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GI Show 230: Meet The New Editor, Nintendo News And Analysis

In this podcast, we get to know the newest member of the GI team, and talk about this week's Nintendo news.

First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by our new editor, Brian Shea. You'll be reading (and hearing) a lot more from Brian in the future, so we decided to give you a little listen into his personal history as a writer and gamer. Here's Brian's introductory blog post.

In the second segment, Matt is joined by Game Informer news editor Mike Futter to discuss the recent Nintendo Direct streaming news conference and all the announcements that came with it. We also speculate about Nintendo's future and outlook for 2015.

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More news on Xbox One’s Windows 10 update arrives in January

In September, Microsoft revealed that core components of the Windows 10 operating system would be added to the Xbox One in a 2015 update, though scant further information was available. According to Xbox division head Phil Spencer, all the crucial de…
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Ninja Theory News Coming On Monday

Ninja Theory, the studio behind Heavenly Sword, the Devil May Cry reboot, and the upcoming Hellblade, is planning to share some info on a different project early next week.

The studio posted an update on Twitter teasing new details are on the way:

Right now, Ninja Theory's only officially announced upcoming game is Hellblade, so this could be related to a brand new title. On the other hand, it could conceivably be tied to ongoing support for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, too.

For the moment, all we can do is hope and speculate. Until Monday, at least.

[Source: Twitter]

Our Take
I've enjoyed most of Ninja Theory's work. However, Before you get your hopes too high for a DMC-caliber announcement, you might want to check your expectations. Ninja Theory has done similar teases before, but with underwhelming results. But, hey – if it is a new DMC, I'll be the first one jumping for joy. – The Feed

WRUP: BlizzCon news drop

Our buddies over at Massively and WoW Insider are at BlizzCon and they’ve been busy. More Hearthstone. New World of Warcraft pets. And a whole new game announcement with Overwatch.

What’s everyone playing this weekend?…
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We Convinced Our Horror-Averse News Editor To Play The Evil Within For Your Enjoyment

Yesterday, executive editor Andrew Reiner and I started to discuss this year’s Top 50 and the games we haven’t yet played. The conversation then turned to a recent release called The Evil Within, which somehow flew under my radar.

I hadn’t paid much attention to it, because as you might recall, I don’t always love the horror genre. Thankfully, Reiner convinced me that the game was just poorly named. In fact, he described it as “the spiritual sequel to Flower.” He even showed me a picture of lovely sunflowers from the game.

Given that I do enjoy Flower, especially after a stressful day, I thought that this might be a good fit. Reiner suggested that I liveblog the experience, too. (Admittedly, this seemed like a strange request, but he’s my boss, so I rolled with it.)

Later today, I’ll be live streaming my experience with this meditative game (at this link). Check back with us at 10:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:30 p.m. Eastern. What could go wrong? – The Feed

Tokyo Game Show 2014 News, Previews, Trailers And More Round-Up

The Tokyo Game Show isn't over yet, but that doesn't mean we can't start rounding up all of our coverage that has resulted from the show.

Below you will find everything we've published (so far) from our time at the show, organized in easy to follow sections.

As you might have assume from the name Tokyo Game Show, the show is in Japan and focuses mostly on Japanese games. Many of the games shown aren't not guaranteed to come to North America. Our TGS Localization Wishlist breaks down the ones we hope will be localized for the United States.

Photos of the Show
We try to put together Seen At features for every show we're able to attend, and Tokyo Game Show is no exception. In the galleries linked below, you will find pictures of cosplayers, the show floor, and more.

The Wondrous Sights Of TGS 2014 – Day One

The Wondrous Sights Of TGS 2014 – Day Two

The Wondrous Sights Of TGS 2014 – Day Three

The show revealed a glut of new information about games games we knew were coming, as well as new titles, one of the most notable being details being the current fate of Final Fantasy XV – a game we had not heard much about until the last few days.

Tetsuya Nomura No Longer Directing Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV Demo Coming In 2015

Square Enix Announces March Release Date For Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Bloodborne Releases On February 6

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Releases In 2015

Shinra Technologies Is A New Cloud Gaming Company (Not Final Fantasy VII HD)

Much like comparable shows such as E3 or Gamescom, there are plenty of new trailers resulting from the event.

Take A Road Trip In Final Fantasy XV

Here's Why Everyone Is Fighting In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

You Belong To The Evil Within In New TGS Trailer

Upcoming Historical Phoenix Wright Gets A TGS Trailer

Bloodborne TGS Trailer Drips With Action And Online Play

Past And Future Collide In Deep Down TGS Trailer

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Heading To PC, TGS Trailer Details Story

Watch Your Favorite Persona Characters Dance Their Heart Out

New Trailer Sets Up Persona Q’s Story

In-Depth Previews
Beyond just trailers or news, we had plenty of chances to play games at TGS, and below you will find our deeper reports on an assortment of games. Some highlights include Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Resident Evil Revelations 2.

What Is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Buddy System?

The Most Exciting Things We Learned About Resident Evil Revelations 2

Everything We Know About Tales Of Zestiria

Getting Your Emotions Under Control In Tales Of Hearts R

What To Expect From The Remastered Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Sonic And Friends Remain Fun In Sonic Boom

First Disgaea 5 Details Revealed

Tokyo Sidequests
Our sidequests are tangentially related to video games, and offer more cultural looks at Japan. Check them out below.

The Studio Ghibli Museum

Capsule Toy Mysteries

Visiting Square Enix's Artnia Store

Check back on this story tomorrow. We'll have more to add before the show concludes. – The Feed

Twitch out-ranks cable news networks, MTV at times

Amazon certainly thinks that Twitch is a good investment, as it just spent nearly $ 1 billion to buy Twitch and all of its live-game-streaming accoutrement. It turns out Twitch stacks up well against a lineup of cable networks, drawing in more viewers…
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Prep for PlayStation, Xbox and EA news at Gamescom

Welcome to a week of Joystiq coverage from GDC Europe and Gamescom, the world’s largest game convention. We’ll be here all week bringing you the latest news, previews and random observation that may occur in our travels.

There are three press…
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Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity looks old, and that’s good news

Pitched as a return to the days of games like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment – isometric RPGs developed on BioWare’s Infinity Engine – Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian is decidedly old-school. Where other games may tout…
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