up a ball, hitting them, and watching them explode into a million pieces never gets old. The game is really intense as well as you always need to watch your back. The arena is always filled with multiple balls so attacks will be coming from every direction. Just like in real dodgeball, if you can time it just right, you can also catch an opponents incoming ball which gives you a kill. I only played for a few minutes and it was the most fun I have had with an FPS in a long time. 

The build at PAX only had 4 player LAN Free for All playable but the game also includes online multiplayer, multiple game modes including Deathmatch, Score Battle, Kill the Carrier, Demolition Derby, Elimination, Hoops and more.  

I found myself coming back to this booth over and over again throughout the weekend because I couldn't get enough of it and I am excited to see what the community could come up with if workshop support is added in the future. These are the kinds of games that I love. They are different. It's an FPS game but it doesn't involve shooting everything in sight on a military battlefield which seems to be the norm these days. 

Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball is currently available to buy on Steam early access for $9.99.

It also gets my Trailer of The Year Award as well. Seriously this trailer is amazing. 

For more information be sure to check out the official website. 

Titanfall coming off a big week

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Last week was a big one for Titanfall, as the game launched on the Xbox 360, there was a panel dedicated to it at PAX East and an eagerly-awaited patch finally was applied to all platforms. The patch is extensive, but the key components are the Private Match Beta, Xbox One Party App shortcut for your Xbox One menu and plethora of bug updates.  Take a look at the complete list after the jump, as there are plenty of changes and a list of future updates that are being worked on:

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Weekend News Roundup - 04/13/2014

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  • Chop, shoot, and burn stuff in Bound by Flame combat video
  • Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One announced at PAX East

Chop, shoot, and burn stuff in Bound by Flame combat video

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Spiders Games details Bound by Flame's role-playing combat system in this recent video. Your bipolar, demon-possessed character advances three combat styles: fighter, ranger, and pyromancer. The fighter tree contains hand-to-hand martial skills, the ranger tree contains bow-and-arrow attacks, and the pyromancer tree lets you huck fireballs or set your weapon on fire. A bunch of customizations also change up the damage component—and physical appearance—of your blades; from the blade itself, to the hilt, to the pommel.

The bestiary lands halfway between eastern European fantasy and horror. It'll be interesting if your companions serve a greater purpose than as complements to your weapon sets. Those details may emerge in a later video. For now, here's what it looks like when you chop/shoot/burn stuff up.

Bound by Flame launches May 9 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One announced at PAX East

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Well, it looks like goat sims aren’t the only weird mainstream simulation games out there, as indie developer Will Bierly has announced that his Soda drinking sim, Soda Drinker Pro, will be making the leap from Mobile and PC to consoles. According to an interview that creator Bierly gave to Joystiq, the game will run at 60 FPS in 1080p on the Xbox One, as well utilize the Kinect camera controller and feature exclusively level. No word on pricing or availability (just "September"), but for those that enjoy the mobile version of the game, this may be the next logical step to chilling on your couch and utilizing your time.  If you aren't familiar with the game, check out the video below....

New gameplay trailer for The Evil Within

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The upcoming multi-platform, survival horror title The Evil Within has a new gameplay trailer. Check it out here.


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Broforce April Update is jingoistically delicious

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If you haven't heard of Broforce yet, just watch this trailer below and you'll probably want to go pre-purchase it on Steam Early Access. I'm digging into it this weekend and I haven't laughed this maniacally or fist-bumped the air so much in I don't know how long. It has everything: ludicrous 8-bit gibs, kick-in-the-face 'murican patriotism, dynamite-stuffed turkeys, and best of all, a roster of broifically renamed 80s action heroes. It's only April and already this is my top indie game of 2014. Shock and awesome indeed.


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PAX South coming to San Antonio Texas in January 2015

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We now know what the mysterious clock on central time was for as the folks at Penny-Arcade announced PAX South today.  The first iteration of the event will run occur on January 23-25, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

It's certainly nice for those people in that part of the country to get their own gaming show, especially given all of the game development companies in the area (relatively speaking) but you do have to wonder if we are reaching capacity for gaming events.

