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MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

27 Mar

Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game.

Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look.

MLB 15 The Show releases on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 31.

Just a reminder: online services for MLB 14 The Show will go offline on June 18 for all three platforms.

Watch the stars of The Flash sing the theme song from Firefly

27 Mar

It's nice to see that Firefly still has the ability to bring joy to the Verse. Here, three castmembers from the CW's The Flash — namely Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett — came together to sing The Ballad of Serenity in honor of Joss Whedon. Clearly, Whedon can bring even Marvel and DC together.

Martin and company did the performance as a thank you to the Avengers director for donating to their Kickstarter campaign. The group is currently in the process of producing a musical short film called The Letter Carrier, which is set in 1860 and tells the story of a family living in the mountains away from slavery. That Whedon donated likely helped the trio reach and exceed their funding goal.

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Sony Issues Price Cut for PlayStation TV in UK

27 Mar

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Sony has officially confirmed a price cut for its PlayStation TV, but only for the UK. The device, which launched in Europe in November last year for £84.99, can now be purchased for £44.99.

“Starting from the 27th March, PS TV will offer even greater value for money when it becomes available for only £44.99,” a Sony spokesperson told Dealspwn.com. “Now with an even more accessible price, you can benefit from the advanced features and technology that PS TV brings to your home entertainment experience.”

The PlayStation TV device hooks up to your television set in order to stream gameplay from your PlayStation 4 console. In addition, it can also access the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Now to play PS Vita, PSP, and PSOne classics.

The device is catered to players wanting freedom to play their games anywhere in their households. Using the device, they can simply stream their games to another TV in the house (if the primary one is occupied) and resume play there.

The price cut is welcomed and not surprising. Many considered it too expensive when it launched last year. In January this year, major retailers in the US were already selling the device for $80, $20 short of its official $100 price listing.

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We’re about to get the Transformers movie universe no one asked for

27 Mar

Hi, thanks for coming. Why don't you take a seat?

I know I called you here on short notice, but there's something you're going to hear about soon, and I thought it would be best if you heard it from me: there's going to be more Transformers movies.

Transformers ∞

No, not just one more or two more. Not even just a trilogy. Yup, Transformers is going straight Marvel and trying to turn itself into a connected universe franchise. Uncalled for, I know. But these things make money at the box office and sell a ton of toys, and that's how the world works. Maybe one day they won't make money. Probably not. But hey, Michael Bay can't direct all of them.

Paramount, which is behind the franchise, is currently working to set up a Transformers "...

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We’re about to get the Transformers movie universe no one asked for

27 Mar

Hi, thanks for coming. Why don't you take a seat?

I know I called you here on short notice, but there's something you're going to hear about soon, and I thought it would be best if you heard it from me: there's going to be more Transformers movies.

Transformers ∞

No, not just one more or two more. Not even just a trilogy. Yup, Transformers is going straight Marvel and trying to turn itself into a connected universe franchise. Uncalled for, I know. But these things make money at the box office and sell a ton of toys, and that's how the world works. Maybe one day they won't make money. Probably not. But hey, Michael Bay can't direct all of them.

Paramount, which is behind the franchise, is currently working to set up a Transformers "...

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tips, Cheats and Strategies

27 Mar
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper is an RPG from Square-Enix. In this game, you travel back to worlds introduced across the Final Fantasy series’ history and re-live classic battles. Gamezebo’s Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tips, Tricks and Strategies will help you make JRPG history all over again.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tips Cheats Strategies

  • Don’t plow through a single game; jump from world to world – New worlds open up as you progress through Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Though you might be tempted to run straight through a favorite world, it’s best to spread yourself out. Enemies get tougher the longer you stay in one spot, missions take up more stamina, and you deny yourself the opportunity to recruit characters from other games. Besides which, each world eventually hits a wall that doesn’t come down until you progress a certain amount in other worlds, so explore.
  • Save your mythril for relic draws – Don’t use mythril for stamina refills, and only use it to continue battles if you feel it’s absolutely necessary. Mythril should be used for relic draws, and for adding slots to your inventory.
  • Bosses have the same weaknesses they have in their host games – Cagnazzo hated lightning magic in Final Fantasy IV, and he sure hates it in Record Keeper. Classic elemental strengths and weaknesses apply to every boss you face down in-game.
  • Save your Soul Breaks for each world’s boss – The enemies you dispatch before a boss are small potatoes. Save up your Soul Breaks for each dungeon’s final baddie.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tips Cheats Strategies

