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Watch The Last of Us: One Night Live right now

The Last of Us: One Night Live is live, right now, right here. Watch live video from PlayStation on www.twitch.tv It's streaming live right now, from Playstation's Twitch channel, from now until 10pm Pacific (1am eastern). For more on The Last of Us: One Night Live, check out our report on the performance, and read our The Last of Us Remastered review here.

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Yes, you can dress up like Link when Monster Hunter 4 comes stateside next year

When Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hits Nintendo 3DS next year in North America, players will be able to dress up like Link from The Legend of Zelda and wield his famous gear, Capcom has confirmed. At its Monster Hunter panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Capcom showed off the Monster Hunter 4 announcement trailer that showcases Link's weapon and armor set, but didn't provide specifics about the release. Nintendo and Capcom announced last September that the two companies were collaborating on a crossover that would bring Mario and Luigi and The Legend of Zelda to Monster Hunter, but it was never clear whether that content would ever leave Japan. Capcom hasn't specified whether the Super Mario Bros.-inspired items — which Felynes can wear in Monster Hunter 4 — are also coming...
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How to unlock Thanatophobia, the almost impossible trophy, in Rogue Legacy

Thought you had mastered the Castlevania-esque roguelike? Think again.When Rogue Legacy drops on Sony's platforms this week, it'll contain all the features that have already arrived on PCs and Macs via Steam. But there is one brand new trophy that's been added. And it's brutal. The trophy is called "Thanatophobia," or fear of dying. Here's the official description of how to unlock it: "WITHOUT using the Architect, complete the game dying 15 times or less." Fans of Rogue Legacy will recall that the Architect is able to lock down the castle, preventing it from randomly generating each time you die. So you've essentially got 15 lives to make it through a constantly-shifting hellscape. As a point of comparison, my first playthrough on PC required nearly 100 deaths before I made it through...
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Scientifically Accurate Sonic is everything you never wanted to know about hedgehog poop

Hedgehogs are more weirdly scatological and cannibalistic than the Sonic the Hedgehog series has led us to believe, as clearly and cartoonishly illustrated by the latest episode of Scientifically Accurate from Fox's Animation Domination High-Def. In the incredibly catchy yet informative video, we learn about the least appealing traits of actual hedgehogs, which include creating a poopy froth and then rubbing that mixture on themselves to the bewilderment of science. The Scientifically Accurate Sonic video touches on the real-world relationship between hedgehogs, foxes and echidnas — and which of Sonic the Hedgehog's friends has the most unique penis. In light of the feces eating, hedgehog-on-hedgehog violence and cartoon genitalia under discussion in the above video, let's call this...
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30-day P90X program comes to Xbox Fitness for $59.99

Xbox Fitness users can now buy a monthlong P90X workout program for $59.99, publisher Microsoft Studios announced today. Released today, P90X for Xbox Fitness is a 30-day version of Tony Horton's P90X regimen, which is traditionally designed for a 90-day schedule. Some P90X workouts are already available in Xbox Fitness, but today's offering includes five routines that are exclusive to Xbox Fitness and are custom-built for Kinect. (Xbox Fitness requires Kinect; the devices tracks elements such as the player's exercise form and heart rate.) In mid-August, the P90X program for Xbox Fitness will be supplemented with a downloadable calendar and nutrition plan to help individuals on their way to getting in better shape. For reference, the basic P90X plan from Beachbody costs $119.85. Xbox...
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The Last of Us review update: Remastered on PS4

The Last of Us was already one of the most visually impressive games of the last generation, so the necessity of "remastering" it for next-gen hardware is arguable. The results, however, are not. The Last of Us Remastered is a lovingly curated package. In addition to a graphically improved version of the core game that looks better, runs smoother and loads faster, Remastered contains a number of bonuses — most notably, the excellent Left Behind single-player DLC. While I would have loved an option to slot Left Behind into its place in the timeline while playing through the game, just having it included at all is a blessing. While this is a great package for anyone who hasn't played The Last of Us yet, it also includes some nice elements for people who are already hardcore fans. A...
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The Sailor's Dream is the new game from the dev of indie hits Year Walk and Device 6

Simogo, the developer behind acclaimed mobile titles Device 6 and Year Walk, will release its next game, The Sailor's Dream, for iOS in 2014. The Sailor's Dream is the story of "the burning desires of three hearts united by the wonderful, but unmerciful ocean." According to Simogo, the game is a culmination of concepts learned from past work, and it shares DNA with Device 6 and Year Walk in terms of navigation and interaction. Players will work to piece together the larger story. "We want to tackle a more philanthropic story, and instead of creating a feeling of suspense, we want to communicate something that feels warmer, yet melancholic," the developer wrote. "We're throwing out some more traditional game challenge-elements; in fact, The Sailor's Dream won't feature any puzzles at...
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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' teaser thick with Smaug

Today Warner Brothers released the teaser trailer for the last installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. In what looks to be an epic conclusion to the saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser shows Thorin Oakenshield rallying troops to his banner, while Bard the Bowman heads up a column of gold-clad elves. The film's release is slated for December. In the mean time, check out our deep dive on why you should be looking out for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
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How one kid in a Batman costume conquered San Francisco

The streets of San Francisco came to a still in November 2013 when five-year-old Miles Scott donned a Batman costume and took to the streets to tackle the city's crime. More than 20,000 San Franciscans stopped to watch and cheer him on, many holding up signs that read "Save Us, Batkid!" and "Batkid is our hero!" Miles wasn't just any kid in a superhero costume, though. He'd been diagnosed with leukemia and was in remission; his crime-fighting spree was organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Miles wanted nothing more than to be Batman, so the foundation, the city of San Francisco and a veteran game developer made it happen. Filmmaker Dana Nachman is now making a feature-length documentary about Batkid, and she's raising funds on Indiegogo to finish the film. The documentary, which...
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FIFA International Soccer had two of the best glitches in video game history

