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Twitter Reactions To Today’s Nintendo News

Nintendo dropped a bombshell of news today, and the gaming community on Twitter reacted to it – some people embraced humor to voice their concerns, others adopted a level-headed approach to calm the storm. I scrolled through hundreds of tweets pertaining to the news and pulled out a selection that I feel encapsulates the reaction people had across the board.

The majority of the thoughts were negative. Wii U fans are angry. People are concerned about Nintendo's future and financial situation. Zelda fans are sick of the delays. A much smaller percentage of people are seeing a silver lining in Nintendo moving on from Wii U. There's also a group of people out there who are just happy Zelda is under a year away.

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Bungie Is Streaming Destiny April Update News One More Time Before It Launches

Destiny’s big April update launches next week. Today marks the final of three Bungie live streams focused on the upcoming changes and additions.

Week one gave us an exclusive interview about the update in broad strokes. Week two answered a number of questions about new gear and leveling changes.

This third installment is for the Crucible fans. Get ready to learn what’s coming to Destiny’s player-versus-player modes.

Tune in today, April 6, at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern on Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Reader Discussion: What Was The Most Exciting News Out Of GDC This Year?

Last week's GDC came with its fair share of announcements, from virtual reality's upcoming games to The Witcher 3 taking the top prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

What wowed you the most? Was it the announcement of PlayStation VR's price, or perhaps CastAR augmented reality, which aims to repopularize couch co-op? What did you find was the lowest point of the show? Were you taken aback by Microsoft's party scandal?

I think what stayed with me the most was the PlayStation VR announcement, considering it was the last of the three major headsets to finally announce its price. Considering the price is much lower than the other two, it's definitely on my radar. I also enjoyed the short animation dedicated to Satoru Iwata, which captured his legacy and love of the industry well.

Let us know in the comments what you enjoyed most from GDC this year!

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GDC 2016 Virtual Reality News And Previews Round-Up

Last week's Game Developers Conference had a huge focus on virtual reality, with headsets HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR taking center stage. Some of the big news stories included the PlayStation VR's price reveal of $ 399 and the several different launch line-ups for each headset. Here is a round-up of all the news and previews related to VR that we uncovered during GDC this year.

Ubisoft: 

Ubisoft Brings Classic Party Game Werewolf To VR With Spectacular Results


The Oculus Rift:

Oculus Launch Lineup Is A Massive List Of 30 Games

Hands On With Seven Oculus Rift Launch Games (And Five Coming Later)

PlayStation VR:

PlayStation VR priced at $ 399, Launching In October 2016

PlayStation VR Is Getting An Exclusive Star Wars Battlefront Experience

Sony Will Sell PlayStation VR At A Profit, Not As A Loss Leader

Hands-On With Some Of PlayStation VR's First Titles

HTC Vive:

Viva La Vive: Hands On With Five Exciting VR Experiences

More Than 30 Vive Games Shown At GDC

The Lab Is Valve's Free VR Training And Introduction Suite For Vive

If you want to learn more about virtual reality and its surrounding hype, you can peruse our top 10 picks of upcoming VR games or click the banner below for our full January 2016 coverage.

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Sega Teases Valkyria Chronicles Remaster PS4 News Coming Soon

Valkyria Chronicles, one of the PS3’s most criminally overlooked games, is getting a remastered PS4 version in Japan. Today, Sega teased that news about a possible western release is coming soon.

The video below from Sega Europe’s YouTube channel features a Sega representative gleefully teasing that the company will have more information next week about the chance of Valkyria Chronicles Remaster for PS4 coming to the U.S. 

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The turn-based, third-person strategy RPG has already been rereleased on PC, helping a broader audience fully appreciate the engaging characters, fun tank combat, and intense, large-scale battles. 

Sega also confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be coming to Japan on PS4, but there's no news on that game's chances of coming stateside. Read more about the new entry here.

Sega also says you can also win a copy of Valkyria Chronicles on PC by commenting on the YouTube video linked above, with winners being selected on Monday, January 25. In the meantime, read our review of Valkyria Chronicles on PS3 to learn why the game is great. 


Our Take

I’m a tremendous fan of Valkyria Chronicles, and I poured many hours into the game on PS3. Sega seems to be heavily suggesting that we’ll be seeing it on the PS4 in the U.S., which would be a wonderful opportunity to revisit the game. My guess is that we’ll see a digital release of the game at the very least, and Sega will use those sales numbers to determine whether or not it's worth releasing Valkyria Chronicles 4 here as well.

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David Hayter Pokes Fun At Kiefer Sutherland After News Of 24 Reboot

Voice actor and screenwriter David Hayter, who voiced Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series until he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, had a great response to the upcoming reboot of 24. The reboot will not star Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer,  who is synonymous with the show in much the same way that Hayter's voicing of Snake was with Metal Gear Solid.

This is probably why Hayter couldn't let the news pass by him without offering up this concise, amusing tweet.

Youch.

 

Our Take
The SALT.

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All The News (So Far) From The 2015 PlayStation Experience

Today marks the beginning of the the second annual PlayStation Experience, and Sony had a number of trailers and announcements out of the gate.

Below you will find a round-up of everything to come out of the show so far. We will update this story with additional previews and news as the show moves forward, so keep an eye out.

Announcements, Previews, and Trailers

Final Fantasy VII Remake got some gameplay footage.

We saw Nathan Drake reunite with his brother in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Battleborn got a new characters, and some exclusive PlayStation 4 content.

F.A.N.G. rounds out the Street Fighter V roster.

