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New Companion Revealed For Hand Of Fate 2, Playable At PAX West

Developer Defiant revealed a new companion available for its upcoming action RPG, Hand Of Fate 2. Colbjorn, will specialize in melee combat, with an emphasis on heavy attacks.

Colbjorn uses club-like short swords to knock enemies back with his brute strength. He will also grant the player an extra die roll in the game's tabletop minigames. The new character will make his debut at this year's PAX West. The expo takes place between September 2-5 in Seattle, WA.

Hand Of Fate 2 is the sequel to the successful and well lauded Hand Of Fate. In it, players explore a fantasy world based around a meta-board game, where collectible cards present the player with trials such as third-person
combat and "Dungeons and Dragons-style decision
making." Hand Of Fate 2 is expected to release for the Xbox One and PC early next year, though no specific release date has yet been announced. 
 

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Daredevil And Elektra Square Off Against The Hand In Season Two Trailer

When last we left Matt Murdock, Esq., he was surprised by a visit from ex-girlfriend Elektra Natchios. In the second part of the trailer released today, we see the two teaming up against the Yakuza.

But wherever Elektra goes, a group of ninjas known as The Hand, are sure to follow. With Punisher on the loose, the Hand and Yakuza threatening New York, and Elektra’s motives unclear, Daredevil will have his hands full.

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Daredevil season two arrives on Netflix on March 18. For the first half of this trailer, check out our previous coverage.

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 tries its hand as a mobile game publisher

United Kingdom TV broadcaster Channel 4 is slated to publish a few games from European indies this year under the aegis of its new All 4 Games mobile game publishing division. …


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How we made adorable pins to hand out at PAX

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[Update] Limited Edition Fallout 4 Watch Only Has One Hand

It's always important to know what time it is in the wasteland. How else will you know if the mirelurks are biting? Oh. Because they are probably biting you. Our mistake.

The Vault-Tec watch shown above is limited to 1,500 pieces. The watch is made of stainless steel with a leather band. It’s water resistant to 300 feet, and the crystal is scratch resistant. Each is etched with an individual number on the back.

Unlike traditional watches, this one features a single hand. Each segment represents 15 minutes. You can purchase it here for $ 150, with shipping scheduled for November 9.

Today’s new piece of Fallout 4 merchandise is a messenger bag designed in the style of a Pip-Boy. As you can see above, the bag is printed on the interior as well.

The bag includes a padded laptop compartment that can support up to a 17-inch notebook. You can purchase it here for $ 68, with shipment estimated for November 9.

Update: This week is a challenging one for Fallout fans, as Bethesda is revealing a number of new items for sale. In addition to the controller that was made available this morning (below), you can consider dropping $ 130 on a big bundle with the strategy guide at its heart.

In addition to the hard-cover guide with an exclusive “soft touch” dust jacket, the Ultimate Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide bundle comes with:

  • A Nuka Cola bottle opener
  • Five magnetic bottle caps
  • A Nuka Cola embroidered patch
  • Seven lithographs
  • A poster-sized map of the Fallout 4 world
  • The Art of Fallout 4 2015-2016 calendar

You can order the bundle from the Bethesda Store. As a bonus, your wallet will become lighter and easier to sit on (metaphorically, of course, as the Bethesda Store takes credit card and not cash). 

Update (October 20, 2015, at 11:51 a.m. Central): The Bethesda Store (and other retailers) are listing today’s Fallout item. As we reported yesterday, you can purchase a wired Xbox One controller decorated in Fallout colors with the visage of Vault Boy.

It’s designed by PDP, comes with a 10-foot cord, and it’s priced at $ 59.99. It’s compatible with PC and features a 3.5mm headphone jack with volume controls on the surface. Apparently, that’s what the mystery button by the right thumbstick is (working in tandem with the D-pad, which bears volume and balance symbols).

The Fallout 4 controller will be out on November 10. You can check out at Bethesda's store.

 

Fallout fans have less than one month before returning to the wasteland. While you likely don’t need any reminder, Bethesda’s merch machine is spinning up to get you hyped nonetheless.

