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Eclipse is the Next DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

31 Mar

Video Game Walkthroughs, News and Guides

Eclipse is the Next DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III As promised, Activision had the second DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III , which is called Eclipse . This expansion will be released on April 19 […]

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Tap Sports Baseball 2016 Cheats: Tips & Strategy Guide

31 Mar

The best one-touch baseball series is back with another installment! Tap Sports Baseball 2016 brings the series into the new year, complete with an up-to-date roster of famous players, new strategies, new tournaments, and more! We’ll help you become the number one team manager with our Tap Sports Baseball 2016 cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide! 1. Wait

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Age of Ascent Can Support 50K People with Microsoft Cloud

31 Mar

Microsoft’s upcoming browser-based massive multiplayer game Age of Ascent has been shown to support up to 50,000 people via Microsoft’s Cloud function. The browser game, which is currently in public alpha but releasing sometime this year, has previously been shown to be able to support up to 100,000 players all at the same time. “Launching […]

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Nintendo’s Miitomo Delivers On Its Promise

31 Mar
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Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile social space has been eagerly awaited for years. Today, Miitomo launched with the promise of “one-of-a-kind conversations” that “bring you and your friends together like never before.” And frankly, they managed to do exactly that. Miitomo isn’t the most incredible or enlightening social networking experience I’ve ever had, but my very first interaction with the first friend I was able to find actually made me laugh out loud. And as a result, the conversation between our Miis — which I never would have had otherwise — got me to head deeper into the experience.

Setting up your Mii is easy — pick out your features, set your name, your voice and your “personality” which is assembled from characteristics such as “seriousness” or “quirkiness” that can be plotted on spectrum. After your Mii is set up, you answer somewhat random questions about your favorite things or recent events in your life, such as “what is your favorite food?” or “what is the last thing you purchased?” Once you’ve answered a handful of questions it’s time to jump in. The entire Miitomo experience revolves around two things- interacting with friends and buying or acquiring outfits for your Mii. So unless you’re satisfied with just dressing up an avatar, you’re going to need to find some friends.

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There are three options for finding friends: Facebook, Twitter or a face-to-face option to use with someone else right next to you. At this point in mobile social networking, the option not to connect through existing contacts on my device (à la Snapchat) seems absurd to me. I don’t want to have to wade through all of my Facebook and Twitter contacts to find the (maybe) 30 key people I might actually want some Mii-time with. But, maybe that’s part of the charm — talking with people I’m loosely connected with but I might not otherwise engage with on a deeper, if totally idiosyncratic, level. I suppose that will be the longtail test of Miitomo for me.

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Adding friends, answering questions and commenting on your friends’ answers earns you gold coins. Those gold coins can be used to purchase outfits or to play one of the several themed minigames within Miitomo. Miitomo Drop is a Plinko-style drop minigame where you can earn exclusive clothing items only available for a limited time. The themed games currently available are pretty odd; one game revolves entirely around bread, offering up a full-body baguette suit as a prize to covet. This might have something to do with the first question I was asked (what is your favorite food?) to which I replied “Sourdough bread with some salty butter.” From there, I actually noticed my friend was asked, “What is your favorite kind of bread?” So maybe I was offered the bread-themed minigame because of my bread affinity? If so, I’d be impressed.

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The questions Miitomo asks of your friends can prompt some pretty funny and interesting responses which do add to the charm of the experience. But ultimately, it’s the charm and charisma of your friends, not Miitomo itself, that drives how good your experience will be. However, there were some other notable details I appreciated. I was immediately impressed that Miitomo was able to pronounce my name perfectly on the first shot; this is something only 5% of the people I’ve ever met IRL have been able to do. I was also excited to see that there were no arbitrary gender designations on outfits and all clothing items were available to earn or purchase.

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Miifoto is another great feature which allows you to take photos with your Mii and those of your friends. The personalization features are exceptional, from expressive faces to specific positioning of your head or body, plus a wide range of emoji stickers. Import your own photo backgrounds or use some of the funky backgrounds Miifoto provides.