  • Participate in events for good stuff – Events don’t progress the game’s main storyline, but they’re an excellent way to win gold and invaluable upgrade materials. Take a little time every day to participate. The harder the challenge level, the better your reward – but don’t overdo it.
  • Bring fighters into their host games for added strength and bonuses – Heroes that are brought into their home worlds hit harder, plus they get big experience bonuses. For instance, Cloud is happiest in Final Fantasy VII’s world, and Tidus meshes well in Final Fantasy X’s world. This is a great way to level-up a newcomer who’s lagging behind.
  • Always have a healer on-hand – You won’t last long in Record Keeper unless you have a healer accompanying you. Your early battles are fairly easy, but things get hairy later on. Train up a white mage, or any character capable of wielding white magic.
  • Press on a character’s icon to see what they’re capable of – When visiting the “Party” menu, hold down on a character to view their information. This lets you see what they have equipped, but more importantly, you can toggle the “Usable” menu to see what weapons and abilities they can equip themselves with.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tips Cheats Strategies

  • Don’t forget to forge physical abilities as well as magical ones – Orbs aren’t just for making magic spells. They can also be used to put together some powerful physical attacks for the magically-disinclined.
  • When in doubt, balance your party – If you’re not sure what to expect from a battle or a boss, it’s best to approach the situation with a balanced party. With any luck, one of the spells or attacks you have on-hand will exploit your enemies’ vulnerable spots.
  • Don’t forget to select a target for spells and attacks – especially healing spells – When someone in your party is ordered to attack or use a spell, they’ll choose their own target. Sometimes, however, this isn’t the best option. When necessary, choose a target before ordering your character to attack. More importantly, choose a suitable target before using a healing spell.

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You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser

27 Mar

Super Mario 64 is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross recently decided to remake the first level of the game while experimenting with the Unity game engine, and the results are impressive — the game looks almost as good as more recent games in the series, like Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U. And you can even play the remake in your browser right here — but don't expect to see the rest of the game rendered in HD. "I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they're horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix," says...

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You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser

27 Mar

Super Mario 64 is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross recently decided to remake the first level of the game while experimenting with the Unity game engine, and the results are impressive — the game looks almost as good as more recent games in the series, like Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U. And you can even play the remake in your browser right here — but don't expect to see the rest of the game rendered in HD. "I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they're horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix," says...

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AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff is titled Fear the Walking Dead

27 Mar

AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff is on the way, and it just got a title: Fear the Walking Dead. Series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon:

The news comes only days before The Walking Dead's season five finale airs on Sunday night. The timing, however, is fitting; AMC announced earlier today that the trailer for the companion series would air after the finale.

Fear the Walking Dead, which got a two-season order earlier this month, is set to debut this summer. The series, which is...

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AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff is titled Fear the Walking Dead

27 Mar

AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff is on the way, and it just got a title: Fear the Walking Dead. Series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon:

The news comes only days before The Walking Dead's season five finale airs on Sunday night. The timing, however, is fitting; AMC announced earlier today that the trailer for the companion series would air after the finale.

Fear the Walking Dead, which got a two-season order earlier this month, is set to debut this summer. The series, which is...

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Cities: Skylines Reverts to 1.0.6b Due to Save Issues With Latest 1.0.7b Update

27 Mar

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Paradox Interactive has decided to roll back Cities: Skylines to the previous 1.0.6b version, after it was discovered that an unintentional bug in the latest 1.0.7b update disrupted the game’s saving system.

“Our newest patch, 1.0.7b, unintentionally made it impossible to properly load a large amount of save-games,” said ‘TotalyMoo’ of developers Colossal Order.

