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In Other News – 14 May 2014

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I step outside to cut some grass for a few hours, and the whole world explodes around me! First, the Xbox One ditches Kinect, then I get a look at the new Batsuit and I receive some positive news about an upcoming cosplay project of mine! I should cut grass more often.

In Other News: Get your scoregasm on, import a few classics, go ballin’ in China and check out Batfleck.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because we were too busy washing our cars and hoping that Nintendo would announce a new console.


Xbox One interface will be updated now that Kinect is being ditched
NBA 2K Online reaches 19 million registered ballers in China
PS Vita is getting a cool twin stick shooter
Six more import PS1 games slated for PSN release
Call of Duty Ghosts update adds reinforce game mode
Unleash your inner comments troll in Democracy 3
Smash Bros Charizard goes mega for final smash
Humble Bundle gets daily deals for the next two weeks


Epic ‘placing its bets’ on releasing games for free as work begins on the next Unreal Tournament
Local multiplayer is back – and it’s indies leading the charge
The future of warfare has no eyes
I met a video game troll in real life and he pissed me off


GRID Autosport – Touring trailer
Wildstar – Dev speak: Raids
Transformers Universe – Showdown trailer

What’s on at The Movies

Channing Tatum will play Gambit in X-Men Apocalypse and a solo movie
Will Forte is The Last Man on Earth in this first trailer
Welcome to the show in this first trailer for V/H/S Viral
Gotham gets 14 new character images and a plot synopsis
Midweek Mouth Off – Gaga for Godzilla
We Review Filth – A semi-polished dark gem
Your first look at the new Dark Knight in Batman vs Superman

Model: Rin Alleycat

Last Updated: May 14, 2014


  1. wowie wow wow wow those eyes


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 14, 2014 at 16:04

      What eyes? Oh, up there.


    • HvR - THE Average GAmer

      May 14, 2014 at 16:07

      Looks like a girl who will yank your chain


  2. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    May 14, 2014 at 16:03

    Good gravy 0.o


  3. Hammersteyn

    May 14, 2014 at 16:03

    Header reminds me of a song


    • Captain GUZ

      May 14, 2014 at 18:43

      You showing ur age here lol


      • Hammersteyn

        May 14, 2014 at 18:53

        TV was my parents


        • Captain GUZ

          May 14, 2014 at 18:59

          Best parents ever


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 14, 2014 at 16:04



    • Unavengedavo

      May 14, 2014 at 16:26

      But do the drapes match the carpet?


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 14, 2014 at 18:50

        I heard tiles are less maintenance.


        • Unavengedavo

          May 14, 2014 at 23:01

          But aren’t tiles slippery when wet?


  5. oVg Errorist

    May 14, 2014 at 16:05

    Today all pets rejoice.



  6. Mossel

    May 14, 2014 at 16:06

    Holy crap! The only thing she is missing is a tattoo sleeve!


    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      May 14, 2014 at 16:42

      and female genitalia!


      • Hammersteyn

        May 14, 2014 at 16:45

        Pink hair……………


      • Mossel

        May 14, 2014 at 21:24

        Wait…she doesn’t have female genetalia?!


        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 14, 2014 at 21:52

          Hahaha, who’s excited now?


          • Mossel

            May 15, 2014 at 07:22

            There’s no way she has male genitals! I wont believe it! *closes ears and makes lalala sound*

  7. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    May 14, 2014 at 16:27

    • Hammersteyn

      May 14, 2014 at 16:37

      My boner is confused.


  8. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 17:04

    Naughty Dog: Sony Manager Explains Recent Departures: “It’s a Daily Occurrence” in the Industry

    by Giuseppe Nelva


    Lately a few prominent developers have left Naughty Dog in order to pursue other endeavors, and each of those departures has found prominent purchase in the news. As a matter of fact it seemed that a few very visible media outlets purposely hunted down every single developer that decided to change job for one reason or the other in order to build an overarching (and probably quite profitable) narrative.

    Recently Sony Asia Region Marketing Manager Naito Arata commented on Naughty Dog’s departures, explaining that they aren’t as much of a problem as many may think:

    “Lately developers leaving Naughty Dog have made the news often. In this the gaming industry and the movie industry in hollywood are the same. People move with every project, and this kind of movement is a daily occurrence.

    After shipping a successful project like The Last of Us, developers will be in high demand and will be offered better salary.

    I feel that the great thing about Naughty Dog is that they managed to keep their DNA and produce top quality products for 30 years in an industry where the exchange of top talent is this intense. You could say that all the staff shares the same “height of the hurdle”

    It’s also because of the organization is structured like a small Japanese factory in the good old days… (or at least I think so, because I never worked in a small Japanese factory in the good old days, lol)”

    Arata-san knows Naughty Dog quite well, as he worked for years in the production and localization of Sony’s western games in Japan before becoming Marketing Manager, and that includes the Uncharted series and The Last of Us.