As an industry now as we know have four Penny Arcade Expos, GDC, E3, Gamescom, the Tokyo Game show, the VGA's, San Diego Comic Con, and the New York Comic Con.  That's not including other events like DICE and the Gamestop managers show all of which create additional strain on developers to make show appearances rather than actually working on games.  

I have no doubt that the event will sell out quickly but it will be interesting to see who shows up from a publisher perspective as the event comes so quickly after the holiday season and right before GDC.  


Kirby Triple Deluxe gets a launch trailer

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Here's a freshly baked launch trailer for Kirby Triple Deluxe, which is set for a 3DS release May 2nd. The game looks a whole lot like Kirby's Return to Dreamland on the Wii, and that's perfectly fine with me because that game kept me engrossed for hours. It may be cute and cuddly, but retro platforming is retro platforming, and I must admit I have a soft spot for Kirby.

Star Trek Online announces new season coming April 22nd

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It's amazing Star Trek Online is over four years old. When the game started it was pretty shaky and I didn't see it going very far, and I thought the switch to free-to-play spelled certain doom, but like Star Trek itself the game just keeps on going.

Cryptic Studios has a new trailer for the latest update, Season 9: A New Accord. The trailer does a "previously on STO" wrap up to get new players caught up to where the game's story is. I have to say, Cryptic knows their Trek lore and they seem to respect the vast continuity of the franchise. A New Accord will be available on April 22nd. From the 14th to the 21st, they're also doing a bonus XP event for players who want to earn a few levels before tackling the new season.

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Can't afford a plane ticket for PAX East? Good news! You can watch the whole thing through Twitch!

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Can't afford to go traipsing across the U.S. to attend PAX? Well, you can watch all the nerdy goings-on in the pantsless comfort of you living-and/or-bedroom through the magic Twitch portal!

Go to the Twitch PAX East Event Portal for the full schedule and live streams.

They'll also be live streaming two tournaments live:

On Saturday 4/12 at 3:00pm EST- The TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Open. Which is a lot of words that basically mean four of the top Hearthstone players that go to college will be going head-to-head for $5,000 in scholarships.

On Sunday 4/13 at 1:00pm EST- The CAPCOM PRO TOUR. The year-round tour for the latest iteration of Street Fighter will be holding a raking event at the Twitch booth.

Also on Saturday 4/12 at 11:30am EST, Newegg is hosting a race to see who can be the first to build and boot up a power PC featuring some of the top components available today.

If you're lucky enough to be attending PAX East, if you stop by the Twitch booth, they have a broadcasting stage where they'll be showing off demos, holding interviews and other events hosted by Jon Carnage, djWHEAT, MANvsGAME and Swiftor. They'll also be doing a couple nifty giveaways. 

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New mode for NES Remix 2 reminiscent of the Nintendo World Championships

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As if NES Remix 2 wasn't already going to be amazing with such featured games as Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Kirby's Adventure, Metroid, and more, but Nintendo has recently announced a new Championship Mode for the game that is inspired by the Nintendo World Championships from 1990.  For those who don't know, the Nintendo World Championships was a tournament that saw players attempting to set the highest cumulative score on three NES games: Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris.  The catch was that they only had six minutes and twenty-one seconds to do so, and once that time was up the game abruptly stopped.

Championship Mode for NES Remix 2 seems to be roughly the same thing, only using Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario.  The mode will feature a revised score multiplier for the games and you can post your high scores to Miiverse.  However, there is one small caveat.  To experience Championship Mode, you must also own the original NES Remix.  I'm guessing it's because the original has Super Mario Bros., but would it have been that difficult to include in NES Remix 2 just for the purpose of Championship Mode?  Anyway, this is making me look forward to this game even more.


