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Should We Worry About Star Wars Battlefront? - Podcast Unlocked

IGN.com - 6 hours 16 min ago
Our Podcast Unlocked crew debates whether or not Star Wars Battlefront is shipping with enough content.
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Galactic Civilizations 3 Is A Massive Space Sandbox

IGN.com - 10 hours 16 min ago
Brandin Tyrrel and Stardock CEO Brad Wardell discuss customization, depth, and modding potential in the upcoming space strategy game.
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25 Great Colleges For People Who Love Video Games

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 21:11

University of Southern California

The USC Games Program has long been considered the premier game design destination in the country. With high-profile faculty members straight from the industry itself and an assortment of stunning alumni success stories, like Kellee Santiago and Jenova Chen who created Journey, USC earns its reputation as the country's most cutting-edge design school.


Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University allows you to pursue degrees in both game development and game programming. In addition to its excellent academic offerings, it's located in the heart of the game industry, San Francisco, making it a great launching pad for your future career.


DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen is one of the most well known and highly regarded schools to get a game design education. Located in Redmond, Washington, its graduates have gone on to work on illustrious games like Uncharted, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BioShock and many more.


Ringling College of Art and Design

Located in the tranquil seaside city of Sarasota, Florida, Ringling College has one of the country's most respected programs in game art and design. Above, Alexandra Barlow and Michael Calandra work on their senior thesis projects, and like many former Ringling students, they've already secured jobs in the game industry. Alexandra is headed for NeoGlyphic Entertainment and Michael's picked up an offer from Epic Games.


University of Utah

With illustrious alumni such as Nolan Bushnell, who went on to found Atari, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City has received high praise from the Princeton Review for its Entertainment Arts & Engineering program. If you're interested in making games, this is simply one of the best schools to attend to begin working towards that dream.


Laguna College of Art and Design

In addition to its beautiful campus in Laguna Beach, California, the Laguna College of Art and Design boasts an incredible 94 percent job placement rate for its graduates. This is an excellent school to attend if you're interested in game art or animation, and they even offer a master's degree in the art of game design.


Champlain College

Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, was one of the first institutions to offer game design degrees, and it remains one of the best. In addition to its academic pedigree, Champlain is well known for its diversity and its progressive ethics. If you're looking for a smaller college with a hands-on approach to learning this would be a perfect fit for you.


Cornell University

Yes, you can actually attend the prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca to study video games through its Game Design Initiative. Just imagine being able to claim you have an Ivy League education in video games.


Northeastern University

Boston's Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design offers a variety of degrees in game design and computer science. They also have partnerships with studios like Microsoft and Zynga that can lead to co-op placements for game design students.


Michigan State University

If you're planning on living in the Midwest, one of your top choices for game design schools should be Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. You can specialize in game design through either the Computer Science, Studio Art, or Media Information programs at the school, giving you a broad range of choices for how you'd like to develop your overall skill set and knowledge base.


Ferris State University

Ferris State University's star has been rising lately with the Princeton Review frequently citing its Digital Animation and Game Design curriculum as one of the top undergraduate game programs in the country.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Considered by many to be the birthplace of video games, it would be hard to find an institution more exciting to study them in than Cambridge's MIT. Today, MIT has their own Game Lab program dedicated to game development and research. You can even take some of their game courses online for free!


Parsons The New School for Design

Located in New York City, Parsons has a dedicated game design track that seems loaded with cool opportunities, including an option to minor in virtual reality! Parsons is also on track to become a 3rd party publisher on PSN, which means your student projects would have a real shot at wide distribution.


The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin's a giant school, with over 50,000 students enrolled each year, a testament to its excellence in higher education. It has its own interdisciplinary game development program, including a Computer Science Complex donated by Bill Gates. There's nothing like having the blessing of Microsoft's billionaire philanthropist as you pursue your software development dreams.


Becker College

Becker College, located in Worcester, Massachuessets, wears its game credentials on its sleeve. According to Professor Terrasa Ulm, she requires "students to play computer games for homework and considers it a sign of success if a student has carpal tunnel syndrome from using a video game controller into the wee hours." In addition to a fun curriculum, the school is widely recognized for its Interactive Media Design program.


Drexel University

Cited by the Princeton Review as one of the top 15 undergraduate schools to study video game design, Drexel U in Philadelphia is highly regarded for its arts and technology programs. Microsoft has even noted that interns from Drexel have the highest full-time job offer rates of any university.


Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago has a variety of concentrations available allowing you to specialize your video game education to your interests and attributes. You can study sound design for games, art, development, motion graphics, computer animation and more. Its academic pedigree frequently lands it in the top tier of game design school rankings.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

RPI is located in Troy, New York and offers a BS Degree in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences. One of the most interesting aspects of RPI's game design program is Associate Professor Lee Sheldon's concentration on the importance of game narratives. If you're interested in games with strong stories, this is a great place to improve your writing chops.


DePaul University

Chicago's DePaul University allows students to pursue degrees in interactive media, computer game development, and animation. DePaul also offers internship possibilities with companies like EA, which often prove crucial to starting a career in game development.


Bradley University

Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, features The Slane College Department of Interactive Media, with a variety of video game concentrations including design, animation and visual effects. It comes highly recommended by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review.


Lawrence Technological University

For almost 100 years now LTU has been training students in state of the art technology and engineering. It's only natural for the college to expand into game software development. They now offer degrees in game art, interaction design and graphic design, as well as computer science degrees with a concentration on software. One of the things LTU does best is blending the skill sets of mathematics and art, preparing students for the diversity of challenges they'll face in the game industry.


Savannah College of Art and Design

In addition to their well-respected film and animation departments, Savannah has recently established itself as an expert educator in interactive media and game design.... MORE INFO COMING FROM COLLEGE.


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23 Super Cool Facts You May Not Know About League of Legends

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 21:09

1. Zilean Is Named After the Game’s Design Director

Zilean, the great Chronokeeper, is named after Tom "Zileas" Cadwell, a design director at Riot Games. Cadwell’s got an impressive pedigree, with a computer science degree from MIT, and credits at Blizzard on Warcraft III The Frozen Throne and WoW.


2. The Game References a 14th-Century Italian Knight

The famous Italian fencing master Fiore dei Liberi had a large influence on martial arts, due mainly to his illuminated manuscripts which have survived for over 600 years. In League of Legends, the character Fiora uses fencing as her fighting style and she has a very similar name.


3. Tristana’s Buster Shot is an Homage to Mega Man

There’s another blue action hero with a buster shot you might have heard of before. The resemblance is uncanny.


4. Hang Out After You Win the Howling Abyss for a Fun Bonus

After you win the Howling Abyss, be patient for about half a minute and the Ice Witch Lissandra will give some cool narration in her frosty aristocratic accent. It was the best of times and the worst of times. It was the time of the three sisters…


5. Nidalee Highly Resembles Nävis From the French Graphic Novel "Wake"

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Riot, the bestial huntress Nidalee could be based on Nävis from the illustrated series Wake. Nävis is also a jungle dweller who just so happens to have a cougar-like companion.


6. Singed is the OG Champion

The mad chemist Singed has the distinction of being the early figurehead for Champions in the game. Along with Annie, Sion, and Sivir, he was one of the very first Champions designed.


7. League of Legends is the 2nd Highest Paying Competitive eSport

League of Legends is the 2nd most profitable game to play competitively in eSports history with nearly $20 million awarded in prize money since the game’s release. That’s more than the original Counter-Strike and StarCraft combined!


8. Aatrox Was Inspired by Lord of the Rings Characters

Mike Laygo, a senior animator on League of Legends, stated that Aatrox’s animations were inspired by Balrog and Sauron. Lago himself has previously worked on Lord of the Rings games.


9. You Can Make a Poro Grow a Black Moustache

Everyone loves the adorable Poros, and they’re even cuter with a giant black moustache. Simply feed it Poro-Snax while playing as Braum and the cute little critter will sprout some facial hair to match its burly benefactor.


10. Zyra, Cassiopeia, Fiora, Shyvan & Elise Share the Same Voice

These five characters are all performed by voice actress Karen Strassman. If she sounds familiar it’s because she’s also worked on iconic anime like Gurren Lagann, Samurai Champloo and Code Geass.


11. This is What 10,000 LoL Games Look Like at the Same Time

The web site Rift Walk has a cool feature that lets you map out player stats in League of Legends over time. The picture above is an aggregate of 100,000 players in 10,000 games.