    If you love Naughty Dog, you definitely shouldn’t worry too much. The sky isn’t falling.



  9. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 17:20

    Majority of (US) Gamers Prefer Discs over Digital

    The majority of core gamers in the United States prefer to buy their games on physical discs rather than digitally, according to a new study from research firm the NPD Group. When pricing is the same, 74 percent of respondents said they would opt for a physical disc over a download. Though physical media still reigns king for core gamers, a preference for digital is growing, up 5 percentage points compared to last year, the NPD Group said.

    Also in the report, titled Core Gaming 2014, the NPD Group found that there are 34 million core gamers total in the United States. These gamers spend an average of 22 hours per week playing video games, the report found.

    The NPD Group defines core gamers are those people who play games for at least five hours per week on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, or Mac. In a statement, NPD Group analyst Liam Callahan said he expects the average time spent playing games will only increase as a result of the launch of the Xbox One and PS4 console generation.

    “Core gamers are really the lifeblood of the industry, spending tremendous amounts of time on their hobby of choice,” Callahan said. “With the new console generation off to a great start, we can expect the amount of time spent gaming to increase as more core gamers adopt them.”

    Of the 34 million core gamers in the US, around two-thirds (22.6 million), said they also play games for smartphones and other mobile devices. Core gamers are also big fans of multiplayer games, the report found, noting that around 70 percent of core gamers play multiplayer titles regularly or occasionally.

    “Core gamers are an important part of the games industry and understanding their behavior is critical to anyone invested in the games space–especially considering the launch of the new consoles and the continued evolution of digital gaming,” Callahan said.

    – Three cheers for Core Gamers!


  10. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 17:52


    You read that right, no it’s not April 1st, there is actually free DLC, containing an actual MP map that you can actually download. Craziness, I know. I guess GG hasn’t gotten the memo that it’s illegal for any DLC to ever be free.



  11. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 17:56

    Xbox Live Gold Members Will Be Able to Request a Refund for Remaining Days After June Updates

    by Megan Smith


    After the June updates for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to request a pro-rata refund for any unused days between the date of cancellation and the date their Gold membership ends according the customer support FAQ page.

    “Cancellation and pro-rata refund requests must be made by August 31, 2014 and require six to eight weeks for processing. Free or trial Gold memberships are not eligible for a refund. To request your pro-rata refund, please clickhttp://support.xbox.com/contact-us after the system updates become available in June.”

    After the update, Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming apps will be free to use on the consoles, stopping players from having to pay for both a Gold membership and the subscription fees for the apps themselves.



  12. Captain GUZ

    May 14, 2014 at 18:43

    WOW just wow!


  13. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 19:26

  14. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 19:52

    By Jeffrey Matulef
    Published Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    Jonathan Blow’s long-awaited follow-up to Braid, The Witness, will run at 1080p with 60 fps on PS4, according to its creator.

    “At release on the PS4, we are planning to render at 1080p and 60 frames per second,” Blow stated on the PlayStation Blog. “Right now we meet this target in many areas of the game, but not everywhere. But with more old-fashioned hard work we should be.”

    As for when the game’s coming out, Blow remained cagey. “It is still officially ‘when it’s done’, but these days ‘when it’s done’ is getting closer and closer,” he explained. “The Witness is an ambitious game with a lot of things for us to get right, and getting it right takes time; I don’t want to rush the game out at the cost of quality.” Blow noted that he’s been working on The Witness for five years, so there’s no sense in rushing it now.

    It’s pretty far along, though. “All the gameplay along the ‘main line’ of the game – the stuff you would expect to do from the beginning to the end of a standard playthrough – is done,” he said. “But, this is a game that has a lot of extra things for players who are really into the game and want more; we are still designing some of those extras.”

    For now, enjoy nine new screenshots of Blow’s upcoming enigma.










    Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-05-14-the-witness-to-run-at-1080p-60fps-on-ps4


  15. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 19:53



  16. Brian Murphy

    May 14, 2014 at 23:57

  17. Brian Murphy

    May 15, 2014 at 00:01

    Watch_Dogs Goes Gold Just Before Launch

    by Megan Smith


    Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming hacker game, Watch_Dogs, has already gone gold.

    Creative Director Jonathan Morin has stated:

    “It’s exciting to be gold, but it’ll be more exciting when people are playing. For the fans it means that it’s true. It means there will be no such thing as another delay. But for us, it’s not done until they actually have it in their hands.”

    He also adds:

    “I invite players to play it the way they want. To explore the different ways of playing. To not necessarily follow the instincts they know from other games. To find your own fun in it. That’s how Watch Dogs is meant to be played.

    The game was first revealed at E3 in 2012 and has been in development for over five years. The worldwide release date is set for May 27th on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and on the Wii U.”



  18. Umar Returns

    May 15, 2014 at 07:39

    I think I’m confused……Oh well…..fap fap fap


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