July 2017

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An Early Look at Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Final Season

If you’re one of the many waiting for the final Telltale The Walking Dead [Free] season so you can wrap up a story that started many years ago, you might want to watch this brief video of Telltale developers talking more about the way they will develop the final season and how player decisions and feedback feed into the development of upcoming episodes. The developers admit that they develop the episodes while players are playing the season, which puts more pressure on the developers but also allows them to deliver the experiences players want. At the same time, it does make me wonder whose voice gets heard during this process.

There’s also a short video that talks about how important Clementine has become to the franchise and how she started up as something to worry about and become a symbol of hope. They go into more about Clementine’s development and evolution (which, of course, comes with spoilers), but it’s a great video for those who like the character and can’t wait to get to play her in the final season. We’ve seen parts of this video in …read more

Super Replay – Pokémon Snap Episode 1

After the marathon that was Shenmue II, Andrew Reiner and I decided it was time to play something that didn’t require quite so much long-term commitment. We wanted something that felt closer to a walk in the park, or a leisurely ride through a park, which is how we landed on Pokémon Snap. The Nintendo 64 favorite offered Pokémon fans their first look at their favorite creatures in 3D and, for our purposes, doesn’t tell an elongated story about revenge.

Despite our intentions to play something a little less intense, we still want to make sure we get a photo of every Pokémon in the game. We will also be passing the sticks in order to foster some competition. At the end of every episode we will make sure to check and see who took the best photo.

Enjoy the episodes, and leave comments! We plan on reading them out loud during the episodes just like we did with our last few two-person Super Replays.

Episode 1
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Ben Brode Delivered an Arthas ‘Hearthstone’ Rap, Awesome Once More

Sit down boys and girls because it’s time for another Ben Brode Hearthstone [Free] rap. After delivering a rousing Journey to Un’Goro rap, Brode couldn’t resist repeating the musical feat for the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. This time around, we get to hear the story of Arthas, AKA the Lich King, accompanied by visuals from the good old days. While the rap is pretty funny by itself, it does actually serve a purpose: to fill in the lore details for those who don’t know the story of the Lich King. And what better way to deliver lore than with a Brode rap (Brap?). The rap is over 5 minutes long, which goes to show how complex the Lich King’s storyline is.

The Frozen Throne update is definitely getting closer (some say it could be just a week away), but there’s still plenty of time to catch up on why the Lich King matters to Warcraft fans and why you should be excited to finally see him in Hearthstone. Enjoy the rap video (make sure to switch to 1.5 speed), and here’s hoping you get a …read more

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Video Shows Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Allegedly Running on Xbox One

A video of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy allegedly running with Xbox One button prompts replacing those of the PS4 has surfaced.

As reported by XboxAchievements, one of the remaster’s UI artist shared a video of the remade Crash trilogy running with button UI for an Xbox One controller.

Whether the button prompts suggest the game is running on an Xbox One or PC, however, remains unclear. The UI in the video also still includes nods to the series’ PlayStation roots, as the original PlayStation memory card is still used during save screens. Zisa has since taken down the original video.

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‘Minecraft’ Better Together Beta Is Live for Android (and Windows 10)

Minecraft‘s huge Better Together update is getting closer, and today the beta has gone live for Android and Windows 10 (sorry, iOS players, we are out of luck, again). The beta going live is a good sign that we are getting closer to getting some huge new features in the game that should change the way we play. If you are an Android player, you can go here to find out how to access the Better Together beta. It’s not complicated, but you do need to own a copy of the game purchased through the Google Play Store. And you should definitely back up your worlds before joining the beta because, well, it’s a beta and bad things can happen. Keep in mind that you can jump into the beta and then leave it if you decide you’d rather go back to normal, functioning Minecraft.

If you don’t remember what Better Together is bringing to the game, the update will unify mobile, Windows 10, and XBOX One versions and make them all one game, which opens up great opportunities for cross-play shenanigans. We are also getting features like stained glass, fireworks, parrots, banners, armor stands, jukeboxes and music discs, recipe …read more

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‘Pokemon GO’ Postpones European Safari Zone Events, Will Make it Up With Pokemon Sightings

Niantic got quite a bit of negative publicity after the disastrous Pokemon GO [Free] event in Chicago a week and a bit ago, and it looks like it wants to avoid a repeat of that. So, it announced today that the August 5th and 12th events in Europe will be postponed until a date later this Fall in order to guarantee the best possible gameplay experience. The August 5th events were to take place in Copenhagen and Prague, and the August 12th ones in Stockholm and Amsterdam. The events on August 14th and September 16th remain unaffected, so if you were planning on attending those, you should be good. Niantic (of course) apologizes for postponing these events and directs player questions to its help center. And no compensation will be offered to those who have already made arrangements.

No one can get Pokemon Go working, so in the absence of actual gym battles… This’ll have to do. #pokemongochicago pic.twitter.com/0vUJTiWBUM

— TouchArcade (@toucharcade) July 17, 2016

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Niantic postpones its Pokémon Go events in Europe after its Chicago festival ended in disaster

Following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago this month, Niantic has decided to delay its upcoming European events, previously scheduled for August. These events were meant to further stoke interest in the still popular mobile game, which encourages people to venture out in the real world to catch Pokémon, and compete in battles and raids. But the Chicago… Read More …read more

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Card Revealed

Blizzard has revealed a new card from Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion.

The card is a Priest legendary called Archbishop Benedictus, which has a crazy effect that could change the game in some fascinating ways.

Archbishop Benedictus

Archbishop Benedictus has an attack value of 4, a health value of 6 and a mana cost of 7, and it features a Battlecry ability that allows you to “shuffle a copy of your opponent’s deck into your deck.” Check out IGN’s exclusive video reveal above for a few interesting ways this card’s ability could be used.

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