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Bungie: Destiny Tumbler Sparrow Announcement!

unnamedbungie_logoGuardians who purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass or Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, enabling its riders to drive fast, take flight, and perform a set of mid-air tricks. 

See the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow in action:


Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster at the time of redemption.

Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster starting on December 9, 2014

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Has Gone Gold!

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New “Puzzles 101” Developer Diary available now

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Crystal Dynamics is pleased to announce that Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has officially gone gold and is set to launch on December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To celebrate this milestone, the team has released a second Developer Diary that goes into detail on the puzzles of Temple of Osiris.

Check out the new developer diary!
Lara Croft returns in Temple of Osiris, ready to use her brains and brawn to best a gauntlet of new puzzles. In the second Developer Diary, Executive Producer Scot Amos is joined by Lead Level Designer Jeff Wajcs, who discuss the difficult task of perfectly challenging a player. Take a peek at the mirrors, time bombs, twisting gears, and falling platforms you’ll need to manipulate to solve your way out of trouble, alone or with friends.

“AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed” PS4 Launch Date Confirmed

Tongue-in-Cheek Vampire Beat-‘em-up to Launch for PlayStation 4 on November 25, 2014

unnamedNovember 5, 2014 – The outrageous action RPG title, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, will be launching for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system onNovember 25, 2014, just in time for the holidays. This PS4™ system version introduces a wealth of new features, including a “Toybox Mode” that allows players to begin the game with one of every item, a “Visual Editor” that grants the freedom to change virtually every aspect of the game’s graphical presentation, interactive livestreaming capabilities and more. The company has released a brand new trailer showcasing some of these next-generation features.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, the player must repel a brooding malevolence that has fallen over Tokyo’s popular Akihabara electronics district (Akiba for short). Akiba has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters,” who prey on its anime- and game-obsessed patrons like vampires, but feast on their social energy and will to live rather than their blood. Only direct exposure to sunlight can stop this menace.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition Announced!

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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) – Created for every Disney and Square Enix fan, SQUARE ENIX, Inc. today announced a glorious Collector’s Edition for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX. Those who purchase the Collector’s Edition will receive both the original 1.5 and new 2.5 ReMIX game discs, and can also enjoy a variety of premium items.

The Collector’s Edition will include the following:

· Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Game Discs

· Collector’s Steelbook Case – The steelbook case contains both KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX discs and features premium artwork from the series Director, Tetsuya Nomura.

· Collector’s Edition Box
· Shadow Heartless Plush Toy – 9.4 inch tall plush of the classic KINGDOM HEARTS foe

· Exclusive Official Disney Collectible Pin- Features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade with Mickey dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin’s height stretches out to 1.68 inches.

· 30-Page Art Book and Dust Jacket – This art book includes an exclusive foreword and a sketch from Nomura, along with art from the series.

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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX will be available for North America on December 2, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be priced at $39.99. Limited quantities of the Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively through the KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Official Site for $99.99. Players can also pre-order the Standard Edition of the game at participating retailers to receive a complimentary upgrade to the Limited Edition, which includes the exclusive official Disney collectible pin (while supplies last).

MMORPG “SEVENCORE” Available Now on WEBZEN.COM

Players will be able to access English & Spanish servers to play SEVENCORE

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WEBZEN CISeoul, Korea, November 5, 2014 – WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of free-to-play games, has announced free-to-play MMORPG SEVENCORE is available now on its global game portal, WEBZEN.com.

As of  Tuesday, 4th November 2014, all players with active WEBZEN accounts will be able to access SEVENCORE. Players without a WEBZEN account can create one for free at: http://www.webzen.com

Additionally, SEVENCORE’s previous provider, Route Entertainment Korea membership, was merged into WEBZEN so that previous players can easily access the game after a simple account transfer process.

After installing the game (available for free download on the official website),  English game client and Spanish game client  players will be able to choose between two available each language’s servers, although there are plans for launching the service in other languages such as Portuguese, French, and German.

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The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD & Vinyl Box Sets Coming this December

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New York City – November 3, 2014 – To celebrate the release of the new, enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Rockstar Games will be releasing limited edition collections of the game’s star-studded soundtrack on both CD and Vinyl, in collaboration with Mass Appeal Records.

music of GTAV‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V’ limited edition collections include 59 tracks with original music from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer and more. In addition, these limited editions will feature the original score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow, along with the other incredible music featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Limited to a production run of under 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available from December 9 at top online and physical record stores.

The vinyl collection will feature a total of six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.

gtav soundtrackAlso, as previously announced, a number of DJs returning to add new radio content to their respective stations include Danny McBride (Duane Earl of Blaine County Talk Radio) and JB Smoove, (Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris of Chakra Attack), as well as DJ mixes and additional commentary from returning DJ’s including:

  • Big Boy (Radio Los Santos)
  • DJ Pooh (West Coast Classics)
  • Nathan and Stephen of WAVVES (Vinewood Boulevard Radio)
  • DJ George (Twin Shadow) (Radio Mirror Park)
  • Kenny Loggins (Los Santos Rock Radio)
  • Cara Delevigne (Non-Stop Pop FM)

Relive The Golden Age Of Arcade Gaming Exclusively On Nintendo 3ds!

