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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins leaving online storefronts soon

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is retiring from online storefronts later this year, in the hopes of living a normal life free from superpowers, arch-villains and all that fun stuff.

Capcom announced the crossover compilation goes off sale from PSN on Dec…
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Game Of Thrones, True Detective, And More May Be On Xbox One Soon With HBO Go

Update: Microsoft has released a trailer for HBO Go on Xbox One, saying that the app is available now. We checked for ourselves, and it doesn't appear to be showing up quite yet. The wait can't be too much longer now, though.

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However, when Microsoft was reached for comment, a company representative denied the app's imminent arrival. "There was a minor programming error on the Xbox 360 dashboard today and it has since been removed," we were told via email. "We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to sharing more details when HBO GO launches on Xbox One.”

Original Story:

Xbox One users have been patiently (or, in some cases, not so patiently) waiting for HBO Go on Xbox One. If an update to the app tile on Xbox 360 is any indication, we won’t have to wait much longer.

Tabbing over to the “Apps” section of the Xbox 360 dashboard reveals a new caption on the HBO Go app (as seen below). If accurate, this means that Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Newsroom, and many others will be accessible to subscribers on the Xbox One.

In June, Microsoft said that the app would be available before the end of 2014. We’ve reached out to the company for additional information. We’ll update should we receive response. 

[via Polygon]

 

Our Take
With Telltale’s Game of Thrones series coming soon, it would be great to have both the new-gen version of the game and the show in one place. It’s also the final season of The Newsroom, which I only mention because you should all watch it. 

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Six Unlikely Amiibos I Hope Exist Soon

Starting Friday November 21, alongside the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U,
Nintendo will unleash its amiibo figures on the world. Over 25
characters have already been announced, but that doesn't mean there
isn't room for more.

So far we know Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus
Aran, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, Marth, Zelda, Diddy
Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Captain Falcon, Pit, Rosalina and Luma, Bowser,
Lucario, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Shulk, Sonic, Mega Man, King Dedede,
and Meta Knight will all be available over the next few months. The amiibos are
currently focused towards Smash Bros., but that doesn't mean future amiibos will
be. These are some of the amiibos I hope to see in the future.

Skull Kid with Majora’s Mask and Fierce Deity Link
I put
these two together in the same entry becasue there is no reason, if
Nintendo does choose to create them, they can't release at the same time –
which of course could be right before the launch The Legend of
Zelda: Majora's Mask
3D. The nice thing about these two, is they both appear in Super Smash Bros., even if they're not
dedicated fighters. Skull Kid wearing Majora's Mask is an assist trophy,
and Fierce Deity Link is an alternate costume for adult Link. These two
characters are some of the coolest character designs to ever come out
of Nintendo, and I would love to see them realized in plastic.

Solid Snake
One of the unfortunate casualties of Super
Smash Bros.'s move from Wii to Wii U, Solid Snake would make an
excellent amiibo. Ideally, I would like to see his amiibo be paired with
DLC to bring Solid Snake to Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, but that's
a just a distant dream. For now, I would be happy to see his design
from Brawl in amiibo form.

Ness and friends
When I started pondering this list, I was surprised Ness was not already a confirmed amiibo. It's confusing that less-popular characters like Meta Knight and Wii Fit
Trainer are receiving figures before Ness. The original marketing for
EarthBound on Super Nintendo used figures of the game's cast, which makes it
seem like Ness and his friends would be perfect for amiibo translation. He did appear briefly on-screen as a Figure Player (FP) in the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, but it was far from a confirmation. Also, I would love to see the whole EarthBound party, not just Ness.

Mega Man X
Much like Skull Kid and Fierce Deity Link, Mega
Man X does technically appear in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS (you can see him above, second from the left). I've always preferred Mega Man's X iteration
over the standard, and would happily buy a Mega Man X amiibo,
especially if it meant unlocking that version of the blue bomber to us as an
alternate costume.

Rhythm Heaven’s Chorus Men
Of all the characters on this
list, this entry is easily the most farfetched. Rhythm Heaven is a weird
game full of weird characters, but the Chorus Men manage to stand out next golfing apes and dancing frogs. I would love to have an
amiibo of one of the little guys yelling their heart out. Maybe they
could unlock a weird assist trophy in Super Smash Bros., or a Rhythm
Heaven stage.

What characters, within or outside of Smash Bros., would you like to see in amiibo form?