Early FIFA wasn't as polished as modern FIFA, which led to these wonderful, classic screw-ups. FIFA is a miraculous game franchise. Modern versions of the game have incredible graphics, and are realistic enough to captivate you for hours and days and months while video game-y enough to be fun. You can lose yourself in a dynasty mode, you can kill away days playing friends. They are crowning achievements of what sports video games can be. They were not always that way. FIFA International Soccer (sometimes called "FIFA 94") was the first edition of FIFA. It only had national teams, and these teams had fictional players. It was a pretty good effort for an early rendition of a video game, but we're not here to praise it. We're here to talk about two of the most fun glitches in video...
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Why Shadowgate's developers want you dead

Zojoi's Shadowgate remake isn't exactly a rehash of the adventure game released in the late '80s, but it does share one big similarity: death, death and more death.Shadowgate is Zojoi's crowd-funded game set to launch Aug. 21 for Mac and Windows PC, while Android and iOS versions are expected to follow. Like the original game, players are confronted with a series of rooms, a couple of commands and a vague idea of what to do. It's part puzzle game, part patience simulator. If you encounter something unfriendly, or find yourself on a rickety bridge, there's a good chance you'll pay for it with your life — depending on what level you've set your game at. New or shy players can choose a gentler experience, while the game's most advanced setting is happy to deliver a brutal playthrough, cr...
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Strike Suit Zero, Dishonored and more available free on Xbox Live Gold in August

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get four free games in August, including Dishonored on Xbox 360 and Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut on Xbox One, Microsoft announced today. Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (screenshot above) is the console version of Strike Suit Zero, the space dogfighting title from Born Ready Games that debuted on PC in January 2013. The director's cut was released in April 2014 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It will be available free to Xbox One owners from Aug. 1-31, along with Crimson Dragon, the Xbox One launch title from Grounding and Land Ho. The two free games on the Xbox 360 side will be split up over the course of the month, as usual. Bongfish's Motocross Madness will be available free from Aug. 1-15, while Arkane Studios' celebrated stealth action title D...
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Watch the cast of 'Game of Thrones' goof off in this blooper reel

Season 4 of critically acclaimed novels-turned-HBO-show Game of Thrones was a killer. It packed more than its fair share of deaths, both satisfying and heart-wrenching, along with some wicked new story points. And though we wouldn't want it any other way, sometimes it's nice to take a step back into something a little more lighthearted. The official Game of Thrones YouTube account released the season's bloopers during Comic-Con, which took place last weekend. It mixes flubbed lines, prop malfunctions and even the most serious of actors collapsing into giggles or song. Watch the video above to see for yourself. For more on Game of Thrones, check out our thoughts on the season finale. You can also catch all the news from Comic-Con in our StoryStream.
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Here's advice for League of Legends first-timers from the people who make it

We asked Riot Games employees — all of whom are required to play the company's game, League of Legends — the best advice they can give first-timers diving into the MOBA. Here's what they said: Davin Pavlas, researcher: "Above all else, League is a team game. Team play is the key to victory: Use wards to give your team vision, move from lane to lane to help each other out on objectives and encourage each other!" Matt Manarino, creative design and writing: "Don't worry about killing champions during your first games, worry about killing minions first. Killing champions is just going to get you killed, because there's a complexity in killing champions. Worry about minions, worry about blasting minions and getting gold because once you have enough gold you can buy items that will help you...
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Loki and the Green Goblin introduce Marvel Villains to Disney Infinity 2.0

As promised at Comic-Con 2014, here is the video introducing the first three baddies in the Marvel Villains lineup that will join the Marvel Heroes in Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall. Loki, the Green Goblin and Ronan the Accuser (main bad guy of Guardians of the Galaxy) are playable figurines in the game. Disney Infinity 2.0 will bring more than just a roster of Marvel superheroes and villains when it launches Sept. 23 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. A slew of changes are also coming to the game's popular Toy Box mode; read more about them here.
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Fahrenheit review: The sexiest sim of 1994

Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy is a profoundly broken person who thought it would be a good idea to review every FMV game. This is his Full Motion Vision Quest. Further examples of his depravity can be found here. YEAR: 1994 DEVELOPER: Sega Studios SYSTEM: Sega CD/32X There is not much that is impressive about firefighting simulator Fahrenheit. It, like many FMV games of this era, is almost entirely devoid of actual gameplay and can be completed in around 45 minutes. But, credit where credit is due, there are a few achievements one must honor. First, obviously, is the theme song, which is housed above and which I assume you have already played ad infinitum, added to your Spotify "Hot Jamz" playlist and begun to sketch out basic tablature for. Second is the...
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Here's the opening to that Bayonetta anime they've been talking about forever

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, the feature-length anime film starring Platinum Games' gun-toting witch, is slated to launch in North America on Oct. 21 — and if you're too impatient to wait until then, you can check out the English dub's opening below. The anime, led by Afro Samurai director Fuminori Kizaki and produced by animation studio Gonzo, was first released in Japan last year. The film follows Bayonetta through the events of the original game, a series of battles against angels as she unravels the mystery of her long-forgotten past. The Western version will see Hellena Taylor reprise her role as Bayonetta, as well as most of the game's voice actors returning for their own respective roles. Fans can currently pre-order Bayonetta: Bloody Fate on Blu-ray or DVD for $26.24 through...
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