Ultimately, Miitomo currently feels like the early days of Facebook: we are all just kinda standing around, looking for stuff to say and photos to share. But with time, more to do, and more provocative, interesting questions, Miitomo could become a truly popular way to connect with friends. In the meantime and as promised, Miitomo does give you an experience you wouldn’t otherwise have, even if it’s not the most exciting experience ever. Miitomo is available now on the App Store and Google Play.

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Grieving dad begs Apple Chief Tim Cook to unblock dead son’s iPhone to access family photos

31 Mar
Leonardo Fabbretti appealed to Apple and said: "Don't deny me the memories of my son".

The Division Incursion details Revealed, Gear Sets, New Challenges and More

31 Mar

Ubisoft will soon release the first major update to The Division, and held a livestream today on Twitch to show off The Division Incursion details, including the titular Incursion missions: The Division’s version of raids. Those details are merely some of the content that was revealed during the livestream, which also included new gear, item […]

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The Division Incursion details Revealed, Gear Sets, New Challenges and More

31 Mar

Ubisoft will soon release the first major update to The Division, and held a livestream today on Twitch to show off The Division Incursion details, including the titular Incursion missions: The Division’s version of raids. Those details are merely some of the content that was revealed during the livestream, which also included new gear, item […]

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Doom Gets New Live-Action Trailer

31 Mar

Bethesda and id Software have released a new live-action trailer for their upcoming Doom title.

You can view it below:

Fight. Like. Hell. Celebrate DOOM's upcoming launch with our all-new live-action cinematic trailer. Directed by Joe Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), the trailer evokes the pillars of DOOM's gameplay: Relentless Combat, Terrifying Demons, and Bad Ass Guns.

Doom is set to launch on 13th May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. 

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263749/doom-gets-new-live-action-trailer/

Play The Banner Saga 2 next week at EGX Rezzed 2016

31 Mar

The Banner Saga 2 is out next month, and those attending EGX Rezzed 2016 will be able to try it a week before release.

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The game’s publisher Versus Evil are also bringing playable demos of the newly announced Let Them Come on PC and be-the-villain mobile game Like a Boss.

Let Them Come, seen in the gif above, is a pixel art shooter where players will face waves of alien-like creatures and Like a Boss has players controling upgradeable boss characters who will fight up to 40 heroes at a time.

The Banner Saga 2 will be released on PC through Steam on April 19 with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ones still to follow.

EGX Rezzed runs April 7-9 at the Tobacco Dock in London. Tickets are still available through here.

Shadow Mewtwo amiibo Card Now Available for Digital Pokken Tournament Buyers

31 Mar

Gamers who purchased the digital version of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U are now eligible to claim their free Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card.

This offer will only remain available until July 31st, 2016. Users must register on the Nintendo Store and will need to contact support, providing their e-mail, Nintendo Network ID, and their console serial number in order to receive the card.

Pokkén Tournament launched on March 18th worldwide and managed to sell over an estimated 350,000 copies at retail in its first week on sale.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263748/shadow-mewtwo-amiibo-card-now-available-for-digital-pokken-tournament-buyers/

My Nintendo Goes Live, Rewards Listed

31 Mar

Nintendo's replacement for its Club Nintendo reward system - My Nintendo - has now gone live. Nintendo customers can earn free games, discounts, and other digital bonuses by completing various 'missions', which involve performing basic tasks, purchasing Nintendo products, and using the Miitomo app.

