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Team Of Animator Reworks Super Smash Bros. Melee’s Opening Animation

Last year, a team of animators divvied up the opening sequence from the Pokémon cartoon with slightly disturbing results. The Reanimation Station is back at it, but this time they've turned their attention to Super Smash Bros. Melee's opener.

Take a look at the clip to see what more than two dozen animators came up with. Some stuck close to the source material, while others took…liberties. Regardless, it's a fun video tribute to a great game.

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If it's been a while since you've seen the Super Smash Bros. Melee opener, watch the original below to refresh your memory.

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Dark Horse And Wargaming Team Up For World Of Tanks Comic

Dark Horse Comics and Wargaming team up to bring a new comic series to life based on the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks. It will be available this fall.

World of Tanks: Roll Out! is set during WWII, particularly focusing on tank battles that occurred in summer 1944 between British and German armored units. The comic will be written by Garth Ennies (War Stories, The Punisher) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, War Stories Vol. 2) will work on the illustrations, except for the covers, which will be done by Isaac Hannaford, a concept artist for games such as Halo: Reach.

You can preview the cover and one of the comic's pages down below. The series will include five issues, which will release monthly.

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Bucky Squares Off Against Iron Man And His Team In Civil War Movie Clip

In what appears to be a clip from early in Captain America: Civil War, we get a look at Iron Man and some of his team. Bucky Barnes (also known as The Winter Soldier) is at the heart of the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark, and this might be where it begins.

The clip below is an expanded look at a scene we’ve seen in a number of trailers. Tony Stark is in street clothes, but turns his watch into a repulsor gauntlet. 

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Also featured (and laying in wait) are Black Widow and Sharon Carter (also known as Agent 13, and Agent Peggy Carter’s niece). We also get a look at T’Challa, the Black Panther, out of uniform. Based on something Black Widow says, it seems Bucky isn't in control of his faculties, suggesting this is earlier in the film.

Captain America: Civil War will be out on May 6, 2016. 

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Blog: Inside Team Fortress 2′s secondary market

“Looking at the same item on two different markets, buying it on the cheaper market, then usually immediately selling it on the platform where it has a higher value. The Steam Community Market runs on this system.” …


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The Dark Souls-Like Nioh From Team Ninja Is Getting A Demo This Month And A Release This Year

The game loosely based on an unfinished Akira Kurosawa script that was announced ten years ago is finally nearing release.

The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and today Sony announced an alpha demo for the game will be available from April 26 to May 5. The blog post also promises the game will be out this year, though exactly when is unclear. Additionally, players who complete the alpha demo will be able to grab the The Mark of the Conqueror DLC which apparently entitles you to some special DLC in the full game.

If you're unfamiliar, Nioh was announced 10 years ago at E3, but has more or less disappeared in the following years. It is developed by Team Ninja, who known best for the Ninja Gaiden games. As you can see in the new trailer below, the game seems at least somewhat inspired by From Software's Souls games, but with a feudal Japan and Samurai setting. The trailer even features the phrase, "Ready to die?" in big bold letters.

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For more on Nioh, head here.

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The Dark Souls-Like Nioh From Team Ninja Is Getting A Demo This Month And A Release This Year

The game loosely based on an unfinished Akira Kurosawa script that was announced ten years ago is finally nearing release.

The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and today Sony announced an alpha demo for the game will be available from April 26 to May 5. The blog post also promises the game will be out this year, though exactly when is unclear. Additionally, players who complete the alpha demo will be able to grab the The Mark of the Conqueror DLC which apparently entitles you to some special DLC in the full game.

If you're unfamiliar, Nioh was announced 10 years ago at E3, but has more or less disappeared in the following years. It is developed by Team Ninja, who known best for the Ninja Gaiden games. As you can see in the new trailer below, the game seems at least somewhat inspired by From Software's Souls games, but with a feudal Japan and Samurai setting. The trailer even features the phrase, "Ready to die?" in big bold letters.

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For more on Nioh, head here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Loses Another Team Member

Mass Effect: Andromeda and developer BioWare have lost another team member. Cameron Harris, a senior editor on the game, is leaving the company and the industry.

Harris announced her departure via the tweet below, and she joins lead writer Chris Schlerf and senior development director Chris Wynn in leaving Mass Effect: Andromeda in just the past handful of months.

According to Harris' professional profile, she's worked on several high-profile franchises over the years including Gears of War 3 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, working on narrative content, among other duties.

This isn't the only setback for the game, as it was recently announced it was being pushed back into early 2017.

[Source: Cameron Harris twitter]

 

Our Take
It's unknown if the game's delay is directly related to these departures, but it can't be good, either. With the game a year away, it feels like it's in a weird middle ground – not early enough in the cycle for these developments to be washed over, but far enough out that it may not affect the final product. Here's hoping, anyway.

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Twilight Princess Team Talks Dungeon Design In Third Retrospective

Exploring dungeons is an integral part of the Legend of Zelda formula, and Twilight Princess is no exception. In the latest episode of the Twilight Princess retrospective series, the development team discusses how these levels were built to convey a massive sense of scale.

While series director Eiji Aonuma designed all of the dungeons for Ocarina of Time, the dungeons in Twilight Princess were more of a collaborative effort. Aonuma talks about how certain items helped shape the layout for each of the individual dungeons, such as the spinner in the Arbiter’s Grounds and the iron boots in the Goron Mines. 

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If you missed the first two episodes of the Twilight Princess retrospective, you can find them here and here

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is coming to Wii U on March 4. Watch Ben and Kyle play through two hours of the remake here.  

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Twilight Princess Team Discusses Building Hyrule’s Characters In Second Retrospective

In the second episode of Nintendo’s retrospective for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, director Eiji Aonuma and his colleagues chat about how characters were created for the original iteration of Twilight Princess. The interviews give rare insight into the developmental process of the universally acclaimed franchise.

In the retrospective, Aonuma laughs as he recalls creating Wolf Link after having a dream about being a wolf in a jail cell, script writer Aya Kyogoku details how gameplay informs the story, and enemy designer Yoshiyuki Oyama illustrates why Zant is such a goofy enemy. You can watch the video below.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD comes out March 4 for Wii U. To see part one of the retrospective, click here. To watch Kyle and Ben traverse the plains of Hyrule in the upcoming remaster, click here.

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Reader Discussion: Which Celebrities Would You Team Up With A Developer

Ubisoft just announced that Dean Evans, creator of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, would be teaming up with Elijah Wood's production company SpectreVision to make an unannounced VR game. It sure sounds like an April Fools story, but it's true. Which got us wondering what other kinds of Hollywood gaming fusions could we make?

Personally, I'm not entirely sure that celebrities need to get involved with games, but if I had to choose a combo I'd pick Valve for the game developer, because I'd like to see them make a game again (cheap burn), and I'd pick Idris Elba, because he's so hot right now. Sure the likelihood of this happening is about 1/1,255,585, but you know what that means? …There is a chance!

What about you? What crazy celebrity/video game developer combos get you excited.

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