12. HotshotGG Dropped Out of College to Play League of Legends

While it's typically advisable to stay in school, one of League of Legends' most iconic players, George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis, dropped out of college to pursue a professional career in League of Legends. Youth is a huge factor in rapid reflexes and reaction speed, so he struck while the iron was hot and it served him well.


13. Zac’s Squishes Were Designed With “Creative” Foley

According to renowned eSports commentator Leigh Smith, the sound effects for Zac’s squishes were “made from dog food and beans inside a condom slapped against a wall.” Hats off to Riot for their disgusting ingenuity.


14. Blitzcrank Runs a Dating Service in His Spare Time

If you read up on any of the in-game lore, you’ll find out in the Journal of Justice that the golden golem actually runs a chain of magic cafes where he offers “Fleshling Compatibility Services” through which champions can engage in “instantaneous mating.”


15. Olaf the Berserker is Also a Character From the Film Clerks

Silent Bob’s cousin in the indie film Clerks is a strange guy obsessed with heavy metal, whose vulgar song lyrics are unprintable here. His spirit lives on in League of Legends!


16. Heimerdinger Has Probably Read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The revered inventor Heimerdinger’s definitely the bookish type. When he says “42... there's just something about that number,” he’s referencing Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi novel. As you may know, the number 42 is the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything.


17. Use the Jaximus Skin to Catch a Touching Tribute

In honor of a Make-A-Wish patient who visited Riot Games, Jax will occasionally say, “Here’s to you, kid,” to honor his memory. Jax was his favorite character, and Riot used the Jaximus skin to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


18. Korean LoL Players Make Way More Money Than Americans

While American players can certainly hold their own in League of Legends, currently Korean players have won a collective total of over 5.5 million dollars from competitions. That’s more than 3 times as much money as Americans have won.


19. The BF Sword Is an Allusion to Doom’s BFG9000

The BF Sword in League of Legends is a fairly expensive basic item that does about 50 attack damage. Maybe it fetches a premium price because it’s got that “90s cool” attitude straight from Doom’s most over-the-top weapon.


20. Shaco is an Anagram of Chaos

This one kinda stares you right in the face until you notice it. The demon jester has inspired enough creepy cosplay to deliver thousands of nightmares, but he’s lighthearted enough to engage in wordplay too.


21. Jinx Dances Like Jake from Adventure Time

Youtube Gamer NeiLalwaysLeeT has produced a cool side by side comparison that shows these two definitely dance to the same drummer. As Jake always says, he’d “rather be dancin’ with some babes!”


22. Vi Used to Be a Roller Skater

Who would have thought that Vi was initially a derby doll? A senior animator for Riot Games said that in her original design Vi was actually named Ruby and enforced the law with the help of some roller skates.


23. Kassadin Might Be the Most Frequently Nerfed Champion

While Irelia gets all the notoriety for nerfing, Kassadin’s actually had his skill set swatted down more often. He recently had his cooldown time increased by 8 seconds. The poor guy can’t catch a break.


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18 Pretty Great Bloodborne Weapons and Armor Sets

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 21:09

1. The Saw Cleaver

This is the best weapon to use as training wheels when you start your quest. It's pretty lightweight, so it allows you to run in and thrash on your enemies without tuckering out. You may graduate to better weapons as you continue, but when you're naked and afraid the saw cleaver will see you through.


2. Hunter Armor Set

You can purchase the Hunter armor early on, but you can also drop into the sewers before you face the first boss to snatch a set for free. It's got different stats than the Bath Messenger's Yharnam Hunter set too! Every bit helps when you start out so weak.


3. The Hunter Axe

The Hunter Axe is another early weapon, but you can hold onto it for a long time by fortifying it with blood stones and gems. It's got incredible reach, and enough devastating power to stun most enemies with a full charge. Once you learn to time its heavy swings, you become an unstoppable force.


4. Father Gascoigne's Armor Set

After wailing against an impenetrable boss for hours, nothing's more satisfying than wearing the clothes off his back. You can purchase them when your Insight hits 10 from the Insight Bath Messenger hidden in the Hunter's Dream.


5. The Repeating Pistol

This fella can be tough to manage since it sucks up your ammo at 2 bullets a shot. It's worth it to have in your arsenal though. For stunning giant targets, accept no substitute. You can purchase it after defeating the first boss.