Here are the current reward lists, courtesy of NintendoEverything:

North America

  • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points (1 time only)
  • 15% discount on Zelda: Wind Waker HD – 750 Platinum Points
  • 15% discount on Yoshi’s Woolly World – 750 Platinum Points
  • 15% discount on Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 600 Platinum Points
  • 15% discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 450 Platinum Points
  • 15% discount on Super Mario 3D Land – 450 Platinum Points
  • 30% discount on Splatoon – 140 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 100 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 100 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Ultimate NES Remix – 70 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Punch-Out!! – 50 Gold Points
  • Super Mario 64 (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points
  • New Super Mario Bros. U DLC: New Super Luigi U – 170 Gold Points
  • Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points
  • WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS) – 35 Gold Points
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns – 230 Gold Points
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U) – 60 Gold Points
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U) – 70 Gold Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario – 200 Platinum Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong – 200 Platinum Points

Europe

  • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points
  • Miitomo – 10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points (1 time only)
  • 20% discount on Yoshi’s Woolly World – 600 Platinum Points
  • 20% discount on Pullblox World – 150 Platinum Points
  • 20% discount on Mario Kart 7 – 700 Platinum Points
  • 20% discount on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 300 Platinum Points
  • 40% discount on Splatoon – 100 Gold Points
  • 40% discount on The Wonderful 101 – 120 Gold Points
  • 50% discount on Metroid: Other M – 60 Gold Points
  • 40% discount on Super Mario 3D Land – 110 Gold Points
  • 40% discount on Tomodachi Life – 100 Gold Points
  • 50% discount on Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – 30 Gold Points
  • Super Mario 64 (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Add-On Content: New Super Luigi U – 90 Gold Points
  • Pikmin 3 Add-On Content: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points
  • WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS) – 35 Gold Points
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U) – 60 Gold Points
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U) – 70 Gold Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario – 200 Platinum Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong – 200 Platinum Points

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263747/my-nintendo-goes-live-rewards-listed/

James Honeywell of Nintendo UK Leaves the Company After 21 Years

31 Mar

James Honeywell, the marketing boss of Nintendo UK, has decided to leave the company after a long and storied 21 years of service. While Honeywell has declined to state his reasoning for leaving Nintendo, he did say that he intends to return to the gaming industry in some capacity.  

His tenure began shortly before the launch of Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo and Honeywell gradually worked his way up through the company ranks. He was involved in many of Nintendo's marketing strategies and is regarded as a popular figure in the field. 

Source: [MCV]

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263746/james-honeywell-of-nintendo-uk-leaves-the-company-after-21-years/

Nintendo Closing Down the DSi Shop Next Year

31 Mar

Nintendo of Europe has published a notice informing customers that the DSi Shop will be closing down in 2017.

The process of shutting down the digital storefront will begin on September 30th, 2016, which will be the final date that users are able to add Nintendo DSi points to their accounts. From March 31st, 2017, customers will no longer be able to buy games from the DSi Shop and any points left on the account after this date are non-refundable.

It's currently unknown precisely when Nintendo will prevent customers from re-downloading games that have already purchased from the DSi Shop.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263744/nintendo-closing-down-the-dsi-shop-next-year/

Tesla Model 3 launch event: What time does it start in my country?

31 Mar
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The Division: Incursions out April 12, includes four new sets of gear, Loot trading

31 Mar

Ubisoft Massive held a livestream for The Division  today giving players a look at the April update.

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The first of two free expansions, Incursions will include activities which will be more difficult than challenges, four new gear sets with gear scores, Loot trading and more.

It also adds a new endgame activity specifically designed for Squad play, and rewards teams with high-level loot.

There will be more daily and weekly activities coming in update 1.1, some of which will be more challenging when played in groups, so “coordination will be more important.”

The first Incursion, titled Falcon Lost, is set in a new area which is basically an underground water-treatment facility. This is the stronghold for the Last Man Battalion. It will come in two difficulties: Hard mode for players whose gear score is equivalent to level 31; and challenge mode, which is even tougher.

There will not be any checkpoints in Falcon Lost, so if the team loses the battle, everyone will have to start all over again. It can be played as many times as needed, with new loot being rewarded no matter how many restarts occurred.

Enemies in the game will now also deploy drones during battle, and an armored personnel carrier which acts as a boss will be added. Bullets won’t work against the carrier, so players will need to use other tactics to destroy it.

Also, should a player’s Agent die, they will be able to “camera-follow” their teammates.

