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Harmonix Details Downloadable Tracks For Dance Central Spotlight

You may have been Happy you could Talk Dirty to the Royals in the Love Shack back when Harmonix announced the release date for Dance Central Spotlight, but now it's bringing even more songs to its latest dance game. Today, Harmonix announced some new songs and pricing information for Dance Central Spotlight's downloadable songs, available at launch.

For $ 1.99 each, players can download the songs listed below, along with other tracks yet to be announced. For a full track listing thus far, check out Harmonix's website.

  • A-Ha – “Take On Me”
  • Bastille – “Pompeii”
  • Calvin Harris – “Summer”
  • Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
  • Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
  • DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon – “Turn Down For What”
  • Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona – “Bailando”
  • Erasure – “A Little Respect”
  • Ini Kamoze – “Here Comes The Hotstepper”
  • John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix [Radio Edit])”
  • Lady Gaga – “Applause”
  • Maroon 5 – “Maps”
  • Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
  • Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)”
  • Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
  • Of Monsters And Men – “Little Talks”
  • Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
  • Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
  • TLC – “Creep”
  • will.i.am ft. Britney Spears – “Scream & Shout”

Dance Central Spotlight launches September 2 for Xbox One as a downloadable title. For more, see the game in action in this trailer.

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More Details From The Latest Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Trailer

A new trailer and a handful of screens were posted for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire this morning, but there weer a few quick details you might have missed, as well as a few details worth expanding upon.

A few Pokémon were quickly confirmed to be appearing in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as they were quickly shown in the middle of combat. We saw Grovyle and Swampert in the midst of battle, but they are evolved forms of the starters from the original Ruby and Sapphire, so they're appearances are far from being a surprise.

More interesting were the appearances of Shiftry…

…Torkoal…

… and Geodude and Makuhita. It's also worth noting that horde battles are no longer limited to the wild. Now, up to five trainers can attack you at once.

All of these Pokémon appeared in Pokémon X & Y, so this is not the first time we've seen them in 3D, but it's nice to be able to add them to the list of definitely appearing Pokémon.

Some of the more interesting details from the trailer were small things that flew by. In the contest, Pikachu – dressed a luchador – is wrestling a giant stuffed animal. It's a little weird.

There's also this symbol shown briefly in the background. I's probably just the icon for the new Pokémon Contest Spectacular.

In the press release announcing the Pokémon Contest Spectacular delivering the trailer, it says Pokémon will be rated in one of five categories: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. Because of this, showing off a powerful attack won't always be the automatic choice.

The Cosplay Pikachu – who has been shown before – is awarded to players after participating in the Pokémon Contest Spectacular for the first time. He's different than the standard Pikachu you catch in the wild. Its assorted costumes offer more than just aesthetic changes. It also changes what types of attacks Pikcachu can perform.

Pikachu Rock Star can perform Meteor Mash; Pikachu Pop Star can perform Draining Kiss; Pikachu, Ph.D., can learn Electric Terrain; Pikachu Belle can use Icicle Crash; And finally Pikachu Libre can use Flying Press.

To take another look at the latest trailer head here, or just check out the video below.

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Study Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s pre-order, special edition details

One does not simply walk into a retailer, purchase Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and leave with all of the content available at the game’s launch. Sorry early adventurers, this isn’t like the general pre-order bonuses announced in April. This time,…
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Tekken 7 story, art details from Comic-Con, Lars confirmed

The Mishima clan has got some issues to resolve, and based on details shared by producer Katsuhiro Harada through a translator at Comic-Con, it seems like Tekken 7 will help the family finally get it all out in the open. As reported by Polygon,…
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Microsoft Details August Xbox One Update

The Xbox One is on track for another monthly update. This time out, some frequently requested features will be added to the ever-evolving platform.

Your friends list will get a larger presence on the home menu, with activity, trending titles (so you know if you really should pick up that multiplayer game), and achievement leaderboards. Friends listings will now show the last time they were online. The activity feed will also get an overhaul, with the inclusion of text updates, “like” and comment features, game clip sharing, and more.

Controllers will now have a low battery notification (replacing the shifting ring of light from the Xbox 360 controller). This will pop up on screen when you need to recharge or swap batteries.

Those that use their Xbox One for video will likely be pleased to know that notifications can now be turned off during viewing. And, if you’ve been waiting for 3D video playback, you’re in luck. 

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If you’re in the preview program, updates should be rolling out shortly. Everyone else can look forward to these features in August.

[Source: Major Nelson]

 

Our Take
I love that Microsoft is both open about its communication with regard to updates and continues to stick to the monthly schedule. Each of the updates has improved the Xbox One experience, and it’s great to not have to wait for major fall and spring distributions anymore.

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Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Details Newcomer Robin’s Fighting Style

Robin, of Fire Emblem fame, attacks with a destructible sword a magical tome that changes powers.

Robin, alongside Lucina (who was also recently detailed), was revealed on Monday morning. Sakurai wrote on the Miiverse about Robin and his/her sword, "The Levin sword can be activated by using smash attacks – you can even activate these moves in midair! However, just like in the original game, the Levin sword can be used only a limited number of times before it breaks, at which point it takes some time to regenerate. When the Levin sword is unavailable, Robin fights using the bronze sword."

Sakurai also spoke specifically about Robin's tome writing, "The way Robin launches Arcfire is kind of crazy – he or she calls down a bolt of flame from above, then launches a pillar of fire! By the way, Robin’s tome changes with each special attack." You can see Robin throwing some fire with the tome at Captain Falcon in the image below.