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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma gets a Vita release date

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If you're a fan of BlazBlue that's been enjoying BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma on the PS3 and are hoping to take it on the go this summer, a release date has finally been announced.  Releasing on June 24th 2014, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation Vita will feature all of the playable characters from its PS3 counterpart as well as an additional story, an enhanced Abyss Mode, and a recap of the past installments, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.


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What We're Playing: Grim Dawn Diablo Edition

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EA Sports UFC will enter the dragon and resurrect Bruce Lee. Hundreds of people played Tetris on the side of a Philly highrise. And the U.S. Navy is about to deploy its Laser Weapons System—it's a frickin' laser beam that uses a very "video game-like controller" for aiming and firing.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
With everything unpacked that's going to be unpacked for now (my room is still surrounded with boxes of miscellaneous stuff), I can actually do some gaming that doesn't involve my PC. I will be playing a bit of Cloudbuilt for my review that actually should have been done by now, but even the earlier levels are giving me a hard time in this game. In terms of non-PC gaming I actually have my Xbox 360 online and did so for two reasons: First, to clear out my download queue of Games with Gold freebies (that took a good couple of hours to download), and second, to get back into Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. I played a few matches the other night with Vega and went two-for-four, which for me isn't bad.  I'll likely be getting in more matches this weekend and I'm starting to upload some of the better matches to my YouTube channel, but the quality isn't the greatest right now as I can only record composite input. Hoping that changes soon.

Charles Husemann, editor-in-chief, @chusemann
With spring finally making it's way to central Ohio it's mostly going to be outdoor activities this weekend. This means gardening, bike riding, and a bit of running. Outside of that, I'll probably be grinding in Star Wars: Assault Team, an average but still fun turn-based collectible card game. Time permitting, I might dive into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls to see if what John says about the game matches the actual experience.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
Too bad Titanfall and The Wolf Among Us – Episode 3 both came out this week on Xbox 360. Guess that means Titanfall has to wait while I huff and puff my way around Fabletown as Bigby Wolf in A Crooked Mile. I'll also pound out some rounds of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, of course. Perhaps I'll get into one of those German heavies soon. But I'm just as content scouting for targets in my speedy American-made Chaffee tank, or sitting somewhere in the nosebleed seats, dropping shells on unsuspecting bad guys from a mile away in my artillery. [Update: I've just discovered Threes. This...this is going to be a problem.]

Jeff Kintner, staff writer, @JKTerrezas
I'll actually be switching nerd hats this weekend by going to the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo here in Columbus, Ohio. I've never been to SPACE before, but I have friends that regularly go and know people who are sitting behind booths this weekend, so that'll be cool. If I get a chance to play some games, I'll be getting further into the early access version of Grim Dawn. So far it reminds me a lot of the earlier versions of Diablo, except I can use guns and shields at the same time, which is pretty cool.

John Yan, senior hardware editor, @TheJohnYan
Diablo III. Diablo III. And more Diablo III. I just can't stop playing it. It's to the point where I have it as one of my Steam games and I stream it to my tablet, laptop, or living room PC, playing on whatever's most convenient at the time. It's nice seeing a bunch of my friends getting back in and playing with them all again.

Mercenary Kings coming to PlayStation Vita

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Tribute Games recently released their new sidescrolling action RPG game Mercenary Kings on Steam and PlayStation 4, and now it sounds like the game will be making its way to PlayStation Vita as well. In an interview at PAX East Tribute Games said a Vita version is in the works and will include Cross-Buy with the PS4 version. There was no word on when the Vita version will release, but if you have a PS4 and PS+ you can play the console version for free right now.

I think a Vita port is an obvious choice for Mercenary Kings, and the Cross-Buy makes it even better. I'm hoping for a Cross-Save as well but if the game is as good as I hope it is I won't mind playing again. 

Source: destructoid.com 

Transhumanist space-noir Last Life needs your earth-monies.

