Monthly Archives: June 2014

Community Returning for a Sixth Season Thanks to Yahoo

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by Gabe Carey

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie may be possible after all for cult classic TV show Community thanks to Yahoo, who has renewed the series for a sixth season.

The Banner Saga Heading to PlayStation Vita?

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by Dan Isaksson

The previous Bioware employees who jumped ship (when it wasn’t sinking) to create their own, Stoic Games, have revealed in a recent interview that we could be seeing a not only a PlayStation 4 port of their first title The Banner Saga, but also for Sony’s handheld piece of indie paradise.

First 3DS/Wii U Cross-buy Title Revealed!

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by Zach Waller

Squids Odyssey, the world’s first cross-buy game for Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U, has officially surfaced.

The game comes from independent European developer, The Game Bakers, and will be released via Nintendo’s eShop. Its cross-buy feature was revealed via an official press release. Within, it was revealed that players can first purchase the game for 3DS and then once their handheld is linked to their Wii U console, they can receive the console version free of charge.

FaceRig Lets You Control Octodad With Your Face

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by Gabe Carey

According to their Dev Bits YouTube series, FaceRig, a facial recognition and animation software, will be adding Octodad to its rapidly evolving lineup of characters. The latest offering from FaceRig includes the complete facial poly-count from Octodad: Dadliest Catch and, according to Young Horses President Phil Tibitoski, Octodad was “lent to these folks working on FaceRig, a facial recognition and animation dealio. Cool results.”

New Freedom Wars Details Emerge

by Gabe Carey

Japan Studio Producer Junichi Yoshizawa has provided some details on what western PS Vita owners can expect from Freedom Wars when it releases later this year. Last week, we were finally able to release Freedom Wars in Japan,” Yoshizawa wrote. “To celebrate the successful launch, I wanted to take a moment to write a message to our eager fans in North America.”

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

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by Patrick Toworfe

Directed by: Doug Liman

Run time: 113 Minutes

Available in 3D and IMAX

Edge of Tomorrow is a rare treat that blends a great sci-fi narrative with amazing visuals, surprisingly funny scenes and great action. Based on the Japanese light novel titled ‘All You Need Is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazawa, the story revolves around a war with a mysterious alien race that is seemingly impossible to stop. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are the leading characters in this sci-fi spectacular, bringing wit and charm to the gritty setting of the world. Edge of Tomorrow does a lot of things right, despite not being perfect.

Indie Spotlight: ‘Boyhood’ — An Unconventional Film About Growing Up

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by Gabe Carey

Twelve years ago, acclaimed director and screenwriter Richard Linklater began work on something of a revolution. Earlier this year, a film project that had been intermittently created over the past twelve years, was finally shown off at the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ever since he was six-years-old, Ellar Coltrane and the rest of the cast has gathered for a few weeks, once per year, to film what would eventually become Boyhood. Originally referred to as The Twelve Year Project, Boyhood is perhaps Linklater’s most ambitious project to date. In fact, it was so ambitious, that he didn’t believe the film would ever see the light of day. However, twelve years after the movie began filming, the director’s experiment “in using time as clay to make a movie” will finally reach theaters on July 11th.

Contrast Is Now Available On Xbox One

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by Matthew Bandeira

Compulsion Games has announced that their puzzle platformer game Contrast is now available to download on the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program.

Shovel Knight Review

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by Brian White

For Shovelry!

Lately (by which I mean over the past few years), there’s been a sort of rebirth going on in the world of gaming. I’m talking, of course, about the retro game. Like a phoenix from the ashes, NES-style games have been dominating the indie scene. The end result is usually hit and miss. On the one hand, you have games that understand what it means to be retro. On the other hand, some games fail because they simply don’t get it.

Persona 4 Golden Anime Coming to North America

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by Gabe Carey

Persona 4: The Golden Animation, based on the PS Vita game Persona 4: Golden is coming to Hulu, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Aniplex Channel according to IGN. The show will begin airing new episodes every Thursday beginning July 10th.

Sony Developer Confirms ‘Gran Turismo 7′ In Development

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by Zach Waller

In a bit of news that doesn’t surprise anyone, the next installment in Sony’s hit racing franchise, Gran Turismo 7, is indeed in development.

Nintendo Sells 2 Millions Copies of ‘Mario Kart 8′

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by Zach Waller

Nintendo has announced that their recent Wii U hit, Mario Kart 8, has sold approximately 2 millions copies since its release on May 29th.

B-TEN Interviews Thom Clancy

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by B-TEN Staff

Thom Clancy, son of famed author Tom Clancy, joins Benign with B-TEN to discuss his recently produced game, Sanctuary, as well as his professional desire to work at Ubisoft alongside the teams who develop the Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell titles. He talks about everything from his favorite video games to the future of the industry and what he thought of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege at this year’s E3 event.

Octodad to Get New DLC

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by Eddie Davis

To celebrate Octodad the Dadliest Catch selling over 250k copies in 5 months, Young Horses will be releasing new DLC called Shorts. Shorts will be stand alone Octodad levels with stories all their own, most of the new levels will be ideas that the studio couldn’t fit into the original game. The first two levels will be released for free on all platforms later this summer, which will include over forty new objectives.

Strider Review

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by James Daly

Styled in the same vain as the original Strider that debuted at video game arcades back in 1989, Strider (2014) is a faithful reimagining that holds much of the nostalgic charm that keeps the appeal of traditional side-scrolling combat games alive today.