6. Doll Armor Set

As you get deeper into Bloodborne you'll quickly realize armor doesn't carry the same weight it did in the Souls games (literally and figuratively). While you can mix and match sets to min/max stats for particular situations, you'll ultimately find the sets to be fairly balanced and mostly a matter of fashion. There's no shame in sporting the Doll set.


7. Ludwig's Holy Blade

You can buy Ludwig's Blade inside Hunter's Dream after you acquire the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge. If you've been around the block in the Souls games, then you'll feel right at home wielding this versatile death dealer.


8. Crowfeather Armor Set

In addition to looking ridiculously creepy and cool, the Crowfeather set has high blood defense, which could give you an edge against a fellow hunter in PvP. Fashionborne is the way to rock it.


9. The Tonitrus

If not the absolute best weapon in the game, the Tonitrus (aka the lightning mace) is at least the most fun to wield. When it's tricked it out, it deals some major bolt damage on enemies. Snatch it up outside Yahar'gul Chapel.


10. Bone Ash Armor Set

In addition to being menacing as hell, the Bone Ash set has some of the best overall physical defense stats in the game. It's very popular in PvP too, kinda the equivalent of everyone choosing Ken in Street Fighter. (Image via Six String)


11. The Cannon

You can score yourself a cannon in the Forbidden Woods, and you'll be so glad you did. It consumes a whopping 10 Blood Bullets per fire, but it's a great party trick to bust out on an unsuspecting invader, particularly when you spend all the stones and rocks necessary to upgrade it fully.


12. Graveguard Armor Set

If you're a Dark Souls veteran looking to replace your Crimson set, then you've found your match. If you want the cool hooded mask that goes along with it, continue where you found the set and look for the road with a fire and a whole lotta snakes.


13. The Threaded Cane

Many swear by the Threaded Cane, and while you may be tempted to call them crazy, it's got tremendous reach, and its whip form works great for crowd control. It's a bit harder to stagger enemies with, but in a skillful player's hands, you can witness the second coming of Simon Belmont.


14. Cainhurst Armor Set

Cainhurst is maxed out in physical defense stats, so it's tempting to keep it on once you acquire it. Keep in mind it's weak in elemental defense, so make sure to swap it if you face a boss that dishes out elemental damage.


15. The Blade of Mercy

After helping Eileen the Crow (or killing her if that's how you roll), you'll get the Crow Hunter Badge which allows you to purchase Blade of Mercy. It's a trick weapon, so when it's transformed you'll be duel-wielding daggers and taking out bosses like yesterday's garbage.


16. Choir Armor Set

This is the outfit you'll want to switch to when you're up against a magic blasting foe if you're maining the Cainhurst set. You'll be as clean as a church boy with the highest magic defense stats Bloodborne has to offer. (Image via QP Games)


17. The Stake Driver

The Stake Driver catches a lot of heat for its poor range, but it scales decently with strength and skill. If you get over your fear of fighting in close quarters and practice with charging a bit, you'll unlock its true potential.


18. The Wooden Shield

Just kidding. The shield was almost certainly included in the game as a joke, since Bloodborne's design pushes you to be fast and agressive. Although, as weak as the wooden shield is, you could use it to show off in a weaponless challenge run.


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15 Essential Facts You Gotta Know About Star Wars: Battlefront

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 21:07

1. No campaign mode

Star Wars: Battlefront will be without one major gaming mode when it's released: a single player campaign. Bummer? Kinda, yeah. But if you like to play alone, there's an offline solo mode to hone your skills in.


2. Crafted missions

With a lack of campaign mode in Battlefront, the game will focus instead on crafted missions. These missions can be played alone, online co-op or a split screen.


3. Star Wars: Battlefront looks gorgeous

The trailer that dropped at the Star Wars Celebration in April used actual game footage in tease. The worlds of Endor and Hoth look as good as any next-gen game around.


4. No prequel era

Don't expect to see many call-backs to the prequel trilogy. It's obvious that the developers of Star Wars: Battlefront are keeping their focus on the original trilogy and the future of the franchise.


5. 40-player battles sound awesome

One of the improved gameplay features is huge battles that will involve up to 40 players. You'll feel like you're actually in the Star Wars universe!


6. Bon voyage, space battles

Space battles from Star Wars: Battlefront II are a thing of the past. Too bad, right? You'll be stuck to planet-based battles in this installment.


