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Valve and HTC Working on VR Headset

IGN.com - 3 hours 56 min ago

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, smartphone manufacturer HTC announced they were working in partnership with Valve on a VR headset called Vive.

The Vive uses Valve's SteamVR tracking technology and pairs with two SteamVR base stations, which track your physical movement in virtual space without having to use a controller.

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You can, of course, use a controller while wearing the headset. In addition to standard inputs, HTC also announced their own wireless controller that work through hand tracking.

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MMOs Are Finally Coming to Xbox

IGN.com - Sat, 2015-02-28 18:00
Very few of the MMOs previously announced for Xbox ever happened, until now. The Podcast Unlocked crew weighs in on this phenomenon.
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Hidden Codes Discovered in Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

IGN.com - Sat, 2015-02-28 17:37

A number of internet sleuths have spotted and cracked the secret codes hidden within the Batman: Arkham Knight "Gotham is Mine" trailer.

The first, hidden at the 0:07 mark in the trailer, contains a very hard to read code saying 7HLEE2zQl2e.

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The second code, discovered at the 0:25 mark, reads pPL2a3Mn Ppi3mAMpyL2.

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Master Chief and Link Mods for Ultra Street Fighter 4

IGN.com - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:00

If you ever wanted to pit a Dovahkiin against Solid Snake to see who'd win, these Ultra Street Fighter IV mods give you a (kinda sorta!) chance to do so. Watch the video above or read on for the full scoop.

Technically these are just costumes for existing characters in the Ultra Street Fighter IV roster, so there won't be any FUS-RO-DAH'ing as a Dragonborn Zangief or Metal Gear shenanigans with Guile-turned-Snake, but you still get to look cool.

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How Violent Should Superheroes Be? - The Superhero Show

IGN.com - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:00
With Batman: Arkham Knight being awarded an M rating, we discuss how superhero properties should use violence to the best effect.
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MKX New Characters & BF: Hardline Leaks - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 21:38
Loads of new Mortal Kombat X characters & Battlefield Hardline DLC leaks. Plus Final Fantasy 15 takes realistic new approach & our $60 GameStop gift card giveaway.
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Oblitus Review

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:21

A voice speaks to me from beyond: “A new Harbinger awakens. Find me beneath the trees.” I’ve heard this voice and its message before, and I know I’ll be hearing it countless more times. With no saves or checkpoints, such is your often short-lived existence in the bleak and somber 2D action platformer world of Oblitus. How you decide to live that life makes up some of its best moments, while the manner in which you die often highlights its weaknesses.

Finding the speaker, Mudd, wherever he has randomly decided to spawn will mean defeating a towering and fearsome boss in one of three foreboding zones. Doing so will grant you passage to the final treacherous area, and whether you win or lose, the cycle will continue regardless. This type of conclusion may feel like a non-ending, and it’s not readily apparent that one of the few things that carries over is the collection of a hidden artifact piece that can unlock a “true ending”, especially if you missed it during your run. A skilled player can get to the end in just 25 minutes or less, but rest assured you will be spending countless hours (and deaths) building up to your perfect run, and countless more with the promise of unlocking new enhancements and the true ending. Even though only a few enemy placements, side paths, and item locations actually change in each iteration, it remains enjoyable enough that you’ll be constantly testing new strategies and trying to find the best upgrades - and getting the power of slow-falling wings, rapid-fire spears, or fire enchanted armor can make your run wildly different from not getting any upgrades at all.

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Mortal Kombat X #3 Review

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:47

The fighting game genre is about as direct and straightforward as you can get. Two characters enter a ring, and only one leaves. With that in mind, it's always fascinating to see the complex mythologies and character histories that build up around these franchises. As large as the mythology and cast of characters driving the Mortal Kombat franchise has become, it makes perfect sense to expand this universe with a comic book and bridge the long gap between the 2011 reboot and this year's Mortal Kombat X. Unfortunately, this series has yet to achieve the same storytelling magic DC's Injustice: Gods Among Us prequel so effortlessly weaves.

That's not to say Mortal Kombat X hasn't made some strides over the course of the past couple months. One of the series' central flaws so far has been its choppy narrative. Early chapters tended to bounce around among various different characters and conflicts, none of which were very directly intertwined. The final chapter collected in issue #2, however, improved matters by focusing solely on the origin story of new Outworld Emperor Kotal Kahn. This issue continues that focused approach, for the most part. The three chapters collected here focus primarily on the war between Kotal's empire and Mileena's rebel forces.

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From Batman to FFXV, It's The Top 5 News of the Week - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:45
This week's top 5 gaming news highlights Batman: Arkham Knight going mature, a mass overload of Final Fantasy XV news, Mortal Kombat X reveals and more.
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Mortal Kombat X: Story Trailer - Rewind Theater

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:59
Vince and Destin break down the story trailer frame by frame to reveal all of the secret and new characters they found.
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Is This the Most Insane Collector's Edition Ever? - Game Scoop!

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:00
That Dying Light collector's edition is still available if you have an extra $386,000 lying around.
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Behind the Scenes Trailer

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:25
See what went into the creatiion of Shiftlings with developer Rocket Pocket Games.
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Meet Dark Souls 2's New Invader, the Forlorn

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 16:15

A new video from Bandai Namco shows off the "Forlorn," a new invader coming to Dark Souls II with Scholar of the First Sin.

Like other evil invaders, the Forlorn glows a threatening red as he invades your game. In the video above, he has no qualms about teaming up with other enemies to outnumber and overpower you.

Little is known about the invader, only that "he hunts down player through the game with deadly skill and tenacity."

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be released on April 7. If you need some help getting through the unforgiving land of Drangleic, check out our Dark Souls II walkthrough.

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IndieBox is a Monthly Service for Indie Games

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 15:53

Special editions of indie games are now available through a gamer-centered subscription box.

Called IndieBox, those who sign up for the service will receive a special edition of one select indie game each month, along with other items such as soundtracks, collectibles, and game manuals.

The selected games featured in IndieBox have to meet certain criteria in order to be sent out, including being PC/Mac/Linux compatible and having a Steam rating of 75 or higher. All IndieBox games are DRM free, and a Steam code will always be included.

In the past, games such as Rogue Legacy, SteamWorld Dig, and Luftrausers have been featured.

Visit IndieBox's website to learn more about the service.

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Zombies and Havoc in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - IGN Plays Live

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 15:30
Bobbya and Alfredo take the Havoc DLC out for a spin, complete with zombies and trash talking.
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Battlefield Hardline Premium Details Leaked - IGN News

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 15:14
EA is planning four separate expansion packs for its upcoming shooter Battlefield Hardline.
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Loads of Mortal Kombat X Characters Revealed in Story Trailer - IGN News

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:39
A new Mortal Kombat X story trailer has surfaced, revealing some news regarding the ever-expanding character roster in the process.
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Underworld Ascendant Achieves Kickstarter Goal

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:32

Otherside Entertainment reached the $600,000 funding goal for its reboot, Underworld Ascendant, and has made a few adjustments to its stretch goals.

The milestones, the next few of which can be seen below, extend all the way to $1.2 million in funding, which will unlock co-op play and more extensive avatar customization. As of this writing, Otherside has raised $608,000 on its Kickstarter page.

• $650k – The Underswamp (new in-game area)

• $700k - Tracy Hickman, fantasy author of the Dragonlance novels, will pen a prequel novel to Ascendant

• $750k - Lizardmen, another intelligent race

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Dark Souls 2 NPC Invader - The Forlorn

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:47
The new NPC invader, The Forlorn, hunts down players throughout the game with deadly skill and tenacity.
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