The decision was posted on the official forums around four hours ago and so the game should be back to the 1.0.6b version when you log into the game now. This will stay as default until the developer has identified and rectified the issue in the latest patch.

Those feeling adventurous or just plain bored, can still access the bugged update through Steam. Simply right-click on the game in your library, navigate to “properties” and then the beta tab. Select 1.0.7b from the drop-down option and you’re good to go. To revert back, simply follow the same steps and choose the earlier version.

You can see what version your game currently is running by glancing at the lower right corner of the game’s main menu.

Patch 1.0.7b was looking to bring a lot of bug fixes, UI changes and overall improvements to Cities: Skylines. You can head here to read through the changelog.

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Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

27 Mar

The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey.

Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will release sometime this summer.

Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

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Game of Thrones: The Sword In The Darkness Review – A Return To Form

27 Mar
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The first two episodes of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series launched with rocky starts.

Both Episode 1 and Episode 2 suffered from sporadic framerate drops, audio synchronization issues, and unresponsive controls throughout the entire experience. Initially I had hoped that these issues were just launch bugs for episode 1, but when episode 2 launched with the exact same issues, my hopes for the series diminished.

I was frustrated; I liked the story that Telltale’s Game of Thrones was telling, and the voice acting was fantastic, but the mechanical bugs were too much to ignore. Further adding to my frustration was the fact that Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands launched shortly after the first episode of Game of Thrones debuted, with none of the mechanical problems that marred the Game of Thrones series.

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Now, as the middle of the series is reached in Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness, I am happy to say that the issues that persisted in the opening two episodes have been properly addressed, and the game ran just fine on my iPad mini 2.

Featuring the Telltale signature mixture of choice-based narrative with some quick-time events sprinkled throughout the experience to keep players attentive, The Sword in the Darkness had me fighting a dragon, stealing a royal decree, and talking myself into a political corner more than once. I’ve always maintained that this series lives up to the tension that the books and television show deliver, and now that the technical bugs are gone, that tension is increased tremendously. I was able to fully immerse myself into the story of the game for the first time in the series.

Game of Thrones Episode 3

As far as the story goes, we’re right in the middle of things in regards to the trials and tribulations of House Forrester. The Forrester children continue to work towards securing their family from the threats of rival Houses, as well as trying to survive through the rough world of Westeros and (in Asher’s case) Essos. Fans of the show will recognize “all-star” characters like Jon Snow, Khaleesi, Tyrion, and more, while new characters are introduced who bring with them exciting new possibilities for the series’ remaining three episodes.

The ending, in comparison to the previous two episodes, fell a bit flat. Episode 1’s ending was meant to leave a lasting impression on players, and it did. Episode 2’s ending was incredibly moving, set to the Ballad of the Forresters. Episode 3’s ending, on the other hand, felt rushed and sudden. I don’t expect every ending to feature a shocking cliff hanger or a moving ballad, but episode 3’s ending left much to be desired.

The pacing in “The Sword in the Darkness” is fantastic. As is tradition in the books and the television series, the game leapfrogs between characters throughout the story. Each segment had a clear purpose, and a clear sense of tension permeated throughout each and every encounter in the game. While I didn’t time my playtime, it certainly felt like episode 3 was the longest episode yet. I am not sure if that is because it actually clocks in as the longest, or if there was so much going on it simply felt like I had been playing for awhile. Regardless, for as long as the game felt, I was never bored at any point during my playthrough.

Now that the mechanical issues have been completely ironed out, the future for Telltale’s Game of Thrones series is bright. If you’re looking for the best Game of Thrones game available, it’s right here. Keep an eye out for Episode 4, in the coming weeks.

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AMC, IFC, and other channels added to PlayStation Vue internet TV service

27 Mar

Sony promised it'd be coming soon, and now it's here: AMC is available to watch on the company's PlayStation Vue internet TV service starting today. Other AMC Networks channels including IFC, Sundance, and WeTV have also been added to Vue, which launched in three markets (New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia) last Wednesday. Sony notes that it's brought subscribers AMC just in time for The Walking Dead season finale, which is this Sunday night. The final seven episodes of Mad Men are also set to begin airing soon on April 5th, and AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, is also off to a strong start with viewers.