7. Playable "Heroes"

The upcoming installment of the next Star Wars game will let you play as a handful of "hero" characters. Darth Vader and Bobba Fett are some of the original trilogy players that can be unlocked.


8. Four planets confirmed

A handful of familiar worlds will be gracing the gameplay of Star Wars: Battlefront. Endor, Hoth and Tattoine return from the original trilogy, while a new world Sullust will be introduced.


9. Equal opportunity Stroomtroopers

According to the game's developers, you're able to play as a male or female stormtrooper in the upcoming edition.



10. Fly high
TIE fighters, X-wings and the majestic beast that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, the Millennium Falcon, are all flyable crafts in Star Wars: Battlefront.


11. Hop on and destroy

Not only have the locations for the battles in Star Wars: Battlefront been revealed, so have the vehicles you can ascertain while battling. On Endor, gamers can hop on speed bikes and AT-ATs. On Hoth, try riding a snow speeder.


12. First AND third person mode

Gamers will have their druthers when it comes to which style of shooter they want to play as. You'll be able to switch freely between first and third person view.


13. Everyone's favorite droids will make an appearance

R2-D2 and C-3PO will continue to be a major influence in all of Star Wars, and that includes video games. The droids will reportedly have some kind of role in Battlefront.


14. Free DLC

Die-hard Star Wars fans can get their fix on a new planet by preordering Battlefront. If you do, you'll get the Battle of Jakku DLC a week earlier than the Dec. 8 release.


15. Release date confirmed

The anticipation for all-new Star Wars content is keeping us on the edge of our seats, but the wait is almost over. Battlefront will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on Nov. 19.


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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- The World Map, The Gameplay, and Our Impressions So Far

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:48

This week we brought you a full slate of exclusive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt interviews, gameplay, and details. Now we're giving you a chance to look back on all the video features editors Danny O'Dwyer and Andrew Bauman put together.

But we're not done quite yet. If you want to go even more in-depth, we'll post links to the full developer interviews this weekend right here. So bookmark this page and check back on Saturday for the final piece of our Witcher coverage.

The Introduction

This video highlights the history of the action-RPG franchise and how Wild Hunt's prologue will attempt to welcome newcomers. Iff you want to jump right into combat gameplay, check out this breakout on what combat is like in pubs and on horseback.

The World

Just how big is the world of the Witcher 3? Check out the video above for full details on all the areas in the game's open world. If you'd prefer a quick look that focuses exclusively on the map, check out this breakout video detailing the environs.

The Gameplay

This video highlights the quests, activities, and just plain random craziness you can get up to in Wild Hunt. If you'd rather learn more about the in-world collectible card game, Gwent you can check it out at this link.

The Lobby

Finally, does the Witcher 3 live up to the hype? Our intrepid documentarian duo share their thoughts and impressions on the game's first few hours.

We'll have more content on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leading up to its launch on May 19.

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How to Counter Goro in Mortal Kombat X

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:30
Goro is a four-armed pain. Watch this episode of How To Counter to learn how to put him down.
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Valve Announces The Dota 2 Major Championships

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:29

Competitive Dota 2 will see three new official events added to its calendar, beginning this fall with the Dota Major Championships fall tournament. Seasonal events lead up to the annual International Championships each summer.

"These marquee tournament events will see top teams competing at premier venues around the world," the Dota 2 website explains. "There will be limited trade periods during the year for participating teams. As the Fall event approaches, more tournament details will be announced." Additionally, these three "additional tournaments will be Valve-sponsored events hosted by third-party organizers at different locations around the world," and participating teams will "be required to adhere to limited roster trade periods during the year."

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What Are You Doing This Weekend?

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:25
It's the weekend! We wanna know what you all are playing, watching, reading, listening to, everything! Marty and Zach also give you some recommendations in case you don't have plans.
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GTA 5: Your Best Moments

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

The above video highlights some of the best moments submitted to IGN from the community. We sorted through the many submission tirelessly to bring you the best, most hilarious, and skilled based videos sent by you!

There’s no denying that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online create some of the most intense, gratifying moments in gaming that can make you laugh, cry or maybe even toss your controller across the room. Whatever the case, we want those moments.