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Assassin’s Creed Unity to get second patch ‘soon’

Ubisoft is preparing a second update for its recently-released open-world action game Assassin’s Creed Unity in a bid to squash widely-reported bugs and other gameplay quirks.

“Patch 2″ will specifically address co-op crashes, hay cart snags, and…
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First of six Game of Thrones episodes coming soon from Telltale

The first chapter in the episodic Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will launch “soon,” developer Telltale revealed today.

Telltale’s series will star five playable family members plucked from the popular HBO drama and George R. R. Martin’s…
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Inquisition Prequel, Dragon Age: The Last Court, Coming Soon To Dragon Age Keep

In February, Failbetter Games announced it was working on a secret project with BioWare. The fruits of those labors have been revealed, with the announcement of Dragon Age: The Last Court.

Failbetter is known for a browser title called Fallen London, which plays out like a choose your own adventure game. The Last Court will work similarly, with players taking on the role of the new ruler of an obscure Orlesian fiefdom.

You’ll choose between two characters, the Huntress and the Scholar, and rule your land by making a number of choices. The Last Court is going to be integrated into Dragon Age Keep.

You might recall that the Keep is how you’ll review and import your version of Thedas into Dragon Age: Inquisition. Dragon Age Keep is open beta now. Inquisition will be out on November 18 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Before you dive into Dragon Age Keep though, be sure to read our primer on some of the more obscure decisions you’ve made in past titles.

[Source: Failbetter Games]

 

Our Take
I’ve enjoyed some of the tie-in experiences with past BioWare games, with Facebook title Dragon Age Legends topping the list. Yes, a good Facebook game. The Last Court could trump it for two reasons. First, it’s free rather than free-to-play. Second, its inclusion with Dragon Age Keep means that it will reach more people. I’m eager to check it out. 

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Brutal Legend PC limited edition coming soon from IndieBox

Indie game distributor IndieBox revealed that it will soon ship a Limited Edition version of Double FIne’s heavy metal action-RTS Brutal Legend to subscribers, celebrating the game’s fifth anniversary and marking the first time its PC version has…
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Bungie Kills Destiny ‘Treasure Cave’ In Latest Patch, Will Address Loot Problems Soon

Last night, I spent about an hour shooting at a cave in Destiny's Old Russia region. The Hive kept flooding out, and I kept firing, taking a break only to collect ammo and dropped engrams. That mind-numbing activity is no longer an option. The "Treasure Cave" is no more.

In addition to "fixing" the loot cave, Bungie has revealed some plans to patch some of Destiny's quirkier issues. One of the most troubling things is picking up a higher level engram (which needs to be "decoded" into weapon or armor back at the Tower) only to have it be something quite useless. "We didn't adequately communicate the potential random outcomes of decryption," Bungie community manager David Dague writes ." Players see what looks like the familiar metaphor of item identification, while the Cryptarch thinks he's opening a grab bag of loot. Rage sharding of blues ensues. Expect to see changes to address this soon."

Bungie is also making changes to the different weapon classes. Auto-rifles will see range and stability nerfs, scout rifles will get damage buffs, and shotguns have been deemed effective beyond their intended range. Those tweaks will be coming soon (but not to our precious hand cannons). Additionally, some exotic weapons like Thorn and Bad Juju will be getting upgrades to make them more useful. 

Opt-in voice communication is coming to matchmaking events, too. This will allow players in multiplayer matches and strikes to chat with one another more easily. Finally, Bungie has identified a problem with strikes, in that they enemies deal more damage and players take more than intended. Expect strikes to get a little easier soon (The Vault of Glass raid is properly tuned, though).

For more on Destiny, check out our review. You can also read about life after hitting the soft level cap of 20.

[Source: Bungie (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
These are good changes, but as someone who has been sitting at level 20 for a while, I was hoping that there would be some improvements to the drop rates. I'll wait and see what's coming for engram decoding, but right now it feels too random to be fun. Maybe that will change when my luck does. 

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Steam adds support for five currencies, with five more coming soon

Players in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand can now pay for Steam games in their own currencies. Canada, Mexico, Korea, Turkey, and Norway are on deck. …


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Jungle Rumble brings musical monkey mayhem to Vita ‘very soon’

Developer Disco Pixel has announced that its rhythm-based platformer Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas is coming to Sony’s Vita handheld.

In Jungle Rumble, players control a troop of monkeys that must battle an opposing simian faction…
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