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Hyrule Warriors: New Darunia Gameplay Footage

The hype train for Nintendo and Tecmo Koei’s crossover title, Hyrule Warriors, continues to chug on today, with even more gameplay footage. In addition to all the announcements from earlier this weekthe new screenshots, and the footage from today’s stream, there are now videos coming in from San Diego Comic-Con, where Nintendo has a booth at this weekend. The new demo footage focuses on Darunia and the Death Mountain stage. As a bonus, the demo also includes Sheik’s introduction cutscene.

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Weekly Panel Discussion: Problems with Kickstarter

This weeks panel discussion focuses on Kickstarter and the funding issues that have arisen over the last few years. Recently the developers of Mighty Number 9 asked for an additional $100,000, on top of the 4million that they have already received, just to add English Voice Acting. About a year back Tim Schafer’s crowd-funding game Broken Age announced that they also needed more money just to finish the project. With these developers double-dipping into the crowd-funding world, what does the future hold for these types of games? Is this a fad or will Kickstarter be around for the long haul in the video game world. Make the jump to check out this weeks panel discussion.

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New Playable Characters for Hyrule Warriors: Darunia, Ruto, and Sheik

As hinted at earlier this week, a new playable character for Nintendo and Tecmo Koei’s crossover title, Hyrule Warriors, as been announced through the latest issue of Famitsu. As of today, those characters appear to be The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time‘s Sheik, Darunia, and Ruto.

UPDATE: We now have scans of Ruto’s character spread in Famitsu, along with a tiny peek at Darunia.

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Destiny’s Beta is Live Again and Available Early on Xbox Platforms

Maintenance for Destiny‘s Beta has concluded earlier than expected thanks to some hard work from the team at Bungie, allowing players to jump right back into the action.

As an added bonus, the Beta has even been released a day early for Xbox One and Xbox 360, allowing everyone with a pre-order code to partake in Destiny‘s early trial, starting today. If you pre-ordered the game for either console and have a download code, you are free to redeem it at your leisure, but be warned, downloading the beta takes at least a few hours, so you might want to find something to do in the meantime.