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‘Limited Number’ of Jobs Cut at Sega to Strengthen Sonic and Mobile Departments

By Joel Palermo, April 10, 2014 0

As part of a wider consolidation effort, Sega has cut a select number of jobs from its London-based office in hopes of strengthening its Sonic and mobile departments, the company announced earlier today.
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The Last of Us Remastered Gets Its First Trailer

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 0

The Last of Us is getting the upgrade treatment, heading to PlayStation 4 with improved graphics. Sony has just unveiled the first trailer for the Remastered version. Few details are given, but we know the game will run in 1080p and Naughty Dog is targeting 60 frames per second. You can get your first look at the upcoming game after the jump.

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Titanfall Patch Rolling Out Today

By Joel Palermo, April 10, 2014 0

Respawn Entertainment announced that it will be rolling out a patch for Titanfall today that adds private matches, a topic discussed by the developer and studio head Vince Zampella last month.

The update will also make changes to the Gen 5 “Gooser” challenge, an achievement unlocked by killing 50 ejecting pilots, reducing the required kill number to five. Last month, Respawn admitted that the challenge was a bit too difficult, stating:
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Titanfall Graphics Comparison Video

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 1

If you aren’t rocking a top of the line gaming PC or an Xbox One yet and you’re considering making an upgrade for Titanfall, this video might help you make a decision. Courtesy of IGN, we have a video that compares Titanfall running on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and a PC at full specs and 1080p. Which platform will you be playing on?

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Video: New Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Explains His History at Xbox

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 0

Microsoft has been going through a major transition period over the course of the past year. In that span, the company has seen former head of Xbox Don Mattrick resign, former CEO Steve Ballmer retire, the Xbox and tablet divisions combined into one and then split back up again, and now, Phil Spencer has been appointed as the new head of Xbox. With the dust finally settling on all of Microsoft’s recent changes, Phil Spencer and Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb have put together a video letting you know who Phil Spencer is, what he means to the Xbox brand, and why he’s the man for the job.

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Infamous: Second Son Hits 1 Million Sales, Patch Coming Next Week

By Ryan Dinsdale, April 10, 2014 2

Infamous: Second Son hit shelves on March 21, and by the end of the month had sold over 1 million copies. This impressive feat makes it the fastest selling game in the series, even though the current PlayStation 4 install base is lower than that of the PlayStation 3 when the other Infamous games launched. This makes Second Son the second PlayStation 4 game to hit the 1 million mark, after Killzone Shadow Fall. With this good news, Sucker Punch answered a few questions regarding next week’s patch.
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Poll: Will You Play Super Smash Bros. For Fun or For Glory?

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 21

During the exciting Super Smash Bros. Direct earlier this week, it was revealed that their will be two different styles for online multiplayer this time around: ‘For Fun’ and ‘For Glory.’ While Super Smash Bros. has a wide variety of great stages, weapons, and items, some feel this makes the game too unbalanced and not competitive enough. As such, many players stick to the strict rules of playing with no items, Fox only, and only Final Destination as a stage.

Whether you’re an ultra competitive player or someone just looking to have a great time, the new iteration of Super Smash Bros. has you covered. By selecting For Fun, you’ll have access to all stages (except Final Destination) and all items. By selecting For Glory, you’ll play exclusively on Final Destination with no items. However, to keep things from getting too repetitive, there will be a Final Destination version of every stage in the game. The only question left is: How will you play? Hit the jump and cast your vote!

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The Last of Us Remastered Will Be Developed By Naughty Dog, ‘Targeting’ 60 FPS

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 1

Following a plethora of rumors and leaks, Sony finally officially announced The Last of Us Remastered for PlayStation 4. More details of upgrades and added content are sure to be coming in the near future, but for now, Director Neil Druckmann has teased via Twitter that the remastered version will still be handled by Naughty Dog, and thanks to the improved hardware of the PlayStation 4, the team is targeting 60 frames per second.

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Famitsu Rumor Round-Up: Zelda Wii U at E3, Kingdom Hearts News, and More

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 9

We’ve been hearing a number of rumors from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu recently, such as The Last Guardian being re-announced soon, but courtesy of Gematsu we now have the mother load. Famitsu has compiled a list of 41 rumors they’ve caught wind of recently, complete with details and Famitsu’s best guesses at how probable each rumor is. Will Zelda Wii U be announced at E3? Is Final Fantasy Agito near completion? Is more Kingdom Hearts news on the way? Hit the jump to see what Famitsu has to say about these rumors and more!

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Famitsu: New Details and a Release Date for The Last Guardian Could Be Coming Soon

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 4

The Last Guardian, the long-awaited spiritual successor to the likes of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, has been in development since 2007, but gamers still have nothing to show for it. Details are scant, and a release date is nowhere in sight. If you’ve been waiting a long time for this game, we recommend you put on your best skeptical face before reading this next line: new details and a release date may be announced soon.

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H1Z1 Screenshots and Details Revealed, Coming to PC and PS4

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 4

As promised yesterday, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has unleashed an avalanche of new details on the mysterious H1Z1. As previously speculated, H1Z1 is an post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled MMO with sandbox elements. However, Sony promises that this is much more ambitious than your average zombie game, with nearly infinite potential. Hit the jump for all the juicy details.

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Surprise Nintendo Direct Reveals Tomodachi Life NA/European Release Date of June 6

By Ben Lamoreux, April 10, 2014 18

Update: The European version of the Direct video has now been added after the jump as well!

If Tuesday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct wasn’t enough Nintendo action for you, don’t worry, the Big N has already released another themed Nintendo Direct video. This time the focus is on popular simulator game Tomodachi Life. This 3DS title will be making its way to the Western world on June 6, and you can catch a video presentation (complete with many of the most prestigious Nintendo staff falling in love with the princesses they’ve created over the years) by hitting the jump.

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