This week, you’ll be able to grab extremely limited numbers of some very specialized swag. The week kicks off with a t-shirt commemorating the Great War (pictured above). It’s available to order now through October 26.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20, you’ll have a shot at one of 5,000 wired Vault Boy-themed Xbox One controllers. These feature a powder blue and yellow design scheme, as well as the visage of Fallout’s famous mascot.

You’ll also be able to get a messenger bag printed to look like a Pip-Boy, a Vault-Tec watch (limited to 1,500 pieces), and then a limited version of the art book (limited to 5,000 pieces). Check back each day on Bethesda’s storefront for the new items.

We'll update throughout the week as more items become available.

[Source: Bethesda Store via GameSpot]

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Spending A Day With My New Best Friend, The MGS V Collector’s Edition Hand

While I have largely weaned myself off the knick-knack poison of collector’s editions, I couldn’t resist the Metal Gear Solid V bundle. I’ve been a fan of the series since the NES days, and with this likely Kojima’s last hurrah (for real this time), I wanted to have something to remember this by.

When my package arrived yesterday morning, I rushed to unbox the included half-scale version of Big Boss’ hand. Is it (and the few other items included) worth the extra $ 40? Probably not, unless, like me, you adore the series.

My tiny Big Boss arm is my new best friend, and I’ve decided to start spending much more time with him. 

Earlier today, we decided we’d re-enact my favorite scene from the Metal Gear games. You know the one. A guard is nearby, so you pull out that man-sized cardboard box from your pocket and stay very still. Oh, Handsy. You’re such a cad!

After that, we decided to take the dog for a walk. Unfortunately, Holly is old and preferred to sleep. We spent time petting her instead. Handsy tried to feed her, and almost lost a plastic finger.

School is almost starting, and Handsy wanted to make sure to spend time with the kids, too. Paul was busy playing video games, so we just ducked in for a quick Handsy-five.

As we were leaving, Handsy told me I was an awesome Dad. It was so nice of him to mention my great parenting skills. Thanks, Handsy!

We retired to play some games together. It’s hard for me to find a group of people to play a tabletop RPG with, but Handsy was totally up for it. I was the Dungeon Master and set up a scenario with which he was familiar.

You enter an enemy encampment. As you approach a building, you hear a menacing grumble. Soon after, you hear the whimpering and wailing of a man in pain.

Handsy decided to approach.

The moaning and grumbling are joined by the sound of something liquid being poured into a toilet, but from where you do not know. What do you want to do?

Handsy moved closer.

There is a terrible stench as you realize the moaning is a man in bowel distress. You are poisoned by the smell. Bad luck, Handsy. Johnny Sasaki has killed you with his butt grumbling.

He wasn’t happy about losing, but he decided he was up for one more game. We decided to play Cards Against Humanity. That Handsy is a lot funnier than you’d think a plastic, mouthless, expressionless hand might be.

We ended our day with two of Handsy’s most emotional moments ever. I had to break some bad news to him. He didn’t know that Silent Hills had been canceled. If he had eyes, he’d have cried. Instead, he just touched the screen for a moment, wistful and mourning.

Before we tucked in for the night, I decided to cheer him up. Handsy confided in me that he had a child he’d never met. It was always a regret of his that he couldn’t have held his son in his arm.

Their reunion made my cold heart grow three sizes. Handsy and Tiny Snake have been reunited, and papa rocked his little boy to sleep as we cuddled up for the night. 

Good night, Handsy. Good night, Tiny Snake. Good night, moon.

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Spending A Day With My New Best Friend, The MGS V Collector’s Edition Hand

While I have largely weaned myself off the knick-knack poison of collector’s editions, I couldn’t resist the Metal Gear Solid V bundle. I’ve been a fan of the series since the NES days, and with this likely Kojima’s last hurrah (for real this time), I wanted to have something to remember this by.

When my package arrived yesterday morning, I rushed to unbox the included half-scale version of Big Boss’ hand. Is it (and the few other items included) worth the extra $ 40? Probably not, unless, like me, you adore the series.

My tiny Big Boss arm is my new best friend, and I’ve decided to start spending much more time with him. 

