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Mewtwo may become premium DLC for Super Smash Bros.

Nearly one month ago, Nintendo revealed legendary Pokemon Mewtwo as a playable fighter for Super Smash Bros, available only to those that own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Expected to arrive in spring 2015, the downloadable character…
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Robotoki pays a price for abandoning F2P in favor of premium dev

Robert Bowling’s indie studio has ended its publishing deal with Nexon and laid off staff as it moves to make its formerly F2P project Human Element a premium game. …


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Battlefield 4 Premium members make a Final Stand next week

Battlefield 4 Premium members will receive the game’s final map pack, the appropriately-titled “Final Stand,” on November 18, publisher EA has revealed. The DLC, which features the weaponized wintry wonderlands of Russia, will contain four maps,…
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PSA: You Can Get Free Energy (Premium Currency) For Mistwalker’s Terra Battle

When I first previewed Terra Battle at PAX, I mentioned that the game operates on an energy system. While it is true that each battle drains a slowly refilling meter, “energy” in Terra Battle refers to something different.

Mistwalker uses three different terms that are important to understand when playing the tile-based RPG. Stamina limits the number of battles you can engage in before taking time to recharge. Coins are the currency earned in-game. Energy is what Mistwalker has named the premium currency in Terra Battle.

New characters for your party can be acquired with either coins or energy. When using the former, you’ll randomly draw from the pool of monsters.

When you use energy, you’ll get access to rare characters. Each party member in Terra Battle carries a rank, with D the lowest we’ve seen so far, going all the way up S (though we’ve just started playing and the range might be broader).

You can earn small amounts of energy while playing. You can also purchase it from the in-game shop. If you don’t feel like paying though, Mistwalker will be dropping codes on its official Twitter account and, possibly, its Facebook page.

So far, there’s only one available, and it will award you five energy (enough to recruit another rare hero). Enter this dhth66nWXVCbjdTC in Options, Enter Gift Code. This code can be used once per account.

Terra Battle is a free download for iOS and Android devices. You can read our PAX preview and interview with Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi for more info.

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Sims 4 gameplay walkthrough reveals Premium membership

EA and Maxis have a new trailer for The Sims 4, and it contains at least one surprise; though maybe not the sort of surprise you’re happy to see. During the 20-minute gameplay walkthrough – which you can check out below the break – we see a the image…
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Destiny beta launches this month, premium editions outlined

Bungie announced that a public beta for its upcoming co-op shooter Destiny will roll out on PlayStation platforms on July 17. A beta release for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will follow on July 24.

Publisher Activision also outlined its premium edition…
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Battlefield 4 Premium members may bare Dragon’s Teeth July 15

Battlefield 4 Premium members might get their next bite of content on July 15 with Dragon’s Teeth, judging by a since-deleted tweet that was screencaptured by MP1ST. The tweet was from Origin’s main account and mentioned a July 15 access date in its…
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Project Spark loses Spark Time microtransactions, introduces Spark Premium

In previous versions of Project Spark, players were allotted 40 minutes of free Spark Time every day. Spark Time, despite its perky name, was limiting: you could only play user-made levels built with paid content you hadn’t purchased or features…
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Humble Mobile Bundle 4: Catan, Badland Premium, Breach & Clear

Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games – for now – with four priced at “whatever you want,” and two for “more than the average.” The four games up for grabs are Catan, Vector, Riptide GP2 and Zombie Gunship. The two behind the average…
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Feenix Takes Gaming Audio In A Different Direction With $350 Premium Headset

The names Astro, Turtle Beach, Logitech, and Tritton are well known to any gamer that has shopped for a PC headset. Feenix’s new Aria is a departure from the designs and features we’ve seen in other products, including an approach to service that is becoming rare in any industry.

The Aria features 50mm drivers (which can generate stereo and Dolby ProLogic as well as full simulated surround sound), but the company promises that the bass isn’t over emphasized (something that typically happens with larger drivers). The acoustic chamber and outer cups are made from Japanese pine wood. 

Feenix uses memory foam for the earcups covered by leather (rather than cloth or leatherette). The microphone is also a divergence from the norm. Instead of using a boom, the Aria sports a clip-on, unidirectional microphone.

The Aria’s cable terminates in a 3.5mm headphone plug, but also comes with a larger 6.3mm stereo jack adapter and a USB adapter. In addition to the Aria, purchasers are assigned a personal account manager and lifetime support. You can pre-order the device from Feenix’s website.

 

Our Take
The Feenix Aria is aesthetically pleasing, but at $ 349, that’s not enough. The price point is at the top of the gaming headset category, and without being able to listen to game audio through them, we’re left to comment on the design choices rather than the performance.

If you’re in the market for a PC gaming headset and have money to spare, it would be worth seeking out an opportunity to try these. The wood acoustic chambers and clip-on microphone make the Aria unique among Feenix’s competitors. The return policy offers a very short window though, so if you’re taking the plunge, be ready to put them through testing as soon as you get them.

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