SegaLogo_transSAN FRANCISCO & LONDON November 3, 2014 SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announce a second batch of 3D remasterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, spotlighting SEGA’s arcade history. Beginning with the release of 3D After Burner II™ in early 2015, the second batch of titles will be released monthly and include 3D Fantasy Zone™, 3D OutRun™, 3D Fantasy Zone II™, and 3D Thunder Blade™. Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.

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“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,” commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “These are the best versions of some of our most unforgettable games and playing them is just like sitting in an arcade machine”.

All games will be priced at MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Please see SEGA’s official blog at http://blogs.sega.com/ for further information and updates, including release date announcements.

Android Version of Final Fantasy III Now Compatible with Android TV!

Ff3-DSlogoSQUARE ENIX, INC. LOGOLOS ANGELES (Nov. 3, 2014)In celebration of today’s Nexus Player release from Google, SQUARE ENIX® has announced today that its Android version for FINAL FANTASY ® III received update enabling playback on Android TV. The Android versions of FINAL FANTASY IV, FINAL FANTASY Vand FINAL FANTASY VI will be also compatible with Android TV soon. The Nexus Player will only be released in the United States and Canada.

For more information on the individual titles, please see below:

New Shit Has Come To Light, Man! The Big Lebowski Pinball from Dutch Pinball Nears Launch…ABIDE!

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Although at first glance and upon reading about this in a September 27, 2014 Pinball Magazine article, I thought this was going to be just another fantasy VirtualPin table, like so many I’ve seen before for genres that don’t exist in reality when it comes to the ol’ silver ball.  Low and behold, for all you Urban Achievers out there that have missed the buzz from folks like Pinball Magazine, Kotaku, Collider, Geekology and more, the guys at European based DUTCH PINBALL COMPANY, announced their forthcoming THE BIG LEBOWSKI PINBALL.  This meticulously crafted machine is not just a professionally built full-scale pinball machine and great cinematic tribute,  but is a piece of art with it’s amazing detail, hand-drawn playfield art, custom made playfield toys,  sub-playfield play with licensed Brunswick lane design, as well as video and audio clips directly from the 1998 Coen brothers film.

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the Big Lebowski Pinball by Dutch Pinball (c) Pinball Magazine 2014 (http://www.pinball-magazine.com/?p=2285)

Coming in at $8995 (plus shipping), it is a couple grand more spendy than some of it’s contemporary machines made by Stern (Stern’s 2011 Tron: Legacy LE version had an MSRP of $5699 where as the current The Walking Dead LE version carries an MSRP of $5995), which has been cause for debate in some enthusiast circles as to how it helps the already struggling pinball industry to introduce a machine at such a relatively high price point.  In contrast, however, both “Pro” editions of Stern’s Star Trek and The Walking Dead pinball machines currently have an MSRP of $8595 – $8795.

Although the small Dutch Pinball Company has obtained the official license to produce this game, it’s likely this machine won’t be made on as large of a scale as the commercially mass produced, licensed pinball machines that Stern cranks out every year.  If you’re in the States however, consider yourself lucky to have the opportunity at all to get your hands on such a great piece of pinball history, as the The Big Lebowski Pinball machine will be selling for 7995 in E.U. countries which converts to $10,166, by my calculations, so keep that in mind. Further, I’m sure the licensing costs were quite a bit to for such a small company to obtain and for what it’s worth, no other pinball manufacturer to date has attempted to produce a Big Lebowski themed machine in the movies sixteen year history.  That all being said, Dutch Pinball has helped U.S. buyers as well by keeping a State-side distribution center here in Parkridge, Illinois, which eliminates the need for Dudes on U.S. soil to pay import tariffs.

You can currently pre-order your machine for $4500 down and $4495 + shipping by April 1st, 2015.  Machines will be shipped out on a first-come/first-served basis.  Suddenly, I have a whole new idea of where I wish my tax returns could go this year!

Metallica LIVE at BlizzCon 2014!

Crank up the volume and watch the concert live with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket

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logo1IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Metallica is coming to BlizzCon® 2014! On November 8, Blizzard Entertainment’s two-dayWarcraft®, StarCraft®, andDiablo® community celebration will culminate with Metallica performing to a sold-out convention crowd, broadcast worldwide through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

We’re thrilled to have Metallica blowing out our speakers at BlizzCon this year, said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. After two full days of epic gaming and intense eSports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect sendoff for everyone at the show and watching from home.

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Metallica is performing live at BlizzCon 2014 on the night of November 8, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraftgame universes. Taking place November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, this year’s show will feature a wide array of activities, including discussion panels, tournaments, contests, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard Entertainment games, and more.

Tickets to the convention are sold out, but viewers at home can join the excitement by ordering the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket ($39.99 USD), which offers comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event—including the community contests hosted by Chris Hardwick on Friday evening and Metallica’s performance on Saturday night.

In addition to the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, DIRECTV customers in the United States have the option to watch the show from home by ordering the BlizzCon 2014 Pay Per View event, priced at $39.99 USD (includes access to the Virtual Ticket online stream). Visitwww.directv.com/blizzcon for more details.