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MLB 14: The Show review: Changeup

The term “simulation” is appropriate for MLB 14: The Show, but not just because of its beautiful presentation, a defining trait of the series that’s become a benchmark for other sports video games. Rather, MLB 14: The Show earns its simulation…
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GI Show 199: Lego The Hobbit, The Wolf Among Us Ep. 3, MLB 14, Monument Valley

On this week's Game Informer show, we talk about four great new games.

First up, Matt Helgeson invites Joe Juba to step to the mic to talk about Lego The Hobbit, the latest film adaptation in TT Games' successful Lego franchise. We talk about what makes this one different from other Lego games (and what makes it the same). We also touch on the future of the Lego IP in general.

Next up is The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile. Kim Wallace has been reviewing each new installment of the dark episodic fairly tale, and episode 3 does a good job of reclaiming some of the momentum that was lost in the previous episode.

In the third segment, Andy Reiner, GI's resident long-suffering Cubs fan, is in the house to talk about another excellent yearly entry in Sony's MLB: The Show series. This year's version provides the same great gameplay you expect, but with some new modes aimed at making a faster-paced brand of baseball.

Finally, Jeff Marchifava is on hand to talk about Monument Valley, an odd and meditative iOS puzzle game inspired by the mind-bending artwork of M.C. Escher.

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MLB 14: The Show makes the old ball game look new on PlayStation 4

If this MLB 14: The Show trailer looked any more realistic, we’d expect Jose Canseco to author a tell-all book explaining exactly how and when developer SCE San Diego injected steroids into Mark McGwire’s butt.

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GI Show 198: News Round-Up, Smite, Rise of The MOBA

In this week's Game Informer show we have an in-depth discussion about some of the week's biggest news topics and chart the appeal and breakout success of the MOBA genre.

First up, GI news editor Mike Futter joins host Matt Helgeson to talk about some of the big stories of the week, including Uncharted creator Amy Hennig's new job at Visceral Games helming a new, unannounced Star Wars project, Amazon's foray into the Android console market, and new leader for Microsoft's Xbox division.

In the second segment, Matt is joined by GI PC editor Daniel Tack and intern Cameron Koch to talk about Hi-Rez Games' excellent Smite, and a deeper discussion about the rise of the MOBA genre, from its origins to its bright future.

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First MLB 14: The Show roster update misses opening day, set for April 8

Those looking to play along with the baseball season using up-to-date rosters this week on PS3 and Vita should take note: The first live roster update for MLB 14: The Show will arrive on April 8, Sony’s San Diego Studio noted yesterday on the game’s…
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Latest Batman: Arkham Knight screens show the dark knight’s new villain

Batman and Commissioner Gordon were recently on display in these totally-not-brooding screens for Batman: Arkham Knight. One of the characters showcased in the screens is Rocksteady’s new arch-villain, appropriately dubbed “Arkham Knight.” The PS4,…
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Watch Trials Fusion Show Off Its Tricks

One of the big new features of Trials Fusion is the FMX (short for Freestyle Motocross) tricks system, which lets riders pull off more complex tricks for more points. There is even a full dedicated mode to tricks where the clock is eliminated and the goal is to pull off as many high scoring tricks as possible before finishing the course. This video shows that you can pull off FMX tricks and bail horribly in all sorts of colorful locations.

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Ubisoft is offering immediate beta access to those who pre-purchase the game on PC. Trials Fusion comes out for $ 19.99 on April 16th for PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, and on April 24th for the PC.

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Papers, Please and The Last of Us honored at GDC awards show

Designer Lucas Pope came close to apologizing for his frequent appearance on stage at 2014′s Indie Games Festival Awards, collecting award after award for Papers, Please. The dystopian game of bureaucracy and hard-earned immigration was recognized by…
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Ouya to show new exclusive games at GDC 2014

The moddable, Android-based Ouya hasn’t won over all developers with strong sales from its userbase, but the open-source console still gets the occasional exclusive release. According to Ouya’s announced plans for GDC, that trend is going to…
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MLB 14: The Show arriving May 6 on PS4

The PS4 version of MLB 14: The Show will launch on May 6, Sony announced via Twitter today. Sony San Diego’s baseball sim will land on the next-gen system just over a month after the PS3 and Vita versions arrive on April 1.

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