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PlayStation players can get Disney Infinity's Hulk first in these collector sets

Disney Infinity players on PlayStation consoles will have the opportunity to snag the Hulk figurine early in one of two bundled sets, executive producer John Vignocchi announced in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Starting soon, players can pre-order the PlayStation Collector's Edition — which includes Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk figurines, as well as an Avengers-themed play set, two power discs and the glow-in-the-dark Frost Beast Collector's Edition display. A closer look at the display, which Vignocchi notes was designed with both Disney Infinity and Marvel collectors in mind, is available in the video below. Additionally, Sony will be offering a Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation 3 hardware bundle this holiday season. The $249.99...
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GameStop has a plan to give The Last of Us owners half off of the Remastered edition

What do you do with that PlayStation 3 version of The Last of Us when the game makes its debut on the PlayStation 4 July 29 as The Last of Us Remastered? GameStop has an answer. From July 27 through August 2, the retailer will take your PS3 disc on trade and give you half off the PS4 version, which will retail for $49.99. Sony is not offering a discount for those who own the original version of the game, though it did drop the price by $10 in late June. For more on The Last of Us Remastered, be sure to read our recent impressions of the "stunning visual masterpiece" and watch the E3 2014 trailer below. You can also read our review of the original and the story-based Left Behind downloadable content, which will be included in Remastered.
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Batman: Arkham Knight DLC to include a Red Hood story mission (update)

Batman: Arkham Knight may feature an add-on story mission starring the violent vigilante Red Hood, according to allegedly leaked GameStop promotional materials posted by Batman News. The above picture — in addition to the previously-announced playable Harley Quinn DLC — mentions the Red Hood Story Pack, in which players can "play as the ruthless vigilante." The picture also notes the pack is pre-order bonus and exclusive to GameStop. Yesterday afternoon, GameStop tweeted a blurry image of what looks like the Red Hood character shown in the above materials. The tweet mentions an announcement connected to the image and a "big game" coming today, July 23. In Batman lore, the Red Hood's identity has frequently changed, but one of his first incarnations was as the Joker's original form in...
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Destiny beta returns a day early, now available for Xbox players

Destiny's maintenance period is over and the game's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 beta is back online a day earlier than expected, Bungie announced on its official website. The beta is also now available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One players. Codes were sent out earlier today. "We know you've been waiting, so we busted our asses to finish our chores up early," the post reads. "You can download and play the beta right now. This is a great moment for the entire Bungie community to share in this adventure, and we couldn't be more excited. Get in there. Break it. Tell us what you think. Share your experiences online. The beta went offline yesterday afternoon, following its launch last week; it was expected to return sometime on July 23 with the beta launch for Xbox 360 and Xbox One players...
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The Crew beta gameplay video - From Detroit to Seattle

Earlier this week, Ubisoft's open-world driving game The Crew entered its closed beta testing phase, giving a few drivers access to the game's enormous, America-shaped playground. Check out the video above to see some of our experiences in action, including car shopping, customization, dynamic challenges and a few of the game's story-based missions. For more context on what you're seeing, check out our half-hour Overview on the game below, in which we take a road trip from Detroit to St. Louis in the very realistic span of about ten minutes.
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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

Battlefield Hardline has been delayed to early 2015, Electronic Arts announced today, saying that the development teams want to spend more time developing the game to ultimately deliver a better product. "Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline — we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves," Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE vice president and group GM, wrote on the Battlefield blog. "Millions of you jumped in and had a great time. As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We've been pouring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you. "This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and...
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    • Release Date: 2014-09-09
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Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to Nov. 18

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the upcoming role-playing title from BioWare, has been delayed and is now set for release Nov. 18 in North America and Nov. 21 in Europe, the studio announced today. Publisher Electronic Arts had originally set the release date for Oct. 7, so the new date represents a delay of six weeks. In an open letter on the game's website, executive producer Mark Darrah said, "While this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you'll play will be all the better for it." Darrah added, "This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see. Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero's choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you...
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The Crew closed beta - Overview video