Psychonauts is getting a VR game with The Rhombus Of Ruin.

Yakuza 5 has a release date and Yakuza 0 is coming to North America.

Full Throttle is getting the remaster treatment.

The Day of the Tentacle remaster has a release window.

King of Fighters XIV is exclusive to PlayStation 4.

Don't Starve Together and Invisible, Inc. are coming to PlayStation 4.

Hitman Go is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

The Ratchet & Clank PlayStation 4 remake is coming in April.

Rez is coming to PlayStation VR.

Destiny: The Taken King is getting Sparrow racing.

Ace Combat 7 is coming to PlayStation 4 and VR.

Epic is making a MOBA called Paragon.

Ni No Kuni is getting a sequel with Revenant Kingdom.

Team Ninja showed off its Dark Souls-inspired ninja action title, Ni-Oh.

The Hitman beta starts in February.

Round-ups

  • Sony had a whole lot of VR stuff to show off during its press conference. You can find the full list here.
  • Sony also had a whole lot of smaller and indie games to show off. You can find a list complete with trailers here.
  • Finally, in what has now become commonplace for Sony press conferences, a whole bunch of games were released during the show. Here's a list.

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The Game Awards 2015 – Winners, News, And Reveals

Tonight’s Game Awards presentation showed an evolution for the event’s second year. This year’s ceremony included a memorial segment for recently passed Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, game reveals, new trailers, and of course, an opportunity to honor game developers.

One of the biggest moments of the show came immediately following Metal Gear Solid V’s win for best action/adventure game. The award was accepted by Big Boss actor Kiefer Sutherland, due to series creator Hideo Kojima’s legal entanglements with Konami.

We’ve gathered up the night’s stories and all the award winners (in bold). Not all awards have been confirmed yet. We are still waiting on the RPG and Shooter categories. We'll update as they are announced. 

2015 Industry Icon Award

Westwood Studios co-founders Brett Sperry and Louis Castle

Game of the Year

Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Developer of the Year 

Bethesda Game Studios
CD Projekt Red
FromSoftware
Kojima Productions
Nintendo

Best Independent Game

Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
Rocket League (Psyonix)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios | Behaviour Interactive / Bethesda Softworks)
Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix)
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (Capcom)
Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Narrative

Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)
Tales From The Borderlands (TellTale Games)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Until Dawn (Supermassive Games / Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Art Direction

Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Best Score/Soundtrack

Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/ Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Best Performance

Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change Award

Cibele (Nina Freeman)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)
Sunset (Tale of Tales)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Shooter

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch / Activision)
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie / Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Splatoon (Nintendo)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Microsoft Studios)

Best Role-Playing Game

Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian Entertainment / Paradox Interactive)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/ Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Fighting Game

Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN– (Arc System Works / Aksys Games)
Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Rise of Incarnates (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Rising Thunder (Radiant Entertainment)

Best Family Game

Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Studios / Disney Interactive Studios)
LEGO Dimensions (Traveller's Tales / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Skylanders: SuperChargers (Vicarious Visions | Beenox Studios / Activision)
Splatoon (Nintendo)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing Game

FIFA 16 (EA Canada / Electronic Arts)
Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
NBA 2K16 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES Productions / Konami)
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch / Activision) \
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie / Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Rocket League (Psyonix)
Splatoon (Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Computer Entertainment)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment / Microsoft Studios)
The Last Guardian (GenDesign/ Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)

eSports Player of the Year

Kenny “KennyS” Schrub (Counter-Strike Global Offensive / Team EnVyUs) 
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends / SK Telecom T1)
Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer (Counter-Strike Global Offensive / Fnatic)
Peter “ppd” Dager (Dota 2 / Evil Geniuses)
Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan (Dota 2 / Evil Geniuses)

eSports Team of the Year

Evil Geniuses
Fnatic
Optic Gaming
SK Telecom T1 Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
Hearthstone (Blizzard Entertainment)
League of Legends (Riot Games)

Trending Gamer

Total Biscuit
Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
Greg Miller
Markiplier
PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

GTA V – Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
Real GTA (Corridor Digital)
Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)
Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78 / theycallmeshaky)
Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)

Additionally, you can catch up on all the news from the event with the following stories:

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Reader Discussion: What Was Your Favorite News From Sony Today?

Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference brought with it a flood of new information, including game announcements, demos, trailers. Zooming out and looking at all of it, what moment from the event has you the most excited?

Are you looking forward to Detroit: Become Human? Can’t wait to take GT Sport for a spin? Ready to ride a bear in Wild? Glad to see more Horizon in action?

Even if the press conference wasn’t full of bombshells, it still gives PS4 owners lots to look forward to. So what stands out for you?

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Reader Discussion: What Is The Most Exciting News Out Of TGS 2015?

It may not be on quite the same level of news as E3, but there have been some surprises coming out of Tokyo Game Show 2015. What has been your favorite?

For me, it is the announcement of a Gravity Rush (or Gravity Daze, if you prefer) sequel. The first one was a Vita launch title and it had some of the shortcomings inherent in a game hurried along to release with a new platform, but I love the look of the game and core hook of falling through the air in unnatural directions is extremely well-executed. I love the feeling of falling up and sideways in Gravity Rush, and I can't wait to see what the development team has done with more time to flesh out the full experience. I really think the sequel has a lot of potential, and I have been worried that maybe Sony had written-off the game off as a franchise not worth exploring.

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Of course, there are plenty of other announcements that have come out of TGS, like the upcoming Bloodborne expansion, another Kingdom Hearts re-release, and more. You can find a list of stories here.

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