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Even though it's Kickstarter page has only been active for a little over 24 hours, Last Life has reached a quarter of it's $75,000 goal. After taking a look at the page, it's easy to see why- not only does it look cool, but it name-drops some pretty heavy-hitters in the indie world. It's got Kickstarter-golden-boy Tim Schafer's seal of approval; its a sci-fi noir that draws inspiration from Kentucky Route Zero and Twin Peaks; it's got a staff with a ton of indie experience- including Glitch City (the people who released/kickstarted games like Hyper Light Drifter, Thirty Flights of Loving and Nidhogg) and it's headed by Sam Fisher, winner of two IGF awards at GDC. Plus, a blurb from AN ACTUAL ROCKET SCIENTIST!

Last Life takes place on MarsTopia eleven years after the Earth was destroyed. Jack Parker is a private investigator that was shot and killed- then 3D-printed back to life. He's got four hours of borrowed time to figure out who killed him and why. And possibly figure out exactly what happened to the Earth eleven years ago.

Go to the Last Life Kickstarter page for more tantalizing blurbs, videos and gifs; and while you're there, make sure to give them some of your money. There isn't a projected release date yet, but Rocket Science is planning on releasing Last Life for PC, Mac and Linux.


Those with loaded guns, and those who dig...

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The Spaghetti Western/arena combat/ shoot'em up Secret Ponchos will not only be released on PS4, but is coming to Steam this summer through Early Access. Secret Ponchos is a multiplayer combat game that promises to blend the fast-paced excitement of arena combat with the finesse of a fighting game.

You'll play as an outlaw with a bounty on your head looking build a legacy for yourself by cashing in on other players' bounties. As you earn more of a reputation, you'll be able to spend it on new gear and clothes. You'll be fighting in one-on-one duels, gang fights, and free-for-all frenzies in local and online multiplayer matches.

For more info on Secret Ponchos, you can visit their website. Or if you're going to be at PAX East you can check it out there.


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Nintendo Download for 4/11/14

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There's a lot of classics coming down the pipeline this month on the Nintendo Download.

  • Kirby & the Amazing Mirror on the Wii U Virtual Console
  • WarioWare, INc.: Mega Microgame$ on the Wii U Virtual Console
  • LEGO The Hobbit on the 3DS eShop
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars on the 3DS eShop
  • Mach Rider on the 3DS Virtual Console
  • Atlantic Quest on the 3DS eShop
  • Governor of Poker on the 3DS eShop
  • Boxzle on the 3DS eShop
  • My Exotic Farm on the Wii U eShop

There's a few notable sales going on this week:

  • DuckTales: Remastered will be 50% off on the Wii U eShop until April 17
  • Escape from Zombie City will be 50% off on the 3DS eShop until April 12
  • Select G-Style Co. games, including Crazy Construction, Chain Blaster, Undead Bowling, and Jump Trials Supreme will be on sale on the 3DS eShop until April 27.

Additionally, the price of My Farm on the Wii U eShop is dropping from $7.99 to $4.99

Finally, the long wait for Super Mario Bros. 3 is almost at an end. It will finally be available for both the Wii U and 3DS on April 17- so be prepared to skip your family's Easter plans for some retro gaming goodness. Ahhh, just like old times.

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World of Tanks turns three today

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It's hard to believe that World of Tanks is celebrating its three year anniversary today.  Doesn't seem like it's been that long already.  To celebrate, Wargaming America will be offering players in-game specials and discounts, community events, and even hosting an anniversary livestream with various prize giveaways.

Some of the in-game specials include 5x experience for their first win, a 50% discount on equipment, consumables, garage slots, and crew training, 15% discount for 6-month and 12-month premium accounts, 4 all new anniversary missions, and more.  You can check out the World of Tanks website for the full list of in-game specials.  As for the livestream, tune in to www.twitch.tv/Wargaming today from 4-5pm PST where the hosts will be engaging fans with a live Q&A session and will be giving away Logitech gear such as a G430 headset and G602 mouse, J!NX t-shirts, and codes for in game gold.