Grab your Funyuns and your Yoo-hoo, because we're going on a road trip. There's a lot to do in Ubisoft's open-world driving game The Crew — even in the game's closed beta test, which went live earlier this week. You can buy cars, equip them with different specialties and performance-boosting upgrades, and plaster them with tribal tattoos. You can go through story-based missions, or drive around looking for the dynamic challenges that pepper the nation's roadways. My favorite activity, though, is just driving through our hyper-condensed country, and seeing what cities made the cut. (Congratulations to Greenup, Illinois!) In the half-hour Overview above, Chris Plante and I hit the open road, taking a leisurely drive from Detroit to St. Louis. If our chattering is making it difficult to...
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Walking Dead's momentum leads to this violent, brutal, shocking moment

The video above contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 4, as well as some very intense violence. If either of those things concern you, you'd best click out of this story right away and don't read further.Last chance before we get into spoiler country! All gone? Okay. Early into "Amid the Ruins," Clementine is forced to kill a zombie up close and personal. This isn't shocking in and of itself. Clem has murdered lots of zombies throughout the season. What makes this especially harsh is that she's essentially "putting down" the zombified form of Nick, one of the companions she's been traveling with for a couple of episodes now. It's worth noting that it's possible to never see this scene. If Nick has died earlier in your playthrough of Season 2, he won't show...
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The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 4 review: existential crisis

Everyone you know and love will one day die. It's true for all of us, but Telltale's Walking Dead series — now nearing the end of its second season — has always done an especially powerful job of putting mortality at the forefront. In "Amid the Ruins," Season 2's fourth episode, that tension at the heart of the series is as loud and clear as it's ever been. Every moment of hope is contrasted by a devastating setback. Longtime companions fall before the episode is done, and protagonist Clementine finds herself in increasingly dire situations. This formula has done Telltale well in the past, but something is off in "Amid the Ruins." The normally brilliant characterization and writing of the series is less consistent. The plodding arc of the episode feels as exhausted and hopeless as...
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College football players want the NCAA Football video game back as much as you do

If you're bummed that EA Sports killed its NCAA Football series, know that the college football players it featured are bummed out, too. A few said they don't want money from any legal settlement — they just want the game back. EA Sports ended its long-running college series last September to settle lawsuits brought by former players — which became a class action involving current players — over the uncompensated use of their likenesses in the series. This particular case highlights the debate over the NCAA's amateurism rules, in that even if EA Sports was willing to pay for their likenesses (it even lobbied the NCAA for such permission) to do so would render any player appearing under his own name ineligible. Virginia Tech player Luther Maddy told CBS Sports' Jon Solomon that he...
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Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King review: return of the king

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King blends the old, the new and the even newer to form a mixture that fits perfectly alongside the levels that made the core game so damned good. The first of three downloadable content packs for From Software's action role-playing game grounds players in history by paying homage to the intertwined level design of its forebears. Crown of the Sunken King revisits the past but retains the refined play style of the sequel; it feels about as comfortable as a Souls game can alongside a level of challenge you can't get anywhere else. Most importantly, it introduces a new, puzzle-based exploration formula with great success. Crown of the Sunken King is an indispensable expansion to the Souls franchise. And despite some problems balancing difficulty, it...
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New Mighty No. 9 footage shows Beck's transformation and Call's moves

With a new crowdfunding campaign and development on the animated series underway, Comcept has released a new video offering a peek at the world of Mighty No. 9. The video below shows off the moves of protagonist Beck — one of the Mighty Numbers, a group of powerful robots — and a handful of his transformations. Beck cycles through the power of several different robots that harness machine guns and spikes, the powers of water and ice and a lethal-looking sword, among others. Viewers also get a quick look at two of the game's bosses — Mighty No. 2 and Mighty No. 5. — and how Beck can battle them. Around the 50-second mark, viewers can briefly ogle gameplay for Call, Beck's equally-robotic gal companion. Like Beck, she can run, jump and scale walls, as well as propel herself across short...
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Media Molecule teases PS4 project with trippy strobe-lit faces

