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Massive Halo Cross-Stitch Shows Master Chief Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Master Chief is a popular subject for the crossover of artists and video games fans, but I don't think Master Chief has ever been presented quite like this.

Shared on reddit by a user going by the name OkieCoder, they wrote alongside a picture of the cross-stitch, "5 months, 51,900 stitches, and ~792 glasses of wine later – Master Chief cross-stitch," the piece was apparently put together by OkieCoder's wife. You can check out the full image by heading here.

[Source: Reddit, Imgur]

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LittleBigPlanet Vita Developer Shows Off Suspense-Adventure Title Hunger In New Trailer

Tarsier Studios is known primarily for developing LittleBigPlanet Vita and porting Tearaway to PlayStation 4, but it recently released a trailer for its creepy, totally original game, Hunger.

The game is much different in tone that Tarsier's previous partnerships with Media Molecule and the LittleBigPlanet series. Hunger follows a little girl named Six as she tries to navigate a terrifying facility called The Maw. Tarsier is calling the game a 'suspense-adventure' title and a spiritual successor of sorts to an unreleased game the studio worked on called City of Metronome. The trailer recalls games like Limbo and is unnerving to watch in the best way.

Tarsier has not announced a release window or a platform, but considering the studio's partnership with Sony, PlayStation 4 seems like a pretty good bet.

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For more on the game head here. You can also check out a collection of screens and art in the gallery below.

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Pencil Test Trailer Shows Off The Process Behind Armikrog’s Claymation

Pencil Test Studios has released a new trailer detailing the creation of Armikrog’s main character Tommynaut and his sidekick Beak Beak.

Mike Dietz, best known in the video game world for his work animating Earthworm Jim, started Pencil Test Studios with Ed Schofield in 2009. Armikrog, which also includes work by Earthworm Jim artist Doug TenNaple, was successfully funded on Kickstarter in June, 2013, and is currently set to launch on PC and Mac sometime this year with a Wii U version to follow.

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For more on Armikrog, check out this previous trailer detailing how the game plays.

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NECA Shows Off New LittleBigPlanet And Heroes Of The Storm Toys At Toy Fair 2015

At Toy Fair 2015, the toy company NECA showed off new action figures inspired by LittleBigPlanet and Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. For LittleBigPlanet, there were a handful of variations on Sackboy, including a happy Sackboy, a sad Sackboy, and finally an angry Kratos Sackboy.

Each of the posable Sackboys stands 5.25” tall, and the Kratos Sackboy has two Blades of Chaos that he can sheathe on his back. These are expected to release in June 2015.

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Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm also had a few action heroes at the event. Nova Terra, the ghost who was supposed to be the hero of the never released StarCraft Ghost who eventually appeared in StarCraft II, and Illidan Stormrage based off his appearance in World of Warcraft. Both Nova and Illidan are 7” tall and have 30 points of articulation. Nova comes equipped with a rifle accessory and an interchangeable left hand while Illidan has the Twin Blades of Azzinoth he can equip. Both figures are expected to release in July 2015.

You can check out the other toys NECA showed off at Toy Fair 2015, including some Interstellar and Pacific Rim action figures, by checking out the company's website here. If you want more LittleBigPlanet and Heroes of the Storm, be sure to check out our review of LittleBigPlanet 3 and our Heroes of the Storm Chronicles episode.

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New Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Trailer Shows New Areas And Scenes

They're technically not completely new areas as we did see them in the Wii version of the game, but this is the first time we've seen them on 3DS.

The trailer, which you can see below, is in Japanese, so there is a language barrier if you don't speak Japanese, but there is plenty to look at. You will see  new to 3DS areas, costumes, weapons, and cutscenes. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is coming to New 3DS (it's not compatible with 3DS, 3DS XL, or the 2DS) on April 10.

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For more on the game, head here. For our review of the Wii version of the game, head here.

[Source: Nintendo Japan on YouTube, via NeoGAF]

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Unreal 4 Demo Shows Us What A Kitchen Looks Like

If you don't think that games might someday look like real life then this video, which recreates a Paris apartment, might make you rethink that. This might be the most impressive gameplay demo you've ever seen and it has absolutely no action.

We've seen some impressive Unreal Engine demos in the past, and we've seen the tech used to recreate some cool game-related locales, but we haven't seen it used to create something this lifelike before. This demo, called Unreal Paris, was created by CG designer Dereau Benoît. If he doesn't have a game design job already, he should.

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Our Take
We don't think that current PC or console hardware could handle games
that looked like this, but it's only a matter of time before they can, and it's nice to see just how far Unreal's engine can be pushed.

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Dying Light launch trailer shows catastrophe on a hot tin roof

Dead Island creator Techland is once again chucking a ton of undead at your face, but this time you have to freerun from them. “Go anywhere, climb anything,” but try to stay alive, eh?

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New Pokken Tournament Footage Shows Pikachu, Power-Ups, And Partners

Bandai Namco is finally giving us another look at its Pokémon-themed fighter, Pokken Tournament. New characters have been unveiled, as well as new mechanics that give the game more of a Pokémon feel than was displayed in the reveal footage.

Joining the fight are Pikachu, Gardevoir, and Suicine. Pokken Tournament will feature mid-match ultra states that unlock powerful moves and partner characters that can be called into battle for brief appearances.

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The controller for the game isn’t a traditional arcade stick. Rather it looks like a simplified console controller with a D-pad and four face buttons. 

The game is looking significantly better than it did in its lackluster reveal. Right now, Pokken Tournament is still just confirmed for arcade release in Japan (and not yet for North America). 

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Our Take
We suspect that a Wii U release might be in the cards. It would be lovely if Nintendo and Bandai Namco could ensure that the Gamecube controllers we all scrambled to get for Super Smash Bros. worked for the title if it does come to console.  

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Microsoft Briefly Shows Virtual Or Augmented Reality At Windows 10 Presentation

Microsoft’s Windows 10 presentation is going on right now. During executive vice president of operating system Terry Myerson’s introduction, he briefly showed an image of a living room in which new devices were in use.

The scene shows someone wearing a head-mounted display. A virtual coliseum image appears on the coffee table with another individual using a Surface tablet to view the same image in an augmented reality fashion.

We suspect we’ll learn more about this as the event progresses, as we’ve been promised two new devices. 

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Microsoft Briefly Shows Virtual Or Augmented Reality At Windows 10 Presentation

Microsoft’s Windows 10 presentation is going on right now. During executive vice president of operating system Terry Myerson’s introduction, he briefly showed an image of a living room in which new devices were in use.

The scene shows someone wearing a head-mounted display. A virtual coliseum image appears on the coffee table with another individual using a Surface tablet to view the same image in an augmented reality fashion.

We suspect we’ll learn more about this as the event progresses, as we’ve been promised two new devices. 

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