If you think you’ve caught yourself in a situation that demands the attention of your peers, give them to us and, if we deem it worthy, we’ll add it to our list of the best user submitted moments from Grand Theft Auto V. Additionally, we'll be featuring one incredibly well put together GTA 5 video made by the Rockstar Editor. Once you’ve rounded up your best moments, send them to:

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Sony's Biggest PS4/Vita Exclusives of 2015

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Don't count out the exclusives.

In the current world of console gaming, there is a massive focus on multi-platform releases. But what sets each platform apart are their exclusives. So here's a list of some of the biggest games that you can only play on PS4 and PS Vita! (Note: Due to the amount of Sony exclusives, this list does not include titles that are also on the PC)


Until Dawn

Until Dawn is being developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Bloodborne

Bloodborne was developed by From Software and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4)


The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 was developed by Ready at Dawn and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4)


God of War III Remastered

God of War III Remastered is being developed by Sony Santa Monica and published by Sony. (Release Date: July 14 for PS4)


Ratchet & Clank 2015

A new Ratchet & Clank game is being developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


MLB 15: The Show

MLB 15: The Show is being developed by Sony Computer Entertainment San Diego and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4, PS3, PS Vita)


Persona 5

Persona 5 is being developed and published by Atlus. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4, PS3)


Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Everybody's Gone to Rapture is being developed by The Chinese Room and Sony Santa Monica and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 is being developed and published by Sega. (Release Date TBA 2015 for PS4)


Godzilla: The Game

Godzilla: The Game is being developed and published by Namco Bandai Games. (Release Date: July 14 for PS4, PS3)


Let It Die

Let It Die is being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by GungHo Online Entertainment. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is being developed and published by Square Enix. (Release Date: May 12 for PS4)


Journey

Journey is being developed by ThatGameCompany and published by Sony. (Release Date: Summer 2015 for PS4)


Amplitude

Amplitude is being developed by Harmonix and published by Sony. (TBA 2015 for PS4)


Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes is being developed by Omega Force and published by Square Enix. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway Unfolded is being developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


The Tomorrow Children

The Tomorrow Children was developed by Q-Games and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4)


Wattam

Wattam is being developed by Funomena and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Fat Princess Adventures

Fat Princess Adventures is being developed by Fun Bits and published by Sony. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for PS4)


Helldivers

Helldivers was developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4, PS4, PS Vita)


Super Stardust Ultra

Super Stardust Ultra is being developed by d3t LTd. and XDEV and published by Sony. (Release Date: Out Now for PS4)


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Nintendo's Biggest Wii U/3DS Exclusives of 2015

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Don't count out the exclusives.

In the current world of console gaming, there is a massive focus on multi-platform releases. But what sets each platform apart are their exclusives. So here's a list of some of the biggest games that you can only play on Wii U and 3DS!


Splatoon

Splatoon is being developed and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: May 29 for Wii U)


Mario Party 10

Mario Party 10 was developed by ND Cube and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for Wii U)


Yoshi's Wooly World

Yoshi's Wooly World is being developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Q3 2015 for Wii U)


Star Fox

Star Fox is being developed by Nintendo EAD Group No. 5 and published by Nintendo. (TBA 2015 for Wii U)


Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is being developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Wii U)


Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven

Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven is being developed by Tecmo Koei and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Wii U)


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for Wii U)


Mario Maker

Mario Maker is being developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: September 2015 for Wii U)


Devil's Third

Devil's Third is being developed by Valhalla Game Studios and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Wii U)


Rodea The Sky Soldier

Rodea The Sky Soldier is being developed by Kadokawa Games and Prope and published by NiS America. (Release Date: September 22 for Wii U)


Affordable Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures was developed by KnapNok Games and Nifflas' Games and published by KnapNok Games. (Release Date: Out Now for Wii U)


Runbow

Runbow is being developed and published by 13AM Games. (Release Date: Q3 2015 for Wii U)


Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars was developed by Nintendo Software Technology and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for Wii U, 3DS)


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was developed and published by Nintendo. Grezzo helped co-develop the game as well. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was developed and published by Capcom. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Codename: S.T.E.A.M.