Earlier today, we decided we’d re-enact my favorite scene from the Metal Gear games. You know the one. A guard is nearby, so you pull out that man-sized cardboard box from your pocket and stay very still. Oh, Handsy. You’re such a cad!

After that, we decided to take the dog for a walk. Unfortunately, Holly is old and preferred to sleep. We spent time petting her instead. Handsy tried to feed her, and almost lost a plastic finger.

School is almost starting, and Handsy wanted to make sure to spend time with the kids, too. Paul was busy playing video games, so we just ducked in for a quick Handsy-five.

As we were leaving, Handsy told me I was an awesome Dad. It was so nice of him to mention my great parenting skills. Thanks, Handsy!

We retired to play some games together. It’s hard for me to find a group of people to play a tabletop RPG with, but Handsy was totally up for it. I was the Dungeon Master and set up a scenario with which he was familiar.

You enter an enemy encampment. As you approach a building, you hear a menacing grumble. Soon after, you hear the whimpering and wailing of a man in pain.

Handsy decided to approach.

The moaning and grumbling are joined by the sound of something liquid being poured into a toilet, but from where you do not know. What do you want to do?

Handsy moved closer.

There is a terrible stench as you realize the moaning is a man in bowel distress. You are poisoned by the smell. Bad luck, Handsy. Johnny Sasaki has killed you with his butt grumbling.

He wasn’t happy about losing, but he decided he was up for one more game. We decided to play Cards Against Humanity. That Handsy is a lot funnier than you’d think a plastic, mouthless, expressionless hand might be.

We ended our day with two of Handsy’s most emotional moments ever. I had to break some bad news to him. He didn’t know that Silent Hills had been canceled. If he had eyes, he’d have cried. Instead, he just touched the screen for a moment, wistful and mourning.

Before we tucked in for the night, I decided to cheer him up. Handsy confided in me that he had a child he’d never met. It was always a regret of his that he couldn’t have held his son in his arm.

Their reunion made my cold heart grow three sizes. Handsy and Tiny Snake have been reunited, and papa rocked his little boy to sleep as we cuddled up for the night. 

Good night, Handsy. Good night, Tiny Snake. Good night, moon.

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Oculus Acquires Pebbles Interfaces To Enhance Hand Tracking

Oculus has announced that its family is growing with the acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company specializing in hand movement tracking. That team will be working on tracking and human-computer interactions.

In the video below, you’ll see a bit of what Pebbles Interfaces has been working on. While Oculus Touch handles some of the tracking needs for hand detection, what Pebbles is working on goes a step beyond.

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As you can see, this technology naturally senses skin and finger movement. There are no sensor dots or gloves on the user’s skin. You’ll also see proper collision detection between the hands rather than unnatural clipping or phasing.

Oculus and Pebbles Interfaces have declined to discuss terms of the deal, though the Wall Street Journal reports the deal to be worth approximately $ 60 million.

[Source: Oculus]

 

Our Take
While it will likely be quite some time before we see commercial application of the Oculus/Pebbles team-up, the potential is enormous. Accurately mimicking hand movement without gloves or other peripheral means greater accessibility and decreased “time to game.” I’m eager to see how these come together in practical application.

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Hand over $4.99, or Spider-Man gets it

The psychology of squeezing players for free-to-play purchases, as typified by Marvel Puzzle Quest and explained by real research. …


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GI Show 235: The Order: 1886, Kirby Rainbow Curse, Hand of Fate

The Order: 1886 is finally here? For all our feelings about this divisive game, as well as a new Kirby title and great sleeper pick.

First off, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Matt Miller, Ben Reeves, and Joe Juba to talk about Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886. The game has received a lot of criticism about its (rather brief) length – but what about the experience that is there? Our trio of editors have mixed feelings about a game that is at once compelling and a missed opportunity.

In the next segment, Bryan Vore and Kyle Hilliard stop by to discuss Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, a unique, touch-screen follow-up to Kirby and the Canvas Curse on the Nintendo DS. This version sports a very cool, molded clay look and unique touch controls.

Finally, PC editor Dan Tack is on the scene to clue us in on Hand of Fate, a very innovative action-RPG that combines a number of genres in a very new way.

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