For more on Super Smash Bros., check out some Pac-Man's referential taunts, new details about Lady Palutena, Mario's impressive new duds, the newest Pokémon fighters, a new Pac-Man stage, some more details about the inclusion of the Miis, reveals of Luigi's final smash, a Lumiose City stagea new Animal Crossing stageDiddy Kong, the Mother Brain assist trophythe Waluigi assist trophy,LucarioZelda, the Skull KidMarthSonic, a redesigned Ray Gun, and the 3DS Mii Plaza.

You can also check out our time with the game at E3 with the Wii Fit Trainer and Greninja.

[Source: Super Smash Bros., Miiverse]

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New Screens And Details Emerge For Mega Sableye In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

The official Pokémon website has been updated with some new images and some new details about Sableye and its Mega Evolution.

Sableye has been appearing in the Pokémon games since the original Ruby and Sapphire, but during E3, it was revealed it will be able to Mega Evolve in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Here's Mega Sableye's description on the Pokémon site:

Sableye has concentrated all of the energy from its Mega Evolution into the red jewel on its chest, which increases in size and detaches from its body. This enlarged jewel boasts incredible hardness, and it is said that no attack can even make a scratch on it!

When Sableye Mega Evolves, its Defense and Sp. Attack stats both get big boosts. Its Speed stat does decrease slightly, perhaps because of the weight of its huge jewel. Thanks to its Magic Bounce Ability, any moves that affect only stats or status conditions will be bounced back at its attacker.

For more on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire head here and here for a few predictions about the upcoming remakes. You can check out some more Mega Sableye images in the screen gallery below.

[Source: Pokémon, via Siliconera]

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Telltale Promises Game Of Thrones Details After E3

Telltale's Game of Thrones game is a mysterious project, and it will continue to remain so through E3.

Telltale's director of PR, Job J. Stauffer, tweeted about the game in an effort to temper expectations for next week.

Telltale's E3 presence and focus leading into summer will be on Tales from the Borderlands. Telltale's Game of Thrones game was revealed during VGX last year, and we haven't learned too much since – other than the fact that George R.R. Martin's personal assistant may be involved with development.

[Source: @jobjstauffer]

 

Our Take
We've got plenty to play from Telltale at the moment (Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us), and Game of Thrones on TV (for another few episodes) so I don't mind waiting a little while for more details.

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Informational Video Details The History Of The Game Boy Color And Advance

The Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel looks deeper into the legacy of the Game Boy line of handhelds.

Last week the channel looked at the original Game Boy, and this week it is looking at the Game Boy Color and the Game Boy Advance. You'll learn surprising details like before the announcement of the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo hinted at cellphone and modem compatibility for the device, but it never saw fruition. You also see strange add-ons like the Game Boy sewing machine, and a sonar pitched to fisherman for finding fish underwater using the Game Boy.

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You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Team Fortress 2, Harvest Moon, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, the history of the Nintendo 64, and the PlayStation by hitting the links.

[Source: Did You Know Gaming on YouTube]

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Nintendo Direct reveals a plethora of new details regarding Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is coming out one month from today, and to celebrate its impending release, Nintendo made a Nintendo Direct video that revealed many new juicy tidbits about the title.

I can't wait to play as these rambunctious Koopas

Here are some key announcements made regarding Mario Kart 8:

Bonus Game Promotion – fans buying Mario Kart 8, either through retail or the eShop, will be eligible to receive a free download code for one of ten free games (in the UK; the offer goes down to one of five games in the U.S., because I CAN’T EVER BE HAPPY). All one has to do to gain eligibility is register an accompanying Club Nintendo PIN code of the game with Club Nintendo between May 30th and July 31st. This offer also applies to Club Nintendo PIN codes included in the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition game and Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition hardware bundle. A list of the ten games eligible for the promotion and more details regarding the bonus can be found here (the U.S. promotion info can be found here).

Online Multiplayer – up to 12 peeps can race together online in Mario Kart 8, with four ways to find opponents (Global, Regional, Friends and Rivals, and Tournament). Wanna talk to your buddies during the race? Too bad; gamers can only chat up their friends in the lobby area before the race using the GamePad microphone. Players can create public or private tournaments while setting dates, times, and rules, and race against ghost data from friends or the top 10 worldwide racers (beating any ghost from the Mario Kart 8 development team will net you a special Miiverse stamp).

Mario Kart TV – this in-game channel contains Highlight Reels where players can view the races and tournaments they take part in, with rewind and slow motion replay. Gamers can also comment on the most popular Highlight Reels, as well. If you have a Google account, you can upload your races directly to YouTube from within Mario Kart TV or post them to Miiverse (TECHNOLOGY).

New Items – if you are like me, you absolutely despise Blue Shells. It looks like our savior from these monstrosities has come in the form of the new Super Horn, which blows away items, shells, and other drivers, so you can finally maintain your lead instead of coming up with 100 new curses after getting hit with a Blue Shell for the umpteenth time. Also being introduced is the Crazy Eight, a swirl of eight different items that gamers can use one by one.

New Racers – two new ladies join the Mario Kart fray: Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina. Pink Gold Peach is a heavyweight who shines with a golden light, while Baby Rosalina seems to have been added only to round out the other baby characters, which should be creating a time paradox since they race with their older selves. Once again, players can use their Miis as a playable character, making the total amount of racers a nice, round 30.

Details regarding bundles can be found here and here (the U.K. keeps getting better bundles, dammit), while the spankin’ new Mario Kart 8 website can be found here. Check out a New Features trailer below, as well as the Mario Kart 8-flavored Nintendo Direct in its entirety. The game is looking wonderful to me, with its robust features; what do you guys think?


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