Media Molecule, the U.K.-based studio that created LittleBigPlanet, is working on a PlayStation 4 game, and the company released a video today to give a shadowy glimpse of the title. "A rendering error on our new PS4 project caused this trippy sequence of colorful nonsense that begged to be shared," reads the video's YouTube description, which would seem to indicate that the strange footage is part of the game in some way. The brief clip appears to contain multiple faces illuminated by strobe lights in various colors, but then, that's the way it looks to us. Perhaps this is Media Molecule's version of a 21st-century Rorschach test. Media Molecule's most recent game was the PlayStation Vita title Tearaway, which launched last November. The studio has yet to reveal any details about its...
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Here's what you're in for when Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launches this week

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launches this week for PlayStation 4, and developer Just Add Water shared one final trailer today detailing what players are in for. New 'n' Tasty is a recreation of 1997 platform Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, in which the titular Abe embarks on a quest to free the slaves of the Rupture Farms meat packing plant. The PS4 version will be available tomorrow, but those who purchase this version will unlock the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita version through Sony's cross-buy program once they are released. Just Add Water is still working to launch these latter two versions as soon as possible, and other versions are in development for Linux, Mac, Wii U, Windows PC and Xbox One. Check out the trailer above for a look at the game in action, as well as some of its...
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Mighty No. 9: The Animated Series will give Inafune's excitable robot more time to shine

In February, Keiji Inafune told us that he was interested in seeing a cartoon made for his new game, Mighty No. 9.Now, less than 10 months after the game was successfully funded through Kickstarter, racking up more than four times its crowdfunding goal, that interest is going to be a reality. Earlier this month, alongside the announcement of a second funding campaign to bring English voice acting to Mighty No. 9, developer Comcept revealed that the Blue Bomber's baby cousin would be getting his own cartoon series. In development with Tokyo-based company Digital Frontier, Mighty No. 9: The Animated Series is currently looking at a 2016 release date. According to Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, one of the Mighty No. 9 project leads at Digital Frontier, the company approached Comcept last...
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The Last of Us will be performed on stage for just one night

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us will be coming to a new format next week: the theater. To commemorate the launch of The Last of Us Remastered, a live theatrical performance called The Last of Us: One Night Live will consist of a live reading of selected scenes from the game from actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Merle Dandridge, Hana Hayes and Annie Wersching. It will be performed under the direction of creative director and writer Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog. One Night Live will be performed only once, according to a PlayStation Blog post, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif., on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. PT. The performance will be intercut with video from motion capture sessions filmed during the development of The Last of Us, and composer...
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Destiny beta goes offline for two days

The Destiny beta for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be offline today and tomorrow, developer Bungie said this morning on Twitter. The beta will return Wednesday, when it will also launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. We are beginning the process of taking the Destiny Beta offline for maintenance. It shall return on 7/23 for all registered testers. — Bungie (@Bungie) July 21, 2014 Bungie launched the beta on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 last Thursday, July 17. Today and tomorrow, July 21-22, the beta will be down for maintenance as the studio prepares its servers for two new platforms. Bungie will bring the Destiny beta back to PS3 and PS4 at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 23, and will simultaneously launch it on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. From then, people on all four...
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The Last of Us recreated as a PS1 game

The Last of Us will be available remastered on the PS4 by the end of the month, its graphics retouched to take advantage of the more powerful hardware. Now the experience of firing a shotgun into an infected human's skull from point-blank range will look even more realistic. Some will feast upon every gory giblet.Maybe you pine for the days when video games were blocky and rigid, when you struggled to suspend your disbelief. This isn't just a series of cubes covered in muddy textures, you'd think. This is a fungus-covered hallway in an abandoned apartment complex, barely standing after the fall of man. If that's you, perhaps you'll find comfort in The Last of Us reimagined as a PlayStation 1 game. The users at NeoGAF, never ones to back down from a Photoshop challenge, were inspired...
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The Crew closed beta: A comprehensive look at what you'll play in Ubisoft's open-world racer

The closed beta for Ubisoft's open-world racing game The Crew kicks off today for PC. Here's an in-depth video explaining what to expect from the hands-on time with the game. The beta, which runs from today through to Friday, includes story missions, skills challenges, PvP missions and the ability to unlock new bits and pieces for your cars. The video goes through all of that plus a bit on car dealers, tuners and the different ways you can race and play. Not lucky enough to land a spot in the beta? It looks like Ubisoft is still taking applications, just hop over to the official site and sign-up.
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