Codename: S.T.E.A.M. was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is being developed and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for 3DS)


Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is being developed by GungHo Online Entertainment and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: May 22 for 3DS)


Pokemon Rumble World

Pokemon Rumble World was developed by Ambrella and published by The Pokémon Company. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Pokemon Shuffle

Pokemon Shuffle was developed by Genius Sonority and published by The Pokémon Company. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2 is being developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft and published by Namco Bandai Games. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for 3DS)


Fossil Fighters: Frontier

Fossil Fighters: Frontier was developed by Red Entertainment and Spike Chunsoft and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Available Now for 3DS)


Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons was developed by Marvelous Entertainment and published by XSEED Games. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon was developed by Spike Chunsoft and Atlus and published by NiS America. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is being developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Atlus. (Release Date: May 2015 for 3DS)


BOXBOY!

BOXBOY! was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 is being developed and published by Sega. (Release Date: May 26 for 3DS)


Ironfall: Invasion

Ironfall: Invasion was developed and published by VD-Dev. (Release Date: Out Now for 3DS)


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Microsoft's Biggest Xbox One Exclusives of 2015

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Don't count out the exclusives.

In the current world of console gaming, there is a massive focus on multi-platform releases. But what sets each platform apart are their exclusives. So here's a list of some of the biggest games that you can only play on Xbox One! (Note: This list includes titles also on the PC)


Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians is being developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: October 27 for Xbox One)


Untitled Gears of War

An Untitled Gears of War game is being developed by Black Tusk Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One)


Fable Legends

Fable Legends is being developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One, PC)


Forza Motorsport 6

Forza Motorsport 6 is being developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: Q4 2015 for Xbox One)


Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Microsoft Studios. As far as we are aware, this is a timed-exclusive. However, we are not sure how long this game will stay this way. So for now, we are listing it as an Xbox exclusive. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One, Xbox 360)


Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest was developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One, PC, TBA 2015 for Xbox 360)


Crackdown

Crackdown is being developed by Dave Jones and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One)


Scalebound

Scalebound is being developed by Platinum Games and published by Microsoft Studios


State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition was developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: April 28 for Xbox One)


#IDARB

#IDARB was developed and published by Other Ocean Interactive. As far as we are aware, this is a timed-exclusive. However, we are not sure how long this game will stay this way. So for now, we are listing it as an Xbox exclusive. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One)


Below

Below is being developed by Capybara Games and published by Microsoft Studios. As far as we are aware, this is a timed-exclusive. However, we are not sure how long this game will stay this way or what other platforms it will end up on. So for now, we are listing it as an Xbox exclusive. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One)


The Escapists

The Escapists was developed by Mouldy Toof Studios and published by Team 17 Software. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One, PC)


Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 was developed by Hibernum Créations inc. and published by Halfbrif Studios, (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One)


Scream Ride

Scream Ride was developed by Frontier Developments and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One, Xbox 360)


Cuphead

Cuphead is being developed and published by Studio MDHR. (Release Date: TBA 2015 for Xbox One, PC)


Neverwinter

Neverwinter was developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Perfect World. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One, PC)


Happy Wars

Happy Wars was developed by Toylogic and published by Microsoft Studios. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One, Xbox 360)


Funk of Titans

Funk of Titans was developed and published by A Crowd of Monsters. (Release Date: Out Now for Xbox One)


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GTA 5: Your Best Moments

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
You, the IGN community, submitted wonder moments to be spotlighted here on IGN. We tirelessly picked out the best we could find.
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Mortal Kombat X DLC & Just Cause 3 Trailer Incoming - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:36
Jason Voorhees Mortal Kombat X DLC gets a release date & Just Cause 3's new box art hits alongside news of an upcoming trailer. Plus Microsoft's third quarter report is in & Bungie changes a big part of Destiny.
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Plains - Shovel Knight Walkthrough (Part One)

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:30
IGN's guide to Shovel Knight! In Part One, begin your adventure through the Plains to confront on old frenemy - The Black Knight.
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Naomi Encounters a Different Monster in Slender: The Arrival

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:30
Naomi ventures into the deep ominous woods in search of Kate. Will she encounter the Slender Man this time around?
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Village - Shovel Knight Walkthrough (Part Two)

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:29
IGN's guide to Shovel Knight! In Part Two, enter the village to find secrets and powerups.
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The Lich Yard - Shovel Knight Walkthrough (Part Three)

IGN.com - Fri, 2015-04-24 19:28
IGN's guide to Shovel Knight! In Part Three, journey through the decrepit Lich Yard to do battle with Specter Knight.
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