New tasks called Assignments will be handed out. These are side goals which are completely optional and will update daily. Completing the assignments will earn the player Phoenix Credits, Division tech, and other rewards.

Agent level is still capped at 30, with the new gear score system, players will be able to boost abilities beyond the cap. Players will also receive set bonuses for gear and these bonuses and Talents will “change the way” the character can be played. Some sets are Rare or tough to get, and one is primarily acquired from the Dark Zone. It’s called Path of the Nomad.

The other three are called: Sentry’s Call, Striker’s Battle Gear and Technician’s Authority.

Each is designed for specific playstyles. For example: Strikers Battle Gear which is combat assault-focused while Sentry’s Call focuses on precision.

Finding and equipping four pieces from a single set will provide the player with new Talents which are “very powerful,” according to the developers. During the livestream the teams said it wasn’t quite ready to reveal just what the Talents are just yet.

Players will now be getting Supply Drops in the Dark Zone, so be prepared to fight other players in order to acquire them – as well as the powerful enemies which guard the drops. A couple good things: the loot isn’t contaminated, doesn’t need to be extracted and cannot be stolen once it’s been grabbed.

Speaking of loot, players can now trade items with others by dropping the item on the ground. The other player will only need to pick it up. In the Dark Zone, loot may only be dropped when inside the Dark Zone gate.

If you missed today’s livestream, you can watch it again over on Twitch, or just head to our post where it’s embedded.

The second free update, Conflict, will add another incursion into New York’s Columbus Circle and comes with new Dark Zone features.

Three paid DLC expansions – Underground, Survival, and Last Stand – will be released this year and include new areas and threats. which introduce new areas and threats to The Division’s open-world New York.

As previously reported, Xbox One players will have 30-day exclusive early access to Underground and Survival. Incursions, Conflict, and Last Stand will debut on all platforms simultaneously.

With the new Update 1.1 content on the horizon, you’ll need friends to go into battle with. If you don’t have any buddies playing or want new ones, hit up our partners at The100.io. They have the perfect LFG solution.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X Localization Announced for North America

31 Mar

Sega has announced that it will be releasing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X in North and South America this fall.

The game will be made available at retail and digitally for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

No word yet on a potential European release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X.

Full Article – http://www.vgchartz.com/article/263743/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-localization-announced-for-north-america/

The Division: cause of High-End backpack bug identified, fix in the works

31 Mar

A fix for the infamous Backpack Bug in The Division is on the horizon.

According to a post on the forums, the issue which stemmed from crafting a High-End backpack has been identified, and until a fix can be patched in, do not attach mods on items not being used. The teams said bug fixing is a top priority and a solution will be deployed as soon as possible.

Earlier this month, many players were reporting being unable to connect to the game’s servers after crafting a High-End backpack. Others reported the same issue after using the High-End kneepad blueprint.

A 250+ thread on the issue and similar occurrences were noted on the game’s forums, so hopefully the fix will be implemented sooner rather than later.

Ubisoft Massive held a livestream today for The Division focusing on the April update earlier today. You can look over our full report through here.

If you are in the market for fellow gamers to play, give our partners at The100.io at look.  They have the perfect LFG solution.

Total War: Warhammer Walkthrough Showcases the Vampire Counts

31 Mar

We’ve already seen the Dwarven Realms in action and now it’s time for the Vampire Counts to have their say with a new Total War: Warhammer walkthrough video. The new campaign video shows off the Vampire Counts in-game and serves up a generous 8 minutes of game time, along with commentary. The video shows of […]

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Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC will be the Last for PS3 and Xbox 360

31 Mar

The Awakening DLC will release for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS3 next week, but this will be the last content to release for the last-gen consoles Activision have confirmed. The news has come out of their Support page, using a FAQs section to explain any questions fans may have: Q: Will any […]

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NCA demands Anonymous-linked hacker hands over encryption keys to seized laptops

31 Mar
The NCA previously said it would not return the devices because it was unable to decrypt their contents.