PlayStation Vue streams over 50 channels at prices that start at $49.99 per month. Put up against Dish's cheaper...

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The White House announces a five-year plan to fight drug-resistant superbugs

27 Mar

The Obama administration unveiled a plan today to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." The goal is to prevent the proliferation of aggressive bacteria responsible for 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses every year, the Associated Press reports.

The five-year plan is a response to the country's growing reliance on antibiotics for medicinal purposes and in the food industry. It outlines several goals, which include slowing the emergence of superbugs, strengthening surveillance and tracking efforts of such germs, accelerating scientific research, and improving international collaboration and communication.

Eliminate serious threats by 2020

"Studies have consistently shown that a lot of America's antibiotic use is...

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Take a look at a four-player drunken horse racing game played on one phone

27 Mar

I've been following the work of Nathan Fouts, the head of indie studio Mommy's Best Games, since he released Weapon of Choice, an underrated gem from the overlooked Xbox indie game storefront. His latest game is available on the significantly larger Android and iOS platforms, and allows up to four players to play at once.

Perfect for endless car rides with the family

Finger Derpy appears to play, as my pal Josh Lowensohn describes it, like "Hungry Hungry Hippos from hell." Each player controls the left and right side of a horse by tapping the screen. With four people tapping two fingers each on one mobile device, chaos is all but guaranteed. It's a sweet premise, and the local multiplayer function could help pass the torturous...

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Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/27/2015

27 Mar

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Champion Changes

Bard

  • Base damage increased to 52 (up from 46) and damage per level increased to 3.5 (up from 3)
  • Range increased to 550 (up from 500)
  • Cosmic Binding [Q] - Now deals 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.65) (up from 80/120/160/200/240 (+0.5))
  • Magical Journey [E] - No longer costs mana
  • Traveler's Call [Passive] - Chimes restore 12% of Bards max mana (from 8% missing mana + 15)

Darius

Noxian Guillotine [R] - New mechanics:

  • If Noxian Guillotine kills the target, Darius restores 25/50/100 mana and it may be recast within 20 seconds.
  • At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill.

Garen

  • Demacian Justice [R] - Cooldown reduced to 120/100/80 (down from 160/120/80)

Hecarim

  • Health per 5 decreased to 7 (down from 9.25)
  • Mana per 5 decreased to 6.5 (down from 7.5)

Kassadin

  • Riftwalk [R] - Grace period between stacks reduced to 15 (down from 20)

Tristana

  • Explosive Shot [E] - Cooldown is now 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds (up from 16/15/14/13/12)

Watch the Expedition 43 astronauts launch to space for a one-year mission

27 Mar

The crew members of Expedition 43 launch to space today, and two of them will spend a full year aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko won't walk the Earth again until March of 2016, and their 342-day stay will break the old ISS record held by Michael Lopez-Alegria Mikhail Tyurin — both of whom spent seven months on the station between 2006 and 2007. Kelly and Kornienko will be joined by cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who will return later this year after he breaks the all-time record for time spent in space.

The 336-ton Soyuz-FG rocket they will ride will get them to the ISS in just five hours. The entire process, from the launch to the opening of the hatch aboard the station, will be televised live by...

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Xbox One April System Update – Second Wave – Detailed – News

27 Mar

Microsoft's Major Nelson has outlined another set of features Xbox One owners can expect from the April system update for the console. New features coming in this second wave include voice messages and dedicated party chat servers.

This is on top of the first wave of April updates, detailed here, which include achievement notifications and Game Hub links.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Xbox One April System Update - Second Wave - Detailed - News

Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

27 Mar

A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software.

The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell.

It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you cannot visit a certain area or character.

We haven’t included the NPC or locations to avoid potential spoilers.

Until a hotfix is issued in version 1.02 – which releases next week – don’t initiate multiplayer in the Forbidden Woods.

The next update will not include load time improvements and other performance optimizations as originally planned, but Sony told Polygon a patch addressing those issues will be released separately.

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